She suddenly remembered that it’s Christmas day. Without much hope she looked if there were any gifts for her. Wonder of wonders! There lay a beautiful packet tied with a red ribbon.
Ann excitedly opened the package. It was a pretty white frock with fluffy frills and attractive lace. She touched the material. It was soft and silky unlike the hard coarse material of the dresses she usually wore.
She checked the gift carefully to find out who gave her this beautiful frock. Suddenly a small piece of paper fell out from the inner layer of frock. Ann eagerly started to read the note.
This frock is gifted to you for being a good girl. Hope you continue to do good things and help your mother.
Your loving friend
Ann felt that there was something familiar about this note. She looked into the note carefully. Then it struck her. She realized that this handwriting is similar to her mother’s. Her mother had worked overtime to save money to buy this expensive gift. Ann was happy beyond words. She knew that she is the luckiest girl to have such a wonderful mother as a wonderful Christmas gift.
Dimitra Dabiki FCE2