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 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
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
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!"