Learning To Face My Bullies | Bookosmia
I am a zebra named Jack and I had three friends named Jane, Alex and Phillips. They always used to bully and tease me as I did not know how to walk on a tightrope like them.
After some days, I felt sad and suddenly a zebra was walking by. I asked his name. He said his name was Zebby. Zebby said, “I saw your friends bullying you.”
I told him it was because I can’t walk on a tightrope.
“I know tightrope, I can teach you,” he said.
Zebby tied both the ends of rope to sticks. I was not able to do it at first but I kept practicing for some days, weeks and months.
One fine morning, my heart was beating with hope. I decided to try it. I took my first step and continued walking on the rope without looking down.
Finally, I reached the end! I thanked Zebby and I told him it’s time to show the three bullies. To my surprise, he said it’s not over yet. Zebby said it was now time to learn to walk a tightrope over a fire. I was nervous but I trusted Zebby.
I closed my eyes took a deep breath and took my first step. Nothing happened so I reached the end and opened my eyes. I had done it! I looked at Zebby who was so proud of me.
I thanked him and decided to show the bullies what I could but to my surprise, Zebby said not to. He said I knew that I could walk on a tightrope over a fire and that’s all mattered.
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