The two large orange fruits were brought into the house and set on the table. One was tall and oval-like while the other was shorter and bigger around. Sitting side-by-side they could have been the heads of Bert and Ernie. These two fine-looking pumpkins were about to have faces carved into them and put out on the porch for the upcoming weekend. But before you carve a face in a pumpkin you have to dig out the insides — insides that can be used to make other delicious foods.
The tops were cut off each one and the two girls began to dig out the guts of their pumpkins. The first began putting hers into a bowl to save for future delights. The second, however, was abruptly stopped by her mother. “We’ll have to separate yours from the other pumpkin.” Why was that? Inside her pumpkin there were definite brown spots beginning to form. The pumpkin that looked so good on the outside was beginning to rot from the inside. It may not even make to Saturday.