Old Mr Black loved shooting bears, but his eyes were not

good any more. Several times he nearly shot people instead

of bears, so his friends were always very careful when they

went out shooting with him.

One day a young friend of his wanted to have a joke, so he

got a big piece of white paper and wrote on it in very big letters

'I AM NOT A BEAR'. Then he tied it to his back and went

off. His friends saw it and laughed a lot.

But it did not save him. After a few minutes Mr Black shot

at him and knocked his hat off.

The young man was frightened and angry. 'Didn't you

see this piece of paper ?' he shouted to Mr Black. 'Yes, I did,'

said Mr Black. Then he went nearer, looked carefully at

the paper and said, 'Oh, I am very sorry. I did not see the

word NOT.'

What did Mr Black love ?

What was the matter with him ?

What happened several times ?

What did his friends do when they went out shooting with him ?

What did one of his young friends want to do one day ?

What did he do ?

What did he write on the piece of paper ?

What did he do then ?

What did his friends do ?

What happened then ?

Did the paper save the young man ?

How did he feel ?

What did he shout ?

What did Mr Black do ?

What did he say ?


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