title

Custom Search

 

[ Correct English | Common Errors | Words Differentiation | Sample Letters | Glossary of Correct Usage | Common Sentences | Q & A ]

[ English Compositions | Movie Reviews | High School Vocab | Advertisements ]

Sponsored Links

<<Prev

Lower Secondary English essays

Next>>

   
TOEFL Vocabulary
English Conversation
English Grammar
American Idioms
English Comprehension
English Summary
English News
Business Idioms
 
Write story beginning with : 'By morning, Afiq knew what he had to do ...'
 
By morning, Afiq knew what he had to do. He had not slept a wink but had sat in the verandah all night thinking. He stretched his stiff body and went back to his room. His brother Affin was still asleep.

It was Saturday and there was no school. Afiq's mother asked him to run some errands for her. On his way out, he glanced at his motorcycle which was parked at the side of the house. There was no hiding the broken front lamp and the dent and scratches on the side. Afiz squared his shoulders and went to complete his errands.

It was late morning before Afiq was free to carry out his plan. He marched down the road to Than Haji Osman's house. When he arrived and called out the customary greeting, Hajjah Aniya appeared at the
doorway and greeted him warmly. She invited him in and served him tea and some cakes. Afiq nervously asked to speak to Tuan Haji Osman. She told him that Tuan Haji was out but would be home very soon. Sure enough, the elderly man returned in ten minutes.

Afiq cleared his throat a few times while his host waited patiently. Finally, he blurted out that he had come to own up. 'I'm so sorry. I was careless yesterday and knocked into your parked car in front of the post office,' Afiq said.

Tuan Haji Osman looked at the 17-year-old youth, surprised. 'So, you are saying that you are the culprit who dented my car and then ran away?'

Afiq went red. He nodded. 'I'm sorry for not telling you earlier. I was too frightened.'

The elderly man smiled and said, 'But you're not too frightened to confess now?'

Afiq said uncertainly, 'I could not sleep last night thinking about it. I knew I had to do the right thing.'

Tuan Haji Osman was silent for a minute before saying in a kind voice, `You think that it is the right thing to cover up for your brother?'

Afiq went pale. `I ...I...you know the truth?' he stammered.

Tuan Haji Osman smiled, `Yes, Affin told me himself just half an hour ago.'

The elderly man explained that Affn had met him at the tea stall and told him everything, how he had ridden his elder brother's motorcycle without permission and lost control of it, resulting in the minor accident that dented Tuan Haji Osman's new car.

Afiq now looked beseechingly at his host, `Will my brother be arrested?'

'Ah, I see, you are trying to protect your brother. No, I will not be reporting the accident. It's just a small dent.' Seeing Afiq's relieved expression, he went on, `However, I hope that your brother will learn from this. As for you, remember that it is unwise to hide the truth.'

Afiq thanked Tuan Haji Osman for his kindness and then set off home happily. He was glad the truth was known. His brother's courage in making a clean breast of everything made him happy and proud. He knew he could look forward to a good night's sleep.

     
had not slept a wink   had not slept at all
     
squared his shoulders   made his back and shoulders straight to show you are ready or determined
     
making a clean breast of   admitting to wrongdoing
 
 

 

370    371    372    373    374    375    376    377    378    379    380    381    382    383    384    385    386    387    388    389    390    391    392    393    394    395    396    397    398    399    400    401    402    403    404    405    406    407    408    409    410    411    412    413    414    415    416    417    418    419    420    421    422    423    424    425    426    427    428    429    430    431    432    433    434    435    436    437    438    439    440    441    442    443    444    445    446    447    448    449    450    451    452    453    454    455    456    457    458    459    460    461    462    463    464    465    466    467    468    469    470    471    472    473    474    475    476    477    478    479    480    481    482    483    484    485    486    487    488    489    490    491    492    493    494    495    496    497    498    499    500    501    502    503    504    505    506    507    508    509    510    511    512    513    514    515    516    517    518    519    520    521    522    523    524    525    526    527    528    529    530    531    532    533    534    535    536    537    538    539    540    541    542    543    544    545    546    547    548    549    550    551    552    553    554    555    556    557    558    559    560    561    562    563    564    565    566    567    568    569    570    571    572    573    574    575    576    577    578    579    580    581    582    583    584    585    586    587    588    589    590    591    592    593    594    595    596    597    598    599    600    601    602    603    604    605    606    607    608    609    610    611    612    613    614    615    616    617    618    619    620    621    622    623    624    625    626    627    628    629    630    631    632    633    634    635    636    637    638

Lower secondary English essays 1

 
Sponsored Links
 
 
American Slang
English Proverbs
English Exercises
Common English mistakes
Ancient Chinese stories
Junior English essays
High School English essays
Lower Secondary English essays