Sheep! that was the last thing Annabelle wanted to be worrying about, she would rather be doing math homework than chasing after the sheep again. She walked down the hill where her house sat. It was getting dark and cold, she had to find them fast before they wandered to fast. She crossed the small brook at the base of the hill and bent down to go over the fence. She jumped down and walked, and walked, and walked. Glancing down at her watch she realized she had been walking for almost an hour. It was now 9:30! The sun had gone down long ago and her flashlight seemed to be slightly dimming. She was now far away from her home and the light from the windows were now small specks. She knew it was time to call it quits. She retraced her steps, climbed over the fence, crossed the brook, and prepared to tell her parents the news that she had lost the sheep. Opening the door as quietly as she could she felt like crying. Her mom stood next to the table doing paperwork.
“Mom,” she began. “I lost the sheep. I came home and they weren’t there and I tried I really tried to go after them. I really did. Please don’t be angry with me.” Annabelle began to cry. The sheep weren’t even theirs, they belonged to a neighbor that went on a vacation for the summer and couldn’t take care of them. What would they say? She looked up at her mother who began to laugh. “We were wondering where you wandered off too.” while you were out the sheep must have come back before you did because they have been here the whole time!” She told me it was alright and that I could go right to bed. I was so relieved, but also annoyed. Those sheep had gotten me so scared.