Carried Peter on their sholders
Had a party for Peter
Gave Peter a medalfor bravery
They live in Michigan together in a cabin in the woods.
Peter and his family live in Holland in a cottage next to a tulip field.
Peter lives with his grandparents in a house by the sea.
Peter stayed at the dike all night long.
Peter didn't stay, he went home.
Peter stayed for a few hours and left at dark.
Because he was just a small boy
Because Peter didn't save anyone
Because Peter thought he had done what was right and helped the country he loved so much
He heard a soft, gurgling noise and saw a small stream of water.
He saw the water gushing out and flooding the city.
He saw the ocean spilling over the top of the dike.
It isn't important.
The dike can not get wet.
The dike may break and flood the land.
It had rained for several days
There was a flood
The dikes are high and strong
By packing it with mud
By stuffing it with sticks
By plugging it with his finger
Leaks through slowly
Comes through quickly
Without a good reason
For a little money
That is right and brave
They are warm
You can't feel them
They are wet