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Welcome to Inuit, Part 1



Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.28

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     challenging words:    barrows, dryness, golden-brown, preformed, satcom, terminal, uncertainty, material, wheelbarrow, satellite, packs, onto, shuttle, habit, grey, forward
     content words:    Nathan Crowfoot, Joe Crowfoot, Burt Flying Eagle, Flying Eagle Emporium


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Welcome to Inuit, Part 1
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     Nathan Crowfoot took his first steps outside the terminal. He took a deep breath and closed his eyes. Then he let the air out and smiled. It had a richness to it that he could not remember before. Father had mentioned something about a higher oxygen content on this planet. He shrugged. What was most important was that they were finally here.
 
2     Nathan reached in his pocket for his satcom. He stopped and took his hand from his pocket. Force of habit he thought. The satellite communicator only worked on Earth, and they were far from there. There was no need for it here. There were not satellites. Nathan wondered again if this was such a good idea.
 
3     "Let's get a move on, Nathan," said Joe Crowfoot. "We still have a long way to go before we reach our own territory."
 
4     Nathan followed his parents, his two sisters and little brother. The others carried back packs, but Nathan and his father pushed wheel barrows. Not metal ones but wooden, with no sides. Their bottom surfaces were long and flat with a short vertical panel to keep things from sliding onto the single wheel. The barrows were loaded with their luggage.

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