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The Proud Dragonfly
A blue dragonfly lives near a pond with his friends. He is a proud insect. One morning as he was enjoying the sun sitting on a lotus leaf, a butterfly comes by.
Hello, Butterfly! You look sad. Is it because my wings shine in the sun?
What? Why should I feel sad? I know that I am a very beautiful and colourful insect.
An ant speaks as he is on his way to his anthill, carrying food for the winter.
Surely you can find some work to do, can’t you? All that you do all day is to sit there and feel so proud of yourself.
Ah, Ant! You poor little fellow! You have to walk around on your thin legs all day. You don’t have beautiful shiny wings like mine. How sad!
A ladybug flies low, near the pond.
Hey, ladybug. Don’t you wish you were as slim as me?
Ha! Ha! I am happy as I am.
A bumblebee buzzes by happily.
Bumblebee, you must be so bored with your yellow and black colour body. My wings change colour during day!
You better stop boasting about your looks, Dragonfly. My wings are good enough for me.
Beetle squeaks as it comes by.
Ah! Beetle, you scared me. Please do not come near me like that again.
We are all wonderful in our own way, just as you are.
A hungry chameleon walks in quietly.
Wow! What a colourful dragonfly! He is so foolish to sit near the rock and talk to his friends. He is my lunch for the day.
The Chameleon catches the proud dragonfly with his sticky tongue. It munches and eats the dragonfly.
Chomp! Chomp! Chomp!
Note to the teacher: Read the story to the children. Encourage them to know the names of the insects and their features.