An ancient tree grows near Tributary primary school. Over one hundred years old, the resilient oak

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An ancient tree grows near Tributary primary school. Over one hundred years old, the resilient oak showed the scars of age. Near the top, a large branch had been split away from the trunk when lightning hit the tree. The blackened scar bearing witness the old oak’s strength. Children, from kindergarten to sixth grade, in Tributary, attended Black Oak Primary. Divided into two wings, younger children attended class in the west hall, and older in the east. All the students came together for lunch and assemblies in the auditorium. Although the Fayreweather twins were in the same grade at Black Oak, Jessie and Megan were in different classes. Their parents thought it would make them more independent. The Fayreweather twin’s classrooms were…show more content…
The first time Megan was anxious to tell Hannah about the new book her father had gotten her. Finishing her work first, Hannah tried to get her friends attention. “Pssst! Megan. Did you get the new book?” Hannah mouthed to Megan. Megan replied in an over-excited whisper, “Yes! It is a-maze-ing! There’s this totally cool experiment with vegetables!” Mrs Lake heard Megan. Corvida Bratleigh heard Megan. The entire class heard Megan! Then they all heard Amphia Lake. “Megan Fayreweather! Detention!” Hannah mouthed, “Sorry,” to Megan. Corvida sat thinking about what she had heard—experiment with vegetables— her nose turned up with a satisfied smirk on her face. Corvida Bratleigh made it her mission to get Megan into trouble. One day, when Amphia Lake had her back to the class, Corvida dropped Megan’s book loudly. The book lay on the floor between the two girl’s desks. Corvida sat, looking as sweet as could be. Megan looked guilty; worried she would be blamed for disrupting the class. “Who dropped that book?” queried the teacher. No one responded. Corvida sat glowering at Megan with her beady, black eyes. Then Mrs Lake asked a different question “Whose book is this?” Again, no one answered. Megan knew her book was safe in her desk. Still she felt anxious. When Amphia Lake peered inside the book, she would know it was not hers. Bending over, the teacher picked the book up, from the floor, opened the front cover, and inside was

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