It`s a True Story

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It`s a True Story
It’s a True
Story
Joelie Croser • Annie White
WINGS
This is a true story. It happened to
someone I know.
There was once a boy named Marcus
who loved to sing. He sang everywhere.
He sang in the shower and he sang
at school. He sang in the supermarket
with his Mum.
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One day his teacher said, “We are
going to do a play. I need some
people to act and dance and some
people to make trees for the stage.”
She read her notes. “Oh, yes,” she said,
“and I need one more person to sing
a little song.”
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The teacher looked at Marcus.
“Marcus,” she said. “Would you like to
sing the little song?”
“Yes, please,” said Marcus.
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Marcus learned the song quickly. He sang
it every day. He sang it in the shower and
he sang it at school. He sang it in the
supermarket with his Mum.
“I’ve never sung on stage before,” he said.
“I’ll be proud of you,” said Mum.
“It’s just a little song,” said Marcus. “I wish
I could sing more.”
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At last the big night came. The children
put on their costumes. They were very
excited.
The fairies were nervous, too. Marcus
looked at them.
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“I hope they remember when to come
onto the stage,” he thought. Then he
whispered the words of his song.
“The fairies are coming to dance in the
forest.
They dance in the light of the moon.
The fairies are coming to dance in the forest.
I think they will be here soon.”
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“Now,” said the teacher. So Marcus
walked onto the stage. He took a deep
breath. This was his special moment.
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He began, “The fairies...” But then flutter,
flitter, flutter – the fairies ran onto
the stage! They spun around with their
nervous dancing. The teacher quickly
pulled Marcus back off stage.
“I’m sorry,” she whispered. “I hope the
audience didn’t see the fairies’ mistake.”
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Marcus stood silent and still. The
fairies had rushed in and spoiled his
special moment.
Suddenly he heard a thump. One of
the fairies had fallen down. Another
one tripped over and a third one spun
out of control and knocked down the
cardboard trees.
“Marcus,” said the teacher. “Go and
sing. I must help the fairies and pick
up the trees.”
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So Marcus stood on the stage and sang,
but he changed the words a little.
“The fairies are going away from the forest.
The fairies fell flat on the floor.
The fairies were in a big rush when they came.
But they’re not in a rush any more.”
Then he quietly walked off the stage.
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When the play was finished, the actors
bowed and the people clapped. The
fairies bowed and the people clapped.
Then Marcus bowed. The people stood
and cheered.
This is a true story. It happened to
someone I know.
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