Franklin' Lucky Charm
Franklin could count by twos and tie his shoes. He could cross his fingers for good luck and he could find a penny for good luck too. But one day, Franklin had to find a lucky charm for his best friend Bear.
Go ahead, Beaver!
Take a shot!
Make it a tricky one.
How about Backwards?
Wow! Great shot, Beaver!
Aw, I can make that one standing on my head.
You don't have to make it harder, you only have to copy Beaver's shot.
Remember, if you miss, that's "1", miss three times, and 1-2-3...
That's "1" for you.
I don't believe it, I've made that shot a million times!
Don't worry, Bear. you'll make this one.
Yeah...this one's- easy?
I guess sometimes those easy shots are the hardest.
What's wrong? I can't make one shot.
You're just having some bad luck, that's all.
Ok, turn around twice, bounce once, and shoot.
Gee. If I miss this one, I'm out!
You can do it Bear!
Come on... come on... go in...
Come on... come on
Nice try Bear. Close one.
Don't feel bad.
You almost had it.
I blew it. It's just like you said, Franklin. I'm bad luck.
What! No! I didn't say you were bad luck! I said you were having bad luck.
Same thing. I'm out and game's hardly started.
Hey guys, why don't we start a new game?
Yeah! That was just a warm up.
You can go first this time, Bear.
Okay... I'll try an alley oop.
I guess it's my turn.
I'll try one underhand...
I'm sorry, Beaver.
Now my bad luck is rubbing off on you. See? I told you I was bad luck Franklin.
No, you're not, Bear.
Hmm... Maybe Bear needs a good luck charm!
Great idea Fox!
Yeah, I have a lucky stone.
And... there's lots of stones around.
But how do you tell which ones are lucky ones?
Well, mine is pretty with lots of sparkles... It just looked lucky.
I don't see anything but plain old gravel...
What about a four leaf clover? Aren't they supposed to bring good luck?
Yeah! I've heard that.
And the all landed right in a clover patch! Maybe it's trying to help!
Go ahead and take your turn Franklin. We'll help Bear look.
Nice shot Fox.
Thanks. How's it going?
Terrible! I'm so unlucky. I can't even find a lucky clover!
Well, you're up Bear.
You have to stand on one leg. I don't stand a chance.
Poor Bear really thinks he's bad luck. Hm.. wish there was something we could do to help.
May be there is.
Not bad Franklin.
Even a pretend lucky clover is better than no luck at all. This'll help him. Just watch.
Alright! A lucky four leaf clover! Thanks Franklin.
You can't miss now, right?
Yeah!/ Great shot!/ Way to go!
Rats! That's "2" for me.
Same here. I've got "1".
I don't have any misses at all.
Great shooting Bear!
Yeah! My lucky clover is amazing!
Aww, recess is over. We can finish the game after school, okay?
Okay! I can't wait!
Should I tell him it's not a real four leaf clover?
I don't know Franklin. Maybe we should wait till after we finish the game.
Good idea Fox. We don't want to spoil Bear's lucky day now, right?
This thing should be called a pencil breaker, not a pencil sharpener.
Let me try. I've got a lucky clover. Works like a charm...get it? a lucky charm.
Huh? ...Hey, what's this? It's my red mitten! I thought I lost last winter... Good work clover!
Awwww....Looks like our game might get rained out, guys.
Oh well, I guess we can finish it tomorrow.
Awww. but I really want to play after school, and I was winning and everything.
Hey. It clears up. It was a little shower.
Wow! The lucky clover can even control the weather!
Gee Bear, I don't think it's...
Don't worry Franklin. I promise to only use this special power for good.
See... maybe we should make some fake lucky clover for us!
I don't think the clover has anything to do with it Fox.
It's just ...well...luck!
Okay, Fox and I have "2", Franklin has "1", and... where's Bear?
I don't know, I thought he was right behind me...
Look at this guys! Five books!... It's a new record!
Ta-dah! Anything is possible with the lucky clover!
Bear! Would it be possible to finish our game before the bus gets here?
I'll be right there, soon as I put these books back!
Okay...turn once, bounce twice, and...
Huuh! Bear! No fair! I get to shoot over!
Yip-eee! Look at me! One leg!
I don't think Bear could ride a skateboard!
Anything is possible with a lucky clover!
That's right Fox! I can even do this with my eyes closed!
He's gonna crash!
We have to stop him before he gets hurt. Bear! Open your eyes!
Bear! Stop Bear!
I have got a lucky...clover...
But it's not real!!!
Bear look out!
You're going to crash!
Are you alright Bear?
You're luck you didn't hurt yourself!
And you're lucky you didn't break Rabbit's skateboard!
The only luck I've got is bad luck.
Hey! Are we gonna finish the game or what?
I might as well give up. Without my lucky clover, I don't stand a chance.
But don't you see, Bear? The clover wasn't real.
So that means at recess, when you made every shot in the second game, it was you doing it, not the clover.
We made up the lucky charm to help you feel lucky, but we knew you could it all along.
But... what about finding my mittens, and the sun coming out when it did?
Well, sometime lucky stuff just happens. But most of the time, you make yourself lucky by doing a good job.
Yeah...that wasn't luck, it was hard work.
That was the spirit, Bear!
Hey! Are we gonna finish the game or what?!
Okay. Let's see you make an alley-oop!
Come on Bear. I know you can do it!
You know what Franklin? I know I can do it too.
Way to go Bear!
Lucky shot Bear!