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Makhesh Hariharan is 16 years old.
Birth Date: 2-8-00
School: Hlc International
Class 10

Submitted: August 19, 2016

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Submitted: August 19, 2016



2 Short Stories

A Lesson for the husband

There was a young man who lived in a village. His name was Tharkumal. Nobody knew what he would do in the wave of anger. Once he got so angry with his wife.

He shouted `Meera why did you put less salt in the vegetables’. She said `sorry dear, I’ll put it there immediately’. Tharkumal angrily said `So much of salt, are you going to murder me’ she said `Ok I’ll put more vegetables’. Tharkumal found a hair inside a food and said `Meera, I saw a hair strand in my food, Let this be the last time to you or else I’ll shave your head.’

The next day, he found a hair strand again and had enough. He called his wife and was about to shave her head but she got scared and ran to her room. She was worried at this and decided to get help from her brother. Meara’s brother was shocked and decided to punish her husband for ill-treating his wife.

One day Tharkumal was shocked to see people here with a stretcher. They dragged him to the stretcher. When he asked why, they told him that the reason was that a woman’s head was shaved and so he was going to be taken to the crematorium. Tharkumal begged to be free and thus he was set free provided that he would never ill- treat his wife ever again.

What he didn’t realize was that it was a trick by his brother in law to punish him for ill-treating his wife. Tharkumal apologised to his wife and promised that he would never ill-treat her ever again. Thus because of his brother-in-law’s trick, They lived happily ever after.






The Man Who Wanted Nothing

Wali Dad was a carpenter who lived alone and worked hard the whole day long. His tastes were simple and his wants few, so he spent very little of the money he earned. One day he found that the jar in which he kept his money was full to the brim.

"I must empty it," he thought, "or I'll have no container for my money."

He took the jar to the local jeweller, emptied its contents on the floor and asked the jeweller to give him a bracelet worth the sum. The jeweller gave him a pretty little bracelet made of gold.

Wali Dad wondered what he should do with the bracelet. He saw a merchant at the head of a line of camels laden with goods, and asked him where he was going.

"To the palace," said the merchant, importantly. "The princess has ordered some clothes."

"Will you give her this bracelet too," said the carpenter, handing over the bracelet he had bought to him. "Tell her it's a gift from Wali Dad."

The princess liked the bracelet and sent him a camel-load of the finest silks in return.

"What will I do with these silks?" groaned Wali Dad when the merchant brought the heavily-laden camel to him.

"Give them to someone else," suggested the merchant.


"Perhaps the Sultan of Kesh."

So Wali Dad sent the silk to the Sultan who, delighted with the gift, sent him six of his finest horses.

Wali Dad sent them on to the princess.

"Who is this Wali Dad? And why is he sending me gifts?" she asked her advisor.

"Probably somebody who wants to impress you with his wealth," said the advisor. "Send him a gift that he cannot match. That will humble his pride."

The princess sent him 20 mules laden with silver. Not wishing to be burdened by so much wealth Wali Dad sent the silver to the Sultan. The Sultan was perplexed.

"Who is this Wali Dad? And why is he sending me gifts?" he asked his advisor.

"Probably somebody who wants to impress you with his wealth," said the advisor. "Send him a gift that he cannot match. That should humble him."

The Sultan sent Wali Dad 20 cartloads of precious stones which Wali Dad promptly re-routed to the princess. The princess, her curiosity piqued, decided to pay him a visit. She set out secretly, taking only her maid with her. Their enquiries led them to the humble dwelling of the carpenter. As they were looking around in bewilderment, a handsome man of regal bearing came riding towards them. It was the Sultan of Kesh. He too had decided to make the acquaintance of the mysterious Wali Dad. The Sultan and the princess fell in love with each other, at first sight. After a short courtship, they announced their marriage.

Wali Dad was now a famous man. As he refused to go to either of their palaces, the princess and the Sultan sent him a chest full of gold. But it was never delivered. When Wali Dad saw the Sultans men bringing the gold, he fled the village and was never seen again.

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