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A Stranded Railroad Car

A Stranded Railroad Car All of this, Brother, means nothing. To tell you the truth, travel isn't enjoyable anymore." Bundu Miyan's story was absorbing. But Shujaat Ali somehow didn't care for his concluding remark and said, "Well now, I wouldn't go that far. Travel must have meant quite a lot to our elders. Why else would they have stirred out of doors? They weren't crazies. You're too young and inexperienced to jump to conclusions. All you had was a single trip, which ended somewhat badly for you. And right away you decide there's no fun and adventure left in travel. As I look at it, you never did any travelling--I mean any real travelling, which is something else again. Well, Mirza Sahib, what do you think?" Mirza Sahib gently removed the mouthpiece of the hookah from his lips, opened his drowsy eyes, cleared his throat, and said, "Shujaat Ali, you shouldn't argue with these modern boys. What do these kids know about travelling?! Especially on account of the train--they've taken all enjoyment out of journeying. You blink your eye, and you've arrived at your destination. But there was a time when kingdoms fell and governments toppled by the time you reached where http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

A Stranded Railroad Car

Manoa , Volume 27 (1) – Sep 29, 2015

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Abstract

All of this, Brother, means nothing. To tell you the truth, travel isn't enjoyable anymore." Bundu Miyan's story was absorbing. But Shujaat Ali somehow didn't care for his concluding remark and said, "Well now, I wouldn't go that far. Travel must have meant quite a lot to our elders. Why else would they have stirred out of doors? They weren't crazies. You're too young and inexperienced to jump to conclusions. All you had was a single trip, which ended somewhat badly for you. And right away you decide there's no fun and adventure left in travel. As I look at it, you never did any travelling--I mean any real travelling, which is something else again. Well, Mirza Sahib, what do you think?" Mirza Sahib gently removed the mouthpiece of the hookah from his lips, opened his drowsy eyes, cleared his throat, and said, "Shujaat Ali, you shouldn't argue with these modern boys. What do these kids know about travelling?! Especially on account of the train--they've taken all enjoyment out of journeying. You blink your eye, and you've arrived at your destination. But there was a time when kingdoms fell and governments toppled by the time you reached where

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 29, 2015

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