The Duck At The Well

“Don’t go near the well! Don’t play around it!” Mother Duck said to her children. And they never came to the well. But once a little duck ran to the well and stopped there. “Why is the well so bad?” he thought. “I am here and everything is all right with me. Let me see what is in the well.”

And he jumped up to look into it. And what did he see there?

He saw another duck! Our duck turned his head. The duck in the well did the same. The duck jumped. So did the duck in the well. He became angry with the duck in the well and decided to have a fight with him. He jumped down into the well. But there was no duck to fight with, but only water and water.

He cried, “Help me, help me!” But nobody heard him. He went down under the cold water and nobody saw him again.