A dark gloomy night…

Remember me telling about those comprehension and paragraph-writing exercises in English that we had to take up in school? Well, the last time I went visiting my parents, I found those exercise sheets at home ๐Ÿ˜€
Here’s one of them, typed verbatimโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚
Mind you, this was when I was still in the 10th class and for these tests, we were hardly given any time to think, it was all written on the spur of the moment โ€“ so don’t you dare laugh at me!!

Note: The italicized words within brackets are my present thoughts as I read this ๐Ÿ˜€

Q. Describe a very dark night with a heavy downpour

My take on it:

It was 12 o’ click midnight (wow! perfect timing!) and it was raining heavily. All the people were asleep in their houses (where else do people sleep, anyway?). Everything was quiet and even the stray dogs were asleep. At such a time a shadow loomed up from behind a building (how imaginative!). It started walking towards the mansion which was at the end of the street. That was the biggest house and it belonged to Mr.Das (wonder why I decided to call him Mr.Das?!). Mr.Das and his family were out on a trip. Even the servants had taken leave and only the watchman was at the gate (how typically Hindi movie-ish!). He also had retreated into his shed because of the heavy downpour.
The shadow silently walked towards the gate. It climbed over the gate and sneaked up behind the watchman. The next moment there was a gasp and he was done with (looks to be a slick shadow! what’s with this shadow-shadow thingy anyway??!). The shadow walked to the porch and stealthily opened the door. It went inside without making a noise. It went straight to the room where the safe was kept. Even as it tried to open the safe, it could hear the rain lashing outside (looks like I suddenly remembered that the paragraph was supposed to be about a night with heavy downpour! :))).
At last the door of the safe opened and all the cash and jewellery went into the shadow’s small duffel bag. Having finished with its work it slowly made its way out of the house. It left the watchman lying as he was in the rain and started walking noiselessly towards its destination. Everything had gone right (obviously it had to, when I was writing it!).
The next morning the shadow once again loomed up behind the building (a pretty predictable shadow, don’t you think?!). But this time there was noise everywhere. The shouts were filled with panic and there were creases of worry on everybody’s face. Mr.Das was a broken man and it was all because of the shadow. Nobody knew about the shadow, except itself, and so it remained a shadowy secret (how pun-ny!!)
ROTFL!! Gosh! What stories I wrote!!
I’m gonna preserve thisโ€ฆ will be useful to brighten up a gloomy day and remind me that still there are quite a few things in this world that are worth a few laughs! ๐Ÿ™‚

3 thoughts on “A dark gloomy night…

  1. was amazed at ur 10th standard vocabulary.I havent dared to use till now some of the words that u used like
    duffel bag,loomed up etc..
    way2go !!


  2. Wow, that made for a good read. It looked exactly like one of my school compositions.

    When I used to write those, I always thought whether they would be of any use at all. Now that I see the laughter that it brings, I have an urge to go over to my Mom’s place and start looking for my set of dog-eared sheets.

  3. [darshan] – hey thanks Darshan, great to see you here! ๐Ÿ™‚
    hee hee… u’re kidding me! undeserved high praise indeed! ๐Ÿ˜€
    [anamika] – thank you ๐Ÿ™‚
    cool! Guess all of us had to take up such exercises in school… but only a few of us would have preserved those sheets and we get to have the laughs now! ๐Ÿ˜€

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