The duck is a low, heavy set bird, composed mostly of
meat, and feathers. He is a mighty poor singer,
having a hoarse voice, caused by getting too many
frogs in his throat.
He likes the water, and carries a toy balloon in his
stomach to keep him from sinking.
The duck has only two legs, and they are set so far
back on his running gears, by nature, that she came
pretty near missing his body.
Some ducks, when they get big, have curls in their tails
and are called drakes. Drakes don't have to set or
hatch, but just loaf, go swimming, and eat.
If I was a duck, I'd rather be a drake anytime.
These are copyright 1996 and reprinted with permission.