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The Pig

Who Wanted
To Fly

Pendelton was a chubby little piglet with a big dream.


Clarence and Clarissa, the other piglets who shared the pig
pen with Pendelton, dreamed of winning Blue Ribbons at
the Annual Agricultural Show .


someway. somehow. Pendelton dreamed that someday. Not Pendelton. His own dream was much more exciting. he would become a pig who could fly ! 3 .

4 . The balloon was round and pink and so was he.Pendelton's fixation with flying came about one day when he happened to look up and spied a balloon floating by. so naturally Pendelton thought it must be a little pink piglet floating through the air. The balloon had drifted lazily through the sky and sailed over the farmhouse. Pendelton had never seen a balloon before.

that's why they can fly. "Unlike chubby little piglets. "Just look at that chubby little piglet fly! I sure wish I could do that." Bathsheba." 5 . that's a balloon. the biggest and oldest pig in the pen. "That's not a piglet. balloons are very lightweight."Wow!" squealed Pendelton. lifted her head up from the trough where she was eating." she said with a smile.

searching for another balloon. Pendelton began to spend most of his days sitting in the middle of the pig pen staring up at the sky. and floating through the sky just like the pink balloon. but that didn't stop Pendelton from dreaming. 6 . Clarence and Clarissa thought he was silly. Awake or asleep Pendelton constantly dreamed about drifting and looping around on the wind.

7 . He began to watch the birds. When no other balloons drifted by. he came right back down again with a great big thump. but that didn't stop Pendelton from dreaming. He saw they had feathers and wings. things he didn't have. trying to learn how they managed to stay in the air. Pendelton began noticing how little insects jumped up and seemed to catch the wind to fly. Unfortunately Pendelton couldn't understand why whenever he jumped up.

You are not a balloon. She would shake her head and say. You are not a bug. and chubby little piglets. You are not a bird. Every day Bathsheba watched him. but that still didn't stop Pendelton from dreaming. "Pendelton you are a PIG. lightweight balloons full of air. 8 . You can NOT fly!" She would try to explain to Pendelton the difference between flying creatures with wings.

Pigs are NOT supposed to fly!". snorted Bathsheba. Pigs are supposed to grow big and shiny and win blue ribbons at the Annual Agricultural Show. but he just didn't think it was very exciting 9 .Pigs are supposed to snooze on the clean straw instead of jumping up and down. Pendelton knew what pigs were supposed to do of course. But that didn't stop Pendelton from dreaming.

The Annual Agricultural Show also had carnival rides. as it does every year. and good things to eat. 10 . The show. came the Annual Agricultural Show. and cotton candy. and show off their best looking livestock. Clarence. Not long afterwards Spring arrived. is where all the area's farmers could display samples of prize-winning crops. and Pendelton were loaded into the back of the farmer's pick-up truck. games to play. Clarissa. and taken to the Show Grounds. Bathsheba. and with it. On the day of the show. competitions to enter. very similar to a County Fair.

It turned around and around. The faster the cars spun and the higher they looped.Flying Machines Pendelton saw a huge wheel that reached from the ground. People sat in seats attached to the wheel and Pendelton heard happy laughter as it turned. 11 .. but it didn't go forward.. Suddenly he saw the most wonderful things of all. He saw people enter cars that began to whirl and spin. strange noises and new smells. the louder the people screeched with delight. They looked like . all the way up into the sky. Pendelton was thrilled by all the bright colours. swoop up and down and loop around.

13 . People were sitting in the chairs dangling their feet.He looked up and saw a line of chairs attached to a thick cable. pointing and calling as they moved slowly over the Show Grounds.

Pendelton thought it was all like a magical. wonderful dream. Then he saw what he was looking for .BALLOONS! 14 . and yet he was certainly wide awake.

and Clarence into one pen. He tried pushing a little harder." Bathsheba warned. Suddenly. He pushed too hard. Pendelton was free! 15 . Sure enough. further along. and the farmer put Pendelton. The truck stopped at last. "Be good little piglets now. and the gate eased open a little bit. "Good luck in your Competitions!" Pendleton stood by the pen’s gate and pushed it a little just so he cold see more of the balloons. the gate could be pushed open just far enough for a chubby little piglet to squeeze through. Clarissa. then led Bathsheba to another one.

Everyone began shouting and chasing Pendelton. 16 . "Pendelton! Where are you going? You'll get lost! Come back!" . the chubby little pig gave a terrified squeal and took off running. He ran towards the balloons. When he saw all the farmers running towards him. Clarence called out.

he galloped through the apple-pie stall. There lay chubby little Pendelton. flat on his back amidst a rainbow coloured heap of string and balloons. and skidded into the balloon stall. 17 . feet waving wildly in the air. upsetting the pie trays. upsetting the ladies. upsetting himself and a pile of boxes that had been filled with extra balloons and balls of string. He barrelled past the cake stall.

taking the chubby little piglet up with them. Pendelton stopped kicking and his eyes grew big as saucers. He realised he was being lifted off the ground by the big bunch of large. helium-filled balloons. "Hooray!" shouted Pendelton happily. Before anyone realized what was happening. brightly coloured. the balloons started to rise. "I'm Flying!" 19 .

and Pendelton began to get a little nervous. "I Want To Get Down! I Want To Go Home! HEEEELP!" he squealed. 18 ." he thought. he became a little bit frightened. When he passed over the Farm and saw his empty pig pen.Pendelton thought flying was great fun when he drifted over the town. But Pendelton realized he didn't know how to get down. When he sailed over the countryside he realized he was alone. Busses stopped and people got out to look up and point at him. "I think I want to get down now. Then he became really frightened.

It all seemed very strange to them. and it's the balloons that are colourful. Quite colourful for a bird. Or bug. They glided through the air and circled around Pendelton. "Thank you. but I'm not a bird or a bug" replied Pendelton. A third bird flew around the balloons. "Perhaps he's a bug. "Pretty thing. The colourful balloons and loud squealing attracted three curious birds. it inquired." she chirped. not me 20 . "You're an odd looking bird". Or whatever. isn't he?. "I'm a piglet." peeped another bird. "Where are your wings?". cooed one bird.

Can you help me?. he asked the birds. is because pigs aren't supposed to fly. one by one.slowly. The three birds fluttered around the pig and the balloons until they came up with a way to help Pendelton make a soft landing. the chubby little piglet began to cry. the birds began to pop the balloons . Oh! Oh! He got caught in a branch of a tree! 21 ."I want to be back down on the ground. and with that. "Oh."And the reason I don't have wings. With their sharp little beaks. he sobbed. please"." sighed Pendelton.

-End- . finally had. the chubby little piglet was happily nestled in a clean bed of straw. the mud and the straw looked to Pendelton. But the little pig who wanted to fly.The farmer finally came to his rescue and reached for the pig. Pendelton was so glad to be home. Oh how good the trough. sound sleep. especially from down here on the ground! Within moments.

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