Book of Short Stories, By Fifth Grade Pupils

A Book Of Short Stories page 14-15

Why The Owl Flies At Night

Jack Severson

Long, long ago when the earth was young, there was no fire on the earth. A little wren offered to go to the sun and get some. He returned in a short time with a fire grand in his beak, but his breast was badly scorched. A kind robin proposed that all the other birds should give the wren a feather. All offered to do this except the owl. Since the owl was so selfish the other birds became his enemies. So the owl has never dared to fly in the daytime since.

Jack Severson

School No. 16