It is too late

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic


A strange Story... must read to feel sorry!

Submitted: March 05, 2018

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Submitted: March 05, 2018

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"There is this one guy who lives in the north of India... Barely 12 years old... Time is around 200 years ago....

 

So, he gets to know from travelers that you can travel by ship to America but it is very costly and very difficult to get a place in the ship.... It is an impossible dream.

 

This becomes his childhood dream to take a ship... An obsession... He spends 23 years of his life gathering money... Finally, he takes the journey from north of India as he has to travel inland to the south of India...

 

Ships set sail from the south of India only as at that point of time the ships were not travelling up the Ganges to Calcutta....

 

Finally, he reaches the port after many hardships... Pays a huge sum to get a cabin in the ship... Ship is to set sail at 8 am next morning.

 

Now the man, he stays the night in an inn... Dreaming of the journey that awaits him the next day... He does the flashback of his life... Hard work... Save money... No marriage... No kids... The toughest route from north to south... what is there ahead awaiting him in this adventure?

 

0730 at the port.... To his amazement... There is no ship... What actually happened is that due to bad weather forecast the ship set sail at night itself... The crew did their best to find the people that were to be in the ship... But still they missed this man...

 

What happened to the man...? He lost everything... All his money... All his efforts... All the good he wanted to do in his life... His sacrifices... He could not stop cursing everyone... He never never anticipated that he would miss the ship... He slumbered into negativity finding it impossible to accept the reality... He focused so much only upon himself... He thought of only on what he has done for this journey and if after reaching here how he could have missed the ship.... So many years? So much hardship? Shock struck, so much sadness and no tears from his eyes!!! How can he? How is it possible?

 

Finally, he went crazy... He became a mad person... He lives at the port and begs for food... People working around there started calling him as madship man... After two months, everybody knew his story and what had happened to him... They knew about his journey so they gave him food and stuff to live on the port itself... 

 

The end - After six months the news came that the ship the madship man was supposed to board never reached its destination.... Due to bad weather, it sank... No survivors... The people around tried their best to make the madman understand what happened to the ship...but to no avail! He was mad... It was too late for him, too late to sanity.

 

Then, what would have been better for him, should he have boarded the ship and perish with the crew or being the mad person that he is but still living? Either way it is too late….


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