Last time, Victor and Pandora had a race up the mountain. The new semester was beginning, though, and there was suddenly a new student in school.
The class saw his heavy shell as he walked into the room. His face was red, and he only stared at his feet. He mumbled, “Hello, everyone. I’m Andrew the shy turtle.”
Andrew was very quiet, and was immersed in drawing after class. He didn’t dare play with his classmates. Victor thought this was odd, and tried to size up the new student. Junior the lion went to exercise after class, and naturally didn’t speak with Andrew. Iris didn’t like him because of his shell. She liked for everything to be very pretty.
Iris raised her head and said, “Andrew isn’t attractive, so he must not have good character.” Even though they didn’t understand Andrew, everyone silently agreed.
After class, Jimmy brought Victor, Junior and Iris to the riverside to play. They were playing very happily when Victor slipped and fell out of the tree he was in and into the river.
Everyone was very scared because they knew Victor couldn’t swim! Junior saw Victor struggling in the water, and ran back to school to find Teacher Rolin. Jimmy and Iris also didn’t know how to swim, so they could only sit on the riverbank and wait helplessly.
At this time, they saw a figure jump into the water and swim toward Victor. The figure used its shell to support Victor on his way back to the shore. Iris was shocked to see that the person who saved Victor was Andrew the shy turtle!
Rolin arrived at this moment, and commended Andrew for his bravery and selflessness, and sternly said to Iris, “You can’t judge people by their appearances. A good heart is more important than outer beauty.”
Iris felt ashamed, and wanted to apologize to Andrew, but turned around to find that he had an anxious expression on his face as he suddenly jumped into the river to look for something. What was he looking for? We’ll find out next week.
Goodnight. Sweet dreams.