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The Mysterious Voice

Somu a boy of ten years was residing near a dense forest with his grandmother. His parents were no more.
At a very tender age he started going to forest with his grandmother because they both had to collect woods that they would sell in the market. It was the only way through which they were earning some money. They had a small piece of land in front of their hut. Grandmother always used to sow some seeds of vegetables and they were growing enough to their fill. Days were rolling fast.
One day as usual Somu got ready for the forest. He called out his grandmother "Grandma...Grandma.....Hurry up. We are getting late". Nobody replied. He rushed inside the hut and found his grandmother lying on the bed wrapped in a blanket. He had never seen his grandmother in that way. She was shivering and had high fever.
Somu was afraid. Not knowing what to do,he sat by her side for the whole day. They ate some stale chapatis with honey. Two days passed like that and his grandmother's health was deteriorating everyday. They were surviving on some carrots, radishes and sweet potatoes with salt that his grandmother had grown. But Somu found that they didn't have enough. What will happen then???
Before sleeping Somu decided something. In the morning he did all the household work and gave his grandma some buttermilk that he had borrowed from his neighbour and then left for the forest to collect the woods.
On that day he gathered very few but at least he earned some money. He was so excited because it was his first earning. He bought some rice and one cucumber. He returned home happily. He tried to cut the cucumber so that he would prepare dinner but when he kept the knife on it a sound came out. "Please don't cut me..." Somu got afraid. "Who is it?" He asked.
"Please don't cut this cucumber. Just keep it inside a warm vessel. It will be break by itself tomorrow. Please wait until tomorrow".
Now what should be done, thought Somu. Finally he decided to keep the cucumber inside the warm vessel. He gave some boiled rice to his grandmother. After having his dinner he was trying to sleep. He was thinking continuously about the cucumber and that mysterious voice. He didn't know when he fell asleep but his eyes opened when he felt something crawling on his face. He just caught that. It was a tiny creature of 6 inches. It had human features with wings. "Thank you friend. You helped me. I am Redpari from fairyland. I was caught by a giant who wanted to snatch my magical wand. I had hidden myself in the form of a tiny creature in that cucumber. Now I am free. Tell me my friend, what can I do for you? asked fairy. Somu who was surprised couldn't decide anything. He only begged for the better health of his grandmother so that his life will be more easy.
Fairy became happy with the innocent demand of Somu. He didn't ask for money or big house or delicious food." Somu you are very innocent. Inspite of suffering from poverty you demanded only the better health of your grandmother. I will bless her with good health. But you also saved my life that's why I will give you a magical pitcher that will fulfill all your needs," replied the fairy. She gave the magical pitcher to him and flew away.
For Somu it was like a dream. He rushed to his grandmother with that pitcher. He found his grandmother preparing breakfast appearing quite fit and younger than earlier. "No grandmother, you don't need to do this works. We have this magical pitcher and it will fulfill all our demands," said Somu. And really the pitcher was fulfilling their needs.

Moral: Kindness never goes in vain.

Anjali Mishra

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