Long time ago, when the human wasn’t present, there were only animals in the Earth. Animals in that time were quite different form the animals now. There were many kinds of animal living in many different kinds of environment.
Among those animals the Birds were considered the most beautiful animal in the world. because all of the birds had the white feather which symbolized beauty. Others animal always envied with the birds. So the birds want to make them more beautiful.
Because the more beautiful the birds were, the more respect they receive. And the story begins…
.That was the dense forest which had a lot of animal. But there were only two kinds of bird live in that forest. They are Raven and Peacock.
The Raven and the Peacock were very familiar. They always stayed and played together. One day, the Raven said to the Peacock with a dissatisfactory voice while they were playing at the river in the edge of the forest “I want to change the color of my feather, and I don’t want to hear everybody said “Oh! You have such a pretty white feather” anymore.
It’s really boring and silly.
” The Peacock was grating laugh and asked “Are you crazy?Why do you think you want to change your feather? Just the stupid bird wants to change its feather which is very important. ” The Raven rejoined immediately “Just you’re stupid. We have to change the color and it will make everybody look at us with another way- the surprising way. And we can become the Queen of bird.
” The Peacock nodded repeatedly and looked like agree with the Raven. “But how? ” the Peacock suddenly asked. “Don’t worry about this. I can make the color.
It’s easy,” answered by the Raven. The conversation finished. They went back to their house. The Raven is very happy.
She didn’t go home yet. She went back to the river and found the flowers which have many color. She also collected some leaves and mushrooms. But she didn’t know that her friend – the Peacock was very serious, she just thought about the color.
How many color she would have, what color she should choose… She couldn’t sleep all night until the dawn.
But she couldn’t sleep much because there was somebody knocking at her door. She opened the door and standing in front of her was Raven with seven bottles of seven different colors: red, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple and black.The peacock woke up immediately although she didn’t sleep last night. She smiled happily and said “Oh, it’s beautiful.
I have never seen such beautiful color like these. How can you make it? ” “It is my secret and you don’t need to know that. ” The Raven answered. Then she opened slowly and used a stick to stir the liquid contained in each bottle.
The Peacock looked at this with the serious eyes. She really wanted to try it. She loves color, she usually pick some flowers put on her feather and look at herself on the water. But she couldn’t keep it in a long time because those colorful flowers would be flown by the wind.
But now if she paints these colors on her feather she could keep it forever. She said “I want to try first. ” The Raven was surprised by the Peacock’s behavior. She smiled and said “All right.
I will paint for you and show you how wonderful it is. ” “Now sit down, be silent and remember do not move when I’m painting” the Raven continued. The Peacock followed all of what the Raven said without discomfort. The Raven started from the tail of the Peacock first.
She painted slowly and carefully for each feather. Then she moved to the wings of the Peacock. She used all of the color then she blended it and made it more colorful.The Raven was really an artist.
It took her almost a day to finish. By the time she finished, the Peacock asked “Have you finish yet? ” with a drowsy voice. That was the twentieth time she asked this question. She had been sleeping when the Raven was painting.
“I just finished it”, the Raven said wearily. Again, the Peacock woke up immediately. Right away she ran to the river and look at her in the water. “IT’S WONDERFUL! “, she burst out.
She spread out her wings and her tail. It was so beautiful. She couldn’t tell how many colors she has. “So what do you think? I’m not a bad painter, am I? , the Raven asked proudly.
The Peacock said “I’m sorry I didn’t believe you. But I will paint for you. ” The Raven was so tired and hungry. She just wanted to go home now and take a rest.
But the Peacock made her take a seat although she didn’t want. And eventually, she had to accept the Peacock paint for her. And it was also a wrong choice.The Peacock didn’t know how to paint, how to blend colors so she just painted whatever she want.
The Raven wanted to finish quickly so she asked “Have it done? ” and the Peacock always answered “Just a little bit to be done. The Raven became more and more tired and hungry. She couldn’t stand anymore. She was scowling “Can you finish it? I’m so hungry now.
” But the Peacock kept answering “Just a little bit to be done. ” The Raven suddenly stood up. Unfortunately, she slipped on the bottle which was put down by Peacock and fell down. All of the colors were poured out on her feather.
It’s so terrible. Her feather became black. Among these colors, the black was used just a little so it still has so much in the bottle. And now it made Raven’s feathers turn black.
The Peacock couldn’t believe that. She couldn’t talk.Her mouth couldn’t open. She was so scared.
The Raven was extremely angry. She shrieked “I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE ANYMORE. ” And then she ran back to the forest and disappeared in the darkness. The day after Peacock tried to find Raven but she couldn’t.
She just wanted to say that wasn’t her fault. And when she ran around to find Raven, everybody saw her new feather. They were surprised. They surrounded her and decided to choose her for the Queen of bird in that forest.
Although she become the Queen of bird, she was still unhappy. She had lost the most important friend in her life forever.
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