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MARCH (FIRST) 2011
TRUE FRIENDSHIP 4 BUNTY’S... 9 A DIRTY TRICK 17 HAPPY DAYS... 21 A FAT RAT 26 QUEEN OF... 32 A LOVELY BIRTHDAY... 41 WONDER OF COLOURS 50 A KIND HEART 58 CHUNKI’S NEST 66 SECRET REVEALED 75
OMELET OF STOLEN EGGS
CHEEKU GRANDPA AND EARTHWORMS 56 70
WHO AM I? CHAMPAK CHEKERS IT’S FUNTIME 40 47 62
Editor, Publisher & Printer : Paresh Nath
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by Pramila Gupta
VERYONE IN the whole Champakvan loved Pinku Deer. He was mischievous, notorious but also helpful. He was very intelligent and always stood first in his class. One day, Pinku stepped out of the house and reached the city alone. When he reached the city he felt nervous. There were too many people. Wherever
March (First) 2011 5 . Since he was unaware of the traffic rules and regulations. He took the number of the car from Chintu and asked his coworkers. Chintu too got into it. There were some showrooms at the other side of the road therefore. Pinku lost consciousness due to excessive loss of blood. The car had crushed Pinku’s legs and sped away. Hira Bear. He immediately noted down the number of the car and then. he found a crowd of people. Soon the ambulance came and after helping the wards to settle Pinku in the ambulance. coming from the opposite side while he crossed the road. he was hit by a car. Chintu Jackal saw him being hit. Chintu Jackal narrated the whole incident to the traffic policeman. rushed to Pinku in order to help him. he tried to cross the road in order to have a look at them.he went. Hira Bear called the ambulance. on the walky-talky to catch the car with that number. Several cars were on the roads.
Please call someone from his family immediately for I can operate only after that. they all tried to pacify him. I think there is a note on which his residential address is written. “What has C 6 Champak .” “I am doing the best I can. He screamed when he saw his legs. He said. “I came to the city without informing you. They pleaded with Golu Doctor. The operation was successful. “Doctor. the car has crushed both his legs badly. He inspected Pinku and said. Pinku cried a lot when he saw his parents. He has even lost a lot of blood. I am trying my best but there is a possibility that he might lose his legs forever. hintu hired a taxi and went to Champakvan to inform his family about him. I do not even know him. but both his legs were of no use any more. Whom should I inform?” “This is what I found in his pocket.Doctor Golu Elephant admitted him immediately. Everyone went to his room and when Pinku gained his senses.” “Do not say such things.” Pinku’s parents and friends were praying to god. do anything to save his life. All of them were tense and most of them cried on seeing the condition of Pinku. But. “Doctor.” On hearing this Chintu became very worried. “Look.” said his father caressing him. This is the punishment that I have got. Everything will be all right. you have to wait till the operation is done. Pinku’s parents.” said Golu Doctor. his friends and close relatives reached the hospital as soon as they got the information regarding Pinku’s accident.
They tried to cheer him. They used to feel his pain but were totally .” After a few days he was discharged from the hospital. Why are you worried? You will not face any problem as long as we are alive. “Pinku. ‘I will never walk again in my whole life.happened to my legs? Will I never be able to walk again?” Binni Rabbit said.” His friends visited him and tried to make him understand that he should not worry. Pinku would lie in his room all the time and think. Now I have to accept to be like this forever. we all are there with you.
helpless to solve this problem. Pinku. “Let us go out.” asked Binni Rabbit.” “There is only one solution for this wheelchair.” “Y ou do not have to worry about it. He was quite happy to feel the fresh air of Champakvan. “But a wheelchair is quite an expensive product. Then they went inside and said to him. sitting on it. He can be with you and roam around with you.” Pinku sat on the wheel chair. sitting on it. It had been two months since he had come out of his house. “Look. how can I thank you all? I can come to school and roam around like others. Our friend will die if he has to continue living like this for a longer period. tell us a way to get rid of this problem. Doctor said. “Friends. He looked at his friends and said. they all went to meet Doctor Golu and said. just tell us the place from where we can get one. now you can roam around freely. He can work and do all routine jobs. Champak 8 . You can maneuver it by your own hands and can even come to school. One day.” “Are all of you making fun of me?” “No. Each friend contributed their pocket money and bought a wheel chair.” suggested Golu Doctor.” Pinku’s parents also saw this and admired their true friendship. He can even go to the school with the help of a wheelchair. we can never do that. He got the wheel chair inside the room and said.” said Cheeku. They put it outside Pinku’s room. Bunty pushed his chair out of the house. All the friends smiled with relief when they heard this. “Doctor Uncle.
” “Do not be scared. The road is isolated and it is going to be dark soon. “You be quiet. was returning home from his friend’s house.” replied Buntu. Buntu. empty your pockets for you cannot imagine what we can do to both of you. “This is our cycle. hurry up and ride home quickly. We will reach the market area in just five minutes. He even took out a knife from his pocket.” said Bunty. Bunty was riding the bicycle and Buntu was sitting on the carrier.” said Bunty as he rode the cycle in speed. “Leave this cycle here and run away otherwise you will be in trouble. Just then. I am quite scared. “Brother. “Do you want to live or not?” said the person. Their faces were hidden. Now. whose face was hidden with a black cloth. March (First) 2011 9 B . whose face was hidden in a red cloth.” threatened one of them.” said one of the robbers. as he was scared his brother would get hurt by the knife. along with his younger brother. “He is right.Bunty's Intelligent Idea by Vivek Chakravarty UNTY MONKEY. We will not give this to you. two people came in front of them and stopped their bicycle. Buntu. Buntu.
etc. mobile phone. whose face was hidden in the red cloth.“Wait. like watch. “They have only Rs.20 and three to four toffees in their pockets. let me check them and find out what all they have in their pockets. “Are you carrying anything else. he started checking Bunty and Buntu.” “Keep this with you.” said one of them laughing. Then.” said the person.? .
they have to walk and we will be able to find them. just follow me. Bunty and Buntu ran away from there.” explained Bunty. After some distance. they stopped and stood at the back of the tree and started observing the two robbers. due to which the tyre will deflate the moment some pressure is applied on the cycle. we will talk. they will take our cycle. Then.” said Bunty.” said Bunty and threw the books intentionally near the cycle tyre. Do not turn back otherwise…” threatened the person who was hiding his identity in the red cloth. He loosened the valve of the cycle tyre at the back and the air started coming out of it. Let us get out of their sight and then. you leave the cycle here and go home.” “Brother. “We will leave. Then. March (First) 2011 11 .“No. what was the need to loosen the valve in order to chase the robbers?” “Oh Buntu! If they rode the cycle. I have loosened the valve of the back tyre of the cycle. then they would have sped away and we would not have been able to chase them. “Ho…ho…ho… these books are of no use to us.” “Buntu. they will have to walk and we will be able to easily chase them. we have only books. Now. “Pick your books quickly and leave from here at once.” “W e are going.” said Bunty and he got down to pick the books. “Brother.” said Bunty as he showed the books to the robbers. brandishing the knife in front of them. our cycle…” “Bunty. “Brother. Now.
The two were enjoying the toffees and reached the market after some time. As soon as Lalu sat on the carrier of the cycle. Let us leave this place.” “Yes. “Oh! The cycle punctured as soon as you sat on it.” said Bunty and they started following the robbers. the tyre deflated with a loud sound. “Brother.Both the robbers took out their masks as soon as the two brothers had left. let us ride the cycle and go home. both of them are going. Now. they are gone now. Now. “Lalu.” “Come. PRABHAT . No need to worry. we have no other option but to walk. we have to follow them quietly.” said Lalu Hyena to Sattu Jackal.” said Lalu and they started walking.
we lost our toffees. Even before they could think about running from there. Jhandewala Estate.“Sattu.” Lalu and Sattu took fright when their secret was revealed in front of the police. Champak. amusing anecdotes and cartoons. poems.20 along with their cycle. stating that it is your own original. Give full name and address separately for each column. Lalu and Sattu were crossing the police. “Well done kids! Your alertness and presence of mind saved your cycle today. police!” “Lalu. and Lalu smiled. March (First) 2011 13 . Kindly send them to: The Editor. the police inspector and Bunty started laughing. what are we afraid of? How will they come to know that we have robbed this cycle?” asked Sattu. unpublished work. New Delhi-110055. jokes (not published so far). They ate all of them. Bunty and Buntu narrated the whole incident to the police and Lalu and Sattu were arrested. when suddenly both the brothers. E-3.” said inspector Tendu. unaided. they were caught by the police. Do you have something to say? Children are invited to contribute their own views. The two robbers also got arrested because of that. “But. The brothers got Rs. started shouting. “Thief! Thief! Catch hold of them… They are running away with our cycle. look there. At this.” said Buntu pointing the robbers. Rani Jhansi Road. who had been following them.
BALEEN WHALE Baleen Whale. 16 Champak . But instead they have rows of baleen plates that act like a web or filter. These whales do not have teeth. Baleen or whalebone is a filtering structure in the mouth of these whales. which help swallow small animals and expel the sea water. the largest animal on earth. is a species of fish that spends most of its time underwater.
by Jayanti Rangnathan P usy Monkey was riding the cycle very fast. “Pusy. come quickly to the old sacred fig tree.” A Dirty Trick . Bhoppu was crying over the phone. when it started raining heavily and I fell down in the pit. It was only 10 minutes ago when Bhoppu Monkey rang his mobile phone. I was digging there.
With the help of Rangu and Neel. I will take you to the hospital. Pusy thought that Bhoppu must have fallen in the mud. But Bhoppu stopped studying in the middle of the session. SUSHIL . Stop crying. but it was switched off. Pusy dug the whole place around the tree. “Bhoppu… Bhoppu… Where are you?” He did not hear any response. He dug the earth but could not find his friend. lying near the tree and started digging the earth. Pusy reached the tree and called out his name. Pusy’s other friends told him that Bhoppu was sitting idle at home and did not do anything. “I am coming right now. Pusy noticed a pit under the tree. Bhoppu and Pusy had studied together in school. He took a spade. friend. He rang his friends. Is Bhoppu inside it? Pusy called Bhoppu on his mobile phone. Rangu Monkey and Neel Monkey.Pusy immediately replied.” Pusy took his cycle to reach the old tree. and asked them to come there. The three started looking for Bhoppu.
we will teach him a good lesson by giving him the same dose. you are sitting on the tree? You were watching me while I was looking for you. He quickly went to see Rangu and Neel.” Pusy got angry at this. I thought about an idea of making someone else do this work for me. We dug the whole place around the tree and you…” “This is it. But you did not do the right thing by lying to me. If you would have called me. Neel wanted to give a blow to Bhoppu for his behaviour. Bhoppu. they heard Bhoppu’s laughter from the tree above. “Bhoppu. Friend! I was not able to dig this place alone. Pusy looked at him in surprise. That is why I called you up and said that I was stuck in the pit.After 2 hours. “This is cheating. you would have made some excuse. Rangu and Neel. March (First) 2011 19 . when all the friends got tired and sat under the tree. He said. “Oh Pusy! This much deceit is allowed in friendship. all the three friends were very angry over this prank. He thought of inviting his friends to his house for a party.” Bhoppu said carelessly. You saw how worried I was. Pusy got the news that Bhoppu was throwing a party for his friends.” Bhoppu’s house was ready now. I would have come to help you. but Pusy stopped him. If I would have called you for help. “Neel. and see…my work is done. What is there to get annoyed at?” Pusy. Bhoppu.
Neel and Rangu. it is dry everywhere. Champak 20 . Finally. He understood that it was not raining. “It is raining here only. The rain had stopped but all the containers were empty. How can it rain only on his house? He heard some noise from outside. Peenu said. Bhoppu kept shouting. Bhoppu’s other friends came out. At last. it started raining. Suddenly. we put so much labour to build this house. But look. All these dishes are getting wet. They all taunted Bhoppu and went back home. we have come here on our own. Bhoppu also had to leave everything and go inside the house. outside his house. it tastes good. Neel and Rangu there. Bhoppu understood what true friendship is. “Oh! Somebody help me please. They were enjoying the tasty food laid outside.” Bhoppu was shocked. Rangu looked at Bhoppu and said.” Nobody heard him.Bhoppu arranged the meals for all his friends. Look outside.” Bhoppu was ashamed. coconut and raisin rice were ready. but it was the mischief of Pusy. He opened the door and found Pusy. L ooking outside from the window his friend. “Bhoppu. they finished the food and left the place. Bhoppu’s friends started going into the house. After all. Before he could say anything. almond cake. Bhoppu gave detail description of the hard work that he had put in constructing his house. You forgot to call us for the party. The rest of the place is dry. His friends started coming by 6 in the evening. Banana puddings.
others gave them biscuits. some gave them pancakes. Disney was balck and white in colour. However even in this short time. everyone was their fan and fulfilled their wishes. Young and old. Everyone knew Rosy’s March (First) 2011 21 D . They would play with small children all day long and entertain them. Both of them were very cute. all of them fed them with something or the other. etc. were Rosy’s two children. while Pogo was mustard and white.Happy Days Are Back by Amit Badwa ISNEY AND Pogo. they had become everyone’s favourite in the whole street. Some would give them toffees and chocolates. They were very notorious though they were just four months old..
an ambulance from the same organization came to their locality. Rosy bit him because he was throwing stones at Pogo and Disney. he reached Guptaji’s house and told him about the whole incident. along with their mother. and hid. Most of the dogs of the locality got to know about them beforehand. They would entertain everyone around them. Rosy was watching everything. Disney and Pogo were looking for some March (First) 2011 23 . Actually. Somehow. for street animals. Everything was fine. In the afternoon. T herefore. Pogo and Disney loved everyone there. They would even lick their feet. till the day when Rosy bit Guptaji’s relative. He tried to hit Rosy but could not do so. She went and caught hold of his leg in her mouth. The whole street looked empty. which they spread all over the roads. whenever they remained inside their house for the whole day. they did the same with Guptaji’s relative but he mistook their affection and tried to get away from the two by throwing stones at them. Guptaji was furious. Rosy. They had huge nets. He immediately lodged a complaint with the organization. Pogo and Disney lived there.family and the two were hot favourites among children. Fortunately the stones did not hit either of the two. The children made a separate house for them in the street garden.
Disney’s and Rosy’s foot got stuck in the web. Pogo was so depressed.place to hide. Pogo got so scared that he started crying on seeing his brother and mother trapped. The people of the organization also caught some other dogs and cats of the locality and took them to the hospital. MD. when suddenly. The street was desolate after Rosy and Disney left. ALI . that he even stopped eating food. But he left when Rosy ordered him to run from there.
he became weak and looked feeble. his mother and brother were taken away from him. There they were given treatment. After all. he was amazed. Pogo’s happiness knew no bounds when he saw his mother and brother back. March (First) 2011 25 . When 10 year old. Within two three days. He kept jumping all over the street to show his excitement to everyone. the organization caught the street animals and took them to their hospital.He would sit silently in the garden throughout the day. Days passed. He pointed his small fingers and showed Disney and Rosy to his mother. Guptaji had done a wonderful job for the dogs. the van of the organization dropped Rosy and Disney after they had been properly vaccinated and injected for anti-rabies. That day. Rosy’s family was together again. Suddenly a ‘kuku’ sound was heard in the street. Even though it was unintentional. came to the balcony. J atin’s mother was very happy to see Rosy’s family together once again. Then they put a small cut on their ear to mark that they had been vaccinated. Jatin. He went inside and brought his mother to the balcony. Actually. if they were suffering from some ailment or given proper vaccinations and then dropped in the same place from where they had been taken.
But did not find. “It is a bit cramped. You cannot shape it as you like. named Thulthuli. “Sister Mice. she started looking for a hole near the river bank.” Thulthuli started living 26 Champak T . but. But the soil is coarse and stony. where you can live.” Chanchal showed her the hole in the ground. “First. “I know about a good place. She was quite lazy. what is the matter? Why are you worried?” Thulthuli answered. any place good enough to live in.’ There were some trees on the bank. show me the place. I think.” Thulthuli said. Since summers were approaching. She came to her and asked. Chanchal Mynah was sitting on the banyan tree. She said. Thulthuli went inside it and came out.A Fat Rat HERE WAS a fat mice. She started looking for holes in them.” Chanchal replied. if I live near the river. Disappointed she sat under a tree. “I need a hole to live in. ‘I will not have to go far to drink water. I will manage.
She was happy to live there. to bring the water from the river to the mouth of the pit. There were farms nearby. When her hole filled up with the grain. Thulthuli’s physical activities decreased and in a few days. ‘Now I can live happily. therefore Thulthuli built a channel.” The river flowed close by. She had trouble moving about in her own pit. Now I need not step out of the house for food. She thought. She would carry the grain to her hole the whole day. Thulthuli got a good quantity of grain when the farmers cut their wheat. ‘Wow! I think these are the best days of my life’. she thought.by Ghyandev Mukesh in it. I can lie back all day long and enjoy the food. This made it convenient for her to drink water. she became fat. But lazy Thulthuli did not bother about it. She continued to March (First) 2011 27 .
“Then.” Chanchal replied. She asked.eat plenty of food and drank water whenever she was thirsty. go and get a rope. My body would get oily and I will slip easily out of the pit. “This will not work. “Do not even think about it. “Sister Mice. you would die and it would become your grave. “How did it happen?” Thulthuli replied.” Thulthuli said. Even then you might die if too much oil gets into the pit.” Chanchal said.” Thulthuli said. ‘Now. how are you?” Thulthuli started crying. I will think of some way. “Be calm. Please take me out. C hanchal came every day to her and inquired about her welfare. “Then ask someone to pour oil in the pit.’ But what was that? As soon as she put her foot forward she found she was stuck. “I am stuck in this pit.” Champak 28 . One day. Ask the farmer to get his tools and break open this pit. If he struck the pit with great force.” Chanchal asked. “The pit has become small. I have to go out in search of food. I will tie it around my neck and you pull me out. “What should I do now?” Chanchal said. she asked in desperation.” “How can I murder you? Tell me how will you tie the rope? Can you move your limbs work in this position?” Thulthuli lost all hope. She thought. She screamed and shouted for help. the grains finished. She even tried to nibble the stones. but her efforts were in vain.
Chanchal went away and did not return the whole day. “How are you. Sister?” Thulthuli screamed in anger. “There is a shortage of grains in the whole area.” Thulthuli said. Have you brought some grains for me?” Chanchal said. ALI I might die of hunger. Next morning. You have to live like this till the crop is cut. “Why did you leave me in trouble and go away? You never once think that MD. she came and asked. you plan to kill me like this. “So. “I am thinking about your own March (First) 2011 29 . Tell me. are you my Sister or my enemy?” Chanchal said.
Now. out of my pit. Next moment.” Thulthuli asked. She said.” She tried hard to push herself out.” Thulthuli became red with anger. “Your sister is dead. Have patience!” Chanchal went back home and Thulthuli cursed her for her indifference. I will never repeat this mistake. She had tears in her eyes. tell me. “Think before you come after me. are you alive?” T hulthuli was very distressed. She said.” Chanchal said. Next morning she asked.” Thulthuli said. once I come out. Chanchal did not come to meet her again. You have killed me of hunger and still you ask me these questions. I will not leave you. “You are stuck. I irritated you. You cannot do anything. she was out of the pit. right?” Chanchal said. “Oh yes! I am.” Chanchal started laughing. Your hunger actually helped me. You became weak day-by-day and then. Chanchal said. so that you tried to come out and catch me. finally. And also think how you came out. She ran to catch hold of Chanchal. that day. “Sister.good. Look you are finally out. Chanchal. “You are very nice. “Yes. that’s it. “You have come out because of my plan. Now. “Okay…wait and watch. am I your sister or not?” Thulthuli was ashamed. I will shun my lazy habits and will go for a walk every morning.” Champak 30 . She said. “What have you done? You left me starving.
” the Queen said.” requested the Queen. Their affection is not at all pretentious. Wave your hand once. Balvan Singh said.” the King said. by Rajkumar Dhar Dwivedi Queen of Champakvan “Oh. while.” “All right. They shouted. Maharaja Sher Singh. to demonstrate your love for these young ones. authorities and Maharani Sita were there. along with Mangalvan’s King. “Really. you will not let me sit for a moment till I wave my hand. I will take some time off to meet them. Champakvan’s King and Queen were received by 32 Champak . “Look at the children. how cute. Priya. let the airplane land. the plane.E ARLY IN the morning an airplane rumbled in the sky in Mangalvan and the young birds and animals started jumping in excitement. “Look. “Here comes… here she comes… the queen of Champakvan. “I hope you will not jump down in excitement. Look…” the king said as he waved his hand. their enthusiasm is noteworthy.” “You always make fun of me. the children are so happy now. The children are honest at heart. landed. After sometime. Champakvan’s Queen was also happy to see the young birds and animals. to welcome the guests at the airport.” King of Champakvan. Minister. She said to the king. I dance with them. you carry on with your work.
that is why I took the care of calling each one to our palace. The children also met her the same way. “Do not worry about it. . I knew that you love children. so that they can meet you. “I will like to meet all the children. The two Queens hugged each other. The Queen became emotional at the sight of all the innocent and cute children. Even I love them very much. while coming out of the airport.all the honourable people and were warmly welcomed. The king met the authorities and their families. Thousands of young birds and animals have been called to the Palace. They will be disappointed if I did not meet them. It seemed as if a mother was meeting her children after a long time. After that Champakvan’s Queen started walking towards the young animals and birds. who cannot meet me due to security reasons.” said Sita.” said the Queen of Champakvan.
Right now. because they have such a queen. We all will dance together in the evening. You are also our guest here for these three days. speech of the Queens. She said. the car left for the palace. discussing various issues. Then. on the way. When they reached the palace. the two kings. ministers and chief minister got engrossed in the meeting. which included story telling. we should take some rest.” The two Queens kept discussing obout the children. “We will be here for three days. The children were very happy as they had a chance to entertain both the queens with RAMENDRA NATH . “I think all the people are kind and soft in nature here.Queen Priya was excited to hear this and said. who were waiting to welcome them with garlands. They followed the whole schedule of the program. They noticed the enthusiasm and excitement of the inhabitants of Mangalvan. Both the Queens went to see the children. They requested her to dance with them for sometime. who takes good care of them. sharing riddles and jokes.” In the evening. they found thousands of birds and animals. The Queen was delighted to see so many children.
” The crowd of children was enthusiastic after this speech. “I never thought about becoming a Queen. enthusiasm and self confidence to the children in their own way. their plan was to go for a picnic. The third day they distributed gifts to each child and bade them goodbye. The king also danced with them. One should never lose hope even after facing disappointing failure. Priya said. Children. He also spent time with the children and recalled his childhood memories. After that. Champakvan’s Queen.their jokes. one should work harder to correct his mistakes. They roamed around sung songs and danced for some time. That day. Many busses were hired for the day. Instead. Hard work is all it takes to attain one’s goals. never lose your self-confidence. The Queens also had fun and they gave lesson on determinism. We are proud of you. whatever big issue comes. the Queen of Champakvan and the children were sad. Live long happily. music was played and they all danced. But I made my mind and worked hard to reach this stage. Queen Priya had become March (First) 2011 35 . Next day. They felt rejuvenated after the meeting with the children. They danced on famous bollywood songs till late in the night.
I will also check your mark-sheets to see your performance. We are grateful she gave such an important lesson to these children. Publisher. Jhandewala Estate. she talked about the children with the king. E-3. “We would never let you down and will fulfill your expectations. 2. Periodicity of publication: Fortnightly. which will be helpful to them in their entire life. so that they could fulfill the Queen’s expectations. Names and addresses of individuals who own the newspaper and partners or shareholders holding more than one per cent of the total capital: Delhi Press Patra Prakashan Pte. but soon they became sad as the Queen was about to leave. hereby declare that the particulars given above are true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Jhandewala Estate. She did not want to leave them and go. They said. Paresh Nath. They said. Paresh Nath. I will come soon. my children. Address: E-3. The children left. the children discussed the Queen of Champakvan. After sometime.” Statement of ownership and other particulars about CHAMPAK (ENGLISH) FORM IV.” “Yes. You also promise us that you will come back soon. & 5 Printer’s. New Delhi-55.. Nationality: Indian. Their parents and teachers were extremely happy to see them working so hard. Ltd. New Delhi-55. Here. On the way. See Rule 8 1. Priya also flew with the king. 6. But next time. I. They worked hard to score good marks. 36 Champak . She gave expensive gifts and books to the children. Sd. Publisher’s. The children were happy. taking back all the sweet memories of the trip. “The Queen of Champakvan is great. and Editor’s Name: Paresh Nath.” said Queen Priya with a smile. We would never let this enthusiasm fade away.emotionally attached to these children. 3. Place of publication: New Delhi. 4.
political cartoonist. many more webbed words to tell touching stories that awed the judges whose nerves were tested to rank them. children’s writer and Mr Uday Shankar Ganguly. the famous wrestler and TV celebrity along with Ms Manorama Jaffa. this year’s grand finale was held at the National Rail Museum. The evening prize distribution ceremony was attended over by Mr Sanjit Kumar. An annual programme designed to identify creative talent among children of age 8-12 years. it was only evident that the contest attracts the best budding minds and that it continues to remain a major event to spot and reward exceptional talent. New Delhi. the ambience was just perfect for the kids to unleash their creative instincts and pour them onto the canvas. As many little hands made rapid strokes to unfold myriad images. 2011: The Champak Creative Child Contest kicked off to a colourful start with about 80 extremely talented kids from across the country participating in the On the Spot Story Writing and Painting Competition.Champak talent search brings out hidden skills of tiny tots S UNDAY 6TH February. With the sun spreading its warmth on the carpeted outdoors of the Museum. And from the range of stories and fantastic themes that kids gave their expressions to through words and colours. All the guests extolled the .
Dist Vaishali. Bhopal and Akshita Gupta of GD Goenka Public School. The first prize was awarded to Deepti Garg. Besides the gold medal and Champak merit certificate.talents of the participants and particularly praised the variety of topics that children dealt with in their creative work. learn and explore new places. . Nishtha Narayan of DPS. New Delhi. Five young talented children got third prize in which they received Rs 2500 cash prize. New Delhi won Rs. The Editor of Delhi Press Mr Paresh Nath appreciated the wonderful response that the Champak Creative Child Contest receive year after year and lauded the children who travel long distances to be part of this bonanza. Also 10 children received consolation prizes. Officials from MP Tourism Dr Mamta Pandey and Ms Veena Raman congratulated the participants and awarded the winners with travel gifts to visit some of the most enchanting places in Madhya Pradesh. There were three children who were awarded the second prize. Vasundhara Enclave. Representatives of Faber Castle and LIC India distributed gift hampers to all the participants and the children were joyous to receive them. 3000 cash prize and trip to three different destinations in MP. medal and merit certificates from Champak. an opportunity to travel. Dwarka. a fresh bunch of talented young children came to the fore with promises to win many more laurels in the days and years to come. And when the curtains rung. These children will get a free stay for 2N 3D at MPTDC property in these enchanting places. Prashant Pulashkar of Lal Gunj St. it was wonderful to see young children walking with handful of prizes and gift hampers that made their day memorable and happy. At the awards ceremony. student of Evergreen Public School. Deepti won Rs 5000 cash prize and a trip to Bhandavgarh a white tiger reserve in MP. Bihar. Paul's School.
5. With a mischievous name. (c) China. (d) Hockey World Cup. (d) Afghanistan. (b) Cricket World Cup. Answers Who Am I? : (1) Cock. (d) Louis Fischer. (c) Scotland. (c) 14th November. Tell me. Which of the following is the country of white elephants? (a) Finland. 2011? (a) Football World Cup. packet around the neck. (b) Kazakhstan. (c) Lawn Tennis. (3) d. (c) Jonathan Swift. Release the thread slowly. 2011 to April 2. 3. Tied up with a sleek red bridle. ? 40 How Much Do You Know? ? 1.☺ Who Am I ? ☺ 1. I give cool breeze all the time. three hands. 1982. Champak . (b) 23rd October. And it starts to fly high in thesky. Hanging from one leg. Who invented the note? (a) Erich Segal. I rise early in the morning. (4) Football. And thrown up in the air. (2) Fan. 2. How Much Do You Know? : (1) b. One head. My body is round. 3. Which game event is going to take place from February 19. 1981. And wake you up. When did Doordarshan start colour broadcast? (a) 15th August. 4. 1982. Wen Jiabao. (2) c. (3) Kite. Crown on the head. (b) China. (d) 26th January. (4) a. 1980. (5) b. 2. is the Prime Minister of which of the following country? (a) Iran. made of paper. what am I? 4. (b) Thomas Roe. Always kicked around. My stomach is filled with gas. who recently visited India. (d) Thailand. A unique horse.
the sisters fought a lot. Both their parents worried when they saw them fight.A Lovely Birthday Gift by Priti Kumari INI AND Rini were twins. March (First) 2011 41 M . Even then. They would always purchase the same thing for both of them. They loved each other very much but they fought a lot.
People would have admired her and given 42 Champak . Mini said to Rini. She thought if she had a fair complexion. Their birthday was approaching and they were quite excited about it. “Rini.They always preferred the other person’s things. your complexion is dark. Hence. They planned many things for the special day. Therefore people will not look at you. she would have looked as beautiful as her sister. I will wear that on our birthday. they will only admire me as I am more beautiful. you give me your red frock.” This angered Rini. The parents decided to buy many presents for them.
Their mother ordered a nice cake for both of them. Mini was extremely happy to get the frock. Rini thought that Mini would fight with her if she cuts the cake first. The cake was in the centre of the table. She is so good looking. But now. she would scold Rini for this.her nice gifts. Look at Mini.” Rini started crying when she heard this. Mummy had decorated the table. But she knew that if Mummy would see her crying. Rini wore her old frock and came out of the room. which she handed over to Mini. She came to the table to blow the candles and then. So she said. “Oh Rini! Why are you wearing such an ugly dress?” Another said. I will cut it after you.” Mini was excited. March (First) 2011 43 . she would have looked the same. you cut the cake first. “Mini. She was showing off her nice red dress to her friends. cut the cake. She calmed down and wiped her tears and came to the table to cut the cake. She loved her red frock. who looked and admired her. Rini noticed that a lighted candle had fallen from the table. All their friends started laughing at her. she had to part with her best belongings for her sister. Mini wore Rini’s red frock. “Even if she would have worn a nice dress. Mummy had festooned the whole room with balloons. on which the cake was placed. on their birthday. One of their friends said. Everyone sang “Happy Birthday to you…” Suddenly. with beautiful shiny candles. and set the table cloth on fire.
She had given Mini the best gift by saving her life. Actually Rini was more beautiful than her sister for she was blessed with inner beauty. They came forward to help her. Mini was busy cutting the cake and everyone was singing the birthday song.Now the fire was spreading and Rini’s frock was about to come into contact with it.” Rini started crying at the change in her sister. She knew the fire would have burnt her if Rini had not saved her. Everyone was scared after this incident. I will never repeat it. Mini ran to her sister. She wondered what would happen if Mini’s frock caught fire. She ran to Mini. she remembered the time when she had insulted her sister in front of others and made fun of her. This was the best present for her too on her birthday. Please forgive me for my misbehaviour. the whole table cloth was aflame. “Rini. Tears rolled down her cheeks when she thought of it. Mini was so scared that she held on to her mother tightly. pulled the table cloth and threw it on the floor. who was standing quietly in one corner. Mummy pacified them. you are so sweet and beautiful. and said. Rini was frightened. By then. M 44 Champak . Everyone was amazed to see this. Even after all that Rini had saved her life. ummy and Papa requested all the children to assemble in the garden. Then. pushed her aside. She put the carpet on the table cloth.
Rules and Purpose of the Game
Start your game while enjoying a hot cup of ginger tea in this chilly weather. Start the game when you get 4 on your dice. Each player has to select a colour of his choice. Restart the game when you get out. Note:No.1:- Milk tea. No.2:- Black tea. No.3:- Ginger tea. You need to drink at least 3 cups of ginger tea apart from the other variety of tea, in order to win the game. The player, who reaches the end after drinking the required cups of tea, shall be the winner.
by Renu Singh
Wonder of Colours
INA AUNT, buy that pink saree. You do not have any pink saree to wear,” said Tinki cat to Tina.
I always wear a particular colour of saree everyday. This pink saree is of no use to me. Did you notice that even though we were late to get out of the house. Yellow on Thursday. Tinki.” said Tinku in great spirits. Red on Tuesday.Sher Singh. look at that poster.” “Oh! Aunt.” “You children do not believe easily. I will make malai-koffta. But there could be some other reason for that. on his March (First) 2011 51 . Aunt only you should get the fridge. White on Saturday.“No. “E very day belongs to a particular planet that has a particular colour. What will I do with this pink saree? My red saree does not look good now. Do you remember when I gifted it to Mr. If Sher Singh likes the food. I want to buy a new red saree to wear on this Tuesday. Orange or Yellow on Sunday. you do not wear any other colour than these. Green on Wednesday.” “That means. Tina was famous for cooking good food in the whole forest. If you wear that colour on that day. White on Monday. Tinki. “Definitely. Maharaj Sher sign has organized a cooking competition which will take place tomorrow in the food fair. then. Blue on Friday. still we got a bus to the market?” “That is all right. the person would be rewarded a fridge.” said Tina as she picked up the packet of saree and moved out of the shop.” “No. Aunt.” “Wear this pink saree on some other day.” said Tinki astonished. everything is favourable for you.
is something burning?” asked Tinki as she entered the house.” Next day. Aunt. Let us go and buy a green saree from the market. you have to make arrangements for the . “Aunt. “Oh! My saree… I had to wear this to the food fair. Tina ran inside the room. Tinki I have to wear a green saree. Try that new one. Tina was ironing her saree.” “No. Today is Wednesday and it is good to wear green on Wednesday. The vegetable vender shouted from outside and she went out to buy the vegetables for the competition.” said Tina inspecting the saree.birthday? He licked his fingers after eating it. I will win only if I wear a green saree. if you like.” “But Aunt. you can wear some other saree. I cook well. but today it is risky in this. “Do not worry.
Lets see. what will you cook today? I will make aloomatar. if I can get the second or the third prize…” “I will make malai-kofta. You put some mataraloo. We will take at least half an hour to reach the food fair and then you have to put all your things there too. But now everything will fall back into place. Tinki said. it was Tina’s friend.” Tina said all the best to Minmin and put the phone down.” They started talking on the phone and kept talking for quite some time. It is only 11:00 am just now. Minmin Squirrel. First I missed the bus then I had to wait for a taxi. We will be late if you went shopping now. She took a big basket with all the ingredients in it and reached the food fair. it will taste even better. It is you who will get the first prize. you have to arrange everything now and have to make preparations for the competition. March (First) 2011 53 .” “I will come back soon. “Everything is falling apart today for I am wearing this blue saree.” T ina wore her new green saree and started putting all the spices and vegetables in the containers.competition as well. Just then. “Tina. I have even got a green coloured plate to serve food to Maharaj Sher Singh. the phone rang. She was back by 12 o’clock. “Aunt.” Tina took the purse and rushed to the market.
But she could not find the box of spices anywhere. So. “Oh! It seems I have left the box at home in hurry. e came straight to Tina’s table. Had you done it otherwise. Now. I will no longer trust this colourscheme and will focus on my work. “You cook the best food in the whole forest. He spitted it out. even then you lost the competition. everyone started preparing their dishes. After a long wait. “Disgusting… what have you made?” He tasted all the dishes and gave the first prize to Minmin. she at last got some left-overs.” said Tina. I can’t even send anyone to get it from home. “You are right. I have to add the spices. That is because you concentrate more on colour than on your preparations. But by then the onions got burnt. you would have got the first prize. He tasted the dish and made an expression of loathing. Tina did not get any prize.” She asked from other the participants to lend her some. But the burnt onion stuck to the cooking-pan. I’m getting confused. Maharaja reached the food fair. ‘There is no time left to buy the onions. I can’t understand anything.” said Tinki.As soon as the bell rang. but they refused to give for they had brought only a small quantity . She quickly cut the onions again.’ she somehow made the dish. it emitted a burnt smell and produced a lot of smoke. Tina cut the onions and put them to cook and got busy in cutting other vegetables. H 54 Champak .
56 Champak . OH! WHAT IS WRONG WITH BUNTY? IT SEEMS HE HAS BROKEN HIS LEG BY FALLING FROM THE TREE. HOW DID YOU BREAK YOUR LEG? I TRIED TO JUMP AND COVER A LONG DISTANCE. I BET HE HAS FALLEN AND BROKEN HIS LEG. CHEEKU AND MEEKU PROMISED TO TREAT EACH OTHER WITH AN ICE CREAM IF THEY LOST THE BET. BUNTY REACHED THERE. BOTH. JUST THEN.CHEEKU AND MEEKU SAW BUNTY MONKEY COMING TOWARDS THEM. THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE.
SO. I FELL ON A DONKEY. YOU HAVE TO TREAT ME WITH AN ICE CREAM. YOU FELL DOWN AND BROKE YOUR LEG. SO THIS LEG? NO. THE ANGRY DONKEY KICKED ME AND BROKE MY LEG. March (First) 2011 57 . NOW. ISN’T IT? IT WAS NOT A STRONG BRANCH. NO. THEN? NOW YOU KNOW IT IS USELESS TO BET. LET US GO. I ACTUALLY CAUGHT HOLD OF A BRANCH OF THE TREE. IT BROKE. LOOK MEEKU.AND YOU FELL AND BROKE YOUR LEG. YOU LOST THE BET.
Driver Uncle Champak 58 . “Driver Uncle. She was very worried. Aastha nodded and agreed to what her mother said. her mother hurried to the other part of the colony and gave her the bottle. due to it my uniform gets dirty. Her school bus would pick the students from the colony and then take the route. Aastha remembered. Whenever Aastha was late for school. He even asks me to sit with the small children. that she had forgotten her chart on the study table. she went to the front gate of the bus and said. One day.A Kind Heart by Shristi Seth A ASTHA ALWAYS complained. just wait for two minutes. As soon as the bus reached the other part of the colony. Driver Uncle never stops the bus. from the main road. She had prepared the chart just a day before and forgot to pick it up from the table. while boarding the bus. to the school. “Mummy. He even waits for you when you get late. Once she forgot to take her water bottle. Doesn’t he?” Mummy asked. she would rush to the other end of the colony to catch the bus.” and rushed back to her house.” “Driver Uncle gets the bus in front of the house exclusively for you. He always scolds me but never says a word to other students.
“Mummy. They chased the bus.” “Why do you think. Mummy could not comprehend from where she came and where she went. Driver Uncle has to drop all the students at school at the right time. the bus has gone. picked the chart. after a few minutes. “Mummy. and ran back to the bus. Driver Uncle could have waited for . from the study table. she came back complaining once again.did not understand anything. entered her room. it would wait for you?” said Mummy. “Finally. I missed it. Aastha reached home. But.” said Mummy. You should have kept track of the time. Mummy started her scooty and asked Aastha to sit at the back.
” Mummy did not want to scold Aastha in the morning. so. she placed her hand over her mouth.” said Aastha. sitting at the back of the scooty. Prakriti and Gauri informed Driver Uncle about it. Aastha did not understand how to control it. Aastha was not feeling well. He parked the bus on the side of the road. Mummy made a cup of ginger tea for her. One day. The bus was just half way. it was not his mistake. “No. when Aastha started puking. it was important for her to reach school on time. She gave her medicines and a water bottle and somehow made her sit in the bus. He RAMENDRA NATH . But she had to sit for an exam that day. But both her hands and her uniform got dirty. Driver Uncle turned his face and saw that Aastha was really unwell.me.
He asked Aastha if she was feeling better. E-3. Then SMS this on 57007. Delhi Press Building. Look carefully through all the pages and tell us on which page is this larger illustration published. She thought. Driver Uncle was not in a hurry. Driver Uncle also gave her a sweet and sour candy. New Delhi-55 March (First) 2011 61 . which made her feel better. You can also send your answers by Post Card. They will be given a gift of Rs. as shown in the photo of mobile. DPBEA 18 You can SMS us your answers. 100/.each. First type the key word DPBEA. Her mother smiled for she too wanted to thank him for the same. Driver Uncle drove the bus in high speed and reached the school on time. By then Aastha felt better. You may send as many SMS as you like. But she could not thank him for helping her. Driver Uncle started the bus. Your answers should reach us by 20 March. Any 5 correct respondents will be asked to send their complete address.brought his water bottle and a clean cloth for her to wipe her hands and uniform. Aastha appeared for her English test. Address: CHAMPAK. Leave one space after that and then write the page number. For example DPBEA 18. “Driver Uncle is a very nice man.” As soon as she was home she told everything to her mother and requested her to thank him. 2011. That day. Jhandewala Estate. EYE SHARP 100 The illustration given below is part of a bigger illustration published in this issue.
and you are listening quietly? What is wrong with you? TT (whispered): Forget about this man. whom I have thrown at the Allahabad station. -Ranjeet. woke up in the morning and started fighting with the TT: Sir. Would you give me all your possessions and property . He is only shouting at me. I had to get down there. if I failed to get up by 2.A train passenger. I told you last night to throw me out with my belongings at the Allahabad Station. this person is shouting on you. Another passenger (to TT): Sir. ✻ Gabdu (to Papa): Papa. Think about the person. I want to be rich.
an airplane and a helicopter were talking to each other. over the roofs of the houses. . forests. how can rockets supersede us? Airplane: Yes.” At that moment. tell us how come you are the fastest amongst us? Helicopter can fly and land anywhere he wants. “Rocket brother. Both of them went to the rocket and asked. I can fly anywhere and land wherever I feel like. I will not give my possessions to an idler like you. -Kartik ✻ Once. Gabdu: All right.when I grow up? Papa: No. Then.Harshvardan. He shouted: Only that person will know how to fly at such a speed. farms. I am leaving now. But you are the fastest. I am faster than you but the rocket is the fastest. Papa: Where are you going? Gabdu: To become a saint. who would be the lucky person? Papa: Some saint. Today you have to tell us the reason behind this. Let us go and ask the rocket. whose back is on fire. I am still faster than the helicopter as I can fly higher than the clouds. the rocket had just landed and was in a bad mood. Helicopter: Friend. you are right. Gabdu: Then. . infields.
The smallest man on Earth A Columbian. weighs 22 pounds and is 27 inches tall. Edward Nino Hernandez. He wishes to travel around the world. Nino loves to dance. He is 24 years old. AMRITA GOSWAMI 64 Champak . is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the shortest living man in the whole world.
Tara Nigam .Chunki's Nest by Dr.
Look there. She thought. evergreen mahogany tree or ziayphus tree. I must leave now.” Chuinki flew directly to the mango tree and said. But Chunki was not sure about the place where she could make a nice nest. He would give me a nice branch to make a nest. I think I should ask the mango tree. “Hey! Brother mango. Do not even try to do that. a crew of crows resides on that branch of mine. Better search another tree to make your nest. ‘Whichever tree offers me to live on it. I will make my home there. as the monsoon was near. She was confused whether to choose the sacred fig tree. Finally she thought of going to the trees and asking them. they will not let you live in peace. Her mind veered in confusion. Crows are your enemies.HE SPARROW felt the need to make a nest for herself. Even after contemplating for a long time. if you come to live here. she could not reach a conclusion. Will it be alright if I did that?” T . She was sitting and contemplating on this problem. I have come here to make a nest on your branch. can I make a nest on your branch?” “No.’ She immediately flew towards the fig tree.” “Thank you. sat on it and whispered. “Brother Fig.
A parrot resides inside the hole of my trunk and his friends sit on my branches the whole day. “Chunki. I personally do not have any objection.“On my branch?” asked the tree in surprise. I would leave now. these orchid plants have filled all the space on me. But Baya has gone just now saying that she SANJAY . Moreover. She reached the acacia tree and asked the same question.” Chunki said. “Alright.” “But there is no space. He replied. “Yes.
That very moment.” Scared Chunki flew away from there. under the window panes. She kept on flying. So you have to decide where you should make your nest. Now Chunki felt safe and secure. When the crow followed her. “Get lost from here.” Chunki thanked him and flew towards the rosewood tree and asked if she could make her nest there. Chunki was scared and tried to hide under a window pane of a house. Finally she made a nice nest for herself. the owner of the house did not allow the crow to stay there. March (First) 2011 69 . an owl came out from the tree hole and said. She lost all hope and decided not to go anywhere. She was disappointed to receive this kind of response from all the trees. she decided to make her nest under the window of the house. A crow noticed her and started pursuing her. Can’t you find any other tree to make your nest? I live here with my whole family. all the sparrows started making their nests outside the houses. You must be aware of the fact that she makes her nest only on thorny trees. From that day onwards. Before rosewood could answer her question. She started collecting pieces to make her nest and worked hard for some time.will make 4-5 nests on my branches.
000 WORMS ARE FOUND ON EARTH. MORE THAN 20. IS IT THE BIGGEST EARTHWORM? GRANDPA AND EARTHWORM BY VENU VARIATH ONE OF THE LARGEST EARTHWORMS IS THE GIANT GIPPSLAND EARTHWORM. FOUND IN A PART OF AUSTRALIA. THERE ARE LARGE EARTHWORMS IN SOUTH AFRICA TOO. NO. THIS GIANT WORM’S LIFE SPAN IS 10 YEARS. DID YOU SEE THIS EARTHWORM? IT IS VERY LONG. THEY COME UNDER THE GROUP OF ANIMALS CALLED THE INVERTEBRATES.GRANDPA. 70 Champak . AS THEY LACK A VERTEBRAL COLUMN.
WHAT DO WORMS FEED ON? March (First) 2011 71 . THEY ARE ALSO FOUND INSIDE ALL ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMAN BEINGS. WORMS DO NOT HAVE NOSE? WON’T THEY DIE WITHOUT BREATHING? NO. WE BREATHE THROUGH TINY PORES ON THE SKIN.ARE THE WORMS PRESENT EVERYWHERE? WE CAN SEE THEM IN WATER AND ON LAND. THE NOSE IS MISSING IN EARTHWORMS.
AS THESE ARE MIXED IN THE SOIL. THEY LIVE ONLY FOR A FEW HOURS OR DAYS. THEY SWALLOW THE WHOLE SOIL. THEY CAN ONLY BE SEEN THROUGH A MICROSCOPE. SMALL PLANTS. FAT WORMS ARE VERY RARE. WE CAN’T SEE THE TINY WORMS WITH NAKED EYES. BACTERIA AND FUNGUS. THESE WORMS ARE USUALLY VERY THIN.THEY EAT LEAVES FOUND ON THE GROUND. 72 Champak . YES.
WORMS ARE ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S FAVOURITE FOOD ITEMS. A NEW WORM IS FORMED FROM EACH PART? YES. THEY DIE. NOW HERE ARE SOME FACTS ON WORMS. WORMS ALSO FACE THE THREAT OF EXTINCTION. IN FLORIDA. THEY ARE FOUND IN AUSTRALIA AND IN THE HAWAI ISLAND. BUT IF ANY OF THE VITAL ORGAN IS DAMAGED. WHICH IS THE LONGEST WORM? THE ‘RIBBON WORM’ IS THE LONGEST. THEY ARE 100 FEET LONG.IS THAT TRUE THAT IF A WORM BREAKS INTO PARTS. THEY CONDUCT A WORM CATCHING AND EATING CONTEST. March (First) 2011 73 .
Honey Bee’s Dance Honey bees inform about danger by giving signals to each other”. 74 Champak . If they find some danger around their area. they get back to their hive and dance in a particular pattern of 8.
Every food seemed tasteless compared to these sweet and juicy mangoes.Secret Revealed by Chandraprabha Swarup HERE WERE many mango trees in Champakvan that produced very juicy and delicious mangoes. Every year the animals waited for the summer season to enjoy the ripe mangoes. They ate only mangoes for every meal and lled their stomachs with them. There was one special mango March (First) 2011 75 T .
This became his daily routine. His mouth watered when he found the big tree. when his friends inquired why he had not come to eat mangoes he replied that he was ill. but Cheeku Monkey discovered it while playing in the forest.PRABHAT tree. But. Next day. laden with delicious mangoes. he rushed to the big tree to eat the mangoes alone. He ate until his stomach lled. Every day he would pretend to be ill and take medicines from Pampu Jackal and then rush to his favourite tree as soon 76 Champak . at some distance from all the others. as soon as his friends left. Not every animal of the forest was aware of this fact. It was special because it was the biggest tree that produced the most juicy and biggest mangoes. He had never tasted such luscious mangoes before.
One should always share. N ext day. lay scattered in the whole room. Gillu went to Cheeku’s house to ask about his health. Cheeku was ashamed for now he knew that his secret was out. Cheeku was not there and the medicines. He was thinking about it. After a few days.as he was alone. Jumpy found that Cheeku went to a special tree regularly and enjoyed the tasty mangoes alone. Maharaja Sher Singh then came and told him. Jumpy Monkey was supposed to chase Cheeku. as Cheeku. He could not gure out the reason behind it. All the animals gathered and planned to nd out the truth. everyone enjoyed eating juicy mangoes together from that tree. some animals started doubting him. Gillu Squirrel was deputed by all to nd out the truth for she lived on the same tree.” Cheeku understood that lesson and after that day. Cheeku was shocked when he reached the special mango tree. 77 March (First) 2011 . which he had taken from Pampu. She was amazed to see the house. when suddenly everyone came out laughing from behind the bushes. She informed everyone about this. “There is no fun to enjoy your food alone. He was surprised to see so many mango kernels and skins lying around the tree. Next day. They thought it would be good to check thoroughly what ailed him that he did not eat any mangoes with his friends.
” Snaky turned and saw Sony squirrel glaring at him. He looked around but saw no one there.” he uttered as he glided towards the nest. “Today I will enjoy eating tasty omelets. I am your friend. Snaky smiled cunningly. One day he saw a nest of a bird while sitting on a mango tree. “Stop! Don’t you dare touch those eggs.S NAKY SNAKE was fed up eating frogs and rats every day. It had three eggs. “Look Snaky. which is why I am Omelet of Stolen Eggs by Manoj Rai .
One day he got up early in the morning. Snaky took the eggs carefully and went into his hole and did not come out of it for three full days. Whenever he found eggs. sitting on the branch of the tree. This went on for a week and he had to feed on small insects and flies.telling you it is bad to steal eggs. along with these eggs.” said Snaky and slid towards her. otherwise I will swallow you. Sony climbed the tree swiftly while the pigeon watched her. For a few days Snaky kept searching for eggs. which he had obtained for free. At the mere thought of an egg his mouth started watering.” “Hiss… Hiss…You mind your own business. there was always someone looking after them. You will land up into big trouble one day. He was very hungry but . He enjoyed the delicious eggs.
could not find anything to eat. get lost otherwise you will repent. He will walk over you and you will die. “There might be an egg in one of the nest’s. Snaky was amazed to see a large nest in the middle of the tree. he found only flies and rats. “Then these eggs must be of a . “Listen Snaky. even there. However.” Sony said. Such huge eggs must belong to a large bird.” said Snaky as he laughed at Sony. Sony again tried to stop him.” Snaky was disconcerted to hear Sony. “Look. He had never seen such huge eggs in his life. He went to the dense forest to look for some food. “You are here. these huge eggs may belong to an elephant.” Soon he was near the nest and saw two large eggs there. “Wow! What a big nest! There may be some eggs in it. He was extremely happy. This made him very unhappy. He saw a huge tree in front of him.” thought Snaky and started climbing the tree.” “Ha… Ha… neither do elephants lay eggs nor do they make nests on trees. He was unaware that Sony was following him. go back.
He was badly hurt for he had fallen from a great height. “You will not go alive from here.” said the eagle as he scooped from the top of the tree to catch him. He slithered towards Sony.” Snaky went red with anger for he was in no mood to stop and listen to what Sony said. pleases listen to me. March (First) 2011 81 .” Snaky turned and saw a huge bird behind him. Ostrich is quite big in size and is the fastest bird.” said Snaky as he reached the nest. These eggs may be of an ostrich. when suddenly he heard a voice from behind. He was about to lick the huge eggs.” “May be you are right but crocodile do not lay eggs on trees. He went numb with fear and tried to slide away from there. “Look.crocodile. He tried to escape and fell from the tree. But the eagle caught hold of him in his claws and Snaky started bleeding. He will not leave you if he catches you. I have heard PRABHAT that there are several crocodiles in this forest. if you are ever seen in this area. but she escaped and climbed to the top most branch of the tree. Snaky again shifted his focus onto the eggs. “Do not even dare to touch my eggs. Snaky was so scared that he dashed away from there and swore never to steal eggs again.
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