Once there was a man. He was a woodsman. He was small. He had a beard. He had long hair. He wore old clothes. The clothes were made of denim. The denim was blue. He lived with his dog. The dog was big. He was a lab. He had short hair. He was black. They lived in a shack. It was rickety. It was made of wood. The windows were broken. It had a front porch. There was a chair on the porch. The chair rocked. The house sat on the edge of a meadow. It sat next to a wood. The wood was swampy. The man did something every day. He worked in his garden. The garden was in the meadow. He grew corn. The corn didn't grow very well. He grew potatoes. They were red. He grew squash. Some of the squash was acorn squash. Some was butternut. The squash grew every where. The days were hot. The days were sticky. The work was hard. The man liked his work. He did it tirelessly. He did it joyfully. He did it religiously. But he did not do it on Sunday. The old man made supper every night. They had nothing except what they could supply themselves. He would make supper out of stuff from his garden. He would make it from squash. He would make it from potatoes. He would make it from corn. Sometimes he would make it from squirrel. Sometimes he would make it from fish. They would share their meal. The old man would talk to his dog. The dog would look at the man. The dog would wag his tail. They would go to the front porch. The man would rock in his chair. The dog would lie on the porch. They would watch the sun go down.
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