“Hi Fred the Farmer,” said Harvey Hippo. “It sure is a nice spring day.”
“Yes,” said Fred the Farmer. “It sure is.”
“I am bored,” said Harvey Hippo. “Would you like to play hide and seek?”
“That sounds like fun,” said Fred the Farmer. “I haven’t played hide and seek in such a long time and it would be nice to enjoy some of this nice spring weather.”
“Okay,” said Harvey Hippo.” How about I go first?”
“Sure,” said Fred the Farmer, closing his eyes. “I will start counting. One, two, three…”
Harvey Hippo was going to hide down by the river but he thought that might be too dangerous so he decided he would hide under a large tree instead. He thought that would be the last place Fred the Farmer would look for him.
“Seven, eight, nine, ten,” said Fred the Farmer. “Ready or not, here I come.”
Fred the Farmer opened his eyes. He thought for a minute about where a hippo would hide.
“I bet he is hiding somewhere close,” said Fred the Farmer.
Fred the Farmer walked around and he soon saw Harvey Hippo standing under a large tree.
“I found you,” said Fred the Farmer.
“I didn’t think you would find me so quick,” said Harvey Hippo.
“There really aren’t too many places a hippo could hide,” laughed Fred the Farmer.
“I guess that is true,” laughed Harvey Hippo.
“I am glad that you didn’t go down by the river though,” said Fred the Farmer. “This time of year you have to be careful because you never know how fast the river could be flowing.”
“Yes,” said Harvey Hippo. “I am grateful for your advice. I don’t know if the river would take me away because of my size but I also really don’t want to find out.”
“Good idea,” said Fred the Farmer. “It is always good to play safe. Now, it is my turn to hide.”
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