My "Just So" Pumpkin Story
Once upon a time I was walking, walking, walking through
the forest when something caught my eye. It was a bright, orange,
round thing in the green grass. At first, I thought it was an
orange, but when I went closer, I realize that it was a nice
Suddenly, it started getting bigger and bigger, and after a while I could see the huge pumpkin twice as high as I was. It was very, very strange, indeed. I had never seen such a huge pumpkin in my life, so I was very surprised. I couldn't believe my eyes! But how great my astonishment was, when I heard a voice: "All aboard! The balloon is ready to fly!" And then I realized that it was a large air balloon with a straw basket under the pumpkin!
I jumped into the basket just in time, because the balloon began to go up higher and higher. Soon it was much higher than tree tops of the forest. It was so exciting and interesting! It was so new for me, that I really enjoyed myself looking around.
But suddenly I heard the same voice: "Do you have a ticket?"
- "No," I answered. "I didn't know about it or where I could get one in the forest." - "Flying without tickets is strictly prohibited," said the voice.
- "But what can I do now?" - "I don't know. You must get out of the basket immediately!"
I started getting worried because I
had never sky dived, but what could I do? - "Where can I get
my parachute, then?" I asked.