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Chandamama Stories

Chandamama Stories

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Published by: surushet on Dec 14, 2009
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A Bandit's Courtesy
 One night Raghuram the bandit entered the house ofNagverma, the king's treasurer. The bandit lay hiding,waiting for an opportune moment to burgle the house.Nagverma returned home late, and over dinner he told hiswife happily, "Today I've been able to snatch a hundredgold mohurs. Another hundred, and that would be a cleanthousand this year!"Raghuram, who was listening to Nagverma, went closer tohis window and coughed."Who are you?" asked Nagverma, who was startled.& quot;I'm Raghuram, the bandit. But let me tell you, I'mleaving your house without burgling!""What do you mean?" asked Nagverma, surprised."I'm not being discourteous, but does a beggar ever beg ofanother beggar? Similarly, a bandit does not steal fromanother bandit's. You're, of course, more than a merebandit; you're stealing from the royal treasury," repliedRaghuram. He scaled the wall and disappeared.Nagverma could not sleep the whole night. In themorning, he took the gold coins he had stealthily removedand quietly put them back into the treasury.
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A Challenge, But With A Difference
 A body-builder came to a village called Ratnapur. Helifted a huge boulder to the great amazement of the villagecrowd."If I am fed well for a year, I too can easily lift, a boulder,as he does," bragged Raju, a village youth.Some of the other young men made him put down hisdeclaration in writing. Then they ensured that he was fedwell for a year.At the end of the year, he did lift a boulder - but a smallone - which could have been lifted by anybody!"I did not declare that I can lift a boulder like the one thebody-builder lifted a year ago. I had only said I too caneasily lift a boulder as he did," Raju took pains to explainmuch to the amusement of the village elders.
A Clever Ruse
 One night shopkeeper Shantilal returned home late. A play was beingperformed in front of his house. His wife stood on one end of theirverandah enjoying the play.Shantilal noticed that a thief, taking advantage of the situation, hadstealthily entered his house and was hiding in the loft under the roof. Ifhe were to shout 'Thief!', he might attack him with a dagger - as thievesoften did.His wife came in. Shantilal said aloud: "I heard a gang of thieves hascome to our town. Bring your ornament-box. I shall hide it."His wife went inside and brought the box. The thief, naturally, remainedquiet, happily waiting to see where they would hide the box.Shantilal opened the box and cried out, "Whoa! A snake inside the box! Asnake!"From the crowd outside his house, a number of people rushed in."Now that you are here, let us catch of the thief," said Shantilal.The thief was caught without much difficulty.

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