The Shrewd And Scheming Rat Short Story

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SHORT STORY ASSIGNMENT – 05082015-01 Title: The Shrewd And Scheming Rat - Short Bedtime Stories for Kids Description: A short bedtime story for kids about a rat who made too many bargains. Your kids will enjoy this funny short story available online on KidsWorldFun Keywords: the rat | short bedtime stories for kids | online short stories for kids | inspiring stories for kids | short moral stories for kids | funny short stories for kids | kids world fun No. of words: 940 Text: Once upon a time there live a plump fat and shrewd rat. He was kind, however, he was also shrewd. One day while walking along the road, he found a branch lying under a tree. Being shrewd, the rat put it in his bag to use it for his furnace in winter. He continued…show more content…
My children are hungry and the wood is wet. I cannot build a fire to cook their meagre breakfast.| The rat said, “I have some dry branches, which you can use it to make a fine blaze.” The thankful old man offered the rat some dough in return. The shrewd rat was happy that he got a week’s supply of dough for a dry branch. He carried on his journey and entered a pottery maker’s yard. There he found two boys crying. The rat comforted them and asked, “What is your problem? Perhaps, I can help…show more content…
Since he did not have pail, he was bucketing the milk into his shoes. The rat offered his pot to the farmer and said, “You are making your milk dirty, by draining it in to your shoes. It would be better if you had a pail or a pot.” Saying so, he offered the farmer his pot. The farmer offered the rat some milk to drink in return. However, the rat refused it and said, “I need a better bargain. Perhaps, you ought to give me the cow.” The farmed laughed at the rat’s suggestion and said, “You are a little animal. What will you do with this cow?” The rat said, “Well, that’s my problem. I will learn to handle the cow.” Therefore, the farmer tied the cow’s rein around the rat’s neck. The rat walked a few yards in a cocky manner and soon realized that the rope was choking him. As the cow had stopped to graze, the rat had no choice but to wait. He thought, as the cow was his property; he ought to take care of the cow. Therefore, I must follow him. The whole day went by. The cow moved from one spot to another and the rat struggled to catch up. Finally, at dusk, the cow stopped by the river and lied down. The weary rat gratefully lied down beside
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