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Track Through The Desert

                               Track Through The Desert
The place is Arabia in the early 1900's. An Arab boy is sent on a mission
To find help for his Arab community. Their people are very sick and
Face certain death as they have contracted a mysterious disease. The
Boy whose name is Jai takes a horse to ride through the desert to an
Outpost about 50 miles away. It is controlled by British soldiers who have
Been stationed there after a serious uprising staged by the renegade Arabs. 
They have been looting and killing in many friendly Arab camps. Jai has to 
Somehow bring back a doctor with medical supplies to help the seriously sick 
People in Jai's community. The odds seem badly against him. As he progresses 
Along the desert, he realises he will have a problem if he encounters these
Renegade Arabs. He comes to an oasis with a lagoon, water's his horse and 
Refills his water canteen. He is unaware of the wild life in the area. He hears 
A loud neigh of his horse which slumps to the ground. As he goes to
It's aid he sees a snake hissing at him, it is some kind of a poisonous snake.
Jai's picks up a rock and hurls it at the snake and it retreats from him.
His horse lies dead on the ground, in no way can he bury it, so he 
Gathers all he can carry and sets off for the outpost. The sun is at it's peak heat.
Even so Jai keeps walking along the hot desert, he has to make it to the
Fort or his people will perish. He also feels unwell as he himself was coming
Down with the same disease, He travels for hours as night is approaching.
His water and food supply is also growing short. He manages to construct a makeshift 
Tent among some rocks. Suddenly he sees men approaching on horseback. They are 
The rebel Arabs also looking for a place to sleep. Jai get's a chance to make it 
Out of the desert. He plans to steal a horse and make off on it. He sneaks around
The rocks and grabs a horse, but first he unties the other horses so he could not be 
Followed, the noise alerts the Arabs and as they come out running. Jai rides away 
Into the night. By morning he came upon the fort, and is admitted to the commanding 
Officer. He explained his urgent need for help and he is granted a doctor with millitary 
Escort back to Jai's encampment. On the next day the Doctor arrives in time to treat 
ever sick person. Jai is happy and his people throw a banquet in his honour. 
Jai will never forget his track through the desert.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2013 11:16:00 AM
    A tale with happy end. Narration is fairly good

    Ginesi Avatar John Ginesi
    Date: 6/8/2013 11:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Mario, this was a break from my usual poems I did an adventure story, I try to be different at times, sometimes they work other times they don't.