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1001 Stories Collection

The Eagle who thought he was a Chicken

1001 eaglewhothoughthewasachicken
Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition American folktale

North and Central America Animals Fables
1001 , Audio , Text

An adopted eagle discovers his true self.

Story

An eagle’s egg is placed in a chicken’s nest. When it hatches the hen treats the eagle as a chicken and the eagle behaves as a chicken. Other birds tell him he is an eagle but he insists he is a chicken until one day he opens his wings.

Why we chose it

This was one of the stories in The Story Museum original audio stories collection.


Added on 29th June 2020

Oral tradition American folktale

North and Central America Animals Fables
1001 , Audio , Text

Story Resources

  • The Eagle Who Thought He Was A Chicken story text PDF (186.258 KB)
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