The World Largest Glass Bridge

 Wirtten by: Muhammad Anwar Andar

Valwala and his brother Shikeb go to the castle. They are standing on the bridge of the river that passes through the castle. Walwala is amazed by the biggest bridge. Lalo Mama comes and welcomes his guests.

Shikeb discusses the issue of the big bridge of the castle with Lalo Mama. Lalo Mama says that he has information about the largest bridge in the world, which is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.  Walwala wants information about the mentioned bridge.

Lalo Mama takes them inside the caste and there in the corridor of the castle, he opens a window about this issue.


In the window, Walwala and Shikeb see Yunas and Rahima watching television. On the television, the spokesman is talking about the largest glass bridge in the world.

The spokesman says, “World’s Largest Glass Bottom Bridge was opened in Vietnam. It is called Vietnam’s Bach Long pedestrian bridge, which is 632m long and located 150m above a huge jungle.

The Bach Long pedestrian bridge means ‘white dragon’ in Vietnamese. The bridge suspends above the rainforest. The bridge can support up to 450 people at a time and the floor of the bridge is made from tempered glass.

Before this bridge, the largest glass bridge was in China which is about 536 meters long but this Vietnamese bridge broke the record of China.”

Lalo Mama closes the window. Walwala and Shikeb thank Lalo Mama for the information.

Najiba takes a newspaper from the table in the corridor of the castle and she reads the following proverb, “Who waits to be boarded, remains in the desert!”

Najiba asks about the meaning of the mentioned proverb. Lalo Mama opens another window for their information.


In the widow, Hamida asks her brother Shikeb to go with her to her aunt's house. Shikeb says that their aunt's house is far from their house and asks Hamida to wait until his friend gives him his bicycle.

Hamida says that anyone who is waiting to be boarded stays in the desert. Shikeb asks about the story of the proverb. Hamida tells him this story, “In ancient times, there were two princesses in a country. When the big prince wanted to go somewhere, he was accompanied by servants and guards and he rode on horseback, but when the youngest prince wanted to go somewhere, he did not take anyone and always walked.

Once, the older prince wanted to go hunting with his youngest brother. Both of them took horses for this purpose and after crossing a big mountain, they reached a big desert.

There was a big pond in the desert and some ducks were swimming in it. They tied the horses and went to the pond. Suddenly, a strong dusty wind caused them to miss the hunt, and when they wanted to return to their horses, they could not see the way because of the dust. It was getting dark and their horses were lost.

The youngest prince wanted his brother to go with him on foot, but the eldest said that he could not go on foot and that he would wait if a caravan crosses the desert he would go with them.

The youngest prince set off on foot, and he got another horse and rode back to the desert with some guards, arriving early in the morning. He found his brother unconscious and took him home on horseback.

His father treated him and the older princess said that who waits to be boarded, remains in the desert!”

Lalo Mama closes the window. Najiba and Shikeb thank Lalo Mama for informing them of the story of the proverb.

When Lalo Mama wants to say farewell, Shikeb wants to open one more window for them.  Lalo Mama opens the window of the listeners of the program.


In the window, a boy, a resident of Chak district of Maidan-Wardak province tells a Naat (a poem that praises our prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).