“I’m not going,” said Fawn.
“What!” exclaimed Spot. “You mean you got me all dressed up in this costume for nothing. I was the one that didn’t want to go in the first place.”
“I have a good reason why I don’t want to go,” said Fawn, handing Spot a newspaper clipping.
Spot the read the news article about how some people were poisoning the candy that they were handing out on Halloween night. The article mentioned that a little girl got terribly sick last Halloween and ended up in the hospital.
“That is horrible!” exclaimed Spot. “No wonder you don’t want to go trick-or-treating. I don’t want to go either.”
Both Ricky and Jenny Hansen came down to the barn. They were both shocked when they saw Fawn wasn’t ready to go. Spot told them about the article that Fawn had given to her.
“I know,” said Jenny. “Let’s have our own Halloween party instead.”
“Yes,” said Ricky. “We could have a lot more fun.”
“And,” said Fawn. “We know our candy would be safe!”
Fawn, Spot, Ricky and Jenny did have their own Halloween part. They played games and danced and had candy that they passed around to each other. They had a lot of fun together and they all felt safe eating the candy because they knew where it had come from and they knew it was safe.