I had planned to get up early and had set the alarm clock to wake me up, but I got up very late. I had to skip through my lessons in English to make up for the lost time. I was not really worried, as I felt I knew it.

After breakfast, I started revising Math’s. I got stuck in the third problem. I was still trying to solve it when my uncle came with his family. I had to go to the market. When I returned, I learnt that the maid had not come. My sister was busy helping my mother in the kitchen. So, I had to help in laying the table, doing odd jobs and entertaining my uncle and cousins. I was free only when they left at 5 p.m.

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I went to my room and bolted the door, so that I could study undisturbed. By the time I really settled down there was a breakdown of electricity. I was very upset. Mother advised me to go to sleep and promised to wake me up as soon as the electricity came. As there was no current till late in the night, all went to sleep.

When I got up, it was almost 5 o’clock. The lights were on in all the rooms. I became worried and went round to see what the matter was. I found every one sound asleep. I tried to sit and study but I was so angry and anxious that I could not concentrate. Anyway, it was time to get up and be ready.

Thus, the whole of last Sunday was wasted. I could neither watch TV and enjoy, nor study.