Copyright 2011 Ahmad Amani
Thank you for getting this book. A story from the Middle East. Thanks for Marsha B. Littlefield and Naser Hossini.
Author: Ahmad Amani
Editor: RLB Hartmann
Illustrator: Mehdi Anoshirvani
The Horizontal Line was crawling and said to himself, “Oh, what a wonderful dream. How I wish it were true.” The Horizontal Line had dreamt that he was a friend of the children, and they all liked him. Here is why. Whenever a child was punished, the Horizontal Line intervened. For example, if a teacher told one of his students, “You must stand on one foot for ten minutes,” the Horizontal Line would reduce it to five. It was his job to reduce. Children hid the Horizontal Line from their mothers because they were afraid lest it would make their allowances smaller.