Friday, 1 May 2015

The clever farmer

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One night, four theives went to a farmer's house to steal.There was light in the house.So, the thieves hid themselves among the plaintain tree.Farmer heard them talking.He knew that there were thieves hiding in the compound.He planned a trick to fool them.He called his wife and said,"You see there are so many thieves these days".

  "Yes, but what should we do ?" asked his wife.

  "We will fool them", said Farmer

  "How ?" asked wife.

  "I will put the ornaments and gold coins in a box and throw it in the well.The thieves will get nothing from our house".

  "Very good idea", said his wife.

  The thieves were listening to all these.They thought Farmer did not know about them.They sat quietly in their hiding place.

  Farmer took a wooden box and put a few stones in it.When his wife asked the reason, he signed her to keep quiet.Next, he closed the box and locked it.Both the husband and wife carried the box to the well.He whispered to her to say "Yes!" when he asked anything.

  "All our gold is in the box,isn't it ?" Farmer asked loudly.

  "Yes, it is", said the wife.

  Then farmer threw the box into the well.It fell with a loud noise.

  The thieves were listening to all these.They thought all the gold was in the box.

  Farmer and his wife went inside the house and slept.The theives decided to empty the well and take the box.They drew all the water by dawn and took the box.With great difficulty,they broke the lock and opened the box.There were only stones in it.

  Next morning,Farmer and his wife came out to see what happened .They had a hearty laugh.The thieves had watered all the plants !
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Thursday, 9 April 2015

Think before you speak

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Once upon a time in a forest, a hare called Pinky was resting under a banyan tree. He thought to himself, "What would happen if the earth started to break up?" Suddenly, there was a loud creaking sound. He jumped up and said, "The earth is really breaking up".

He ran through the forest and met another hare, Rosie. Rosie asked Pinky, "Where are you going in such a hurry?" The earth is splitting into pieces. You better start running too". Pinky replied. Soon, the other hares joined them in running.

Seeing so many hares running through the forest, the other animals got frightened. The news of the earth splitting into pieces spread like wild fire and soon all the animals got to know about it. It wasn't too long before all the animals joined the hares in running wildly. All creatures, whether reptiles or birds,insects or four-footed animals, everyone was trying to escape and their cries of fear filled the air.

The king of forest, Zara the lion, was standing on the top of a hill. He saw the animals running. "What is the matter?" He thought himself. He ran down the hill and positioned himself in front of the crowd. He shouted, "Stop! Stop!" The animals stopped as the lion was their king. A parrot yelled, "The earth is breaking into pieces". Zara asked, "Who told you so?" The parrot replied, "The monkey told me so".

Zara asked the monkey about it. They replied that they heard it from the tigers. The tigers in turn said that the elephants had told them. The elephant cited buffaloes as their source. At last, the hares were rounded up and they all pointed to pinky.

Zara asked Pinky, "What made you think that the earth is breaking into pieces?" The small hare replied fearfully," Your Majesty, I heard the cracking sound with my own ears". Zara investigated the matter and explored the sound that Pinky had heard. Ultimately, he came to know that the sound had been lying down.

Zara told all the animals, "Go back to your homes. The earth is absolutely safe. Next time you hear a rumour, check before you run". He told Pinky, "Look at the panic that wrong information can create. Next time, think before you speak".

The animals felt foolish and at the same time relieved as the earth was safe. They went back to their homes.
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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

His First Flight

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Once a young seagull was standing alone on a rock in the sea, he was afraid of flying. His parents taught his sister and two brothers how to fly and dive for fish into the sea. They strove their level best to teach the young seagull to fly but in vain.

One day his parents thought a plan to teach him flying. All the members of his family flew away to another rock and left him alone. They did not give him anything to eat. Twenty-four hours passed. The young seagull walked to the edge of the rock. He stood there on one leg and closed his eyes. Now he was very hungry. He saw his mother tearing a piece of fish. He begged his mother to give him food.

The mother of the seagull knew that it was the time to hit upon the nail. She decided to exploit the hunger of the young seagull for his betterment. She took a piece of fish in her beak and came flying over him. When she reached over him, she become motionless in the air. She did not get down on the rock. She wanted to give the young seagull an incentive to fly.

The young seagull bent forward and jumped at the fish. But his mother flew upward. So he lost his balance and flew down from the rock into the space. He becomes much frightened. But to save his life he began to flap his wings. As soon as he flapped his wings, he started to fly. In this way, he learnt how to fly.
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Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Two Kids

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It was another escapade of Gopi and Gargi into the forest. The two were playing in the courtyard of the ruined castle when they heard strange sounds, as if someone ringing tiny bells in a temple. But there was none in the sort had happened during any of their early visits. Was the castle haunted? Were there any ghosts?

Suddenly, this thought had a vice like grip on their minds. Naturally enough, both were terrified but neither wanted to admit it. Presently the sounds become louder and louder and the duo would have fled had Gargi's sharp eyes not caught a glimpse of a herd of goats grazing behind the thickest nearby. 'So, those are ghosts!' said Gargi and the both burst into laughter. They rushed to the spot to have a closer look and found that there were thirteen goats in all and each had a tiny brass bell dangling from its neck. Four goats were black and the rest were brown.
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Naughty Robi

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Robi was a naughty monkey who lived in a forest near the sea.

One day, Robi went to the sea shore. There he saw a fishing rod left behind by someone. 'Catching a fish is very interesting,' Robi thought as he took the fishing rod.

"Monkey, you do not eat fish. Then why should you catch my friends in the sea?" Crooky Crab asked.

"Monkeys do not eat fish. But it is interesting, and such fun to catch fish! Wait here, and I will show you what an expert fisherman I am!" Robi replied proudly.

He cast the fishing line into the water, and waited there for some time. Then, the fishing line began to move. "Wow! I caught a big fish. It's very heavy," Robi said happily. He began to pull in the line. He pulled and pulled. Finally, a shark popped out of the sea.

"You foolish monkey! I will catch you, and eat you up," the shark said, opening his mouth wide.

Frightened Robi quickly ran back into the forest, as Crooky Crab laughed loudly.
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Friday, 3 April 2015

A Good Boy

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I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,
And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good.

My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,
And I must be off to sleep, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till tomorrow I shall see the sun rise,
No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,
And hear the thrushes singing in the illacs round the lawn.

[ A poem by Robert Louis Stevenson ]
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Birbal, The Wise

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Birbal was a very wise man.He was in the court of the great ruler, Akbar. He was know for his wisdom. People came from near and far off places to seek his advise. There are many stories about Birbal's wisdom.

Once two brothers,Raju and Ravi came to him. They both claimed to own the same mango tree and asked Birbal to settle down the quarell between them.

Birbal thought for a while. Then he said, "Pluck all the fruits from the tree and divide them equally between the two of you".

"What about the tree, sir?" asked Raju.

"Cut the tree down and divide the wood that you get from it", replied Birbal.

Raju thought it was a very fair judgement.He said, "Sir,you are very wise. We will follow your advice".

Ravi was shocked at Birbal's words. "How can you ask us to cut that beautiful tree ? " he said. "I have looked after that mango tree for seven years".

"Then how do we solve the problem ? " asked Birbal.

"It is better to give the tree to Raju than to cut it down" Ravi said.

Birbal smiled. "Only the owner of the tree will show such love.Ravi is the true owner of the mango tree. Raju will not get even a mango from that tree".
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The Sun And The Wind

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Read the funny conversation between the Sun and the Wind

WIND: I am stronger than you, Sun.
SUN: I don't think so, Wind. I am the strongest one.

Wind: You are wrong. I am the strongest
SUN: Let us have a contest.

WIND: How can we do that?
SUN: Look at the man walking on the road. Let us see who can make him remove his coat?

WIND: I can do that in no time at all.
SUN: Ok. Your chance is first.

The wind blows very hard against the man who is walking on the road. The man feels cold and grabs the coat tightly to his body. The wind huffs and puffs for some time.

WIND: I give up. I cannot make him open his coat. It is your turn now, Sun.

The Sun shines very brightly on the man. He starts feeling very hot. Soon he removes his coat.

SUN: Look! The man has removed his coat. So, who is stronger among us?
WIND: I admit my defeat. You are stronger than me.
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Grasshopper And Ant

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On a grassy meadow lived an ant and a grasshopper. In summer, the ant worked all day collecting grains of food from the fields. She carried the grains home one by one and stored them carefully.

The grasshopper looked at her working all day and laughed. He asked the ant, "Why do you work so hard, dear ant, come and listen to my song". The ant replied, "Thank you. I would love to listen to your song. But, I have work. I need to work hard to store food for difficult times. Why don't you also work and store some food for the troubled times? Remember, there are difficult times ahead".

The grasshopper laughed at her, "The days are long and bright. Don't you want to enjoy the sun"?.

"I will enjoy the sun when my work is done", said the ant and went away. The grasshopper continued to sing and dance.

Soon, the summer faded into autumn and autumn turned to winter. The sun could hardly be seen. The days became very short and grey. It was very cold and snow began to fall.

The grasshopper did not feel like singing anymore. He was very cold and hungry. He did not have any shelter or food. Even the meadow was covered with snow and there was no food at all. He did not know what to do.

Suddenly, he remembered the tiny little ant. He went to the ant's house and knocked at the door. "Hello ant!" He said hopefully. "Get some food while i sing for you".

The ant replied, " All summer you sang and danced while I worked hard to collect food for the winter. There is no food for you here. Go and sing somewhere else".

The grasshopper went away hungry and cold.
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The Foolish Cats

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There were two cats in a house: Ding and Dong. They were friends. They liked each other. They went hunting mice at night.

One night Dong got a whole burger. Ding said, "We shall share it. We shall cut it into two and take a piece each".

"Oh, no!" Said Dong, stll holding the burger between his teeth. Ding jumped at the burger and got it. "I will eat it by myself, " he said.

Then they quarelled. They started running around with the burger. They were shouting and hitting each other.

There was a monkey called Lanky sitting on a tree. He was cunning. He came down from the tree and said, "Hey Ding and Dong, I will cut it into two for you". Ding said, "Ok, Lanky dear. Cut it for us. Cut it into two equal parts". "Let me try", said Lanky. And he broke the burger into two piece. He took a bite from one piece. Then , one piece was big and other was small.

"I will make it equal," saif Lanky. And he ate some part of the larger piece.

The cat jumped at the burger. Lanky jumped on the tree with the burger. "Now, I will make them equal," said Lanky. And he ate some from the other piece. Then it became small. Then Lanky ate the larger piece. Ding and Dong sat with their heads down. Lanky ate the whole burger and said, "see my dear Ding and Dong, you should never quarrel".
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The Lost Son

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Once upon a time, there lived a rich man who had two sons; joe and jim. He loved his sons very much. Joe was obedient and polite. Jim was rude and greedy. When they grew up, Joe helped his father in his work. Jim lazed around all day doing nothing.

One day Jim came to his father and said, "Father, I want to go away, please give me my share of wealth". The father was very sad but he loved his son. So he could not refuse. He gave his son his share of wealth and wished him well.

Jim went away to a nearby town. He made many friends who loved him because of his money. Soon all his money was spent. His friends left him as he was no longer rich.

Jim took a job in farm. He took care of the cows and pigs. He ate whatever the farmer gave him. Soon a famine broke out and the animals on the farm died. The farmers told Jim to leave.

Jim was very lonely and sad. He became thin as he had nothing to eat. His clothes were all torn. He decided to return home and ask for his father's forgiveness.

His father saw him coming across the field. Immediately, his father ran towards him and hugged him. "My lost son has been found", he said. He asked the servants to bring food and clothes for him. He thanked God for bringing back his son.

Jim asked his father and brother to forgive him. He helped his father and joe in their work. They all lived happily again.
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Thursday, 2 April 2015

Boy And Wolf

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Once there was a boy who had many sheep. He used to take them to the fields that were not far from the village. When he become bored he called out "WOLF! WOLF," although there was no wolf around. The village people left all their work and came running to help the boy. But when they came, the boy simply laughed. He played the same joke over and over again. Soon the village people stopped coming.

One day, a wolf did come for real. The boy got very frightened. He cried and cried,"WOLF! WOLF," on that day no one came to help him. The village people thought that he was lying as usual.

The wolf killed four of his sheep.
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Unity Is Strength

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Once upon a time there lived a farmer and his wife in a village in a country side. They had a big farm and a large field.

They had many animals in the farm. They had cows,goats,pigs and hens. In the field they grew paddy and wheat crops. They even had orchards where they grew fruits like mangoes,apples and guavas.

A flock of birds lived on the trees close to the farmers's field. The birds came to the farmer's field and pecked at the corns and the grains. Tey ate until they were full. They even took away grains to feed their chicks.

The farmer and his wife were not happy about this. They tried to shoo away the birds but the birds came back every day. The farmer's wife had a plan. She told the farmer, "Spread a net in the paddy field, we can catch the bird in it".

The next morning, the farmer laid a net in the paddy field to catch the birds. He then went to work on his farm. The birds came to eat the grains as usual. They did not notice the net. Soon many birds were caught in the net. They started chirping for help, "We are stuck, please save us."

They tried to free their friends but could not. Among them there was a wise old bird. She said, "Fly away with the net." The birds tried but failed. "Quick!" the wise bird said, " The farmer is coming."

The birds tried again. they all tried together. At last, they succeeded. When the farmer came to catch the birds, he saw the birds flying away with the net.
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The Circus

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Jack and laura are very excited. They are going to the Royal Circus today. They reach the Circus Ground with their parents. Jack's dad buys popcorn for them. There are many performers in the circus. There are many animals too.

The performers show them many kinds of acts. Then the parrots come riding on bicycle. Jack and Laura jump with joy. There is also a clown called Bozo. He makes them laugh a lot. He can even stand on his head! Bozo keeps losing his hat.

Jumpo, the elephant makes a grand entry. He has a long trunk. He dances with the music. Thrre are some beautiful horses in the circus too. Jack and Laura enjoy the circus a lot. They make friends with Bozo.
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The Donkey

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A man had a little dog and he was very fond of it. He would pat its head and take it on his knee and talk to it. Then he would give it bits of food from his own plate.

A donkey looked in through the window and saw the man and the dog. "Why doesn't he make me his pet?" said the donkey. "I worked hard, and the dog only wags its tail,barks and jumps on its master's knees not fair".Then the donkey said to himself, "If i do what the dog does, he may make me his pet".

So the donkey ran into the room.It brayed as loudly as it could. It wagged its tail so hard that it knocked over a jar on the table. Then it tried to jump on to its master's knee.

The master thought the donkey was mad and he shouted, " Help ! Help ! " Men came running in with sticks and they beat the donkey till it ran out of the house, and they drove it back to the field.

"I only did what the dog does," said the donkey."And yet, they beat me with sticks. It is not fair.
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The Blind Boy

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O say, what is that thing called light,
Which I can ne'er enjoy?
What is the blessing of the sight?
O tell your poor blind boy!

You talk of wondrous things you see,
You say the sun shines bright;
I feel him warm, but now can he
Then make it day or night?

My day or night myself I make
Whenever I sleep or play;
And could I ever keep awake
With me it were always day.

With heavy sighs I often hear
You mourn my hapless woe;
But sure with patience I may bear
A loss I never know.

Then let not what I cannot have
My cheer of mind destroy;
Whilst thus I sing, I am a king,
Although a poor blind boy.
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The Trees

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If walnuts come from walnut trees,
And almonds come from almond trees,
Then how come acorns come from oaks?
Can anyone explain this, please?

A redwood tree's not really red,
And a red pine trees are green,(not red).
So, why's are the white birch aptly named?
And why's the white pine green instead?

Now, ash trees don't grow ashes. Right?
And beech trees aren't beaches. Right?
And fir trees don't have a furry trunks;
Although, that WOULD be quite a sight!

These tree! These trees! I wish it would
Be less confusing in thw wood!
If trees had better-chosen names,
They might be better understood.
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Beautiful Hands

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There were three friends: Laura,candy and jennifer.Laura and candy were proud of their beauty.One day, at the park they started talking about their beauty.Soon, it became an argument.They were arguing about whose hands were more beautiful.Jennifer was quiet.She was not proud  as she thought that she was very ordinary to look at.

When the argument about beautiful hands went on, Jennifer hide her hands which had become rough from hard work at the farm.

Her father had a farm and she used to help him everyday.

An old lady was sitting on a bench near to them.She overhead their argument.When the three friends got up to go from the park, the old lady got up too.She had a very heavy basket with her.Laura and candy did not pay any attention to her.Jennifer picked up the heavy basket and helped the old lady to cross the road in front of the park.The other two girls walked behind.

The old lady stopped after crossing the road.She said," Do you know whose hands are most beautiful ? ".The girls were impatient to know."This girl who helped me to carry my basket has the most beautiful hands".

  Are yout hands beautiful? Remember, only those hands that do kind deeds are beautiful.
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Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Son

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While a man was polishing his new car, his four year old son picked a stone and scratched the line on the side of the car. In a fet of anger, the man took the child's hand and hit it in many times, not realizing he was using wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his finger due to mulitiple fractures. When the child saw his father with painful eyes he asked "Dad when will my finger gro back"? Man was so hurt and speechless.

He went back to the car and kiched it many times. Devarted by his own actions,litting in front of the car,he looked at the scratcher,his son had made. The child had written 'LOVE YOU DAD' anger and love has no limits.

"Things are to be wed and people are to be loved,but the problem in todays world is that. People are used and things are loved....."
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Friendship

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Once upon a time there was a rabbit named Tinu. He was alone and he had no friends. He had no house to live in also. He sleeps in the shade of a tree and suffers the cold windy nights.

One day when he was walking through the forest, he heared a cry from the other side of the forest. He understood that the cry was coming from a pit. He ran looked into the pit.He saw an other rabbit named Minu. Minu said, "Help me to get out of this pit,Please". The kind hearted Tinu looked everywhere to help the Minu and at last he saw a rope. He threw the rope to the pit and the Minu came out of the pit.

Minu said thanks to Tinu for helping him.Minu introduced himself to Tinu.Then minu asked, "what is your name ? And where do you leave ?" Tinu told that, "My name is Tinu, I don't have a house to live in,can you be my friend Minu ? Minu said happily, "Yes I will be your friend.I will give you food to eat and I will give you a house to live".

That day onwards Tinu and Minu become good friends and they both lived happily.
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Friday, 27 March 2015

Time For School

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Ravi and Reena are very excited.School begins tomorrow. They have new bags,water bottles,new uniforms,new books and even new shoes! They say their prayers and go to bed early. When mother calls them in the morning they get up at once from the bed. They get ready quickly and wait for the school bus. They meet other children at the bus stop. They board the school bus and chatter all the way. Soon they reach their school.

The school looks beautiful. The building is painted in bright colours. Ravi and Reena rush to their new classroom. They meet their old friends and even meet a new ones. They have new teachers too who teach and play with them! They have a wonderful day in school.

Soon it is time to go home. Ravi and Reena tell their mother about all that happened in school. They are waiting to go to school again tommorrow.
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Little Things

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Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean.
And the beauteous land.

And the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
Of eternity.

So our little errors
Lead the soul away,
From the paths of virtue
Into sin to stray.

Little deads of kindness,
Little words of love,
Make our earth an Eden,
Like the heaven above.


(A poem by Julia A. Carney)
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The Two Goats

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There was a bridge across a river. Namu, the goat, wanted to cross it. He walked up to the middle of the bridge and met another goat Tapu, coming grom the other side.

Namu : Move and let me pass.
Tapu : No, I want to cross the bridge first

Namu : I came here before you.
Tapu : I reached at the same time.

Namu : Move or I will push you with my horns.
Tapu : My horns are big and sharp. I can push you too.

Namu: We will see that.Let us fight and decide who is stronger.

The two goats start fighting with each other. They almost fall down from the bridge.

Tapu : We will die if we fall from down the bridge.
Namu : But we cannot cross together. The bridge is very narrow.

Tapu : I have an idea. Let me lie down and you can jump over me.
Namu : That is a great idea.

Tapu lies down on the bridge and Namu jumps over him and goes to the other side. Tapu gets up and crosses over too
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Thursday, 26 March 2015

The Four Seasons

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The seasons change
Four times a year
From spring to winter
They appear

Spring is wet
The flower grow
The sun appears
And melts the snow.

Summer is hot
It's full of sun
There is no school
It's lot of fun.

Autumn is cool
The leaves fall down
It rains a lot
All over the town.

Winter is cold
The snowflakes fall
We skate and ski
And make snowballs.

The season change
From sun to snow
And that is all
You need to know!

  
 A poem by Julia A.carney
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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Gumbly,The Bear

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One day a bear came running up and saw the pot, He stopped and asked,"Yoo-hoo ! Any one inside? ".

 "Here we are.Buzz-Fuzz,the fly,Crunch-Munch,the mouse,Hop-Stop,the frog,Fleet-Feet,the rabbit,Fluffy-Huffy,the fox and Howly-Prowly, the wolf.And who arr you?".

 I'm Gumbly-Grumbly, the bear.

 You know me ! If I hold you fast,you will breathe your last.

"Ha..Ha...Ha.." The friends inside the little clay hut laughed.

 "Why are you laughing ? I'll smash your hut ", the bear said and he sat on the pot.But the pot did not break.

 "Hmm... I'll destroy  your hut".

 Then the bear tried to kick off the pot.Nothing happened.Only his legs tingled with pain.
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Monday, 23 March 2015

The arrow

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"I shot an arrow into the air,
 It fell to earth, I knew not where;
 For,so swiftly it flew, the sight
 Could not follow it in its flight.

 I breathed a song into the air,
 It fell to earth, I knew not where;
 For who has sight so keen and strong,
 That it can follow the flight of song ?

 Long, Long afterward, in an oak
 I found the arrow, still unbroke;
 And the song, from beginning to end,
 I found again in the heart of a friend".
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The Baseball

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Sam lived on a farm and had a job to do.He had to wake up early every day to feed the chickens and get their eggs.One morning Sam went outside to do his job.He reached down and got three eggs from the first chicken.He reached down and got two eggs from the second chicken.He reached down and felt a huge egg under the third chicken.He could not believe it.The egg felt strange.It was much bigger and heavier than the others.He looked at with suprise.Sam smiled and said,"So that's where my baseball went".
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Laugh at it

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"When you hear the merry rain
  Patter at the window-pane,
 Think 'twill soon be fine again;
 So laugh at it !

 If you chance to tumble down,
Though you bump your little crown,
Never cry or pout or frown,
Just laugh at it !

 When the sum is hard to do,
 Rub it out and try a new;
 When you get the answer true
 You'll laugh at it !
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Kitty's Bedtime Prayer

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"Now I lay down to sleep,
 I pray this cushy life to keep.
 I pray for toys that look like mice,
 And sofa cushions,soft and nice.

 For grocery bags where I can hide,
 Just like a tiger,crouched inside !
 I pray for gourmet nice to scratch my back.

 For window sills all warm and bright,
 For shadows to explore at night.
 I pray I'll always stay real cool,
 And keep the secret feline rule.

 To never tell a human that...
 The world is really ruled by cats!
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Bozo,The Clown

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"Wearing a simple colourful gown
 On my face never a frown
 I am just the best in town
 The one and only-Bozo,the clown!

 I make you all laugh everyday
 With my acts and what I say
 I cheer you up when you are down
 I am your frien -Bozo the clown!

 Oh! I am so round and fat,
 Many times I lose my hat.
 I am now the talk of the town
 Simply the best-Bozo, the clown ! "
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A Picnic Song

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" On a picnic we will go
  Moby,Lucy,Jack and Joe
  Bouncing with our hampers
  Full of food and crackers
  On a picnic we will go

  We will sing and play
  We will dance all day
  By the river we will sit
  Goodies we will eat
  On a picnic we will go".
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Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Strange Star

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Rosie loved watching the night sky.It shone with so many stars.Sometimes, she would climb on to Papa's shoulders.She'd feel like a princess,sitting close to those stars.

  One afternoon, Papa said,"We're going to the beach! Won't that be fun?" Rosie wasn't sure."Will my stars there,too?". "May be",Papa said.

 So they went to the beach.But it was foggy that night and there were no stars in sight.

  "Let's see what happens tommorrow",Papa said.

   "Okay..." Rosie frowned.

  The next morning they went back to the beach and Rosie gathered seashells.

  Rosie found something strange.It looked like a big,orange,bumpy star.Had it fallen from the sky? And why wasn't it glowing?.

  "It's not a star".Papa smiled."It's a starfish.It lives in the ocean".

 Rosie put the star fish in the ocean.They watched the waves wash it back home.Then Rosie looked for more starfish.She liked stars and starfish.



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SuperHero's Sister

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Joy put on his mask.He flapped his cap in front of the mirror

 This is the best costume, he thought.I'm sure to win the contest.Joy skipped downstairs.

  "Here I come to rescue you !" Joy shouted.
 
   "Nice costume," said Joy's dad.

  "I'm a superhero", said Joy

  "Joy", said Mom, "I need to watch Mary at the party".

  Joy looked at his little sister."But Mom, superheroes don't have a kid sisters".

  "Well this superhero has a sister", said Mom.

  "What will Mary's costume to be ?" asked Dad.

  "I'm not sure," said Mom.

  Joy got an idea. "I know !"

  Joy took Mary upstairs to his room.He dug through his closets.

  Joy found his baby blanket.He put it around Mary's shoulders.

 At the party, Superhero Joy and Supergirl Mary won the prize!
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The Spide Web

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Candy raced her brother Jack down the sidewalk."I'm going to win ! " Candy laughed, peeking back at him.

  Then candy ran right into a spider web.She jumped around, screaming."Is it on me ? Get it off me ! Get the spider off me ! "

  Candy slapped her hair.She pulled off the sticky web."Where's the spider ? " Candy cried.

  Candy swiped at her face and arms."I think is crawling all over me.It must be huge ! Do you see it ? ".She asked jack."Do you see the spider ? ".

  Jack smiled.He pointed to the sidewalk."There's your spider", he said.

  They watched a baby spider hurry away

  "And guess what".Jack laughed.He dashed past the finish line.

 "I won !".
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The Two Boxes

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There were two boxes.There were some biscuits in one box and the other was empty

 A monkey named Lanky came that way.He looked at the boxes.First, he looked into the empty box."There is nothing", he said.Then he looked into the other box."Good ! There is something here", he said laughing.

  He put his hand into the box and took out some biscuits and turned to go.

  A big tiger was watching him fom the woods."Give me the biscuits", said the tiger.

  "I will give you nothing".Lanky, the monkey said.

  "I will catch you", said the tiger running after the monkey.

  The clever Lanky put everything in his mouth and climbed the tree.

  The tiger got nothing .Ha ! Ha !
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Saturday, 21 March 2015

The Earlier Times

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Let us meet some families.This is Jack's family.Jack's grand parents also live with them.They live in washington.One day, Jack asked his grandparents what mode of travel did they have in their times.

  The grandfather told Jack that there were no automobilea at that time.They had to go from one place to another by horse carts.His grandfather also shared about his younger days when he travelled on horses which ran at the speed of nearly 40 kms per hour.

  Jim's Family lived in california.His grandfather told him that there were no roads at that time.They travelled by foot.To cover a little longer distances, they used ponies and horses for travelling.It was very tough time
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Invention Of Wheel

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Before the wheel was made, people walked to reach places.They had to carry their things on their shoulders.Sometimes they  used animals to carry things.Later on, they made sledges which were pulled both by man and animals.They also made rafts that moved on water.

  While moving in the jungles, early humans noticed that round objects such as logs of wood rolled down slopes easily.So they fixed logs under their sledges, and found it was a little easier to carry them.

  Then they tied the slices of wood to the sledge.Now the task of pulling things was easier for them.These slices of wood were the first wheels made by man
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The Sunday

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It was a rainy day.Jack woke up early in the morning.He hated to go to school on a rainy day.He brushed his teeth and had a bath.The clock was ticking away.He wore his uniform and picked up his school bag.He ran down the stairs.It was very quiet.He went to his parent's room.They were still sleeping.His mom woke up and asked him, "Where are you going, Jack ? Today is Sunday".
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The First Plane

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Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first men to fly in the year 1930.

  The Wright brothers spent a lot of time watching birds in flight.Using the method of flying used by birds they tried to build their first aircraft.

  They made many gliders and tried to fly them with and without pilots.Some flights were successful but some failed.Then at Kitty Hawk in North Carolina they flew their first aircraft.

  Today planes are very common.They are the fastest mode of transport.They are very useful for travelling long distance.Planes can fly over mountains and seas.They do not require tracks or roads
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Afraid Of Dark

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The night was very dark.Jack was very frightened.He was afraid of ghosts.Whenever he was alone in the dark, he thought that a ghost would leap out from a dark corner.But Jack had to go from one room to another.

   As he stepped out of his room, his heart began to beat very fast.He screamed loudly out of fear."Jack what is the matter ? " asked their maid servant, Jessy.

   " I am so frightened," Jack said.

   "Frightened, child ! What are you frightened of ? " asked jessy

  "Can't you see how dark it is ? I am afraid of ghosts.I thought that you are a ghost ! " Jack answered.

   Jessy patted his head with affection.

  "Listen to me" she said ."Whenever it's dark and you feel frightened , think of God.Repeat God's name and you will feel comfortable".

  Jack got courage from Jessy's words.He said God's name aloud many times and left the room.He never felt lonely or afraid again.He believed that as long as God was with him he was safe.

  This faith in God gave him strength throughout his life
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Blackie Got A Bone

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One day,Blackie,the dog got a bone.He was very happy.He wanted to hide his bone on the other side of a stream.There was only a wooden bridge across the stream.Blackie took the bone in his mouth and walked over the bridge.

   Blackie looked down from the middle of the bridge.He saw a dog exactly like him in the water.It also had a bone in his mouth.Blackie looked at the dog in the water and the dog looked back.Blackie growled and the dog in the water too growled.Blackie got angry.He barked aloud.The bone fell down when he opened his mouth."Blum", it fell into the water making waves.The dog in the water disappeared in the waves.Blackie went to the other side."What a foolish dog I am ! " he said to himself.
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Friday, 20 March 2015

Mary And The Castle

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 Mary lived deep in the forest.In the forest there were enchanted fairies,ancient trees with arms, and talking woodland animals.Everything was magical in the forest, and mary was always happy there.Mary's family lived in a tree house, high in the air, in this magical forest.The enchanted creatures of the forest all became friends with mary.

       One day mary went on a walk with her family, and they came across a huge, stone castle.The castle was sourrounded by trees higher than any she had ever seen! Her mother walked to the castle gates and knocked softly.When she did, the gates opened and revealed a beautiful rose garden.On the other side of the rose garden, she could see the beautifully painted windows and giant wooden doors of the castle.Her mother and father led the way to the castle doors, carefully avoiding the overgrown rose bushes.When they reached the door, it opened to reveal a royal corridor.A beautiful queen appeared from a nearby room, and greeted them with a bow.After talking about the forest and how they got to the castle, the queen invited them to stay for dinner.

      A magnificent feat was prepared, and mary was most thrilled with the selection of desserts and cakes.After the royal feast, mary and her family bade farewell and began the journey home.Mary awoke in her bed and next day, wondering if it was all a dream
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