12 Dec 2017
Question about English (UK)
It was a cool summer morning. Two brothers, as usual, came to visit their aunt. She lived in a small quiet village on the bank of a wide river. Usually the boys had fun on the court with other guys, but on that day they wanted something unusual. . Auntie always forbade them to walk to the river without adults. Because of the village there were rumors of strange monsters outwardly resembling white horses, which drag children to the river bottom. But nobody believed in it, especially the old nuts old man who lived on the edge of the village. He ran a huge farm and stables. He explained that this is just the ravings of competitors from neighboring villages. Hearing one of these gloomy stories, the brothers immediately went to the river despite the prohibitions. . . It was already noon as the boys walked along the shore. They did not find anything strange and unusual around them. But suddenly, behind the trunk of a large old willow, someone's head appeared. The brothers immediately ran closer and saw a herd of horses behind the hill. It was a flock of that old man. In a moment, one of the boys noticed a white mare that had strayed from the rest. She was beautiful, her pearly white color poured into the sun, her mane developing in the wind like a wave of the ocean. The horse seemed to attract the boys with its beautiful song. Not standing, they came closer and began to climb on her back. One of the brothers noticed that the horse's eye had strangely darkened, but did not attach any importance to this. . . But a second later her slimy drool drooped from her mouth, and the boys' hands seemed to stick to her dazzling body. They tried to push their hands away from the horse, but only exacerbated the situation. Suddenly the horse began to move towards the river, the brothers understood what was awaiting them. They screamed, choked with tears, and, resigned to their fate, heard a loud whistle, culminating in cotton. . . It was that crazy grandfather - the owner of the farm. He, with a loud scream and a strong swing of the whip, beat on the back of the mare over and over again until the boys were free. The monster disappeared into the river with creepy moans. . . After numerous stories of the old man about these water creatures and after drinking a few cups of chamomile tea, the brothers finally calmed down. In the evening they were already heading to the aunt's house, vowing not to tell anyone about this terrible adventure. does this sound natural?