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The scorpion and the turtleIt is a fable that teaches children that you cannot change people. We can fool ourselves into thinking that it may be different, but there are people who end up hurting others and even themselves, without caring about the consequences.
This classic fable, we also find it starring a frog and a scorpion and although its origin is unknown, some think that it could have been written by Aesop.
Once upon a time there was a turtle that was walking calmly in the field, when suddenly a scorpion called it:
- Come turtle, please.
- What do you want from me? The turtle asked fearfully.
The scorpion explained that he wanted to cross to the other side of the river but did not know how to swim, as he was afraid of drowning and knew that she was a good swimmer, He asked for help to be able to cross the river on his shell.
- I can't, you are a scorpion and when I get close to you, you will sting me and I will die.
The scorpion defended itself:
- I need to cross to the other side, I'm in a hurry and I can't go around the entire river, please help me, I know I'm a scorpion, but it's not my fault that I am what I am.
The turtle continued to refuse, it did not finish trusting the scorpion and was afraid it would bite.
- I propose the following to you - said the scorpion, approach the shore and instead of climbing up your legs, I will jump and climb onto your shell. Also, think about this ... if I hit you, you will die and sink, if you die, I will drown.
That explanation convinced the turtle that it ended up trusting the scorpion. However, when they reached the middle of the river, the turtle felt a prick in its neck, its whole body began to fall asleep and before drowning it asked:
- Because you did?
- I'm sorry, I couldn't help it, it's in my nature ... the scorpion replied before sinking too.
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