The Monster in the Barn
As Bobby was getting ready for bed, he
heard a loud screeching coming from the
barn outside. Bobby did not know what was
making such a loud noise, and he had trouble
falling asleep that night. He was scared that
there might be a monster in the barn.
Thomas Alva Edison lit up the world with his
invention of the electric light. Without him, the
world might still be a dark place. However, the
electric light was not his only invention. He also
invented the phonograph, the motion picture
camera, and over 1,200 other things. About every
two weeks Edison created something new.
A Messy Brother
My brother Tim and I each have our own room. My
brother has always been very messy, and I’ve always
been very neat. When I would change into my pajamas,
I’d hang my clothes over my chair. Tim would throw his
on the floor. By Saturday of each week, the floor of
Tim’s room would be covered with a huge pile of dirty
clothes mixed with most of the pieces of a chess set, open
books, and crumpled pieces of homework. That’s when
my mother would come in. She would take one look at
his room and say, “Tim, you’re not going anywhere until
this room is fit for human habitation—no one would
want to live here.”
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