Chhutki : This is simply
unbelievable! I am actually riding a fish!
Baadshah: The water
upstream is so pure and fresh !
Fishy : True. But sadly ,
it won't be the same as we go further. But hold on tight. Enjoy the ride while the water
( He speeds on in the water, bobbing up and down. They chatter and laugh along the
way. Suddenly Chhutki hears a strange sound, like the rumbling of thunder, coming from way
Chhutki : Can you hear that
thunder -like sound coming from a distance ?
Baadshah: And look, the
water is no longer clean.
Chhutki : It's beginning to
look a bit green and brown.
Fishy : Yes friends,
that is because the water downstream becomes polluted. Fishes take oxygen from water
. But as the water gets polluted, oxygen levels in water come down drastically. Fishes do
not have a choice and have to take in some polluted water and their gills get blocked with
pollutants. They die because of this. This water is not safe for me.
Baadshah: Stop right here,
Fishy. You must not risk your life. We will go ahead on our own. Chhutki grab that huge
leaf floating nearby. I'll get a stick. We shall use them as a boat and an oar. They will
get us to places we need to see.
(Chhutki grabs a huge leaf floating
nearby. Baadshah finds a floating stick. Carefully he gets off Fishy's back and on
to the leaf. He then helps Chhutki on to the boat.)
Chhutki : Well done, Fishy!
Thank you for the most enjoyable ride I've ever had. Now you must go back to where it is
Fishy : My pleasure !The
place you need to see, lies just up ahead, where the river turns sharply to the left.
Goodbye and good luck to you both ! ( He turns and swims off; they wave goodbye.)