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Squirrel talking with horses

One day Giant watched soldier's horses that came to the stable to eat and drink. The army horses looked down their long noses at the stable animals. The fluffy-tailed squirrel dreamed of being heroic and joining them in battle. Giant jumped on the manger to talk with the chargers. The troop laughed with mouths full of hay.

"Go find a nut, runt!" grunted the commander's steed. For the first time Giant realized that the others might be right and he would never protect a king. The crestfallen squirrel climbed to the rafters and disappeared into his nest.

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