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Caleb was bored, that was all there was to it. He deeply regretted having gotten up at six that morning to finish his school work. Being home schooled he could do that. Now he had a whole day empty and nothing to do with it.

He couldn't go outside since all his friends went to public school, and anyhow it was along established rule that no one was allowed outside during the week untill 3:30p.m.

He finally decided to reread The Hobbit. The only problem was he couldn't find it.

Going to the door of his older sister's room he yelled," Hey, Colleen have you seen The Hobbit?"

"No, go look under your bed"Be careful, I think we should call National Geographic to have a look under your bed, they might disover some new creature unknown to mankind."

Caleb didn't comment on this since his sister had a point. He simply went to his room and began to sift.

When he got to his room he knelt down and began to remove the junk out from under his bed. He soon came across what appeared to be the remains of an ancient bowl of macaroni, six mumified apple cores, a bowl of very dusty jello, stale to the consistency of rubber, what was left of a model volkswagon, and a box of rock hard Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies.

Finally he found The Hobbit. It was pretty far back, and if he had known what was waiting for him under that book, he might never have lifted it.

When he lifted the book, he saw something odd. Jumping up he ran to get a flashlight. Shining the light on the thing he soon relized it was a hole just big enough to let one person at a time climb down. He stuck his head down the tunnel as far as he could without falling and shone the flashlight down it.

He jumped up shaking with excitement and ran to his sisters room.

"Colleen,Colleen, you'll never believe what I just found!!!
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