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    Mario Is Hungry

    By Mark Roth on October 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Here’s part of chapter three from Mario and His Friends:

    Mario is hungry. Long ago, early in the morning, he ate four corn tortillas and a bowl of beans. But now his stomach feels empty.

    [Mario and His Friends | Elizabeth Wagler]Each day Mother gives him a shilling [25 cents] to buy a package of biscuits at the school shop. He puts his hand in his pocket, but there is no shilling in his pocket. Mario bends his head to peak in his shirt pocket. No shilling is there. Mother forgot to give him a shilling. No shilling! No biscuits!

    Mario’s eyes fill with tears. He holds his stomach with both hands. He is so hungry. What can he eat?

    His parrot eraser is lying on his desk. It is red and blue and yellow. Mario picks up the parrot eraser. He is so-o-o hungry. He nibbles the feet of the parrot. He looks at the parrot carefully. Then he bites of its head. It tastes like nothing, but it is something to eat.

    Well, well — to read the rest of the story, you’ll have to go here.

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