okin lived with his mother and father on a hill at the edge of
the forest. He spent hours looking down upon the village below.
Papa rabbit had warned him about getting too close to those two
legged animals they called men.
One night, chile everyone slept,
Kokin sneaked out of the house and with a few gentle hops,
arrived to his favorite spot at the edge of the cliff. From
there, he could see the lights of the small houses below and the
smoke coming out of their chimneys. He wondered how it would be
inside the houses and wanted very much to see men up closed. He
was not afraid, but would no disobey his mother and father.
Suddenly a bright star lit up the night with a strange green
glow, then it started to fall from the sky toward the rabbit.
Kokin tried to cover his eyes and hide among the rocks at the
same time without success. The light seemed to stay on top of
the rabbit. It was so strong, that even with his eyes closed, he
could still see its bright green color.
Soon, the light was gone as suddenly as it had come. Kokin got
up and hopped toward his house as fast as a rabbit could hop.
Next Morning he was awakened by a scream closed to his bed . . .
__!Great mother of carrots! _ Screamed Mama rabbit opening her
big eyes in disbelieve.
__ What is it,? What’s the big commotion? _ Asked the father
rabbit as he hopped into the room, but when he saw Kokin, he
also could not believe his eyes. __ What is it father? __ Asked
Kokin , What are you two staring at?
__ Your hair, replied his mother, your hair has turned green.
What? ....What do you mean green? Said Kokin jumping from his
bed and landing with a big hop in front of the old mirror.
--Oh no. It’s true, I’m a green rabbit. What will become of me
now? --Said Cacán staring at the green reflection of himself in
__ Don’t worry Kokin __Said his mother,
__ after breakfast take a swim in the pond, You’ll see. The
green will wash away.
__ I”ll take a soap with me and help him wash, you’ll see. The
green will wash away, -- said his father.
__ No, I am afraid it won’t, __ Said Kokin, pulling on his hair
and examining it closer.
__ It was the green light that did it, _ Said Kokin almost in a
__What green light asked Papa rabbit and Mama rabbit at the same
Kokin sat on the small stool by the mirror and toll his mother
and father his encounter with the green light. When he finished.
There was a silence.
__I smell something burning -- said Papa rabbit braking the
__! Holly carrots! There will be no dinner tonight --Said Mama
rabbit staring at a burned carrot pie.
--I wasn’t hungry said Papa rabbit chile opening a window to let
the smoke out.
--I am - --said Kokin. --I haven’t eaten anything since
yesterday. I just wish the pie was not burned. --Suddenly a
bright green light filled the room blinding everyone. After a
few seconds the rabbits opened their eyes, only to see something
fantastic. The pie was not longer burned.
-- How is this possible? Said Mama rabbit holding the pie to
look at it closer.
---Its Magic. --said Papa rabbit --and it happened after that
mysterious green light.
-- And the green light came the moment Kokin wished the pie not
to be burned, -Said Mama Rabbit
-- Your right Mama --said Papa with great excitement
-- I have an idea, --he said, turning to Kokin, --
-- Why don’t you wish something else just to see to what
--What should I wish for? --answered Kokin
--! Wait! , --said Mama rabbit, ---Wouldn’t that be dangerous?
- -Nothing happened to him when he wished for the good pie . . .
But just to play it safe, wish for something small -- said Papa
-- I know, I’ll wish for a guitar, No sooner he had made the
wish, the blinding green light appear from nowhere, two seconds
later, the most beautiful guitar rested on the floor close to
the pie. --! Great mother of carrots! —Exclaimed Mama rabbit,
staring at the shining guitar.
--It’s really true.
– Does this mean that we don’t have to be poor anymore,? – Asked
Kokin with great excitement.
- Yes, - Said Mama Rabbit, I will wish for new cooking pots, and
new clothing for everyone
– And even a bigger house — Interrupted Kokin But wait, before
the wishes wear out let me hurry and wish for my hair to be as
it was before. - Immediately, a green light filled the room and
Kokin hair was returned to its original color.
– Wait, — Said Papa Rabbit, — We have to be careful not to wish
so much and so many things so fast that we lose control of our
lives. After all - Continued Papa Rabbit after a pause.
-- We have been very happy in this small house.
–You are so right -- said Mama Rabbit, – We don’t really need
any thing, we have plenty of Carrots lots of wood to keep us
warm during the winter and above all, we love each other very
- But what about the bad wolf? – Said Kokin with a tone of fear
in his voice.
–We forgot about him –Replied Mama Rabbit and Papa rabbit at the
For a moment there was silence in the cozy room of the small
–I know what I’ll do – Said Kokin with excitement, – I will wish
the Bad wolf to be good.
That way, he won’t want to eat any one.
-That is a good idea, – Said Mama Rabbit
–Al right, -Said Papa Rabbit not too convinced that it was the
best idea -- Right after breakfast we’ll go to the pond deep in
the forest were the bad wolf lives and Kokin will try to change
him into a good wolf.
No one spoke during breakfast, Everyone was worried about the
trip to the pond. After all, the bad wolf was very big and
always hungry and no one dare to too close to him. Mama Rabbit
had packed some left over carrot pie from the knight before. The
trip was going to be long and difficult and filled with danger.
Mama Rabbit stood at the door watching as Papa Rabbit and Kokin
disappeared with gentle hops into the forest, around the bend in
- How long would it take us to get to the Bad wolf? --asked
Kokin with an inquisitive look in his eyes.
- A good three hours — Answered Papa Rabbit without stopping his
After two hours of hopping both rabbits sat to rest on an old
tree laying horizontally on the side of the road.
Suddenly a deer came out of the bushes.
– Oh it’s you - She said, walking toward the Rabbits with a
pronounced limp. – I though it was the big bad wolf, so I hid in
the bushes. Than God. It was you. -
--What is the matter with your leg? Mrs. Deer. --Asked Kokin
when he noticed her limping
– I have been like this since the big fire. You see, I had to
jump into the river from a high rock, it is very painful, but
there is nothing anybody can do.
– I which your limp and your pain would go away --said Kokin
– Than you – Replied Mrs. Deer. As she turned around to go her
way, a flash of green light engulfed Mrs. Deer and the two
–It looks like a storm is coming – commented Mrs. Deer referring
to the flash
Kokin and Papa Rabbit stood up to continue their journey when
suddenly they heard a scream of happiness coming from Mrs. Deer.
- My God, it is a miracle. I have no more pain and I don’t limp
anymore when I walk.
- It’s a miracle, It’s a miracle – Repeated Mrs. Deer in
amazement as she ran and jumped among the trees,
– Good- by Kokin Good by Papa Rabbit – Happily Shouted Mrs. Deer
chile Disappearing in the thick forest.
– Kokin and Papa Rabbit remained silent. They new that the green
light had granted another wish and were glad that they could
help Mrs. Deer. They looked at each other with a smile as they
increased the pace of their hopping.
Another hour had passed. They were getting closer to the pond
where the big bad wolf lived. They slowed down their pace
looking in all directions. Their hearts were beating faster than
usual. They knew they could stumble against the bad wolf any
time. Suddenly, the sur light was brighter, They were arriving
to the edge of the forest. The pond was larger than they had
thought. It looked more like a lake. The water was blue except
for the green reflection of the trees. The giant Pine trees
looked upside down when reflected in the stilled waters of the
For a moment we forgot about the bad wolf. We drank the
refreshing water of the pond and rejoiced at the beauty all
around us. We where not along. Not far from us, there were two
small deers also enjoying the water.. And further down a large
turtle was slowly, as turtles do, making her way back to the
lake. We could hear her complaining of the hot sur and her heavy
–Every one has a house to go to — Said the turtle, talking to
– Except me, I have to carry my house every where I go.......
Suddenly the hundreds of birds that where basking in the sur
took to the sky. So fast and so many at the same time, that they
sounded like a thunder. The deers quickly disappeared into the
Not knowing were to run or why, Kokin and Papa rabbit took
refuge in a hole near a rock by the lake. Unfortunately, not a
very safe hiding place. Suddenly they heard the familiar howling
of the bad wolf. The big animal was so close that they could
smell his stench. Unfortunately the Bad wolf could also smell
them and he didn’t take long to find their hiding place. Before
the hungry Wolf could jump on the trembling rabbits., Kokin
managed to speak.
__ Mr. Wolf – called Kokin addressing the hungry wolf.
– I wish you become a good wolf and stop eating the other
animals of the forest.
–You got to be kidding – Said the bad wolf – I f you think you
are going to talk me out of eating you , you are crazy. You are
the best meal I have found in a week and I am not letting you
– The rabbits were trapped with their backs against the big rock
, with no place to run to. They new they were going to be eaten
by the wolf. Suddenly, Kokin said:
– I wish we both were safe at the cabin in front of a good fire.
–No sooner Kokin finished wishing, they both found themselfs in
their leaving room to the big surprise of Mama Rabbit.
Once in the safety of their cabin, Kokin and his family began to
ponder on all the strange things that had happened to them since
the night before. A Happy fire warmed the room. Papa Rabbit was
sitting on his favorite chair smoking a corn pipe, and Mama
Rabbit was nervously knitting next to papa rabbit. Every so
often she would remember something and without saying a word,
she would shake her head in a nodding fashion . It was Kokin who
finally broke the silence
– I am sorry that I could not make the bad wolf into a good one,
The green light didn’t work on him.
- I know – said Papa Rabbit chewing on his old pipe.
- I t seems the green light can only help those that are good at
heart. We should help everyone we can without telling anybody
about the green light. I should have known that only God can
turn the bad into good and not even the green light can do that.
The Goodness of our heart is our hidden treasure, and Love is
the greatest magic of all.