March 24, 2020

THE STOREYD HOUSE (PART – I and II)

THE STOREYD HOUSE (PART – I and II) 

There was something really wrong with the State Transport bus. It had come up the winding road in the mountain as if with a life-time effort. The road was now down-hill and yet the bus moved as slowly as a sick man walking with the help ofanother. It reached the plain where the dispensary building was situated, and stood still, like an obstinate bull. Now, the destination was hardly a mile or two away. But the driver was sore and the conductor had no option but to be silent. When they realized that the bus wouldn't move any faster, a couple of passengers exclaimed: "Goddammit for a bloody nuisance!" The conductor asked the passengers to get down and they all put their strength together to push the bus. Having gained this initial momentum. the buis started. Passengers clambered up. jostling one another. The conductor rang the bell and the bus gradually took on speed. It entered the village reluctantly like a muant child being dragged to school. As it wound its way through the cuves on the outskirts, it groaned and croaked like a hen about to lay eggs, and stopped with a bang in front of Blhujaba Patil's residence............


THE STOREYD HOUSE (PART - II)