Brake Fluid Leak by persevere
No brakes writing prompt entry
" There's a giraffe"
Our Dad pulled to the side of the dirt road.
There , in a grove of msasa trees , was a majestic creature whose neck
seemed to rise forever.
In our old, trusty Chevrolet we travelled on.
A herd of springbuck , with the elevation of Nureyev, suddenly crossed in front of us.
Dad applied the brakes; the car did not respond. The nimble animals avoided contact.
Again Dad pulled to the side of the road.
Opening the bonnet he made a cursory examination of the workings of our trusty vehicle.
" The brake fluid has all leaked out. We will just have to proceed with the utmost care"
The journey resumed, at snail's pace.
Vultures were spotted soaring above. There must have been a kill nearby.
On turning a corner, the road ahead seemed to descend steeply to a low bridge. It rose on the other side and then seemed to level out. Again Dad stopped the car .
Turning to Mum, he declared, " You will all have to get out and I will proceed on my own. I cannot risk your lives if the car doesn't ascend the far side safely"
" Peter, this is a game reserve and we are certainly not going for a walk. We will stay in the car and face the consequences together"
Grim-faced, Father started the engine. A roller coaster ride followed but we made it to level ground on the other side.
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