Chapter 6 - The Big Day
That night Beano was very worried about the big day and he had a nightmare when he fell asleep. The next day when he awoke he heard a loud noise and he saw a big machine trundling across the yard. Jasper was not afraid of the machine that Bill was driving but poor Beano was still terrified.
Jasper ran around the field through the grass while the machine was working. As he ran along, trying to catch a butterfly, he heard a strange 'Kerrix' noise. When he investigated he discovered that it was a bird sitting on a nest with some eggs and chicks.
Jasper tried to warn the bird that the big machine was coming but the bird did not understand. So Jasper tried to get Bill's attention instead. Bill did not understand why Jasper kept getting in the way of the big machine. He thought that Jasper just wanted to play.
Finally Bill got down from the machine. Jasper barked and barked and Bill followed him. Bill discovered the nest with the corncrake and her chicks. He was very proud of Jasper for saving the birds and he went over to the gate to tell all the neighbours what a great dog Jasper was.