Tale of a little
lived a beautiful little fairy on the Green Island, a fine little
islet in the Bay of Bengal. Her name was Monisha, and she lived there
with her mother, and her younger brother, Amit. Monisha and Amit used
to play together in the fields, with other little fairies who lived
there. They lived a happy, carefree life.
One starry night,
when Monisha was flying around with the other fairies, a cyclone suddenly
hit the island. Monisha's wings were broken, and she was swept off
the island and left ashore in front of a house in Bangladesh.
little girl called Proma lived in that house. Proma found Monisha
lying unconscious in the garden, and took her inside. They called
the doctor, who gave the fairy some medicine, and finally Monisha
and Proma became good friends. They played together, ate together
and read together. Monisha asked Proma to help her make some wings.
The two girls collected the feathers of various kinds of birds, and
the wings of butterflies, and made a beautiful pair of wings. Monisha
on a starry night, Proma and her friends gathered in a field. Monisha
donned the wings and bid farewell to each of them, and promised to
return for a visit some day. She rose to the sky, while her friends
watched in amazement, and flew off like a bird. She was going home.
Written by Md.
Illustrations by Samina Nafies