One day, a huge fire started in a forest that was home to several animal species. All of them were terrified and aghast, watching the disaster helplessly. "What's going to happen to us? What will become of us?"

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During this pandemonium, only one tiny hummingbird was busy, going to get a few drops of water in its beak to throw on the fire. He flew back and forth non-stop from the river to the blaze.

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After a while, the armadillo, irritated by the hummingbird's pathetic efforts, said: "Are you a fool! You don't believe that with these drops of water you're going to put out the fire?!" The hummingbird responded: "I know I won't, but I'm doing my share."

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Every animal was affected by this reply and got to work. Each one did its part and they succeeded in saving the forest.

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When you see a hummingbird, think of its determination. We each have a responsibility to the world. Regardless of what happens, if we put our minds to it, we all have some power.

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • list the primary plot details

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