"What is the world like ?" Hoppy asked
everyone he met. "It's a big flat place," said
his mother. "No, it's square," said his father.
Nobody could agree.
One evening, Hoppy saw owl
sitting in a tree. He called out, "Owl, what is
the world like ?"
Owl immediately said.
Hoppy believed him but wanted to see
it for himself. As soon as he woke up, he said
farewell to his family and left. He came to the
edge of the woods and saw a fence. It was
surrounding a vegetable garden. Hoppy looked
round the garden and saw a large round pumpkin.
"The world!" he exclaimed, and hopped over to
the pumpkin. Hoppy patted the pumpkin. "The
world is hard," he thought. Then he scrambled to
the top of the pumpkin and looked all around,
then slid down the other side.
Just then Mr
Brown came home and saw Hoppy near his pumpkin.
He shouted and frightened Hoppy so much that the
little rabbit scampered back to his family in
the woods. "Owl is right," he thought to
himself. "The world is round and I have been all
over it !"