As often happens with plants, even fake ones, the giant leaves next to Herman’s pond had started to droop. The result was that Herman now had a perfect view of the food bowl while remaining hidden. The guardian briefly considered fixing it, but she didn’t want to spoil Herman’s fun.
When Herman woke up, he woke up to an empty food bowl. It was tough, but he tried not to let it get him down. Today, though, he found it very difficult to keep his spirits up. Not only was his food bowl empty, but the pond had been drained dry. No food and no water! He was so distraught that he sat in the barren pond until the guardian woke up and filled it. So great was his relief at having the pond replenished that he waited until breakfast was served to leave.