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Hailey the Unhappy Hippopotamus

Hailey the Unhappy Hippopotamus

Hailey was a good hippo who lived on the west south side of Africa. Whenever there was an orphan hippo discovered wondering around alone, her parents and Hailey were the first to make the orphan feel safe.
One fine summer day,  her family with the other hippopotamuses families were at the watering hole on the savanna. In that part of Africa where she lived, the rainfall was seasonal. All of the animals that live on the savanna use the same watering hole.
One day they were taking a leisure bath and drinking the muddy water when a large group of elephants came to the watering hole.  It was unusually hot because a pride of lions came too. The elephants scurried to get their young ones out of the way of the lions with the exception of one. The elephants stumped at several of the lions before they all ran away.
Hailey and the other young hippos watched in amazement as the scrimmage unfold before their very eyes. When everything was over, the baby elephant was left behind.  Hailey’s mother and father took the baby elephant home with them.
When it was time to go to school, the young elephant went to school with Hailey and the other hippos.
No one at school wanted to be near young elephant.  Hailey decided since her family had adopted little baby elephant, she would be his school  partner. Elephants have very good memories and the little elephant remembered everything the teacher said; therefore Hailey and baby elephant always made straight “A’s” 100. The other hippos became jealous. They made untrue ugly remarks about Hailey and her adopted brother. Those remarks made Hailey  very sad.
Hailey’s mother told her: If the sun should tumble from the sky.  If the seas should suddenly run dry, stand by your play brother. When you know you have done the right things     STAND.
Haiely stood by her adopted brother and in the end all of the hippos loved little elephant.  As they all shouted “Little Elephant is great!” Haiely again became a happy hippo.