Leap Year

Fawn was sitting at the kitchen table. He was dressed and had just finished his breakfast.

“Gee,” said Spot, grabbing a cup of coffee. “Why are you dressed so early in the morning?

“Today is the day that I am going to town with Mr. Hansen,” said Fawn.

“You mean the day you get to purchase your new computer,” said Spot.

“Yes,” said Fawn. “I’m so excited. I can hardly wait.”

“Fawn,” said Spot. “Didn’t Mr. Hansen say he was going to town on March 1st?”

“Yes,” said Fawn.

Spot did not want to tell Fawn that he would have to wait one more day to get his new computer. Oh, she was so afraid of what he would say when she told him it was leap year and that there was one extra day in February.

“Oh Fawn,” said Spot. “I don’t know how to tell you this. You are not going to like it.”

“What happened?” asked Fawn, tears forming in the corner of his eyes. “Oh my is Mr. Hansen alright? Did something bad happen to him?”

“No,” said Spot. “Mr. Hansen is just fine. However, you are going to have to wait until tomorrow to get your new computer.”

“Why?” asked Fawn. “Isn’t today March 1st?”

“Actually,” said Spot. “No, it isn’t. Today is February 29. This is a leap year and February has one extra day in it this year.”

“Why of all the years to have leap year,” said Fawn, angrily. “Why does it have to be this year?”

“I’m sorry,” said Spot. “I didn’t make this year leap year. It just so happens that every fourth year is leap year.”

“Well now I’ve got to wait a whole extra day,” said Fawn. “What am I going to do all day?”

“I’ve got an idea,” said Spot. “You could always get your computer room ready for your new computer. Just think, you’ve got a whole day to do it.”

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