THE GLOWWORM AND THE JACKDAW
By Ramaswami Raju
JACKDAW once ran up to a Glowworm and was about to seize him.
moment, good friend," said the Worm, "and you shall
hear something to
"Ah! what is it?" said the Daw.
"I am but one of the many glowworms that live in this forest.
wish to have them all, follow me," said the Glowworm.
"Certainly!" said the Daw.
Then the Glowworm led him to a place in the wood where a fire
kindled by some woodmen, and pointing to the sparks flying about,
"There you find the glowworms warming themselves round a
you have done with them I shall show you some more, at a distance
The Daw darted at the sparks and tried to swallow some of them,
mouth being burned by the attempt, he ran away exclaiming, "Ah,
Glowworm is a dangerous little creature!"