love in the snow
Heaviest snow in a hundred years hit the south of the country.It snowed continuously for half a month,blocking the railways,highways,and runways in the airfields.Ice wrapped and paralized the power-grids and and comunication system. Many people were trapped in railwaystations,bus stations and airports,and even in cars,buses and trains.Governments and people did everything they could to fight the snow dizaster,no one was killed from cold and hunger.Gradually,trapped people all went back home safely.Many moving stories happened during the process.While fighting the snow,people forgot his animal friends until a moving story of a swallow couple pravailed on the internet.
The swallow couple had not eaten anything for several days because of the snow.They tried to fly into people's home to warm themselves,but every house was closed tightly.They got to a side of a balcony where wind could not reach.They jumped and flapped their wings to attact the attention of the people inside the house,who were busy with their own things.The wife's body was frozen,she could not move any longer.The husband came near and wrapped his wife with his wings.The husband lost his heat soon because of his opened wings.The couple died in the cold and hunger,one wrapping another.
The next morning ,the housemaster went to the balcony to check his flowers and saw a dead swallow outside the window pane,touching it ,he found that they were two embracing together.Thinking of the hardship the snow had brought to the people ,he was moved to tears.He took them in for giving them some warmness which they could not feel any longer.He found out a small cardboard box,filled it with some hay,lay the swallow couple in.He burried them in the garden of the community.
In my hometown in the countryside ,a swallow family live in the roof of my house.They come back from the south every spring to have babies.Then in autumn,when babies have grown up,they fly to the south for winter.I wonder if they will come back this spring as they did.