“Hush my child! Lets go and get the medicinal herb that your mother needs to get better.But we need to hurry she’s getting worse!” said Sonam. She called a gathering of a group of tea pickers. ” Put down your baskets,stop picking and listen this is urgent, my sister’s life is at risk!” whispered Aunt Sonam urgently,raising her hand eagerly to get attention.”It’s no use just drinking your tea and picking leaves,lets get on with it. We have to collect that medicinal herb or else!” The journey is treacherous and hard and only a brave person that believed in their self could do it. “So then who should go said Sonam. There was silence. A anxious voice at the back of the crowed quietly said “I’ll go, let me go, she is mt mother.” murmured Tashi. “What Tashi, she couldn’t even find a branch on a tree!” Laughter filled the air.
Tashi walked away dejectedly and Sonam followed.The journey has begun! Now, sweltering under the heat of a cruel,punishing sun, Tashi’s and Sonam’s feet were already sore, their back and shoulders were beginning to ache more and more from the heavy baskets they were carrying. Tashi although finding the scorching heat unbearable , took a deep breath and continued up the steep, slippery mountain. She was completely running out of time; her mothers life was already slipping away of the edge! As Tashi took a breath, she said ” oh Sonam i’m very thankful that you came with me, with out you who knows what would’ve happened.”
” I will always be there when you desperately need help” Sonam replied softly.Here take a drink,i can tell you are thirsty. We’re doing this for your mother her life depends on it.” The courageous pair climbed mountains, crossed villages and crossed rivers upon rivers until Tashi broke down and collapsed! She looked into the distance and felt dis-pair…
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