The Bird, Turtle, and Deer The Bird, Turtle, and Deer
More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt ReadOasis Step 5 (Part 1) Creative Commons Photo by Minette Layne Once upon a time, a Deer... The Bird, Turtle, and Deer

More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt
ReadOasis Step 5
(Part 1)

Creative Commons Photo by Minette Layne

Once upon a time, a Deer lived in a forest near a lake. Not far from the same lake, a Bird had a nest in the top of a tree, and in the lake lived a Turtle. The three were friends and lived together happily.

A hunter, wandering about in the wood, saw the footprints of the Deer near the edge of the lake. “I must trap the Deer, going down into the water,” he said, and setting a strong trap of ...

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