I woke up at the usual time for school that Tuesday morning. When I looked our
the window, the day looked cheerful and the sky was bright and sunny. I grabbed
my towel and headed for the bathroom. When I emerged from the bathroom some
twenty minutes later, I saw that the day had transformed and dark clouds looked
ominously up in the sky.
Mother advised me to bring an umbrella, but I
declined saying that the school was only a short walking distance away and that
I would be in class before it began to rain. I ate the two slices of buttered
toast Mother had made fro me and drank a glass of chocolate milk. Then, I
gathered my school bag and walked briskly in the direction of my school. Just as
I reached the school gates, hard drops of rainfall pelted my head and body. I
dashed inside the school building just in time to escape the downpour that had
In class, we had to shut all the windows and switch on the lights for the day
had grown very dark. There was also a constant strong wind that threw the
raindrops onto the closed windows causing a continual patter.
I though that the rain would cease by the time school dismissed. I was wrong.
The rain was still pouring relentlessly when it was time to go home and it
looked as if it would carry on throughout the day and night. I decided to walk
in the rain.
When I reached home. I was soaked to the bone. Mother made me take off my wet
clothes and take a warm shower. Then, we ate a nice hot dish of fish and prawns
The rain had somewhat subsided to a slight drizzle by the time Father
returned home. We had dinner together and then I did some homework given to me
I went to bed early that night. The rain had brought down the temperature by
a few degrees Celsius and I was grateful for the cool and cozy atmosphere after
so many warm and sweaty nights.