Houghton Mifflin English

Story

The Telephone Rang

By Marc L.

One day I was sitting down watching TV, when the telephone rang. I got up and answered it. I couldn't believe who it was! It was the owner of the pet store. She said I'd won a cat! Then she said, “Excuse me, I have a customer who needs help.” She put me on hold.

I sat waiting for a long time, and then I hung up.

I started watching TV again, and the phone rang again. It was the host of a TV show. “You've won a million dollars!” he said. Then he put me on hold because he had to get back to his show.

I waited and waited, and finally I hung up.

I started watching TV again, and the phone rang again. I just ignored it.

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