Once upon a time in a land far far away, lived a beautiful girl of the earth and the East. For her eighth birthday her mother gifted her a water buffalo who she named Water Lilly. As the narrator of this tale is scared of water buffalos, because they give you a "look", was surprised at Water Lilly's gentle nature and even petted and fed her some freshly cut grass. But this story is not about the narrator but the girl who was born of the earth and the east.
A month after Water Lilly entered the little girl's life, she gave birth to a beautiful baby buffalo boy who she named black beauty. The girl fell in love with the boy.
Once Black Beauty was confortable and ready to be taken down to the river, the girl, followed by her friends, led mother and son down to the river to bathe.
But sadly, the buffalo would not bathe! Water Lilly refused to go into the water, and Black Beauty just wanted to go home. So the girl was sad.
But in her heart she knew, she could always try tomorrow...