821. Dragon Hiccups: a relaxation and story for your naptime routine

Dragon has some unexpected hiccups, and Peanut Squirrel tries to help find a cure.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:30

Dragon Hiccups Excerpt:

In the Ahway Island Forest, a gentle breeze rustled the leaves of the trees as sunlight streamed through the branches, making delightful shadows on the ground. Dragon sat in the wild berry patch, picking berries and eating them. Dragon loved to eat berries, with their sweet bursts of flavor. As Dragon ate a handful of berries all at once, a funny sensation arose in Dragon’s midsection and throat. It caused Dragon to make a strange sound: “Hic!”
After another moment, the same sensation happened a second time, and again Dragon made an involuntary sound: “hic!”.
Dragon thought surely this sensation would stop, but at regular intervals, it continued.
Dragon sat very still, unsure what was happening, or what to do.

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