The Legend of the Rabbit and the Deer


Last updated 4/5/2019 at 3:41pm

An old Cherokee legend tells the story of how what we want isn't always what is best for us.

A long time ago, all the animals lived together in peace. Since they all lived in peace, they didn't need any weapons to defend themselves so the animals didn't have antlers or horns or sharp fangs or sharp claws. They ate grass and leaves and nuts and berries.

One day the animals were talking about who could run the fastest and they agreed whoever could jump over logs and rocks would be the fastest. The deer and the rabbit both thought they were the fastest because they could leap so high. The othe...

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