The Smart Bird, Pretending to Be Dead,
Cleverly Escapes the Cage
Mastering the method taught, the little bird
chirped, "All right! Good method! Now I understand how to get out of
the cage!" When the bird saw his owner approaching in the distance, he
applied the expedient method. Sticking his legs out straight and
closing his eyes, he waited for his owner to come close.
Every day when the owner came home, he always
played with this bird that he was so fond of. Talking to it would
cheer him up. And so, as usual, upon his return, he first
went to check on his bird. But this time when he looked in the cage he
was shocked. He practically burst into tears. Why? His little bird
lay on the floor of the cage, unmoving. He couldn't have been more
upset if his own son had died. In fact, it's likely that this bird
meant even more to him than his son!