- C) point
- B) out
- D) way
- C) tell
- B) however
- A) reported
- C) used
My mother decided it was time for me to go to school. I was sent to Merrywood Elementary when I was six and I thought it was a complete waste of time. What was the __point__ of school when I could learn all I needed at the docks? It turned __out__ that Mum had other plans for my future which didn’t include joining Uncle Stan in the shipyard.
Once Mum had dropped me off each morning, I would hang around in the yard until she was out of sight, and then slope off to the docks. I made sure I was always back at the school gates when she returned to pick me up in the afternoon. On the __way__ back home, I had to be very inventive. I would __tell__ her everything I’d done at school that day. I was good at making up stories. __however__, it wasn’t long before she discovered that was all they were: stories.
Occasionally Mr. Haskins, the gatekeeper, decided he’d seen me leave the school too often and I’d be __reported__ to the headmaster. My form master, Mr.Holcombe, never let on if I didn’t show up for his class, but then he was a bit soft.
One or two other boys from my school also __used__ to hang around the docks but I kept my distance from them. They were older and bigger and never missed a chance to beat me if I got in their way.