Story : Peek a Boo-Shail Agrawal, Poem by Spike Milligan

Peek-A- Boo

Tickly Boo was very sick indeed. He has eaten too many chocolates’ again. Ma Windy Boo & Pa Prickly Boo were also very upset with their little unruly son. They were worried about his future. How will he carry on Boo’s tradition of frightening children. They were worried because their little son goes to frighten & starts playing with children. Eats lots of chocolates & crisps with them. Becomes unnecessarily very friendly with them. And no respectable Boo family member is allowed to do all this.

But Tickly Boo likes little children. He likes tickling them with his soft ticklish golden brown hairs. It is true that his body is also covered with furry hairs all over like that of other bears. But they are not hard as his Ma and Pa’s are and he can not make frightening whistling sound like them also, sounding like a hurricane or storm and really frightening all the little children. Worst thing is that he really loves paying with them. But as soon as he gets ready to go out to play with his friends, Ma & Pa make some excuse and order him to stay in. Today was also not any different. On the pretext of illness he was advised to take a total bed rest for the whole day.

He was worried now. He promised all his friends that he will come around three but now , how can he reach there when Ma & Pa are not letting him go out at all? Suddenly there was a gentle tap on the window and happy little Sun Shine Ray was there. Peeping through, beaming radiantly with a broad smile and calling him ” Hurry up! Let’s go now. We will come back in no time.” He almost danced with joy as she slipped in with her gleaming gold dress, after all she was his favourite and best friend.

” But it is not disobeying my parents, is it?” He asked rather worriedly.

” No, certainly not. They only want you to get better quickly and I am sure you will be completely all right as soon as you meet your friends.”

Both of them ran out immediately and rolled in with a big bang of boo style in the children’s playground. That day they played peek-a-boo for hours and hours, till they got totally exhausted and it was time to come back .

So children next time when you hear a big boo and suddenly your door or window gets flung open with a gush of a wind or a hooting sound, do not feel scared! It might just be your friend Tickly Boo who has come out to say hello or play with you!

-Shail Agrawal

The Rainbow
Boats sail on the rivers,
And ships sail on the ses;
But clouds that sail across the sky
Are far prettier than these.

There are bridges on the river,
As pretty as you please;
But the bow that bridges heaven,
And overtops the trees,
And builds a road from earth to sky,
Is far prettier than these.

Who has seen the wind?
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind is passing through.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.

Christina Rossetti

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