â€” Behind the walls of an old castle, there was a garden. In the garden lived Gideon, peacock of the court.
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â€” Gideon was beautiful: a rainbow of colors, a fantastic mix of greens and blues, a carousel for the eyes.
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â€” One day at the beginning of spring Gideon was distracted by the flight of a butterfly, and it took him on an adventure out of the castle walls.
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â€” He found himself in front of a forest, in a new world of forms, shapes and animals, but he didnâ€™t noticed a strange object hidden in the leaves.
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— Crunch! Oww! Ohhhh!
A bearâ€™s trap!
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— When he returned to the castle, the king saw a damaged dirty animal. HE SHOUTED: «Go! I don’t want an injured peacock in my garden!»
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WRITTEN BY Chiara Pagano | ILLUSTRATED BY Alessandro Maggioni | DESIGN Stefano Mandato PHOTOGRAPHY Kay Strasser | TRANSLATION Kristina Tool.
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