Tunny Ache

Reaching land, Pinocchio jumped down first, and then he helped his father. Then he turned to the tunny, and said in a trembling voice, ‘My dearest friend, you have saved my father’s life! I cannot find words to thank you. May I give you a kiss, as a token of my eternal gratitude?’
The tunny put his nose out of the water, and Pinocchio, kneeling on the ground, pressed a loving kiss on its mouth.
At this sign of real, unaffected love, the tunny, who was not used to such things, was so moved that, ashamed to be seen crying like a baby, he dived under the water, and disappeared.
Meanwhile, the sun had risen.

Chapter 36