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The Boy Who Hated Fall

There was a boy named Jan who lived in Poland. Jan hated the season change to fall because it got too cold. He loved summer, when he could play outside all day long. But in the fall, the days got shorter and the weather got colder. Jan had to wear more clothes and spend more time inside.


One day, Jan was playing outside when he saw a group of children playing soccer. He wanted to join them, but he was too cold. He went inside and put on a sweater and a jacket, but he was still cold.


Jan's mother saw that he was sad and asked him what was wrong.

"I'm too cold to play outside," Jan said.


"I know," Jan's mother said. "Fall can be a cold time of year."


"But I hate fall," Jan said. "I wish it was summer all the time."


Jan's mother smiled. "I know you love summer," she said. "But fall is a beautiful time of year too. The leaves change color and fall from the trees. It's very pretty."


Jan didn't think fall was pretty at all. He thought it was cold and boring. He went to his room and sulked.


A little while later, Jan's mother came to his room. She had a cup of hot chocolate for him.

"Here you go," she said. "This will warm you up."


Jan took the cup of hot chocolate and sipped it. It was delicious.


"Thank you," he said.


"You're welcome," his mother said. "Now, why don't you come downstairs and play with your friends?"


Jan didn't want to go downstairs. He was still too cold.


"I'm okay," he said. "I'm just going to stay here and read."


Jan's mother sighed. "Okay," she said. "But don't stay up too late."


Jan's mother left the room. Jan took another sip of his hot chocolate. It was so warm and comforting. He started to feel a little bit better.


Jan went to the window and looked outside. The leaves on the trees were turning yellow and orange. It was actually very pretty.


Jan decided to go downstairs and play with his friends. He put on his sweater and jacket and went outside.


Jan's friends were happy to see him. They invited him to play soccer. Jan was still a little bit cold, but he didn't care. He just wanted to have fun.


Jan played soccer with his friends all afternoon. He had so much fun that he forgot all about being cold.


When it got dark, Jan went home. He was tired, but he was also happy. He realized that fall wasn't so bad after all.





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