Muffled came the sounds to the ears of Athena and Otto and Teddy. They were safely tucked away in the bag, because the little boy was visiting his grandmother, who lived near the Danube meadows.

Once the sounds of the car had long been gone the three dared to leave the bag. Outside the day was low, twilight replaced the daytime, and soon night would be upon them. Not much of time for the little owl Athena to greet the local owls, some distant relatives of hers, and for Otto Ferdinand von Hinkelbein the noble little frog, to meet the local frogs, also cousins of his. The hooting in the distant thick forests, and the croaking in the mist meadows and ponds was luring them away.

Sad and lonely Teddy sat at the doorstep gazing out after them.

There were no bears.
No relatives to visit.
He felt alone and deserted, when all of sudden a tiny hand reached for him!

PRessed against the little boy Teddy felt no loneliness anymore. Both were fast asleep when Athena and Otto returned from their relatives.

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