Tore open the door and into the hall dashed.
Shone light on the students who'd started to sigh.
A bright piece of paper with the words they all feared.
A reading assignment to complete over break.
As visions of books threatened their summer fun.
That you're itching to go on a summer adventure.
As I described in detail the trips they could.
"You can do it," I said, "by reading a book."