Goldy-Flocks and the 5 Ostriches
Once upon a time, deep in the forest, a mother ostrich (who’s name was Ostrichika), a father ostrich (who’s name was Ostroe), and three baby ostriches (Who’s names were Ostroe Jr., Ostrichika Jr., and Bob) went out for a walk while their breakfast shrimp was cooling.
In another part of the forest, there lived a shepherdess, whose sheep’s fleece was so golden they called her Goldy-Flocks. Now, the shepherdess’s sheep were in need of fresh grass to graze in, so she was preparing to go into the forest to look for some. She had not gone far before she stumbled upon the ostrich’s house!
She walked inside and saw five bowls of shrimp. She was very hungry, so she tried the shrimp in the biggest bowl, but it was too hot. Then she tried the shrimp in the medium-sized bowl, and it was still too hot. Then she tried the shrimp in the smallest bowls, and they were just right. But they were rather small for her, so she ate all three.
No longer hungry, she went into the living room. There, she found five chairs. She sat in the biggest chair, but it was too high for her. Then she sat in the medium-sized chair, but it was still too high for her. Then she sat in one of the smallest chairs, and it was just right. So she rocked in it awhile, then fell down and broke it. So she climbed into the next chair, but she broke that one too. So she sat in the next, but that unfortunate chair rested in pieces. So she went upstairs.
There she found five beds. She lay down in the biggest one, but it was too hard. Then she tried the medium-sized one, but that was also too hard. Then, she tried the smallest bed, but it was too small. So she lay across all three small beds, which worked just fine. This new bed was so comfortable that she fell fast asleep.
Just then, the five ostriches came back from their walk. “Someone’s been eating my shrimp!” yelled Ostroe. “Someone’s been eating my shrimp too!” added Ostrichika. “Someone ate our shrimp all up!” whined Ostroe Jr., Ostrichika Jr., and Bob.
They hurried into the living room to find the culprit. “Someone’s been sitting in my chair!'” yelled Ostroe. “Someone’s been sitting in my chair too!” added Ostrichika. “Someone broke our chairs!” whined Ostroe Jr., Ostrichika Jr., and Bob.
The ostriches rushed upstairs. “Someone’s been lying in my bed!” shouted Ostroe. “Someone’s been lying in my bed as well!” exclaimed Ostrichika. “Someone is in our bed!” squealed Ostroe Jr., Ostrichika Jr., and Bob. Goldy-Flocks woke up with a start. Terrified, she jumped out the window, and slid down the roof. And she never went to the ostrich’s house again.