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You will be hooked by my fishing story

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Last summer I was in my vacation house in Greenport. I was waiting for my friend Evan and his family to come because they would be staying for a few nights. Once they got there, I showed them where they would be sleeping. Evan and his sister Abby would be sleeping in one room and Evan’s mom, dad and brother Ian slept in another room.

After that we played video games for a bit. Then we went fishing and we caught so many fish. I was standing on the dock. My brother Simon was behind me. He cast back, and the hook on his rod got stuck in my leg.

It hurt a lot. And I mean a lot. Luckily, one of the people fishing near us was an ambulance driver, but he did not know where the nearest hospital was. But then someone else said it was five minutes away, so we drove.

Evan, Abby, Ian, their parents and Simon drove back to the house while I was in the waiting room of the emergency room. I went to the vending machine and got a large candy bar and a soda. A few minutes later it was my turn. I went into this room and sat on a bed. I was very scared. The doctor came in and put some numbing cream on my leg, and then they took the hook out. When we got home, I ate a bunch of Oreos.

Colleen Lucie’s fourth-grade class, Sousa Elementary School, Port Washington

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