mardi 8 septembre 2020



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boutons042.gifHer eyes twinkled with merriment.
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A funny incident
It was a very dark night. I was passing along a road leading to my grandmother's house. I was all alone, and very scared. The wind was whistling in the trees overhead. I even heard the cry of a night bird.The road passed by a burial ground. At that time I remembered horror serials I had watched on television.
Those fearful stories came into my mind. On the side of the road there was a thorny bush. It was so dark that nothing was visible to the naked eye. As I came near the thorny bush, I heard a frightening sound. I was at my wits' end. I knew there was something in the bush. Taking courage, I took a step forward. Again I heard the sound. There was something greyish in that bush. I went near and found that two large eyes were lurking me.
They were glowing in the dark. Imagine the state of my mind! I was rooted to the spot. I could neither go forward nor backward. I was very near the burial ground where the ghosts come out of the graves at night and play with human skulls. Suddenly, there was an ear-splitting cry, and a huge grey form jumped out of the bush and ran away.
"Aaaaaaaah ... " It was a donkey... ! I could breathe again, a donkey after all... I laughed aloud for a long time. When I reached my grandmother's house, I narrated the incident to my family. They, too, felt it was really a funny incident.
Md. Saif Saleem, VIII
Hyderabad: Indo-American School, Mehdipatnam
The story is taken from: A Funny Incident. I beg the writer pardon for correcting some mistakes and adding some ideas.
You may also read this nice funny story:

Made by Mimoun Zeggai

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