Falling Off the Delivery Truck

“Okay peanut plants,” said Fred, a delivery truck driver. “We are going through North Battleford, Saskatchewan in a few minutes. Then we go south to the peanut processing plant. That will be the end of the line for you. That is where you all will be turned into peanut butter.”

“No!” screamed Peanut, one of the peanut plants. “I don’t want to be turned into peanut butter.”

The delivery truck went over a huge bump in the road. Peanut fell off the delivery truck. He got up from the dirt road and dusted himself off. Peanut saw the delivery truck drive away. There was a long road ahead of him but he wasn’t scared, he was actually happy.

“At least I am not going to be turned into peanut butter,” said Peanut, walking along the road, with a dance in his step.

Peanut arrived in North Battleford a short time later. He saw people walking around.

“Nice costume,” some would say to him.

“What are you talking about?” asked Peanut.

“It is Halloween,” a little girl by the name of Beth replied.

“What is Halloween?” asked Peanut.

“It is where we dress up and go trick-or-treating for candy,” said Beth.

“That sounds like fun,” said Peanut.

“It is fun,” said Beth. “Come with me. You can trick-or-treat with me and my family. My name is Beth.”

Peanut went up to Beth and gave her a huge hug. He had very long arms so he had to wrap them around her.

“Come on,” said Beth. “I can show you all the best houses where we can get the most candy.”

Peanut followed Beth. She gave him a spare bag that she had so he could trick-or-treat with her.

“Who is your new friend?” asked Beth’s father, when she met up with her parents.

“My name is Peanut,” said Peanut.

“Welcome,” said Beth’s father. “Nice costume.”

“Thank you,” said Peanut. “it isn’t a costume, though.”

Beth’s father wasn’t listening. He was busy making sure Beth didn’t have a hole in her candy bag.

Beth and Peanut had lots of fun trick-or-treating. They ended up with lots of candy. The next afternoon, Peanut saw Beth walking home from school.

“You can take your costume off now,” said Beth.

“This isn’t my costume,” said Peanut. “I am a real peanut plant. I fell off the delivery truck yesterday. I was on my way to  be turned into peanut butter.”

“Oh my!” exclaimed Beth. “I am sorry. I didn’t realize.”

“It is okay,” said Peanut.

“Just so you know,” said Beth. “I don’t like peanut butter.”

“I am so happy to hear that,” said Peanut, giving Beth a huge hug with his long arms again.

Beth and Peanut became the best of friends. Peanut loved his new life and was very happy that he hadn’t been turned into peanut butter.


Moral of this Story:

  • Be happy with your life.
  • Example: Peanut was happy because he wasn’t going to be turned into peanut butter.

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