(2 of 15) As Wilbur gets bigger, it becomes clear that he cannot live with Fern anymore.
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Directions: 1) Read the script and choose the word that best completes the sentence. 2) Listen again and check your answers.
Pop: Fern, I'm really sorry, honey, but it's been long enough.
Pop: Look, he's not a baby anymore. I can't have you keeping what will soon be a 300-pound pet around the house.
Fern: No. Can't he stay in the barn? Please, Dad?
Pop: No. Fern, look. You know I've been selling the animals to get the new harvesting equipment. Pretty soon there's gonna be no place in the barn for a pig.
Fern: I promised I'd take care of him.
Pop: Well, I'm letting you out of your promise.
Fern: I didn't promise you. I promised Wilbur.
Mom: What about Homer? He has animals.
Fern: Uncle Homer?
Mom: I'm sure he could make room for a pig.
Mom: He'd be right across the road.
Narrator: Fern had walked across the road to her uncle's barn hundreds of times before, but it had never felt so far away. It was just a big red barn full of typical stuff.
Narrator: Come to think of it, it couldn't have been more ordinary. But sometimes, when you take two ordinary things and put them together at just the right time, there's a chance they'll become two less ordinary things.
Narrator: That runty pig, for instance, and that big old smelly barn. One sniff, and you knew it was a place full of living things.
Narrator: But that didn't necessarily mean it was full of life. Nope. For that, this barn needed a pig. Only no one knew it yet.
Fern: Don't be afraid. You'll be okay. I'll come see you every day. I'll be around so much you'll be sick of me.
I love you.
Mom: Avery, the bus is here! Did you remember your sister's lunch?
Avery: Got it!