Unit 6 Thief
Cumin, turmeric, coriander. These were the things that came to mind when Rae thought of India. Of course, she thought of yoga too. Rae landed in Bombay early on a Wednesday morning. She got her luggage and made her way to the hotel.
Rae had been planning her trip for months. She was going to study yoga with one of the world’s best yoga gurus. Her first meeting was scheduled for early the next morning.
On the way to the hotel, Rae was mesmerized by the wonderful colors and smells. She was so caught up in the sights and sounds, she barely had time to scream, “Thief” as a man grabbed her purse and ran away. Rae took off after the man.
She chased him down small allies and over a bridge. She chased him through a market where women were selling beautiful scarves. The man was fast, but Rae was faster. She caught up to the man and tackled him to the ground.
She grabbed her purse and kicked him in the stomach. She marched off with her bag and hailed a taxi to her hotel.
【美】 Meredith Walker 著 陈怡芬 译