A Great Worry
One clever and bumptious Sparrow meets in the savannah a lonely and sad Rhino who wants to fly like birds. The Sparrow, using his experience, urges the Rhino to learn to fly. The attempts end with a spectacular disaster, the biggest SPLASH! in the world after the Rhino falls to a lake, and the mud floods the savannah. The disappointed Rhino cries and sighs with regret, and ashamed and discouraged Sparrow abandons his new friend. The Rhino’s sobs mean that it is always raining, so other animals run away into the savannah. Only the Sparrow who wants to make good the harm he has done suddenly discovers that the Rhinoceros has a feature that makes him unique – a wonderful horn. We watch the story as told by an old and wise Marabou to his chicks in the nest, and the biggest dream of the chicks is to take their first independent flight.