George and Jeffrey Bear waved their little flags excitedly and said, "Yes, this is our first cruise and we are having a great time." Theodore nodded and Cassandra explained that she had sailed on the lake before. "Do you all live here? I hope you will join us on another cruise," the Captain said. "I live here," replied Cassandra, "but my friends are just visiting. Theodore has been traveling for a while already." Theodore smiled broadly and told the Captain some of the interesting things he had seen and done since he started out. "It has been a wonderful experience," he said, "I have enjoyed every day and wish everyone could travel to see new places." For a moment the Captain looked thoughtful. "Once I was Captain of a ship that took cargo all over the world so I have travelled too. It was indeed wonderful, so keep going, Theodore." The bears shook paws with the Captain again and thanked him for the visit. "Bon Voyage," he said, "till next time."
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