I caught hold of the child in my arms and put him on my back. I at once swam back towards the bank. As I reached the bank, the old lady’s eyes glistened and she could not withhold the tears of joy. But the child was unconscious and clearly it was not yet the proper moment for rejoicing. I assured the old lady that I would do whatever I could to save the life of the child.
I put the belly of the child on a stone which was lying nearby. As the excessive water in his stomach came out through his mouth, he opened his eyes. Now, the old lady’s and, of course, my joy knew no bounds.