Thomas Runs Away From Home

by

Gabriel Beltran

(Aged 10)

There once was a mouse who was named Thomas.  He had to clean up his room every week.  He had to put away his toys and games, and he got tired of it.  He decided to run away.  He put his toys and games in a suitcase and took it with him.

     Thomas jumped out of his bedroom window.  He ran by a tree.  A brown owl asked him what he was running from.

     "I am running away from home," said Thomas.

     "Donít you miss your comfortable bed?" asked the owl.

     "No," said Thomas.

     "Okay," said the owl.

     Then Thomas ran on.

     Thomas ran by a rabbit hole.  A white bunny asked him what he was running from.

     "I am running away from home," said Thomas.

     "Donít you miss your warm supper?" said the bunny.

     "No," said Thomas.

     "Sure," said the bunny.

     Then Thomas ran on.

     Thomas ran by a river.  A goldfish asked him what he was running from.

     "I am running away from home," said Thomas.

     "Donít you miss your teddy bear?" said the goldfish.

     "No," said Thomas.

     "Thatís fine with me," said the fish.

     Then Thomas ran on.

     Thomas ran by a cave.  A bear asked him what he was running from.

     "I am running away from home," said Thomas.

     "Donít you miss your mom and dad and how nicely they take care of you?" said the bear.

     "I donít miss that," said Thomas.

     Then the bear offered to have Thomas sleep in the cave.

     "Yes," said Thomas.

     That night, Thomas got cold.  He was afraid of the dark.  He ate nothing for supper.  He got sick, and nobody was there to take care of him.

    And Thomas said, "I do miss my comfortable bed and my warm supper and my teddy bear, and especially my mom and dad."

     Then he ran back home. 

     "We missed you," said his mom and dad.

     "I missed you, too," said Thomas.

     He opened up his suitcase and put away his toys and games.  He ate his warm supper.  He climbed into his comfortable bed with his teddy.

     "Goodnight," said Thomas.

The End

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