Olivia and Elizabeth

Olivia and Elizabeth
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes By Stephanie Bouchard  Sixteen-year-old Olivia Morello of New Boston, New Hampshire was a little nervous about leaving her beloved ducks outside their duck house when it was only 18 degrees F outside, but she and her family were just going out for a quick dinner and wouldn’t be gone long.   But when they returned home and she went to hustle the ducks into their house, she immediately saw that something was wrong with one of her favorite ducks, Elizabeth, a Saxony duck Olivia had raised from ducklinghood.  Elizabeth was sitting motionless on the ground near a large water dish Olivia left out for the 15 ducks that live on her family’s farm. The ducks often jumped in and splashed around, even in the winter, causing shallow puddles to form on the ground.  On closer inspection, Olivia saw that Elizabeth’s feathers and one of her legs was stuck to a skim of ice. Olivia got

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