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A Journey to the Seaside
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Once upon a time, in the local dumpster, there was a blue toothbrush named Mr. Brush who felt quite blue lately. However, the truth was that things weren't always that bad, for Mr. Brush was born with high price, especially equipped with the softest and cleanest bristles in the world. He was this kind of toothbrush who was born to be used by the well-cared hands on the shiny white teeth. But none of his charming features could change his destiny of being thrown into the dumpster as soon as the bristles began to wear. So, that was how our story began—that was how a sad blue toothbrush met a roll of tofu that no one wanted to buy.

 

 

When Mr. Tofu was still a soybean, he was first pressed into a bottle of soybean milk which hadn’t been sold. That was why later he was made into a slab of tofu but still, unwanted. Then water was dried out from him and he became a roll of dried tofu, and the efforts put on him proved to be wasted .So at the end of that day, that roll of tofu ended up in the dumpster where he met Mr. Brush.

 

 

Once Mr. Brush asked Tofu about the reason why he chose to talk to him instead of other creatures in the dumpster. “Because they are either dirty or smelly, some are even both! You are just beautiful” answered Tofu. “Of course I am! What I value most are my bristles. There is no way that I am going to get them dirty!” the toothbrush said with pride.

 

 

Anyway, let’s still concentrate on their first conversation. “Hi!” said Tofu “how are you? I mean… if you don't mind me asking” Mr. Brush glanced at poor Tofu “Sorry, not in the mood for talking. The moment I was thrown in this dumpster, my life was over.” “Over? No! You are too pretty to be giving up on your life. Can’t you think of anything you want to do?” “Well…I think of that…I always want to see the ocean with my own eyes. People always say that the sea is bluer than my bristles—that can’t be true!” “You must go and see it yourself! Please let me go with you and help out.'' Tofu chipped in before Toothbrush could finish his sentence. "Well, I do not have anything else on my schedule anyway." Just like that, they set sail for the seaside.

 

 

On their way they met a sparrow, who agreed to carry them, only if she could have a peck of tofu whenever she was hungry, and tofu agreed. So after a few days, Tofu became smaller and weaker, and soon went bad and became uneatable. Sparrow offered to carry them for free and questioned "Why on earth are you sacrificing so much for that jerky toothbrush in order to realize his stupid little dream? He took you for granted" Tofu paused and thought for a little while, "I don't know...I just...never felt needed before.''

 

 

''Hey! No matter what, you should think more for yourself, okey?'' sparrow paused and continued "Listen, since I can't take you any further. Once you reach the ocean, soak yourself in it, the sea water will keep you fresh''. Little did they know that this conversation was heard by Mr. Brush who was supposed to be in sleep at that time.

 

 

So next morning the two little fellows said goodbye to the sparrow and moved on with a new purpose. While they were pushing on their journey, a parrot who was pecking its feather came into their sight. And after Mr. Brush asked for help, she said ''I believe there are some bugs beneath my feather, if only you might brush them out……'' With the surprising look on Tofu's face, toothbrush stooped down his clean, fancy bristles, and brushed without hesitation. Therefore, thanks to Toothbrush, at the near end of the day, they could even taste the salty wind blowing from the ocean. And Tofu laughed ''Haha how funny I used to look down on these dumpster fellows, consider now I smell exactly the same.'' he had some trouble adjusting his breath and continued with a sign ''I feel weaker every minute. Sorry, Brushy, you are on your own. Now, please go.'' "Oh don't be silly! You are just tired. I will find us another parrot, or a mice, or a squirrel --whatever, to carry us to the ocean. Don't…give up, you will be fine." "……maybe you are right, hey…can I have some sleep?" " Of course…''

 

 

Mr.Brush was waken by a constantly strange sound---It was Tofu carried away by a group of ants!!! Before Mr. Brush could think about anything, he was already fighting with the red army. He knocked himself out and finally beat the red army only to find Tofu's cold body lying on the ground.

 

 

He didn't even dare to look at it.

 

 

So he turned back and walk, from dust to dawn, and at the crack of skyline , there he saw the ocean.

 

(Editor: Cai Min Source: English Net)

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