THE STORY OF THE TURKEY AND THE EAGLE
It all began when two turkeys, and at the same time, two eagles wanted to have a baby. The two turkeys laid an egg, and at the same time, the eagles did the same. When the turkeys had their egg, they decided that they had to hide it in a safe and comfortable place, so they went into the woods and found a nice, comfortable place where they placed the egg. It was safe there where nobody could find it. The eagles also wanted a safe place for their egg, so they decided to climb the tallest mountain. They flew all the way up there and built a nest. It was hard work, but it was important to them, and that’s where they laid their egg.
As time went by, Mother Eagle took care of her egg, and Mother Turkey took care of hers. At about the same time, both eggs began to crack; they began to shake because on the inside the little babies wanted to get out. Once Mother Turkey realized this, she said, “Oh, poor little baby. I’m going to help him. I’m going to help him get out. Come here, Papa Turkey, we need to help our baby get out of its egg!” So they started to help the baby get out by cracking the egg shell. This made it a lot easier for the Baby Turkey to get out of its shell.
At the same time, high in the mountains, the Baby Eagle started to crack his egg also, from the inside. When Mother Eagle noticed this, she got so excited that she started screaming, “Father Eagle, come here!” She showed Father Eagle how the egg was beginning to crack from the inside. They were both so excited and they started screaming, “Yes! Come on! You can do it!” and they were cheering and inspiring the little baby to break out of the egg: “You can do it! Yes, you can!” They kept on cheering and cheering and cheering, until finally, after a long effort, the Baby Eagle was able to break out of its egg all by himself.
Once the Baby Turkey was out of his egg, he was moving around and playing a bit, and asked Mother and Father Turkey, “What are these?”
“Those are wings,” they answered.
“Wings? And what are they for?” asked the Baby Turkey.
“They’re so that you can fly,” they said.
“Oooh!” said the baby. “I want to fly!”
But Mother and Father Turkey, with great love, said, “No, not yet. You’re not ready. It could be dangerous. You better wait.”
At the same time, at the top of the mountain, Baby Eagle was wondering about its wings: “What are these for?” the baby asked. Mother and Father, at the same time, responded: “Those are your wings. They will help you fly across the sky. You can go anywhere you want with these, and you will become a leader, and everyone is going to respect and admire you!” Toe Baby Eagle said, “Wow!”
Both babies grew strong and healthy. But Baby Turkey kept growing bigger and bigger in the body and would not exercise his wings much. This was because Mom and Dad were taking care of him and didn’t want him to get hurt, because he wasn’t ready yet to fly.
Baby Eagle, however, all the time kept practicing and practicing and working with his wings. His mother and father always told him, “You can do it! Yes, you can! We believe in you!” He knew that one day he was going to be able to fly across the sky and go wherever he wanted.
One day while he was standing at the edge of the cliff of the tall mountain, his father came up and said, “You’re ready now:’ Baby Eagle was a bit scared because it was very, very high, and said, ”Are you sure I can do this?” Father Eagle said, “Yes, you can! You can do this! I believe in you, son. You can do this!” and he pushed Baby Eagle, saying, “Go! You can do it! Yes, you can!”
As the little eagle started flying, Father Eagle followed close behind to make sure that he was OK. All along, Father Eagle continued to support his child saying, “You see? You can do this! Yes, you can!” This was how the Baby Eagle became a big, strong eagle and conquered the whole sky, gaining the admiration of all.
At the same time, the Baby Turkey grew and grew and became heavy. He was never able to fly much. Then came November … and that’s how the story ended.