Archive for June, 2009
June 21, 2009
Lauren Ingraham Alexander
The Strange Little Man
by Bob Ingraham
One day in my room while I was doing my homework, a little man appeared and said, “Do not be afraid, my boy.”
I did not know what to say at first, but I finally said “Who are you? And what do you want with me?”
“You can have any wish you want!” he said
At first I thought he was kidding but he meant it. Then I said without thinking, “I would like to be small like you.”
To this he snapped his fingers and said, “Ziz-wa-good-la!”
The next thing you know I was four inches high!
Then the little man disappeared.
I went outside (although it was hard to open the door) and saw a giant bee coming after me! I ran faster than lightening but he caught me.
Soon we were both high in the sky when I said, “Put me down!”
He obeyed me. The next thing I was falling through the air! All of the sudden I came to the bad part of falling. Crash! I landed right in the city dump. And boy, did it smell! I went back and told the little man to make me big again. When I was okay, he left.
But then, I remembered something. What was his name?
I think Dad did a great job with his story don’t you? Happy Father’s Day, Dad from the little one on the right below.