The Adventure of the Peanut
by Sarah Janes
Once there was a peanut, which rolled off the picnic table. It got pushed into the ground by a gray squirrel. It grew some roots, a stem, and branches. Not a peanut tree though. It became a peanut bushel, and squirrels ate off it.
Nutty for the Nut
by Noah Janes
There once was a little walnut. It grew on a tree. When it fell down, a squirrel almost ate it, but then a gopher tried to get it. They argued and argued and argued over who would get the walnut. They finally said, “Let's take a vote.”
Each got a piece of paper and a pen and went scampering around getting signatures. (Now this is only between you and me, but while they were scampering around, the walnut was slowly decomposing). First, the squirrel went to Mrs. Peacock's house, just across the farm. Gopher went to the old horse to get his signature. Then Squirrel rushed towards the pigs, and Gopher went to the cows. Squirrel got the chickens' signatures, and Gopher got the goats'.
By the time they got back and were about to count up the votes, they noticed...Hey! Where's the walnut? They looked right where they left it and all around, but it was nowhere to be found. It had decomposed while they were getting votes.
The next spring, guess what they found growing out of the ground?
The moral of the story is: You can't be too greedy.