Eddy goes to school.
Eddy was up early the next day. He told Ella about his adventure with Spot and the
coyotes. Ella was very glad she had stayed in the cage. But when Eddy told her about Father
eagle she cried.
So Eddy told her Father eagle was watching her as well. "You will see him someday too,
Ella", he said. " Ella, we have to go to school today. Father eagle said so." That did not make
her happy, but they set to work cleaning and oiling their feathers.
Eagles have a lot of feathers and it takes a long time to clean them all. Finely they finished
just in time to eat a bite and go with the Ranger when he came to take them to school.
The young eagles were surprised to see all kinds of birds at the school, but no other
eagles. "This must be the wrong school" Eddy said. "No all young birds go here," they were
told. Ranger took them to their room and met Teacher Brown, he left and the teacher said "
Sit here in front of my desk. I want to see that you are listening." This teacher didn't seem
very friendly. The young eagles were very nervous of her.
Ella began to cry a little, she was really scared. Eddy whispered to her in eagle talk to calm
her down. Teacher looked at them frowning, "you will be quiet or stand in the corner."
Finely it was recess, Ella was afraid to go outside and stood by the door watching. Eddy
went out to try the swings. Then he saw a big goose boy picking on a little chicken. "You big
bully. Eddy said, pick on someone your own size." Eddy squawked and flapped his wings at
the goose like he had the cat. I am getting pretty good at this he thought, until the goose ran
screaming to the teacher. Here she came and when Eddy looked around the chicken had
disappeared. When Eddy told her "he was picking on a little chicken" he could see the
teacher didn't believe him. But the bell rang, and everyone ran for the building. The teacher
hurried in saying " I'll speak to you later eagle."
Back inside, Eddy sat looking out the window, what was that up in the sky? It was Father
eagle watching over them.
Eddy could not read yet and besides Teacher Brown had not given him a book. He was
bored listening to the others trying to read. All at once, thump. Eddy was thumped with a
ruler. "You pay attention" She said. Eddy was glad Father eagle was watching. He heard a
shrill whistle and he knew his father had seen all that had happened. Ella was afraid to move
at all. But the little chicken peeped from behind him and Eddy knew he had made a friend.
Boy, were the young eagles glad when the bell rang to go home. As they started out
Teacher Brown handed Eddy a letter, "give this to the ranger." She told Eddy.
On the bus some big birds tried to push Chicken Little out of his seat, Eddy screeched at
them and they backed up, then the eagles sat with him. Eddy and Ella were glad to get back
to the ranger station. Ranger was waiting for them, & when Eddy gave him the letter he
opened it and said "what happened Eddy, the teacher says you caused trouble, she doesn't
want you to come back?"
After Eddy explained, Ranger said "well school is about out for the summer, and I have
been thinking of getting you a special teacher anyway. How would you like to be taught by
"If you don't mind I would like to go back for a while. Chicken Little needs my help."
Eddy said. "Ella might like to stay home." "I will go with you Eddy," Ella said "I am an
eagle too, I should act like one." "Well," Ranger said, "I will talk to the teacher."
Chicken Little and the young eagles became good friends. Soon the bigger birds left
the small chicken alone. They had heard stories about how powerful eagles were, they didn't
want to mess with Eddy and Ella, even if they were only baby eagles.
Do you know what the eagles learned? I think they learned, being an eagle means to help
someone in trouble, be kind to others, even those that are different. They learned people can
be unkind, no matter what their age. They learned their father was always watching over
them, and they should do the things that would make him proud.
Did you know God is your heavenly Father and he watches over you? We need to do
things that make him proud too. He has even given you an angel to watch over you all the
time. Just think of it, your angel is right behind you all the time. He watches all you do, he
listens to all you say. Sometimes he protects you and you don't even know it. You are never
alone, even in new places around new people.
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