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 study-in-china.net)
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.