The bear and the hare

Deep in a glistening forest , where joys came to life , two friends forever lived . Trudging along a frosty pathway , a maroon bear slowly and very gradually made his way to his destination . Perched onto his back , a concrete – grey hare dangerously balanced . As the bear gazed into the crystal – clear , ocean – blue sky , the hare landed on the ground with a thump !

” Hey ! Tell me why you did that ! ” demanded the hare , stroking his ear of his face .

” I am just checking what the weather is , ” explained the bear thoughtfully , ” hibernation for me is coming soon . ”

From the depths of the chalk – white clouds , a snowflake fluttered delicately in the wind and landed on the bear’s coal – black nose ! Without warning , the bear shuddered and yawned , as if he would give up anything just to have one single rest . Drooping sadly , the hare’s long , sturdy ears fell to his back . A flock a cheerful chirping birds pointed to south and flew over them in one blinding flash as a sad moment filled the air . Light streamed through certain gaps in the clouds , illuminating the evergreen trees surrounding an almost everlasting pathway .

” So doesn’t that mean . . . you’re going to . . . sleep for . . . six months !!! ” exclaimed the hair .

” Exactly that , but I may last a little longer if I want , ” replied the bear sadly , with a heartbroken expression on his face , ”  so that means I won’t be able to celebrate Christmas with you . ”

The hare couldn’t believe his ears . This wonderful creature , who was the hare’s best friend , was ready to go into a deep sleep which would last for several months .




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