Auntie Terri surprised Flat Stanley when she told him she was taking him fishing! Flat Stanley was so excited! He had never been fishing.
“Will I catch a shark?” Flat Stanley asked.
Auntie Terri had to giggle at the thought of a shark rising up from the lake where they were going fishing.
As they reached the dock beside the lake, Flat Stanley was swinging from the umbrella pole rising from the table.
Auntie Terri was threading her line through the hoops on the pole and getting her bait ready to roll. Flat Stanley slid down the pole to help her.
“Look at that boat, are we ready to go? My sea legs are waiting to carry me ‘to and fro’.”
When everyone had their lines tied tight and the poles ready to go, they carefully walked down the dock and into the waiting boat.
“OK, watch your step there Flat Stanley, here we go, up up yeah!” He was on board the boat!
Auntie Terri headed to the front of the boat, she wanted to drive the boat and take everyone on a wild ride across the lake. But Flat Stanley got there first and said, “Buckle up!”
They road across the lake with the wind and the sun behind them. The air felt good and the fish were jumping!
Flat Stanley stopped the boat in the middle of the lake and grabbed a pole.
“Here Sharky Sharky, come here and bite on my line!”
Something was nibbling on his line. He could feel the tap tap on his pole and saw the tip bending, he reeled it in as fast as he could but, oh the fish got away. Flat Stanley put more bait on his line and cast his pole out to the deepest waters. He waited, and waited.
Nothing was coming to eat. The fish weren’t hungry today.
Flat Stanley decided he’d go down in the water to entice them to eat.
But it wasn’t a good idea. You see, Flat Stanley never took swimming lessons. He didn’t know how to swim!
“Don’t Worry, we’ll save you there buddy!” Auntie Terri shouted.
She got the net down in the water right under him and fished his little body out of the water.
He was ok!
After his swim Auntie Terri hung him out to dry in the warm afternoon sun.
“Is this what they call line dancing?” Flat Stanley asked as he shimmied his body on the tight wire under the clothespins.
It was quite an adventure today, but at least he was smiling! I hope this finds you smiling too!