SOOTY THE SKWERL
Five years ago on December 20, a squirrel ran down my chimney.
Everyone in my house was scared but my mom and dad thought they saw the squirrel leave, so they assured my sister and I that the squirrel was gone. But about a week later sure enough my mom found evidence that the squirrel was in the house.
We looked for the squirrel and found it. We kept on chasing it and it took shelter in our Christmas tree with my mom's breakable antique ornaments. My mom picked up a paint stick and launched at the tree but she didn't understand the part about what might happen if she was bitten.
Finally we got the squirrel out. Our friend Dan named him "Sooty."
- Michael, age 10
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