Melissa And Pretty Patty The Curly-haired Koala Bear
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This is the short and sweet tale of a new friendship between a young girl named Melissa and a young Koala Bear named Patty.
Melissa Cuthbert, a nine-year-old girl stood outside her Primary School, at the Main Entrance.
She was waiting for her parents to arrive and pick her up.
The borders of the school were surrounded by beautiful bushes where many animals sheltered.
After a short-time a red car appeared and the familiar sound of its horn, which Melissa recognised instantly, signalling her to come.
"Yipee!' she jumped in the air in excitement, then skipped up to the car.
The movement resulted in one of her books falling to the ground from her half-open school bag, which she did not notice.
"Hello Sugar," called out her father, "How was school today?"
"Oh, it was really fun, especially when a story-teller came and read us a tale about the different animals living on our planet.
Did you know, that the Koala Bear..."
"Come inside dear, you can tell us on the way home. It's cold outside." said her mother, Jeleh.
Meanwhile, a pair of eyes peered from one of the bushes.
Ensuring that no one was in sight, a tiny Koala Bear cub, with yellow curly hair, emerged then tip-toed up to the fallen book.
She looked ahead and saw Melissa getting into the car.
"Wait! you dropped your book!"
Their heads turned and they looked at the Koala bear with surprise.
"Wow, you can talk!" said Melissa, innocently.
"Hello Cutie-Pie." quipped Henry, to which the Koala-Cub covered her face and blushed.
"Aww, what a lovely little Angel Baby you are." said Jeleh. "Do you have a name, dear?"
"Patty." she said in a whisper, then handed Melissa her book.
"I had better leave now, because my Mummy and Daddy said not to talk to strangers."
"Very wise instructions." said Henry, and looked at Jeleh.
"Hi Patty, that's a lovely and sweet name, easy to remember as well.
Where do you live? I have never seen you before." asked Melissa.
"Over there, inside the bushes."
There was a long pause and then "Would you like to meet my parents?"
It was an open invitation to all of them.
"That's very kind of you honey baby, but I think it's best that you take your new friend Melissa with you." replied Jeleh, smiling.
She turned to Henry who nodded and smiled, waving at Patty.
"Okay, kids, you run along and please make sure you're here by..."
He gazed at his wrist watch on his left arm.
"In thirty minutes, because your Mother has still to cook dinner."
"Oh, Henry, you're always thinking about your stomach."
Both Melissa and Patty giggled then made their way ahead.
Henry pulled out his crossword book while Jeleh opened her handbag and helped herself to some peanuts wrapped in a tissue.
Later that day, in precisely thirty minutes, both the girls appeared and Jeleh was the first to notice.
Her eyes lit up and she smiled, then prodded Henry to look.
"Wow!" he said.
There in front of them stood Melissa, in the prettiest orange frock and Patty, in an equally pretty pink dress.
"Well well, who gave these to you?" Jeleh asked Melissa.
"Patty's mummy makes her own dresses at home, she gave it to me as a gift."
"That's very kind of her."
"Her Daddy is an inventor too!" said Melissa excitedly.
Jeleh reached into her handbag and gave them both a lollipop.
"Thank you." whispered Patty.
"Would you like to hop in with us and see our home?"
"Maybe tomorrow, as it's getting late now and my parents want to make sure I'm home before late evening. Thank you, you are all very kind." said Patty.
"You're always welcome, Pretty Patty." said Melissa, and waved as the car pulled off.
This was just the beginning of their long and happy friendship.
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