by Margo Fallis
Honey, the bear, walked beside the river. She noticed the pretty
flowers and different colors of rock and earth. She wasn’t
paying attention to where her huge feet were stepping. She
tripped on the root of a poplar tree. She fell into the dirt and
landed on her tummy and face. She stood up and brushed herself
off. While she was doing that, she saw her reflection in the
river. She had a lot of dirt on her face. She bent over and
looked at her face closer to the water. It looked like she was
wearing war paint.
She thought it looked pretty good so she scooped up more dirt
into her paw. She rubbed it on her face in a stripe pattern.
When she looked at her reflection in the water, she
thought it really did look like war paint.
happy with herself, she left the ‘war paint’ on and continued
her walk along the banks of the river. Every time she stopped to
admire her reflection in the water, she chuckled. What a silly
bear she was.
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