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||Long ago, animals could talk. A golden lion roamed the African plains. He rested on a big, flat rock. A large bird soared in the sky.
"I wish I could fly like that bird," the lion said. "Maybe if I run fast, I can leap into the air!" The silly lion tried all day. He wore himself out. Then he gave up. "Why did I want to fly?" he asked. "All the fun is here on the ground!"
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||David looked out at the lawn. The big oak trees that filled the yard had been covered with green leaves all summer. Now the trees were bare. The leaves were brown and yellow. They covered the ground in a thick layer. The problem was that Mom wanted him to rake them into a pile.
David called his friend Mark for help. Mark loved playing outside. He showed David how much fun they could have with the leaves. First, they raked piles of leaves into one big pile. They were careful to remove sticks. Then they took turns running to the pile and jumping in. At the end of the day, they raked the pile together again, wearing big smiles on their faces.
What did Mark do?
When did Mom want the leaves raked?
Why were the leaves on the ground?