Several

weeks

went

by.

One

day,

Mum

said,

“Bear’s

been

on

the

diet

for

a

while

now,

but

he

still

looks

just

as

fat.”

“And

we’ve

been

taking

him

for

long

walks

every

day,”

said

Matthew.

“Perhaps

we

should

have

him

checked

by

Dr

Kelly

again,”

said

Mum.

“And

that

reminds

me.

I

had

a

phone

call

from

Henry’s

mum

this

morning.

She

said

that

she

had

seen

Bear

wandering

past

her

house.

I

wonder

how

he

got

in

and

out?

We

fixed

the

latch

on

the

back

gate.”