Posted August 10, 2012on:
Mr. Ali ordered to cut down all pine, birch, teak, walnut trees and creepers like bougainvillea, that not only adorned the whole scenario of his chalet, but also provided, fruits, shade and shelter to the birds. The reason for this treachery was that a branch of eucalyptus fell on his grandson, Hassan. Hassan’s arm got fractured.
Nobody dared speak a word against this unkind act or say no, to execute his inflexible orders.
Axes, ropes and saws were all collected in the lawn. Everyone waited anxiously for the woodcutters.
Birds on the trees twitchily looked at their nests. They too sensed that something awful is to happen.
Suddenly little Hassan came running and dashed into his grandpa. Mr. Ali forgot everything except to create panic. Doctors, nurses, attendants, servants were called to look after Hassan. He was the apple of his grandpa’s eyes.
The birds got one more night to rest in their nests. Birds were agitated too. They chirped, twittered, and squeaked noisily making Mr. Ali more irritated. He wanted his orders to put into practice at once.
At dinner table Hassan’s words silenced everyone. He said: “Grandpa, mommy and dad, will all of you break your arms because my arm is broken?”
Everyone was speechless.
The birds babbling for some time the slept peacefully————–