Hyperion (1993), Edition: 1st, 40 pages
A retelling of the Australian aboriginal tale about a snake that swallows a lark in an effort to win a singing contest.
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40 p.; 8.25 inches
156282399X / 9781562823993
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Sanke wanted to win the singing contest on the island so badly, but he did not have the most beautiful voice. Hark had the most beautiful voice, and snake came up with a sneaky plan. Snake swallowed hark just enough so that when he opened his mouth, hark would sing a song of sorrow and it appeared that snake was singing. Snake won the singing contest, but whenever he was asked to do an oncore, hark scratched his throat instead of singing. Snake coughed up hark and was caught. Today this island is known as Australia, and someone who can not be trusted is called a 'snake in the grass.'
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