You Be The Detective
Naughty and Nice
Writer: Aparna Sundaresan
Illustrator: Savio Mascarenhas
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It was the annual Christmas party hosted by the Gomendezes. The children who lived in the neighbourhood were wary of it this year. A new family had moved in nearby, and their son, 12-year-old Fernando, was a bully. He would definitely be at the party and no one wanted to cross paths with him. On the day of the party, as soon as little Rita entered the Gomendezes’ house, Fernando came racing out of nowhere and spilled a glass of orange juice on her new dress. “Oops! I’m sorry,” he said, not sounding sorry at all. He cackled and zoomed off to find a new victim. He found one in Yuvan, who was playing with a helium balloon. Yuvan was enjoying letting go of the balloon and then jumping up to grab it before it floated out of reach. Fernando leaped like a kangaroo and grabbed it before Yuvan could, and then stomped on it. BANG! The balloon burst and Fernando cackled like a witch, yet again. “Heheha...
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