This is the day scientists predicted it to not rain. I'm telling you it will rain and I know it!
Ready children?Are we all here?
There hadn't been a single sunny day in 7 years on the planet of Venus. Nobody liked Margot because she kept on saying "This is the day scientists predicted it not to rain". All the children did not think of it to be sunny because they hadn't seen the sun in 7 whole long years.... Until they were proved wrong...
"It's stopping, it's stopping! "Yes, yes!"Margot stood apart from these children who could never remember a time when there wasn't rain and rain and rain. They were all nine years old, and if there had been a day, seven years ago, when the sun came out for an hour and showed its face to the stunned world, they could not recall.
William had been picking on Margot, pushing and shoving her but she said no words. While the teacher was gone William decided to lock Margot in the cupboard, the other children helped too. All the children thought Margot was lying saying she remembered the sun but no, she did really remember. The children walked back out through the tunnel just in time to see the teacher arrive back to the classroom.
"Ready, children?" she glanced at her watch."Yes!" said everyone."Are we all here?""Yes!"The rain slackened still more.
They crowded to the huge door. The rain stopped. The children put their hands to their ears. They stood apart. The door slid back and the smell of silent, waiting world came into them. The sun came out. And the jungle burned with sunlight as the children, released from their spell, rushed out, yelling, into the springtime.
"Now don't go too far," called the teacher after them. "You've only two hours, you know. You would not want to get caught out!" But they were running and turning and their faces up to the sky and feeling the sun on their cheeks like a warm iron.