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Wise Owl Native American Story Loosely based on an Iroquois Myth There is an old saying, "wise as an owl". People are always saying that, but the truth is, owls were not always wise. Retold by Lin Donn Illustrated by Phillip Martin
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Once upon a time, a long time ago, the Everything-Maker was very busy, making all the animals and all the plants and all the rocks and caverns and everything else that covered the earth. Owl waited for his turn. He had been given a voice, two eyes, a head, a body, and strong wings. "I want a long neck like Swan," Owl told the Everything-Maker. "I want red feathers like Cardinal and a beak like Hawk."
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"Yes, yes," mumbled the Everything-Maker. “Whatever you want. But you must wait your turn." The Everything-Maker looked sharply at Owl. "Your eyes are open again. You know that no one is allowed to watch me work. Turn around and close your eyes. I have no time for you now. I am busy creating Rabbit."
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The Everything-Maker turned his attention back to Rabbit who was shaking
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course EL ED 365 taught by Professor Brothermercier during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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