AN UNEXPECTED INCIDENT
“Coo!” An owl hooted. It was the day before my exams and I was burning midnight oil by doing my revision. “Sigh… I wished I had studied for my exams earlier. Now I have to do revision the day before the exams start. I am so tired. Sigh..” I sighed again. Before I even knew it my head lay on my books and I was sound asleep.
“Ring!” My alarm clock blared. Irritated by its ear-splitting noise I hit it hard and threw it on the floor. I thought, “Time to wake up. Let’s go.” I tried to stand up but my head felt heavy and I felt a bit dizzy. I went downstairs to eat my breakfast and change my uniform, thinking that I would be fine afterwards but no, I was wrong…
When I went into my classroom, all my classmates were studying for the exam – English. They seemed full of vigour and looked energetic compared to me. As we were revising, our teacher, Miss Devi, entered the classroom. She told us to put away all our books and put our schoolbags at the front of the classroom to prevent us from cheating. After fifteen minutes, the English exam started.
The atmosphere of the classroom was so quiet that even the dropping of a paperclip could be heard. I stared blankly at my exam paper and thought, “Oh my gosh! Why are the questions getting tougher and tougher? Sigh… Guess I have to skip some questions.” Before long, I had finished most of the exam questions. As I was completing the paper, I suddenly felt groggy and dizzy. “Last two questions. Must hang in there…” I thought.
“Ok class, stop writing. Remember to write your class and index number in the blank space above.” Miss Devi commanded us. As Miss Devi was collecting our test papers, my stomach felt extremely uneasy and I could not tolerate the uneasiness anymore. I gave out a loud retch and ‘BLEHH’ I vomited. “Help, help, Miss Devi!” one of my classmates shouted. Miss Devi asked, “What is it?” “Wesley vomited!” he replied. Upon hearing what had happened, Miss Devi took to her heels and ran to the General Office to tell a staff to call the hospital for an ambulance. Before long, I blacked out.
I awoke to find a nasty taste in my mouth. My mother and my father were both sitting beside me looking flustered. I asked them, “What happened?” My mother told me, “You lost consciousness as you were too pressurized. Son, you will be discharged in a week’s time. I have brought a few books for you to do to prevent you from feeling too bored. I thought, “More assessment books to do.” From then on, I revised everyday consistently instead of doing revision at the last minute.
Chng Lip Kuang
CW3 – Primary 6