The Ugly Duckling - The Ugly Duckling

"I hope it won't be much longer till my eggs hatch."

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"One more to go. This one is very large."

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"At last! Oh my . . ."

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"Am I an ugly duck?"

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"Hey kid, we're flying south for the winter." "I'm not that good at flying." "Neither is he."

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"Why do you always say that? We and the world." "Because the two of us are half of the world, and everyone else makes up the other half!"

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"Can you lay an egg?" "Can you arch your back and purr?"

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"The winter got colder and colder, and the water in the little stream got colder and colder, until one night, it froze."

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"The Ugly Duckling slept for a long time. One morning, he felt the warm sun shining and heard birds singing."

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"That bird again!"

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"You are the nicest, most graceful, most beautiful birds I have ever seen. What are you?" "We're swans. . ."

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"I'm a SWAN!"

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