In the Lewiston School there was a classroom: Class
1-7. That class was taught by a nice teacher named Mrs. Stella. In that
class there was a desk. And in that desk there was a drawer. And in that
drawer there was...a Safety Pin...a Stapler...a Red Pen...an Eraser...a
Pencil and a Pencil Sharpener. And some time long ago there was a pencil
grip. There was one place that all the supplies feared. All the way on
the floor there was...the Garbage. The Pencil Grip was not careful and
he fell off the edge. It was said that if you fall in you will never get
out. That is why the Safety Pin stayed inside the drawer and never came
out. He was called the Safe Safety Pin.
When the night came and all the teachers left, the supplies came out of
the drawer to talk and share laughs. The Safety Pin stayed inside the
drawer to be safe. First came Stapler saying, “All clear.” Next came
Eraser saying, “I don’t remember this. They really better stop rubbing
my head off.” Then came stubby Pencil saying, “People always say, ‘Oh,
look how fast you are growing.’ Well in my case they should say, ‘Oh,
look how fast you are shrinking.’” Then came Red Pen and Sharpener. The
Safety Pin always heard their laughter and he wanted to join, but he was
too scared to fall off. Then one day Eraser fell off. They returned to
the drawer in a hurry so no one else had the chance to fall off. The
next night, Red Pen tried to save the lost Eraser. Pen drew himself a
ladder and tried to climb but he had no arms to lower himself, so he
fell and was now also considered lost. Next tried Pencil. He drew
himself a rope and tried but he also couldn't hang on. Next the brave
Stapler tried to rescue Eraser. Stapler lowered himself down by stapling
himself to the side of the desk. All the supplies waited and waited for
the Stapler to come back. Soon they figured that Stapler was lost too.
But as soon as they turned to leave, they heard a sound. It was Stapler!
He was carrying Eraser, Pencil, Pen, and even the lost Grip. All the
supplies cheered and went back to the drawer. Pen walked up to the
Safety Pin and said, “See, it is safe as long as Stapler is here.” The
next night all the supplies had a party, that is, except for Safety Pin.
He stayed inside the drawer as lonely as ever. That night Stapler fell
off the edge. His cap chipped and he wasn't able to staple himself onto
the side of the desk to come up. All the supplies waited, but when they
saw that he wasn't coming back, they hurried back to the drawer for
safety. Safety Pin walked up to Pen and said, “See, it isn't safe out
there and what are you going to do now that Stapler isn't here?” The Pen
replied, “Stapler was a hero. He saved many of us from the doom of the
Garbage. He is lost but at least he lived a life and didn't live in a
drawer all his life.” When everyone went to sleep that night, Safety Pin
was so sad that he hit his head against the wall all night. When he
stopped, he saw that he made a dent in his head. Now the teacher will
definitely throw me out, thought Pin.
The next day was spring. This also meant Spring Cleaning. Mrs. Stella
took everything out of her desk. She immediately threw out stubby Pencil
and the little Eraser. Then at the back of the desk she spotted the Pin.
When she saw the dent she threw him out. There he saw Pencil, Eraser,
and Stapler. When the Garbage was full, Mrs. Stella took out the bag and
tossed it out on the street where the Garbage Man could pick it up. The
next night the remaining supplies stayed in fear that the same might
happen to them.