Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories Quotes
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He ordered nine turtles to swim to his stone And, using these turtles, he built a new throne. He made each turtle stand on another one's back And he piled them all up in a nine-turtle stack. (Yertl...
"I'm ruler,' said Yertle, 'of all that I see, But I don't see enough. That's the trouble with me." With this stone for a throne, I look down on my pond But I cannot look down on the places beyondâ...
Jealousy and Competition Quotes
But while he was shouting, he saw with surprise That the moon of the evening was starting to rise Up over his head in the darkening skies. "What's THAT?" snorted Yertle. (Yertle.75-78)