L ike every Monday morning, Aurélie the teacher went around the yard just before 9am which is the time of starting classes, but that Monday, she suddenly saw Augustin. He was curled up and crying. The teacher rushed over, took his hand, helped him get up and asked him what had happened to him.Augustin continued to shed hot tears. The teacher thought that he had a stomach ache, or that he simply refused to come to school. So, she took him to see the headmistress.
The headmistress,trying to calm him down, asked him to tell her what was causing him that intense grief. Finally, Augustin answered: “My dog was overthrown at night by a vehicle. The poor dog died!” and began to cry loudly. The director asked: “Were you present at the time of the accident?” “No, it’s Lise and her little brother Paul, our neighbors, who told me this in the morning.”
The director called Lise and her brother and asked them for more details about the death of Augustin’s dog. Lise, very sad, said, “Yes, Augustin’s house is juxtaposed with ours. Yesterday, we heard Augustine’s dog barking and then he was hit by a truck that was going very fast.Then the silencecame. Nothing was to be heard.”
Augustin was inconsolable all morning. At noon, he refused to eat in the canteen. He had no desire to play with his friends. So, the headmistress ended up phoning his parents to inform them of what their child was going through that day. So, the parents decided to come to school.
As soon as they knocked on the door, the director, knowing that it was Augustin’s parents who had arrived, asked him to go open the door. A great surprise was there!
Agustin opened his eyes widely and exclaimed with a tired tone: “Here is my dog! Isn’t he dead?” Her mother, holding him in her arms, replied: “No, my sweetie. Yesterday, late at night, a truck that was going at a very high speed crushed a log, and it made a big noise. The neighbors who did not see your dog in the morning thought it had been hit by the truck. Do not believe everything you hear my Loulou,okay?”
Inspired from real events.