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Having a ball

My great-niece was really looking forward to her first day of school, and family and friends had been telling her how much she would enjoy it. When her mother picked her up she asked her how she liked it. “Oh,” replied Miss Five, “It was all right I suppose, a bit boring. I don’t think I’ll go tomorrow.” A few days later she came home full of excitement regarding a new game she had played. It was called “spitting the ball”. It took her mum a while to work out that she meant “dribbling the ball”. I wonder how she would describe a game of rugby if she saw one?

Noeline, Waitomo

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