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Features: Cho, Pon

Who and With are two of the 27 words in Rolypolys no Nanakorobi Yaoki.


Cho is relaxing on the beach, drinking a smoothie and playing his own theme song on a cassette player. He occasionally tosses a dog treat to Pon, who he has tied to a pole. After Pon catches a few of the treats, Cho throws two dog treats at once, and Pon can't decide which one to catch. Pon ends up stretching his whole body in an attempt to catch both.

First Proverb

"He who pursues two hares catches nothing."

Pon is shown stretching to catch two falling dog treats, but he ends up catching neither.

First Explanation

Literally: If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.

If you are greedy and try to do too many things at the same time, you are likely to fail at everything. Pon had no truoble catching his favorite treats one at a time; but when he tried to get two at once, he ended up with nothing. Concentrating fully on one thing at a time not only increases your chances of success, but usually brings much greater rewards. Pon found this out the hard way, didn't he.

Second Proverb

"Kill two birds with one stone."

Second Explanation

Literally: One stone, two birds.

Pon ended up losing out because he was greedy. But wait a minute! In the end he did actually wind up getting double the portion of doggie treats. Sometimes there's no accounting for how something will turn out, and you could just be lucky enough to gain more than you expected-or deserve. Of course, things don't always turn out that way. When you're greedy, you either fail or succeed. Only heaven knows which.

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