submarine sank deeper and deeper until the water was dark blue, almost
black. Sara and Chad looked out the window. “I can't see anything, Papa.
I don't think any fish live this far down,” Sara said.
put his face right up to the window. “She's right, Papa. There's nothing
out there. Let's go up towards the surface.”
steered the submarine upward until the water wasn't so deep and blue.
and Sara looked. “I still can't see anything,” Chad said.
said, “I see something. It's a big whale and it's blowing bubbles and
smiling at me.”
then the whale dove under the submarine. Chad looked. “Sara's lying,
Papa. There's no whale out there.”
two stop your arguing or I'll not allow you to come with me again in the
submarine,” Papa said.
pouted and went to look out another window.
“There's the whale again, Papa. It's smiling at me.” Sara watched four
bubbles float past the window.
pushed her out of the way. “Let me see.”
whale swam right past the window. “Wow! It is a whale and it's smiling
and blowing bubbles, just like Sara said.”
good. You two watch the whale while I do my work.” Papa started looking
at his instruments and writing things down.
whale followed the submarine for several hours and then it swam away.
Sara and Chad sighed. They were about to complain to Papa when he said,
“My work is done. Let's head up to the surface.”
night both Sara and Chad lay in bed dreaming about the smiling whale and
anxious to go for another ride in their papa's submarine.