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Chapter 7: The Great Escape
I was still thinking about eating lunch when I realized I didn't have much time to escape before they came back with the knife! Where was I gonna' go? I looked all around but saw nowhere to hide. I sat there, worried when I had an idea.
I had noticed there was a basketball hoop in the driveway of the house, and I knew where there was a hoop, there must also be a ball. I looked around, and saw just who I was looking for. It was a new orange basketball which looked a lot like me (just not as pretty).
If you didn't know this already, I should tell you that basketballs are distant cousins of pumpkins, and the fact we're similar is no secret- you know, round, orange, and we only get used for one season...
I knew if I could get myself over to that basketball I could switch places with him, and I would be safe!
I was so nervous I was sweating pumpkin seeds! If I sweated 34 pumpkin seeds a minute, and I waited for half an hour, how many seeds had I sweated?