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The Story of Quacker

Published by David V. Barth at Smashwords

Copyright 2012 by David V. Barth

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preface
Chapter 2: Quacker is Injured and becomes an Orphan
Chapter 3: The Other Ducks Bully and Taunt Quacker
Chapter 4: Quacker has trouble getting enough Food; he is always Hungry
Chapter 5: Quacker Spends the Night in the Deep, Dark Woods
Chapter 6: Quacker is so Weak, He can Only Crawl in the Woods
Chapter 7: The Other Ducks Ignore Quacker even though they see He is Hurt
Chapter 8: Quacker Warns the Ducks who have ignored him that a Wolf is Following Them
Chapter 9: The Lone Eagle Circling Above Rolls into a Screaming Dive at the Wolf
Chapter 10: The Other Ducks Tell Quacker he is a Hero
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Chapter 12: About the Author

Chapter 1: Preface

"The Story of Quacker," was written for my sister in 1980. It is a modernized story like those I told her when she was four years old and I was eight, back in 1950. One day, when we were kids, as I told her a little made-up story about her favorite toy, a yellow, stuffed duck she had named "Ducky," I discovered that I could make her cry if the story had a sad part. As the weeks went by, I began to play with her emotions by making up tear-jerker stories. For example, one story was about her little duck getting lost in the deep, dark woods, where a mean old wolf lived. When searchers went into the woods to find the duck, all they found were a few yellow feathers on the path. I wrote this story in 1980 for her as the final chapter in the saga of an unfortunate duck. Originally, I had Quacker dying in the woods because the other ducks were so mean, but my partner, Carol, convinced me to change the ending.

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