Note: I wrote this story as a homeschool assignment. I was supposed to complete a story from one of the following suggestions. I chose E: "Near the foot of a high hill was a thick undergrowth of brush, and here a mother rabbit had made her home. Every evening..." I wrote this story soon after reading Outcast of Redwall, but I later found out that wolfsbane does not actually stain red. Oh well...
Explanation: Wolfsbane is a poisonous flowering plant.
Near the foot of of a high hill was a thick undergrowth of brush, and here a mother rabbit had made her home. Every evening, she and her three daughters would go out for a walk. The oldest, Raspberry, was bossy. The middle one, Blueberry, always followed the rules. But the youngest, Cherry, was mischievous and clever.
One evening, on their walk, Cherry saw a strawberry patch and went to go pick some strawberries. Then she saw the fox, Sly-tail. He said, “Would you like to come to dinner?” But he didn't tell her that she was going to be the dinner!
But she caught on and said, “Yes, I would like to come, but only if I can bring something to contribute.”
So Sly-tail said yes, and she went and picked some strawberries and secretly wrapped five of them in wolfsbane, which is poisonous, and one of them in mint. Then she went to dinner with the strawberries and said that they were all wrapped in mint. Then she put them on the table and said, “I am so hungry that I will just eat one.”
She picked the one wrapped in mint and ate it. The fox was hungry too, so he picked one and ate it. But in was wrapped in wolfsbane! Then he was poisoned.
Then Cherry ran away, saying, “Wolfsbane isn't mint, fox!”
But her paws were red from the wolfsbane! So she made a potion that took away the red and washed her paws in it.
Then she went back to her family, and her mother never knew she was gone!