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“But Ngiri Mdogo sighs. After all that trouble, he is still exactly the same – the Smallest Warthog in Africa.

Something has changed, though. No one is teasing him any more. The Bigger Warthogs and the Other Animals look at Ngiri, then at each other. Then they shrug.

“So what if he’s the littlest? Someone has to be.””

Jungle Drums by Graeme Base

Freeing the Snail


“I’ve brought you home,” said Wilbur as he stepped ashore. He put his hat on again.”I hereby release you from your enchantment!” The Golden Snail snorted in delight as the chains, collar and bell fell away.”

“He knew he hadn’t been a very good Grand Enchanter. But he was probably the best Gallant Captain there ever was.”

The Legend Of The Golden Snail by Graeme Base