One day Zidane’s mother told him that she and his
father needed to go away for a few days on business
trip and they’d asked Zidane’s Aunty Bilqis
to look after him while they were away.
Zidane hadn’t seen Aunty Bilqis since he
was a baby but he was very excited
because she lived in the countryside.
Zidane had never been to a country.
The city was so noisy with
cars running thru and fro,.
huge factories and loud music in
restaurants. Everyone seemed to
be in a hurry. Even Mum and Dad.
Next day Zidane packed a suitcase
and a pack of sandwiches for his
journey. His mother drove him to
the station. He got on the train to
Wibley and mother told him to be
good and have a nice time with Aunty
Bilqis. She also warned him not move out
alone as he would be quite unfamiliar with
the country roads. She waved as the train
pulled out of the station. Zidane waved back
feeling quite matured and responsible to
journey alone to Aunty Bilqis home. As the train reached closed to Wibley, Zidane saw the beautiful countryside. All that his school teacher had mentioned about it was true. He had learnt in school that the country was totally opposite. There were huge mountains and clean roads. There were fields, animals in the farm and birds chirping on large shady trees.The train
seemed to take forever making its way through the
countryside. It stopped at lots of little country
stations until Zidane was the only one left in his
compartment. In the duration of his journey Zidane thought of various ways and
means to impress Aunty Bilqis and prove that he is the best boy ever known.
Eventually the guard announced they had arrived at Wibley.