The Eagle and the King

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 The Eagle and the King

An Albanian Story by Anonymous


Once there was a boy who used to go hunting in the mountains with his bow and arrow. One day, the boy spent all afternoon hunting in the mountains, but there were no animals to be found and he soon grew worried that there would be no food on his table that night.
All of a sudden, the boy heard a sound from high above. When he looked up he saw a mighty eagle crossing the skies at great speed. The eagle was carrying a snake in its long claws and the boy watched as the mighty bird flew towards its nest built high up the mountain, right near the peak where the boy had never been before.
He watched closely as the eagle dropped the snake into its nest before flying away once mor