Last night Ducky and Pembleton saw a light in the forest. They were worried that it might be a forest fire so they decided to investigate. When they got a little closer they found that the light was actually a campfire and at that camp fire sat an old tortoise with a large gold medal around his neck.

Ducky said to the tortoise, “I’m Ducky and this is my brother Pembleton. Who are you and what are you doing camping out here by yourself?”

The tortoise replied, “I’m Lionheart, the bravest tortoise in the world, and I’ve come here seeking adventure. Have I ever told you about the time that I saved three possums from being eaten by a ferocious feline?”

Ducky and Pembleton thought it was strange that the Lionheart started telling them a story like they were old friends, but the story was exciting and full of danger, so they quietly listened both wondering where Lionheart had earned his medal.At the end of Lionheart’s story, Ted and Blizzard showed up wondering what was taking so long. Ducky introduced them to Lionheart, and Ted asked Lionheart the question that was on everyone’s mind, “Where did you get that medal?”

Lionheart leaned closer and squinted one eye, “Now that is a really interesting story. I received this medal for saving a queen bee from a clan of evil wasps while traveling through the Australian outback.” Everyone listened as the tale unfolded. It was a thrilling tail of mystery and danger and it ended with Lionheart receiving a gold metal from the worker bees for saving their beloved queen.

When the story was over, the first rays of morning light were peaking behind the bushes, and Pembleton said that it was time for everyone to get to bed. Ducky, Pembleton, Ted, and Blizzard reluctantly headed back to the house, while Lionheart stayed behind to sleep near his campfire. Their dreams were filled with swashbuckling and adventure.

They may have been faster than me, but I was smarter than them.

“They may have been faster than me, but I was smarter than them.” Said Lionheart.

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