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The Caterpiller's Hat
By Michael K. Browne
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Once upon a time, in a place almost like this, there lived a caterpillar. Now this caterpillar had a beautiful voice, as far as caterpillars go. She would climb up the stems of plants just singing such beautiful songs. The birds would stop their chirping, the squirrels would stop their chattering just to hear the song the caterpillar was singing.
One day the caterpillar caught her reflection in a drop of morning dew. She did not like what she saw, she thought she looked ugly.
She asked the ants how she looked they said she looked okay but they were carrying big leaves so they could not see. She asked the bees but they were too busy. She asked the crickets but they wanted her to sing while they chirped their legs.
Finally she asked a grasshopper. Now Grasshoppers are not very nice, so the grasshopper thought he would play a trick on the caterpillar. He told her the ants were right she looked okay, but if she wanted to truly look beautiful she should wear a hat made from the moss that grows on the north side of the old oak tree. Well this would mean a long journey across the meadow. She thought about asking one of the birds to fly her over the meadow, but then she thought birds eat caterpillars.
But just when she was about to give up an ant came by carrying a piece of moss that was giving him a hard time. She asked the ant if she could have a piece of the moss so it would not be so heavy for him. The ant sighed in relief and said that she could.
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