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A Murder in the Garden
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.85

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     challenging words:    murder, naturally, trapped, scary, doing, there, garden, dark, wonder, spin, free, meal, until, happen, wall, night
     content words:    Mother Nature


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A Murder in the Garden
By Joyce Furstenau
  

1     
There was a murder in the garden one dark and scary night.

I saw it with my own two eyes. It gave me such a fright!

The tiny little thing was caught. It had no chance at all.

I saw it happen in the corner, just inside the garden wall.

I watched it disappearing, one leg at a time.

Then I began to wonder, was this really such a crime?

It was only Mother Nature doing what comes naturally.

It is in a spider's nature to make a meal out .....
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