Exciting Journey

Mounted troops of the Imperial Camel Corps Bri...
Mounted troops of the Imperial Camel Corps Brigade with the Egyptian town of Magdhaba in the distance, 23 December 1916 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Palm Trees with Sun Behind Them
Palm Trees with Sun Behind Them (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
View of evening at the Desert's Palace Road, R...
View of evening at the Desert’s Palace Road, Rahim Yar Khan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Monica/Kaali too was enthralled by the new way. This was the farthest she had ever been from the tea shop. They shouted ‘yeah’ feeling they were now free from the brute Heera.

They kept travelling till the Sun was descending in the West. They came to a small dhaba (restaurant) by the wayside. It was much like Heera’s tea stall. Kajri bought two cups of milk and biscuits for the children. She ordered a thick strong tea for herself and ate a long rusk dipping it frequently in the sweet tea.

Kaali and Sona were very excited by this journey. They had watched open mouthed at the passing scenery. The palm trees and pools of water that were common on this camel track. It was a different world all together. It was hot but a pleasant breeze on top of the camel cooled them down. Both the children loved the swaying ride on the camel. Toona was such a sedate creature that Kaali and Sona began to have respect for this tall and gangling creature of God. Toona would turn his head once in a while to make sure the children were still sitting on top of him and Monica/Kaali thought he smiled at her.