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One Big Wish

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Folk Tale, Humor

Author

Jay
Williams

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 11, Num 11, July 1984

Story Summary

When Fred Butterspoon helps an old women free of the brambles she offers him a series of wishes. His first is for a million dollars, then a bigger wagon to carry the million dollars, then horses big enough to pull the wagon, then six of himself to help with the task ... well pretty soon he simply wishes that he had never started the whole thing, and being kind hearted, wishes the old woman a pleasant day.