A Raining Day
Rain is a great blessing after the summer heat. In India the scorching heat of the summer months of May and June causes great suffering to animal and plant-life alike. The Earth gets parched and cracked at places. Hot winds blow, animals wander is search of drinking water and no birds sing. Then follow the welcome rains in July and all breathe a sigh of relief.
It was the 15th of July. As I got up early in the morning, I found that a pleasant breeze was blowing and clouds were gathering in the sky. Soon there was lightening and thunder. I had to reach the college at ten for the first period. When I started from home at quarter to ten there was no rain. Still as a precautionary measure, I took my raincoat with me. I had hardly been on the road for five minutes, when rain drops began to fall. I hurried along. Soon it began to rain in torrents.
I was well protected by my raincoat, out other students were not so lucky. When I reached the school, I found that the attendance was very thin and most of the students, who had come, were fully drenched. As the downpour continued, the college had to be closed for the day. We were all very glad to have a holiday.
It continued to rain like cats and dogs for some time more. We waited in the gallery in front of our classroom. Loud thunder still continued, with flashed of lightening for time to time. The sky was covered with black clouds as far as the eyes could see. The gutter spouts were all over-flowing. There was water everywhere.
As the rain abated a little, we started for our homes. At places the road was overflowing with the water and it was with very great difficulty that we could made-through it. By the time I reached home, I was wet to the skin in spite of my raincoat. Mother at once prepared tea and I took fours cups of it, as by this time I had began to feel a little cold.
By the afternoon the rain stopped. Now there was only a light drizzle. Some of my friends came to my house and we now decided to.
A Raining Day