The Mad Terminator
Authors 1. Mary 2. Esther 3. Hepsiba 4. Kavita 5. Chandana 6. John Manohar 7. Naresh 8. Tharun 9. Vikas 10. Simon 11. Allen 12. Nikhil 13. Aditya 14. Vilas 15. Vishal 16. Jyoti 17. Deepika
Illustrators: Hepsiba, Kavita, John Manohar, Tharun, Vikas, Allen, Nikhil, Aditya, Vishal, Jyoti Edited by: John Manohar, Naresh, Vikas and Tharun Cover page by: Tharun Blurb/ Back cover: John Manohar
Once upon a time, there was a big house called Grace Support Shelter. It is late at night and everyone is sleeping. The house has two floors Sister Nancy, a middle aged woman with blue eyes, is the caretaker of the house. She sleeps in the room on the ground floor. The boys sleep in the first floor and the girls sleep in the second floor. All the children are sound asleep. The moon and the stars were shining brightly in the sky. Terminator, the robot is a brownish coloured box, steel mechanical man who is the guard of the house. Aunty Sharon sent the robot from America to Sister Nancy. Shaggy, a golden spaniel is barking loudly at the robot.
In the morning, the sun came up and the bird started chirping. Everyone woke with the clap of the robot. The children along with Sister Nancy brushed and had a shower. They ate their breakfast and prayed. They got ready to go to school at 8:45. They walked to their school. At 9 o’ clock the children reached the school. First they assembled in the ground for their prayers. The children went to the school building, which is small but beautiful. It had a big hall. The children settled in their places with their bags.
Nikki, a handsome boy with spikes on his head wearing a red stripes white shirt came to the teacher’s table. Nikki started playing with the duster with other children. As soon as he heard footsteps he kept the duster back in place and everybody including Nikki settled before the teacher had come.
“Good Morning,” said Sister Nancy. The children chorused behind her saying, “Good morning Teacher.” The teacher said, “Today I am going to teach you about magnets.” Georgina, an attractive athletic girl said with a twinkle in her blue eyes, “Teachers, I love you to teach about them.” Nikki said to Andrea, “I just escaped from being caught by Sister Nancy.”
Andrea, a short beautiful girl with short black hair said, “She takes good care of everybody, but you always are naughty Nikki.” Nikki grinned. Sister Nancy said, “The first magnet was discovered by a Shepherd called Magnus He was tending his sheep up in the mountain His shoe nails got attracted to a rock. It was a magnet. A magnet attracts iron filings. A magnet has two sides North and South. When the same sides of the magnets are put they repel but when the opposite sides are put to get attracted it attracts.” After they had finished the period they had a break. They went to the ground and played. After the break has finished, they went to the class. Georgina said to Andrea, “Vilas, Nikki and Pooja are silent, why don’t we play a game?” Andrea agreed to Georgina’s advice. They sat together and played crosses and knots. Next, Sheila teacher taught the children Telugu, Hindi and English. They liked Sheila because she helps, is very good and kind and clarifies their doubts. The school ended by ringing of the bell. After the bell rang, the students went to have their lunch. “Good afternoon children,” said the
chef. The children also wished him good afternoon. “Today I cooked rice and dal,” said chef. The children took the chairs and sat around the table. They were discussing about what happened in the school today. Georgina said, “Nikki played with duster before Sister Nancy entered the class. When they were talking to the chef the robot slowly entered the kitchen and spilled oil on the floor so that the chef would slip and fall down. As the chef entered the kitchen, the robot came out. But before the chef could reach, the dog entered, slipped on the floor and started yelping in pain. The chef understood the robot’s plan. He cleaned the floor and started doing his work. Then the robot went to the children and grabbed their plates. “You robot, why are you taking our plates,” said Sheila angrily. “We will complain to the chef about you.” As the chef came in, the robot went away. After the lunch break, they had some class but the children didn’t want to attend anymore classes. They wanted to sleep because they had just finished their lunch and felt sleepy. So the teacher told them to take a nap.
When the children were asleep, Terminator came in his invisible power and shook the tables and benches. The children woke up. Nikki said to Georgina, “How did the benches shake?” Georgina responded to him by saying,”There is no robot down here.” They discussed the matter but nobody knew the truth. They all asked the teacher, “How did this happen?” “I don’t know, I noticed that the robot is not there down, “The teacher said. Shaggy, the dog was barking and all the benches and tables started shaking. “Children, wake up, the bell is going to ring,” said the teacher. After the bell rang the school got over. So they all ran down to play in the ground, outside the school. Nancy teacher, chef, Pinky teacher and Kumari teacher led them to play. They were seeing Nikki and Vilas play football. So Vilas told Nikki, “You play with me.” Nikki took the ball and told Vilas, “Come and tackle with me.” So Vilas said, “It’s cool!” Then they both went around kicking the ball. Nikki kicked so hard that the ball went a little high. Then the robot came fast and kicked the ball very high. Nobody saw that there was a robot. They wondered how the ball went so high. Vilas said, “I never saw you kicking the ball so high!” Then Nikki ran as fast as his legs could take him. Nikki kicked the ball and rolled in the sky and fell
down from a great height. His hand got scrapped but he went on and didn’t stop. He went and made a goal. Nikki won the game. Sister Nancy said, “Come back, it’s time up. “ After the game Mrs Leela Rani said, “Wash your hands and stand in the line, I will come and serve and you.” The children said, “We do not like bitter gourd!” and so the chef said, “I will give all of you sweets and ice creams!” They ate their dinner silently. After the dinner ended, they enjoyed their sweets and ice creams. They prayed and went to sleep. Some children did not sleep as they were doing their home work. Suddenly Georgina and Nikki heard the dog barking, “Bow bow!” at the robot and came out to see what had happened. Suddenly, they see that Terminator is trying to kill Shaggy! Shaggy tried to bite the mechanical man. The robot kicked Shaggy very hard and Shaggy started limping. The robot looked fierce. Georgina told to Nikki, “He is in a mad mood. Look at his eyes! They are red and the robot is having a knife in his hand.” He tried to poke Shaggy with the knife. Shaggy was trying to escape from being poked from the mad robot.
Nikki told Georgina,” We should act fast or else he may kill Shaggy. Georgina told Nikki,”Quick, give me the rope. Come, let’s go and tie the robot to the Tamarind tree.” So Georgina and Nikki took the either ends of the rope and threw the rope over the robot’s neck. By the rope in their hands, they made a knot and tied the hands of the robot. They dragged the robot to the Tamarind tree and tied the robot with the rope to the tree. The chef took a wooden stick and broke down the robot’s neck. They put water from the whole in the robot’s neck. A fizzing sound came from the wires inside the robot. Georgina called Leela Rani, Sister Rani and explained all that had happened. After hearing the story, Sister Nancy was shocked. Georgina said to them, “That day all the accidents were occurred by the robot.” Sister Nancy called the factory people and sold the Terminator.
The next morning children woke up and came down for prayers. They saw Shaggy bringing the newspaper clenched between his teeth. He dropped the newspaper at the door. The children patted the dog and he started wagging his tail happily. Leela Rani and Sister Nancy discussed, “Who should guard the house?” Sister Nancy said,” Let’s ask Shaggy to guard the house.” All children jumped with joy. Then Sister Nancy told Pooja and Sheila, “Go and buy some vegetables from the market.” When Pooja and Sheila were walking, Pooja told Sheila, “Did you look behind?” Sheila said, “Oh yes! Shaggy is following us.” Then she said, “Such a nice dog we have because of God’s grace!” Pooja said, “Shaggy is more than a pet dog for us.” Sheila said, “Oh yes! Yes!”
Moral of the story – A dog can be your best friend and guard of the house.