Story and Illustrations by Norm Nanstiel
I got aâ€™ owie on my chin when my horsey ran away
â€˜Cause a BIG snake came and scared him and he ran and ran all day. I tried so hard to catch his tail but the snake was after ME
So I jumped on a big tin pail then I climbed a tall green tree.
I climbed up to a’ EAGLE’s nest bigger than my mommy’s bed
I tried to hide; I tried my best but the eagle came and said:
“What are you doing in my house? You do not belong up here!”
He grabbed me like I was a mouse and he flew up in the air.
He flew me to a mountaintop then he dropped me in the snow.
I got so cold I could not stop...
my two knees from knocking so.
So I slid down from that mountain on two skis I made from ice.
I don’t want to do that again ‘cause it wasn’t very nice.
When I got down I found a train
that would take me back to town.
The driver let me pull the chain and I made that whistle sound!
When I got home my mommy said it was time I should come in.
I climbed the stairs to go to bed when I slipped and cut my chin.
I only cried a little bit... so my mommy tucked me in.
A little girl who has a cut on her chin goes into an elaborate tale of how she came by her 'owie'.