"Those Who Try To Play With The Big Boys Will Find How Small They Truly Are" A Personal Narrative With A "Moral".

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The sun had set on the farm only hours before, but being only six, it seemed to be pitch black out to me. My Dad had held a campout at our farm, in a grove of oak trees that we had dubbed "The Park". A group of guys that worked with my dad, on the farm, were attending and had the idea to play hide-and-go-seek in a beanfield less than 20 yards from the fire circle at our campsite. Jason, my favorite of the "Big Boys", was "It", so I really wanted to play. I begged to play with them, but my Mother answered with a final "No". Deciding to take matters into my own hands, I rushed blindly into the bean field where the game had already begun."Over here!" I heard one of them yell."Gotch ya'!" Yelled another, and then, "Olly-olly oxen free!"I could hear all of their laughs and shouts all around me, but I hadn't been able to find any of the "Big Boys". After a few minutes of searching and following their voices, I began to realize that the voices seemed to be moving farther and farther away. The dark seemed to get darker, and it had to some extent. Then, I could only hear the soft drone of the voices coming from the campsite.What if I never find my way out of here? What if everyone leaves the campsite?These thoughts enveloped all conscious thought and transformed it into panic. I frantically began running deeper into the beanfield, tears making rivulets down my face. I continued to run without any motive but to get out of the bean field. Bean plants scratched my face and neck, but I kept running. I kept running until my feet were sore, so I stopped running.My heart raced. My head throbbed. My blood pulsed. I stood, a boy of only six, alone in the dark, in the middle of a bean field. The tears came much easier after my failure to run out of the bean field. I sat down on the hard ground...

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