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|Image Credit: iStockphoto/Yenwen Lu via this Science Daily article|
A group of wild children lived in the forest. They made their home in an ancient and long-abandoned barn, which was built in the center of a meadow. The meadow was once a pond, as most meadows are in the beginning. We have the beavers to thank for that. The wild children were not alone. You see, the beavers adopted them, when they were very young, from the grandparents.
The beavers did their best to teach the wild children about keeping clean and harvesting food for winter. The wild children protected the beavers from large predators who wanted to eat them. The wild children were excellent hunters. The beavers, however, much as they tried, could not protect the wild children from the sun's hot rays. The skin of human children is completely naked and soft, something the beavers could never full understand.
One summer (the hottest on record), the beavers had an idea to help protect the wild children from the sun. They decided to build the biggest, widest dam across the stream that they had ever built, thereby providing a giant swimming hole for their wild children. They lost no time on building the dam, and when the children saw it, they squealed with delight and jumped in the giant swimming hole, making the biggest splashes anyone had ever seen! The clever beavers had built the swimming hole in the shade of the stream, and the grateful, wild children spent their entire summer splashing and swimming in that swimming hole.