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Amy and Uncle Henry 8-9
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In the night I hear a noise.
I shout, ‘Stop thief or I’ll squash you flat.’
‘Amy, it’s me Uncle Henry.’
‘Uncle Henry, what are you doing?’
‘What am I doing? yes that’s a good question,’ gasps Uncle Henry.
I say, ‘It must be hard work because you seem out of breath.’
‘That’s it exercise, I was doing some exercise,’ Uncle Henry says.
‘Uncle Henry it’s the middle of the night.’
‘Best time, nice and cool,’
 
Amy and Uncle Henry 6-7
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‘You have bees?’ asks Uncle Henry.
I point at the hives, ‘Inside those little houses.’
Uncle Henry smiles. ‘Bees means lots of lovely honey.’
 
Amy and Uncle Henry 4-5
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Uncle Henry drinks the honey from the jar.
‘I’m glad you like the honey Uncle, it’s made by my bees.’
Uncle Henry’s eyes light up with interest.
 
Amy and Uncle Henry 2-3
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‘I’m your Uncle Henry.’
I say, “You seem to be quite hairy for an Uncle.”
‘Well Amy I’ve been living in the wildest wild, it changes you living in the wildest wild,’ says Uncle Henry.
I look at Uncle Henry, ‘Well it’s sure changed you a lot.’
Uncle Henry nods.
I say, ‘Please come in and have some bread and honey.

 
 
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Molly and the Mountain Story ends - Amy and Uncle Henry story begins  
 
molly and the mountain pages 34-35
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The Dinosaur likes me.
I call it Monty.
I think the Mountain gave me the best pet ever.
Thank you Mountain.
 
molly and the mountain pages 32-33
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The Mountain did not reply. It gave one big heave and all the rocks and stuff that had not fallen off, fell off. And then there stood a rather large Dinosaur.
I think this Dinosaur had been asleep in the Mountain for a long long time.
 
 
molly and the mountain pages 30-31
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I was wishing the Mountain a good night’s sleep when it started to shake. Then it started to crack. Then lots of rocks and stuff fell off.
“Oh poor Mountain,” I said, “are you ill?”

 
 
molly and the mountain pages 28-29
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The Mountain is a great listener. I talk to it for hours and it never interrups or says I am being silly. I think the Mountain likes having an intelligent conversation, I don’t think anyone has talked to the Mountain for a zillion years.

 
 
molly and the mountain pages 26-27
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In Winter I ask the Mountain, “is it okay to slide down your snowy sides?” I can tell by the way the Mountain looks that it will be okay.
 
molly and the mountain pages 24-25
She and she are chasing, animals fleeing, while I rest sublime with my book. The Mountain sits quite solidly, it never, ever runs from me, it is my friend why would it?

In fact the Mountain never moves at all, it never runs off, or chases things like other pets.

 
 
molly and the mountain pages 22-23
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Trying to take a Mountain for a walk is not so easy. Mountains can be very stubborn when it comes to going on walks.

 

 
 
molly and the mountain pages 20-21
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I say the Mountain cannot do tricks but it can do one really great trick, it can stop storms.
I think a cat would find it difficult to stop a storm.

The Mountain will stop storms, that’s a trick no other pet can do. Well most other pets are not as big as the Mountain.
 
 
molly and the mountain pages 18-19
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Some pets can do tricks, My Mountain does not use artifice, it does not need that sort of applause, besides it can do things no normal pet could, or would even dream of.  
 
molly and the mountain pages 16-17
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My Mountain is very good at playing seesaws.
 
molly and the mountain pages 14-15
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So here I am with the pleasant idea of the mountain galloping after a stick. The Mountain sniffs disdainfully, it is not a dog, sticks are for growing not chasing.  
 
molly and the mountain pages 12-13
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I believe the Mountain may be on a diet, it never eats the cookies I bring.
Luckily I am not on a diet, so the cookies do not go to waste.
 
 
molly and the mountain pages 10-11
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I have heard that some people have rocks as pets. Well next door there is a Mountain and a Mountain must be better than a rock. So I choose the Mountain to be my friend. I will care for it and the Mountain in turn will make me laugh and love me.  
 
molly and the mountain pages 8-9
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My Mummy and my Daddy have empty pockets, no cash to spare for me. Not even a penny to buy a little flea.  
 
molly and the mountain pages 6-7
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My friends have pets to care for, and the pets in turn give warmth to them. I stand here empty handed, I wish my arms could be granted a pet whom I could love.  
 
molly and the mountain pages 4-5
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I am on the swings, my friends are playing but I have a serious occupation, the aspiration to achieve the holding of a pet.  
 
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