FIRST DAY OF THE SPRING CAMP
The first day of the camp is a bit busier than
the following days because Karim's parents have to put up
a tent and open up their luggage. By the time they finish
all these jobs, it has got dark. So Karim has to wait until
the next morning to see what his surroundings are like.
next morning, Karim gets up early and wakes his father and
they set out together to explore the camp, which Karim has
not been to before. There are huge trees everywhere. Behind
the trees is a burbling river with very beautiful and colourful
flowers on its banks.
Karim is thrilled to hear the sound of the running
water which almost drowns out the chirping and twittering
songs of the birds. The view he sees fills him with admiration
and they spend some time there. But it's getting late, and
his father tells him it's time to return to the camp, so they
Karim tells his sister, brother and mother about
the magnificent view and the river they saw. They say they
would also like to go with him the next day. They have been
curious to know where that loud sound was coming from.
The following day, Karim, and his sister and brother set out
to explore the area. When they come to the river bank, Karim
realizes that several trees he saw the day before have been
cut down . They have been carefully torn down and only the
roots are left. As Karim wonders by whom and why these trees
were felled, his sister calls out to him:
must be wondering what this pile of logs is doing in
the water. So just continue reading. What you will learn
will be both surprising and enjoyable.
"Look Karim, there are logs in the water."
Karim is surprised. He wonders why someone would
do such a thing. He cannot see anyone around either. After
spending a little longer on the river bank, they get back
to the camp.
Karim, his sister and brother go to the river
bank on the next few days, and become more and more curious
because each day they find several more trees cut down and
thrown into the water. Besides, the branches seem to have
been carefully detached from the trees, and piled up on purpose
with the logs. The loud sound of the river has been muffled
now and a small pond is beginning to form. Karim has started
to think that these things are not happening by chance. It
is as if someone is working hard at the river bank every day
and doing so with a purpose. So who is this mysterious person?
Karim makes a plan to satisfy his curiosity.
He intends to go to the river bank very early, to find out
who is doing all these things. He tells his brother about
this and convinces him to come with him. The next morning,
they carry out their plan.