None of them could fly.
She came back very tired. "There must be an easier way to travel!" said Eagle.
"Let's sew them together on top of our own feathers," she said. "Perhaps that will make it easier to travel."
Hen borrowed the needle but she soon got tired of sewing. She left the needle on the cupboard and went into the kitchen to prepare food for her children.
Soon there were birds flying all over the sky.
When they got tired of the game, they left the needle in the sand.
Hen looked on the cupboard. She looked in the kitchen. She looked in the yard. But the needle was nowhere to be found.
"Just one more day," said Eagle. "If you can't find the needle, you'll have to give me one of your chicks as payment."
Forever after that, whenever Eagle appears, she finds Hen scratching in the sand for the needle.
And they respond, "We are not fools. We will run."
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