happened a long, long time ago. Humans had big ears
then. And they would flap in the wind.
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ears were so big that they found a use for them.
Sometimes they would lie down upon one ear, using it as
a mattress. Other times they would cover themselves up
with the other ear. The ears were warm and soft
blankets. The ears were very useful. With them, humans
could hear really well, stay warm, and even, flap away
day, something terrible happened. God was out hunting
and he killed what he thought was an animal. He heard a
scream from the point where he had sent his arrow. It
did not sound like an animal at all. God rushed to the
spot. He was horrified.
front of him lay the injured human. God had mistaken man
for an animal. It was the big ears that had fooled him.
He became very sad. He had not meant to kill a human
being. He had to do something so that he never made that
up for his mistake, God cut off the man's big ears. He
then brought him back to life. Since then, humans have
had small ears. Now humans cannot hear as well as many
animals, and they certainly need blankets to stay warm.
Most of all, they cannot flap a fly away.
1. What is the story all
2. Who are
the characters in the story?
3. How do
humans look long, long time ago?
are the uses of their big ears?
happened when God was out hunting?
did God feel when he realized that it was a mistake?
7. How did
God correct his mistake?
8. What is
lesson of the story?