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The Last of the Big Ones

The red-and-silver Dragonfly happily flitted across the pool: "Zim, Zim, Zim, Over the water I skim. Now dart in, Now dart out, Dash across And turn about." "Oh, bother," croaked a hoarse voice as with a plop, a large Bullfrog settled himself on a lily pad. "A little less darting and dashing might be better all round. It’s hot and dusty enough without your hovering above...

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Kindness to Animals

Little children, never give Pain to things that feel and live; Let the gentle robin come For the crumbs you save at home; As his meat you throw...

The Butterfly in a Bottle

Poltu was wide awake in his bed. He had had a marvellous dream in which he had won the football match in the inter-school...

Aristotle can’t remain Ignorant!

The Greeks were a passionately curious lot. When Alexander the Great set off in 334 BC on the famous expedition that took him over...

Go For It, Bablu!

It happened on the day school started after a heavenly two months of summer holidays. Shankar refused to wake up at 6 am. He...

Venice is Sinking

Most people all over the world travel by the road. In a city in Italy however, waterways make up the primary commuting routes. The...