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The Red String


The Red String
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 1
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   0.93

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    monkey, chipped, coconuts, lived, mystery, picked, rocks, saved, scary, smash, sounded, stayed, tree, house, almost, apple
     content words:    Did Daisy


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The Red String
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Daisy was a monkey who lived in a tree house. She wore a pretty, pink flower over her ear. Her best friend was a parrot named Chad. He had gone on a trip.
 
2     The mail monkey came with a note for Daisy. She read it and then asked, "Did you read this note?"
 
3     "I did not read the note," he said. "It is not polite to read other monkeys' mail."
 
4     "Who sent it?" she asked him. He did not know.
 
5     "The note says to go out and follow a red string. There is a surprise waiting. Did you see a red string outside?" Daisy asked.
 
6     "No," said the mail monkey. "I just bring the mail. I do not look for string." He took his mail cart and left.
 
7     Daisy put the note on the table. She sat down to dine on egg salad. "Should I add salt or pepper?" she asked herself. Then she added both. After the egg salad, Daisy could have a banana or an apple. She picked an apple and cut it up. She saved the seeds.
 
8     "When Chad comes home, I will give him these seeds," Daisy said.
 
9     Daisy decided to ride her bike, but she found a red string tied to it.

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