Four Boys on a Glacier is a very short story written by Ruskin Bond. This story seems to be stem from Rusty’s adventure series, as the narrator is Rusty. He along with two more friends, Somi and Anil, pack up their bags and rush to Kapkote. From here onwards, their trip to the glacier somewhere in the Himalaya will start. They walk along the river, through the forest, rest in the village. From a tiny village a boy call Bisnu joins them – though he is younger to them but confident of carrying their bags. He is powerfully built.
They rest in the forest guesthouses not visited by anyone for the years. The guards of the guesthouses often are from Nepal. From one of the guards they hear the tale of Yeti and Lindini…snowman and snowwoman respectively. The boys discard the fable much annoyance to the guard. When they reach the glacier, they become the first persons to achieve that from their town – possibly they came from Dehradun. During their return trip, they drop Bisnu in his village and with sad heart march for the plains. The story in particular has no specific plot; it is more based on expedition carried out during young age in groups. Those who love adventure will surely like this story and may be able to relate their experience.