It was your
normal day. The sun was shining, the wind was blowing and everyone
in the forest was happy. In this forest lived a bear named One Sock.
He was a bit larger than your average bear, but he was a special
bear. He was special because he could sing. But if you were to ask
him, he would say ...
"I am not
singing, I am rapping!"
Now on this very
normal day, One Sock decided that he was going to do something that
was not normal. He decided to take a walk, but not
just any walk ... A walk down the John Wayne Trail. He had seen
others go down the trail, but he had never seen any of them come
back. This drove One Sock crazy!!!
He thought to
himself, "Well maybe they donít come back because it's so much fun
on the other side." Then he had an horrible thought, "Maybe it's
because they die at the end of the trail. Either way, it's driving
So he packed up
his Walkman, his rap tapes, some bread, and all the peanut butter
and jelly that he could fit in his back pack ... And that was that.
He was about to go where no bear had ever gone and come back from.
As One Sock
approached the trail, there was a sign that said,
JOHN WAYNE TRAIL
Under that sign
was a smaller one that said,
no electronic devices
including Walkmans, and
absolutely no turning
once you have started
One Sock, "This better be a really short trail or I am going to
starve to death," and off he went. "Hmmm ... looks just like the
rest of the forest," said One Sock. "Tree, tree, oh look, another
tree! I donít see whatís so cool about this trail." But he kept
walking anyway. Pretty soon he came upon another sign. This one said
when crossing the bridge
One Sock. When he got to the bridge he couldnít believe his eyes.
"Caution my butt. Why didnít they just say, you are about to cross
the ATLANTIC ocean with 120 foot waves, infested with man eating
One Sock was so
scared that he wanted to turn back, but he knew he couldnít. He also
knew that he wasnít going to make it over that bridge. And then One
Sock did something he had never done before ... He prayed.
"Dear God, Hi,
it's me, One Sock, the coolest bear in the forest. This has been a
really long hard trail. I want to go back but I can't and I really
donít want to cross this bridge. Please help me make it to the other
Next he put one
paw on the bridge and then very slowly he put the other paw. Then
out of nowhere he heard a voice,
it One Sock, just take it one step at a time. You asked for my help
and I won't let you fall."
couldn't believe his ears. And after a few minutes he reached the
other side. When he stepped off the bridge he noticed how everything
was the same, but different. Trees were taller and greener. There
was water but it was calm. There was wind but it wasnít blowing.
And then One
Sock saw another sign, this one said,
"What does that
mean?" thought One Sock. And then he turned to the left. What he saw
made his mouth drop and his heart pound. It was a house made out of
... 24 k gold. The porch was made of diamonds and the chimney was
made from rubies.
One Sock walked
up on to the porch, he noticed that the screen door was open just a
little bit. "Weird," he thought. Next he knocked on the door. "Come
in," said the voice from inside.
One Sock opened
the door and there she was ... the most beautiful bunny rabbit he
had ever seen. She had long white fur, perfect paws and a tail to
die for. She looked at him and said, "Hello, my name is White Ear."
And then with a trembling voice One Sock said, "Hi, it's nice to
meet you. I was scared to death but kept walking and this is where
the trail brought me."
Then White Ear
walked over and grabbed his paw, she looked up and said, "I know, I
have been right here, waiting for you."