Monday, September 5, 2016

Grimm Reviews – “The Hare and the Hedgehog”

“The Hare and the Hedgehog”

One Sunday, a hedgehog was standing at his door enjoying the morning. He decided to go visit the turnips, and set out. On the way, he met a hare, who was going to check on some cabbages.

The hedgehog gave a friendly “Good morning,” but the hare snapped back asking what he was doing out so early. The hedgehog said he was taking a walk, and the hare then made a crack about the hedgehog’s crooked legs, which the hedgehog took offense to. So the hedgehog challenged the hare to a race.

The hare wanted to race then, but the hedgehog held him off for half an hour so he could have his breakfast. He went back home and got his wife to dress like him and go out.

The hedgehog set up the race so that he and the hare would run in two furrows. He set his wife at one end, while he went to the other. So no matter how fast the hare ran, there was a hedgehog at the end already.

The hare was so confused, that he kept rerunning the race, but no matter how fast he went, the hedgehog kept “winning.” Eventually, the hare died and the hedgehogs went home.


I’m not sure who to dislike more in this story, the hare for being so stupid, or the hedgehogs for being so cruel.

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