It was a stormy day.<br> <br>Dark clouds gathered.<br> <br>The wind howled.<br>Lightning flashed.<br> <br>And thunder boomed.<br>As the storm rumbled and shook, something wonderful happened in the clouds: <br>a raindrop was born.<br> <br>With a little gasp and a big smile, the raindrop began to fall. <br>“I’m alive!” he shouted.<br>He felt like he was flying as he whizzed down through the clouds.<br><br><br><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i> <BR><BR><i>Continues...</i> <!-- copyright notice --> <br></pre> <blockquote><hr noshade size='1'><font size='-2'> Excerpted from <b>The Falling Raindrop</b> by <b>Neil Johnson</b> Copyright © 2010 by Neil Johnson. Excerpted by permission.<br> All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.<br>Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.