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Two Baby Sparrows 

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Two baby sparrows, each the size of a human thumb, both unknown to flying, were hiding under a bush of rose plants. The overnight wind had thrown them out of their nest, where their parents were searching for them. The rosary they landed in, fell in the territory of a cat, who was always hungry. …

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Three-Legged Wolf

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There lived a three-legged wolf in a jungle. He was a member of a pack in which all other wolves were healthy and strong. The pack knew how to hunt, as all its members performed their duty well, except the three-legged one, who had become a burden. The three-legged wolf could not go hunting. The…

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Gopal & Saleem

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

It was another beautiful spring morning in Maple Town. The sun was shining brightly. The grass was still wet with due. The birds were singing. A perfect day to be outside. And that was what the students of the neighbourhood school were doing. They had all gathered to take part in a race, in their…

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Sasha’a Help 

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

The train began to move. Sasha, as always, was excited to take the short journey to her school with her father.  Her father’s office was in the same district as Sasha’s school. So, taking the local train to work in the morning and returning home on the same train in the evening was their routine. …

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Shreya & School Kids

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

Shreya had always wanted to be independent. So, as soon as she became eligible, she asked her father to get her a scooter and teach her how to ride. Her father, Mohan, loved his daughter. He didn’t need to think twice before granting Shreya her wish. “Now, we must get to practice every day before…

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Hasan Ate A Cookie 

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

Mrs. Rihana had a sudden guest in the middle of a weekday. She was readying for her post-lunch routine—tending to the flowerbeds in her backyard—when her uncle, Mr. Gafaar, showed up.  She hadn’t seen her uncle for a long time. His visit came to her as a pleasant surprise.  She greeted Mr. Gafaar warmly. Mr.…

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In The Park 

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

The day was Friday. Airah and Aleeza went to the park with their father to spend the sunny afternoon playing.  Looking at their identical curly hair, anyone could tell they were sisters. Aleeza, being older by a couple of years, was a tad taller than Airah. But in having fun, Airah was above everyone else.…

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Karim & Priya

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Illustration by: Neha Kumari

Karim was scared.  He didn’t want to leave his father’s side, with so many strange faces around at the train station. The March sky was overcast; the weather windy. Karim was kept warm by his red and green chequered hoodie. His father wanted him to play, but Karim just would not step away. Priya walked…

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Torn Flower

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The winter had given way to spring in the valley. The sun was out. There air was fresh and cold. Sam and Hamid took their bat and ball to play cricket in the field close to their home by the lake. That is how they wanted to spend their Sunday. In a nursery nearby, people…

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Riza’s Promise

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Illustration by: Danish Mir

Riza was a grocer in a small town in Persia. He worked very hard, but earned only enough to feed his family. Riza wasn’t happy. He wanted to earn more. He wanted to be wealthy. There also lived a rich landlord in Persia. Kind, the landlord wished to share his wealth with someone who needed…

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