The Fabulous Three and the Witch
Linda, Savita and Trinek also known as ‘The Fabulous Three’ are best friends. They study in the same school. They are selected for a basketball tournament. But suddenly their captain Subash goes missing and they start investigating. Will they be able to find Subash before the tournament? Read the story further to know what happened.
The main characters:
- Linda – She is very interested in outdoor sports and passionate about learning new things. She is shy with unknown people.
- Savita – She is very interested in Literature and loves reading books.
- Trinek – He is a genius in computer science and is adventurous.
- Subash – He is the topper of the class. He was even given a beautiful pen by their teacher for studying well.
Linda, Savita and Trinek were best friends from childhood. They were brave and kind and had many good qualities in them. So they were called ‘The Fabulous Three’.
“Guys, I got some exciting news!” exclaimed Trinek. Linda and Savita were curious to know what was the ‘exciting news’ Trinek was talking about. Then Trinek noticed their curious faces and said, “We are selected for the upcoming basketball tournament for which we have been practising a lot! Our captain is Subash. I got this news from him. We will be practicing daily, so bring an extra pair of clothes with you.”
While Trinek and Savita started dancing, Linda looked glum. Savita noticed Linda’s sad face and asked – “Hey Linda, why are you upset? I thought you would be happy. Then Linda said – “I am not going to participate in the competition, so there is no need for me to come for practice.”
Savita and Trinek knew that Linda was shy. They also knew that she was not participating because of her shyness. They tried to help her overcome her shyness but all in vain. They knew that Linda loved basketball and would love to take part in the tournament. So they hatched a plan to help Linda overcome her shyness.
They invited Savita’s cousin to play with them. When Savita took her cousin to Linda to introduce her, she walked away. Savita ignored Linda and started playing with Trinek and her cousin. Linda started getting bored. So, she gathered up her courage and went and introduced herself to Savita’s cousin and started playing by which she overcame her shyness. After Savita’s cousin left, she thanked her friends for helping her overcome her shyness.
During the first day of practice they learnt different ways of passing the ball. The whole team practiced very hard. From the second day Subash stopped coming for practice. Every day the coach was teaching something new. The coach was happy about their improvements but he was worried about Subash’s absence.
Suddenly, one day a policeman came to their school and started enquiring about Subash. After answering all his questions, the coach asked the police why he was asking about Subash. Then the policeman said – “Subash has been missing for a week.” Then the police left.
Everyone was surprised to hear that Subash was missing. The Fabulous Three went to Subash’s home to check how his mother was. She was crying. The Fabulous Three comforted Subash’s mother and returned.
Then they went to the nearby park and started thinking what could have happened to Subash. They were occupied with the thought – “Where was Subash?” Then Linda said – “Someone from the opposite team from the tournament could have done so that we don’t win.”
Then Savita replied – “Guys, let’s not jump to conclusions right now. We might be wrong. We will go home and eat lunch and gather here at 4pm. We can’t think with empty stomachs.” Everyone agreed.
While they were returning to their homes, they saw Subash’s new shoe which he bought for his tournament. They wondered why his shoe was lying there and started searching nearby areas. Then they found his pen which was gifted by their teacher. They wondered if all these clues were left by Subash purposely, so that they would find him.
They started searching the nearby areas of the place where they found his pen. But then Linda said – “Guys, do you think we should do this. I think we should inform the police about this. Please guys, let’s leave. I am scared.”
Then Trinek replied – “Linda, he is our friend. And we are also not sure if these clues are related to Subash’s missing issue. We should not even waste the police’s time by telling wrong clues. And by the way this is like an adventure and you know that I love adventures. Linda giggled and accepted.
They searched a lot but weren’t able to find Subash or any other clue related to his absence. They got tired of searching and decided to go to a restaurant to eat and drink something. They started searching for a nearby restaurant and found one quickly. In the restaurant they found a waiter wearing a watch similar to Subash’s.
They went to the waiter and asked where he found the watch. The waiter got frightened thinking that these kids suspect him for stealing the watch. Then he replied – “I didn’t steal this watch. I found it when I went to deliver food. If you want, I can take you there.”
The Fabulous Three agreed and they went with the waiter to that place. After taking them to that place, the waiter left. Then they started searching for clues. Then Savita found a different and scary looking house. On the roof was written – ‘Witch Den’.
Curiously and cautiously they opened the door and saw many children working as slaves to a witch. The witch then saw The Fabulous Three and exclaimed, “Wow! I have three more slaves. One can do my manicure, one can wash the vessels and one can cook food for me.” The Fabulous Three got angry and started fighting with the witch. But they were not able to defeat her. Savita then suggested – “Guys, let’s try pouring some magic potions on her. She might be defeated in that way.”
Trinek and Linda thought it was a great idea and started pouring magic potions on her but none of them worked. Then Savita noticed a magic potion which was kept near the witch and turned to her friends and said – “Guys, look there, in the witch’s pocket. There is a magic potion kept safely in her pocket. I think we should pour it on the witch.”
Then Linda said – “You are a genius, sis. You always have great ideas. Let us try it.”
Trinek also thought it was a good idea and said – “But how are we supposed to get that potion. It is very close to her.” Then Linda said – “I have a plan. Trinek, take a magic potion and pour it on the floor.”
Trinek did as he was told. When the witch stepped on the water, she slipped, and the potion in her pocket came out. Linda then jumped and caught the potion and poured it on the witch by which she disappeared.
The Fabulous Three then released all the children and went to the police station to inform all the parents of the children. The police appreciated The Fabulous Three.
They saved Subash just before five days of the tournament. Then they taught Subash all the techniques explained by their coach. They practiced a lot during those five days. During the day of the tournament, they left to the court at 7:30 a.m.
Subash was feeling nervous and said to the Fabulous Three – “Guys, I don’t think I have enough practise. How am I going to help the team in the tournament?”
Then Trinek joked – “Oh no! How are we going to win the tournament if the captain is himself not confident?”
Then Linda said – “Trinek stop joking. It will make him sadder. Then she turned to Subash and said, “Subash don’t worry, you have got enough practice.”
Subash got confidence. Due to their hard work and teamwork they won the match.
While they were coming back from the court, their coach asked Subash why he was missing for a whole week and how he performed well without much practice. Then Subash told him all about the witch and how The Fabulous Three rescued him. And how they helped him in learning the techniques in a short time. By the time they reached home, the police told the media about the Fabulous Three’s bravery.
Their parents, teachers and friends were very proud of them. They received a prize from the Prime Minister of India during Independence Day. He encouraged everyone to be brave like them. Due to their brave act they became popular all over India.
SaiKeerthana Malladi was born on January 6 2010 in Andhra Pradesh, India. She has a passion for dancing, reading books [maintains a library in her house] and singing. She is learning Carnatic Music. She loves playing outdoor games but most of all she loves playing basketball. She has won prizes in different competitions. She recently started a YouTube Channel named ‘My Lit. My hobby’. She currently resides in Chennai, capital of Tamil Nadu, in India.