"Of course the little seagulls were quite certain that nothing like that would ever happen, but one day it did.
"They were playing tag on the surface of the water and so interested in their game that they didn't notice until too late that a great huge boat was coming along. The captain of the boat had blown the whistle to scare the seagulls away. They hadn't heard it at all, so busy were they playing, and it hit poor little Bluey Seagull. One of the others called out:
"'Oh, fly up quickly, Bluey!' He was not badly hit, for the pilot of the boat had seen the seagulls and made the boat slow down.
"Bluey was frightened almost out of his wits, but with the encouragement of the other seagulls he managed to fly off.