Early Bird Catches the Worm

It was a warm spring afternoon. Mrs. Robin was in the garden. She was looking for some big juicy dew worms to feed her children but she wasn’t having any luck. Her children were hungry and Mrs. Robin was running out of patience. She was starting to get angry.

“I can’t believe this,” said Mrs. Robin, angrily to herself. “I can’t find any big juicy dew worms. All I can find are small ones and they don’t fill the children up. My poor children are hungry.”

“Good afternoon,” said Mrs. Tulip, who was taking a leisurely walk in the garden.

“I don’t see what is so good about it,” snapped Mrs. Robin.

“Oh dear,” said Mrs. Tulip. “It sounds like you are angry. What is the matter?”

“I am angry,” said Mrs. Robin. “I can’t find any big juicy dew worms and my children are hungry. All I can find are the small ones and they don’t fill the children up.”

“That is funny,” said Mrs. Tulip. “I saw tons of big juicy dew worms this morning. They were on the pathway. What time are you looking for them?”

“I looked for them about an hour ago,” said Mrs. Robin.

“That could be the problem,” said Mrs. Tulip. “They say the early bird catches the worm.”

“I will try that first thing tomorrow morning,” said Mrs. Robin. “Thank you.”

The next morning, Mrs. Robin flew over to the garden pathway. Her children was still asleep.

“Oh my!” exclaimed Mrs. Robin, seeing the biggest, juiciest dew worms she had ever seen along the pathway. “Look at them all.”

Mrs. Robin took as many as she could fit in her beak. Her children were awake when she returned. They were so happy when they saw the size of the worms their mother had brought home for them.

“Thank you so much,” said Mrs. Robin, when she saw Mrs. Tulip later that day. “You were right. The early bird does catch the worms.”

“I am very happy for you and your children,” said Mrs. Tulip.


Moral of this Story:

  • Early bird catches the worm.
  • Example: Mrs. Robin took the advice of Mrs. Tulip and searched for dew worms first thing in the morning.

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