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How the Ocean Got Salty

By: Keith R.
Illinois, Age 9

Long ago when the world was young the ocean was not salty. Monkey always like to go sailing on the sea. He also really like bannanas. Mr. Turtle also liked bannanas and was mad that monkey would always take them all when he went sailing. One day turtle decided to play a trick on monkey to get him to stop eating all the bannanas. He covered all the bannanas with salt. When monkey went sailing he brought all his bannanas with him as he always did. However, when he took a bite of the bannana he did not like it because it was salty. He then through all his salty bannanas into the ocean and that is why the ocean is salty today.