My favourite activity is climbing trees. Just outside our house, there is a mango tree which I love to go up. Its branches spread out, so it is simple to climb up the tree, and I can sit comfortably in the fork of two branches. My mother tells me it is not sensible for girls to climb trees, but one afternoon she climbed up too, and both of us sat there talking and eating raw mangoes. When I am high up in the tree, I feel like I can rule the whole world.
Radha loves climbing trees, especially the mango tree outside her house.
Radha finds it easy to climb the tree because the mango tree has wide branches and gives her space to sit on top of it, without fear.
Girl sitting on a tree branch.
Radha's mother scolds her for climbing trees, as she thinks that girls should not climb trees. But one afternoon, she changes her mind, as she climbs the tree along with Radha. They have fun on top of the tree while eating raw mangoes.
In spite of obstacles, Radha chooses to do what she likes, because when she is on top of a tree, she feels like being on top of the world, giving her the feeling that she could rule it.
Meanings of difficult words:
Liked the best of all
Fork of a branch
A division in the trunk of the tree
Using sense and logic
Mangoes that are not ripe/ Green mangoes
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Honeysuckle. Who I am (pp. 69-73). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.