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One Sunday afternoon, four friends Jai, Juee, Om and Rakhi were playing a game called Lingocha in the park near their house. The four were playing till afternoon and not realising how hot it was.

Rakhi’s mother called from the window and said, “Rakhi, it is afternoon. Come in for lunch.”

“Some more time please,” said Rakhi. Everybody wanted to play for some more time, nobody wanted to go home.

In the afternoon there were not many people on the road. On the opposite side of the park an old lady, almost the age of their grandmothers, was walking with two bags in her hand. One bag was full of vegetables, the other was full of fruits.

Suddenly, they heard a loud sound. The kids turned around and looked at the road. The old lady had fallen down, and all the vegetables and fruits were on the road.

Rakhi said, “We must go and help grandma.”

Om said, “But we don’t even know her.”

Upon hearing this, Jai said, “So what? If someone is in trouble, we must help them.”
Juee said, “You are right Jai, we all must go and help her.”

All four of them went near the lady and saw that she was not moving.

“She must have become unconscious because of the heat. Jai, please go and bring my water bottle,” said Rakhi.

Jai brought the water bottle quickly. Then Rakhi took some water and splashed it on grandma’s face.

Grandma regained consciousness and slowly opened her eyes.

Juee saw grandma’s face and said, “I have seen you on my way back from school. “She turned to her friends and said, “Maybe she stays somewhere near my building.”

Jai said, “Well let me pick up all the fruits and vegetables from the ground.” He kept all of them inside the bag.

Om said, “We should help her get up and make her sit on the bench.”

They took grandma to the park and made her sit on the bench. Rakhi gave her some water to drink.

Juee asked, “Grandma, do you stay near the temple?”

“Yes, I stay in the opposite building. It’s called Vasthu Residency,” said grandma.

Juee said, “It is very close to the building I stay in.”

Om asked, “Grandma, what’s your name?”

Grandma said, “My name is Veena.”

“We would love to help you, let us take you to the building. Please eat a banana for some energy,” said Jai. He gave grandma a banana to eat. They helped her and took her to the building.

Om carried her bags.

Jai asked grandma, “On what floor do you stay?”

Grandma said, “I stay on the first floor, flat number 104.”

They helped her in the lift. When they rang the bell of the house, her family was shocked to see her like this. The children told her son and daughter what had happened. Both of them thanked the children.

Grandma said, ”All four of you must eat lunch here before you all leave.”

They all refused to eat, but grandma did not listen to them. The children became good friends, and they would visit each other often. One Sunday afternoon, four friends Jai, Juee, Om and Rakhi were playing a game called Lingocha in the park near their house. The four were playing till afternoon and not realising how hot it was.

Rakhi’s mother called from the window and said, “Rakhi, it is afternoon. Come in for lunch.”

“Some more time please,” said Rakhi. Everybody wanted to play for some more time, nobody wanted to go home.

In the afternoon there were not many people on the road. On the opposite side of the park an old lady, almost the age of their grandmothers, was walking with two bags in her hand. One bag was full of vegetables, the other was full of fruits.

Suddenly, they heard a loud sound. The kids turned around and looked at the road. The old lady had fallen down, and all the vegetables and fruits were on the road.

Rakhi said, “We must go and help grandma.”

Om said, “But we don’t even know her.”

Upon hearing this, Jai said, “So what? If someone is in trouble, we must help them.”
Juee said, “You are right Jai, we all must go and help her.”

All four of them went near the lady and saw that she was not moving.

“She must have become unconscious because of the heat. Jai, please go and bring my water bottle,” said Rakhi.

Jai brought the water bottle quickly. Then Rakhi took some water and splashed it on grandma’s face.

Grandma regained consciousness and slowly opened her eyes.

Juee saw grandma’s face and said, “I have seen you on my way back from school. “She turned to her friends and said, “Maybe she stays somewhere near my building.”

Jai said, “Well let me pick up all the fruits and vegetables from the ground.” He kept all of them inside the bag.

Om said, “We should help her get up and make her sit on the bench.”

They took grandma to the park and made her sit on the bench. Rakhi gave her some water to drink.

Juee asked, “Grandma, do you stay near the temple?”

“Yes, I stay in the opposite building. It’s called Vasthu Residency,” said grandma.

Juee said, “It is very close to the building I stay in.”

Om asked, “Grandma, what’s your name?”

Grandma said, “My name is Veena.”

“We would like to help you, let us take you to the building. Please eat a banana for some energy,” said Jai. He gave grandma a banana to eat. They helped her and took her to the building.

Om carried her bags.

Jai asked grandma, “On what floor do you stay?”

Grandma said, “I stay on the first floor, flat number 104.”

They helped her in the lift. When they rang the bell of the house, her family was shocked to see her like this. The children told her son and daughter what had happened. Both of them thanked the children.

Grandma said, ”All four of you must eat lunch here before you all leave.”

They all refused to eat, but grandma did not listen to them. The children became good friends, and they would visit each other often.