“A,D,Z,H…” The eye technican was growing more concerned by the minute. The patient was getting all the letters wrong. He wasn’t even close!
Reading his chart he wondered how someone’s eyes could get ao bad so fast! His vision was wonderful last year.
The door opened and Dr. Dunner walked in. Sighing with relief the technician spoke up right away. He called the Dr over to him and spoke in a low whisper.
“I am afraid that this patient is going blind. His vision was so good last year but is atrocious today.
Dr. Donner smiled, and didn’t say a word. He walked over to the patient and clapped him on the shoulder. “How are you doing, still up to your same tricks I see. ”
Arthur hung his bead, trying to look sad. Dr. Donner shook his head. “Read this line for me.” Arthur read it perfectly, and same with the next screen of letters. The technician stared with an open mouth in amazement!
“Tanner meet Arthur!” Dr. Dunner was talking to the tech.
“He will keep you on your toes, but its all in fun.”
Arthur laughed. “You did well young fellow at maintaining your composure. ” Tanner rolled his eyes at Arthur and Arthur cooperated for the rest of the examination.
The Dr double checked some things and then gave him a clean bill of health. Shaking Arthur’s hand goodbye he told him to take care and to stop scaring away his new techs! Arthur chuckled as the Dr. walked out of the room.
Later that day the dilation was finally wearing off of Arthur’s eyes and he could see clearly once more. He sat in his room wondering what he could get into now.
He wanted to go to Vegas again, but wondered if he could convince Nurse Julie to take him again. Maybe he could offer her half his winnings.
If he did like last time she would find herself with enough money to buy 2 large coffees!
Oh what was that sound??
Arthur covered his ears. Miss. Treetie was practicing her opera again. His ears would never be the same!
Thinking back to when he had been in Vegas he thought of something. He guessed that it was good that they missed out on the Vegas show when there. It may have sounded like this! For how could a singing hippo actually sound good! He still wouldn’t believe it until he saw it. The billboard had advertised in lights, but Atthur just shook his head.
A hippo that sang? CRAZY! It couldn’t be …. or could it?