International Student Part One HTML version
INTERNATIONAL STUDEN T/JACKAI
How it All Began
It was about 2:30pm on a bright, sunny afternoon
on August 13, 1999. The passengers on board flight
740 had just fastened their seat belts and the plane
was about to take off from Barboura City
International Airport in Boluaké, Central Africa. One
passenger seemed in no haste to travel, but rather
determined to settle scores with a flight attendant.
"This is unbelievable! Unbelievable! Who are you to
prevent me from getting on this plane ? You‘re lucky
that I happen to be in a good mood today."
The man looked at his sparkling silver watch and
adjusted the red tie he was wearing with a white
shirt, dark brown suit and a pair of shiny black
shoes. Each of them seemed to blend in smoothly with
his dark complexion.
"Once more I am deeply sorry," the flight
attendant responded, shaken. "The plane will soon be
taking off. We really can‘t let people walk around