During one of my vacations , me and my five cousins planned an expedition  to a dense forest which is near our farmhouse.

At first our parents were reluctant but later they agreed as we said we would return before nightfall. So we packed our backpacks and decided to start off early next morning. We filled our bags with snacks, water bottles, first aid box, magnifying  glasses, binoculars and few safety items like handmade spears, bamboo sticks and knives; in case ferocious wild animals come face to face with us.

Before I continue the story I would like to tell about my five cousins-

Adithya the introvert, always buried in his books.

Akshay is a naughty and smart boy just like Jerry from Tom and Jerry.

Akshith is a sporty boy. He always reminds me of Bruce Hyena, the best friend of Geronimo from the book series of Geronimo Stilton.

Amogh the nightingale is always humming on his tune.

Aryan our navigator is always precise in giving directions.

We have named our group of six as ‘DEXTEROUS SIX’.

So, we woke up early next morning and started our expedition to the dense forest. As it was still dark we lit our torches and walked in a lazy and sleepy mood. We then entered the forest with a high alert. We heard the noises of wild animals, the loud chirping of crickets and the sound of leaves which crackled under our feet. Akshith and I led our group of six. We had planned to have our breakfast near a waterfall. Aryan guided us giving directions towards the waterfall. Our instincts were telling us that something was going to happen. When we reached the beautiful waterfalls we had our breakfast and spent some time playing in the water. Later, we resumed our journey .We took many pictures of the forest and had our lunch .We plucked many edible wild fruits and flowers.

It was almost dusk now. So we decided to return. When we reached half way, we heard some people talking .We quickly hid behind a bush. Guess what?

They where poachers and they had hunted a deer! Naughty Akshay who loved animals was about to attack the poachers with his bamboo stick. Amogh and Aditya pulled him back into the bush. After we were confirmed that they were poachers and doing illegal activities in the forest, we sketched a plan to get them caught. Amogh and Adithya ran back home stealthily to call our parents and villagers for help. The rest of us kept watch on the activities of the poachers by hiding behind different bushes. After about fifteen minutes,       our parents and villagers reached the spot. We all attacked and hit the poachers with bamboo sticks, and stones. We captured them and handed them to the cops.

Just then, someone tapped  my shoulder. I looked behind to see who it was.


Oops..! I was on my bed!!!! My mother was beside me trying to wake me up to go to school! The expedition and encounter with poachers was just a dream!!! I was not in India but in UAE!! There was one more week for the vacations to start.

Now I know why I got this dream. The previous day, I had spoken to all these cousins of mine and had slept reading the book, Famous Five. This should have weaved my last night’s dream. What an adventurous dream I had!!! Waiting to narrate this to my friends in school and the  characters of my dream!!!