ReTRIeVIA

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Children should be seen and not hurt (5)

This is a story about a couple with a toddler and inculcating a love for reading. Every evening at bedtime, the parents would read a
bedtime story to the child. This was a pleasant task with all the beautiful new storybooks produced nowadays for young children.

One evening, the parents had to attend a church meeting so Grandpa was delegated with the job of reading to the toddler at bedtime. Having chosen the book Mummy settled the toddler to bed, told Grandpa to read the book loudly yet soothingly, and left quietly.

When the parents got to the meeting place, they found that the meeting was canceled. They duly went home and walked quietly to the child’s room. There Grandpa was still reading the book, loudly but so soo-oo-thingly. Mummy peeped over his shoulder and saw that the toddler was fast asleep.

Tapping Grandpa on the shoulder she said softly:

Mummy: Dad, you can stop reading now. The little one is fast asleep.

Grandpa: But I must keep on reading. I want to knowhow the story ends!

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2002
Tan Wee Kiat

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Written by Ivan Chew

13 December, 2007 at 10:55 pm

Posted in Year 2002

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