Story #6 – Slumber Bumm and the Red Wolf’s Toast – p.5

February 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm 1 comment

The sound of Big Bob Burr’s tearful laughter drew the other residents of the circus camp who had just woken up, and soon people were crowding around the red wolf’s cage to see what was happening. A couple of clowns giggled and turned cartwheels, the Siamese twins scratched each others’ heads, the lion tamer grabbed the nearest piece of toast and took it back to his trailer for breakfast, the ringmaster sighed and ran off to find the janitor, and Slumber Bumm slept through it all.

That day, as townspeople were led past his cage, the red wolf did not rage, or growl, or even lift his eyes to look at them. He didn’t understand why he hadn’t been able to communicate with the sleeping bear, but it frustrated him to the point of sadness. So, he sulked.

In the next town, he sulked.

In the two towns after that, he sulked.

Big Bob Burr had noticed, and tried several times to rouse him. He ran a tin cup across the bars of his cage, making a terrible noise. He teased the red wolf, calling him names, even saying unkind things about his mother, but nothing could draw him out of his funk. Big Bob knew that the ringmaster was keeping an eye on circus profits, and there might be trouble for the red wolf if he didn’t go back to scaring the customers.

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  • 1. Lady Red  |  February 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Aww, poor red wolf.

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