The train sound was singing lullaby to the passengers with faint intermittent whistles sounding like soprano singer. Regina stuck her head out of the window gazing the sky. She was abstracted into the the sky. She felt that the train was hanging to the sky. It was dusk and the vermilion sky looked like a charmer.The distant eastern ghats were enchanting. Regina was watching the scenery with bated breath. She forgot to blink her eyelashes lest she should miss the big wonder. The hills and the nature were magnetic. The purple patches on the vermilion sky are melting slowly. The sky turned grey as if to remind Regina that she was on train. Regina did not notice when the train reached the village station. She was jostled into the compartment by the unkind train. She was hardly able to move until the train whistled. Her senses felt like whipped cat and she felt like the big cat in the ring that heard the sound of the ring master's craking whip. She jolted herself out of the door.
She was the lone passenger at the Arakametta Railway station. The station master looked at her with surprise. He looked at her with eyes googled, There was something strange perhaps a message that his lips could not deliver. " Can I get a wagon or cart to the forest?" She asked the station master. He looked bewildered. " Are you going alone into the forest?" He said. Actually jagapathi commissioned the jeep , the driver has not turned up yet. She said. The station master added " It is all forest around here. The village is 5 miles from here and the forest is abutting (bordering) on the village. A few years ago there was another girl... his voice quivered She too came to the forest alone." Regina said, " bye, bye " to the station master and kept walking. Scarcely had she got out of the station when she saw Giri and Satya." Sorry for the late" Satya stammered. He continued "I am Jagapati's persoanal secretary and he is Giri , he is only a jeep driver." Giri took the suit case and put it in the jeep. When the jeep moved Giri was telling her the reason for the late by then she had already plugged in the earphones.