Young Jimmy enjoys going to play in the park near his home. There is a lake in the park. The water birds are always there, swimming or resting on the water. Jimmy often sits on the grass by the water and watches the ducks swim. The ducks dive below the water to look for food. Jimmy laughs when he sees the ducks' feet coming out of the water. Sometimes younger children come to the water with their parents and bring bread to give to the ducks. Signs say 'Do not feed the ducks' but no one reads them. Jimmy wants to shout at everyone and tell them that wild birds eat grass and insects, not bread.
Jimmy sees a mother duck with her baby ducks and stops to look at them. Mother duck comes and stands near Jimmy. He sees that mother duck is not happy and that she often looks at some tall grass behind her. Six of the ducklings came with her but the smallest one is in trouble. It can't walk through the grass. Quickly he takes off his shoes and socks. Jimmy walks through the high grass and picks up the little duckling. He puts it down near the mother duck, feeling excited. She looks at him then walks away with all her ducklings.
Jimmy's feet are very cold and he has some scratches on his arms and legs. He puts on his socks and shoes. He hurries home to tell his mother about his adventure in the park, feeling very happy. He remembers the tiny duckling's soft feathers in his hands. Young Jimmy will forever remember his happy and beautiful experience in the park.