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Alex's fist became white with anger. He was still nursing his hatred when he saw the source of his grievance. His eyes narrowed as he fixed his gaze on Jeremy.

"You lied to me! You cheated in your test! What else are you going to do?" the teacher had yelled as she flung Alex's test papers to the ground. Alex just stared hard at the floor. His mind was in great confusion. He wondered how his teacher had managed to find out.

"Alex... Are you fine?" Jeremy had stammered. Alex turned around. Strange... How could he have known about what had happened when he had never told anyone about it?

"What about?" Alex had tried to be cheerful. Jeremy held his friend's shoulder and shook him hard.

'Why are you still lying?" Jeremy had thundered. Alex's eyes widened when he realised that Jeremy, his best buddy since kindergarten, was the culprit who had spilt the beans. Alex had been speechless.

Even after the whole episode was over, Alex was still seeing red. Now, he was waiting for Jeremy.

"An eye for an eye..." Alex kept chanting. He wanted to get even, on that day, at that very moment.

Alex's fist turned tighter as Jeremy walked past him. Suddenly, without thinking, his fist was raised and was brought down swiftly to his best friend's face. Alex could only see his victim's eyes turning wide with terror before the hard blow landed squarely on the cheek. Jeremy crumpled to the ground, right in front of everyone.

There was a collective gasp and then the canteen went silent. All eyes were fixed upon them. Alex was overwhelmed with guilt and terror. All traces of anger had been washed away when he saw his friend lying still on the concrete floor.

"Jeremy... Jeremy..." he whispered in his ears. He touched his buddy's hand, hoping that he would wake up from his unconsciousness.

"Jer..."

Suddenly, the languid hand came to life and grabbed Alex's hand. Now, the formerly weakened hand gave the other one a twist. It was a severe twist-so severe that Alex gave a long, loud howl!

That was the start of the fight. The two friends were locked in a bitter embroil, right there at the canteen. Immediately, the canteen turned chaotic with pupils cheering them on.

Fists and kicks were exchanged. Soon, lips and eyes started to swell in size. The two boys were egged on by the 'cheerleaders' in the canteen.

"Go ... Jeremy go!"
"Go ... Alex go!"
The school was clearly divided into two.
Clang! Crash! Thud!
"STOP IT!" thundered a voice!

Suddenly, you could hear a pin drop. Like in a slow-motion movie, all eyes turned around to look at the source of the voice. Jaws began to drop as the eyes took in the form of Mrs Toh, the discipline mistress.

Mrs Toh's eyes were raging. Mrs Toh extended her hands, one for each boy. Soon, the hands found what they were looking for -- their ears! The boys were then made to march to the principal's room where
they would await their doom!

   
Answer the following questions using complete sentences
  1. What made Alex so unhappy with Jeremy ?
  2. Why was Alex confused ?
  3. Why did Jeremy tell on Alex ?
  4. What was it that Alex wanted to do when he said "An eye for an eye ..." ?
  5. How do we know that Alex was not thinking when he hit his friend ?
  6. Quote a phrase that shows that Jeremy was not expecting Alex to hit him.
  7. How do you know that Alex was sorry for what he had done ?
  8. Was Jeremy badly hurt ? How do you know ?
  9. Who were the 'cheerleaders' ?
  10. What do you think would happen to the two boys ?
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Answers
 

1.

He was unhappy as Jeremy had told the teacher that he had cheated in the test.
 

2.

He was wondering how his teacher got to know about him cheating.
 

3.

He wanted Alex to be honest.
 

4.

He wanted to exact revenge.
 

5.

He was overwhelmed with guilt and terror after he hit Jeremy.
  6. It is the phrase 'eyes turning wide with terror'.
  7. He was feeling guilty.
  8. No, he was able to fight back.
  9. They were the pupils in the canteen.
  10. They would be punished by the principal for fighting.
 
 
 
 
 

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