The sky was clear blue but it was shaded down
to unhealthy darkness around the sea beach.
On that atmosphere, a tourist was practicing
his violin while sitting on the edge of the vast sea.
He, who was a violinist, was so engrossed in
music that he could see nothing else around him.
Sometime later, he could notice a ship was steered
by the sailors through the waves of the sea.
Though the ship was sailing, it looked as if
it was stationary on the surface of the vast sea.
Fortunately, a large mass of cloud indicated that
something was propelling the ship forward.
The tourist saw that few passengers were waving
the swords above their heads on the deck.
Wind was blowing, which brought sound of
swords and some kind of war song from the ship.
The tourist could see the face of the passengers, who
had long hair falling around their shoulders.
Some of them were holding swords and some were
holding weapons with a pointed metal at the end.
Meanwhile, he could notice that another ship was
approaching silently on the wave of the sea.
When the two ships came nearby range, they
started throwing something like small bombs.
As a result, it exploded and the yellow flames spread
as oily substance splattered across the wood.
The crew of the ship rushed to throw blankets on
the burning oil which was burning continuously.
The majority of the crew crossed to the other side of
the deck and they were watching in disbelief.
By the time the sun touched the horizon, nothing was
seen as the burning ships disappeared from the view.
The tourist spent few minutes watching the burning
ship, which he would never forget for a long time.
~Bhupesh Chandra Karmakar
New Delhi, India