Cambridge Story Competition: Bear and Friends

Sarah Lahiff

Introducing ‘Bear and Friends’ by a student from the Indonesia. Bear and Friends is one of the winning story submissions for the Cambridge Story Competition and was chosen for its kind natured story. Congratulations!


One day a bear wandered into a forest in search of friends. He saw a frog on a pond. “Will you be my friend?” asked the bear. The frog replied “You are too big. You can not jump from one stone to the others like me”.

Next, the bear met a horse. He asked him to his friend, but the horse said “You are too big to run like me!”.

Then, the bear met the bird. “Will you be my friend?” he asked. “You are too big and you can’t fly. Sorry”.

The next day the bear saw all the animals in the forest running for their lives. The bear asked them what the matter was. The hose replied “There is a lion in the forest. He’s trying to eat us”.

The animals all ran away to hide. The bear wondered what he could do to solve everyone’s problem in the forest. Meanwhile, the lion kept eating up whoever he could find. The bear walked up to the lion and said “Please lion, do not eat up these poor animals!”.

The bear has no choice but to give the lion a hefty kick. The frightened lion ran for his life. The bear went back in to the forest to announce the good news to everyone. All the animals thanked the bear. They said “You are just the right size to be our friend”.

The end.


Interested in reading the other winning story submissions? Find all the stories in our competition section here.


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