In this exercise, the student was given a picture of a giant set on destroying a village and some helping words. The student was to give a moral to the story.
An Angry Giant
By J. Woo (11 years old)
One fine morning, an angry giant came to the Happy Village to destroy it because some of the villagers had stolen some gold coins from his abode the day before. He now wanted his gold back and he also wanted to vent his terrible anger on the villagers.
The giant was as tall as a 5-storey building and he roared ferociously at the villagers. Everyone was very frightened by the fierce giant. Some were rooted to the ground as they gazed in horror at the attacking giant while a few faint-hearted ones fainted dead away. Pandemonium broke out as the villagers started to run for their lives, screaming and crying at the top of their lungs. The children ran as fast as they could.
The brutal giant tore all the houses apart and stepped on some of the villagers who were not fast enough to escape his huge feet. The poor folks became mashed potatoes in an instant. The entire village was destroyed by the giant in short order. After devastating the village, he finally left and was never seen again.
The moral of the story is “Don’t mess with giants or you might not live to tell the tale!”