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Kelly – The Dolphin

Kelly the dolphinOnce upon a time there lived a dolphin named Kelly in the water’s of Gulf of Alaska. Kelly considered this gulf her home. She used to think that her place was heaven on earth and was quiet content living there. Lots of other sea animals also called this gulf their home. She would see Sea lions, Whales, Seals and Otters swimming by and birds like Sea gulls and Puffins flying by.

When she ventured anywhere near the land she could see a lot of snow capped mountains. But she preferred to stay out in the deep waters because she knew the men would come around in the waters and catch fish. She didn’t want to get caught in any of those nets now. The men used to come out in large numbers in what she knew were called as ‘Boats’.  She was wary of them as they took away her food. She sometimes had to go deeper in the sea to find food. Sometimes she could see so many people come out on larger boats and stand around on it but do no fishing. She used to wonder what those people would do, so she used to sometimes go near those boats. She used to be amazed that these people would just stand by the railings of the boats and look out towards the sea. If she and her other sea friends showed up on the surface they used to get very excited, and clap and take photographs. She used to feel safe near these kinds of boats. Over time she realized the difference between boats which used to carry people for fishing and boats which would carry people for watching sea life. She sometimes used to put up a show for these boats, on which the words ‘Cruise’ was written. She got applause when she did that. Days thus went by.
One day she had gone deeper in the sea for fishing, as she couldn’t find enough food for her. She realized that the men who did fishing were coming deeper and deeper in the sea to fish. Soon she feared her food would all disappear. But she swept aside those thoughts for now. She had eaten enough for now and would worry later about her fast disappearing food. Kelly thought that she should swim inwards towards the land and see if she could meet up with some of her other friends and see if she could see any of those ‘Cruise’ boats were coming by. She was feeling a bit festive and thought she could put up a show for them!
As she was making her way inwards, she saw a boat alone in the deep waters. She became aware that it was a fishing boat. She decided to go as far as possible from that boat. Kelly soon realized that boat seemed to be in some kind of trouble and as she was contemplating going near the boat the boat exploded. She saw a man being thrown in the water. She hesitated a second and then as she saw the man struggling to get away from the flames of the boat, she swam as fast as she could towards him.  Kelly approached the man and nudged him with her nose. She could see that he wasn’t afraid of her but was surprised to see her. She nudged him once more, and the man realized that she meant for him to sit on her back. Kelly went under the water and came up underneath him and buoyed him up. The man slowly very carefully positioned himself on her back.  Then she started swimming towards the land. It was quiet some distance away she realized as she had come deep into the sea today. She knew that if she swam with him for some time she would reach the path where the ’Cruise’ boats would pass by. She soon neared a marker buoy floating by the water and deposited the man there. She could see a boat nearing by and knew that they would pick this man up. The man being eternally grateful petted Kelly on her head. She then swam a little further away and waited for the boat to come near. The man then removed his bright colored clothing and waved it to the passing boat. That ‘Cruise’ boat soon came near him and picked him up. Kelly could see that the man was then immediately wrapped up in blankets, but he came near the railings to see if he could see her. Upon spotting her he waved her bye with tears in his eyes till they took the turn on other side of the mountains and she no longer could see them.
Feeling pretty good that she had done a good deed for day she turned around and headed to the deep waters for some solitude. She hoped someday some man will help her if she was in trouble. Only time will tell.


Come my Pumpkin

pumpkinOnce upon a time there lived an old lady. One day she decided to visit her daughter Sherry. Her daughter lived on the other side of the jungle. In the jungle lived lots of wild animals.

As the old lady was walking through the jungle, a big bad tiger jumped in front her. “Rooaarrr”, he roared, “Dear old lady, so thin and lean, you hardly have any meat. But I am so hungry; I think I will eat you.”

The old lady pleaded to the tiger “Please don’t eat me. Let me visit Sherry, let me be merry. Let me become fat and then you can eat me.”

The tiger thought for a while and said; “All right I will eat you when you return.”

So the old lady walked along for a little while when the big bad Grizzly bear jumped in front of her. “Grrrrrrr”, he growled, “Dear old lady, so thin and lean, you hardly have any meat. But I am so hungry; I think I will eat you.”

The old lady pleaded to the grizzly bear “Please don’t eat me. Let me visit Sherry, let me be merry. Let me become fat and then you can eat me.” The Grizzly bear thought for a while and said; “All right I will eat you when you return.”

So the old lady walked along for a little while when the big bad wolf jumped in front of her. “Howwwwl”, he howled, “Dear old lady, so thin and lean, you hardly have any meat. But I am so hungry; I think I will eat you.”

The old lady pleaded to the wolf “Please don’t eat me. Let me visit Sherry, let me be merry. Let me become fat and then you can eat me.” The wolf thought for a while and said; “All right I will eat you when you return.”

The old lady reached Sherry’s house. She had a very good time with her. She ate lots of food and indeed became fat. It was time to return home. The old lady was sad. She told her daughter about the tiger, the grizzly and the wolf waiting for her in the jungle. Sherry thought for little while and then went into the garden to get a big huge pumpkin. She carved the pumpkin so that the old lady could sit inside. She made two eyes for the old lady to see through. She made a mouth for the old lady to speak through. And then she gave the old lady some red pepper powder.

The old lady sat in the pumpkin and hopped along through the jungle. The big bad wolf jumped in front of the pumpkin. “Hi big pumpkin!! Have you seen the old lady?” The old lady sitting inside the pumpkin replied, “What old lady, what old Kady, come my pumpkin lets go jumpin” And she threw some red pepper powder into the wolf’s eyes.

“Come my pumpkin, lets go jumpin”, the old lady and the pumpkin were jumping along when the big bad grizzly bear jumped in front of them. . “Hi big pumpkin!! Have you seen the old lady?” The old lady sitting inside the pumpkin replied, “What old lady, what old Kady, come my pumpkin lets go jumpin” And she threw some red pepper powder into the grizzle bear’s eyes.

“Come my pumpkin, lets go jumpin”, the old lady and the pumpkin were jumping along when the big bad tiger jumped in front of them. . “Hi big pumpkin!! Have you seen the old lady?” The old lady sitting inside the pumpkin replied, “What old lady, what old Kady, come my pumpkin lets go jumpin” And she threw some red pepper powder into the tiger’s eyes.

“Come my pumpkin, lets go jumpin”, the old lady and the pumpkin were jumping along and soon reached the house safely.


The Hare and the Tortoise

hare-and-tortoiseThe Tortoise, the Hare, and the Squirrel were all friends. The Hare was very proud of his speed and often made fun of the Tortoise who was slow. One day the Hare was teasing the Tortoise. “Hare, that was very rude. You don’t say mean things to your friend,” said the Squirrel to the Hare. “I am sorry, but I am fast and Tortoise is slow. Lets have a race to prove my point”, replied the Hare. “Yes, let’s race from here to the lake and back. It’s a long way and will take us a long time so let start early in the morning. The one who completes the race first is the winner”, said the Tortoise.

hare-and-tortoiseThe next morning, just as the Sun was coming up, the Hare and the Tortoise got ready for the race. “3,2,1 and GO” said the Squirrel. The Hare zoomed past and was soon out of sight. The Tortoise was indeed slow. The Hare ran past the birds on the trees and the Bumblebee on the flowers and the Grasshopper on the grass. He ran past the Toad sitting on the Toadstool.


It was noon by the time the Hare reached the lake. He nibbled on the grass and carrots that grew by the lake. He drank some water. The Hare was tired after the long run and decided to rest under the shade of the tree. “The Tortoise will take a long time. I can take some rest and may be even a small nap. I will still win the race because the Tortoise is so slow”, thought the Hare. And soon the Hare was fast asleep.


hare-and-tortoiseThe Tortoise was making his way slowly and steadily. He passed the birds on the trees, the Bumblebee on the flowers and the Grasshopper on the grass. He ran past the Toad sitting on the Toadstool and was at the lake. He drank some water and started back. He saw the Hare sleeping under the tree. The Tortoise was tired too. “I must complete my task before I take rest. I must finish the race and then I can sleep”, said the Tortoise and continued on his way. After a long time the Tortoise reached the end line.


The Hare was still sleeping under the tree. He woke up with  a start. The sun was all red, ready to set. The Tortoise was nowhere in sight. “I slept too much. If I run fast enough I can still win this race.” And the Hare ran as fast as his legs could carry.


hare-and-tortoiseHe hurried past the Toad sitting on the Toadstool. “Did you see the Tortoise go this way?” asked the Hare to the Toad. “Run fast, the Tortoise went by this way long ago”, replied the Toad.


The Hare ran past the Grasshopper on the grass. ”Did you see the Tortoise go this way?” asked the Hare to the Grasshopper. “Run fast, the Tortoise went by this way long ago”, replied the Grasshopper.


The Hare ran past the Bumblebee on the flowers. ”Did you see the Tortoise go this way?” asked the Hare to the Bumblebee. “Run fast, the Tortoise went by this way long ago”, replied the Bumblebee.

hare-and-tortoise
The Hare ran past the birds on the tree. ”Did you see the Tortoise go this way?” asked the Hare to the birds. “Run fast, the Tortoise went by this way long ago”, replied the birds.


The Hare reached the end line and saw the Squirrel. “Did you see the Tortoise?” asked the Hare. “The Tortoise finished the race long ago. He was hungry and tired and went home to eat and sleep. The Tortoise was first and he won the race.”


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