S: The Giving Couch
BC: The Giving Couch
FC: The Giving Couch | By: Ryan and Hannah
1: The Giving Couch
2: Once there was a couch.... And it loved a little girl. And every day the girl would jump, play, and act like a monkey. She would build forts on it, swing on the arm rests, and when she was tired she'd sleep on it.
3: And the girl loved the couch....very much....and the couch was happy. But time went by, and the girl grew bigger. And the couch was often sad.
4: Then one day,the girl came to the couch and the couch said: “Come girl,come jump, play and act like a monkey.” “I am too big to jump and play," said the girl. “I want something soft. I want a pillow. Can you give me a pillow?”
5: "I'm sorry," said the couch, "but I have no pillows. I only have cushions. Take my cushions, girl, and sleep on them, and you'll be happy." And so the girl ripped off the cushions and went away. And the couch was happy...
6: But the girl stayed away for a long time, and the couch was sad. And then one day, the girl came back and the couch jumped with joy, and she said: “Come girl,come jump, play, and act like a monkey.”
7: "I am too hungry to jump, play and act like a monkey, "said the girl. “I want food to keep me full. I want delicious food and tasty desserts, so I need food. Can you give me food?” "I don't have any delicious food and tasty desserts," said the couch. “The dust is my food, but you can take the moldy M&M’s and stale popcorn from under me. Then you will be full."
8: And so the girl took the M&M's and stale popcorn and took them away to eat them. And the couch was happy. But the girl stayed away for a very long time...............and the couch was sad.
9: And when she came back, the couch was so happy she could hardly speak. "Come girl,"she whispered, "Come and play."
10: "I am too cold to play," said the girl. "I want some clothes that will keep me warm. Can you give me some clothes?" “Take the fabric off of me and make some clothes,” said the couch. "Then you can be warm... and be happy."
11: The girl tore off the fabric and made the clothes. And the couch was happy.... but not really. And after a longtime the girl came back again.
12: "I am sorry, girl," said the couch, "but I have nothing left to give you. My cushions are gone." “I don't need something soft anymore.” "I don't have any more food," said the couch, "You might be hungry."
13: ""I'm not hungry anymore," said the girl. "'My fabric is gone," said the couch, "You cannot be warm." "I'm pretty warm right now," said the girl.
14: "I am sorry," sighed the couch. "I wish I had something to give you, but I am really nothing anymore. I am just an old couch frame. I am sorry." "I don't need very much now," said the girl. "Just a nice place to sleep. I am very sleepy."
15: "Well,"the couch said, "I could still be pretty comfortable, for an old couch. Come girl, lay down.... and sleep." And the couch was happy.