Answer: journey by night is a story
of bravery of a little boy, sher singh about 12 years old, in absence of his
father, sher singh bahadur.
the little boy had a fear of his younger
brother's death as he had lost many of his siblings due to cholera, influenza
and such jungle accidents.
his mother had put boiling water on the little
but it had no effect on him. at last his mother
said that he has to be taken to the hospital( for village people going to the
hospital means losing all hopes).
which was 50 miles away from laldwani(where
these people lived).
sher singh knew how to take his brother to the
hospital as he has seen the road before. first of all he passed through the
jungle where he saw a cobra, but the brave boy took his step backwards so that
the cobra knows he won't harm him and the cobra went, he took a deep breath and
when he was unable to walk any further he
decided to take rest for some time but he heard the elephants jostle and
squeal. with his younger brother twitching, groaning and wringling with pain on
his back he went to the first river which was to be crossed. he knew it was the
time when the ice melts and so the river had more water than before. he however
crossed it and had a sigh of relief that there was abridge on the second river
though made of bamboos. every hour or so he had to rest, although he had
mastered the knack of loading himself again. his body panted and sobbed, no
matter what he himself wished it to do.
but towards midnight he heard the roar of the
second river flooding.
when he came to the shore he saw that a big head
of ice have melted yesterday. the river was flooding it was difficult to take
his ill brother and cross the river, the bridge was drowned only a part of it
was to be seen.
sher singh gathered grass and plaited it into a
rope, he tied the rope around his brother and himself so they would keep
together. he was deaf-blinded-frozen-drowned-it went on hand on.
presently the river seem to lose power. they
he had reached the village. after that he was in
a truck that left his to the hospital.
the doctor called out his name as sher singh
he replied "my father is not here, but i am
sher singh" he was very scared.
now they would tell him
"you are the boy who brought kunwar in from
"yes" said sher singh.
then a smile broke all over the doctor's great
" sher singh bahadur"he
said "your brother will live. Come and see."