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I turned around in a jiffy . I saw a black snake with golden spots covering its entire body. I saw it with my naked eye. I was petrified and my knees shook like jelly. I darted like a cheetah but I soon got lost and reached a dead end. As the Viper reached my stand, I made a quick decision and went into the woods. There were lots of creepy crawlies over there Hanging on the trees were shadows which howled. There were strident voices and shrieks of birds and animals. The hoot hoot of the owls and the sounds of the vulture petrified me. Then, I saw a volery of birds with sharpened beaks flying towards me. As fast as lightning, I darted and took a turn. Then I saw the viper. Its eyes looked into mine, its head slightly moving side by side. I couldn’t move. I stood there as the snake approached me. I heard a wolf howl as a full moon appeared. The golden spots glistened on the snake’s body. I had no choice, I jumped and sprinted into a house on my left at the last moment and my head and my leg started to bleed. It would leave a big scar. I couldn’t watch the gross sight as the Viper was being eaten by something grisly. I hid behind a wall. After a few minutes, the screeching noises stopped. I went outside and a pile of bones was scattered on the path. I couldn’t see the gruesome sight and my forehead was buzzing with the scar. I felt dizzy. I fell down, unconscious. I woke up with a start at 2 :00 in the morning on my bed sweating from head to toe. I realized why I had seen this nightmare. I had seen this a horror movie and had bumped head in my school on the edge of a bench. But there was something on my leg. There was a cut on my leg which was bleeding. Something surely wasn’t right. I fell down on my downy pillow and started to snore right away. I went to sleep not caring about the cuts on my leg as my entire body was aching.
Today was my last day of practising steps as the next day was my dance competition. My teacher , Ms.Pranjali is going to teach me all the steps as a revision. I woke up at the crack of dawn, I wore my costume . My costume was a pink dress with luminous stars with a head gear and I sprinted like a deer to the dance competition hall. I was the 12th candidate. There were three jubilant judges. Finally my chance arrived and I grabbed the spotlight and danced nicely . The judges had a wide grin plastered on their cherubic faces. There was trophy which was fulgid and covered with gold, a medal and a certificate. The results came and I had butterflies in my stomach . My body was full of perspiration , my heart skipped a beat and my palms were sweating as the wet floor on a rainy day. The judges earnestly announced the names and I had won the first prize. I was on cloud nine and my heart brimmed with ecstasy. I had burnt the midnight oil and won an attractive trophy. I was as proud as a peacock and went back home with good memories. My teacher, Ms. Pranjali who was my stepping stone for this trophy was also jubilant. I gifted her something which she wanted , a new pair of shoes and I bought one for me too. My mom and dad also showered me with presents and this was my memorable day.
I stretched my indolent arms and yawned as loudly as a lion’s roar. I yawned again but this time like a soft kitten’s adorable yawn. I scratched my head like monkey wondering what day it was when it struck me lightning that today was my Athletics competition. I had to reach there at 8 :00 and I was already late. I sprinted like a deer and stormed into my bathroom like a hurricane. Fortunately, I reached exactly at 8:00 and that’s when they gave the last call for the U-12 runners. My heart skipped a beat and I had butterflies in my stomach. My parents and teachers were looking at me. We lined up and everyone got ready. The referee blew the whistle and everyone darted like a stud of horses. I ran and came first. I was jubilant. After a few more races, they started they started the prize distribution ceremony. I was aghast when they announced that I stood second. Just then the judges said that they had made a mistake and told that I had stood first. I was as proud as a peacock. My mom praised me and I won a golden trophy. It was a memorable day.
By Bhuvashwa - Grade 5
As the blistering sun pranced around the pristine sky making the surroundings as scorching as a furnace, I stretched my indolent arms and yawned as loudly as a lion’s roar. I yawned again but this time like a soft kitten’s adorable yawn. I scratched my head like monkey wondering what day it was when in the blink of an eye, it struck me like lightning that it was Saturday.
On Saturdays, I am like a prisoner out of prison. I got ready in a flash and bolted like a deer to ask mother to give me the green signal to play with my true blue companions. “ Yes !” was the answer from mother. I was over the moon and sprinted for the door to go out into the magnificent garden. We played a zealous game of hide and seek to our heart’s content. As the orange orb was setting, I was heading back to my resplendent abode with elated memories when I saw two burglars wearing inky costumes. They were breaking the lock of my comrade’s abode. I darted near the telephone booth to call the posse of police. At the drop of the hat, I heard a vociferous siren deafening to my ears. Innumerable cars had appeared . The posse of police had caught the burglars who had almost stolen the whole house. When I saw their faces, I was aghast to see that they were my Maths teachers. I was as enraged as a wasp to see that their house had so much furniture which they had stolen from school too. The next day, the Principal suspended the Math teachers and reprimanded them. The Principal took all the glossy furniture and kept them where they belonged.
My parents were as proud as peacocks when they heard the remarks which were given by the Principal. I am grateful to God to give me an opportunity to do a favour for my best comrade.
By Sharvika - Grade 5
It was an atramentous night. The gleaming ball of fire bid goodbye to earth welcoming the glistening white art accompanied by a constellation of twinkling stars which are the crowning glory of the night. Frigid winds blew making the Earth as cold as ice. The ravishing birds flew into their puny nests to enjoy their leisure time. The yellow eyes of the wise owls looked like yellow sapphires in the dark night. It was as silent as a graveyard in our gargantuan building. My beloved father who was the apple of my eye was feeling under the weather as he caught a terrible cold. My benevolent mother had to take my father to town as there were extremely professional doctors in town and my father needed medical help. My finals were going on so I could not leave with my parents which meant I had to stay home, Alone !! I did not like the notion but having no choice, I agreed with a heavy heart. My beloved parents left immediately. Even though I was a cat on hot bricks, I was also zealous as I was home alone for the first time. I was now living in the lap of luxury and my parents were not there to tell me what to do. I sprinted toward the kitchen where there was a colossal box of delectable sweetmeats which i could finally eat all by myself. I grabbed the box and went to the hall where my digital television was placed. I had painted the town red by eating a whole lot of junk food and watching innumerable movies. I was thrilled that even after trying to grab precious winks on my downy sofa, I could not get some sleep even for a second.
Finally I gathered up courage and opened my door. I was flabbergasted to see it was none other than my beloved parents. They narrated to me that they had lost their house keys on the way back home and our door bell was spoilt. Thus they had no other option. I heaved a sigh of relief. I was down in the dumps as my thrilling night was over but I have wonderful memories about this day etched in my mind and I hope that I will get a chance to be home alone very soon.
That meant that daddy had to lend a helping hand in all the household chores. I leaped like a frog out of my cosy bed when my eyes captured the sight of the alarm clock. The alarm clock had stopped working and I had over slept. I was in a pickle. I sprinted as quick as lightning to the washroom door. At the drop of the hat, I was out like a light as I had slipped in the water, with my head banging with a thud on the tiled floor . After two or three minutes like a bolt from the blue, I got up and went to have a bath with my throbbing head in a hurry and forgot to regulate the water temperature. I scalded my hand with water which was fuming like lava. After my bath , I ran downstairs to grab a bite , in an attempt t p grasp the sandwich, my had pushed the glass and all the juice fell out of it. I even wasted a whole precious minute in cleaning the dropped juice which my father saw and made me do. I ambled out of the door and tripped on a rock causing me to fall in the dirt. From the corner of my eye, I could see the bus leave. I knew that I was in hot water as my father was coaxed to drop me to school and he got late for his work. At school, I was reprimanded by the teachers and the principal and received a tongue lashing for being late. When the geography teacher burst into the classroom, there was going to be a dictation. When I opened my bag, it dawned upon me that I had packed Thursday’s time table instead of Wednesday’s . I did not have my geography textbook so I had to stand out of class for the whole period. Next was the Math class. I got all the sums wrong as I had not burnt the midnight oil in learning the formulas. Soon the recess bell rang. It was music to everyone’s ears. I was as ravenous as a wolf as I had not devoured anything for breakfast. I was about to sink my teeth into the vegetable sandwich when a football hit my hand through the open window , hurling the sandwich on the filthy floor. After school, I felt like a dog with two tails as I was going to my sweet abode. I yearned to get my favourite bus seat, however, the bus was as crowded as a railway station and I had the most gruelling one hour of my life as I had to walk to my home. At home, dad was anxiously waiting for me. I hope this day of mine fades away like a mouse scampering out if its trap.
By Amina - Grade 5
PARA 1 : I earnestly hope and you and your wonderful family are blithe and in fine fettle. I am dropping you a line to tell you about the fun filled picnic I went for with my family.
In the blink of an eye, I remembered that it was the day of the expedition because I had burnt the midnight oil and passed my assessments with flying colours. I pranced out of my bed and at the drop of the hat I got ready. I ran like a deer downstairs and saw my mother packing scrumptious food which made my mouth drool like a waterfall. We were going to Alam Zoo. Alam Zoo was a stone’s throw away so we reached in 5 minutes. Alam Zoo was as prodigious as an airport. There was greenery all around . We saw a bevy of deer running as fast as lightning to the pristine water which was as cold as ice to quench their thirst. We saw a troop of monkeys climb trees and caper from one tree to another for bananas that made us guffaw. We heard the roar of the lion which have me goose bumps. Then we ate the lip smacking food and sweetmeats which were as sweet as candy. Then it was time to leave. With heavy hearts and feeling down in the mouth, we departed from there with jubilant memories etched in our minds like a scar.
Convey my warm regards to our parents, grandparents and love to your adorable siblings. I hope you will make an endeavour to write to me soon.
By Achint - Grade 5
The luminous constellation of starts departed from the gargantuan sky. The golden orb was welcomed with open arms. The prodigious ball of fire illuminated gloomy mother nature. The volery of beguiling birds sung in harmony which was music to everyone’s ears. While the alluring birds were singing in a mellifluous voice, the grisly crows perched on a grove of towering trees pranced from branch to branch.
Reena who was as industrious as an ant and was studying at her study table as her exams were around the corner. Her beloved mother advised her to take a break and go for a strode with her dog who was as adorable as a toll. His good name was Oreo. Oreo was a marvellous dog and was not as irritable as a crab. He adored Reena as she was very benevolent to him. If we walk down the memory lane her mother recollected that Oreo was the one to look after Reena when she was an infant. Then they departed for the stroll in a glorious mood. As you know the crowning glory of a dog is their sharp smell. Sniff ! Sniff ! Oreo sniffed something. Oreo started darting like a deer following the stench. Soon they reached a road that is as old as the hills and deserted. They found a bag made of leather. Reena picked it up and opened the zip. She was baffled to see the bag brimming with old notes of India. At a lightening pace Reena reaches Santacruz Police Station and handed over the cumbrous bag to the police. The policeman hits the roof his eyes flashed like lightening, his voice boomed like thunder and his temper erupted like a volcano seeing the old demonetised notes. Reena then clarify the misunderstanding. The policeman then lets her return to her abode. Reena tells the entire intriguing tale to her mother. Her revered mother is astonished. The policeman soon calls her distraught mother to say that Reena would be awarded with ‘the most honest child award’ and also mentions that ‘Honesty is the best policy’. Reena’s mother is on cloud nine as Reena was going to be awarded by the Prime Minister on 15th August. Reena soon received the award and is renowned all over Mumbai as she also caught the person whom the bag belonged to Reena and her family lived blithely ever after.
As the saying goes that ‘ All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ This proverb highlights the importance of vacation. So my comrades and me planned a fun filled picnic at the garden which was as green as an emerald. We planned it at the Aeroplane garden as it was a stone’s throw away from our residence. We planned that we would play many intriguing games such as twister, badminton etc. We also planned to bring scrumptious eatables like crispy sandwiches, finger licking pastas and yummy chocolate shake. For our security, we planned to carry a phone with us in case something happens. We also adorned the trees with scintillating fairy lights, glistening lanterns and comfortable mats and resplendent pillows to make the garden look as charismatic as a bride. We were as fortunate as lottery winners because it was warm , sunny day. Unfortunately, out of the blue, it started raining cats and dogs. We sprinted with our stuff which was as heavy as an elephant. We took shelter under a prodigious banyan trees. Then one of my comrade got a bee in her bonnet idea. She started dancing like a peacock in the rain. All my comrades and I started dancing in the rain too. We were as exultant as a child in a candy store. After some time, it stopped raining so we thought of going home. With heavy hearts but with jubilant memories etched in our minds, we returned back home.
PARA 3: Convey my warm regards to your revered grandparents, parents and love to your adorable siblings. I hope you will make an endeavour to write to me soon about your picnic if you had any.