“When the thunder ROARED above
us so hard it shook the windows and
rattled the dishes in the cupboards, we
just smiled and ate our Thunder Cake.
From that time on, I never feared the
voice of thunder again.”
From One Grain of Rice
A village girl named Rani saw that a trickle of rice was falling from one
of the baskets. Quickly she jumped up and walked along beside the
elephant, catching the falling rice in her skirt. She was clever, and she
began to make a plan.
At the palace, a guard cried, “Halt thief! Where are your going with
“I am not a thief,” Rani replied. “This rice fell from one of the baskets,
and I am returning it now to the raja.”
From Flight: The Journey of
He has been up all night getting ready. A
thought runs back and forth through his mind:
It is still possible to turn back. To return home.
And yet another thought is stronger: I have
been waiting my entire life for this flight.
Lindbergh lowers his goggles and nods his