Malika spent a couple of hours getting dressed up in her finest dress, doing her
hair, putting make-up on her face and finally coating her lips with bright red
She then took her purse and went out. She was going to a grand party
at hotel ballroom. She knew that prominent and wealthy people would be at the
party and she wanted to appear her best.
She walked down the road to where it would be easy to get a taxi and stood
waiting for one. In a few minutes, she saw a vacant taxi and she flagged with
her right hand. The taxi came to a halt by her side and Malika opened the rear
passenger door and slid into the taxi. She told the driver her destination and
settled back comfortably against the seat.
While the taxi drove on, Malika thought of the handsome and wealthy men that
she would meet at the party and dreamed that she would meet the her "Prince
Charming" that night.
Suddenly, she noticed that the taxi was driving along a strange and deserted
road that was nowhere near her destination. She leaned forward and asked the
taxi driver where they were. The taxi driver turned his head and grinned at her.
His eyes looked fierce and evil. Malika felt very frightened and pleaded with
the taxi driver to stop. the man did not heed her cries and pleas and kept
driving down the deserted road.
Malika knew that she had to save herself somehow. As a final and desperate
measure, she threw open the door and flung herself out of the taxi. She landed
on something hard and felt a sharp pain on her head. Then, she lost
When she awoke, Malika found herself in a hospital bed. A young doctor was
looking down at her. She was told that she was found unconscious by the side of
a road that morning.
Luckily, Malika did not suffer any serious injuries.