English Essentials Recount. What Children Need Most Are

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ENGLISH ESSENTIALS RECOUNT What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humour, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. Rudolph Giuliani. Recount a fond memory of one of your grandparents from your childhood. Following the summer holidays seven years ago, my sister and I spent some weeks at the house of my grandparents, idly wasting the days playing around and sleeping. That morning, I woke up to the low humming of the fan and the heat of the sun beating down on my face. The room was unusually humid and stifling as the noises of crickets drone on in the background. The old outdated air conditioner had finally broken down after years…show more content…
The long grass danced playfully and crackled to the hot wind and even though not an insect was in sight, the cries of the crickets continue to drone on in the background. The quiet and reserved scenery told me that day would be another uneventful day. Just when I thought about returning inside to escape the breaths of invisible fire, the still scenery was interrupted from the corners of my eyes as I saw a glimpse of white run through. Turning back around, my eyes locked onto the eyes of a small creature, no taller than my waist and full of fur. The dog’s tail wagged curiously and sat down as if waiting for me as I slowly approached the animal. Upon stopping a few steps before it, my heart dropped when I saw the blistering wound on the small body. Blood slowly trickled down, mixing with the matted and dirty fur. Unaffected by the seemingly painful wound, the lost dog panted happily to be able to company after a long, agonising day in the heatwave. Seeing the large wound sent my whole mind into panic, the owner of the dog could not be seen or found anywhere within the few deserted streets and the poor dog was exhausted from the heat and injury. The hot, wave like fumes rippling the air and the molten-like asphalt did not help at all to calm down my thinking as I ushered the dog into our house to shelter it from the heat wave. Thinking back, it was
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