Renaissance- The Story of a Cadet’s Life.
Recap- All cadets were ready on onboard but the train got delayed by 2 hrs and 10 minutes which made all cadets feel frustrated. In the meanwhile, Shaksham took out his diary and started writing something when Anuj asked about the same he said he writes a patriotic poem for his country. In the meantime, the train came but it was overloaded and it was dark all around, so they were confused how to get onboard without disturbing others.
Shaksham and Farhaan rushed towards the sleeper coaches, they try to open the door but it was locked from inside, they knocked it but no one came to open the door, they moved towards another compartment but it was also locked then Shaksham advised to Farhaan, “we both should go in different directions of train and if you find any open door then call out to me, now the time is too short in departure and Shaksham move towards the engine and Farhaan to opposite side, Anuj was following to Shaksham then Shaksham said to Anuj, “you go in the last and search if there is an open door for any sleeper and 3rd ac coach” and Anuj moved quickly and Shaksham moved in advance towards engine but he was not getting any open door, even he knocked many of the doors but no one opened it, Meanwhile, a long train horn, and then train moved a little bit with a Short Horn, Shaksham turn behind and looked with foresight till end but there was none of his buddies’s on the platform, he murmured, “which coach they board”. The train was now slowly picking up momentum and the throbbing of Shaksham was increasing the speed of the train, quickly he moves towards the end of the train in search of that open door in which his buddies entered.
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But he did not get that coach, now the train speed had increased significantly, and the engine started to leave the platform, Shaksham was still searching an open door and was also running in the direction of motion. Train speed increased slightly, and now the train was to leave behind Shaksham, Shaksham started running faster with the train, and took hold of the handle fixed near to the door and jump over the notch and grip the another handle on the other side of door and as soon as he looked down, he got trembling with fear because of from where he was sprung it was rear end of the platform and fortunately it could not prove to be the rear end of his life.
It was the cold night of February before two days of Mahashivratri, and the Howrah express was running on its speed, The icy wind with speed of nearly 100 mph wanted to almost sweep to Shaksham. Shaksham hands were being frozen due to cold, and his grip was weakening on the handle, he was knocking the door with his knee in hopes that someone will open the door but maybe everybody was sleeping. There was no option except remain hung firmly to the next station
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