Pecos Bill by George Gibson

Pecos Bill by George Gibson

Bill was born in the 1800’s as the youngest child in the family. When he was two years old, his parents decided to move to the West of America. It seemed a good idea. The family loaded all their belongings into a covered trailer. A difficult journey began. They rode through hot plains, dense forests and mountains. The family saw a lot of interesting things and met a tribe of friendly Indians. Already in Texas, little Bill fell out of the trailer. No one noticed. Later everybody searched for him for a long time – in vain. Bill’s relatives decided to continue the journey without their youngest child. The little baby was able to survive. He find a coyote cave. Some wild animals started protecting him. The boy lived with the predators for about twenty years.

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Pecos Bill by George Gibson

Pecos Bill was born in the East of the United States in the 1800’s. He had a lot of brothers and sisters. Bill was the baby of the family.

When Bill was about two years old, his mother and father decided to move to the West. They wanted to be pioneers. They liked the adventure of the frontier.

One day they put all their possessions in a covered wagon and began their journey. The family crossed forests, mountains, rivers and plains. They saw many new things. They met friendly Indians.

When they arrived in Texas, little Bill fell out of the covered wagon! His brothers and sisters didn’t see him fall out. His parents didn’t see him fall out! That evening his parents looked for him. They looked everywhere, but they did not find little Bill. They were very sad but they continued their journey.

Little Bill was all alone in the plains of South Texas. He was an intelligent child. He looked around. He saw mountains, cacti and other small plants. It was very hot. Then he saw a cave. He went inside the cave and slept. He slept for a long time.

Pecos Bill by George Gibson

In the cave there was a family of coyotes. There was a mother coyote and five small coyotes. The mother coyote liked little Bill. She decided to protect him. Bill liked his new mother and his new brothers and sisters. He played with the little coyotes. The coyote family was kind to him. He copied the coyotes and learned to run and eat. He learned to drink water from the river.

At night Bill howled at the moon with the coyotes. Bill learned to speak the language of the animals. Soon Bill forgot about his human family. He thought he was a coyote!

Many years passed and Bill grew up. One day when he was about 20 years old, Bill was at the Pecos River with the other coyotes. He drank water with them. A cowboy saw him and asked, “Why are you drinking water in that way? You aren’t a coyote!”

Bill looked at the cowboy and said, “Yes, I am!”…

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