The bears bargain

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Hand puppets enact the story of a man and wife who were too lazy to plant their own pear trees. Their neighbor tells them they may have all the pears that fall from the tree on their side of the fence.The husband goes to fetch wood and meets a bear who agrees to carry wood to the wife if he can have some bread pudding. The selfish husband and wife eat all of the pudding before the bear arrives. When he sees he has been tricked, the bear upsets everything in the house and leaves. He comes to the pear tree and decides to take the pears. Just then the wife sneezes, the bear thinks they are shooting at him so he drops the pears and runs away. The neighbor comes by and recovers the pears that were dropped, leaving the lazy man and wife with nothing. 
WKNO-TV; The Junior League of Memphis; Tom Tichenor; Diane Parrish; Emma Wade; Al Gresham; Al Wood; Bill Orr; Howard Holst
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Educational; Children's
Puppets ; Children's films.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 Film (0:29:00); 16mm
Other Identifiers
IULMIA Film Database: 40000003265420; Other: GR00401819; MDPI Barcode: 40000003265420

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