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Rohini Prajapati

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Rohini Prajapati

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The Soldier

The Soldier

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She sat beneath the table, trembling, crying, tears rolling down the cheeks. She covered her ears tight with hands, and just prayed 'will anyone come to take me?'

'Hey baby, hold my hands, come out' she opened her eyes to see a smiling face in front of her.

'Don't be afraid, I shall take you to a safe place, come, hold my hands' he said and put forth his hands.

She immediately held his hands and came out of the table. She quickly jumped and clinged on to him.

The sun rays shone on her cheeks, she opened her eyes to hug the morning, a morning that has come after many nights.

He brought her to the shelter, gave her food and water.

'Uncle, is the war over? Where is my orphanage? Where are my friends' she asked with her twinkling eyes.

He took her hands in his and walked outside.

'Do you see that white piece of cloth? That is the sign of peace. War is over, but we could not save the orphanage. Government shall send you all to a new building'.

She saw a big piece of white cloth, it shone so bright, taking away all the darkness that she and her friends had faced for the past few days in the war. Her friends were waiting for her as she was the last one trapped in the demolished building.

"Thank you uncle for saving all of us" and they gave a big salute to the soldiers.


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