This enabled them to pass notes without the teacher knowing it, and Harry always went out of his way to make Elizabeth laugh. During one class session, the teacher asked the students to write a short essay about Scotland. So Harry very quickly wrote a short one, then passed it to Elizabeth.
SCOTLAND by Harry Lawrence
Scotland is a land filled with Scots. For example, many Scotch people live there. You can tell they are Scotch because even the men wear colorful skirts, which they call “kilts.”
It’s important to mention that Scotland can be found close to Great Britain. However, this land should not be confused with Ireland, which is also close to England (Great Britain). There are very few Scotch people in Ireland, which is the homeland for most Irish people and their leprechauns (tiny green men with pots of gold) instead.
Although Scotland can be considered part of Europe (a continent close to Asia), it does not appear connected to that particular continent. Anyone who wants to get to Europe from Scotland has to fly or travel by boat. But it’s well-known the Scotch people don’t like to spend much money. That’s probably why they don’t buy expensive tickets to Europe and prefer to stay at home in Scotland listening to their bagpipe music.
After learning all this about Scotland, I feel lucky to live in the United States of America.
Elizabeth couldn’t contain herself and laughed too loud at what Harry wrote, probably because of her Irish/Scottish roots. She didn’t give the piece of paper back to Harry fast enough, so both of them were chastised by the teacher, who smiled slyly when she read Harry’s SCOTLAND ESSAY. Happily, she didn’t change the seating arrangements, so Harry and Elizabeth continued communicating with each other and becoming friends during the class all that semester – but they were more careful after this incident.
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