Then there was the day Lisi, Andrew and Brian decided to help Dad by cleaning the garden. They picked up all their toys putting them neatly away in the shed. Then they swept the driveway. The last thing they had to do was to get rid of the big sack of leaves by the flagpole.
The children tried with all their might, but they could not move the sack. "What can we do?" moanded Andrew, "It`s much too heavy for us!"
"We`ll pull it up to the top of the flagpole. No one will think of looking up there!" said Lisi.
Carefully, they fastened the sack to the flag`s rope. "On the count to three," called Lisi, "everyone pull. 1-2-3!" The children pulled together. The bag of leaves was hoisted to the very top of the flagpole.
"Now," stated Lisi, "we have to fasten the rope on on the hook so the sack won`t fall down." But, the hook was too high for any of them to reach. They looked around for something to stand on.
"The box!" shouted Lisi and Brian. Both children let go the rope at the same time and ran to fetch the carton.
At that very moment, Dad happend to look out of the window and saw what the children were up to. "Oh my goodness!" he exclaimed and rushed out the door.
"Help! Help!" Andrew screamed. "The sack is too heavy for me!"
Dad reached the flagpole just as the sack landed on top of his head. Bump! Dad fell and landed right in the roses. "Help! Help!" Andrew cried again.
"Andrew," Lisi called, "where are you?"
"Up here!" called a voice from above. And there was Andrew at the top of the pole swinging in the breeze just like limp flag!