Broken Heart, Broken Shell

​Ballyboughal National School, 5th/6th Class, 26 September 2017

One summer day, Max woke up to scratching at his bedroom door.

He got out of bed, put on his slippers and went to the door.

When he slowly opened the door, a big blue furry thing jumped on top of him.

He was licked to death!

”Get off me, Jimmy, you silly dog!”

“Where’s my breakfast?” asked Jimmy.

His sister came down the hall and asked sarcastically, ’”Who are you talking to Max?”

Max went downstairs and saw that there was no dog food left, so he went alone to the pet shop to buy food.

In the pet shop, Max was fascinated by a turtle playing in the glass cage.

He had a cracked shell. As the last one left, there was a “50% Off” sign in the window.

Max asked the shop owner, “How much is the turtle?”

It was €11.99 - the same price as the dog food! The turtle looked up at him with wide eyes…