Once upon a time there lived a little boy
named Max. Max loved to play. His favorite thing to play was find the
treasure. Sometimes Max would spend hours and hours playing the game. He
dreamed that one day he would find a buried treasure. And one day his dream
came true. I'll tell you how it happened.
One day when Max woke-up
everything was strange but he didn't notice. He began to stretch and rub his
eyes, like he always did. He looked at the floor and he found something. It
was a piece of paper rolled up. Max thought for a moment. " I know, it must
be a treasure map." he said. He picked up the paper. He was right. It was
a treasure map. Max was excited that his dream came true. He went to show
his parents, but they weren't there. He looked all over the house. He even
looked outside. He started to cry and said to himself, " Pucker - up Max,
they are probably just at the new neighbors house." He called the new
neighbors and asked if they were there but the new neighbors said that they
Max was really scared. " How will I get
to school? Who will feed me? Who will take me places when I need to go
somewhere?" He thought. Max started yelling, " Mom,Dad, where are you?" Just
as he started to cry he saw a note that said," Dear Max, the only way to
find your parents is to use your map." Now Max was even more scared because
he had to go on a journey by himself. So he decided to take his friends and
classmates along. They liked to play find the treasure too. When Max's
friends had heard what had happened, they felt bad for Max and decided to go
with him. So all Max's friends thought of ways to tell their parents.
Finally they thought of a good way. Their way was to tell their parents
that they were going on a trip with the teacher and classmates. The nest
day Max and his friends started to pack. Once they were done packing they
set off on their journey.
As Max and his friends started to walk,
they saw a man. "Something is strange about that man", Max's friend, Fred
said. Fred is a sneaky kid. "I think you're right, Fred", said Max.
Everyone paused. The man saw the kids looking at him. Then the man
disappeared in a flash. So Max and his friends just kept walking. "I don't
know why but the man just creeps me out", said Gloria. "Yah, he creeps me
out too," everyone began to say. But they still kept wailing. Then Lars,
Max's classmate stopped and said, "Let's just forget about him. It's nothing
serious." So they just kept walking. "According to the map we should take
the next right," said Max. They did. Then the map said to turn left at the
stoplight. They followed the map for a long time. Then Alex, Max's
neighbor said, "Look! It's getting dark! We should find shelter." Just then
they saw a hotel. " we should stay here for the night." Max said to all of
his friends. " wait, we don't have a reservation." Fred said. Then Max
said, "maybe if we tell them our story they'll let us stay." So they stayed at the
hotel. The next morning they woke-up at the crack-of-dawn. And set off
Just as they started to walk they saw the
strange man again. This time he walked up to them. He said "Hello." "Where are
your parents?" my parents were not there when I woke-up," Max said. Then the
man smiled and looked at Max in a funny kind of way.
Then he said " Oh, I feel bad for you." But
it sounded like he wasn't telling the truth. "My name is Phillip Patterson.
"The man said. Just then Gloria said," Excuse us." The kids huddled." I
heard of this man on the news. He is known for taking parents and leaving
maps for the kids," Fred said. "I've got a plan," said Max, "on the count
of three we run---one, two three." said Max. Then they ran. They followed
the map for a few more hours. "Are we there yet?" asked Ashley. Then Max
said, "According to the map we should take one more left and we'll be
there". So they took the next left to find a huge house. "Be quiet." Max
All of a sudden, Fred disappeared.
Ashley started shouting. "Fred where are you?" "Quiet down Ashley", Gloria
said. They started to hear footsteps. "SHHHH.........."Max said but the
footsteps grew louder and louder. Then the strange man (Phillip Patterson)
came up to them. "Well, well, well, look who we have here," said the man.
"We are calling the police!!!!" shouted Max. "Actually you're coming with
me." said the man immediately. "We're not coming with you, besides we know
who you are and what your known for', said Gloria. Then the man locked them
in a big room. " Hey you can't just leave us here', they said. "Hay is for
horses," said the man as he walked out of the room laughing an evil laugh.
Just then they saw Fred come into the room. He got them out of the room .
"Let's go save your parents, Max," said Fred. "Who's with me?" Everyone
joined hands then they found Max's parents in another room. Then they
followed the map back home. The kids told Max's parents about the trip.
The next day the school newspaper was for
sale. Max decided to buy one. Max started to read the paper. "Look we are
in the paper!!" Max said. "WOW", everyone said. Their teacher Mrs. Scart
said wow too. Heroes, us thought Max." We wouldn't have done it without Fred
" said Max. Fred blushed. "Well at least you kids got back safe," Mrs.
Scart said. "Mrs. Acart, can we please write about our trip in our
journals?" asked Ashley. "Of course we can," answered Mrs. Scart. "Did you
ever hear of Phillip Patterson?" asked Max. " Yes, yes I did," said Mrs.
Scart. 'Well he is the guy who took my parents," said Max. Just as the
people selling the newspapers were handing out the door all the kids
including the teacher shouted, "Wait we want one too!!". So all the kids
and Mrs. Scart bought a newspaper. As a class they read the paper. Max and
his friends, parents and teacher lived happily ever after.
March 22, 2006