Halloween Reading Comprehension

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The Hairy Toe

a creepy tale from Maryland

Once there was an old man who lived in the woods. He went out to dig up some roots to cook for dinner and saw something sticking out of the leaves. He dug around and found a great big hairy toe. He thought it was from a large animal.

"I could make a nice soup out of that," thought the old man. He did just that. It was his best meal in weeks!

Later that night, a cold wind started blowing around the cottage. A low voice came from outside. "Hairy toe! Hairy toe! I want my hairy toe!"

Inside the house, the old man woke up. He jumped out of bed, ran to the door and put a big bar across it. Then he went back to bed.

The man heard big footsteps. A voice howled, "Hairy toe! Hairy toe! I want my hairy toe!"

Suddenly, the front door burst open. The man could hear the stomp, stomp, stomp of very big feet. "Hairy toe! Hairy toe! I want my hairy toe!"

The old man saw the giant and shouted, "I ate your hairy toe!"

"Yes, you did," said the hairy giant.

No one saw the old man again. The only clue to his disappearance was a large footprint found beside the house. The footprint was missing the left big toe.

Where was this story first told?
England
Maryland
West Virginia
Maryland Who or what did the big hairy toe belong to?
an animal
a giant
the old man
a giant Where did the old man find the hairy toe?
among some leaves on the ground
under his bed
in the garbage
among some leaves on the ground What did the man do with the hairy toe?
He threw it back in the woods.
He made soup out of it.
He returned it to its owner.
He made soup out of it. Why do people think the giant caused the old man to disappear?
The house door was broken.
There was soup on the floor.
A giant footprint without a big toe was found beside the house.
A giant footprint without a big toe was found beside the house.

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