In our great country
England, in a town not too far from you, there is a nice and large
estate where there lives a little boy named Little Tom. He is named
after his father, Sir Thomas, but everyone calls him Little Tom. He
has chestnut-colored locks, a noble brow, and always looks the
gentleman in his miniature gentleman's suit. Everyone thinks that
Little Tom is a handsome boy with a genteel look and will grow up to
be a fine gentleman. However, there are times when Little Tom does
not act like the gentleman he will become.
For instance, look at
Little Tom now. He has his lesson on Latin with his tutor Mr.
Humphrey Dullard, but he can not sit still. He keeps looking out the
library window when he should be copying his Latin.
"The sun is shining so
beautifully outside and the birds are chirping so happily. I want to
go outside and see the world," Little Tom says to himself. "I am sick
of being the noble gentleman; I am sick of being the older brother
who takes care of my stupid sister; and I am sick of learning these
Little Tom has an idea, a
brilliant, but mischievous idea. He waits until his tutor begins to
nod off (as he usually does) and then, he springs from his chair,
jams his tutor's ridiculous French wig over his eyes, and then
springs out the window onto a bed of soft green grass.
" I am FREE!"
Little Tom shouts.
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