Babies… The Beginning
upon a time deep in the forest, five of many seeds that fell to the ground were
nourished and fed by the early morning dew and the warm rays of the sun. In time
the miracle of life occurred. Thus five childlike Babes, the size of a
fingernail, were born.
the adventurous five:
appears to be the eldest and the leader of the group.
likes to hunt and be the provider.
is the most creative.
always seems to get herself into trouble.
tiny beings, almost human like, spent their time hiding and surviving in the
forest the best way they could. So the day-to-day adventures of the Pod Babies
night was closing in fast and the Pod Babies were lost cold, hungry and
frightened; that was until Jack Crow flew by.
Crow, who had landed on a nearby branch, cawed to get the Babies’ attention.
“I will help you,” he said, “just you wait here.” And off he flew. How
powerful he looked, his large wings all glossy and black.
Pod said rather weakly, “Can we trust him?”
advised the group and said, “We have nothing to lose, we must put our trust in
was silent except for the rustle of the breeze in the trees and the occasional
call of the lyrebird.
was closing in and the Pod Babies were getting very tired.
heard a noise from above and saw Mr Crow flying back with a large seedpod in his
beak. He flew down and placed it at the feet of the Babies. Mr Crow said,
“This seedpod is already open and I have many more. Get each one ready as your
beds and I’ll be back with the rest.”
Babies had so much fun collecting petals and flowers for their beds that they
forgot how tired they were. Shara was the most creative of the five and layered
her pod with wild rose petals.
others tried leaves but soon found them to be itchy. After that they all used
in the meantime had come across some berries soft and red; he had seen a bird
eating the berries and collected some in his hat. When Percy returned he
discovered Mr Crow already had collected five seedpods and the other Babies were
getting settled for the evening.
asked Mr Crow about the berries, as he didn’t know what they were and if they
were safe to eat.
Crow then introduced himself to the Babies. “I am Mr Jack Crow; you can call
me Jack if you like. I know this area and what you have there are wild
raspberries, plump, wholesome food, very good for you if you are hungry.”
the Babies got together and invited Mr Crow to eat with them, as he had worked
very hard. After they had eaten the berries Joe said, “Thank you Jack, if it
wasn’t for you we would be very hungry and have nowhere to sleep, instead we
have beds and food.”
the Babies climbed into their pods and said goodnight to each other.
everyone,” she called out loudly.
were tears in each of the Baby’s eyes. Tears of happiness.
are safe now,” Penny said.
when they were settled, out of the bush came a small baby bear. All the Babies
woke with a start.
I’m lost and have nowhere to stay the night, may I stay with you? I have been
watching and I’m scared and lonely.”
the Pod Babies answered at once, much to their surprise. “Yes please do, you
can sit on a bed and protect us.”
bear sat on one bed and looked after them, making sure the Babies were
comfortable, and promising he would keep a friendly eye from above, Mr Jack Crow
you,” the Pod Babies cried, “we will miss you.”
down in between the soft petals, all was silent, except for the quiet sound of
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