Sto­ry­time: Taffy’s Ter­rific Idea

This clever tur­tle proves you don’t have to be fleet of foot to think on your feet!

More of Our Canada - - Contents - By OC edi­tor Maryanne Gal­lagher, Mon­treal

Once upon a time, there was a small crea­ture I knew, who lived un­der a log. His name, so they say, was Harry Hedge­hog. He had two best friends, his very best mates, one was al­ways on time, the other was late.

The punc­tual pal had a smile that was sunny, and a pretty name, too, she was called Bella Bunny.

Though the other was tardy, he had a mind that was fer­tile, and his name you ask? Why it’s Taffy Tur­tle!

One day Harry was given, by some­one he knew, a big, shiny present—a bike built for two! Although Taffy was slow and Bella was quick, Harry loved them the same, don’t ask him to pick!

Harry wor­ried and fret­ted and then wor­ried some more, what should he do? Send it back to the store? Then Taffy came up with the per­fect so­lu­tion, he inched over to Harry’s house, with great res­o­lu­tion.

“Oh Harry,” he cried, “no rea­son to fret, your shiny new bike has a great big bas­ket! Bella can sit right be­hind you and en­joy the ride, while I sit in the bas­ket and act as a guide!”

Harry and Taffy and Bella cheered, “Yay!” So happy that ev­ery­thing turned out okay. They climbed up on the bike and rode it away, and the three happy crit­ters are friends to this day.

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