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The Colors of the Rainbow
Ashley, Age 12, Seth, WV

Nobody really knows the real way the rainbow got its many colors. This is my story.

One rainy day I was home by myself. I was very bored and couldn't go outside. Suddenly I was scared by a loud bang. When I looked outside there was nothing there.
Later it finally quit raining so I went outside to see what was going on. When I looked up in the sky there was a strip of red in the sky. It was very unusual.
By the time my mom got home the color was gone. When I told her about it she said I was probably just seeing things. I thought that, too.

The next day my little sister was home with me. It was raining again that day. And again there was a loud crash outside of my house. I ran up the stairs to where my sister was to ask her if she had heard the noise. She called me silly and said she didn't know what I was talking about. She said she wouldn't believe me until she saw it with her own eyes.

So when it finally quit raining that day I took her outside. When we looked into the sky not only did we see the red we also saw orange! It was most unusual!

When my mom got home but she still did not see it so I thought I was making everything up!

The same things would happen every day until finally there were red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet stripes in the sky. Nobody had ever saw anything like it. I finally heard somebody else talking about it. They called it a 'rainbow'. Then they told me their story of how the rainbow got its colors but you would have to get that story from them. So now, every time it rains, everybody runs out to enjoy the beautiful colors in the sky, the rainbow!

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