Thursday, June 19, 2014

'' Fond memories of my child hood '' [9 ]

‘’ Fond memories of my child hood ‘’ [ 9 ]
An other day while Kesavapilla was bringing us home, carrying me on his shoulders and holding my brother’s hand,he stepped into a ditch.He felt something slippery and got a pricking .Immediately he put me down …lighted a match stick and looked everywhere. Nothing could be seen.Again we started our journey.By the time we reached home he started gasping and sweating like anything…Everybody gathered around him …examined his leg in the torch light,
where he felt that pricking.Then there they saw a blood stain..when it was wiped off ,there was  a wound. Pottanammachan immediately brought a string
and tied tightly a little above the wound and sent word for the vaidyan.By
the time the vaidyan arrived…he was chased to the out house by our cook sreedharan and pottanammachen.We children were chased away from there
and we stood on the verandah of our drawing room and watched what was
happening there.By the next day his wife and brother was brought  there.They all stayed there for more than two weeks. Once in a while when ever we got  opportunity we peeped through the window and saw Kesavapilla leaning against a pile of pillows keeping his  leg in a basin.We came to know that he had a snakebite and the snake was a very poisonous one.We were very sorry …he was like one of our friends,made us balls with palm leaves  and bullock carts
with jack tree leaves and played with us.After two three weeks one afternoon
one car came ,then Kesavapilla limping and leaning against the other constable
got into the car and went to his house.After the snake bite he was known as the snake bitten Kesavapilla.

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