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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

A Narrow Escape

I was from school that evening of the 11th of february when i decided to travel to my estate chabera(sondu) using a motorbike since it was too late and market day as well hence i couldn't get a matatu.When we were at the bridge the motorbike ran shot of fuel and the cyclist lost control being that the place was slopy.An on coming lorry knoked the motorbike.The cyclist leeped on air and fell into the river as i clang on the grills along the bridge. without a blink of an aye a huge black python approached from under the bridge.My hands got weakr and when it neared, my hands could no longer hold.I said my last prayer as my hand lost grip. I had something holding me on my neck then i closed my eyes to wait for my death.Why a i not dying?" I asked my self.I decided to open my eyes.Jesus! I was on the tarmac road surounded by people. I came to realise that the one who held me by the neck was not a snake but a good samaritan who lives in the neighbouring estate.I thanked the Almighty God and sworenever to border a motorbyke again.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Sondu/nyabondo, Kisumu, Kenya
 
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