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Elephants and Leopards

Elephants and Leopards

Shatrunjay Hegde is eight years old. He is studying in the 4th standard in Valley School at Bangalore.  We went to Bandipur National Park near Mysore for a three day jungle camp and safari. During this trip we went for many safaris. We went trekking in the jungle. We talked about elephants, tigers, leopards and many other animals. We went to the museum at Bandipur where we saw tiger jaws and elephant jaws and we also saw pictures of all the animals which are in the Bandipur National Park. When we went for the trek and the safari, we saw elephants. There are many tigers in the Bandipur National Park but we did not get to see any. We also saw bisons, spotted deer, antelopes, barking deer and sambhars. Then we saw the common langurs and the red faced monkeys. We saw monitor lizards, leopards, panthers, wild dogs, wild boars as well as sloth bears. We saw many birds like peacocks, golden backed woodpeckers, storks, egrets and brown eagles. 

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Surprising Success

Surprising Success

I, John, a horse-trainer, still cannot make up my mind after a year whether one particular show was a failure or a success. I am tempted to say this, as the show from the point of view of skill, was a complete disaster but seemed like a tremendous success with our audience. We, now a world famous circus called ‘Rocketeers’, were putting up our maiden performance. It was Friday the 13th, which is always supposed to be a day of bad omen. The Big Top was glittering with lights and the crowd was pouring in, expecting a spectacular performance. All the gimmicks were ready. The beginning of the show went off perfectly well. The clowns made the people hysterical with their funny jokes.

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Samantha’s Gymnastic Classes

Samantha’s Gymnastic Classes

One cold day, in the month of December, Samantha was in school. It was the English period and Samantha could hardly wait for the period to get over. As soon as the bell rung, Samantha ran out of the class and went off to her locker. She put on her snowsuit, her boots and her woollen cap and went off to catch the bus. Once she got on the bus, she saw she was the first one. So she sat on the first seat and waited for the others. When Samantha reached home, she ran to the front gate. When she saw her mother, she did not even say “Hi” to her. She ran to her bedroom and changed into her gymnastic clothes and ran down to get her water bottle. She said to her mother, “Mom, I want you to drive me to the gymnastic class now!” “Calm yourself down”, said Samantha’s mother, “I will drive you to your class if you stop screaming”.

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Getting Bored – Read This

Getting Bored – Read This

Pooja Desai studies in Class IX at Jasudben M L School in Mumbai. Here she writes for all those who are getting bored and have nothing to do. If you have nothing to do at all, think what you would like to do, watch tv, drink water, go to see a movie, sleep, read or nothing of this sort. If you still have nothing to do read this. Even then if you don’t like it, think what you like. If you don’t want to do anything at all, go for a holiday outside your city. Even if you go out and are bored there, too, comeback and again read this essay.

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What Freedom means to me…

Freedom means many things to many people. When we spoke to some children in the age group of 8 to 14, we were amazed to learn the different meanings they gave to that one word ‘freedom’. Here they put their ideas exactly the way their thoughts arose in their minds… Radhika Jain (8 years) “I don’t have to study.” “Being able to watch my favourite channel Star Plus, Cartoon Network whenever I like.” “Cycling in the morning instead of going to school.”

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Spiderman and Spidermamman

Spiderman and Spidermamman

One day when Peter was going he saw a new Spiderman. It was a bad Spiderman. Peter ran home and came out, black Spiderman. He said, “Who are you?” The new spider man said, “My name is Spidermamman. My short form is SMM and I destroy the city.” Spiderman said, “I will destroy you SMM.” SMM tried to destroy Spiderman but something black black came and washed the fire and SMM got caught in that black black thing. Spiderman won.

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The Mystery of the Old Cemetery

The Mystery of the Old Cemetery

“I wish father were here”. These were the last words of two children when they were mourning their father’s death in a cemetery. They died a few minutes later because of a fire. This is how it happened. A burial ceremony was taking place close by and a man smoking a cigar dropped it onto the dry grass. Flames shot up in the air and all the people present at the burial escaped as they were aware of the fire. But the two young children were not so fortunate. They were caught unawares and both succumbed to the flames. They were both buried in a new graveyard, as the present one was now in very bad shape. None mourned them, as they were orphans after their father’s death.

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The Final Verdict

The Final Verdict

Khushboo Banka is a IX standard student of MB Girls High School, Calcutta. Here, she puts forth her views about Mother Earth. Beyond the horizon, stands Mother Nature waiting for the final verdict – her destruction. She is serving a life-term of millions of years and she is sentensed by her own children. Yes, us Humans. A few million years ago, when Nature became the mother of thousands of living things, she had not thought that her own children will become her murderers. But how can her children forget that without her they would not survive either? If she dies, who will take care of them? Where will they go? How will they breathe? Will they try to change their destiny?

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