Walk out of the Wal-Mart nearest to the forest.
Run to the darkest spot.
Whistle to the tune, “Oh where, oh where, has my little dog gone? Oh where, oh where can he be?”
Once you stop whistling, wait. A fox with a scar on his snout should come out and sit in front of you.
Follow the fox quickly and quietly. He will lead you to a boulder.
On the boulder, there is an “A.”
Press it firmly. A cloud of pink smoke will come out.
Take a deep breath and receive a gift. The gift will be to talk to the animals.
This gift will help you.
The fox will ask you a question.
By Jeanette, 7th grade
[photo by mandj98 via flickr]