You Be The Detective
The Lying Student
Writer: Aparna Sundaresan
Illustrator: Savio Mascarenhas
Ms. Parita Parrot was angry. One of her students had cheated at her geography test and she was intent on finding out who. Her class had just finished the chapter on Australia and Ms. Parrot had given them all a test to find out how well they had understood the chapter. But two students had turned in near identical papers. Who had copied from whom? There was a knock on the door. Ms. Parrot let Roshni Rhino into her office. “You’ve done quite well in your geography test, Roshni,” said Ms. Parrot. “Thank you, Miss,” said Roshni.“To be honest, I didn’t study much, but I did take down lots of notes during your classes. I remembered most of them, so that helped me.” “I see. Do you remember Australia’s longest river? I mentioned it in class but didn’t ask in the test.”...
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