By Ellen Weiss
Pepper and Jake love herding sheep within the little valley the place they stay. yet there is a challenge— a huge challenge. Urk, a tremendous who lives on a close-by mountain, is gigantic and smelly and does not care that dumping soiled laundry water within the within reach circulate motives a flood down less than each week. So Pepper and Jake hike to Urk's mountaintop lair to confront him. yet there is not any reasoning with a tremendous, in particular person who provides cryptic puzzles to unravel. If the children can remedy it, Urk will stream away. If no longer, Pepper and Jake (and their sheep) may be the featured elements in Urk's subsequent bowl of pungent soup!
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Ultimately, they arrived on the fort. They banged demanding at the door. The door swung open. There, sitting at his desk, was once Urk. He was once having a huge bowl of stinky soup. “Well,” stated the enormous, “what do you need? ” “We wish you to forestall flooding us together with your soiled wash water,” stated Pepper. The giant’s laughter boomed around the room. yet Jake and Pepper scowled at him so he could recognize how critical they have been. Urk simply saved guffawing. “Okay,” Urk ultimately stated. “I have an idea. We giants have a mystery riddle. nobody has ever been capable to reply to it. “If you can’t resolution the riddle, i'll boil you for soup. and that i will throw your sheep in, too. in the event you can solution it, I lose. i'm going to stream away. ” “Where will you progress to? ” requested Pepper. “You can choose, simply because I won’t lose,” stated Urk. Jake pointed to the map. “Here,” he stated. They shook on it. Urk gave them the riddle. “There is whatever you notice on a daily basis, and it really is something but in addition 3 issues. “I provide you with 3 days to come back up with the reply! ” shouted the large. “Now cross domestic! ” Pepper and Jake went down, down, down the mountain. “Look,” acknowledged Pepper. “The ice within the bag has became again to water. ” Jake used to be so thirsty, he drank part the water. once they ultimately received domestic, they all started considering in regards to the riddle. What might be something yet 3 issues? they simply had 3 days, or they might be Jake-and-Pepper-and-sheep soup! “What a few fish? ” Pepper stated. “First it’s an egg, then it’s a fish—” “And that’s all,” acknowledged Jake. “Two issues. ” at the moment day, Jake had an concept. “Peanut butter! ” he acknowledged. “It’s crunchy, or it’s creamy—” “And that’s all,” acknowledged Pepper. Then she stated, “What a few booklet? It’s open or it’s closed—” yet that used to be basically issues. After that, they have been so drained, they'd to fall asleep. yet they went to mattress scared. in the event that they didn’t arise with a solution the next day to come, they might be soup! at the 3rd morning, Jake and Pepper have been fairly nervous. at the present time they'd to return to Urk. and so they nonetheless had no solution. “Let’s have a few dandelion tea,” stated Pepper. “It can help us imagine. ” So Jake positioned water within the kettle and placed the kettle directly to boil. Pepper made up our minds she might have a few iced tea. quickly the water used to be boiling. The kettle whistled. The steam got here jetting out of the spout. Jake and Pepper checked out the steam. They checked out Pepper’s ice. Then they checked out one another. “Water! ” they acknowledged jointly. Water, just like the stuff they used to make the tea! Water, just like the ice in Pepper’s glass! And water, just like the steam popping out of the kettle! They raced again up the mountain. They didn’t even care that the water of their goatskin bag was once turning to ice. they usually didn’t even care approximately Urk’s steamy, smelly wash water. they'd received. “We figured it out! ” acknowledged Pepper. “It’s water! ” stated Jake. “Steam, ice, and liquid! yet all water! ” Urk grew to become pink. Then he grew to become red. “No! ” he shouted. “You couldn’t have figured that out! not anyone figures it out! ” yet they'd. And a deal was once a deal. Urk must stream to the terrible Land of Hooey.