Thursday, February 9, 2012
A Peacock's Fan: Chapter 5: Discussion
Gemfeather suddenly got an idea. “I know!” she shouts. “Let’s send some of this delicious fruit to them with some pelicans I know who were planning to go out, anyway!” Her sisters’ groans of distress that their sister knew pelicans were not heard over their mother saying “That’s a nice idea, dear, but it will be very lonely here on this island from now on. Most of the other families have already left the island, and if your pelican friends leave, too, we’ll be even lonelier.” They think and think about how to share their good luck, and the sun gets hotter and hotter upon their backs, when suddenly Beautywing cries “I must have a drink from that stream!” and rushes to its banks and drinks deeply. She cries out “There is a huge fish in there! I bet he could carry our message to the other families, and bring them back here, one at a time!” And that is just what it agreed to do.