Cathy Kennedy
The Tale of Ole Green Eyes by Cathy Kennedy
Indian summer gave way in the Appalachian Mountains to the colors of autumn
blanketing the East Tennessee hillside. Two sisters, Brittany and Nicole, were
spending the weekend with their grandparents.  

On the first evening of their stay, Great-Grandma Sarah had come for a visit. By
the warmth of a cozy fire in the living room, Brittany and Nicole listened closely to
Great-Grandma’s true story about a face-to-face meeting with a panther named
"Ole Green Eyes" and how she and her younger sister, Ella, barely escaped a
terrible fate.

The weekend’s promise of fun with their grandparents included cookie baking,
apple picking, and romping through the leaves. However, when the two sisters
venture into the woods and find a large paw print in the soft dirt, they suddenly
recall Great-Grandma’s story and warnings about wild animals in the woods
from their papaw. As the late afternoon sunlight begins to fade, the woods
darken quickly and things soon

get a little scary. Turn the pages now, if you dare, to read Brittany and Nicole’s