独白：Once upon a time,all the birds were invited to a feast in the sky.They were very happy and began themselves for the great day. They painted their bodies deep red and drew beautiful patterns on them with dye.
Tortoise saw all these preparations and soon discovered what it all meant.Slowly and surely he began to plan how he would go to the sky.So he said to the birds.
Tortoise:Dear my angles,we have lived there for many years ,and we are best friends.So would each of you like to give me one feather to help me go to the sky?
Bird1:No!We will never do that !We know you too well,you are full of cunning and ungrateful!
Bird2:What you are saying is right!If we allow the wicked tortoise to come with us ,he will soon begin his mischief.
独白：The birds said angrily to the tortoise.
Birds:We know you of old!
Tortoise:You do not know me ,I am an changed man.I am not the mischievous man
you once knew.On the contrary ,I am thoughtful and well-meaning.Rest assured,I promise I will not cause you any trouble.
独白：Tortoise had a sweet tongue ,and within a short time all the birds agreed that he was a changed man,and they all gave him a feather ,with which he made two splendidly colorful wings.
独白:At last the great day came ,the Tortoise and all the birds arrived at the meeting place on time. The cunning tortoise ate the best part of the food and two pots of palm wine by naming himself All of You .He ate so much food that the birds had no choice but eat what was left.Some of them were too angry to eat .
B1:Look at what terrible things the tortoise had done! He is still full of cunning and ungrateful as he used to !
B2:We are too foolish to trust him .Let us do something to punish him for his bad behaviors !
独白：Before all the birds fly home ,they each took back the feathers he had lent to tortoise. The tortoise stood in his hard shell full of food and wine but without any wings to fly home.He asked the parrot to take a message for his wife.
Tortoise:Tell my wife,to bring out all the soft things in my house and cover the ground with them so that I can jump down from the sky without hurting myself.
独白：Parrot promised faithfully to deliver the message ,however,he told the tortoise’s wife to bring out all the hard and sharp things in the house.So after the tortoise
crashed to the ground ,his shell broke into hundreds of pieces.But there was a great
medicine man in the neighborhood gathered all the bits of shell and stuck them
together.That’s why the tortoise’s shell is not smooth.