Sunday, August 10, 2008
The Call of the Wolf- Story by Emma
Once there was a pack of wolves. One of the wolves was a gray wolf, and he was called Dakota. And there was a white wolf named White Wind. His nickname was Wind. They were two good friends. One winter morning, they heard and they saw a bullet shot. It didn't hurt anybody, it didn't get anybody. But the pack moved to a big hole and digged in it to make it bigger, big enough for the whole pack. They made it deep, so they can hide from whatever it was. One night, Dakota looked out of the whole, and then he saw something. It was a light in the forest. Then he saw another smaller light. They were coming closer, and closer. Suddenly, the lights were right on the hole! It was hunters! Dakota went really deep into his hole. He ran to the bottom. Then he found Wind. He stayed by Wind and slept by him. In the morning he told him right away, right at dawn, that the hunters were here. They raced out of the hole, and they went to search for the hunters.
"Oh, excuse me" cried out Wind. "Will you please kindly tell me if you've seen any men here?" Wind said to a bird.
And the bird said "They went that way- across that path. I remember there was a few paths along the way. I think they took one of them. I know you're a good smeller, and your friend is too, so sniff out where they went and you'll find them" said the bird.
"Thank you bird" said Dakota.
"I think they moved their shelter" said Wind. "Hurry, we must go!"
Then they saw a skunk. The skunk said "Why are you in such a hurry?"
"We are looking for men" said Dakota and Wind, at the same time. "Will you kindly help us find them?"
"I know where they went!" said the skunk.
"So, tell us..." said Wind.
"I'll do better than that. I'll lead you to it" said the skunk.
"Thank you" said Dakota.
"Climb onto my back" said Wind to the skunk "and lead us."
"Take that path!" said the skunk. "We must hurry!"
Suddenly they saw the cabin. "There it is!" cried out Dakota.
"Be quiet!" said Wind. "We don't want to be noticed."
Suddenly the two wolves and the skunk creeped up to the cabin. They could smell food. The humans were cooking.
They heard humans talking "Can you wait until this meat turns into wolf meat?" one human said.
The other human said "We'll probably cut off their heads and put them up on the wall, like deer heads."
Suddenly, Dakota almost fainted. Then the skunk sprayed at the window!
The humans said "What an awful smell! It's a skunk!"
Dakota and Wind got away fast enough for them not to catch them.
"Now you did it!" said Wind to the skunk.
The hunters were shooting and running! Suddenly, Dakota got an idea.
"You know what? I think everybody is scared of me. And the skunk and the bird are bravest animals in the forest that we would eat" said Dakota. "You know it's our sharp claws and out bite. So we shall go up in a tree and then when the humans look up and see us, we will jump on their faces and kill them like animals."
"Great idea!" said skunk and Wind.
So they went up in the nearest tree. "But how will we lead them here?" said Wind.
"We'll howl, as loud as we can!" said Dakota, "and then when we see them, they'll come closer and we'll stop howling."
They started to howl.
The hunters were right under the tree then. The skunk sprayed! And Dakota and Wind jumped! Then all the hunters didn't die but they ran back to their cabins and then abandoned the forest. And they were so scared, they told the police! But they got locked up in a mental hospital for being so crazy.
And then suddenly, the pack ran to Dakota and Wind. Wind's mother and father licked him on the face. Dakota's brother tackled him. And the chief declared them the bravest wolves in the forest.
(*Note from Mom. This may be a political statement by Emma on hunting. This was strictly dictated by her and typed by me. I only wish you could have heard her animated telling of the story, as I did! Thanks for reading!)