The needle given by the king of animals once to a hen for taking care of her chicks was such a helpful and also a sensitive tool, that could
Change its color in a time of danger from normal bright white to a shiny red
Colour, meaning, that an enemy, like the eagle, is nearer, so the hen would alert
the chicks to take hide in the nearest hidden place, as the hen
would then keep on frightening the eagle by making urgent cackling sound,
on and on, like Alarm cackle-An insistent
repetitive cackle Kuh-Kuh-Kuh-Kuh-KACK! It says “I sense danger!”
and showing agitation until the eagle disappeared,
or it would also tell if there is a Flying object, and
alert by-A chirruping sound
made as the roster looks skyward.
It says “There’s something up there,
but I think we’re ok.” She would monitor
and then they start moving again and getting their food for the day. In contrast, the needle got lost one day when the hen went out as usual to get food. Mom, the hen left the needle with her chicks, as she tried to catch an insect, the grasshopper, and the eagle appeared and the chicks were frightened, so they took refuge under a tree, till it moved away. By coincidence, mom had caught the insect and made a food called, unfortunately, both the chicks and other chickens responded, it turned into a struggle of racing, tactfully, as mom tried to dodge other chickens, she turned left, right and round, and also would lower it down on and off, to deceive other chickens, as they stopped at every point she did that. In the end, she had managed and made her chicks enjoyed for the day. The next day, her chicks remembered, the fat grasshopper, and started sing: grasshopper, grasshopper, grasshopper!
Arise o all of us
We go search for the nice Food
We want to eat grasshopper
mom lead us the way
And help us catch it again
The belly must not be small
And make sure it is looking fatty
And the big thorax too!
We can't wait to eat.
The mom asked,
“Where is the needle so we go?”
The chick answered,
“I placed it in the sand,
Where we hid…”
Mom, “Where you hid???”
“Where did you hide?”
Chick, “Under some tree…I can’t remember.”
Mom, “Let’s go and search,
make sure you check
in the sand under every
tree,.. scratch turn, turn
and turn, for we must
find our needle….”
Needle, needle, needle…..