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Once there was a mocking-bird who regularly visited the property of an elderly woman who loved to feed the local birds.  Birds of every kind would flock to the woman's garden, and she would put out all the different treats that the various species enjoyed.   The mocking-bird delighted in the company and the good food.  He liked to tease the other birds by mimicking their voices and making fun of the way they squawked and chirped. "Please stop!"  They begged him, but he would answer:  "You have no sense of humour!"  Gradually fewer and fewer of the birds would come to the woman's garden because they were tired of being ridiculed, until the mocking-bird was the only visitor.  The old lady realised what had happened and refused to put out any more food for the mocking-bird and shooed him away with harsh words. From that time on all he could do was sit in the trees at the edge of the garden and watch as all the other birds returned and were feasted by the old woman.  Every now and then the birds would hear a lonely cry come from the nearby woods:  "If only I had been considerate of the feelings of others, I would not now be lonely."
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My entry for the above contest.
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:iconmreid973:
mreid973 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Some people just have no sense of humor.
Just kidding.
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Itti Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked this. :) You might want to change the !. that you have halfway through though.
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Writer
I see what you mean now! Typo corrected. Thank you so much for pointing that out. :hug:
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :aww:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Writer
Thank you! I'll take a look at that !
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RetroZombie Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
A very good moral, and well written. :) Good luck in the contest!
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   Writer
Thank you! It's a fun contest.
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