The Mystery of a Frog
I was going to my school in the morning as usual, I noticed a frog hopping a little far away from me. It looked very preposterous to me nevertheless I kept on walking towards the school building. I was startled seeing the same frog sitting on my desk in the classroom. His face looked quite similar to one of my friends called Rajvansh. I didn't believe myself so I went to the class teacher and told her about the mystical thing I had been through since morning. She pretty much believed me that the frog’s face was similar to Rajvansh. She thought of speaking with his parents. It was more shocking to note the affirmation of his parents. They informed the class teacher “we know it, he went to a park in late evening yesterday and when he returned, he was a frog, this is a mystery for us too.” I tried to communicate with Rajvansh and asked him, how did he turn into a frog. He tried to communicate back with me but I couldn’t understand his words as he croaked. I was sure his voice had altered to a frog’s voice. I put him away from my desk and settled at my desk. He saw a flower pot on the rear side wall of the class room and jumped on the floor to go in it. The teacher noticed him and placed him on her desk but he started hopping on everyone’s desk. At last he hopped on my desk. I catched him and the teacher took him from my hand. I thought of cracking the frog's tongue so I appealed to the teacher to give her mobile to me, she did so. I looked for something meaningful to crack his words. Happily, I found a digital application named “Translate” that could translate any animal language to English. I asked him to tell me what has happened with him so far. He croaked for about minutes which was translated as “I was going to attend a Halloween Party along with Samar. We decided to meet at National park before heading to the party. I was sitting at a bench waiting for Samar. I saw a witch wearing a barbie costume, soft hat and holding a purple wand next to me on the bench. She looked into my eyes and cast a spell. Within seconds ,my head started spinning and I fell unconscious on the bench. My body was turned into a frog during this time”. Rajvansh was looking very pathetic and helpless. I took the responsibility to drop him at his home. When I was taking him back home. He started croaking again seeing an ice cream kiosk on the way. I understood, he wanted to have his favourite mango bar though I didn’t have enough money to buy it but somehow, I managed to buy it for him. He licked it on my hand and was looking very pleased. While dropping him at his place, I saw the national park which was his favourite spot to hangout with Samar. So, I thought of allowing him to play there for a while . Surprisingly, I saw a witch of the same description, Rajvansh was talking about while sitting at a bench in this park. She recognized him again. she probably wanted him to change to another animal this time. I understood her intention and scuttled to her and dashed away with Rajvansh in my hand before she could act upon again. I went to his home and told his parents everything that happened in the classroom and on the way while dropping him. They were petrified and thanked me for returning him back safely. The next day, I took Rajvansh along with me to school. There were a few children who liked Rajvansh because he was a sweet and kind boy, however they didn't recognize him in the body of a frog or believed me when I told them about the mishap that occurred with him.On the contrary they made fun of him as well as me. We ignored their mockery and continued to go to school. To check his brain power ,the teacher asked him a question during class session “Rajvansh answer x into 1 pls.” Rajvansh took the chalk from her and made circles and croaked along. The teacher was very disappointed with him. After school was over ,I was taking Rajvansh back to his home. He saw a big dig filled with water. He croaked , I understood he wanted to play in water with other frogs. I let him do so.he looked very shabby out of water. I shared with his parents everything that happened in and out of the school. We were apprehensive , Rajvansh may not become human again if we don't find the witch who made him a frog.The third day was PTM. It was a saturday and was very cloudy. I got A+ grade and was happy for myself but I was emotional about Rajvansh’s grades. His parents thought I was right. After the PTM I told Rajvansh’s parents that I saw a witch again at the same park. I think it was the same witch who made Rajvansh a frog.She was trying to cast a spell on him again but I scuttled to her and snatched him away. I noticed that while I was running she was digging there but I went away. I told them please meet me at the park on the next day circa 12:00 pm along with a priest who has godly power to control negative and supernatural powers. They agreed to follow me. The next day, they came with Rajvansh and a priest. I was ready with a shovel, a torch, a few packets of food items in my backpack. They asked me if I was going to dig too. I said “yes, I’m going to dig too to check what she was doing here.” I started digging and after digging a few feet down, we saw a big black hole. It had shiny and magnetic rays that took all of us inside which was a witch world. It was a terrifying place with witches and wizards all over. As we moved in the place , we looked towards the left side of the village, a palace with the same witch sitting in the front balcony of the upper floor. Rajvansh’s parents cried their eyes out and were shuddering to think of what happened to him. I pacified them and advised them to be courageous in this situation. We were in the midst of planning to trespass the palace, we heard someone shouting “Humans! Humans! Humans!” A coven attempted to chase us. We were almost in a trap by coven but narrowly escaped by hiding ourselves in a barn nearby. Seeing us in the barn, a kennel of dogs started barking at us. We noticed a weird looking witch was staring and pointing at us to come to her. We were scared and had no choice but to follow her instructions. She took us to her house and asked us something. “Are you humans with a frog?” We nodded affirmatively and narrated her the sequences of events. She seemed to have sympathy with Rajvansh and hid us in her house.We felt a bit relaxed and slept the night away. We woke up energetic the next day. We were served toast, eggs and bacon for breakfast along with coffee which was quite a surprising element for us. While we were discussing how she managed to arrange breakfast,she brought us new clothes to look like wizards. She wished us good luck on our mission to bring Rajvansh back into the human body. As we moved out of her house and walked a few hundred meters, we looked at posters all over the walls with pamphlets declaring “Anyone who finds or informs about a group of humans to the Palace's authorities, will get a reward of human blood. I hid Rajvansh in my pocket so no one could see him. We saw a horse cart parked a few steps away so we planned to steal the horse cart to go to the palace . To our utter surprise, Security guards and cameras were deployed at the entry gate. It was a herculean task now to make an entry in the palace. We changed our plan and thought of gatecrashing the palace instead of entering through the main passage. We hid behind the back wall of the rear entry and asked Rajvansh to put his tongue on one of the cameras to defuse recording. One of the guards heard us chatting and came to find us. After a scuffle, we got control on him. We tied his hands, legs, sealed his mouth with gum tape and locked him in a cupboard stored nearby. After fixing him in the cupboard, we got into the palace. We were spotted by 2 wizards and 3 witches in the corridor. One of them asked us “who are you?” with a gravelly voice. It was the right time to come out of wizard’s disguise and control the palace with godly power. Behind witches and wizards was the witch who made Rajvansh a frog. She laughed until she spat seeing us without realising the godly power of the priest. She was going to cast a spell on us, the priest immediately started exclaiming the holy mantras of Lord Shiva.The witches trembled with the vibration of mantras. The priest captured all witches and wizards and tied their hands with a magical rope. He directed the witch to convert Rajvansh into his original birth. The witch pointed towards a crystal ball hanging through the ceiling and asked us to put Rajvansh on top of it. The priest did so. Rajvansh was now a normal boy as was before. The witches and wizards requested the priest to pardon them. He agreed to do so if they promise not to play with any other human body again and not tamper with God’s supreme power. Rajvansh’s life was normal now. He returned back to school and praised me for my bravery and brotherhood. I was awarded the bravest boy award and a lot of appreciation by the City Mayor.