A HERBERT THE SUPERBUG ADVENTURE Just behind the barn on the south side there is a potatopatch with the biggest potatoes you have ever seen . We are not going to be talking potatoes today but about a little community under this great potato patch . It may be little by size but in Potatobugville there lives a great hero . --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 YIPEEE !! " Shouted ........... Mrs bug as she grabbed Mr bug by the hand pulling him up off of his chair . She pulled him so hard causing him to tip the chair over he was sitting on and danced with him around the kitchen as Mr Bug sang " POTATOBUGS ARE WE HAPPY FOR US THREE TO FIND THE GREATEST TREE FOR EVERY BUG TO SEE " This was the greatest honor any family in Potatobugville could ever receive except for the bug of the year award in which Mr Mantis had won five years in a row . Herbert danced around the kitchen then jumped up into his fathers arms dancing all three . As they drew closer to this magnifaciant forest Herbert let go of his fathers hand and to the edge looking way up at the trees that stood ten times his size . Herbert looking at all of the trees in awe never in his life had he ever seen such a beautiful view . And even though it was winter the evergreens and the pines shone brightly showing off the shades of green in the sunlight . Deep in the heart of this great forest grew the biggest and best of the trees . Passing a few of them that had been weather worn looking like they were ready for firewood Mr bug suggested that they sit down and have their lunch . Herbert saw something out of the corner of his eye . Turning quickly hoping to get a better look at what he thought he saw he knocked over his juice spilling onto his pants and the log . Herbert jumped up almost knocking Mr Bug off of the log .Being very curious Herbert walked slowly over to where it was but as soon as he got two feet ( two of Herberts feet) away from it . It flew up but not away . Just up high enough out of Herberts reach . Herbert tried again walking slowly over to the butterfly " Don''t go to far " ! Mr bug said loudly " I won''t " Herbert shouted back . Herbert had never seen a real butterfly . He wanted to get a closer look . The most strangest part about seeing this flying fluttery creature was Herbert knew that in the winter most creatures hibernated . Butterflies only came out in the spring How odd he thought to himself as he followed the yellow flying creature still wanting a closer view . As he followed the butterfly Herbert hadn''t realized that he had wandered far away from his father the butterfly flew deeper into the forest Herbert close behind . A tired Herbert had to stop for a rest he never knew that chasing a flying creature was such tiring work . Herbert stopped and looked around to see if he could see his father but when he was no where in sight . Herbert was in the forest deeper then he thought . Herbert ran as tears of fear ran down his cheeks . Not paying attention to the broken roots sticking out of the ground Herbert tripped but instead of landing on the ground he was walking on Herbert could feel himself falling not a long fall but when he landed he landed with GREAT BANG . " Leader of "Potania show yourself "! rumbled a deep voice . " That is the Evil Worm King " Lightstar answered in a shakey voice . " Herbert we need your help " whispered Lightstar then hid behind the same tree as Mr Bug walked back towardsHerbert " Ready let''s go " It wasn''t long before they finally found the perfect tree for the town square it was perfect . Everybug brought a homemade ornament or decoration to put on the tree . Herbert and his Mother and father had brought wooden ornaments that Mr Bug had been working on since last Feburary . A sled painted red , an angel and a gift box that Mrs Bug added a pink ribbon to the top of it to make it look a little more fancy . I Want nobody see us leaving like the great owl who almost hadmidnight snack last week". Lightstar chuckled "Yeah that sure was a close call and if it wasn''t for you coming out to look for me i probably would have been " Herbert laid still for a moment eyes shut tightly . until he heard unfamilar voices talking . Lightstar then took Herbert by the arm and gently tugged him as he walked him through Potania . 2 After Christmas was over it was time to go back to school Herbert thought about Bartholamew and Lightstar a lot wondering if he would ever see them again .
He felt because he hadn''t heard from either one of them that maybe they had forgotten about him . So secretly to himself he said goodbye to Potania and all of the bug creatures that lived there . As Herbert walked into the classroom he was surprised to see Barlem sitting at the same desk he sat at before the Christmas holidays the one right beside Herbert''s desk . " Hello Herbert " said Barlem as he winked at Herbert . At first Herbert couldn''t figure it out until he saw the scrape on Barlems hand . The scrape caused by the worm king dropping him . It was Bartholamew ! . I Want nobody see us leaving like the great owl who almost had you for a midnight snack last week". Lightstar chuckled "Yeah that sure was a close call and if it wasn''t for you coming out to look for me i probably would have been " 3 It was now Feburary and all was quiet in Potania as all of the Potanians were preparing for springs arrival . Lightstar had just finished his quarter leaf breakfast when Bartholamew sat beside him in the main hall . " I wonder how Herbert is " he asked with concern . " So do I we should pay him a visit to see how he is " " Great idea " answered Bartholamew . " But we will have to wait until it starts getting dark out so nobody see us leaving like the great owl who almost had you for a midnight snack last week". Lightstar chuckled "Yeah that sure was a close call and if it wasn''t for you coming out to look for me i probably would have been " Light star decided to go for a stroll outside without telling anyone where he was going and lucky for him Bartholamew did go out looking for him after he did not return back to Potania . Bartholamew walked a few yards away from the secret entrance to Potania when he heard somebody hollering for help . Bartholamew then lit the match torch to see if he could see who was hollering and there was poor Lightstar just about to be clutched into the great claw of the great brown owl as he held onto a broken tree branch swerving the magnifacant flying beast . Bartholamew then took the match torch and swooped it at the fowl burning the tip of one of his feathers scaring him off . 4 Herbert was in his bedroom reading a book about trees when he heard a knocking sound . He put the book down and looked around trying to figure out where it was coming from .He got slowly off of his bed and looked under it there was nothing there . He then opened his bedroom door and looked down the short hallway nothing there . Herbert then went back into his room plopped himself on his bed and proceeded to read his book but just as he picked it up he could hear it again a light tapping KNOCK . Herbert turned looked out his bedroom window and there was Lightstar tapping on the window lightly while swaying back and forth . Herbert went over to the window and opened it but just as he did Lightstar dissappeared and all Herbert could hear was CRASH .... " Why don''t you be a little more careful " yeah why didn''t we use the ladder like i suggested " ! . Herbert bent out to see who Lightstar was talking to " Hi Herbert " said Bartholamew as he was dusting away the dirt on his pants . " SSh do you want anybody to hear us " while they were arguing about who had done what Herbert quickly put on his shoes and jacket and went outside to where they were . " Hi Lightstar , Hi Bartholamew why are you here in Potatobugville ? " " We were both worried about you and just came by to how you were doing and to invite you to Pot