Boy and the RattleSnake Story
A little boy was walking down a path and he came across a rattlesnake. The rattlesnake was getting old. He asked, "Please little boy, can you take me to the top of the mountain? I hope to see the sunset one last time before I die." The little boy answered "No Mr. Rattlesnake. If I pick you up, you'll bite me and I'll die." The rattlesnake said, "No, I promise. I won't bite you. Just please take me up to the mountain." The little boy thought about it and finally picked up that rattlesnake and took it close to his chest and carried it up to the top of the mountain.
They sat there and watched the sunset together. It was so beautiful. Then after sunset the rattlesnake turned to the little boy and asked, "Can I go home now? I am tired, and I am old." The little boy picked up the rattlesnake and again took it to his chest and held it tightly and safely. He came all the way down the mountain holding the snake carefully and took it to his home to give him some food and a place to sleep. The next day the rattlesnake turned to the boy and asked, "Please little boy, will you take me back to my home now? It is time for me to leave this world, and I would like to be at my home now." The little boy felt he had been safe all this time and the snake had kept his word, so he would take it home as asked.
He carefully picked up the snake, took it close to his chest, and carried him back to the woods, to his home to die. Just before he laid the rattlesnake down, the rattlesnake turned and bit him in the chest. The little boy cried out and threw the snake upon the ground. "Mr. Snake, why did you do that? Now I will surely die!" The rattlesnake looked up at him and grinned, "You knew what I was when you picked me up."
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Feb 14, 2015 - Ella
It gives u a good moral and it is a good and funny story to read and I recommend it to people who like morals obviously and funny stories From EllaJun 25, 2016 - Doc
This is not a story about a snake and a little boy, this is a story about humankind and drugs. If you use drugs you may have a few nice sunsets, but one day the drugs will get you. You know the nature of drugs once you start abusing (using), and that nature never changes.Aug 03, 2016 - Trevor Miller
Our scout leader who is also youngmens leader told us that one couple times it's a good oneMay 20, 2017 - wolf
no. this is not a story about human kind and drugs. were i live humans are killing red wolves. you may or may not know this bu they are one of the most endangered species in the world.The morel of this is misunderstanding. red wolves do not deserve what there getting.Jun 16, 2017 - Mimi
It's not about drugs at all and certainly not about red wolves. It's about being too trusting. If you know the nature of someone beforehand, don't ever assume they have changed or will treat you differently than they treat everyone else.
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