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Anne Frank's School Days

Anne Frank, a little girl smart, beautiful and witty on her thirteenth birthday got, as gift, a small notebook she promptly named Kitty. Kitty soon became a friend dear and close; with it Anne shared the secrets of her heart her joys and woes. Showcased in her diary were events, children, women and men drawn from school or home, donning a charming aura woven by the magic of Anne's pen. Mom, Dad and elder sister Margot were subjects of Anne's affections. She also wrote feelingly about friends at school, including the adoring boys and their attentions. Immortalised by her writing is Keptor the math master who gave her, as punishment the task of writing about 'A Chatterbox' irked as he was by her constant chatter. A ***** topic, it stimulated Anne's craft. She cleverly justified her talking in full three pages terming it a feminine trait. Keptor could not help laughing. Followed 'Incurable Chatterbox' as the next assignment. With this duly completed, peace prevailed, just for a time as Anne failed to repent. His pupil still chattering Keptor's patience could not last. He ordered her to write on 'Quack, quack, quack, says Mrs Natterbeak' sending laughter through the class. Not to be daunted Anne took up the task anon. She wrote in verse about a swan who bit to death his three ducklings because they talked on and on. Impressed by the satire Keptor joked about the verse in all his classes, reading it to them. To Anne's talking he was no longer averse.

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Date: 12/5/2015 10:10:00 PM
Sunil, I really enjoyed this poem thanks for sharing. Luv ~SKAT~
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