Manuel walked to school, but constantly regreted raising his hand to pantomime to La Bamba. He wanted to impress everyone , and finally get the limelight. He wanted to impress a girl named Petra Lopez . When he got to school he forgot his math homework.
During Manuel's rehearsal, where he would be pantomiming to La Bamba by Ritchie Valens, the record player kept jammining. When his turn was over, and he was watching the others practice he dropped his record. The record rooled to a wall , and Manuel quickly cleaned it off.
The talent show rolled around, and now it was the point where it was Manuel 's turn. He got up on stage , and started to pantomime, and each time he would do a dance move the crowd would clap. Except, one time during the talent show the record got stuck on Para bailar la bamba. The audience began to laugh. When it was over everybody was congradulating Manuel on how funny he was.
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