Should We Tell Him?

A baby turtle was standing at the bottom of a large tree. He let out a deep sigh and started to climb.

About an hour later, he reached a very high, long branch and slowly walked to the end. He turned, spread all four flippers, and jumped.

Landing at the bottom in a pile of soft, dead leaves, he shook himself off, walked back to the bottom of the tree and with a sigh, started to climb again.

About an hour later, he again reached the very high branch, walked along, turned, spread his flippers and flung himself off.

Once again, he crash landed, shook himself off, went to the bottom of the tree, sighed and started climbing.

Watching all of this from the end of the branch were two little birds. Mommy bird turned to Daddy bird and said, “Don’t you think it’s time we tell him he’s adopted?”

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