From Freight Trains to Sri Ramakrishna;

a story of rails, hobos, snakes and sadhus . . .

A story that takes you around the world; it begins in 1969 with hopping a train out of the Cicero freight yards on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois which leads to an encounter with an angry hobo; then we travel half-way around the world to a tale told by Sri Ramakrishna, the great 19th century Saint of Calcutta, India. He tells a story from the Indian tradition about a snake, a sadhu and how to act in the face of aggression.

 

Here are words, pictures and a recorded narration with music and sound effects. Every page holds a separate recording and simply 'click' (>) to flip to the next page and the narration and music will continue. At the bottom right corner of every page is a button that will allow you to pause, play or mute the recording. If you desire to listen to the whole story, without a pause between each page, you can find the embed of the complete narration and music

at the end of the book:

 

Music: Spann's Stomp, by Otis Spann, 1924-1970, the greatest Blues piano player of all time. Music on the final page music is from a live performance by: Anoushka Shankar,

Bhairavi Raga

Narration and true story: Peter Malakoff