A Quest for Water: Chapter 3: Buried Alive! (7)

portrait of woman in azawak of NigerA QUEST FOR WATER: (Based on actual events in the southern Sahara)

After much effort to heave the boy out of the well, the men finally accepted that the earth had won the battle. The only way of retrieving the boy now was to send another man in to recover his body. Cries of anguish rang out around them. Takat and Raichatou sobbed while Mouheini pulled them together into a group embrace. “It’s ok, my little ones. It’s ok. We must go so we can get to the next well before dark”. “The next well?” Raichatou asked, incredulous.