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By Devershi - Grade 6
One scorching afternoon when I was as busy as a bee doing my lengthy homework in my room, a strident scream from outside the window reached my ears. Curiously I……threw the elephantine window ajar. Once more, the obstreperous and blood curdling sound greeted my ears. I resolved to venture out and verify the cause. After arming myself with my amiable grandfather’s walking stick he and torch, I followed the screeching sound. It seemed to come from a clump of lush trees from my gargantuan backyard. I pondered and kept guessing who was screaming for aid. My heart beat kept on increasing as I neared the clump of trees. I bellowed, “ Who is that ?” on the top of my voice but my screeches fell on everybody’s deaf ears. I felt like whisking away from this tenebrous place but I did not move and kept shouting. Out of the blue, I remembered my teacher , Ms. Kavita’s exasperated face and sprinted like lightning towards my monotonous homework. As soon as I sat down to complete my homework, tranquilness had fainted, as a strident scream was heard behind my shoulder and I turned as cadaverous as a ghost and caprioled out of my skin. I, trying to be a little gallant turned behind and was awe struck to find a vibrant, colourful and ravishing parrot right behind me. First I could not fathom what had happened. Then, I ogled at the ajar window and could comprehend that the parrot had flown in when I was out. It had come inside in avarice. There was a guava kept on my bed which had attracted its attention. I was mesmerised and influenced by the ability of a parrot to screech “ Help !” That was truly amazing.
By Vidhya - Grade 6
The scintillating yellow orb illuminated the surroundings which became as hot as a furnace. The yellow orb was relishing playing hide and seek with the clouds. It was enshrouding behind the clouds which were as fluffy as a bale of cotton and as white as snow.
The sky was prodigious. The dulcet chirps of the volery of birds reverberated everywhere and was music to everyone’s ears. The gentle breeze caressed my face and neck like a mother’s gentle hand. I was returning from school jubilantly as it was a Friday. My parents had resolved to go to a Fun fair the following day. I was zealous and slept like a log at night. I woke up at the crack of dawn. My mother packed some scrumptious and lip smacking snacks which made my mouth drool like a waterfall. I packed some chocolates and my I pad. Since the fun fair was not a stone’s throw away, it took an hour for us to reach. When we reached our destination, the alluring beauty of the funfair captured my eyes. I resolved to sit on the best ride when out of the blue, there was a huge thud sound. I witnessed that there was a mishap of a myriad of people sitting on a ride. The ride had fallen down due to some problem in the engine. The people of the funfair had called for ambulances for the treatment of the people who were in excruciating pain due to their injuries.
That deplorable memory was etched in my mind like a scar. From that day, I resolved to be careful at all times.
Autobiography of a Toy
I yearn to be liberated from this deplorable dungeon. Here I am lying melancholically in a dusty shelf, in a grisly state.
My pleas have fallen on deaf ears incessantly. Why can’t my benevolent mistress whisk me away from this abhorrent and unhygienic place ? My gloomy face still wears a beaming smile as memories of my youth creep into my mind, let me rewind a few years for you.
I was born in an elephantine factory working for Hamleys, a renowned toy shop. I was an alluring doll which innumerable girls adore. My crowning glory was my long blonde glistening hair. I had a pink hat and a pink polka dotted dress. I had a whale of a time with my pals and companions. Soon , I was despondent as I had to depart from my sweet abode.
We were loaded in an enormous truck. Minutes turned into hours, hours turned into days and at last we reached our destination. I was placed in a ravishing shop , ‘Hamleys’ . I had befriended copious of toys like me. One by one, I would see them go away. After donkey’s years , an adorable girl purchased me. I was so ebullient to catch a glimpse of my new house. My new mistress was Mia.
I painted the town red, frolicking with Mia and other toys in her humongous room. I missed Mia when she was in school. I was the apple of her eye. I felt blue when she didn’t choose me to sleep with. I was always on cloud nine. Everything was tranquil till she commenced to get new toys. Over the years, Mia got a myriad of new toys, the old ones remained on the shelf. So one day, I was placed on that shelf. I was as infuriated as a wasp. Hoe could Mia be so vicious ? I was disheartened and melancholic.
As time flies like a bird, Mia passed primary. She never had time for us toys. Now, all of us are kept on a shelf as a showpiece. I grin from ear to ear everyday when I see her alluring face, remembering the time when I was the new toy frolicking with Mia.
Then in a jiffy, I completed my daily chores and darted like the wind downstairs with my bags as cumbrous as if filled with gargantuan pebbles and rocks. I discerned my mom baking delicious cookies which made my mouth drool like a waterfall and from my crystal clear window, I saw my dad starting our luxurious car when I couldn’t bear the zeal in me , soon I started my expedition.
Time flew like a bird when we reached the alluring beach. There were a myriad of people. Some were constructing humongous castles, few were swimming in the water like a fish. Others were gulping the spicy food like they had not eaten since light years. I was doing something out of the box compared to all others, collecting majestic sea shells for my collection. I found a wide array of them scattered like thousands pieces of broken glass everywhere. I capered with zeal at the resplendent sight of the sea shells.
I loved the sound of the dulcet chirps of the volery of birds which was music to my ears, the waves crashing against the shore with their whole might and lastly I picked up two shells and placed them near my ears, the sound was unique and euphonic. Now something queer happened, we saw the alluring dance of a monkey, it was as flexible as a acrobat performer. I captured this in my mind like a photo in a camera. Then there was a multi coloured rainbow adorning the sky enhancing its appearance. Then we went to the pristine clear water. The rich feel of the frozen water flowing on my legs made me feel exultant. I adored the smell of the rich sand greeting me, the splendid aroma of the buttery cookies baked by my mother.
Soon the sun was setting and it was a ravishing scenery which I saw then it was time to wave goodbye and we went home.
This incident was captured in my mind like a photo’s screenshot.
Pollution and its ill effects.
Pollution has been a major problem in India. There are a myriad of pollution which man has caused like Air pollution, water Pollution and Land pollution. Water is an Elixir of life. In the absence of water, living creatures can die without quenching their thirst. Water is utilised copious of way washing, cooking and drinking. Renowned rivers like Ganga painted the town red while it was in a exhilarating and pristine state. Nowadays they have been in gruesome state. Villages and towns which are a stone’s throw from the river or near the rivers, pollute the rivers by their regular chores of washing. Drinking and by throwing industrial waste. Air is too a crucial part of life of every living creature. Polluting air can cause myriad of perilous effects. Global warming is the main reason. One a wise man said that “Trees are the lungs of the Earth” by growing trees we can avoid air pollution. Threes take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen. It is quite petrifying thought to discern Earth without a green cover. For the concern of Earth and to save Earth we must take a prompt action. It is said that “Action speaks louder than words ‘Saving our precious rivers and all water source we must clean them and persuade others from littering it.
Horrible camp letter
It was a scorching morning. The yellow orb illuminated the surrounding which was as hot as a furnace and was hanging up on the wall like a picture. The prodigious sky was playing hide and seek with the clouds who were as white as snow as a pulpous as a bale of cotton. The sonorous chirps of a volery of birds was music to everyone’s ears and reverberated all around. I woke up at the crack of clown as today I was going for camping. I was zealous and at the drop of a hat got ready but since I had to pack some scrumptious and lip smacking food, I missed my train. Then I had to book another train and was coaxed to pay as it was exorbitant and I had no choice. The train was cramped. I was like a little grain of sand in a humongous ocean. After coming down from the train I heaved a sigh of relief, as I met my true blue comrades and continued to amble. There was a bus which took us up to the elephantine mountain but then amidst the road there was a problem in the engine and we had to walk all the way walk up which was gruelling. It started becoming dark and I wanted to sleep but when I checked my bag, I forgot my tent. So I had to share the tent with someone else. As I went inside I slept like a log. The next day it was raining like cats and dogs and we could not climb up as it was slippery so we had to return home because our trip was only for 2 days. This was my worst camping trip. This was etched in my mind like a scar.
Convey my warm regards to your reverberated parents, grandparents and love to your adorable siblings. I hope you will make an endeavour to write to me soon.
The most memorable trip of my life
It was the final day of my exam . I was ready to paint the town red with my family who were the apple of my eye and with my true blue comrades. I was zealous and jubilant as my family and I had decided to go to Goa.
We were living in a five star hotel. There was a water park, swimming pool and several indoor games. I swa like a fish in the pool and painted the town red in the water park. We also went shopping and made daddy’s pocket lighter.
Then we went to the beach. I was thrilled and exultant as we were going boating in a yatch to explore the colossal sea. The water was freezing cold and we were bouncing up and down because of the robust waves. The water splashed on our cherubic faces which made us giggle.
I was as ravenous as a wolf so we ate our delectable snacks. Boating for an hour made us tired so we became couch potatoes and were glued to the idiot box. While watching television, we hit the hay. I had to leave for my sweet abode but I wanted to stay here for more days as I wanted to have more fun. I would never forget the beaches in Goa and this trip will be etched in my brain like a scar.
MISHAP AT THE THEME PARK
It made everyone feel that they were going to fry like eggs. The sonorous chirps of a volery of birds resonated everywhere making everyone feel jubilant.
Tom was geared up in the wee hours of morning to visit the elephantine theme park with his amiable parents . The rewarded him for working as assiduously as an ant , burning the midnight oil and passing with flying colours in his assessments. He was of the opinion, ‘ As you sow so shall you reap.’
He had a long journey but to distract himself, he carried a book. All the way, he had his nose in a book. As he arrived, he yawned and joyfully got off his car. He was feeling ravenous so his mother gave him scrumptious snacks. He took the map of the theme park and his eyes were lit up since he was feeling like a bee enclosed in a box with ten different types of honey as he discerned the wide array of rides in the theme park.
Before he sprinted towards the rollercoaster, his mother was cognizant of the shops and stalls over there where which sold fancy amusement park memoirs. Tom’s mother and he loosened their father’s purse strings and indulged in some retail therapy. As they ambled ahead, Tom saw a commotion where the rollercoaster ride was located. There were cries for help. More people ran in that direction. He decided to find out what happened. He was awe struck when he discerned the rollercoaster moving in full speed. People seated there felt nauseous . One of the rollercoaster wagon had derailed and Tom beheld a lanky frame hanging in the air. He was flabbergasted when it dawned upon him that a lad was hanging for his inestimable life while the ride was still on. Tom’s heart pounded rapidly against his frail chest. There was no one to lend a helping hand at the help desk. Just then, Tom spotted a compact room beside the rollercoaster. He entered and pressed the ‘STOP’ button and the rollercoaster stopped. It dawned upon everyone that someone had been their knight in shining armour. As he walked out of the room, everyone gathered around Tom and cheered for him. His body swelled with pride, just then he spotted a dwarf like man waving his hands hastily like the wipers of a car on a rainy day and he looked infuriated. Tom stood dead in his tracks when he heard the man saying, ‘ You puckish lad ! This isn’t a real life incident. This is merely a blockbuster.’ Everyone there was tickled pink and Tom turned as pink as a beetroot in embarrassment.
He sprinted away from there and was cognizant that he had learnt a crucial lesson that ‘Haste makes Waste.’ He was doleful for his poor presence of mind. This hilarious and rib tickling incident wast etched in his mind like a scar for eternity.
The Padlocked Chest
By Kashvi - Grade 6
I turned the key and lifted the chest lid. It made a creaking sound. Inside the chest was lying an old but beguiling mirror. It was adorned with jewels that shone like stars in the atramentous sky. It seemed as though the mirror cost an arm and a leg. I discreetly picked up the mirror and walked back home. I was very exhausted so I hit the hay . As soon as I reached my sweet abode.
The next morning, the auroral yellow orb put on its golden slippers and climbed over the horizon trading places with the white orb. The fleecy clouds were chasing one another as slowly as a tortoise in the prodigious sky. My alarm clock betrayed me as I forgot to wake me up from my deep slumber . I leaped out of the bed and got dressed as fast as I could. Since I had missed the bus and my dad had already left for his office, I had to walk to school. Unfortunately, I was unable to run as fast as lightning because my bag was as heavy as an anchor. I reached school late and as a punishment I had to run hundred rounds of my sports ground. After running so much, I walked back to my classroom and the teacher came down on me like a ton of bricks for failing the test. Finally the bell rung, all the children were as joyful as a pack of wild animals liberated from a cage. Everyone sprinted back home. I was on pins and needles to tell my mother about the test paper. While thinking about the test paper , I didn’t realize that I stepped on a dog’s tail. The dog howled stridently and exchanged infuriated looks with me. I dashed to my abode as fast as a deer. Not seeing where I was going , I fell into a gutter. My clothes were soaked with dirty brown water and I smelled of dog’s droppings.
I went home and resolved to face the music. After telling my mother everything, she crossed her arms and was exasperated at me with temper as hot as a furnace. My punishment was that I had to do all the chores and was prohibited watching the idiot box or painting th e town red with my comrades for one week. I climbed the stairs and walked into my room. On my bed , I saw a chit which read “ Bad luck will follow yoy forever, if you don’t get rid of this mirror soon. I warned you to never open the chest.” I immediately took the mirror from my closet and dropped it on the floor. It shattered into tiny pieces. I threw the mirror into the garbage bin and the next day went very well. I got a remark for the most well maintained notebook and passed my mathematics test with flying colours. I grabbed the spotlight and was showered with praises by my teachers and comrades. I was on cloud nine.
This horrible day will be etched in my mind as a scar for eternity.
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