Once upon a time in an island of chocolates in an ocean of ice-cream lived a person named Rahul. He was very fond of chocolates and ice-creams but was suffering from diabetes.
One day he asked God “oh God why I was very thin in my childhood. If I would have not been thin in my childhood my mother would never force me to eat so many sweets and I would never have become diabetic.” He was always tempted with the chocolates he used to see in his surroundings but he was also very conscious about his health. There was a rule in the island that if any one wants to take chocolates they had to pay some amount for it.
One day Rahul married a girl named Rani. Even Rani was very fond of chocolates and ice-creams but both Rani and Rahul very poor. Rahul couldn’t eat any chocolates and Rani couldn’t afford to buy them. But temptation forced them to eat chocolates but they did not have money to buy them. So they thought to start stealing and eating. There was another person in the village named Rajesh. He was very noble and a rich person. Rajesh often helped others and always tried to do good. The other day Rahul came to know about Rajesh and he went to him thinking “he would easily cheat him.”
Rajesh gave Rahul some money and told him to return it in a month or two. Rahul spent all that money in eating chocolates and ice-creams and also continued stealing them. Dhruv, Jiya, Tina and Mita always supported him. After two months when Rajesh went to Rahul to ask about his money. Rahul made a false story. “I know it sounds strange but rats ate the money. ”
Then Rajesh asked “Where did you keep the money?” He told him “I kept the money in the tenth box each inside the other and sealed it from all sides, even then rats managed to eat it.” Then Rajesh went to a court and told the judge about Rahul and what he had done with his money. The judge called for Rahul. But Rahul repeated the same story again and again.
One day Rajesh called Rahul’s son Vicky for a dinner. Vicky did not return home that night. The next day Rahul went to Rajesh to ask about Vicky. Rajesh told him, “An eagle carried away your son.” Then Rahul went to the court and gave a complaint against Rajesh and the judge called for Rajesh.
Rajesh told the “If it is possible for rats to eat the money from a sealed box, why is it not possible for an eagle to carry away a twelve year old boy.” Then Rahul realized if he wanted his son back he had to accept what he had done. Then Rahul accepted his mistake and agreed to give Rajesh his money back and leave the job of stealing and start earning a living by honest means.
Image under license with Gettyimages.com
An Island of Chocolates in the Ocean of Ice-cream by
B. Pradhan Rao
B. Praneeth Rao
Manav P. Sirwani
S.V. Rama Teja
S. Vishnu Vandana