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The hairstyle... the walk... the talk... They all appeared to be more suitable for a boy but the owner was not a boy! The owner was Samantha, also known as Sam.

Sam was the fiercest girl in the whole of primary six. Instead of joining any 'girly' CCA, Sam preferred activities that were rigorous and rough! She enjoyed every second of karate and was on her way to a black belt.

That day, Sam stormed throughout the school and headed towards the canteen. She had heard the most awful news ever. Her brother, Nickolas, was being bullied. Sam bulldozed her way to the canteen.

Once she stepped into the canteen, there immediately was an audible hush! Every pair of eyes was on her. Sam swaggered to the furthest corner of the canteen. There, she saw who she had been looking for.

Three boys, more notoriously known as 'The Terrible Trio', were pummelling a boy half their size. Sam saw red. Like a bull that spotted the red cloth, she charged head-on to the nearest boy, who happened to be Benson.

"Ouch!" There was a loud cry and Benson began to bawl like a baby. Sam had just given him a nice hard shove and sent him sprawling away. Immediately, all seats were vacated as everyone rushed to the 'fighting ring'!

There were whoops of cheers as the children egged Sam on. They too had had enough of being constantly bullied by 'The Terrible Trio'.

She turned her attention to Michael and stomped on his foot. He held his foot and yelled in pain.

Now, it was a duel between Sam and the ringleader, Randy. Randy narrowed his eyes. Sam cracked her knuckles. They both circled each other like hungry vultures.

The children became very excited. They were clearly rooting for Sam!

"Go, Sam, go! Go, Sam, go!" the 'cheerleaders' yelled. The canteen became chaotic. Still, it did not unnerve Sam, who was very focused on her prey.

Someone gave the first punch and the duel started. The two were locked in a battle when suddenly...

"STOP THIS INSTANCE!" bellowed a shrill voice. A voice so familiar, so shrill that it never failed to strike terror in every child's heart... The voice belonged to Mrs Tan, their discipline mistress.

The 'cheerleaders' scurried away. Mrs Tan took the both of them to the office. After listening to both sides of their stories, she reprimanded them and explained to them why fighting was not the solution to problems. They had to clean the canteen for a week as punishment.

Sam was remorseful and realised that she should not have resorted to violence to help her brother.

As she left the office, she saw her brother who had been waiting for her.

"Thanks, sis! I was afraid that this time around, I would be badly injured. I am sorry for getting you into trouble."

"It is alright. I shouldn't have fought. Let's go home for dinner!"

   
Answer the following questions using complete sentences
  1. Why did everyone call Samantha 'Sam' ?
  2. Why did Sam storm to the canteen ?
  3. Who were 'The Terrible Trio' ?
  4. Why did Benson bawl like a baby ?
  5. Why were the other children on Sam's side ?
  6. Who were the 'cheerleaders' ?
  7. Why did Sam stop fighting ?
  8. Quote a phrase that shows the children were afraid of Mrs Tan.
  9. Why was Sam punished ?
  10. Has Nickolas ever been bullied by 'The Terrible Trio' ? How do you know ?
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Answers
 

1.

She was rather boyish for a girl and therefore a more boyish name like 'Sam' fitted her well.
 

2.

She heard that her brother was being bullied and wanted to help him.
 

3.

They were Benson, Michael, and Randy, the notorious boys in school.
 

4.

Sam had pushed him so hard that he had fallen tot he ground.
 

5.

They were tired of being constantly bullied by 'The Terrible Trio'.
  6. They were the pupils who were cheering for Sam.
  7. The discipline mistress, Mrs Tan, had arrived.
  8. It is 'never failed to strike terror'.
  9. She had been fighting which was not condoned by the school.
  10. Yes, Nickolas was relieved that he was not badly injured this time, which meant that there were previous times where he was also bullied by 'The Terrible Trio'.
 
 
 
 
 

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