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Trip To The Nature by Saket Pattnaik


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The poet’s friend did not know about nature because he lived in the dry desert.

What is nature? Poet’s friend asked him in a letter one day.

Nature is very beautiful. In our nature, there are flowers, snow, hills, gardens, jungles, the poet said.

Wow! I want to go there too! Can I come there? When can we go to the jungle? The poet’s friend had many questions.

Oh, I’ll wait for you. Please come and we can go see the nature, said the poet.

Then, the next morning, he went to the poet’s house and he went to his room. But the poet was sleeping.

Wake up! Wake up!

But he did not wake up.

Then, he said, Have you forgotten that we go to see the nature?

Then, like magic, the poet woke up.

He said, We will go to see the nature. Let’s eat breakfast, then we will pack our things and go.


Let’s go!

They started walking to the jungle.

What’s this?

Haaaaaa!

What’s this? Shouted the poet’s friend.

That was a lion. Don’t be afraid, said the poet.

After walking for some time through a thick line of trees, in sun and shadows, the poet’s friend said, I want water.

There is no water in this forest, the poet said.

Really? I don’t believe this!

Of course! That is true!

Did you not bring any water?

Hmmm…I think, no.

How did you forget such an important thing?

Look water! The poet’s friend exclaimed.

You had a mirage.

No! I did not have a mirage. Let’s go and drink!

The poet said, Oh, I can also see there’s water over there! Let’s go!

But at that spot, an animal was enjoying the water. It was a hippopotamus. They had not seen it before.

The poet and his friend went near and drank some water. But the puddle was soon dry.

The two friends were happy but the animal wasn’t happy, he was angry.

The animal began following the two, the poet’s friend and the poet.

The poet said, Look, run fast.

Then it is funny, the animal did not catch the two people. Because suddenly, he felt thirsty and could not run. The two people were safe.

In the end, the poet’s friend said, nature is so good, it gives air, and beautiful trees, so green everywhere. I am so happy coming here.

The End



 

Saket Pattnaik reads books, loves to travel and plays the piano.

2 Comments


jason
Nov 17, 2022

Great story, Saket! I really liked the ending and my favorite lines are:


After walking for some time through a thick line of trees, in sun and shadows, the poet’s friend said, I want water.


There is no water in this forest, the poet said.


Keep up the great work!


Jiksun

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Mandira Pattnaik
Mandira Pattnaik
Nov 23, 2022
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Thanks!


Saket😊

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