Dictionary of Apocalypse Goda Palekaitė & Sina Seifee

The sky is falling

Once, Cat left home for a hunt. He was snooping around in the cabbage field and then suddenly just ㅡ uuuzht ㅡ a cabbage leaf fell on his tail. Frightened he thought: “Now certainly the sky is falling!” And began to run. He runs, spurts as fast as he can, and meets Rabbit.

Rabbit Babbit, run ㅡ the sky is falling! Who told you? It fell on the tip of my tail!

Rabbit also gets frightened and joins Cat. They run run and meet Fox. Rabbit cries:

Fox Tox, run ㅡ the sky is falling! Who told you? Cat Pat. Cat Pat, who told you? It fell on the tip of my tail!

Fox also gets frightened and joins them. They run run and meet Wolf. Fox cries:

Wolf Rolf, run ㅡ the sky is falling! Who told you? Rabbit Babbit. Rabbit Babbit, who told you? Cat Pat. Cat Pat, who told you? It fell on the tip of my tail!

Wolf also gets frightened and joins them. They run run and meet Bear. Wolf cries:

Bear Hear, run ㅡ the sky is falling! Who told you? Fox Tox. Fox Tox, who told you? Rabbit Babbit. Rabbit Babbit, who told you? Cat Pat. Cat Pat, who told you? It fell on the tip of my tail! Tell me, how was it? ㅡ asks Bear. I was snooping around in the cabbage field and then suddenly just ㅡ uuuzht ㅡ something fell on the tip of my tail! Was it big? As big as the rooster’s wing. You silly ㅡ says Bear ㅡ it was probably just a cabbage leaf. You all, go home! Perhaps it is true ㅡ agreed Cat ㅡ Now we can all go home without fear.

And everyone went home.*

  • *Lithuanian folk tale.
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