“Oh no”, said one of his admirers, “it’s true. This place is ten miles to the west on the road to Jaisalmer. The landmark is an ugly black rock that looks like the head of a camel. Beyond that there is nothing but sand and wilderness and, of course, ghosts.”
Almost the entire village turned up that evening to bid farewell to Vijay Singh, who was ready to set out west. Just then an old woman came forward and thrust a small packet into his hands, and Vijay Singh started walking into the red sunset of the desert.
One of Vijay Singh's fans did not accept Vijay Singh's statement. He informed him that the facts about the haunted desert were true. Vijay Singh was then given a description about that deserted place. His fan informed him that the isolated desert lies ten miles to the west on the road to Jaisalmer. An ugly black rock that looks like the head of a camel is a landmark to that place.
The isolated desert
Apart from that, there was nothing more to describe that place. The particular location is full of sand, emptiness, and ghosts.
Vijay Singh started his journey towards the isolated desert. The entire village gathered near him to bid farewell. When Vijay Singh was about to start his journey towards the isolated desert, an old woman gifted him a small packet. Vijay Singh accepted the gift and started his journey towards the west during the sunset.
Meaning of difficult words:
A fan or supporter of someone
A place that is not looked after by anyone
More than something
To take the first step in carrying out any work
To push something suddenly
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). A Strange Wrestling Match: Indira David (pp. 43-51). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.