Show and Tell was there again. Mrs. Yells at me was really angry after what I did with Spongy Man.
She stared at me and said "Can you please give a nice Show and Tell this time?"
Mrs. Yells at me wanted me to go first this time "Alright, you can begin."
"Today for Show and Tell, I have this," I held out my clasped hands.
"Why don't you open your hands and show the class what you've brought."
"No! Today for Show and Tell, I refuse to show what I've brought."
"Why?" Mrs. Yells at me was surprised.
"There happen to be many reasons. But all I can say is, I refuse to talk about the thing in my hands."
"The idea of Show and Tell is to show the class..."
"In my hands is a mystery," I interrupted her. "This mystery will haunt you for the rest of your puny miserable lives. In my hands is a Secret which you will never know. You may beg or cry and even give me chocolates as a bribe. But NO! You guys will never get to see it."
"Well," Mrs. Yells at me had huge eyes now. "You may sit down in that case. Thank you for that wonderful Show and Tell."
"I am not done yet. As I was saying, I'll keep this secret away from everyone and hold my hands clasped this way forever. Nobody will know what's in them. Including the President."
"The president?" Miss Big Help sounded confused.
"Yes. I will later bury it somewhere safe so that nobody can have a look. And even if I show it to people, I'll never let you have a look, Miss Big Help!"
"Hey," she yelled.
"Can you hand it over..."
"No!" I interrupted Mrs. Yells at me again. "I won't bury it. I'll throw it far away in Space. That way, it will take astronauts millions of years to find it. This day will be remembered for when all you kids including the teacher never got to see the secret in my hands. This day will also be remembered for the Show and Tell that was never shown or told!"
Mrs. Yells at me was really angry. She came over and asked me to hand over the secret. I didn't want to. So, I ran. She chased me around the class and after five minutes of screaming, panting and yelling, I was caught. She opened my clasped hands.
The kids behind were all cheering. Everyone was expecting something really huge and shiny. But they were in for a shock when Mrs. Yells at me picked the secret from my hands and showed it to the entire class.
I was in the Principal's chamber. Mr. Principal wasn't happy. He stared at the secret. It was placed on his table. My parents were called and as always, they were stunned.
Mr. Principal looked at me and said "You did all that to keep a pebble in your hands?"
"That's not a pebble."
"Oh yeah, this is a white pebble." Mrs. Yells at me added.
"I should have listened to Agent 17.3 and Agent 16.2,"
"What's he talking about?" Mr. Principal asked my parents.
My mom looked like she hadn't heard a thing and my dad blurted out something.
"I'll tell you," I said. "Agent 17.3 and Agent 16.2 are aliens. They handed the white stone to me this morning and said that nobody's brain was as advanced as mine. They had warned me that your eyes could only see this as a white pebble and not as a strange thing found in space."
Everyone in the room were now shocked. They looked at each other but didn't say a thing. A little while later, it was confirmed that the pebble was a part of our Driveway. My parents were happy that the case was solved. Though, Mr. Principal and Mrs. Yells at me continued staring...
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