The Dinner That Was Stolen Twice

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the dinner that was stolen twice

The Dinner That Was Stolen Twice

Today’s hilarious story is about the dinner that was stolen twice. Listen and you shall hear all about three rogues. The two in red and were Granny and Reddy Fox. The one in gray and was Old Man Coyote.

They were the slyest, smartest rogues living in the Green Meadows and the the Green Forest.

All three had started out to steal the same dinner. The funny thing is that they didn’t intend to steal it from the same person.

Even more funny is that one of them didn’t even know where that dinner was or what kind of a dinner it would be.

Old Man Coyote spied on Granny Fox and Reddy

Old Man Coyote hid in order to keep his resolve to know what Granny and Reddy Fox were getting to eat, and where they were getting it.

He hid where he could see what was going on at Farmer Brown’s place. He really felt that Granny and Reddy were getting there.

Old Man Coyote had waited for only a short time when Granny and Reddy Fox went by the place where he was hiding.

They didn’t see him. Of course not. He was very careful to stay out of sight.

Anyway, they were not thinking about him. Their thoughts were on that dinner they intended to have. They were busy thinking about the smart trick that they would use to get it.

So with their thoughts all on that dinner, Granny Fox and Reddy slipped up behind the barn and prepared to work the trick one more time.

the dinner that was stolen twice

Old Man Coyote sneakily followed Granny Fox and Reddy

Old Man Coyote crept after them. He saw Reddy Fox lie down in order to peep around the corner of the barn.

He was now able to watch Bowser the Hound and to check for the presence of any humans.

Old Man Coyote saw Granny leave Reddy there and hurry away. His wits worked quickly.

I can’t be in two places at once,” he said, “so I can’t watch both Granny and Reddy. Since I can only watch one at a time, which one will it be?

He continued to wonder,

Granny, of course. She is the smartest of the two. Whatever they are up to, she is at the bottom of it. Granny is the one to follow.

So, like a gray shadow, Old Man Coyote craftily crept behind Granny Fox. He saw her hide behind the corner of the shed. Bowser’s little house was at the end of that shed.

Old Man Coyote crept as near as he dared. he then lay down on the ground behind a little bunch of dead grass close to the shed.

Nothing happened for some time, and Old Man Coyote was puzzled. Every once in a while Granny Fox would look around to be sure that no danger was near.

In spite of that, she didn’t see Old Man Coyote. After what seemed to be a long time, Old Man Coyote heard a door open on the other side of the shed.

It was Mrs. Brown carrying Bowser’s dinner out to him. Of course, Old Man Coyote didn’t know this. He knew by the sounds that some one had come out of the house, and it made him nervous.

He didn’t like being so close to Farmer Brown’s house in broad daylight. But he kept his eyes on Granny Fox, and he saw her ears prick upwards.

Old Man Coyote knew by the position of Granny’s ears that Granny had been waiting for those sounds.

the dinner that was stolen twice

Old Man Coyote continued to spy on Granny Fox and Reddy

If she isn’t afraid, I don’t need to be,” he thought craftily.

After a few minutes he heard a door close. He knew that whoever had come out had gone back into the house.

Almost at once Bowser the Hound began to yelp and whine. Granny Fox swiftly disappeared around the corner of the shed.

Just as swiftly Old Man Coyote ran forward and peeped around the corner. There was Bowser the Hound tugging at his chain.

Reddy Fox lay in full sight just beyond Bowser’s reach. Reddy was grinning in the most provoking manner.

While Bowser was busy with Reddy, Granny Fox was backing up and dragging his dinner out of sight.

Old Man Coyote suddenly understood the trick

In a flash Old Man Coyote understood the plan. He almost chuckled aloud at the cleverness of it. He hastily backed behind the shed and waited.

In a minute Granny Fox appeared, dragging Bowser’s dinner. She was so intent on getting that dinner that she almost backed into Old Man Coyote without suspecting that he was there.

Thank you, Granny. You don’t need to bother about it any longer. I’ll take it now,” growled Old Man Coyote in Granny’s ear.

Granny let go of that dinner as if it had burned her tongue. She leaped to one side with a frightened little yelp.

A minute later Reddy came racing around from the back of the barn. He was eager for his share.

On arrival, he saw Old Man Coyote gobbling that twice-stolen dinner while Granny Fox danced with rage.

There might be someone who is smarter even though you think you are the smartest ever — Old Granny Fox.

By Baby Milestones

Baby Milestones is dedicated to sharing information about the month-by-month milestones of child development. We also teach about the development of the inner, human spirit; childhood diet; the importance of play; how to raise children to love God, and much more.

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