Duff, Fife, and Triona were playing
a game of hide and seek. The woods in the glen were a great place to play.
There were so many hiding places. Duff, a big, brown bear, ran and hid
behind a boulder. It was brown like he was, so it was hard to see him.
Fife, a raccoon, hid among a pile of sticks and twigs lying on the ground.
He was nearly invisible. Triona counted to ten. "Here I come, ready or
not," she called.
Duff and Fife giggled as the
chipmunk looked for them. "I see you, Duff," she called. "Youíre behind
that boulder. Come out. Youíve been caught." Duff stood up. He was much
bigger than the boulder and furrier too.
Triona ran through the woods,
looking up into the trees and behind black currant bushes. "I see you,
Fife. Youíre hiding under those twigs and sticks. I can see your striped
tail. Come out. Youíve been caught," she called. Fife stood up. He had to
pull bits of twigs and dead leaves from his fur.
"Itís my turn to count," whined
Duff. "I was caught first." Triona and Fife were about to run and hide
when the three of them heard a loud roaring noise. "What was that?" Duff
Fife looked at the bear. "I thought
it was you. It sounds like a big animal, like a bear."
"It wasnít me," Duff assured his
ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
"Itís coming closer. Weíd better all
hide," Triona squeaked. The three animals ran and hid behind the boulders.
"Be very quiet so it doesnít hear us," she warned.
ROAR! ROAR! ROAR!
"Itís coming into the woods," Fife
gulped. "What if itís a monster?" he whispered.
"Shhh, Fife. Donít make any noises
at all," Triona said.
Just then a highland cow came into
the woods and stopped near the boulders. "Why, itís only Lorna," Duff
"Lorna, why are you roaring like
that? Youíre not a monster and youíre not a lion. Youíre supposed to moo,"
"Hee hee. I tried to scare you and
see that it worked. I want to play hide and seek too," Lorna laughed.
Feeling relieved to see the cow, the
others climbed out from behind the rocks. "Okay, Lorna, you can play, but
you have to be the one who counts first," Duff said.
"Thatís fine. You three go and hide
and Iíll count," Lorna said. "MOO! One. MOO! TwoÖÖ..MOO! Ten! Here I
They played hide and seek for hours.
Lorna had a harder time hiding because she had big handlebar horns, but
managed to have fun with the others.