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The Acorn Treasure
By Janet Reeves
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Chapter OneOnce I fell asleep after hiking in the woods.
I just plopped right down on a soft grassy spot. And fell asleep real quick.
While I was asleep I tossed and turned about.
It must have been a billion times before I began to shout.
I woke up real quick and shouted, I shouted really LOUD.
So LOUD in fact, that I heard my ECHO bouncing from a cloud.
I looked around and shook my head and wondered why; Why did I shout?
Had I heard something wandering about?
Then I figured out that I was the ONLY one out here.
It was OK I told myself for there is nothing here to fear.
I looked around just to be sure and yawned a big big yawn.
The only things I saw moving near were colored leaves swirling in the wind.
So I plopped right down on my grassy spot and fell asleep again.
When I woke up, I hiked right up to the top of the grassy hill.
At the top I was way up high near lots of clouds it seemed.
I was so high, so VERY HIGH, it seemed that I should fly.
Then when I looked way far down the grassy hill, I saw a thing, a shiny thing, way down on the ground.
WHAT WAS IT?
WHAT COULD IT BE?
COULD IT BE A TREASURE?
A TREASURE JUST FOR ME?
I hurried down the grassy hill as fast as I could go. And on the way I dropped my things, real quick, I dropped my hiking things.
I dropped my stick, back pack, and my canteen, to help me get there faster.
I was so excited that I almost lost my cap!
I really wanted to see it. I wanted to see the shiny thing. I wanted to see the shiny treasure, that I thought for sure, was treasure just for me.
FINALLY, I was down the hill so I looked all around the ground.
BUT I could not find it. The shiny thing it was nowhere to be found.
It didn't appear to be anywhere, anywhere on the ground. SO I just sat down.
Maybe there was no treasure. Nothing here at all.
Perhaps it got carried away so that I could not have it?
Maybe it was just not meant to be, a treasure just for me.
Well just how could that be?
THEN I SAW IT.
It was quite small, but a treasure it sure was.
However, this treasure this small shiny treasure it was not for me.
The treasure, this small shiny treasure, it was for my friend squirrel.
It was a small shiny acorn.
My friend squirrel, he came over to the grassy hill.
He asked me if I had seen a shiny acorn for he had lost it here by this hill.
I told him that I had seen it from way up near the clouds.
Then I showed him where I found it at the bottom of the hill.
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