S: Wombat Finds a Friend
FC: Wombat Finds a Friend by Stan C. Smith
1: To all the lonely wombats out there...
2: This is my story. I was born a poor baby wombat. My mother was caught and put into a zoo, and that is where I was born. Don't get me wrong, the zoo is not such a bad place. But there are not very many other wombats here. I have little chance of finding a mate when I am old enough to have a mate.
3: I was pretty cute then, huh?
4: One day I was sleeping in my log when one of my people came with another wombat I had never seen before!
5: I came out of my log to take a look!
6: My person put the new wombat on the ground. She sniffed about, as if she wasn't sure what to do next. She was a real beauty!
7: Pretending that I didn't care about a thing in the world, I lumbered to the pool to get a drink. I watched her over the corner of my snout.