Kate was turning ten but she was not happy. Birthdays were ordinary days for her. She never had a birthday party. She never had a cake on her birthday. But she wished she could have one.
Oh no! It's my birthday again.
After school, she would stand near the gate to sell rice cakes that her mother made.
One late afternoon, Kate saw a big box on one of the benches. She picked it up and opened it. There were glases, spoons, and forks. There were also boxes of wrist watches, a bag of marbles, chocolates, combs, and some dresses.
The next day, Mr. Basa, the school principal and a lady came to Kate’s class. The lady was Mrs. Salas, the owner of the box. Mr. Basa looked for Kate and he told Mrs. Salas how Kate found the big box. Mrs. Salas thanked Kate.
She closed the big box and brought it to the principal's office.
I just arrived from Cebu and the things inside the box are my pasalubong for my family. I was in your school because I had to fetch my nephew. Then, I forgot that box.
Happy Birthday, Kate! I brought you a gift. I asked your teacher about you and I am happy to know that you are not only a helpful daughter but an honest girl, too.
Thank you so much! This is my very first cake! I'm so happy!