Name: Zhu Yiqing
Class: Perseverance 1-E1
Date:25 Jan 2014
Title: The Story of A Pencil Case ( Draft 1 )
“ Heh, heh! Excuse me….” I yelled in displeasure. OH MY GOD! Was there an earthquake ? I was aroused by some noise and shaking . I was just dreaming about an ice-cream. It was a sunny day. The sunlight was so bright that I could not opened my eyes. I stretched my arms and looked around out of the zipper. Trees and people were flying pass me.
“ Please stop, wait for me! I am going to be late for school !” . It suddenly dawned on me that my owner , Andy , was rushing to the bus stop in order to catch the bus to his school. I sighed in disappointment . It happened nearly every morning. It had already been a scene at the bus stop!
He tapped his ez-link card and found a seat near the window. Putting on the headset , Andy took out of his homework that was not done yet . I was also taken out and I was kind of proud that he could not do any piece of work without me . My owner started to write in a really messy manner. He needed to hurry and finish up his homework before the teachers collected at the beginning of the day.
“Ding dong” , the door opened and Andy looked up to check where he was. “ Ohhhh…. I have missed the right stop a stop away !” He quickly packed his schoolbag and dashed out of the bus. “ Boy ,boy! You dropped your pencil case !” one of the passengers shouted but he had already disappeared in the crowd as it was during the peak hours. I lied on the cold seat ,alone, and was forgotten by the busy world. Everyone was rushing. Students were rushing for school . Adults were rushing for work.
Let me introduce myself. As what you had heard just now on the bus , I was a pencil case. Andy’s mom sent me to him as a birthday gift and also to encourage him to study harder. She brought me in a small stationery shop belonged to an old couple . I stayed with them for a long time as I was not that good-looking as any others.( so seldom people would have the desire to buy me ) They put in a lot of effort to run this little business . They used a soft towel to wipe away the dust on my plastic clothes ( cover ) every single day. I had always been trying to talk with them or draw their attention but it was futile. They always ignored me and assumed that I had no brain or any feelings. I trusted them so much and never thought that they would sell me out to a stranger!
The bus suddenly jolted and pulled me back from my memory to the reality and the horrible situation I was in. I slipped onto the ground. After a long period of time, no one even noticed me. I felt heartbroken.
A pair of warm hands touched my skin and gently picked me up. ” Whose pencil case is it?”. I could tell that the voice was belonged to a teenage girl. She walked around in the bus and asked the passengers one by one.” Does this belong to you ?” many people shook their heads and I could clearly feel the disappointment shown in her tone. She handed me to the bus driver before alighting. The driver smiled and praised her for her good deed.
I traveled with the driver for the whole day, and saw a lot of things I had never seen before in my entire life. Earlier before , my life consisted of school and home only. I never know that the world was so beautiful.
After a day of travelling, I was sent to the Bus Interchange Lost and Found office .I met a new friend there. Her name was Swatch. she was a watch in white colour with blue and orange patterns.
Days past, no one had came to fetch me. I was delivered to the needy as a donation with other items that without owners.I felt so happy and satisfied that i could serve for the children that were poor and had no stationery for school.