Chapter 6 - Little escapades
"Oh Binni, we dare not!" cried Bindee. "How can we steal back the recipe from the rabbits without being caught?"
Binni sat quietly for a moment. His stomach growled as he sniffed the wind. He and his family had been so hungry since the rabbits invaded. Suddenly, Binni began to smile. "We shall ask Zeela for help."
Bindee was so astonished that she tumbled backwards down the hillock they were sitting on. "Binni Nimu" she exclaimed, picking herself up and dusting off the hot desert sand, "You are the silliest, most stupid creature I’ve ever met!"
Binni laughed. "Just think, Bindee, if we can persuade Zeela to give the rabbit soldiers a horrible fright, maybe we can dash inside our old burrow and grab the egg recipe while they are not looking!"
Bindee's eyes began to twinkle: "Oh Binni, perhaps you are right! Maybe Zeela will not eat us if we explain why we have come."
"Zeela will help," said Binni. "She hates the way the rabbits eat the land bare. Even snakes do not like to see their homes blown away and the trees die."
Bindee danced around, scared but excited at the thought of helping her family. "I shall come with you!" she said, dashing over to pull Binni's tail. "I shall be brave, just like Uncle Burra says."
"That's wonderful, Bindee," said her cousin. "I shall need your help if our plan is to succeed.
"But let's keep our adventure a secret for now. Somehow, I don't think it's what Father meant when he told us to have courage!"