Gainda Number 1-part 8

After that, he hauled the big family in a ramshackle

small van for cattle transport; all bumpkins

stood in the van and van jumped, bumped, moved

right and left mostly through dusty forest roads.

Dust flew all over and entered ears, nose mouth

and stuck on hairs of bumpkins as they cursed

the time they had boarded the vehicle.

When they stepped down at the site they looked rather

white and ghost as dust worked like talcum powder

and more. Nattu would walk them to a nearby drain

where on shore there was a patch of green.

And for the waterfall, he showed them a two feet tall

rock from over which the drain was fed with water et al(algae & fungi). Nattu would tell them that this is the

scenic spot and enjoy

it as much as you can. He would snatch Rs.200 per head

and then vanish. The family of 10 would have to come back

and Nattu’s brother in law would pose as a cab drives

and shave the heads of the bumpkins,

of whatever little they had left,

as they returned back.

Some irate villagers especially snapped Nattu

to warn their fellow villagers not to fall into his trap

when they visited Kaziranga after that!

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Links to other parts

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6



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