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FC: Written and Illustrated By Calvin Culbertson Good Books Publishing co. | Arnold Disobeys

1: Arnold's Elders Calvin Culbertson Written and Illustrated By Calvin Culbertson Good Books Publishing co. 2010

2: There once was a boy named Arnold who never listened to the advice that his elders gave him. One rainy day Arnold was sitting in the living room while his parents talked to his grandmother and uncle. He noticed that they were talking about the weather and how they used to play in the rain when they were little.Arnold decided that he wanted to play outside like his family used to. He asked his parents if he could go outside but they said no. His grandmother said it was too windy and his uncle said it was too cold.

4: Arnold decided that it didn’t matter what they said. He was going outside to play. He said that he was tired and went to his room. He thought about what he would want to wear when he went outside.

5: He took his wind breaker from his closet and slipped it on. Next he took his shoes from under his bed and put them on quietly. He snuck like a fox down the stairs and out the door into the cold, rainy, cloud darkened outside.

6: His feet squashed in his shoes “Maybe I should have worn my rain boots” He said quietly to himself, but that didn’t matter because he was having fun dodging rain drops and splashing in puddles. Soon his wind breaker was soaked through. “Maybe I should have worn a rain coat, but I have no rain coat that’s comfortable.” He thought to himself.

8: Arnold was getting cold and he was soaked through. He heard his parents calling his name in the distance. He was a lot farther from home than he had thought. “Maybe I should go back.” He whispered. “Mom! Dad! I’m over here!!” He yelled. Arnold’s parents walked to where his voice was coming from and found him huddled in a ball on the ground under a bush. His father picked him up and they walked back to the house. When they got to the house they put a towel around Arnold and sat him down on the couch. “That’s what you get for not listening to your elders, Arnold.” Arnold was very cold and sad that he had not listened to everyone. “I’ll always listen to my elders from now on, I promise!”

9: And Arnold kept his promise. All of his elders respected him and liked the way he listened and they were very happy that he had changed his ways from defiant and disobedient to being a fine, well behaved young boy.

10: Calvin Culbertson is a person who doesn't usually write books and doesn't necessarily enjoy it either. He was born on St. Patrick's day yet he isn't the luckiest person in the world. He enjoys things like drumming and dirt bike riding. He doesn't hate school but he doesn't hate vacations either. There isn't that much else to him.

11: Listen to your elders

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