Freezing Rain

“Hey Fawn,” said Spot. “It is really terrible outside today.”

“It is?” asked Fawn. “I wanted to go outside and play.”

“I think you should stay inside today,” said Spot. “It is freezing rain right now and it is going to snow later on.”

“I don’t mind the snow so much as the freezing rain,” said Fawn.

“Me either,” said Spot. “Freezing rain is very dangerous.”

“At least we will be okay,” said Fawn. “We are inside our nice and cozy barn. Just think of poor Mr. Hansen. He has to drive in this weather today.”

“Oh dear,” said Spot. “I forgot all about that. I sure hope he will be okay.”

“Yes,” said Fawn. “Me too.”

Fawn and Spot both worried about Mr. Hansen out on the treacherous roads all day long. Mr. Hansen had to pick up his daughter, Jenny. She was visiting her Grandmother.

“Hey look,” said Spot, seeing a car pull up in the driveway, about an hour later. “Mr. Hansen is back.”

“Spot,” said Fawn, looking out the window. “That is Mrs. Hansen. She is just getting home from work.”

“Oh,” said Spot. “I was hoping it was Mr. Hansen.”

“Yes,” said Fawn. “Me too!”

Another two hours went by and there was no sign of Mr. Hansen. Fawn and Spot were really getting worried. Several vehicles had gone down the road and they were driving very, very slowly.

“Maybe Mr. Hansen is going to stay at Grandma’s tonight,” said Spot.

“Oh yes,” said Fawn. “Maybe he will, however I doubt it.”

“Yes so do I,” said Spot.

Another hour went be and still there was no sign of Mr. Hansen. It was very dark outside now and very gloomy.

“I’m going up to the main house,” said Fawn. “I can’t stand this waiting any longer.”

“I’m coming with you,” said Spot.

Fawn and Spot were slipping and sliding all the way up to the main house and as soon as they got there, a familiar car pulled up into the driveway.

“Mr. Hansen,” said Fawn and Spot, both relieved. “We were getting worried about you.”

“Well, I’m here now,” said Mr. Hansen, opening up the passenger side of the car to let Jenny out.

“Hi!” exclaimed Jenny, giving both Fawn and Spot a big hug.

“We are so glad you two are safe and sound,” said Spot.

“Yes,” said Mr. Hansen, winking at Jenny. “So are we.”

Mr. Hansen did not want to tell Fawn and Spot that he almost got into an accident on the highway. The roads were terrible.


Moral of this Story:

  • Always be careful driving in freezing rain.
  • Example: Fawn and Spot were worried about Mr. Hansen, having to drive in the freezing rain.

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