The Cheetah and the Hunters
By: Ellie Ward 7th Hour
Once upon a time there was a Cheetah. This Cheetah was the fastest and most beautiful Cheetah in all the land. This Cheetah had many friends and everything always went his way. One day when he was hunting in the forest the wise owl called out to him, and he said,"Young Cheetah, I must warn you that hunters are on the way! I suggest you and your friends leave right away!" Thinking that hunters weren't a problem the Cheetah laughed, "Ha! Those hunters don't have any idea what they are up against! I will take them down myself! You wait and see!"
Later that day the Cheetah returned home and told everyone about the hunters and that they had nothing to worry about. He told them that he would protect them from the hunters! The next morning, the Cheetah awoke to the sound screaming and running around outside of his den. Once he was out of him home, all of the animals were in a panic! The armadillo ran up to him and yelled, "The hunters have arrived! Please save us Mr. Cheetah!" and ran of again. As fast as his legs could carry him, the Cheetah set off to find the hunters. Once he spotted the hunters he roared a mighty roar and frightened the hunters. The hunters found the Cheetah's coat beautiful and the chased him. The quick cat run off at full speed away for the hunters. The Cheetah was afraid! The hunters managed to keep a decent distance between the Cheetah and themselves. The Cheetah sprinted back home, not noticing how much danger he was putting his peers in. Finally, the cat led the hunters straight to the other animals! Once the hunters saw all of the other animals in the area they captured them all and brought them to the zoo. The Cheetah lost all of his trust from his friends and was left all alone for the rest of his life.
The Cheetah never new how important it was to keep promises and listen to advise when it is given.