The Beautiful Butterfly

Once there was a big butterfly that wanted to show the world how beautiful she was. She was the envy of all the butterflies and dragonflies in the field. To make everybody envious even more, she would fly and fly high and low and kiss the flowers in the garden every morning, flapping her colorful and magnificent wings gracefully.

Her parents would always tell her not to display herself too much in the open or she might get caught by children and butterfly collectors. But she wouldn’t listen to them. Until one morning, she was trapped into a net and a pair of big hands captured her.

She was killed and dried and was pasted on a board covered with glass. Her wish that the world would see her beauty was granted. She was in a frame displayed in a museum.

Source: Book of Fables 2
Prepared by: Pablo D. Baltazar, Edited by: Ofelia E. Concepcion
Copyright 2004, Juneecon Enterprises

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