NIRAV LEARNS ABOUT
NIRAV: Hey, Rohit, What did you make on the spelling test?
ROHIT: I didn't do too good, I made a fifty-two on the
test. Next week I am going to study really, really hard, and I will
NIRAV: You mean to tell me you made a fifty-two on that
test? That's a laugh, ha, ha, ha. That is an awful grade. Can't you
do any better than that on a spelling test?
ROHIT: I guess that is awful. I will study harder and
shoot for a better grade next week.
NIRAV: That's a real joke. A fifty-two is the most awful
grade I have ever heard of.
ROHIT: What did you make Nirav?
NIRAV: Well, I thought you would never ask me. I made one
hundred. You just can't do any better than that. I made everybody
mad at me. I made the best grade in the whole class. I didn't even
study for the dumb test.
ROHIT: What do you mean? You really didn't?
NIRAV: I'm just smart. I might be a genius. I might get
the title, The hundred Genius. I made a great grade, for a wonderful
kid like me.
ROHIT: I thought the test was hard. I am really proud for
NIRAV: Well, Rohit, it might be hard for a dumb-dumb like
you, but not for me. I could be sound asleep and pass the same test
with a hundred.
ROHIT: Hey! You sure are very proud of yourself. Aren't
NIRAV: Why shouldn't I be? I am Nirav the Great that's my
name, and making 100's is the name of the game.
ROHIT: Well, I must go and study. I can't make a good
grade unless I study. Boy, it sure would be nice to make a hundred.
NIRAV: Boy! it's great. Look, the teacher is coming. I bet
she is glad that she has such a smart boy in her class. I imagine
she wants me to go on
television or something important.
TEACHER: Good afternoon, Nirav. I have been looking
everywhere for you. Is that the spelling test in your hand?
NIRAV: Yes, it is. Do you want to frame it, or put it in
the local newspaper? Either one will be fine with me.
TEACHER: That isn't exactly why I am here. Nirav, we have
NIRAV: I don't make mistakes, so I don't have any
problems. I am much too smart for that.
TEACHER: I made a bad mistake. I didn't mean to, but I
gave you the wrong paper, by mistake. Honestly. I gave you Ravi's
paper. I have yours in my hand.
NIRAV: You mean I didn't make a hundred?
TEACHER: I hate to say this, but you didn't make a
hundred. Looking at the grade you made, I don't think you studied at
all. Did you study Nirav? You made a thirty-three on the test.
NIRAV: Are you absolutely sure I didn't make a hundred. I
told everyone in the whole class I made a hundred. I even told them
what a great speller I am.
TEACHER: You need to stop being a show-off Nirav. No one
likes to be around someone who is bragging and showing off all the
ROHIT: Boy, is she right.
NIRAV: A thirty-three?
TEACHER: That is right. No mistake about it.
NIRAV: I wish I had kept my mouth shut. I mean totally
shut. All I know is now everyone will make fun of me.
TEACHER: That is too bad. I think I would study my
vocabulary if I were you, and stop showing off to everyone.
NIRAV: I'm sure not as wonderful and smart as I thought I
was. I always have to learn the hard way. Rohit, will you help me
study for the next test? I think a fifty-two sounds pretty good next
to a thirty-three. Don't you think?
ROHIT: I sure do. Maybe both of us will learn something.
NIRAV: You know? I already have. Showing off never pays
and that's a big lesson to learn. How do you spell dog? d-u-g? Isn't
ROHIT: Oh, boy! We have a lot of work to do.