The Snow Baby
Characters: Narrator 1, Narrator 2, Narrator 3, Sound Effects, Farmer, Willow, Snowflake
Narrator 1: The Snow Baby By: Robert Newell
Narrator 2: Just below a mountain lived a farmer and his wife. Their crops were green and their goats were fat.
Narrator 3: But still, the farmer and his wife were not happy because they wanted a baby of their own. Without that, life seemed hollow.
Narrator: Late one evening, a full moon hung low over the mountain.
Sound Effects: Awhooooo! (wolf howling noises)
Farmer: Willow my dear, why are you crying.
Sound Effects: (crying noises)
Willow: I want a baby so badly.
Narrator 1: It made the farmer furious to see his wife in such sadness.
Farmer: "Willow", he said, "What do you see out that window?"
Willow: I see a baby and she is on the top of the mountain.
Farmer: That's it I'm going to the mountain. If there is a baby there, I must save it!
Willow: But that is a terrible journey! You could die!
Narrator 2: He embraced Willow and lifted the latch.
Farmer: Expect me tomorrow at dusk.
Narrator 3: Indeed, it was a terrible journey to the top of the mountain.
Narrator 1: Furious winds blew.
Sound Effects: I am the wind, hear me blow! Whooooooooo! (wind noises)
Narrator 2: Snow fell from the sky
Sound Effects: I am the snow, watch me fall from the sky! Whoooo! (wind noises)
Narrator 3: But still the farmer climbed on. He could not fail his wife.
Sound Effects: "Must go on!" "Must go on!" I will never give up. I must go on! (Struggling voice)
Narrator 1: When the farmer got home he held a tiny bundle in his coat that made tiny crying noises.
Sound Effects: Whaa! Whaaa! (baby cry)
Narrator 2: He showed the bundle to Willow and she was delighted.
Willow: Come here my little pea pod. What a dear little girl she is. We will call her Snowflake! I love her so very much!
Sound Effects: Awww! How cute. She's my little pea pod. Yuck!
Narrator 3: Now the farm was aglow with happiness and Snowflake grew and grew into a beautiful young woman.
Snowflake: Mother, why are all of these hopeful fellows showing up at the farm.
Willow: Why, there are here to see you my little pea pod.
Willow: They want you to be their wife.
Snowflake: What? But I'm too young to get married. I love it here with you and Papa. I do not want to get married and move away!
To Be Continued. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..
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