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describes it in full detail. Geppetto introduces Pinocchio to the public in his own show. At first, the people can't believe that he is real; however, when he dances about and sings them a song; the crowd goes wild. He is a huge success! The next morning, however, the troubles begin. When Geppetto tries to get Pinocchio to go to school his son tells him that he doesn't want to go. After Geppetto finally insists, Pinocchio goes, but on his way he meets Candlewick and his friend, Gino, who tell him to not listen to his father. Rather, he can play truant with them. They hate going to school, and they never do. Fortunately, Pinocchio doesn't listen to the two ruffians, and he does go to school. He has a bad time there when all the children laugh at him because he is a puppet. The teacher tries to discipline him by spanking him with a wooden paddle; however, only succeeds in breaking the paddle over Pinocchio's wooden head. Pinocchio runs away in tears. Before he arrives at home, he meets Candlewick and Gino once again. They entice the distraught Pinocchio to go with them to the Land of the Toys where there are no schools, and they can play all day. The Blue Fairy appears to Pinocchio and tries to warn him about going with the boys, and Pinocchio questions her. She reminds him that she can only warn him once and help him twice - after that he must pay the price. With that, she leaves him. Pinocchio tells the boys that he better go home to Geppetto, but suddenly sees a coach heading their way. The Coach arrives and the coachman further entices Pinocchio to go with him, Candlewick and Gino. Pinocchio leaves on the coach. Poor Geppetto is broken-hearted when his little puppet doesn't return that evening. He tells Angelina to wait for Pinocchio in case he comes home, and he goes out to search. Pinocchio and the boys arrive at the Land of the Toys and at first all appears to be perfect. Gino and Candlewick talk about the wonderful time they all are having. The only strange thing is that there seem to be so many donkeys all over the place. When Pinocchio starts turning into a donkey, they realise that they have been duped. They try to escape, but begin braying. The evil Coachman stops them, and the boys all turn into donkeys completely. That's what happens to little boys who run from their homes and choose not to study. The new donkeys, Candlewick and Gino, are sold to work in the mines while Pinocchio is sold to a travelling opera company where he pulls a cart full of scenery from town to town. Many months pass and Geppetto still continues his search. While out he finds a donkey (Pinocchio) shivering in the cold. Geppetto covers him with his cloak and continues on his way. Pinocchio is too ashamed to follow his father. Later that night, the Blue Fairy appears to Pinocchio, takes pity on him and changes him back into a puppet. When she asks him why he did what he did, Pinocchio blames it on Candlewick and Gino. With that, his nose begins to grow. Only when he tells the truth and admits that everything was his own fault, does his nose return to normal? The Blue Fairy tells Pinocchio to return home, and also tells him that if he is good from now on he will become a real boy. He promises to be good, grabs his father's cloak used to cover him, and returns on his way. Five gold pieces fall out of the cloak, and this excites a passing Fox and Cat who take notice of the walking and talking puppet with the coins. Pinocchio continues to search for his father, but is stopped by the Fox who tries to get the money from him, firstly by offering singing lessons for money and then, secondly by pretending to be an investment banker. The Cat then steps in and tells Pinocchio that what he really needs to do is go to the Field of Miracles where by planting his five gold pieces they will multiply into several thousand gold pieces. Pinocchio agrees and plants the gold coins in the ground. The two animals then send him over to get some water, and while he is gone, they dig up the coins and go on their merry way. Pinocchio returns with the water and finds that he has been tricked. He wanders for days until he reaches the sea, and he flings himself into the water to drown; however, a wooden puppet can only float. Suddenly, a huge whale swallows him up, and he finds that Geppetto, too, is inside the whale, boat and all. He was swallowed up over a month ago while out searching for Pinocchio. They both try to think of a way out and Pinocchio suggests that they get the whale to sneeze by starting a fire. Pinocchio even offers to burn himself so that his father can survive. Geppetto wouldn't even think of such nonsense. Instead, Geppetto finds a wooden crate, sets it on fire, and soon the whale sneezes them both out. They both make it home and the Blue Fairy returns once again. She praises Pinocchio for saving his father's life and tells him that all is