By Kimberly C. (6 years old)
One day, Mother Duck laid a batch of eggs. The eggs hatched into pretty ducklings except for the last one. It looked so ugly that the others made fun of him and chased him away.
The poor duckling ran to a marsh where all the wild ducks lived. He fell asleep one day. He slept through winter. At last he woke up and decided to go for a swim in the pond. One of the swans saw him and said, “What a beautiful swan you are!” The ugly duckling had become a beautiful swan!
The Ugly Duckling