(Leah wanted to write another story about a robot who ran fast but we changed that a little bit.)
Once upon a time in Robotland, there was a small robot who wanted very badly to grow tall. You see, everyone in his family was short like him and they always talked about how much they’d like to be able to help their short friends who needed people to reach for high things.
So every morning, the short robot asked the family bird to lift him off the ground so his legs would stretch. Over time, this proved to be very effective, and by his third birthday, little robot wasn’t little robot anymore. He was now tall robot, and three times the size of anyone in his house and twice the size of the next tallest robot in Robotland.
And as he hoped, he was able to help all the other people and robots with jobs they were too short for. For a short time, and maybe even for a medium time, he liked making other people feel good. But for the long time, he missed being able to do things for himself. No matter what time of day, he was being asked to do one job or another.
One day, he was bringing a big green present to a little girl named Leah. Since it only took him eight steps to walk a mile, it didn’t take him very long to walk the 10 miles to her house. When he got there he dropped the gift off.
“Will you please take the lid of for me tall robot?” Leah asked. “The gift is far to big for me to be able to do it on my own. Tall robot obliged. Inside was a large Winnie the Pooh toy.
“I’ve wanted one of these forever,” said Leah. “But now that it is in front of me I see it’s far too big for me. Would you like to keep it for yourself tall robot, it seems far more likely to be fun for you.”
Tall robot was surprised. “Nobody ever gives me presents.”
“Well I’m giving you one right now. You do great things for all of us all the time. I’d like you to have it and if I need it, I’ll come to your house and play with it.”
Tall robot was exceedingly happy. “Thank you Leah. I’ll leave it in my living room. I love visitors so you can play whenever you’d like.”
Leah jumped as high as she could and kissed him on the cheek. “Thank you,” she said.
Tall robot gave her a hug and walked quickly back to his house where he set up the Winnie the Pooh toy in his living room for any boy or girl who wanted to visit.
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