thought for a long time and finally decided to...open the envelope. He knew
it was not the right thing to do, but he was just so curious and he forgot how important
the letter might be to someone.
Just as he was about to
open it one of the little squirrels jumped down out of the grabbed the envelope and took
off with it. The second squirrel was close behind. Before the boy knew it, both squirrels
had disappeared into the wooded part of the park. He could still see them, but they were
running quite fast and he didn't want to follow them and get lost in a part of the park
that he was unfamiliar with. On the other hand, if he just went into the edge of the woods
he would surely be able to get out again.
At that moment the squirrels broke out into another fight and they
dropped the letter for the second time. The boy ran quickly into the woods and picked up
the letter. When he looked up he realized that he had gone farther into the forest than he
had intended and he could no longer see the path where he had been standing. He knew it
couldn't be far, but he didn't know whether to go left or right. As he looked around he
thought he saw something familiar and decided to go...