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Why is there a hole in the wall? Imaginative reasoning from BookDash

hole in the wallWhy is there a hole in the wall? Explores all the possibilities of what might have caused the hole in the wall. Imaginative reasoning and different ideas give many ideas for discussion with young readers.

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The story Why is There a Hole in the Wall is based on a rock situated by the small town of ESikhaleni in KwaZulu-Natal.

Text from Why is There a Hole in the Wall

Lungisa lived in a village called esiKhaleni or Place of Noise.

Some people also called it Hole-in-the-Wall.

“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asked his mother.

“Because one of the sea-people used a giant sh head to break through the wall so that he could get to the woman he loved.”

“Interesting,” said Lungisa.

 

“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asked his teacher.

“Because waves crashed against the rock for millions of years, and made a hole in the sandstone,” said his teacher.

“Interesting,” said Lungisa.

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“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asked his granny.

“So that our ancestors will have a gateway to us.”

“Interesting,” said Lungi

 

 

“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asked his auntie.

“It is a window to God.”

“Interesting,” said Lungisa.

 

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“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asked his friend.

“Because a ship crashed into the wall.”

 

“Interesting,” said Lungisa.

“Why is there a hole in the wall?” Lungisa asked his little sister.

“So that my brother will keep on ask

And Lungisa laughed.

But he kept on asking.

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