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One morning, Mr. Finkle woke up and did not find
Toodles, his cat, next to him in bed. He couldn't understand it...Toodles always
stayed in bed until he woke up. They would go together and get the newspaper and sit
and have tea and cookies together. But today was different! Toodles was not in
bed where she should have been.
Mr. Finkle was not the kind of person to panic
however, so after searching the whole house he went out to look for her in his very neat
yard. He knew that Toodles' favorite place to nap was in the Daffodil patch, and even
though it wasn't nap time he still decided to look for her there. When he didn't
find her, Mr. Finkle started to wonder where she could be.
Now one thing Mr. Finkle had was a very active
imagination. He noticed that lately Toodles had been reading an unusually high
number of adventure books lately and couldn't help wondering if she had decided to have
one of her own. Just then he saw Toodles coming out from behind the Lilac bushes
with a very sly smile on her face, and he knew that indeed she had been up to something
Toodles sat next to Mr. Finkle at the kitchen table, and while he poured her a cup of tea,
she began to tell him about her adventure...
awoke to the sound of gnawing at the window sill. I snuck off the bed and across the floor
below the window. Standing on my hind legs I peeked out and there I saw Dimples the flying
suirrel chewing on a big acorn. I asked him if he had ever flown with a passenger. He said
"no, but it would be interesting to try." Then offered to let me be the first. I
gladly said "O.K.", and the next thing I knew we were sailing high in the air
above the yard.
All of a sudden Dimples cried out, " help!
you are getting too heavy!". We began spiraling toward the ground. I screamed for him
to aim for the holly bush next to the tree, that it would soften our landing. With alot of
effort, that heroic old squirrel made it! "WHEW!" Unfortunately holly bush
leaves are VERY prickly!, but compaired to landing on the hard ground, I'll take a few
prickles! Dimples and I, both decided it was a bad idea to try flying from window sills,
and promised each other NOT to ever try it again!
As Dimples yawned he said he was tired from all
that exitement, and said "good day" as he scampered up the tree to his knothole
to sleep for the day. That's when I heard you looking for me in the yard."
Well!" I'm done with my tea and cookies, I'm going to take a nap in my sunny spot on
the floor! "Good Day!".
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