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Конкурс "Допиши рассказ"
Белокурова Анастасия, 11 лет. The Savior. High.
Before I took part in the Expedition through the Arctic, I had lived by a schedule. In the Arctic you lose sense of time. Having 24 hours of sunlight we could start our hiking at what we thought was 3 PM but it was actually 3 AM.
Our entire being was focused on one thing: survival.
That day or night (I can’t say for sure) I was on polar bear watch while the others were sleeping.
I didn’t have to fall asleep so I looked outside for some fresh air and came face to face with a ...
…dirty old woman.
She did not have any power.
She looked at me with her wild eyes and lost the sense.
“What a nice surprise”, came through my mind.
I can tell that since this expedition I forgot how to live in a society and to help needy people.
But I had to help her! I took her in my hands and brought to our tent.
The woman was very light. I understood that she didn’t have any meal for some days.
What happened? - Jack got up and came to me quickly.
«Oh, My God, she is so thin and cold».
“Bring dry clothes and warm it up, please.
I was confused, I couldn’t imagine, meeting one person here, among the snow.
After half an hour the woman opened her eyes and looked around. She tried to get up, but she was very weak.
Jack came to her and told: « Don’t be afraid, we don’t want to hurt you.»
«We will take care of you and of course we take you with us». I saw a light smile on her exhausted face.
We understood that she was thirsty. But she could drink only some drops of water. After this she felt asleep for some hours.
I was very proud inside of me, because I saved life of this old woman.
Next day we were sitting around her bed, waiting till she woke up. After she had rest she looked younger.
Actually she was about 35years old, not so old, as we assumed. She was able to say some words.
We understood that this lady was not English. Her name was Sarah. Days passed very quickly, we couldn’t go forward.
She was still weak, but she became stronger day by day. I looked at her and was fond of her strength and wish to live.
She was pretty woman, with long hair and blue eyes .She and her husband were taken part at the expedition.
But the avalanche has descended. Sarah was the only person to survive.
She was going and going around without any hope to find somebody alive.
We spent a lot of time together and it was really lovely time.
Sarah told me, that she was a teacher at the secondary school.
The expedition was really hard, but we did not notice it, we helped each other and gave power.
In some days I understood, that soon our expedition will be over and it will be difficult for me to leave her.
On evening when we were sitting around the fire, I told her about it.
She smiled and answered: «You are my savior i will never forget you!»
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