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A Barrel of Fun

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 12
Categories: Humor



Appeared in

Castles in the Air and Other Tales

Story Summary

When a poor peddler can't pay for a nights lodging at a local farm, he suggests a trade for an old barrel which he claims is filled with fun. After the peddler is gone, and the barrel is opened, Pout, the farmer's son, finds only a clear liquid. But the liquid has a hint of nectar and the effects on Pout and his parents is, well, fun.