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Malala

August 3, 2017
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban
fussy
bullet
I was shot by a Taliban bullet and was flown out of Pakistan unconscious.
long
Now, every morning when I open my eyes, I long to see my old room full of my things, my clothes all over the floor and my school prizes on the shelves.
convenience
Here there is any convenience you can imagine.
tap
Water running from every tap, hot or cold as you wish;
pavement
I see tall buildings, long roads full of vehicles moving in orderly lines, neat green hedges and lawns, and tidy pavements to walk on.
reunite
My mind transports me back to my school and there I am reunited with my friends and teachers.
bookish
It wasn’t the best of days to start with as it was the middle of school exams, though as a bookish girl I didn’t mind them as much as some of my classmates.
rickshaw
That morning we arrived in the narrow mud lane off Haji Baba Road in our usual procession of brightly painted rickshaws, sputtering diesel fumes, each one crammed with five or six girls.
woodcutter
The ornamented brass door in a white wall across from the woodcutter’s yard gives no hint of what lies beyond.
entrance
For us girls that doorway was like a magical entrance to our own special world.
headscarf
As we skipped through, we cast off our head-scarves like winds puffing away clouds.
courtyard
At the top of the steps was an open courtyard with doors to all the classrooms.
backpack
We dumped our backpacks in our rooms then gathered for morning assembly under the sky.
command
One girl commanded, ‘Assaan bash! ’ or ‘Stand at ease!’
alphabet
The English alphabet has 26 letters.
answer
Can you answer this riddle?
apple
Is the apple red?

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