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A short story- While the other wolf pups played, Saiela sat in silence under a spruce tree. Her black coat blended with the shadows so that she was almost invisible

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´╗┐While the other wolf pups played, Saiela sat in silence under a spruce tree. Her black coat blended with the shadows so that she was almost invisible, except for her bright amber eyes. Wind whistled through the trees, making them groan like a bear waking from hibernation, and her paws grew chilled from the cold ground. The sky was a dismal grey. There came rustles from the trees, and several grown wolves burst into the clearing, carrying with them several rabbits. It seemed that rabbits were all the hunters could catch now, and even they were growing thinner. An air of disappointment came from the pups, but all Saiela wanted was something to quiet the growling in her stomach. ...read more.

Middle

After waiting for a few moments, he nosed the food towards her, then walked back to where the pack was eating. When she was sure his back was turned, Saiela grabbed the meat and gobbled it down in a matter of seconds. She was not full, but the gnawing hunger had receded. * * * Something wet and cold settled on Saiela?s nose, waking her. Prying her eyes open, she saw that the entire clearing was blanketed in white. She was chilled and damp to the bone. Standing up, she wondered what the white stuff was. Her paws were numb, and she was very uncomfortable. Yip! Yip! Noise drew her attention to the left. ...read more.

Conclusion

She had heard of snow before; when her mother was still alive, she used to tell Saiela about the winters of her life ? how much fun they would have playing in it. She never mentioned the cold, or the shortage of food. Suddenly grasped by an urge, Saiela began to play in snow as well in her own little corner by the tree; at first she bounced just slightly on her toes, and then she began to take bigger and bigger jumps, smiling as the clouds of snow settled on her nose and ears, tickling her. Her play did not last long, however. It was not very much fun by herself, and she felt too conspicuous. The black of her coat stuck out against the snow. ...read more.

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