long time ago, Dinosaurs didn’t want to laugh even if they knew how.
There was only one of the dinosaurs that once laughed. Nobody
knew his name because he couldn’t talk; he could only laugh.
day, a dinosaur had a magic music instrument; it looked like a box and it made
music when you turned the handle. He
gave it to the laughing dinosaur and told him: “Play this song to all the
other dinosaurs and they will laugh.” So
he taught him the song of storms. The
music had a fast beat to it, and it made you feel like you were at the carnival
on a really fast merry-go-round. It
made you feel like you were twirling; like you were caught in a spiral and then,
the thunder commanded you to laugh.
laughing dinosaur met Bully dinosaur. He
looked angry as usual. So Bully
dinosaur turned to him and grumbled: “What’s that thing?”
the laughing dinosaur couldn’t say anything because he was mute.
He just turned the crank on his instrument the best he could, but he
didn’t do it right. He made a
mistake. Bully dinosaur shrank and
turned into a talking pink flower. The
laughing dinosaur wanted to say he was sorry, but he couldn’t talk.
dinosaur said, in a very small voice: “Put
me back like I was, or else I will hurt you!”
Bully dinosaur forgot that he couldn’t do much when
he was that small. He tried to punch
the laughing dinosaur’s leg but he couldn’t really punch as hard as before.
The mute dinosaur didn’t really feel sorry for Bully dinosaur anymore,
so he walked away to find other dinosaurs.
he found them all, he waved at them to follow him.
Once they all came, he played the song of storms, and he got it right
this time. All of the sudden, a
light appeared around each dinosaur and it spun around them.
Little by little, the laughing dinosaur could hear little giggles and
laughs, until all of them were laughing louder than the laughing dinosaur.
Lightning and thunder came and left very suddenly.
dinosaur asked the laughing dinosaur what he had done to them.
He opened his mouth and words came out!
He could talk! He told them
the story about the magic instrument and how he shrunk Bully dinosaur into a
small pink flower. Everybody
the laughing dinosaur with no name became Laughing Dinosaur after that day.
The end July 2007