Ought I to be embarrassed by this one? It was written two days after my tenth birthday, when I was eager to show off newly acquired vocabulary and paragraphing abilities.
Butterscotch was a brownie. He lived in India. You may not believe it, but he was tinier than a wild daisy!
Butterscotch was very kind. He had a wonderful washing-machine. He not only washed his clothes, he washed all the other brownies’clothes. He charged only Re.1. The washing-machine was as big as a real one, so he could not hide it anywhere.
Now in a nearby village lived human beings, Sarah’s mother, father, Sarah and brother had a small house in Cherry Town, the village. Now Sarah was very poor. She did not have any toys. Her mother found it difficult to wash, for they didn’t have a washing-machine. They used solar things. Sarah’s neighbours were very rich, but they were misers and refused to help Sarah. Sarah was kind and fair. Everyday she would walk across the lane where Butterscotch lived.
One day, Butterscotch forgot to make his washing-machine invisible. Sarah saw it and was very excited. She called her mother and said, “Mother, look! A washing machine! If nobody claims it, we can use it!”
Just then, Butterscotch peeped through the thick grass. He was very happy to see the happy human faces. Then, he realised why they were so happy. He hopped onto the washing machine and said, “Please don’t be afraid of me. I am Butterscotch, a brownie. I live in these areas. I am very sorry, but I must declare that this washing machine belongs to me.”
Sarah was very sad. Looking at Sarah’s disappointed face, Butterscotch said, “I am a brownie and I can do a lot of magic. If you don’t mind, I will make you small and you can live with me. We will use the washing-machine. My neighbours are not misers and they will be sure to help you. Do you mind being small?”
“Mind!” exclaimed Sarah, happily. “I would love it.” Sarah’s mother nodded. The brownie made them small and they lived happily ever after.