It was about time for all the fruit to ripen, and on this morning Teacher Rolin prepared to bring the students to the orchard to pick the fruit. Once they entered the orchard, everyone was immediately excited to see such big, round fruit, and to smell the sweet fragrance it all gave off.
Everyone carried their own basket, and began to pick fruit. Victor chose to pick apples, but Iris wanted to pick pomegranates. Pandora decided she would pick pears, because they were her favorite. Before long, everyone was sweaty, but they kept picking the fruit.
Only Jimmy felt a little tired, and wanted to be a bit lazy, so he ran over and lay down under a tree to rest. Without realizing it, he fell asleep!
When Jimmy woke up, the sun was already disappearing behind the mountains. He felt very hungry, but there wasn’t anything in his basket. Teacher Rolin walked over and said, “You’re hungry, aren’t you? Everyone was working hard to pick fruit, and they can eat it when they’re finished. Why don’t you go pick some fruit too?” So Jimmy picked up his basket and went to pick fruit with everyone else.
When Jimmy ate the very first fruit he picked on his own, he was so happy. Teacher Rolin smiled, and said “You can’t be lazy. Only hard work bears fruit.” Jimmy’s face went red, and he said, “I’m sorry, teacher. I’ll work hard next time.”
In the end, everyone happily helped carry a huge basket full of fruit back home.
Soon, though, Victor and his classmates would go mountain climbing. What would happen then? We’ll find out soon!
Good night. Sweet dreams.