By Ellen Weiss
Pepper and Jake love herding sheep within the little valley the place they stay. yet there is a challenge— a massive challenge. Urk, a massive who lives on a close-by mountain, is gigantic and pungent and does not care that dumping soiled laundry water within the close by circulation explanations a flood down lower than each week. So Pepper and Jake hike to Urk's mountaintop lair to confront him. yet there is not any reasoning with an enormous, specially one that offers cryptic puzzles to resolve. If the children can remedy it, Urk will stream away. If now not, Pepper and Jake (and their sheep) could be the featured constituents in Urk's subsequent bowl of stinky soup!
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Pepper and Jake have been drained of Urk and Urk’s laundry. someday, Jake fell right into a enormous puddle of Urk’s soiled wash water. He got here out all smelly. “That’s it. we'll check with Urk,” stated Jake. They seemed up at Urk’s fortress. it might be demanding to get there. yet they knew that they had to head. so that they made a few egg-and-salty-pickle sandwiches. They crammed a goatskin bag with water. they usually set out to climb Urk’s mountain. They climbed up, up, up. the better they went, the chillier it acquired. Their the teeth chattered. Their sweat iced up. After it slow, they bought hungry. They stopped to consume their sandwiches. Their lunch made them thirsty. however the water within the goatskin was once frozen strong. ultimately, they arrived on the fort. They banged challenging at the door. The door swung open. There, sitting at his desk, was once Urk. He was once having a big bowl of stinky soup. “Well,” stated the large, “what do you need? ” “We wish you to forestall flooding us together with your soiled wash water,” acknowledged Pepper. The giant’s laughter boomed around the room. yet Jake and Pepper scowled at him so he might understand how severe they have been. Urk simply saved guffawing. “Okay,” Urk eventually acknowledged. “I have an idea. We giants have a mystery riddle. not anyone has ever been capable to reply to it. “If you can’t solution the riddle, i'll boil you for soup. and that i will throw your sheep in, too. in case you can resolution it, I lose. i'm going to movement away. ” “Where will you progress to? ” requested Pepper. “You can decide, simply because I won’t lose,” acknowledged Urk. Jake pointed to the map. “Here,” he acknowledged. They shook on it. Urk gave them the riddle. “There is whatever you spot on a daily basis, and it truly is something but additionally 3 issues. “I provide you with 3 days to return up with the reply! ” shouted the large. “Now pass domestic! ” Pepper and Jake went down, down, down the mountain. “Look,” stated Pepper. “The ice within the bag has became again to water. ” Jake used to be so thirsty, he drank part the water. after they ultimately received domestic, they begun considering concerning the riddle. What can be something yet 3 issues? they simply had 3 days, or they'd be Jake-and-Pepper-and-sheep soup! “What a couple of fish? ” Pepper stated. “First it’s an egg, then it’s a fish—” “And that’s all,” stated Jake. “Two issues. ” at the moment day, Jake had an concept. “Peanut butter! ” he acknowledged. “It’s crunchy, or it’s creamy—” “And that’s all,” stated Pepper. Then she stated, “What a couple of e-book? It’s open or it’s closed—” yet that used to be merely issues. After that, they have been so drained, they'd to fall asleep. yet they went to mattress scared. in the event that they didn’t arise with a solution day after today, they'd be soup! at the 3rd morning, Jake and Pepper have been relatively anxious. at the present time they'd to return to Urk. they usually nonetheless had no solution. “Let’s have a few dandelion tea,” stated Pepper. “It can assist us imagine. ” So Jake positioned water within the kettle and positioned the kettle directly to boil. Pepper made up our minds she might have a few iced tea. quickly the water used to be boiling. The kettle whistled. The steam got here jetting out of the spout. Jake and Pepper checked out the steam. They checked out Pepper’s ice.