South American folklore binds traditions of Native Americans and Europeans. It includes stories of creatures of the jungle leading hunters and wanderers astray, lurking them into their dens, brutal, merciless. But other stories are touching, edifying and inspiring, and the one below is one of the latter. This is a story of an armadillo who heard other animals singing and, enchanted with the beauty of music, desperately wished to sing as good as frogs, crickets, canaries… But all he could hear as an answer was that armadillos could not sing. Finally he decided to ask a magician for help and told him its dream, but the magician refused, for the price the armadillo had to pay was too huge. This is a charming story, of the one who had been following his dream and had never surrendered.