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If My Fish Could Talk

I have a goldfish. 

He swims around in his bowl all day. 

He looks bored. 

I look inside the bowl and watch him. 

His mouth always moves. 

He looks like he is talking. 

I imagine what my goldfish would say if he really could talk. 

I think he would say: 

“Hey, I’m bored in this little bowl. 

Why don’t you get me a bigger tank with more fish in it? 

I would like to have some friends to swim around with.” 

I went out and bought a bigger tank for my goldfish. 

I put some plants at the bottom of the tank, 

and I got a miniature deep-sea diver to put at the bottom of the tank. 

I looked into the tank and imagined what my goldfish was saying. 

He seemed to be saying: 

“This is a nice tank. 

It’s roomy in here, and you decorated it well, 

but I still don’t have any friends to swim with.” 

I went to the pet store and bought three more goldfish. 

I put them into the tank. 

All of the goldfish seemed to look at each other. 

They swam near each other and seemed to be playing games. 

I knew which one was my goldfish because he has a black spot on his fin. 

I looked at him, and imagined that he was talking again. 

He said: 

“This is great! 

I have a big new home and friends to swim with. 

These are nice goldfish that you brought home for me; thank you.” 

Goldfish can’t really talk.

I know that. 

I just like to pretend that my goldfish talks. 

He seems very happy now with his nice new home, and his new friends. 

I don’t think goldfish can smile either, but it looks like my goldfish has a smile on his face.

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