Stories in English

A Narrow Escape – Purnima Varman

”Oh dear, I am so glad that is finished,” sighed Mrs. Salinda Sardine, who had been busy spring-cleaning her little sitting-room in Rockbay Terrace. “All I need now is some dainty pink seaweed to make new curtains for the window.” ”Did you hear that? There is some pretty seaweed near Cissie Catfish’s house, let us get some and give Mummy …

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A Life Alone In The Vast Sea – Naresh Kumar

On April 24, 1895 Captain Joshua Slocum set to sailing. He was the first man to sail alone in a small boat, ‘spray’ around the world. He repaired the old boat and started on his historical mission. This is the story of Captain Joshua who braved the torrents of sea all alone. Barbarous Red Indians had surrounded the ‘spray’. They …

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A Lesson For The Innkeeper – C. Schmid

The town barrel-maker had repaired some barrels for the innkeeper. When he had finished the work he came to the inn and the lady-innkeeper of “The Sun” brought him a glass of wine. “Well, my good woman,” said the barrel-maker, “how is it going?” “No good at all,” answered the woman. “Those people in the town are all going to …

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A Kind of Magic – Girija Rani Asthana

Rrrr…ing. The shrill sound of the call bell filled the house. Nita looked at the front door and frowned. ‘Who could it be so early in the morning? We hardly know anyone here.’ The summer vacation had just started and Nita and her family had recently shifted to this multi-storey building and were still in thee process of settling down. …

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A Fly’s Mischief – Aziz Moradabadi

One morning Saurabh was eating pudding for his breakfast in the hostel mess. At that time, there were about 20-25 boys present. Saurabh was reading a magazine along with relishing his pudding. All of a sudden, a fly came and squatted on his pudding plate. Seeing this, Saurabh was enraged. Without losing a single minute, he attacked it with his …

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