One evening, Mother bat had to go out and find insects
"You have grown too big for me to carry," said Mother bat. "Stay here with the other bat pups. I will be home soon."
"Oh mother," cried Echo, "I want to fly too. When can I learn?"
"Soon enough," replied Mother bat.
Before she left, Mother bat warned Echo and the other pups, "Be careful not to fall because there are owls and snakes who would like to have you for their dinner!"