(THEME MUSIC PLAYING)

The opening shows two little puppet mice, a gray one named Leon and a brown one named Nina, playing in front of the camera in Yetili's the puppet Yeti bookstore.

The name of the show reads "Yetili's fabulous book of fables."

Nina films Yetili as he reads a book.

Yetili says SO, TODAY, NINA, I'M GOING TO
READ YOU A NEW FABLE BY AESOP.
THE BLIND MAN AND THE LAME MAN.

Nina says AESOP?
WHO'S THAT?

Yetili says IT'S HIM.
HE WAS A WRITER WHO LIVED IN
ANCIENT TIMES.

Nina says WOW. ANCIENT TIMES?
THAT MEANS WHEN YOU WERE LITTLE,
YETILY.

Yetili says UHH, LET'S NOT EXAGGERATE ALL
THE SAME.
THAT WAS 300 YEARS AGO.
BUT YOU'LL SEE.
THE MORAL OF OUR STORY IS STILL
TRUE TODAY.
LET US HELP EACH OTHER, THE
BURDEN OF OUR MISFORTUNE WILL BE
LIGHTER.
THE GOOD WE DO TO OUR BROTHER,
IS A RELIEF FOR ALL THAT WE HAVE
SUFFERED.
THAT'S WHAT CONFUCIUS SAID.
LET'S FOLLOW HIS DOCTRINE.

Nina says WHAT DOES THAT MEAN,
YETILY?
CONFUCIUS WAS A CHINESE WISE
MAN.
HE SAID, "IF WE SUFFER AND WE
HELP OTHERS, WE SUFFER LESS."
SO, THAT'S WHAT CONFUCIUS SAID.
LET'S FOLLOW HIS DOCTRINE.
AND SO TO CONVINCE ALL THE
PEOPLE OF CHINA, HE TOLD THE
FOLLOWING STORY.
IN A CITY IN ASIA, THERE WERE
TWO UNLUCKY SOULS.
ONE WAS LAME, AND THE OTHER WAS
BLIND.
BOTH WERE POOR.
THEY PRAYED TO HEAVEN TO PUT AN
END TO THEIR LIVES.
ALAS, THEIR LAMENTS WERE
USELESS, THEY WERE BOTH UNABLE
TO DIE.
HERE, NINA, THE BLIND MAN AND
THE LAME MAN.
LOOK, I TRIED TO DRAW THEM, BUT
IT'S NOT VERY GOOD.
I FOUND SOME PICTURES AND EVEN A
PORTRAIT OF ANOTHER MAN WHO
WROTE FABLES.

Nina says BUT, HOLD IT, YETILY.
IF I UNDERSTAND, THE BLIND MAN
IS UNHAPPY BECAUSE HIS EYES
CAN'T SEE.
AND THE LAME MAN IS UNHAPPY
BECAUSE HE CAN'T WALK.

Yetili says THAT'S RIGHT, NINA.
YOU UNDERSTAND VERY WELL.
OUR LAME MAN WAS LAYING ON A
PALETTE IN A PUBLIC SQUARE,
SUFFERING WITHOUT COMPASSION
FROM ANYONE AT ALL.
THE BLIND MAN, AT THE MERCY OF
ALL, HAD NO GUIDE AND NO
SUPPORT, NOT EVEN THE HELP OF A
DOG TO LOVE HIM AND BE HIS
GUIDE.

Nina says OH, HE REALLY IS ALL
ALONE.

Yetili says AS IT HAPPENED, ONE FINE DAY
WHEN THE BLIND MAN WAS GROPING
ALONG THE STREET...

Nina says GET LOST, FLY!

Yetili says HE BUMPED INTO THE LAME MAN.
AND WHEN HE HEARD HIS LAMENTS,
HIS SOUL WAS MOVED.
ONLY AN UNFORTUNATE SOUL COULD
UNDERSTAND SUCH SUFFERING.

(FLY BUZZING)

Nina says AWH, YETILY!
THERE'S A FLY THAT KEEPS
BOTHERING ME.

Yetili waves his hands and says IS THE FLY GONE NOW?
ALRIGHT, I'LL CONTINUE.
"I HAVE MY TORMENT," HE SAID.
"AND YOU TOO HAVE YOURS.
LET US UNITE, BROTHER.
IT WILL LIGHTEN OUR LOAD."
SO THE LAME MAN ANSWERED, "HAVE
YOU REALLY FORGOTTEN?
I CANNOT TAKE A SINGLE STEP
AND YOU, BROTHER, CANNOT SEE.
WHY WOULD WE THEREFORE UNITE ON
MISERY?"
"WHY?" ANSWERED THE BLIND MAN.
"LISTEN, THE TWO OF US, WE BOTH
HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED.
I HAVE MY LEGS, AND YOU YOUR
EYES.

Nina says YES, OF COURSE!

Yetili says "SO, I WILL CARRY YOU AND YOU
WILL BE MY GUIDE.
YOUR EYES WILL CHOOSE A PATH FOR
MY HESITANT STEPS.
AS FOR MY LEGS, THEY WILL TAKE
YOU WHERE YOU WANT.
UNITED IN THIS NEW FRIENDSHIP,
WE'LL NEVER SAY WHICH ONE OF US
IN FACT PLAYS THE MOST USEFUL
ROLE.
I WILL WALK FOR YOU, AND YOU
WILL SEE FOR ME."

Nina says WOW!
WHAT A GOOD IDEA HE HAD.
IF THEY HELPED EACH OTHER
THEY'D BE HAPPIER, TOO.

Yetili says AH, YES, NINA.
THEY EACH USED THEIR STRENGTH TO
MAKE UP FOR THE OTHERS WEAKNESS.

Nina says I LIKE THE MORAL.
THANK YOU, YETILY.

Yetili says MY PLEASURE, NINA.

The theme song plays as the end credits roll.