Ben was eating an apple at school, "ow!" he said. "Oh, look! My tooth has come out…and here it is, in my apple!"
Ben went to show his teacher. "Look, Mrs. Green," he said, "My tooth has come out." Here's a little box to put it in," said Mrs, Green.
Ben ran home after school and showed Mom, "Look at me," he said.
"Where is your tooth?" said Mom. "Have you got it?"
"It's here," said Ben, "in this little box."
"Good," said Mom. "The tooth fairy may come and get it after you go to sleep. Put it by your bed."
"A fairy?" said Ben. "A fairy? Fairies are in fairy tales. They can't come into my bedroom and get my tooth. You are silly, Mom." Mom laughed.
At bedtime Ben put his tooth by his bed. "A fairy won't come," he said.
Mom read him a story and he went to sleep.
Will a fairy come? Will she? Or won't she?
In the morning Ben woke up. He looked in the little box… "My tooth has gone," he said, "and there is some money in my little box!"
"Mom! Come and see!" he called.