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|Under the Dolphin's Nose (standard:non fiction, 1076 words)|
|Author: Juggernaut||Added: Nov 06 2013||Views/Reads: 1435/737||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A mountain was named after dolphin's nose as it looks like it from a distance sloping into the Indian Ocean on eastern seaboard in India. At the foot of the Dolphin's Nose were few caves that were home for various sea creatures. These caves are accessable|
Under the Dolphin's Nose Subba Rao Eastern Ghats are tall mountains and small hills that spread across discontinuously on southeastern seaboard of India. One of the hills extended into Indian Ocean with a look from a distance more like a dolphin's nose. Thus the mountain was named Dolphin's Nose in a town nestled between the mountain range along the Bay of Bengal. The Dolphins' Nose Mountain was a natural barrier against tropical hurricanes to a large shipping port and naval base in town. At low tide, the ocean recedes to expose small caves at the base of Dolphin's Nose Mountain. At low tide, the caves were accessible but at high tide the caves go under water. Fishermen familiar with the timing of the tide venture in and out of the caves to collect large pink crabs. While Juggernaut growing up, his father an avid collector of all kinds of stuff came to know about large exoskeletons of pink crabs in the caves under the Dolphin's Nose. After consulting with fishermen familiar with the caves, he planned a small expedition to the caves with two of his nephews to collect the dried pink crabs from the caves to add to his collection. He took along with him a fisherman as a guide. Juggernaut's mother was worried sick from the beginning since nobody in the group except the fisherman knows how to swim or has experience in hiking on the treacherous mountain slopes to reach the caves. After healthy breakfast, all three left for the Dolphin's Nose to meet the fisherman at the sea. They planned to return before the sunset. Juggernaut with his sibling fell asleep leaving their mother alone keeping a vigil as the evening fell into darkness. Juggernaut got up from the bed early in the morning happy to hear his father's voice in the kitchen. He jumped from the bed and ran into kitchen to see his father and two uncles having breakfast. He saw a band aid on his father's forehead and the two uncles looked bruised with small cuts on their hands. Apparently, they returned safe after mid night. “We were so scared last night mother was crying, what happened?” Juggernaut went close to his father to examine his forehead. “I am very sorry for putting you all through the grief, lot of unexpected events happened that delayed our returned trip but the good news is we were safe and sound and brought back specimens of pink crab Click here to read the rest of this story (125 more lines)
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