One day last week, Jack had to go to the shops with his mum after school. Jack had a very good book and he didn’t want to stop reading it.
So Jack read his book and followed his mum into every shop. But when they wet into the supermarket, Jack didn’t see the banana that was on the floor and he stood on it and fell. He hurt his leg very badly. “I need to take him to the hospital,” said Mum, and the woman from the supermarket phoned the hospital to get an ambulance.
Jack lay on the bed in the back of the ambulance and read his book. At the hospital they had to wait for a long time to see the doctor but Jack didn’t mind because he could read his book.
Then the doctor told Jack, “Your leg is broken. You have to stay here for three more days.”
“That’s OK,” said Jack.
Jack’s parents went to visit him every day and the woman from the supermarket brought him some sweets. They were very surprised that Jack was so happy all the time.
Two days later Jack phoned his mum. “Can you come and get me?” he asked.
“What’s the matter?” asked Mum.
“I’ve finished my book,” said Jack, “and I need to go back to school to get another one!”