Three to Get Ready
Three friends hopped until they
came to a pond.
“I cannot hop over a pond,” Bird said. “I must fly across and
wait for you on the other side.”
“I do not see any lily pads,” said Frog, “so I cannot hop over
the pond either. I must swim across.”
“I cannot hop or fly that far,” Grasshopper said. “Nor can I
swim. If I am to join you, the three of us must work together.”
Grasshopper explained his plan. “Please, Bird, fly to a tree and
bring back a large leaf to float on the water. While I ride on
the leaf, Frog can guide it across the pond.”
Grasshopper’s plan worked
perfectly. Soon the three friends were together on the other
side of the pond.
“But, Grasshopper,” said Bird, “I worked to bring the leaf, and
Frog worked to push it. What work did you do?”
“I thought of the plan,” Grasshopper said, laughing. “And my
plan worked, for here we are, ready to hop.”
“So we are,” agreed Bird and Frog.
And so they did.