…Eagle and Skunk retired to their beds after eating.
Before long Skunk began to laugh out loud.
“You are very annoying,” said Eagle, “what is so funny that it is worth keeping me awake?”
“We have mice,” said Skunk, “and one of them keeps running across my belly. It is so very ticklish.”
But the Frog sisters emerged from under Eagle’s pillow and whispered in his ear, “Nephew let us tell you something, Skunk has the Plover sisters with him in his bed, only, they wanted to marry you and we were destined for him but Skunk would not allow it. That is what tickles him so much, he lied to you about the fire.”
“It is well that you have told me this,” said Eagle to the Frog sisters.
The next morning Eagle arose early whilst Skunk was still sound asleep.
He packed the Frog sisters back off home with as much venison as they could carry and scolded Skunk to wake up.
“Why are you sleeping so late!”
“I must have fallen into a deep sleep,” explained Skunk. “That mouse kept me awake such a long time before I got off.”
So, Eagle went out to hunt again and Skunk spent the day with the Plover sisters.
Eagle was deeply worried, “Whatever it is that Skunk is up to,” he thought to himself, “tomorrow I will get my revenge.”…
to be continued