Cover Photo: This photograph is a close up of two domesticated mice huddled next to each other, each nuzzling the other.
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Learning Bravery from a Pair of Mice

I had never met creatures more cowardly than those two mice, but, for some reason, they would never abandon each other.

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This is a picture of the two pet mice described in the piece--one black and one grey and white. They are scurrying together at the bottom of a plastic containter.
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