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Watermelon Thump Week
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The Watermelon Thump
By Kathleen W. Redman
2 My name is Walter. I am a watermelon.
3 Yes, I know. You think watermelons cannot talk. Watermelons can talk. You just do not listen.
4 I live in Luling, Texas. I grew up in this watermelon patch. I am one of 47 watermelons in the patch.
5 Mr. Ellis took good care of us. He gave us water. He pulled out the weeds. He made the bugs go away. We all grew fast.
6 I grew the fastest. Now I am the biggest watermelon in the patch. I weigh 78 pounds and 12 ounces. That is very big for a watermelon!
7 Mr. Ellis is going to take me to the Watermelon Thump. He thinks that I will be the biggest watermelon there. I could be the king watermelon! That part sounds good.
8 I am worried about one thing. What is a thump? I do not know. I do not like how that word sounds. It sounds like it might hurt. Do you know what a thump is?
9 Ouch! That hurt!
10 Mr. Ellis just pulled me off my vine. I guess we are going to the Thump today. I hope I win the prize.
11 Oh, oh, oh! This road is bumpy. I am in the back of the truck. Mr. Ellis put straw around me. It is not helping much. I think I have bruises all over me.
12 Hmmm. The truck stopped. We are here. This is a nice place. There is music. There are a lot of lights. There are many happy people.
13 Mr. Ellis put me on a cart. He is talking to some other men. I will just look around some.
14 There are a lot of other watermelons here. Some of them are big. I do not see any that are bigger than I am. Well, one of them is pretty big. I really hope I win.
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