The Two-Horned Rhino

By Michelle Higdon “Ooh, Daddy, look at that one!” The little girl in the backseat had her face pressed against the window, eyes wide. Her dad kept his gaze out the front window. “Yeah, Hunter, it’s a rhinoceros. Pretty big, isn’t it? See its horns?” “Yeah, Daddy, they’re sharp! And he’s got two! So if one breaks or falls off, he still has one to play with, right Daddy?” Hunter twisted in her seat to look at her dad. “Rhinos are cool, aren’t they? Not as cute as puppies but still cool, right, Daddy?” She paused for a minute. “Daddy, can I have a rhino for a pet? I promise to feed him and clean him and play with him. And I can ride him to school, maybe, right? Right?” Laughing, her dad reached back and patted her knee. “No, Hunter,...

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