One day, while Arthur is at school
he is asked to turn in
his homework. Arthur remembers that he did not do his homework
and nervously tells his teacher that his dog ate it. The teacher
replies that Arthur is "in a pickle" and must report to the principal
the following day.
remains anxious the rest of the day and that
night. His mind races with crazy thoughts about his pickle
predicament. That night, Arthur's dreams are even filled with
thoughts of pickles. Arthur finds himself up in the middle of the
night completing his homework.
day Arthur hurriedly goes to school and
immediately goes to the principal's office. He fesses up to not
doing his homework and admits that his excuse about his dog eating
his homework is a lie. Arthur explains that he does not ever want
to lie about his school work again.
1. What do you think
Arthur learned from this experience?
2. Explain what might
have happened if Arthur had not completed
his homework and if he had not told the truth.