Millie opened her tote bag. She pulled out yarn. She had green yarn. She had blue yarn. She had yellow, pink, and red yarn. There was a small ball of orange yarn too. Oh, that wasn't yarn at all. It was a fruit!
Next, Millie took knitting needles from her bag. They were very long. She liked how shiny and silver they looked.
Last, she called for her children. "Amy! Boris! Cece!" she called. "Dino, Ella, Freddy!" She heard the pitter-patter of feet. "Come here, Glory, Hans, and India! Come quickly, Joey, Kiki, and Luis!"
Millie's children filled up the small room. They looked at their mother and waited.
Millie looked at her children's feet. Some were bare. Some had on socks with holes. Millie shook her head.
"Sweet children, you need new socks. I am going to knit you all some socks!" The children cheered. "You may choose the color for your socks," she told them.
Amy wanted pink socks. Cece and Kiki wanted red socks. The boys wanted blue or green socks. Ella and Glory wanted yellow socks. India asked for rainbow socks!
"How many socks are you going to knit, Mama?" Luis asked.Paragraphs 9 to 20:
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