This is Sonapur. This is a village. The river waves accelerate there than others river. Rain and storm made peoples strong enough. Social activities, festivals and daily activities for living made peoples kith and kin. Sorrow and happiness is part of life. Peoples of this village know very well. Sometimes they cry, sometimes they laugh and sometimes they sing song of sorrow and happiness. River is part of life of peoples. Most of peoples maintain their life by fishing.
Rupa is living in this village with her mother. Her father died when she was five years old. Her mother made alive her by helping of peoples. Rupa also used to do work from childhood. She is young now but sometimes nature becomes cruel. Her mother lost her eyes. She is blind now. She could see even before a year. At this time she can’t see anything. She is old now. Mother and daughter become very friendly and also they she should be friendly as there was none in family. Only earning member is Rupa. Most of time Rupa’s mother pretend they she can see. She always assumes wrong idea. Then Mother and Rupa make start debate on seen and unseen matter.
Once after afternoon they are in the bank of river. Rupa’s mother says,” it is a ship, I
think a big ship, can’t you see?”
Rupa replied” no mother it is not ship, even there is no ship” “No you can’t see, there is a big ship coming to us, I can see” “Mother you are blind, why you forget that? There is no ship”
“Yes there is a big ship, you are lying and you need not remind about my blindness” “Ok. You are not blind, now let’s back to home. I am so hungry”
They return back to the home. The sun set. Darkness returned after shiny day. Rain started. It was raining such as whole world will be sinking by water. Sometimes thunder makes big sound. It was Lightening terribly. They were on bed. Trying to get sleep. Suddenly door is knocking. Rupa asking, “Mother can you hear anything, someone knocking door.” “No I can’t see anything”
“Mother I am not telling that. I am asking can you hear door knocking. “ Rupa asked,” who is this?”
“It’s me, please open the door. It is cold outside and also rain” Mother said,” do not open the door. It is male sound”
Strangers is knocking door again and again. Rupa was a brave girl. She used to go to school in her childhood. She is young now. Her mother always afraid of her as Rupa is young and beautiful. But there was