Megan Khoo Mei-En (11 years-old)
Sayfol International School, Sabah
AWIS Student from UEC Iramanis Centre, Kota Kinabalu
On a snowy day, a fox named Foxy wandered in the snow looking for a friend. Out of nowhere, a mouse named Mousey jumped out of the snow. By the looks on Mousey’s face, Foxy knew that Mousey was terrified.
Mousey ran into the woods. He climbed a tree onto a branch in an exhausted way and was once again terrified for there were two sleeping owls on the branch. They looked friendly to each other so Mousey thought that the owls could be friends.
Mousey stood quietly next to them while Foxy came and circled around the tree. Foxy thought of pulling the branch to lower down Mousey. So he did. But instead of Mousey getting lowered down, the two owls woke up and wanted to gobble Mousey up.
Foxy didn’t know what to do so he let go of the branch. Mousey was flung into the air and the owls
swooped down to grab the falling Mousey but missed.
Mousey fell onto a patch of snow and slipped onto a frozen pond. Foxy too slipped onto the pond. Both of them banged into a large fence at the end of the pond. The snow on the fence fell on top of their heads. It got so heavy that the ice broke and Foxy and Mousey fell into the icy-cold water.
Foxy swam up to the surface but halfway up, Foxy noticed Mousey sinking into the darkness. Foxy dived down to grab Mousey and swam back to the surface but the ice closed the hole and only Mousey could fit through the gap.
Mousey tried to make a bigger hole for Foxy to jump out but the owls surrounded Mousey. By the time they wanted to eat him, Foxy was there wrapping Mousey with his tail and opened a small gap. Mousey tried to run away but Foxy caught his tail and angrily growled at the owls to scare them away.
Due to Foxy’s determination, the owls surrendered and flew away. Foxy let go of Mousey’s tail and Mousey ran off. At that time, Foxy went back to feeling miserable.
Then to Foxy’s surprise, Mousey came back and played with Foxy. From then on, they became best friends.