By Armstrong Sperry
Maftu used to be scared of the ocean. It had taken his mom while he was once a toddler, and it looked as if it would him that the ocean gods sought vengeance at having been cheated of Mafatu. So, although he used to be the son of the good leader of Hikueru, a race of Polynesians who worshipped braveness, and he used to be named Stout middle, he feared and kept away from tha sea, until eventually every person branded him a coward. whilst he may possibly not undergo their name callings and jibes, he made up our minds to beat that worry or be conquered-- so he went off in his canoe, by myself apart from his little puppy and puppy albatross. A hurricane gave him his first problem. Then days on a barren region island discovered him innovative past his personal expectation. this can be the tale of ways his braveness grew and the way he eventually again domestic. it is a legend. It occurred a long time in the past, yet even this present day the folks of Hikueru sing this tale and inform it over their night fires.
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Wright’s room, I remembered exactly what they were because I’m a little compulsive that way. Sometimes, when I’m trying to figure out a math problem, I can’t get it out of my mind. Miranda says there’s nothing wrong with that—she says a lot of people have music stuck in their minds and no one says they’re compulsive, so why is math different? Anyway, I kept trying to figure out if there was a pattern to 15, 14, 1, 18, 19, and I kept wondering what it could possibly mean. I also kept thinking about Sammy’s story of the LA guy who prevented murders, and I even started to think maybe those numbers were a message and it was meant for me.
Miranda was touching one of the leaves on the sad sunflower that’s just about the same height she is. “I think it should be legal to make all ugly walls more beautiful,” she said. My symbol for Miranda is |m| because when you put a number between bars like that you get the absolute value of that number, which is a way of saying how far it is from zero. That makes the absolute value of any negative number positive, which is exactly like Miranda: completely positive. ” Sammy asked me, pointing to the pile of fours.
31 The first week of this semester there was a fire in the computer room at lunchtime, and when Ms. Balford came into the cafeteria to tell us about it, some boys actually started to cheer. You could tell that Ms. Balford was really angry when she walked over to their table, looked down at them, and said, “Mr. Zweilhofer was not in the room. ” Even though it had been stupid of the boys to applaud in front of Ms. Balford, probably nearly everyone in the cafeteria agreed with them—the Skunk is so mean that nobody would have been too upset if he’d gotten burned.
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry