Brandi filled her bucket
up with sand and then dumped it out. She was surprised to find several
stones with fossils in them. She collected fossils and had a box of them
at home. Picking them up, she put the stones in her pocket and stood,
looking for her friends.
They often went to the
sand dunes for picnics. Sometimes they ran up to the top and rolled down
to the bottom. Other times they dug with their shovels and made huge
Several quails came out
from behind a scrub bush. They were in a line and their heads bobbed up
and down. After they passed by, she ran down the dune, kicking sand and
laughing. All of her friends stood at the bottom, waving at her.
They decided to play a
game of hide and seek. Everyone ran to hide, leaving Brandi to find
them. She counted to ten and then began her search. "I should go back to
the top of the dune. I can see everything from up there." She climbed to
the top and looked around in a circle. She saw three of her friends
right away and called their names. One other friend stayed hidden.
Brandi ran down the other
side of the sand dune and went into some caves. While she was looking
around, she found some more fossils. "Oh good!" She put them in her
pocket with the others.
She heard a giggle and
turned around. There stood her other friend. They raced each other
around the base of the dunes and Brandi won. Now it was her turn to
When their game ended,
they ate sandwiches. Brandi wasn't happy because sand found its way
inside hers. She ate it anyway.
That night, after she
went home, she put all of her fossils in the box with the others. "That
was fun! I hope we do that again soon."