Of course the
magpie and the crow came along. They forgot after three days that
they were cheeky with their uncle, the eagle. Like young children
always forget nowadays, they go out and do certain things and they
get cheeky and then they remember that they have to go home. So
the magpie and the crow walked in but the uncle, the wise bird,
As they were in the cave he said, 'Now I will punish them. They've
broken the law.'
So he went out in front of the cave and got dry brush down and set
it alight. He was going to burn all the birds to punish the magpie
and the crow and of course the fire started blazing.
The kookaburra said, 'There's a big fire.'
So the kookaburra, the kingfisher and all the young parrots all went
out, but the magpie was halfway in the cave and he got half burned
so magpies are now black and white.