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The Story of the Watermelon

Updated on October 12, 2015

Watermelons are everywhere you look in the hot days of summer. In the Southern hemisphere summer is coming to an end, and in the Northern hemisphere summer is right around the corner.

Since my very first hub was about a gigantic super sized watermelon, I thought I'd write about another watermelon tale of sorts, to both say goodbye to and welcome summer. A long time ago there was a professional watermelon farmer, who lived way up in the mountains. His name was Jack, and he tended and grew some of the biggest watermelons that anyone has ever seen.

The land was extremely very hilly in this particular rough region, so most of the farm land, to include the watermelon fields were on mountain sides. One growing season was especially rainy, so the watermelons grew exceptionally big that year.

The watermelons were so big in size that Jack had to hire extra people to help harvest them at the end of the summer. The harvesting went rather slow, due to the fact that they could only load one watermelon at a time onto the horse drawn carts.

As the harvesting continued along, one of those giant watermelons broke loose from it's vine, and rolled on down the hillside. It finally stopped, and rested on the railroad tracks far below. Before anyone knew it they could hear a locomotive coming from a distance away.

Jack didn't want the train crashing into to the giant sized watermelon, so they all ran down the mountain side to the watermelon. They discovered that it was much to big to move, so they all started to tunnel through it. They got finished digging just in the nick of time as the train drove straight through the giant watermelon and rumbled on past.

It just so happened to be a passenger train, and all of the people inside stuck their hands out the windows and scooped themselves up some watermelon to eat. The railroad was so thankful for what Jack did that they presented him with railroad's meritorious medal of honor, and everyone lived happily ever after.

THE END "of this tale"

Someone in this picture certainly enjoys laughing at tails
Someone in this picture certainly enjoys laughing at tails

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    • Susan Trump profile image

      Susan Trump 2 years ago from San Diego, California

      I've reposted your horse pic. It's just too fun.

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      Sharon 2 years ago from Philippines

      This is really entertaining. It's just like another children story I used to read to my children. Thank you for sharing!

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      Brandi 2 years ago from Maryland

      Super Cute!

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      Lawrence Hebb 2 years ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Great story. I'm in the southern hemisphere and it's great having Christmas in summer!!

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      Pat Materna 2 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

      Too FUNNY!! you should publish this as a children's book and have it illustrated with all the folks digging the tunnel through the watermelon... Keep em coming!!! Love your writes.

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      Gilbert Arevalo 2 years ago from Hacienda Heights, California

      It's too bad we have to wait until next summer.

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      Victor W. Kwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

      Thanks for the funny!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      The photo at the end was a fitting image for the watermelon cave story.

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      Venkatachari M 2 years ago from Hyderabad, India

      It is so funny and entertaining. So big a watermelon, that you make a tunnel for passing the train!!! Very wonderful imagination. Keep on writing.

      Voted up and funny story.

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      cheeluarv 2 years ago from INDIA

      I like this story ,with ups,and downs, unexpected turns ,very funny. Keep up your imagination.:)

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      Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

      Fun story about a fruit I love. The ending photo was perfect.

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      Andrew Smith 2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Super silly. I love the last image!

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      MizBejabbers 2 years ago

      That's hilarious, but silly, that's why watermelons don't grow on mountainsides. Got a good laugh and love the pics.

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      Sandra Joy Eastman 2 years ago from Robbinsdale MN

      I absolutely adore the melon picture and the cows are to die for. Always love and good story. It made my day. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Margaret Hess 2 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Cute story. Sounds similar to a Childrens book/story and I enjoyed it. keep writing your articles and entertain us all.