The Ugly Duckling
Narrator: Once upon a time, a mother duck stood by her nest, watching her ducklings hatch. One of them looked a little different from all the rest. He was big and ugly. Mother named him Sig.
Mother: Dear, are you strong?
Ducklings: Yes, we are.
Sig: I like competitions. I am the strongest.
Ducklings: ……Yes, you are.
Sister: It’ hot. Let’s have a swimming race.
Sig: I am strong and I can swim fast.
Sig: Let’s race.
Sig: See, I am the winner! Ha, ha, ha!
Sig: Let’s play ball, shall we?
Ducklings: You are strong. We don’t like to play with you.
Mother: Dear, I’ll get something for you. Be nice and play happily.
Ducklings: Yes, Mother.
Brother: You are strong, but you are ugly.
Ducklings: Sig, you are ugly.
Brother: You are ugly. You don’t belong here.
Ducklings: Go away. Go away.
Sig: …..It’s okay. I am strong and I can go anywhere.
Narrator: Sig walks in the forest and he meets a giraffe.
Sig: I am tall and strong.
Giraffe: No kidding? You are tall and strong?
Sig: Yes, I am the tallest and strongest in my family. I can run the fastest.
Giraffe: Ha, ha, ha. Let’s have a race.
Giraffe: Ha, ha, ha. I am the winner! Good-bye.
Sig: I have never lost.
Narrator: After that, Sig feels sad. He sees a hamster eating vegetables.
Sig: Ha, ha, ha. You are so small.
Hamster: Yes, I am small.
Sig: I am hungry. Give me your food.
Sig: Quickly! Give me your food.
Sig: ….. Nobody likes me! Nobody likes me!
Narrator: Sig feels sad and he walks home without knowing.
( He sees his brothers and sisters swim in the river happily. )
Sig: Can I join you?
Ducklings: Sig, go away. You are ugly.
Sig: … (A hunter comes in.)
Hunter: I heard some noise.
Hunter: I see ducks. I can make ginger duck!
Ducklings: Playing in the water is fun.
Hunter: Ha, ha, ha! A lot of ducklings!
Narrator: The hunter throws the net and catches all the ducklings.
Ducklings: Help! Help! Help!
Hunter: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! Ten ducklings!
Sig: I must help my brothers and sisters. Go away, bad hunter!
Narrator: Sig makes the hunter go away and helps his brothers and sisters get out of the net.
Brother: Thank you. You are so nice.
Sister: Sig, you are strong and brave.
Sig: Brothers and sisters, I am sorry. I should be humble and nice to you.
Brother: Sorry, Sig. Appearance is not important.
(After that, Mother Duck comes back.)
Mom: What happened?
Sister: Mom, Sig, saved us.
Brother: Mom, Sig is brave.
Sig: Mom, I should be humble.
Mom: You are all my good kids. We are family.
All: Yes, we are family forever.