Month: September 2014


Honour (Singapore)

Sweets and Marbles

There was this boy who had a wonderful collection of marbles, and a girl with an attractive collection of sweets. Each saw the other’s collection and wished they had it. 

One day they decided on an exchange. The boy would pass all his marbles to the girl, and the girl would give the boy all her sweets. 

That night, the boy began to pack his marbles for the exchange.  He looked at them one by one and put them in a bag.  He held a particularly beautiful marble in his hand, and decided to put it under his pillow instead of into the bag.  After a time, he came across another beautiful marble. Again he decided to keep it under his pillow.  He then tied up all the other marbles in the bag, for the exchange the next day. 

That same night, the girl happily packed all her sweets in…

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