MR APPLE MEETS MRS ORANGE AFTER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS Mr Apple: -Ho! Good morning to you, who are you? It is the first time I see you in our neighborhood. MRS ORANGE: -Really Mr Apple, don’t you recognize me? Mr Apple: -No! Why? Do you recognize me? MRS ORANGE: -Of course I do, although you have become so reddish from too much sun-tan and I had hard time to recognize you. I am Mrs Orange. -Mr Apple : What? Mrs Orange? Ha! Ha! Ha! Mr Apple burst into laughter. -MRS ORANGE: I do not understand, why are you laughing? Page 130 Mr Apple: -Oh, I am so sorry but when I saw you last time before the holidays, , you were very green and very thin, now you are swollen like a balloon. You are wearing this orange dress too! Ha! Ha! Ha! Mr Apple couldn’t hold himself from laughing again. MRS ORANGE: -Why don’t you look at your own mess, I say! Mrs Orange replied very angrily. Mr Apple:-What do you mean, what mess? I simply became reddish. MRS ORANGE: -Don’t you see your nose? It is like a red brinjal. No woman would like to approach you with this nose. Mr Apple: -Are you saying I am ugly? MRS ORANGE: -Didn’t you also say so for me? You always mock at me. Sh! Sh! Sh! Keep quiet, someone is coming. Two gentlemen approached. The first one spoke: -This is it my friend, I’ll pick-up oranges from here. They look so beautiful, with nice color and juicy. Try one. Page 131 The other one replied: -me too, I will pick-up these beautiful, hard and red apples. He also tasted an apple. They both left very pleased. First talked Mrs Orange: -You see, finally I am and very beautiful and juicy. Mr Apple : -Yea, I hear. I am also very beautiful, tough with nice color. However, the most important is that I am therapeutic with lots of vitamins and I do not let the people get sick. MRS ORANGE: -Alone you do nothing, you need me too. My juice is full of vitamin C and everybody drinks it and becomes strong. That’s why we must never be separated. What do you say, friends for ever? -Mr Apple: Yes, friends for ever. -Mr Apple and Mrs Orange hugged and kissed and remained friends for ever.