The Teacher had asked the class to write an essay about an unusual event that happened during the past week. Little Johnny got up to read his. It began:

— My daddy fell in a well last week.

— Good Lord! the teacher exclaimed. Is he OK?

— He must be, said Little Johnny. He stopped calling for help yesterday.

Vocabulary Help

  • essay – ensaio
  • fall (fall, fell, fallen) – cair
  • get up – levantar
  • happen – acontecer
  • He stopped calling for help yesterday – Ele parou de pedir socorro ontem
  • Little Johnny – Joãozinho
  • past week – semana passada
  • well – poço