A Funny Thing Happened on the way to School
Last Friday it was very windy.
I was walking down the street with my friend John.
We were having a difficult time walking against the wind.
The wind was pushing against us, and we felt the force of it pressing against us.
We even had a hard time breathing.
We were walking slowly.
We watched the leaves as they danced and twirled in the wind.
We watched a plastic bag as it flew by us.
We saw a little boy whose baseball cap flew right off his head.
His cap flew along the sidewalk, and he had to chase it.
He finally caught it, and he held it in his hands tightly after he got it back.
The trees were swaying frantically.
Their branches swished and waved in the wild wind.
John and I were hit by flying bits of paper and leaves.
We laughed when a garbage can lid rolled along and hit John in the leg.
We saw another garbage can rolling along the road as if it was alive.
Everything was moving because of the wind.
Then, the funniest thing happened.
I wasn’t paying any attention, and a paper bag came flying up the street toward us.
It hit me right in the face and covered my whole face.
At first, I didn’t know what had happened.
I was blinded.
I couldn’t see where I was going.
I stopped and held out my hands.
When I stopped, the bag fell off my face.
I looked at John.
He was laughing very hard.
He was laughing so hard that tears were rolling down his cheeks.
He said that I looked very funny with the brown paper bag stuck to my face.
I started to laugh too.
We laughed about it all the way to school.
John said that he wished he had a camera.
He would have taken a picture of me with the bag on my face.
to turn around and around or make something do this
twirl something around/round
– She twirled the liquid around in her glass.
– He twirled the keys around his fingers.
move or cause to move slowly or rhythmically backwards and
forwards or from side to side.
synonyms: swing, shake
– The trees were swaying gently in the wind.
– The trees swayed gently in the breeze.
– She swayed her body in time with the music.
– I’m swaying between two opinions.
– Mel swayed her hips in time with the music.
– The boat swayed from side to side in the storm.
hurried, excited, and disordered:
– I’ve had a frantic rush to get my work done.
– the frantic pace of modern life.
– frantically adv
to move or make something move quickly through the air with a
– Her skirt swished as she walked.
– The whip swished through the air.
– The cow swished its tail.