Tom attends a very strict school. The teachers give a lot of homework and they get angry if it is not done. One day Tom lost his homework. He turned his room upside down looking for it. He couldn’t find it. On the way to school he thought, ‘I’d better make myself scarce today!’ In class, he was like a cat on a hot tin roof waiting for the teacher to ask for the homework. About half way through class, there was a fire drill and the whole class had to go outside. The coast was clear! He was safe for another day. Later on, Tom did find his homework and he handed it in with pride.