Quechan Fable

Someday there is a great forest fire. All the animals rush away and try to save themselves. Helplessly they watch the fire which consumes the trees. But the little hummingbird, flies to the river, picks up a few drops of water in its beak and drops it on the fire. All the animals laugh at it and say: ‚What do you think you are doing? The fire is too big and your little drops of water are not enough to put it out. The little hummingbird continues and goes back and forth and it says , I am doing the best I can‘. The great Being hears the little bird, takes pity and sends a rainstorm to put the fire out.