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An Origami Horse

Origami by Likith, STD VI. 

Video by Goutham, STD VI. 

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The Adventures of the Dreadful Forest

Once in India, there lived a girl named Mary. She was very truthful and obedient. One day, her father became ill and they were not having enough money to buy medicines. They lived in an old rented house which was not too big.

‘How shall I help my father, mother?’ Mary asked and her mother replied, ‘If you are confident Mary, you should go to the Fairy-Land forest and pluck ten Tilak plants. But don’t go to the Dreadful Forest which is right next to it because there are many people who don’t let anyone enter.’  ‘Okay’ Mary said and took the old basket.

Offshe went and a man came in the middle of the way. His name was Shankar. He asked ‘Where are you going Mary?’ He hated her because his daughter did not have any friends because of Mary’s beauty. Mary said, ‘I am going to Fairy-land forest for Tilak leaves.’ Shankar said, ‘ No! You go to the Dreadful Forest. Even I went there and plucked the leaves when I needed them.’ These were lies but Mary obeyed and she started going inside the Dreadful Forest. Shankar phoned a friend who lived in the forest where Mary was going. He told him to kill Mary.

It was night. Mary saw a house. She went near the house. The people who lived there allowed her to stay. They were Shankar’s friends! When Mary was sleeping, they tried to kill her but they became still and could not move. Mary saw this, screamed and became unconscious.

Then an Angel came and put the Tilak leaves in her basket and left her home. Her father became alright and they lived happily.

Written by Raghav, STD IV. 

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The Adventures of Samarth and his Friends

Characters: Samarth, Raghav, Milind and Koustubh

Cities: Sringeri, Mumbai, Qiqihar, Jixi, Canberra and Sydney

Countries: India, China and Australia

One day we were enjoying our summer on a beach. We wanted to go on a trip to Australia.

The next day we went to Canberra, the capital of Australia. Then we went to Sydney. We watched the BBL, also known as Big Bash League. Sydney Thunder won the BBL and we went back to Canberra.


(Picture courtesy Lonely Planet)

One day, we went shopping. Raghav found a bottle. In that bottle there was a treasure map. Written in the treasure map was that the treasure is in Jixi.

We planned to go to Qiqihar by plane. We booked the plane and left. The next day we reached Qiqihar at 10:00 am.


(picture courtesy

There were so many exotic places to see and we saw all the places. We were there for two hours.

That night, we all read the map and went to Jixi by bullet train. We saw places in Jixi for a month. Jixi was a big city. The first clue in the bottle, told us to look in an old neem tree in the forest. The four of us saw a small neem tree in the forest. Beside that there was the old, big, neem tree. The four of them dug under it. We saw some logs. In one of the logs there was a second clue.


(picture courtesy Wikipedia)

The clue was “Over a raised platform in the park that is a big circle”. We went to the park. Though everyone went in different ways, they met at the same place where the raised platform was. I had a light. I opened the raised platform. There were two big logs. In that, was the third clue – “Near the beach, from the starting of the beach, you need to count 100 steps. You will get an X”

We went to the beach and we got the X. We dug in the sand. We found a ship’s handle. There was the last clue – “the treasure is in the middle of the river and you can make your own ship”.

So we mixed the logs, the two big logs and the ship’s handle. We made a new ship with paint, new gadgets and put in a symbol. We went to the river in the ship and Raghav’s phone showed that the treasure was there. Everybody went except Koustubh who was handling the ship. We all wore our scuba suits, took our oxygen cylinders and dived into the river.

We found a large pearl under the ocean bed. The pearl was white and gold. There was a handprint. I kept my hand and it opened! There was a hole and we thought the treasure was inside it. We went inside the pearl and we found a maze. We went straight and walked for some time. After five minutes, Milind said, ‘We have come back to the same point!’ Raghav’s phone’s battery was over. We saw a bedroom on the right. There was a large mat. We heard a sound under it when we stepped on it. When we opened the mat, we saw a picture of my great grandfather!

We were totally shocked! We went down the staircase and there was a big box. Inside the box there was the treasure and a note from my great grandfather. The note said,

“There are a thousand diamonds in this box. You must use this treasure to help others. Only if you promise this, you can open the box.”

We promised and the box opened. We went back to the ship and reached the shore at 7:00 pm.

The next day we went to Qiqihar by bullet train. We went to Mumbai by flight. We used the treasure to help the poor people in Mumbai and all of them lived happily.

Written by Samarth, STD IV. 


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Best Friends

Once there was a boy named Darshan and his best friend Kishan. One day, they were writing and Kishan’s led was broken. He asked Darshan, “Can you please give me an extra pencil to write?” Darshan gave him a pencil and Kishan wrote and gave it back. He said “Thanks” and Darshan said “You are welcome.”

Soon they became best friends. One day Kishan did not know Maths and Ramya ma’am told Darshan to teach Kishan. Darshan taught him. During English, Kishan was crying. Darshan asked him, “Why are you crying?” Kishan said, “I should go to my village and I will miss you very much.” Darshan gifted him a pen pencil.

Moral – We should be friendly always.

Written by Darshan, STD III.