Villy the Vulture - Makes a New Friend

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Young Villy, likes to make friends with other creatures and would find ways to communicate with them.

One fine morning, on his way to a school, Villy finds a Meerkat in trouble and helps. At first the Meerkat does not trust Villy.

Coincidentally they meet again in a shed taking shelter from heavy rainfalls. The Meerkat was scared, Villy comforts the Meerkat. Nowhere to go they introduce themselves and start chatting till it stops raining. The Meerkat introduces its name as Molly. They become friends.

Villy’s school mates would often tease Molly and his friends. Villy would be crossed with his school mates and defend Molly.

When the vultures found themselves trapped in a landslide, Molly and his friends help rescue them even though they were treated so badly.

Villy being a Vulture stood up for Molly the Meerkat against his fellow classmate (Vultures). Molly and the other Meerkats showed compassion and helped rescue the Vultures when trapped with though they were treated badly.

Goodness is the key to harmony. Always help those in need even though at times they may not be treat you well.

About the Author: My mum is my biggest inspiration. I was the eldest child and her only support. My dad, most of the time, was away at work making ends meet. Each night, she would tell us short bedtime stories, and we would eagerly hear her narrate the stories without interrupting.

Down the years, now that I have grown older and have a child of my own, I still remember each night my toddler son would plead for a bedtime story, and each night, like any other parent, I’d make up my own bedtime fairy-tale stories; he would listen attentively, interrupt, and even reason with questions, silly ones mostly. He would get more excited than sleepy and would demand more. Many a times, I would narrate the same short stories that I read from his collection of children’s storybooks.

Now my son is in his teens, and I miss those beautiful days where I’d relive my childhood with him!

Memories are indeed our gift for life.

Over the years, I have always wanted to write children’s stories. I’m very much fascinated with animals, especially cats and dogs—humans’ closest friends.

I actively participate in rescuing abandoned dogs and cats, look out for families to adopt them, and give them a home. I also support social shelters for homeless animals in the best capacity that I can. Of course, it’s a losing battle, but I strive to take small and meaningful steps in helping animals.

I always wanted to write children’s stories and let my imagination run wild.


  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2021)
  • Author: Salim K Luke
  • ISBN-13: 9781636403724
  • Product Dimensions:  7 x 1 x 10 Inch

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