There was once a little old man and a little old woman, who lived in a little old house. They would have been a very happy old couple but they were a bit at sea because they had no little child. One day the old woman got a funny look on her face. Her husband said that he would give a penny for her thoughts. The old woman said that she had a great idea. The husband said he was all ears. The little old woman was baking gingerbread, and she cut it one in the shape of a little boy, and put it into the oven. She said to her husband that she would pray that the gingerbread turns out to be a real boy but she didn't want to try such a thing behind his back.When she went to the oven to see if it was baked and as soon as the oven door was opened, a little gingerbread boy hopped up, and began to run away as fast as he could go. The little old woman called her husband, and they both ran after him. But they could not catch him. And soon the gingerbread boy came to a barn full of farm hands.
Soon the gingerbread boy said, " Oh dear! I'm quarter gone!" He caught on that he was in trouble. And then, " Oh, I'm half gone!" No doubt he was getting really worried. And soon, " I'm three-quarters gone!" And at last, " ten four!" and never spoke again. It turned out that the gingerbread boy was just a flash in the pan.Moral of the Story: Just because you feel that you can do whatever you want, it doesn't mean that it is a good thing to do. Idioms in the story: a bit at sea catch on a free hand catch a train dust hold up tied up wait up flash in the pan all ears penny for your thoughts cheek no doubt ten four word smith chasing rainbows hop up behind your back