EXTRA **** "The Dinosaur and the Bone" by Mark Binder
The Apple Seed - Radio Archive, Episode 1561
- Oct 23, 2020 6:34 pm
- 5:58 mins
On today's Apple Seed Extra, enjoy a story from Mark Binder called "The Dinosaur and the Bone."This tale is a fresh spin on Aesop’s The Dog and Its Reflection, where a dinosaur carrying a bone sees his reflection in a river and gets jealous of his own image. This story has resonated with humans across time and space, creating slightly altered versions of the tale in Greek, Latin, French, and many other languages. In fact, there is a story very similar to this one that appears in Buddist scripture, where a jackal carrying a piece of meat plunges into the river after seeing a fish swimming in it. Despite the jackal’s fiercest efforts, he is unable to catch the fish and returns to the shore only to find that a vulture has carried off his original piece of meat.