The Flight of the Hummingbird
In this story, a large, sudden forest fire threatened the lives and homes of the forest. All of the animals were afraid and fled from their homes. Rabbits, bears, beavers, wolves, and all kinds of birds flew in a panic away from the fire.
Only the hummingbird would not abandon the forest. She flew to a nearby stream and brought a single drop of water to the fire in her little beak.
She did this again and again. She flew to and fro, picking up more water for the fire and bringing it drip by drip.
“What are you doing? It’s too dangerous!” exclaimed the other animals.
The hummingbird replied without stopping, “I’m doing what I can.”