Unlucky Uncle Ungus Sees a Penny

“Today is Friday the 13th,” said Unlucky Uncle Ungus to himself, while looking at his calendar. “This is going to be an unlucky day.”

Unlucky Uncle Ungus never liked Friday the 13th because he was born on Friday the 13th and he has had bad luck on every Friday the 13th since.

“I think I will take a walk and see what bad luck I can find today,” said Unlucky Uncle Ungus.

It was a nice day outside. Unlucky Uncle Ungus was enjoying himself on his walk. It felt strange to him to not have any bad luck yet.

Unlucky Uncle Ungus decided he would walk through the park. He saw something shiny on the pathway. He bent over to pick it up and he saw it was a penny.

“See a penny, pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck,” sang Unlucky Uncle Ungus, remembering a rhyme he had heard when he was younger.

Unlucky Uncle Ungus put the in his pocket but then he remembered something. In Canada, pennies are not worth anything anymore.

“It looks like I am having bad luck on this Friday the 13th after all,” said Unlucky Uncle Ungus. “This Friday the 13th will be no different than any others.”


Moral of this Story:

  • It used to be lucky to find a penny.
  • Example: In Canada, pennies are no longer being made so they no longer bring us luck.
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