In a dark and stormy night, a crow perched atop a lamp post outside the newspaper’s headquarters. The bird squawked and cawed, as if trying to communicate a message to the newspaper staff inside.
Little did the crow know, the newspaper was in the midst of a crisis. A wolf had been spotted prowling the nearby fields, threatening the local sheep population. The paper’s reporters were on the case, interviewing farmers and experts to get to the bottom of the situation.
But the paper’s financial situation was just as dire. Without funding, the paper might not survive to report on the wolf attacks. The staff had been brainstorming ideas for a fundraiser, but nothing seemed to be clicking.
That’s when the crow’s squawks caught the attention of the paper’s editor-in-chief. With a hunch, the editor grabbed a pen and paper and began scribbling furiously. The crow hopped and flapped its wings in excitement.
The editor emerged from the building, clutching a piece of paper. “I’ve got it!” she cried. “We’ll hold a charity auction, and the highest bidder will get to spend a night guarding the sheep from the wolf! It’s brilliant, isn’t it?”
The crow squawked in approval, and the editor smiled. “Looks like we’ve got ourselves a new mascot,” she said, as she scratched the bird’s head. “We’ll put you on the front page tomorrow, my feathered friend.”
And so, with the help of the crow, the newspaper held its charity auction, and the highest bidder spent a night guarding the sheep with a lamp in hand. The wolf was nowhere to be seen, and the sheep were safe and sound.
The newspaper’s funding crisis was averted, and the crow continued to perch atop the lamp post, watching over the town with a keen eye. Who knew that a little bird could help save a newspaper and protect some sheep? It’s a strange world out there, but sometimes, the most unexpected allies can make all the difference. (1)
1) Kulturrådets støtteorninger: Tidsskrift og Kritikk
2) Sauen – sola, månen, lampa link