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The Birds

A Pima Legend

Once upon a time, when all the Earth was flooded, two birds were hanging above the water. They were clinging to the sky with their beaks.

The larger bird was gray with a long tail and beak, but the smaller one was the tiny bird that builds a nest shaped like an olla, with only a very small opening at the top.

The birds were tired and frightened.

The larger one cried and cried, but the little bird held on tight and said, "Don't cry. I 'm littler than you are, but I 'm very brave."

Note from webmaster: I am not too sure if this is the full story. All versions I have seen on this story suggests that it is complete. But I am not convinced.

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