Juley.. Lithuam sunset Ji...Top Singh ji,
I spent a fascinating afternoon reading this story. I hope you get time to add more details that you have hinted about. For eg. "The coming of the Crow in my room and how we learnt the language of each other is also an interesting story which I will write later." I know that this incident happened almost 40 years ago, so memories will be a little faded (I am surprised he remembers anything at all!) but I hope you are able to spend some time with Sh. Puran Singhji and get some more details because there are so many questions that come to the mind:
- Did the ration last for the full duration or did he have to go hungry for a few days in the end?
- Did he make a sledge?
- Did he need to "prepare a pair of shoes with wide wooden stick soles to walk over the soft snow to Chhatru-Gramphu and then to Koksar village"?
- I did not understand what you meant by: "To see the possibility if the knees are provided with the rubber sheets/leather sheets to scroll down the knees using as legs to cover the distance upto Koksar."
- You mention that he spun some wool into yarn to make socks and gloves, is it common practice to keep some raw wool ready to do this? I have seen many pahadi people spinning wool, and so the chowkidar must have kept some wool for this amongst other provisions.
- Did he manage "To explore the possibilities if the animals can be used for riding etc. to Koksar or can be used as messengers to the villages and to try this understanding and friendship is required."?
- You said, "To explore the possibilities of using river Chandra flowing downward towards Koksar village to use as a way of transportation by steamer etc.", I am sure you meant a boat, but is the river ever used for such transportation in even normal times?
- Did Sh. Puran Singh manage to find the wonder plant "Chharma" in those 122 days?
- How did he manage a bath (or two) when there was no water to even drink?
- How was his health when he was finally rescued (although you do mention that he never fell sick). He must have lost a lot of weight.
Please do not take offence at my questions. I just wanted to help in making this fantastic account even more readable and 'complete'. In fact I have been coming to BCMT for many months now, but I registered today only to correspond with you. If I read it correctly, you are in Bilaspur these days, I hope to meet you in person some day..
Thank you for taking the efforts at writing this. It tells us about how difficult life must have been in those days.
Juley..saurab..Welcome to BCMT Lithium - Welcome as you finally registered.
This great tale made you after all
Juley - Top Singh Ji.
Hope all's great at your end.
All of us are waiting to know the remaining story and answer to all the questions asked above. Hope you find time soon to feed us with that.
Juley Top Singh Ji, We have been waiting and will keep waiting for your posts....Juley..saurab..
I have brought the Hero Home quickly just to stop your eagerness but the survival days of 122 can be written date and day wise. Let me retire from the HP Govt. Service but however I shall be answering the posts in the above thread which remained un-answered since long. The next slot will come after answering all the precious posts. Juley.