Oban's Myths & Legends
Why Owls Stare
Native American - Choctaw Story
retold by Sanjit
Sometimes one of them would boast about how fast they could fly, or their relatives could fly, or how far, and how good their eyesight was when they were high above the ground.
“No,” said Pigeon. “That’s not right. There are lots more pigeons than owls.”
“There’s only one way to find out,” hooted Owl, fluffing out his feathers.
”I challenge you to a counting!”
“Agreed,” cooed Pigeon. “Where and when should we do this? We’ll need lots of perching space.”
Owl scratched his wing feathers with his beak as he thought for a moment.
Then he said “the Big Woods will do. It’s a nice place, with plenty of trees for everyone to land.”