Read with Hat­tie THE AD­VEN­TURES OF POPPY AND GE­ORGE – PART 79

Dad is left in charge!

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“It’s a long jour­ney,” said Mum. “Pack some games for the car.”

“I can’t wait to see Laura again,” said Poppy, “and her chick­ens sound awe­some.”

“She was so scared of ours,” laughed Ge­orge, “and now she’s got four of her own.”

“It’s a shame Dad isn’t com­ing,” said Poppy.

“Don’t worry about me,” said Dad with a smile and then adding with a laugh: “I’m look­ing for­ward to a few days of peace.”

“Re­mem­ber you’re look­ing af­ter the chick­ens,” said Ge­orge. “Do you know what to do?”

“Easy.” said Dad. “They just need food and wa­ter.”

Poppy looked se­ri­ous. “You haven’t read my in­struc­tions,” she said, sternly.

“You must let them out ev­ery morn­ing and shut them up at night,” said Ge­orge.

“And al­ways col­lect the eggs,” said Poppy, “or they might go broody.”

“Don’t for­get to check them all ev­ery day to make sure they’re OK,” said Ge­orge. “How do I do that?” asked Dad. Poppy waved the in­struc­tions at him. “It’s all here,” she said. “I’ll be test­ing you be­fore we go.”

“So much for my quiet week­end,” grum­bled Dad. “What if one of them gets ill?”

“Phone Grandpa!” said Ge­orge and Poppy to­gether.

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