The Grey Bear
with the Blue
1987....In a village
nearby Arundel was the oldest, and smallest house you
can image was about to be knocked down. All the things that
once made the house nice and cosy had been trown outside and
piled up in the front garden, from the soft springy bed the
owners slept in,to the old wooden floorboards they used to
... and even ,surely
by some mistake,a little brown teddy bear.
He was trapped
amongst all the other unwanted things, and couldn't move.
Then, one day, a very cold day, something fell from the
sky ... a little snowflake.
It landed on the teddy bear's little nose and then was
followed by many more. He began to get cold, very cold
indeed.More and more snow fell, heavierand heavier. The little
bear was now so cold that his nose started turning blue
... so cold that his brown fur started turning grey.
cold,unloved and all alone in the world, and felt very,very
Winter finally passed and
the weather got warmer.
One beautiful spring day, a
little girl was playing near the old house, when she spotted
the grey bear in the pile of unwanted things. he was like no
other bear she ever seen and she pulled him out from where he
was trapped .
She dusted him down and
lifted him high in the sky and look at him,
"A grey teddy bear...with a
blue nose?" she thought. "how strange!"
The teddy bear wanted to
cry. He thought she didn't like him and would throw him
back with the other unwanted things.
"But he is lovely!" she
continued and she fell completely in love with him. She ran
home as fast as her little legs would carry her, to see if her
Grandma could patch him up as a lot of his stuffing had
fallen out, and he was very much in need of repair.
She looked on as her
Grandma replaced his stuffing and patched up his holes.
His stiches has started
showing where the fur had worn away, but the little girl
thought he looked perfect.It was all cosy and warm in the
little girl's house and the bear felt all cosy and warm in his
However, his nose was still
blue and his fur was still grey, and they never return to
He was unique among teddy
The little girl gave him a
great big hug,she loved him more than anything else in the
world, her little grey, blue-nosed...
many years later, is Tatty Teddy of better knowing as (Me
- to - You) a symbol for love and friendship, with as
goal people to cummunicate with each other.
He has fans
over the whole world. Young and old fall for his charm.
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