A Marriage Blessed by the Sun – Page 5

The long-tailed Quetzal, the most splendid bird in all of the Mayan land, was the first to speak. "Use my feathers," he offered, spreading his long green tail feathers. "And take part of mine," said the Violet-green Swallow leaning low enough so that they could pluck pearl white feathers from its chest. "Now you need some of my red feathers for a scarf," screeched the finch. He gave so many red feathers to Dzunuume that there were only a couple left for the tiny bride.
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