Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
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As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.
Our words this week were:
beg, box, clad, dare, delicious, failed, felt, gold, heroic, late, level, mind, miss, overjoyed, pinch, private, sorry, spoil, street, trash, vision
The cheeky blighter pinched her backside, and she turned on him.
‘How DARE you!’ she cried.
‘I beg your pardon miss,’ he said , ‘but I’ve seen me Da do it to me Ma and she didn’t seem to mind.’
Adjusting her line of vision by about two feet, she looked into the face of a street urchin no more that seven years old.
Kneeling down to his level, she said more kindly
‘It’s not the sort of thing you do laddie, especially to strangers. You’ll need to learn to keep your hands to yourself, and remember that what your Ma and Da do is private.’
He looked at his feet, clad in shoes two sizes too small which should have been put in the trash months ago, the toes peeking out through a holey sock on one foot.
‘Sorry miss,’ he mumbled. ‘I won’t do it again, I promise.’
He turned and walked away, shoulders slumped.
She felt awful. Just a child from a poor family, and she wondered when he ate last.
‘Hang on lad,’ she called. ‘Would you like something to eat? There’s a little bakers round the corner and they sell the most delicious pastries.’
Tim wasn’t sure what a pastry was, but he was hungry, so he agreed.
He preferred to stay outside when the lady went in, and when she returned, she had a large box of cakes, a bag of sandwiches, and another of warm savoury pies.
‘Here,’ she said. ‘don’t be late, and take these home to your family. And keep out of trouble!’
Tim was overjoyed. He’d struck gold with this lady who was heroic in his eyes for not calling the law. He may have failed to pick her pocket, but at least his spoils wouldn’t earn him the belt from his Da.