By : Chris Van Allsburg
Retold by : Estephany
Farmer Bailey was driving along in his truck.
Farmer Bailey suddenly heard a loud thump. He
didn’t know who or what it was. Farmer Bailey
checked who it was and it was man.
Farmer Bailey helped the stranger inside. Katy
was peeking into the room there were in. Then
Katy heard her father say that “he might be a
hermit person. Farmer Bailey wondered if the
stranger knew how to talk.
Mr. Bailey called the doctor to check the
stranger. The doctor listened to the strangers
heart ,felt his bones and took his temperature.
The doctor said that the stranger had lost his
More weeks passed and the stranger could not
understand that weather. It was mostly fall and some
leafs were still green and some were red and yellow.
The stranger climb a hill and he saw something. He
saw that half of there was red and orange. The other
half was green . He was confused.
Mr. Bailey gave the stranger some clean clothes. The
stranger didn’t recognize buttonholes. The Baileys ask
the stranger to dinner. They had soup and it was
really hot. The stranger saw Katy blowing on the soup
so he copied her. Mrs. Bailey said that there's a draft
in here tonight but it was the stranger blowing on the
The next morning the stranger was outside. Katy
watched him from her bedroom window. The
stranger saw rabbits and instead the rabbits
hopping away from him the rabbits hop toward him.
That evening Katy sat with the stranger outside
watching the sunset. They saw geese forming a v
form. The stranger didn’t take his eyes of the geese.
The stranger stared at them like he had been
hypnotized. Two weeks passed and the stranger
didn’t know who he was.
The stranger couldn’t look at the trees without
thinking that something terrible happed. Every time
he looked at the trees he got more upset. He ran to a
tree and pulled off a leaf and he held it and he was
trembling. He blew on it with all his might.
At dinner that evening the stranger was all dressed up.
There where tears in Farmer Baileys eye. The stranger
decided to leave. The Baileys hurried outside to say
good-bye. The stranger had disappeared.