This inspiring story will lead you on a journey of discovery as you embrace the beauty of nature and realize how important even you can be in the world around you. You will experience the suspense of a daring rescue in the rushing waters of a bold river, as a young boy is saved by the quick judgment and bravery of the story’s hero. As you read about this incredible journey, you will feel the warmth of friendship from the chance meeting of total strangers and learn that we all have a purpose for being here, and that it will be revealed to us, sometimes in very challenging and unique ways.
I ran, calling to the boy. He disappeared beneath the water. I continued running, my heart racing as I looked for a sign of him. I stopped, listening for his cry. A feather floated past. It must be the one I gave him. I looked back up the river and saw a small figure resting against a large boulder. My body trembled as I frantically looked for something to help me rescue the boy from the rushing water. I jumped in, fighting the rapids encircling my body. The water was cold and swift. I could see him just a few feet away. Suddenly, I slipped into a hole.