English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables -18. The Caged Bird and the Bat
A songbird lives trapped in a cage outside the cottage window of a hunter. The bird can sing beautifully but never does so during daylight hours, having been caught by the hunter because of her song. The hunter wants the bird to sing for him, but during the day she pretends to be asleep, only singing at night.
One night a bat flies past and asks the bird why she only sings at night. She explains that this is her plan not to get caught by a hunter again. The bat responds that there’s no use following this plan now that she’s already been caught.