Only ten Allan Baillie Hussein Perinn Mcdermott 7 ENG 21
Husseins first day at he's new school
where are you from?
Pearl saw Hussein by himself in the plant nersurey
Only Ten is a short story about a ten year old boy called Hussein that moved to Australia from a war torn country written by Allan Baillie
The swimming afternoon
Take your marks get set
Hussein arrives at his new school for the first time, At the start to the other kids Hussein comes across as strange quiet and different. He says strange things like "windows, they can see in" And other strange things he come across as very shy at the start. Pearl and the other kids call him "The Shah"
Suzy got hit by a truck
Hussein (the shah) was by himself at a plant Nursery, Pearl and her kid sister Suzy was passing the Nersury when they saw Hussein running his fingers over a small mandarin tree as if he couldn't believe that it was there, He was smelling the fruit and pressing at the dirt and listening to the leaves Hussein says to pearl "it's growing"
After the Accident
At the swimming afternoon Hussein was sitting watching a girls swimming race along with pearl and others, Then Mr Henney raised the starting pistol and Hussein made a funny little sound like a strangled cat and shrivelled in his chair, The Shah kept looking at the roof trying to find bullet holes, Hussein couldn't stop trembling until pearl grabs his hand and smiles at him.
Suzy Pearls little sister, got hit by a truck on a crossing one afternoon. By the time everyone heard about it Suzy she had already died. pearl was off school for two days, When she came back to school nobody knew how to talk to her. It was a very tough and sad time for Pearl. And she wasn't taking the lose of her sister well.
After the accident Bruce, Pearl and Hussein became closer friends, They were beginning to laugh and talk more, They didn't call Hussein the "Shah" anymore, Bruce, Perl and the others started to realise what Hussein went through before coming to their school, they gained more understanding.