It was the first day of the new term.
Tarun almost jumped off the school van.
He ran to the class.
As he entered he saw something strange.
All his classmates were standing by the half wall.
“What’s going on?” thought Tarun.
He too went towards them.
Then he saw what had happened.
The trees in the land next to school were all gone.
The jack trees, breadfruit trees were all cut down.
Tarun’s heart sank.
He used to love looking at those trees.
It was like a mini forest in the city.
“Why have they cut down the trees?” he asked his classmates.
“A construction company has bought the land” Savan answered.
“They are going to build houses there” he added.
The school bell rang.
As then their science teacher went past the class.
She saw that the students were looking at something.
“What’s happening?” she asked the students.
Then she saw the destruction.
The teacher was horrified.
The students explained what had happened.
“People like to have trees in their gardens” the teacher explained.
“Modern house designs make trees part of the design” she went on.
“It’s stupid of the constructors to cut down trees” she added.
The students totally agreed.
What did Tarun see when he first entered the class?
Why had the constructors cut down the trees?
What did the science teacher say about modern house designs?