A group of schoolboys went hiking and exploring the jungle outside Ipoh.
They were excited over the waterfalls, jungle creepers and the enormous
trees that they came across. They watched monkeys swinging on the branches
of trees and eating wild fruits.
The boys were so engrossed in their
discoveries that they forgot time was slipping by quickly. At the same time,
they were unaware that they had wandered deep into the jungle and away from
the track which they had followed while
entering the jungle. They had become lost in the maze of trees and creepers.
By now, they were hungry. So they sat under a tree to eat their
sandwiches, peanuts and fruits. Then it started to rain and it grew dark,
making it all the more difficult for the boys to retrace their steps in an
attempt to get out of the jungle.
In the end, they decided to spend the night in the jungle. They huddled
together under a tree. They hardly slept as they were bitten by mosquitos
and were worried about the wild animals heard
prowling around. They were relieved when day broke. They tried a
different route and managed to reach the main road, and from there they
found their way back home.