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Christmas present

My most wonderful Christmas present received is really precious. 

Raymond was a Filipino student I once taught. He was good at playing the piano and sports. But his sports shoes were torn!

So I told him that I would give him a Christmas present only when he got over 90 marks in his English exam.

And he achieved my goal.

I bought him a new pair of rubber shoes. He was so happy that he said he would give me a surprise as well.

Later a gift box wrapped beautifully was put on my desk.

When I opened it, I discovered that it was the box for the sports shoes I gave to Raymond. On the box were the signatures of my students done with colour pencils.

Inside are my students’ lovely and creative Christmas cards.

At the bottom of the cards, I saw Raymond’s funny handwriting:

You gave me the shoes

Now I give you the shoe box back.



 • Gertrude Poon Wai-wah
Chai Wan