Posted by zahra on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 5:06pm.
I was wondering if I answered the questions bellow correctly(after the story)and I really need help in fixing my grammar :| thank you :)
"The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race," #38 Swapping Stories
Bel Abbey, Elton, Louisiana
I'm going to tell you about the story about the Rabbit and the Turtle running a race. They were going to run a race one time. And Rabbit run so fast one time. He liked to run all the time. You know how the rabbit are. He jumped and he run fast and quick, and the turtle can't hardly run, can't hardly move out. They go after the insects, and that's the only time he run fast, I guess.
After a while, he said, "Okay."
But the Rabbit begging to run a race with the Turtle. Turtle said, "No, I can't run now. You're too fast for me. But you can't beat me because I'm running pretty fast all the time." And he said, "Okay, we put that when you're going to run a race."
He said, "All right. Let me know right away." He said, "Let me know right away."
He said, "All right. We'll talk to our people, and we're going to let you know tomorrow morning."
He said, "All right."
And after a while, turtles all get together. Turtles all get together and talk how they going to cheat with the Rabbit. They said, "You know, let's run. We'll run, and go a little ways. They got what they call hill. But it's no hill around here. It's low swamp in here. It's low flat; there's no hills in it. It's called a little mound. We're going to run over the mound and on top of the hill, on the mound. That's where we going to run the race, till there," they said.
Rabbit says, "Okay."
But the turtles talk to themselves, each other. They pick out four turtles. "You start it off first, and hide a little ways out there. And I come out and run a little ways and this one hide. But they're going to come out. And for the last go round, you run first over there in that line." They got four turtles, and they wanted to cheat that rabbit.
When they started off running, the Rabbit jumped and leaped and went off with it. But they find onions and cabbage plants, cabbage farms and onion places. That's where they stopped. They find a good place to eat. So they stop and start eating in there. But the other one had come out. That's where they hide. They come out and started off.
The Rabbit went over there and said, "Where you coming from?"
He said, "Oh, I'm still running. I'm still running."
So the Rabbit passed the second one. After a while, they find mustards, mustard plants. They stop again and start eating. And the other one comes out. The third one comes out. After a while, the Rabbit is through eating, and they start running. Drink water, and he starts running again. He find that Turtle ahead, way ahead. He was way ahead of him. After a while he said, "Oh, how did you pass me?"
He said, "Oh, I'm still running."
After a while, the last one. The last one when they was eating in there, the last one come out first. On the line, they sit down, waiting for the Rabbit. The Rabbit ran over there where there's supposed to be a line in there. And he ran over there, but it's too late. Turtle goes over there first. Rabbit got mad at him. He said, "How did you get here?"
He said, "I run over here."
He said, "No, you don't. You don't pass me."
"I will," he said. Keep arguing, and the Rabbit got mad. He got a stick like this and start beating on top of the back of shell. Break him all up. He tore it all up on the back. That's what you see there now, that's where the marks in there. On the back, the little skulls in there on the back. That's what that's for. They beat him up and they left.
The Turtle was all beat up, broken back, and they laying down. But they calling for help. "Help! Help! I need help!"
What you call it? An ant. An ant heard him. He said, "Somebody need help. Somebody need help somewheres."
"Where?" one said.
"Back in there somewheres," he said.
"Let's go meet him," they said. They all get together and line up, and they all went over to where they needed help. They went over there, and the turtle got hurt. He got beat up.
The third one said, "What you want?"
"I need help. I got beat up. My back is broken. I need somebody help me throw it over. But you eat my fat. I got a little fat in there. That's what I'm going to pay with."
So the ant start eating the fat in there, the blood in there, start sewing him up. Pinch him all together. After that, they got well. That's why the turtle got spots all over him. That's the end of my story. That's my story.
The story of "The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" teaches a few lessons. What lesson does it teach about cheating?
1- The story of "The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" teaches that even if you get what you want and win you will always get what you deserve.
The turtle won the race without working hard if you don’t work hard you will definitely get what you deserve or in other words you will fall in that road that you built without working hard on it, and building it right.
2. What lesson does it teach about small friends?
2. It teaches us that true friends can always help us in our worst times.
3. How does the story explain the appearance of box turtle shells?
The story explains that when the rabbit broke the turtles shell the turtle had spots all over its shell from the rabbits beating.
Is this story more like a fable or more like a myth? Explain your reasoning.
I think the story was more of a fable. It is not a fable, but it is likely more of a fable than a myth because myths explain how things happen like how the world began or like religious thoughts. Myths can also be false or imaginary stories or explanations.
5-If someone asked you what kind of tale this was, what would you say? Explain your reasoning.
5- I think it is a folktale because it is past on or told by a person it uses animals and teaches lessons, and it also comes from an oral tradition.
6-This tale was transcribed exactly as it was told. What does the dialect add to the story?
6- The dialect added to the story humor tradition in it but it was really hard to understand.
7-How does the dialect make the story more difficult to follow? Explain.
7- the dialect made it really hard to read the story because it wasn’t using the English language it was using a more native American accent I think hearing the story would be really much easier than reading it.
8-In what ways are the stories "The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" and "The Tortoise and the Hare" alike?
8- The stories of "The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" and "The Tortoise and the Hare" both teach lessons in humors way, and use talking animals.
9-In what ways are the stories "The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" and "The Tortoise and the Hare" different?
9-"The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" story was a much longer story than "The Tortoise and the Hare" story. Also the turtle cheats to win in the "The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" story, but in the story of "The Tortoise and the Hare" the turtle tries hard to win. In "The Tortoise and the Hare" story the turtle has a happy ending but in "The Turtle and the Rabbit Run a Race" the turtle cheated and gets beat up.
- english - SraJMcGin, Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 8:21pm
I thought I worked on this earlier this week, and yet I see the same mistakes.
Do I have to correct the STORY itself, or just check the answers to the questions?
Please tell me EXACTLY what I need to do because I have no time to waste!
- english - Anonymous, Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 5:04am
Hi no I only need to do the questions
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