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    A poor but sensible boy

    There lived a boy in a village named 'Raju'. He was very poor. His father worked in the field as a farmer. The farmer used to run his family with difficult. One day Raju was going to market with his father to buy some grocery item. On the way, he saw a stationery shop where a lot of colourful fountain pen was hanging on the showcase. At that time, he saw a same-aged boy entered that shop and bought a sky blue colour fountain pen. By seeing this, Raju also forced his father to buy a fountain pen but his father had not that much money so as to buy a fountain pen. Raju's father consoled him to buy a fountain pen afterwards and returned home. But, it was very difficult for Raju to forget that colourful fountain pen.
    One day, he decided to go shop and tried to find it at any cost. And finally, he stole a fountain pen when the shopkeeper was busy with another customer. After getting the fountain pen, when Raju reached home just then his father's sight fell on a fountain pen. By seeing this, his father became very unhappy and told him to return the fountain pen to the shopkeeper. And Raju's father made him understand that if you have a wish for anything then try to get things by work hard instead of stealing. Raju repented on his work and promised his father that he would not do such act in future.

    I used the photo pasted by SuN
    This is my entry for the photo challenge creative writing contest part-2.
  • #725757
    How bad is the stealing habit at the young age was well brought out in this post. The father should have understood the urge and want of the child for the color fountain pen. One thing is sure if the children ask something we should get them otherwise they would feel dejected and even hostile. The thought of stealing came into the child mind because the urge to have the pen was so high. Parents need to understand this. If we the parents are not responsible for their just demands then whom they would ask. Here in this story though the boy repented for having stolen the pen the father erred here.
    K Mohan @ Moga
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #725761
    The author has depicted the psychology of the boy very nicely that once he found that there was no money to buy the item he went for the most obvious option of stealing it. This is nothing new as many of us might had done that type of thing in our childhood and if not from the shop in the market we might had taken something from our own house like some coins from the pocket of the father or some eatables from the mother's safe almirah where she had kept the delicacies for the important guests. The good part is that the boy realised that mistake and felt bad about the incident.
    Knowledge is power.

  • #725766
    The story gives a message that stealing is a bad deed. Nobody should steal anything. How it is written I have nothing to say about it. However, some points may be considered.
    - Now a days ball pens are more popular. Fountain pens were in use a long time ago but these days hardly anybody use them, however ,these fountain pens.are still available in market.
    - Raju and his father were going to a grocery shop then he and his father stopped at this shop where fountain pens were being sold .Why ?
    - Apparently it can be said that Raju was not studying in any school. The author has not highlighted this point. His father should get him admitted in a government school where he will be given books, notebooks, pen and geomatory box. If he were a student he might haven't stolen the fountain pen.
    - When the boy insisted his to buy a pen and his father consoled him him why he did not buy a pen of just Rs 2/- only.
    - When he stole the pen his father was unhappy. But why his father started giving a young child lecture to work hard instead of promising him to arrange a pen.

    Be indian and buy Indian.

  • #725768
    A good moral story is presented by the author. The author has very well related his wishes with the condition of a poor child. When a poor father is unable to fulfill his child's wishes, then his pain is greater than that of the child, but this happens many times in front of the situation. People often get addicted to some wrong habits in greed or small child innocence when poverty occurs and later take the wrong path in the society. Raju also wanted to do the same, as he was innocent yet he did not recognize the right wrong. The way Raju's father made him realize his mistake and prevented him from going wrong was a very commendable step. Sometimes times, the habit of steel is seen in the children of wealthy families too, it is necessary to stop it on the time. The author's story tells that no matter what the situation may be, we should always choose the path of truth and honesty.
    Swati Sharma

    Keep your Face to the SunShine

  • #725816
    I liked the story. A moral is conveyed through this story. We should appreciate the father of Raju. His moral values changed the life of Raju. If his father has not told him that stealing something from others is a crime, Raju might have continued his habit of stealing. But His made him realise the difference between good and bad.
    Raju also deserves appreciations as he is able to understand the value of his father's words and gave respect to his words and followed his words. These days who is caring for the words of parents? The young people think that aged people always try to tell something which is useless and not even hear properly what they are telling. But Raju behaved in a different way and changed himself. We may do some mistakes knowingly or unknowingly. But understanding our mistakes and correcting ourselves is a real great trait.

    always confident

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