Class 8 English Story Writing Activity

Write a readable story from the given outline.

Monkeys decide go on fast … decide to collect food before fasting … youngsters bring bananas …. each one is given their share … want to start eating as soon as fast is over … decide to keep one banana peeled … little monkey wants to keep the peeled banana in the mouth … promises not to eat it …. every one agrees and does the same … eat the bananas one by one

Class 8 English Story Writing Activity

Monkeys And Their Fast

One day, a group of monkeys decided to go on a fast. “Before we begin, we must keep the food with which we’ll break the fast ready,” said the old monkey chief. The monkeys nodded their heads in agreement. The youngsters were sent in search of food. They returned with loads of bananas.

“We will be very hungry by the time we break our fast. So I think each of us should keep our share of bananas with us before we begin our fast. Then we will not have to spend time distributing them after we break our fast.” said the chief’s wife.

The monkeys liked the idea and they collected their share of the bananas.

“Why don’t we peel one banana and keep it ready to eat?” asked one of the youngsters.

“Yes, let’s do that,” shouted a fat monkey in agreement. Just looking at the bananas was making him hungry.
“All right,” said the monkey chief. “We shall peel the bananas but under no circumstances should we eat them.”
So the monkeys peeled their bananas and carefully kept them ready for eating in the evening.
“Can I keep the banana in my mouth? I promise not to eat it till evening. Please!” a little monkey asked his father.
“Why don’t we all put a banana in our mouth? That way we can chew it immediately after we break the fast,” said his father, who had agreed to go on the fast only because his wife had not given him a choice. “As long as we don’t eat it, it should be fine,” he added.

So, the monkeys put the bananas in their mouths. One by one the bananas disappeared down their throats. Do I need to say more? That was the end of their fast!

Are you serious about your resolutions? If you are, don’t allow yourself the concessions the monkeys allowed themselves.


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