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The Gift

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The gift:

"The teacher visits the father, bringing him surprising news about his son."

[Teacher:]
I?m glad you could meet me
I?m here about your son
I?ve never seen a mind like his
Especially so young

He?s got a gift for numbers
Never known before
An outstanding genius
Who shouldn?t be ignored

[Father:]
You must be mistaken
He?s useless and he?s weak
I see no sign of genius
The boy can hardly speak

He just sits there, lifeless
For hours at a time
No expression on his face
His eyes staring into space!

[Teacher:]
How can you be so heartless
There must be so much more that we can do

[Father:]
Who are you to judge me,
You don?t even know what we?ve been through!

[Teacher:]
Just give him more attention
You?ll see there?s more to him than meets the eye

[Father:]
Fine! I?ll try to help the child
Better not wasting my time!