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The 1920's
No More Crocodiles

The 1920's
The 1920's

No More Crocodiles
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.98

     challenging words:    liquor, alcoholism, destruction, provided, saloon, risky, alcoholic, imagine, manufacture, violent, solution, illegal, alcohol, banned, lasted, average
     content words:    Temperance Movement, Volstad Act, Noble Experiment

No More Crocodiles
By Toni Lee Robinson

1     Imagine you live in an average town. Your town is full of nice people. Dads and moms work hard to take care of their children. They want their kids to grow up healthy and have a good life. In many ways, the village is a great place to live.
2     Something else is going on in the town as well. Some people in the village raise crocodiles. They make money selling the crocodiles to people who want them for pets. Those who buy one believe they can handle the big reptiles. In fact, many enjoy the dangerous pets with no problems.
3     Sometimes, though, a crocodile attacks its owner. Members of the owners' families may suffer bites as well. Families with crocodile problems are a sad sight. Once they start, the attacks always get worse. Owners and their families are mauled again and again. These people are unable to hide their terrible wounds. Some people are even killed by the pets.
4     Some of the villagers think it is time to do something about the problem. The town must take steps, they say, to stop the suffering. It must end the destruction in the lives of these families. It must stop other families from ever starting the cycle. The solution is simple. A law is passed. No one will be allowed to raise crocodiles or sell them anymore.

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