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The secret

One cold morning I woke up feeling drowsy and heard a strange noise. I looked around to see what it was but couldn’t find it. A little while later I heard someone mumbling. I looked around again and to my amazement saw a little elf talking to himself. I bent down to see what he looked like – he had big eyes with beautiful eye lashes and he wore a little cap with feathers in it. He wore a little suit that reached almost to his feet. We stared at each other in amazement for a few seconds.

He suddenly shook his head and continued with his work. I went closer to see what he was doing. He was playing with tiny little bells and was curious to see my face. He told me that if I tell anyone I saw him, he would vanish. So I kept it a secret.


Dehami Withanage,

Grade 5,

Sujatha Vidyalaya,