pigs and two ducks wandered away from their farm. The sun was out and it
was such a beautiful day with blue skies and white, puffy clouds that
they couldn't resist a trip to Miller's Pond.
splashed in the water and swam about, listening to the frogs croak and
the dragonflies humming as they danced over the water. “I love coming to
the pond in the summer,” said Perry.
much better than staying at the smelly old farm. I don't like sitting in
the mud all day long. At least we're clean now,” said Phil.
pigs climbed out of the pond and lay on the grass to dry off.
and Dina duck swam about, dipping their heads under water to catch tiny
fish and larvae. “We like the pond too. We don't get much to eat at the
farm, aside from chunks of apples and pears,” said Dina.
washing my feathers. I feel clean,” Dora said. The two ducks flew out of
the water and landed next to the pigs.
fell asleep, curled up in a pile. When they woke up it was dark. “Oh
no,” said Perry. “I don't know how to get back to the farm in the dark.
What if there are wolves and coyotes out here?”
lions,” said Phil.
live in the jungle,” said Dora, “but there might be cougars.”
to go home to the farm. Even if it is smelly, at least we didn't need to
worry about wild animals eating us.” Dina quacked and buried her beak
under her wing.
we try to find our way back home or should we sleep out here all night?”
Perry questioned the group.
go home,” said Dora.
others nodded in agreement.
made their way around the pond and headed down the trail. “At least we
can see where we're walking. Thank goodness the moon is out,” said Phil.
“Oink, oink, oink.”
of trees stood ahead of them. “I'm not going in there,” said Dora.
not going in there either,” said Dina. “Monsters might be in the trees.”
“There's no such things as monsters,” Phil said.
ahead they saw a dark shadow come from the trees. “Gulp. Yikes,” Perry
whispered. “It is a monster and its going to eat us.” The pig watched
the shadow move towards them. “Run!”
ran to the left. Phil ran to the right. The two ducks ran back in the
direction of the pond.
Something grabbed Perry by the neck. “There you are, Perry. I've been
looking all over for you.” Perry looked up and saw Farmer Al. “Come back
to the farm. Where are the others?”
ran behind a tree. Something grabbed him by the tail. “Gotcha.” Phil
wanted to cry. He was so scared, but when he looked up, he saw that it
was Farmer Al. “There you are, Phil. What are you doing out here in the
dark? It's no place for a pig.”
and Dina stood on the grass near the pond, listening for the monster.
Something grabbed both of them by the neck and lifted them up. “Oh no,”
quacked Dora. “We're dead. The monster's going to eat us.”
saw Farmer Al.
are you girls doing down here at the pond in the dark? Don't you know
there are creatures out here that like to eat ducks at night?” Farmer
Al, held the two ducks under his arms. “Come on, you four. I'm taking
you back to the farm.”
they were safely tucked in the barn, Farmer Al shut the door. The ducks
and pigs fell asleep. The next day they were out running around the
farm. They saw the barn. Perry said, “Do you want to go to the pond
Dora, Dina and Phil all shouted at him and ran back to the barn.
I guess that answers that,” Perry said and then he joined them for a nap
in the hay.