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|The Unread Story (standard:fairy tales, 1953 words)|
|Author: Rattan Mann||Added: Jun 09 2004||Views/Reads: 4273/1942||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A little girl's story|
The Unread Story Rattan Mann Once upon a time there was a beautiful little girl with big round eyes and black curly hair. But the times she lived in were not so beautiful as she. All she ever wanted in life was for someone to tell her a story. But nobody ever did. Nobody had time. Mom and dad had no time because they were rich and famous. The maid- servant had no time because all she cared for was to put the girl to bed as early as possible so that she could then disappear with her lover. So every night the beautiful little girl lay alone in bed wishing that there was somebody with her to tell her a story. She wished she could read. Then she would be able to read tons of stories every night before going to bed. One night as she lay alone in bed, waiting for someone, anyone, to come to her and tell her a story, a cockroach crawled into her bed. But she did not scream. She was waiting for the cockroach because she knew that the cockroach had come to tell her a story. " Cockroach, cockroach, I knew you would come to tell me a story. Tell me the most beautiful story on earth. Please, please." Of course, cockroaches don't tell stories. But she imagined the most beautiful story on earth, and thought that it was the cockroach who was telling it to her. That night she slept more deeply and peacefully than she had ever done before. Next evening she waited for the cockroach but it did not come. Then the next evening and the next. But the cockroach never came. Slowly she gave up hope and began to forget that once upon a time a cockroach had told her a beautiful story. All she remembered were the nightmares in her sleep. Then one night, as she lay awake in bed, a man stood before her. In his black spotted dress and a black mask over his face, he looked like a very big cockroach. The little girl jumped up with joy and screamed, " Cockroach, cockroach, you have grown so big. Where have you been? I was waiting for you all the time. I missed you. You tell so beautiful stories. Tell me a story . Nobody has told me a story since you left. Please, please." " Yes darling, I have come to fetch you so that I can tell you all the stories you want to hear. Come with with. I will take you to the most beautiful place on earth. And there I will tell you the most beautiful stories anybody has ever told a little innocent girl like you." The delicate little girl jumped into his strong ugly arms and he carried her away. Of course, he was no cockroach and no story-teller. He had come to kidnap her. And never before had he kidnapped a child so easily. He took her to a forest and threw her into a room with a tiny window and locked the door. The little girl began to feel that something was wrong and she began to cry. She pressed her face against the cross-bars in the window and began to scream, " Take me home. Take me home. I don't like this place. It is not the most beautiful place on earth. And you are not telling me any stories. You are not the cockroach I had been waiting for." The big masked coackroaches who guarded her heard her screams but did not bother to reply. From that day the little girl stood on the window the whole day and cried. When she could not cry, she pressed her red eyes and swollen cheeks against the cross-bars to see if her mom was coming to fetch her. She had given up all hope of ever hearing a story. All she Click here to read the rest of this story (142 more lines)
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