The story of the
“two sparrows”
Edited and Rewritten
Siddhartha Choudhary

      Illustration
Diptarka Chakraborty
Once upon a time, far off on an island lived two sparrows. They
loved each other and lived with the birds on the island.
One day the female sparrow laid two eggs on the beach. Seeing this, the male
sparrow was very happy and congratulated his ...
The old vulture, who was a visionary, then professed that the couple will be
remembered in times to come because of the eg...
But one fine morning, destiny had planned otherwise. The male sparrow had gone to
pick some food. On his return he found h...
The male sparrow could not believe this and rushed to the spot where the eggs were
kept. The eggs were gone. The Ocean had...
Without sparing a thought, the male sparrow asked the Ocean to return
the eggs. He assured his wife that he is going to em...
The Ocean did not respond and so the male sparrow started at his task. He picked
up a sea shell with his tiny beak and fil...
Time passed and the male sparrow continued towards his goal…filling up
the shell and empting it on the other side. Soon th...
Some birds approached the old vulture and told him that the male sparrow had gone mad after
the loss of the eggs. The vult...
Hearing this, the vulture calmed. He asked the female
sparrow not to worry. The male sparrow – not paying
attention to wha...
“Only Lord Garuda can take our request to the Supreme lord. He has strong
wings and can make the expedition to the lord in...
The old vulture flew with his friends to Garuda. Reaching
there, he explained the madness of the sparrow and the
wrong doi...
Having explained the situation to Garuda, the vultures flew back to the
beach. Garuda did his task in the mean while. He t...
The water of the Ocean receded and the Ocean lord gave back the eggs to
the sparrows.
Seeing the eggs, the female sparrow was happy and apologised to her husband of
having doubting his capability. The male sp...
The message – “Start now, in time it will
happen.”

The task may seem as big as the Ocean and you
may be as tiny as the sp...
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  1. 1. The story of the “two sparrows”
  2. 2. Edited and Rewritten Siddhartha Choudhary Illustration Diptarka Chakraborty
  3. 3. Once upon a time, far off on an island lived two sparrows. They loved each other and lived with the birds on the island.
  4. 4. One day the female sparrow laid two eggs on the beach. Seeing this, the male sparrow was very happy and congratulated his beloved. The whole birds’ kingdom gathered and blessed the couple. The old vulture also joined in and expressed his regards to the couple.
  5. 5. The old vulture, who was a visionary, then professed that the couple will be remembered in times to come because of the eggs. The couple took his words seriously and started taking good care of the eggs.
  6. 6. But one fine morning, destiny had planned otherwise. The male sparrow had gone to pick some food. On his return he found his sweetheart crying her heart out. Looking into her eyes he asked as to what has happened. The female sparrow pointed towards the Ocean and said that the Ocean has gulped the two eggs.
  7. 7. The male sparrow could not believe this and rushed to the spot where the eggs were kept. The eggs were gone. The Ocean had taken them away for no reason. The male sparrow went mad and promised his sweetheart that he would get back her eggs, no matter what may come by.
  8. 8. Without sparing a thought, the male sparrow asked the Ocean to return the eggs. He assured his wife that he is going to empty the Ocean and bring back the eggs to her.
  9. 9. The Ocean did not respond and so the male sparrow started at his task. He picked up a sea shell with his tiny beak and filled it up with the Ocean water. He started making trips of filling up the shell and then empting it on the other side. The female sparrow went crazy at this sight. She thought that her husband has gone mad. She started weeping.
  10. 10. Time passed and the male sparrow continued towards his goal…filling up the shell and empting it on the other side. Soon the birds flying at the top saw this mad hunt and they came down to enquire the female sparrow.
  11. 11. Some birds approached the old vulture and told him that the male sparrow had gone mad after the loss of the eggs. The vulture came to the beach and with concern, he recited a prayer to summon the Ocean lord. The Ocean lord appeared and the vulture asked him to give the eggs back to the couple. But he refused, saying that it is the will of the Supreme lord and he has nothing to do with it. He advised the vulture to go to the Supreme lord and ask for help.
  12. 12. Hearing this, the vulture calmed. He asked the female sparrow not to worry. The male sparrow – not paying attention to whatever was happening on the ground below, was still on his quest to empty the Ocean.
  13. 13. “Only Lord Garuda can take our request to the Supreme lord. He has strong wings and can make the expedition to the lord in short time. We should fly to him now, otherwise this sparrow will die of emptying the Ocean.” The old vulture told his friends.
  14. 14. The old vulture flew with his friends to Garuda. Reaching there, he explained the madness of the sparrow and the wrong doing of the Ocean. Lord Garuda was convinced and agreed to take the matter to the Supreme lord.
  15. 15. Having explained the situation to Garuda, the vultures flew back to the beach. Garuda did his task in the mean while. He took up the matter with the Supreme lord and asked him to release the eggs. The Supreme lord agreed and ordered the Ocean to return the eggs to the sparrows.
  16. 16. The water of the Ocean receded and the Ocean lord gave back the eggs to the sparrows.
  17. 17. Seeing the eggs, the female sparrow was happy and apologised to her husband of having doubting his capability. The male sparrow was relaxed seeing his mission accomplished. The whole bird’s kingdom was proud of the male sparrow. The story of the Sparrows ends here but what it leaves behind is a powerful message - a message that can change your lives forever…a teaching that has made good people great.
  18. 18. The message – “Start now, in time it will happen.” The task may seem as big as the Ocean and you may be as tiny as the sparrow, but this should not deter you from taking that small step and starting it at once. It is when you take the small steps that bigger and powerful things begin to work for you. This is how great people have achieved unimaginable success. All you need is to just start with whatever is at hand.
  19. 19. Go to the official blog Order a copy EBay A1 Books

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