By Roald Dahl
What occurs whilst the hunter turns into the hunted?
To the Gregg family members, looking is simply simple enjoyable. To the lady who lives round the corner, it is simply simple terrible. She attempts to be well mannered. She attempts to speak them out of it, however the Greggs merely snicker at her. Then in the future the Greggs pass too a ways, and the little woman turns her Magic Finger on them. while she's very, very offended, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She relatively can’t keep an eye on it, and now it really is became the Greggs into birds! sooner than they understand it, the Greggs live in a nest, and that is just the start in their problems….
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I’ve regularly desired to be aware of what it seems like to be a fowl! ’ ‘Your wings are usually not getting drained, are they, expensive? ’ Mr Gregg requested Mrs Gregg. ‘Not at all,’ Mrs Gregg acknowledged. ‘I may perhaps pass on for ever! ’ ‘Hey, glance down there! ’ stated Philip. ‘Somebody is jogging in our backyard! ’ all of them appeared down, and there under them, of their personal backyard, they observed 4 huge, immense wild geese! The geese have been as giant as males, and what's extra, they'd nice lengthy fingers, like males, rather than wings. The geese have been strolling in a line to the door of the Greggs’ apartment, swinging their hands and protecting their beaks excessive within the air. ‘Stop! ’ referred to as the tiny Mr Gregg, flying down low over their heads. ‘Go away! That’s my condo! ’ The geese regarded up and quacked. the 1st one positioned out a hand and opened the door of the home and went in. The others went in after him. The door close. The Greggs flew down and sat at the wall close to the door. Mrs Gregg started to cry. ‘Oh, expensive! Oh, expensive! ’ she sobbed. ‘They have taken our apartment. What we could do? we haven't any position to head! ’ Even the lads started to cry a section now. ‘We could be eaten by means of cats and foxes within the evening! ’ acknowledged Philip. ‘I are looking to sleep in my very own mattress! ’ stated William. ‘Now then,’ stated Mr Gregg. ‘It isn’t any sturdy crying. That won’t aid us. Shall I let you know what we will do? ’ ‘What? ’ they stated. Mr Gregg checked out them and smiled. ‘We are going to construct a nest. ’ ‘A nest! ’ they stated. ‘Can we do this? ’ ‘We needs to do it,’ stated Mr Gregg. ‘We’ve obtained to have someplace to sleep. persist with me. ’ They flew off to a tall tree, and correct on the best of it Mr Gregg selected where for the nest. ‘Now we need sticks,’ he acknowledged. ‘Lots and many little sticks. Off you move, all of you, and locate them and produce them again right here. ’ ‘But we haven't any palms! ’ acknowledged Philip. ‘Then use your mouths. ’ Mrs Gregg and the kids flew off. quickly they have been again, sporting sticks of their mouths. Mr Gregg took the sticks and began to construct the nest. ‘More,’ he acknowledged. ‘I wish a growing number of and extra sticks. preserve going. ’ The nest started to develop. Mr Gregg used to be first-class at making the sticks stick jointly. After it slow he acknowledged, ‘That’s adequate sticks. Now i would like leaves and feathers and such things as that to make the interior great and delicate. ’ The development of the nest went on and on. It took decades. yet finally it used to be comprehensive. ‘Try it,’ acknowledged Mr Gregg, hopping again. He was once more than happy together with his paintings. ‘Oh, isn’t it stunning! ’ cried Mrs Gregg, going into it and sitting down. ‘I suppose i'd lay an egg any second! ’ The others all received in beside her. ‘How hot it's! ’ acknowledged William. ‘And what enjoyable to be residing so excessive up,’ acknowledged Philip. ‘We will be small, yet not anyone can damage us up the following. ’ ‘But what approximately meals? ’ stated Mrs Gregg. ‘We haven’t had a specific thing to devour all day. ’ ‘That’s right,’ Mr Gregg stated. ‘So we are going to now fly again to the home and cross in by way of an open window and get the tin of biscuits while the geese aren’t having a look. ’ ‘Oh, we'll be pecked to bits via these soiled nice geese! ’ cried Mrs Gregg. ‘We will be very cautious, my love,’ stated Mr Gregg.