After finishing dinner, Mary requested her father that she wanted to watch television. “ I have no school tomorrow and I want to enjoy this night. Please daddy let me watch. My friend says that after 10 a show is telecast in Discovery Channel.”
Her father finally agreed to let her watch television. “ Be careful, dear one. You should not sit in that sofa you know. That may bring bad luck to you.”
“Oh father, you worry too much. You are very superstitious, but I am not,” she said and sat on the sofa which was more comfortable than the other sofas. While watching television she dozed off. When she woke up, she found herself in the middle of a dense forest. Suddenly she heard the howling of a wolf. She turned back to see what was going on. Her gaped in utter amazement when she saw a creature, which was half wolf and half lion, marching towards her. Its mouth was drooling and it was advancing towards Mary as if it was coming to gobble her up. “Get away from me, you nasty creature,” she yelled.
“If I don’t then…..then…..what will you do?” replied the animal, to Mary’s utter surprise. “I have been hungry for so many days and today I have finally got my supper. Why should I leave such an opportunity?”
Mary got frightened. Her legs started to move. Within a flash of a second she was running as fast as possible. At a distance she saw a door and ran towards it. She opened it. Inside there was complete darkness. There was just one stick with fire burning at the other end. She took it and ran in the passage. Half way through, she began losing energy.
“Oh God why do you do that only with me. I feel awfully hungry. And I am thirsty too. Hey is there anyone who can hear me?”
At last she saw another door which was about twice her height. As soon as she opened the door, an entire family of similar animals was in front of her, growling and salivating. Just seeing them she fainted instantly.
When she woke up, she found herself sitting on the sofa and watching a blank TV screen.
She felt really happy after the adventure. When she was sleeping in her bed, the door of her bedroom opened and in came the animal, who was ready to eat her. And her adventure began all over again……