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Oinky Needs Milk

Oinky got a box of cereal.
Next he got a bowl for his cereal.
Then he got his special spoon with a bear on it.
Today Oinky wanted to eat cereal with little pink and white marshmallows in it.

Oinky opened the refrigerator.
Where was the milk?
He looked behind the juice.
He looked behind the big bowl of carrots and beets.
He looked behind the tomatoes.
Oinky did not find milk.

Oinky was sad.
Oinky's stomach growled.
Oinky was hungry.

Oinky needed milk.
To get milk Oinky needed to walk to the market.
The market always has milk.
Oinky put on his coat and hat.
He started walking.
As he walked, his hooves went clickity click on the road .

As he walked, Oinky's stomach growled.
Oinky walked faster.
Oinky was hungry.

At the market Oinky's hooves went clickity click on the hard floor.
They went clickity click pass the bread.
They went clickity click pass the donuts.
They went clickity click pass the cheese.

Oinky saw the milk cooler.
Oinky was sad.
The milk cooler was empty.
A note on the cooler said the milkman was late.

Oinky's stomach growled.
Oinky was hungry.
Oinky needed milk.
How late would the milkman be?

Oinky looked out window for the milk truck.
His stomach growled.
Oinky saw apples.
He ate an apple.
Apple was good.
Oinky was still hungry.

Where was the milk truck?
Oinky saw cookies.
Oinky ate a cookie.
Cookie was good.
Oinky was still hungry.

He looks out window for milk truck.
Oinky's stomach growled.
He saw crackers.
Oinky ate a cracker.
It was good.
Oinky was still hungry.

Oinky looked out the window for the milk truck.
Milk truck was so late.
He saw mess on floor from cookie and cracker.
He cleaned it up.

Oinky looks out window again.
Milk man and truck are here!
Oinky is happy.
Oinky's stomach growls.
He was still hungry.

Milk man put milk in the cooler.
Oinky got a jug of milk.
He paid for the milk, apple, cookie and cracker.
Oinky started walking home.

Oinky's hooves went clickity click on the road.
He saw a cat.
Cat was hungry.
Oinky put milk in cats bowl.

Oinky started walking again.
His hooves went clickity click on the road.
Oinky saw a dog.
Dog was hungry.
Oinky put milk in dogs bowl.

Oinky started walking again.
He saw a rat.
Rat was hungry.
Oinky gave rat some milk.

Oinky was home at last.
He was tired.
His stomach growled.
Oinky was hungry.

Oinky put milk on his cereal. Oinky ate his cereal.
Cereal was good.
Oinky was still hungy.

Oinky put more cereal in his bowl.
He poured more milk from the jug.
Two drops of milk fell on his cereal.
Milk was gone.

Oinky needs milk.
Oinky's stomach growled.
Oinky was hungry.
Oinky needed to walk back to the market.

  by
Barbara A Ross



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