Cassandra was a chubby-cheeked and adorable
little girl. She had such a bright smile that everyone around her was happy when
she smiled. She always walked around with her hair in a short swingy pony tail.
However, as she grew older, she smiled less often. She had become a demanding
One cool night, she sat down at the dining table to have her dinner.
Her father, who was an extremely good cook, had spent the whole evening
preparing dinner for the family. Cassandra's mother helped in the kitchen as
well, busily preparing dinner. Her parents served some warm and delicious fried
noodles with green leafy vegetables on top. Cassandra, however,
pulled a long face. "I'm not going to eat
this awful thing ! I want a fried egg on top and I want it now," she exclaimed.
Her father, who was tired from all that cooking, set out patiently into the
kitchen to fry an egg for Cassandra. he brought the egg to her. "dad ! The egg
yolk is broken, I will not eat this egg because I want the whole yolk !" she
exclaimed. her tired father lost his patience with her. He took the egg and the
plate of noodles from Cassandra, "If you are going to be so difficult to
please," he said sternly, "you will not have anything to eat until you learn to
be more thankful for what you have."
Cassandra did not know what to say. she ran crying into her bedroom without
her dinner. She had learnt her lesson. Having any kind of food for dinner is
better than having nothing for dinner. she would not be so demanding and
difficult to please in the future.