772. The Cheerful Cardinal: a relaxing bedtime story for children

Carrie Cardinal notices that Owen isn’t quite himself today, and decides to cheer him up.

Narrator: Female

Story Begins: 3:53

The Cheerful Cardinal Excerpt:

It was a gloomy, cloudy fall afternoon on Ahway Island. Owen was looking out the window, bored. Being on fall break from school, Owen thought he was going to be able to play outside today. Owen’s parents said that he would have to play inside. His mom thought it looked like it was going to rain today, and she didn’t want Owen to get muddy and wet. Owen didn’t really see what the problem was because he thought playing in the rain seemed like a fun idea. But his mom had already made upher mind. So, instead of playing outside, Owen sat by the window, wishing he could be outside playing with his toys.

Carrie Cardinal sat on her branch in the maple tree outside Owen’s window. She often spent her time looking into Owen’s window. The world of humans often fascinated her. As she peered into the window, she saw Owen longingly looking outside. She wondered why a bright, energetic little boy looked so glum. She sat there and thought and thought. She remembered seeing Owen frequently play with his toys outside and wondered why he wasn’t outside today. Maybe, the reason why he wasn’t outside had something to do with why he looked so glum.

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