771. Statue Statue: a meditation and bedtime story

Riley Raccoon is bored, so Rebel and Rob Raccoon introduce him to a new game!

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:36

Statue Statue Excerpt:

On a dusky evening on Ahway Island in the lush green forest, a gentle breeze softly wafted through trees, rustling the leaves. The moon overhead was full and bright, casting a warm glow on everything below. A chorus of crickets sang an energetic tune while a quartet of frogs harmonized in splendid song. By all accounts, it was a perfect evening.

Riley raccoon laid lazily by the babbling brook, absentmindedly watching the current of the water carry leaves and twigs downstream as they bobbled this way and that. His best friends, Rob raccoon and Rebel raccoon, laid nearby, feeling equally as lazy. Truth be told, they were all bored. They hadn’t done much all day because it had been quite warm. Now that the cool of the evening was upon them, they started to perk up. It was time to find something to do.

“I’m bored.” Riley exclaimed.

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