This is a story that Philip Jr. wrote (and Daddy typed) for a school project.
The Speedy Little Munchkin
By Philip L Hayes Jr., age 8
My Cousin Ann was over to my house for a sleep over. After a long day of playing, we fell quickly to sleep.
(Poke. Poke) Stop. (Poke, Poke) Stop it Ann, I said. Much to my surprise, I poked a leprechaun in the eye. (Poke, Poke). “What? A leprechaun?” I rolled off the bed and crushed the leprechaun who was sitting on the floor. I got up off the floor and saw the leprechaun in his real form. The leprechaun had a smile upon his face. He has a black belt in Karate., but his suit is as green as grass. The leprechaun said “play”. “Alright” I said. “Let me get dressed and eat breakfast”. I put on my blue jeans and got my red shirt on that had “Go Yankees” printed on it. I went downstairs to the kitchen and split my pistachio muffin with the leprechaun. “I will name you ‘Hamburger’”, I said. “Hamburger… do you want to play hide and seek?” He is as small as a kitten, so he was hard to find as he ran around in the kitchen.
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A frying pan hit him in his head as he crawled around in the kitchen cabinets. I could see that he had stars circling his head. I went over to him and said, “Lets not play that game again”.
“What is that noise?” Ann said as she came down the stairs a bit groggy and scared. My leprechaun, Hamburger, said, “Play”. Ann was shocked as she looked at the leprechaun. “Play” he said again. “Yes, lets play chase the cat” I said. The leprechaun had to be the cat, because he was the size of a kitten and was as fast as a speeding bullet. He was so fast that Ann and I decided to make a trap to catch the speedy little munchkin. We put a dollar under a box that was propped up with a stick that had a string attached to it. When he went to grab the dollar, we pulled the string and the box fell over the speedy little munchkin. He was caught.
We removed the box from over our friend and there he stood, holding the dollar in front of his face. We then asked him to take us to his pot of gold. He said… “OK, but it is very dangerous”. He gave us a shield and a bronze sword. We set off in search of the pot of gold. After a couple of miles we came across a fire-breathing dragon. I swung my sword furiously and cut of his three heads. I said “Yahoo!”. Then a bird came down and started pecking me in the head. I screamed in pain and started swing swinging my sword at the bird. The bird picked me up by my shirt as Ann and Hamburger held on tightly to me. He flew us all the way to the pot of gold.
The Leprechaun said, “You passed my test. You earned the pot of gold. Good work!” Ann and I decided to take only half of the pot of gold, leaving the rest for our friend. But our friend said that he wanted us to take it all, because he was going to stay with us for now on. Hamburger told the bird to pick us up and bring us back home. And so he did.