As the bush fire drew closer, two wood pigeons decided in was time make their escape and fly off. “What about me?” said their friend, the toad, “Won’t you help me?” At length, it was agreed that they would carry a stick between their two beaks and that toad would hold onto the stick with his mouth. As they flew high up in the air a fire fighter saw the unusual sight and said aloud, “Wow! I wonder who thought up that trick.”

“I did,” said the toad!

Moral: Sometimes it pays to keep your mouth shut.