Teacher's Pest

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"Teacher’s Pest"
OSCmeetings.jpg
Short story collection containing
"Teacher's Pest "
AuthorOrson Scott Card
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesEnder's Game series
Genre(s)Science fiction
Published inFirst Meetings
PublisherTor Books
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
Publication date2003
 
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"Teacher’s Pest"
OSCmeetings.jpg
Short story collection containing
"Teacher's Pest "
AuthorOrson Scott Card
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesEnder's Game series
Genre(s)Science fiction
Published inFirst Meetings
PublisherTor Books
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
Publication date2003

"Teacher’s Pest" is a story by Orson Scott Card set in his Ender's Game universe. It tells the story of how John Paul Wiggin (Ender's father) meets and falls in love with his future wife. It first appeared in Card's short story collection First Meetings in Ender's Universe.

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While going to college, John Paul is assigned to take a Human Communities class being taught by Theresa Brown. First being annoyed at having to take a class being taught by a graduate student, John Paul soon changes his mind as Theresa Brown leads the class through a provocative debate about communities, war, and population laws. Unfortunately, she has just been told that her research project is being taken away from her in an effort to get her father Admiral Brown to come out of retirement. As a result, she does not want to speak to anyone. Determined, John Paul waits outside her office and orders food for her while she talks to her father on the phone. When she finally comes out, he is still waiting for her. She decides to eat with him, and during the meal John Paul tells her about his secret past. As they continue to talk, they both begin to fall in love.

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