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  THE WATER STORY
  Water Cycle and Water Sources


CHARACTERS

Chhutki
An eight-year-old girl, who wants to know everything about the world we live in.

Mother: Chhutki's mother.

Happy : The talking handpump. A cheerful friend of Baadshah.

Chhutki1.jpg (16931 bytes) Baadshah: A doll. Inm Chutki's dream it turns into a magical old man, cheerful, full of energy and very wise. A good friend of Chhutki.

Cloudy : The king of clouds. He has a cheerful , chubby, snowy white face.

 

 

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Scene 5
Underground

 

In a moment they land in a huge pool of cool, clean water collected in a cavern. They get out of the water, take off their rain suits and shake them dry. Chhutki looks around in wonder . She licks her lips, tasting the water.

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Chhutki : This truly a beautiful place and the water is so clear, clean and tasty!

Baadshah : Tasty, yes. That is because along the way it also picks up some particles called minerals and salts which are good for health and give water a good taste . Now, can you tell me how people on the surface of the Earth get to use this water?

Chhutki : I know. Through wells and handpumps! We have one next to our house.We use it to pump out  water for drinking, cooking and washing, and even for the plants.

Baadshah : Yes , also, depending upon how high or low it lies, this ground water makes its way through the soil, rocks and passages into streams , lakes and oceans. And, speaking of handpumps, would you like to see one? Meet one, perhaps?

Chhutki : Oh, I certainly would! Meet one, did you say?

Baadshah : Come with me.

(They walk a short distance till they come upon a huge column rising from under the water till the roof of the underground cave. This is actually the underground pipe of a handpump.)

We must stand near it. Now hold my hand and don't worry at all. Just keep your eyes shut till we reach the top, and don't be afraid.

Chhutki : As you say, Baadshah .
( She holds his hand. Together they enter the water and stand near the mouth of the pipe.)

Baadshah : Now we have to wait a few moments till someone up on the ground begins to pump the water out. (They wait a few moments. Soon there is a loud booming and chugging sound, which comes from the pipe. She grips Baadshah's hand and tightly shuts her eyes. Then there is a loud swashing sound and they are sucked up into the pipe, along with a huge amount of water. Upward they keep going, when suddenly the pumping sound stops. They float up to the opening till they are thrown out of the pump through its mouth at the top.)


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