c. The bat went over to the beasts.
d. The bat, being half bird and half beast, said he wasn’t going to fight.
Once upon a time the birds and the beasts were enemies and had fights. [1. d. The bat, being half bird and half beast, said he wasn’t going to fight.] He thought: “I’ll wait and see who wins, then I’ll go over to those who win the fight.” [2.]
The birds and the beasts began to fight. At first the birds were going to win and the bat went over to the birds. He said: “I’m a bird, my place is with you.” But then he saw that the beasts were going to win. [3. c. The bat went over to the beasts. ] “Look, I’m very much like a mouse,” he said. “Let me be one of you.” The beasts agreed.
[4. b. But the birds were very clever, and they won the fighting.]
The bat flew away from the beasts and from the birds and found a home in a dark place. [5.]
He never comes out of his home by day because he is afraid to meet a bird or a beast. [6. a. He comes out of his home at night when the birds and beasts can’t see him.]