class was fun. That was especially so since Droozy was sometimes asked to take
over and teach the class. She felt so good being the teacher when the German
teacher was out for a few times during the year. Droozy was the star student
since German was her native tongue and she could shine when she correctly
pronounced all of those hard to pronounce words with such ease. “Ich” (I)
was very difficult for her classmates to say. It usually came out “ek” and
created a lot of hilarious laughter.
fun was the drama class since they put on plays regularly in the auditorium for
the whole school to see. Droozy loved playing many parts since she could be
someone other than herself. She was able to portray villains, noble ladies,
witches, beautiful princesses and a host of other characters. Although she
always yearned to be the leading lady in the play which was being studied, she
never was fortunate enough to be chosen.
cay when Droozy least expected it the German and drama classes decided to put
together a play. It was to be called RED RIDING HOOD AND THE WOLF. There were
many tryouts and many classmates practiced for the parts. As luck would have it
Droozy was chosen for the leading role. She became Red Riding Hood. The boy who
played the main part, that of the Wolf, was a tall slim blond boy, the brightest,
most gifted student in the whole school. Gard was a delight and Droozy fell
instantly in love with him. He was so much fun! When the big day arrived, the
day that the performance was to take place, Droozy’s heart raced with joy. She
could hardly believe her good fortune. The lights in the auditorium were
extinguished, the black velvet curtains on the stage were drawn open and there
stood Droozy with her white skirt, red cape and dancing patent leather shoes.
She looked at the sea of faces in the audience and for a moment she felt a
little scared. This feeling soon vanished and she was no longer Droozy but the
real Red Riding Hood talking to the very convincing Wolf who tried to persuade
her to do evil deeds. The show was on! What a thrill for Droozy and her fellow
actor. When the play came to an end and the curtain came down on the stage the
applause filled the auditorium. It was a thrilling experience that Droozy would
never ever forget.