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Week 13 Reading Notes: Mouse and Mouser

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A mouse decides to visit a cat while she is spinning yarn. He asks her what she is doing and she tells him she is spilling old breeches. They continue to talk about how the mouse cleaned his room, found some silver, went to the market, bought food, and ate it. The cat seemed irritated the entire time and in the end she killed and ate the mouse. Mouse and Mouser - Source Story Source

Week 12 Story: The War Between the Pigs & Wolves

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Dear Mother, Five years ago my two younger brothers and I went into training to help fight in the Great War between the Pig Kingdom and the Wolf Empire. Since then, life has been absolute hell. On a good note, I was recently promoted to Colonel and am stationed at Fort Brick. My brothers were both promoted as Lieutenants and have been sent off to Fort Straw and Fort Furze. They have worked so hard since we got here and I am so proud of them. I haven't seen the two of them for months and last I heard, they were attacked by small squadrons of wolves lead by the fearsome Lieutenant General Canis Howl. I'm sure they're both okay; I know they can handle themselves. But I'm still worried. Fort Straw and Furze are known for not being the most dependable fortresses to defend. They just weren't built for heavy attacks. The Wolf Empire has recently developed a way to harness wind power as an attack strategy which has devastated our forces throughout the front lines.  Either w

Week 12 Reading Notes: The Story of the Three Little Pigs

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 There was once a sow with three little pigs. She was unable to keep them so they went to seek their own lives. The first pig got some straw that he managed to make a house with. A wolf came along and asked to come in. When the pig said no, he destroyed the house and killed the pig. The second pig found a man with furze and built a house with that. He had the same fate as the first pig. The third pig made a house out of bricks that the wolf was not able to breach. The wolf tried to trick the pig multiple times to come out, telling him about turnips and apples but the pig was too smart. The wolf tried to go down the chimney but there was a pot of water. The pig boiled the wolf alive and ate him. Three pigs and their Mum - Source Story Source

Week 11 Story - Grizzly Bear's Reign on the World

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 The world had always been like it is today. A day was light half of the time, and dark the other half. Winter lasted half of the year, and the other half was summer. Most of the animals liked the long summer days. They could play with their friends and enjoy the beauty of their home. However, others were not so keen on the long and hot summer days.  Grizzly Bear was an older fellow who lived on the top of a mountain. Many knew him as being fat and grumpy. Bear didn't ever deny their opinions. In fact, they were all true. A good day for Bear would be one where he can sleep all day, snuggled in his soft bedding to keep warm.  One day bear woke up from a ray of sun shining into his cave. It was an especially hot and bright that day. "I hate this so much," Bear muttered to himself, "I wish I could make it cold and dark all the time so I can just sleep in peace." Bear suddenly had an idea. His mom used to tell him and his brother about ancient bears that were able t

Reading Notes - Grizzly Bear and Coyote

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One day Bear met Coyote and told him that he is magical and that he plans on making the entire world always dark. Coyote objected because he knew the humans would not like this. Even so, the bear began to dance and made it dark. In protest, the coyote danced as well but for the light. When one animal was louder than the other, they were able to control if there was light or not. Once they became tired they began to negotiate. They ended up agreeing to make it light for half of a day and night for the other half. The bear then said he wanted it to be colder for longer periods of time. They ended up agreeing to have half of the year be warm and the other half be cold.  Grizzly Bear and Coyote - Source   Story Source

Reading Notes - How Dog Stole Fire

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Two wives were stolen from a man named Hawk-Man. He became very angry so he began to summon the rain. Once it began to rain, it did not stop. It rained all night and the water began to rise until it started flowing into peoples' homes. The man who stole the two wives decided he will kill Hawk-Man instead of returning the wives. He successfully killed Hawk-Man and the rain stopped. Once all of the water finally receded, people noticed that all of the fire on earth was put out. At first it was not a problem, but it became one very soon. Owl decided to look around the world to see if he could find some fire. When Owl returned he explained how he found a house with smoke. Everyone decided to go to the house to try and take some fire. Dog had some punk in his ear as he went as well. At the lodge, they asked to come inside to warm themselves. Once inside, they all tried to take some fire and run! However, the people who owned the fire made it rain and all the torches went out. Only dog w

Week 10 Story: Raven's Betrayal

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It was 6 months since I was banished from my tribe. I won't go into details of what happened exactly, just that I would be killed if I ever went back. Probably for the best. They were going to get themselves killed anyways. Living alone was so much better! I only had myself to worry about and I could just do whatever I wanted. I ended up building a house off the coast of the Northern Sea. It was a small house; just one room, but it was home. I'm not completely alone either. There are plenty of seals that lay on the coast and are a great source of food. Good listeners too. The morning sun shone bright through my window as I wake up to start another day. I don't have anything planned today so I cook up a quick breakfast of seal meat and berries and sit on my porch, listening to the crash of the waves and the barks of the seals nearby. I look down the coast to see a particularly large bird- a raven.  Once he is close enough I send him my greetings, "Hello raven! What brin