I am new to scripting and i have a strange problem with read
I have the following script

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echo "Testing echo..."
VAL=y
echo "Read value \c"
read VAL
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What could be the problem if i see the "Testing echo" displayed in screen but "Read value" is not displayed.
When i press enter it echoes "Read value" as well as takes enter as input for the read..
All statements get executed properly but whenever i say echo follwed by a read command i dont see the statement to be echoed...before read

I am sorry that this situation may not occur that easily but can you please pour in your ideas as to when there is a chance for this problem to happen..

Many Thanx in Advance