Scarecrow Sam – PDF download of the story
Sam stood in the garden, happy and content. His wood arms stuck out from his body that was stuffed with straw. A new straw hat had replaced the worn one from last year. Blue coveralls and a checkered shirt completed his outfit. Two black painted eyes watched the field. A red painted nose and black painted mouth smiled.
He’d watched as the field of pumpkins he was guarding were harvested. One by one, they’d been taken. Some had been hauled to the market, and others were turned into jack-o’-lanterns.
A couple of jack-o’-lanterns sat at his feet. Their crooked smiles had brightened his day, and the warmth coming from the candles inside had toasted his straw toes in the cool evenings.
Oh! It had been fun to watch the pumpkins grow.
When birds flew by the field, he’d stared at them as they landed. They’d hopped about on the ground around him. A breeze rustled his arms and legs…
It frightened the birds away, and made Sam’s painted mouth smile. Sam liked the fall breeze, because it brought the smell of pumpkin pie to tease his red painted nose.
Then farmer came, and took Sam to the storage shed. Sam smiled at his new garden.
Now, it is time for me to guard the tools until spring.
Sam was happy to be useful.
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