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    1.The Ant and the Grasshopper

    In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart'scontent. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.

    "Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling inthat way?"

    "I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do thesame."

    "Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; "We have got plenty of food at present."But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil.

    When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger - whileit saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in thesummer. Then the Grasshopper knew: It is best to prepare for days of need.

    2.The Boy Who Cried Wolf

    A shepherd-boy, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three orfour times by crying out, "Wolf! Wolf!" and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed atthem for their pains.

    The Wolf, however, did truly come at last. The Shepherd-boy, now really alarmed, shouted inan agony of terror: "Pray, do come and help me; the Wolf is killing the sheep"; but no one paidany heed to his cries, nor rendered any assistance. The Wolf, having no cause of fear, at his

    leisure lacerated or destroyed the whole flock.

    There is no believing a liar, even when he speaks the truth.

    3.The Fox and The Crow

    A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree.

    "That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree.

    "Good day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking today: how glossy yourfeathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just asyour figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen ofBirds."

    The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened hermouth the piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox.

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    "That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you apiece of advice for the future: "Do not trust flatterers."

    4.The Miser

    A miser sold all that he had and bought a lump of gold, which he buried in a hole in the groundby the side of an old wall and went to look at daily. One of his workmen observed his frequentvisits to the spot and decided to watch his movements. He soon discovered the secret of thehidden treasure, and digging down, came to the lump of gold, and stole it. The Miser, on his nextvisit, found the hole empty and began to tear his hair and to make loud lamentations. Aneighbor, seeing him overcome with grief and learning the cause, said, "Pray do not grieve so;but go and take a stone, and place it in the hole, and fancy that the gold is still lying there. It willdo you quite the same service; for when the gold was there, you had it not, as you did not makethe slightest use of it."

    5.The Tortoise and the Hare

    The Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet beenbeaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me."

    The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."

    "That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way."

    "Keep your boasting till you've won," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?"

    So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, butsoon stopped and, to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The Tortoiseplodded on and plodded on, and when the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise justnear the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race.

    Then the Tortoise said: "Slow but steady progress wins the race."

    6.The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

    A Wolf found great difficulty in getting at the sheep owing to the vigilance of the shepherd andhis dogs. But one day it found the skin of a sheep that had been flayed and thrown aside, so itput it on over its own pelt and strolled down among the sheep.

    The Lamb that belonged to the sheep whose skin the Wolf was wearing began to follow theWolf in the Sheep's clothing. So, leading the Lamb a little apart, he soon made a meal off her -and for some time he succeeded in deceiving the sheep, and enjoying hearty meals.

    Appearances are deceptive.

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    7.The Elf's Ant

    There once was an Elf, who had an ant as a pet.

    He loved his little pet so much; he would feedhim whatever he wanted in his bowl,Plus table scraps, especially if there wassomething the Elf did not wish to eat.The ant, would gobble it up, lick his lips andwiggle his hips, and whine for more!The ant would even eat it off the floor.The more he fed the ant the bigger he got.

    He got bigger and bigger and ate a lot!Until one day the Ant could not even fit in aroom, and the Elf had to give him to the Zoo.Now everyone comes to the Zoo to see theElf's Ant, and feed him peanuts, his favoritesnack.They all knew he used to be owned by an Elf, sonow they call him the Elephant.

    And they all lived happily there after.

    8.The Con ~ Troll

    Once upon along time ago, in the valley of, "not verynice", there lived a mean Troll, who conned everyone who

    crossed a bridge, into paying a toll.He would charge them new cars, toys, money, or clothes,because after he used them, he thought of them as old.He always desired for more, even if the people werepoor. He always asked for something different each time,because he could not find happiness inside himself.

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    He was very lonely, and sad, never satisfied with what hehad.Yet, he wouldn't share, and didn't have any real friendsthat cared.

    So he sat, and stared at the bridge that wasn't even his,and wondered why people crossed it, for he had neverbeen to the other side.One day he asked a girl and a boy, from who he hadtaken a toy, why they wanted to cross the bridge so badly.

    The boy replied, Because everybody is nice and happyover there". They are happy, because they all share and

    care about each other, like sisters and brothers, and,mothers and fathers should.He then said, You, should come with us", you don't needall that stuff.With friends, you will have more than enough!The troll could not believe his ears! He felt a pang of joy,and his eyes filled with tears!All these years he didn't know that to care, only meant to

    share!"Love, joy, happiness, and caring, all come from sharing",said the little girl.You should come with us! And we will show you a betterworld.And they all skipped over the bridge that wasn't his,to the other side...

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    9.None ~ Ya ~ Biz

    There once was a little boy, who's name was

    None Ya Biz.His mother had invited a friend over for dinner,and when the friend asked the little boy whathis name was, he politely replied,"None-Ya"."Well fine", said the friend. If you dont want totell me your name, I will just go help yourmother in the kitchen.The poor little boy was confused at the

    snobbish reaction to his name.Later that evening the boy went into thekitchen where his mother was cooking dinnerover the hot stove and the friend was makinga salad.The little boy asked the friend," What was shedoing?"And the friend replied through puffy, teared,

    red eyes, and a stuffy nose,"Chopin annonion".Now the little boy got angry! And said, "Youcan chop anything you like, but don't be cuttinup my name!"And he stormed out of the kitchen!

    10.Soular Plexus

    Once upon our time,There is a Moon, who has a Sun, with theMother Earth, and a bunch of other little

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    planets who's names are Pluto, Neptune,Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, andlittle Mercury, who all exist with the Stars, inthe darkness of the light.

    Now Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn,Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury, neverstray far from mother Earths side, andtogether they play around the oldest Sun!Every once in a while, just for fun, motherEarth, and the Moon, will play a game ofhide and seek, they call eclipse, and taketurns hiding each other from the Sun and all

    the Stars twinkle with de-lite, some shootingout of sight!

    11.Little no-Peep

    Once upon a long time ago,

    there was a little bird- wordy, who got stuck in a snowyflurry, because she never shut her beak, and did nothear the other birds speak when it was time to flysouth for the winter.She would just sit on a branch and sing, and when thewind blew, she would just swing to-and-fro.She didn't even know all the other birds had heard thewords to make like trees, and leave.

    So when winter came, she sat there and sang, until itsnowed and her little toes froze to her perch in thetree, and she fell fast asleep from the winters cold.A little girl in a house near by, was wondering why sheno longer heard the song of the bird. So when thepeeping stopped, she put on her shoes and socks,

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    then went out to search, and found the little birdhanging from her perch.At first the girl cried, for she thought the bird had died.But upon her touch, the little bird flapped her wings and

    screamed.At once Becky knew what she had to do before thelittle bird flew.Careful not to bend her beak, or break a feather,Becky carefully picked the bird up, and put her in hersweater, then brought her in the house out of theweather.Once by the fire, with the bird beside her, she too fell

    fast asleep. Then the warm little bird, once againbegan to peep, and sing her song

    12.Rudey Toot-Toot

    Rudey Toot-Toot, was a mean old bird, and everymorning when the sun came up, his crowing

    could be heard,"rrrty-rrrrt-rrrtt! He would thenbeat his wings and do it again, only louder as ifhe wasn't heard the first time,"RRRTY-RRTY-RRRR!", and then all of the other chickens wouldcome out of the hen house, one at a time blinkingtheir eyes, around as if to find out what haddisturbed them from their sleep and so did uschildren.

    We didn't need an alarm clock because we hadRudey, and he was on time every day.Now Rudey, was tough as an old hound dog, andit was his job to protect the hens from anythingthat may harm them, and this he did very well.One day a Chicken Hawk, swooped down out of

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    the sky, and attacked one of the hens. Ol' Rudeyran up there and kicked it in the head with thespurs, that God had given him on the inside ofhis legs, specifically for protecting the hens and

    their eggs. Now I would think it safe to say, thatRudey wasn't afraid of anything. One fine mornin'a German shepherd, who's name was "Mojo",thought he was going to have himself somechicken, and took after Rudy like he thought hewas going to have to chase him! He was wrong.When Rudy saw that shepherd a-comin', he justbeat his wings like thunder, stretched out his

    neck and said, "RRRTY- RRT-RRT!", and whenthat dog got close enough, Rudey jumped on hishead with his spurs, and rode him to theneighbors! Mojo, never tried that again! In factMojo, would look at the chickens, but would walka wide path around them, lookin' around for that,Rudey Toot- Toot. Now "Mojo", was "chicken,himself!

    And that was Rudey's job, Wakin' people up, andchasin' off the predators.

    13.Little Larry and the Ladybug

    There once was a ladybug,

    whose name was Laurie Ann,and the humming bird was her biggest fan.They were both very sweet,and they kept the aphids off the food we eat.Now Laurie Anns body was speckled with spots andred, because she laughed allot.

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    One day while removing aphids from a strawberry,she met a worm named Larry.Now Larry, was as green as any worm she had everseen! She knew this was from the chlorophyll in the

    leaves he ate. So they sat and talked awhile, andthen, Larry, asked her out for a date. Laurie Annblushed a little, and Larry, wiggled with excitement inanticipation for her answer. Finally she managed tosay," Yes", and Larry said, Thank you Lord, I amblessed!They decided to meet under an old apple tree, in anorchard by the creek, where all of the gardens, and

    the valley below they could see.Larry talked, and talked, about how one day soon, hewould make a cocoon and turn into a beautiful,"Butterfly".Laurie Ann, laughed, and laughed, and fell from thetree, and into the creek with a splash! She wentdown, down, down, and around to Blueberry Bend,where she was plucked from the water, by her

    feathered friend, the humming bird. Thanks! shesaid at last, through a sputtering gasp of air."What happened? asked the humming bird, as shecame to rest on a branch. Laurie Ann replied," I waslaughing so hard, I fell from the apple tree at the oldfarmers ranch. Poor Larry was still at the top, when Idropped into the creek. Would you be so kind tocarry me back, and see if he is still where we sat?

    The humming bird said," I can", and started her fan.They arrived not a moment to soon, for Larry wasalmost done building his cocoon, and as they landedon a branch the hummingbird asked Larry," What areyou going to do with that?". While Larry continuedworking, Laurie Ann explained that," Larry", was

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    going to turn into a butterfly, with beautiful wings, andLarry chimed in and said," And I'm going to flyAROUND the world, and find a beautiful girl, withwhich I plan to make my family. When up popped a

    squirrel that had a nut and chattered,"You can't dothat! Can't you see that the lady bug loves you? Ifyou leave, she will be bitter! She doesn't even wantyou to change, but if you do, she will love you justthe same".Larry stopped, and thought hard for a moment. Hethen said," This I know is true, and I love her too, butshe can't fly, and I want to see the world".

    Lady bug Laurie Ann sighed, spread her wings, tookflight, circled the tree, and landed right beside him!Larry smiled and yelled with delight," YOU CAN FLY"!"Yes", said Laurie Ann, I never told you, I don't knowwhy...I guess it's because you are a worm, and Ididn't think it was of any concern.Larry giggled like a silly little worm, and wiggled hisway down into his cocoon, soon to be a butterfly,

    and discover the world, with a pretty little lady bug,who's name was, "Laurie Ann".

    14.I Don't Use Glue

    I wish I knew how to tie my shoe,

    Without using glue,Cause it makes my feet feel icky,My socks are all sticky,and my toe's are stuck together!I try to get the glue off,and it only makes another spot,

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    of gooey glue on my shoe.I have got glue in my hair,and my friends just stare and laugh!Now it's on my favorite shirt,

    where the dirt is sure to stick!I now believe using glue,to tie my shoe,is not a very good trick!

    15.Little Tony and his Phony Pony

    Little Tony, had a little pony, that was a little phonyand he wanted a real one.So he thought it might be fun, to go out and findone.So he walked for miles, and miles, across thekitchen tiles, when in the middle of the road, he sawa little fat toad, carrying a big fat load.

    He said," excuse me Mr. Toad, have you seen apony? Mines a little phony and I'm looking for a realone in which to have fun with."Fun", said the toad, If I knew where there was apony, that wasn't a phony, along this road, I wouldcertainly ask him to help me carry this load!Little Tony said, "Well I can help carry your loadMr. Toad, if only you know the difference between

    a real pony, and a little phony, that would help usboth!"I have the knowledge of a thousand kings andknow of such things", said the Toad from the road.So they walked for miles, and miles, back and forthacross the kitchen tiles, until they found a bug stuck

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    in the rug."Hello Ms. Bug in the rug", said the toad from theroad, We are looking for a Pony that isn't a phony,and do you know where we could find one?"

    And the bug in the rug replied," What do I look likeall comfy and snug? No! I'm a bug stuck in a rug!And if I knew where there was a pony, that wasn't aphony, I would certainly ask him to give this bug atug, to get her out of this rug!""Well! I can help with that!" said the toad from theroad and with a snap of his tongue, the toad fromthe road gave the bug a tug, and gobbled her up!

    "Why did you do that?" said little Tony. And thetoad replied, "She-Bug", was a might to rude, so Itook a bite, and used her for food. A spider wouldhave just up and tied her in a little web of thread.But don't let it go to your head, for now I am fed.As they continued their trip, the toad did a flip,kicked his heels, and licked his lips!I disgust little Tony said," Don't act like a hog

    frog!", and they jumped over a log and into a dog.The dog awoke with a growl and a choke, and ashe spoke, he said, "I do wonder who it is thatdisturbs my slumber!"About to cry, little Tony said," "tis only the toadand I", and we are only looking for a pony, that isn'ta plastic phony, in which to have fun with.The dog sighed and said, "Do not be upset, for I

    am the family pet, and only sleep by the logs andfire, waiting to fill your desires, and keep strangersaway".I am afraid to say, that ponies do not like to play,and they have needs, such as water, a barn andhay. They really are a lot of trouble day-to-day.

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    If it is a friend for fun you seek, all you need is towake me from my sleep.I am much more fun, than a plastic phony, and a lotless needy, than real needy pony.

    I don't want any hay, and only live to make yourday!So lets get the toad and his load from the road,and play.

    16.Some ~ Days

    Some days are better than others.Some days are better spent with yourmother.Some with your brother or sister,because you never know when you will missher.

    Some should be spent with your dad,becausehe will always cheer you up when you aresad,and teach you right from wrong, whenyou've been bad.Some days can be better than Mondays,even though they are both the same.

    It depends on if you have played with yourdog in the mud and rain.Yep! It's not always how you make it,it's more how you take it.The decision is yours to make it fun,if you are bored.

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    The world is your playground,But don't be a fool!Be smart and cool, and don't fart in school.Find what you like to do,

    and make your dreams come true.Start today.Because life is too short,and somedays are better than others!

    17.ME Doggie

    One bright day while sleeping in the dark,I awoke in the middle of a dream.And as I slept, I was with my favorite pet,who had died the yesterday of long ago.We romped and frolicked through the fieldsof mice and rain,taking for granted our time together,our lives,

    our pain.Still we played and played,until the very last day.Pretending it was here to stay.Wondering about the places we had neverbeen,and where and why it had to end.Even though the years have passed,

    I still see my dog pounce, and jump throughthe grass.My love for my dog tomorrow will last longerthan today,and I only dream,we could go out and play.

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    18.Caren and Sharen

    There once was a couple of girls, who livedin this world, whose names were, Caren,

    and Sharen.

    Now, Sharen was always worried about her

    looks, and what people thought about her.

    And Caren, was always helping Sharen, to

    feel good about herself, by giving her nice

    clothes to wear, fixing her makeup, anddoing her hair.

    See Sharen, didn't feel good about herself,

    because while growing up, her parents didn't

    have a great deal of money, and were

    unhappy because they were always trying to

    make ends meet, and pay bills.

    Although they loved her, they would onlyscold her of the times she was bad, never

    showing their love, acknowledging the good

    things they had in life, like parents should.

    The parents never told her of the good

    things she did, because that was "expected"

    of her.

    Now Caren's parents, who would rather thanscold, would explain why what she did was

    "incorrect", and then show her right, and

    reward her for doing good, giving her

    encouragements, and telling her how

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    precious she was to them. This made her

    happy and secure in herself, and in her

    family, even though their lives were no

    different than Sharen's.It's kind of like teaching a pet a new trick,

    reward them for doing good, and they will

    do it again, and lick their lips, with a smile!

    So, Here Caren was, trying to make Sharen

    feel good about herself, like she should,

    because thats what "good friends", are for...


    19.The Magnificent Brain

    Little Timmy, was walking down the street,

    when suddenly he stumbled upon his feet.

    He looked down, and there on the ground,

    was something pink and round.

    He had no idea what he had found, and

    when he picked it up, it made a funny sound.

    He put it in a bag, from the lunch he had at

    school, and took it home.

    When he got home, he took it out, and

    placed it upon his bed.

    He then tilted his head, and said, "I wonder

    what it could be"?

    Perhaps I should show my friend Tommy,

    and he may know.

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    When Tommy came over, he stepped up to

    the bed , he shook his head, and said, "It

    beats me, It's pink and round, and makes a

    funny sound kind of like a balloon when yourub it real fast!".

    Tommy decided to stay the night.

    When they turned out the lights, they heard a

    thump, a bump, and a horrible screeching

    noise that gave them both a fright!

    Tommy screamed and turned on the light,

    and there was the thing all wrapped in wires,and instead of pink it was white!

    It pulsed, and it throbbed, and it had hold of

    Timmy's stereo knob!

    As it gave the knob a twist, the speakers

    came to life with a hiss!

    Then a squeaky voice was heard," Do not

    be alarmed, I will do you no harm. I am onlya brain, and can not cause you any pain,

    grief, or sorrow. It is only your stereo I need

    to borrow".

    Little Timmy's mother had heard the ruckus,

    and came bursting through the bedroom

    door, to see what the fuss was.

    When she heard the thing all wrapped inwires speak, her mouth dropped open, and

    her eye's stared wide, and she shrieked," Oh


    What a Magnificent brain you have Timmy!"

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    20.The Fairy Grandmother

    There once was a Fairy Grandmother, whocould do great tricks, with just the flick of her


    She was as smart as a whippet, and if you

    had a problem, with a pirouette, and wave

    of her little fairy hand, she could fix it.

    One day while in her garden, she found a

    soul, that had strayed from the heart of it'shuman, and had buried itself it the straw she

    used as mulch for her garden.

    When she asked the poor soul why it was

    there, it replied shivering with fear, that it

    was trying to warm itself from the cold heart

    of its human. The soul then explained that

    its human did not believe in God, or Jesus,and was so self-centered, that the human

    didn't even notice the harm he was causing

    his own soul. He had hurt the soul so much,

    that it left.

    The Fairy Grandmother asked the poor

    soul, that if she made the human see the

    light and believe, would it return to thehuman? The soul stopped shivering, and

    with a glow of excitement said," boy would

    I!" The Fairy Grandmother then waved her

    hand in a circle and blew into her palm as if

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    blowing a kiss. She then turned back to the

    soul and said," Go, go find your human, and

    all will be well". The soul was curious and

    asked what she had done. The FairyGrandmother replied that since the soul had

    left, the human had a near death experience

    and saw Jesus, and that she had only

    helped him to see his way back, but that if

    the soul did not return, the human would die,

    and the soul would be lost forever.

    The soul thanked the Fairy Grandmotherand said," May god bless you!" The Fairy

    Grandmother then said," He already has

    little one,

    he already has".

    21.Ed The Sprinkler Head

    Hello, My name is Ed. I am a sprinkler head.

    I know you haven't paid much attention to

    me, except in the summer on a hot day when

    you use me to spray water to keep cool and


    But I watch you everyday, when you come

    out of the house, and go to school.

    And I've seen you grow

    into the big kid you are now!

    I only wish I knew how...

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    For I stay the same size.

    Though I try and try, I only return to the

    same position,

    as the mailman goes by!I've seen you laugh, and I've seen you cry.

    I've seen your many birthday parties on the


    I guess what I'm trying to say is ...

    That I'm going to miss you, when you grow

    old move on.

    My name is Ed, the friendly sprinkler head!

    22.Poor Otis


    poor, poor, Otis was a scrotice*,who never noticed he was a dirty dog.

    When we gave him a bath,

    he would run straight to the dump,

    and roll in the trash.

    He was always happy with his hair so nappy,

    and his friends were scrappy and few.

    This he knew to be true,and it was only others who noticed Otis, smelled

    like poo.

    One day the door was open after a bath,

    when his feet hit the floor,

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    he was gone in a flash!

    Otis was a scurvy dog in a hurry!

    He didn't notice he was only a scrotice, running

    down the road.He only knew he had to run.

    He had to go.

    He didn't know where, and he didn't care...

    He just didn't want any more of that soap in his hair

    23.The Stupid Story

    This is a stupid story about a little mouse,

    and his snoring.

    Because the little mouse thought his life was so

    boring, he spent it eating, sleeping, and snoring.

    Just once a week, he would get up and eat, then

    go back to bed, and sleep.

    He snored in, and wheezed out,

    kind of like a train in route.

    It was very loud for such a small mouse, and he

    would keep awake all of the creatures that lived

    in the house.

    From lack of exercise, he grew fat, and then one

    day he scared the cat! Who teamed up with the

    dog, and a baseball bat!

    They chased the poor mouse all through the

    house. They flew through the kitchen, and

    slipped on the floor!

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    The little fat mouse, slid under a drawer, and

    said, 'Whew that was close!" It is very good to

    be faster than most!

    Then with a great deal of speed, he grabbed apiece of cheese!

    The dog and cat didn't even see!

    He decided he was the best, and took the

    cheese back to his nest.

    As he lay down to rest, he thought,

    "My life isn't so boring,"

    and he started snoring.

    24.What's a Skip to Do

    Hello, my name is Skip, and I am four years old.

    Today I am going to take a little trip, and ride my

    bike over to visit my poor little brother, He has the

    flu, and I must remember to wash my hands and

    face, or I may catch it too.

    I want to know if he is going to get better soon, so

    we can both ride our bikes room to room.

    I like to be a fire truck, and he a race car!

    We like to go as fast as we can, but never too far.

    I'll scream like the siren, while he roars like the

    car, and after the third lap...

    So does mom and dad!

    It's great when they join the fun, because whoever

    wins, is the closest one to the announcer when

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    she yells "Stop!"

    Today my bike is a motorcycle, and I start it by

    kicking the pedal, and as the motor makes noises,

    my only hope is that mother won't meddle. As Ijump onto the seat and twist the throttle grip, I

    burn rubber, and begin my trip.

    When I lift up my feet, the hall becomes a street,

    and the lights traffic signals.

    It's just over a mile across the dining room tiles,

    to my brothers house, where I must remember to

    beware of his oversized guard mouse, who pacesthe gate.

    When I get there, I peek in the door to see if he is

    asleep, and I know he is awake, when I see his

    feet! They are bare, and they stink, and an awful

    color pink!

    I say "hey brother, what do you think?" Are you

    going to get well? And he reply's," I don't know."Mom made me some waffles, and I still feel

    awful! And now I can't sleep 'cause my feet are


    I said, "Well... I just wanted to see if you wanted

    to ride bikes or not",

    and he said, "not."

    So I got on my bike, and rode away. Mymotorcycle turned back into a regular bike,

    and the streets were just a carpet, halls and walls.

    This was going to be a l-o-n-g day, without my

    brother in which to play...

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    What's a Skip to do...?

    25.Niether Here Nor There

    There once was a little doggy-woggy,

    watching a froggy walking and he said to

    the frog," Why don't you jump little froggy?"

    And the frog said," Why don't you take a

    flying leap, little doggy".And the dog said," 'I can not fly, nor am I a bird,

    but I have heard you can jump as

    high as a mountain, and land in that there fountain!

    " Listen here little doggy," said the froggy, If I

    jump, I will only land on that there stump!

    So if you will quit talking...

    I will continue walking, because I do not care to bea lump, on a stump,

    for a doggy-woggy bothering a froggy walking!

    And the dog said with a sigh...

    "I wish I could fly... ".


    Sambo was a Cocka-poo*,

    with nothing to do.

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    Nothing to gain ,

    nothing to lose.

    He would sleep beneath our beds,

    and snooze.He loved us so,

    with a stranger, his teeth would show.

    His long black hair was dirty and matted,

    and the bottoms of his feet were padded.

    When he left us, we were saddened,

    but am still glad we had him!

    Sambo was a Cocka-poo,who now has something,

    better to do!

    27.My Busy C.

    There once was a great Auntie C., you see...

    And she was always busier than a bee.

    But she always had time for me.

    She would fly here, and flutter there, just to

    show she cared, and her wings were always full

    of love!

    Every time she landed, she would give

    someone a hug, with her eye's as big as a


    Her caring kisses were wet with juice, and once

    she had you...

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    You couldn't get loose!

    But, those are the good things about Auntie C,

    you see!

    Just enough love for you,And more... For me!

    28.The Hairy fairies

    Mr. and Mrs. Hairy, were a couple of old fairies that

    guarded the gates to the greatest caves in the world.

    One day Mr. Hairy Fairy awoke, to find that one of the

    locks to the gates had broken, and all of the very fairy

    dust, was floating into the air.

    Mr. Hairy Fairy didn't really care, but Mrs. Hairy Fairy,

    gave him a glare that told him he'd better fix the gate

    before all the dust escaped into the woods, turning all

    of the animals into little Hairy Fairies.

    So he looked at the lock, and shook his head in shock,

    for it had rotten beyond repair. He didn't know what to

    do, so he took off his shoes and socks, and went for a

    walk, to find the legendary caveman, who carved

    things out of rock. When he found the caveman, he

    was picking his nose, sniffing a sock, and beating his

    head against a rock.

    Mr. Hairy Fairy, asked him "What in the world was he

    doing?", and the cave man replied, the stink of the

    sock helps me think, and the rock is the stone I wish to

    hone into something great!

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    "Well", said Mr. Hairy Fairy, I need your help, before

    the fairy dust is felt by all of the creatures of the wood,

    and Mrs. Hairy Fairy, gets madder than she should.

    I need you to make a lock, for the gates to the caves,possibly out of that rock, so it will never rot. "That

    would be great", said the caveman, for this is no

    ordinary rock!

    This is an "Emerald ", which is green, and wont easily

    be seen, thus it will protect the very fairy dust!

    He then gave it a thought, sniffed his sock, and began

    honing the stone into a great lock, for the gates to thecaves Mr. and Mrs. Hairy Fairy were bound to save.

    Mr. Hairy Fairy was both nervous and excited, for he

    knew Mrs. Hairy Fairy was going to like it!

    When the caveman was done, Mr. Hairy Fairy paid

    him in bread crumbs from the sack he carried on his


    It was getting lat he knew, so he took flight and flew,back to the caves, and replaced the lock on the gates.

    With all of the fairy dust safe in the cave, Mr. and Mrs.

    Hairy Fairy, were very happy. They combed the hair

    on their heads, then went to bed, and they dreamt of

    happy little pixies, flittering about, and putting glitter on

    peoples snouts.

    29.Leopard & Cheetah

    Once upon

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    A long time ago, there were people who would go

    out into the woods specifically to find new and

    strange plants, and animals. These people were

    referred to as 'ologists, such as Zoologists, whostudy animals.

    When these people found something new, never

    discovered before, it was up to them to give it a


    Well one day one of these people discovered an

    animal that looked like a yellow cat with spots, but

    was 4 times the size that of the common dog. Itwas noticed that this animal was very fast, and

    could jump over large obstacles in a single bound,

    and therefore was named the leap-hard, today

    called the Leopard.

    Well one day, the leap-hard was chasing some

    prey he planned to make his dinner, when all of a

    sudden, out of nowhere, he was passed byanother cat doing 70 miles per hour! The

    leap-hard stopped in his tracks, looked around

    him, and said, "Cheater"!

    And the 'ologist then named the cat, the cheetah!

    30.A Funny story about our"Acrobat Cat"

    Acrobat cat was all this, but he wasn't all that!

    When he was young, he was kittens of fun!

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    He would tear through the house, and didn't care

    about no mouse.

    We called him "Bat Cat", for short, and he was jet

    black, except for the white mask he wore with ablack spot on his lip, that looked like a booger,

    and white paws.

    He was very tough, and weighed 22 pounds, all

    of it muscle, and he never lost a tussle, except

    that of which was with a squirrel he thought he

    could attack. The squirrel bit him and tore him

    limb to limb, leaving no hair except for a patchhere, and a patch there. The rest was bare

    skinned cat! Poor Bat Cat, found out he wasn't all


    We named him Acrobat-Cat because he would

    do tricks, and if you wiggled your finger in front of

    his nose he would follow it up on his toes, and

    walk around the room in circles, and across theliving room floor.

    If you picked him up and stuck him to the wall, or

    a door, because he trusted us he would stay

    there, until you said," Drop Bat cat", and then he

    trusted us to catch him, and we would every time.

    So this is how he got his name, Acrobat-cat".

    But when he got old he got fat, and couldn't do allthat anymore. So he would just lay around on the

    kitchen floor, waiting for food, and begging for


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    And that was Acrobat-cat.

    Bat cat for short.

    31.The Little Boy who Blew his Nose!

    There once was a little boy, who was always

    blowing his nose!

    He would blow it in his hands or on his clothes.

    He had boogers every-where. They would fly

    through the air, and some would stick in his hair,

    and on his chair at school.

    He once gave his head a tilt, and blew a booger

    in his milk.

    He then began to sneeze, and it turned to The

    children beside him decided to leave; another

    threw up in a cup.

    He decided he'd had enough lunch, and gathered

    his boogers in a bunch, and when he threw them

    in the trash, they made a splash!

    Then he went outside, and found, he could clog

    one nostril, and blow them on the ground and

    make a puff of dirt, then wipe his nose on his shirt.

    He then went to the swing, where he discovered,

    he could sling his boogers further than ever, wind

    and weather permitting!

    He liked to wear long sleeved shirts, because he

    never used a tissue, until one day his sleeves

    were so stiff, his mother made it an issue.

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    Now he carries a handkerchief in which to blow

    his nose.

    He now uses this, instead of the back of his hand,

    or his clothes!

    32.Little Lost One

    Poor little lost one, was very smart, but was

    overly interested in all the things of the world. For

    this reason he often daydreamed of imaginary

    things, of how he thought life should be, and

    motorized swings. When he was young, he only

    thought of things that he thought were fun, and

    didn't pay attention to the teachers or others in


    Now little lost one was a duck, who didn't have

    much luck, when it came to being on time,

    because he was always daydreaming, but with

    him this was fine.

    Until one day he wasn't paying attention, and was

    dreaming about play, and didn't notice the school

    bus he got on wasn't going his way.

    While in route, he began to doubt, when and if he

    was going to make it home in time for dinner. It

    was getting late,

    and his mother began to worry,

    because he always got off the buss at 4:20.

    When he got home at last, his mother was mad,

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    and made him take out the trash.

    The next day came, and as always the same, he

    was daydreaming, and was late again, and

    missed the school buss. It then began to rain.He started walking to school, and as he walked,

    he thought and thought why he never paid

    attention. And as he thought, he found himself

    lost in the woods. Oh how he wished he could pay

    attention like he should.

    Now he thought about a story he once heard,

    about a goose that once got loose from a farmer,and was now the smartest creature of the wood.

    Perhaps if he could ask her how, to pay attention,

    she would teach him.

    Just then he heard a loud noise, and his hair

    stood on end! He thought of all the dangers he

    had heard about getting lost in the woods, and

    then he was scared! He wanted to run, but hedidn't know where when a moose jumped out of

    the bush, and stared straight at him!

    Little lost one knew he was fast, but not enough to

    out run a" MOOSE"!

    Little lost ones eyes grew wide with fright! He saw

    the mooses teeth, and thought he might bite!

    Then the moose smiled and said," Come child,and stay awhile. You are no doubt, lost. Let us sit

    down and talk of your troubles. Then we will get

    you back to where you are supposed to be, on

    the double. It seems to me you think too much, of

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    how things are, and how you think they should

    be". The moose then bowed his head whispered

    and said," Think of tomorrow, but act today, in

    this way you will pay attention today, and act onyour thoughts tomorrow, living your dreams...

    Not getting lost!".

    Little lost one said," thank you Mr. Moose. Now, I

    don't suppose you know where I could find the

    goose that got loose from the farmer do you?

    The moose laughed and said," Who put that in

    your head? It wasn't a goose that got loose. Itwas I, Mr. Moose," and he showed him the scars

    from the cart the farmer made him pull.

    Then he said," Now it is time for you to go.

    Follow me, and I will show you the way.

    When he got home, he was listening to what his

    mother had to say about his missing school that

    day, when once again his mind began to stray,and he wasn't paying attention. He was thinking

    about what he could do tomorrow, that he learned


    33.Smarts don't it?

    There once was a boy, who thought

    everything was his toy!

    Until one day while at play, he got a great

    shock, when he stuck his finger into a box

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    that was plugged into the wall.

    He tried to scream, he tried to call.

    But nothing came out, nothing at all!

    It was like a dream.But this was real.

    This he could definitely feel!

    Still, it took all will, to pull his finger out.

    And when he did, he began to scream and


    Then cry and pout.

    For he then remembered his dad, who hadwarned him about playing with his tools...

    Now he felt like a fool.

    But maybe now he would be cool, and

    remember, to play by dad's rules!

    34.Dreams of Good Things

    There once was a wonderful mommy,who

    asked each of her children once a week if

    they had any secret wishes while putting

    them to bed. This way they both could

    dream about it, and maybe because we cancontrol our dreams, they may come true.

    She also told them that the smaller the

    dream, the easier it was, to make come


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    But the bigger dreams could be made

    possible by working on them a little bit at a

    time, little by little, night by night, and day by

    day, while we are awake, and making plansof how they are to be.

    She told them a story of a grouse who

    wanted to build a house, and started with

    only one piece of straw. The grouse had to

    decide when it was big enough for his


    He continued building the house one pieceof straw at a time, until one day, he said,

    This is fine! It could have been a huge

    castle, or a little homie house, but it was the

    dream of one little grouse.

    She then told her children, "You too can

    have what ever you want in your dreams, or

    in real life, if you work on it little by little,night by night, and day by day". The mother

    then asked her child,

    What do you dream of " ?

    35.The Good Old Oak Tree

    There once was a squirrel, which washappy in this world, because he thought it

    was full of nuts! He lived in a dark sleepy

    hollow under a wise old oak tree, which only

    had one eye. It only had one eye because

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    the birds had pecked the other one out in

    which to make their nest. However, the

    wise old oak didnt mind for he still had one

    good eye, with which he could still watchthe new baby birds grow up, and take flight

    for their first time. He also liked to watch

    the squirrel gather his nuts, and stash them

    in a hole the squirrel had dug under the old

    oaks roots, which the squirrel called his

    home. The wise old oak even provided

    shade for some folk in the heat of a hotsummers day, and held a swing on a

    branch, for children to play. The wise old

    oak was a very good tree indeed, and

    provided many things, for many lives in

    need, including the air we breath.

    These are only some of the reasons we

    need more trees.

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    36.Rabbit Food is Good for You!

    There once was a rabbit, which had a habit

    of hopping around. One day he found

    himself in a garden full of vegetables. There

    was cabbage, peas, carrots, and his

    favorite broccoli and cauliflower! Now he

    didnt know that this was what gave him the

    power to to hop. But he did know that after

    eating these things, he did not want to stop

    hopping. When he had eaten his fill, he was

    resting in the field, when he heard the

    farmers tractor sputtering his way. He wasquite alarmed and jumped out of the farm,

    with a single bound! All because of the

    vegetables he ate.

    Now the rest of this story you get to