Reddy became very happy

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reddy became very happy

Reddy became very happy

Today, let’s discover how Reddy became very happy by sharing his fish with Granny Fox. In the previous story, he fought a battle over a fish he had caught after the storm. Should he eat it or take it home to Granny Fox?

Reddy Fox ran all the way home from the Big River just as fast as he could go. He carried the fish his mouth. He had already taken two bites of that fish, if you remember.

Do you remember the battle that Reddy Fox fought with himself over that fish? Do you remember how he was running away from himself? That sounds funny, doesn’t it? But it was true.

Yes! Reddy Fox was running away from himself. He was afraid that he would eat all of the fish if he didn’t take it home to Old Granny Fox very quickly.

Reddy was now running very hard to get home before he was tempted to eat all of that fish. He was running from himself, from his selfish self.

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reddy became very happy

Granny Fox was waiting for Reddy to return home

Old Granny Fox was on the doorstep watching for him. Reddy saw how her hungry old eyes brightened when she saw him and what the fish.

I’ve brought you something to eat, Granny,” Reddy panted, as he laid the fish at her feet.

He was quite out of breath with running:

“It isn’t much, but it is something. It is all I could find for you.”

Granny looked at the fish and then she looked sharply at Reddy. A soft, tender look crept into her keen yellow eyes. It was an expression that you would never have believed that Granny Fox was capable of feeling.

What do you have had to eat?” asked Granny softly.

Reddy turned his head to prevent Granny from seeing his face.

Oh, I had some of it,” he said, trying to speak lightly.

It was true; he had already eaten two bites from that fish.

Now you know just how shrewd and smart and wise Granny Fox is. Reddy didn’t fool her one little bit. She took two small bites from the fish.

reddy became very happy

Granny Fox divided the fish and shared it with Reddy

Now,” Granny said, “we’ll divide it.

She then bit the remainder of the fish into two parts. In a twinkling Granny gulped down the smallest part, because she was very, very hungry.

She pushed the reamainder over to Reddy and said gently, “that is your share.”

Reddy tried to refuse it, as he replied, “I brought it all for you.”

I know you did, Reddy,” replied Granny. Reddy had never heard Granny speak in such a gentle voice.

Granny replied:

You brought it to me when you taken only two little bites. You can’t fool me, Reddy Fox. There wasn’t one good meal for either of us in that fish, but there was enough to give us both a little hope and keep us from starving.”

Then Granny sternly continued:

Now you obey me and eat your share.”

Granny told Reddy that he had saved her life

Reddy looked at Granny, then he gobbled down that little piece of fish without another word.

That’s better,” said Granny. “We will feel better, both of us. Now that I’ve something in my stomach, I feel as if I’m two years younger…

Before you came, I didn’t feel as if I would ever be able to go on another hunt. If you hadn’t brought something, I—I’m afraid I wouldn’t have lasted much longer.”

Granny continued to speak:

By another day you probably wouldn’t have had old Granny to think about. You may not know it, but I know that you saved my life, Reddy. I had reached a point where I just had to have a little

You know there are times when a very little is of more good than a lot of could be later. This was one of those times.”

Reddy felt very happy that he had saved Granny’s life

Reddy Fox had never felt so truly happy in all of his life. He was still very, very, very hungry. But he gave no thought to his hunger.

He had saved Granny Fox, his dear old Granny who had taught him all he knew. Reddy knew that Granny was aware how he had had to fight with himself to bring that fish to her.

Reddy was happy through and through with the great happiness that comes from having done something for some one else.

It’s what you do for others,
Not what they do for you,
That makes you feel so happy
All through and through and through.
—Old Granny Fox.

It was nothing,” Reddy muttered.

It means a very great deal to me,” replied Granny.

She changed the subject:

How would you like to have Bowser’s dinner to eat?” she asked.

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