Chapter 3 - Egg time!
The burrow glittered with wonderful colours and shapes. Finally, Grandma BeeBee took off her glasses and put her recipe away: "It's time to decorate the eggs," she smiled.
Binni knew that eggs meant the start of new life and new hope, so he made his especially beautiful. He painted rich red eggs, the colour of the hot desert earth, and splashed them with bright sparkles, because the desert is full of life.
Next, he painted soft green eggs and sprinkled them with the colours of the wild flowers he had once seen, soon after the water fell from the sky.
Then Binni painted warm yellow eggs, the colour of the early morning sun before it fades in the heat of the day. These he gave to Bindee, who decorated them with animals and birds.
Finally, Binni painted deep blue eggs, the colour of the early evening sky when he and his family came out of their burrow to feed and play. Bindee decorated these with twinkling stars. Then she carefully painted each with the big, round moon that hangs on the horizon when the night is clear.
When all the eggs were finished the burrow was ablaze with the colours of the land.
"How proud I am of you all," said Burra Nimu. "Now we can start our journey to the children."
Everyone laughed and cheered: "Hooray! Hooray for the children!"
Burra Nimu nuzzled Binni and Bindee playfully: "Little Ones, you are the colours of the rainbow!"
It was true, they all were. Even Burra Nimu, himself, was covered in paint. How they had enjoyed making the eggs. And how the children would love them!