Lost Japanese boy is back – level 2

13-06-2016 07:00

A boy in Japan was throwing rocks, so his parents decided to punish him by leaving him on the side of the road next to a forest. They drove off in their car. When they came back, their son was gone.

Rescue workers and volunteers looked for him for a week in the woods. People eventually found the boy at a military hut and took him to hospital.

He came out of hospital recently, wearing a baseball cap that had messages on it. He told people that he felt OK and that he forgave his parents.

Difficult words: punish (make a person feel bad feelings or pain for doing something bad), forgive (say you are not angry with somebody after they did something wrong).

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