The Bee And The Goats

CHARACTERS: (9) Narrator 1       Narrator 2       Narrator 3       Narrator 4       Cat       Boy 
                Rabbit           Fox              Bee
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Narrator 1:  Once a boy had three goats. One was a big goat. One was a middle-sized goat. And one 
             was a little goat.

Narrator 2:  The boy lived near a hill. Every day he took the goats to the hill to eat the green
             grass.

Narrator 3:  One morning, on the way to the hill, the goats ran into a turnip field. The boy ran 
             after the goats, but he could not get them out. So he sat down on the grass and cried.

Narrator 4:  Along came a cat, who asked,

Cat:        "Why are you crying?"

Boy:        "Oh, oh! My goats are in the turnip field. I ran and ran but I could not get them out."

Narrator 1:  cried the boy.

Cat:        "I will do it for you," 

Narrator 2:  said the cat.  So the cat ran after the goats, but she could not get them out. Then 
             she sat down on the grass and cried.

Narrator 3:  Soon a  rabbit hopped by and asked the cat, 

Rabbit:     "Why are you crying?"

Cat:        "Oh," 

Narrator 4:  said the cat, 

Cat:        "I cry because the boy cries."

Boy:        "And I cry because I cannot get my goats out of the turnip field," 

Narrator 1:  said the boy, and the rabbit said kindly,

Rabbit:     "I will do it for you,"

Narrator 2:  The rabbit hopped after the goats, but he could not get them out. So he sat down on the 
             grass and cried, too.

Narrator 3:  While they sat crying, along came a fox, who asked of them

Fox:        "Why are you crying?"

Rabbit:     "Oh,"

Narrator 4:  said the rabbit, 

Rabbit:     "I cry because the cat cries."

Cat:        "And I cry because the boy cries," 

Narrator 1:  said the cat.

Boy:        "And I cry because I cannot get my goats out of the turnip field," 

Narrator 2:  said the boy, and the fox said to them all,

Fox:        "I can get them out."

Boy             (All 
Cat                 together)
Rabbit:     "Try it!" 

Narrator 3:  they said, and the fox ran, and ran, and ran, but he could not get the goats out of 
             the turnip field.

Narrator 4:  So the fox sat down on the grass and cried too. A little bee flew by and saw them 
             crying. The little bee asked them,

Bee:        "Why are you crying?"

Fox:        "Oh," 

Narrator 1:  said the fox, 

Fox:        "I cry because the rabbit cries."

Rabbit:     "And I cry because the cat cries," 

Narrator 2:  said the rabbit, and the cat said,

Cat:        "And I cry because the boy cries."

Boy:        "And I cry because I cannot get my goats out of the turnip field," 

Narrator 3:  explained the boy. And the be said to them

Bee:        "I will get them out."

Narrator 4:  and they cried out all together,

Boy         (All
Cat              together)
Rabbit
Fox:        "You, you?  How can a little bee get three goats out of a turnip field?"

Bee:        "Watch me and see!" 

Narrator 1:  said the bee.

Narrator 2:  Away flew the bee to the biggest goat's back. Out of the field ran the biggest goat.

Narrator 3:  Away flew the bee to the middle-sized goat's back. Out of the field ran the 
             middle-sized goat.

Narrator 4:  Then on flew the bee to the little goat's back. And away ran the little goat out of 
             the turnip field.