Romper went out to gather nuts and
seeds. When he came back to his tree, he found a baby raccoon sleeping in
his hole. Romper put the seeds and nuts down in a pile on the ground and
stared at the sleeping raccoon. It was gray, with black and white around
its eyes. Its tail had stripes and it looked very tired.
Romper wondered what he should do.
He was just about to say something when the raccoon woke up. It opened its
eyes wide and looked at the squirrel. It started shaking with fear; then
it saw the pile of seeds and nuts. Its eyes lit up.
Seeing this, Romper picked a few
seeds and held them out for the raccoon to eat. It gobbled them down.
Romper gave it a few more. The raccoon gobbled them down too. He shared
all his food with the hungry little raccoon.
As they finished up the last nut,
Romper heard a mother raccoon calling for her little one. The small
raccoon ran to the hole and looked out. When it saw her, it made some
raccoon noises and jumped out of the tree and ran towards her. When it was
safely in its mother's arms, it turned, waved goodbye to Romper and then
ran off into the forest with its mom.