Then suddenly Taro stopped chopping. What was that sound he heard? Could it be, could it possibly be rushing water?
Taro could not remember ever seeing or hearing a rushing stream in that part of the forest. He was thirsty. The axe dropped out of his hands and he ran in the direction of the sound.
All of a sudden, Taro heard a sound. He stopped chopping and turned his attention towards the sound. It had felt like the sound of a rushing water to him.
He was surprised to hear the sound because he had never seen or heard a water source in that part of the forest. He was so thirsty that he dropped his axe. He then started running towards the water.
Axe - a tool used by the woodcutter
Meanings of the difficult words:
|Possibly||Hopefully; may be.|
|Rushing||Moving with speed; flowing fast.|
|A small or narrow river.|
|Axe||A tool used for chopping wood.|
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Honeysuckle. Taro’s Reward (pp. 29-34). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.