He stayed there for two days, feeling very tired and lonely. The wild ducks came and looked at him.

"You're very ugly !" they said and laughed at him.

Poor little ugly duckling! He ran away over the fields and meadows. The wind blew and the duckling was so cold and tired.

It was getting dark and he looked for somewhere to spend the night. Luckily, he found a little cottage. There was a gap in the door and he went inside for some warmth.