“Hello Fawn,” said Spot, who noticed her friend was just waking up.
“What is so good about it?” grumbled Fawn.
“Well,” said Spot, opening the blinds in the barn. “For one thing, it is a beautiful day. The sun is shining and it is nice and warm outside.”
”Close the blinds!” yelled Fawn. “The sun is bothering my eyes.”
“Oh boy,” said Spot. “You sure are grumpy today. You know, ever since you’ve been hanging around your new friend, Mark, you have been very grumpy.”
“That’s not true,” said Fawn. “Mark is really nice.”
Mark, who was eight years old, just moved into the neighbourhood. He was adopted by the Hansen’s neighbours. Mark was a little rough around the edges and liked to get into trouble. However, Mark was not the reason that Fawn was being so grumpy. Well, not the whole reason.
Apparently, Mark had overheard Mr. And Mrs. Hansen talking yesterday.
“We will have to get rid of them, somehow,” said Mr. Hansen. “They are just going to cause us nothing but grief.”
“Oh, I suppose you are right,” said Mrs. Hansen. “Let’s do it tomorrow afternoon.”
Now, when Mark heard this, he automatically assumed the Hansen’s were talking about Fawn and Spot, because Mr. Hansen pointed in the direction of the barn.
“Mr. and Mrs. Hansen were just talking,” said Mark to Fawn. “They are going get rid of you and Spot. Mr. Hansen said you two cause them too much grief.”
“Are you sure?” asked Fawn.
“Yes,” said Mark. “That is what they said. They are going to get rid of you and Spot tomorrow.”
Fawn was crushed. He just couldn’t believe what Mark had said. Somehow he had to tell Spot and he really didn’t know how he was going to break the news to her.
Spot was very angry with Fawn for behaving the way he was. She went outside to get away from him. She saw Mr. And Mrs. Hansen coming toward her.
“Hello Spot,” waved Mrs. Hansen. “You should stay inside the barn for a little while. We are going to be cutting down a couple of trees that have been annoying us and have been causing too much grief. ”
Spot reluctantly went back inside the barn. Fawn was standing at the door waiting for her.
“Listen Spot,” said Fawn. “I have something to tell you.”
“Oh you do?” asked Spot, angrily.
“Mark told me yesterday that Mr. And Mrs. Hansen are going to get rid of us today,” said Fawn. “They said we cause them too much grief.”
Just then, Fawn and Spot heard Mr. Hansen’s chainsaw. Spot .started to laugh as she remembered what Mrs. Hansen had just told her about the trees.
“What are you laughing about?” asked Fawn.
“The only thing the Hansen’s are going to get rid of are those two trees that broke their limbs in the storm last week,” said Spot.
“What?” asked Fawn. “That’s what Mark told me.”
“Well, Mark should get his stories straight,” said Spot.