Part 3 of 7
“...To get trampled on,” finished the iguana.
The animals groaned.
“Make ready to move out,” said the lion.
While the Rainbow Animals were holding their meeting, the rhinos were also busy
making plans. The rhino chief and his lieutenants were gathered around a stone table
in their castle.
“We should conquer Rainbow Country and be done with it!” thundered the chief, slamming
the table for emphasis.
“When?” asked another rhino.
“The sooner the better!”
“We should make weapons,” said the other rhino. “Heh heh, the Rainbow Animals are
sure in for a surprise!”
They trooped outside and got to work making swords, cannons, cannonballs, shields, bows, and arrows.
And if they looked very closely, they might have noticed two pairs of eyes at the
top of a hill nearby peering down at all the commotion.
“It looks like they’re getting ready to attack soon,” whispered the first squirrel
(whose name was Whisk).
The second squirrel (whose name was Flight) nodded.
The scouts turned and hurried back to Rainbow Country. When they arrived near dusk,
all the animals gathered around to listen.
“Can we really fight against such a force?” asked a giraffe.
“I told you we had to move,” said the tapir.
“We have to fight the best we can,” said the eagle.
“Hear, hear!” said a monkey.