Kingdom of the rabbits

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Once upon a time, a lion and his councilors ruled a green forest, where rabbits were the favorite food of him, sometimes they get their children to sacrifice them to save their lives, but they could not, or himself pick up some of them while walking around.

Once upon a time, a lion and his councilors ruled a green forest, where rabbits were the favorite food of him, sometimes they get their children to sacrifice them to save their lives, but they couldnot, or himself pick up some of them while walking around.

Sotiris was a strong rabbit who always refused his parents' request to scarifies him to the lion.

"sooner or later you will be eaten my son" Said the father.
He replied "it depends on us father, we who feed ourselves to him, we have to stop him, and maybe some day we can overcome him and be the rulers of this forest"

Sotiris got out of his hole and left the forest with some of his friends.

After a few days, they met a group of monkeys, they asked them from where did they come and where to go, they told them the story of the lion.

Sotiris and his friends surprised that these monkeys were the inhabitants of the same forest when the lion before three years had come and started eating their children leading them to run away from the forest to another place. 

"I think we can unite together and form a great force that can defeat the lion and kill him, then we can live happily in our own home" Said Sotiris, at the beginning they refused his suggestion, but when talked to them again and again he convinced them .

"you have to return to your race, tell them about your plan, they must help us, without them we can do nothing." One of the monkeys said.

He returned to his race holding the plan, but unfortunately they faced him with absolute rejection.

"You must be crazy! we can not overcome him, it is impossible" said his father, but this did not make him give up his dream to defeat the lion.

"With or without you I will go on, I assure you that I will let him know that my death has a price and he must pay" Said Sotiris, when they recognized his determination, they agreed him to listen his plan in the night, the night came and they gathered in his father's hole.

"Thank you for standing against the beast , first of all we have to fight as we own his strength, because we have the right to defend our lives, but he fights for his filled stomach, now the plan says we have to dig a trap to hunt him and we must do that in night to not let him know, my family, my race, our friends monkeys will fight beside us, they will attack the lion and we will attack the other beasts, when he follows them , they will lead him to the trap, thus he will be killed by the spears that we will put in it, when they kill the lion, they will return to help us to defeat the other beasts." Finished his speech Sotiris.

"it seems easier more than deeds, I think your plan is just a dream has flown in the air as you finished your speech my friend" Said his best friend Teris.
"you can watch us from a distance, if we win you can share us our celebration, if we lose you can run away." Said Sotiris.

They agreed to start the plan in the next night, when they finished their meeting and returned to their holes, Sotiris told his father to change the place of the trap, because he did not trust his friend's words.

Teris went to the lion and told him about the plan, he laughed and said
"You tell me that to not eat you, but you are wrong my dear" and he eat him.

The crucial day came, the monkeys attacked the lion and the rabbits attacked the other beasts, as the plan drawn, the lion followed them and fell in the trap where the spears penetrated his heart and his neck, they applauded high as the lion die and returned to help the rabbits, they together overcome the beasts and drove them out of the forest.

Sotiris was the new king of the forest, and since that day, they have called it the Kingdome of the rabbits, where all creatures live happily.


Submitted: May 04, 2012

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