Scribes Valley Publishing

Scribes Valley Publishing


Staring critically at his Christmas tree, Terry finally decided that it needed...

...something, but he just couldn't put his finger on it. "Mr. Thomas next door might know," he said out loud to himself. "I know he could help me out." But all Mr. Thomas had was a pink ribbon.

At Sallie's, the widow across the street, she gave him an unneeded string of lights. Then his backdoor neighbor, Jimmy, well, he had several extra bulbs that he didn't need.

At Billy's house, down at the corner, his mother gave him a few strings of popcorn her sewing club had just made and didn't need after all.

Then his Aunt Margret came over. She had a bright, shiny star that she didn't need either. Sallie had given her a call and said that he was in need.

Looking at the tree now, Terry knew what it had needed all!

by Joseph L. Rose, Mondragone, Italy