During the summer vacation, Muna and
her sister Suna went to the picnic spot.
But the picnic spot was crowded with
some school children of the village.
However, everyone assembled in one place
and they started to play few games.
Sometime later, they entered a hall
for meals and had delicious food.
When the afternoon sun was getting low,
a sailor brought a boat near the shore.
Muna and Suna who were eager to see
some sceneries, boarded into that boat.
After travelling few times by the side of
the river, they could notice a garden.
While conversing Muna expressed about
that beautiful garden to her sister Suna.
In the golden afternoon, they could see
few birds were flying over that garden.
Both the sisters got down from the boat and
went to sit inside the garden very happily.
Though it was a cozy and welcoming place,
but younger sister Suna felt uncomfortable.
It seems unfortunately she might have seen
something was moving inside the garden.
Though Muna was trying to convince
her sister that the garden is secured,
but Suna who was restless, thought that
the world was a wonderful place.
She closed her eyes for some time to reduce
the fear of the unfavorable environment.
Both the sisters waited for some time and
then started to walk inside the garden.
While watching the butterflies, younger sister
Suna became energetic to catch it herself.
It was sunset and the birds were beginning
to return to their respective nests.
Sometime later, both the sisters were walking
happily along the long road of the river.
After spending a beautiful afternoon, both
reached home before darkness set in.
~ Bhupesh Chandra Karmakar
New Delhi, India