It is a rainy afternoon. Chutki is busy
completing her homework. Her mother enters her room carrying a
shopping bag. She is looking for the umbrella.
Mother: Chutki dear, will you please
help me find my umbrella? It is raining and I have to go to the
market to buy some vegetables.
Chutki: (Goes out of the room and
returns with the umbrella) Here Mother. (She gives it to her
Mother: (Taking the umbrella from her).
Thank you, Chhutki. Now don’t forget to fill a bucket of water from
the pump next door. Complete your homework and don’t doze off as you
Chutki: Yes, Mother. Bye!
(The mother leaves. Chutki goes back to her
homework. She then notices her favourite little toy which she has
named Baadsah. Picking it up she begins to talk to it.).
Hello, Baadsha. I really
wish I didn't have so much homework to do!
Today in class we studied all about water.
Of course, it was very interesting,but I do
have so many questions to ask. You are smiling
as though you know all the answers already.
(She stretches and yawns, as she gets very
Ooh… I wish .. I could .. ask
(She falls asleep)
( She begins to dream . In her dream,
Baadshah, the toy comes alive. As he stands before her, he is much
taller than herself and looks so good in his long white beard and
colourful robe and, of course, with his very knowing
Baadshah : Chhutki, hello! How are
Chhutki : Very well, thank you ! Wow
Baadshah, you do look so much nicer than your little toy
Baadshah : You look nice too, but just
a little sleepy.
Chhutki : Yes, Baadshah, it's all this
homework that makes me tired …!
Baadshah : Why ? Now, suppose I gave
you a little help, would that make things better ?
Chhutki : (Excited)
Oh, yes! Most definitely.
Baadshah : You ask your questions and
I'll use my magic to answer them. You can
see things for yoursef, so you can understand
Chhutki: How ?
Baadshah : You'll see.
Chhutki : Well then, as you know , it's
raining outside. Where does all this water come from and how does it
fall as rain ?
Baadshah : To know the answer , why
don,t we go and ask the clouds?
Just shut your eyes and count till
And soon among the clouds we'll be!
( Chhutki shuts her eyes and counts till