Bang! Boom! Crash! It sounded like thunder rolling. “What’s going on?” Grandpa came down the stairs, only to find Ali, Omar and Hassan parking their cycles in fury – or you could say crashing them against the wall. Before Grandpa could say anything, all three boys started to point each other out, complaining:
“Oh Grandpa! Ali broke the cycle pump!” This was Omar.
“No Grandpa! Omar was the one who punctured my cycle,” complained Hassan.
Grandpa kept his cool and asked all three angry young men to calm down: “Who wants a cold glass of smoothie?”
The three kids still looked grumpy, but the thought of a smoothie made them trudge into the dining room and settle down. After they had relaxed and enjoyed their drink, Grandpa started a new conversation.
“What would you do to someone who had taken the life of your family members, tortured your friends, or made your life tremendously intolerable, if such a person was at your mercy?”
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