Matthew has made his plans for a fun-filled Saturday. His mother has different plans. Matthew finds that Hidden Treasure can be found even when doing a unpleasant task.
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Matthew has made plans with his friend Jerry for a Saturday of fun exploring the woods behind his home.
When his mother tells him to clean his bedroom, Matthew objects, but when his mother insists, Matthew decides to make a game out of his chore.
The last thing eight year-old Matt wanted to do, on a sunny summer morning, was clean his room.
"Mom, I hate cleaning my room," he said, shuffling inside.
"Well, it's got to be done," said his mother as she handed him a large yellow trash bag.
Matt trudged into his room and plopped down on his bed. He reached down and flipped back a corner of the bedspread. A ball of dust puffed out. He kicked it with the toe of his sneaker and it burst into a dozen gray particles.
He jumped up. "Aha!" he shouted. "I've just destroyed the monster dust bunny, and I'll kill any others I find before they take over the world!"