GATOR TROLL

GATOR TROLL

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Once upon a time there was a very old bridge that crossed over a very dark swamp. Under that bridge lived a grouchy gator troll with long whiskers, sharp teeth and a scaly tail. The swamp animals were afraid to cross the bridge because the gator troll was known to eat small animals.

One day a donkey was traveling through the swamp and decided to cross the old bridge. “Who’s that walking over my bridge?” asked the gator troll. “I am traveling through the swamp and must get to the other side,” replied the donkey. “If you want to cross this bridge then you must bring me back a treasure from the other side or I will eat you!” yelled the gator troll. “I will bring you back a treasure,” replied the donkey. So the donkey crossed knowing that he must bring back a treasure for the troll gator if he wanted to get back on the other side.

Later that day, a large cow needed to cross the bridge. As she was walking she heard a growl from underneath the old bridge. “Who’s that walking over my bridge?” asked the gator troll. “I am traveling through the swamp and must get to the other side,” replied the cow. “If you want to cross this bridge then you must bring me back a treasure from the other side or I will eat you!” yelled the gator troll. “I will bring you back a treasure,” replied the cow. So the cow crossed and planned to bring back a treasure for the troll gator so she could get back on the other side.

Next, there was a duck that waddled on the bridge. “Who’s that walking over my bridge?” asked the gator troll. “I am traveling through the swamp and must get to the other side,” replied the duck. If you want to cross this bridge then you must bring me back a treasure from the other side or I will eat you!” yelled the gator troll. “I will bring you back a treasure,” replied the duck.

“I should be able to cross this bridge anytime I want,” thought the duck. He crossed the bridge and found the donkey and cow. “We must make a plan to get rid of the gator troll once and for all! We will trick him with the treasures we bring back,” said the duck. The donkey returned to the bridge. “Who’s that walking on my bridge?” asked the gator troll. “It’s me, the donkey, and I have a treasure for you so that I can go back over the bridge,” replied the donkey. The donkey gave the gator troll a pair of very heavy black boots. “You may cross my bridge,” said the gator troll.

Then then the cow returned to the bridge. “Who’s that walking on my bridge?” asked the gator troll. “It’s me, the cow, and I have a treasure for you so that I can go back over the bridge,” replied the cow. The cow gave the gator troll a thick belt with lots of chains hanging from it. “You may cross my bridge,” said the gator troll.

Finally the duck returned to the bridge. “Who’s that walking on my bridge?” asked the gator troll. “It’s me, the duck, and I have a treasure for you so that I can go back over the bridge, ”replied the duck. The duck gave the gator troll a thick heavy chain necklace. “You may cross my bridge,” said the gator troll. “You look great in your new treasures. You must jump in the swamp so everyone can see how cool you look,” replied the duck.

So, the gator troll jumped in the swamp with his very heavy pair of boots, belt and necklace. He sank to the very bottom and was never seen under the old bridge again.

THE END

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