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Today I am going to tell a real life experience of mine...Till today I have little confusion about that incident. Sometime when I sit and think alone in my dark room, then it also hard to believe for me that what happened that night!!!
When it happened that time I was in twelve standard. I stayed at school hostel with four of my very close friends. In those days life was too good. We were just students. So we don't have to worry about anything, like money or real life problems etc.
There was only one thing which might irritate us, that was the study books. But every dog has his own day, so we. Exam just over and our school teacher announced the two months vacation period.
Ohh..Finally we are free from study. At least we have two months free time in our hand. So we (me and my four friends) decide to spend that particular holiday together. We also decided that we will not go back to home and spend the vacation together in the hostel.
Life was so good at those days. Finally the vacation had started and one by one all of our friends left the hostel for two months. Even if all the teachers, caretakers, hostel's cook also left, we had special permission from the upper authority, so we stayed there.
Finally we started enjoying our holidays. One more thing I forget to say, that our hostel was far from city and there was no electricity. Most of the time in the night we all used candles. We played some indoor games like cards, carram etc at the night. In the day time we used to go for fishing, we swim in the local pond, used to drink coconut water. Sometimes we even went for some water rides in the local river.
But after few days we all got bored and decided to go somewhere else. But where to go!! After a long discussion we five guys finally reached in the decision...
We decided to go to one of our friends house countryside ,very far from city. That was an island where he lived and only 14 families lived there. The name of our friend is Kesta. At those days we didn't have mobile. So it is obvious that we were unable to tell him that soon we will visit his home..
In the next morning we (five friends) all left the hostel and start our journey for Kesta's home. Those who never saw villages they cannot imagine how lovely the journey was.. Everywhere was green and green.. Green crops are waving with the help of the wind under the blue sky. Roadside trees protect us from sun. Villages girls are smiling at us(when we use to take there pictures or flirting with them). Such a lovely journey, I never forget.(some other day I will tell something about this journey)
Get back to the main story. Finally we reached Kesta's home. It took more than 8 hrs. So it is a long journey for us and when we reached, it was dark outside. We ware very tired. But when Kesta saw us, he was so happy to see us, we all forgot our tiredness...
We took our bath with cold well water, had some warm and fresh meal then six of us started to enjoy. At the middle of the night we all went for bed. It happened around 1.30 am. Suddenly we all woke up hearing Kesta's loud voice.
First thing I noticed that it was raining heavily outside and it was a thunderstorm. I also saw the lightening. Trees became mad, wind was playing with them. When I saw the lightening, it looks like black sky is smiling looking at us.
At this point I heard something from Kesta, which I never imagine. He told us near of his hut, there was one another hut where a girl and her mother lived. For last few days her mother had high fever. She just died that horrible night. I was shocked to hear that. One of my friend asked him(Kesta), how he knows that? He told us the girl came. Suddenly all of us looked at the door. I didn't notice there was somebody standing near to the door in the dark. Suddenly the sky again chuckles. I saw the girl face. It is really hard to believe that such a beauty may lived in a village like that. She was wet. Water was dropping from her long wet hair. I really forget everything for few seconds. But suddenly I heard a voice. The girl voice. She just used one word which explain everything and we all knew that what she meant.
She said "PLEASE" with full of tear. She needs few people who can help her to her mother funeral.
We all agree to help her at once. Six young man with one beauty came outside. Ohh what a night!! It's raining cats and dogs outside with thunderstorm. The sound of the wind made us horrified. We seven human reached that girl's hut through the muddy lane in that dark like seven ghosts. We all entered the room one by one. I was the last one. I just shocked. My face became bloodless. I saw the dead woman's face. The woman died in pain which we saw in her open wide eyes. After few minutes without speech suddenly Kesta told us to do something. So we took that dead body along with the cot towards the cremation ground. When we reached there it was around 2.30AM. The storm was getting worse. We kept the body under a shed. So that the body didn't have to face the storm. Four of us along with Kesta moved from there for wood which we needed for the cremation. We had only one very old kerosene lamp. But they took that. Me and the girl was sitting besides the dead body keeping my hand on it. Nearly 15 minutes left, my friends didn't return. It seems too long. The roar of the thunder storm sometimes made me feel more uncomfortable. Lightening made us visible. What I was thinking that time!!! May be about the girl, may be about the worse night, may be something else. I cann't remember. Suddenly the cot moved a little. Oh!! nothing. Again after sometime I felt some movement. At the same time the the lightening sparked....What was it!!! Ohh...no...please GOD help us..What I am seeing!!..The dead body is bending, it is sitting on its own in that cot...Her eyes was still open.
It seems my heart wanted to stop beating. I just looked at the girl..where is she!!! She just ran away leaving me alone in that condition.. I felt I was loosing my sense.. Am I dying?? Suddenly I heard some voice.. My friends were back...The body was still sitting there...They were just standing outside of the shed and watching that horrible things..Suddenly Kesta came and laugh...After that we all understood what happened there..It was nothing but simple muscle cramp..Sometime it happened after death..It was a very natural things..So it made the body moving..
But till today whenever I imagine that moment, I could never laugh because in that particular weather when you are alone, there are lot of things could happen in our imagination..But truth is it was just our prejudices if we believe some unnatural things. In the dark we believe in many unusual things...
Ohh.. rest of the story is...we finished all our work before we could see morning sun was peeping at us. The storm stopped and we found the girl back at her home...She was still shocked..Next day morning we came back and never go there again in group...
I took few moments looking at her helpless eyes . I didn't know but felt that she wanted to tell me something . I promised I am not truly leaving her and I'll come at least to visit . Every time it may not be the same dreadful experience. I left her hand and felt one drop of tears on that sunny morning.
I'll tell you soon those beautiful moments on my next visit to this island.