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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...
went through the back yard to look out there and I decided to go out for an adventure so I
went to the gate and went out. I started walking when a mean, nasty, horrible, vicious dog
started to bark. He said come any closer and I will bite your head off. So, I ran off and
then I met a tom cat (a boy) and he showed me around. Then that is when I saw the sun come
up. So I said I have to go but I waited a while. Then after a while I left."
Mr.Finkle was amazed. Toodles then said "follow me." Mr. Finkle followed her and
behind the bush were 4 kittens.
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