The story “His First Flight” by “Liam O’ Flaherty” is about a young seagull who is afraid to fly. All his younger siblings despite their much shorter wings flew fearlessly while he could not gather the courage to trust his own wings
The young seagull became sad when he saw his parents perfecting his younger siblings in the art of flying. His parents scold and taunt him for not even trying. They even call him a “coward”
Every time he ran to the edge of the ledge, he was intimidated by the vast sea that spread across the horizon. He felt his wings wouldn't take his weight!
The seagull helpless, without courage and food was left alone on the ledge with having to hear his family taunt him. With the sun's rapid descent the seagull tried to get his family's attention by pretending to fall asleep, but none noticed.
His mother saw him and enticed him with a piece of meat. He begged her to feed him. All he got was more gibes. At last his mother flew to him but stopped in front of him where he couldn't reach the meat.
His mother wouldn't come any closer. maddened by the sight of food he dived and for a moment thought he fell but then he flew! After that he knew no limits. And he rode the waves of the sea that once petrified him. This was his story of his first flight.