Louisa' s Tractor
Louisa is three and a half. Her
daddy is called Salvatore. They live with her new baby sister
and Mummy in Bristol, which is a big town in England.
Daddy often reads her stories about Bob the Builder when
she goes to bed, just before she goes to sleep.
lucky? Some children have Daddies who work a long way from
Daddy often comes home in time for tea and sometimes
takes all the family in the car for a trip. Louisa likes going
in their car. When she is bigger, she will be able to see out
of the car windows and watch all the people on the pavements
walking to the shops.
Shall I tell you a secret? Louisa
loves tractors. Usually it is just boys who love tractors, but
Louisa is special. She loves tractors as well. Isn’t she lucky
to live near the country, where tractors work?
knew where a tractor called Hamish lived and he promised
Louisa they would go a car ride to see Hamish at
“When?” Asked Louisa.
“One Sunday soon, when it
isn’t raining,” Daddy smiled; “we will all go in the car after
we’ve been to church in the morning. Mummy will make us a
picnic and we will go and watch Hamish - but not just now,
because Hamish is on his holidays.”
Louisa shrieked, “tractors don’t have holidays”
“Some of them do! Some of them, like Hamish,
are only used for special jobs, like ploughing the fields.
This is because he needs to build up all his strength first.
We will have to wait a little longer, after the summer
holidays. You will know when people start talking about
Harvest time. Then we will all go and see him”
could hardly wait and fell asleep thinking of the time that
they were going to see
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