Robin's Lost Song
One morning Robin awoke to a wonderful spring day. â€œAhh..â€ he thought, â€œSpring has finally come!â€ He opened his mouth to sing a song communicating to the world how happy he felt. That's when he caught sight of Bluebird. Bluebird had a worm in his beak, and he was in Robin'spart of the garden! He quickly flew down to Bluebird and started his tirade. â€œBluebird, you get off of my ground this instant! You have enough food in your part of the garden, you needn't come and steal all the worms off my land!â€
â€œBut..â€ began Bluebird, but Robin wouldn't let him finish. â€œI don't care what you say, you need to leave this instant!â€ Bluebird sadly flew away, muttering to himself... â€œIf he'd just let me explain!â€
After thus defending his land, Robin flew back to his perch, and began again. But then he noticed Sparrow. Now, Sparrow was the outcast of the garden. All the other birds lorded over him, and only allowed him a tiny plot of land for himself. This morning, Sparrow was pulling up worms extra hard, and he had crossed the line between his property and Robins!
Robin had had enough of birds trying to get his worms, so he immediately flew to Sparrow and began twittering at him. â€œYou know that you're supposed to stay on your land, Sparrow, so what are you doing over here on my land? You should be thankful we allow you a plot of your own, you don't need to come and steal off of mine!â€
â€œI'm s-sorryâ€ Sparrow returned, â€œyou know that I have four little chicks at home, and well, I w-was hurrying to get enough food for them, and, I'm s-so sorry, I accidentally stepped o-over the line. I-I'm sorry, i-it won't happen again!â€
â€œI don't careâ€ Robin retorted, â€œjust make sure you keep off my land from now on!â€
By the time Robin got back to his perch, he had forgotten all about singing. All he did was sit and pout about what he saw as unfair. In fact the whole rest of the day, he didn't utter one sweet note, he just stayed to himself, and scolded anyone who interrupted him.
The next day Robin was feeling better, and was about to start his morning song, when he remembered that he'd wanted to ask Goldfinch if he could borrow his special grooming twig. He quickly arrived at Goldfinch's nest, and was about to began his petition. However, Goldfinch took one look at Robin, and quickly flew off, much to Robin's surprise. But, as he sat there all by himself, he thought how rude it was for Goldfinch to just fly off. So, he started after Goldfinch, twittering the whole while. â€œGoldfinch! You come back here! You're so rude just flying off like that... come back here so I can talk to you!â€
Finally Goldfinch landed on a nearby branch and waited for Robin to arrive. Robin landed and angrily screamed at Goldfinch, â€œWhy did you fly off like that?â€ Goldfinch looked at Robin and replied, â€œWell, I heard about your horrid temper, and didn't want to get the brunt of it. I think it's better just to stay as far away from you as possible.â€ With that, he flew off.
Robin, left all alone again, pondered on what had just happened. He looked around, and quickly noticed that birds were going out of their way just to get away from him! That hurt him deeply, and again he spent the whole day in his tree, moping around. Not one note was uttered by him that day either!
The next day Robin was tired of being alone, and he realized that he was acting with very little patience towards his friends. The first bird he saw that morning was Sparrow, pulling worms and staying as far from Robin's land as possible. Robin flew down, and said cheerfully, â€œGood morning Sparrow!â€ Sparrow hesitantly looked up and replied, â€œG-good morning R-robin.â€ Robin sorrowfully looked down and stated, â€œI'm sorry I scolded you so harshly two days ago. I realize you have a big family to feed, and, well, you can pull extra worms off my land whenever you need to. When Robin looked up again, Sparrow was looking at him with his face full of awe. Before Sparrow could say anything, Robin flew off to find Bluebird.
Bluebird was in bed when he arrived, sick with a fever. Robin sadly went in and apologized. â€œI'm sorry Bluebird, for the mean way I treated you, would you forgive me for not letting you explain?â€ Bluebird of course was most obliging, glad to have his friend back to normal. Robin soon flew off with a cheery â€œGet well soon!â€
Goldfinch was harder to find. Robin finally found him, hidden among the daffodils. As Robin landed, Goldfinch boldly looked up, but braced himself for the scolding he expected. However, Robin simply landed and said â€œI'm sorry for the way I lost my temper when I didn't get my way, please forgive me,â€ and then flew off.
When Robin arrived back in his tree he felt as if a load had been lifted off his wings. With his heart full, he threw back his head, and started off into his sweetest song ever.