Speed Reading — Croissant - Level 2 — 100 wpm

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People are afraid of things like peanut butter sticking to your mouth. The latest thing to cause fear in Poland is a croissant. The crescent-shaped pastry scared some people in Krakow. They mistook a croissant for an animal. They wanted help to get the "animal" removed from a tree. They were so worried they kept their windows closed for a few days. An animal welfare society said a woman called them to report the strange "animal" in the tree.

Residents told the society about the animal. One said it was a bird; another said it was a lizard. A welfare officer went to the residents' apartment. He said he saw a "brown creature sitting on a branch," and that its "brown coat was shining in the sun". He added: "The poor little guy had no legs or head." When he saw the croissant, he was "almost swept off his feet by laughing". He said it was better to be safe than sorry and to report any strange animals.

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