The Scorpion And The Turtle
(As told by Luke T. Bush.)
A scorpion needed help to cross a river. He asked a turtle if he could hitch a ride with him.
The turtle said he didn’t trust the scorpion. “Why you’ll sting me while I’m taking you across on my back.”
The scorpion laughed. “I wouldn’t do that because you would sink and we would both die.”
Seeing the scorpion’s logic the turtle allowed the scorpion to climb on his shell. Then he entered the water with his passenger and started to ferry the scorpion across the river.
Halfway across – at the river’s deepest part – the turtle felt a paralyzing sting.
The turtle gasped out his last words. “Why did you do that?”
The scorpion replied: “It’s Valentine’s Day.”