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Who is that bear? | Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles
The winter came to an end. Spring was in the air. A group of bears joyfully came out of their hibernation and met at their usual meeting place. As they all caught up with one another, the oldest bear called for their attention. He had an announcement to make. As all heads turned to him, he said, “It is a beautiful new season. However, I have sad news. During winter, while we were in hibernation, the bear who has been holding you back passed away. We’re having a quick funeral service by the lake.” Now everyone was shocked and grieved by this news. They wondered who it could be, as they looked around and among themselves. They walked down to the lake, puzzled about which bear had been holding them back that had died. They arrived at the edge of the lake. The oldest bear then addressed them again. He knew everyone was curious to know who had died. He said, “The bear who held you and everyone else back has been laid to rest in the lake. Go look into the water and you’ll be able to see.” One of the bears who had reached the water looked in …