The Little Man at the Tire Swing
Once upon a time, a little girl went for a walk with her mother and her
baby brother. Around the corner from their house, there was a huge oak tree
with a tire swing on it, and the little girl asked her mother if she could
have a swing.
So, her mother helped her up and gave her a big push. While she was
swinging, she saw a tiny little red hat underneath a bush. And underneath the
red hat was tiny little man with a huge smile. The little man waved and the girl
The little girl told her mother about the little man, but when her mother
looked, the man and his hat were gone.
Meanwhile, back in the stroller, the little girl's baby brother found her
doll and was playing with it, but since he was just a baby, he accidently
dropped it out of the stroller and it fell to the ground.
When the little girl was done, she got back in the stroller and headed out
on their walk. As they were going down the street, the little girl looked
behind her and she saw the little man and his little hat running after her.
"Mommy, there's that little man again!" she said, but before her mother
could turn around and look, a dog started barking and the little man ran
and hid underneath a bush, so her mother didn't see the man.
Down at the end of the street, they turned a corner by the neighborhood
store, and the little girl looked back and saw the little man and his
little hat running after them.
"Mommy, there's that little man again!" she said, but as her mother was
turning around to look, a car pulled into his driveway, and blocked the
view of the little man.
"Honey," her mother said, "Are you just teasing me? There isn't a little
man back there."
Down at the end of that street where the school is, they turned another
corner, and the little girl looked back and again saw the little man and
his little hat running after them.
"Mommy, there's that…" she began, but thought, why bother, and instead
said, "a beautiful red flower."
Soon they arrived back at this home, and the little girl's mother took the
baby and went inside. Just then the little man ran up to the little girl
and said, "I've been chasing you. You dropped your doll back at the swing,"
and handed her doll back to her.
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