“Right,” said Winsome, ticking off Fuerza’s package on her list.
“Elegant Island is next. Now where’s that special package?”
“Wow, what kind of animals are those?” Laurie asked. Along the shore, little gray animals with long gray trunks were playing with each other and napping in the sun.
“Those are the Elegants. The island is full of them,” Winsome replied.
“They’re so small and graceful! It’s like they’re dancing.”
“Yeah. Package, package . . .” Winsome muttered to herself.
“Don’t they have Elegants where you come from?”
“No. We have elephants, but they are all big and clumsy. Are Elegants friendly?”
“Only as much as they ...