Clearing The Decks

He opened up his pencil case and took out the red pen. He placed his ruler carefully at the bottom of the page and ruled a red line under the work he had been doing. Then he put the red pen into his pencil case again. Before zipping it shut he also put in his blue pen and his ruler, which was a specially cut-down ruler, an idea he had had himself, meaning all of his pens and pencils and rubbers and geometric and artistic equipment were neatly packed into a precise package he could carry with him everywhere. He zipped up the pencil case and put it into his bag, in the pocket at the side, where it fit just right, and he stacked the exercise book he had been working in on top of the other exercise books in his bag and zipped that up too. He picked up his bag and slid his chair backwards from his desk, standing at the same time, in one motion. He slid the chair back under the desk and made for the classroom door. It was lunchtime. Now he was ready to play footy.

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