The Boy who saved the Netherlands.
Many years ago in Haarlem, Holland, there lived a young boy. His name was Hans
Brinker and he was eight years old. One autumn day, Hans went across the canal to
visit an old blind man. He took the man some biscuits and stayed there for a while.
Then, Hans decided to return home.
"Be careful, Hans," said the old man. "The water in the canal usually gets higher in
autumn." On his way home, Hans sang a song, watched the rabbits run around and
picked some flowers for his mother. Suddenly, the sky got dark and heavy rain
began to fall. Hans felt scared and started to run. Just then, he heard the sound of
water flowing away. He looked around carefully, then noticed a very small hole in
Hans felt frightened because he knew what could happen. The small hole could get
bigger and bigger. Then, the dike could burst and flood Holland! Hans knew what
to do. He put his finger in the hole, so no more water could come through it.
"Please, someone help me!" Hans shouted. But there was no one there to help him.
After a while, he began to feel very cold and tired, but he could not leave the dike.
All night long, Hans waited and waited ...
The next morning, a priest walked by and heard Hans' cries. "I'm trying to stop the
water," the boy said. "Can you help me?" The priest called some other people and
they quickly mended the hole. Finally, they took Hans home. Everyone was very
proud of that brave little boy!
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Hans heard the sound of water flowing away.
A priest heard Hans' cries and called some people to help.
The sky got dark and rain began to fall.
Hans Brinker went to visit an old blind man.
Hans put his finger in the hole.
Hans decided to return home.
The people mended the hole.
Hans noticed a very small hole in the dark.
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1 Hans Brinker was eighteen years old.
2Hans visited a young woman.
3Hans saw a big hole in the dike.
4A woman heard Hans' cries.
5A priest mended the hole.