The Quail and Her Chickens
 A quail hatched her eggs in an oat field. Finally she hatched some lovely chickens. Her life was fine but she was afraid that the field's master could mow the field any time. When she first left for food, she told her kids to listen well to what the master would say if he came around.
In the evening when she came back, the kids told her that they had bad news as the master of the field came by and told his son that the oat got ripped and it had to be mowed. So he asked his son to go and tell their friends and neighbors to come to help him to mow the oat field the next day.
The old quail assured her kids that the oat field would not be mowed the next day.
The next day, before leaving the nest, she told her kids to listen carefully to what the master of the field would say.
When she came back, the kids reported her that the master and his son came in the field but no one else came to help them so they decided to call their relatives to give them a hand in order to mow the oat field the next day.
The quail assured her kids that the oat field would not be mowed the next day.
The next day when she came back to the nest, she found out that the master and his son waited for help in vain. So the master decided to mow the oat field together with his son.
When she heard the news the quail decided that it is time to move her nest quickly.
Better late than never!
Retold by Andrei Antonache
 
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