A first play by Gabriel, 6, NSW
[Setting: At the beach]
Dad: Let’s get fishing on the beach.
Josh: OK, Dad.
Gabe: OK, Dad. Dad, can I dig a channel from the water to the sand so the fish can swim in?
Dad: Yes, you can.
Gabe: Thank you. [Gabriel starts digging.] Dad, I caught no fish!
Dad: That means you need to make it longer, Gabe.
Gabe: OK. But I am tired and hungry.
Josh: Me too.
Dad: OK, let’s go home.
Gabe: But let’s keep on fishing for one more minute.
Josh and Dad : [sadly] OK
Gabe: I think you have got a fish, Dad.
Dad: Yes, I have. I will throw it back into the water.
Gabe: Dad, why did you throw it into my channel? But thank you, because it is mine now!
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