Written and Illustrated by Janet Stevens , Tops and bottoms is a trickster story adapted from European folk tales.
Bear and hare are neighbours.Bear has lots of money and land but was lazy and always keeps sleeping , in the other hand hare was poor ,he had some land which he had sold to bear and settled the money he owe to tortoise .
To change the fate of their family which suffers from poverty and hunger , Mr and Mrs Hare cooks up a plan so as to make some money for their livelihood .
They agree for a business deal with bear , in which hare and his family will be planting and harvesting the land belonging to bear. Bear decides to take the top portion and whereas hare agrees for the bottom .
After harvesting bear realises that he has been tricked by the hare and makes a change in their deal , this time bottom for bear and the top one for hare , but each time hare wins by making tricky plans .
What is the final decision of the bear about the business and how it puts an end to tricks of hare is the rest of the story .
The story passes a wonderful message to each and everyone of us . Self control is said to be the essence of a successful life , lack of which makes the bear lazy .
There is a saying that “ we are what we repeatedly do “ . So stop procrastinating and stay active .
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