THE HONEY BIRD
In the forest of Africa there
lives a little bird.
It likes honey.
Honey is what the bees make. It is very sweet.
The bees live in a bees nest.
When it finds a nest of bees with honey in it, it flies away
until it meets a man. Then it sings, and flies about from
tree to tree, and the man follows it to see what is the matter.
In this way, it leads the man to the nest.
Then the man makes a fire and burns some green wood under
This makes the bees fly away; and the man takes out the honey.
But he always gives some honey to the bird.
He puts it on the tree, and the bird eats it and is very happy.
The people of the country say, "If a man does not give
One day a man was cutting wood in the forest,
Ah! Now I shall find some good honey.
So he followed the bird and found a nest of bees.
I shall not give the bird any honey. I keep it all for myself.
He took the honey back to his house. A week later he was
So he followed the bird until he came tree with a hole in it.
Perhaps the bees have gone away, this nest. Ill see what
He put his hand inside the hole. There was no honey there.
Then the bird flew away