Because Of Friendship Page 07

Sparrow thanked him. Deer said goodbye and left quickly. The sun was high in the sky. Deer ran very quickly through the woods and jumped over anything in his way. He had to reach Animal City before sunset.

Deer kept on going until he reached a river. Without stopping, he jumped in and ran through the water. He was just beyond the river when suddenly his wet leg slipped on a stone. Deer fell hard to the ground. His foot was now in great pain. He stood up and tried to continue on but he found he could not.