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This collection of student work is from Frank Keim's classes. He has wanted to share these works for others to use as an example of Culturally-based curriculum and documentation. These documents have been OCR-scanned. These are available for educational use only.





One Cold Dark Night

One Cold Dark Night

On a cold, dark,and snowy night, two days before Halloween my friends and I were walking home from a dance. We were talking and laughing away telling jokes and all the other stuff, when all of a sudden we heard footsteps running behind us. I quickly turned around and looked to see who was running behind us. But, when I looked back there was no one in sight. I turned to three of my friends, Bernice, Sophie Ann and Yvonne and asked them if they heard someone behind us. Bernice and Yvonne said they didn't hear anything, but Sophie Ann said she heard the same thing I heard. After asking the girls if they heard anyone behind us I turned and asked the guys. But they said no.

We contInued walking down the road. It seemed like it took hours to reach the light pole. Although we were walking, we couldn't seem to reach the light pole. So, we stopped for awhile.

"Hey, listen, we can't reach the light pole for some reason." said Bernice."

"Something or someone is holding us back," Yvonne said.

Again, I heard the sound of someone running towards us. So, I told my friends that someone was back there. Bernice and Yvonne told me there was nobody, but Sophie Ann said she saw a person. So, Sophie Ann and I decided to walk back and check who was following us so late in the night.

My other friends were calling me and Sophie Ann to go back to them, but we kept on walking toward the person we saw. Just when we got a few feet away from that person he turned around and started walking the other way. When we ran in front of him to get a better look at who was following us, we expected to see a person. But to our surprise the person we saw had no face. He just had a short jacket with a hood and arms, and was floating around a few feet in front of us. He had no legs, and yet we had heard footsteps comming from this ghost without a face.

We were so scared and pale that we couldn't move or talk. We were frozen with fear. And, we both started to feel chilled and sick. I didn't have the slightest idea of what to do next.

Bernice was hollering to us and telling us to come back to them, but we couldn't move until the ghost went away.

Finally, after it seemed like hours we started to feel a little better and we told the others what we had really seen. I told them I thought at first it was Mr. Smee telling us to go home. But it wasn't.

We had planned to stay out longer, but after what Sophie Ann and I had seen every body decided to head on home.

The End.
By: Marcia George
One Cold Dark Night
How Dog Got His Big Ears A Dog I Am A Day In The Life Of A Dog My Life Story
A HUSKY I am Too Old to Play A Dog for a Day Dream Dog
A Day For Little Legs Ever Since I was Born...


The Day My Life Ended as a Fox If I Were A Fox A Fox I Am PARANOID
Sense of Where You Are Through the Eyes of a Fox A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A FOX In The Life of A Fox

THROUGH THE EYES OF A TURKEY Sue the Turkey Till Death Becomes Thee Through the Eyes of a Wild Turkey
Eye of a Turkey A Turkey's Life My Crazy Life as a Turkey Through the Eyes of A Turkey

TIME FOR A CHANGE OUR LOST LAND A Killer Bee is Who I Am Killer Bees Attack Humans
A Bee I Am Channel Bee News KILLER BEES OF AMERICA Attack Of The Killer Bee's


OUR SCARY EXPERIENCE The Witch... One Cold Dark Night Freaking Out
One Scary Night… A Crazy Fishing Trip With Norma The Night Of Halloween House of Halloween



How the Chicken Got Its Name How The Ptarmigan Changed The Seasons How Moose Got Its Antlers How Dogs Started to Bark...
How the Fox Got His Red Coat How Raven Got Its Black Feathers How The Bear Lost His Tail Kidnapped Daughter
Of Wolf and Man Why Wolves Are So Big The Monkey Man Ircaqurluk: The Yupik Teacher
The Old Woman Statue How the Red Fox got its Colors The First Bear The Last of the Thunderbirds
The Bear Skin How The Raven Got Black Wolf Spots The Bear and the Two Weasles



Christmastime Tales
Stories real and imaginary about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1996
Christmastime Tales II
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 1998
Christmastime Tales III
Stories about Christmas, Slavik, and the New Year
Winter, 2000
Summer Time Tails 1992 Summertime Tails II 1993 Summertime Tails III
Summertime Tails IV Fall, 1995 Summertime Tails V Fall, 1996 Summertime Tails VI Fall, 1997
Summertime Tails VII Fall, 1999 Signs of the Times November 1996 Creative Stories From Creative Imaginations
Mustang Mind Manglers - Stories of the Far Out, the Frightening and the Fantastic 1993 Yupik Gourmet - A Book of Recipes  
M&M Monthly    
Happy Moose Hunting! September Edition 1997 Happy Easter! March/April 1998 Merry Christmas December Edition 1997
Happy Valentine’s Day! February Edition 1998 Happy Easter! March/April Edition 2000 Happy Thanksgiving Nov. Edition, 1997
Happy Halloween October 1997 Edition Edible and Useful Plants of Scammon Bay Edible Plants of Hooper Bay 1981
The Flowers of Scammon Bay Alaska Poems of Hooper Bay Scammon Bay (Upward Bound Students)
Family Trees and the Buzzy Lord It takes a Village - A guide for parents May 1997 People in Our Community
Buildings and Personalities of Marshall Marshall Village PROFILE Qigeckalleq Pellullermeng ‘A Glimpse of the Past’
Raven’s Stories Spring 1995 Bird Stories from Scammon Bay The Sea Around Us
Ellamyua - The Great Weather - Stories about the Weather Spring 1996 Moose Fire - Stories and Poems about Moose November, 1998 Bears Bees and Bald Eagles Winter 1992-1993
Fish Fire and Water - Stories about fish, global warming and the future November, 1997 Wolf Fire - Stories and Poems about Wolves Bear Fire - Stories and Poems about Bears Spring, 1992



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