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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
By Beth Beutler
1 "Why did the chicken cross the road?" Marty playfully asked his younger sister, Carly.
2 Carly rolled her eyes. Marty was always telling jokes. "Why?"
3 "Because he was too chicken to stay where he was." Marty laughed heartily.
4 Carly smiled. Although the joke (in her opinion) wasn't that funny, Marty was. He enjoyed life. He was always telling jokes. The family thought that someday he might just become a professional comedian.
5 Marty would have his first chance to perform publicly when the school held its annual talent show. He had been practicing jokes and writing a monologue for about a month now. The show was coming up this week on Friday night.
6 Carly was glad she was not in the talent show. She was very afraid of getting up in front of people. She preferred staying in the background. She had submitted a painting to the art show that was also being held at the same time.
7 "Can I practice my monologue on you, Carly?" Marty asked.
8 "Sure. How about after I finish this math homework?"
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