In this chapter, we follow the struggles of a young seagull who is afraid to take his first flight. As his siblings and parents soar in the skies, the young seagull remains on the ledge, fearful of the vast expanse of the sea below him. Despite witnessing his brothers and sister successfully taking to the skies, he lacks the courage to follow suit.
His parents, disappointed and frustrated by his unwillingness to fly, threaten to let him starve on the ledge. Feeling abandoned and hungry, the young seagull becomes increasingly desperate. He watches his family from afar, envious of their newfound skills and the freedom they enjoy.
As the heat of the day intensifies, the young seagull becomes increasingly desperate for food. He calls out to his mother, who eventually picks up a piece of fish and flies toward him. However, she halts mid-flight, leaving the food tantalizingly out of reach. Driven by hunger and desperation, the young seagull lunges for the fish, plunging into the open air.
Terrified, the young seagull feels the wind rush past him. His fear quickly subsides as he instinctively spreads his wings, and he realizes he's no longer plummeting but soaring through the air. His family celebrates his achievement, swooping and diving around him as he experiences the joy and exhilaration of flight for the first time.
The chapter concludes with the young seagull overcoming his fear and embracing his newfound ability to fly. No longer held back by his anxieties, he joins his family in their aerial adventures, exploring the world from a new perspective and discovering a sense of freedom he never knew before. The young seagull's journey serves as an inspiring tale of courage, self-discovery, and triumph over adversity.