Written by Godfrey AKON

SHORT STORIES A PRICELESS LESSON

 

 

 

Once upon a time, a student named Rakesh lived in an ashram. Every night he used to jump over the ashram's boundary wall and roam around. He used to return before dawn. No one knew that Rakesh went out at night.

One night as usual, Rakesh found everyone asleep. He peeped into Guruji's room and saw him sleeping. Then Rakesh crept out towards the wall. He climbed up a ladder he had and jumped over the wall. But actually Guruji was awake and had seen Rakesh going out.

He got up and took away the ladder from the spot. A few hours later, Rakesh returned. In the dark, he tried to climb down from the wall. But Guruji stood where the ladder was. He helped Rakesh to get down and said, "Son, at least take a warm shawl, when you go out at night."

Guruji's gentle manner made Rakesh realize his own folly. He apologised and never went out at night again.

 

BLAME

One day a man went for a walk on the beach. He saw that a ship full of passengers struck a rock and capsized in the sea. The ship went under water and all the people on board fell into the sea. As they did not know how to swim, they drowned one by one. The man watched all this from the shore but could not do anything to help the people.

In the evening, he narrated the sad event of the ship's drowning to his friends. Everyone felt sorry for the dead people. The man said, "God has not been just. To kill one sinner aboard the ship he killed so many other innocent people."

 

As he was saying this, he felt a pinch on his feet. He looked down. A red ant was biting his toe. Many other red ants were near his feet. In anger, he started stamping his feet to crush the red ants.

God appeared at the spot and said, "See, how you are killing other innocent ants to kill the one which bit you. You were blaming me for my unjust act. Look at your own actions before blaming me for anything."

The man felt ashamed as he realized his mistake.

 

RIDDLES

What has a neck but no head?

What has an eye but cannot see?

Feed me and I live, give me a drink and I die. Who am I?

Tear one off and scratch my head what was red is black instead?

Is it legal for a man in Port Harcourt to marry his widow's sister?

I’m often running yet I have no legs. You need me but I don’t need you. What am I?

Answers

1. A bottle 2. A needle 3. Fire 4. A matchstick 5. No! A man who is dead can no longer marry 6. Water

 

Did you know?

Did you know toilets utilise 35% of indoor water use?

Did you know the average human brain contains around 78% water?

Did you know sponges hold more cold water than hot?

Did you know when water freezes it expands by 9%?

Did you know a giraffe can go longer without water than a camel?

 

Quiz

1. Who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general election?

 

2. The body that organises elections in Nigeria is known as?

 

3. The two main political parties vying for positions in the 2019 general election are?

 

4. The process of collecting electoral result is also known as?

 

5. What is the position of the officer overseeing the conduct of elections in Nigeria?

 

Answers

1. President Muhammadu Buhari 2. Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC 3. APC and PDP 4. Collation 5. Chairman

 

KIDS AND HEALTH

Why Do Kids Get Eczema?

Skin has special cells that react when they come in contact with anything that irritates them. They make the skin inflamed to protect it. If you have eczema, you have more of these special cells than other people do. These cells overreact when something triggers them and they start to work overtime. That's what makes your skin red, sore, and itchy.

No one is really sure why people get eczema. It's not contagious — no one can catch it from you and you can't catch it from anyone else. Kids who get eczema often have family members with hay fever (it makes them sneeze and have a runny nose), asthma (trouble breathing), or other allergic conditions. Some scientists think these kids may be "genetically predisposed" to get eczema, which means characteristics have been passed on from parents through genes that make a kid more likely to get it.

About half of the kids who get eczema will also someday develop hay fever or asthma themselves. Eczema is not an allergy itself, but allergies can be a trigger factor for eczema. That means that if you have allergies, your eczema may flare up sometimes.

 

Some things that can set off eczema include:

·        soaps, detergents, or perfumes

·        hot and sweaty skin

·        dry winter air with little moisture

·        other things that can irritate your skin, such as contact with scratchy fabrics (like wool) or dust mites in your bedsheets

 

How Do I Know If I Have Eczema?

If you have a rash, don't panic! Most rashes go away. But if you have eczema, the rash may go away at first — and then it comes back again and again.

Not all rashes itch. But eczema is itchy, itchy, itchy! It often starts in the folds inside your elbows and on the back of your knees. It can also appear on your face and other parts of your body. Many things besides eczema can cause a rash. That's why your doctor is the best person to see to figure out what's causing your rash. From www.kidshealth.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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