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INVISIBLE As Billy scraped his ragged plimsolls across the empty yard, he noticed the janitor sweeping up leaves. He heard a noisy engine, and looked around to see a coach drawing up outside the school. This was the day his class was due to visit Chester Zoo, but Billy was the only one left out. When Mr Farthing had announced this trip the week before Billy knew at once that the two pounds needed was out of his reach. The evening that he had told his mum about it, she just ignored him and raced out to the club. He knew it was a waste of time asking jud, for all he would receive was a punch on the jaw. This was going to be an unpleasant day for him. When he entered the class, Fisher and Tibbutt sniggerd and made gestures at him. Billy knew they were laughing because he couldn't afford the trip. ...read more.


She isolated him at the back of the room, as if he was an outcast. She gave him childish and repetitive copying, which insulted him. All this could not stop him from imagining where his classmates would be and what great excitement they would be having. Noisy amusements and ice creams in their hands were what Billy pictured. Their smiling happy faces would be in coparison to his drained and depressed expression. Other thoughts went through his mind too, was anyone on the trip missing him? What would he have been doing if he had managed to go on the trip? Billy spent the whole morning with these thoughts running through his head. When lunchtime arrived he was too depressed to even walk home to check on kes. He was full of self-pity and couldn't even be bothered to eat. ...read more.


Finally the longest day of Billy's life was almost over when he heard the bell, and this meant that the weekend was just beginning. Mrs Brown let the class go, Billy grabbed his bag and sprinted out of the classroom, almost knocking down everything in his path. As he approached the front gates he could see all of his classmates getting off the coach. They were all still excited, and around their huge smiles was the chocolate and candyfloss that they had eaten earlier. Billy stood on his own for a while hoping that someone would come over to tell him about the trip and what they had all been doing, but after a few minutes of waiting no one had come over yet. He felt invisible to everyone and felt no one cared everything that happened to Billy that day kept on getting worse and there was nothing he could do about it. ...read more.

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