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The Dewdrop

The DewdropSometimes, on the tip of a blade of grass, a droplet of dew reflects sunlight in a special way. Like a diamond bursting with rainbow colors, it makes you stop and look.

That morning I was searching for a droplet of rainbow dew. When I found one, however, it wasn't on the tip of a blade of grass.

"Red Dog," I said, "look at that dew-drop on the long black hair of my big toe. Look at how it sparkles yellow and green, then red and blue... "

I held my foot out of the grass so that Red Dog could see. My toe looked as if it wore a sparkling diamond ring.

Slurp!

Red Dog hadn't understood. He had thought that I wanted my big toe licked. He had licked away my rainbow dew...

"Some things," I thought to myself, "like special kinds of dew-drops, a human cannot share with a dog, even a dog like Red Dog.

I laughed and patted Red Dog so that he never knew what he had done wrong.

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