Deep within the forest alongside a babbling brook, a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs and crashed to the ground below. After recovering from his daze, he slowly climbed to the top branch of the tree again, jumped off and flapping his front legs desperately, fell to the ground.
The turtle tried again and again while a couple of birds sitting on a branch watched his sad efforts.
Finally, the female bird turned to her mate. “Dear,” she chirped, “Don’t you think it’s time we tell him he’s adopted?”