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The Wood Grouse and the Drake

Once upon a time a Wood-Grouse and a Drake lived together. When it got cold the Drake would fly to warmer lands.

The Wood-Grouse would fly after him, weeping bitterly. Because of the cold and his tears, his eyes would swell and turn red.

The Drake felt sorry for his friend. He plucked some blue feathers from out of his neck and some white down from under his wings and wrapped up the Wood-Grouse to make him nice and warm.

Since that time the Wood-Grouse has had the same plumage as the Drake -- blue on the neck and white under the wings.