I hold still and hope she doesn’t look my way. I
tiptoe ever so quietly closer and closer to her bag. Aha! I knew it! She
stole my assignment again!
This she-person is my sister Anna. She’s always stealing my A’s and
getting all the credit. Well not this time!
I snatch the assignment and replace it with hers. Too bad for me, my
teacher catches me switching the assignments. I try to tell her that my
sister switched the assignments this morning, but she doesn’t believe
me. I end up getting a detention!
After my punishment, I go home to think of another plan for tomorrow’s
assignment. The next day, before we get to school, I check Anna’s bag to
see if she has stolen my new assignment. I find it, but when I take it
out of her bag, she sees me! I ask Anna why she took my assignment, and
she says it was because of the great marks I always get. Then she starts
“I was just jealous of all your great marks!” She wails.
I can’t believe it, but I actually start to feel sorry for her.
“I could help you study.” I suggest.
While we are waiting for the bus, I help Anna check over her assignment.
When we get to school, we both get A’s!
Going to bed that night, I find it odd that I am happier Anna got an A
than I thought I would be! After all – this time it wasn’t really my
“A.” She had earned it all by herself. (Well, maybe with a little help
from her twin.)