Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Story to Accompany "Georgie Says, 'Ha!'"

On the post, Georgie says, "Ha!", I wrote a story that has Georgie in it. I thought, "If I shared it on the 365 blog, I can also transfer it on my blog!" So, here it is. I hope you enjoy:

One sunny day, Georgie was wandering into the Amazon Rain Forest. He had lost his family, so he decided to go on an adventure. He had no idea of what was happening in there. As he went in, Georgie saw a man with a snake. It looked like he was shouting at the snake, "Don't you fail me now, you have to chop down this tree! Chop chop! Come on!" The snake was frightened because the tree was home to many animals. All around the forest, animals came in with worried faces. They all shouted at once,"Noooooo! Don't! Please! This tree means life! Without this tree, there would be none of us left! Oh no! Don't listen to the awful man! Come on! Just bite that man! Make him go away! He isn't welcome!" Georgie did not know what was going on because he had never heard so much commotion. His mind was crazy with thoughts, "Should I go and bite that man for all of these scared creatures? What should I do?" Just at that second, a rattlesnake came forward with an unpleasant and unwelcoming look! Was he going to bite poor Georgie? Georgie was so startled that she froze in place, and he couldn't even move his paws. "What are YOU doing at our grand deathpit? We are trying to FOCUS! I'll bite you if you don't get out of here!" As you know, Georgie was frozen in place, so he couldn't move. Just at that second, Georgie blacked out...

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The next day, Georgie was awake, but still a little drowsy. "Luckily I'm alive!" barked Georgie, with relief. He weakly walked deeper into the rain forest. There were all different kinds of animals in there. All different kinds of monkeys, many birds, ocelots, jaguars, and a manifold of other animals. It sounded like a zoo there, although it was louder. Everything was right, and the "deathpit" thingy was over. Even the snakes were gone. "I wonder why the snakes don't show up. Probably their afraid of me!" exclaimed Georgie, proudly. "Or maybe they want to trap me..." Georgie was hungry, so he found a perfect vine that was very stable, and he gnawed on it. "Yummy!" he thought. "Lets eat all of these vines!" This wasn't a very good idea because he got very sick after eating all that! "Let's try finding a better food source!" he suggested.

After days of finding food, he almost starved. He had no choice. When he got to a vine, he devoured it, hungrily. This time, he didn't get sick. To replenish his hunger fully, he went and ate some delicious raw meet. He licked his muzzle, and then went to the Amazon River to drink. Georgie lapped up some scrumptious water, and then suddenly wanted to go home. Obviously, Georgie knew that he couldn't do that because he was just about in the middle of the forest. Then he heard footsteps. They were getting closer. Georgie smelled the air, and then slowly he seemed week! After about a minute, he was so weak that he couldn't move himself. He had to just rest in the warm afternoon air! Georgie realized that he was getting drugged!

Georgie knew that he couldn't let the sweet aroma drug him, so he tried his best to sniff some fresh air. He got his muzzle high in the air, so that he could get fresh, not drugged air. He instantly felt better and continued on his adventure. Now, he was enjoying the rain forest, where most of the animals in the world lived. Then he remembered that the person was still there! It was so close that every time one animal make one sound, it scared Georgie out of his fur! When Georgie just finally couldn't stand it, he rushed inside a giant dead hollow tree where he would be safe for now. There were creepy bugs in the tree, but Georgie didn't mind at all. He saw the man have a chainsaw in his hand, and started sawing the whole tree down. "Ahhh... What a lovely nice day! My troop needs some wood, so I'm just going to chop down this tree. Everyday, we each use at least twenty to thirty napkins. We are so respectful to trees!" In Georgie's mind, he was thinking, "Yeah right. You like trees so much that you detest them." He didn't really care about nature right now. A macaw came in the tree and squawked, "Hey! You get out of here this instant! This is MY shelter, not yours! Shoo shoo!" Georgie whispered back, "Shhhhh... Do you see that evil man? He is going to chop me down like I'm a tree! I can't let him see me!" Georgie was pecked out of the shelter. He woofed loudly at that mean macaw and turned around. There he was, face to face with that stranger.

Georgie's stomach was empty, he was very thirsty, and he had met up with lots of not enjoyable events. With those together, Georgie couldn't stand it one more moment. He dropped to the ground, unconscious, and it was followed by a burst of laughter from the man and his buddies. "Well... It looks like this poochy poochy has fainted!" His men laughed at the top of their lungs. In an instant, Georgie gained full conscious. Still, he pretended he fainted, but he listened in at the interesting conversation that they were having with the animals.

One bird yelled, "Stop making fun of him! I know him and he's my friend!" That one sounded like the macaw.

"I agree!" bellowed the jaguar. "What if you were him? Would you like to be laughed at?"

The leader of the taunting group teased, "Too bad were not him! Ha ha!"

"What is this? Your favorite hobby?" defended the parrot.


After they were finished, they all left except the macaw. Georgie was still laying on her side waiting to see what would happen. The friendly macaw took its time to wake Georgie up. "Georgie!" he said quietly and calmly to him. "Wake up! Tomorrow is the big day, so get ready!" To act normal, he slowly pulled himself up to the caring macaw. "Georgie! I forgot to tell you, but my name is Mandy. But that's not the exciting news! Guess what? Tomorrow we are going to the deathpit where the old rattlesnake hissed you away! And guess what? The rattlesnake isn't coming! It's a total different kind of fight! We each get a team, animals and people. We are on the animals side, and we are determined to win! We have to wear a little light blue ribbon around our paws, or whatever you have. The men will wear red shawls on their necks to represent their team. The game is to use our heads to balance a slippery ball that slips on feather, fur, or hair. The men are not allowed to wear hats, or else they will be disqualified. We are not allowed to wear leaves on our heads, or else we will be disqualified. It is in the afternoon, so tomorrow morning, we will practice and see who will be picked to represent us. The men have less people than us, so we have to pick our top five best. Does that seem good to you?"

"Yes. I understand. I'm horrible at balancing, so I guess I won't come after all," Georgie sighed.

"Oh no! That's not what I meant. I meant that everyone will go, and the one who don't get picked will be WATCHING!" explained Mandy. "Doesn't that sound great?"

"Maybe..." Georgie's voice trailed off. He had something in his mind that bothered him. "What is the punishment for loosing the battle?" asked Georgie.

"Thanks for reminding me." Mandy said gratefully. "The punishment will be that you will have to go through the Amazon Rain Forest and collect all of the food for the __________ that beat them, including the meat. How does that sound?"

"Great!" shouted Georgie. "Thanks for inviting me! By the way, by any chance, could I sleep in your hollow tree until I find my own home?"

"Your more than welcome, Georgie!" exclaimed Mandy. "Your such a fabulous friend!" With that, they happily walked together back to their hollow kapok tree.

The next day was a nice and sunny day, perfect for a battle. Even thought Georgie was even hungrier than winning the battle, he was jumpy and nervous for the balancing battle. Mandy shared some berries that he picked, and wasn't going to eat it. After knowing that Georige was starving, he gave him some food. Georgie devoured it up, and thanked Mandy. Mandy had make an air-balloon-like cart. Mandy and his friends were going to lift the cart, while Georgie was going to be inside the cart. They would fly to the deathpit and practice. The plan worked just as planned, and Mandy instructed Georgie to use the ball and put it on his head. "This is the matter of life of death!" Georgie feared. Time flied by, and then it was time for the competition. The men were late because they were having a "respecting tree feast" so that they could get ready. During the feast, each man used forty to fifty napkins! "What a waste!" Georgie murmured with disgust. "I have a feeling that this battle is going to be hard!"

"FIVE! FOUR! THREE! TWO! ONE! BEGIN!" the announcer yelled. Georgie was chosen as one of the players, and he was so good that he went first. He was startled, but he managed to perform many tricks while balancing the ball on his head. His component, a man, was coward and just stood there dumbfounded. "I-I-I'm not ready!" he sputtered. All of the animals burst into laughter, and the men shouted angrily, "Hurry up, you person! Why did we even let you go first?" The men all shook their heads and slapped their face. They were embarrassed that the first person was making them loose. Finally, after some silence, the man slowly put the ball on his head. He started walking back and forth with it, but once he took a step, it fell. "THE ANIMALS WIN THIS ROUND!" the anteater scorekeeper screamed.

The next round started. Mandy was spinning the ball around his head, while doing dangerous, tricky, and risky trick. Another man was turning around in circles, and on his third spin, the ball fell. This time, the animals won again. It went on and on, and the final one was a close call. The animal was a jaguar, and she was a novice, so she had never done this. The man was the leader of the group, and the had a lot of experience for it. The jaguar was a very good dancer, so it started walking like a celebrity up and down the ground, and started rolling around with the ball still balanced on her head. After the fifteenth move, the ball dropped. Now, the man had to perform. When the ball dropped on the floor for the jaguar, he snickered, "Hmp! I can do better that that clumsy spotted fur ball!" The man started doing YOGA in front of all of the animals and men! Everybody laughed, including his team mates. The ball fell, and the scorekeeper thought out loud, "Well... The man was very still, but he did some amazing moves. The jaguar was very lively, but the skill was poor. On this one, I have to say, IT'S A TIE! THE ANIMALS GET A POINT, AND THE MEN DO TOO!" This was the men's first point, and they were very angry and frustrated to see that they only had one point. It was six against one. Now, the men had to find food for the animals. Some had to get Brazil Nuts, and the others had to hunt. Georgie knew that he was getting some fresh meat, and he was very excited to have the big feast.

The day after the deathpit event, they gathered at the great hollow tree. "We have achieved a very high standard of fighting!" noted Mandy. "Today, at three thirty, the people are going to drop some food for all of us inside my tree. It's going to be stuffed with goodies, so make it a buffet!" Georgie was going to watch the men deliver the food, so that he could have a chance to tease them.

When the time finally came, the men arrived. In a deep, jealous tone he said, "This is your food. Enjoy." Then he stared at Georgie. He stuck out his tongue. "Ha!" Georgie barked as the man left angrily. The animals ate the food at dinner time, and they all cheered for the performers. After that, they lived happily ever after...



My story was inspired by the movie Rio 2 that came out in April 11, 2014, and The Great Kapok Tree. Both of them are in rain forests, and they talk about how important trees and rain forests are to Earth. 

I have hidden message in this yellow square. If you highlight it, you will uncover the message. Use your mouse and click on the beginning of the message. Hold it, and then drag it to the end of the box.

Help the rain forests!

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Heather,

    I did not read your whole post, but I read some of it. The little part that I read was exceptional, not to mention that it has very good voice.

    Yes, I have seen the movie Rio 2 and I have read The Great Kapok Tree. Both are about rainforests and how we have to help save them. What are some of the animals that live in the rainforest?

    Your message under the highlighted area says: Help the rainforests! What are some ways we can help save the rainforests?