One day when I went to school it was raining very heavily so students could not come, so when I reached the school I was wet I saw that there were no students in the school. It was evening, so I felt lonely and it was very cold. After some time I decided to go home and rest. On my way home the rain began again. Now it was almost dark and nobody was moving. The steps were hard so I tried to escape the rain under a big acacia tree. I never knew who was there but unfortunately there was a dead man who was being killed by thieves and was sleeping beside me. When the rain stopped two police men approached me and asked me who killed this man? I said I don’t know. Then they took me to the police station and I spent two nights there. That was my worst day in my lifetime.
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