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Cooper and his team

Cooper and his team 

Written by Priyanka Banerjee, West Bengal (India)

Part 1 : When Cooper went to a circus

  Cooper was a boy of seven. Yesterday he saw that bright tent near the football ground. He heard the sounds of some animals also. He saw this type of tent in T.V but this was the first time he was eye witnessing this. He was curious to know what were there inside the tent. After coming to his house he asked his father, "Papa, did you see the tent? It's so big." "Yes, they came here to show circus dear, do you want to go there?", replied father and continued" Do you want to go there?" Very happily Cooper agreed. He was so excited that in the evening he got out of his house tip-toed and went near the tent. He was circling around the tent and saw an elephant and two horses who were standing there very unhappily. Suddenly Cooper heard a roaring sound and out of curiosity he peeped inside the tent and then whatever he saw it gave him goosebumps. There were some men inside the tent who were making a lion jump inside a ring forcefully by whipping it fiercely. Cooper was horrified to see the scene and started running towards his home. Again and again his eyes were feeling with tears but he did not stop.

Next day Cooper came to see the circus with his family. After seeing the games he was very happy. He liked the game of trapeze most. He was in an awe to see so many kinds of birds and animals in the circus. A baby elephant was pedalling a cycle and came so near to Cooper. He also saw a wild cat who walked on a rope, two horses performed marvellous stunts and there were also so many games which Cooper never saw before. At last he saw the game of the lion who jumped into the ring and this time it was more horrifying for Cooper as he saw the ring was not a normal ring, it was a fiery ring.

Cooper closed his eyes as he knew the lion might be hurt. 

That night Cooper was looking at the window, he could not sleep as the thoughts of those animals were coming in his mind again and again. He realised that not only the lion but the other animals also were being tortured there; they all were captivated. He was getting goosebumps at the thought of that muscular man with a big moustache who was whipping the lion mercilessly.

Cooper had a pigeon as his pet but he never kept it in a cage. The pigeon flew here and there and came back to Cooper. Cooper gave it food regularly. Some of Cooper's friend said that ,"If the pigeon is not staying with you in your house 24×7 then you can't call it your pet." Cooper did not pay a heed as he did not like to make any animal captivated. Cooper talked to his pigeon everyday and the pigeon understood Cooper's words. Cooper was planning how to made those animals free from the grasp of the circus party. He thought to take the help of his Pigeon whose name was Pipi.

Part 2: The bravery of Cooper and his team

  It was a chilly and foggy night. Cooper whispered, "Pipi, Pipi". The pigeon sat on Cooper's shoulder silently. He got out of his room and came to Peter's house. Peter was Cooper's best friend and both of them had made a plan to release those animals from their captivity. Peter took his rat with him and the brave group started walking towards the ground of their mission. Their faces were covered so that no one could recognise them.

Reaching near the tent Cooper asked his pigeon to fly around and to see whether anyone was coming. Peter released his rat so that it would cut the ropes with which the animals were ties. Cooper and Peter started opening the cages of all the animals silently. Only one problem was there, the cage of the lion was locked; moreover they were a little bit afraid also. Cooper opened his belt and with its prong tried to open the lock. With a click the lock was opened. Yes, everything was going according to the plan but suddenly Cooper heard his pigeon's voice and immediately felt something on his shoulder ; he screamed. It was that devil who was whipping the lion. He already held Peter by his collar and now he was holding Cooper also. "Who are you? Why are you here? " As soon as his questions were finished, Cooper and Peter started to scream at the top of their voices. Suddenly they saw the whole tent was trembling and various sounds were coming from the tent. All the animals started running here and there. The tent broke down. That whip-man could not understand anything and became dumbstruck and leaving Cooper and Peter started to run. Cooper shouted "Fly Pipi, run Peter" and all of them started running towards their home. They could see the birds were flying away and the animals were running towards the jungle . 

Cooper and Peter were panting and laughing . They won, yes, they did it.

Next day there was a breaking news flashing on the T.V screen and it said, "Yesterday night the Moonlight Circus had lost its all animals and birds. One of the members of the circus said that he saw two boys there but their faces were covered."

Cooper and Peter were having their breakfast together at Peter's house. They looked at each other and winked. 

Moral : Love animals, help them, treat them nicely. They also have the right to live freely and happily on the earth. The earth is their home too.

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