Mr. Merry's Zoo     /p8

When Mr. Merry went to the zoo the next morning he could not believe his eyes. Every cage was open and empty! "Oh, this is terrible!" he cried. "Where are my animals?" He didn't guess that they had gone to a lamp store in town.

"We want your nicest lamp as a present for our keeper," said Mr. Bear. The lady store owner smiled and showed them her tallest lamp with the prettiest shade. They agreed to buy it.