An unusual friend – level 2

25-06-2021 15:00

An 80-year-old man named Xavier Bouget from Brittany, France, was walking near his home. He saw a baby pigeon fall to the ground. The pigeon was trying to fly away from a cat.

When he came home, he told his wife about the bird. His wife asked him why he did not bring the bird home. Bouget went back and he brought the bird home in his pocket. It was the start of a very unusual friendship.

Bouget called the pigeon Blanchon. Blanchon follows the man everywhere. He sits on Bouget’s shoulder when he is riding a bike. He helps the man in his workshop and works with him in the garden. Many people asked Bouget how it was possible to be friends with a pigeon. Bouget said that he watched the bird, and he respected the way he lived.

Difficult words: friendship (when two or more people are friends together), workshop (a room where somebody makes or repairs things), respect (to care about how people feel and what is important for them).

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