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The Red Ball

Bracha Rosman

The red ball watched the other balls bounce high into the air. It hadn’t been too long ago that he was also bouncing and playing like his friends. The red ball tried to roll to the center of the playing field, but he couldn't. He tried to bounce, but he seemed so heavy. Something was wrong. He wondered what it was.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

A blue ball rolled by and bumped right into him.

“Whoops, sorry,” the blue ball laughed. “I was rolling so fast and couldn’t see where I was going.”

“That’s okay,” the red ball said. He was happy to finally have some company.

“Why don’t you come join us?” the blue ball asked.

“I’d love to,” the red ball said, “but I can’t seem to roll or bounce today.”

“Why not?”

“I don’t know,” the red ball said.

The blue ball sighed. “Maybe you’re just tired today and need a rest."
“I don’t feel tired,” the red ball said. “I don’t feel tired at all.”

“Well, I’d like to help you some more, but here comes the little boy. Bye.”

“Bye,” the red ball said sadly.

 

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