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Not Like Home


Koala and Turtle looked around in awe. The forest was lush and green, and the leaves swayed gently in the wind. “It’s beautiful here”, sighed Koala, and her ears wiggled a bit.

Turtle smiled for a while. Then he sniffed. He sniffed again. “It doesn’t smell like home”, he said with a tiny bit of melancholy.

Koala frowned. But between her big ears she was thinking very hard. All of a sudden she smiled again, and moved her face very close to that of Turtle. With her paw gently resting under Turtle’s nose, she said: “and now?”

Turtle sniffed, and he sniffed again. He could smell Koala, and he knew every bit of that smell. “Now it smells like home.”