My wife is training to be a teacher this year. And tomorrow, on her placement, she is teaching a lesson on variables for a 3rd year class. Oh, it’s Computing Science she’s teaching.
She has asked me to throw together a story which she, and the class, can use for plugging data into.
The variables, if you’re interested, are name, place, adjective, object, number, comment.
And here it is, just for fun.
Travelling /Name/, the salesman, approached the door. The box almost slipped out of his grasp as he used his elbow to push the doorbell. /Name/ held his breath. Was anyone home? It was the first house he had tried since leaving /Place/.
A light flickered on through the frosted glass.
He could hear muttering, two voices arguing. He tried his best salesman smile.
The door opened.
“Have I got a bargain for you,” /Name/ said.
“Please, go away,” said the man whose house it was. “I don’t want any trouble.”
“I don’t bring trouble, friend,” said /Name/. “I bring opportunity!” He patted the box. “This.”
“I don’t…” began the man.
“This,” repeated /Name/, louder this time, “is the most /Adjective/ thing in the world. And it can be all yours.”
“I’m really not…” stammered the man.
“Interested?” finished the salesman. “You haven’t even seen it yet…” And before the man could say another word he opened the lid of the box. A golden glow shone from within.
“It’s so /Adjective/,” said the man. “/Adjective/ /Object/. I’ve never seen so many.”
“I’ve /Number/ of them.”
“How did you fit them all in?”
“Well, /Comment/,” he said with a wink.