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A Fingernail in the Sky

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     challenging words:    lies, clear, night, among, fingernail, surface, blank, appearance, seen, figure, change, noon, idea, verse, shape, sometimes
     content words:    Robert Louis Stevenson


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A Fingernail in the Sky
By Colleen Messina
  

1     On a clear night, I can be seen in the sky. I change shape every day. Sometimes I look like a fingernail sliver. Then I get bigger and bigger. These changes in my appearance are called phases. When I am full, I look like a bright, beaming ball hanging among the stars. My surface is covered with craters. These craters were caused by meteors hitting my surface. Some people have joked that I am made from cheese. That is a silly idea! People from Earth have walked on my surface. They did not taste .....
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