A Journey by Train
A journey by train, bus, or airplane always brings about great pleasure. One can get rid of his monotonous routine work using traveling. It provides us an opportunity to meet our friends and relatives living far away from us. Last year I had a chance to travel by train to attend the marriage ceremony of my cousin in Lahore. My father had already got seats reserved in advance for the whole family. Naturally, we were excited about the idea of a long journey. It was a fine morning of August when we set out for this journey. We reached the station by taxi.
No sooner had the train arrived at the platform, than the passengers rushed frantically towards the gates of bogeys. They were shouting and pushing one another. Each was anxious to enter the room first and occupy seats. We were not at all worried because we had our seats reserved. Anyhow, we got into the compartment. Our coolie, who carried our luggage, guided us.
The carriage was packed to suffocation. When the train began to move we sighed_ with relief. We were sitting near the window. We passed swiftly away from Karachi: Soon it reached Hyderabad, where it stayed for a short while, instantly there, appeared hawkers crying loudly with different articles of food. Then our train moved and speeds up.
The train was passing through the hot deserts of Sindh and when it reached the plains of Punjab we felt the joy of -traveling again. We enjoyed the natural scenery that came on our way. We passed many villages, towns, green fields, gardens with clusters of fruit trees, mountains, hills, and rivers, etc.
All these seemed passing by in a twinkling of an eye. All these natural sights gave us immense pleasure. At last, our train reached Lahore station. Our cousins and others welcomed us and by their station wagon, we reached home. This journey gave us entertainment and experience as well