The moon had gone behind a cloud and there
weren't many stars in the sky. It was a dark night. I saw a glow in
my neighbour's kitchen. I thought he was having a midnight snack so
I went back to my bed.
Soon, there was a burning smell in the air and I
suspected something was wrong. At once, I jumped out of bed and
went downstairs to investigate. I saw fire coming out of my
neighbour's kitchen. Instinctively, I shouted "Fire! Fire!" But
there was no one nearby to hear my shouts for help.
I rushed into my house, called the Fire
Department and went back to my neighbour's house. I rang the
doorbell, banged on the door and called out my neighbour's name but
there was no response. I managed to break into the house and
rescued a cat and a rabbit.
I tried to throw buckets of water through the
kitchen window but it was no use; the fire was too strong.
Luckily, a fire engine arrived and the firemen put out the fire.
They arrived in the nick of time as the fire was going to spread to
the other rooms in the house.
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When my neighbour came back, he was sad because
his kitchen was a wreck but he thanked me for calling the Fire
Department and for saving his pets. He wanted to give me some money
as a reward but I did not accept it.
Weeks later, my neighbour repaired and restored
his kitchen. He invited me to his new kitchen and there he gave me
a medal that he had specially ordered from a factory. It made me
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