The first was "Rebecca" by Hilaire Belloc. subtitled "Who Slammed Doors For Fun and Perished Miserably".
The second was "The Story of Augustus: Who Would Not Have Any Soup", by Heinrich Hoffmann. Yes, he died also.
The third and final was "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take The Garbage Out", by Shel Silverstein. She met an awful fate.
Daniel's assignment, after reading those, was to compose his own cautionary tale - either in prose or poetry.
What would you write a cautionary tale about? (I'm a living embodiment of a cautionary tale right now) .