The Brown and the
A Dirty Surprise
Oh no how could
we all stay clean? I thought it was not so bad we could just take off our shoes and walk
right over it. I took off my shoes and rolled up my pants in case I would squelch in it a bit.
But I took a step and I sunk. Up to my pants. I was filthy already. My next step was worse
it went up to my waist. And my feet hurt very badly. I picked up my shoes that had fallin
out of my hands. Yuck! All brown instead of black. I kept going. I had cuts all over my
feet. Ouch! I'm glad I've had my tetnes shot. Next step the mud was still at my waist, but
more stones. I took the next step more carfully but not carfull enough I tripped on an old
tree root. My face was caked with mud. My clothes were covered with mud. Oh no my
shoes were ruined. My face was cut. I kept going., I had about 5 more feet of filth. I took a
step the mud was even more slippery I nearly slipped but my sister had held on to the
straps of my new dungarees.
It had rained all night and it was still heavily raining. I wasn't in the mood to go to
school today. I wanted to stay in bed and read, but I new there was not even a chance
Mom would let me. I got ready for school and got down to breakfast in time. I ate my toast
and 'brushed my teeth. Dad shouted,"You are already elate." I ran upstairs to get my
inhaler. I sprinted down stairs and out the door.|
I reached Edgihill. We walked down with the borders to a point where you could go
two ways. They went the wrong direction. I asked why and Mrs. John said that the other
way was washed out so we would go this way. This way took longer but it would
eventually come to Woodstock. We rounded a bend a there was a mudslide.
Stuents reach the Quad
after wading through the mud
Finally I was out of the squelching muck. We trooped into school and people said
don't move I'll go get my camera. We did move. We marched straight to the Elementary
bathrooms to wash up. Mrs Maclroy said me and my sister were the muddiest so we went
to her appart to take a shower.
Luckily my mom had made me bring extra clothes in case mine got wet. They
didn't get wet but they sure got muddy. We took our showers and got dressed.
I went straight to my classroom where everybody in Elementary was having cocoa
and warming up. Most people were in towels. Edgehill borders got stuff brought from
their dorms and within 30 minutes everybody was settled and school started. What a
dirty, brown morning.
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