Unni was an orphan. Now, he lived with his two aunts, Shasmi and Somi .They were very cruel to him and made him work all the time. One day, while he was working in the fields he spotted a peach tree. He saw that there was not a single peach hanging on the tree.
Suddenly, a man came and said, “You look hungry, son”. Here take these crocodile tongues, one who eats them with water he will always remain happy in his life”. Then he vanished in the air. So Unni ran home in the direction of the peach tree.
Suddenly he tripped on a stone and all the crocodile tongues fell near the peach tree. A small peach bloomed on the peach tree. It grew and grew till it was 10 meters in size. Unni went in it and saw a two cm small horse and a donkey with him. There were also other animals like Miss Duck, Madam Deer, Uncle elephant, Mr. Owl, Mr Rabbit and Pinto the tiger. They were all two cms in size. Mr. Rabbit chewed up the rope which was holding the Peach. It rolled downhill till it reached the river of Sharks.
There Unni saw a very large group of sharks chewing the peach. The donkey said, “They will chew us also! “ Unni thought what to do? He said, “ Let’s make a plan of defeating the sharks.” Miss Duck, you will see how much the sharks have chewed the peach. Mr. Tiger, you will give commands to all the animals. Mr. Donkey, you make a rope of hay, and Mr. Rabbit and myself will make a hole in the peach and try to spot a group of eagulls (a hybrid of eagles and seagulls).”
So the donkey made the rope and gave it to Unni. He swung it to a group of eagulls and then tied it to the rope of the peach.
The peach lifted in the air and swayed gently until they reached land. They then dropped at the town’s end and they lived happily ever after.
Shantanu Tiwari is in Class V, Somerville School, Noida
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