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  • The Very Quiet Cricket

  • One warm day

  • from a tiny egg a little cricket was born.

  • WELCOME!

  • Chirped a big cricket rubbing his wings together.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • GOOD MORNING!

  • Whizzed a locust spinning through the air.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • HELLO!

  • Whispered a praying mantis,

  • scraping its huge front legs together.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer,

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • GOOD DAY!

  • Crunched a worm, munching its way out of an apple.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer,

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • HI!

  • Bubbled a spittblebug, slurping in a sea of froth.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer,

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • GOOD AFTERNOON!

  • Screeched a cicada, clinging to a branch of a tree.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer,

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • HOW ARE YOU!

  • Hummed a bumble-bee

  • flying from flower to flower.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer,

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • GOOD EVENING!

  • Whirred a dragonfly,

  • gliding about the water.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer,

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • GOOD NIGHT!

  • Buzzed the mosquitoes, dancing among the stars.

  • The little cricket wanted to answer,

  • so he rubbed his wings together.

  • But nothing happened.

  • Not a sound.

  • A luna moth sailed quietly through the night.

  • And the cricket enjoyed the stillness.

  • As the luna moth disappeared

  • silently into the distance,

  • the cricket saw another cricket.

  • She, too, was a very quiet cricket.

  • Then

  • he rubbed his wings together

  • one more time.

  • And this time...

  • ...he chirped the most beautiful sound

  • that she had ever heard.

The Very Quiet Cricket

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The Very Quiet Cricket (The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories)

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    大菲鴨阿 posted on 2017/02/09
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