Varsha was a good girl. One morning she got ready for school. She ironed her school uniform and polished her shoes on her own. Then she dressed up neatly and had breakfast and waited outside her house for the school bus.
The bus honked and stopped in front of her. Her dog Tommy wagged his tail, and bid her goodbye. Varsha got into the bus to go to School.
In class, the teacher collected the homework notebooks from all the students. When she took Vasha’s notebook in her hands, she looked at it and became angry.
‘Varsha’ she said. ‘The pages of your book have dog ears, why?’ Varsha did not understand what the teacher meant. Then the teacher pointed at the corners of the notebook. They were folded and looked very untidy.
‘You are a neat girl, but why have you folded the pages of your notebook along the corner? Get a new book and do your homework’. The teacher exclaimed angrily, giving her notebook back. Varsha was sad. The other girls laughed at her. There were tears in her eyes.
That evening at home, mother explained to Varsha, ‘If someone folds Tommy’s ears, he will not like it. He will bark. Your notes can’t bark. But it does not like its pages to be folded and become ugly.’
Varsha went to sleep. She suddenly felt Tommy pulling her ears and folding them. She shouted in pain.
The next day, Varsha bought a new notebook and done her homework neatly and tidily. She put it carefully in her bag. She got ready for school and went to school happily.
Varsha then exclaimed, ‘ Tommy’s ears were fine, and so are mine. Henceforth no dog’s ears in my books and no tears in my eyes.’
Sara Manu IV A