|main menu | youngsters categories | authors | new stories | search | links | settings | author tools|
|RUSTY THE SINGING HORSE (standard:fairy tales, 828 words)|
|Author: raybute||Added: May 21 2001||Views/Reads: 2128/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|This story is about a horse that could sing and dance only when he saw himself in the mirror.|
RUSTY THE SINGING HORSE Rusty was a beautiful brown horse with a shiny coat. He lived on a farm with Old Man Farmer and Farmer Martha. He was the apple of their eye. Rusty was special, he was special because he could sing and dance. He would only sing and dance when he saw himself in the mirror. Only old Man Farmer knew of Rusty's talent because whenever he would deliver the hay he would back his truck into the barn permitting Rusty to see himself in the mirror. It would shine so bright on Rusty that he would prance around with such glee "La La La La " he would sing and with each note he would dance. He would dance around and around. It took Old Man farmer by such surprise. He would hurry back into the truck and to the farm house to get Farmer Martha. "Martha, Martha" he called "Come see Rusty sing and dance." "Oh hush old man" Farmer Martha said."It's time to take a break, you've been working much to hard." "No, please believe me" Old man Farmer pleaded. "Come, come to the barn and see for yourself." They both walked to the barn. "Well" Farmer Martha says "as I figured he's eating his hay." "Rusty" Old Man Farmer said, "please sing and dance again." Rusty continued to eat his hay. "Well old man" Farmer Martha says. "I think it's time you see a doctor." Old Man Farmer looks so dissappointed because he knows he has told Farmer Martha so many times but it only ended in dissappointment and disbelief. Farmer Martha was concerned about Old Man Farmer so she took him to the doctor. Th doctor ordered Old Man Farmer to rest. "No more work for a while," the doctor said. Old Man Farmer was dissappointed once again because he enjoyed caring for his farm, so he made a deal with Farmer Martha. He would care for the inside of the house he she would take care of the farm, Farmer Martha agreed. Old Man Farmer wanted to see if Rusty would sing and dance for her. One day Farmer Martha was backing the truck in the barn to deliver some hay for the animals, she couldn't believe it. She got out of the truck and stood in such a daze. "It's true it's really true! Rusty really can sing and dance." She got back into the truck and hurried to the farm house with such excitement. "It's true!" she told Old Man Farmer. "Rusty can really sing and dance." "I told you, let's tell the doctor." They drove into town to get the doctor. When the three of them returned to the farm they walked to the barn only to see Rusty eating his hay. The doctor was very angry because he was disturbed from his busy schedule. "One more prank like that and I will see to it that you will never care for this farm again!" The next day Old Man Farmer and Farmer Martha were in the barn trying to get Rusty to sing and dance. They even began to sing and dance themselves but Rusty payed them no attention. Their little neighbor Tammy came in and asked what were they doing. Old Man Farmer said "we are trying to get Rusty to sing and dance." "Horses can't sing or dance" Tammy replied. "But this horse is special he has lots of talent" Farmer Martha replied. The farmers were so tired and out of breath they left the barn. Tammy began to rub and pat Rusty, she also told him how beautiful he was he enjoyed the attention. She told him she would put on a dance show for him so she reached into her purse to get her lipstick, she applied it with her little mirror. With that little mirror Rusty saw himself and began to sing and dance. "La La La La" Rusty sang as he danced around in circles. Tammy was so frighted she ran home to tell her parents. The next day the doctor came over to apologize to the farmers for being so angry. Tammy and her parents came over as well. "Tammy is convinced that Rusty can sing and dance" Tammy's mother said. Emotionally, "he can!" Old Man Farmer responded. "He really can sing and dance." So everyone went to the barn. Rusty wouldn't do anything but eat his hay. The doctor asked Tammy "exactly what were you doing when he began this charades." Tammy replied "I was looking in my mirror putting on my lipstick." She passes the mirror to the doctor. Rusty saw himself in the mirror and sure enough he began to sing and dance. Everyone was so surprised. "Remarkable" said the doctor. "See doctor" Old Man Farmer said "there's nothing wrong with us after all." A week later the farm bacame a tourist attraction, everyone came from all around to see Rusty the singing and dancing horse. Tweet
Authors appreciate feedback!
Please vote, and write to the authors to tell them what you liked or didn't like about the story!
raybute has 4 active stories on this site.
Profile for raybute, incl. all stories
For a quick, anonymous response to the author of this story, type
a message below. It will be sent to the author by email.