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Jack No Lantern
updated: Oct 31, 2011, 8:30 AM
By Morgan Sophia Baker, age 9
In the year 2000, there was a pumpkin named Jack
Pumpkin who lived in a pumpkin patch in California. He
was very round and there was a small vine on top of him.
But he was not carved like a real Jack-o-lantern, nor did
he want to be. He liked himself just the way he was and
did not want to be carved at all.
That was a big problem for Jack because it was
Halloween and lots of people were in the pumpkin patch
looking for a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. Jack was
very scared that somebody would pick him.
One day a blond boy wearing jeans and a blue shirt
almost picked him up, but his mother called him to leave.
The next day a girl came and picked him up to buy him,
then she saw that she did not have her wallet.
Sadly the next day a girl with brown hair and brown
eyes came to the pumpkin patch with her mom and dad.
They said she could get one pumpkin for Halloween. For
a long time she looked around at the hundreds of
pumpkins trying to decide which one would be hers. But
then she saw Jack. "He is the best of them all!" she said.
Then she bent down and picked up Jack and carried him
to her parents to buy. Jack was terrified about this
thought. What if they carved him?
When they got home the girl took him up to her
room and put him near the window. Three days passed
and she did not carve him. She never said she was going
Then on the fourth day she came up to Jack and
said "I like you just the way that you are. I don't need to
carve you to make you look good." Jack was relieved
when she suddenly picked him up and brought him to
the car. They drove for a while then the car stopped and
they got out. They were at the pumpkin patch! Why
were they there though he wondered? She took Jack and
set him down on the grass. Then, as her parents called
her back to the car, she whispered "See you next
Halloween," and Jack smiled.
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