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How Did The Owl Get Its Hoot?

A myth submitted to the site by Florence

Village and a Wood, England

Once owls never had a hoot they just flew silently across fields catching mice. But one baby owl named Barney (the barn owl) decided that he wanted to be different from the other owls and he wanted a noise. All of the other animals had a noise the lion and tiger had their roar, the cat had its miaw and the bee had its buzz.

So one day he made his mind up, he would get a noise. Barney treked across fields and up hills until he came to a wood. In the wood he met a snake and Barney asked the snake “how did you get your hiss?”
The snake replied
“I got my hiss from a village. I heard a metal pot on the stove thing which was full of boiling water hiss and whistle.”
“Thanks!” Barney exclaimed.
So he staggered along to the village.

In the village he found a nice quiet pile of leaves and settled down to rest when all of a sudden a human walked by with a LEAF BLOWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and sucked up Barney. As he was being emptied into a bin the human took pity on him and, as Barney had broken his wing, he bandaged it up for him. As the human walked away the wind blew over the top of his boot and it whistled. Barney knew how to make the noise and hooted as loud as he could - this was it this was his noise! Now all of the owls hoot as the trend caught on.

By Florence
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