The Tale of Mark the Bunny

Author: Lewis Shiner
Published: 1999
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,353 / 13 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 783
Added to site: 2007.07.04
mnybks.net#: 17535
License: by-nc-nd
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ars almost as bright as the Moon, and crickets sang all around them.

Suddenly a voice spoke up from the back of the crowd.

"Eggs," little Ralph said.

The Reverend Billy seemed startled. "What did you say?"

"I said, 'eggs,'" Ralph told him. "I thought the Easter Bunny was just in charge of Easter eggs."

"Well, er, um..."

"Yeah," said Lenny, who seemed to be much less afraid than he used to be. "Who said the Easter bunny was in charge of rivers?"

"Yeah," said Annie. "You're always telling us the Easter Bunny helps those who help themselves. If this isn't helping ourselves, what is?"

"But, er, well..."

The bunnies, one and two at a time, began to slowly hop away from the square. "We're tired," Jonathan said as he left. "Let's do this some other time."

"If you want to help us dig," Maria said, "we'd be happy to see you tomorrow."

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The Reverend Billy Bunny didn't show up to dig the next day, or any of the days after. However, he d

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