Lost in a Forest

1973 Words Apr 12th, 2013 8 Pages
Katrina Pham
Ms. Leang English 1 HP, Period 1
3 October 2012
Lost in a Forest “It’s too dark, Katrina. I can’t see!” cried Christopher, my baby cousin. “Slow down! If I lose you, the monsters are going to swallow me whole.” I heard him, but his whimpers only exacerbated the situation, which was already worsening by the second. The sun had nearly disappeared behind the mountain, and the darkness was quickly claiming the night. Out of instinct, I grabbed his hand and we ran as quickly as we could wherever there was a path. Not even in my wildest dream could I have imagined how easily our pleasant afternoon stroll could turn into the chilling experience of my life, the night Christopher and I got lost in the forest by ourselves.
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We wanted to search back to the place where we started, but it seemed impossible. I suspected the trees itself for hiding the right path. My cousin and I lost track of time while we circled around the forest like vagabonds. “It is already pitched black! I’m sleepy. Let’s stop somewhere and sleep,” Chris whined. “Are you crazy? Sleeping in the middle of a forest? Bugs will bite without mercy!” “Whatever, you’re just over thinking it because you’re scared of animals and insects!” We walked around nowhere until the discord work of the night creatures began soon after the sky became entirely dark blue. The cacophony of the birds could make me stay up all night. I told myself however people symbolize birds, their singings are not even delicately close to a harmony. I could still see the animals flawlessly flying above the sky either to end their day or to start it. It was quite bizarre to know that birds never stopped for one moment and pondered how alluring their home is. About an hour later, we stopped to rest on the biggest tree we could find, since it offered more protection. The tree was probably a hundred feet in height, and each branch was as massive as a king-sized bed. I helped Chris climb up to the tenth branch, while I climbed after, afraid that I might lose balance and fall from such height. My stomach growled angrily and my throat left completely dry. For some time, I thought I was about to die from hunger and

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