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Angels

ANGELS

By

Pooja Chauhan

 

First digital copy published by HRCpublisher

 

Copyrights: all rights reserved to author

 

About the book:

Gold Coins’ story of Parita, a cute and cheerful girl living with his father Mohan and grandma. She is fond of studying and curious to know new things in the world. On a day, Mohan was blessed with treasure by luck, after which Mohan falls in bad company.

 

A BAG OF COINS

There was a small village named Ramanagar, people in the village were living with limited resources but happily. Mohandas was a farmer living in the village with his mother and little daughter Parita; he had lost his wife in fatal dangue fever few years back. He was used to get up early every morning and after doing house core he would go to farm. Mohandas was hardworking and honest farmer, but because of unpredictable weather his income was irregular and low. Till his life was happy and cheerful.

On a sunny day, he went to a nearby town for purchasing grocery; the sun had hidden in the horizon already before his returning. He had to walk few miles through dark forest, the forest reverberated voice of fox. Mohandas was brave farmer who would not fear of wild animals, beside he always kept a stick with him. But he was in hurry, Parita might be waiting for him, he had decided to bring a doll for her. And his mother must waiting for her darling son eagerly, although she must have prepared food but she would not eat before seeing him safe. He accelerated pace of walking, just one more mile and his village will be there.

“Ouch…” his foot struck to something hardly, the severe pain ran through his foot. He cocked down because of throbbing pain, not so significant injury relived in a minute. He recovered and picked up his luggage again to his way, but his eyes glared to see a glittering thing in the moon light; he was tempted checked to it, but a fear of trap made him alert.

He looked around no one was seen, he ambled to the glittering thing.

“Oh, my god, this looks like gold coin.” He was amazed to touch the thing in hand; he trembled with excitement touching gold coin first time ever in his life. Sweat drops appeared on his forehead when he found full of gold coins.

“Whose gold will be this?” he thought and searched around but no one was there. He shouted many times but no one replied.

“I think god has sent this for me.” His mind was clouded of thoughts while returning to home, although he was happy but also in dilemma whether he should keep coins with him or not?

*****

When he reached home, his mother was waiting for him but worn-out Parita had been sleeping.

He kissed forehead of sleeping Parita while his mother was preparing dish for him. He put doll besides Parita caressing her hair, “Has had her dinner?”

“Yes, but she snoozed waiting for you? By the way what make you so late?”

“You know na Maa, this public transport. The bus was not at time Maa and…” he took place for the dinner, his mother served her Roti and Sabji.

“And what?”

“Have you taken your dinner?”

“I am taking, first you start eating.” She served food for herself also. “What you were talking about?”

“And Maa, do you know while I was returning home I found this.” Mohan whispered and picked out a coin from his pocket; her mouth fell open to see the coin.

“this is gold.” Her voice staggered.

“and I found bag full of such coins.”

She hardly kept her balance to see large bag Mohan pointed to. Her mouth dried, she could not believe her eyes.

“What we will do of these much gold?”

“First let finish dinner then will think over it.” Mohan suggested.

*****

After dinner, they sat under lamp and started to count coins from the bag; one…two…three…. There were 100 gold coins in the bag. Mohan and his mother were amazed to know that they were rich now.

“We have to keep these secretly.” Mohan suggested.

“Where should we hide this?”

“In the chest?”

“no, anyone can find there easily.”

“We do not have even closets.” Mohan scratched head.

“An idea.” His mother suggested to hide the gold in ground. Mohan also liked the idea, both dig the floor near the corner of the house and hid the bag of coins.

They put a drum over it and ensured that was safe. The night was sleepless for Mohan and his mother.

*****

Parita jumped off with happiness when she found amazing doll in her bed, but she was happier to found papa returned. She began planning clothes to make doll wear, while being ready for school she combed hairs of doll; the doll has black long hairs. Parita braided its hair and put on a cute pink dress, “I will play with you after school.” Parita pampered her doll and went to school, she was in second grade.

Parita was keen in learning and curious also, school was one of favorite destination where she would learn many new things.

Her teachers would tell stories from colorful books, teach them many mathematical calculations. Just few days back she knew multiplication and division.

At home she took three stones, and tried to calculate how many stones she would have if she stores daily three stones for month. She knew a month has 30 days, ‘30 multiplied by 3’ she scribbled on paper and calculated with fingers.

“Ninety stones in a month!” she cheered up.

***

On the bright day, she was happy to have doll for her play, and teacher was to tell a new story on the days.

Teacher told story of a lazy and prodigal prince, he fell in bad company. His bad friend corrupted him and make him play gambles, gradually the prince started to drink. In months, his all property vanished. But when the prince was in actual need of money not a single wicked friend came to his help. And his life ended in pity circumstances.

The story touched her heart, she realized the vice and addiction bring pain to human life; and, even after being rich human should save money for misery and unfortunate circumstances.

*****

‘If this year rain won’t be at time, it will ruin whole crop’ Mohandas thought seeing his field. His arduous work rewarded in exuberant ingathering.

‘For a second thought if there is no rain, I would easily survive’ he chuckled, ‘I have enough gold for my whole life, even if I don’t work, my life will be in comfort. Parita will study abroad and I will find handsome groom for her.’ He was lost in daydreams, when he came out of reveries the sky was dark.

Taimur met Mohan on his way to home, “Hi Mohan, you seem very happy! What is the reason.” Taimur was cunning and infamous fellow who owned tavern.

“Nothing bro”

“Come to my place one day, try this beverage.” Taimur pointed to bottles of vine and beers.

“No I don’t drink alcohol.” Mohan ignored him and walked to home.

“Mohan wait.” Taimur shouted to stop him, “I need some advice.” Taimur wanted to buy some sugarcane, and Mohan was famous for his expertise. Mohan heartily advised about the quality and prices of sugarcane and the place from where Taimur could get quality products.

Taimur thanked him, “Bhaijaan, I am cordially thankful to you; you must have to drink tea from my side.”

Mohan could not deny the affable invitation.

After the day, each time Mohan passed by the shop, Taimur greeted him with smile. Gradually Taimur became Mohan’s friend, and Mohan would also sit with him many times at his pub.

*****

The day passed, farmers kept waiting for rain, but Varun dev did not shower his blessings; the crop dried out without rain. Mohan’s field was also affected, he was tired of trying luck and frustrated. In such a phase of frustration Taimur offered him vine, he drank it with reluctantly. He forgot pain for moments and felt good by the drink. After that he would daily go to pub in evening would drink some vine in frustration.

His savings were vanishing when he required to dig out the coin and use it. His mother advised him to spend it carefully, Parita did not like his father coming home drunk and wasting money for drinking alcohol.

She asked for promise from Mohan many times not to drink and he promised but he failed keep promise. Parita was aware of the circumstances. A day she watched his father fishing out gold coin from the bag, she asked for a single gold coin. Mohan did not object giving to his beloved daughter.

Varundev blessed the earth after a long waiting, and some part of crop was saved; but Mohan had habit of drinking, gradually he started gambling. All his gold coins were sold one by one, his mother and daughter tried to stop him but he did not give ears to them. After few months, he would sit to play cards and gamble instead of going to farm. His mother would work entire day in farm to save the crops, in challenging work her body worn out. Age overpower her energy to deteriorate and fade her, an unfortunate day she fell working to break her leg. Mohan did not even care his mother instead he would go for drink and gambling, Parita would take care of her. Because of that Parita could not go school for many days.

At a morning, Mohan’s mother felt breathless, Parita furiously rushed to Mohan and awakened him. His heart sunk, he sent Parita to call doctor. Doctor wearing white coat and carrying a small dispensary bag, with a stethoscope around neck injected drugs, in a minute Mohan’s mother felt better.

“She need hospitalization in big city, and may require surgery as soon as possible” The doctor suggested.

He realized the emergency and hospitalized his mother to a hospital in nearby town on the same day.

“She would need emergency operation to save life.” The specialist declared, “and it will require 20000 bucks”

Mohan agreed to pay money, and rushed home leaving Parita to care for mother. He fondled the bag of coins but all coins were spent for drinking and when Mohan found his all gold coins were spent for drinking and gambling, he was upset. He realized his mistake and was saddened. Taimur also denied helping him, “Bro, I do not have so much money now.”

Dismayed Mohan returned to hospital upset, he knew he won’t be able to save her life all because of his mistakes. He realizes how big mistake he had done, he wasted all gold coin god had gifted him.

*****

But he was happy to see his mother already operated and sleeping peace on the coat. Parita was sitting beside her, Mohan caressed her hairs without speaking a word, his eyes were wet. He did not know how he would pay doctor’s fee. He thought to beg somedays to pay the fees.

Doctor was there for postoperative checkup, the doctor prescribed few drugs; a nurse followed instruction and pushed some drugs in vein.

Doctor patted Mohan, “She is fine and will be mobile tomorrow.”

“Doctor saab” Mohan bit tongue but he need to inform the doctor, “I won’t be able to pay your fee this time but I will pay within few days.” Mohan joined hands.

“Mohan fees is already paid,” doctor pointed to Parita telling, “Your little angel had already paid fees. You are fortunate to have such a darling and lovely daughter.”

Mohan did not understand, he was stunned to know Parita had saved all these money from her pocket money.

Mohan’s eyes welled up, he snaked hand in her hairs and kissed her. He swore not to touch alcohol and leave all rude habits. He also promised to work hard again and save money for future.

After the day he worked harder, left drinking and saved his earnings for future. They live happily, Parita also studied harder and became doctor. All dreams of Mohan turned true with hard and honest work.

Moral of the story

Bad company and bad habits can ruin life, drinking and gambling scatters the family life.

A Human must save money for future instead of wasting it.

 

THE MISSING STAR

 

There was a large banyan tree named ‘Aphrodite’ in Canada’s boreal forest. The tree was the residence for all types of birds. Forest animals rest under the huge tree. Everyone was happily living and Aphrodite loved them a lot. On mid-December, they decided to celebrate the Diwali and planned for it in a meeting.

Christine a little sparrow was living on the tree with her parents. Alex ant, Pearly peacock, Rocky rabbit and Grey giraffe were her schoolmate and friends who also lived there. They took responsibility to decorate the Aphrodite for the Diwali.

Just day before the Diwali night, they have decorated the Aphrodite with various natural colours and feathers.

Christine: Now we should pick the stars and tuck them in Aphrodite.

Pearly Peacock: Christine you are the only who can fly high in the sky can pick up stars.

Christine: I will go in the sky and pick up the stars and throw them to Rocky rabbit; Rocky rabbit you will catch and collect the star. Pearly peacock you will give the stars to grey giraffe. And grey will hang the stars on the Aphrodite.

Everyone agreed.

Christine flied high in the sky. She chose fifty twinkling and colourful stars, she picked them and throw them to the Rocky rabbit. Rocky rabbit caught most of them but he missed few. And he had to run to collect the missed stars. Pearly peacock carried stars in her beak and gave to grey giraffe. Grey giraffe nicely decorated colourful stars on their Aphrodite.

All enjoyed the pastry and cake made by the mother of pearly peacock, while eating those sweets Christine counted the stars but one was missing. All counted turn by turn but only forty-nine stars were there. They got worried; and started to think where will be the one missing star?

Rocky rabbit: I think; I could not have collect the missing star; I know in which direction the star must have gone. I will bring it just a minute.

Rocky rabbit ran to collect the star in the dark forest.

Many hours passed and it was to be mid night but till yet the rocky rabbit did not return. Christine and their friends were frightened, they also searched the rocky rabbit but could not find. They came back and could not decide what to do? Nobody dare to inform the parents of Rocky Rabbit.

Aphrodite show the worried children and told them not to worry. It called the Santa clause. A laughing old man with long white beard and hair wearing red woollen coat and long red cap came their swiftly.

Aphrodite told him whole story and pleaded him to help the children.

Santa clause: Don’t worry, I Know where the Rocky Rabbi is. I will bring him here but Christine you must have to come with me.

Christine was frightened because his mother had told her not to go with strangers but because Aphrodite told her that Santa was good man and gave gifts to children in Diwali she was ready to go with him.

Both Santa and Christine went in Santa’s vehicle to a town. Christine show first time such a weird locality with high buildings and weird animals. Santa told her that it was the town and animals are humans. She had heard various stories about humans from her granny. Her granny had told her not to trust humans and that humans are civilized animals who fought for small matters.

Santa told her not to worry and took her to a home where a little cute girl was seating and trying to feed Rocky Rabbit. Rocky rabbit became happy to see the Christine and ran to meet her. And the little girl was also happy to see the Santa.

Santa: where did you find this rabbit?

Pinky the little girl: He ran to my home. He might have lost his way to home. He was searching something like star. I gave him one of my stars but he denied for it. I am trying to feed him but he does not eat.

Santa laughed: ha…ha… Rocky Rabbit that naughty star ran to the sky back. So Don’t worry. We will take you to your home from here.

Pinky and Rocky thanked the Santa. Christine also thanked Santa.

Pinky asked: who is she?

Santa: She is Christine. She is Rocky’s friend. Do you want to become their friends?

Pinky became friend of Christine and Rocky. Pinky gave them various sweets and show them her toys and her Diwali tree. They enjoyed playing with her and then wished to go home.

Pinky: I also want to see your home and your Diwali tree.

Rocky eating the carrot told: sure you can come. But how will you come?

Santa: Don’t worry, I will take all you to the Aphrodite and then bring Pinky back to here. But Pinky first take permission of your parents.

Pinky took the permission of her parents. Her mother gave her candies and ice-creams to distribute in children at the forest.

They all reached the forest, Christine introduced Pinky to her friends. All were very happy to see the Rocky rabbit back. They also liked the Pinky and became her friends. They ate the candies and ice-creams.

They all decorated the Aphrodite with joy and enjoyed a lot. Santa gave gifts to all children and then returned Pinky back to her home.

Christine and her friends had new friend Pinky and they celebrated Diwali together in the forest singing Diwali songs and dancing.

 

******

 

Moral of the story:

Little children should not go anywhere without permission of parent or guardian.

Human should behave friendly with animals, that is the only way you can win trust of animals.

 

About the author

 

Pooja Chauhan daughter of Doctor parents has written this story at the 8 years. She loves reading and drawing, this is her first story. She is fabulous storyteller and painter. In such a little age, she owns a big library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Angels

About the book: ‘Gold Coins’ story of Parita, a cute and cheerful girl living with his father Mohan and grandma. She is fond of studying and curious to know new things in the world. On a day, Mohan was blessed with treasure by luck, after which Mohan falls in bad company. A BAG OF COINS There was a small village named Ramanagar, people in the village were living with limited resources but happily. Mohandas was a farmer living in the village with his mother and little daughter Parita; he had lost his wife in fatal dangue fever few years back. He was used to get up early every morning and after doing house core he would go to farm. Mohandas was hardworking and honest farmer, but because of unpredictable weather his income was irregular and low. Till his life was happy and cheerful. On a sunny day, he went to a nearby town for purchasing grocery; the sun had hidden in the horizon already before his returning. He had to walk few miles through dark forest, the forest reverberated voice of fox. Mohandas was brave farmer who would not fear of wild animals, beside he always kept a stick with him. But he was in hurry, Parita might be waiting for him, he had decided to bring a doll for her. And his mother must waiting for her darling son eagerly, although she must have prepared food but she would not eat before seeing him safe. He accelerated pace of walking, just one more mile and his village will be there. “Ouch…” his foot struck to something hardly, the severe pain ran through his foot. He cocked down because of throbbing pain, not so significant injury relived in a minute. He recovered and picked up his luggage again to his way, but his eyes glared to see a glittering thing in the moon light; he was tempted checked to it, but a fear of trap made him alert. He looked around no one was seen, he ambled to the glittering thing. “Oh, my god, this looks like gold coin.” He was amazed to touch the thing in hand; he trembled with excitement touching gold coin first time ever in his life. Sweat drops appeared on his forehead when he found full of gold coins. “Whose gold will be this?” he thought and searched around but no one was there. He shouted many times but no one replied. “I think god has sent this for me.” His mind was clouded of thoughts while returning to home, although he was happy but also in dilemma whether he should keep coins with him or not?

  • ISBN: 9781370371280
  • Author: Pradip Chauhan
  • Published: 2017-04-27 19:50:09
  • Words: 3083
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