Written by Godfrey AKON

SHORT STORY The Hidden Treasure

There was an old man living in his village. He had four sons and they were very lazy. The old man fell sick and was counting his last days in bed. He worried a lot about his sons’ future as the young men hesitated a lot to work. The sons believed that luck would favour them.

The old man’s health deteriorated every day and decided to talk to his sons about their future. However, his sons did not listen to him. The Old man played a trick to let their sons realize the importance of work.

One day, the old man called all his sons and let them sit near him in his bed. He said he had a treasure box with gold coins and expensive gems for them and wanted to share the treasure equally and lead a happy, prosperous life. The young men were very happy and asked where his father placed the treasure.

The old man replied them ‘I cannot exactly remember the place where I had hidden the treasure from the others. However, the treasure box is buried in our land. I’m really not sure about the place where I had hidden the treasure box.’

Even though the lazy young sons were happy, they were sad that the old man forgot the place where the treasure was hidden. After a few days, the old man died. The sons decided to dig the land to find the treasure box.

They worked very hard and dug their land. They could not find any treasure box in the land. They decided to dig a spot in their land that remained a bit different from the rest of the area. The sons believed that the treasure was buried in that spot. They dug the specific spot so deeply, got nothing but water.

A passer-by who noticed the dug land and water flowing from a spot talked to the sons about agriculture.

They sowed vegetable seeds and planted greens and flower plants in their land. Since the land became very fertile with abundant water, within a few weeks the land became a fertile garden with nutritious vegetables and greens. The young sons sold the vegetables at a good price and earned a good amount of money.

Then they realized that it was the hard work that was mentioned as ‘Treasure Box’ by their father. They defeated their laziness, worked hard, earned more money and lived happily.



1.       The flow of blood through your heart and around your body is called?


2.       The bones that make up your spine are called what?


3.       How many lungs does the human body have?


4.       Another name for your voice box is the?


5.       The two holes in your nose are called?



1.       Circulation 2. Vertebrae 3. 2 4. Larynx 5. Nostrils



1.       What comes down but never goes up?


2.       What invention lets you look right through a wall?


3.       What is as light as a feather, but even the world's strongest man couldn't hold it for more than a minute?


4.       If you lose me many people may lose me too, who am I? 


5.       It stalks the countryside, with ears that cannot hear, what is it?


6.       Why did a man put the clock in the safe?



1. Rain 2. A window. 3. Breath . 4. Temper 5. Corn 6. He wanted to save time.



Exercise Makes Your Heart Happy

You may know that your heart is a muscle. It works hard, pumping blood every day of your life. You can help this important muscle get stronger by doing aerobic exercise.

Exercise is good for your lungs. Which of these is your favourite? Biking, Swimming, Dancing and Running.

Aerobic means "with air." So, aerobic exercise is a kind of activity that requires oxygen. When you breathe, you take in oxygen, and, if you're doing aerobic exercise, you may notice you're breathing faster than normal. Aerobic activity can get your heart pumping, make you sweaty, and quicken your breathing.


Did you Know?

·         Did you know colour television sets didn’t become widespread until the 1970’s?


·         Did you know remote controls came into use in the 1980s?


·         Did you know the internet known as World Wide Web, www, was invented by the English physicist, Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989?


·         Did you know there is said to be around 400 million dogs in the world?

·         Did you know tigers are the biggest species of the cat family, they can reach a length of up to 3.3 metres (11 feet) and weigh as much as 300 kilograms (660 pounds)?








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