A boy met his mother after 25 years - level 2, A12

A boy met his mother after 25 years - level 2, A12

23-04-2012 11:00

A boy lost his family when he was only five years old.

One day in 1986, Saroo Brierley went by train in India. It was very late at night and he was very tired. He slept and he woke up 14 hours later in Calcutta, more than 700 miles from home. He couldn’t find his way back because he couldn’t read and write. He had to live on the street and later he was adopted by a family from Tasmania, Australia.

He liked his life in Tasmania but when he was a big man, he wanted to know where he was born. He didn’t know the name of his hometown. But he remembered some places. He used Google Earth map and looked for his home.  He looked at the time which he was on the train and the speed of Indian trains and he got an area of about 700 miles from Calcutta. He started to see places which he remembered as a child and he found a waterfall where he played. After 25 years he found his family and met his mother.

Written by Libor for News in Levels

Interesting words: adopted, area.

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