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WHERE LOVE IS, THERE GOD IS ALSO
JOHNNIE GREEN FEELS SAD
from The Tale Of Tommy Fox
Yes--there was trouble when Farmer Green discovered that Tommy Fox had
been stealing his hens. He fastened the end of Tommy's chain to the
stake once more. And then he went out to the barn, where his boy
Johnnie was watering the horses.
"We'll have to kill that fox," he said to Johnnie. "He's got loose,
somehow, and he's stolen two hens. I can't have him on the place any
longer. He's made friends with old Spot and the dog will let him do
anything he likes."
Poor Johnnie Green! He felt so sad! And he begged his father not to
kill Tommy. But Fanner Green was very angry with Tommy.
"No!" he said. "That cub's so tricky there's no knowing when he'll get
loose again." But Johnnie begged so hard that his father promised that
he might keep Tommy one more day.
Johnnie Green was in despair. He could not bear to have his pet
killed. And when he went to bed that night he never fell asleep at
all. He was very tired; but he managed to keep awake. And in the
middle of the night Johnnie got out of bed and put on his clothes. He
didn't dare to light his candle. But the moonbeams streamed in through
his little gable-window and Johnnie could see very well without any
As soon as he was dressed Johnnie stole down the stairs, carrying his
shoes in his hand, so he wouldn't make any noise. In spite of all his
caution, the old stairs would creak now and then. But luckily nobody
heard him; and soon Johnnie was out of the house.
He found Tommy Fox wide awake, sitting on his haunches in the
moonlight, listening. Far away in the distance a fox was barking and
Tommy thought it sounded like his mother's voice.
Tommy was surprised to see Johnnie Green at that hour. And he was
astonished when Johnnie untied the chain from the stake and started
away with him. They went off across the fields, toward Blue Mountain,
right in the direction of that barking.
The meadows smelled sweet; and Tommy Fox began to wish that he could
slip his head out of his collar and scamper away.
And that was exactly what happened.
After they had gone some distance, Johnnie Green stopped. He unbuckled
Tommy's collar, and gave Tommy a push.
At first Tommy was not quite sure that he wanted to leave his good
master. But there was that fox, yelping and calling. Something seemed
to draw Tommy toward that sound. He just couldn't help himself. And
the first thing he knew he was bounding off over the meadow running as
fast as his legs would carry him, and barking as loudly as he could
Johnnie Green went slowly home again. He crept into the house and
stole upstairs, and cried himself to sleep. But he was glad of one
thing. Tommy Fox would not be killed the next morning.
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