The letter “M” 

Writers for InterestEng. were given the assignment to chose a letter of the alphabet and make up a story of how that letter came to be. In this playful story, Seema tells us about the letter “M” .  Seema is from India and teaches young village children.

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A long, long time ago there was a big family. They all lived together on a mountain. There were 26 people in their family and they all had different, beautiful names: A, B, C, D, E, F, G . . . to Z.                                                

     One day one member of the family was missing! The family was very worried about him. His name was M. He was one of the youngest members of the family. Everyone was searching for him but they could not find him. His brothers L and N were so concerned about M, because they always played together. So all the family went to search for him in the jungle. L and N went to search, and also all M’s sisters and brothers and cousins—they all went to search in different places. After some time, suddenly L and N saw a big monkey and the monkey had baby M! At first, L and N didn’t know what to do. Finally, L said, “Hyyyy, Monkey! Please give us back our baby!” The big monkey said, “No, no! He is my special friend because I'm a monkey and my name starts with M. It is clear that M stands for Monkey! I love Baby Mmmm!” Then the monkey began to sing a little song: I have little M..M…M…
     He sang and sang this song and would not stop.     
     Then N said, “I know you love little M, but we cannot live without him! When he is away our family is not complete.  Please give him back to us.”   
     Finally, the monkey said, “OK, I’m giving him back to you but do not forget that M is like my brother. I love him too!”  Then the brothers L and N took baby M back to their house and all the family members were happy because they were all together again. They all took care of each other and were a happy family. 

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