Shorola woke up. She was disappointed. The nice man did not appear in her dream. She didn’t dream at all. What does it mean? She wondered.
She must take out the three pouches under the mattress. She’d find her answer from them. “Where are my pouches,I put them here,where did they go?” She cried.
“Mom ,mom I can’t find my things,I put them under my mattress,who took them, Mom you have to find them, she cried!”
Mom came running. “What is it my child, what are you looking for?
“My things, my things, you have to find them.”
“What are they, tell me.”
“I’m not allowed to tell,oh what will I do?” She screamed ,she kicked her legs violently.
It was so loud the mothers with their children rushed to her house. They all said in one breath, “What’s wrong, why are you crying so loud?”
” My things are gone, I can’t find them.”
“Okay ,tell us what the things are, I’m sure we can find them, one mother said.”
‘But’, she hardly said the first word when a huge ugly monster appeared from nowhere.
“Let me guess it said, you’re not allowed to tell.”
“Who are you,how do you know?” She was trembling.
The size of the creature could make anyone shake.
“Now my little friend it said. I knew you’d mess it up. So I made the things disappear.”
“Why, who are you, I wanted to be happy, you ruined my chances, you are evil, I want you to go away.”
“Really are you sure you want your nice man to leave?” It said.
” You’re not a nice man. You’re hairy and scary.” She cried.
“So it’s final you want me to go ,you like your nickname Corolla, are you bitter,do you want the children to make fun of you?”
“How do you know all this Shorolla screamed, were you listening to our conversation?”
“I’ll tell you one more time I’m your nice man. I told you I’ll visit you once more. Did you forget?”
“How can I believe you, You look different. You don’t even look like a human.”
The neighbors were finding it interesting. They stayed around to see what will happen next.
“All right folks he said , close your eyes for a moment.”
They heard the house shake for a minute,then all was quiet.
There he was the “Nice Man” with his long beard, just the man Shorolla saw before!
She was overwhelmed. She couldn’t cry or laugh but froze. Her Mom shook her, she was so exhausted she couldn’t move but fell right where she stood.
What happened the next hour she didn’t know. When she woke up she found everyone busy. There were all sorts of food,beverage on the table. All eyes were fixed on her. She tried to get up but they told her to rest for a few more minutes.
When she got up, her mother invited everyone to share the food and drinks. The kids were friendly and promised never to call her Corolla.
Shorola lived up to her name. She transformed into an innocent girl whom everyone loved!!
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