The Rabbit was also happily
jumping behind his three friends.
Now they were four and walking in a foursome was even
more fun than in a threesome.
"Hey, Long Ears, now you are also our friend,"
said the other three friends.
"You don't have to be afraid of
the Lion when he's roaring. He's only doing it for fun,"
said the magician. "That's very true," said the Lion.
"That's me, it's my nature." And to convince the rabbit
that it was true, he was going to roar
then and there, but Frederick noticed it in time,
and when the Lion was about to open his mouth, he admonished him:
"Frederick, where are we headed?" And Frederick also didn't quite know
the answer to this question.
But since he was at the head of their line
and he had to decide, he said to his friends:
"Let's go back to the Elephants' Forest.
I know that forest, that's my home,
and I invite you all to my place."
This idea wasn't half bad, because his
Mom and Dad were already worried about him.
After Frederick and his friends walked a long, long time, they
finally got back to the Elephants' Forest.
His Mom and Dad were very happy to see
that Frederick was back home.