After eight hours journey at last our train reached Chittagong railway station at about 1 p.m.
During the last winter vacation, I got an opportunity to make a journey by train with my family members from Dhaka to Rajshahi. But that time my father decided to go there by train.
My parents went to sleep in their berths, but I did not feel sleepy. By this time the platform was full of passengers-men, women, young and old. After a quarter of an hour the guard blew the whistle and waved the blue kerchief.
Journey generally means travelling a long distance Yes; I had travelled last year with my parents to Bombay by Gitanjali Express in order to attend the marriage ceremony of my cousin who stays there.
Journey is a relief in our monotonous everyday life.
Ticket examiner: I woke in the morning between Kanpur and Allahabad. The Youngman appealed to him for mercy, but all in vain. Conclusion: Near the holy city of Allahabad I packed up my luggage.
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was too clever to give the Youngman an opportunity to slip. He was handed over to the police at the next station. Things came to my vision and disappeared in the twinkle of an eye. As it was an express train, it touched only at a few big stations.At about noon when the train entered the Chittagong district I felt great joy seeing the hills on either side of the line as I had not seen a hill before.I, keeping myself aloof, sat beside a window and looked outside through it. Dew drops on the soft grass of meadows were glittering like pearls.I enjoyed these scenes and sights with a joyful mind.By this time the train was moving through rural areas.I gazed and gazed at the house, trees, meadows with golden crops and other panoramic view with a cheerful mind. Everything seemed running swiftly to opposite direction. Now and then it crossed a bridge over a river with a chattering noise.Scene on the Platform before the arrival of the train: I was to leave for Allahabad at 11 am I bought a ticket and reached the platform. Scene inside the Compartment: When the train arrived all rushed towards it. There was a great rush of passengers on the platform. With the help of a collie I got into a compartment which was over-crowded. It meant that the train was out from the nearest station. I was amused seeing the houses and trees passing by very fast from my eyes. When the third bell was rung the train rushed into station. Seeing this unearthly beauty of nature my heart was filled with indescribable pleasure and joy.