Pride Comes Before a Fall

Learnhive is running Think n Ink Contest- Creative Writing Contest for kids aged 5 – 15. We have lots of new entries and we’ll be uploading your work here. This is one of the write-up which was uploaded for the Think n Ink Contest. 

Essay by Shirin Laturkar of Grade 7 for Think n Ink Contest

A few months ago, my parents, cousins and I went on a trip to a hill-station. We had a lot of fun but something happened that made me a lot humbler than I used to be.

In the resort where we were staying, there was a waterfall that we all wanted to visit. It was quite small and there was a small river into which the waterfall flowed into. Across the river was a small, wood-like area with a lot of trees, making the area very shady. To cross the river, there was a natural stone pathway made of rocks a meter or so apart. One would have to jump on these rocks to get past. As the river was constantly flowing over the rocks, they were quite slippery.

On the day we visited it, the Sun was shining and it was a lovely day. So, we decided to take a picnic lunch and eat it on the other side of the waterfall. We were going to spend the entire day there. As I had an unusually good sense of balance, I crossed the river first and helped everyone across. After lunch all the parents started chatting about boring things like the stock market so us children started playing on the rocks in the river. Naturally, with my excellent balance, I won all the games that involved jumping from one rock to another. Finally, one of my cousins dared me to jump from one stone to another, while skipping a stone. This was obviously very difficult, but, feeling confident after winning all those games, I decided to try it. While jumping, I suddenly felt a bit nervous and I landed on the rock a bit awkwardly. While I was trying to regain my balance, a large wave crashed on the rock I was standing on. Shrieking, I lost my balance and plunged into the water! I was alright, unhurt except for my bruised pride. As I climbed out of the water, soaking wet, I was so embarrassed. If only I hadn’t tried to jump.

The above incident is an outstanding example of how pride comes before a fall – literally!

About Think n Ink: 

Learnhive is running Think n Ink Contest for Kids aged 5 – 15. Encourage your children to participate. You can register for Free! The prizes will be given in 4 categories and the best original written piece will win cash prizes and certificates. Closing date for this contest is May 22nd, 2013.

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Think n Ink Contest- Learnhive Summer Contest 2013