The Wishing Water Hole
by Kaela...Grade 3
A member of The North Star Navigators

One day, a little boy named Carlos and his family decided to go camping. Carlos thought he should take a hike. He walked and walked. Then he stopped. He saw the old bridge that people say is haunted. Then he thought that if he ran across, no danger would come. So he held his breath and ran across. No danger came.

So he walked some more. Then he heard a rustling sound. He walked a little more. Then he heard someone behind him. He turned around, but there was no one behind him. So he kept walking. Then he heard it again. He turned around, and there was a bear. Now since he was camping, his parents taught him some survival skills.

So, he backed away slowly. Then, when the bear was out of sight, he ran as fast as he could home.

He told his parents everything. When it was time to go to sleep, Carlos was scared. He had bad dreams about the bear.

The next day, he said he was going to stay inside. Then he forgot he said that, and went for another hike. Today is going to be a special day for Carlos because he'll find something special.

Carlos was walking along the path when he heard water. He followed the sound. It got louder and louder. He knew he was going the right way. Then he saw a little pool of water. He was very thirsty. He cupped his hands and dipped them in. When he put them in, the pool sucked him in. It felt like he was falling and falling. Then he wished he was at home.

"I wish I was home," he said.

Then all of a sudden, it felt like he was falling again. Then he was home.

The next day Carlos went back to the pool of water. He jumped in and it felt like he was falling again. Then he wished he had a brother. That night his mom had a baby boy. His wish came true.

The next day he went back, and he wished for more things. They all came true. He told his parents about the water pool. But they didn't believe him.

So the next day, he took them there. The pool was gone! But the day after, the pool reappeared! So he jumped in. He wished his parents would believe what he believed. And they did!

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