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Sweet Revenche


bird and snake

The sun was setting down, turning the blue sky into orange. The bird was flying back home. It’s time to settle down with a new home, she thought. A good house, a secure place to lay her eggs, which she can call a beautiful home, where her kids can grow up safe.

From the sky, she saw a big tree on the beach side. That was a cool location, which she thought to be an ideal place. But before she could start the construction, had to take permission from the yellow snake, the owner of the tree. He was living inside a big hole in the tree. “Anybody at home?” the bird knocked at the door. The long yellow snake came out. “Good morning. Can I build my nest on this beautiful tree?” the bird asked him. “Sure, why not, this tree is yours too. You can build your nest on this tree,” the snake replied.

The bird started building her nest on the top of the tree. Painstakingly, she brought the materials from far away places to build her nest. She collected straw and other things required. After three days of hard labor, there it was. A beautiful nest, she can call her home. She was quite happy, laid the eggs in her new home. The yellow snake was watching everything from his home. One day, while the bird was out, the snake reached to her eggs. He was hungry, so he ate one egg, it tasted good. So one by one, he ate all the eggs. In the evening when the bird was back, she was shocked seeing the empty nest. She began to cry. The yellow snake acting innocent, asked the bird why she was crying? She told him that she lost all her eggs. “Don’t worry, while I am here nobody can eat your eggs. Lay some more eggs, I will take care of them,” the snake consoled her. This made bird grew suspicious over the yellow snake.

Next morning, she checked the place for any proof about the missing eggs. She found the eggshells lying near the snake hole. It was ample proof that the snake was eating all her eggs. She was angry but remained calm. She waited patiently on the tree branch for the snake to come out. After a few hours, the snake came out of its hole. The bird had her friend, a vulture standing ready to kill the snake. The moment snake was out, the vulture grabbed him by her strong legs and flew away. She killed the snake by dropping him onto a rock. Now the bird was happy at last. Now she can safely lay eggs and have kids.

Here is another story. The frog is now friends with ducks. But when he cried there was confusion! Read the story about a two ducks and a frog.