ID i t g o ? All day he would sit around with the other workers, telling them also to while away time chatting, and at the end of the day he would tuck into a big meal. He wondered what secret was hidden in it. Title Page. So Mallika started living with the couple. The boy's mother died when he was very young, so Sahadeva was brought up by his father. Finally he could take it no longer. The islanders liked the idea, and in a few days, chose their new rulers. 'Your husband has asked you to give t^e two gold coins,' he announced to the astonished 74 sum MUitty woman. ' Then he inserted it through the ears of one doll. She thought for a while and then whispered a plan in his ear. But now there was so much meat in the market that the prices had come down and they got only a few rupees for their goats. There they were sure to earn enough to feed everyone. Cover illustration &• design by Anitha Balachandran A Puffin Original uuu.pengui.nbooksi.nd la. The man thought and said, 'The king should wear the red ring, as he needs to get good ideas. T h e people here are very intelligent but they have some funny rules. 'If you three claim to be so clever, let me set a task for you. He wanted to see this princess famous for her beauty THE ?RIHCESS WHO WHS A BIRS 109 and perhaps convince her to marry him. His only friend was his donkey? The Magic Drum and Other... Sudha Murty Author (2015) Here, There and Everywhere Sudha Murty Author (2018) The Man from the Egg Sudha Murty … Quality Time Anybody could just climb up and take one. The horse was given a place in the stables and Sumant a room to sleep in. There was silence. 'The coins are rewards for Srimukha's intelligence, not the cocks,' he explained gently. She also noticed the love in his gaze, and agreed. They are only interested in their next glass. Hours passed, but no one spoke. So a letter was written and sent off. 'What is it? Purushottam and his son thought this was right. So he said, 'Don't rub so hard. The guard refused to let him in. As soon as it was morning, he arrived at the king's palace. One day, he was travelling with his father's friend Lokesh to another village. That man too ran away when he heard this. Your wife will get the cock's back as she is the A QUESTION OF M A T H S 85 backbone of the family. By now the princess was sure this was no ordinary man. As he thought about this, he came up with an idea. 'Come back now!' The method is simplicity itself. Page size 354.505 x 553.7 pts When Sahadeva was about ten years old, his father married a second time. The Drum School has a huge library of drum instruction books. 'You have to plant a banana tree and water it regularly with your own hands. Thus years passed, and on the day of Janardan's eighteenth birthday, Arundhati made her way to Krishnakant's house, the painting tucked under her arm. One day, after he finished working in the garden, he proclaimed, 'I will distribute some seeds to all the children in the kingdom. He accepted the king's offer. I tried my best, I gave it the best soil and manure I had, but the plant would not grow.' They left as quickly as they could and reached their own kingdom by early morning. .. Now help us find this necklace,' he commanded. The queen reluctantly agreed to do all this and soon left with a rabbit in her bag. Color by Numbers - Princesses. Then, when all the children had gone home, and only the teacher remained behind to check some papers, Keshava entered the classroom. When Sheelavati reached the market, she found she was holding only a rope in her hand. Interestingly, while putting together these stories, I noticed that many Indian stories are about gods, curses and boons. Arundhati, almost in tears, did not know what to say. You look worried. W h a t ! She ran to her husband Kamlesh. I will never complain about your GOLDEN SILENCE 71 chattering again.' He decided to make a quick getaway. The guards ran off that way. It will take me years to collect five litres of dew.' He pointed a chubby finger at him. Only if you do this will I marry you.' As soon as the sun rose, the men would tuck into a hearty breakfast and start gathering in groups. Your husband e s c a p e d once, but this time there is no escape for him.' 'Magic in the air, Grandma,' shouted the boys again. What were your reasons? Top reviews. Now I don't feel like giving you the last one. The painting you are holding is my portrait. I met him on the road a few villages away. But remember, you must look after them yourself and collect the dew with your own hands.' And I shall be the rich one now.' So the one who went to the river to fetch water had a nice bath and came back. The princess of that kingdom was very beautiful. When he reached the city, to his surprise, he was greeted by a great crowd which was cheering him. 'First I pounded the paddy and got a lot of rice. Somesh had stopped talking! He followed Nandish, offering him more and more money. But Ayesha still didn't get well. After he finished, he sat holding the bag and Rama went to wash up. 'How dare you!' he screamed. N o w you are like a second mother to me. Every night, he would lie down to sleep with his father, who would tell him a story. There was a severe earthquake. The next day, a handsome young man appeared in court. Several times he had wanted to invade Devaprasanna's kingdom but had failed miserably because Saranga would always foil his plans. At the end of the line stood Pingala, and when the king reached him, he stopped in surprise. When he peeped into the hole, he saw of course there was nothing—no horse, no treasure, not even a rabbit! Please help us to share our service with your friends. - C O N T E N T S PREFACE xi THE SUPERMEN A FAIR DEAL 1 5 T H E SEED OF T R U T H 9 HARIPANT THE WISE THE LAST LADDOO 12 16 T H E T A S T I E S T OF ALL THE CUNNING FRUIT NINE QUESTIONS PRINCESS DEAD 22 FOR A 25 MAN'S PAINTING THE WHITE CROW 33 THE HORSE IN THE BURROW THE VERY COCONUT 19 37 EXPENSIVE 40 28 THE WISE KING 44 A B O T T L E OF DEW TWO THIEVES 51 THE BEST FRIEND GOOD LUCK, 48 57 GOPAL 60 NAKUL'S FIRST LESSON GOLDEN SILENCE 68 E M P E R O R OF ALAKAVATI THE CASE NECKLACE OF 65 72 THE MISSING 80 A Q U E S T I O N OF M A T H S 84 THE CLEVER BROTHERS 87 THE LUCKY PURSE TWO 90 UNFORGETTABLE LESSONS! I think not. The startled sage stood up and somehow calmed Keshava. co*. 'How many stars are there in the sky?' So the two stayed with him and became a part of his group. Can you give me and my horse shelter for the night?' The prince and princess stopped shouting long enough to take a good look at each other and think over these words. Niranjan walked down a forest path and saw a rabbit's burrow. x One day, when Mallika and the boy were playing ball, the child threw the ball hard and it sailed through a window and landed in the prayer room. By the eighth lash he was ready to cry, but he told himself, only two more and the horse would be his. Let me see if I can trick him out of his horse.' 'I'll show the effects to you only if you pay me in gold,' said the wily Sumant, and having struck the deal, led them to the old woman's hut in the forest. The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories. Mihir had no choice but to believe him. So Pingala too wore his best dress and joined the others outside the palace, holding his empty pot in his hand and ignoring the laughter around him. Sadly, the king agreed and sent Gopal home, but not before plying him with many more gifts. I'll give it to you only when I am in the mood. This is my share.' But he was not a very strong man and could not outrun the hefty guards. 23 Now what shall we cook?' He gave them shelter and the means to work on their art. 'Son, did you also go on a pilgrimage? And that means there is a lot of treasure beneath it.' By purchasing this book you directly contribute to this … 'And, Vibhandaka, let him go inside the store and choose the best and warmest coat for the winter.' But deep inside, a little part of him remained unhappy. Saranga decided to let the two stay in his house, even though his other guests protested. Again Nakul asked for a day's respite and walked on. OF He was a good and honest man who had served the king faithfully for many years, so the chief minister was puzzled. 'And you cannot leave the farm. They started fighting. Over the years, Ramanatha planted more and more trees and they had a huge banana plantation. And here were three more people trying to fool them! Each villager took a pinch of ash and left a coin in return. He agreed instantly. EMPEROR OF ALAKAVATI 77 The woman had the medicine and disappeared into the house. On the other side of the door, a maidservant heard these words GOOD Luc*, GO?M. Finally Sumant took two boxes of the best sweets in the shop and left without paying a single paisa. When he could no longer hold back his curiosity he asked, 'What are you doing?' Please send Saranga to my kingdom and allow him to stay here for a few days.' With large thoughts come greater accomplishments. I will travel around the country and find such a wife for myself.' He went up to them and told them about his condition. Your email address will not be published. 'Give us the medicine,' they clamoured. saying this much, Umasundari ran back home. Preview the Book of Shadows. he called out. … On the way to Kashi they passed Souveera, a small village. Why don't you write him a nice poem? He selected one and asked, 'How much is this for?' 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The old woman was sweeping her courtyard. 'And what about you?' So Sumant walked out, whistling loudly, with the two coins in his pocket. Satyabhama told her in a low voice, 'Have you heard the latest news? Once, he went to a country far from his own to do some trade. 'You must drink all the water in the sea, or else give me all the goods in your ship.' 'But we came with only one shawl, and Saranga Presented it to the king. Her books have been translated into all the major Indian languages. Basheer had to stay in that village for a while and he got to know the villagers quite well. The magic drum and other stories is one best books I have ever Read. How had Rajendra made money from a lost goat? The message from the king said: 'We have heard much about the new astrologer in your court and his powers. Or you give me a cloth and I will wipe the floor.' asked the old man, when he saw Sumant. said the woman. 'That's all!' But there was a problem when they reached the city walls. An hour passed by, but there was no sign of Niranjan, nor of the horse emerging from the burrow. She also said something else, but Mallika's friends set up such a wailing then over their departing friend that she could not hear her mother's last few words. When he had heard the entire story, Haripant turned to Gunakara. In his hand he held a wooden box, its lid shut tight. Was he not a fair, tall man with a long nose and a mark on his forehead?' Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. There was only the sheep-shed now for him to sleep in. Soon word of this strange condition spread in the kingdom. Please come with me to Alakavati.' Now the king's face broke into a smile. Niranjan smiled and said, 'Dayananda, why should I cheat you? The man—who knew Chandrakant and his miserliness well, like everyone else in the THE VERY EXPENSIVE COCONUT 41 bazaar—said, 'Five rupees.' There is no Alakavati there. 'I know, Great Uncle. I will tell the king there are no supermen in this village. 'How did you do it?' Shivasundara tried to say something but no one listened. 'Do you four men know the king very well?' THE uucty PURSE 91 Soon Mallika got married and it was time for her to leave for her new house. He held up the last doll and said, 'This is the best. Surely, his ghost could not be around still? He knew all the time that the servant was watching him, and making sure the man could see what he was doing, Sumant produced the other gold coin from the dung. She should also be careful with m o n e y , and not a spendthrift. 'Please,' Gopal pleaded. You need not pay me a salary. Amazon Kindle. It is not good for you. 'We may have no witness, but god knows we are speaking the truth.' He was dressed simply but his eyes shone bright with the light of knowledge. Maruti looked around and started giving instructions to everyone. She is also the chairperson of the Infosys Foundation. There was pin-drop silence in the house. He was about to launch into his idea about hiding the box, when an angry Mihir entered the shop. 'Saranga, I know you are the brain behind Devaprasanna's success as a king. Finally, she set an unusual condition. Next he inserted it through the ears of the second doll. Come home at once!' 'How do you eat this?' Sudha Murthy's "HOW I TAUGHT MY GRANDMOTHER TO READ" -- Knowledge from A to Z. she asked. 'My name is Fly,' said EMPE.RO* OF FTUUVATI 73 Sumant, helping himself to some delicious jalebis. They started fighting again. The two cried in despair; now they would not be able to complete their pilgrimage. Poor Gopal, he did not know what to do. Category: E-Books Tag: The Magic. Should we treat him like this? There were only two left. Yashodhana was suddenly hopeful. Seetapati would then pull it up. She was delighted with the shawl. So Sumant called out at the top of his voice, 'Your wife is refusing to give me what you had asked for.' A ferocious-looking guard stood at the door and frowned at them. When finally the fire reached the tree and started licking at the nest and the wife was getting charred with her babies, she saw her husband fly away, leaving them to die. Finally, when the offer reached five hundred gold coins, Nandish paused and seemed to give it a thought. Nandish replied, 'No. Can I have these two boxes back, please?' W h e n he told her, she laughed for a long time. Mihir left the next day on his pilgrimage, happy his savings were in safe hands. Now they decided to both sit on the horse. Devamma was delighted. The next morning, the royal barber came to trim the king's hair and was sharpening his knife against a stone, while the king waited for his haircut. Manikya said, 'I will work for you for free. 'So be it. Anyway, do you really believe this is a magical drum? 'The young boy is sitting on the horse while his old father is walking. Impatiently, he waited for school to be over for the day. My mother had such trouble bringing me back home!' Krishnakant now nodded and sighed sadly. So the old couple decided to stop and spend THE MASIC DRUM 141 the night in one of the dormitories there. 96 UNITED WE STAND W H E R E DID IT GO? He would resell the horse for over a thousand coins in the market. He and his wife, Mandakini, decided to have a big feast to celebrate. That is why we decided to help others when we were no longer poor. In return you will be given clothes, shelter and one leaf-plate filled with food every day.' Mahadeva and his family returned to the village empty-handed, having lost all that they had taken with them. The farmer, though astonished at this strange request, gave him one. Sumant pretended to hesitate for a while and then, making a show of great reluctance, handed over the reins of the horse to the farmer and trotted off on foot, a bag full of coins jingling in his pocket. One day, they decided to go to the grand fair that was on in the nearest town. This is the most precious necklace in the whole world.' Let him be. By now Basheer had heard enough. They were also deeply in love with each other. When it became fat and healthy, I would sell its wool, milk and dung and make a lot of money. They sat down to rest under a huge banyan tree. Gunakara was wearing an old, worn woollen coat, the only warm clothing he possessed. The Magic. 'It seems there was a white crow sitting on the roof of Umasundari's outhouse. The teacher realized Keshava was a simpleton and decided to fool him. From that day on, Somesh spoke again, but he remembered to think carefully before he opened his mouth! Finally, I hope my readers, the children, will enjoy and remember them. Sudha … ... Free PDF Books: Page 1 Free PDF Books: Page 2 Free PDF Books: Page 3 Free PDF Books: Page 4 Personal Development Books Wealth & Prosperity Books Self Improvement Books Health & Fitness Books. 'I don't know where it is now,' he said quickly. 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Vimalavati had finished her lunch and was cleaning her gold bangles. He announced that he had nine questions for the princess and, in no time, was sitting before her. Why was he carrying a A L E S S O N FOR T H E U N C L E S 117 bag of ashes, they wondered. Mihir told her the W H E R E t>ID i t g o ? All day he would sit around with the other workers, telling them also to while away time chatting, and at the end of the day he would tuck into a big meal. He wondered what secret was hidden in it. Title Page. So Mallika started living with the couple. The boy's mother died when he was very young, so Sahadeva was brought up by his father. Finally he could take it no longer. The islanders liked the idea, and in a few days, chose their new rulers. 'Your husband has asked you to give t^e two gold coins,' he announced to the astonished 74 sum MUitty woman. ' Then he inserted it through the ears of one doll. She thought for a while and then whispered a plan in his ear. But now there was so much meat in the market that the prices had come down and they got only a few rupees for their goats. There they were sure to earn enough to feed everyone. Cover illustration &• design by Anitha Balachandran A Puffin Original uuu.pengui.nbooksi.nd la. The man thought and said, 'The king should wear the red ring, as he needs to get good ideas. T h e people here are very intelligent but they have some funny rules. 'If you three claim to be so clever, let me set a task for you. He wanted to see this princess famous for her beauty THE ?RIHCESS WHO WHS A BIRS 109 and perhaps convince her to marry him. His only friend was his donkey? The Magic Drum and Other... Sudha Murty Author (2015) Here, There and Everywhere Sudha Murty Author (2018) The Man from the Egg Sudha Murty … Quality Time Anybody could just climb up and take one. The horse was given a place in the stables and Sumant a room to sleep in. There was silence. 'The coins are rewards for Srimukha's intelligence, not the cocks,' he explained gently. She also noticed the love in his gaze, and agreed. They are only interested in their next glass. Hours passed, but no one spoke. So a letter was written and sent off. 'What is it? Purushottam and his son thought this was right. So he said, 'Don't rub so hard. The guard refused to let him in. As soon as it was morning, he arrived at the king's palace. One day, he was travelling with his father's friend Lokesh to another village. That man too ran away when he heard this. Your wife will get the cock's back as she is the A QUESTION OF M A T H S 85 backbone of the family. By now the princess was sure this was no ordinary man. As he thought about this, he came up with an idea. 'Come back now!' The method is simplicity itself. Page size 354.505 x 553.7 pts When Sahadeva was about ten years old, his father married a second time. The Drum School has a huge library of drum instruction books. 'You have to plant a banana tree and water it regularly with your own hands. Thus years passed, and on the day of Janardan's eighteenth birthday, Arundhati made her way to Krishnakant's house, the painting tucked under her arm. One day, after he finished working in the garden, he proclaimed, 'I will distribute some seeds to all the children in the kingdom. He accepted the king's offer. I tried my best, I gave it the best soil and manure I had, but the plant would not grow.' They left as quickly as they could and reached their own kingdom by early morning. .. Now help us find this necklace,' he commanded. The queen reluctantly agreed to do all this and soon left with a rabbit in her bag. Color by Numbers - Princesses. Then, when all the children had gone home, and only the teacher remained behind to check some papers, Keshava entered the classroom. When Sheelavati reached the market, she found she was holding only a rope in her hand. Interestingly, while putting together these stories, I noticed that many Indian stories are about gods, curses and boons. Arundhati, almost in tears, did not know what to say. You look worried. W h a t ! She ran to her husband Kamlesh. I will never complain about your GOLDEN SILENCE 71 chattering again.' He decided to make a quick getaway. The guards ran off that way. It will take me years to collect five litres of dew.' He pointed a chubby finger at him. Only if you do this will I marry you.' As soon as the sun rose, the men would tuck into a hearty breakfast and start gathering in groups. Your husband e s c a p e d once, but this time there is no escape for him.' 'Magic in the air, Grandma,' shouted the boys again. What were your reasons? Top reviews. Now I don't feel like giving you the last one. The painting you are holding is my portrait. I met him on the road a few villages away. But remember, you must look after them yourself and collect the dew with your own hands.' And I shall be the rich one now.' So the one who went to the river to fetch water had a nice bath and came back. The princess of that kingdom was very beautiful. When he reached the city, to his surprise, he was greeted by a great crowd which was cheering him. 'First I pounded the paddy and got a lot of rice. Somesh had stopped talking! He followed Nandish, offering him more and more money. But Ayesha still didn't get well. After he finished, he sat holding the bag and Rama went to wash up. 'How dare you!' he screamed. N o w you are like a second mother to me. Every night, he would lie down to sleep with his father, who would tell him a story. There was a severe earthquake. The next day, a handsome young man appeared in court. Several times he had wanted to invade Devaprasanna's kingdom but had failed miserably because Saranga would always foil his plans. At the end of the line stood Pingala, and when the king reached him, he stopped in surprise. When he peeped into the hole, he saw of course there was nothing—no horse, no treasure, not even a rabbit! Please help us to share our service with your friends. - C O N T E N T S PREFACE xi THE SUPERMEN A FAIR DEAL 1 5 T H E SEED OF T R U T H 9 HARIPANT THE WISE THE LAST LADDOO 12 16 T H E T A S T I E S T OF ALL THE CUNNING FRUIT NINE QUESTIONS PRINCESS DEAD 22 FOR A 25 MAN'S PAINTING THE WHITE CROW 33 THE HORSE IN THE BURROW THE VERY COCONUT 19 37 EXPENSIVE 40 28 THE WISE KING 44 A B O T T L E OF DEW TWO THIEVES 51 THE BEST FRIEND GOOD LUCK, 48 57 GOPAL 60 NAKUL'S FIRST LESSON GOLDEN SILENCE 68 E M P E R O R OF ALAKAVATI THE CASE NECKLACE OF 65 72 THE MISSING 80 A Q U E S T I O N OF M A T H S 84 THE CLEVER BROTHERS 87 THE LUCKY PURSE TWO 90 UNFORGETTABLE LESSONS! I think not. The startled sage stood up and somehow calmed Keshava. co*. 'How many stars are there in the sky?' So the two stayed with him and became a part of his group. Can you give me and my horse shelter for the night?' The prince and princess stopped shouting long enough to take a good look at each other and think over these words. Niranjan walked down a forest path and saw a rabbit's burrow. x One day, when Mallika and the boy were playing ball, the child threw the ball hard and it sailed through a window and landed in the prayer room. By the eighth lash he was ready to cry, but he told himself, only two more and the horse would be his. Let me see if I can trick him out of his horse.' 'I'll show the effects to you only if you pay me in gold,' said the wily Sumant, and having struck the deal, led them to the old woman's hut in the forest. The Magic Drum and Other Favourite Stories. Mihir had no choice but to believe him. So Pingala too wore his best dress and joined the others outside the palace, holding his empty pot in his hand and ignoring the laughter around him. Sadly, the king agreed and sent Gopal home, but not before plying him with many more gifts. I'll give it to you only when I am in the mood. This is my share.' But he was not a very strong man and could not outrun the hefty guards. 23 Now what shall we cook?' He gave them shelter and the means to work on their art. 'Son, did you also go on a pilgrimage? And that means there is a lot of treasure beneath it.' By purchasing this book you directly contribute to this … 'And, Vibhandaka, let him go inside the store and choose the best and warmest coat for the winter.' But deep inside, a little part of him remained unhappy. Saranga decided to let the two stay in his house, even though his other guests protested. Again Nakul asked for a day's respite and walked on. OF He was a good and honest man who had served the king faithfully for many years, so the chief minister was puzzled. 'And you cannot leave the farm. They started fighting. Over the years, Ramanatha planted more and more trees and they had a huge banana plantation. And here were three more people trying to fool them! Each villager took a pinch of ash and left a coin in return. He agreed instantly. EMPEROR OF ALAKAVATI 77 The woman had the medicine and disappeared into the house. On the other side of the door, a maidservant heard these words GOOD Luc*, GO?M. Finally Sumant took two boxes of the best sweets in the shop and left without paying a single paisa. When he could no longer hold back his curiosity he asked, 'What are you doing?' Please send Saranga to my kingdom and allow him to stay here for a few days.' With large thoughts come greater accomplishments. I will travel around the country and find such a wife for myself.' He went up to them and told them about his condition. Your email address will not be published. 'Give us the medicine,' they clamoured. saying this much, Umasundari ran back home. Preview the Book of Shadows. he called out. … On the way to Kashi they passed Souveera, a small village. Why don't you write him a nice poem? He selected one and asked, 'How much is this for?' 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