Second prize winner of Spin-A-Tale contest
Hello! My name is John! I used to be rich but I became poor. Here’s the story.
Richer or Poorer? [Illustration by Shinod A.P.] Mom and dad said they wanted to go to Africa to donate rupees 4.5 crores (1 million dollars.) So, we went there. Almost all the taxis were gone. We caught one taxi and went to a very poor village to stay there for five days and to feel how it is to be poor....
Do you send E-mails to your friends? E-mails in which you write in words how you are feeling — happy or sad?
Do you want to surprise your friends by sending them an e-mail in a new language? The language of the Internet? If so, then read on to know what Chintu and Pintu write. Then, impress your friends!
Chintu: Hi Pintu!
Chintu Pintu Talk on the Net Again  Pintu: Hullo Chintu!...
Vikram and his friends were in the land of giants!
“That must be a giant’s house! " said Vikram, shading his eyes and peering into the distance.
“Let’s say hello to him!” giggled Anshul.
“Don’t be silly!” retorted Ajit. “Want to be gobbled up?”
Vikram was already making his way towards the building.
“FEE! FO! FUM!” roared someone. “Who’s there? I smell the blood of man! Be he alive or he dead, I’ll have him with my bread!...
Play Nicely [Illustrations by D. K. Sharma (First published in NBT’s Bulletin, Sept-97)] The kids next door have everything
you can think of and yet they love to come in
and play with us.
Their mother makes an awful fuss.
Says, ‘You’ll come filthy, in such a mess!’
That’s just what they like about our place.
Nobody says, ‘Go wash you face,’
or “Look at your shoes! Look at your hair!...
Marco Puss, the famous cat explorer, arrived at the docks one day. It was all new to him — the noise and bustle, the interesting smells, the cranes, the ship.
‘A house on water,’ he thought. ‘How exciting!’ Tail in the air, he stalked up the gangway. When he was halfway up he heard a shout.
‘Whose cat is that? Get him off the ship!’
Marco was booted off the ship. His dignity was hurt....
Kappu Maharaj, wake up fast
The morning birds are chirping sweet
“Unnn..nn..unn” said Kappu
In a voice full of sleep
Little Kappu sat on his pot
But did not manage a single dot.
When his mother asked “Are you done?”
Kappu flashed a smile at once
Kappu Tries Hard [Illustration by Shinod AP]
Once there was a lovely girl named Ginger. The one thing she loved the most was danger. There was only one reason she loved danger. She loved it because she had never faced any danger.
She was forbidden to go any farther then the garden. Her father would not allow it because one day her mother went beyond the garden to get her scarf that had blown away. She never returned. Ginger was also the daughter of the richest man in Teton, where she lived....
Buzo and Kappu played all day
“Come! Come!” Kappu would say
Wagging his tail and swaying his head
Buzo would jump to lick Kappu’s leg.
Kappu maharaj was very small
But not scared of Buzo at all
For even when he pulled his ear
There was never any fear.
Kappu and Buzo [Illustration by Shinod AP]
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