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The Tale of the Indian Bird
Once upon a time there lived an old merchant man who had a beautiful hoopie bird which he loved more than the sky and the earth. One day he had to go to India on business and remembering that the bird came from India he asked her is she would like him to bring her something. The bird asked for her freedom but the merchant declined.
"I love you too much to set you free" he said.
"Well, then please go to the forest and shout out to all the birds that live there that I am alive and well, but I am kept captive in a cage". Said the bird.
The man did as his bird had asked but no sooner had he announced the news than a wild hoopie tumbled from it's branch and fell dead at his feet.
Distressed that he had inadvertently caused the death of one of his own bird's relatives, the merchant returned home and related to his hoopie what had happened. On hearing the sad news, she collapsed on the floor of her cage.
Fearing she was dead the merchant opened the cage door and gently placed the bird on the windowsill. As soon as his hand pulled away the bird flew out of the window and was never seen again.