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Short Stories for Children of All Ages: Full moonThe young hippopotamus looked at his reflection in the lake and said gloomily:
"I am so ugly ! I have a huge mouth, very few teeth, watery eyes, ridiculous ears and my body is... oh, so ungraceful, so awkward, that I doubt I shall ever be able to dance with anyone."
The young elephant also looked upon his image in the lake and said gloomily:
"I am so ugly ! I have a huge trunk, flapping ears, teeny eyes and my body is... oh, so clumsy and so colossal that I doubt I shall ever be able to play hide-and-seek with anyone."
But, when the young hippopotamus, after having so gloomily examined his reflection in the mirror of the lake, looked up, he saw on the opposite bank a young she-hippopotamus.
"How graceful ! " he exclaimed. "She has a big and expressive mouth, correctly implanted teeth, affectionate eyes, gentle ears and such an elegant body, that one immediately fancies inviting her to dance."
And it also happened that the young elephant, after having so gloomily seen his reflected image in the mirror of the lake, looked up and noticed a young she-elephant on the opposite bank.
"How charming ! " he exclaimed. "She has a waving trunk, fluffy and joyful ears, cunning little eyes and her body is so full of life that one immediately fancies asking her to play hide-and-seek.
I´d better stick around.
By now the young hippo and his partner are dancing, splashing, laughing by the lake. How happy they are!
By now the young elephant and his mate are playing hide-and-seek, running, chasing each other, and laughing near the lake. And they are so very happy!
And so are we. Even the moon, so round and festive, raising in the night and peeping down from above, so as not to lose one drop of spring´s perfume flowering on earth, in the animals, in the plants, in every living thing that proclaims happiness.
 
A. Torrado

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