It was a scorching hot prairie day. Prairie Kid was working out in the field. He was really feeling the heat. He was drenched in sweat and no matter how much water he drank, he couldn’t quench his thirst.
“This sure is one hot prairie day,” said Prairie Kid, to himself, stepping down from the tractor he was on.
Prairie Kid walked the short distance to his barn. He had to get a wrench so he could fix the oil pan on the tractor that was leaking.
“At least there may be a bit of shade in the barn,” said Prairie Kid.
Prairie Kid was met with a wave of heat as he stood in the entrance way of the barn.
“I guess I won’t be getting any relief from this hot prairie day in here,” said Prairie Kid.
Prairie Kid splashed some water on his face from the garden hose that was outside the barn. He had to wait a few minutes for cold water to come out of the hose though because it was just lying on the ground in the heat.
The cold water did give him a little bit of relief for a few minutes. He was back to sweating within seconds. He grabbed his wrench and headed back to the tractor. As he was fixing the tractor, he saw his new neighbour, Betty, pull up into the field.
“Prairie Kid,” said Betty, getting out of her pickup truck. “What are you doing out here in this heat?”
“Betty,” said Prairie Kid. “It is nice to see you. I am fixing the oil pan on the tractor.”
Betty saw how much Prairie kid had been sweating.
“I have something that will help,” said Betty.
Betty went to the back seat of her car and pulled out a cooler. She handed Prairie Kid a pitcher of ice cold lemonade.
“I really needed that,” said Prairie Kid, grateful to Betty for her act of kindness. “That sure hit the spot.”
“Glad I could help you beat the heat on this hot prairie day,” said Betty. “I just want to help out my new neighbours.”
“You definitely accomplished that,” said Prairie Kid. “Thank you!”
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