The Two Friends

Two friends talked and sang merrily as they walked through the forest. Suddenly a bear appeared. The first friend quickly climbed a tree. The second one wanted help but his friend had already left him. He was very scared because the bear was big and strong and could easily kill him. He thought hard and when the bear came near, he lay very still on the ground and controlled his breath. The bear came close to him and sniffed and smelt his body all over. Now, bears do not attack the dead. The bear walked away thinking that the man was dead. The first friend then came down from the tree when the bear went away. He asked his friend mockingly, “What did the bear tell you?”

The second friend thought for a while. “The bear told me never to trust a friend who escapes and leaves you alone when you need him most,” he said. The first friend realised his mistake and was ashamed of his behaviour.

30 Responses to “The Two Friends”

  1. nice

  2. Cincy Chacko on June 5th, 2013 at 3:40 pm


  3. Cincy Chacko on June 5th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I love this story.

  4. nice

  5. cnu po author??

  6. nyc ☺

  7. خیلی زیبا بود ممنون..that is so beautiful!thank you..

  8. nice story.,.ito ang short story ko sa english namin

  9. Vrey

  10. jan patrick magallanes on December 17th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    short story para sa book reading report!

  11. jan patrick magallanes on December 17th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    pang book reading report

  12. Bernadeth Abucay on December 18th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    wow naman how touching

  13. Intresting.

  14. nyc story

  15. i like this story

  16. Vishan Singh Jadaun on April 1st, 2014 at 2:36 am


  17. Jessamae Rante on June 7th, 2014 at 7:52 am


  18. Aireen LabsYou on June 21st, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Nice Story , very Touching Po :-)

  19. Jeveth Torres on June 27th, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Very nice story cnu author nyan..

  20. vry NiCe STorY

  21. Wow soo nice who's the author?

  22. Yup nice story

  23. who is the author in that story ?

  24. nice story whos’s the name of the character

  25. Very nice story, I needed a short story and I found this the best! :) Who's the author?

  26. This will be my story in Reading, Thanks a lot! :))

  27. nice story..

  28. Bryle B. Carlos on January 29th, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Very nice story ,stories like this would teach a child a lesson and even a friend.

  29. very nice story

  30. we call it ! fair-weather freind

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