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Circles and Straight Lines

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 10
Categories: Animal Stories, Parable



Appeared in

The Little Swineherd and Other Tales

Story Summary

Every morning for years a pony is put in harness and walks in circles turning a mill wheel, until one morning a free spirited cricket convinces the pony to walk out into the world in a straight line. Joined by other animals along the way, they get as far as the edge of the farm before they all decide they'd best get back to there normal lives.