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The Hunter's Bargain
By Kiefer Mote
Genre: Visual Arts Level: Elementary 4-6
Category: Student Examples

Kiefer Mote's maskOne fine day a small Eskimo family was getting ready to eat, when the wife noticed that the food supply was low, very low. Just enough to feed one last meal.

So she told her husband to go hunting. With that the very obedient husband went hunting. On his way out he discovered that the whole town's food supply was also gone. The whole village would starve to death if he didn't go hunting. So with that he set off on a long journey.

As soon as the hunter had gone far enough into the woods, he began to look for big animals to hunt. He was walking along when he suddenly spotted some brown bear tracks. This was only the hunter's second hunt and he wasn't ready to track down a live brown bear. But the rumbling in his stomach told him to follow the tracks.

A few hours went by and then he found the bear! He was humongous...so big he could eat six caribou or deer in only one day.

"I will catch and kill you," said the hunter. "You will feed my village," he went on.

"Oh, no, please don't kill me," said the bear...I will catch a lot of deer and caribou for you and your village, if you will let me live."

"Well," thought the hunter. "Okay. But you have to promise."

"All right," said the bear. "I promise."

The next morning in the village the hunter awoke. He went outside and the food supply was restored with caribou and deer. There were bear tracks!

"Do you know anything about a bear?" asked his wife.

He only said..."Bear? What Bear!?"

The End


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About the Author: Kiefer Mote attends Willard Bowman Optional Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.
 

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