"4. No Slavery. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave. "
Now read the short story about this important human right.
is ten years old. He studies at Avalon Elementary School. He is quite
popular and has good friends. Even the girls are nice to him, and the
teachers are not too bad.
There is one thing though that really makes his life miserable. The
school bully. His name is Grant and he is big and strong. He learns at
the same class as Liam does, but he is two years older than everyone
Grant the bully always makes Liam and other kids do his homework. He
takes their lunch. He even forces them to do stupid things in front of
teachers. They all feel like his slaves because they must do what he
tells them. They do not have any freedom.
Everyone is afraid of Grant. No one has the courage to do something
about it, not even the teachers. They pretend that they do not notice!
One day, after losing his lunch and all of his pocket money, Liam
decides he cannot go on like this. He takes some martial arts classes.
This makes him a little braver. A month of classes is not much, but it
is better than nothing, right?
The next time Grant the bully shows up and grabs Liam's bag, Liam stays
steady. He takes his own bag back. The minute Grant sends his fist
forward, Liam jumps to the left and kicks Grant in the legs.
Grant is stunned. The kids around begin cheering. Liam smiles for a
single second when a hard elbow hits him in the shoulder. He falls down
on the ground and Grant jumps on top of him. They continue to hit each
other and fight.
At the end, Grant wins. Liam is left lying on the ground, bruised and
bleeding. He is not seriously hurt, but he is disappointed. He wanted
to be free from Grant, and it seems that he failed.
The next day Liam enters the school with many bruises and much
swelling. He has his bag, but he knows that not for long. Soon Grant
the bully will come and take it away.
Suddenly he notices Grant. His body is pretty bruised too. Grant has
one look at Liam and then looks away. Liam is surprised. He did not
The next day the same thing happens. Grant continues to bully other
kids, but he does not mess with Liam. Oddly enough, he does not mess
with kids talking to Liam, too.
Liam is happy now. He is no longer Grant's slave. He has his freedom.
Moreover, he has more friends than ever. That is because every kid who
does not want Grant to bully him stays close to Liam!