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The Funny Mashed Potato

Once upon a time God was playing with his dog Ralph. After his play in the afternoon he had some dinner. It was beans, sausages and potato. He picked out a bit of hot potato. He didn't know it was so hot and he burned his mouth. He spat it out over the galaxy and universe, missed all the stars and hit a meteor. The meteor went flying away and the potato burned and that was how the sun was made.

Michael Berliner, seven and three weeks, Silsoe Lower School, Bedfordshire.

The Children's Story is open to stories of up to 400 words written by children up to the age of 15. If your child or pupil has a story you think we could publish, send it with an sae to: 'The Children's Story',

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