"It Was Excellent!"



A new entrant to the bubbling news agency was sent on an errand by his boss. When the boy got back it was past lunch time and he was ravenously hungry.

He crossed over to his desk in the crowded newsroom and opened his bag.

To his horror the lunch box was missing! He was sure his mother gave him the box in the morning just like any other day. He went on searching desperately as his pangs grew louder and louder. How could it happen? Just disappeared into thin air? Just not possible. Or had his mother forgotten?

He was about to ring up his mother when his boss trudged up to him smiling benevolently.

'It was excellent!' the boss belched out contentedly handing over the lunch box.

He knew for sure the box was empty. His pangs of hunger now turned into seething anger spreading from the hair roots to his toes. How he wished hitting out at the big belly presented tantalizingly before him. But he had to break into a distorted grin. He is new and promising. How could he risk the editor's displeasure when he had everything to gain.

He looked down mournfully at the empty box which was not even cleaned.

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