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					Turtle Trouble
    By Amy Upshaw and Salem de Bezenac
       Illustrated by Agnes de Bezenac
     Mom
            asked
    me wh
floor i     y the
        n my
   was al     room
          l wet
               .


                     1
“ I don’t
 know .”
   I said .



              2
    Mom
   the b    then
          ucket    saw
    hidden       I had
batht        in the
      ub. “W
bucke        hat’s
      t doin         this
             g her
    she a          e?”
           sked
               .

                        3
“ I don’t
kn  ow .” I
    said .



              4
    Mom
  up th    then
        e tur     picked
     hidden tle I had
batht        in the
      ub. “
  this t    And w
         urtle      hat’s
 here?          doing
       ” she
               asked
                     .

                        5
“ I don’t
know .” I
    said .



             6
    “Buck
           ets an
    turtle        d
 just g    s don’
        et int t
batht         o the
      ub on
own ”         their
    . said m
               om
                  .


                      7
     I fo  und the
         in the garden,
turtle
      was get  ting him
 and             ut then
some    water, b
          d the wa ter all
 I spille
     over th  e floor .

                         8
  I don’
         t wan
  more         t any
         time-o
I don’          uts
       t wan       .
   to be     t mom
           upset
                .


                       9
So I to  ld mom
  that I  wasn’t
   going to put
   turtles  in the
  athtub   anymore .
b

                       10
    But she
              wasn’t
   upset a
           bout th
   turtle;         e
            she was
 unhappy
           because
didn’t t            I
         ell her
                 the
      truth
             .

                        11
“I w  ould have
helped   care for
 th  e turtle.”
   s aid mom.


                    12
 Think!
        Think!
    Think!

Oh, I
      get it
             !



                 13
     Te lling the
t ruth wo    rks much
better th     an lying.
 I’ll try t  hat next
          time.

                          14
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By Amy Upshaw & Salem De Bezenac
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