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  • Joe and Bella.

  • Stories Number three.

  • Sick Day.

  • One morning, Joe woke up with a sore elbow.

  • He prodded it carefully with one finger.

  • Wow, that really hurt.

  • Joe climbed out of bed and put on his dressing gown very, very carefully, so as not to juggle his bad elbow.

  • Then he went downstairs.

  • Mom was in the kitchen searching for cereal in the cupboard.

  • We're out of cornflakes again, she said.

  • Not looking around.

  • Mom, Joe began.

  • I think there's something wrong with my.

  • But at that moment, Bella came into the kitchen.

  • She was clutching her tummy.

  • Mom, she cried.

  • I'm very, very ill.

  • Very ill indeed.

  • My tummy hurts really, really bad.

  • I'm far too sick to go to school.

  • Mom was worried.

  • She felt Bella's forehead.

  • You do feel hot, but you were fine yesterday.

  • I'm not fine now, said Bella.

  • Please, Mom, can I go back to bed?

  • Bella didn't even want breakfast.

  • Joe tried to tell Mom about his elbow, but Mom was too worried about Bella.

  • Please just get dressed, Joe.

  • You'll be late for school.

  • Mom stayed home to look after Bella.

  • Dad gave Joe a lift to school, and Joe tried to explain about his elbow.

  • I was playing football yesterday on.

  • I banged it and it still hurts, he said.

  • Probably just a bruise, said Dad.

  • I hope Bella is better.

  • Soon she looked a bit feverish to me.

  • It's always about Bella thought Joe Crossley at school.

  • Joe had to be very careful of his elbow.

  • He had to keep it really still.

  • Luckily, he could still right with his other hand at home, Mom was looking after Bella.

  • She put her back to bed and tucked the covers around her.

  • She brought her a glass of water to sip.

  • Slowly.

  • She stroked her head on, read her a story.

  • How do you feel now?

  • She asked.

  • Would you like to try a little breakfast?

  • I can't eat a thing, said Bella.

  • Mom was worried.

  • It wasn't like Bella not to eat anything.

  • She leaned over to pick Bella's teddy bear off the floor, as she did so, she caught sight of something under the bed.

  • A huge pile of sweet wrappers.

  • And an empty box.

  • Bella, Mom cried.

  • Are those the sweets that aunt Jackie sent you and that you were supposed to save for your birthday?

  • Bella turned very red.

  • I woke up early and felt hungry, she said.

  • In a small voice.

  • Bob Abella said, Mom, no wonder you've a bad tummy.

  • You've eaten everyone.

  • An hour later, Mom and Bella were walking into school.

  • Bella's tummy was better, and Mom wanted to get back to work.

  • Mrs Smells, the head teacher, came running to meet them.

  • Oh good, you're here, she said.

  • I think you need to go straight to Hospital.

  • Hospital, said Mom, she's only eating too many sweets.

  • I'm not talking about Bella, said Mrs Males.

  • I'm talking about Joe.

  • Didn't you notice that he'd broken his elbow?

  • What?

  • Said Mom at the hospital, Mum and Joe had to sit in the waiting room until Joe could have his X ray.

  • Why didn't you tell me?

  • Mom said I did try, said Joe, But you wouldn't listen.

  • Then my teacher noticed I couldn't move my arm at the hospital.

  • They were very kind to Joe.

  • They took an X ray of his arm on.

  • The doctor showed him the picture of the crack in his bone.

  • A nurse wrapped up Joe's elbow in a bandage.

  • Then they put his arm in a sling.

  • Joe was sad that he wouldn't be able to play football for a few weeks, so Mom bought him a box of sweets from the hospital shop to cheer him up.

  • I hope Bella doesn't steal any, said Joe, opening the box.

  • I don't think she will, said Mom, smiling.

  • I think she's had enough sweets to last her a long time.

  • Boom, yeah.

Joe and Bella.

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Sick day - The Storytellers

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/15
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