Thursday, December 22, 2011

World Tour

Chicken,rat and beetle were good friends.They always helped each other in times of problems.One morning they were playing in a field.Suddunly they saw a frog was coming towards them.He was jumping furiously.
Chicken asked him,‘friend seems like you are in a hurry.Where are you going?’
     ‘I am on a world tour.’frog told proudly.
‘Wow... world tour....?can we join you?’ant asked him in verySweet voice.
‘Why not...?In fact i was searching for some friends who could join me on this tour.I will be happy if you all accompany me.’frog Answered cheerfully.
‘Ok...let’s go with him.We will also see the world.’chicken said.Ant eager to explore the outside world said, ‘yes yes..the world is a very very big place.We will see new things in this tour.’
     Finaly they all started thier tour.After a long run of hundreds of miles they reached at bank of a beautiful lake.
 ‘O my God...this pond is so big...’rat exclaimed in amazement.‘ dear friend,it’s not a pond.It’s a big lake.’beetle told him.
‘ how will we cross this lake?asked ant,getting a little worried.‘Very simple...we can swim across the lake.’...frog suggested.

Then rat,chicken,ant and bettle all four said, ‘but we don't know friend.’
Frog laughed on them and said, ‘you don't know swimming then go back to homes.’ And he jumped in water.
All four friends disliked his rude behavior.They felt very upset.After deep thought they started searching for a way to solve this problem.
          After long prosses of thinking and discussion,they found a way. All friends dispersed in different directions for some time. 
After an hour they met again.Rat brought a skull of chestnut. 

Chicken came with some big leaves of papaya.

And  ant returned with a small stick.Beetle came at the last with a long thread.
                        All friends started making a boat.They fixed the skull of chestnut,the papaya leaves were tied to the thread like a row. And within no time,they successfully made a beautiful boat.

Ant cried with joy, ‘Now we can cross the lake.’

The boat swiftly drifted lake’s water and the four of them sat peacefully in the boat.Rat started rowing the boat slowly.and the boat moved towards it’s destination.

                                       Story&Layout--Neha Shefali

 Illustrations--Alka Dixit

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ways to live a life

Rich in sacrifice,
A smiley slice,
With the extracts of encouragement & power,
This is how God’s grace will shower.

The whole of happiness,
And pinch of sorrows,
Can make life livable,
So,these you may borrow.

Living for others,
As well as for yourself,
Will give you a peaceful &
Satisfactory health.

So,live every moment,
Of your life,
With compassion as your friend,
And honesty as your wife-----.


Nitya Shefali
St. Dominic Savio College