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By Roald Dahl

What occurs while the hunter turns into the hunted?

To the Gregg relatives, looking is simply undeniable enjoyable. To the woman who lives round the corner, it really is simply undeniable terrible. She attempts to be well mannered. She attempts to speak them out of it, however the Greggs simply snicker at her. Then at some point the Greggs pass too a long way, and the little lady turns her Magic Finger on them. whilst she's very, very offended, the little girl's Magic Finger takes over. She rather can’t keep an eye on it, and now it truly is grew to become the Greggs into birds! earlier than they realize it, the Greggs reside in a nest, and that is just the start in their problems….

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Cried Mrs Gregg. ‘We will be very cautious, my love,’ stated Mr Gregg. and rancid they went. but if they obtained to the home, they discovered the entire home windows and doorways closed. there has been no method in. ‘Just examine that beastly duck cooking at my range! ’ cried Mrs Gregg as she flew previous the kitchen window. ‘How dare she! ’ ‘And examine that one keeping my attractive gun! ’ shouted Mr Gregg. ‘One of them is mendacity in my mattress! ’ yelled William, taking a look right into a most sensible window. ‘And one among them is twiddling with my electrical educate! ’ cried Philip. ‘Oh, expensive! Oh, expensive! ’ acknowledged Mrs Gregg. ‘They have taken over our entire apartment! we will by no means get it again. And what are we going to devour? ’ ‘I won't consume worms,’ stated Philip. ‘I could quite die. ’ ‘Or slugs,’ stated William. Mrs Gregg took the 2 boys below her wings and hugged them. ‘Don’t worry,’ she stated. ‘I can mince all of it up very advantageous and also you won’t even understand the variation. stunning slugburgers. scrumptious wormburgers. ’ ‘Oh no! ’ cried William. ‘Never! ’ acknowledged Philip. ‘Disgusting! ’ acknowledged Mr Gregg. ‘Just simply because we've wings, we don’t need to consume fowl nutrition. we will devour apples as an alternative. Our bushes are filled with them. Come on! ’ in order that they flew off to an apple tree. yet to consume an apple with no retaining it on your palms isn't really in any respect effortless. at any time when you are attempting to get your enamel into it, it simply pushes away. finally, they have been in a position to get a couple of small bites every one. after which it all started to get darkish, in order that they all flew again to the nest and lay right down to sleep. It should have been at approximately this time that I, again in my very own apartment, picked up the phone and attempted to name Philip. i needed to work out if the family members was once o.k.. ‘Hello,’ I stated. ‘Quack! ’ stated a voice on the different finish. ‘Who is it? ’ I requested. ‘Quack-quack! ’ ‘Philip,’ I acknowledged, ‘is that you just? ’ ‘Quack-quack-quack-quack-quack! ’ ‘Oh, cease it! ’ I stated. Then there got here a really humorous noise. It was once like a chook giggling. I positioned down the phone speedy. ‘Oh, that Magic Finger! ’ I cried. ‘What has it performed to my acquaintances? ’ That evening, whereas Mr and Mrs Gregg and Philip and William have been attempting to get a few sleep up within the excessive nest, an outstanding wind started to blow. The tree rocked back and forth, and everybody, even Mr Gregg, was once afraid that the nest may crumple. Then got here the rain. It rained and rained, and the water bumped into the nest and so they all acquired as rainy as will be – and oh, it was once a nasty, undesirable evening! eventually the morning got here, and with it the nice and cozy solar. ‘Well! ’ acknowledged Mrs Gregg. ‘Thank goodness that’s over! I by no means are looking to sleep in a nest back! ’ She acquired up and appeared over the aspect … ‘Help! ’ she cried. ‘Look! glance down there! ’ ‘What is it, my love? ’ stated Mr Gregg. He stood up and peeped over the aspect. He bought the shock of his lifestyles! at the floor under them stood the 4 huge, immense geese, as tall as males, and 3 of them have been keeping weapons of their palms. One had Mr Gregg’s gun, one had Philip’s gun, and one had William’s gun. The weapons have been all pointing correct up on the nest. ‘No! No! No! ’ known as out Mr and Mrs Gregg, either jointly. ‘Don’t shoot! Please don’t shoot! ’ ‘Why now not?

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