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Ducks Echo
by Robert B Chambers

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
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Ever wonder why ducks quack when they fly?



Ducks Echo



In the beginning all birds and ducks had to walk up to the watering hole to drink just like all the other animals. The larger animals would often step on the littler birds and ducks, when they went to the watering hole. This was a hazard the smaller birds and ducks had to face every day.

Each day all the other birds would make fun of the ducks flat feet, the way they waddled when they walked, and the fact that all ducks had bills, not beaks like other birds, as they approached the watering hole.

One day the ducks were flying over the watering hole trying to find a place to land on the edge. But no one would let the ducks land near the watering hole. As the ducks were circling, they saw three little birds get pushed into the deep end of the watering hole by some bigger animals. No one had the courage to go wade out into the deep water and help the three little bird. The ducks circling above saw that no one was helping the three little birds and started to dive downwards through the air towards the deep end of the watering hole to save the three little birds as they were quaking. The three little birds were staring to drown and were going under the water by now. The ducks came swooping down as they were quaking towards the little drowning birds and dove into the water grabbing the three little birds and saving them from harm.

And to this day the only birds that can land on water are ducks, and the only sound that doesn’t echo is a ducks quack. That way you know which way the ducks are coming if you need help from drowning.



Folklore from

Hobee's Quest: Goes Abroad


Robert B. Chambers

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Reviewed by Robert Cosmar 5/31/2011
An excellent take on one of the most pleasant of waterfowl, Robert. I enjoyed reading it. Nicely done.
Reviewed by eliza keating 8/29/2010
i enjoyed this lovely piece so much ...very well done ..eliza keating
Reviewed by 000 000 11/12/2008
Good reading...and education. What else can one need
Sunshine to you, CarolHawks
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/29/2008
Very nicely done,take care

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/28/2008
Interesting folklore recited with such style....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/28/2008
And I do love DUCKS..enjoyed..thanks...HUgs

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