After resting in the hospital for a few hours, Pandora finally woke up. Everyone was standing around her, and Teacher Rolin said, “Pandora, the doctor said you had heat stroke, and that you will be fine after you rest. But now you need to tell everyone why you didn’t eat lunch, and why you went to exercise in this hot weather.”
Pandora was embarrassed, and her face turned red. She lowered her head and was too ashamed to speak. In the end, she finally lifted her head and said, “I’m sorry I made everyone worry about me. I… I didn’t eat lunch… because I wanted to be thin like Iris so I could wear pretty skirts.
Everyone suddenly understood. Pandora was trying to lose weight! But Teacher Rolin said to Pandora, “Every one of us has our own characteristics and strenghs. You don’t have to be skinny.”
At this time, Pandora’s friends all came over to console her. Jimmy said to her, “That’s right, Pandora. I’ve never wanted to be thin. As long as we’re healthy, it’s okay to be a little bit chubby. It’s cute.”
Victor said, “Many people want to be whiter, but I think my dark coat looks good! Being confident is what’s most attractive!”
Iris said, “Pandora, I’m actually jealous of your long trunk. It’s great! Besides running fast, I don’t have any other strengths. So you should be more confident.”
Pandora finally lifted her head, looked at everyone, and laughed. Teacher Rolin said, “Everyone should know that doing what suits you is the best choice. Each one of you has your own strengths. You are all great!”
After Pandora had fully recovered, she and her friends went home. There would be a test the next day. What would happen then? Let’s find out next week.
Goodnight. Sweet dreams.