WHERE ONCE THERE WAS A WOOD

by Denise Fleming

Parts(3):  Reader 1      Reader 2      Reader 3 
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Reader 1 - Where once there was a wood

Reader 2 - a meadow

Reader 3 - and a creek

Reader 1 - where once the red fox rested

Reader 2 - where once the ferns unfurled and purple violets grew

Reader 3 - where once the woodchuck left his den to catch the morning dew

Reader 1 - where once the horned owl hunted to feed her hungry brood 

Reader 2 - where once the heron fished and speared his glittering food

Reader 3 - where once the brown snake slithered and slipped out of sight

Reader 1 - where once the raccoons rambled and rumaged in the night

Reader 2 - where once the berries ripened and waxwings came to feed

Reader 3 - where once the pheasants roosted and fed on nuts and seed

Reader 2 - Where once there was a wood

Reader 3 - a meadow

Reader 1 - and a creek

All: sit houses side by side

All: twenty houses deep.