“Get it away from me!” someone shrieked. There was a lizard in Samuel’s hands. It was his pet. He had brought it to school for the day.
Just then, the teacher came into the classroom. Samuel stuffed the lizard into his pocket. The lesson was very interesting because his teacher was teaching them about fractions. She had a box of pizza with her. She used it to teach them about equivalent fractions. Samuel soon forgot about his lizard. He did not notice it crawling out of his shorts, down the leg of the chair, and towards the teacher’s table. When the teacher reached into the pizza box to take out a slice of pizza, her fingers closed around a cold object. She glanced down and realized that she had grabbed a lizard. She screamed in fright and flung the lizard out of the third-floor window. Samuel was stunned by what had happened. He felt in his pocket and realized that his lizard had escaped. It must have been the one that Mrs. White threw out the window. His heart sank. He liked it very much.
Mrs. White was so shaken that she did not continue the lesson. She told everyone to complete their workbook. Samuel could not concentrate on his work. He kept thinking of his lizard.