The Birds, The Beasts and The Bat
There was once a terrible war between the birds and the beasts. For a long time it was doubtful which would win.
The bat said, "I am not a bird and I am not a beast, so I shall fight on neither side."
At last the beasts seemed to be gaining the victory. The bat flew to them and said, "I am a beast. Look at my body and you will see that I am. I shall fight on your side."
New flocks of birds came to help their relatives, and the battle soon turned against the beasts.
Then the bat skulked over to the other side. "I am a bird," said he. "I can prove it by my wings," and he fought with the birds.
At last the war was over.
After that day, neither Bird nor Beast befriended the bat. Both saw his dishonesty. Both made war upon him. And to this day, he is obliged to slink off and hide in dark places during the day, never showing his face until dusk.
Don’t we just love all the old fables and fairy tales?
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Our Skits are just as much fun. Just a bit shorter/quicker versions of the longer plays. The "learn more" link is where you'll find all the particulars. Be sure to have a look.