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Armadillo

One morning Daniel woke up very early and walked into his backyard. There, standing in the middle of the yard was a large, enormous ARMADILLO, as big as a car. Daniel yelled, “ARMADILLO!” Then HE ran around the yard three times and went inside to wake up his father.

His father was asleep like this: “ZZZZZ, ZZZZZ, ZZZZZ, ZZZZZ”

He had been on e-bay till three in the morning.

Daniel said very quietly, “DADDY”.

His daddy didn’t wake up.

Daniel said a little louder, “DAAADDY!”

His daddy still didn’t wake up.

Daniel yelled as loud as she could, “DAAAAAAAAAADDY!”

His daddy still didn’t wake up; so Daniel took off her shoe and whapped his father on the head.

Daniel’s daddy jumped out of bed and yelled

“What’s the matter?”
“What’s the matter?”
“What’s the matter?”

Daniel said, “In our back yard is a large, enormous ARMADILLO, as big as a car!”

“This is crazy”, said his daddy, “There is no ARMADILLOas big as a car in our back yard”.

Nevertheless, Daniel’s daddy decided to go see what was going on. He got dressed, opened up the back door, stepped outside, rubbed his eyes and yelled, “ARMADILLO!”

Well, that frightened the ARMADILLO and it jumped up in the air and came down on Daniel’s daddy.

Daniel’s daddy said “GWACKKKH!!”

Daniel decided to go get his mother.

Her mother was asleep like this: ZZZZZ, ZZZZZ, ZZZZZ, ZZZZZ.

She had been on e-bay till five in the morning.

Daniel said very quietly, “MOMMY!”.

She didn’t wake up.

Daniel said a little louder, “MOMMY!”.

She still didn’t wake up.

Daniel yelled as loud as he could, “MOOOOOOOMMY!”

She still didn’t wake up; so Daniel took off her shoe and whapped his mother on the head.

She jumped out of bed and said,

“What’s the matter?”
“What’s the matter?”
“What’s the matter?”

“In our back yard” said Daniel “is a large, enormous ARMADILLO, as big as a car”.

“Don’t be ridiculous”, said Daniel’s mother, “There is no ARMADILLO as big as a car in our back yard”.

Nevertheless, she decided to go see what was going on. She got dressed, opened up the back door, stepped outside, rubbed her eyes and yelled, “ARMADILLO!”

Well, that frightened the ARMADILLO and it jumped right up in the air and came down on Daniel’s mother.

She said “GWACKKKH!!”

Daniel wanted to get that ARMADILLO off her mother, so he ran into the kitchen, opened the refrigerator and got out three big orange carrots. He held them out the door and said, “Here Armadillo.”

The ARMADILLO came over and smelled one carrot, “Sniff, sniff, sniff, sniff”.

It ate the carrot “CRUNCH”

Daniel said, “I think I like this ARMADILLO”.

The ARMADILLO smelled another carrot “Sniff, Sniff, Sniff, Sniff.”

The ARMADILLO ate that carrot “CRUNCH”

Daniel said, “I wanna keep him for a pet”.

The ARMADILLO smelled another carrot “Sniff, Sniff, Sniff, Sniff.”

The ARMADILLO ate that carrot “CRUNCH”

Daniel said, “He can live in my bedroom!”

Just then Daniel’s daddy lifted up his head and said, “Daniel! Call the Police!”

“NO! NO! NO!” said Daniel “The police might shoot that nice Armadillo all full of holes!”

“DANIEL” said his daddy “CALL THE POLICE!”

So Daniel got the phone and said “In my back yard is and ARMADILLO as big as a car.”

“As big as a car?” said the policeman.

“Right!” said Daniel.

A policeman drove up and ran into the house and out into the backyard.

He yelled “ARMADILLO”, threw his gun up into the air and ran away.

The gun came down and bounced of Daniel’s head.

“AHHHHHHHHHH” yelled Daniel, and he caught the gun before it could hit the ground.

The Armadillo saw Daniel holding the policeman’s gun and it yelled “HUNTER!!” Then it ran into the kitchen, took all the carrots out of the refrigerator and ran out the front door and never come back.