Coat of Arms
“Chanda! Chandaaa! Where’s that dratted girl?” grumbled Chandni as she stirred the pot. “Always reading some book or the other.”
“If you could read, you would understand the pleasures of reading,” said Ramesh.
“Yes Mother?” Chanda hid the book behind her back with a guilty look at her mother.
Chandni shot her an exasperated look. “Do you think I am blind? That I can’t see the book you are hiding?”
“You should be proud of her.” Ramesh said. “How many girls in the village can read English?”
“Don’t you encourage her,” snorted Chandni. “She is bad enough with her obsession not to mention questions.”
“Questions?” Ramesh looked from one to the other.
“Yes! Questions!” Chandni flared up, “You are either busy at the tailoring shop or with your friends. I am the one she nags with her questions.” She looked at Chanda. “Go on. Ask your father.”
Chanda promptly sat down on the floor and asked, “What is the ‘Royal coat of arms’ Father?”
Ramesh coughed. “What’s the sentence?”
Chanda rifled through the pages. “The cloak fell away and he caught a glimpse of the Royal coat of arms.”
“It’s a special coat worn by Kings. It has long sleeves.”
For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 81. And do check out the Eye on the Tree photo challenge post as well - thank you!