The story is about a boy named Ranji whoshifted to a new place. It was a hot day and he was walking in the forest as usual in his vest and shorts.While walking he discovered a pool in the forest with translucent water, smooth pebbles at the bottom. He had never seen such a clean pool , so he jumped in to swim. Next day when he was swimming in the same pool, he noticed a boy was staring at him angrily. The boy was tall and broad compared to him. He enquired what he was doing there in his pool. He also told he was a warrior and would not entertain such villagers. Ranji also told he was a fighter. Both involved in an argument and at a point, the toleration limit was crossed and the boy slapped hard on Ranji's face. Ranji also punched him in return. Then they got involved in a full fight. They grabbed throat, tumbled, rolled, cursed, struggled. They fought even in the pool for sometime but nobody won. They were exhausted and breathing heavily , so decided to continue the fight the next day. Ranji went home and could not explain the bruises on his body to his mother. He went to bazaar to buy lemonade and jalebis where he saw the boy coming towards him. They both stared at each other and then went away.Next day Ranji was tired from last day's fight but he found the boy sitting on the other side of the pool oiling his body. The boy asked him to come to the other side and fight. Ranji took a dive into water and reached the other side. The warrior was surprised by the way he dove. Ranji offered him to teach him how to dive. The warrior took a failed attempt. Again Ranji dove and circled him inside water. The warrior again took an attempt to swim under water but failed. Ranji told he could teach him if he liked. They both sat on the rock and introduced each other for the first time. The warrior's name was Suraj. Ranji informed Suraj that he is strong like wrestler. Suraj wished to become the world's champion wrestler. He told Ranji that he is strong but lean and he needs to have good food with him and drink milk. He told if Ranji taught him swimming, he would make him a wrestler. They both became friends from that day.