A centipede appeared among the beetles. They became frightened, but she said:
-Don’t be afraid, my friends. I wasn’t born with so many legs just to attack little beetles. I have elevated objects in my life.
The beetles weren’t still tranquils. One of them asked:
-Which are your objects, centipede?
And the centipede ended her discourse:
-I want to climb up the wall of the cavern
and eat a bat!
And then all the beetles applauded the words of the centipede.
Texto: Osmar Batista Leal
A versão em português desta fábula está no livro "Cidade das pulgas"