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Day: October 8, 2023

The Shrinky Family – Chapter 6

The Rescue Mission to Save Mr. Shrinky The air was thick with tension as Eeny, Meeny, and Moe, following the ducks who walked backward, approached the edge of the cliff where Mr. Shrinky had disappeared. Vines shook mysteriously, forming a makeshift rope that seemed to extend a helping hand to guide them down the steep descent. As they neared, the children saw Mr. Shrinky’s leg trapped in a small gorge, but relief washed over them as they realized he was relatively unharmed. His voice carried over the sounds of rustling vines, “I am over here, over here!” Eeny, filled with determination, shouted back, “We are coming to rescue you, Daddy!” The backward-walking ducks reached Mr. Shrinky first, skillfully digging sand to free his trapped leg. The children, quick thinkers, wrapped vines around him, creating an improvised pulley system. Miraculously, the vines seemed to have a life of their own, gently assisting in pulling Mr. Shrinky up the cliff after he released his trapped leg. Back at the top, Mrs. Shrinky anxiously awaited, her worry transforming into immense relief as she saw her husband ascending. As he drew closer, he reassured her, “I am okay, my dear, I am okay, and the children are right behind me holding the vine.” When Mr. Shrinky finally reached safety, Mrs. Shrinky noticed a slight injury to his leg. She enlisted Miny’s help to gather wood for a splint. The two baby dragons, Footsie and Toesie, skillfully sprayed water to cleanse the small wound. Mrs. Shrinky, resourceful as ever, fashioned a splint from the gathered wood, securing it tightly with vines to provide support for Mr. Shrinky’s injured leg. Moe, ever observant, found a small branch that Mr. Shrinky could use as a crutch, allowing him to move slowly as they prepared to resume their journey. With a collective sigh of relief, the whole family, ducks, and dragons included, erupted into joyful song. The Roses and Tulips, carrying the news of Mr. Shrinky’s safety, joined the harmonious chorus. As the Shrinky Family continued along a wider, safer road, the backward-walking ducks and water dragons bid them farewell, their melodious voices wishing the family safe travels on their extraordinary journey. To be continued…

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