Lucy is looking for her sister Thabi. She can’t find her anywhere… only a big, pink hippopotamus!


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Lucy woke up. Her sister Thabi wasn’t in her bed.

“Where’s Thabi?” Lucy asked Ma.

“Thabi’s in the kitchen eating breakfast.”

“That’s not Thabi, that’s a hippopotamus!”

Lucy looked all over the house.

“Where’s Thabi?” Lucy asked Pa.

“She is in the swimming pool.”

“That’s not Thabi, that’s a hippopotamus.”

Lucy kept looking around the garden.

“Where’s Thabi?” Lucy asked the neighbour.

“Thabi’s playing in the park.”

“That’s not Thabi, that’s a hippopotamus.”

Then Lucy heard a funny noise, she gave the hippopotamus a big tickle.

There’s Thabi!

“Thanks!” said Thabi, “It’s very boring inside a hippopotamus.”