Carol and I were hiking in a forested area. We had a long weekend and we decided to do something out of the ordinary. The forest was cool and shady despite the
We came to a river soon enough. According to the map, the only way to the other side and the shelter was to cross the river. I looked down and saw the
gushing water flowing over a rocky river bed. There was a thin wooden plank in front of us. I did not think it would hold both our weights so I looked around, searching for another way to cross the river. Further up the river, I spotted a wooden bridge and I told Carol that we should use it to cross the river. She shook her head stubbornly, saying that she preferred to use the wooden plank in front of us instead.
I pleaded with her to listen to me and to use the bridge. It was too late, she heard a loud cracking sound. The plank beneath her
gave way and she plunged right into the river.
Expecting the accident, I was already prepared with a rope. I threw it towards Carol and with much effort, she managed to pull herself out of the river. By this time, I was so furious, I did not wait for her to dry before I scolded her terribly. She could have lost her life in doing such a silly thing.