Children Play Shells

Children Play Shells

In that morning, it was beaming. Having completed to help their parents cleaned up the boat and carried fish out; the fisherman’s children romped around at the beach. They walked along the beach collecting sea shells were scattered around rich. They had various colors; there were big and small ones, and the shape was cute.

The little girls collected the little sea shells. There were some whitish, brownish, reddish, yellowish, dark and combined many colors. They picked up the little shells and kept these in the bamboo basket they prepared. The little boys collected the bigger ones; there were as big as vice clamp until as big as little coconut. They put these all in a bag made of frond of areca leaves.

By how much must collected these shells they went home. Before arrived home the little girls looked for the stiff thorn for holing these shells. At home they looked for coconut fiber in the kitchen to seek its fibers. These fibers were firm and could get span-length or fewer. Then, it was linked up each other to make it longer. Their mothers knew that the children would make shells chain. Chains of the coconut fibers then cut up in to pieces for necklace and bracelet or anklet. There were also some of the children made belt from the chains. These shells chains were piled by various colors and shapes. So that when it had completed it would look attractive. They always do this after they helped their mothers or fathers at home or at the beach.

On the other hand, the bigger sea shells collected by the boys were displayed at home as ornaments. There were put it on night table, at veranda, or stuck on the wall. There were also the little boys who collected dry starfish or dandelions which is round and as big as Balinese orange. At the beach if the flower apart from the stem cause of the blowing wind, it would look chase each other on the sandy beach. Those were the activities of fisherman’s children, boys and girls, as their toys.


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