Ingot, the gold
fish, lived under the sea. He swam in and out of the coral, blowing
bubbles. Ingot was a happy gold fish. All day long he swam in the sea. He
saw crabs, mussels, starfish, and other fish. Ingot swam up into the kelp.
It was brown and green and lay on top of the water. Tiny fish swam in the
kelp too. Ingot ate the tiny fish.
One day Ingot swam
into a cave. It was a dark cave and it scared Ingot. He saw shapes and
shadows, dark scary shapes. “I don’t like it in this cave. It’s way too
dark. I don’t want to stay in here. I will go now.”
Just then Ingot
saw a big, dark shape. It came toward him. “Ingot, you are a pretty gold
fish. Do you taste good? I want to eat you.”
Ingot saw the
shark. It had sharp teeth, big fins and tail. “Yikes!” Ingot did not want
a shark to eat him. He swam out of the cave and into the coral. “I wonder
if the shark saw me.”
The shark had seen
where Ingot went and swam toward him. “I see you, Ingot. You can’t hide
from me! I’m coming to eat you.”
Ingot. He swam into the kelp and hid. “I wonder if the shark saw me swim
up here,” Ingot said. He was scared. He blew bubbles and hid.
“I see you, Ingot.
I see you in the kelp. You can’t hide from me, Ingot. I want to eat you,”
the shark said.
Ingot. “Where can I go? Where can I hide?” He swam past the crab. “Do you
know where I can hide? The shark wants to eat me,” he said to the crab.
The crab looked up
and saw the shark. “Go away, Ingot. I don’t know where you can hide.” The
crab dug a hole in the sand and hid. He didn’t want the shark to eat him.
Ingot swam over to
the starfish. “Help me, starfish. The shark wants to eat me. Where can I
The starfish saw
the shark. “Go away, Ingot. I don’t know where you can hide. I don’t want
the shark to eat me.” The starfish went under the rock and hid from the
“I see you, gold
fish. I want to eat you,” the shark said.
Ingot saw an
octopus. It had eight long legs. He swam over to it. “Octopus, can I hide
in your legs? The shark wants to eat me. Help me!”
The octopus said,
“Hide in my legs, gold fish. I’ll keep you safe from the shark.”
Ingot swam between
the octopus’s legs and hid. He saw the shark. It swam toward the octopus.
“I want to eat the gold fish. Did you see where he went?” the shark asked.
The octopus said,
“I haven’t seen a gold fish. Most of the gold fish swam into the warm
water. Why don’t you swim after them and see?”
The shark swam in
a circle looking for Ingot. “I don’t see him. He must have swam into the
warm water. I’ll go and find him. I want to eat him,” the shark said and
Ingot swam out of
the octopus’s eight legs. “Thank you, octopus. The shark is gone now. I’m
safe. If you need me, let me know,” Ingot said and swam away. He was
happy. The shark was gone. He swam in the coral and blew bubbles. He swam
up to the kelp and ate the tiny fish. The shark was gone. Hooray!