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The Beaver Story
By Lacey Merrill
Genre: Visual Arts Level: Elementary K-3
Category: Student Examples

Lacey Merrill's maskOne day a boy Umi when hunting for the first time. He caught a beaver family except for the Dad.

The Dad got mad so he tried to get even.

So the beaver father was trying to think of something to get revenge, when he started chewing trees, one tree after another.

When he got to the last tree in the forest Umi ran in front of the tree and said "Why are you chewing down the forest?" "You killed my family," the beaver replied.

"Oh," said Umi, "I'm sorry I killed your family but if you chew down this magic tree everyone in my village will die."

"Well, it serves them right for killing my family. Get out of my way, Umi, I have to chew this tree."

"NO!" said Umi. "If you don't chew down this tree I'll build your dam wherever you want."

"Well, okay," said the Beaver. And they became friends and lived a long, happy life.

The End

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About the Author: Lacey Merrill attends Willard Bowman Optional Elementary School in Anchorage, AK.

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