My name is Felix Jackson age eleven, and I have a story to tell. A very strange thing happened not too long ago. I am about to give a full report of what happened in as much detail as I can remember. One day in fifth grade there was a surprise hearing and vision test. Our school does this every once in a while to see if we need glasses or hearing kids. First I had to do the hearing test. The testers explained to me how the test works and so I easily raised my hand every time I heard a beep. No problems there. Then I did the vision test.
A X R T B Y I W K L F G S
S S Z S H I L L O E R M M N
E F R T Y U I O P S Z D F
PROBLEM! PROBLEM! PROBLEM!
The people that brought the eye chart claimed that I was in great need of glasses. They told me that they could clearly tell when I mistook the letter S for the letter Z, and vice versa. Then in bright purple pen they wrote the words that should never ever be put even remotely near to each other:
To the parents of Felix Jackson,
Today there was a hearing and vision test at your son’s school. Our test concluded with the result that your son needs glasses. Over the weekend please go to an eye doctor to get a new pair of glasses, so that on Monday he can return to school and learn just as well as the other students.
Sincerely, eye doctors of Austin
Now to the doctors this sounded like an ordinary note home to parents, but to me this sounded like a death sentence.
Coming soon: chapter 2