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Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He liked to play on teams and join in games. Franklin belonged to the school choir and the arts and crafts club. He liked belonging and that's why Franklin decided to start his own club.
One day Franklin discovered a hide away near his house. It was the perfect place for a club.
"We can have a secret password and a secret handshake," Franklin told Bear.
"And secret snacks?" asked Bear hopefully.
"With secret ingredients," Franklin laughed.
The hideaway was very snug. It was too small for a big club.
"I know," said Franklin. "Snail and Rabbit will fit. Let's ask them to join."
Together, Snail, Rabbit, Franklin and Bear fixed up the clubhouse.
They called themselves the Secret Club.
The club members met every day after school. They ate blueberry muffins and made tin-can telephones. They made macaroni bracelets and gave them to one another.
Franklin was so busy doing secret things with the other club members that he almost forgot about the rest of his friends.
At school, everyone was being very nice to Franklin. Especially Beaver.
She saved Franklin a seat on the bus for three days in a row. She offered him the best part of her lunch. She even helped Franklin tidy up after art.
"Thank you, Beaver," said Franklin.
Beaver smiled. "Now can I join your club?"
Franklin was surprised. He didn't know that others wanted to join his club.
Excerpted from Franklin's Secret Club by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark. Copyright © 1998 P.B. Creations Inc.. Excerpted by permission of Kids Can Press.
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