Save the Polar Bears Oh, no, she thought as she stared at the broken pencil. There were only five minutes left of exam-time and she was barely half-finished. The worst part was that she did not even have a replacement pencil. She glanced around the room, hoping that someone had an extra on the desk. Negative. Everyone was using mechanical pencils!God, I hate being poor.Ellen considered buying lunch to be more important than stocking up on pencils. If she was going to stock up on pencils, it would be with the wooden kind, not the expensive and plastic kind. She never thought this would ever happen. She believed that every classroom had pencil sharpeners, but apparently in 2011 all the schools, colleges, and universities recycled them to help make space suits for the monkeys after PETA threw a tantrum.Pencil sharpeners became scarce, but one could still
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