It was recess. The weather was hot and everyone was lining up at the crowded
food-stalls to buy some food. The pupils were starved after hours of lessons.
The sight and smell of piping hot food in he
canteen made their mouths water. It also made their stomachs growl with hunger.
Nora was lining up in a long queue at a food-stall when she saw one of her
schoolmates, Liming, in the same queue in front of her. Although it was his turn
to order, Nora notice that he had suddenly turned around and left the queue. He
walked away empty-handed. Nora was suspicious. This made her curious. She needed
to talk to Liming to find out what was wrong.
Nora left the queue and followed Liming. She asked him why he did not order
his food when it came to his turn. Liming told her that he did not have enough
pocket money for the day to buy a plate of rice. nroa nodded her head and
immediately took out her purse to hand some money over to Liming. "There, now
you'll have enough money for lunch as well," she exclaimed excitedly.
"What about yourself, Nora ? Now you don't have enough money to buy yourself
food," Liming said in a concerned manner. Nora smiled. She told him not to worry
about her. she was not that hungry anyway. Liming was touched by what Nora had
done for him. He thanked her deeply for her help.
Nora went home that day and told her parents what she had done. Her parents
were proud of her. They told her she had done a very good deed and that she had
a heart of gold.