Trapped By A Tiger by Ruskin Bond
Name: Vanshi Bangia (10 years)
School: Raghubir Singh Jr. Modern School,Hamayun Road,New Delhi, India.
Review of the Story “Trapped By A Tiger”.
From the book “The Parrot Who Wouldn’t Talk”.
The story is another jewel from the author’s bejewelled treasure chest. In his trade mark style the writer is able to capture the young readers’ interest and create a constant suspense in their inquisitive minds. The author has tried his level best to increase the thrill aspect as we progress into the story.
The story unfolds with the reluctant protagonist accompanying his uncle for a weekend “Shikar” in the forest. What follows is truly an amazing and gripping account of an encounter with the king of the jungle the “majestic tiger”. Few incidents in the story leave the readers awestruck! Like, how a twelve year old boy (the protagonist) is able to climb to the skylight with the tiger on the door! The extraordinary portrayal of the young boy’s travails in the forest near Dehra has endeared him to all the readers. Through the story the writer highlights the most glorious aspect of life, that it is full of uncertainties! The rest house seemingly a safe place in the midst of the danger filled forest, turns out to be a far more dangerous place for the young boy than the threats the forest holds for the entire hunting party.
The author’s unique narrative style unfolds the story in the most mysterious and illustrative manner.