Written by Emmanuel Ogbeche

Harry’s journey to find his mother

Once upon a time, in a faraway place, there lived a twelve year old boy named Harry. He lived with his sick father, mother and elder brother.
His parents were poor. So they couldn’t send Harry to school. He decided to join his mother and worked as a domestic cleaner.
Harry’s brother, James, worked in a small company. One day, it happened that the family Harry’s mother worked for was moving to the United States.
They asked her to accompany them. She had no choice but to agree. Harry was very depressed on hearing that he had to part with his mother. Please don’t go, he pleaded with her.
“Don’t worry Harry. I will be back soon,” his mother said. Harry received letters from his mother on a regular basis. However, after a few months, the communication stopped.
Harry and his family were very worried. “She may be too busy to write,” said Harry’s brother, James.
“Of course not. No matter how busy she is, she will send us letters,” said Harry’s father. Harry was really worried. He said, I will go to the USA and find my mother.
Everyone stared at him. He was only a small boy, and they did not have any money. But Harry was adamant. “Dad, you are too ill to go, and James has to go to work. So I have to go,” he said.
After a few months of asking friends and relatives, and borrowing a lot of money, Harry flew to New York.
When he arrived New York, Harry was helpless and alone. But as he was walking along a street near the airport, a fruit seller took pity on him and asked Harry to show him the address he was looking for.
Luckily, the location was close by. Finally, Harry got to the house where his mother was working as a maid and knocked on the door.
A man came out to answer him and Harry asked him, “are you the owner of this house?” The man replied “yes, I am.” “My mother is your housemaid,” Harry said.
What nonsense, the man replied, and tried to shut the door. But Harry pushed the man away and ran into the house calling on his mother. He heard his mother responding from a small room behind the house, where she has been locked up.
He found her and threatened to lodge a complaint to the police if the employer did not release her immediately.
Two days later, Harry and his mother returned to India. Harry’s family was very proud that such a young boy was capable of rescuing his mother from her abusive employer. From www.kidsworld worldfun.com
 
RIDDLES
1. What has fingers and a thumb but no hand?
2. I am made of the stuff around me but lighter than it. I am more hidden than seen. What am I?
3. What does everyone have that goes up but never comes down?
4. What makes my left hand my right?
5. I have four legs, one head, and a foot. What am I?
6. What breaks without falling?
7. Where can you add 2 to 11 and get 1?
Answers    
1. Gloves 2. Iceberg 3. Age 4.A mirror 5. A bed 6. A day 7. In a clock
 
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KIDS AND HEALTH
Allergies to Skin Care Products
Sometimes when you use a new kind of soap or other skin product, your skin may get irritated or you may get an allergic reaction. If you get a rash or if your skin feels itchy, hot, dry, or like it's burning, tell an adult. Stop using the product and don't forget that it caused a reaction.
To test a new product, place a tiny bit of it on the inside of your wrist or arm. Watch for any redness or irritation over the next 24 hours. If your skin becomes red or irritated, don't use the product.
Sometimes, your skin is fine with a new product the first time, or few times, you use it, but then your skin gets red or irritated later on. You'll want to stop using the product whenever redness or irritation happens. From kidshealth.org.
 
QUIZ
1. Which blood cells in our body help to fight infection?
2. Where are the red blood cells created?
3. Which types of teeth are used to grind food?
4. What is the approximate amount of blood in the human body?
5. Which organ stores urine before it is expelled from the body?
 
Answers
1. White blood cells 2. Bone marrow 3. Molars 4. Five to six litres 5. Urinary bladder

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