Gintong Aral

Why Do Hawks Eat Up Little Chicks

Big hawk and rooster were very good
friends before. They trusted each
other and even shared secrets. One day,
the rooster thought of borrowing the
ring of big hawk. Big hawk always wore
the ring on his big toe. It was very
precious to him.

"You have a pretty ring. Can I borrow
it for one day? I want to show it to my

Trusting the precious ring to his friend,
Big hawk removed the ring from his big t
oe and handed it to his friend rooster.

Big hawk then excused himself for
he had to look for his brood.
Quickly the roster placed the ring
on his toe and went off to see his
wife, the hen.

When the hen saw the ring on his toe,
she too, wanted to wear it. She asked her
husband if she could try it on. Rooster
agreed and gave the ring to her. At once
the hen slipped it on her left toe and
began to admire how pretty it looked on
her feet. Boastful as she was, the hen
pleaded to her husband saying.

"Let me keep the ring for just one day.
Please, I want to show it off to my friends."

Rooster could not refuse to her for he
didn't want to disappoint his pretty wife.
Unfortunately, by some unexplained
reason, the ring got lost. Pretty hen looked
everywhere, but she couldn't find it.
When rooster learned about it, he
also looked everywhere but it seemed the
ring was lost forever. When big hawk
returned the next day and learned his was
lost, he got very angry and reprimanded
both of them.

"How could you lose my ring? It's the
only one I got. I am sorry but you have
to go and look for my ring. If you don't
find it, I'm going to catch and eat your
little chicks."

Fearful for the life of their chicks,
rooster and his pretty hen went everywhere
looking for the ring once again. They
scratched the ground but never found the

Meanwhile, the agry hawk had his revenge.
He swooped down on their chicks every time
he was hungry and carried them away to eat
them up.

Until now, wee see the rooster and the
hen scratching everywhere on the ground
still looking for the lost ring. They
had a little choice because their lives
remained at stake for as long as the ring
is not found and returned.