An Encounter with Snowmen


By Aarav Mehta, Class 5, D.Y. Patil International School, Worli, Mumbai

"Grr! Brr! Mrr! Hrr! Err!” growled the snowman. "Here is our next victim.” An infuriating snowman thrust a serrated branch through me. With a fortunate stroke of serendipity, the branch slipped and cut through the air. The branch changed its direction and thrust through the snowman like a sword. Alas ! he assassinated himself. Boom! He cracked like a nutshell. His body parts burst like a grenade dropping a golden apple.

The other snowmen changed into an ivory pile of rubble. I was famished so I got tempted looking at the sheeny golden apple which appeared to be impeccable. I grabbed it and nibbled a midget bite as a cloud of suspicion lurked around. It was succulent. Like a poacher, I gormandised the lambent golden apple. Suddenly, I embedded in aglow diamond chest plate, boots, a helmet, a shield and a sword. I was perplexed. "Roar!” howled a repulsive voice. It was alarmed by the explosion of the snowman. As I darted out of the cave, a squad of ice giants, one mile tall huddled me just like the game of a cat and mouse. "You are immortal with this armour”, I mustered up my courage.

Yet, I was scared stiff. I thrust my sword in mid-air. I detected a spark of fear striking in their eyes. All the trembling ice giants collided into each other making the scene helter- skelter. This was the most intriguing walk in my life , all the ice giants disappeared. Suddenly! Plunging from the sky like Superman, swooped a behemoth ice golem at least five times as tall as others. In a shock, my sword was dangling in mid-air, but it was pressuring my muscles. The ice golem punched me, I was unscathed, but was extremely pusillanimous. The punch helped me land out of the cave. As I got back on my feet, there was no sign of the perilous golem. Hooray! i breathed heavily in relief.


Aarav Mehta D.Y. Patil International School, Worli