Sara is a little girl. She is nine years old and loves to sing. She has a lovely voice.
Sara lives with her uncle and aunt, far away from her mom and dad because her mom and dad are very poor. They do not have a proper house. Sara’s aunt promised her mother that she will give her music lessons and help her become a great singer. But the evil aunt never gave any lessons to Sara. She makes her do all the cleaning and cooking.
“Do you know how much does it cost to take music lessons? Who will pay for your lessons? Your mom?”
Sara spends her mornings working in the field, and the rest of the day, she cleans and cooks for her aunt. The time she spends working on the fields is the best time of her day, because she can sing while working. Her aunt will not be around to scold her.
Today Sara is working on the fields. It is a beautiful morning and Sara has a beautiful song in her mind. She closes her eyes and starts singing.
Her voice flies with the breeze across the open fields.
It flies and flies and meets a tree. There is a mynah family living there.
“What a beautiful voice you are! Go southwards. You will meet someone who will be very happy to meet you”, says the mynah.
The voice flies and flies and meets a deer.
“Hey, you sound so good. Go further south. You will meet someone who will be very happy to meet you”, says the deer.
The voice flies and flies and reaches a unicorn.
“I haven’t heard anything as beautiful as you in so many years. Go further south. You will meet someone who will be very happy to meet you.”
The voice travels further south. There’s a little hut there. And there’s another beautiful voice coming from there. The voice flies to the hut. Gets inside, finds an ear and disappears inside it. It belongs to a music guru.
“Ah, what a voice! Who does this belong to? I was looking for such a perfect voice for so long. I must find this person.”
The guru goes around the place asking everyone if they just heard the most beautiful voice in the world. He reaches the unicorn who says, “Yes, I sent it to you. It came from that direction.”
The guru now meets the deer. The deer says, “Yes, I sent it towards you. It came from that direction.”
The guru goes ahead and meets the mynah family.
“Oh yes, I knew it would finally find you. It came from the fields”, says the mynah chirpily.
The guru spotts the little girl still humming the same song. He goes upto her.
“Hello little girl. Do you know, you have a beautiful voice that touches hearts. Do you want to learn music?”
Sara wants nothing else!
Sara tells her aunt that she is going to learn music with the great guru. He does not need any money in return. Now the aunt has nothing to say.
And so, Sara sings and goes on to become a great singer who also teaches music to children without charging them any fee.