Saturday, December 14, 2013

Short stories I remember...


 I don't know how but I remember my kiddy class english stories as though yesterday. They must be as old as class I.


This one is about a simpleton who takes his sick granny to a doc. 
A week later they go back to doc - no relief to granny. 

Third week same story. Then the doc asks are you following all the instructions.

Simpleton says yes, doc. Its written shake well before use. 

and I do shake my granny well before giving her her medicine 3 times a day.

 So its 'shake well before use'. 


The next is about a group of - lets just say simpletons. 8 of them to be exact, on a trip or something. Now they have to cross a river.

Once they reach the other side, they want to see if all of them reached the other end safely. They count and find one missing. Another checks and finds one missing. Actually they are counting others and not self hence the discrepancy.

There is this passer-by who notices this comedy and intervenes. He taps each one with his knuckles and counts .. and all is fine now.


This act of taping knuckle made us kids quite excited and I, for one, practiced it on my friends for next few days.


The 3rd made me wonder and we shall soon see why.

It was about 2 frogs. Once a city dweller the other a villager. I believe they were cousins. Once both meet, half way between the city and village. They greet and chat and soon they start boasting about the place of residence. 

The villager says the village life is the best while the city boast about his.
To decide once and for all which is better. The decide to climb on each others back see where the other person stays.
This is the best i could draw
Now folks you have to do some visualising. City frog upon the village frog, who is facing the village. But as frogs see back, the city frog see the ciy while on the village frog. And vice versa.
So in the end they have not seen any thing new but their own area and conclude both are the same. Or something like that.

It made me wonder coz i didn't know the diff back then between a  village and a city. Anyway was stimulating.

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