Johnny was sound asleep when he was awakened by a loud commotion. He opened his
eyes and lay listening. He could hear shouts and screams coming from the
outside. Sensing that something was wrong, he quickly threw on his t-shirt and
slipped into a pair of jeans, discarding his cotton pyjamas, and rushed out of
There was a huge crowd gathered at one of the houses further up the
street. The house was ablaze and thick clouds of smoke were floating up into the
clouds. Johnny went back into the house and made an urgent call to the fire
department. Then, he ran out again towards the house on fire.
It was Mr. Ong's house. Mr. Ong and his wife were safely out of the house but
their young daughter was still trapped inside the burning inferno. the neighbors
had formed a human chain and were using buckets of water to put out the fire but
it was of no avail.
Johnny could hear the frantic cries of the young girl inside the burning
house. Without thinking twice, Johnny furled himself at the door and broke into
the house. He was almost overcome by the thick smoke. Johnny held his breath and
managed to locate the young girl. He carried her over his right shoulder and
dashed out of the house and placed her on a grass patch.
Soon, the fire engine and ambulance arrived. The paramedics quickly
transported the girl to the hospital accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Ong. The
firemen used their big hoses to put the fire out but the house was completely
A few days later, Mr. and Mrs. Ong came to Johnny's house. their daughter was
still recovering in hospital as she had suffered some minor burns. The couple
thanked Johnny for rescuing their daughter.