The duck suddenly appears through the sparkling sunlight confetti drifting and shining on the blue-green water.  Shaking tendrils of light skip across the miniature waves.  One moment they shimmer, the next they disappear.  Then they leap up somewhere else. 

    Her shining black eyes nestle in the grey stripe on her shining cheeks.  Gleaming, brown shaded wings rest at her side.  Red-orange webbed feet paddle cheerfully beneath her merrily plump body.  A bubbly V spreads in the wake of her boat like buoyancy. 


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