The Mouse and the Magpie
by Sung Lijuan
Once upon a time there was a mouse named Meilin and she was very hungry.
She saw a Magpie and said "please Magpie I am very hungry; can I have nuts from that tall tree?"
The Magpie shook the branches of the tree and the nuts fell down and Meilin ate them and she wasn't hungry anymore.
Then one day Meilin found the Magpie and it was caught in a snare. And the Magpie said "please Meilin let me go!" And Meilin chewed through the snare and Magpie got free, but only because she kept Meilin from starving when the mouse was very hungry.