A long time ago, the tortoise known as the wisest among all animals on earth was invited to a feast in by the king of the sky with his friends the birds. As the great day for the feast approached, the birds began to work together on how to the tortoise would travel to the venue
Omoko, the talking bird decided that each bird should contribute a feather that would be stitched to tortoise to enable him fly. All the birds worked hard for days and finally, the tortoise had wings of different feather colours. He was so regal to behold in all the colours and felt proud that he could fly.
At last the day arrive for tortoise and his friends, the birds gather at the square . As they were about to fly off, tortoise told his friends that it would be suitable for everyone to choose a new title name to be addressed with the feast.
His friends were happy and every one choose its title and the tortoise informed his friends that he would be known as “Mr. All of you”. They all agreed and flew to the sky, the venue of the feast.
When they arrived, the King of the sky presented the visitors with a feast of choice food, meat and drinks but as they settled to begin, the tortoise asked their host, who the food was for. Their host said all of you.
The tortoise smartly reminded his friends of his new name, informing them the food was for him alone. The birds watch as the tortoise ate and drank alone. The birds ate only the bones and the remnant left by the tortoise. This continued for the three days of the feast.
The last day, the birds decided to collect their feathers from the tortoise sadly, as they were about to depart, the tortoise pleaded with them to deliver a message to his wife back home. They all refused but Omoko accepted to inform tortoise wife.
The tortoise asked him to inform the wife to bring out all the soft objects in their home outside, so he that he could drop from the sky unhurt into them. Omoko agreed but when he got to tortoise house, he informed Mrs. tortoise that the husband wanted her to bring out all the hard/sharp objects in their home.
Mrs Tortoise obeyed. From the sky the tortoise could see the wife arranging the things in place and he was very excited and he jumped. Unfortunately, he landed on sharp hard objects that shattered his shell.
This is why the till date, the tortoise shell have marks, from the crash.