Thursday, August 23, 2007

Legend of the Deranged Camel

A long time ago, in the country kind of near here but not really, there was a tribe of people who lived in cabins and tents. There were old people, young people, mommies, daddies, babies, boys and girls who lived in this tribe. In one tent, there lived a little boy named Joshua and a little girl named Sarah. Now all the children in this tribe loved animals. Joshua and Sarah had a pet dog and a pet cat and a pet mouse. One day, there was a big thunderstorm. As soon as the thunderstorm passed, a scared man came running down the road, hollering, "AAHH! I saw it! AAHH!" Joshua and Sarah said, "What did you see? Why are you so scared?" The man said, "AAHH! I saw the Deranged Camel. It was big. It was white. It had red eyes. It had drool coming out of its mouth. It only comes out during thunderstorms. And if you get close to it, you will disappear. AAHH!" And the man went running and hollering down the road. That night, Joshua and Sarah put their pet dog, pet cat, and pet mouse to bed. They looked down the road, and thought they saw something big and white. They ran as fast as they could into their tent. In the middle of the night, there was a thunderstorm. The next morning, when they went to their pets, the dog was gone! They spent all day looking for the dog, but it had completely disappeared. That night, Joshua and Sarah put their pet cat and pet mouse to bed. They squinched their eyes as they scurried to their tent so all they could see was a blurry shape with red eyes across the field. And that night there was another thunderstorm. When they got up the next morning, guess what? Their pet cat was gone! Now only the pet mouse was left! Joshua and Sarah spent the whole day searching for their dog and cat, but they had competely disappeared. That night, Joshua and Sarah tucked their pet mouse in bed. They ran as fast as they could into their tent with their eyes squeezed shut. And later that night, there was another thunderstorm. In the morning..., you guessed it..., their pet mouse was gone! Although they spent all that day looking for their dog, and cat, and mouse, they were nowhere to be found. Their pets had completely disappeared. Joshua and Sarah were very scared that night, but there was not a thunderstorm. There was not anymore thunderstorms while they lived in their tent in the country kind of near here but not really. Wait...did I just hear some thunder??

2 comments:

Kirby and Annie said...

As I recall, it was actually a llama, and it drooled.....

Elisarose said...

That would be the white-fanged llama. The deranged camel is its second cousin, but is not quite as scary to young children!