April 12

The First Day

Here I am now walking to the office about to get my prize, but before I tell you I’m going to tell you the beginning. I was walking down the hall to my locker and I looked down and saw a 20 dollar bill.

I picked it up and I was thinking what to do with it. Keep it, keep it, said a voice in my head. I was wanting to keep it but it wasn’t mine. I walked up to the office and handed it in. I didn’t want to give it up but if I didn’t it would be stealing. As far as I know it could be someones lunch money.

The next few days were long. The wait was killing me, I wasn’t wanting anyone to pick it up. Day after day for two weeks I was waiting.

Finally the day came. The principal called me to the office, so here I am now walking to the office waiting to see what he had in store for me. I was sitting in the chair thinking that someone picked it up, and if they did why did he call me up here? The principal called me to his office, and had a smile on his face, and an envelope in his hand. What’s inside it? I thought to myself. He said,“Adrian you did the right thing and doing the right thing gets rewarded. You found the money on the ground. You turned it in, you could have kept it.” He handed me the envelope and said that no one picked it up and the $20 is in there, so that it is mine to keep. I felt like the happiest person ever.