One morning a little blind Eclectus parrot was hopping along the ground, and
he tripped over a large snake and fell, "KERPLOP" right on his little
"Oh, Please excuse me!" said the bird.
"I didn't mean to trip over you, but you see, I'm blind and
could not see."
"That's perfectly all
right," replied the snake. "To be sure, it was MY
fault. I didn't mean to trip you, but I'm blind too, and I didn't see you
coming. By the way, what kind of animal are you?"
"Well, I really don't know," said the
Eclectus. "I'm blind, and I've never seen myself. Maybe you could examine me
and find out."
So the snake felt the bird all over, and he
said, "Well, you're soft, and feathery, and you have a long
tail, and a big beak; YOU must be a BIRD!"
The little blind Eclectus
was so pleased that he danced with joy. Then he said, "I
can't thank you enough, but by the way, WHAT kind of animal are YOU?"
The snake replied that he didn't know, so the bird agreed to examine
HIM, and then the snake said, "Well, what kind of an animal
The Eclectus replied, "You're hard, you're
cold, you're slimy, and you haven't got any balls--you must be a lawyer!"