The harsh wind blew over valleys, making the fragile houses tremble vigorously in its presence. Clara's crimson scarf rode over her face like horses. Remembering only made her dismal, the miserable moment when her grandmother's dear necklace went over the mountain, never to be seen again. Clara's only treasured family heirloom and prized possession had vanished. But in another home there was rejoicing and happiness, there was treasure in the river! There was hope for their ailing family. Unaware that their happiness had caused another person grief they congratulated themselves on their wonderful find. Clara never found her precious necklace.
by Aparna Karthikanand (10)
Orley Farm School, Middlesex
Competition - Once Upon a Time
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