A man gets a surprise

Ted Benson and his cat, Mushka Photo by Andrew Bailey/The Westerly News

Ted Benson and his cat, Mushka
Photo by Andrew Bailey/The Westerly News

A man gets a surprise
Adapted from The Westerly News by Nila Gopaul
Illustrations by Nola Johnston
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Ted Benson, 37, lives in Ucluelet*, B.C.
It is January 2015.
Ted is getting ready for bed.
It is late. It is quiet.
Earlier, Ted made a fire in his wood stove.
He opened the door. He let some smoke out.
*say:  yoo-cloo-let

A surprise
Later, Ted goes to close the door.
Suddenly, he sees Mushka, his cat.
She is running into the house.
Next, he hears claws.
They are clicking on the floor.
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