Mercury and the Logger (Step 3) Mercury and the Logger (Step 3)
ReadOasis Step 3 By Aesop Illustration by Milo Winter A Logger* was cutting a tree on the bank of a river. As he swung... Mercury and the Logger (Step 3)

ReadOasis Step 3
By Aesop

Illustration by Milo Winter

A Logger* was cutting a tree on the bank of a river. As he swung his axe, it bounced off the tree. The tool flew out of his hands and fell into the water. He stood by the water's edge and watched his tool disappear into the deep, dark water. And he was sad, for he could not work without his axe.

Suddenly, Mercury* appeared and asked him the reason for his sadness. When Mercury learned what happened, he felt pity for the Logger. So Mercury ...

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