Consequence Comes to Town
Once upon a time, there lived three little pigs. And one day it came time for them to leave home and begin their adult life.
The oldest of the three was not wise in the least. His name was Folly. Folly spent all his money on bets, and lost it all. With nowhere to go, he gathered sticks from the woods and began to build a house .
The second, Prudence was her name, began working on a house right away. She bought fine brick to build her lovely house, and she never wasted a minute until it was complete.
YooSless, the youngest, wandered about in the city, buying all sorts of goodies and trinkets. When he realized he’d spent all his money, he retired to the countryside. There he found three stacks of hay bales. Not having the money to buy proper house, he decided this would do.
All seemed to be going well until the Big Bad and terrible Wolf came to town. His name was Con se Quence , and he was the fiercest wolf of them all. He warned all the pigs that he was coming to town, but they paid him no heed. So, with an angry huff and a disgruntled puff, he marched into town. First he came to the straw house of YooSless. Straw was blowing every which way by the time he was done there.
On to Folly’s house he moved. Sticks were strewn about that little forest clearing by the time he was done there. Next came the brick house of Prudence. Blow as he might, Con se Quence did not affect the sturdy brick. Up on the roof he climbed, and down the chimney he went, but halfway down he realized he’d forgotten his Santa Clause suit. Never mind that, he thought. But then; oh! He dropped into a cauldron of boiling water. And so he died.
Folly and YooSless have learned their lessons. And if you were to ask them today for a bit of advice, they would most probably tell you: “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise."
-Grayce O., South Carolina