S: How the Cheetah got his Spots
BC: The End
1: By: Katie W.
2: A very long time ago, long before there was prey and predator, there lived a young panther with his family and the rest of his panther pack, and his name was Chet. Chet’s clan lived in harmony, as they were all alike, mentally and physically, there were no disputes. They lived in the savannah with elephants and lions as their best friends. Chet’s best friend was a baby elephant named Elle and they were inseparable. Chet loved his family and clan but he wanted to feel different, like there was something special about him that made him, his own special person.
3: A very long time ago, long before there was prey and predator, there lived a young panther with his family and the rest of his panther pack, and his name was Chet. Chet's clan lived in harmony, as they were all alike, mentally and physically, there were no disputes.
5: They lived in the savannah with elephants and lions as their best friends. Chet’s best friend was a baby elephant named Elle and they were inseparable. Chet loved his family and clan but he wanted to feel different; like there was something special about him that made him, his own special person.
7: This troubled Chet for a long time and he finally decided to go out in the world to try and find something that made him special. He left in the night and was almost gone when Elle tried to stop him. “No, Elle I have to go and you can’t stop me,” said Chet. “Why do you have to go though, why can’t you find something here?” said Elle “I want to explore and find something exotic so that no one can copy me.” “Fine, but why do you have to go alone?” “Because any one else will slow me down and I will be responsible for them.” “I wouldn’t slow you down! Take me with you, please! We’ve never been apart and you will need company, right? Please!” “I just don’t think-” “Ohhh Please, come on!” “Okay, fine you can come but we need to leave now!”succumbed Chet.
9: Chet and Elle set of into the night searching all throughout the land trying to find the perfect thing for Chet. They came across a peacock and thought they could paint with berries on him to make artwork, but it slid of when it rained.
11: They saw a turtle and thought about putting a shell on him, but he couldn’t find one big enough.
13: When they were drinking water they saw a fish; and when Chet tried to grow fins he almost died of concentration. Finally Chet sat down and cried. “Why can’t I find something to make me unique?” sobbed Chet. “I don’t know, but your personality makes you special to me,” comforted Elle. “Oh come on! I don’t care about the inside; I want to be special on the outside!” “In the end it is the inside that God cares about” “That’s it! Let’s go see God!” Exclaimed Chet.
15: So off they went taking the long journey to God; they climbed the highest mountains and crossed the widest and deepest rivers, and ran through the longest jungles. Finally when they climbed the highest mountain on the Earth, they found God.
17: Chet ran up to Him and bowed, saying: “Oh wonderful, magnificent God you are awesome!” God replied, “Why thank you very much. Now, I see that you have traveled a way to see me; what can I do for you two young ones?” “Umm, I was just wondering if maybe you could give me something unique that made me special.” Said Chet. “Well…,” replied God, “I could, but I’m not going to because you are so close to finding your own special thing and you will feel much better once you do all by yourself.” “But I have looked all over the world and I am so tired!” Pouted Chet. “Then go rest. Go find a pond and just chill out… maybe… go take a mud bath.” “But why can’t you just give it to me?!” “Because you can do this all by yourself.” “Fine.” Pouted Chet.
19: Angry, Chet and Elle went to a nearby river and sat down. After a while Chet went into the water and took a bath. As he came out he slipped on some mud and soon he was playing and laughing in the mud with Elle. After they came out Chet laid in the sun for hours while Elle washed off the mud.
21: When Elle came out she saw that Chet had spots all over him. “Oh my god Chet!” shouted Elle “What?!?” asked Chet “You have spots all over you and they look great!” “Really? Let me see,” said Chet. Chet ran over to the water and looked at his reflection. He saw that the mud had dried in spots all over his body. He went into the water to see if it would come off but it stayed on. “You’re right! I look great!” Chet said proudly. “Yes you do. Now can we go home, it has been over one year and I’m sure everyone misses us.” “Sure, let’s go.”
23: When Chet and Elle returned to their home nobody even recognized Chet and they wondered who was with Elle.
25: When they figured out that Chet was with Elle they were astounded! Everyone was amazed at how different Chet looked. And Chet was finally happy, because he was different than everyone else. But there was one problem; he couldn’t really be called a panther anymore because he looked so different. They decided to call him a cheetah after Chet. This is how the cheetah came to be known.