The Old Man Monetary
An adventure story about a young boy Arth, how he traces the evolution of money and finds out its importance.
The Tongue Of Flame
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The Tongue Of Flame
By Neelima Shankar

The Tongue Of Flame

Arth sat under the tree with a woeful expression. He was sure he had ruined everything. The Old Man was nowhere to be seen. But Uruk knew better. He knew that the Old Man would give them another chance, because that was his nature.

The challenge was to call the Old Man back. The Old Man responded only if one spoke to him in the heart's native language. Not everyone possessed that ability, but Uruk was one such.

He closed his eyes, took a deep breath and then spoke. Arth didn't understand what Uruk said, but what he saw, he couldn't believe.

A Tongue of Flame flashed from Uruk's mouth, danced in front of them and then disappeared.

Suddenly, there was a familiar voice, "Oh, my old bones ache"- the Old Man had returned.

Relieved, Arth peered at the Old Man, to find signs of a body under the robes, but couldn't. In any case, he didn't want to upset him again, so he kept quiet.

The Old Man once again began to glide towards the dunes and beckoned them to follow. They were returning to the city of Ur to continue their journey.


The Old Man Monetary is copyright of Reserve Bank of India and is posted here in public interest and to spread banking awareness among kids.

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Letter From The Old Man Of Monetary
Arth Has A Visitor
Uruk & Arth Meet The Old Man Of Monetary
In The City Of Ur
The Tongue Of Flame
The Tongue Of Flame
Double, Double, Toil & Trouble
The Case Of The Standard Commodity
The Coin Drops…
The Colour Of Money
The Return
Arth’s Work Book

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