by: ismael v. mallari
A short story entitled The Stranger which is written by Ismael Mallari, a famous Filipino writer, tells the story of a boy who accepted someone as his friend. It is set in a school in the Philippines. The character is named David who is the new boy in their school, the people around him specifically his classmates think that he is a suck up or a teacher’s pet to his teachers so this made his classmates think negatively of him. He then sits next to an acacia tree while looks at his classmates play with each other. There is this one time he brought a huge package and his classmates in school were curious what was inside of that package when they opened it was a Putoseco made by his grandma. He then shares it to his classmates and then they accepted him and they went to the river to go swimming. While they were swimming this one classmate named Pendong, who is a great swimmer – swam out too far and in danger and when David saw him struggling he didn’t hesitate but immediately saved his life and after that people started treating him positively- as if he is a hero.
David is playing as the protagonist in the short story The stranger he was a new student in his class.
Don't judge the book by it's cover. Before we judge others, lets know him or her first. Don't just base on physical appearance but on her or his attitude. Many people judge and hurt our feelings as if they are perfect. But let us consider that there are people who are just like that and inevitable. The people we are judging is the one who will save us from danger. So let's not judge them but to know them.
if you haven't read it yet, here it is :) it's pretty short (for me ☺️)
The story entitled the "The Stranger" is about a simple explanation of things and events a an observed in his environment. It has three elements. The story was a about the new boy in school. Not much people who know him and he has got not much friends in his new school. Afterwards, the boy was considered a friend to many because of his generosity and good deed.
_3_at recess david approached his classmates and shared the puto seco with them.
_1_david and his family rented a big house at the end of the road.
_2_none of the classmates like him beacuse he was a stranger to them.
_5_one day david took his classmates to his house and gave them good food to eat.
_4_they found david to be very entertaining
_6_on a saturday,the boys went swimming in dagat-dagatan.
_7_pendong has swum too far and seemed to be drowning
_8_they were all fascinated with the skill david showed in rescuing pendong.
_9_everyone laughed nervously and was relieved that pendong was saved.
_10_from them on,david was regarded as a hero.
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tells what happens, characters reveal, through their
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