Kallie George

the secret fawn

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A little girl is always missing out on the wonderful things her family gets to see and do, just because she is the youngest and smallest.  She misses seeing shooting stars because she goes to bed too early, she can't pick the first apple of autumn because she is too short, and, this morning, everyone else got to see a deer except her.  She goes into her backyard in search of the deer, a sugar cube tucked in her pocket.  She sees a flick of brown in the orchard, is that the deer? No, it's just the neighbours friendly dog (Shhhhh, Nala!).  Is that it by the pond?  No, that's just a bird, playing in the water.  Just when she's about to give up, she spots a fawn, beautiful, quiet and small just like her.