The main character in this story is a girl by the name carol, the story starts in a school where she finds out that she has to do 40 poems for her assessment and is due by Thursday it is currently Monday.
on Thursday morning she hadn't completed any of the 40 required poems. So, Carol had decided to pretend she had appendicitis to avoid going to school that day. So she acted out the signs of apppendicitis to her mum so she could stay home.
She went to the GP and she told the doctor all of her signs and symptoms and the doctor was worried and sent her directly to the hospital to receive surgery.
So Carol was waiting in a hospital bed before receiving surgery and her friend stopped by to check if she was okay and Carol told her that she was faking her sickness to stay home from school so she didn't have to do the poems. Her friend, as any friend should do, told her that she should tell her mum now before she goes through the surgery. But she didn't.
Carol proceeded through to the surgical room to get her appendix removed. The surgery had been successfully completed but the surgeons saw the appendix after the surgery and noticed it was in perfect shape and were confused.
After the surgery she got to stay home and before she went back to school she completed the 40 poems and handed them in only to find that the teacher had rejected them due to the lateness of her completion of the poems.