by Stig Nygaard
Bleu – The Blue Heron
Hamza – The Male Hippopotamus
Hazel – The Female Hippopotamus
Bleu perched upon Hamza’s broad back as they moved downriver, and saw a small school of fish near the bank.
He decided to request a detour to the area from his friend, but couldn’t think of a way to justify the move. He decided to just ask and see what happened, so then got Hamza’s attention.
Hamza listened and agreed with the stipulation that the stop would be very short as he was locked in to making the return to his wife before she realized he was gone.
As they approached the bank, Hamza opened his mouth wide to offer a deck for Bleu to hunt from.
Hazel noticed they were gone and let out a loud snort. Startled, Hamza clamped his mouth shut reflexively, crushing Bleu’s legs, and turned towards her.
Never look away from a hippo, because they have a real short attention span, so if you don’t pay attention you can get seriously hurt.
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