Jones simply loved playing games. She was your typical bubbly
six year old girl, overflowing with the simple joys of life, and
today she was dressed in a pink polka dotted summer dress with
a matching bow tied neatly in her long blond curly hair... It
was a lovely bright May Saturday afternoon, and the aromas of
the English country enchanted her. All at once she began to jump
up and down with excitement! She spied a bird gaily munching seed
from the birdfeeder.
feel like playing doctors and nurses," she proclaimed to
the bird, who, startled, flew away to higher limbs for safety
merrily into the kitchen, she picked up the phone, and with her
mother smiling sweetly on she called her school friend Jeremy.
Inspired by the sound of Sally's sweet voice, Jeremy wasted no
time racing his blue BMX bike quickly up the street to her very
soon arrived with a big goofy look on his freckled chubby face,
and he was a little breathless after pedaling so hard. Sally's
mother could not help but laugh at the young man's enthusiasm,
and she offered them a pitcher of homemade lemonade and some fairy
don't the two of you have a picnic in the back garden?" she
said as her eyes twinkled. "It is such a glorious day out
smiled at her mother and nodded. Then she took the delicious lemonade
and cakes, her young eyes sparkling, and led a most enthusiastic
sat down under the shade of an overgrown willow tree that was
situated in the middle of the oversized garden. They eagerly ate
and chatted on gaily about nothing in particular. Suddenly Sally
took Jeremy's hand and leaned in to whisper into his eager ear
think it is about time that we play that game I told you about."
then got up and laughing, hand in hand, they skipped to the far
end of the garden, and to the large shed
is my special place," she said. "No-one is allowed in
here but me
But today I am going to make an exception
walk inside and Sally locked the door, giggling all the time.
looked surprised that Sally wanted to tie him up but the devilish
look in her blue eyes made him finally succumb.
was going to be a very fun game indeed,' he thought.
just kept smiling at him.
wide!" she said.
just as Jeremy complied, she placed a dirty old tennis ball into
at once Jeremy began to flail, and he tried to scream. Each time
he opened his mouth, the ball lodged farther into the back of
dad is a very famous surgeon!" Sally said as she pulled an
old leather bag from a cabinet.
I grow up I want to be just like him
Can you imagine how
excited he is going to be when I transfer your heart with the
old dog next door? I am going to be famous."
opened the bag and pulled out a razor-sharp scalpel as she began
* * *
hours later she had finished the operation.
wish poor Jeremy hadn't died,' she thought. 'And there was an
awful lot of blood
Still, next time I will get it right.
There are still lots and lots of silly boys left in my class
then she heard her mother calling for her, and wiping her hands,
she skipped contently back into the house.