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By Laurie Gough

During this lyrical, poetic, and charmingly humorous publication, Laurie Gough drives from Ontario to California reflecting on a lifestyles spent traveling looking for new stories and ordinary sensations. Heading in the direction of a half-remembered cave at the Pacific coast the place her more youthful, extra adventurous self as soon as stayed, she recollects adventures in Sumatra, the Yukon and lots of areas in among and wonders what compels her to maintain relocating via existence whereas all people else has chanced on a spot to belong.

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I can’t support thinking,’ stated Kevin sooner or later, ‘that on the finish of our lives, after we glance again, we’ll consider this river, now not the place we camped on it or its color, yet the way it sounds. It’s thoroughly quiet, aside from this faint rippling. ’ He went directly to inform me a couple of time he was on one other river, a miles noisier one, the River Ganges in Varanasi, India. He spent the 1st evening within the crowded urban in a flea-infested resort. day after today, he took his assets on a ship with a motive force down the river looking for higher lodging. whilst the boat stopped within the a part of town he sought after, he acquired out along with his backpack, paid the motive force, and used to be instantly swarmed through a flock of individuals attempting to consult him. within the confusion of the gang, Kevin didn’t have an opportunity to get his knapsack from the boat, and presently the boat turned misplaced within the countless numbers of alternative boats alongside the bustling river. A second prior to whereas using alongside the water, he’d been having fun with the women’s brightly colored saris in passing boats, the various languages spoken throughout him, the lazy morning breeze, and now without warning he was once with no his necessities: his passport, his funds, his traveller’s cheques, his magazine, his airplane price tag domestic. He went to American exhibit and so they refused to interchange his traveller’s cheques with no his id. He went to the Canadian Embassy and used to be scolded by way of a girl for being so careless, and informed they couldn’t aid him with out his Canadian passport. With just a couple of rupees in his pocket, he realised all he may well do used to be locate the boat driving force, which looked like an very unlikely activity in a urban of hundreds of thousands of boat drivers, yet he had no selection. He went again to where the place he’d first boarded the boat and began speaking to humans, telling them his tale. He spent the whole day chatting with humans, ensuring to assert the incident have been an twist of fate and never a robbery, and if the driving force back his knapsack to his lodge, he’d supply him 100 money. That night he went to the police station and located a policeman who was once very pleasant, so pleasant he desired to chat and discover the names of all Kevin’s kin, what Kevin did in Canada, what he considered India, what Indian meals he cherished. eventually, the policeman acquired him to write each element of what had occurred that morning, after which he made him write all of it all over again on one other piece of paper. The policeman took the 2 copies of Kevin’s assertion, stamped them, gave one to Kevin, and placed the opposite in a dusty dossier field. With an important smile, he stated, ‘There, all performed. thanks my pal. ’ Kevin back to his lodge puzzling over how he’d live to tell the tale India penniless, while, status open air his inn room, used to be the boat driving force along with his knapsack. ‘So the motive force heard from a person you’d talked to the place you have been staying? ’ ‘Yes, and he was once so apologetic and type. i used to be so relieved. Seeing him status there has been like a present from the gods or whatever. ’ ‘Didn’t you need to holiday down and cry? ’ I requested. ‘No, I in some way knew it can all figure out, no matter if I didn’t locate my knapsack.

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