Field Mouse meets the Big Black Bird
"Caw! Caw!" said the big black bird as he looked up from his chores.
"Welcome visitor, to the Pretzel Tree Trail"
"Hello, I am the Field Mouse," responded the newcomer. "What is that you are doing?"
The bird lifted his head to one side as if to better see the visitor. "I am cleaning up the forest. I pick up what other animals leave behind. That is the business of the Crow," replied the bird as he lowered his head so that his big beak was very close to the nose of the Field Mouse. "I have to remind some visitors of their forest manners.
"What can I do to make sure I have good manners?" asked the Field Mouse.
"First, all that you bring into the forest must go out with you," answered the Crow.
"Next, that which belongs in the forest must remain here.
And last, do not wander off the trail."
Satisfied, the Crow flew up and disappeared into the treetops. "Caw! Caw!
"What is a Pretzel Tree? Wondered the Field Mouse as he continued down the trail.