The Treasure Chest
“The next clue leads to the attic,” Mayuri whispered excitedly.
“Are you sure? It could be somewhere else too,” asked her twin brother Mayank.
She ignored him and just pointed to the ladder, which was pulled down for the first time in ages.
They saw the trunk as soon as they peeped into the dimly lit room, and rushed to open it.
“Books and baby clothes and old letters, but no treasure,” cried Mayank, disappointed.
Below them, their mother smiled knowing the old trunk indeed held her treasure.
(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
23rd April, 2018)