Hermia the hippo lived in a zoo. One day, Hermia escaped from the zoo and ran away to Mike’s house.
Mike knew that hippos and boys couldn’t stay together, so he hid Hermia in their swimming pol Hermia stayed in the water quietly and didn’t make any noise. She was quite please with herself.
At night, Mike sneaked out food from the kitchen and Hermia gulped it all in seconds! Hippos really have a large appetite.
But mother found out about Hermia when they were playing in his room and jumping on the bed. She was shocked at the sight.
“Mike! You know that hippos stay in zoos! We must take her back immediately,” cried mother.
Now Mike goes to zoo every Sunday to meet Hermia.