Fluffy Finds a Treasure Map

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One day fluffy was feeling prickly,

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Her temperature suggested that she was sickly,

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So she ran to the store especially quickly,

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Only to find that since she'd dressed so thickly,

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She no longer felt a bit prickly!

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So she used her money to buy a book,

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And when she sat down and opened it up to have a look,

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She noticed something in the pages, upon which she shook,

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 She realized one paper was a treasure map,

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That, from the pages, she carefully took.

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She began to dream of being like Captain VonTrapp,

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As she stared at the page in her lap,

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Of sailing the seas, and searching the shores,

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Forgetting all of her burdens and chores.

[Buy Kellogg's Cereal!]
But then she noticed that it came from the back of a cereal box,

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That the map was a cheap xerox,

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And began to feel prickly again,

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But since she had bought the book, she couldn't afford

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Her medicine; she wasn't healthy or happy anymore.

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The lesson from this I would like you to store,

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Instead of hurrying out the door.

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Is that treasure maps are never real,

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Its never that easy to get a good deal,

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And anyone who tells you otherwise is a con artist. 

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