On a foggy, foggy morning deep in the swamps on the Island of Serendipity, Creole was hatched from an egg.
She was big and fat and very, very ugly. But beneath all of that which made her so ugly was the most beautiful heart that had ever beat anywhere on the Island of Serendipity.
She waddled off to find some of the fellow creatures of the swamp, but it was not as simple as Creole hoped it would be.
Normally the swamp was filled with fun, cheerful noises, but as Creole crashed through bramble and bush, a hush fell and all was quiet and still.
For you see, all of the creatures that lived in the swamp were downright scared of Creole.
They thought that because she was so fat and ugly, she just had to be mean, too!
Had it not been for a tiny stuttering alligator, the goodness that was Creole would have never been shared.
Looks can be deceiving and so can judging a book by its cover.