At the crack of dawn on the third day of waiting, the large brown egg began to vibrate.  It shook and shook as all of the ducks watched in awe.

Ugly duckling hatchesThen suddenly:  CRAAAAACK!!!

Out from the large brown egg popped a large, strange looking head of a bird that didn’t look much like a duck.  This baby’s beak was a little too long, his feathers were a little too scruffy, and his face was a little too ugly!

But, nonetheless, the mother duck promised herself that she would love all her children the same.

She led her children into the nearby pond and began to teach each duckling how to be a proper duck.

She taught them how to quack.  Each duckling quacked.


The ugly duckling quacked.


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