By Funmi Ajumobi

Hello wonderful kids out there!

Do you know the biggest room in the world today? A room in the White House in America? A room in Aso Rock? Or a mansion somewhere you think? Far from it children? The biggest room in the world is ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. This means whatever you are in life, whatever challenges you face or have faced and even whatever result you got in the last session, there is always room for improvement. This room is so big that it gives you lots of opportunity to read, study, take decision to improve and even allow you to build your self esteem.

So kids, as you resume from mid-term break, make use of this BIG ROOM to achieve a lot for yourself. Plan to improve in your academics, do your home work on time, ask questions when necessary and, before you know it, you are a star. It is new day for the Nigerian children as hope is high on the return of our friends, Chibok girls. Let us continue to pray for their return alive.

Have a great week.

Once there was a naughty lamb. His mother loved him so much that she always worried about his safety. His mother always warned him, “Be careful! You must not go into the forest. Wild animals live in there. They may threaten or even eat you.” But the mischievous lamb never listened. Every day, the lamb would casually walk into the forest and play there for a long time till it turned dark in the evening.

Ram market in Epe
One day, as usual the lamb wandered far off into the forest. There he saw a spring. “I am thirsty. Let me drink some water,” he thought and he went to drink from the spring. While the lamb was drinking, a wolf watched from behind a tree. “A lamb! My lucky day!” the wolf thought, approaching the lamb. The lamb was not aware of the wolf for some time. There was no one besides these two animals to save the lamb from the wolf.
“You know this forest belongs only to wild animals like me. Why have you come in here to take water from this spring?” asked the wolf. The lamb knew that wolves were dangerous animals. “Mother has warned me about wolves. I am sure this fellow wants to eat me for his lunch. This fellow is ferocious. I must escape from this animal,” he thought.
The wolf continued, “You are also dirtying the water. How will I drink this polluted water now?”  “But the spring flows from where you are standing down to where I am standing, Sir!” said the lamb, in a meek voice. The wolf was surprised to hear such an intelligent answer from the lamb. But the wolf was just looking for an excuse to kill the lamb. “How dare you argue with me? I think you are the same lamb who had abused me last year,” the wolf shouted.
“Last year? Bur Sir, I was not even born then!” the lamb squeaked. The lamb feared that the wolf was looking after a pretext to kill the lamb. The lamb became cautious of its words and gestures. This way both the lamb and the wolf talked to each other cautiously. The lamb heard some woodcutters. They were coming the way in which the lamb and the wolf were standing. “If I can keep talking to this wolf for a little while longer, the woodcutters will be here. They will chase him away,” thought the clever lamb.

 

So, he said, “Mr. Wolf, you are right. I have dirtied the water. But, I did not mean to upset you.”  This way the lamb kept on talking for few more minutes. As the lamb spoke, the woodcutters arrived. They saw both the lamb and the wolf and as they immediately drew their cutlass to attack the wolf, he ran into the bush. The lamb was relieved to be safe. He ran back to his mother. He told her his mother what had happened in the forest with the wolf and the woodcutter. And then he promised his mother never to wander into the forest again.

 

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