The Greedy Boy
“The Greedy Boy” is one of the outstanding stories of the first biannual International Short Story Contest 2018 written by Vania Pandey, Kothari International School, Noida, India.
The Greedy Boy
Once upon a time, there was a boy named Tommy. He had everything he wanted, but when he grew older, he started to become greedy.
One day, he said to his teacher that he wants to be the monitor and another day he said to his friend Amit, that he wants his toys. Amit told teacher that Tommy took all his toys. When it was PTM, his teacher told his parents, what Tommy does at school. So, when they got home they scolded him, but he did not care.
A few weeks later his teacher noticed that he has become greedier than before. He had snatched his friend’s pencil boxes, colour pencils, scale, their new things, like sharpener, etc. She decided to call and tell his parents all about it. His parents felt very sad and angry and scolded him again. But still he didn’t care, and he was greedy for one entire year. So, his parents got very sad and angry and his mother said, “Enough, now I will not get anything for him”.
On first April, it was his birthday. On the same day when his school got over, his parents went to the school and told his teacher that we should tell this to Principal Ma’am. They went to her office and explained everything and asked for her help.
Principal Ma’am asked the parents and teacher, “Did you scold him, or did you tried to tell him, why it’s not good to be greedy.” The parents told her, that they had scolded as well as tried to talk to him about it, but nothing helped.
Principal Ma’am called Tommy and asked him, “How would you feel if we take your toys?” He said, “I will feel bad”. Then Principal Ma’am played a game with him, in that game Principal Ma’am had to take his toys and his good things also. He felt very sad and hurt. She told him to go and play for some time with just his friends in the park.
Tommy, did as he was told. He enjoyed a lot and forgot all about his toys. Then, Principal Ma’am called him and asked about how he felt now. He said, he felt very good and had a lot of fun. So, she smiled and said, “See, you don’t need many things to be happy.” Tommy, understood and stopped being greedy after that day.