Pterodactyl Learns How to Say Her Name

There was a pterodactyl who could not make friends because she could not pronounce her own name.
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  • 1There was once a very rare creature called a pterodactyl.
  • 2She had big, leathery wings.
  • 3She had a big, bony beak.
  • 4But her name she could barely speak.
  • 5Her name was Pterodactyl.
  • 6The pterodactyl couldn't say "Pterodactyl."
  • 7The word got caught between her beak and tongue.
  • 8She would take a big breath.
  • 9She would scrunch up her beak and blurt,...
  • 10..."Patero Whack Datal!"
  • 11Now, if you can't say your name, it is very hard to meet someone new.
  • 12One day, as she was flying along, she met a duck.
  • 13The duck said,...
  • 14..."Hi, I'm Duck. Who are you?"
  • 15She took a deep breath.
  • 16She scrunched up her beak and said,...
  • 17... "Patero Patero Whack Whack Datal!"
  • 18The duck thought she was making a rude noise and flew away.
  • 19Later that day, she happened upon a small bird in a tree.
  • 20The little bird chirped,...
  • 21"Hi, I'm Wren. Who are you?"
  • 22The pterodactyl took a really big breath.
  • 23This time she was going to get it right.
  • 24This time she was going to make a friend.
  • 25Only this time, she said her name louder and worse than before.
  • 26"Paw Paw Tero Tero Wrack Wrack Tow Tow Whack Whack Tile Tile Tattle!"
  • 27Even worse, she burped at the same time.
  • 28She blasted the little bird right off the branch.
  • 29The pterodactyl was as sad as she could be.
  • 30She had been sitting for a time when an owl landed beside her.
  • 31"Who are you?"
  • 32He asked.
  • 33"I'm nobody because I can't pronounce my name."
  • 34She said.
  • 35"But you must be somebody."
  • 36Chuckled Owl.
  • 37"Because I know your name."
  • 38"When you rip something, what do you do?"
  • 39He asked.
  • 40"You tear it."
  • 41She answered.
  • 42"Good."
  • 43Said Owl.
  • 44"And you use what to pin a paper to the wall?"
  • 45"A tack."
  • 46She answered brightly.
  • 47"Now make the T in tack a D and set it next to this tree, which is really what?"
  • 48"Tall!"
  • 49She laughed.
  • 50"Now put it all together."
  • 51He whooed.
  • 52"Tear Tear-A A-Dack Dack-Tall."
  • 53"You got it."
  • 54Laughed Owl as he flew away.
  • 55"I'm an owl and you are a pterodactyl. Tear A Dack Tall!"
  • 56From then and thereafter, the pterodactyl had lots of friends.
  • 57Together they sat on the bending branch and sipped tea.
  • 58She would murmur,...
  • 59..."You are Wren. You are Duck. I am the Tear Tear-A A-Dack Dack-Tall, Pterodactyl!"
  • 60And she was, and she is to this very day.