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•.....and so, when they all returned home, everything was as it had been before. Had it all been a dream?
"Do you think so?"
"Absolutely," he said. And the two of them walked back up the long, stony road.
The food had turned rotten. The party things lay crushed and spilled all over. There was no sign of anyone now. Only a piece of colored paper flapped in the breeze.
And there was the tiger they had seen before. This time, though, it turned its back on them and disappeared into the forest.
•..... the waters were calm now, and nothing on the
smooth surface showed anything that was below in the depths of the quiet lake.
As the dog lifted his head, his nose twitched. He knew his master was home.
He let it go, and it put its ears down and ran as fast as it could...to freedom
The prince looked at the princess, adoring her golden hair, blue eyes, and beautiful face. He knew his kingdom would become the greatest in the land and the people would love their new royal family.
•She smiled. She would never forget what he said, how he said it, and how he had looked at her so many years before.
She picked up the book. It was all true, and tears filled her eyes as she
thought about her life.
It was now green. Flowers bloomed pink and large, and life seemed to have returned to it once more.
The clock struck 12 and the two men sat down, staring at the empty place where the red car had been parked.
•They ran and ran, the road slipping by under their feet. At last they stopped, and knowing that everything was safe, sat under a tree and breathed sighs of relief
He switched off the tv set. "Well, what do you think now?" he asked
The sun rose as it had always done, and the moon was reflected on the large, dark lake that kept the secret.
He never went there again. The house remained empty and many years went by
before it was sold to a young couple who had no idea of its past
•He promised never to go there again. His mother gave him the package, and as he walked back to his room, he slowly
Shivers ran down her spine. It was the last time she would come here again.
The two boys turned to each other and began to giggle. The giggle
turned into loud, uncontrollable laughter.
Everyone turned to stare but the two of them didn't notice through their tears of mirth
The heavy gates closed. The soldiers jumped on their horses and galloped away. A little way on, they stopped and looked back at the castle that had been their home, and they knew they would never see it again.
The night was black. Silence was uninterrupted. But a crackle from the leaves in the trees .....
She stared at the box. It was not what she had expected. It was so small.
The snow fell softly, like white flowers from the spring trees. It was a special day.
Bugs don't usually live in the house, but they seemed to be crowding in from the window.
The ice-cream melted and ended in a creamy swimming pool of sweetness on the kitchen floor. Mother was not going to like this at all.
The dog had gone, and the family sat in a circle suggesting the places where they could start looking.
The electricity went out. All Millie could think of was that she couldn't have her usual 10 o' clock cup of tea.
Curled up in the corner was the cat. It stretched and rolled on the rug as Jane walked by. "What a life," thought the cat. "But today I'm going to do something different...I'm going to...............
Hot and tired he kept running. He had to win if it was the last thing he did.
"Call me now! I've got something to tell you". She listened to the message again and again on the answering machine, but she was nervous to call back.