They plot whole stories to produce a proper effect on the teacher. I thought that I could give you some more free time. The sickness of your dog already sounds plausible. The ending, though, makes me raise my eyebrows because it doesn't seem to be in tune with the rest of the book and there is a definite sense of the adult there that I found jarring and unwelcome.
I quickly looked through my backpack, but the only thing I could find was the homework I had to submit today. Long days are gone when you could use the problem with electricity as an excuse for not doing homework.
But make sure you are convincing when you say it! So he decided to show how much paper he could eat and grabbed my homework right out of my desk.
Sure, your homework is a very important information for the hackers, especially Chinese ones. It would be wrong to hurt him, so I thought a good way was to throw something at him.
As long as your teacher believes you, there is no reason why you would have to worry about a bad grade. Every teacher knows how such a tragedy can affect a child emotionally.
I never gave the teacher absurd reasons for not doing my homework or try to excuse my lack of academic achievement by mentioning alien abductions. Clearly, my dad accidentally took it to work because his briefcase was next to my backpack.
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