deer and beaver went for a swim in the lake at night. The water was cold
and deep. They splashed around and dove down, trying to find fish.
felt something nibbling his tail. “I think there's something in the water.
It just bit me. I want to get out of the lake.”
it too. “What if it's a monster?”
laughed. “Don't be silly. There's no such thing as monsters.” He felt
something nip at his furry leg. “What was that?”
something in the water and it likes to bite. Let's go to shore and get out
of this lake,” Deer said.
animals swam to shore and climbed up the muddy bank just as the moon rose
behind the hill. They watched a dark shadow swim away. “Did you see that?”
Donkey pointed to the water. “It was a monster and it's swimming away. I
don't know what it was, but I'm never going swimming at night again.”
neither,” said Deer.
that night Bear shook the water off his fur. “I sure scared them, didn't
I? Hee hee hee.”
Beaver and Deer never did find out what was in the lake, but whenever Bear
saw the three of them together, he chuckled to himself.