Is it Hot at the South Pole?

Is it Hot at the South Pole?

Elke Heidenreich

At the South Pole, the penguins stand...and stand and stand. Always dapper in their tailcoats, they wait, patiently, for whatever may happen. But what is it they're waiting for? Luckily, Elke Heidenreich knows the answer. It doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while, the opera boat comes from Vienna and lets the penguins embark for the great opera ball. For such an event, you want to be prepared.

And, at last, the great day arrives. There it is, the opera boat! On board the three tenors are waving, and the penguins cheer and jump into the sea enthusiastically, for their black tailcoats are water-proof. And then the fun starts. On the programme is the opera "La Traviata". Such a dramatic love-story is a rarity for the penguins at the South Pole. Amid the icebergs, temperaments are a bit cooler. But now it is theatre time, and when Pavarotti "dies", all the penguins sob loudly.

Loud cheers and lots of clapping conclude the cultural activities at the Pole. The opera is over, and everybody swims home. Among the younger penguins, the gorgeous music has ignited a romance or two. The rest of the distinguished guests return to the ice, waiting for the next attraction – properly attired, of course.


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Is it Hot at the South Pole?

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Elvira Kösler
08.09.2007

Ich habe das Buch mit meinem Lenchen gelesen (1. Klasse, liest nicht besonders gern). Sie fand es witzig und wollte nicht aufhören, bis wir fertig waren. Ist doch ein gutes Zeichen, oder?


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