Summer of the Monkeys 19 Kaitlyn The Monkey Click the picture to learn about monkeys. Vocabulary Quote Coaxed-to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort. “Who-o-ee tell it to him, boy. Sing him a hound-dog song.” P. 11 Sharecropping-an area of soft muddy gound Jay Berry went to the river bottoms to find the families cow Sally Gooden who had gotten loose again. When he got to the bottom and found the cow he and his blue tick hound Rowdy decided to have a look around. Rowdy treed something and when Jay Berry caught up with him he found it was a monkey. The monkey started to yell and then a whole bunch of other things started to yell. Jay Berry got scared and ran home. When he told his dad who thought that he was seeing things. When Jay Berry got his dad to believe him his dad thought that the monkey was owned by a rich person and had gotten away and hid. When he told his mom she believed him and got worried. When they were done talking his mom gave him a list of things to get at the store and he left. The Trap Click the picture to learn about bluetick hounds. Vocabulary Quote Sorghum-the syrup made from sorgo. “Grandpa, Rowdy treed a monkey.” P. 16 Peddler-a person who sells from door to door or in the streets Jay Berry went to his Granpa’s store and told him about the monkey. His Grandpa told him that they were circus monkeys that had escaped when the train they were in wrecked. His Grandpa said that all of the moneys except one werew worth two dollars. Jay Berry was astonished to learn that the other monkey was worth one hundred dollars.When Jay Berry told Grandpa he wanted to catch the monkeys Grandpa helped him make a trap that would not harm the monkeys in any way. There foot or hand would get stuck in the trap and they would not be able to get away. Grandpa wanted to test the trap on Jay Berry’s finger but Jay Berry was to scared so Grandpa tested it on his own finger and it worked. Jay Berry was about to leave the store when Grandpa asked if his mother needed anything and Jay Berry got the groceries and Grandpa gave him some candy. The Old Man of the Mountain Vocabulary Radiant-bright with joy, hope, etc: radiant smiles; a radiant future. Scamper-to run or go hastily or quickly. Quote “ Don’t ever say you don’t believe in the Old Man of the Mountains. He hears everything that’s said in these hills, and he’ll cause you to have bad luck.’ p. 37 When Jay Berry got home his dad told him that he had gone to get Sally Gooden and had seen a monkey in about every sycamore tree. Jay Berry told him that the monkeys were circus monkeys and he was going to catch them. When he went to go tell Daisy she saying that Jay Berry should have a talk with the Old Man of the Mountains. Jay Berry asked who he was and Daisy said that he was just a friendly old man and she had talked to him just that morning. She said that the Old Man of the Mountains takes care of the kills and all the animals living there. Daisy told Jay Berry that if he hurt an animal the Old Man would give him bad luck. When Jay Berry left he didn’t know what to believe and thought that he was in for a bad luck spell. The Big Monkey Vocabulary Rear- to raise to an upright position Squall- a sudden disturbance or commotion Quote “They’re going to eat us up, Rowdy, let’s get out of here?” p. 58 Jay Berry got up early to go to the bottoms. He got some apples out of the cellar, grabbed his gunnysack and lunch then he and Rowdy took off. He had to stop and explain to Rowdy that he was not to harm the anything. Jay Berry kept on hearing a loud cry and then a twig snapped. Rowdy started circling around them to find out what had made the noise. When he was gone Jay Berry started setting up the traps. When they were done they hid and several minutes later a lot of monkeys came. When a little monkey started to go for the traps a big monkey started to cry and warn the little monkey. Jay Berry couldn’t believe it. The big monkey figured out a way to get the apples off the traps and he gave some to the little monkeys. Then the big monkey started laughing at Jay Berry and left. When he was gone Jay Berry reset his traps then went to get a drink at a place he calls Jay Berry’s Spring”. When he got back he found that his gunnysack and apples were missing. Rowdy started to try to climb a tree so Jay Berry looked up and saw the big monkey with his stuff. He got so mad that he went to the bottoms and filled his pockets with rocks. He was going to use them to load his bean shooter so he could get the monkey. The first time he hit the monkey the monkey started squalling. The second time the monkey came down and the little monkeys followed. Jay Berry and Rowdy thought the monkeys were going to eat them so they ran home. The Butterfly Professor Click the picture to learn about butterflies. Vocabulary Gunny sack- a bag made of burlap Educatedcharacterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning. Quote “ Aw Mama, what makes you think something was chasing after me. You’re all the time thinking things like that.” p. 65 When Jay Berry got to his dads field his clothes were all torn. Hr told his dad what had happened and his dad was amazed. His dad said that he was going to have to go to the bottoms and see the monkey himself. When they got there Jay Berry’s gunnysack wasn’t in the trees anymore. Papa didn’t think a monkey could steal a gunnysack. After thirty minutes of searching he thought that the monkeys had left. They tried making noises but they still didn’t come. Jay Berry’s dad told him that they would search another time. Jay Berry went to tell his mother he was going to the store and his mother started freaking when she saw him. Daisy was there and she was giggling. When Daisy asked what had happened to his gunny sack and traps Mama wanted to know to. He told them what had happened and Daisy started to laugh hard. He went in the house grumbling and changed his clothes so he could go to his Grandpa’s store. When he got there and told the story his Grandpa tried hard not to laugh. He also told Jay Berry he had another plan. He went and got a net. His Grandpa said it was a butterfly catching net that he had got from a professor. He said it would work an monkeys and showed Jay Berry how to use it. He told Jay Berry the story of the butterfly professor . When Grandpa was done he saw that it was getting dark and sent Jay Berry home. Poor Gandy Click the picture to learn how to make huckleberry pie. Vocabulary Hauled- to pull or draw with force; move by drawing; drag Scattered- distributed or occurring at widely spaced and usually irregular intervals Quote “Jay Berry, you’re going to keep messing around with those monkeys and they’ll catch you,” she said. p.80 When Jay Berry went inside to see Grandma she gave him a piece of huckleberry pie. She wanted to give him another piece so he could grow but Jay Berry had to leave. When he was on his way home he decided he wanted to try his net on something. Before he went into his house he hid his net under the bushes so that his mom and Daisy wouldn’t see it. They were in the kitchen making dinner. Daisy wanted to know how Jay Berry was going to catch the monkeys so he had to tell them about the net. Daisy said that if he keeps messing around with the monkeys they would catch him. Jay Berry was mad at them for laughing at him so he left. He went outside and decided to try his net out on Gandy. When Gandy was caught in the net he started fighting. When he realized he wasn't getting out he started honking a lot. Daisy cam e running out and when she saw what he was doing called for her mom. Mama told Jay Berry to turn Gandy loose. Jay Berry tried to turn him loose but he couldn’t so Mama had to and grab Gandy and get him out. When she did get him out he flew away honking and throwing a fit. Daisy thought that he would never come back. Mama told Jay Berry that if he did not get rid of the net he would be in trouble. When Papa came by and heard what had happened he started laughing. Then Jay Berry started laughing with him and mama got mad. She told him that he would not think it was funny if he had to go to bed early with no supper. Jay Berry stopped laughing and told mama that he wanted to go to the bottoms that night and dig a hole. Mama threw a fit when she heard that. When Jay Berry told her why he had to dig the hole Mama said he could do it the next night. When Papa was told about the hole he and Jay Berry started to plan for it. Papa said that they could dig the hole after supper that night. They went and dug the hole. When they were done they went home and planned to be back before sunup. In The Hole Vocabulary Underbrush-shrubs, saplings, low vines, etc. Tantrum-a violent demonstration of rage or frustration Quote “Did you hear that, Rowdy?” I whispered. “It was that hundred dollar monkey. We're still in business.” p. 96 When Papa woke Jay Berry up at daylight so they could get to the hole early. When Jay Berry finished breakfast he got Rowdy and went out to the field. They found Gandy waddling home. Rowdy wanted to fight with him but Jay Berry would not let him. It was almost sunup when they arrived at the hole . Jay Berry set the net and he and Rowdy waited. A snake crawled into the hole then a hornet flew near the hole. Thankfully none of those scared the Jay Berry and Rowdy from the hole. When they had almost given up and decided to go home Jay Berry heard the hundred dollar monkey squalling. Jay Berry looked up through the brush and saw a little brown monkey. When the big monkey saw that it was ok to come out all the monkeys jumped out of trees. Jay Berry pulled the ring and caught two little monkeys. When he poked one it bit him. Jay Berry realized he did not know a way to get the monkeys into his gunnysack. He decided to hold the net in front of him and go home. When he did the hundred dollar monkey dropped down from the tree and landed on the trail he was walking. The big monkey started to squall and throw stuff at Jay Berry. Jay Berry and the big monkey played tug of war with the net twice when all the sudden there was a circle of monkeys around him. A small monkey landed on Jay Berry’s head and bit him. Jay Berry started squalling and throwing a fit. He told Rowdy to get the monkeys and Rowdy started fighting. When Jay Berry looked to see how Rowdy was doing he found him covered with monkeys. When things were about to get bad for Jay Berry and Rowdy the big monkey squalled and he and the little monkeys disappeared. Jay Berry looked I the net and discovered the two monkeys he had caught were gone. The big monkey started to laugh up in the tree and Jay Berry started to yell at it. He got scared and ran home when it came down from the tree. Nurse Daisy Click the uniform to find out about the red cross. Vocabulary Quavering-to sound, speak, or sing tremulously. Hydrophobia-rabies Quote “A few times!” Daisy said,” It doesn’t look like a few times to me. It looks like those monkeys just about ate you up this time.” When Jay Berry and Rowdy came walking up the fields Daisy was there and wanted to know what had happened. Jay Berry told her about the fight with the monkeys and she called their mama. When Mama saw him she started muttering. Daisy told her that they had to chain Jay Berry and rowdy to a fence because they might be going mad from the monkey bights. Mama started to dab at Jay Berry’s bights with some peroxide and he started hopping and yipping all over the place. Daisy was doing the same to Rowdy. When Jay Berry got into to bed Daisy wanted to practice her nursing on him. Daisy also brought Rowdy into the room. Once Daisy was all dressed in her uniform she started bringing in medicine and taking Jay Berry’s temperature. Rowdy put up with Daisy’s nursing for a one day then he hopped out the window. Three days later Jay Berry was better and decided to go to Grandpas store. When he got there he told Grandpa what had happened and Grandpa could not believe it. Grandpa told Jay Berry that he had gotten a letter from the monkeys animal trainer. It said that the hundred dollar monkeys’ name is Jimbo and to catch it they should try making friends with it and call it by its name. Grandpa said it might work and to try it when Jay Berry got back home. Jay Berry decided he would try to make friends with Jimbo and headed home Too Much Sour Mash Vocabulary Sour mash-a blended grain mash used in the distilling of some whiskey Quavering-to shake tremulously Quote “Look at him Mama, he’s so drunk, he’s cross-eyed, and he’s lost his britches. Can you imagine anything like that?” p. 133 When Jay Berry got home he went straight to the cellar and filled his pockets with apples. Daisy showed up and started accusing Jay Berry of taking all the apples. She told him she would faint if he came home with some monkeys. When Jay Berry was leaving he tried to coax Rowdy to come with him but he would not budge from under the porch. When he wouldn’t come Jay Berry started to fake cry and Rowdy came. When they got to the bottoms he started to call Jimbo’s name. He was walking around and calling the monkey’s name when he started smelling whiskey. He looked around and found a whiskey still. He was surprised because the monkeys where drinking the whiskey and were drunk. Jay Berry still wanted to make friends with Jimbo so he started repeating the monkey’s name and offered him an apple. Jimbo took the apple and ate it. Jimbo wanted to give Jay Berry some sour mash. When Jay Berry didn’t except it all the monkey’s got mad. Jay Berry then decided to drink the sour mash. The monkey’s also gave Rowdy some sour mash. When they finished the sour mash the monkey’s started bringing more. Jay Berry and Rowdy started to like it. They started singing and then fell asleep. When Jay Berry woke up he discovered his britches were gone and he had a headache and could barely walk. Rowdy could not either. They started for home and when they got home Daisy saw them and got Mama. Mama was not happy when she found out Jay Berry was drunk. Papa came and heard what had happened. Mama made Jay Berry go to bed and was to drunk to protest. The Hangover Click the picture to learn how thermometers are made. Vocabulary Persimmons-plum like fruit that is sweet and edible when it is ripe. Britches-breeches Quote “I’m sick, Papa, I’m sick enough to die.” p. 136 When Jay Berry woke up the next morning he had a really bad headache. Papa came in and wanted to know how Jay Berry had gotten drunk. When Jay Berry was done telling his story and Papa had left Daisy came in and wanted to nurse Jay Berry. She took a thermometer, put it in alcohol, then stuck it in Jay Berry’s mouth. He wanted her to go away but she would not. She looked at Jay Berry’s tongue and she told him that he would be sick as long as he has the sour mash in his stomach. She said what he needed was a big dose of castor oil. Jay Berry did not like the idea so he started protesting. She said that if he just closed his eyes and swallowed that he would not even taste the oil. When Jay Berry would not cooperate Daisy went outside and tried to nurse Rowdy and he started barking. On the morning of the second day Jay Berry was feeling like his old self. He decided to go to the store and when he got There Grandpa started to tease him about what he had happened. After that Grandpa told Jay Berry that they would go to the library the next day and find out what they could about monkeys. When Jay Berry was leaving Grandpa gave him some candy and Rowdy a meat rind. The Library Vocabulary Sidetracked-to move or distract from the main subject or course. Buckboard-a light, four-wheeled carriage in which a long elastic board is used in place of body and springs. Quote “ Son, is this your dog?” p. 162 Papa had to wake Jay Berry up because Grandpa was waiting for him. When they went out to get in the buckboard Rowdy was in there and wanted to go. Grandpa said it would be okay for Rowdy to go into town with them if though Jay Berry told him that something could happen. When they were leaving Daisy told Jay Berry not to forget her ribbon. When they went through the bottoms a lot of things like rabbits, squirrels, and a lot of other animals started darting across the road. Rowdy wanted to chase the animals but Jay Berry told him to leave them alone. They got to the river an Jay Berry got to take the reigns and lead the mares through it. When they got to the wagon yard at the main street of the town a man stopped them and told Jay Berry that Rowdy he could put Rowdy in the tack room. When he had done that Grandpa and Jay Berry decided to explore the town. When it was evening they ate supper. The next day, after Jay Berry had eaten breakfast a man told him that he could find Grandpa in the barn. When he got there Grandpa told them that it was time to go to the library. They took Rowdy with them. When they got to the library they left Rowdy outside and he and Grandpa went inside. Grandpa started to talk to the librarian inside and she told him to be quit because he was talking loud. When he asked here for a book about how to catch monkeys she sat them down and got them a book. They thanked her and left for downtown. Coconuts Click the picture of the coconuts to learn about coconuts Vocabulary Mercantile-Of or pertaining to merchants or trade. Bushel-A unit of dry measuring containing 4 pecks. Quote “Do you have any coconuts?” p. 165 Grandpa took Jay Berry to town. They went into Wiley Mercantile and asked for some coconuts. The storekeeper kept on asking why they were getting coconuts and Grandpa told him that he like them. When Jay Berry was looking he saw a girl that he thought was the prettiest girl he had ever seen. Seeing that she had ribbons in her hair reminded him that he should get Daisy’s ribbons. He went over to the girl and asked if she worked at the store. When she nodded Jay Berry asked her for two spools of ribbon. When she asked for what size Jay Berry told her he did not no. She said that maybe if he held her hand he could tell better. Jay Berry said that he wasn’t going to hold her hand so the girl said that he should get a medium size. He bought the thread and some jawbreakers and a shaving mug. The girl asked Jay Berry his name and when he told her she said it was cute and asked where he lived and if he had a sweetheart. He went back to Grandpa who had just got the coconuts and they left. When he told Grandpa what had happened and that the girl had winked at him Grandpa said that what would make her stop was if Jay Berry kissed her. Grandpa told him how they were going to catch the monkeys and Jay Berry decided he liked the idea. When they reached the river Grandpa let Jay Barry drive across. Grandpa said that he was thirsty and Jay Berry took him to his spring. They went and got a drink and when they came back the coconuts were not in the basket and instead a pair of dirty britches were. Jay Berry realized that his gunny sack was in there also. He said that the monkeys had done this. He looked around and saw that Daisy’s ribbons were strung in the tree. When they got home and told Daisy what had happened to her ribbons she was really mad and said that she would not speak to Jay Berry for six months. He said that he would let her have Sally Gooden’s next calf if she wasn’t mad. She said that she was going to hold him to it and they shook hands. The Storm Vocabulary Wampus-A strange or objectionable person Humdinger-A person, thing, action, or statement of remarkable excellence or effect Quote “Jay Berry, I’m scared. Can I come in for a while-just till this crazy storm blows over?” p. 181 After Jay Berry had gone to sleep a a big storm started. He woke up and found that Daisy was coming into his room because she was afraid of storms. They sat in silence until Daisy started talking about Thor. Jay Berry did not know who Thor was and asked her. She told him the story about Thor and when she was done talking Jay Berry started worrying that the monkeys might have been washed away or drowned. Daisy started to moan. When Jay Berry asked if she was okay she said that her leg was hurting. He started to ask if he should get her anything but she said no. She went back to her room so that she could lie down, but before she left she told Jay Berry that she had seen the Old Man of the Mountains outside in the rain. Daisy said that he was smiling so that means that they were going to have good luck. After she left Jay Berry had a hard time going back to sleep. When he did fall asleep he had weird dreams. He woke up when Daisy started pounding on the door of hid room with her crutch to wake him up. He got dressed and before leaving the room looked out the window and saw that there was not a cloud in the sky. He went to the kitchen and his family started talking about the storm. Jay Berry told Mama that he wanted to go down to the bottoms and see what had happened to the monkeys. She told him that he could not go down there. When he started to argue she said he could go later in the day. Papa offered to let Jay Berry work with him in their blacksmith shop until them. The Fairy Ring Click the picture to learn about the legend of the fairy ring. Vocabulary Hobbling-To walk lamely or limp. Toadstool-A poisonous mushroom. Quote “Mama, come quick! Hurry, Mama! Hurry!” p.195 When Papa and Jay Berry were working the heard Daisy calling them and yelling to Mama. They thought she might have been bitten by a snake so they ran all the way out to her playhouse. When they got there the saw that Daisy was okay and that she had found a fairy ring. Mama said that it was a miracle. Papa and Mama asked Daisy to tell them the legend of the fairy ring. She said that if you stepped in the middle of it and made a wish that the wish would come true. Then Mama told them a story about a couple who were about to get married but the man was called to war before the wedding happened. The man went missing and the woman found a fairy ring and wished for the man to come back. Three days later he did and he was singing a song called “It’s Whippoorwill Time.” After Mama had sung the song everyone there got in the fairy ring and made a wish. Daisy went first, Mama and Papa went next, and Jay Berry went last. Rowdy also got in the fairy ring and made a wish. After they finished at the fairy ring Daisy and Mama went to go get dinner ready. Papa and Jay Berry went back to the blacksmith shop and after a while were called to supper. Catching Monkeys Vocabulary Sour mash-a blended grain mash used in the distilling of some whiskey Quavering-to shake tremulously Quote “Mama! Mama! Come and look! Hurry, Mama! You won’t believe it! Jay Berry’s coming home with a thousand monkeys.” p. 216 After Jay Berry had finished eating he and Rowdy went down to the bottoms. Jay Berry was calling Jimbo’s name about every fifty yards. When they reached the river they walked up the river bank and looked but did not find any monkeys. They went to the trails and looked there. Jay Berry started calling Jimbo’s name again. After he had walked a while Jay Berry heard something. He kept on hearing a low cry. He thought it was coming from the washout so he went down there. He looked under the bank and found the monkeys. They were sopping wet and cold. When they saw him they didn’t do anything. The monkeys were huddled around Jimbo. Jay Berry took one of the monkeys and dried him off with his handkerchief. Jimbo came over to Jay Berry and laid his head on Jay Berry’s shoulder. Jay Berry took all the monkeys to a place where the sun was shining so they could dry off. After they were dry he took them to the house. When he got there Daisy made a lot of noise and got Mama. When she came out she was scared of the monkeys. Jay Berry told her that they would not hurt her but she was still scared. She told him to put the monkeys in the corn crib. Daisy picked up Jimbo and that helped Mama to be less scared. Papa came over and Jay Berry told him what had happened. After that Jay Berry put the monkeys in the corn crib. When he was done he went to the store to tell Grandpa about catching the monkeys. Bible Reading Click the picture to learn about the American Bible Society Vocabulary Telegram-A message sent by telegraph FlabbergastedOvercome with astonishment, amazed. Quote “Twenty-nine! I knew you could do it. I knew it all the time. A man can do anything if he puts his mind to it.” p. 221 When Jay Berry got to Grandpa’s store and told him that he had caught the monkeys Grandpa was amazed. The mailman was in the store and when he heard he told them that he could take a letter to the circus people if Grandpa hurried. Grandpa tried to find the address but had a hard time so the mailman said that he could send a telegram. When the mailman left Jay Berry told Grandpa how he had caught all twenty-nine of the monkeys. After Grandpa had heard the story he gave Jay Berry a sack and told him to fill it to the top with candy. He filled it with gumdrops, jawbreakers, peppermint sticks, and horehound candy. Grandpa also gave a bone to Rowdy. Jay Berry told Grandpa about the fairy ring and when Grandpa asked Jay Berry what he had wished for he would not tell him. He said that if he did his wish would not come true. Jay Berry decided to go home after that and when he got home Mama told him that it was bible reading night. Mama told Jay Berry that it was his turn to choose what they were going to read. He chose the story where God opened up the river and people walked across and didn’t ever get there feet wet. When they were done and it was time to go to bed Jay Berry had a lot of dreams. He even fell out of bed once. In the morning when he went into the kitchen for breakfast Mama thought he was sick. He said he was fine and washed his face with cold water to wake up. When they were eating they heard Rowdy outside making a racket. They went outside and the circus people where there to pick up the monkeys. Before they left with the monkeys they gave Jay Berry the $165 that they had promised. After they had left Jay Berry gave $6 to Daisy. Mama let Jay Berry skip dinner so he could go see Grandpa and get his pony. Choosing A Horse Click the picture to learn about paint horses Vocabulary Nickered-neigh Rumbling-A deep, heavy, somewhat muffled sound Quote “ Grandpa, that paint pony has a bad cut on its leg.” p. 240 Jay Berry was so excited that he ran all the way to Grandpa’s store. He asked where the pony was and Grandpa said that there was two ponies in the barn lot. He said that there was two ponies, one was a paint that costed $75 and a roan that costed $100. Jay Berry went and looked at both of the horses. He saw that the paint was limping and had a bad cut on his leg. He decided that he still wanted it and went to go tell Grandpa. When he did Grandpa said that Daisy would be able to fix the leg because she knows all about crippled legs because she has been living with one all her life. Jay Berry went ahead and started to take the horse home but when he was halfway there he realized that he was supposed to give Daisy the money so that she can have her leg fixed. When he got back to Grandpa’s store Grandpa told him that he was proud of him. Grandma came out and gave Jay Berry the money that they had saved so that she could get her leg fixed. He went home and when he told his family and gave them the money Mama and Daisy started crying. They started packing because they wanted to leave as soon as possible. Bye Daisy, Hi Daisy Click the picture to learn about trains and railroads in the 1800s. Vocabulary Woodbox-A box for storing wood Runaway-A person who runs away, a fugitive Quote “Jay Berry, I love you so much. I won’t ever forget what you did for me.” p. 264 The next day when Grandma and Grandpa arrived at the house for goodbyes Grandma, Mama, and Daisy started crying. ( Grandma went on the trip with Mama and Daisy) Since Mama and Daisy were gone and Papa had to work in the fields Jay Berry was in charge of making supper. He was cooking beans and potatoes and he burned both things. When Papa came home and saw that Jay Berry had burnt their supper they just decided to have cold cornbread. Papa and Jay Berry started missing Daisy and Mama really quick. In the middle of the fourth week they got a letter from Mama that said that the operation had been a success and Daisy was learning how to walk. A few more weeks later Grandpa came and told them that they were coming home tomorrow on the noon train. Papa said that they would go and pick Mama and Daisy up. The next morning they took Rowdy and went to the depot. It was the first time Jay Berry and Rowdy had seen a train and they were both scared. When Daisy, Mama, and Grandma got off the train they started crying. Jay Berry saw that Daisy was not crippled anymore. She ran to Jay Berry and gave him a hug and kissed him. Mama had brought Daisy’s old crutch home even though she did not need it anymore. They put it in the wagon and went home. Running Click the picture to learn about the 22 rifle Vocabulary Whiskery-a beard that has whiskers Dandy-something or someone of exceptional or first rate quality Quote “All right Daisy. I’ll run with you. I’ll run all over these hills with you if you want me to.” p. 271 When they were riding in the wagon Daisy told Jay Berry everything that had happened. When they got to their house they saw that Grandpa was there because his buckboard was. Then Jay Berry saw that the paint pony that he wanted was there to. Grandpa came out and told him that the pony was his. Daisy found a package and started to squeal with excitement. Jay Berry went to see what she had and in her hands their was a package with a .22. Daisy gave it to Jay Berry and told him that Mama and her had bought it with the money that was left over from her surgery. Jay Berry told Daisy that in the fairy ring he had wished for Daisy’s leg to be healed. Mama and Papa said that they had wished for that also. Daisy wanted to see Jay Berry’s pony so the went and opened the gate to get to her. Daisy liked her and said that she was as sweet as a doll so they decided to name her Dolly. After that Daisy asked Jay Berry to run with her and they ran through the fields.