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MmJwbo, S>r.ES> H$mboO, H$mJbMo mMm` lr. Eg.Eg. gH$nmi, ~r.ES>.
H$mboO, H$mJb mMm`m lr_Vr Eg.Eg. bH$mS>o, H$moJZmoir hm`Hy$b,
H$moJZmoirMo _mOr _w`m`mnH$ lr. am_M Zdmio, H$moJZmoir Bpbe _oS>rA_
Hy$bMo gWmnH$ lr. {d>b H$moioH$a, H$moJZmoir BQ>aZeZb g{ZH$s Hy$bMo
gWmnH$ lr. Hw$_ma {nS>mn, lr. amO| ~mnygmmo. MmJwbo, lr. aqd am_Jm|S>m
MmJwb o, lr. O`Hw$ _ma AemoH $ Q>m on mU-nmQ>rb, lr. gw{ Zb OJVmn,
AmQ>o{b`mVrb Vk {_ lr. dZrb H$_Vo, VgoM gXd gmW XoUmao ~YwVy`
lr. AmZXm {^gwao, lr. g{Ve ndma, A$U nmQ>rb, lr. A{Zb hirdmio,
lr. gVmof {XdQ>o, lr. Ho$VZ MmJwbo, {dZ` d {ZVrZ, {ZIrb, dmJV, gmJa,
_mVr, _hmdra, em{VZmW, g{Xn, g{MZ, {_ har, gVre, Jmonmi, ZmJamO,
Ym|S>ram_, {Xbrn, nmQ>rb, JWnmb amHo$e Am~oaH$a ({MIbJmd JWmb`,
Xmnmobr, {O. aZm{Jar), AZw^yVrMo JWnmb g{Xn nmQ>rb, MeoIa dmK,
A_mob Om_Xma, lr. a_oe H$moao, gm. {dO`m H$moao, gVre _mir, {Vr,
am{JUr Am{U gw{MVm, {demIm, nyZ_ `m ^{JZtMo ghH$m`hr _mobmMoM Amho.
20 &
Iwn OUm`m ZmdmMm darb CboI nm{h`mZVa Amn`mbm AmM`
dmQ>Uo gmh{OH$M Amho nU AmB-dS>rbm{dZm Am`w` OJV AgVmZm `oH$mZo
doJdoJ`m Q>`mda nmbH$mMr ^y{_H$m ~Omdbobr Amho. ho F$U _r {dg$
eH$V Zmhr. _mP Am`w` KS>{d`mV `m gdmMm Iyn _moR>m dmQ>m Amho. `m
gdm_wioM AmO _r Amn`mg_moa C^m Amho. ho gdOU _mPo ApVd AmhoV.
_m`m embo` OrdZmVrb doJdoJ`m ~mV`mZm {gr XoUmao gH$miMo
nH$ma lr. A{Zb {Omnm AH$moio, H$moQ>r Jbr H$mJb, H$moJZmoir A{~H$m
V$U _S>i, {edZoar, {H$bm {d^mJ Am{U A{^am V$U _S>i, O`^dmZr
V$U _S>i, JUoe `wdm _MMo gd {_ _S>ir, H$m`H$V}, H$moJZmoir Jm_nMm`V
gX` lr. A{Zb nmQ>rb, lr. gw{Zb _mZo, lr. g{MZ ImoV, H$moJZmoir
JmdMo gd Jm_W ~Yy-^{JZr, lr. Xodr BXy_Vr ~moS>vJMo gWmnH$ Xwdmg
H$X_ d A{YjH$ lr. amOmam_ H$m~io, H$moJZmoir _wbm-_wbtMr mW{_H$
emim, H$moJZmoir (H$ZmQ>H$) {ejH$ gm. d lr. _Ymio gd {ejH$-{ejHo$Va
H$_Mmar, AmMm`aZ Xoe^yfU hm`Hy$b, H$mohmnyaMo _w`m`mnH$ lr. E_.S>r.
_Y^mdo, {e{jH$m gm. d{ZVm nmQ>rb, godH$ lr. H$Q>Ho$, gd {ejH$-{ejHo$Va
H$_Mmar, a`V {ejU gWm amOfu emh H$mboO, H$mohmnyaMo gd {ejH$-
{ejHo$ma H$_Mmar, S>r.Ama. _mZo _hm{dmb`, H$mJb, {O. H$mohmnyaMo gd
{ejH$ lr. ehmnyao d BVa gd {ejH$-{ejHo$Va H$_Mmar, JWnmb gm.
OdiH$a S>r.ES> H$mboO, H$mJb, {O. H$mohmnyaMo gd {ejH$-{ejHo$Va
H$_Mmar, ~r.ES> H$mboO, H$mJb, {O. H$mohmnyaMo gd {ejH$-{ejHo$Va
H$_Mmar, JWnmb lr. VmoS>H$a, S>opQ>Q>yQ> {MS>oZ hmo_, {ZarmU Jh, ~mbJh
H$mJb, {O. H$mohmnya, Ad{Z H$mohmnya, ~mbH$`mm gHy$b, H$mohmnya `oWrb
gd {ejH$-{ejHo$Va H$_Mmar, {dZ`Hw$_ma hmQ>ob, {_gbmH$ hmQ>obMo
gd {ejH$-{ejHo$Va H$_Mmar, bmoH$_m` gmdO{ZH$ Y_mXm` `mg,
{MIbJmd, {O. aZm{Jar, bmoH$gmYZm nwUo Mo gd gm_m{OH$ H$m`mVrb
{XnV^, {ejH$-{ejHo$Va H$_Mmar d {dmWu, AZw^yVrMo H$m`dmhH$ lr.
gVmof nmS>o, lr.~r.E_. I~m`V, lr.~r.S>r. nmQ>rb (~mny) lr. kmZoda e|S>o,
AZw^yVr BQ>aZeZb Bpbe _oS>rA_ ao{gS>opgAb Hy$b, OiJmd mMm`m
gm. gwem g{Ve, {g{ZAa {d^mJ _wI lr. _ZmoO na_ma, `w{ZAa {d^mJ
_wI gm. nwOm XoenmS>o, A{YjH$ lr. Eg.Ama. CnmgZr `mMo Am{edmX
bm^bo. VgoM ghH$m` AZw^yVrMo gd {ejH$-{dmWu, {ejHo$Va H$_Mmar,
gd AZw^yVr n[adma `mMo bm^bo. Amn`m gdmMr _r gXd F$Ur Amho. VgoM
_mPo nwVH$ doioV H$m{eV hmo`mgmR>r `Z H$aUmao a`V {ejU gWoMo lr.
& 21
AemoH$ MhmU, _mPo AmOmo~m - lr. XmXy _mir, gm. JmamB _mir, YmH$Q>o
~Yy lr. ~mimgmho~ _mir `m`mhr _r gXd F$UmV amh BpN>Vmo.
_mPo H$meH$ {_ "{H$_`m H$meZ'Mo gm. {V^m nmQ>rb VgoM Ama.S>r.
nmQ>rb, gmJa Vm`S>o, dZrb \$bQ>UH$a `mZr ho nwVH$ Cm_H$mao doioV nyU
H$$Z {X`m~b `mMohr Am^ma _mZVmo.

naewam_

22 & AmKmV
H$mohmnyabm dgVrJhmV EH$XmM Om`M {ZpMV Pmb hmoV. EH$m bhmZem
IoS>oJmdmVyZ H$mohmnya gma`m _moR>m ehamH$S>o _r n{h`mXmM {ejUmgmR>r
~mhoa nS>V hmoVmo. WmoS>rer _Zm_`o ^rVr hmoVrM. {_-_{Ut~amo~a Agbmo
H$s bmO`m~wO`mgmaI hm`M. _m`m IoS>di ~mob`mbm gmao hgm`Mo
nU ZVa ZVa _mPr `mZm Am{U `mMr _bm gd` Pmbr hmoVr. _r `m`mV
a_bmo hmoVmo. Vohr _m`mer o_mZo, AmnwbH$sZo dmJV hmoVo. _r bm~`m JmdmVbm
Am{U ZdrZ Ag`m_wio _bm Vo `m`m Jwn_`o gm_mdyZ KoVrb H$s Zmhr
`m~b _ZmV WmoS>r eH$m hmoVr. nU `mZr _bm gm_mdyZ KoVb hmoV.
H$mboObm OmUo, H$mboO gwQ>`mZVa dgVrJhmV OmUo, Ood`mZVa Vmg^a
{dlmVr. `mZVa A`mgmbm ~gUo. g`mH$mir gm`H$mir 4 `m Xa`mZ
{\$am`bm OmUo. nwhm A`mgmbm ~gUo. 8 dmOVm OodU. OodU Pm`mZVa
nwhm A`mg d 10 dmOVm PmonUo Agm Zoh_rMm {XZH$_ Agm`Mm.
gwdmVr`m H$mimV _Z a_V ZhVo. JmdmH$S>Mr Iyn AmR>dU `m`Mr. nU
hiwhiy gJ`m`m AmoiIr Pm`m. `m_wio _Z a_y bmJbo. JmdmH$S>Mr
AmR>dU {dg$Z `m`mV {_giyZ Jobmo.
e{ZdmaMm {Xdg hmoVm. dmMZmb`mV dmn dmMV ~gbmo hmoVmo. BV`mV
dJmVrb dJ{_ d Imobr _|~a gwaoe, {Xbrn d A{Zb niV niV _m`mH$S>o
Ambo.
Aao emV Hw$R>o Amhog Vy?
Aao {H$Vr emoYm`M Vwbm?
Mb AmVm doi ZH$mo!
{VKohr EHo$H$ dm` ~mobyZ Wm~bo. _bm H$mhrM g_Obo Zmhr. _r WmoS>m
Jm|Yi`mJV Pmbmo.
{Xbrn bJoM hUmbm Aao EdT> Jm|Yim`bm H$m` Pmb? Vwbm _mhrV
Zmhr H$m`? R>rH$ Amho `m`m bjmV Zgob.
A{Zb Am{U gwaoe {XbrnH$S>o nmhV hUmbo.
_r nwhm Jm|YiyZ Jobmo.

AmKmV & 23
Aao H$m` ~mobVm` Vwhr, H$mhrM _mhrV Zmhr _bm, H$mhrM bjmV
Zmhr _m`m, Aao _bm Va IaM H$mhrM _m{hV Zmhr.
gw_`mZo H$Xm{MV `mbm {V`m dmT>{Xdgmbm gm{JVbob Zgob.
A{Zb hUmbm.
`mda {Xbrn hUmbm.
~a {R>H$ Amho.
H$Xm{MV Vwbm gmJm`bm {dgabr Agob.
Mb Am_`m ~amo~a.
gw_`mZ _bm gm{JVb Zg`m_wio _bmhr WmoS>m amJ Ambm hmoVm.
_bm Zmhr O_Uma `m`bm, Vwhr Om. _r amJmZo hUmbmo.
Aao, Ag H$m` H$aVmog? EdT> _Zmda Kody ZH$mog.
Vr Ver dmJbr hUyZ AmnUmbm Vg dmJyZ MmbUma Zmhr.
H$mhr Pmb Var Vr Amnbr dJ_rU Amho. Zmhr hUy ZH$mog.
gwaoe H$iH$irZo _bm gmJV hmoVm.
Mb D$R> AmVm.
A{Zb hmVmbm Y$Z AmoTy> bmJbm.
eodQ>r gJ`mZr BV`m H$iH$irZo {dZVr Ho$`mda _r V`ma Pmbmo.
amofUmBZo Ka gOb hmoV. BVH$m _moR>m dmT>{Xdg. _bm AmM` dmQ>V
hmoV. Am_`m AJmoXa gmao {__{Ur Ambo hmoVo. Vg nhm`bm Job Va
AmhmbmM WomS>m Cera Pmbm hmoVm. {_m`m AmJhmImVa _r Jobmo hmoVmo.
nU Varhr gw_`mZo _bm dmT>{Xdgmbm ~mob{dbo Zg`mMr IV _ZmV hmoVrM.
Vr _m`m Moh`mda nQ> {XgV hmoVr.
Ho$H$ H$mn`mV Ambm, gJ`mZr gw_`mbm dmT>{Xdgm`m ew^oN>m
{X`m. ew^oN>m Xo`mMr _mPr doi Ambr. hmVmV hmV {X`mZVa hmV
WaW$ bmJbo. _r WmoS> ~mda`mJV Pmbmo. _r ~mdabobm nmhZ _mPo {_
Am{U Iw gw_`mhr hgy bmJbr. {VZo OdiM Agbo`m ~mg_YyZ Ho$H$
H$mT>bm Am{U _bm ^adbm.
_r {_m~amo~a WmoS>m nwT>o OmVmo Z OmVmo VodT>mV emV BH$S>o `o!
nmR>r_mJyZ gw_`mMm AmdmO Ambm.
_r EH$X_ XMHy$Z Wm~bmo Am{U _mJo diyZ nm{hb.
gw_`m _bm hmVdmao H$$Z ~mob{dV hmoVr.
_mPo {VKohr {_ _m`m~amo~a hmoVo.
`mZmhr _r _m`m~amo~a `o`mMr {dZVr Ho$br. nU gw_`mZo \$V
24 & AmKmV
_bmM ~mob{d`mZo Vo Ambo ZmhrV.
Aao, Agm Moham H$m nS>bm` VwPm? H$m Xw:Ir Amhog Vy?
_mhrV AgyZhr Z {dMm$ ZH$mog.
H$m` ~mobVmog ho Vy? bjmV `oV Zmhr _m`m?
Vy dmT>{Xdgmbm ~mob{db ZgVmZmhr _r _rImVa Vw`m dmT>{Xdgmbm
Ambmo` ho bjmV AgyXo.
Aao nU _r ZohbH$Sy>Z {Zamon nmR>{dbm hmoVm. H$Xm{MV Vr {dgabr
Agob. gmar! R>rH$ Amho.
~a Agy Xo!
emV _mPo Vw`mH$S>o H$m_ Amho. WmoS>mdoi g_moa`m ImobrV Wm~Vmog
H$m`?
Xwg`m EH$m _{Ur~amo~a ~mobVm ~mobVm VrZo _bm gyMZm Ho$br.
KamVrb EH$m _moR>m hmb_`o dmT>{XdgmMm H$m`H$_ nma nS>bm hmoVm.
hmb_Yrb JXu AmVm hiwhiy H$_r hmoV hmoVr. doihr Iyn Pmbm hmoVm. {_hr
_mPr dmQ> nmhZ {ZKyZ Jobo hmoVo. AYma JS>X hmoBb Vgo dgVrJhmV Om`bm
doi hmoUma `m {dMmamZ _ZmMr VJ_J hmoV hmoVr. H$m` H$amd H$mhrM g_OV
ZhV. H$Xm{MV {V`m bjmV Zgmd, Aghr _Zmbm dmQy>Z OmV hmoV. EdT>mV
EH$ N>moQ>r _wbJr IoiV IoiV _r ~gbmo hmoVmo `m ImobrV Ambr. Vrbm _r
Odi ~mob{dbo,
VwP Zmd H$m` J?
_mP Zmd gm`br.
_mPm Z nS>Vmo Z nS>Vmo VmoM `m bhmZ _wbrZ Cma {Xb.
gm`br Vy _mP EH$ H$m_ H$aerb?
hmo, nU _bm MmH$boQ> hd!
AmVm MmH$boQ> H$moRy>Z AmUm`M?
nU H$mhrM {dMma Z H$aVm _r hmo hQ>b.
MmH$boQ> Xo`mM AmdmgZ {X`mda gm`br AmZXmZo hUmbr.
gmJm H$m` H$m_ Amho?
Vw`m {X{Xbm _r dmQ> nmhVmo` hUyZ gmJyZ `o.
gm`brZ {Zamon {X`mZVa WmoS>m doimV gw_`m Ambr.
n{h`mXm _bm _m\$ H$a. _bm `m`bm doi Pmbm. Vy \$ma H$Q>mibm
Agerb.
~g! Vwbm Ja_ Ja_ _V H$m\$s H$$Z AmUVo.
AmKmV & 25
ZH$mo, AmVm _bm H$mhrM ZH$mo, _bm Om`bm hd, Iyn Cera Pmbm`.
Aao Vwbm EdT>m Ceramn`V Wm~dm`bm _r H$mhr doS>r Zmhr.
AmO Vwbm ahm`bm hd. _r _m`m AmB~m~mZm VwPr AmoiI H$$Z
XoUma Amho.
AmOMr am Vy BWoM ahm. AmnU gJio {_iyZ OodU H$$.
nwhm H$YrVar `oBZ _r.
_r Iyn {dZd`m H$aV hmoVmo. nU Vr EoH$`m`m _Z:pWVrV ZhVr.
eodQ>r amJmZo _bm hUmbr, R>rH$ Amho, Vwbm Om`M Agob Va OmD$
eH$Vmog. nU Vy `mdoir _m`m KamVyZ ~mhoa nmD$b Q>mH$erb `mdoir VwPr
Am{U _mPr _r H$m`_Mr gnbr Ag g_O.
nU gw_`m dgVrJhmV _mPr gJio dmQ> nmhV AgVrb.
nU, dJao H$mhr Zmhr. Vwbm H$mhrVar H$maU gmJVm `oBb.
Aao Vwbm H$iV H$g Zmhr. _bm Wm~dyZ `m`M AgV Va _r ~mH$s`m
_m`m {__{UtZmhr Wm~dyZ KoVb AgV, `mMrhr _m`m AmB~m~mer
AmoiI Zmhr. Vohr _m`m Kar n{h`mXmM Ambo hmoVo. _r VwbmM H$m Wm~dyZ
KoVb? H$maU VwPm d^md _bm AmdS>Vmo, Vw`m~b _bm AmnwbH$s dmQ>Vo,
{Ohmim dmQ>Vmo, VwP gmY amhU, VwPm m_m{UH$ d^md IaM _bm Ogm
Ano{jV {_ Agmdm Ag dmQ>V VgmM Vy Amhog AJXr gm.
~g BWoM _r AmboM EdT>mV!
_bm H$mhrM H$iV ZhV, AYmemgmaIm ~gyZ hmoVmo. doihr IynM
Pmbm hmoVm. AmVm {H$Vrhr `Z Ho$bo Var _r H$mhr OmD$ eH$V ZhVmo.
Wm~`m{edm` Xwgam H$moUVmM n`m` ZhVm.
dmT>{Xdgm{Z{_m Ambobr gJir _S>ir Amnmn`m Kar Jobr hmoVr.
gJirH$S>o AJXr {Zad emVVm ngabobr hmoVr. Z amhdyZ _Zmbm dmQyZ Job
IaM {H$Vr ^m`dmZ Amho hr _wbJr. BV`m _moR>m _mUmda dmT>{Xdg
gmOam Pmbm. gJ`mZr Vm|S^Z H$mVwH$ Ho$b. AmBd{S>bmZr N>mVrer H$dQ>miyZ
Yab. ^a^$Z gJ`mM o_ {_imb.
IaM, {H$Vr Zer~dmZ AgVmV Aer _mUg Am{U EH$sH$S>o Amnbhr
Zer~ AmhoM. Zm OJ`mbm JY Amho Zm aJ. Omdy Xo Oo {_imb Zmhr `mMr
IV ~miJV ~g`mV H$mhrM AW Zmhr. `m_wio _mUgmMr AYmoJVrM hmoVo.
_mUgmZo gXd dV_mZH$mimMm {dMma H$amdm Am{U Amnbr dmQ> Mmbmdr. ho
H$moU`mhar Vddo`mM dmMbobo dm` _m`m bjmV Amb Am{U _r Vmo
gHw${MV {dMma _ZmVyZ H$mTy>Z Q>mH$bm. nU WmoS>g AdW dmQ>VM hmoV.
26 & AmKmV
gw_`mMo dS>rb mW{_H$ emioV {ejH$, AmB J{hUr, XmoZ ~{hUr
EdT>rM _m{hVr `mMr ^oQ> hmo`mAJmoXaMr gw_`mH$Sy>Z {_imbobr.
gw_`mMr ~hrU _r ~gbmo hmoVmo `m ImobrV Ambr.
Vwhmbm VmBZ ~mobdb` Mbm bdH$a.
_r {V`m~amo~a Jobmo.
S>m`qZJ Q>o~bda OodU _mSy>Z R>odb hmoV.
gw_`m Am{U {V`m AmBd{S>bmMr AmVrb ImobrV MMm Mmbbr hmoVr.
_r S>m`qZJ Q>o~bOdi VgmM C^m hmoVmo.
MMm gndyZ gw_`mMo AmB-~m~m ~mhoa Ambo.
Aao Vy C^m H$m? `o ~g BWo.
gw_`mMo AmB-~m~m EH$mgwamV hUmbo.
Vgm _r S>m`qZJ Q>o~bmOdi _mS>bo`m IwMuda OmdyZ ~gbmo.
gw_`m Hw$R>o Jobr?
gm`brbm Am{U dZmbrbm ~mobdm`bm Jobr` `oBb EdT>mV.
gw_`m`m AmB-~m~mM ~mobU Wm~V Z Wm~V BV`mV `m {VKrhr
Am`m. Amhr Oodm`Mo Wm~bmoM hmoVmo. `m {VKrhr Am`mZVa gJ`mZr
OodUmbm gwdmV Ho$br.
VwP Zmd H$m`? dS>rbmZr Z Ho$bm.
emV H$X_
Jmd H$moUV?
_midmS>r
AmB-dS>rb H$m` H$aVmV?
AmB-dS>rbmM bhmZnUrM {ZYZ Pmb`. _r VohmnmgyZ AmOmo~m-
AmOrH$S>o AgVmo.
_m\$ H$a.
g`m ahm`bm H$moR>o Amhog? AmBMm Z
AmVm g`m _r dgVrJhmV amhVmo`.
Am_`m dJmV gdmV hema {dmWu Amho. gJio {ejH$ `mMo Iyn
H$mVwH$ H$aVmV.
gw_`m CVmdri hmodyZ gmJV hmoVr.
H$mhrhr AS>MU Ag`mg Amhmbm ^oQ>V Om. Kar `oV Om. Am_Mr
gw_`m daModa Vw`m~b gmJV AgVo.
_r JmbmV`m JmbmV hgbmo Am{U gw_`mH$S>o H$Q>mj Q>mH$bm.
AmKmV & 27
gw_`m`m d{S>bmZr Pmon`mMr Imobr XmI{dbr Am{U Vo {ZKyZ Jobo.
Iyn Cera Pmbm hmoVm. Pmon`mMm Iyn `Z H$aV hmoVmo. nU H$mhr
Ho$`m PmonM bmJV ZhVr. EdT>m _moR>m ~J`mV Am{U EAa H${S>eZb
ImobrV Pmon`mMr _mPr n{hbrM doi hmoVr.
_ZmV AZoH$ {dMma MmQy>Z OmV hmoVo. na_odamZ EImmbm {H$Vr ^a^amQ>,
gwI-g_r, AmZX {Xbm Amho Va EImmbm ZwgVM ^a^$Z Xm[aM
Xm[a Am{U Ag Xw:I {Xb Amho. {H$Vr hr V\$mdV, Ho$dT>r _moR>r hr Xar
{Z_mU Pmbr` Amn`m g_mOm_`o. _J Vr Am{WH$ Xar Agmo AWdm
gm_m{OH$, OmVr-Y_mVrb Xar, `m gJ`m {dMmamV Pmon H$Yr bmJbr
H$ibM Zmhr.
n{h`m-n{h`mXm `m ehar OrdZmV _Z a_V ZhV. Kwg_Q>`mgmaI
dmQ>m`M. {Xdg OmVm OmV ZhVo. dgVrJhmV, H$mboOmV _Z a_V ZhVo.
nU AmVm gma Iwb Iwb dmQ>V hmoV. {OdbJ {_hr Pmbo hmoVo. _m`m
JmdMm {OdbJ {_ A{Zb Am{U _r EH$mM ImobrV ahmV hmoVmo. Am{U
EH$mM dJmVhr hmoVmo. XmoKm`m JmdmH$S>`m JnmJmoQ>r VmgZVmg aJm``m.
Am_Mm EH$_oH$mZm Iyn _moR>m AmYma hmoVm.
gw_`mMm dmT>{Xdgm`m {Xder {V`m Kar am{hbmo hmoVmo hr ~mV_r
gJ`m {__{UtZm g_Obr hmoVr.
Xwg`m {Xder H$mboOmV Jo`mZVa n{hbm Z?
emV, gw_`mZo Vwbm Kar H$m Wm~{db hmoV?
amohZZo gJ`m {__{Ut`mH$S>o EH$ hgam H$Q>mj Q>mH$V _bm Z
Ho$bm hmoVm.
_m`m CmamgmR>r gJio AmVwabobo hmoVo. ho `m`m Moh`mH$S>o nmhZ
g_OV hmoV.
gw_`mbm {V`m AmB-d{S>bmer _mPr AmoiI H$$Z m`Mr hmoVr
hUyZ Wm~dyZ KoVb hmoV. nU dmT>{XdgmMm H$m`H$_ C{eam gn`m_wio
_bmhr {VWo doi Pmbm. {V`m Ka`m`m AmJhmImVa _bm Wm~md bmJb.
`m Cmamda WmoS>oMo H$moUr g_mYmZr hmoUma hmoVo? H$moUm`mM Moh`mda
g_mYmZmMr N>Q>m {XgV ZhVr. gmaoOU ge`r ZOaoZo nm{h`mgmaIo nmhV
hmoVo. `mZm _m`mH$Sy>Z `m {Xder H$m` Pmb ho H$mTy>Z `m`M hmoV. EdT>mV
gw_`m Ambr. Vr `oVmM {V`mda ZmMm ^{S>_ma gw$ Pmbm. VrZohr gJ`mZm
EH$X_M gmJyZ Q>mH$b H$s _r hm ZdrZ Ag`m_wio Am{U AmB-~m~mMr
AmoiI Zg`m_wio `mMr AmoiI H$$Z Xo`mgmR>r `mbm Wm~dyZ KoVb
28 & AmKmV
hmoV. nU ~mho$Z _moR>m _mUmV bmoH$ Am`m_wio _r `m`mV JwVyZ am{hbo.
`m_wio `mbm bdH$a ^oQy> eH$bo Zmhr. hm nU _mPr dmQ>V nmhV am{hbm.
_bm dmQ>bo hmoVo H$s hm Jobm Agob nU hm Va {VWoM Wm~bm hmoVm.
_r H$mhr doimZo Jobo. _r Jo`mZVa hm Om`mg JS>~S> H$$ bmJbm.
nU AmB~m~m`m AmJhmImVa Wm~bm.
Pmbo Vw_Mo g_mYmZ!
hmo Pmbo Am_Mo g_mYmZ.
nU dmT>{XdgmMo Amhmbm H$mhrVar {deof Ago Vy m`bm hdo.
hmo, N>mZnH$s emH$mhmar OodU XoBZ.
gJ`mZm hd hmoV _mgmhmar OodU, nU gw_`mZo emH$mhmar Oodm XoBZ
hQ>`mZVa gJ`mMoM Mohao ~K`mgmaIo Pmbo hmoVo.
dgVrJhm_`o bhmZ bhmZ Imo`m hmo`m. `oH$ Imo`mVyZ Mma {dmWu
amhV AgV. Am_`m Imobr_`o _r _mPm Jmddmbm {_ Am{U EH$ gmJbrMm
d EH$ H$amS>Mm dJ{_ Ago MmKoOU hmoVmo. hmQ>obMo ga Am_Mr daModa
MmH$er H$am`Mo. A`mgm~m~V gVV _mJXeZ H$am`Mo.
EH$ {Xdg ga AMmZH$ Am_`m ImobrV Ambo. _r Am{U _mPm Jmddmbm
{_ Jnm _maV ~gbmo hmoVmo. EH$OU H$nS>o YwdV hmoVm Va EH$OU dmMV
~gbm hmoVm.
H$m` ao! H$m` H$a V ~gbm`? nwVH$ {dH$brV H$m`? Imm`M Am{U
Jnm _maV {ZdmV ~gm`M, H$m` ao emV Vy hUo hema {dmWu? Aao ~oQ>m
Vwbm Va Amhmbm gmJm`bm ZH$mo Vy nU AmVm {~KS>m`bm bmJbm`g. Aao
Vw`mgmR>r am~Um`m hmVm`mMr Oam OmUrd R>od. ga AmO AMmZH$ ImobrV
Ambo Am{U H$Yr Z _bm ~mobUmao AmO Iyn H$mhr ~mobyZ Jobo. _bm dmBQ>
dmQ>b, nU Xwg`m {Xder _bm o_mZo Odi KoV ga hUmbo, Vwhr AmVm _moR>o
Pmbm AmhmV. Amhmbmhr ~mobm`bm ZH$mo dmQ>V. nU H$m` H$aUma Amhmbm
amhdV Zmhr. hUyZ Amhr nwhm nwhm ~mobV amhVmo` ~K.
Vwhr ~mobbM nm{hOo ga, Vwhr Zmhr ~mobbm Va Amhr OmJo H$go
hmoUma? gamMm _m`mda Iwn Ord hmoVm. _wbmMr n[apWVr IynM hbmIrMr
Amho. Varhr {OrZ {ejU KoVmo`. _wbmbm n[apWVrMr OmUrd Amho. dmJU
MmJb Amho. ga gJ`m`mg_moa _m`m~b Ago _V _mS>V AgV. WmoS>ogo
amJrQ> nU {VVHo$M _m`miy hmoVo. Jar~ Am{U H$Q>mVyZ {eH$Um`m {dm`m~b
`mZm AmnwbH$s, o_ hmoV. {OW MwH$b {VW ga ~mobm`bm _mJo-nwT>o ~KV
ZgV. _J Vmo H$moUrhr Agmo `mMr {MVr _bm `m `m doir gWoMr {_qQ>J
AmKmV & 29
Ago `m `m doir Ambobr hmoVr.
Vm|S>mda AMmZH$ nmUr _ma`mZo _r IS>~Sy>Z OmJm Pmbmo.
H$m` ho emV {H$Vr doi CR>m`bm?
Amhr AmKmoi H$$Z Ambmo Var VwPm CR>`mMm nmmM Zmhr.
gwaoe amJmamJmZo ~S>~Sy> bmJbm.
Vwbm Am_`m~amo~a `m`Mo Agob Va bdH$a V`ma hmo. ZmhrVa Amhr
Mmbbmo. A{Zbhr `m`m nmR>monmR> ~mobbmM.
_r nQ>H$Z Amdabo. ghO KS>mimda ZOa Jobr. nmhVmo Va MH$
8.30 dmObo hmoVo. _nmQ>Za ZH$sM Jobo AgUma. _bm bdH$a H$mboO
JmR>m`bm hd. _r YmdV Imobrda Jobmo. nmhVmo Va A{Zb, gwaoe, g{Xn
{VKohr _mPr dmQ> nmhV ~gbo hmoVo. _r `m`mH$S>o AmM`mZo nmhV am{hbmo.
AmVm AmUIr H$m` ~KVmog Am_`mH$S>o?
_bm dmQ>b Vwhr Jobm Agmb?
Ag EH$Q>mbm gmoSy>Z OmU Am_`m VdmV Zmhr. Vo Am_`m _Zmbmhr
nQ>V Zmhr.
Vy {H$`oH$doim Amhmbm XwI{dbg emV, nU Amhr Zmhr Ago dmJUma.
AmO Oa Amhr Vwbm EH$Q>mbm gmoSy>Z Jobmo AgVmo Va Vw`m _Zmbm H$m`
dmQ>b AgV? `mMm {dMma Amhr H$aVmo. nU Vy H$Yr Am_`m _ZmMm {dMma
Ho$bm Amhog H$m`?
`mbm _r hUV ZmhrV. EH${ZR>m hUV ZmhrV. Ordmbm Ord XoUmao
{_ AgmdoV. emV AOyZ Vwbm Amhr H$ibobmo Zmhr. Vw ZwgVm nwVH$s
H$sS>m Amhog. WmoS>g {_d, _mUwgH$s OmUyZ `m`bm {eH$. _m\$ H$a Amhr
Vwbm AmO Iyn H$mhr ~mobbmo. Am_`m~amo~a Vy `m nVrZo dmJVmog Vo
MwH$sM Amho. ho Vwbm XmIdyZ m`M hmoV. AmO _Z _moH$i Pm`mgmaI
dmQ>V`. AmO Amhmbm hd Va Vy H$mhrhr ~mob.
IaVa `m`m ~mob`m_`o V` hmoV. _mPM dmJm`bm MwH$b hmoV.
gwaoe, A{Zb, g{Xn _bm _m\$ H$am, _r Iwn MwH$sM dmJbmo.
BJOrMm Vmg Mmby hmoVm. Amhr JS>~S>rZo dJmV OmdyZ ~gbmo. _ZmV
eH$m hmoVrM, ga AMmZH$ dJmV _bm H$mhrVar ~mobVrb. H$maU AmO _bm
Cera Pmbm hmoVm, nU Vg H$mhr Pmb Zmhr. ga H$mhrM ~mobbo Zmhr. Vmg
gnbm, _r gwQ>Ho$Mm {Z:dmg gmoS>bm.
Vw_`m dJmV`m dJn{V{ZYrbm ehmnwao gamZr ~mob{dbo Amho.
nmQ>rb {enmB `mZr dJmV {Zamon {Xbm.
30 & AmKmV
_r Vm~S>Vmo~ gamH$S>o Jobmo. ga Q>m\$__`o hmoVo. _r Jo`mZVa ga
AMmZH$ IwMud$Z CR>bo. `m H$X_ hUyZ _m`m hmVmbm Yabo Am{U eoOma`m
ImobrV KodyZ Jobo.
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{d{eQ> O~m~Xmar AgVoM. Vy Oa doi Z nmiUo, H$Yrhr `oUo - H$Yrhr OmUo
Aem nVrZo ~o{eVrM XeZ H$am`bm bmJbmg Va Vo MwH$sM Amho Am{U
`mMm n[aUm_ dmBQ> hmoBb.
Vw`mda Omo {ddmg Q>mH$bm` `m {ddmgmbm Vy VS>m Omdy Xody ZH$mo.
ga AmO n{h`mXmM C{ea Pmbm.
amr WmoS> C{eamn`V A`mg H$aV ~g`m_wio gH$mir CR>m`bm doi
Pmbm.
Vy amr {H$Vrhr C{eamn`V A`mg H$a nU Amhmbm gH$mir doioda
BWo hOa nm{hOo. ~mH$sMr H$mhrhr H$maU _bm gmJyZ MmbUma Zmhr.
ga, _bm _m\$ H$am. nwhm Aer MyH$ hmoUma Zmhr.
R>rH$ Amho Vw Omdy eH$Vmog.
IaM, _r MwH$bmo hmoVmo. _m`mda gmon{dbobr O~m~Xmar _r MmJbr nma
nmSy> eH$bmo ZhVmo. `mMm IoX _Zmbm dmQ>V hmoVm.
AmOr-AmOmo~m _m`m~b Iyn AmemdmXr hmoVo. Amnbm ZmVy H$mhrVar
H$$Z XmIdob Agm `mZm {ddmg hmoVm. Amn`m hmVmanUmV VmoM H$mR>rMm
AmYma ~Zob. dV:Mm _wbJm Am_`mnmgyZ H$m`_Mm doJim Amho. Am_Mm
gm^mi H$aV Zmhr. nU _wbJrMm _wbJm ZH$sM Amnbm gm^mi H$aob.
Amhmbm ZH$sM Vmo gwI bmdob. VihmVm`m \$moS>m_mUo AmnU `mbm
Onb` Vmo Am_Mo CnH$ma H$Yrhr {dgaUma Zmhr. Aer ^moir Amem, Anojm
`mMr hmoVr. _rhr `mZm H$Yr XwIdb Zmhr.
gUdma Agbm H$s _bm JmoS>YmoS> nmR>dyZ {X`m{edm` `mMm gU nyU
hm`Mm Zmhr. AmOmo~m `oH$ gUmbm Kam_`o Agbobo JmoS>YmoS> OodU KoD$Z
`m`Mo. _rhr H$YrVar gUdmamMo Jmdr Om`Mmo. _bm ZmJnM_r {Xder AmOmo~m
nwaUnmoirMo OodU KoD$Z Ambo hmoVo. Iyn Ymo Ymo nmD$g nS>V hmoVm. _r Zo_H$m
`mM {Xder H$mboO_`o ZhVmo. H$mboOmVJV {Z~Y nYm Am`mo{OV Ho$`m
hmo`m. `m {Z~Y nY}V _rhr gh^mJr Pmbmo hmoVmo. Am_`m H$mboOmVJV
Am_`m MmKm OUmMr {ZdS> H$a`mV Ambr hmoVr. `m_wio AmOmo~mZm _r
^oQy> eH$bmo Zmhr. `mZm Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b. hmQ>obOdi CV$Z hmQ>ob`m
gamZm ^oQy>Z Vo `m ^a nmdgmV Mma _b AVamda Agbo`m H$mboOda Vo
AmKmV & 31
OodU KoD$Z Ambo. {VWo _r ^oQy> eH$bmo Zmhr. nwhm Vo ^a nmdgmV hmQ>obH$S>o
MmbV Ambo. `mZr _m`m ~Joda OodU R>odb Am{U {ZKyZ Jobo. `m{Xder
AmOmo~m ^oQy> eH$bo ZmhrV `mM Xw:I Va dmQ>bM. nU `m ^a nmdgmV Vo Mma
_b {^OV MmbV Ambo `mMr H$nZm _r `mdoir H$$ eH$bmo Zmhr. Var
AmO _bm `m H$nZoZ ehmao `oVmV. H$maU `mdoir `mM d` hmoV 79 df}.
Chm`mMr gw>r nS>br H$s Amhr AmZXyZ Om`Mmo. Chm`m`m gw>rV
Jmdr Am`mZVa _r eoVm_`o AmOrAmOmo~mZm _XV H$aU, OZmdamZm JdV
AmUU hm XaamoOMm {XZH$_ R>abobm. AmOr-AmOmo~m `mMo Mohao COiyZ
Om`Mo. `m`m Moh`mda Iyn _moR>o g_mYmZ Agm`Mo. KamVrb N>moQ>r _moR>r
H$m_ H$aU, eoVmV H$m_mda OmU, `m nemVyZ H$mboOMm IM ^mJ{dU, Aem
nVrZ VS>OmoS> Ho$`m{edm` n`m` Zgm`Mm. S>mo`mg_moa EH$M bj Agm`M.
{OrZ {eH$m`M, H$mhrVar doJi H$am`M. JmdmH$S> Ambmo H$s JmdmVbr bmoH$
H$mVwH$ H$am`Mr. Amn`m CZmS> nmoamZm _m`m g_moa g_O m`Mr. ~K Vo
AmB-~m Zgbob nmoa {H$Vr gwYmab`. ~moS>vJbm amhZ {ejU KoV` Am{U
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nm{hOo. MmaMmKmV Ago ~mobbo hUOo _bm C_oX `m`Mr {eH$m`Mr, Va
Xwg`m ~mOyg H$mhrOU Q>moMyZhr ~mobm`Mo, hUm`Mo, ~moS>vJbm AmgVmog
hmo`? OodU MmJb AgV H$m? {ei nmH$ ImV OmD$ ZH$mog. `m`m
~mob`mVbm J{^V AW _bm g_Om`Mm. _r hmm`Mmo, VmOo Ag`mda
{ei Im`M H$mhr ZM `oV Zmhr. `mZVa Vo emV hm`Mo. nU _m`m
_Zmbm Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>m`Mo. nU Hw$Um`m MmJ`m ~mob`mZo _r OmV haiyZhr
OmV ZhVmo Am{U Hw$Um`m dmBQ> ~mob`mZo _r IMyZhr OmV ZhVmo, H$maU
_mPo bj hmoV `o`nyVugmR>r bT>U. Hw$Um`m dmBQ> ~mob`mZ H$R>rU n[apWVrV
IMyZ Om`M ZhV.
gmH${VH$ H$m`H$_m`m {Z{_mmZ H$mboO AmVm Cgm{hV Pmb hmoV.
gJirH$S>o H$m`H$_mMr V`mar Mmby hmoVr. Omo Vmo gmH${VH$ H$m`H$_mV ^mJ
KoVbobm `oH$Om d`pVH$ Oo H$me` gmXa H$am`Mo Amho `mMr V`mar
H$arV hmoVm. _hm{dmb`m`m ~mJoV _wbm_wbtMr `m {df`mda MMm aJbr
hmoVr. {enmZo AmZXbm Z Ho$bm.
""E AmZXm, Vy H$m` gmXa H$aUma Amhog?''
""_r JmUo gmXa H$aUma Amho.''
""E H$moUV JmU hUUma ao gmJ Zm Amhmbm?''
ZohbZo Cgmhm`m ^amV AmZXbm {dMmabo.
32 & AmKmV
""H$mhr ~mobm`Mo Amho, nU ~mobUma Zmhr. ho ^mdJrV hUUma Amho.''
""dm! N>mZ Amho ZH$s hU.''
Zohb hUmbr.
""gwaoe Vy H$m` gmXa H$aUma Amhog?'' amOZo Z Ho$bm.
""_r EH$ qhXr JrV JmUma Amho. OrZm `hm _aZm `hm...''
gw_`m `mda hgV hUmbr,
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`mda gmaoOU hgy bmJbo. _r emV hmoVmo. _m`m Moh`mda hm` C_Q>bo
Zmhr hUyZ gw_`mZo {dMmabo,
""Aao, emV Vy CXmg H$m Amhog?''
""Zmhr CXmg dJao H$mhr Zmhr.''
""Aao Vo OmD$ Xo Vy H$m` gmXa H$aUma? gmJ.''
""Zmhr, _r H$mhr Zmhr gmXa H$aUma.''
""H$maU gJioOU gmXa H$am`bm bmJbo Va ~Km`M H$moU?''
""ho H$mhr Zmhr Mmbm`M ~a H$m.''
""H$mhrVar Vwbm gmXa H$am`bmM hd.''
""E Vy _m`m AmdS>rM JmU hUerb Zm?''
""ZH$mo gw_`m, _bm CJrM amOr H$$ ZH$mog. _r H$mhr hUUma Zmhr.''
Am_Mr XmoKmMr Mmbbobr H${\$`V gJioOU nmhV hmoVo. JmbmV`m
JmbmV hgV hmoVo. gJioOU _mPr g_OyV H$mT>`mMm `Z H$$ bmJbo. nU
_r H$mhr amOr Pmbmo Zmhr. `m {Xder IaM _r _yS>_`o ZhVmo. _Zmda
H$moUVr Var _i^ hmoVr. Cgmh OmUdV ZhVm. _Z ZmamO hmoV. _r {VWyZ
amJmZo {ZKyZ Jobmo, Vg gm`mZmM AmM` dmQ>b.
AmO `mbm Pmb` Var H$m`! Ag gmao nwQ>nwQ>V hmoVo. gw_`m _m`m
nmR>monmR> `oD$ bmJbr. Vr ~mobdV hmoVr. nU _r H$mhr {Vbm {VgmX XoV
ZhVmo. H$mboO`m AmdmamVrb gJio {dmWu, {dm{WZr Am_`mH$S>o ~KV
hmoVo.
""emV Wm~! Vwbm _mPr enW Amho. Aao _r H$m` gmJVo Vo Var EH$
Am{U _J nwT>o Om.''
`mda _r Wm~bmo.
""ho ~K Vwbm Oar H$mhrM gmXa H$am`Mo Zgob Var amh Xo. Am_Mr
H$mhrM O~aXVr Zmhr. nU Vw`m _ZmVb Xw:I Var `m Vw`m _{Urbm
gmJUma Amhog H$s Zmhr?''
AmKmV & 33
(Am_M ~mobU MmbyM hmoV. Vmo n[aga AJXr emV hmoVm. g^modVmbr
XmQ> PmS>r hmoVr.)
""brO, gw_`m _bm AmJh H$$ ZH$mo. _r ^mJ Z Ko`mM Ag H$maU
dJao H$mhrM Zmhr.''
""emV, _{UrnmgyZ H$mhr bndm`Mm `Z H$$ ZH$mo. Iao Iao gmJ.''
_r H$mhrM Z ~mobVm {VWyZ {ZKyZ Ambmo.
""Ia Va _r ^mJ Z Ko`mM Iyn doJi H$maU hmoV. _bm Am_`mM
bmg_Y`m VrZ-Mma _wbmZr _r ^mJ KoD$ Z`o hUyZ Y_H$s {Xbr hmoVr.
`mM H$maU _bm g_OV ZhV. ZVa _m`m bjmV Amb H$s, _bm OmUyZ~wOyZ
_wm_ Q>mJ}Q> H$a`mMm `Z Vo H$arV AmhoV. H$maU bmg_`o nS>Umam _mPm
^md Am{U _mP hemanU `mZm MV ZhV, nU _r ho H$mhr gw_`mbm
gm{JVb Zmhr.''
eodQ>r Vr ZmamO Pmbr. S>mo`mV Aly AmUyZ Vr Kar {ZKyZ Jobr. _bm
AmM` dmQ>b. _r H$m`H$_mV ^mJ Z Ko`mM, _r Xw:Ir Ag`mM {hbm H$m`
EdT> Xw:I?
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KoVbm Zg`m_wio `mZrhr _mKma KoVbr hmoVr.
_r `mZm {dMmab, Aao Vwhr H$m ^mJ KoV Zmhr H$m`H$_mV?
n{h`mXm Amhmbm Vy gmJ? Vy H$m ^mJ KoV Zmhrg?
""gw_`mZo EdT>r {dZVr H$$Zhr Vy {Vbm H$mhrM gm{JVb Zmhrg.
Amhmbm Var Vy H$m` gmJUma nU Vwbm gmJm`Mr H$mhr JaO Zmhr. Vy H$m
^mJ KoV Zmhrg `mMo H$maU Amhmbm g_Obo Amho.''
""Vwbm gVreZo Am{U `m`m XmoZ {_mZr {_iyZ ^mJ Z Ko`mMr
{Xbobr Y_H$s hoM H$maU Amho Zm? R>rH$ Amho, Vy `mZm Km~abmg hUyZ Vy
_mKma KoVbrg. Vy _mKma KoVbrg hUyZ Amhrhr _mKma KoVbr. Vwbm Am_`m
_ZmVbo Mma eX gmJUma Amho. Vwbm nQ>b Vy hmoH$ma Xo. AJa Vw`m ZH$mam~amo~a
Am_Mmhr ZH$ma.''
A{ZbM ~mobU Wm~b Am{U gwaoeZo gmJm`bm gwdmV Ho$br, ""ho ~K
emV, AmnU Ag `oH$m`m Y_H$sbm Km~$Z Oa Jn ~gy bmJbmo, Va
`ooH$OU Amn`mbm nm`mImbr VwS>dm`bm ~Kob. Amn`m {ZpH$`VoMm
\$m`Xm Ko`mMm `oH$OU `Z H$aob.'' _mP R>m_ _V Amho `m`m Y_H$sbm
Z Ow_mZVm AmnU {~ZYmVnUo ^mJ `m`bm hdm.
""hmo` emV, gwaoeMo ~amo~a Amho. `mZm Z Ow_mZVm ^mJ `m`bm hdm.
34 & AmKmV
A`Wm Amn`mbm gJ`m`m amofmbm gm_moao Omdo bmJob.'' g{Xn hUmbm.
`mda _r hUmbmo, ""AmnU ~mhoa JmdmVyZ {ejUmgmR>r Ambobmo AmhmoV.
Amnbr n[apWVr Jar~rMr. ZH$mo `m ^mZJS>rV nS>`mnojm {dZmH$maU `mM
ewd AmoT>dyZ Ko`mnojm AmnU A{bM am{hbob ~a.''
""Vy hUVmog Vo gJi ~amo~a Amho. nU `oWyZ nwT>o gJio Amnbm
Ja\$m`Xm `m`bm _mJonwEo ~KUma ZmhrV. Amn`mbm {Z{^S>nUo `mM AmhmZ
nobb nm{hOo. VaM WmoS>r \$ma Amnbr dMH$ `m`mda amhrb. ^bo AmnU
Jar~ Agbmo Var H$m` Pmbo. Amnbm dm{^_mZ Xwg`mOdi JhmU R>odm`Mm
H$m`?''
A{ZbM ho {Z{^S> ~mobU _m`m _Zmbm nQ>b Am{U gJ`mZr Amhr
Bf}Z ^mJ Ko`mM R>adb. Amhr ^mJ KoUma Zmhr ho gJ`m {__{UtZm
_mhrV hmoV nU Amhr Am_`m bmg Q>rMamH$S>o OmD$Z nwhm Zmd Zm|Xdb.
nU hr JmoQ> Amhr MmKo {_mZm gmoSy>Z ~mH$s H$moUmbm _mhrV ZhV. nU EH$
Z _m`mnwT>o hmoVm Vmo hUOo gw_`mMo AmdS>Vo JrV H$moUV? H$maU {Vbm
`mdoir _r Iyn ZmamO Ho$b hmoV. Vr _m`mda Iyn {MS>br hmoVr. nU AmVm
{Vbm _r AmM`mMm YH$m m`M R>a{db. {V`m _{Urbm e~mZmbm
OmD$Z ^oQ>bmo. nU gw_`mbm H$mhr Z gmJ`m`m AQ>rda {Vbm gw_`mM
AmdS>V JmU H$moUV Vo {dMm$Z KoVb. {VM AmdS>V JmU hmoV "_moh~Vo'
{MnQ>mVrb "h_ H$mo h_rgo Mwambmo {Xb _| H$hr Vw_ Nw>nmbmo.'

AmKmV & 35
gmH${VH$ H$m`H$_mMm EH$XmMm {Xdg COmS>bm. H$m`H$_ gw$ Pmbm.
_bm `mZr ^mJ Ko`mg {damoY Ho$bm hmoVm `mZm AmM` dmQ>U gmh{OH$M
hmoV. nU `mZr _bm H$mhrM H$a`mMm `mdoir _m `Z Ho$bm Zmhr. _r
_m _m`m _{Ur`m mmoYmV hmoVmo. H$m`H$_ gw hmoD$Z EH$ Vmg Pmbm Var
gw_`m Ambr ZhVr. S>mg emo, {_{_H$s emo, \$eZ emo, H$m_oS>r emo gnbo
hmoVo. g_yhJrV, Jwn S>mgZVa _`mVa hmoUma hmoVm. AmVm {ebH$ hmoVo \$V
d`pVH$ Jm`Z. Varhr gw_`mMm `o`mMm H$mhr nmm ZhVm. eodQ>r _r e~mZmbm
OmD$Z ^oQ>bmo {Vbm {dMmab,
""e~mZm, gw_`m Ambr Zmhr?''
""Zmhr! Vy `oUma Zmhrg, {V`m AmdS>rM JrV JmUma Zmhrg, hUyZ
H$Xm{MV Vr Ambr Zgob Am{U Vy AQ> KmV`m_wio _r {Vbm ^oQ>boM Zmhr.''
_m`m bjmV Amb H$s, AmnU \$ma _moR>r MyH$ Ho$br Amho. nU ZVa
dmQ>b H$s _r `oUma Zmhr. hUyZ gw_`mZohr Om`M Zmhr Ago R>adbM Agmd.
eodQ>r _r nwhm e~mZmH$S>o OmD$Z gw_`mbm ~mobmdyZ AmUm`bm gm{JVb.
_mP JrV gw$ hm``m AJmoXa gw_o`m 5 {_{ZQ>o AJmoXa Ambr hmoVr. nU Vr
Ambobr _bm {Xgbr Zmhr. _r _m`m Jm`mMm Z~a `oBn`V Mmar {Xemda
ZOa {\$adV hmoVmo. _r JXuVyZ CRy>Z nwT> OmD$Z ~gbmo. H$Xm{MV _r nwT>o OmD$Z
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`Z Ho$bm Zmhr. `m jUmbm Amn`mbm _mKma KoD$Z MmbUma Zmhr. _mP
Zmd nwH$ma`mV Amb. _r Q>oOda Jobmo. Cgmh OmUdV ZhVm. H$Xm{MV
gw_`m AgVr Va Cgmh XwUmdbm AgVm. nU dJao H$mhr Zmhr. _ZmZ R>adb.
X`mVyZ JrV Jm`M, X`mMr hmH$, Vi_irZo _r hQ>bobo JrV gw_`m`m
H$miOmbm ZH$sM ne H$$Z OmBb. _r JrV Jm`bm gw$ Ho$b.
""h_H$mo h_rgo Mwambmo, {Xb _| `hr Vw_ Nw>nmbmo, h_ AHo$bo ImoZm OmE,
`ma Vw_go ImoZm OmE, nmg AmAmo Jbogo bJmAmo.''
JrV JmV AgVmZm BWn`V `oVmo Z `oVmo VmoM gw_`m`m AmZXyZ Jobo`m
Am{U ^mdZm_` Pmbo`m Moh`mH$S>o _mP bj Job Am{U nwhm _mPm Cgmh

36 & AmKmV
XwUmdbm.
_r OmoenyU JrV hUy bmJbmo. Vgm gJ`mMmM {VgmX {_iy bmJbm.
dg_moAaZo H$mboOMm hmb XUXUy bmJbm. _r nwhm JrV gmOao Ho$bo. Vo
A{V_ Pmbo. gJ`mMr em~mgH$sMr Wmn nmR>rda nS>br. _r ^mamdyZ Jobmo.
JmdmH$S>`m AmOr-AmOmo~mMr AmR>dU Ambr. `mZm XmIdm`M hmoV, _bmhr
JmVm `oV, Vohr gwXa!
gw_`m ^md{dde Pmbr hmoVr. {VMo S>moio nmUmdbobo hmoVo. `mM H$maU
_r g_Oy eH$bmo Zmhr. nU Vo VrMo H$Xm{MV AmZXmly hmoVo. `oH$OU _bm
^oQy>Z em~mgH$s XoV hmoVo, A{^ZXZ H$arV hmoVo. _r ^mamdyZ Jobmo hmoVmo.
hiyhiy JXu AmogaV hmoVr. gw_`m`m Moh`mdaMm AmZX nmhZ _bm g_mYmZ
dmQ>b. _r {VMm Moham `mhmiV hmoVmo. H$m`H$_ gnbm Var JXu AOyZhr
hmoVr. ~mhoa nS>`mMm `oH$mMr YS>nS> Mmby hmoVr. hm H$m`H$_ _bm gwIX
g_mYmZ XoD$Z Jobm hmoVm. `oH$mMr ~mhoa Om`mMr YS>nS> Mmby hmoVr. _r
VY hmoD$Z EH$mM OmJr Wm~bmo hmoVmo. BV`mV -
""Aao, emV Mb AmVm, Vw`m Jm`mMr YwXr AOyZ Jobr Zmhr dmQ>V.''
A{Zb JXuVyZ AMmZH$ `oD$Z _bm hUmbm.
""Zmhr Vg H$mhr Zmhr.''
""_J Agm VY hmoD$Z H$m` {dMma H$aVmog?''
""{dMma H$mhr Zmhr.''
""_bm _m{hV Amho. Vy H$moUVm {dMma H$aVmog, Vw`m _ZmV H$moUVm
{dMma Amho.''
""Vwbm Y_H$s {Xbo`m _wbmMmM Zm! H$maU Vy `m`m _Ou{d dmJbmg
hUyZ.''
""Amhr Ordmbm Ord XoUmao {_ Ag`mda H$miOr H$am`M H$mhrM
H$maU Zmhr.''
""Mb, AmVm Iyn Cera hmoVmo`.''
_m`m _ZmV H$m` Mmbb` Vo A{ZbZ AMyH$ AmoiIb hmoV.
`m`m~amo~a aVm H$mV$ bmJbmo. hmQ>obda Ambmo Va gwaoe Am{U g{Xn
AJmoXa `oD$Z ImobrV H$mhrVar ~mobV hmoVo. `mM ~mobU WmoS> J^ra dmQ>V
hmoV. _r Jo`mZVa `mM ~mobU Wm~b. _r {dMmab,
""H$m` Pmb? Ag AMmZH$ Vwhr Vw_M ~mobU H$m Wm~db?''
_m`m `m Zmda XmoKm`mH$Sy>Z H$mhrM Cma Amb Zmhr. XmoKmMohr
Mohao J^ra dmQ>V hmoVo. Vg _m`m _ZmVhr AZoH$ ZmM H$mha _mOm`bm
AmKmV & 37
gw$dmV Pmbr hmoVr. H$m` dmBQ> Pmbob Amho? H$s dmBQ> KS>Uma Amho? _r
dmadma {dMm$Zhr _m`m ZmMr Cmao `m XmoKmH$Sy>Z {_iV Zg`mZo _bm
Iyn MrS> Ambr. _r amJmZo hUmbmo,
""Vw_`m `m {Odm^mdm`m {_mMr enW Amho. Ia Ia gmJm H$m`
Pmb Amho? {ZXmZ Oo gH$Q> Agob `mVyZ _mJ H$mT>Vm `oBb.''
""hmo`, emV _mJ Va H$mT>m`bmM hdm, Vy AmVm Amhmbm gmoSy>Z EH$Q>o
Hw$R>oM OmD$ ZH$mo. Vwbm YmoH$m Amho.''
g{Xn WmoS>g Km~aV hUmbm,
""hUOo Vy H$m` hUVmog _bm g_Obo Zmhr.''
""emV, Vwhr `o`m`m AYm Vmg AJmoXa g{Ve Am{U `mMo {_
Ambo hmoVo. Vy `m`m _Zm{d dmJbmg hUyZ Vo Vw`mda Iyn {MS>bo
AmhoV. hmVmV H$mR>m KoD$Z Vo BH$S>o Ambo hmoVo. `mZr Vw`m~b Amhmbm
{dMmab. Amhr gm{JVb,
""H$m`H$_md$Z AOyZ Ambobm Zmhr.'' `mda Vo hUmbo,
""R>rH$ Amho, `mbm OrdmMr H$miOr `m`bm gmJm.'' Ago ~mobyZ
Jobo.
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Amho.''
""OrV hmodmo AJa hma, bT>U _hdmM _mZVmo. H$maU bmMma OJU
AmVm OJm`M Zmhr. VmR> _mZoZ OJm`M Amho.''
""hmo`, hoM Ano{jV hmoV Amhmbm emV Vw`mH$Sy>Z, Vy EH$Q>m Amhog
Ag g_Oy ZH$mog. `m Ordmbm Ord XoUm`m {_mMr gmW Amho Vwbm.''
`mZr noQ>{dbobm _m`m _Zm_Ybm dm{^_mZ OmJV Pmbm hmoVm. `mbm
H$maUr^yV _mPo ho Ordm^mdmMo {_ hmoVo. `mZm _m`mH$Sy>Z Oo Ano{jV hmoV
Vo gm` Pmb hmoV. Vo _m`mgmR>r gdd AnU H$am`bm V`ma Pmbo hmoVo.
AmVm Amhr EH$Ord hmoD$Z bT>Uma hmoVmo. Amhmbm amoIU H$R>rU hmoV. nU
{Z`VrMm Ioi Hw$Umbm g_Obm hmoVm? Oo hm`M Vo Pmb. OrdmMr H$miOr
Ko`mMr Y_H$s {X`mZVa AmR> {XdgmVM _m`m H$Qy> gJ AmoT>dbm.
A{Zb Jmdr Jobm hmoVm. _r, g{Xn Am{U gwaoe aH$m`mdaVr \o$a\$Q>H$m
_ma`mgmR>r ~mhoa nS>bmo. gVre Am{U `mMo gmWrXma Am_`m nmR>r_mJo
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Am{U g{Xn OdiM Agbo`m Q>oeZarV Jobo. _r a`m`m H$S>obm Wm~bmo
hmoVmo. BV`mV ^aYmd JmS>r Ambr. AMmZH$ CMbyZ _bm JmS>rV AmoT>b. _r
38 & AmKmV
AmoaS>Uma VmoM _mP XmoKmZr Vm|S> Xm~yZ Yab. JmS>r gwgmQ> doJmZo YmdV hmoVr.
_bm H$mhrM H$iV ZhV. _m`m ZVa bjmV Amb H$s, ho gVreMo Am{U
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Km~Z Jobmo hmoVmo. JmS>r {ZOZ Wir `oD$Z Wm~br.
gVreZo Amn`m gmWrXmamZm AmXoe {Xbm. bmR>m, H$mR>m, Vbdma
~mOybm R>odyZ _wH$m _ma Xo`mMm.
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hemanU {_adVmog. bjmV R>od Am_`mgmaIo dmBQ> AmhrM AmhmoV. Am_`m
dmQ>obm Omerb Va Am`w`mVyZ CR>erb.''
Aem H$ma`m Y_H$sMo eX Vm|S>mVyZ Va d$Z hmVmZo, nm`mZo _ma
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EoH$`m`m _Z:pWVrV ZhVo. _r AmoaS>V hmoVmo, qH$MmiV hmoVmo. nU `mV`m
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H$mhrM dmBQ> Ho$b ZhV. \$V `m`m XS>obemhr`m {d dmJbmo hmoVmo.
hUyZ _bm `mZr EdT>r _moR>r {ejm mdr? gwS>~wrZo noQ>bo`m `m`m
_Zmbm _m`oMm nmPa \w$Q>bm Zmhr.
""Wm~m, Mbm AmVm bdH$a Cera ZH$mo.''
g{VeZo gJ`m gmWrXmamZm AmXoe {Xbm. Vgo Vo EH$m nmR>monmR> JmS>rV
~gbo Am{U jUmMmhr {db~ Z H$aVm {ZKyZ Jobo. _r {dhiV, VS>\$S>V `m
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_mObo hmoVo. Mmar {Xemda AYma ngaV hmoVm. `mZm WmoS>r XoIrb _mPr X`m
Ambr Zmhr. JwS>Ko \$moS>bo hmoVo. nmR>rV H$mR>mMo dU CR>bo hmoVo. A_mZwfnUo
`mZr _mahmU Ho$br hmoVr. Om`Mo Va Hw$R>o? `m nS>bo`m JS>X AYmamV dmQ>
H$er emoYyZ H$mT>Uma? am^a WS>rZ Hw$S>Hw$S>V nS>md bmJUma. EImX dmnX
AmnUmbm {JiH$V H$aUma Va Zmhr Zm? Ago AZoH$ ZmZm VhoMo {dMma Am{U
Z _Zmbm ^oS>gmdV hmoVo. {VH$S>o {VKmMr emoYmemoY Mmby hmoUma hmoVr.
AnhaU Pm`mMr ~mV_r gJirH$S>o ngaUma hmoVr, ho ZH$sM. _r am^a
{^Vr`m N>m`oV nSy>Z am{hbmo. Pmonhr ZhVr, n`m`m {H$b{~bmQ>mV nhmQ>o
bmJbobm S>moim CKS>bm, Ver gH$mi Pm`mMr OmUrd Pmbr. AYma gaVmM
_ZmVbr {^Vr WmoS>rer Zmhrer Pmbr. AmVm Xwgam Z _m`m g_moa hmoVm
H$s, `m OJbmVyZ H$g ~mhoa nS>m`M?
dmQ> {Xgob `m _mJmd$Z MmMnS>V MmbV hmoVmo. _Zmbm Iyn dmBQ>
dmQ>V hmoV. H$embm hdm hmoVm dm{^_mZ? H$m` H$am`M hmoV Vo JrV JmD$Z?
AmKmV & 39
_r Ag`m \$mbVy JmoQ>rV JwVyZ Om`bm ZH$mo hmoV? dm{^_mZ {eH${dUmao
Am{U nmR>rda hmV R>odUmao AmVm Hw$R>o Jobo? `m Xw:Im`m jUmbm H$moU `oV
H$m? Aem AZoH$ {dMmamV _Z JwVb hmoV. BV`mV... Hw$Um`m Var
~mob`mMm... Hw$O~wO`mMm... PmS>m`m gagaUm`m nmZmMm AMmZH$ AmdmO
Ambm. {OW hmoVmo {VWM EH$X_ pWamdbmo. N>mVrV YS>YS> Pmbr. WmoS>rer
^rVr _Zmbm ne H$$Z Jobr. nU AmoiIrMm AmdmO H$mZmda nS>VmM
OrdmV Ord Ambm. WmoS>g hm`g dmQ>b. Vmo BV`mV _mPo {_ _m`mg_moa
Ambo. `mZm nmhVmM _m`m S>mo`mVyZ nmUr Ambo. gdmMoM S>moio nmUmdbo
hmoVo. A{ZbZo Va _bm {_R>rM _mabr. _r ^mamdyZ Jobmo hmoVmo. gwaoe, {Xbrn,
A{Zb, amohZ, gwaO ho _mPo {Odm^mdmMo {_ _m`m emoYmV Ambo hmoVo.
WmoS>rer YmVr dmQ>V hmoVr. Vr `mMr H$s, gdmZr m`mnH$mZm Am{U hmQ>ob`m
gamZm _m`m gX^mV _m{hVr {Xbr Agob Va `m H$aUmbm doJioM diU
bmJob. _m`mH$S>o ~K`mMm `mMm MmJbm XpQ>H$moZ ~XbyZ OmBb, hUyZ
_r nQ>H$Z A{Zbbm {dMmab,
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""Am_`m{edm` Xwg`m H$moUmbmhr Vw`m AnhaUmMr _m{hVr Zmhr.''
""H$maU `m`m n[aUm_mMr Amhmbm OmUrd hmoVr Am{U _m{hVr {Xbr
AgVrM Va Vr Amhr VwPm XmoZ {Xdg emoY KoD$Zhr Vy Oa Amhmbm gmnS>bm
ZgVmg Va...''
""~a Vo OmD$ Xo. ~mH$sM {dMma _ZmVyZ H$mTy>Z Q>mH$. Amhr AmhmoV Zm!
Km~am`Mo H$mhrM H$maU Zmhr.''
gwaoe JS>~S>rZo nwT>o `oV _mPm hmV nH$S>V hUmbm,
""emV, AmVm hmpnQ>bbm Vwbm XmIb hm`bm hd.''
""Vo R>rH$ Amho nU?''
{Xbrn AYdQ> ~mobyZ Wm~bm.
""Aao nU Am_Mm Ord ^mS>mV nS>ob Ago AYdQ> H$m ~mobVmog. nyU
dm`mV ~mob Zm.'' amohZ hUmbm.
""AmnUmbm emV~m~V gJ`mH$Sy>Z {dMmanyg Ho$br OmUma. AmnUmbm
EH$M H$maU gmJm`bm hd. gJ`mZr doJdoJi H$maU gmJyZ O_Uma Zmhr.
AmnU gJ`mZr {_iyZ JmS>r`m AnKmVmV WmoS>rer XwImnV Pmbr Amho
hUyZ gmJm`M. H$maU \$Ma dJao H$mhr Pmbob Zmhr. R>rH$ Amho! R>abo Va
_J.''
gJ`mZr hmoH$mamWu _mZ hbdbr. A`m VmgmV hmpnQ>b_`o XmIb
40 & AmKmV
Pmbmo. XwImnV dJao H$mhr ZhVr. _wH$m _ma ~g`mZo AJ gwOb hmoV.
AmOr-AmOmo~mZm Z gmJ`mMr {dZVr _r {_mZm Ho$br hmoVr. gJio
hmpnQ>b_`o `oD$Z V`oVrMr {dMmanyg H$$Z Jobo hmoVo. gwaoeMm Moham AmVm
nS>bobm hmoVm. hUyZ _r {dMmabo,
""gwaoe, H$m` Pmbo AmO ZmamO H$m Amhog?''
""H$mhr Zmhr ZmamO dJao H$mhr Zmhr _r.''
""Ia gmJ. _m`mnmgyZ bndyZ R>oD$ ZH$mo.''
""H$mhr Zmhr ao Jobr Mma {Xdg Vy `oWo AS>{_Q> Amhog. nU XmoZ
{XdgmnmgyZ EH$ JmoQ> dmadma _m`m _Zmbm gVmdVo Amho.''
""H$moUVr ao?''
""hrM H$s, ~mH$s gJio {_, {ejH$ VwPr MmH$er H$$Z Jboo nU amO,
Zohb, gw_`m BH$S>o {\$aH$boM ZmhrV. {H$Vr dmWu AgVrb. Ago {_
Hw$UmbmM H$YrM ^oQy> Z`oV.''
""`oVrb ao. ZH$sM `oVrb. `m`m _ZmV _m`m~b AmnwbH$s, o_
Agob. `mZm {_d {Z^dm`M _mhrV Agob Va ZH$sM `oVrb.''
XwnmaMo gmS>o ~mam dmObo hmoVo. ~mhoa H$S>H$ D$Z nS>bo hmoVo. Chm`m
Pim {IS>H$sVyZ AmV `oV hmo`m. EH$Q>mM {dMmamV _Z hmoD$Z ~gbmo hmoVmo.
`oH$ $Umbm dV Imobr d `m_`o CnMma `dWm Aem gmo`rZo ZQ>bob
ho EH$_od hmpnQ>b hmoV. _r Xma ~X Ho$b hmoV. AMmZH$ Xmamda {Q>H$ {Q>H$
Agm AmdmO Ambm. _bm AmVm WmoS> ~ao dmQ>V hmoVo. `m_wio _r PmonyZ qH$dm
nSy>Z amh`mMm ZM ZhVm. gwOhr H$_r Pmbr hmoVr. _r AmVyZ AmdmO
{Xbm.
""Xma CKS>oM Amho.''
hiydmanUo Xma CKS>bo. nmhVmoM Va g_moa gw_`m.
""`o gw_`m.'' Ver gw_`m IwMuda `oD$Z ~gbr.
""AmVm ~ao dmQ>Vo H$m?''
""Iyn bmJbo Zmhr Zm?''
gbJ XmoZ Z {dMm$Z gw_`m Wm~br.
""n{h`mXm emV _bm _m\$ H$a. nwhm Vwbm _r H$moUVmhr AmJh
H$aUma Zmhr.''
""H$m` ~mobVog Vy gw_`m, VwPo ~mobUo _bm Zmhr g_Obo.''
""emV, _m`m_wio Vwbm ho gma gmogmd bmJb. _bm gma H$mhr g_Ob
Amho. `m g{Ve Am{U `m`m {_mZr {_iyZ _mahmU Ho$br Amho Zm. H$maU
AmKmV & 41
Vy H$m`H$_mV ^mJ KoD$Z _m`m AmdS>rM JrV Jm`bg hUyZ. IaM emV
Vw`m {_dmbm _r gbm_ H$aVo. H$maU JXatJ`m AJmoXa Vwbm `mZr
Y_H$s XoD$Zhr Vy _m`mgmR>r ho gH$Q> AmoT>dyZ KoVbg. Ho$di _m`mgmR>r.
Oa ho AJmoXa _m{hV AgVo Va _r Vwbm ^mJM KoD$ {Xbm ZgVm. _bm _m\$
H$a, emV. Vw`mVbr _r _r g_Oy eH$bo ZhVo. _bm _m\$ H$a, emV.''
IaVa _r \$V {V`mgmR>rM JrV Jm`b ZhV nU Vo {Vbm gmJyZ nQ>Uma
ZhV. _m`m {_mZr _m`mVbm dm{^_mZ OmJm Ho$bm hmoVm. `m`m {Z{^S>
{dMmamZ _r noQy>Z CR>bmo hmoVmo. gVre Am{U gmWrXmam`m AmhmZmbm Cma
Xo`mgmR>r _r ^mJ KoVbm hmoVm. `m_wio gw_`m`m _ZmV _m`mH$S>o ~K`mMm
doJim pQ>H$moZ {Z_mU hmoU gmh{OH$M hmoV. Vr hUmbr,
""IaM emV, _r Vwbm AmOn`V H$YrM g_Oy eH$bo Zmhr. hm nU
Vw`m~b _bm nydunmgyZ AmnwbH$s Amho. nU BWyZ nwT>o Vy _mPm gm {_
hUyZ Am`w`^a amherb. _m`m Hw$Qw>~mV`m `oH$m`m _ZmV Vy Agerb.''
""ZH$mo gw_`m, `m gm`m JmoQ>rMm Vy EdT>m JmOmdmOm H$$ ZH$mog. Ia
Va g{Ve Am{U `m`m {_mZr {Xbo`m Y_H$s_wio _r ^mJ KoUmaM ZhVmo.
nU _bm _m`m dm{^_mZmMr OmUrd H$$Z {Xbr. _m`mVb "_r'nU OmJ
Ho$b, Vo _m`m {OdbJ {_mZr. hUyZM VwP JrV JmD$ eH$bmo. `mM gma ao`
Vy `mZm m`bm hd.''
gw_`m hUmbr,
""VwPm _moR>onUm bndyZ R>od`mgmR>r Vy ImoQ> ~mobV Amhog. bjmV R>od,
_r Z g_Om`bm H$mhr doS>r Zmhr.''
XwnmaMo Mma dmObo hmoVo. ~mam dmO`mnmgyZ Am_M ~mobU Mmby hmoV.
""emV, _r OmVo. Vy {dlmVr Ko. _r Cm `oD$Z OmBZ. V`oVrMr
H$miOr Ko. H$m`. ''
gw_`m OS> AV:H$aUmZo Jobr hmoVr. ho {V`m Moh`md$Z OmUdV hmoV.
{Vbm _m`mer Iyn Jnm _mam`mV Ag dmQ>V hmoV. nU eodQ>r doioM ~YZ
AmhoM Zm!
hmpnQ>b_YyZ nmM {XdgmZr _bm {S>gMmO Xo`mV Ambm. _r hmoQ>obda
Ambmo. hmoQ>obda gamZr, `m`m nZrZo _mPr AmnwbH$sZo MmH$er Ho$br. ga
hUmbo,
""emV, Vwbm Hw$UmMm AmYma Zmhr. Oam H$miOrZo ahm. Amnbr n[apWVr
J{a~rMr. Cm OmV H$mhr Pmbo Va _moR>m IM Vwbm PonUma Amho H$m? AmVm
WmoS>`mV Amdabo hUyZ H$m~mS>H$Q> H$aUm`m AmOr-AmOmo~mZr H$m` H$am`M?
42 & AmKmV
VwM gmJ.''
ga WmoS>ogoM ~mobm`Mo nU `mM ~mobU Iyn H$mhr gmJyZ Om`M. _ZmV`m
_ZmV _r _bmM Xmof hmoVmo. nU Pmb Job eodQ>r {dg$Z OmU Am{U nwT>
MmbV amhU _hdmM AgV. Pmbo`m MwH$s~b {dMma H$aV ~g`mg
nwT>`m JVrbm {Ii ~gVo.
W_ df ~r.E.Mr dm{fH$ narjm Ad`m _{h`mda `oD$Z R>onbr hmoVr.
gm`m`m ZOam _m`mda bmJ`m hmo`m. nU BH$S>o _mPm XwgamM CmoJ gw$
hmoVm. _r _m`m `o`C{Q>mnmgyZM {dM{bV hmoV hmoVmo. nU Zmhr AmVm
nwhm Aer MyH$ hmoVm H$m_m Z`o, Agm _Zmer {ZM` Ho$bm. WmoS>o {Xdg
gJ`mnmgyZ A{b amhZ \$V A`mgmda ^a {Xbm. ~mamdr_`o gdW_
Ambobm _r {dmWu hmoVmo. `m_wio AnojmMr nyVVm H$aU ho _r _mP H$V`
_mZV hmoVmo. _m`mH$Sy>Z {Zamem H$moUmMrhr hmoD$ Z`o. nydu_mUoM gJ`m`m
_ZmV _mP WmZ Agmd. _r A`mgmMm Omoa dmT>{dV hmoVmo.
doimnH$m_mUo A`mg H$aUo gw$ hmoVo. {_m~amo~a gH$mir bdH$a
CRy>Z H$mboObm OmUo, H$mboO gwQ>`mZVa H$mboO`m ~mJo_`o A`mg gw$
hmoVm. _mPo {_hr _m`m~amo~a hmoVo. ~KVm ~KVm narjm Ambr. `oH$OU
_bm hUm`Mo,
""emV `mdoir ~hVoH$ W_ H$_mH$ gw_`mMmM AgUma. IynM OmoenyU
A`mg Mmby Amho {VMm. Am{U {VZo bmgoghr bmdbo AmhoV. Vw`m `m
bmgog{dZm gW A`mgmH$S>o nm{h`mZVa Amhmbm dmQ>V Zmhr, Vwbm Iwn
MmJbo JwU {_iVrb.'' `oH$mH$Sy>Z {_iUm`m CnXoemMm _r hgVnUo drH$ma
H$am`Mmo. _bm `mZm ~mobyZ XmIdm`M ZhV Va `j H$VrVyZ `mZm H$$Z
XmIdm`M hmoV.
narjoMm n{hbm {Xdg hmoVm. gd {__{Ur EH$_oH$mZm narjo`m ew^oN>m
XoV hmoVo. WmoS>g _Zmda XS>nUhr hmoVM. H$maU dm{fH$ narjm hmoVr.
H$mboO`m AmdmamV, hmb_`o _wbm_wbtMr JXu O_br hmoVr. `m
JXuVyZ _mJ H$mT>V _r JWmb`mV Mmbbmo hmoVmo. H$maU Cabo`m 15 Vo 20
{_{ZQ>mV dmMV ~gUo. _r _m`m ZmXmV JWmb`mH$S>o _mJ H$mT>rV Mmbbmo
hmoVmo. AMmZH$nUo nwT>o hmV Ambm, _mP `m `VrH$S>o bj Z OmVm _r
{V`m hmVmH$S>oM nmh bmJbmo.
""Aao doS>m Agm H$m` nmhVmog?''
_r EH$X_ da nm{hb Va nwT>o gw_`m. _bm ew^oN>m Xo`mgmR>r {VZo hmV
nwT>o Ho$bm hmoVm. _rhr {Vbm ew^oN>m {X`m. {VZ _m`mH$S>o hgam H$Q>mj
AmKmV & 43
Q>mH$bm.
""EdT>m JS>~S>rZo Hw$R>o Mmbbm`g `m JXuVyZ?''
""JWmb`mV Mmbbmo hmoVmo.''
""nwao AmVm. Aao 15 {_{ZQ>o Va am{hbr AmhoV. VodT>r Var gmoS>! {H$Vr
H$am`Mm Vmo A`mg?''
""Vy H$a Iyn A`mg Am{U _bm hUVog nwao AmVm A`mg!''
""E Zmhr ao Vg H$mhr _bm hUm`M ZhV.''
""_J H$m` hUm`M hmoV Vwbm?''
""Aao _mPr MoQ>m BV`m Jm^r`mZo H$m KoVmog? hoM _mPo _bm H$iV
Zmhr.''
""~a R>rH$ Amho! gmar''
""EdT>mZ Zmhr Vwbm _m\$ H$aUma.''
""H$m nU?''
""H$m` hd Amho Vwbm?''
""_r Oo _mJoZ Vo Xoerb?''
""~Ky.''
""~Ky Zmhr.''
""ZH$s H$m` Vo gmJ?''
""Vy gm{JV`mZVa gmJoZ.''
""R>rH$ Amho!''
""AmVm BWoM Wm~y.''
""~m`.''
""~m`. ~m`.''
JS>~S>rZo `oD$Z narjobm ~gbmo. EH$ EH$ nona MmJbo OmV hmoVo. Vg
_Zmbm g_mYmZ dmQ>V hmoV. AIoa EH$XmMr narjm gnbr. nona MmJbo Jobo.
Chm`mMr gw>r gw$ Pmbr. `oH$OU Amnmn`m Jmdr Om`mMr
JS>~S> H$$ bmJbo. gJ`mZm Jmdr Om`mMr AmVwaVm hmoVr. gJ`mMo Mohao
AmZXmZo \w$bbo hmoVo. `oH$OU EH$_oH$mbm gw>r`m ew^oN>m XoV hmoVo. AmVm
nwhm _{hZm-XrS> _{h`mZVaM EH$_oH$mbm ^oQ>Uma hmoVmo. gwaoe gmVm`mbm,
g{Xn aZm{Jarbm, A{Zb Am{U _r _midmS>rbm Va amohZ, gyaO ho ~rS>bm
OmUma hmoVo. `oH$mMo Mohao Vam$Z {ZKmbo hmoVo. `mZm AmVwaVm hmoV. Ka`mZm
^oQ>`mMr _rhr `m`mnH$sM EH$ hmoVmo.
Amhr JS>~S>rZo hmoQ>obda `oV hmoVmo. BV`mV gwaO Am_`m nmR>r_mJyZ
44 & AmKmV
emV... emV hUyZ hmH$m _marV Ambm. hmH$ H$mZmda nS>VmM _r Wm~bmo.
""gw_`m VwPr dmQ> nmhV Wm~br Amho. Vwbm Vr Iyn emoYV hmoVr.''
gwaO Ymnm Q>mH$V hUmbm.
_bm WmoS> AmM` dmQ>b. gw_`m Am{U _mPr dmQ> nmhV hmoVr. _m`m
~amo~a`m {_mZmhr WmoS> AmM` dmQ>b.
""emV, bdH$a OmD$Z `o. Amhr BWoM Wm~Vmo.''
_r JS>~S>rV H$Q>rZ_`o Jobmo. gw_`m _mPr dmQ> nmhV ~gbrM hmoVr.
""H$m` ho emV, BV`m JS>~S>rZo Jmdr Om`bm {ZKmbmg. Am_Mr
H$mhr {\$H$sa Amho H$s Zmhr?''
""VwP ~mobU _bm g_Ob Zmhr.''
""Aao doS>m AmO Vy Jmdr OmUma. nwhm Amnbr bdH$a ^oQ> Zmhr.
Amhmbm gmJyZ Omd, WmoS>g ^oQy>Z Omd Ag H$mhr dmQ>V Zmhr Vw`m _Zmbm?
Amhr _m doS>mgmaIr VwPr dmQ>V nmhV amhm`M. Vy _m _bm {dg$Z
Amn`mM ZmXmV {ZKyZ Om`M. BVH$s AmVwaVm H$m` bmJbr JmdmMr.''
""gw_`m, _mUyg KamV Agbm H$s `mbm KamV`m bmoH$mMo EdT> _hd
dmQ>V Zmhr. nU KamnmgyZ, JmdmnmgyZ _mUyg bm~ Agbm H$s JmdmM, KamV`m
bmoH$mMo _hd Iyn AgV. Vo _hd Vwbm H$iU AdKS> Amho.''
""gmar, emV.''
""Vw`m ^mdZm _r g_Oy eH$Vo. Vw`m JmdmMr, Vw`m KaMr, Vw`m
_Zmbm AmoT> AgU gmh{OH$M Amho nU VodT>rM AmoT> Vw`m _ZmV `m
_{Ur~b Agy Xo. gw>rV H$Xm{MV {dg$ ZH$mo.''
Vr WmoS>r ^mdyH$ hmoD$Z ~mobV hmoVr. {VM ~mobU WmoS> _bm doJi dmQ>V
hmoV. {V`m ~mob`mV \$ma _moR>m J{^V AW gm_mdbm hmoVm. _m`m~m~V
BVH$m _rMm YmJm {VZ _O~yV H$amdm, Vmo AmUIrZ Jw\$mdm, _m`m _Zm_`o
CbQ>gwbQ> AZoH$ {dMma `oD$Z OmV hmoVo. nU _m`m _Zmbm Omo {dMma MmQy>Z
OmV hmoVm, `m gm`mV Vr ~g`mgmaIr ZhVr. {V`m _ZmV _m`m~b
dmBQ> ^mdZm ZhVr. Vr ew _rM nm{d` amIUmar gwgH$V Kam`mVbr
_wbJr hmoVr. AmnUM dmBQ> AmhmoV. {V`m~b dmBQ> {dMma Amn`m _ZmV
`oVmV. _r Xmohr Jmbmda MnamH$ _m$Z KoVb. _r {V`mg_moa C^m Amho ho
{dg$ZM.
""Aao, emV Ago H$m` H$aVmog?''
{VMm hm Z nS>VmM _r Mnmnbmo. _r Hw$R>o C^m Amho `mMr OmUrd
Pmbr. _r Jm|YiyZ hUmbmo,
AmKmV & 45
""H$mhr Zmhr.''
""_r ~mob`mMm amJ Zmhr Zm Ambm.''
""Zmhr. amJ `o`mgmaI `mV ~mobbrg Var H$m`?''
""Zmhr, nU doS>mgmaI Vy MoQ>m-_H$arM ~mobU Jm^r`mZo Koerb,
_Zmbm bmdyZ Koerb, `mMrM _bm ^rVr dmQ>Vo.''
""Zmhr amJ dJao H$mhr `oUma Zmhr. Vwbm Oo H$mhr ~mobm`M Vo ~mob. _r
AmVm _moH$ionUmZo dmdaVmo`. nyduMm _ZmVbm gH$moM Ho$hmM {ZKyZ Jobm`.''
""AgmM _bm hdm Amhog Vy.''
IaM! gw_`mM ~mobU AmO doJiM ^mgV hmoV. {V`mV OmV JwVyZ
amh`mnojm {VMm {Zamon Ko`mM _r R>a{db.
""gw_`m, _r `oVmo. _bm Iyn Cera hmoVmo`. _mPo {_ _mPr dmQ> nmhV
am{hboV.''
""Vwbm {_mMr H$miOr dmQ>Vo Am{U `m _{UrMr Zmhr?''
nwhm {VM Vo ^md{ZH$ eX _bm JwVdyZ R>odV hmoVo.
""gw_`m _bm _m\$ H$a. _bm AmVm Om`bm hd!''
""~a, Vy OmD$ eH$Vmog.''
{VMm Moham nS>bm hmoVm. Vr AmO doJir ^mgV hmoVr. {VM doJi
nmhU, hgU, gma H$mhr AmO {ZamiM dmQ>V hmoV. _Zmbm H$moS>mV
Q>mH$`mgmaI hmoV. XmoZ nmdbo nwT>o `oVmo Z `oVmoM H$Q>rZ~mhoa `oD$Z {VZo _bm
AmdmO {Xbm. _r nQ>H$Z _mJo diyZ nm{hb. Vr hgV hmoVr H$s aS>V hmoVr
g_OV ZhV. hmV da H$$Z {VZo ~m` ~m` Ho$bo. _r nwhm _mJH$_U H$am`bm
bmJbmo. dmQ>oV OmVmZm dmQ>b gw_`m BVH$s ^mdyH$ H$m Pmbr? Ag dmBQ>
H$m` KS>b Agob {V`m~m~VrV! H$s {VM Kar IQ>H$b H$s H$m`? `m
{dMmamVM _r nwT> MmbV hmoVmo. Iyn Cera Pmbm hmoVm. A{Zb d gwaoe
_m`mda ZH$sM {MS>Uma. {~Mmao! _mPr dmQ>V nmhV Ceramn`V C^o hmoVo.
eodQ>r _r Var H$m` H$aUma?
""H$m` ho emV gw>rd$Z Am`mZVa Iwemb BVH$m doi ~mobm`bm
Mmbbo ZgVo H$m`? BVH$m doi Vwhr H$moU`m {df`mda ~mobV hmoVm?''
gwaoeZo amJmamJmZo Z Ho$bm.
""`m MM}V nwhm AmUIrZ doi ZH$mo. AmnU AmVm nwT>o Jo`mda ~moby`m.''
Vgo Amhr nwT>o Mmby bmJbmo. _r `mZm gm{JVb H$s, ""ho ~Km
Vw_`mEdT>rM _bmhr Kar-Jmdr Om`mMr AmVwaVm Amho. _r H$mhr OmUyZ~wOyZ
CJrMM Cera Ho$bobm Zmhr.''
46 & AmKmV
""Aao, nU EdT>m Cera hmo`mM H$maU Var H$m`?''
nwhm gwaoeZo Z Ho$bm.
AmVm `mbm nQ>dyZ gmJ`m{edm` n`m` ZhVm.
""gwaoe, AmO gw_`mMm _yS> H$mhr doJimM hmoVm. Vr _bm `m AdVmamV
H$YrM {Xgbr ZhVr. Vr IynM ^mdyH$ Pm`mgmaIr {XgV hmoVr. _bm
dmQ>V` Kam_`o {VM H$mhr {~Zgbo Agbo. _bm gmaI hUV hmoVr.''
""Vwbm _m`mnojm {_mgMr OmV {\$H$sa Amho. _bm {dg$ ZH$mo.
_mPr AmR>dU Ambr Va _bm AmR>dV ahm. ho {VM {d{M ~mobU _bm
H$mhrM g_OV ZhV.''
_mP ho ~mobU gmao AJXr _Z bmdyZ EoH$V hmoVo. hmQ>obOdi Amb Vg
Am_M ~mobU Wm~b, nmhVmo Vmo OdiOdi gJio {dmWu gw>rbm Jobo hmoVo.
Amhr JS>~S>rZo Imobr_`o Jobmo. ^a^a AO H$$ bmJbmo. BV`mV H$m~io
ga Am_`m Imobr_`o Ambo.
""Aao H$m` Hw$R>o hmoVm? BVH$m doi?''
""JmdmH$S> Om`Mr JS>~S> {XgV Zmhr. H$Yr Om`Mm ~oV Amho?''
""Mma dmO`m`m Xa`mZ OmUma AmhmoV.''
""nona gnbo H$m?''
""hmo, gnbo ga!''
""H$go Jobo nona?''
""MmJbo Jobo ga.''
gam`m gm`m ZmMr Cma _rM XoV hmoVmo. A{Zb, gwaoe, {Xbrn
{VKohr AmdamAmdar`m JS>~S>rV hmoVo.
""{VKmZm Jmdr Om`Mr _moR>rM JS>~S> {XgVo`.'' hgV hgV ga hUmbo.
_rhr {_mH$S>o d gam`mH$S>o nmhV nmhV hgam H$Q>mj Q>mH$bm.
""H$m` ao, _r H$m` ~mobVmo` Vo bjmV `oV` H$m?''
gamMm H$amar, _moR>m AmdmO OmVmM {VKohr Jm|YiyZ Jobo. AmdamAmdar
OmJ`m OmJr Wm~{dbr. Am{U gamH$S>o nmh bmJbo.
""R>rH$ Amho. Amdam.. Amdam...'' hUmbo Am{U ga {ZKyZ Jobo.
gJ`mMr AmdamAmda gnbr. gamH$S>o AO gmondyZ Amhr Q>S>H$S>o
Omdy bmJbmo. gwaoe gmVm`mbm Va g{Xn aZm{Jarbm OmUma hmoVm. Va _r
Am{U A{Zb _midmS>rbm OmUma hmoVmo.
gwaoe`m Moh`mda WmoS>r ZmamOr {XgV hmoVr. Vmo H$mhrM ~mobV ZhVm.
Vmo H$moU`mVar {dMmamV {XgV hmoVm. JmS>rMr dmQ> nmhV Amhr gmaoOU
AmKmV & 47
Q>S>da Wm~bmo hmoVmo.
""gwaoe ~mobV H$m Zmhrg? H$m` {dMma H$aVmo`g?''
""H$mhr Zmhr. ghOM.''
""Zmhr gwaoe Vw`m _ZmV H$mhrVar Mmbb`. VwPm Moham H$m AmO Agm
nS>bm`? _bm gm{JV`m{edm` _r BWyZ Vwbm OmD$ XoUma Zmhr.''
""_bm Vw`mer Iyn ~mobm`M Amho. Vy gm{JVbo`m EH$m KQ>Zod$Z
_m`m _ZmV doJimM {dMma KwQ>_iVmo`. Vwbm gm[JV`m{edm` _bm amhdUma
Zmhr. `m JmoQ>rd$Z _r Iyn AdW Amho. nU hr doi `mo` Zmhr. nmmao
Vwbm _mPm _ZmVb gm{JVb Var Mmbob H$m?''
""ZH$mo gwaoe Ago AYdQ> ~mobyZ _mPm Ord Q>mJUrbm bmdy ZH$mo. _bm
AmVmM gmJ.''
""Vr JmoQ> gmJ`mMr hr doi Zmhr. _r MmaM {XdgmV Vwbm n nmR>dyZ
H$idoZ.''
A{ZbZo Am{U g{XnZohr _mPr g_OyV H$mT>br. _r amOr Pmbmo. BV`mV
Am_Mr JmS>r bmJbr. gwaoeMm Am{U g{XnMm _r Am{U A{ZbZo {Zamon
KoVbm.
gwaoe H$m` gmJUma hmoVm _bm? `mZo H$m gm{JVb Zmhr? H$moUVr JmoQ>
hmoVr Vr BVH$s _hdmMr? `m {dMmamVM Jmd H$Yr Amb Vo H$ibM Zmhr.
nU JmdmV nmohM`mZVa Var Vmo {dMma Wm~Uma hmoVm. gwaoeZ _bm H$moS>mV
Q>mH$b hmoV.

48 & AmKmV
Jmdr Ambmo hmoVmo. AmVm XaamoOMm {XZH$_ R>abobmM hmoVm. eoVmH$S>o
OmU, OZmdamZm MmamnmUr, _Owarbm OmUo, _Owar`m Mma nemVyZ {ejUmMm
IM ^mJ{dUo.
`oH$OU JmdmV H$mVwH$ H$am`Mm. ""nmoaJ H$Q>miy hm`. Zmd H$_mdb,
H$m_m`m nemVyZ {ejUmMm IM ^mJdV`.'' Ag `oH$OU hUm`Mm.
_Zmbm ~a dmQ>m`M. AmOrAmOmo~mg_moa _mP H$moUrVar H$mVwH$ H$am`bm bmJb
H$s `m`m S>mo`mV Aly `m`Mo.
""nmoamMm b` H$Q>mVyZ gm^mi Ho$bm`. ~maH$ AgVmZm AmB~m~m Job,
nmoa CKS>mda nS>b. nU `mbm AmB~m~mMr CUrd H$dm Amhr ^mgy {Xbr
Zmhr. Am_Mr n[apWVr EdT>r J[a~rMr AgyZ XoIrb KmgmVbm Kmg KmbyZ
nmoambm OVZ Ho$b`m Am{U `mMr OmU R>odyZ nmoamZhr H$Q> KoVb`m, Amhmbm
H$dm XwIdb Zmhr. dV:M nmoaJ Amhmbm EH$m eXmZ ~mobdV Zmhr. H$s
gmYr MmH$er H$arV Zmhr. VoM Vmo doJim hm`. KamV _r Am{U hmVmar,
nmoamMr Amhr Amem gmoSy>Z {Xbr`m. `mZ Amhmbm CKS>mda nmS>b, nU
Amhr CKS>mda `oUma Zmhr. Amhr AOyZ I~ra hm`! AmVm EH$M Amg
hm` S>mo`mbm ZmVdmM MmJb Pmbob ~Km`M` Amhmbm, ~rZ AmB~mM nmoa
H$moU hm` Am_`m{edm` `mbm?''
Aem arVrZ H$moUrhr AmnwbH$sZ MmH$er H$am`bm bmJb H$s AmOmo~m
^a^$Z gmJm`Mo.
Jmdr Jobmo H$s AmOr JmoS>YmoS> H$mhrVar Im`bm H$am`Mr. nmoa _mP b`
JwUmM. `m eham`m {R>H$mUr {eVrV ahm. V`oVrMr H$miOr Ko. nmoQ>mbm
ImBV Om. Hw$Umbm XwIdy ZH$mo. ho AmOrMo Mma CnXoena eX Agm`Mo.
Vw`m{edm` nmoam H$moU hm` Amhmbm, Vw`m AmeodaM Mma {Xg OJVmo`
Amhr. Aer AmOr hUm`Mr d aS>m`Mr. boH$mZ Xya bmoQ>`mMr IV {V`m
_ZmV gbV amhm`Mr. _r `m`m{dZm AYmVar Vo _m`m{dZm AYmVar hmoVo.
AmOrbm d`mo_mZmZwgma hmoV ZhVo. nU Vr _Owarbm Om`Mr H$maU `m`m{edm`
Ka MmbU H$R>rU. H$maU `mM nmoaJ H$mhrM XoV ZhV. Vmo ~m`H$mnmoamgh

AmKmV & 49
doJim hmoVm. nU AmOrAmOmo~mM H$amar _Z `m`m g_moa PwH$Uma ZhV.
AmOmo~m gwm 80 `m dfu amZmMr dmQ> MmbV hmoVo. Vmo `mg, Vr Amg
_Zmer ~miJyZ ZmVy Mma {Xg gwImM KoD$Z `oBb. Am_`m OrdZmVbm AYma
AgmM amhUma Zmhr. EH$ {Xdg H$memMm {H$aU KoD$Z ZmVy `oBb.
ho `mM MmaMmKmVb ~mobU, `mM `m d`mVrb am~U, PwO XoU,
_m`m~b o_, H$amar ~mUm _bm oaUm m`Mm. ho gJi EoH$`mda _r
A`mgmbm bmJm`Mmo. hmo`, EH$ H$memMm {H$aU KoD$Z Om`M` _bm. OJmbm
XmIdyZ m`M`. ~rZ AmB~mM nmoa CnH$mamMr OmUrd R>odyZ H$m` H$$ eH$V
Vo. `m {OrZo _r noQy>Z CR>m`Mmo. _bmhr _J EH$ Zdm H$me {H$aU {Xgm`Mm.
Omo _m`m dmQ>m COiUmam hmoVm. Am{U AmOr-AmOmo~mZm gwIdUmam hmoVm.
gw>r _OoV OmV hmoVr. gw>r`m {Xder _Oyar_YyZ Oo {_imbobo ngo
Agm`Mo `mVbo WmoS>o AmOrAmOmo~mZm Xo`mgmR>r Jobmo H$s Vo `m`Mo ZmhrV.
hUm`Mo,
""ho ~K nmoam, VwPm mo ngm Amhmbm ZH$mo. Vy Am_Mr {\$H$sa H$$
ZH$mog. VwPm {ejUmMm IM _moR>m hm`! VwP VwbmM Vo Mma ng R>od. Am_`m
nmoQ>mnm`mMr H$miOr H$$ ZH$mog. Am_M hmV-nm` K> hm`V Vmon`V.''
`mM ho ~mobU EoHy$Z _Zmbm C^mar `m`Mr. `m d`mVhr hr bmoH$
Hw$Um`m Mma nemMr AmemAnojm YaV ZmhrV. `m _m`m, __VoZo ^abo`m
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gwaO Iyn Ceram emV C^m am{hbobm EH$XmMm ~mobyZ Jobm. BV`mV
~ob Pm`mMm AmdmO Pmbm. Amhr dJmH$S>o Jobmo.

AmKmV & 57
dmadma _ZmV EH$M {dMma `oV hmoVm. gw_`m`m _ZmV _m`m~m~VrV
ew _r Amho. {VM _m`mda EH$V\$s o_ Zmhr ho {g H$g H$$Z XmIdm`M?
gwaoe, A{Zb, g{Xn Am{U amohZ, gwaObm gmoSy>Z _{Ut`mV _m hr JmoQ>
H$moUmbmhr _mhrV ZhVr. _m{hV hmoV \$V gwaoe, A{Zb Am[U g{Xn
`m`mnmgyZ _r A{b amhVmo` EdT>M. A{b amh`mM H$maU `mZm _mhrV
ZhV Am{U amohZZ Oar {_mnmgyZ A{b Z amh`mMm Am{U ~mob`mMm
gbm _bm {Xbm Agbm Var gwaoe, A{Zb Am{U g{Xn~amo~a _r ~mobV
ZhVmo. H$maU `m`m ~m~VrV _m`m _ZmV Agbobm amJ.
hmQ>obda EH$m ImobrV EH$Q>mM amhV hmoVmo. nydugmaI hgU, {IXiU
~X hmoV. A`mg EHo$ A`mg. ~mH$s JnmQ>nmda {Z`U hmoV. g{Xn,
gwaoe, A{Zb ho {VKo gmoSy>Z ~mH$s`m {__{Ut~amo~a {_giV hmoVmo. nU
`m`mnmgyZ Xya hmo`mM H$maU H$moUmbm gmJV ZhVmo.
EH$Q amh`mM WmoS> Xw:Ihr dmQ>V hmoV. XmoZ df} EH$m $__`o EH$m
bmg_`o Agbobo Amhr AMmZH$ gm`m H$maUmdZ Xya hmoU Iyn _moR>r
dmBQ> JmoQ> hmoVr. Vo Vgo H$YrM _m`mer dmBQ> dmJbo ZhVo, nU AmVmM
AMmZH$ Ago H$m dmJbo AgVrb? A{b amh`mMm AWdm Z ~mob`mMm
`mZr {df`hr H$mT>bm ZhVm. _rM `m`mnmgyZ Xya Pmbmo. `mZm _mP
dmBQ>M qMVm`M AgV AWdm gyS>m`m ^mdZoZ dmJm`M AgV Va Vo `m`m
AJmoXahr dmJbo AgVo, nU AmVmM H$m Ag? Vo IamoIaM Vgo dmJV hmoVo
H$m? IaM _r amJm`m ^amV Iyn H$mhr ~mobbmo. _r MwH$sMm {ZU` KoVbm.
`m`mnmgyZ A{b Z amhVm gw_`mM _m`mda EH$V\$s o_ Amho H$m? ho
{g H$aU H$mhrM AS>MUrM ZhV. ho {g H$amH$`bm A{b amh`mMr
AWdm Z ~mob`mMr H$mhrM Amd`H$Vm ZhVr.
`mZr {g H$$Z _JM gw_`mer Z ~mob`mMm Am{U Xya amh`mMm
gbm {Xbm hmoVm. nU _r BVH$m ~o^mZ H$m Pmbmo hmoVmo? AmVm hm ^`mZH$
EH$mV _bm gVmdV hmoVm. `m {VKmZmhr _r Iyn XwI{db hmoV. ZH$mo ZH$mo Vo
~mobbmo hmoVmo. _mP MwH$b {VW `mZr g_Omdb hmoV. nU EH$m jUmbm _r

58 & AmKmV
H$gm H$m` ~Xbbmo. EH$_oH$m`m {dMmamZo Am{U g`mZo `m JmoQ>rda nS>Xm
nmS>Vm Ambm AgVm. `m Am{U Aem AZoH$ {dMmamZr _mP _Z _bm ImV
hmoV. A`mgmV bj bmJV ZhV. gVV ~MoZ Am{U CXmg hmoVmo.
EH$ {Xdg Iyn AmOmar nS>bmo. XmoZ {Xdg H$mboObm Jobmo Zmhr. gwaoe,
g{Xn, A{Zb`m hr JmoQ> bjmV Ambr. Am_`mV ^mS>U Pmb` hr JmoQ>
H$m~io gamZm Am{U BVa hmQ>ob`m _wbmZm g_OUma, H$maU Vo {VKohr
_m`mH$S>o `oUma ZmhrV Ag dmQ>V hmoV. nU eodQ>r {VKohr Ambo. {bhZ
{Xbo`m AmfYmMr {M>r Am{U gamH$S>Mo ngo KoD$Z g{Xn AmfY AmUm`bm
Jobm. _bm Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b. IaM Amn`m~b `m`m _ZmV dmBQ> Zmhr.
AgVoM Va Vo AmOgwm `m Aem pWVrV _r AmOmar AgVmZm Ambo ZgVo,
`mM _Z H$R>moa Zmhr, hd Va `mZm H$R>moa H$aVm Amb AgV. _r H$R>moa hmoVmo
nU Vo H$R>moa dmJUma ZhVo. H$maU Ia {_d `mZm _mhrV hmoV. _m`m
S>mo`mVyZ AMmZH$ Ambob nmUr nmhZ gwaoebm Oo g_Om`M hmoV Vo g_Obm
hmoVm.
""aSy> ZH$mo, emV Vwbm ~a dmQ>`mZVa AmnU g{dVa ~moby. VwPr MyH$
Vwbm g_Obobr Amho. `mVM gma H$mhr Amb.''
gwaoeZ _bm g_Omdb. _r {ZpMVnUo S>moio {_Q>bo. BV`mV g{Xnhr
AmfY KoD$Z Ambm. `mZ `oVmZm Mhm Am{U {~pH$Q>o AmUbr hmoVr. S>moim
bmJUma Vmon`V _bm `mZr CR>dyZ ~g{db. Mhm, {~pH$Q>o {Xbr. _r nwhm
Vmo {df` H$mT>Uma nU `mZr _bm EH$ eXhr ~moby {Xbm Zmhr.
V~V Mma {XdgmZVa _r `m XwI`mVyZ ~mhoa nS>bmo hmoVmo. _mPo gm{h`
nwhm AJmoXa`m ImobrV AmUb hmoV. nwhm _r `m {VKmOdi amhm`bm Jobmo
hmoVmo. MmKo {_iyZ H$mboObm OmUo-`oUo nydugmaIM {_iyZ-{_giyZ amhU,
JnmQ>nm. CgmhmV Am{U AmZXmV hmoVmo. Iyn ~a Am{U Iwb dmQ>V hmoV.
{_m`mV Am`m_wio nwhm AmVm nydu_mUo gwairV gw$ hmoV. _V _OoV
{Xdg OmV hmoVo.
g`mH$miM OodU Amdab hmoV. Amhr MmKo JnmV aJbmo hmoVmo. _rhr
Iyn AmZXmV hmoVmo, nU Vmo AmZX j{UH$ hmoVm. H$maU Jnm aJmV Am`m
hmo`m. BH$S>`m {VH$S>`m {__{UrMo {dZmoX, {H$go, MoQ>m_H$ar Mmbbr
hmoVr nU AMmZH$M gwaoe`m _ZmV _mPm {dMma Ambm Am{U `mZ Am_`m
Jnm Wm~{d`m.
""emV Vwbm dmBQ> dmQ>ob, Vw`m Moh`mda AmZXmMr N>Q>m AgVmZm _r
hm {df` H$mT>Vmo` hUyZ. nU Vwbm `mMr OmUrd H$$Z m`Mr hUyZ
AmKmV & 59
gmJVmo`. AmO Amhr Vwbm _m\$ Ho$b` nU EH$ JmoQ> bjmV R>od EH$ {Xdg
Vw`m~m~VrV BVH$ _moR> H$aU hmoBb H$s Vwbm Amhr H$m`, hr gmar Xw{Z`m
gwm _m\$ H$aUma Zmhr. Vwbm Oa hm gJ `oD$ Z`o Ag dmQ>V Agob Va
{V`m AV:_ZmMm emoY Ko. Vwbm {V`m~b {ddmg Amho, EH$ _rU
hUyZ. H$maU Amhmbm Oo OmUdb` Vo Vwbm H$Yr OmUdbob Zmhr. R>rH$
Amho! VwP _Vhr Amhr ~amo~a Amho Ag _mZV Zmhr Am{U Am_Mhr nU H$m`
~amo~a Am{U H$m` MyH$ hUOo Hw$UmM _V ~amo~a Am{U Hw$UmMr g_O MwH$sMr
ho Vwbm {g H$amd bmJob. nU ho {g H$aVmZm Vw`m A`mgmda n[aUm_
hmoVm H$m_m Z`o.''
gwaoe gmJV AgVmZm AMmZH$M A{Zb `mMo ~mobUo Wm~dV hUmbm,
""~a Vo OmD$ Xo Vwbm {g H$am`M` Oa Zgob Va amh Xo. Pmb Job
{dg$Z OmD$`m. Am_Mm Vw`mda nyU {ddmg Amho. Vy H$mhrM OmUrdnydH$
Ja Ho$bob Zmhrg, nU ZH$rM Vw`m ~m~VrV H$mhrVar Ja JmoQ>r KS>`m`m
_mJmda AmhoV, Am_M nQ> _V Amho, `m gd H$aUmVyZ Vy Xya ahmdg,
n{h`mXm Vy gw_`mnmgyZ Xya ahmdg. Am_M _V Zmhr H$s ~mobU ~X H$amd.
nyU g~Y VmoS>mdg nU Vy Xya ahmdg. VwPr KaMr n[apWVr AmR>dmdrg. Ia
Va Vwbm ho gmJmd`mg ZH$mo. H$maU Vwbm `mMr gd OmUrd Amho. nU Z amhdyZ
nwhmnwhm Amhmbm gmJmdg dmQ>V. `m_mJo hmM Coe Amho H$s Vy VwPo `o`
{dg$ Z`og hUyZM.''
""R>rH$ Amho! VwP hmU _bm nQ>V` nU?''
""nU H$m`?''
""_mPr AdWVm _bm dW ~gy XoUma Zmhr. _r ho {g H$$Z
XmI{dUmaM. _bmhr AZw^dm`Mo Amho H$s Moh`m_mJMmhr EH$ Moham Agy
eH$Vmo H$m? Z dmQ>Umar _mUggwm Ver dmJy eH$VmV H$m? H$s IaM ew
_rM ZmV hiwdmanUo OnUmar `mJr dmrMr _mUghr Agy eH$VmV H$m? `m
ZmMr Cmao _bm emoYm`Mr AmhoV. _mUg AmoiIm`bm {eH$m`M Amho. ho
_r AmhmZ g_OVmo. _r Vw_M ho AmhmZ pdH$mabob Amho.''
gw_`mM EH$V\$s o_ Agob H$m _m`mda? Vr _bm o_nmemV AmoT>`mMm
`Z H$aVo` H$m? OmUrdnyUH$ _bm _mJo IoM`mMm Vr `Z H$aVo` H$m?
A`mgmnmgyZ bj {dM{bV H$a`mMm `Z H$aVo H$m? `m Am{U Aem
AZoH$ ZmMr Cmao _bm emoYm`Mr hmoVr. {Vbm `mMm Oamhr gm` `oD$ Z`o
Ago _r R>a{dbo hmoVo. _mPm A`mgmda n[aUm_ hmoVm H$m_m Z`o. A`mgm`m
doimnH$mV \$aH$ nS>Vm H$m_m Z`o, _r Oo H$aVmo` ho Hw$Umbm OmUdy Z`o, ge`
60 & AmKmV
`oD$ Z`o.
~r.E.`m Xwg`m dfuM dmVmdaU WmoS>g doJi OmUdV hmoV. WmoS>r
_aJi Agm`Mr. Cgmh OmUdV ZhVm. H$mhr Ow`m {__{UtZr H$mboO
gmoS>b hmoV. ZdrZ _wb-_wbr `mM _mU OmV hmoV. Z`m _wbm_wbtMr Ow`m
_wbm_wbter AmoiI H$Z Ko`mMr YS>nS> AgU gmh{OH$M AgV. VoM KS>V
hmoV. _m`mhr ~m~VrV KS>U gmh{OH$M hmoV. Xwg`m {Xder H$mboObm
Jobmo. Zoh_r_mUo n{hbm BJOrMm Vmg gnbm. Xwg`m Am\$ Vmgm`m doir
AMmZH$ _m`mg_moa _wbJr C^r am{hbr. bmg_`o ZdrZ hmoVr. Ag AMmZH$
C^ am{h`mMo nmhZ _bm WmoS> AmM` dmQ>b. _r Oam Jm|YiyZ Jobmo. ~io~ioM
_bm {VZ {dMmab,
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""emV.''
""emV, VwPr EH$ dVy _m`mH$S>o Amho.''
""_J Xo Zm!''
""Amhm''
""_r ghOmghOr XoUma Zmhr.''
""R>rH$ Amho! Mhm qH$dm ZmQ>m XoBZ. _J Va Xoerb?''
""MhmZmQ>`mnojm Vr dVy _m`dmZ Amho.''
H$moUVr dVy _m`dmZ Agob `mMm {dMma H$arV _r _m`m ~J_`o
hmV KmVbm Am{U emoYy bmJbmo. nm _bm H$mhrM had`mM OmUdb Zmhr.
""_H$ar Va H$arV Zmhrg Zm!''
""N>o! _bm gd`M Zmhr.''
""_J nQ>H$Z _mPr dVy _bm XoD$Z Q>mH$.''
""XoBZ nU EH$ AQ> Amho.''
""H$moUVr?''
""Vw _m`mer _r H$aerb H$m?''
""R>rH$ Amho! habmo. _r H$arZ.''
""_J ho Ko, nwhm hady ZH$mog.''
""Aao`m! _mZgemmMr dhr. ~mnao! `mV Va _hdmMo Zmomao
AmhoV. Iyn Iyn Am^mar Amho VwPm.''
""AmoHo$. dobH$_!''
""Aao! nU EH$ JmoQ> am{hbr {dMmam`Mr.''
""H$m`?''
AmKmV & 61
""VwP Zmd Zmhr gm{JVbg.''
""_mP Zmd g[aVm. bjmV R>od h. ZmhrVa Cmbm {dMmaerb VwP Zmd
H$m`?''
""_bm nwhm {dMmaerb `mdoir _m _r gmJUma Zmhr.'' g[aVm hgV
Amn`m OmJoda OmD$Z ~gbr.
g[aVmhr gw_`mgmaIrM Iw`m _Z_moH$`m d^mdmMr _wbJr hmoVr.
VrM Am{U _mP dmadma ~mobU, _m`mH$Sy>Z dhr KoD$Z OmU, `m_wio H$mhr
{XdgmVM Vr MmJbr _rU Pmbr. `m Z`m _{Ur_mUo dZrb, AmH$megmaIo
Zdo {_hr {_imbo hmoVo.
nU g[aVmMr Am{U _mPr _r Iyn {Xdg {Q>H$br Zmhr. EH$ {Xdg
g[aVm _m`m hmQ>obda Ambobr nmhZ _r XMHy$Z Jobmo. {Vbm nQ>H$Z ~mhoa
KoD$Z Ambmo Am{U OdiM Agbo`m JmD$S>da Jobmo.
""g[aVm H$m` Pmb? Ag AMmZH$nUo `oU H$m Pmb?''
g[aVmMm Moham nS>bobm hmoVm. _r hm Z {dMmaVmM {VZ aS>m`bm
gwdmV Ho$br.
""Ag aS>m`bm H$m` Pmb? H$maU Var g_Obo H$m _bm?''
""emV, gw_`mZ _m`mer ^mS>U H$mT>b.''
""H$m? H$emgmR>r?''
""Vg Xwga {Vga H$mhrM H$maU Zmhr.''
""_J H$maU Amho Var H$m`?''
""VwP Am{U _mP ~mobU.''
""hUOo?''
""{VM _V Amho, Vy _m`mer ~moby Z`o AWdm _r H$$ Z`o.''
""H$m nU?''
""Xod OmUo! {V`m _ZmV H$m` nmn Amho Vo?''
""Vwbm AmUIr H$mhr hUV hmoVr H$m`?''
""hmo. nwhm `m`m ZmXr bmJerb Va n[aUm_ dmBQ> hmoVrb, Aer
Y_H$s XoD$Z Jobr.''
""gw_`m Am{U Y_H$s XoU e` Zmhr.''
""e` Amho ho emV! {VZ MmaMmKmV _bm Vg ~mobbr`.''
gw_`mMm _bm Iyn amJ Ambm hmoVm. _r {Vbm ^oQ>`mgmR>r hUyZ Kar
Jobmo hmoVmo. Vr _bm ^oQ>br Zmhr. H$mboO_`o Am`mZVa {Vbm {dMmamd Ag
R>a{db nU XmoZ {Xdg Vr H$mboObm AmbrM Zmhr. e~mZmH$Sy>Z {VZ _bm EH$
62 & AmKmV
n nmR>{db hmoV. `m nmV {VZ {b{hb hmoV,
""emV, Vy _mPm gdmV OdiMm Am{U {` {_ Amhog. _r Vwbm
gmdY H$a`mgmR>r ho n {b{hVo Amho, H$s Vy g[aVm`m ZmXr bmJy ZH$mog. Vr
_wbJr dmBQ> Amho. {VM Am{U EH$m _wbmM o_H$aU Amho. H$mboO`m gamZm
hr JmoQ> g_Obr Amho. `m_wio `m _wbmda Am{U g[aVmda ga {MSy>Z
Amhog. Vy {V`m gnH$mV am{h`mg H$Xm{MV Vw`mda `mMm ge` `oBb. ho
gH$Q> H$maU ZgVmZm Vw`mda AmoT>dy Z`o hUyZ _bm n {bhmd bmJb.
_mPr enW Amho Vwbm. Vy {V`mer ~moby ZH$mog. _mP ho gma ImoQ> dmQ>V
Agob Va Vy MmH$er H$$Z nhm.'' gw_`mda _mPm nyU {ddmg hmoVm. MmH$er
H$am`Mr H$mhr EH$ JaOM ZhVr. _r g[aVmer ~mobU gmoSy>Z {Xb. _r
g[aVmbm Z ~mob`mMr gyMZm Ho$br Vg Vr hUmbr,
""Aao, nU _mPr MwH$s Var H$m` Amho?''
""Aao Xwg`mbm ~XZm_ H$am`bm Vr _mJo nwT>o ~KUma Zmhr.''
""Vr _m`m~b Vw`m _ZmV Jag_O {Z_mU H$arV Amho. H$maU _r
Vw`mer ~mobbob {V`m _Zmbm Q>moMV, H$maU {V`m _ZmV Agbob nmn.''
""_r {V`m~m~V EH$ dmBQ> eXhr IndyZ KoUma Zmhr.''
""BVH$m {V`mda {ddmg Amho Va R>rH$ Amho! _m`mer Agbob
_rMo g~Y VmoSy>Z Q>mH$ nU EH$ bjmV R>od, EH$ {Xdg Vy ZH$sM nVmdUma
Amhog.''
g[aVm amJmamJmZo Oo ~mobm`M Vo ~mobbr Am{U {ZKyZ Jobr. nU gw_`mda
_mPm nyU {ddmg hmoVm. {VZ Oo gm{JVb hmoV Vo MmJ`mgmR>rM AgUma `m
{ddmgmda.
H$Yr H$Yr _Zmbm dmQy>Z Om`M H$embm hdr _wbter _r? H$embm
h`m JnmQ>nm, {ZH$maU dm`\$i ~S>~S> Am{U _J Jag_OmVyZ dmBQ>nU,
Amn`mgma`mZ `m gdmnmgyZ A{b am{hb nm{hOo. Amnb ZmV nwVH$mEodOr
H$moUmerhr Zmhr Ag g_OyZ. H$m` A{YH$ma Amho Amn`mbm {\$a`mMm?
_V _OoV OJ`mMm? `mMo AmB dS>rb AmhoV. eoVr, Ka, ngm, gnmr gma
H$mhr Amho. Vg Amnb H$m` Amho? AmnU AOyZ ey` AmhmoVm. ey`mVyZ
Amn`mbm EH$ Zd {dd {Z_mU H$am`M Amho.
AmOn`V _r _m`m _Zmbm `m JmoQ>r `mo` dmQ>Vrb `m H$arV Ambmo`.
A`mo` JmoQ>r Zoh_rM Q>mi`mMm `Z _r Ho$bm`. {__{UtnmgyZ Xya amh`mMm
{H$`oH$ doim _r `Z Ho$bm nU AmOn`V Vo _bm H$YrM O_b Zmhr. WmoS>o
{Xdg A{b amhrZ. Zoh _r A{b amhU _bm H$YrM O_b Zmhr.
AmKmV & 63
AmBd{S>bmnmgyZ Xwamdbmo. bhmZnUr `mMm ghdm {_imbm Zmhr, gwI {_imb
Zmhr. `mZVa AmOrAmOmo~mM o_ {_imb, nU `m`mOdi amh`mM ^m`
bm^b Zmhr. {ejUmgmR>r naJmdr `md bmJb `m_wio dmQ>mbm Ambobm
EH$mV, AmVm EH$Q> OJU, `m {dMmamZ AJmda H$mQ>o `oVmV. ZH$mo dmQ>V Agb
OJU. Ag hmoD$Z OmV.
{_m`mV Agb H$s Iyn _moH$i _moH$i dmQ>V. _ZmMr VJ_J Xya hmoVo.
EH$_oH$mM gwI-Xw:I gmJ`mZ _Z _moH$ir hmoVmV. Kwg_Q>bobm dmg ~mhoa
nS>Vmo. Jnm _maU, BH$S>o{VH$S>o {\$aU, Omog gmJUo, Jm`m`m ^|S>m VgoM
EImXo doir {gZo_mbm OmUo ho gma Agm`M nU EH$ n` nmib hmoV Vo hUOo
ho gma _mUmV Agm`Mo, _`m{XV Agm`Mo. _`mXo`m MmH$moarV amhZ Oo
H$mhr H$am`Mo Vo Ho$b Om`M. S>mo`mg_moa n[apWVr gVV VaJV amhm`Mr.
EImXodoir EImXr dVy Ko`mgmR>r nemMr Q>MmB Iyn OmUdm`Mr. nU
Hw$UmnwT>o H$YrM hmV ngam`Mmo Zmhr. _m`m dm{^_mZr _Zmbm Vo nQ>m`M
Zmhr. EImXodoir A`md`H$ JaO Agbr nemMr Va H$m~io gamH$Sy>Z ngo
`m`Mmo. nU doi`mdoir naV H$am`Mmo. BVa _wb H$mboO OrdZmV Iwn
EOm` H$am`Mr. Mhm-ZmQ>m, OodU, XaamoO`m nmQ>m, nmZ, V~mIy, {gJaoQ>
YwamV ~o^mZ hm`Mr. ho gma ~{KV`mda _bm _m`m n[apWVrMr AmR>dU
`m`Mr. gmYm Mhm `m`Mm Pmbm Var hOmadoim {dMma H$amdm bmJbm. hmV
AmISbm Om`Mm EH$ n`mgmR>r.
_{hZm XrS> _{h`mZo AmOmo~m `m`Mo. nmMnmg n`o XoD$Z Om`Mo.
WmoS>o ngo IM hm`Mo. ~mH$sMo Ogo`m VgoM {ebH$ Agm`Mo. H$maU Vmo
EH$ n[apWVr`m OmUrdoMm ^mJ hmoVm.
e{Zdma, a{ddma `m gw>r`m {Xder AdmVa dmMZ H$aUo _r ngV
H$am`Mmo. H$mX~`m, H${dVm, Am_M[ao dmMm`Mmo. Vmo gdmV _moR>m {daJwim
hmoVm. dmMVm-dmMVm `m nwVH$mV`m gJmZw$n ^md{dde hmoD$Z aS>m`Mmo.
H$Yr Bf}Zo noQy>Z CR>m`Mmo Va H$Yr IiIiyZ hgm`Mmo. _m`m {VKm {_mZm
_mP Iyn AmM` dmQ>m`M. _rM _m`mer doS>mgmaI ~mobVmo` Ag dmQ>m`M.
Am{U Vo _mP Vo doS>mgmaI hmd^md nmhZ _bm hgm`Mo. `m gm`m dmMZm_wio
_mPo {dMma WmoS>o J^ Pmbo hmoVo. _bmhr H$mhrVar {bhmd, Mma bmoH$mZr Vo
dmMmM Am{U H$mVwH$ H$amd Ag dmQ>m`M. EH$ {Xdg _r {b{hbobr H${dVm
KoD$Z Am_`m _amR>rMo m. Ambmgo gamH$S>o Jobmo.
""H$m` H$m_ H$mT>bg, emV?''
gamZr _bm Z Ho$bm.
64 & AmKmV
""H$mhr Zmhr ga H${dVm XmIdm`Mr hmoVr.''
_r Oam XMH$V-XMH$V ~mobbmo. ga Q>m\$__`o hmoVo.
""Aao dm! emV H${dVm H$YrnmgyZ {bhm`bm bmJbmg?'' ho
EoH$`mZVa _mPm Moham WmoS>m nS>bm.
""Aao! Agm Moham H$m nS>bm VwPm? _r Vwbm H${dVm {b{hbg hUOo
dmBQ> Zmhr hQ>b. CbQ> Vy H${dVm {b{hVmog hr MmJbr JmoQ> Amho. Omo
g_mOmM gy_ {ZarjU H$aVmo, `mbm _mUg H$iVmV, `mZ OrdZmV H$Qy>
gJ AZw^dbo AmhoV. `mM {Vq~~ H${dVoVyZ C_Q>V AgV. VwPr {V^m
BVH$s MmJbr Amho, hUyZ Vy ho H$$ eH$Vmog. {bhr-{bhrV ahm. Iyn Iyn
{bhr. _mPm AmerdmX Amho. _r ho gma Vwbm H${dVogX^mV ~mobVmo`. nU Vy
AOyZ _bm H${dVm Zmhr XmI{dbr. ~Ky Oam dmMyZ.''
""ho `m ga!''
_r MQ>H$Z dhr nwT>o Ho$br. gamZr Vr H${dVm Q>m\$$__`o _moR>mZoM
dmMm`bm gw$dmV Ho$br. _bm dmQ>b H${dVm dmMyZ gn`mZVa _r bJoM
{ZKUma. nU Vg H$mhr Pmb Zmhr.
H${dVm dmMyZ Pmbr Am{U Ambmgo gam`m ~amo~a gJ`mZrM _mP
^a^$Z H$mVwH$ Ho$b. IaM BVH$s MmJbr H${dVm _r {b{hbr` H$m? `mMm
_mPm _bmM {ddmg ~goZm, nU _r IaM MmJbr H${dVm {b{hbr hmoVr.
Ambmgo gamZr `mMr EH$ V _mJdyZ KoVbr hmoVr. AmM` hUOo MmaM
{XgmV Vr "X. nwT>mar'_Yrb "~hma' `m AH$mV N>mnyZ Am`mda `m {Xder
Ajae: hdoVM hmoVmo. Omo ^oQ>ob `mbm _r _mPr H${dVm dmMm`bm m`Mmo. ho
gma Pmb hmoV Ambmgo gam`m H$noZo. `mZrM _mPr H${dVm nonabm {Xbr
hmoVr. VohmnmgyZ _bm dmQ>m`bm bmJb H$s AmnU {b{hVmo` Vo bmoH$mZm
nQ>V`, AmnU Oo {b{hVmo` Vo `mo` Amho, VohmnmgyZ _bm {b{h`mMr oaUm
{_iV Jobr. _m`m {bImUmbm mogmhZ {_iV Job. _m`m `mM H${dVoM
hmQ>ob`m H$m~io gamZr ^a^$Z H$mVwH$ Ho$b. Am{U _mP CXmhaU XoD$Z
{dm`mZm AdmVa dmMZmM _hd nQ>dyZ gm{JVb. {VWyZ nwT>o _mPm dmMZmMm
Am{U {b{h`mMm N>X dmT>V Jobm.

AmKmV & 65
`oH$ dfu 15 AmJQ>`m {Xder JwUdV {dm`mZm VgoM H$sS>m,
gmH${VH$, ~m{H$ jomV CboIZr` H$m_{Jar H$aUm`m {dm`mMm gH$ma
g_ma^ H$mboO_m\$V Am`mo{OV H$a`mV `oV Ago. `m dfu hm H$m`H$_
Yw_YS>m`mV nma nS>Uma hmoVm. `mgmR>r _moR>r Am{U OmoaXma V`mar Mmby
hmoVr. `mdfu _wI nmhUo hUyZ OmZr_mZr ~S>r hVr `oUma hmoVr. H$mboO
emgZ `m {Z`moOZmV `V hmoVo. _m `mdfu `oH$ dfmnojm WmoS>m ~Xb
H$a`mV Ambm hmoVm. `oH$ dfu dOmamohU d ~{jg {dVaU H$m`H$_
gH$mirM nma nS>V Ago. nU ~{jg {dVaUmMm H$m`H$_ Xwnmar 2 dmOVm
R>od`mV Ambm hmoVm.
R>abo`m {Xder EH$XmMm H$m`H$_ gw$ Pmbm. JwUdV {dm`mV _mPhr
Zmd hmoVM. _wI nmhUo _m R>abo`m doionojm V~b Vmg^a C{eam Ambo.
`m_wio H$m`H$_ 2 dmOVm gw$ hmoUmam VrZ gdmVrZ dmOVm gw$ Pmbm.
{g{ZAa, `w{ZAa {dm`m`m ~{jg {dVaUmMm H$m`H$_ `mZVa nmhw`mM
^mfU `m_wio H$m`H$_mbm aJV Ambr hmoVr. nU R>abo`m nojm H$m`H$_
gnm`bm IynM doi Pmbm hmoVm. AYma JS>X Pmbm hmoVm. nmh`mM ^mfU
eodQ>`m Q>`mV Amb hmoV Am{U AMmZH$ bmBQ> Jobr. g`mH$miMo 7.30
dmObo hmoVo. gJirH$S>o Jm|Yi CS>mbm. {ejH$mZr gyMZm Ho$`m nU Hw$UmM
Hw$Urhr EoHy$Z KoBZm. EoH$`m`m _Z:pWVrV H$moUrM ZhV. Hw$UmM ~mobU
Hw$UmbmM g_OV ZhV. Mmar ~mOyZ Jm|Yi _mObm hmoVm. nmR>r_mJo Agbo`m
EH$m JQ>mV ({g{ZAa {dmWu) _moR>r _mam_mar Mmby hmoVr. _r, gwaoe Am{U
A{Zb OdiM hmoVmo. nU gwdmVrnmgyZ Am_`m Odi Agbobm g{Xn
AMmZH$ Zmhrgm Pm`mM nmhZ Amhmbm WmoS>r ^rVr dmQy>Z Jobr. g{Xnbm
emoY`mgmR>r AYmamV Am{U Jm|YimV {VKohr BH$S>o{VH$S>o {\$$Z emoY KoD$
bmJbmo. `mbm emoY`mM H$maU hmoV H$s, {g{ZAa`m Am_`m bmg_Y`m
VrZ-Mma {dm`mMm EH$ JQ> Am_`m {damoYmV H$m`aV hmoVm. EImXodoir
AYmamMm \$m`Xm KoD$Z `mbm EH$Q>mbm nmhZ _mahmU hmo`mMr e`Vm
ZmH$maVm `oV ZhVr.

66 & AmKmV
XwgarH$S>o AYmamMm \$m`Xm KoD$Z H$mhr _wbt`m ~m~VrV JaH$ma KS>bo
hmoVo. bmBQ> Ambr nU V~V A`m VmgmZo. Vmon`V Jm|Yi gw$M hmoVm.
H$mboO emgZ hV~b Pmb hmoV. nmobrg Q>oeZbm \$moZ H$$Z nmobrg \$mO\$mQ>m
~mobmdyZ Ko`mV Ambm Am{U Vohm Hw$R>o Jm|Yi {Zdibm. _wbtZm Kar
nmohM{d`mMr `dWm H$a`mV Ambr. Xwg`m {Xder gWoZo mMm`mZm
Ymaoda Yabo. nonamVyZ N>mnyZ Ambo`m ~mV`mZr H$mboO MM}V Amb hmoV.
H$mboOMr hmoUmar ~XZm_r Q>mi`mgmR>r _`mH$Sy>Z dmnmda X~md AmUbm
Jobm nU Vmon`V Iyn Cera Pmbm hmoVm. Oo hm`M VoM Pmb. {H$`oH$ dfmMo
ZmdmObob H$mboO H$mhr jUmVM ~XZm_ Pmb hmoV. `m H$mboO_`o _wbtZm
nmR>dm`bm nmbH$ V`ma ZhVo.
XJm KS>dyZ AmUUm`mMr VgoM _wbtMr N>oS> H$mT>Um`mMm Vnmg Am{U
emoY Ko`mMo gw$ Pmbo. VnmgAVr 25 Vo 30 {dm`mMr Zmdo nwT>o Ambr.
`mVb _mP Zmd Ambob nmhZ _bm YH$mM ~gbm. _r nyUnUo hmX$Z
Jobmo. _bm dmQ>b H$s hr OmUrdnydH$ aMbobr _m`m{dMr Ioir hmoVr.
Vm~S>Vmo~ Amhmbm ~mobdyZ KoD$Z Am_Mr gJ`mMr MmH$er H$a`mV Ambr.
~aoM OU Xmofr {ZKmbo. ge`r hUyZ _bm Vm`mV Ko`mV Amb hmoV. gImob
MmH$er Z H$aVm `mMr Zmdo nwT>o Ambr hmoVr `mZm Vm~S>Vmo~ H$mboO_YyZ
H$mT>`mV Ambo. _rhr `m_`o Ag`m_wio gJ`m m`mnH$mZr Am{U
{_mZr AmM` `V Ho$b. mMm` Am{U m`mnH$mZm Iyn {dZd`m H$$Z
_r {ZXm}e Ag`mM gm{JVb, nU `m~m~VrV Hw$Urhr _Zmda Ko`m`m
_Z:pWVrV ZhV, H$maU _wimVM H$mboO`m H$ma{H$Xubm _moR>m YH$m
~gbm hmoVm. _bm H$mhrM g_OoZm. Pmb. H$m` H$amd AmVm. Hw$UmOdi
Omd! `m KQ>Zo_wio _m`mH$S>o ~K`mMm gJ`mMm pQ>H$moZ ~XbUo gmh{OH$M
hmoVo. nU _m`m {OdbJ {_mMm Am{U m`mnH$mMm ZH$sM _m`mda
{ddmg hmoVm H$s _r Agm H$aUma Zmhr. hmQ>ob`m gamZmgwm AmM`
dmQ>U gmh{OH$M hmoV. `mZrhr _mPr g_OyZ H$mT>br. WmoS>o {Xdg emV
amh`mMr gyMZm {Xbr. `m gJ`m H$aUmVyZ H$mboO ~mhoa nS>`mZVa
Vw`m~m~V AmnU mMm`mH$S>o {dZdUr H$$. Vmon`V Vy emV ahm. H$moUVrhr
JS>~S> H$a`mMm `Z H$$Z ZH$mo. Vw`mda Am_Mm nyU {ddmg Amho.
gamZr Oo gm{JVb hmoV Vo _m`m _Zmbm nQ>b. _r H$moUVrhr KmBJS>~S>
Ho$br Zmhr. KS>bo`m H$aUmZVa H$mboO AmR> {Xdg ~X R>od`mV Amb.
_m`m {_mZm _bm H$mboO_YyZ H$mTy>Z Q>mH$`mMr ~mV_r g_Obr hmoVr.
gJio OU _bm ^oQ>m`bm Ambo hmoVo. `m_`o AmH$me, amohZ, gwaO, dZrb
AmKmV & 67
VgoM _{Ut_`o e~mZm, Zohb, gw_`m hmoVr. `mZr _mPr g_OyV H$mT>mMr
VgoM Yra Xo`mMm Iyn `Z Ho$bm. hr JmoQ>r _r Iyn _Zmbm bmdyZ KoVbr
hmoVr. gwaO, A{Zb Am{U g{Xn Va _m`mOdi ~gyZM hmoVo. `mZm Va
_m`m~m~VrV KS>bo`m H$mam~b Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b hmoV. Oo H$mhr KS>b
hmoV Vo Kar Z H$i{d`mM Amhr R>a{db hmoV. AmOrAmOmo~mnmgyZ hr JmoQ>
bndU Iyn _hdmM hmoV. `mZm Oa hr JmoQ> g_Obr Va `mZm _moR>m YH$m
~gob. ho _r OmUyZ hmoVmo.
H$mboO gw$ Pmb. XmoZ {XdgmVM _r Am{U hmQ>obMo ga mMm`mZm
{dZVr H$a`mgmR>r Jobmo. nU `mZr _Zmda KoVb Zmhr. _r Ajae: aS>Hw$S>rbm
Ambmo hmoVmo. mMm`m`m nm`mda S>moH$ Q>oHy$Z aS>y bmJbmo.
""ga _mPr H$mhrM MwH$s Zmhr. _mPr n[apWVr Jar~rMr Amho. _bm
H$mboO_YyZ H$mTy> ZH$m ga! _m`m AmOrAmOmo~mZm _moR>m YH$m ~gob ga!''
""ho ~Km H$m~io ga `mbm BWyZ KoD$Z Omdm. Pmbo`m MwH$s~b
Amhr Hw$Umbmhr _m\$ H$$ eH$V Zmhr.''
""nU ga _mPm {ddmg Amho `m`mda, `mMm `m H$aUm_`o hmV
Zgob!''
""Ahmo! H$m~io ga Ag AYmVa `mMm hmV Zgob hUyZ H$m` gmJVm`.''
""nyU {ddmgmAVr R>m_nUo Vwhr gmJy eH$Vm H$m`? `mZo H$mhrM
Ho$bob Zmhr hUyZ.''
""nU ga.''
""nU dJao H$mhrM gmJy ZmH$m. `mbm KoD$Z OmD$ eH$Vm.''
H$m~io ga Am{U _r ZmBbmOmZo naV {\$abmo hmoVmo. AmVm H$m` H$am`M
hm _m`mnwT>o _moR>m Z hmoVm. _r nyUnUo VwQy>Z Jobmo hmoVmo. _bm amhdb Zmhr.
_r AmOmo~mZm ~mobdyZ Ko`mM R>a{db. hr JmoQ> _r hmQ>ob`m gamZm gmJ`mg
Jobmo.
""ga, AmOmo~mZm ~mobdyZ `md hUV hmoVmo.''
""R>rH$ Amho! Ko ~mobdyZ. `mZm _rM gmJoZ nQ>dyZ. ~Ky Vw`m AmOmo~m`m
V`oVrH$S>o ~KyZ, `mMm AmJh EoHy$Z _m\$ Var H$aVrb H$m.''
""`m H$R>moa H$miOm`m bmoH$mZm WmoS>r Var X`m `oVo H$s Zmhr ~Ky`m.''
AmVm `m Xw:Im`m jUr _bm AmYma hmoVm Vmo \$V hmQ>ob`m
H$m~iogamMm Am{U _m`m {_mMm. gam`m gmJ`mZygma _r AmOmo~mZm
~mobdyZ KoVb. AmOmo~m {Zamon nmR>dVmM JS>~S>rZo Ambo. AMmZH$ ~mobdyZ
Ko`mM H$maU `mZm _mhrV ZhV. AmOmo~m XmIb hmoVmV Z hmoVmV VmoM
68 & AmKmV
CgwH$VoZo _bm `mZr Z Ho$bm.
""H$m {Zamon nmR>dbm hmoVmg ~mim? H$m` nm{hOo hV?''
""_bm ~mobmdyZ Ko`mnojm a{ddmaM JmdmH$S>o `oD$Z Om`mM. m V`oVrV
AmVm nydugmaI `m`bm Zmhr O_V.''
_mP Am{U AmOmo~mM ~mobU Mmby hmoV. BV`mV gwaoeZ H$m~io gamZm
~mobdyZ KoVb. H$m~io gamZm nmhVmM AmOmo~mZr -
""Z_H$ma ga.''
""Z_H$ma AmOmo~m, H$Yr AmbmV?''
""AmVm`M Amby`m. nmoamZ {Zamon nmR>{dbm hmoVm. hQ>b ~Kmd H$m`
hUVw`m?''
""~a ~a H$m` hUVmo` ZmVy Am{U Vw_Mr V`oV ~ar hm` H$m`?''
""Hw$R>br ~ar gmho~. ~arM hm` hUm`M. ZmVdm_Yr Ord AmS>rH$Vmo`m
hUyZ amhdV Zmhr. bj Amgy Xo gmho~ nmoamH$S> Am_`m.''
""Amho, Amho H$mhr H$miOr H$$ ZH$m.'' Ago hUyZ ga Amn`m
KamH$S>o Jobo. OmVmZm _bm nmM-Xhm {_{ZQ>mZo AmOmo~mZm Kar KoD$Z `m`bm
gmJyZ Jobo. _r AmOmo~mZm KoD$Z Kar Jobmo.
""`m AmOmo~m ~gm.'' gamZr IwMu nwT>o Ho$br.
""emV, Vy Vw`m ImobrV Om.''
""R>rH$ Amho! ga.''
hUyZ _r ~mhoa Ambmo. _bm ~mhoa nmR>dyZ Xo`mM H$maU _m`m bjmV
Amb.
WmoS>mM doimV ga Am{U AmOmo~m ~mhoa Ambo. AmOmo~mMm Moham WmoS>m
J^ra {XgV hmoVm. _m`m Imobr_`o Amhr MmKohr hmoVmo.
""nmoam BH$S>o `o.''
_r AmOmo~mOdi Jobmo.
""nmoam Vy `m KS>bo`m H$aUm_`o ZH$s ZhVmg Zh?''
""Zmhr AmOmo~m, `m H$aUmer _mPm H$mhrM g~Y Zmhr.''
""_m`m nmoamda _mPm e^a Q>Ho$ {ddmg hm`! Mbm AmVmM OmD$
AmnU mMm` gmho~mH$S>o.''
H$m~io ga, _r Am{U AmOmo~m nwhm mMm`mZm {dZd`m H$a`mgmR>r
H$mboOda Jobmo.
mMm` Am{\$g_`oM hmoVo. Amhr Am{\$g_`o Jobmo. Am{\$g_`o
OmVmM AmOmo~mZr mMm`mMo nm` Yabo Am{U aSy> bmJbo. mMm`mZm {dZd`m
AmKmV & 69
H$$ bmJbo.
""gmho~, {~Z AmB~mM nmoa hm`. mbm bhmZnUmnmgyZ _moR>m H$Q>mZ
Amhr gm^mib`. Am_M hmVmdaM nmoQ> Amho. gmho~ nmoambm H$mboO_`o
`m. _m`m nmoamda _mPm {ddmg hm`. gmho~ nmoa Vg dmJUma Zmhr.''
""_m`mH$S> ~KyZ gmho~ nmoambm H$mboOmV `m, gmho~.''
""ho ~Km, AmOmo~m Vw_Mm ZmVy gdmV hema {dmWu Amho. `mM dmJUhr
MmJb Amh. nU `m H$aUm_`o Vmo gmnS>`m_wio Vmo nyUnUo Am_`m _ZmVyZ
CVabobm Amho.''
""gmho~ Amg ~moby ZH$m. _m`m ZmVdmda Bdmg R>odm.''
""Ahmo, AmOmo~m H$gm {ddmg R>odUma. `mZr Vnmg Ho$bm` Vr bmoH$
H$m` ImoQ> ~mobUma AmhoV H$m`?''
""hmo` gmho~, OmUyZ~wOyZhr H$mhr bmoH$ Ag H$$ eH$VmV.'' H$m~io
ga hUmbo.
""Vg H$g e` Amho, H$m~io ga?''
""e` Agy eH$V ga, H$maU emV hema {dmWu Ag`m_wio `m`m
~m~VrV OmUyZ~wOyZhr Aer dmBQ> JmoQ> H$moUrVar KS>dyZ AmUy eH$Vmo, ga.''
""h` gmho~, _m`m ZmVdm`m ~m~VrV _wm_ H$moUrhr Aer JmoQ>
KS>dyZ AmUy eH$Vmo.''
""ga _mPr Amn`mH$S>o H$iH$irMr {dZVr Amho. H$nm H$$Z `m JmoQ>rMr
gImob MmH$er hm`bm hdr.''
""R>rH$ Amho! H$m~io ga AmnU hUVm` Va ~Ky H$$Z nwhm EH$Xm
MmH$er. AmOmo~m AmnU `ody eH$Vm. Vwhr hUVm` Vg H$$.''
nYam {XdgmVM gImob MmH$er hmoD$Z {ZH$mb hmVr Ambm. _m`m~amo~a
{H$VrVar {dmWu {ZXm}f {ZKmbo Am{U Oo IamoIa JwS>{Jar H$aUmar JwS> _wb,
Or _moH$ionUmZo Amhr H$mhrM Ho$bob Zmhr `m Am{d^mdmV hmoVo VoM Xmofr
R>abo hmoVo. AIoa g`mMm {dO` Pmbm. EH$m _moR>m gH$Q>mVyZ dmMbmo hmoVmo.
Xmof ZgVmZm \$ma _moR>m mg Pmbm hmoVm. `m H$aUmVyZ EH$ JmoQ> {eH$bmo
hmoVmo, Vr hUyZ Amn`mbm BWyZ nwT>o gmdYnUo OnyZ amhm`bm hd.
`m H$aUm_wi _m`m~amo~a AmOmo~m Am{U H$m~io gamZm {dZmH$maU
mgmbm gm_moao Omd bmJb hmoV. nU Oo Pmb Vo {dg$Z Om`M ho R>a{db.
nwhm nwhm H$Qy> AmR>dUr OmJ{d`mg Amn`m _Zmda {dn[aV n[aUm_ hmoVmo.
_r `m nH$aUmV {ZXm}f Ag`mM {Zn Pm`mMr ~mV_r AmOmo~mZm H$i{dbr.
AmOmo~mZr g_mYmZ `V Ho$b. Vo {ZYmV Pmbo. H$m~io gamZrhr AmZX
70 & AmKmV
`V Ho$bm. _m`m {_mZmhr AmZX hmoUo gmh{OH$M hmoVo. _m`mgmR>r {VKohr
H$mboObm AmR> {Xdg Jobo ZhVo.
nwhm EH$Xm Z`m Omo_mZo H$mboObm OmU gw$ Pmb. _r _moH$im dmg
KoVbm. H$mboOM Xwga dfhr gnV Amb hmoV. VrZ Vo Mma _{hZo am{hbo hmoVo.
`mZVa eodQ>M df gw$ hmoUma Am{U ~KVm ~KVm gnUma. Cd[aV XrS> df}
hgV-_OoV AmZXmV Kmbdm`M Ag _Zmbm dmadma dmQ>V hmoV. nU _moH$`m
_ZmZ H$Yr OJVm Amb Zmhr. gVV H$mhrVar {dMma{H$`m Mmby Agm`Mr.
n[apWVrZo _O~ya Pmbobmo hmoVmo. _bm ~o{\$H$sa dmJyZ MmbUma ZhV.
H$mboObm OmU Mmby Pmb. A{bH$S>`m XmoZ {XdgmV Z amhdyZ EH$m
`VrMr CUrd OmUdV hmoVr. _r H$mboOda XmIb Pm`mnmgyZ Vr {XgV
ZhVr.
""e~mZm, gw_`m Hw$R>o {XgV Zmhr?''
""Vr AmR> Vo Xhm {Xdg Pmbo H$mboObm Ambr Zmhr.''
""KaMm dJao H$mhr Var mbo_ Amho H$m?''
""Zmhr Vg H$mhr Zmhr.''
""_J H$m?''
""`mMhr _bm Zo_H$ H$m` Vo H$maU _mhrV Zmhr.''
""H$g e` Amho EdT>r OdiMr eoOmar AgyZgwm!''
_r AmM`mZo ~mobbmo.
""Aao emV, IaM _mhrV Zmhr.''
""ho ~K Vr AmOmargwm Zmhr, KaMmhr mbo_ Zmhr, _J H$g H$m`
Ambobr Zmhr Vr.''
""Aao hmM Z _bmhr Amho Zm!''
""R>rH$ Amho! {df` Q>mn!''
""Zmhr, emV _r WmoS> _ZmVb ~moby H$m?''
""~mob Zm!''
""emV _bm dmQ>V H$s Vr Vw`m_wioM am{hbr Amho.''
""N>o! _mPm Am{U {V`m amh`mMm H$m` g~Y!''
""g~Y Amho! emV.''
""m~mZm AmO H$m` ~mobVog Vy Ago H$moS>mV Q>mH$`mgmaIo. nQ>
H$m` Vo gmJ.''
""emV, Vr Vw`mda o_ H$aVo.''
""e~mZm, Vy H$m` ~mobVog ho.''
AmKmV & 71
""hmo` emV Ia Amho. Iyn {Xdg Pmbo. Vw`mer `m {df`mdaVr
~mobmd hUV hmoVr. nU gw_`m`m _rImVa _r ~moby eH$br Zmhr. {VMhr
Vwbm ~mob`mM YmS>g hmoV Zmhr. Vwbmhr {VM EH$V\$s o_ H$Yr H$ibM
Zmhr.''
""{VMo Am{U EH$V\$s o_! e~mZm _bm Zmhr nQ>V.''
""Aao H$g nQ>dyZ gmJy Vwbm. Vy AmR> {Xdg ZhVmg hUyZ {VZhr AmR>
{Xdg H$mboO_`o nm` R>odbm Zmhr. Vwbm Oa H$mboO_`o KoVb ZgV Zm Va
Vrhr H$mboO gmoSUma hmoVr, hohr _r gmJVo.''
_mPo {VKohr {_ Oo ~mobV hmoVo Vo Ia Amho Ag dmQ>m`bm bmJb. nU
Varhr _bm Hw$UmM Ag dadaM ~mobU nQ>Uma ZhV. _m `m JmoQ>r_`o
H$mhrVar V` Amho Ag dmQ>V hmV. {Vbm `m JmoQ>r~m~V AOmU R>odyZ
{V`m _ZmMm emoY _bm `m`Mm hmoVm. AmVm _m _r _Zmda KoVb hmoV. hr
JmoQ> gw_`mbm H$iy Z Xo`mM dMZ _r e~mZmH$Sy>Z KoVb. _bm H$mboO_`o
KoV`mMr ~mV_r gw_`mbm e~mZmH$Sy>Z gm{JVbr. _r Am`mMr ~mV_r
g_OVmM Xwg`m {XdgmnmgyZ gw_`mhr H$mboOda XmIb Pmbr. _bm `jmV
OmUyZ `m`M hmoV. {VM _m`mda EH$V\$s o_ Amho H$m`? Vmo emoY Mmby
hmoVm.
H$mboO gwQ>b Am{U Zohb _m`mH$S>o YmdV Ambr. _r JS>~S>rZo OmV
hmoVmo. BV`mV...
""emV Vwbm gw_`mZo ~mob{db Amho.''
""H$m? H$emgmR>r?''
""Zmhr _mhrV, nU Vw`mer H$mhrVar ~mobm`M Amho hUV hmoVr.''
""R>rH$ Amho. Hw$R>o Amho Vr?''
""e~mZm Am{U Vr H$Q>r_`o ~gbr Amho.''
gw_`mda Agbobm _mPm AJmY {ddmg {V`m~b Agbo`m gm`mda
_mV H$am`Mm.
_r H$Q>rZ_`o Jobmo. gw_`m WmoS>r ^mdyH$ {XgV hmoVr. Iyn {XdgmZVa
^oQ>`mZVa EImXm _mUyg Xwg`m _mUgmbm AmVwaVoZo Am{U ^mdyH$VoZo nmhVmo
`m Moh`mZo gw_`mhr _m`mH$S>o nmhV hmoVr. AJXr S>moio ^$Z...
""e~mZm.''
""H$m`?''
""_r AmboM, Vmon`V Vy Am{U Zohb nwT>o OmVm H$m?''
""hmo OmVmo Amhr.''
72 & AmKmV
""Aao emV, Agm H$m Wm~bm`g AYmemgmaI `o BH$S>o.''
""ZH$mo, _bm Om`bm hd.''
""VwPr Zoh_rM JS>~S> AgVo. WmoS>mXoIrb doi {_iV Zmhr Vwbm
_m`mgmR>r?''
""H$Yr g_OUma ao Vwbm _mUgo? H$moU Hw$UmgmR>r Vi_iV, _a-_a-
_aV Va H$moU ZwgVM OJV gwQ>V Zm ^mZ AgV Zm OmU!''
""~a R>rH$ Amho! AmOMm {Xdg Vw`mgmR>r.''
""IaM emV!''
""Mb AmnU AmO _VnH$s {nMa ~Km`bm OmD$.''
""ZH$mo, AmnU BWoM ~gy. JnmJmoQ>r H$$. nU {nMa ZH$mo. bmoH$
Jag_O H$aVrb.''
""Aao, bmoH$mMr H$embm {\$H$sa H$aVmog. Amnb ZmV ew _rM Amho.''
nwhm EH$Xm {VMm {_dm~m~VMm {ddmg, ew _rM eX H$mZmda
AmXibo Vg e~mZmZ Am{U _m`m {_mZr {V`m~m~V gm{JVbo`m JmoQ>r
_bm {ZaWH$ dmQy>Z Jo`m.
""Mb AmnU {ZdmV ~mJoV ~gy ~mobV.''
""R>rH$ Amho, Mb OmD$.''
""E emV, nmoQ> ^$Z OodVmog Zm! H$s AYnmoQ>rM AgVmog?''
""hmo OodVmo Zm!''
""_J Agm CXmg Am{U nS>bobm Moham H$m gVV AgVmo VwPm? H$moUVr
H$miOr H$aVmog BVH$s?''
""ho Ago H$m` ~mobVog Vy gw_`m?''
""hmo` emV Iao VoM ~mobVo` _r. Aao _moH$`m _ZmZ hgV AmZXmZo `m
OJmV H$Yr dmdaUma Vy? VwPr Jar~r Amho hUyZ! Xw:Im`m N>m`oV _Z
_m$Z {H$Vr {Xdg OJUma? Aao {~ZYmV _ZmnmgyZ hmg, Jnm _ma, {\$a,
Omo AmZX bwQ>m`Mm Amho Vmo bwQ>. Aao! ho OrdZ nwhm nwhm `oUma Amho
H$m`?''
""Vy hUVog Vo gw_`m ~amo~a Amho. nU Amhmbm _`mXm gmoSy>Z ~oXaH$manUo
dmJyZ MmbUma Zmhr. H$maU Amhr n[apWVrZo _obobr _mUg AmhmoV. Am_M
OrdZ Amhmbm KS>dm`Mo Amho. `m_wio Amhmbm H$Q>m{edm` n`m` Zmhr.''
""Aao! H$Q> Va KoVboM nm{hOo. Vw`m IS>Va n[apWVrbm Va Vo
KoVboM nm{hOoM. nU nmoQ> _m$ ZH$mo. H$miOr dJao H$mhr H$$ ZH$mo. {~ZYmV
ahm. hgV IoiV ahm. Vy {~ZYmV Va Amhr {~ZYmV. ZmamO amh ZH$mo.
AmKmV & 73
Amhr AmhmoV Zm! Vwbm H$moUVrhr AS>MU `oD$ XoUma Zmhr _r. Hw$Umg R>mD$H$
nU emV Vw`m~m~V _bm Iyn AmnbonU dmQ>V. Vw`mH$Sy>Zhr {VVH$M
AmnbonU _bmhr {_im`bm hd h!''
WmoS>g dmQy>Z Job H$s Amn`mbm hr Ag H$m ~mobVo`. `mMmM Va
AmnU emoY KoVmo`, nU IaM emoY KoVm KoVm Vr Amn`mbm Amnb H$$Z
KoVo` H$s H$m`! {V`m ~mob`mVb o_, AmnwbH$s, Vi_i H$moS>mV Q>mH$V
hmoVr. naV {\$a`mMr doi Pmbr, Vg OmVm OmVm gw_`m hUmbr,
""emV, _bm EH$ {Xdg Iyn Iyn ~mobm`M Amho. Vw`mer ~mobbo H$s
_JM _mP _Z _moH$io hmoBZ. Vmon`V _r AdWM AgoZ.''
OmVm OmVm nwhm H$moS>mV ~mobmd Vg ~mobyZ Jobr. _r AmO hmQ>obda
doimZo Am`mM ~KyZ {VKohr {MS>bo. `mV gwaoeMm nmam MT>bm.
""emV, nwao AmVm _rMo ZmVo. Vw`m_wio Amhmbm ~mobyZ `md bmJV
H$m~iogamM. Aao! EH$Xm Var doioda `oV Om. Vr _rU H$m` Vw`m Am`w`mbm
nwaUma Amho?''
gwaoe gmJV AgVmZm A{ZbZo gmJm`bm gwdmV Ho$br.
""hmo` emV, AOyZhr doi Jobobr Zmhr OmJm hmo. Eg.dm`.Mr narjm
_{h`m^amV `oD$Z R>onbr Amho. R>rH$ Amho! Vy hema Amhog. Vwbm gmJm`bm
ZH$mo, nU _Z amhV Zmhr. Vy XwgarH$S>o Hw$R>o dmhV Omdy Z`og hUyZ Amhr
~mobVmo.''
""Aao! nU R>rH$ Amho! AmVm nwao H$am! Vwhr gmJVm` Vo _bm nQ>V` nU
_bm ZmBbmOmZo Wm~md bmJb. hd Va _bm _m\$ H$am. nwhm Aer MyH$
hmoUma Zmhr.''
_r Hw$R>Var MwH$Vmo` `mMr _bm OmUrd hmoV hmoVr. _m\$s _mJ`m{edm`
n`m`M amhV ZhVm _m`mH$S>o. H$maU _m`m_wio `mZm ~mobyZ `md bmJV
hmoV. _r dmadma _mPr MyH$ Q>mi`mMm `Z H$am`Mmo.
narjoM dmVmdaU V`ma Pmbo hmoVo. Omo Vmo A`mgmV JwVbm hmoVm.
`mM Xa`mZ H$mboO_m\$V Xo`mV `oUmam "AmXe {dmWu nwaH$ma' _bm
Omhra Pmbm, nU nwaH$ma Omhra Pm`mM H$iVmM _Zmbm dmQy>Z Job H$s
IaM nyU 100% AmnU `m nwaH$mambm nm AmhmoV H$m? ZwgV narjoVrb
JwUdmm nmhZ hm nwaH$ma {_iVmo`. _mUyg hQ>`mda 100% d`nyU Agy
eH$V Zmhr. AmOr-AmOmo~m Iyn AmZ{XV Pmbo. _mJo KS>bo`m H$aUmMr
gH$Q> Am{U Xw:ImMr Or N>m`m `m`m _Zmda nS>bobr hmoVr Vr hr ~mV_r
EoH$VmM Xya Pmbr. Vmo H$Qy> jU jUmV {dgZ Vo _m`m AmZXmV gh^mJr
74 & AmKmV
Pmbo hmoVo. gJ`m`mH$Sy>Z H$mVwH$mMr Wmn, A{^ZXZmMm dfmd hmoV hmoVm.
nU `m H$mVwH$mZ Am{U A{^ZXZmZ _bm dmhV Om`M ZhV ho _r bjmV
R>odyZ hmoVmo. AmVm _m _bm `m nwaH$mamZo O~m~Xmar dmT>`mMr OmUrd Pmbr
hmoVr.
AIoarg Eg.dm`.~r.E.Mr dm{fH$ narjm Pmbr. A`mgmM Zoh_r_mUo
Oo {Z`moOZ hmoV `mV IS> nSy> {Xbm ZhVm. hUyZM ho nona AJXr _ZmgmaIo
Jobo hmoVo. AmVm \$V {dMma hmoVm, H$mboO OrdZmV`m eodQ>`m dfmVbm.
H$mboO OrdZ gnm`bm EH$m dfmM AVa am{hb hmoV. `m H$mboOZ Iyn H$mhr
{eH${db, {Xb-KoVb. OrdZm`m dmQ>odaVr ZoQ>mZo C^ Ho$b. Am{U OJ`mM
~i {Xb, Ag ho H$mboO. `m H$mboOMm Am{U _mPm K> F$UmZw~Y hmoVm.

AmKmV & 75
H$mboObm gw>r nS>br. nwhm JmdmH$S>o OmU, eoV_Oyar H$$Z Mma ngo
{_idUo. `m nemVyZ {ejUmMm IM ^mJ{dUo hm {Z`H$_ R>abobmM nU
AmOr-AmOmo~m`mH$S>o OmU, `mZm ^oQ>U, `mZm ~K`mMr AmVwaVm EH$
doJirM AgVo. gw>r nS>br H$s Iyn AmZX hm`Mm. nU Am_`m dmQ>mbm
gw>rMr _mO_Om, {\$aU, AmZX bwQ>U Hw$R>b Amb`. XaamoOMm IS>Va dmg
R>abobm. OUy na_odamZ Amhmbm EH$ H$maM Hw$nUM KmbyZ {X`mgmaI.
OmD$ XoV H$m CJrMM _ZmM IrH$aU H$am`M.
Kar OmVmM AmOrMm ZmWH$ Moham nmhZ _r WmoS>g JS>~Sy>Z Jobmo.
""AmOr, Ago H$m` ~KVog CXmg hmoD$Z?''
""H$m` Zmhr a boH$am, Vw`m~b Oo KS>b Vo EoHy$Z _bm YH$mM ~gbm
ao, ~mim nU Amhmbm {ddmg hmoVm. Am_M nmoa Amg dmJUma Zmhr.
I`mMM Ho$hmhr IaM hmoV` Hw$Urhr ImoQ>onUm Ho$bm Var.''
AmOr _bm Odi KoD$Z S>mo`mV nmUr AmUyZ Hw$admiV ~mobV hmoVr.
EdT>mV AmOmo~m Ambo.
""H$m` KS>b nmoam, Amhmbm Oam {ZdmVnUo OJy XoVmog H$m` Zmhr?''
""Amhmo, H$m` Zmhr. Jn ~gm. boH$$ Am`m Am`m Amg H$m`
~mobVm`?''
""Va H$m` H$$, AmVm {H$Vr Vmn gmogm`Mm. ~maH$m hm` h` mo AmVm
H$embm Hw$Um`m ZmXmbm bmJm`M mZ.''
""Amhmo `mMm H$m` Xmof! Jwhm H$m` `mMm?''
""ZhVm Xmof hr JmoQ> Iar hm` nU Hw$Um`mVar _Zm{d dmJ`m_wioM
Aem JmoQ>r {dZmH$maU AJbQ> MmbyZ `oVmV. nU nmoamZ Amg Hw$UmM dmBQ>
Ho$b hmoV? h` a nmoam Hw$Umbm dmdS> ~mobbm hmoVmg H$m`?''
""Zmhr AmOr nU!''
""nU H$m` a boH$am.''
""_r dJmV hema Ag`m_wi gJ`m {ejH$mMo _m`mda OmV o_
Amho. _mPo {_hr ^anya AmhoV. nU VoWrb Odi`m Amgnmg`m JwS>dmr`m

76 & AmKmV
_wbm`m _ZmV _m`m~b amJ Amho. VoM _wm_hZ Ago _m`mer dmJVmV.
nU _r R>a{db` BWwZ nwT> Hw$UmMhr dmBQ>nU `m`M Zmhr.''
AmOmo~m _m`mda Iyn ZmamO AmhoV. hr JmoQ> _m`m bjmV Ambr.
BWwZ nwT> `m XmoKmZmhr Xw:Ir H$am`M Zmhr Ag R>a{db. _m`m_wio `mZm
H$moUVmhr mg hmoUma Zmhr, `mMr XjVm Ko`mM _r R>a{db hmoV. H$m_
{_imb hmoV, ngohr Iyn O_bo hmoVo. ZdrZ H$nS>o `m`M R>a{db. H$nS>ohr
KoVbo. AmOr-AmOmo~mhr Iyf hmoVo _m`m H$m_mda. EH$ {Xdg g`mH$mir
H$m_md$Z Ambmo. AmOr-AmOmo~m AmV`m ImobrV H$mhrVar ~mobV hmoVo.
_bm ~KyZ nQ>H$Z AmOmo~m ~mhoa Ambo.
""ho ~K nmoam AmVm mo H$m_YXm ~X H$a. Iyn Pmb AmVm. eodQ>M df
hm`! _Z bmdyZ A`mg H$a, H$m_ H$m` Am`w`^a H$am`MM hm` nU, hr
doi Jobr H$s nwhm `oUma Zm`. H$m` H$_r OmV ngm nS>bm {ejUmbm Va
CgZdma KoD$Z XoVm `oVrb. nU AmVm n{hbm A`mgmbm bmJ.''
AmOmo~mM ~mobU _bm nQ>b. gw>rbm `oVmZm XmoZ-VrZ nwVH$ AmUbr
hmoVr. H$mboO gw hm`bm 10 Vo 15 {Xdg {ebH$ hmoVo, Vmon`V dmMyZ
H$mT>m`M R>a{db.
~KVm ~KVm Cabogwabo 15 {Xdg H$Yr gnbo Vo _bm H$imbM Zmhr.
Xadfunojm AmOr-AmOmo~m `mdoir _r H$mohmnyabm `oVmZm IynM ^mdyH$ Pmbo
hmoVo. _r `mZm Yra XoV hmoVmo.
""_mPr H$miOr H$$ ZH$m. Vwhmbm mg hmoBb Ag nwhm dmJUma
Zmhr. Vwhr {ZpMV ahm. H$mboO nyU Pm`mZVa Hw$R>o Zm Hw$R>o Var _bm H$m_
{_iobM. `mdoir ~Km H$g gwImV R>odoZ Vwhmbm!''
""Aa, nmoam Amhmbm H$gb Amb` gwI Am{U Xw:I. Vy Vw`m Am`w`mbm
emZm hmo EdT>rM BN>m hm` Am_Mr. Vw`m{edm` Hw$UmMm AmYma hm` Amhmbm
nmoam? nmoa~mi AgyZXoIrb Amhr {ZamYma hm`. `mZ Am_`m H$miOmda
Kmd KmVbm`. nU Vy Vg dmJUma Zmhrg nmoam `mda Am_Mm Bdmg hm`. Vy
Am_`m eXm~mhoa OmUma Zmhrg `mMr H$nZm hm` nmoam Amhmbm.''
AmOmo~m ^mdwH$ hmoD$Z ~mobV hmoVo. `mda _r AmOmo~mZm hUmbmo,
""AmOmo~m Vw_`m {ddmgmbm _r VS>m OmD$ XoUma Zmhr. _mP EdT>
{ejU nyU hmoD$ Xo, H$m_ {_iy Xo. ~Km gJi Jmd H$mVwH$ H$am`bm nm{hOo,
Ag Vwhmbm _r gwImV R>odVmo.''
AmOmo~mM Am{U _mP ~mobU Mmby hmoV. AmOr _m EH$m Imobr`m
H$mon`mV Aly JmiV ~gbr hmoVr. _r AmOrOdi Jobmo.
AmKmV & 77
""AmOr aSy> ZH$mo. _r Vwhmbm AgM CKS>mda gmoS>Uma Zmhr. _bm
_mhrV hm`, Vw_`m hmVyZ AmVm hmoV Zmhr. _bm AmVm H$mhrM ZH$mo. Vw_`m
o_m{edm`. _mPr Vw_`mH$Sy>Z H$m`M Anojm Zmhr.''
""Ama nmoam Amg ~moby ZH$mog. Am_`m OrdmV Ord hm` Vmoda Vwbm
Am_`mH$Sy>Z Am_`m narZ Oo e` hm` Vo Amhr XoUmaM hm` a.''
""nmoam, _Yr-Am{Y gUdmamM `oV Om, nmoQ>mbm ImBV Om, H$miOr
H$$ ZH$mog, Hw$Umbm XwIdy ZH$mog, eham`m {R>H$mUr {eVrZ ahm.''
Zoh_r _r OmVmZm AmOr`m _bm m``m gyMZm H$mhr MwH$m``m
ZmhrV. AmOrbm _r hUmbmo,
""AmOr AmVm _r H$mhr bhmZ Zmhr, AmVm MmJb-dmBQ> H$iV` _bm!''
""Vo ~amo~a hm` a nmoam nU Am_`m ZOaoV Vy AmOyZ ~maH$mM hm`g
ao!''
AmOr-AmOmo~mMr _m`m, o_ `m_wio _r ^mamdyZ OmV hmoVmo. _bm
`m`m{edm` Hw$UmMm AmYma hmoVm Zm `mZm _m`m{edm` Hw$UmMm AmYma
hmoVm.
""nmoam, _r {OVm hm` Vmon`V VwP MmJb Pm`mM _bm `m S>mo`mZr
~Km`M hm`! `m Jmdm`m Vm|Sy>Z VwP H$mVwH$ Pm`mM _m`m H$mZmZr _bm
EoH$m`M hm`! VdmM _m`m `m AmV`mbm emVr bm^b. VwPm gm^mi
H$aVmZm _bm AZoH$ bmoH$ hUmbo H$embm gm^miVmog m boH$s`m nmoambm.
Xo Om `m`m d{S>bm`m AmB-~m~mH$S> gmoSy>Z. H$m` Cn`moJ hm` mbm
gm^miyZ. dV:Mr nmoQ> ^am`Mr _wpH$b Am{U `mbm H$m` KmbUma nmoQ>mbm.
nU `m gH$Q>mMm, dmXimMm, Xw:ImMm gm_Zm H$$Z Vwbm _r nXamV KoVb.
Vw`mgmR>r gma H$mhr gmogb. `m bmoH$mZm _bm MmoI Cma m`M hm`. moM
_mPm _r gm^mibobm Am{U AmVm _moR>m nXmda H$m_ H$aUmam ZmVy hUyZ
gJ`mZm VmR> _mZoZ, A{^_mZmZ _bm m JmdmV gmJm`M hm`. o _mP
gnmZ Vy ZH$sM nyU H$aerb. hOmamo Kmd gmog`mM gm_` _bm na_odamZ
{Xb` Am{U Vo Kmd _r gmogboV. nU VwPm ~gbobm Kmd _bm Ag hmoD$Z
_r _Z OmBZ.''
AmOmo~mZm aSy> Amdabo Zmhr. Vo Imbr H$mogibo. _r AmOmo~mZm da
CMbyZ nmUr {Xb. AmOrM aS>U AmUIrZM dmT>b. _r XmoKmZmhr emV Ho$b.
AmOmo~mZm _wbmZ ZmH$ma`mM Xw:I dmQ>V hmoV, Va AmOrbm _mPr AmB _`y
nmd`mM Xw:I _ZmV gbV hmoV. `m_wio Vo EH$mH$s Pmbo hmoVo. _m`m
~m~VrV Vg H$mhr KSy> Z`o Ag `mZm dmQ>V amhm`M. _r `mZm Yra XoV
78 & AmKmV
hUmbmo,
""_r dMZ XoVmo Vwhmbm, _m`mnmgyZ Vw_`m `m BN>mAmH$mjm AmhoV
`m _r ZH$sM nyU H$arZ, Vw_M _Z XwImdb OmBb Ag H$YrM _m`m hmVyZ
hmoUma Zmhr.''
AmOr-AmOmo~mZm _r AmdmgZ {Xb Am{U `mMm {Zamon KoVbm. eodQ>M
Am{U _hdmM df Ag`mZ WmoS> OmUrdnydH$ O~m~XmarZo dmJUo _hdmMo
hmoVo.
EH$XmM H$mboO gw$ Pmb. gwaoe, g{Xn Ambo hmoVoM. A{Zb Am{U _r
EH$ {Xdg AJmoXaM Jobmo hmoVmo. Hw$Umbm Xw:Idm`M Zmhr AJa Hw$UmM dmBQ>nU
`m`M Zmhr. eodQ>M df AmZXmZ Kmbdm`M Ag _Zmer R>a{db hmoV.
_hm{dmb`mMr ghb Am`mo{OV H$a`mV Ambr hmoVr. _hm{dmb`mVrb
Iyn _wb-_wbr OmUma hmoVo. Am_Mm H$mhr Om`mMm g~Y `oVM ZhVm.
H$maU 200 n`o ^aUo Am_`m Q>rZ Ae` JmoQ> hmoVr. ghb XmoZ {Xdg
OmUma hQ>`mda Amhmbm XmoZ {Xdg gw>r {_iUma, A`mgmbm doi {_iUma
`mMm AmZX Va hmoVmM nU Am_`m Zer~mVhr H$YrVar ghbrbm Om`mMo
^m` `mdo Ag dmQ>V hmoV. ghbr`m AmX`m {Xder Zohb _m`mH$S>o
Ambr d hUmbr,
""emV, ghbrbm OmUma Amhog?''
""Zmhr.''
""H$m? H$gbm mbo_ Amho?''
""H$mhr Zmhr. BN>m Zmhr Om`Mr.''
""ImoQ>o gmJy ZH$mo h, _bm _mhrV Amho Vy H$m Zmhr hUVmog Vo?''
""H$m?''
""H$maU nemMm nmbo_ Amho hUyZM Zm!''
""hm! Vmo Va AmhoM nU _wimVM _bm Om`MrM BN>m Zmhr.''
""Vy OmUma Amhog?''
""hmo`, E nU Vy Ag`m{edm` Amhmbm _Om Zmhr `oUma h. Amnbo
gJio {_ `oUma AmhoV h! gw_`m, e~mZm, AmH$me, gwaO dJao gJio, VgoM
amohZhr \$V Vw_`m MmKmMr CUrd OmUdUma Amho. Amnbm EH$ JwnM
Om`bm hdm`.''
""R>rH$ Amho! Vw_Mr _Ou nU Amhmbm Vw_`m{edm` MmJbm EOm`
H$aVm `oUma Zmhr.''
""~K nwhm {dMma H$a. `m {df`mda H$m` Vmo VwPm {ZU` _bm gmJ. _r
AmKmV & 79
`oVo.''
H$mboO`m _Y`m gw>rV Zohb JS>~S>rZo Ambr. ^a^a ~mobbr Am{U
{ZKyZhr Jobr. `mM {Xder g`mH$mir hmQ>obda gwaO ~mV_r KoD$Z Ambm.
""gw_`mZo VwPo ghbrMo ngo ^abo AmhoV. Cm gH$mir R>rH$ 8 dmOVm
H$mboOda `m`bm gm{JVb`.''
{VKohr ImobrV ~gbo hmoVo. _r gwaObm hUmbmo,
""Zmhr gwaO _bm `oVm `oUma Zmhr. Zmhr hUyZ gmJ, gw_`mbm.''
""Aao H$m` ~mobVmo`g Vy emV. Aao eodQ>r Vr _rU Amho. {_dm`m
Zm`mZo AmnwbH$sZo ngo ^abo AgVrb. Ag ZmH$m$ ZH$mo Vy `m gYrbm.
Amhmbm Aer H$Yr gYr Ambr AgVr Va Amhr ZH$sM Jobmo AgVmo.''
gwaoe hgV hUmbm. _bm WmoS>m amJ Ambm. _r hUmbmo,
""gwaoe MoQ>oda KoD$ ZH$mog.''
""Aao MoQ>m Zmhr H$aV _r VwPr. Vwbm AJXr Or {OdbJ {_m_mUo
_mZVo. Am_`mnojmhr Vr Vwbm OdiM _mZVo. H$maU Vy hema Amhog hUyZ.''
""nU VyM Va hUV hmoVmg H$s, {VM _m`mda EH$V\$s o_ Amho
hUyZ.''
""Aao! `mMgmR>r hUVmo` Om ghbrbm. Vy {g H$Z XmIdUma
Amhog Zm Amhmbm, OmUdob Vwbm {V`m _ZmV H$m` Amho Vo?''
""Aao, gwaoe H$m` ~mobVmo`g Vy. `mbm Om`M Zgb Va amh Xo Zm
CJrMM H$embm ~iO~ar H$aVmog `mbm Vy.''
""Zmhr A{Zb `m_`o _mPm dmW Zmhr. EH$ {Xdg `mbm Ia Vo nQ>md
Am{U `mZo gma gmoSy>Z md, {V`mer H$m`_M ZmV VmoS>md. `mMm Omo {V`mda
JmT> {ddmg Amho {V`m {_dmda AY:{ddmg Amho Vmo Zmhrgm hmdm.''
""ho ~K, gwaoe Ogm Vw_`mda _mPm {ddmg Amho VgmM {V`m
{_dmdahr _mPm {ddmg Amho. Omon`V _bm _m`m _ZmV {V`m~m~VrV
Vgm `j _bm OmUdV Zmhr, Vmon`V _r {Vbm Xmof XoU _bm MwH$sM
dmQ>V.''
""gwaO, _r `oBZ hUyZ gmJ.''
Vgm gwaO {ZKyZ Jobm. OmVm OmVm `mbm gm{JVb, AmVm Oo ~mobU
Pmb Vo gw_`mbm ~moby ZH$mo. _m`mda {ddmg R>od Ag hUmbm Am{U {ZKyZ
Jobm.
nU _mP _bmM EH$ JmoQ> g_OV ZhVr H$s, _bm gw_`m~m~V BVH$m
_Zm_`o JmoS>dm H$m {Z_mU hmdm? {V`mda _mPm BVH$m JmT> {ddmg H$m
80 & AmKmV
Agmdm? {VM _m`mer AmnwbH$sM ~mobU, gH$Q>mjUr YmdyZ `oU, AmnbonUmZ
MmH$er H$aU H$m Agmd BVH$ _m`m~bM {VM AmnbonU? hm Z _m`m
_Zmbm Zoh_rM nS>m`Mm. gwaoe, A{Zb, g{XnMm Vgm _bm _moR>m AmYma
dmQ>V hmoVm, VgmM gw_`mMmhr _bm AmYma dmQ>m`Mm. eodQ>r Amg AgVo,
AmoT> AgVo. AmVwaVm AgVo Vr AmYmamMrM Zm! Vmo AmYma _bm {VKm {_mZr
Am{U EH$m _{UrZo {Xbm hmoVm. ^bo OJ H$mhrhr hUmo nU gw_`mda _mPm
{ddmg hmoVm. Vr Amnb dmBQ> H$YrM qMVUma Zmhr. Amn`mnmgyZ H$mhrM
bndyZ R>odUma Zmhr. `m {V`mda Agbob _m`m {ddmgmZo {V`m~b`m
`m `m dmBQ> JmoQ>r _m`m H$mZmda nS>`m hmo`m. _J ^bo _m`mda
Agbobo {VM EH$V\$s o_, Vr OmUyZ~wOyZ _m`mer OdirH$ H$$Z _bm _mJo
IoM`mMm `Z H$aVo Amho. {V`m _ZmV _m`m~b dmBQ> ^mdZm Amho `m
gd EoH$bo`m JmoQ>tda {V`mda Agbo`m _m`m AJmY {ddmgmZo _mV
Ho$br hmoVr.
ghbrMm {Xdg EH$XmMm COmS>bm.
""emV Vy Ambm ZgVmg Zm Va `m ghbrV Omo Amhr AmZX bwQ>Vmo`,
_V _Om H$aVmo` Vo H$Xm{MV Am_`m dmQ>mbm Amb ZgV. Vw`m{dZm gma
gwZ gwZ dmQ>b AgV ~K. H$m` ao doS>m Vwbm {H$Vr doim gm{JVb`, Vwbm,
H$mhrhr AS>MU Ambr Var _bm gmJV Om hUyZ, Vw H$m Zmhr gm{JVbg
_bm.''
""Zmhr. _bm Hw$R>o H$mhr AS>MUM Zmhr. Va gmJ`mMm ZM Hw$R>o
`oVmog.''
""Amhm! ZM Hw$R>o `oVmo. _J _r Oa ngo ^abo ZgVo Va Vy ghbrbm
Ambm AgVm` H$m`?''
""Zmhr.''
""_J nemMr AS>MU _bm H$m Zmhr gm{JVbr Vy?''
""Zmhr _bm _wirM `m`MM ZhV ghbrbm. \$V Vwbm ZmamO H$am`M
Zmhr hUyZ _r Ambmo Amho. _bm _mhrV hmoV VwM Zohbbm _r ghbrbm
OmUma Amho qH$dm Zmhr `mMr MmH$er H$am`bm nmR>db hmoVg.''
""Aao ~mnao! Vw Va _hm hema {ZKmbmg. _mZbM nm{hOo h Vwbm. nU
H$mhrhr Agmo h, Vw ghbrbm _m`mgmR>r Am`m~b _r VwPr Am^mar Amho.
Vy Ag`m_wiM Amhr gJioOU IynM AmZXr Am{U _OoV amh eH$bmo.''
ghb Pmbr, _OoV Jobr nU ZVa _bm H$iyZ MwH$bo H$s AmnU gwaoe,
A{Zb, g{Xn `mZm EH$m eXmZohr {dMmabo Zmhr, `mZm {dZVrhr Ho$br Zmhr
AmKmV & 81
H$s, ghbrbm Vwhrhr `md hUyZ. _r _m `m`mg_moa `mZm {dMm$Z
`m`m nadmZJrZo Ambmo. nU _bm `mZm EH$m eXmZohr {dMmaVm Ambo
Zmhr. hr Iyn _moR>r IoXmMr JmoQ> hmoVr. ^bo Vo Ambo ZgVo nU {dMma`mMr
EH$ nV hmoVr. _r MwH$V hmoVmo Hw$R>oVar, `mM {OVH$ _m`mda o_ Amho
{VVH$ o_ _m`m _ZmV H$_r Amho. Jo`m Jo`m `m {VKmMr _m\$s _m{JVbr.
""_m\$sMr H$mhr JaO Zmhr. emV, EH$ JmoQ> ~mobm`Mr Amho _bm.''
""~mob Zm!''
""Amhr Vwbm AmOn`V gw_`mMm Zm gmoS>, {VMr _r gmoS> hUyZ
gm{JVbo. ^bo Vwbm Vo dmBQ> dmQ>b Agob. Vw`m _Vo, Amhr {V`m~b
Iyn dmBQ> ~mobbmo AgoZ, dmBQ> _V `V Ho$bo Agob nU VwPr Agbobr
{V`mer _r Am{U {V`mda Agbobm {ddmg `m_wio Am_`m dada`m
~mob`mda VwPm {ddmg ~gbm Zmhr. Am_M gmJU Vwbm V`{hZ dmQ>b nU
MmaM {XdgmV ajm~YZ Amho. _{U hr Xwgar ~{hUM AgVo. _rU
~{hUrg_mZM AgVo ho Var Vy _mZVmogM. nU Amhm gJ`mM Vwbm EH$
Mb|O Amho.''
""H$moUV Mb|O?''
""VrZ Oa Vwbm amIr ~mYbr Va Vy gmJob Vo H$am`bm Am{U _mZm`bm
V`ma Amho Am{U VrZ Oa amIr ~mYbr Zmhr Va Amhr Oo gmJoZ Vo Vwbm
H$amd bmJob. Amho _Oya?''
""hmo Amho. g{Xn, ho AmhmZ _r pdH$maVmo hUyZ g_O. _mPm {ddmg
Amho {V`mda. Vr ZH$s _bm amIr ~mYob Am{U {V`mda Agbobm _mPm
{ddmg Iam R>adob.''
""~Kw`m KmoS>m _XmZ H$mhr bm~ Zmhr.''
g{Xn hgV hUmbm.
ajm~YZmMr H$mboObm gw>r Zgm`Mr. ajm~YZmMm H$m`H$_ H$mboOmV
gmOam Ho$bm OmV hmoVm. n{h`mXm H$mboOda ajm~YZmMm H$m`H$_ gmOam
hm`Mm. Am{U _J hmQ>obdahr H$mboO`m _wbr Amhm gdmZm amIr ~mYm`bm
`m``m.
EH$XmMm ajm~YZmMm {Xdg COmS>bm. H$mboO_`o _wbr gmS>m ZogyZ,
gmOeJma H$$Z Am`m hmo`m. `oH$s`m hmVmV {Za{Zam`m am`m,
Moh`mda hm` Am{U Ho$gmV _mibo`m JO`mMm gwJ{YV ngabobm dmg
`m_wio gJi H$mboO XadiyZ Job hmoV. _mP bj hmoV Vo gw_`m`m dmQ>oda Vr
H$Yr EH$Xm `oUma Am{U Amn`mbm amIr ~mYyZ EH$XmMm H$aUmda nS>Xm
82 & AmKmV
nmS>Uma Ag dmQ>V hmoV.
EH$XmMr gw_`m Ambr. dJ J ^abm hmoVm. amIr ~mYm`bm _wbtZr
gwdmV Ho$br hmoVr. `m _wbmM EImm _wbrda EH$V\$s o_ Amho Aer _wbo
_wbJr amIr ~mYm`bm `oV Amho Ag dmQ>VmM ~Jb H$mTy>Z dJm~mhoa niV
hmoVr. Va H$mhr _wbr _wm_ EImm _wbmbm amIr ~mYm`M Q>miV hmo`m. _r
C{eamnmgyZ gw_`mbm `mhmiV hmoVmo. {VM bj ZhV. Vr Amn`m _{Ut`mV
Jnm _ma`mV JwVbr hmoVr Am{U AMmZH$ Jnm _maVm _maVm {VM _m`mH$S>o
bj Job. _r {V`mH$S>o nmhVM hmoVmo. _bm nmhZ {VZ EH$ hgam H$Q>mj
Q>mH$bm. _rhr p_Vhm`Ho$b. {VZ _wbmZm amIr ~mYm`bm gwdmV Ho$br.
{V`m~amo~a e~mZm, Zohbhr hmoVrM. H$Yr EH$Xm gw_`m _bm amIr ~mYVo
Am{U H$aUmda nS>Xm nS>Vmo Am{U _mPmhr Cabmgwabm WmoS>mgm ge`hr
{ZKyZ OmVmo Ag dmQ>V hmoV. _r hmV nwT>o nwT>o H$aV hmoVmo, nU gw_`m _m`m
YS>nS>rH$S>o H$mhr bjM XoV ZhVr. amJmZo hUmbmo,
""gw_`m _bm AJmoXa ~mY _bm. Om`M Amho!''
""Hw$R>o?''
""H$m_ Amho. _r ~mhoa OmUma Amho.''
""Aem doiobm JS>~S>rV Hw$R> Om`M Zmhr. WmoS>m doi Wm~.''
nwhm Wm~U AmbM. gw_`mZ Wm~ hQ>b Vg _bm H$miOmV Yg
Pmb. _bm \$Q>H$ma`mJV Vr ~mobbr. nm _r Wm~bmo, amJ Z _mZVm.
gw_`mZ gJ`mZm am`m ~mY`m. _bm ~mYm`Mr doi Ambr. Vg Vr
_m`mg_moa W~Hy$Z Jn C^r am{hbr. gJ`mM bj Am_`mH$S>o hmoV. _r
gw_`mbm hUmbmo,
""H$m` Pmb, Aer Jn H$m? ~mY Zm amIr.''
""gmar, emV am`m gn`m. nwhm AmUm`m bmJVrb.''
""_J KoD$Z `o Zm. _r BWoM Amho.''
""WmoS>m doi bmJob h.''
""hmo. bmJy Xo.''
gw_`m am`m AmUm`bm Jobr. _ZmVbm ge` JS>X hmoV hmoVm. AmOn`V
IaM _r BVHo$ {Xdg AYmamV am{hbmo. Agm ^mg hmoV hmoVm. {VKohr _m`mOdi
Ambo. _mPm nS>bobm Moham nmhZ A{Zb hUmbm,
""H$m` emV, Hw$R>o Amho amIr?''
""Aao A{Zb, AmUm`bm Jobr Amho. Vwbm _mhrV Zmhr H$m`?''
""Zmhr `oUma amIr AmVm. emV CKS>m AmVm S>moio.''
AmKmV & 83
""gwaoe, Ago Zmhr hmoUma.''
""Aao _J Amhm nmM OUmZm amIr ~mYbr Am{U Vw`mdoiobmM H$er
gnbr amIr? H$moU`mhr doiobm n{hbm _mZ Vwbm XoUmar Amhmbm amIr
~mYyZ JmoS> ImD$ `oH$m`m _wImV ^a{dbr. _J Vwbm H$m Zmhr AmO n{hbm
_mZ {Xbm?''
""AOyZ doi gnbobr Zmhr gwaoe. _mPm {ddmg Amho Vr ZH$s amIr
KoD$Z `oBb?''
""R>rH$ Amho! Va ~K dmQ> nmhZ.''
gwaoe, A{Zb, g{Xn {VKohr _m`mOdiyZ {ZKyZ Jobo. dJmVbr JXudXi
H$_r hmoV hmoVr. ZohbZo Am{U e~mZmZ amIr ~mYbr. nU gw_`m _m amIr
gn`m_wio Jobr. AOyZhr Ambr ZhVr. H$m`H$_ gnyZ H$mboO gwQ>m`Mr doi
Ambr Var gw_`mMm H$mhr `m`Mm nmm ZhVm. Iyn dmQ> nm{hbr. nU AIoarg
hm`M VoM Pmb. nU AOyZhr EH$ VwQ>H$gm {ddmg dmQ>V hmoVm, Vmo hUOo
gw_`m H$Xm{MV hmQ>obda `oD$Z amIr ~mYob. hUyZ _r H$mboO gwQ>VmM
hmQ>obda Ambmo. {VWohr {VMm nmm Zmhr. ~mH$s`m dJ_{Ur amIr ~mYyZ
Am`m. _m gw_`m Ambr ZhVr. Iyn Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b. ImoQ> $n KoD$Z
OJmg_moa dmdaUmar hr _wbJr IaM dmQ>b ZhV, Ag _m`mer dmJob. `m
{VKm {_m`mg_moa C^ am{hbmhr _bm Iyn bmO dmQ>V hmoVr.
gw_`m_wi Iyn Iyn ZwH$gmZ Pmb hmoV. ho g` ZmH$maVm `o`mgmaI
ZhV. _m`m A`mgmda n[aUm_ Pmbm hmoVmM. `mM~amo~a _r hema Amho.
gJ`m {ejH$mM _m`mda o_ Amho hUyZ _bm `m H$aUmV Jmodb Job
hmoV, hohr Ia AmhoM, nU `mV gw_`m Am{U _mPr dmT>bobr OdirH$Vm
{_dm`m Zm`mZo H$m AgoZm Xwg`mMm pQ>H$moZ ~XbUmar hmoVr. `m_wio
AmOr-AmOmo~mZmhr mg Pmbm hmoVm.
gmH${VH$ H$m`H$_mV JwS> dmr`m dJ{_mMm eX ZmH$m$Z {V`m
AmdS>rM JmU hUm`bm OmdyZ Imbobm _ma, {V`m AV:_ZmMm emoY
Ko`mMr YS>nS>V, `mV Jobobm doi, ghbrbm OmU, A`mg ~wS>dyZ _mO_OoV
KmbdU, {VM Vo dadaM AmnbonUmM ~mob, {V`m ~mob`mZ _mP nmKiU
hr A`mgm`m qH$dm JVr`m, AYmoJVrMr H$maUoM hUmdr bmJVrb. ho
_m`m Iyn Ceram AmVm bjmV Ambobr JmoQ> hmoVr. _mPm {V`mda Agbobm
AY:{ddmg `m gm`mda AmOn`V _mV H$arV Ambmo. nU AmVm ho g`
ZmH$ma`mgmaI ZhV. `mMm Om~ {dMmam`M R>a{db nU eodQ>r Cn`moJ Va
H$m` hmoUma hmoVm hUm. Oo KS>m`M Vo KS>b hmoV nU EH$m JmoQ>rM dmBQ> dmQ>V
84 & AmKmV
hmoV. gwdmVrnmgyZ _m`m {_mZr {V`mnmgyZ Xya amh`mg gm{JVb nU
{_m`m _Zm{d OmdyZ `mZm ZH$mo ZH$mo Vo ~mobbmo, `m`mnmgyZ Xya
am{hbmo, `mZm Iwn XwI{db. Vo _mP dmBQ>M H$arV AmhoV Ag dmQy> bmJb.
BV`m MmJ`m _{Urda ZH$mo ZH$mo Vo Amamon H$arV AmhoV, `mZm Am_Mr
_r ~KdV Zmhr, Ag dmQy>Z Job. `oH$doir _r `m`mnmgyZ hQ>Hy$ZM dmJy
bmJbmo. Vr _bm {_mnojmhr OdiMr dmQy> bmJbr hmoVr. {VM _Ywa Am{U
JmoS> ~mobU EoHy$Z. nU `m JmoS> ~mob`mV {VMm dmW hmoVm ho _bm H$imbM
Zmhr. {VMr Am{U _mPr _r dmT>`mnmgyZ Odi`m {_mZm _r naH$ _mZm`bm
bmJbmo hmoVmo. nU `m`m _ZmV dmW ZhVm. Va _m`m~b Vi_i
hmoVr. ho _bm AmVm H$imb hmoV. CXmg Moham H$$Z Imobr`m EH$m H$mon`mV
~gbmo hmoVmo.
""emV nQ>b H$m`, AmVmVar Am_M ~mobU nU H$mhrVar Agmo, EH$
Zm EH$ {Xdg g` ~mhoa AmbM. A{Zb, g{Xn AmnU qOH$bmo. hr g`mMr
bT>mB qOH$bmo. `m _hdm`m diUmda ImBV H$mogi`mAJmoXa Amhr
`mbm gmdab. EH$m dmBQ> _mJmd$Z MmJ`m _mJmda Amm`mV AmnU
`edr Pmbmo AmhmoV.'' gwaoe AmZXr hmodyZ ~mobV hmoVm.

AmKmV & 85
{VKmMohr AJXr Mohao AmZXmZo \w$bbo hmoVo. hmM gwaoe Chm`m`m
gw>rV `mZ _bm n {b{hb hmoV Am{U `mbm _r ZH$mo ZH$mo Vo ~mobbmo hmoVmo
nU Vmo T>mgibm Zmhr H$s IMbm Zmhr. _m`mgmR>r `mZ ZH$sM mg
KoVbm hmoVm. `mZM Zmhr Va BVa {_mZrhr AmO `m`mg_moa da _mZ
H$am`Mrhr _mPr qh_V hmoV ZhVr.
BH$S>o Vo {VKohr AmZXmZo hmD$Z Jobo hmoVo. Va _mP BH$S>o aS>U gw Pmb
hmoV.
""emV aSy> ZH$mo, Oo KS>m`M hmoV Vo KSy>Z Job. AmVm Vwbm EH$m
OrdZm`m ZdrZ Q> `mda H$bmQ>U r {_imbr Amho. Vw b m Vw `m
AmOrAmOmo~m`m AmemAnojm nyU H$am``m AmhoV. Oo KS>b` Vo gma {dg$Z
Om Ago _mP nQ> _V Amho. `m gdmVyZ A{b ahm. Am_`mVgwm Vy
{_giy ZH$mo. EH$Q>o amhZ 7 Vo 8 _{hZo Vy A`mg H$$. Vwbm Amhr H$moUVrhr
AS>MU `oD$ XoUma Zmhr. Vwbm `m `m doir AS>MU `oBb `m `m doir
Amhr AmhmoVM. Vwbm EH$ Zd `o`, b` JmR>m`M Amho. doi H$_r Amho.
bmJ H$m_mbm.''
{H$Vr AmdmgH$ dmQ>V hmoV, g{XnM ho eX Zdr C^mar XoUma, C_oX
XoUma VohmnmgyZ R>a{db, `m KS>rbm _mO_Om, JnmQ>nm gma H$mhr ~X
H$$Z A`mgmbm bmJm`M. amrMm {Xdg Am{U {XdgmMr am H$am`M
_Zmer nH$ R>a{db hmoV. g_OyZ Amb hmoV, {XgV Vg ZgV hUyZM OJ
\$gV, `m_mUo _rhr \$gbmo hmoVmo. EH$m Om`mV AS>H$bmo hmoVmo. nU JwVm
dmT>m``m AmV `mVyZ {ZgQ>bmo hmoVmo Vo _m`m {OdbJ {_m_wioM.
XaamoO H$mboObm OmU, H$mboO gwQ>`mZVa Hw$R>hr JnmQ>nm _maV Z
Wm~Vm gai hmQ>obMm aVm H$mVaU, _Y`m gw>rV JWmb`mV OmD$Z dmMV
~gU hm {Z`H$_ R>abobm hmoVm. ho _mP WmoS> doJi amhU, doJi dmJU
hiyhiy gJ`m`m bjmV Am`mZVa `oH$mZ {dMmam`bm gwdmV Ho$br
nU _mP EH$M Cma hmoV. eodQ>M df _m`m Q>rZ _hdmM Amho. _r
A`mgmda bj H|${V Ho$bob Amho.

86 & AmKmV
JWmb`mV A`mg H$aV hmoVmo. gw_`m {VWo Ambr. _r nmhZ Z
nm{h`mgmaI Ho$b Am{U dmMZ gw R>odb Vg Vr _wm_hZ g_mo$Z \o$`m
_m$ bmJbr. H$maU hmoV H$s _r {Vbm ~mobdmd. nU _r H$mhr ~mobdbM
Zmhr. eodQ>r {V`m \o$`m ~X Pm`m.
""emV, BVH$m amJ Ambm H$m` _mPm?''
""ho ~K gw_`m, nwhm _m`mer ~mob`mMm `Z H$$ ZH$mo.''
""Aao nU H$m?''
""_r Vwbm amIr Zmhr ~mYbr hUyZ. `mM H$maU Vw`m `m ^mo`m^m~S>m
_Zmbm H$Xm{MV g_Ob AgobM. nU _rhr Vwbm nmmao H$i{dUma hmoVoM.''
""H$mhrM H$idm`Mr JaO Zmhr. _bm VwP Ia $n H$m` Amho Vo _bm
g_Ob`.''
""Aao emV H$m` ~mobVmo`g ho?''
""Vw`mgma`m bm`H$s Zgbo`m _wbrbm VgoM ~mobU `mo` dmQ>V`,
{ddmgKmVH$s Amhog. Vy {ddmgKmVH$s Amhog. {_dm`m Zm`mbm Vy
H$bH$ bmdbm Amhog bjmV R>od. nwhm _m`m dmQ>oda Omdy ZH$mo. _bm
{eH$m`M Amho, {eHy$ Xo. ~S>m KaMr Agbr Var Vw`m KamV, Vwhm _moR>m
bmoH$mZm _mUwgH$s H$iV Zmhr. hr JmoQ> Iar Amho, Vwhr nemMo ^wHo$bo
AgVm, nemMo ^wHo$bo.''
_mP ho VS>H$m\$S>H$s ~mobU, gJ`m _wbm`mg_moa Pmbobm {VMm
An_mZ {Vbm ghZ Pmbm Zmhr. {Vbm dmBQ> dmQ>b Vr VerM aS>V Jobr. _bm
dmQ>b dJmV OmD$Z ~gbr AgUma, nU nmhVmo Va Vr dJmV ZhVr. Kar
Jobr AgUma Ag dmQ>b Am{U _r Vmgmbm ~gbmo, nU nwhm {VMmM {dMma
_ZmV Ambm. H$Xm{MV amJmZo Kar Om`mEodOr XwgarH$S>oM Hw$R>Var Vr OmUma
Zmhr Zm? H$mhrVar ~admBQ> H$$Z KoUma Zmhr Zm? `m ZmM W_mZ _m`m
_ZmV _mOb hmoV nU _Z K> Ho$b. H$m` hm`M Vo hmoD$ Xo hUyZ _ZmVyZ
{VMm {dMma H$mTy>Z QmH$bm.
XmoZ {Xdg H$mboOda {Xgbr Zmhr, nU {V`m~b H$mhr ~ardmBQ>
~mV_rhr H$mZmda nS>br Zmhr. `m_wio {ZYmV hmoVmo. nU {Vg`m {Xder
_m H$mboOda Ambr. Moham gw_mabobm hmoVm. "\|$S>{en S>o'_`o gmao H$mboOMo
VU VUr JwVyZ Jobo hmoVo. {__{Ur EH$_oH$m`m _ZJQ>mbm bmb, {ha`m,
{Z`m nQ>Q>m ~mYyZ \|$S>{en S>o gmOam H$arV hmoVo. _r A{b amhU ngX
Ho$b hmoV. A`mgmda bj H|${V Ho$b hmoV. `m_wio hm S>o gmOam H$aUo
dJa|_`o {deof ag AJa BN>m ZhVr. _r gai JWmb` JmR>b, eodQ>Mm
AmKmV & 87
EH$ Vmg \|$S>{en S>o gmOam H$a`mgmR>r R>odbm hmoVm. `m_wio Vmo EH$ Vmg
gn`mZVa H$mbO gwQUmaM hmoV. EH$ Vmg^a JWmb`mV dmMV ~gbmo.
H$mboO gwQ>`mZVa dJmV Ambmo. ~J KoVbr Am{U gai hmQ>obda Ambmo.
g`mH$mir nwVH$ CKSy>Z dmMm`bm Jobmo. nmhVmo Va H$gbrVar {M>r
AmT>iyZ Ambr. Vr CKS>br Am{U dmMy bmJbmo.
{` emV,
W_ _bm j_m H$am. _m`m _ZmVb Vwbm _r gmJ`mM YmS>g H$YrM
H$$ eH$bo Zmhr Am{U Vo Vw`m ^mo`m^m~S>m _Zmbmhr H$YrM g_Ob
Zmhr. Vwbm _mP o_ g_Omd hUyZ _r {H$`oH$ `w`m bT>{d`m. Vwbm
dmT>{Xdgmbm Kar Wm~dyZ KoU, ghbrbm ngo ^aU, Vy Jmdr OmVmZm _r
^mdyH$ hmoD$Z Vw`mer ~mobU, hmpnQ>b_`o `oD$Z dmadma Vw`m V`oVrMr
MmH$er H$aU, Vwbm mg XoUm`m _wbmZm gV VmH$sX XoU, Vwbm n {bhZ
g[aVm~b ImoQ> gmJU. Ia Va g[aVm Vw`m~amo~a ~mobVo ho _bm ghZ hmoV
ZhV hUyZ, AS>MU Ambr H$s dmadma _XVrM AmdmgZ XoU, AmnwbH$sZo
MmH$er H$aU, _mP JrV JXatJbm hU`mMm Vwbm AmJh H$aU ho H$m` hmoV
Va hr _mP Vw`mda Agbo`m o_mMr bjU hmoVr. nU Vw`m ^mo`m _Zmbm
H$Yr _mP o_ g_ObM Zmhr. eodQ>r g_Ob Vo _r Vwbm amIr ~mYbr Zmhr
hUyZ. Vw`m {_mZr _m`mnmgyZ Xya amh`mMm Vwbm gbm {Xbm hmoVm. ho
_bm _mhrV Amho nU Varhr Vy `mM ~mobU Q>miyZ `mM Z EoH$Vm _m`mda
BVH$m {ddmg R>odbmg nU _r Vw`m {ddmgmbm nm R>abo Zmhr, `mMr _bm
j_m H$a. nU H$m` H$aUma, Vw`m~b _m`m _ZmV gVV AmH$fU dmQy>
bmJb hmoV. Vw`m hemaH$sMm _bm hodm dmQ>V hmoVm nU Vwbm _mJo IoM`mMm
AWdm VwP dmBQ> hmd Ag _r H$YrM qMVb Zmhr qH$dm Vy Jar~ Amhog
hUyZ _r Vwbm H$Yr dmBQ> boIbhr Zmhr H$maU _mP Vw`mda go o_ hmoV
Am{U Vo AgoM am{hb. Vw`m gm`m ^mo`m d^mdmZ _m`m _Zmda ^wai
KmVbr Amho. _r Vw`mgmR>r dm>ob Vo H$am`bm V`ma Amho. _r nyUnUo Vw`m
o_mV ~wSy>Z Jobr Amho. AmVm _bm H$moUrhr amoIy eH$V Zmhr. _r Vw`mgmR>r
gddmMm `mJ H$am`bm V`ma Amho. nU _m`m `m gm o_mbm Vy ZmH$m$
ZH$mog. _bm {ddmg Amho Vy BVH$m H$R>moa dmJUma Zmhrg. _m hohr _mhrV
Amho H$s Vwbm Vw`m AmOrAmOmo~m`m {ddmgmbm VS>m OmD$ m`Mm Zmhr.
Vwbm narjoV `e {_idyZ MmJbr ZmoH$ar H$am`Mr Amho. ho gma Vy H$a. _mPm
Vwbm nmqR>~m Amho. OrdZm`m `oH$ diUmdaVr _mPm Vwbm AmYma Amho nU
Vw`m AmYmamMr ^rH$ _r Vw`mOdi _mJVo Amho. Vw`m H$moU`mhr JmoQ>r _r
88 & AmKmV
AmS>dr `oUma Zmhr. AJa Vw`m _Zm{d dmJUma Zmhr. _bm Vy ZmH$m$
ZH$mgo. VwPr n[apWVr Jar~rMr Amho. `mMr _bm H$nZm Amho. nU _bm
VwPr n[apWVr ~Km`Mr Zmhr. _bm \$V Vy hdm Amhog. _J ^bo _bm
{H$Vrhr H$Q> gmogmd, Xw:I Pobmd bmJb Var _r Vo Pob`mg g_W Amho.
gH$Q>mbm Vm|S> Xo`mg gO Amho.
nU Varhr hr JmoQ> Vwbm _m` Zgob Va \$V _mPr EH$M eodQ>Mr
BN>m Vy nwar H$a. a{ddmar Vy _m`m Kar `o 6 dmO`m`m gw_mamg. _r Kar
VwPr dmQ> nm{hZ. ZH$s `o. A`Wm nwhm hr _rU Vwbm `m OJmV H$YrM
{XgUma Zmhr.
\$V VwPrM
gw_`m
nwhm hr _rU Vwbm `m OJmV H$YrM {XgUma Zmhr. _r hmX$Z Jobmo
Am{U nQ>H$Z R>a{db a{ddmar ^oQ>m`bm Om`mM H$maU OrdmM H$mhr ~a dmBQ>
H$$Z KoBb hUyZM.
narjm Odi `oV hmoVr. _ZmMr YmVr dmT>V hmoVr. `mV ho g_moa C^
Agbob gH$Q>, {H$Vr doS>r _wbJr Agob hr. o_mV doS>r Pmbobr. BVH$ H$m`
Amho _m`mV? hemar hUyZM Zm. nU Jar~rZ JmObobm _r H$m` XoD$ eH$Uma
hm`? IaM o_ AmYi AgV hUVmV hr JmoQ> Iar Amho. nU `mM o_mM
dmVdVoM MQ>Ho$ Iyn H$R>moa Am{U IS>Va AgVmV. AmB~mnm`m gwImV,
g_rV dmT>bobr hr _wbJr `m ~mhoa`m H$R>moa OJmMr Zm _m{hVr Amho, Zm
BV^a nmoQ>mgmR>r H$amdr bmJUmar dUdU Am{U YS>nS> `m _wbJrZo AZw^{dbr
Amho. ^mdZo`m ^amV Am{U earagwmm`m AmoT>rZ H$mhr VU-VUtMr _Z
AmVwaVmV Am{U {ZU`mV `oD$Z nmohMVmV. ggmamMr KS>r ~gVo Z ~gVo
VmoM {dH$Qy>Zhr OmVo. hm Xmof Hw$UmMm? ^mdZo`m ^amV KoVbobm {ZU`
hUm`Mm? _moR>m ZM Amho. _mUgmZ Am`w`mVrb hm _hdmMm {ZU`
{dMmamZo Am{U H$miOrnydH$ `mdm. ZVa Hw$Umbmhr Xmof XoV ~gU A`mo`
Amho. Ag _mP d`pVH$ _V. m _wbr`m ~m~VrV VgM KS>V Agmd.
{Vbm nQ>dyZ gmJmd Ag _r _Zmer R>a{db Am{U a{ddmar _r {Vbm
^oQ>m`bm Jobmo. _bm Om`bm doi Pmbm hmoVm. _r gdmgmV`m Xa`mZ
nmohmoMbmo hmoVmo. ~ob dmO{dbr.
""H$moU Amho?''
AmVyZ gw_`mMm AmdmO Ambm.
""_r Amho.''
AmKmV & 89
{VZ _mPm AmdmO AmoiIbm.
""H$moU emV?''
""hmo.''
Vr YmdV AmVwaVoZo Xma CKS>`mg Ambr.
""H$m` ho, emV BVH$m doi {H$Vr dmQ> nmhm`Mr VwPr?''
""gmar, _m\$ H$a WmoS>r AS>MU hmoVr hUyZ doi Pmbm.''
""Aao AS>MU _J _bm Zmhr gmJm`M H$m? _r nQ>H$Z Xya Ho$br AgVr.''
Vr hgV hUmbr.
""~a nwao AmVm Vo VwP H$m`_M dm`. H$sd Ambr` _bm `m dm`mMr.''
""Aao, Ag H$m` ~mobVmo`g Vy?''
""VwPo __r-nnm Hw$R>o AmhoV?''
""Jmdr JoboV.''
""_J KamV H$moU Amho?''
""ho H$m` _r Amho Zm?''
""Vy EH$Q>rM?''
""hmo, EH$Q>rM. `mV H$m`?''
""H$m EdT>r {dMmanyg H$aVmo`g?''
""nU AmVm gmJm`M Hw$Umbm?''
""H$m` gmJm`M Vo _bm gmJ. _r Amho Zm!''
""hmo Vwbm Va gmJm`M AmhoM.''
""Ah ho ~K dJao ho ZVa. AmnUmbm ~mobm`bm AOyZ Iyn doi Amho.
n{hbr _r H$m\$s AmUVo. ZmQ>m H$a Am{U _J AmnU ~mobV ~gy.''
gw_`mbm _r n{h`mXmM JmD$ZdaVr nmhV hmoVmo. WmoS>g _ZmMr Mb{~Mb
Pm`mgmaIr Pmbr nU bJoM gmdabmo. {VM Vo ~oXaH$manUo Ag nanwfmg_moa
dmdaU _bm WmoS> AmO IQ>H$V hmoV. Am_`m IoS>mV`m _wbr H$em gmS>r
dJao ZogyZ Amnb Mm[a` _hdmM _mZVmV. Amnbr A~y Ordm_mUo OnVmV
nU `m ehamV`m _wbr H$em ~oXaH$manUo ~oYS>H$nUo dmdaVmV `mM dbV
CXmhaU _r _m`mg_moa nmhV hmoVmo. gw_`m`m d^mdmV doJinU, ~mob`mV
Iyn \$aH$ Pmbm hmoVm. Vr nydugmaIr am{hbr ZhVr. _m`m~b`m EH$V\$s
o_mZo Vr doS>r Pmbr hmoVr. hQ>b Var dmdJ R>aUma Zmhr.
""H$m` {dMma H$aVmog emV?''
""H$m` Zmhr.''
""_J Agm Moham J^ra H$m?''
90 & AmKmV
""~a Vo OmD$ Xo. Vy n{hbm ZmQ>m H$a. _r H$m\$s KoD$ZM `oVo.''
nQ>H$Z ZmQ>m, H$m\$s `m`Mr, Mma JmoQ>r ehmUnUm`m {Vbm gmJm``m
Am{U Amnbm _mJ Yam`Mm. _bm `mV nS>m`M Zmhr, _bm _mP `o` _hdmM
Amho Ag gmJyZ {V`m _ZmMr g_OyZ Kmbm`Mr, AmO R>a{db hmoV. gw_`m
H$m\$s KoD$Z Ambr. _r nQ>H$Z H$m\$s {nD$Z gndbr. {VM {nUo MmbyM hmoV.
""ho ~K gw_`m _bm Om`M Amho.''
""Ah, AmO _r Vwbm VgM Zmhr OmD$ XoUma.''
""VgM hUOo?''
""Aao Vg hUOo Ood`m{edm`.''
""Zmhr. gw_`m OodU dJao H$mhr ZH$mo. Vw`mer _bm XmoZ JmoQ>r ~mobm``m
AmhoV.''
""R>rH$ Amho! Mb _m`m ImobrV. ~gy ~mobV.''
g`mH$miMo gmS>oAmR> dmObo hmoVo.
""gw_`m _bm _mP `o` _hdmM Amho. _bm `m_`o nS>m`M Zmhr.
_m`m~bMm Vw`m _ZmV Agbobm {dMma H$mTy>Z Q>mH$. Amnb _rM ZmV ho
AgM amh Xo.''
""Zmhr emV, _mPm AV nmh ZH$mo. _r Ordmbm ~admBQ> H$mhrVar H$$Z
KoBZ. _r Vw`m{edm` OJy eH$V Zmhr.''
""Am` bh `y emV! Am` bh `y emV...''Ag hUyZ gw_`mZ
_bm J {_R>r _mabr.
`m amr Oo KS>b, Vo H$nZonbrH$S>b hmoV. `m amrMr KQ>Zm _m`m
OrdZmbm H$bmQ>Ur XoUmar R>abr. _r {V`m o_mV nyUnUo ~wSy>Z Jobmo hmoVmo.
doS>r hmoVr Vr o_mMr. {VZohr _bm doS> Ho$b hmoV o_mZ. {V`m o_mV, {V`m
~mhnmemV nyUnUo ~wS>mbmo hmoVmo. Zm ^mZ hmoV n[apWVrM Zm H$emMM. \$V
VrM {XgV hmoVr. _bm {V`m{edm` EH$ jUhr amhdV ZhV Aer OmXy {VZ
Ho$br hmoVr. _r _mPr n[apWVr {dg$Z Vr {O, Vr BN>m Vo `o` gma H$mhr
{dg$Z {V`mV gm_mdyZ Jobmo hmoVmo. IaM, EImm r_`o H$m` OmXy
AgVo, hmo`mM ZhV H$aVo. ho _r `mdoir AmoiIb hmoV. XaamoOM {Vbm
^oQ>U-~mobU, Jnm _maU dmT>b hmoV. Zm {Vbm _m`m{edm` amhdV hmoV,
Zm _bm {V`m{edm` amhdV hmoV. doS> bmdyZ Q>mH$Uma {VM Vo hgU-~mobU
_Zmbm ^wai KmbV hmoV. {V`m ZmOyH$ nemZ _mP _Z _moh$Z OmV hmoV.
EH$ Zd gwI, Zdm AZw^d h`mh`mem ghdmgmV hdmhdmgm Amobmdm _Z
{^OdyZ Q>mH$V hmoVm.
AmKmV & 91
EH$ Zdr YwXr Ambr hmoVr. ~oYwX hmoD$Z Vr _bm ZmMdV hmoVr. S>mo`mV
Zem hmoVr. AmoR>mV Zem hmoVr. Vr Xwgar {Vgar Zem ZhVr. o_mMr Zem
hmoVr.
nwVH$ Va _m`mnmgyZ H$YrM Xya Job hmoV. nwVH$mEodOr _r {Vbm
Odi Ho$b hmoV. OrdZ g_ H$a`mgmR>r H$s gnd`mgmR>r `mM Cma _m
_m`mOdi ZhV. XX^ar JmUr hUU, {~ZYmV dmdaU, nydugmaIr gmYr
amhUr ~XbyZ nme_`o amhU, MZ H$aUo, {VMm Xwamdm ghZ hmoV ZhVm.
{V`m {dahm`m Xw:ImZo _r Xm$gwm `m`bm bmJbmo hmoVmo. ~oYS>H$nUo
dmdaU, ~oXaH$manUo dmJU VgoM A`mgmVrb JVr ImbdU `m_wio
gJ`mZmM _m`m~b gm` `oU gmh{OH$M hmoV.
gwaoe, A{Zb Am{U g{Xnbm ho g_Ob hmoV. `mZr _bm gbm Xo`mM
AWdm _mPr MmH$er H$a`mM ~XM Ho$b hmoV. gwaoeZo EH$ {Xdg _bm EH$Q>
^oQ>`mgmR>r H$mboO gwQ>`mda `m`bm gm{JVb. _r Jobmo.
""emV H$m ao nwhm Amg dmJm`bm bmJbm`g doS>mgmaI? gmoSy>Z Xo ao
ho gma AOyZhr doi Jobobr Zmhr. H$m {V`m ZmXmbm bmJyZ Am`w`mM dmQ>moi
H$aVmo`g? emV _r VwPm dJ{_ Oar Agbmo, Var _r AZw^dmZo Vw`mnojm
n[anyU Amho. Vwbm Iwn {Xdg _r hr JmoQ> ~mobbr ZhVr nU AmVm gmJVmo.
_m`mhr OrdZmV EH$ _wbJr Ambr hmoVr. _rhr EH$m _wbr`m ZmXmV doS>mdyZ
Jobmo hmoVmo nU `m _wbrZ _mPm {ddmgKmV Ho$bm. _mP ej{UH$ ZwH$gmZhr
Pmb. VohmnmgyZ R>a{db `m Ag`m o_mV dJao H$mhr nS>m`M Zmhr. Am{U
nS>bM Va Amnbr nob`mMr nmVm Agmdr, n[apWVr MmJbr Agmdr.
VwPr Var n[apWVr hr Aer. {V`m ZmXr bmJyZ CbQ> VwP ZwH$gmZM hmoUma
Amho. Vr AmO Amho Va Cm Zmhr. {VMm ^adgm Zm Vy XoD$ mH$Vmog Zm _r
XoD$ eH$Vmo`, _bm _mhrV Amho, Hw$R>`m _wbr H$em AgVmV Vo _r `m _wbtM
dmJU, ~mobU nmhZM Hw$R>br _wbJr H$m` nmVoMr Amho ho _r AmoiIy eH$Vmo.
hUyZM gw_`m~m~VMm _mPm AXmO Vwbm nmmao H$i{dbobm, Ceram H$m
AgoZm Iam R>abm. BWyZ nwT>o `oUm`m n[aUm_mZm VwP Vy gm_moao Om. Vwbm _r
nwhm H$mhr gmJUma Zmhr, H$s Vw`m _XVrbm Amhr `oD$ eH$Uma Zmhr.''
""gwaoe ho gJi VwP _bm nQ>V` ao. nU H$m` H$$ {VZ _bm nyUnUo
doS>mdyZ gmoS>b` ao. EH$ {Xdg Agm OmV Zmhr H$s VrMr AmR>dU `oV Zmhr
Aer.''
""Aao nU Vy Va {Vbm _rU _mZV hmoVmg. {V`m~amo~a`m o_mbm
VwPm {damoY hmoVm, {V`m~m~V dmBQ> ~mobb Var Vwbm amJ `m`Mm. {VMr _r
92 & AmKmV
ew Amho. {V`m _ZmV EH$V\$s o_ Zmhr Ag VyM hUV hmoVmg nU Agm
AMmZH$ H$gm H$m` ~Xbbmg Vy? Aer H$m` OmXy Ho$br {VZ Vw`mda? Vy
gma {dg$Z Omdr Aer!''
""`mM Cma XoU H$R>rU Amho gwaoe. nU Vy _mPm Ordm^mdmMm {_
hUyZ gmJVmo. Hw$Umbm ~mobUma Zmhr hUyZ dMZ Xo _bm.''
""dMZ, gmJ.''
""gwaoe `m a{ddma`m amr _bm gw_`mZo ^oQ>m`bm ~mob{dbo hmoVo. Zmhr
Ambmg Va Ordmbm H$mhrVar H$Z KoBZ Ag {b{hb hmoV. hUyZ _r Km~Z
{Vbm ^oQ>m`bm Jobmo. Kar H$moUrM ZhV. _r {V`mOdi _m`m o_mMm
BH$ma H$aV hmoVmo. {Vbm g_OmdyZ gmJV hmoVmo. ~mobVm ~mobVmM _bm hUmbr
_m`m ImobrV OmD$Z ~mobV ~gy. _r Am{U Vr ImobrV Jobmo. g`mH$miMo
gmS>oAmR> dmObo hmoVo. _r gmJV AgVmZm AMmZH$ {VZ _bm Amn`mOdi
AmoT>b. _r EH$X_ Jm|YiyZ Jobmo. _rhr _m`m ^mdZobm Amda Kmby eH$bmo
Zmhr. Oo KS>m`bm ZH$mo hmoV, Vo KS>b gwaoe.''
gwaoe`m Moh`mda J^ra N>Q>m {XgV hmo`m.
""emV, Iyn _moR>r MyH$ Ho$brg. Vy gnbmg emV, gnbmg Vy. doS>m
H$m` H$$Z ~gbmg Vy.''
""nU brO! gwaoe H$moUmbm ~moby ZH$mog.''
""Aao _m`mda {ddmg R>od. Hw$Umbm Zmhr ~mobUma.''
""nU Vw`m~m~V gJirH$S> Xw{fV dmVmdaU {Z_mU Pmb` ho bjmV
R>od. hmQ>obMo ga, H$mboOMo m`mnH$ VgoM Amnbo {_hr Vw`m `m
dmJ`m~b, amhUr_mZm~b eH$m `V H$$ bmJbo AmhoV. `mVyZ gmdam`Mm
`Z H$a. Am`w`mM ZwH$gmZ hmoBb, BV`m {Xdgm`m H$Q>mda nmUr {\$aob,
AmOr-AmOmo~mZm m `mVZm ghZ hmoUma ZmhrV ho bjmV R>od.''
""nU Vr {Xgbr H$s _r ho gJi {dgZ OmVmo`.''
_bm Xwga H$mhr AmR>dmd`mM Zmhr. gwMm`M Zmhr. {V`mg_moa _bm ho
gJi ew` dmQ>m`M. EH$ Zdr bha `m`Mr AJmV. hdoV dmda`mgmaIo
dmdam`Mmo nydu H$Yrhr Z nS>Um`m H$mboObm dmadma XmS>m nS>V hmo`m.
{\$am`bm OmU, {gZo_mbm OmU, o_m`m JmoQ>rV a_yZ OmU, ^mZ {dg$Z
JwOJmoQ>r H$aV amhU, VhmZ^yH$ {dg$Z {Xdg {Xdg^a {Vr`m Xw{Z`oV
gm_mdyZ OmU, _r VmoM H$m` nyduMm. `mMm _mP _bmM Z nS>V hmoVm.
H$maU _m`mV hmoUmam ~Xb _bmM IwUmdV hmoVm. IoS>mVyZ Ambo`m \$mQ>`m
MnbmVbm Am{U \$mQ>`m H$nS>mVbm. EH$ {ejUmMr {O, C_oX Camer
AmKmV & 93
~miJyZ Ambobm, {eH$`mMr YS>nS> Agbobm _rM H$m` Vmo? `m ehar
gH$VrM AmH$fU, AmoT> Va `oH$m`m _ZmV AgVoM _J _bm H$m Agy Z`o
`m ehar _wbm-_wbtMr. MZ, _mO_Om `mgmaI OrdZ Amn`mhr dmQ>mbm
`md Ag dmQ>m`M. `mdoir n[apWVrMr OmUrd hm`Mr Zmhr Va nmoQ>mVbr
^yH$ gmX Kmbm`Mr `mMm _r ~ir R>abmo... nS>bmo.
_r H$m` H$am`bm Ambmo Amho? AmnUmH$Sy>Z H$m` Amem, Anojm AmhoV?
AmnU H$m` H$aVmo AmhmoV? Zm n[apWVrMr OmU Amho Zm ^mZ. dmam `m
~mOyZo `oVmo `m ~mOyZo Ho$aH$Mam CSy>Z OmVmo, `m_mUo _r dmhV hmoVmo. Zm
{Xem hmoVr, Zm bj hmoV. ~o^mZ hmoD$Z ZwgVM ^Q>H$V hmoVmo. `gZr _wbm`m
ZmXr bmJyZ EImmM Am`w` ~a~mX hmd, hmo`mM ZhV hmd Vg _m`m
`m _wbr`m ZmXr bmJyZ Pmb hmoV. Yab Va MmdV` Am{U gmoS>b Va
niV` Aer {WVr _mPr Pmbr hmoVr.
H$m` {Xb _r _m`m AmOr-AmOmo~mZm? Xw:I? `mVZm? `m`m nbrH$S>
_r H$mhrM XoD$ eH$bmo Zmhr. ho gJi _Zmbm nQ>V hmoV, g_OV hmoV. nU
{VMm Vmo \$mg hmoVm `m \$mgmVyZ _wV hmoU Am` hmoV. {VMr ^wai _m`m
_Zmda _moR>m ^md nmSy>Z Jobr hmoVr. H$iV` nU diV Zmhr Aer pWVr
_mPr hmoVr.
EH$ {Xdg Am_M hVm_m nmH$_`o ^oQ>`mM R>ab. R>abo`m doioV Vr
Am{U _r hOa hmoVmo.
""emV _bm EH$ _hdmMr JmoQ> ~mobm`Mr Amho Vw`mer.''
""~mob Zm _J.''
""ho ~K, emV Vw`mVb IoS>di Am{U JmdT>inU H$mhr AOyZ H$_r
Pmbob {XgV Zmhr. AOyZhr Vwbm ~mob`mdmJ`mV ~Xb KS>dmdm bmJob.
H$nS>o Oam AmUIr MmJbo KmbV Om.''
gw_`m`m `m gyMZm Am{U CnXoe EoHy$Z _bm AmM` dmQ>V hmoV.
Am{U Hw$R>Var Amnbm dm{^_mZ XwImdbm OmVmo` `mMrhr Ommrd hmoV hmoVr.
nU AmOn`V Vr _m`m d`pVH$ ~m~VrV H$YrM Xmof-JwU H$mT>rV ZhVr.
_bm Vy AgM dmJbm nm{hOog VgM dmJbm nm{hOog Ago H$Yr {VM ~mobU
Zgm`M nU AmVm gw_`m`m d^mdmV Omo ~Xb {XgV hmoVm, Vmo _mPr
_O~war nmhZM Zgmdm H$m`? Agm Z _bm nS>bm. _bm _mPm dm{^_mZ
XwId`mMm amJ Ambm. _r {Vbm hUmbmo,
""gw_`m H$g dmJm`M ho _r R>adrZ. Vy _m`m H$nS>mda o_ Ho$b`g
H$s _m`mda `mM _bm Cma Xo.''
94 & AmKmV
""Aao H$m`, Ag ~mobVmo`g?''
""hmo` gw_`m, _r ~mobVmo` Vo ~amo~a Amho. `mdoir _m`mda o_ H$arV
hmoVrg n{h`mXm `mdoir _mPo H$nS>o, amhUr_mZ, ~mobUMmbU H$g Agm`M?
`mM _bm Cma Xo. _m`mer bZ H$am`bm V`ma hmoVrg, `mdoir _mPo H$nS>o,
amhUr_mZ, ~mobUMmbU H$g Agm`M? `mM _bm Cma Xo. `m`mnojmhr
H$_r XOmMo H$nS>o hmoVo Zm! _J `mdoir _r Vwbm ^mdbmo, AmdS>bmo, _m`mgmR>r
gdd nUmbm bmdm`bm Vy V`ma hmoVrg nU AmVm Ag AMmZH$ H$m` Pmb?
H$s Vwbm _mPr bmO dmQ>mdr?''
""Aao, emV H$m` ~mobVmog ho?''
""Oo Ia Amho VoM ~mobVmo` _r.''
""~a ~m~m, _m\$ H$a _bm! nwhm Aer MyH$ hmoUma Zmhr. nU _mPr EH$
BN>m Amho.''
""H$moUVr?''
""Vy hmQ>ob gmoSy>Z Am_`m nydu`m Ow`m KamV ahm`bm `mdg. {VW
H$moUr amhm`bm ZgV. VwPm OodUmMm d BVa IM _r XoBZ.''
""nU gw_`m _r Iyn dfmnmgyZ amhVmo` hmQ>obda. EdT>o VrZ-Mma _{hZo
_bm {VWoM amhmdo bmJUma Amho. Ago _`oM `oD$Z MmbUma Zmhr. AJmoXaM
ga _m`mda {MS>bobo AmhoV. H$aUm_wio AmUIrZ Vo {MS>m`bm ZH$moV.''
""Aao, {MS>`mMm H$m` g~YM H$m`? `m`m {^VrImbr, X~mdmImbr
{H$Vr {Xdg amhUma Amhog Vy? EH$ Zm EH$ {Xdg Vwbm hmQ>ob gmoS>md
bmJUma AmhoM Zm?''
""hmo.''
""_J AmVmM gmoS>b Var H$m` AS>MU Amho? AmO hmQ>obda Jo`mZVa
n{h`mXm `mM {df`mda hmQ>ob`m H$m~iogam`m ~amo~aM MMm H$a. `mZm
H$mhrVar doJir AS>MU gmJ. `mZm nQ>mdr Aer. ~K `Z H$$Z Am{U
H$m` hmoV Vo _bm gmJ, _J ~Ky H$m` H$am`M Vo?''
""nU gw_`m _m`m AmOr-AmOmo~mZm hr JmoQ> g_Obr Var Vo Xw:Ir
hmoVrb. `mZm gm{JV`m{edm` _bm {ZU` KoU AdKS> Amho.''
""Aao {H$Vr {Xdg AmOrAmOmo~m`m _wR>rV amhUma? AmVm Vy bhmZ
Zmhrg. Vw`m _Zmbm Oo `oBb, dmQ>ob Vo Vwbm H$am`bm hd. {H$Vr {Xdg Vy
`m`mda Adb~yZ amhUma Amhog?''
""nU gw_`m AmOr-AmOmo~mZm H$imbo Va?''
""Oa, VaMm Z ZVa Amho. Aao Vy H$m` AYmVar AgUma Amhog
AmKmV & 95
H$m`? _r AgUma Zmhr H$m`? _m`m Kam`m XmoZ Imo`m VwbmM AmhoV Zm!
_J AmVm {dMma H$mhrM H$$ ZH$mog. Om Am{U gmJ H$m~iogamZm Am{U Oa
Vwbm hmQ>ob gmoS>m`M Zgob, AmOr-AmOmo~m, H$m~ioga `mZm XwIdm`M
Zgob, H$mboOmV`m m`mnH$m`m {ddmgmbm VS>m OmD$ m`Mm Zgob, Vwr
Vwbm A~y, BOV `mar dmQ>V Agob Va VwPm Am{U _mPm g~Y H$m`_Mm
gnbm hUyZ g_O. nwhm _bm ^oQ>`mMm `Z H$$ ZH$mog.''
""R>rH$ Amho! Vwbm Oa dmQ>V Agob _r Vw`m _Ou_mUo ahmd, dmJmd
Va _rhr Vwbm gmJVmo, _bm ho O_Uma Zmhr. Vwbm dmQ>V Agob H$s AmVm
Vw`m{edm` _mP H$mhrM MmbUma Zmhr. nU Vwbm Oa _mPr JaO Zgob Va
_bmhr VwPr JaO Zmhr.''
""~K emV, AOyZ {dMma H$a. Mb|O XoVo Vwbm. EH$ Zm EH$ {Xdg Vy
_m`m nmR>r_mJyZ Am`m{edm` amhUma Zmhrg. gJ`mMm {damoY PwJm$Z
`oerb, H$maU _mPm {dah Vwbm ghZ hmoUma Zmhr.''
""{dahm`m JmoQ>r ~moby ZH$mo. _r Vw`m o_mV nS>bmo` hUyZ! _r
Vw`mgmaIm o_mV AmYim Pmbmo` Ag g_Oy ZH$mo. VwbmM dmQ> nhmdr
bmJob _mPr.''
""~Ky`m H$moUmbm Hw$UmMr dmQ> nmhmdr bmJVo, `oUmam H$miM R>adob.''
_r amJmZo {VWyZ {ZKyZ Ambmo. gw_`m nydugmaIr am{hbr ZhVr. _mPr
AmVm {Vbm JaO dmQ>V ZhVr. ~a Pmb {VM Xwg`mXm Ia $n _bm
g_Ob. AmVm BWyZ nwT> _m {VMm ZmX Z Ho$bobmM ~a. narjm Odi Ambr
Amho. eodQ>M df gnV Ambob Amho. _bm OmJo hm`bm hd. A`mgmbm
bmJm`bm hd. _Zmer nH$m {ZM` Ho$bm.

96 & AmKmV
nydnarjm _{hZm^amV Ambr hmoVr. nydugmaI AmVm _hm{dmb`mVrb
{ejH$mM AmnwbH$sM ~mobU ZhV. `oH$OU ge`r ZOaoZo nmhV hmoVo.
_m`m~bMm {Ohmim `m`mVbm gnbobm nmhZ _bm Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b.
BVHo$ df} gJ`mH$Sy>Z H$mVwH$mMm dfmd Pmbm. nU eodQ>`m `m VrZ-Mma
_{h`mVM hmo`mM ZhV Pmb. MmJbr JmoQ> KS>m`bm Iyn {Xdg OmVmV,
Iyn H$Q> `mdo bmJVmV, _mUg OmoS>m`bm Iyn doi bmJVmo, nU VmoS>m`bm
jUmMmhr {db~ bmJV Zmhr.
Iyn Ord hmoVm gJ`m m`mnH$mMm _m`mda. gJ`mZm _r XwIdb
hmoV. `mM _w` H$maU gw_`mM Am{U _mP o_H$aU hmoV. H$mboOMo mMm`
nmQ>rb ga `mZr _bm Am{\$g_`o ~mobmdb. _r gamZm ^oQ>`mgmR>r Jobmo.
_bm ge` hmoVmM, ga _m`m Am{U gw_`m`m g~Ym~m~V ~mobUma, {dMmaUma
Am{U IS>gmdUma.
_ZmV Iyn ^rVr hmoVr. Am{\$g~mhoa Wm~bmo hmoVmo. ga, AmVm H$moUmer
Var MMm H$arV hmoVo. 10 Vo 15 {_{ZQ>mV Vr `Vr ~mhoa Ambr Am{U _J
_bm gamZr AmV ~mobdb. _r gamg_moa Anam`mgmaIm OmD$Z C^m am{hbmo.
""ho ~K, emV VwP gVVM JahOa amhU Am{U ~o{eV dVZ Amhmbm
AmT>iyZ Ambob Amho. VgoM A`mgmVrb AYmoJVr `m_io dJ{V{ZYr
hUyZ Vw`m OmJr Xwg`m {dm`mMr {ZdS> Ho$bobr Amho. Xwgar gyMZm hUOo
Vw`m dVZmV gwYmaUm hm`bm hdr. A`Wm `mo` Vr H$madmB H$a`mV
`oBb. A`mgmVhr gwYmaUm hmdr. ~mH$s`m \$mbVy JmoQ>r Q>miyZ H$m_mbm
bmJ. Vwhr Jar~ _mOmoa AgVm hUyZ Vw_`mda X`m XmIdyZ H$mhr Cn`moJ
Zmhr. eodQ>r EH$ Zm EH$ {Xdg Vwhr Vw_Mr Iar $n XmIdVmV. VwP H$mi
Vm|S> H$$Z BWyZ Om. Vw`mgma`m {dm`mMr _bm Oam XoIrb X`m `oUma
Zmhr. {ddmgKmVH$s Amhog Vy {ddmgKmVH$s.''
gamZr ~mobbob Iyn _Zmbm bmJb hmoV. hmQ>obda `oD$Z Iyn aS>bmo.
gwaoe, g{Xn, A{Zb Vo H$mhr _m`mer ~mobVM ZhVo. MmH$erhr H$arV
ZhVo. `mV nydugmaI A`mgmM H$maU gmJyZ noeb Imobr KoD$Z `m`mnmgyZ

AmKmV & 97
A{b am{hbmo hmoVmo. nU A`mgmMm H$mhr nmmM ZhVm. _m`mH$Sy>Z
gJ`mMm {ddmgKmV Pmbm hmoVm. _mP _Z _bm ImV hmoV. nU H$aUma Va
hmoVmo H$m`? `mV gw_`mnmgyZ Xya amhm`M, {V`mer g~Y VmoS>m`M Ag
R>adyZ Q>mH$bM hmoV. {V`mnmgyZ doJi amhZ 10 Vo 12 {Xdg Pmbo hmoVo.
_m`m_`o _r WmoS>m\$ma ~Xbhr KS>dyZ AmUbm hmoVm. nU _bm H$moUr gwYmabm,
~Xbbm` hUV ZhV. Omo Vmo ZmH$maV hmoVm, ~mob`mMo Q>miV hmoVm. `mV
{VKm {_mMmhr gw_`m`m ZmXr bmJyZ AmYma VwQ>bm hmoVm. ~mH$s gJio {_
bm~ bm~ amhV hmoVo. _bm dJi`mV `oV hmoVo. EHo$H$Xm dmQ>m`M gw_`mer
o_ Ho$b hUOo _r \$ma _moR>m Jwhm Ho$bm H$s H$m`? Jmddmbm _ nmQ>Za
Am{U bmg_oQ> Agbobm A{Zb ~mobV ZhVm, Varhr `mbm EH$Q> ^oQy>Z EH$
{Xdg {dMmab,
""A{Zb, _r gw_`mer o_ Ho$b hm \$ma _moR>m Jwhm Pmbm H$m` ao? H$moU
H$arV Zmhr H$m` `m OJmV Hw$Umda o_?''
""H$aVmV emV, Zmhr Ag Zmhr.''
""_J _bmM H$m EdT> gmaoOU ZmH$maVmV, {VaH$ma H$aVmV, _bm Xmof
H$m XoVmV?''
""emV VwPr n[apWVr Jar~rMr. Vy EH$ hema AmXe {dmWu EH$
dJ{V{ZYr Vw`mH$Sy>Z Aer JmoQ> KS>m`bm ZH$mo hmoVr Ag gm`mZm dmQ>V.''
""_J Jar~mZ o_ Zmhr H$am`M?''
""o_ H$amd, Jar~-lr_V gJ`mZr o_ H$amd nU Vo nob`mMr nmVm
AJr Agbr VaM H$amd. ZwgV earagwI nmh Z`o, ^mdZo`m Amhmar Omdy
Z`o.''
""_J Vwbm H$m` dmQ>V, _mPr nob`mMr j_Vm Zmhr?''
""Aao H$m` nobUma Vy, VwPr VwbmM nob`mMr j_Vm Amho H$m`? Aao
Ka Zm Xma, Zm AmB Zm ~mn. n[apWVrZ _obobm _mUyg Vy. Vwbm VwP bj
AOyZ JmR>m`M Amho. Vwbm Iyn gKf H$amdm bmJUma Amho. Vw AOyZ ey`
Amhog. Vwbm ey`mVyZ {dd {Z_mU H$am`M Amho. _moR>m o_m`m JmoQ>r
H$aVmog. H$m` dMZ {Xb`g AmOr-AmOmo~mZm gwImV R>od`mM, `m`m
BN>mAmH$mjm nyU H$a`mM. Vy `m nyU H$$ eH$Uma Amhog? `m nmoar`m
ZmXr bmJyZ Am{U _mO_Om H$$Z CbQ> VwPrM AYmoJVr hmoUma. Vw`mH$Sy>Z ho
Ano{jV Zmhr. gmao {ejU Pm`mZVa dV:`m nm`mda C^ am{h`mZVa
bZ, ggma AmhoM, nU ho {eH$m`M d` Amho, `m d`mV _wbm_wbt_`o
AmH$fU {Z_mU hmoU gmh{OH$M Amho nU _Zmda Omo {Z`U R>odVmo VmoM
98 & AmKmV
`mVyZ ghrgbm_V ~mhoa nS>Vmo. EH$_oH$m~b AmoT>hr AgVo. ImMIiJo ho
`m d`mV `oV AgVmV `mVyZ H$moUr _Zmda {Z`U R>odob, n[apWVrMr
OmUrd R>odyZ Omo gmdaob VmoM ^mdr Am`w`mV `edr hmoBb nU VwPm nm`
IS>S>mV AS>H$bobm Amho. Vy Vwbm gmd$ eH$bobm Zmhrg, VyM Vw`mda
{Z`U R>ody eH$bobm Zmhrg `mMm n[aUm_ Vwbm nwT>o-_mJo EH$ Zm EH$ {Xdg
^moJmdm bmJob. o_ H$aUo hm Jwhm Zmhr. Vy `m gm`mnmgyZ Xya Agmd Aer
gm`mMrM Anojm hmoVr, `mM H$maU VwPr n[apWVr, AZoH$m`m Vw`mH$Sy>Z
Agbo`m Anojm nyU H$$ eH$bm Zmhrg.''
""nU A{Zb _r {V`mer g~Y VmoS>bobm Amho. {Vbm ^oQ>bmo Zmhr
AJa {V`mer ~mobbmo Zmhr.''
""Aao, Vo R>rH$ Amho ao nU Vw`m A`mgmVrb JVr, Vy ~Xbbm Amhog
hUyZ ~Xbbr Amho H$m`? nydugmaIm A`mg hmoVmo H$m` VwPm?''
""hmo` A{Zb Vy hUVmog Vo R>rH$ Amho. nwVH$ Va g_moa AgV nU
_ZmV {dMma Va {VMmM AgVmo. H$m` H$am`M, H$mhr H$iVM Zmhr A{Zb.
VyM gmJ _r H$m` H$$ AmVm?''
""_r H$mhrM gmJy eH$V Zmhr Am{U gbmhr XoD$ eH$V Zmhr. Ia Va
Vw`mer _mPr ~mob`mMrM BN>m ZhVr nU _bm amhdb Zmhr hUyZ ~mobbmo
Vohr Vy nS>bobm Moham H$$Z {dZd`m H$arV Ambmg hUyZ.''
A{Zb nwT>o H$mhrM Z ~mobVm {VWyZ {ZKyZ Jobm.
AmVm Oo R>adm`M hmoV Vo _mP _bmM R>adm`M hmoV. H$m` H$am`M?
Am{U H$m` Zmhr? g_moa _moR>m Z hmoVm.
A`mg H$mhr hmoV ZhVm. AdWVm dmT>V hmoVr. `mV {_ Xwamdbo
hmoVo. ~aodmBQ> {dMmaUmao, daModa A`mgmMr MmH$er H$aUmao, gmao m`mnH$
Xwamdbo hmoVo. _Zmbm Iyn Agwa{jV Am{U EH$Q> EH$Q> dmQ>m`M. \$ma _moR>m
Jwhm Ho$`mgmaI dmQ>m`M. AmOr-AmOmo~mZm hr JmoQ> g_Obr Var H$m`
hmoBb? `m ZmZr _ZmV H$mhZ _mOdb hmoV. nm Omon`V g_OV Zmhr
Vmon`V Var Yra hmoVmM. nwhm {VMm {dMma _Zmbm N>oXyZ Jobm.
EH$Xm H$mQ>da dmMV ~gbmo hmoVmo. nwVH$ AmnmoAmn H$Yr ~mOybm Pmb
H$ibM Zmhr. _r AmS>dm Pmbmo Am{U nwhm o_^`m Xw{Z`oV a__mU hmoD$Z
Jobmo. nwhm {VMm Moham S>mo`mg_moa ZmMy bmJbm. {VM hgU, {VM ~mobU
Am{U {VMm Vmo nemMm ^mg hmoD$Z AJmda ehmao `oD$Z Jobo. {V`m
~mob`mVbm JmoS>dm AmUIrZM _Ywa dmQy> bmJbm. {V`m ghdmgmMm, gwImMm
^mg hmoD$ bmJbm. {VMm Moham S>mo`mV gmR>dyZ {V`mV gm_mdyZ Jobmo.
AmKmV & 99
H$Yr S>moim bmJbm H$ibM Zmhr nU `m`m Xwg`m {Xder _m`m AMmZH$
_ZmV Amb, Zmhr AmnU gw_`m{edm` OJy eH$V Zmhr Ag dmQy> bmJb. Or
~XZm_r hm`Mr Vr PmbrM Amho, `mZr _bm Xmof m`Mm Vmo {XbmM Amho.
gJ`m`m _ZmVyZ _r CVam`Mm Vmo CVabmoM Amho. _J AmVm {V`mnmgyZ
Xya am{hbmo H$m` Am{U Odi am{hbmo H$m`. Oo hm`M VoM hmoUma. Oo OJ
~mobm`M VoM ~mobUma, MmJb ~mobb H$m` Am{U dmBQ> ~mobb H$m` gmaIM.
H$m` hm`M Vo hmoD$ Xo nU AmVm {V`m{edm` amhU Ae` Amho.
H$mboO gwQ>b Am{U {Vbm OmD$Z ^oQ>bmo. _{Ur ~amo~a hmo`m. ~mobU
WmoS> AdKS> hmoV nU _bm amhdbM Zmhr.
""gw_`m _bm WmoS> Vw`mer ~mobm`M Amho.''
""WmoS> Wm~erb H$m` AmnU XwgarH$S>o OmD$Z ~moby.''
Vr Wm~br, ~mH$s`m _wbr nwT>o Jo`m.
""AmUIrZ H$m` am{hb`? _J H$m Ambmg naV.''
""gw_`m Ag ~moby ZH$mog, Vw`m{dZm OJU _bm Ae` Amho. `mMr
AZw^yVr _bm Ambr Amho. hd Va _bm _m\$ H$a, gm`mZr _bm ZmH$mab`,
gw_`m Vw`m{edm` _bm H$moUmMmM AmYma Zmhr. Vy _bm ZmH$m$ ZH$mog. VwM
_mPm EH$_od AmYma Amhog. brO gw_`m, brO.''
""R>rH$ Amho! Va _J C{eam H$m AgoZm _mP _hd nQ>b Va Vwbm, nU
Vy hmQ>ob gmoS>m`bm hdg.''
"hmo gw_`m, AmOM OmD$Z gamer ~mobVmo _r."''
`m {Xder g`mH$mir hmQ>obda Ambmo. BVH$s df} hmQ>obda am{hbmo.
`m hmQ>obZ _m`oMr D$~ {Xbr. `m hmQ>ob`mM Mma q^VrV ~gyZ _r n{hbm
Z~a {_i{dbm hmoVm. BWM _r amr OmJ{d`m hmo`m. A`mgmgmR>r C_oX
{Z_mU Pmbr hmoVr. Vr AJmV {^Zbr hmoVr. EH$ Zd Zmd OS>b hmoV, {Z_mU
Pmb hmoV. BWbo {_, BW`m OodU H$aUm`m _md`m, H$m~io ga, `mMr
nZr EH$ Zd ZmV o_mM, AmnwbH$sM, _m`m-__Vm Am{U {Ohm`mM ZmV,
gwIXw:ImV YmdyZ `oUmao {_, gamM daModa H$mZmda nS>Umao CnXoena ~mob,
A`mgmM _mJXeZ, n[apWVrMr daModa OmUrd H$$Z XoU, `oH$ AS>MUr`m
doir nmR>rda n{hbm o_i hmV nS>m`Mm Vmo H$m~iogamMm.
BW`m _m`o`m C~oV _r dmT>bmo hmoVmo. BWM _m`m nImZm ~i Amb
hmoV. ^amar Ko`mg gO Pmbmo hmoVmo. Iyn H$mhr MmJbr Vd, {dMma _bm
`m hmQ>obZ {Xbr hmoVr. `m`m AmYmamda _r C^m hmoVmo. ~i {Xb hmoV
OJ`mbm Am{U gH$Q>mbm gm_moao Om`mg, AJmbm {eV bmJbr hmoVr.
100 & AmKmV
H$moUVohr H$m_ H$a`mg Z bmO`mMr gd` bmJbr hmoVr. m_m{UH$nUm
Obm hmoVm Vmo BWoM.
ho gd {Xb hmoV _bm `m hmQ>obZ. ho gd _bm H$iV hmoV, nU nm`
_m `m`m {d {XeoZo nS>V hmoVo. _m`m _ZmMr {Ym _Z:pWVr Pmbr
hmoVr. ^md{ZH$ gwImbm, j{UH$ h`mgmbm ~ir nS>V hmoVmo. Oo hm`M VoM
Pmbo. gamZm ^oQ>m`M Am{U EH$XmM gmJyZ Q>mH$m`M ho R>a{db. _ZmV ^rVr
Va hmoVrM.
gamZm hr JmoQ> gmJ`mgmR>r hUyZ _r `m`m Imobrg_mo$Z \o$`m
_maV hmoVmo. ga AmV hmoVo. gamZm g_Obo. ga nQ>H$Z ~mhoa Ambo.
""Aao, emV H$m` H$m_ hmoV H$m? gmaI \o$`m _mam`bm bmJbm`g.
_bm ~mobdm`M Va.''
""H$m` Zmhr ga, WmoS> ~mobm`M hmoV.''
""Aao _J ~mob H$s.''
""ga, _r...''
""Aao, ~mob H$s Ag Km~abmg H$m?''
""ga, _bm hmQ>ob gmoS>m`M Amho.''
Ago hUVmM gamMm Moham J^ra Pmbm.
""Aao Ag AMmZH$ H$mboO gnm`bm VrZ-Mma _{hZo am{hboV Am{U
AmVm Hw$R>o amhUma Vy?''
""ga _r ~mhoa Imobr KoD$Z amhUma Amho.''
""Aao, ngo H$moU XoUma? VwPr Va n[apWVr Aer.''
""H$mT> WmoS>o {Xdg. ~KVm ~KVm gnVrb VrZ-Mma _{hZo.''
""Zmhr, ga _bm BW A`mg hmoV Zmhr.''
""H$m`? BVH$s df} A`mg Pmbm AmVm H$m hmoV Zmhr? Am{U noeb
Imobr XoD$Zgwm! VwPr H$m` bm`H$s Amho Vo H$imbr AmVm. `m`m AJmoXa
_bm g_ObrM hmoVr nU AmVm _m nH$s H$imbr. Aao, `m XrS>X_S>r`m
nmoar`m gmJ`mdZ {V`m ZmXr bmJyZ ho hmQ>ob Vy gmoS>m`bm bmJbm`g
h`, nwhm `m hmQ>obMr Xmao Am`w`^a Vw`mgmR>r ~X amhVrb bjmV R>od.
Aao Vwbm H$m` g_Obmo hmoVmo Am{U H$m` {ZKmbmg, Aao `m {~Mm`m Vw`m
{_mZr `oH$ doir VwPr MyH$ PmH$`mMm `Z Ho$bm. Vw`mgmR>r `mZr
_m`mH$Sy>Z ZH$mo Vo ~mobyZ KoVb. _rhr Agy Xo Jar~ Amho, H$Q> H$aV`, nmoaJ
hema Amho, hUyZ VwPr `oH$ MyH$ nXamV KmbyZ KoVbr. H$m Va EImmbm
XwIdb Va `m`m _ZmM IrH$aU hmoV hUyZ Am{U ho df _hdmM hUyZ
AmKmV & 101
Hw$Umbm XwIdm`M Zmhr, g_OmdyZ gmJU EdT>M R>adb hmoV, nU Am_`m
`m d^mdmMm Vy Ja\$m`Xm KoVbmg. H$mboO gwQ>`mZVa EH$ {Xdg `m dfmV
doioV Ambm Zmhrg. nU Amhr g_OyZ KoVb H$m Va Vy A`mgmM H$maU
gmJV hmoVmg. A`mgmbm Wm~bmo hUm`Mmg hUyZ nU H$amd`mMm {VgamM
CmoJ. VwP g`mH$miM ZD$-gmS>oZD$ dmOVm `oU Agm`M. Aao Hw$Um`m
Kargwm ho Mmbb ZgV. Vo Vy EH$m hmQ>ob_`o dmJV hmoVmg, Vo gma Amhr
IndyZ KoV hmoVmo. nU Vy Va EH$ Z~aMm ham_Imoa {ZKmbmg. Am_`m
AgmVoMm \$m`Xm KoVbmg. Aao, Am_Mr Zmhr `m hmVm`m-hmVmarMr Var
OmUrd R>od, `m`m H$Q>mMr, {~Mmao gwIr dZ nmhV Vr OrdZmMm AIoaMm
dmg KoV AgVrb, nU `m ^mo`m _m`~mnmbm H$m` _mhrV `mMm ZmVy BW
H$m` {Xdo bmdVmo` Vo. Vy Oo H$am`bm bmJbm`g hr Iyn _moR>r MyH$ Amho.
bjmV R>od. nU Vr MyH$ Vwbm AmVm H$iUma Zmhr. Vr MyH$ Vwbm H$iob
`mdoir Iyn Cera Pmbobm Agob.''
""_bm AmVm eH$m dmQ>m`bm bmJbr`. VyM H$m` Vmo AmXe {dmWu?
\$mQ>`m MnbmVbm AmOmo~mZm KoD$Z hmV OmoSy>Z {dZd`m H$aUmam? narjoV
n{hbm Z~a Am`mda hmV OmoSy>Z AJmoXa _m`mH$S>o `oD$Z S>moH$ Q>oH$dyZ Z_H$ma
H$aUmam? {O, `o` Am{U H$mhrVar _moR>m hmoUma Aer BN>m ~miJUmam?
AmOr-AmOmo~mZm gwImV R>odm`M dZ ~KUmam? VyM H$m` Vmo hm Z
_m`m _Zmbm nS>bm`, {H$Vr ~Xbbmg ao Vy BV`m H$_r H$mbmdYrV? H$m`
_wbrV VmH$X Agob `m? H$moU hmoVmg Vy H$m` Pmbmg Vy, Aao doS>m H$gm
dm`m Jobmg? Aer VwPr AdWm Pmbr Amho. H$m` AmemAnojm H$am`Mr,
AmVm Vw`mH$Sy>Z `m hmVmam-hmVmarZo? `mMr Vw`m~bMr Vi_i,
YS>nS>, o_ nm{hb H$s _Z hobmdyZ OmV. nU Vy `m nmVoMm am{hbm Zmhrg.
VyM H$m Vmo AmkmYmar {dmWu? Hw$ZmMr Amem H$am`Mr `mZr? Vy {~Z AmB-
~mMm hmoVmg, `mdoir Vwbm `m gm`m OJmZ ZmH$mab hmoV, Vohm `mZr Vwbm
drH$mab hmoV. nU H$m` {Xbg `m`m ~X`mV `mZm? `mMdoir `mZr
Vwbm nXamV KoVb ZgV Va ~a Pmb AgV. `m`m AmUIrZ Xw:IrH$Q>r
OrU dmQ>mbm Amb ZgV. _m\$ H$a, _r AmO Iyn ~mobbmo. H$maU AmVm
Vwbm ~mob`mMm _bm H$mhrM A{YH$ma Zmhr. Vy AmVm Am_Mm am{hbm Zmhrg,
Am_Mm hmoVmg `mdoir Amhmbm Vwbm ~mob`mMm, ~admBQ> gmJ`mMm A{YH$ma
hmoVm. nU AmVm Am_Mm Vw`mda hH$ Zmhr. Vw`m Oo _Zmbm dmQ>V`, nQ>V`
Vg H$a. Vwbm Om`MM Agob Va Cm gH$mir AO H$a, _m`mH$S>o Xo Am{U
Om. ''
102 & AmKmV
amr ZD$ dmOVm gamM Am{U _mP ~mobU gw$ Pmb hmoV. Vo ~amo~a
nmdUo~mam`m gw_mamg gnbo. ga ~o^mZ hmoD$Z ~mobV hmoVo. BVHo$ {Xdg
H$miOmV gmR>bob gJi ~mhoa Amb. _r Xw:Ir hmoD$ Z`o, _bm XwIdy Z`o
hUyZ ga H$mhr ~mobbo ZhVo. nU gamZr AmO _m H$mhrM ~mobm`M gmoS>b
ZhV. EdT> gamM _m`mda o_ hmoV, {Ohmim hmoVm, nU _mP _Z WmoS>M
_mZUma hmoV `m`m {Xbo`m CnXoembm. _bm gw_`m gmX KmbrV hmoVr.
Hw$Ur {H$Vr Oar VdkmZ gm{JVb Var Vo _m`m _Zr CVaU e` ZhV.
Xwg`m {Xder gH$mir A{Zb, gwaoe Am{U g{Xn {VKohr _m`mH$S>o
Ambo. _m`mer ~mobV ZhVo, Varhr hmQ>ob gmoSy> ZH$mo hUyZ _bm {dZVr
H$$ bmJbo. Ca`mgwa`m {ddmgmbmhr VS>m OmD$ XoD$ ZH$mo. WmoS>o {Xdg
am{hboV, dmBQ>nUm {dZmH$maU KoD$ ZH$mo, Ago gmJV hmoVo. nU ^`m^`mMm
eX _r R>moH$$Z {Xbm hmoVm. _r Hw$UmMM _mZb ZhV, EoH$b ZhV _J
`mM WmoS>M EoH$Uma hmoVmo. eodQ>r hmQ>ob gmoS>b Am{U gw_`m`m Ow`m KamV
Oo {V`m KamnmgyZ EH$ Vo XrS> {H$_r AVamda hmoV {VW OmD$Z amh bmJbmo.
_r hmQ>ob gmoS>`mMr ~mV_r dm`mgmaIr H$mboOda ngabr.
BJOrMo nm`mnH$ ehmnwao gamZr _bm ~mobdyZ KoVb.
""emV, EH$ H$m_ H$a. {ejU gmoS> Am{U JmdmH$S> Om OZmda amIm`bm.
VwPr nmVm Zmhr {eH$m`Mr. Vwbm "AmXe {dmWu nwaH$ma' XoD$Z S>mo`mda
MT>dyZ KoVb. nwhm EImm Jar~ _wbmbm {ejUmbm _XV H$am`bm Am_Mr
qh_V hmoUma Zmhr Vw`mgmaI g_moa CXmhaU Ag`m_wio. Om, nwhm `ody ZH$mo
_m`mg_moa.''
`oH$mM ~mobU EoHy$Z KoU gw$ hmoV. XaamoOM Hw$UmM Var ~mobU R>abobM
hmoV. ho gJio ~mobyZ `m`bm, gJi gmogm`bm _Z V`ma hmoV. nU gw_`mnmgyZ
Xya amhU O_V ZhV. _Z _mZV ZhV.
nydnarjm AIoa gnbr hmoVr. n{h`mXmM VrZ-Mma {df`mV \o$b Pmbmo
hmoVmo nU gw_`m _m n{h`m H$_mH$mZo CmrU Pmbr hmoVr. _bm AmM`
dmQ>b. WmoS>m doi _Zmbm {ddmgM ~goZm. H$g H$m` e` Amho. _r W_
H$_mH$mMm {dmWu, {VMm Xwgam, {Vgam `m`Mm nU _mP {VM o_ H$aU Mmby
Pmb Am{U _mPm A`mg nyUnUo ~X Pmbm. _m`m A`mgmda n[aUm_
Pmbm hmoVm, nU gw_`mMhr _m`m~amo~a {\$aU, {gZo_mbm OmU, {Xdg{Xdg^a
Jnm _maU gw$M hmoV. {VMmhr doi Jobm hmoVmM dm`m. {VMm H$gm H$m`
A`mgmda n[aUm_ Pmbm Zmhr. CbQ> o_mV nS>`mda {VMr JVr Am{U
_mPr AYmoJVr hm`bm bmJbr H$s H$m` Aer WmoS>r eH$m _Zmbm dmQy>b Jobr
AmKmV & 103
Am{U Vr IarM hmoVr.
`mdoir _bm gwaoeM Chm`m`m gw>rV {b{hbob n AmR>dbo. `mZ
hQ>b hmoV, emV, gw_`m Vwbm _mJo IoM`mMm `Z H$aVo Amho, VwP
A`mgmnmgyZ bj {dM{bV H$a`mMm, VgoM Vwbm ZmXr bmd`mMm, o_nmemV
AmoTy>Z Vwbm \$g{d`mMm `Z H$aVo Amho. {V`mnmgyZ gmdY ahm Ag
{b{hb hmoV. `mdoir _bm hr JmoQ> nQ>br ZhVr. _m AmVm Vr 100%
nQ>br hmoVr nU doi Jobr hmoVr. AmVm _r H$m` H$$ eH$Uma hmoVmo. Nw>nr
Vw_ {ZKmbr hmoVr. "{Xb H$mo XoImo Moham Zm XoImo Mohao Zo bmImo H$mo bwQ>m,
{Xb gm Am{U Moham PyR>m h' `m {H$emoa Hw$_mam`m Jm`mMr {MVr _bm
Ambr hmoVr. {Xdg {Xdg^a _m`m~amo~a Kmb{dUmar {hZo A`mg Ho$bmM
H$Yr? ho _mP _bmM g_OV ZhV, nU Oo g` hmoV Vo ZmH$maVm `oV ZhV.
BH$S>o _mPo Mma {df`mV Zmnmg Pm`m_wio _bm dJmV Vm|S> da H$$Z
~gm`bm bmO dmQ>V hmoVr. `oH$OU {dMmam`Mo, H$m` A`mg nyUM gmoSy>Z
{Xbmg H$s H$m` _wbr`m ZmXr bmJyZ. {ZbO Pmb hmoV _Z _mP. AmVm ho
XaamoOM An_mZ, XaamoOMo EoHy$Z `md bmJUmao ~mobU `mMr gd` Pmbr
hmoVr. `m_wio _r {ZpH$` Pmbmo hmoVmo. dm{^_mZ OnUmao AmVm _m _bm
dm{^_mZmMr H$miOr ZhVr. {VMr H$miOr hmoVr. {VMm {dMma _ZmV hmoVm
\$V.
EH$ {Xdg ImobrV {ZdmVnUo Pmonbmo hmoVmo. BV`mV Xmamda Q>rH$-Q>rH$
Pmbr. _r nQ>H$Z CRy>Z Xma CKS>b. nmhVmo Va g_moa gw_`mMo dS>rb, Moham
bmb Pmbm hmoVm. S>moio dQ>m$Z _m`mH$S>o amJmZo nmhmV hmoVo. `m`m~amo~a
VrZ-Mma bmoH$hr hmoVo. _r gw_`m`m d{S>bmMm hm AdVma nmhZ nwaVm Km~$Z
Jobmo hmoVmo.
""H$m`, ao gm`m Hw$Um`m KamV amhVmog ao? Ka H$m` Vw`m ~mM hm`
H$m`?''
""nU gw_`mZo Vwhmbm gm{JVb hmoV Zm VwhrM Va amhm`bm nadmJZr
{Xbr?''
""Vr H$m` gmJVo Vwbm, VwPm Am{U {VMm H$m` g~Y Amho? AJmda
Kmbm`bm H$nS>m {_iVm` H$m` ao ham_Imoam, o_m`m JmoQ>r H$aVmog.
{^H$maS>m, VyM H$m` Vmo hema {dmWu? VwPr hemar Hw$R> ~mOmamV {dH$bmg
H$m`? Ka Zm Xma ~odmag _m`m nmoarbm ZmXr bmdVmog h` ao. _mPr gmYr
^moir nmoaJr ~KyZ {H$Vr {Xdg Mmby Amho ho Vw_M o_H$aU? dV:M nmoQ>
^am`bm {eH$ n{hbm. Xwg`m`m XmamV hmV ng$Z o_mM ZmQ>H$ {_ady
104 & AmKmV
ZH$mog. a`mda nS>`mV h` ao nmoar?''
""Amhmo, gmho~ gw_`mZM _bm ZmXr bmdbm`. {V`m_wiM _bm
gJ`m`m ZOaoV ~XZm_ hmd bmJb`.''
""CbQ> _m`m nmoarda Ami KmbVmog _wIm, Vy H$m` emU ImV hVmg
h` ao? VwPr _Vr Aer {OaUma Zmhr. gXm-gIm, Kmbm `m`m noQ>H$mV
bmWm.''
Ogm AmXoe Ambm V`m noQ>H$mV bmWm ~gm`bm bmJ`m hmo`m.
""_mam AmUIrZ _mam, gm`mMr hmS> {ebH$ R>ody ZH$m.''
Ogm `mMm AmXoe `m`Mm Vgm AmUIrZ _ma d$Z nS>m`Mm. _r
AmoaS>V hmoVmo, nU gmoS>dm`bm H$moUrM _`o nS>V ZhV. BV`mV gw_`m
YmdV Ambr.
""~m~m, _m$ ZH$m `mbm. `mMm H$mhr Xmof Zmhr, gmoSy>Z m mbm.''
""Jn ~g H$mQ>}, Vw`mda Ho$bo`m `m bmS>m_wioM Vy Am_`m S>mo`mda
~gbrg. H$m` Mmbb` Vw_`m XmoKmM. {H$Vr {Xdg AYmamV R>odUma hmoVrg
Amhmbm. E ~mg H$am ao _aob H$mQ>.''
Vg `mZr _bm _mam`M ~X Ho$b. _r VgmM {dhiV, VS>\$S>V am{hbmo.
""H$m` J H$mQ>} moM Vwbm nm{hOo Pmbm h` {^H$maS>m. _bm gm{JVbr
AgVrg Va nmoamMr bmBZ bmdbr AgVr Vw`mg_moa. Omo dV:M nmoQ> ^$
eH$V Zmhr, `mo Vwbm H$m` XoUma hm`, H$m `mbm EdT> ^mibrg, AmB~mnm`m
S>mo`mV MQ>Ur KmbyZ Vy mo CmoJ H$arV hmoVrg, WmoS>rXoIrb Vwbm bmO
dmQ>br Zmhr. Vw`m AmBbm g_Ob hUOo ZaS>rMm KmoQ> KoBb. Vwbm {OVr
R>odUma Zmhr Vr.''
{V`m AmBM Zmd H$mT>m`bm {VMr AmB {VW hOa Pmbr.
""Amhmo, H$m` Pmb? ho nmoaJ Amgo H$m nS>b` Am{U {H$Vr bmJb` hmo
`mbm CMbyZ XdmIm`mbm KoD$Z Om`bm hd. H$mhrVar ~a-dmBQ> hmoBb
`mM.''
""~g H$a AmVm VwP ehmUnU. _$ Xo nmoaJ Vwbm H$m` H$miOr
bmJbr `mMr. Vw`m nmoarMr H$miOr hm` H$m` Vwbm? JmdmMr H$miOr
H$am`bm {ZKmbrg.''
""Amhmo, hUOo H$m` ~mobVm` Vwhr?''
""AmnU XmoKohr ZmoH$arbm Jo`mda nmR>r_mJo nmoaJr H$m` {Xdo bmdm`bm
bmJbr Amho, _mhrV Amho Vwbm? H$Yr nmoaJr ~mhoa H$m` H$aVo? Hw$R> OmVo?
Hw$R>`m {__{Ut`mV {_giVo? MmH$er Ho$brg S>moignUo? H$Yr
AmKmV & 105
~{KVbrg? da hUm`M, gJi H$amd bmJV - KamVb, ZmoH$arVb {XImD$nU,
Cm nmoaJr ~onmm Pmbobr nU Am{U _obobr nU H$im`M Zmhr.''
""Amhmo, Ag H$m` ~mobVm` _Zmbm `oBb Vg!''
""_Zmbm `oBb Vg Zmhr Oo Ia Amho VoM ~mobVmo`.''
""hUOo Ag KS>b Var H$m`?''
""{dMma Vw`m H$mQ>ubmM.''
""H$m` J H$mQ>o H$m` Ho$bg Vy gmJ? bdH$a gmJ H$m` Ho$brg MyH$
Aer?''
""Vr Zmhr gmJm`Mr. gmJm`bm Vm|S> ZH$mo H$m` {Vbm `m nmoamM Am{U
hrM df hmoV Amb. ZH$mo ZH$mo Vo CmoJ Mmby hm`V.''
Vg gw_`mMr AmB {V`mda VwQy>Z nS>br.
""h` J H$mQ>} H$m` EoH$Vo` _r ho. Ord KoD$ H$m` VwPm? gJi Jmd Zmd
R>odm`bm bmJb. Vw`m `m _Vr`m dmJ`mZ Vm|S> XmIdm`bm OmJm R>odbr
Zmhrg. Vy Am_M EdT> {VpR>V {e{jV KamU `m Kam`mMr A~w doerbm
ZoD$Z Q>mJbrg. \w$H$Q>M ImD$Z Vwbm ZH$mo Vo CmoJ gwMb h`.''
Oer _mUg _m`mda _mam`bm VwQy>Z nS>br hmoVr Ver {VMr AmB
{V`mda VwQy>Z nS>br. ZVa {VZo _m`mH$S>o _moMm di{dbm.
""Vwbm MmJb nmoaJ g_OV hmoVmo H$s ao Amhr. Vy Va ham_Imoa, Zmbm`H$
{ZKmbmg. `m eham`m {R>H$mUr ZrQ> ahm. ZmhrVa KamV`mgZr VwPr hmS>gwm
{_im`Mr ZmhrV. {OV R>odUma Zmhr. Amhr MmJb {VVH$M dmBQ> hm`
bjmV R>od. nwhm nmoarMm ZmX H$aerb Am_`m?''
Oer gw_`mMr AmB ~mobm`Mr Wm~br, Vg {V`m d{S>bmZr ~mobm`bm
gwdmV Ho$br.
""gmbm hUVmo`, Vw_`mM nmoarZ ZmXr bmdb. Ama, Vo H$mboO _Ybo
ga H$m` ImoQ> gmJVmV _bm? AmO Kar Ambo hmoVo Vo _m`m! hUV hmoVo,
_wbJrMm W_ H$_mH$ Ambobm Amho nydnarjoV. \$m`Zb narjoVgwm `oBb
nU Vwhmbm EH$ XjVm KoVbr nm{hOo. _r hQ>b, H$moUVr? Vw_Mr _wbJr
dmBQ> _mJmbm bmJbobr Amho. {Vbm doirM Amdam A`Wm MmJ`m hema
_wbJrMo ZwH$gmZ hmoBb. _r hUmbmo, Amhmo, ga EdT>r _mPr _wbJr W_
H$_mH$ {_i{dVo narjoV. _J A`mgmV JVr AmhoM H$s AYmoJVr Hw$R>o
Amho? _J H$gbm dmBQ> _mJ hUm`Mm?''
`mda ga hUmbo, OmYd gmho~ Vw_`m _wbJrM Am{U emV H$X_
Zmdm`m _wbmM o_ H$aU Mmby Amho. Vo g~Y H$mboO^a JmOV Amho.
106 & AmKmV
~oYS>H$ H$mboO n[agamV Jnm _maV {\$aU, Vmg ao`wba AQ>oS> Z H$aU,
~o{eV dVZ H$aU Mmby Amho. _m` Amho, Vw_Mr _wbJr A`mgmV JVrda
Amho, nU W_ H$_mH$mMm _wbJm `mdoir Xwgam, {Vgamhr H$_mH$ {_idy
eH$bobm Zmhr. Vmo MH$ Mma {df`mV Zmnmg Pmbobm Amho. `m XmoKmZmhr
gai _mJmda AmUU O$arM Amho. Vohm Vw_`m _wbrbm VmH$sX XoD$Z ~Km.
Am_`m narZo Amhr _wbmbm VmH$sX H$$. Hw$UmMhr ej{UH$ ZwH$gmZ hmoVm
H$m_m Z`o.
Ver gw_`mMr AmB hUmbr,
""hm! AmVm _m`m `mZmV Ambo, A`mgmM H$maU gmJyZ hr gw>r
AgVmZmhr {Xdg{Xdg^a Hw$R> qhS>V hmoVr Vo? g`mH$mir H$mboO gwQ>b Var
`m`bm {Vbm hmoUmam doi `mMr gJir H$maU g_Obr. emV emV ~gU,
AMmZH$ {MS>U, OodUmbm Q>mimQ>mi H$aU, H$emV hUyZ bj Zgm`M {VM
gmJm`bm Job EH$ Va {VgaM H$mhrVar H$am`Mr. gVV AdW Ag`mgmaIr
Agm`Mr, Mmo$Z Mmo$Z aS>m`Mr `m gJ`m H$maUmMr CH$b AmVm Pmbobr
Amho _bm. _m`mhr _ZmV Ago H$Yr AmboM Zmhr. nmoaJr Ag H$aob.
{ddmgKmV Ho$bm` {hZ Am_Mm.''
gw_`m`m AmBM ~mobU gnb, Vg {VMo dS>rb hUmbo,
""AmVm g_Ob Zh gJi. _J AmVm BWyZ nwT> H$S>H$ {eV Am{U
bj R>odm. AmVm BOV Om`Mr Vr OmUmaM. OJmM Vm|S> H$m` Xm~Vm `oUma,
hm`? bmoH$ H$m` ~mobm`M Vo ~mobUmaM!''
""E CRy>Z ~g ao bJoM H$mhr _aV Zmhrg.''
gw_`m`m ~m~mZo hmVmbm {hgH$m {Xbm Am{U CR>dyZ ~g{dbo. _r
H$hV CRy>Z ~gbmo. Vgm {VMm ~mn nwhm JaObm.
""AmO`m AmO BWyZ VwPm ~moOm hmbdm`Mm. Zmhr Va gJi gm{h`
a`mda \o$H$`mV `oBb bjmV R>od.''
""nU ~m~m XmoZ {Xdg Var `mbm _wXV m. Vmo ~mhoa Hw$R>oVar `dWm
H$aon`V BW amh Xo.''
""Vy Jn ~g Zmhr Va H$mZmImbr ~gob. {Vbm KoD$Z Om BWyZ!''
Vg gw_`m Am{U {VMr AmB {VWyZ {ZKyZ Jo`m Am{U nwhm {V`m
~mnmM ~mobU gw$ Pmb.
""nwhm `m n[agamV {Xgy ZH$mog. n[aUm_ Iyn dmBQ> hmoBb. Vwbm {OWo
amhm`M` {VW OmD$Z ahm.''
_r Amnbm _wH$mQ>nmo Ho${dbdmUm Moham H$$Z ZwgV EoH$V hmoVmo, _mZ
AmKmV & 107
hmb{dV hmoVmo. WmoS>m doimZo {VMo ~m~mhr {VWyZ {ZKyZ Jobo.
Am^mi H$mogi`mJV Pmb hmoV. S>mo`mg_moa AYma hmoVm. H$m`
H$am`bm Jobmo Am{U H$m` Pmb? {IemV Va Mma ngohr ZhVo. g`mH$min`V
Va BWyZ gJi hbdm`bm gm{JVbob Amho. AmVm Hw$R>o Om`M hm _m`mg_moa
_moR>m Z hmoVm. hmQ>obM Xma Va _m`mgmR>r H$m`_M ~X Pmb hmoV. AmVm
gw_`mM Xmahr _m`mgmR>r H$m`_M ~X Pmb hmoV. Am{U AOmUVonUr {H$VrVar
Xma _bm ~X Pmbr hmoVr. gJ`mer Agbobr {Ohm`mMr, o_mMr ZmVr
VwQ>br hmoVr. `mMr OmJm {VaH$mamZo KoVbr hmoVr. `oH$m`m _ZmV EH$
H$maMm amJ gmR>bobm hmoVm. Hw$Um`mhr _ZmV _m`m~b nydugmaI o_
ZhV. gJ`mZm VmoS>b hmoV _r. {H$Vr ZmOwH$ AgVmV hr ZmVr. ZmVr
{Z_mU hm`bm {H$`oH$ {XdgmMm H$mbmdYr OmV AgVmo, nU ZmVr VwQ>m`bm
jUmMmhr {db~ bmJV Zmhr. {H$`oH$OU _m`mnmgyZ Xwamdbo hmoVo.
{H$`oH$mnmgyZ _r Xwamdbm hmoVmo.

108 & AmKmV


AmVm _m`m S>mo`mg_moa am ZmMV hmoVr. H$mohmnyagma`m eham`m
{R>H$mUr _{Xam{edm` qH$dm EImm ~mJoV`m AmS>moem{edm` Xwgam Hw$R> {_iUma
hmoVm {Zdmam? AIoarg ~moOm JwS>mibm. g`mH$miMo gmV dmObo hmoVo. noQ>rV
gJio gm{h` ^abo Am{U hVm_m nmH$_`o Ambmo hmoVmo. {VWM AmOMr am
H$mT>m``m BammZo. nU AmUIrZ {dMma Ambm. AmH$me`m Kar Jobmo Va
~a hmoBb. AmH$me _mPm dJ{_. nU Am_Mr OmV OdirH$ ZhVr. AmH$me
Hw$Um`mV Z {_giUmam. EH$Q> EH$Q> amhm`Mm. `mV`m `mV _m`m~amo~a
Agm`Mm. nU d{MVM, nwhm {VWyZ _Jidma noR>oV Jobmo. AmH$me KarM
hmoVm. _mPm AdVma nmhZ Vmo hUmbm,
""Aao, emV Hw$R>o Mmbbm`g Am{U hm Agm aS>dm Moham H$m Ho$bm`g?''
""H$mhr Zmhr AmH$me, WmoS> H$m_ hmoV Vw`mH$S>o.''
""H$moUV H$m_ gmJ Zm?''
""_bm Vw`m Kar XmoZ {Xdg am{hbm {_iob H$m? \$V Pmon`mgmR>r.
~mH$s OodUIm`mM _mP _r ~KoZ.''
""ZH$mo ~m~m, _bm KamVbr amJmdVrb. VwP Vy Hw$R>hr ~K. _m`m Kar
H$mhr Vo e` Zmhr.''
""Aao AmH$me, Ag ~moby ZH$mo. \$V XmoZ {XdgmMm Va Z Amho.
Am{U AmVm Var amrMo AmR> dmOboV. ho gma gm{h` KoD$Z _r Hw$R> OmD$?
VyM gmJ.''
""Vwbm Om`M {VH$S> Om nU BW ZH$mo ~m~m. AJmoXaM Vw`m~m~V
gJioM H$mboOmVrb {ejH$ {MSy>Z AmhoV Am{U hr JmoQ> g_Obr Va _bmhr
Vw`m_wio dmBQ> hm`Mr doi `oBb?''
""nU hr JmoQ> Hw$Umbm g_OUma Zmhr, `mMr XjVm _r KoBZ. AmH$me
Vy H$mhr H$miOr H$$ ZH$mog. _bm Vw`m Kar Pmon`mMr Oar `dWm Pmbr
Zgbr Var Mmbob. ho gm{h` Var XmoZ {Xdg R>odyZ Ko.''
gm{h` R>odyZ Ko`mg eodQ>r AmH$me V`ma Pmbm. ^yH$ Var nmoQ>mV
hmoVr. nU {IemV Var H$mhrM ZhVo. H$aUma H$m`? eodQ>r CnmerM OmD$Z

AmKmV & 109


hVm_m nmH$mV Pmonbmo. Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>V hmoV _Zmbm. am{hbobo XmoZ VrZ
_{hZo H$go Kmbdm`Mo _moR>m ZM dmQ>V hmoVm. Xwg`m {Xder R>a{db.
H$mboO`m _Y`m a`mVM {Vbm JmR>m`M, H$mboO`m n[agamV {Vbm
^oQ>U hUOo nwhm gJ`mMm amof nH$aU Ag hm`M.
gw_`m AmO EH$Q>rM {XgV hmoVr. WmoS>g hm`g dmQ>b, YmdV {V`mH$S>o
Jobmo.
""H$m` ao, Ag AMmZH$ BWoM Hw$R>o Ambmg?''
""H$m` H$aUma _J H$mboOda Var ^oQy>Z MmbUma Zmhr. _J Hw$R>o ^oQ>Uma
Vwbm _r?''
""~a Vo OmD$ Xo. _r H$mbnmgyZ {H$Vr H$miOrV Amho _mhrV Amho Vwbm?
Hw$R>o am{hbm Agerb? Hw$R>o Jobm Agerb? Hw$R>o Oodbm Agerb? Ago
AZoH$ Z _m`m _Zmbm gVmdV hmoVo. _r am^a Iyn ~MoZ hmoVo.''
""Var Vwbm _mPr AmR>dU Pmbr hUm`Mr. _bm dmQ>b, AmBd{S>bmZm
Km~$Z {~Mmar _bm {dg$Z OmVo H$s H$m`?''
_r hgV MoQ>o`m damV hUmbmo.
""E Ag _Zmbm bmJ`mgmaI ~moby ZH$mo. AmBdS>rb H$m`, Xwga H$moUrhr
_bm {damoY H$am`bm bmJbo Varhr _r `m`m {damoYmbm Ow_mZUma Zmhr.''
""_bm Imr Amho gw_`m. _r Vw`mgmR>r gddmMm `mJ Ho$bmo`. Vyhr
_m`mgmR>r gma H$mhr H$aerb.''
""Vy _mPm dmg Amhog. _mP ho OJU Amho Vo \$V Vw`m AmYmamdaM.''
""hmo` emV, _bm OmUrd Amho. Vy _m`mgmR>r gma H$mhr gmogb`g
_m`mnojmhr OmV `mMm {dga _bm H$YrM nS>Uma Zmhr. VwP Oo gm{h`
hmoV Vo Vy Hw$R>o R>odb`g?''
""{_m`m Kar R>odb`. AmH$meH$S>o.''
""Oodbmg Hw$R>o?''
""Hw$R>b Amb` OodU. Pmonbmo VgmM.''
""Hw$R>o?''
""hVm_m nmH$mV.''
""Aao ~mnao! hUOo Vy {_m`m Kar Pmonbmg Zmhr.''
""Oodbmhr Zmhrg. am^a Cnmer. Mb AmnU H$mhrVar ImD$`m.''
_r Am{U Vr OdiM Agbo`m EH$m hmQ>bo_`o Jobmo. {_gi Am{U
Mhm KoVbm Am{U {VWyZ {ZKmbmo.
""~a, Vy AmVm amhUma Hw$R>o? Vw`mOdi AmVm ngohr ZmhrV. narjobm
110 & AmKmV
AdKo XmoZ _{hZoM am{hboV. Hw$R>oVar ~Km`bmM hdr EImXr _. `m{edm`
n`m`M Zmhr. ho e^a n`o Ko. Hw$R>oVar _ ~K. {VWo VwPo gm{h` ZoD$Z R>od.
_J Vw`m OodUmM dJao ~Ky. XmoZ _{h`mM {~b _r EH$X_M XoD$Z Q>mH$sZ
ImZmdirdm`mbm. _J Va VwPm ZM {_Q>bm, Pmbo g_mYmZ!''
""hmo, {H$Vr H$aerb J _m`mgmR>r. _r H$m` Ho$b` Ago Vw`mgmR>r?''
""Vy Va _m`mnojmhr Iyn H$mhr Ho$b`g emV. Vy Va gm`mMm `mJ
H$Z _bm drH$mab`g. _r OmVo _bm doi hmoVmo` ~K.''
""_ Hw$R>o {_iVo H$m ~K Am{U _bm H$id.''
gw_`m H$mboOda Jobr. _r _m H$mboObm Z OmVm {VWyZ _mJo {\$abmo.
_Mm emoY `m`bm bmJbmo. AIoa _ {_imbr, nU XrS>eo n`o ^mS>o hUV
hmoVo. _r e^a n`o AS>hmg XoD$Z _ {\$g Ho$br. a{ddmanoR>oV hmoVr Vr
_. gmiwIo AnmQ>_|Q>`m nmR>r_mJ`m ~mOybm gmiwIo`m _mbH$sMr OwZr
Imobr hmoVr. AmH$me`m KamH$S>o OmD$Z gm{h` KoVbo Am{U _da AmUyZ
R>odbo. KamV`mMo Am{U AmH$meMo Am^ma _mZbo.
Xwg`m {Xder gw_`mbm ^oQ>bmo. Vr ^oQ>VmM {VMm n{hbm Z hmoVm,
""H$m` Pmb {_imbr H$m` _?''
""hmo {_imbr.''
""{H$Vr ^mS>o hUVmV?''
""XrS>eo n`o.''
""Hw$R>o {_imbr?''
""a{ddma noR>oV gmiwI|`m AnmQ>_|Q>`m nmR>r_mJo `m`mM _mbH$sMr
EH$ Imobr Amho {VWo.''
""_J nemM H$m` Ho$bg?''
""e^a n`o {Xbo ZVa nmg n`o Xo`m`m AQ>rda.''
""nm`mMr Am{U ~mW_Mr dJao gmo` Amho H$m`?''
""hmo Amho.''
""Xwgar H$mhr AS>MU?''
""Vy Ag`mda H$gbr Ambr AS>MU?''
""~a R>rH$ Amho. ho Ko nmg n`o XoD$Z Q>mH$ Ka_mbH$mbm Am{U hmo
{dgaboM ~K, ho Mmaeo n`o Ko Am{U _{h`m^amM OodUmM {\$g H$$Z
Q>mH$ H$moU`mhr ImZmdirV. AmVm nwhm _bm Vwbm bdH$a ^oQ>Vm `oUma
Zmhr. IynM H$mhr AS>MU Agbr VaM _bm ^oQ> A`Wm WmoS>o {Xdg Amnbo
^oQ>U ~X R>ody`m. H$maU narjm Odi `oV Amho. Vw`mgmR>r hr _hdmMr
AmKmV & 111
narjm Amho, Ver _m`mgmR>r.''
""WmoS>o {Xdg _bm VwPm {dah gmogmdm bmJUma. narjm Pm`mZVa _J
H$m`_Mo AmhmoVM Zm AmnU. _r OmVo. V`oVrMr H$miOr Ko. A`mg MmJbm
H$a.''
""Vw`m o_mV BVH$m nmJb Pmbmo` H$s A`mgM hmoV Zmhr _mPm.''
""WmoS>o {Xdg ghZ H$a. `mZVa Am`w`M H$mT>m`M Amho Amn`mbm
EH$.''
`m PJ_JmQ>mV AmOrAmOmo~mZm AmnU {dg$Z Jobmo hmoVmo. _rhr R>a{db
A`mgmda bj H|${V H$a`mM. nU A`mg Hw$R>bm hmoVmo`. nwVH$ g_moa
KoVb H$s nwVH$mV {VMm Moham g_moa {Xgm`Mm. _J _bm `m JmoQ>rM AmM`
dmQ>m`M. _bm Og hmoV` VgM {Vbmhr H$m hmoV Zgob. Vr _m A`mgmMr
H$miOr H$aVo, _Z bmdyZ A`mg H$aVo. Xwgam, {Vgam Z~a `oUmar _m`m
o_mV nS>`mnmgyZ n{hbm Z~a {_i{dVo, nU AmnU _m n{h`m Z~ad$Z
Zmnmg hmoUm`m`m `mXrV OmD$Z ~gbmo`. H$m` OmXy AgVo `m _wbtMr!
gw_`mZ Var _bm ^oQy> ZH$mog hUyZ gm{JVb hmoV, nU nwhm EH$
AS>MU Ambr H$s `m_wio {Vbm ZmBbmOmZo ^oQ>md bmJbo.
""AmUIrZ H$m` H$m_ H$mT>bg?''
""nem{edm` AmmIrZ H$m` AgUma? narjoMo \$m_ ^am`Mo AmhoV, ho
Va Vwbm _mhrVM Amho. `mgmR>r 250 n`o bmJUma.''
""nU emV, H$mboO Vwbm _XV H$arV hmoVo Zm? Jar~ {dmWu hUyZ.''
""hmo`, _XV H$aV hmoVo. `m gX^mV _r dJ{ejH$mZmhr ^oQ>bmo, nU
mMm`mZr _m\$s \$s ^am`Mr Zmhr Agm AmXoe {Xbobm Amho.''
""H$m nU Vw`m ~m~VrVM H$m Ago? H$m` H$maU?''
""eodQ>r H$m` H$maU AgUma. _mPr hr ^aH$Q>bobr AdWm, A`mgmVrb
AYmoJVr Am{U VwP Am{U _mP o_H$aU `m H$maUm_wioM _bm BWyZ nwT>
_XV H$am`Mr Zmhr Ag R>a{db`.''
""emV, _bmhr KamVyZ ngo {_iU AdKS> Pmb`. KamV`mZm gm`
Am`m_wio `mZr _bm nmHo$Q>_Zr m`M ~X Ho$b`. nadm nadmM Vwbm _r
XmoZ-VrZeo n`o {Xbo EH$X_. `mdoir d{S>bmZr EdTo ngo Hw$R>o IM Ho$bog?
Ag {dMmab. `mM Cma _bm XoVm Ambo Zmhr. Ago AMmZH$ `m`m ZmZo
_r nwaVo Jm|YiyZ Jobo. VohmnmgyZ `mZm _mPr eH$m Ambr. _bm `mZr ngo
m`Mo ~X Ho$b`. AOyZ \$m_ ^a`mMr _wXV nmM Vo ghm {Xdg Amho.
`m`m AmV _r ngo AmUyZ XoBZ Vwbm.''
112 & AmKmV
""gw_`m _bm ngo m`bm Vwbm \$maM AS>MU dmQ>V Agob Va _r
Xwg`m H$moUmH$Sy>Z Var CgZo _mJyZ ~KoZ.''
""Vy ~Km`Mo Vgo ~K Hw$R>o {_iVmV H$m`? _rhr `Z H$aVo, `oVo _r.''
`oH$ doiobm {V`mOdi ngo _mJU `mo` dmQ>V ZhV. ho _bmhr
nQ>V hmoV. _Zmbm WmoS> IQ>H$V hmoV, nU H$aUma Var H$m`? {V`m{edm`
_bm _XV H$aUma H$moUrM ZhV Am{U AmYma XoUmahr. gJio Xwamdbo hmoVo.
_J hmV ngaUma H$moUmH$S>o? Amnbr n[apWVr hr Aer. ngo {_iVrb hUyZ
gJirH$S>o `Z H$Z ~{KVbo. nU EH$ ngmhr hmVr Ambm Zmhr. _r gw_`mbm
Z ~mobVmM Jn ~gyZ am{hbmo. _wXV gnV Ambr Var \$m_ Am{U ngo ^abobo
ZmhrV, ho {V`m bjmV Ambo Agmdo.
_wXV gn`m`m AJmoXa XmoZ {Xdg _m`m Imobrda Ambr.
""H$m gm{JVb Zmhrg _bm ngo {_imbo ZmhrV hUyZ? _bm dmQ>bo hmoVo
Vwbm ngo {_imbo AgVrZ. Vy _m`mH$S>o Ambm Zmhrg, nU _wXV gnV Ambr
Var \$m_ ^a`mM {Mh {XgoZm hUyZ _bm eH$m Ambr Vy \$m_ Z ^a`mMr.''
""Vwbm Kar mbo_ `oBb hUyZ _r H$mhr ~mobbmo Zmhr. _m`m_wio Vwbm
Kar ~mobyZ `md bmJV.''
""Aao, Vw`mgmR>r AmVmn`V BVH$ Ho$b` Am{U _r KamV`m`m
~mob`mbm Km~aoZ H$m`? _r \$V Vwbm EdT>oM hQ>bo hmoVo H$s, KamV ngo
m`M ~X Ho$b`. nU Vo EH$-XmoZ {XdgmnwaVM AgV. nwhm nemMm AmoK
AmnmoAmn gw hmoVmo. _r Vwbm ngo _mJy ZH$mog Ago ~mobbo ZhVo. _J Vwbm
EdT>m amJ `m`M H$maU H$m`?''
""amJ dJao H$mhr Zmhr gw_`m, nU...''
""nU H$m`?''
""gmaIo gmaIo `oH$ H$maUmgmR>r Vw`mOdi ngo _mJU ~a dmQ>V
Zmhr _bm.''
""Aao, dm! AmVm VwPm dm{^_mZ OmJm Pmbm dmQ>V.''
""dm{^_mZmMm Z Zmhr gw_`m. nU Ag {H$Vr {Xdg _r Vw`mH$S>o
ngo _mJV amhUma? Vy Vo gJ`mMm {damoY PwJm$Z Zmhr Z hUVm XoV
amhUma.''
""Aao Agy Xo ao Iyn {Xdg Zmhr, \$V am{hbo AmVm AmhoV 15 Vo 20
{Xdg. `m H$mimV Amnbr narjm hmoBb Am{U _J AmnU AmPmX. _J
Vwbmhr Hw$R>oVar H$m_ {_iob. AmnU XmoKohr _V _OoV AmZXmZo amh`m. _J Zm
Vwbm _m`mOdi ngo _mJmdo bmJVrb Zm _bm Vw`mOdi. Oo Agob Vo gma
AmKmV & 113
Amn`m XmoKm`m ggmamgmR>rM Agob.''
""Ia gmJy gw_`m.''
""H$m`? gmJ Zm.''
""Vy Aem Amn`m XmoKm`m gwIr ggmam`m JmoQ>r ~mobm`bm bmJbrg
H$s Iyn ~a dmQ>V _Zmbm. OJmMm {damoY nH$$Z AmnU Amnb o_ AVwQ>
R>odb`. EH$ Zm EH$ {Xdg Amnb o_ go Amho, ho OJmbm XmIdyZ m`MM.
Bf}da AmnU Amnbm ggma \w$bdm`Mm. gm`mZr AmM` Ho$b nm{hOo. _J
`m ggmamV _mPo AmOr-AmOmo~m gwImZ AIoaMm dmg KoVrb. Amnbm
ggma ~KyZ `m`m Moh`mda AmZX PimiyZ {ZKmbobm _bm nmhm`Mm Amho.
Amnbr _wb Am{U _wbmZm Ioi{dUmao _mPo AmOr-AmOmo~m, `m`m
AJmImmda IoiUmar Amnbr _wbo _bm nmhm`Mr AmhoV.''
""Aao, emV H$moU`m dZmV ^Q>H$V AmhoV Vy? nwao H$a Zm AmVm
Amn`m gwIr ggmamMr Vmar\$.''
""nU gw_`m EH$ {^Vrhr _m`m _Zmbm gmaIr dmQ>Vo.''
""H$moUVr ao?''
""Vy _bm AMmZH$ gmoSy>Z Va OmUma Zmhrg Zm?''
""OrdZmV {H$Vrhr dmXi Ambr Varhr _r Vwbm gmoSy>Z OmUma Zmhr.
_m`mda {ddmg R>od. Aer qMVm Vy ~miJy ZH$mog. Vwbm gmoSy>Z OmU hUOo
ho _m`m H$nZo`m n{bH$S>b Amho.''
""Vy `mM {dMmamMr eodQ>n`V ahmdrg.''
""_m`mda {ddmg R>od _r ~XbUma Zmhr. _bm Cera hmoVmo`. _r
OmVo. AmVm Amnbr nwhm ^oQ> narjm gn`mZVaM.''
H$mboO OrdZmV`m eodQ>`m dfmVbr eodQ>Mr narjm. AmOn`V
Hw$R>`mM narjoMr YmVr Zm {^Vr dmQ>V ZhVr. ghOnUo Am{U {~ZYmVnUo
`oH$ narjobm _r gm_moao OmV hmoVmo. narjoV `e {_idV hmoVmo.
nU `mdoir _m narjoMr _moR>r YmVr Am{U {^Vr dmQ>V hmoVr. nona
H$go AgVrb? H$moUVo Z nS>Vrb? nona nyU H$ha hmoVrb H$s Zmhr? Aem
H$ma`m AZoH$ ZmM _ZmV H$mha CR>V hmoV. Jobobr gJir ej{UH$ df}
AmnU Iyn H$Q> KoVbo. MmJbo `e {_i{dbo. gJ`mMr H$mVwH$mMr Wmn
nmR>rda nS>br. AmUIrZM C_oX {_imbr. gJ`mMm AmYma, oaUm,
mogmhZm`m Omoamda `oH$ dfu {OrV A`mg H$aV am{hbmo.
nU `mdoir _m `m`m CbQ> gJir n[apWVr hmoVr. Hw$UmMm AmYma
Zm nmR>rda o_mMr Wmn hmoVr Zm H$mVwH$mMm dfmd hmoVm. gJ`m`m _ZmV
114 & AmKmV
_m`m~b amJ hmoVm, {MS> hmoVr. _mPm Am_{ddmg _r J_mdyZ ~gbmo
hmoVmo.
dm{fH$ narjm AmR> {Xdgmda `oD$Z R>onbr hmoVr. Vmon`V AmOr AmOmar
Ag`m H$mboOMm {enmB _bm gmJm`bm Ambm.
""Vwhmbm H$g g_Ob {enmB _m_m?''
""\$moZ Ambm hmoVm. H$moUrVar Vw_`m eoOma`m `VrZo \$moZ Ho$bm
hmoVm. Vm~S>Vmo~ `o`mg gm{JVbob Amho. J^ra AmOmar AmhoV Vw_`m
AmOr.''
_bm H$mhrM g_OoZm. gamMr nadmZJr KoVbr Am{U JmdMr Eg.Q>r.
Yabr. AmOrbm {Znmmr`m hmpnQ>b_`o XmIb Ho$b hmoV. _r nwaVm Km~$Z
Jobmo hmoVmo. AmOmo~m{edm` Odi H$moUrM ZhV. AmOrbm gbmBZ bmdbo
hmoVo. ZwH$VrM {Vbm Pmon bmJbr hmoVr. _r AmOmo~mH$S>o AmOr`m V`oVrMr
{dMmanyg Ho$br.
""Ag AMmZH$ H$er AmOmar nS>br AmOr?''
""H$m` gmJm`M nmoam, ~a dmQ>V ZgVmZm KamV ~mOmambm ngm Zmhr
hUyZ H$m_mbm Jobr. AmOmar Ag`mM _bm bdH$a gm{JVbo Zmhr.
XdmIm`mbm Hw$R>bm ngm AmUm`Mm hUyZ AJmdaM H$mT>br. OmV mg
hm`bm bmJ`mda _J gm{JVbo. Vmn-WS>r dmT>bm hmoVm. hUyZM EdT>m
_moR>m hmpnQ>bmV KoD$Z `m`Mr doi Ambr.''
""_J nemM H$g H$m` OmoS>Ur Ho$bm`gm?''
""JbrV`m MmJwbo _mVaH$Sy>Z 500 n`o CgZo _mJyZ KoV`mV.
Oamgm gmo`m~rZ hm` `mo {dH$bm H$s XoD$Z Q>mH$Vmo hUyZ gm{JVb`.''
""AmVm hm` hd Oamg ~a?''
""hm` AmVm Oam H$_r Ambm`m Vmn.''
""H$dm AmUb` hmpnQ>bmV `m?''
""Mma {Xg Pmb AmVm.''
""_J _bm H$m Zmhr H$i{db bdH$a?''
""H$embm H$idmd nmoam. AJwXa VwP _hdmM df hm` Vw`m Am{U
A`mgmV \$aH$ nS>m`bm ZJmo hUyZ.''
""A`mg ~am hm` hd nmoam?''
""hm`.''
""~mo{S>JM ga, Vr Vw`m ImobrVbr nmoa, Am_`m JmdMm A{Zb hm`
H$m` ~am?''
AmKmV & 115
""hmo`, hm`V H$s.''
""Am{U H$mboOmV _mVa H$m` hU`mVr Vo nU hm` Vr H$m` ~ar?''
""Vwbm H$m` ~jrg {~jrg {_imb H$m`. A{bH$S> Hw$R>`m narjoV
Z~a Ambm H$m`?''
""hmo`, Ambm H$s ~jrg nU {_imb.''
""_bm _mhrV hm` _mPm ZmVy EH$Xm nU Z~a gmoS>Uma Zm` hUyZ.''
AmOmo~mZm AmVm Hw$R>o ~mhoa Om`M hmoV ZhV. `m_wio _{hZm, nYam
{XdgmV _bm nm{hbm `oUmao AmOmo~m A{bH$S>o `mM `m`M nyU ~X Pmb
hmoV. H$mboOmV`m {enm`mnmgyZ mMm`mn`V gJ`mMr AmOmo~mZm AmoiI
hmoVr, Va ~mo{S>J_`o ^mH$`m H$aUm`m _mdernmgyZ Vo ~mo{ S>J`m
A{YjH$mn`V gJ`mer AmoiI Pmbr hmoVr. `m`m ~mob`mM d{eQ>o
hUOo `m`m ~mob`mV, d^mdmV EH$ H$maMm Amobmdm hmoVm, AmnbnU
hmoV. EH$Xm AmOmo~m~amo~a EImXm _mUyg ~mobbm H$s Vmo `mMm hmoD$Z OmV
hmoVm. Oar _bm ^oQ>m`bm Vo A{bH$S>o H$mohmnyabm `oV Zgbo Var _r `m `m
doir Jmdr OmBZ `m `m doir gJ`mMr {dMmanyg H$am`Mo, MmH$er H$am`Mo.
`mdoir _m _r `mZm ImoQ> gmJV hmoVmo. hmQ>ob gmoS>bo hmoV, Varhr hmQ>obM
ga ~ao AmhoV hUyZ gmJV hmoVmo. A`mgmVrb JVr ey` hmoVr, nU ~{jgo
{_i{dbr hUyZ gmJV hmoVmo. _hm{dmb`mVrb {ejH$mH$Sy>Z H$mVwH$ hmoV`
hUyZ gmJV hmoVmo. ~oYS>H$ gneob ImoQ> gmJV hmoVmo Vohr n{h`mXmM. `mZ
Amn`mgmR>r OrdmM amZ Ho$b hmoV `mZm Ag AYmamV {H$Vr {Xdg R>odUma
hmoVmo _r? {H$Vr Vi_irZ {dMmanyg H$aV hmoVo AmOmo~m? `mMr _m`m~bMr
Vi_i, YS>nS> qH${MVhr H$_r Pmbr ZhVr.

116 & AmKmV


Am_M ~mobU gw$ hmoV, BV`mV AmOrbm OmJ Ambr. AmOrZ ^modVmbr
EH$ H$Q>mj Q>mH$bm. _m`mH$S>o nmhV hUmbr,
""H$dm Ambmg a boH$m?''
""AmVmM Ambmo`, ~a dmQ>V ZgVmZm H$embm Jobrg H$m_mbm?''
""H$m` H$$ boH$m? Mmbm`m ZJmo h` Ka.''
""AmJ _J Agm AmOma AJmda H$mT>m`M Zmhr. nemMr AS>MU hmoVr
Va Hw$UmH$Sy>Z Va Mma ngo CgZ `m`M hmoVmgm. Amg AmOma AJmda KoD$Z
H$m_ Ymbm Om`mMr H$m` Oar hVr H$m`?''
""AmVm _mP H$m` Ia Zmhr nmoam, AmO hm` Cm Zm`. VwPr Vy MmJbr
H$miOr Ko. nmoQ>mbm ImBV Om. Hw$Umbm XwIdy ZH$mo. {eVrZ ahm.''
nwhm {V`m `m H$m`_`m gyMZm, nU `m gyMZmM H$mhr _m`mH$Sy>Z
nmbZ _m hmoV ZhV.
""AmOr Amg ~moby ZH$mo. Vw`m{edm` _bm H$moU hm`?''
""H$m` H$$ nmoam? H$m` hV Zmhr AmVm, nmdbmnmdbmbm Vmob OmVw`m.
AJmV aJV Zmhr. OodU OmV Zmhr. S>mo`mZ {XgV Zmhr ZrQ>. Am_Mr
H$miOr AmVm gmoSy>Z Xo ~mim.''
AmOr AmVm Iyn WH$`mgmaIr {XgV hmoVr. {VM ho ~mobU EoHy$Z
_m`m S>mo`mV nmUr Amb. _mP BWn`V {ejU hmo`m_`o AmOrMm dmQ>m
_hdmMm hmoVm. _bm hmQ>obbm gUdmamM JmoS>YmoS> nmR>{d`m{edm` {VMm
gU nyU hmoV ZhVm. {~Mmar AS>mUr. AmOmo~m WmoS> {eH$bob, gdabobo,
ehmU hmoV. nU _mPr AmOr AS>mUr, ^moir ^m~S>r, {OdmM amZ H$$Z
Am`w`^a am~ am~ am~br. H$YrM H$YmMr Anojm Ho$br Zmhr. AJmda \$mQ>H$
{R>Ji bmdbob nmVi, J`mV \w$Q>H$m S>mo`mMm _Ur hm gJim AdVma
~{KV`mda dmQ>m`M EH$ Zm EH$ {Xdg _m`m AmOrbm _r Zd S>mob} H$aUma,
Zdr gmS>r KoUma, {Vbm gwImV R>odUma hr dZ _r nhm`Mmo. nU `m ^mo`m
^m~S>m _mVoZ H$YrM Hw$UmMr Anojm Ho$br Zmhr, Hw$UmnwT> hmV ngabr Zmhr
Oo {_imb Vo Imb. gJr Cnmer amhZ Am_Mr nmoQ> {VZ ^abr nU Hw$Um`m

AmKmV & 117


XmamV bmMmanUmZ dmJbr Zmhr H$s Hw$UmnwT> hmV ngabr Zmhr. dm{^_mZr
dmrMr _mPr AmOr hmoVr. C`m Am`w`mV {VZ {VMm dm{^_mZ H$Yr T>iy
{Xbm Zmhr. gJ`mZr {Vbm ZmH$mab, bmWmS>b, {PS>H$mab Iw boH$mZhr
nU Vr IMbr Zmhr. H$miOmda Kmd gmogV Vr I~ranUo C^r am{hbr.
_moS>H$m ggma T>mgiy {Xbm Zmhr. Vmo gmdaV am{hbr. EImm`m OJ`mbm
~i XoUma {VM OJU hmoV. `pV_d hmoV. MQ>Ur ^mH$ar Agob Vo JmoS>
_mZyZ Im`mMr. OodUmbm Zmd R>odm`M Zmhr. hr {VMr H$m`_Mr {eH$dU
hmoVr. H$maU BV^a nmoQ>m`m Ii`mgmR>r {H$Vr H$Q> Am{U {H$Vr Xmh gmogmdm
bmJVmo ho {VZ AZw^db hmoV. ^moJb hmoV Aer _mPr AmOr H$amar ~m`mMr
hmoVr. ghO ~mobVm ~mobVm AmOmo~mZr {dMmab -
""narjm, H$dm hm` a nmoam?''
""narjm nmM Vo ghm {XdgmV.''
ho EoH$`mZVa AmOmo~mZm AmM` dmQ>b, Vw nwhm hUmbo,
""H$dm hm` narjm?''
""nmM Vo ghm {XdgmV.''
""Amao, \$agm`m, _J Vy {hV H$m` H$aVw`m? _r hm` {hV. Vy {VMr
H$m` H$miOr H$$ ZH$mog. {ZdmVnUr narjm {b{h Om.''
EdT>mV AmOr hUmbr,
""Om boH$m, VwPr narjm _hdmMr hm`. H$Q> dm`m Om`m ZH$mo Am_`m_wi.
Amhr H$m` Vw`m Am`w`mbm nwaUma hm` h`? Om VwP {ejU _hdmM
hm`.''
Vg _r {VWyZ ~mhoa nS>bmo. nm` CMbV ZhV nU H$m` H$aUma? OS>
nmdbmZr {VWyZ _r ~mhoa nS>bmo.
dmQ>b hmoV _hm{dmb`mV Jo`mZVa gJirOU _m`mH$S>o AmOr`m
{Z{_mmZ H$m AgoZm {dMmanyg H$aVrb. nU _mPm g_O nma \$mob R>abm. _bm
AmOr`m AmOmo~m`m V`oVr~b H$moUrM {dMmab Zmhr. dmQ>b EH$m MwH$s_wio
_mUg {H$Vr H$R>moa hmoVmV? `mM dbV CXmhaU _r dV: hmoVmo, AZw^dV
hmoVmo. AmOrMr WmoS>r H$miOrhr dmQ>V hmoVr. BH$S>o narjoMrhr YmVr hmoVrM.
AIoa EH$XmMr narjm gw$ Pmbr. narjm gn`m{edm` ^oQ>m`M Zmhr
Ag R>a`m_wio gw_`mMr Am{U _mPr ^oQ> hmoU Ae` hmoV.
nydugmaI nona MmJbo OmV ZhVo. Hw$R>`mVar X~mdmV Ag`mgmaI
dmQ>V hmoV. {~ZYmVnUm ZhVm, nona {bhm`bm gw$ Pmb H$s hmV H$mnm`Mo,
AJmbm Km_ \w$Q>m`Mm, Ag H$Yr hmoV ZhV. nU AmVm KS>V hmoV `mM _w`
118 & AmKmV
H$maU hmoV, _mPm Agbobm AnyU A`mg Am{U H$_Omoa `pV_d. nona
gnV hmoVo. EHo$H$ nona gnob Vg Q>oeZ dmT>V hmoV. A{Ve` AdKS> Jobo hmoVo
nona. Oo AmOn`V H$YrM BVHo$ AdKS> Jobo ZgVrb {VVHo$ AdKS> Jobo hmoVo.
_r _m`m H$_mbm gmoSy>Z eodQ>r Xmof Hw$Umbm XoUma hmoVmo? ho gma Pmb hmoV Vo
{V`m_wioM nU CKS>nUo ~mob`mM YmS>g Va hmoVM ZhV. gJi H$iV
hmoV nU diV ZhV. Oo KS>m`MM VoM hmVyZ KS>V hmoV. Oo hm`M VoM Pmb
hmoV. AmVm {dMma H$$Z H$mhr Cn`moJ ZhVm.
narjm gnbr Am{U _J S>mo`mV H$me nSy> bmJbm. AmnU Iyn _moR>r
MyH$ Ho$br Amho, Ag dmQy> bmJb Am{U Vo Ia hmoV. nona gJio AdKS> Jobo
hmoVo. {Zame _ZmZo Imobrda naVbmo, Iyn aS>bmo. H$mboO OrdZmVbm eodQ>
AmnU MmJbm Ho$bm Zmhr, `mMr IV Va hmoVrM nU Zmnmg Pmbmo Va H$m`
H$am`M hmhr Z hmoVmM. eodQ>Mm nona gnbm Am{U _r Hw$Ummrhr Z ~mobVm,
Hw$Umbmhr Z ^oQ>Vm YmdV Imobrda Ambmo hmoVmo. Xwg`m {Xder Jmdr Om`M
hmoV. AmOrAmOmo~m`m ZmMr Cma H$m` m`Mr? nwhm ImoQ> ~mobU AmbM
nU {ZH$mb ImoQ>m ~mobUma ZhVm.
Xwg`m {Xder Om`Mr V`mar H$arV hmoVmo. gw_`m ^oQ>m`bm `oBb nU
H$mb narjm gn`mnmgyZ {XgbrM ZhVr. _Zmer R>a{db hmoV. {Vbm
^oQ>`m{edm` JmdmH$S> Om`M Zmhr.
BV`mV A{Zb _m`m Imobrda YmdV Imobr emoYV Ambm.
""emV bdH$a Amda Vwbm AmVm`m AmVm Jmdr Om`bm hd.''
_r nyUnUo Km~$Z Jobmo.
""Aao, nU H$m?''
""AmOrMr V~`oV nwhm {~KS>br`. Vwbm bdH$amV bdH$a Jmdr ~mobdb`
Mb bdH$a.''
Vg _r gm{h` KoVbo Am{U Jmdr Ambmo, nmhVmo Va Kamg_moa JXu
O_br hmoVr. Vo nmhZ _r ^oXa`mJV Pmbmo, Vmob Jo`mJV Pmb. _r niVM
Ambmo nmhVmo` Va AmOr Am_`mVyZ H$m`_Mr {ZKyZ Jobr hmoVr. _r _moRmZ
~m|~ R>moH$br Vg _bm ~KyZ AmOmZ h~aS>m \$moS>bm. _r AmOmOdi OmD$Z
AmOmbm JM {_R>r _mabr. Ver eoOma`m ~m`H$m _moR>mZ aS>m`bm bmJ`m.
AmOr Jo`mM gdmV _moR> Xw:I hmoV, `m Xw:ImV _mP _bm _r gmd$ eH$bmo
Zmhr. AmOmar nS>bmo. XdmIm`mMm IM A{Zb Am{U `m`m Ka`mZr
Ho$bm. Ka ^`mU Am{U ^H$mg dmQ>V hmoV. AmVm MmJb dmBQ> gmJm`bm
H$moUr am{hb ZhV, AmOmo~m{edm`.
AmKmV & 119
KamV H$Yr AmOr {XdgmMr {dlmVr `m`Mr Zmhr. gVV H$mhrVar H$m_
H$mTy>Z Vo H$aV ~gm`Mr. Hw$R> _mimbm eo`m Jmoim H$am`bm OmU, H$mQ>mHw$Q>m
Jmoim H$am`bm eoVmH$S> OmU Vo Oar H$mhr H$m_ Zgb Var nmIS>V, PmS>V,
gmadV, Ag H$mhrVar H$arV ~gm`Mr. {ZdmV H$Yr ~gbobr, {dlmVr KoVbobr
_r {Vbm ~{KVbr ZhVr. ggma _moR>m {MH$mQ>rZo H$am`Mr. EH$ EH$ ngm OnyZ
R>odm`Mr. AmOmar Agbr H$s AJmda H$mT>m`Mr. nU XdmIm`mbm H$dm ngm
Kmbm`Mr Zmhr. S>mo`mbm bmdm`bm Imo~aob Vob H$dm {_im`M Zmhr nU
Am_Q>r ~ZdVmZm hmVmbm bmJ`mb Vob {V _m`m S>mo`mbm nwgm`Mr. _mP
S>moH$ H$dm H$moaS> R>odm`Mr Zmhr. {V`mV {^Zbob gmYnU ^`m^`mZm
Amnb H$aV hmoV.
AmOr Jobr. AmOr hmoVr Vohm AmBMr CUrd _bm H$YrM ^mgbr Zmhr.
{VZ H$Yr AmB Zg`mMr CUrd _bm OmUdy {Xbr Zmhr. Oo hd Vo {VZ {Xb.
_mPr Or Or BN>m Agob Vr {VZ nyU Ho$br hmoVr. {~Mmar V`oVrZ nobV
ZhV Var H$Q> Cngm`Mr. am~ am~ am~m`Mr, _mP MmJb hmd hUyZ _mPr
hr ^moir _m` CnmgVmnmg H$am`Mr, Xodmbm Zdg ~mobm`Mr. EImX {Xdg
Cnmer am{hb. nU _bm {ejUmgmR>r H$mhr H$_r H$$ XoV ZhVr. Aer _mPr
AmOr {Zanoj dmrMr hmoVr.
bhmZnUr gUdmamM bmoH$mMr nmoa Zdo Zdo H$nS>o Kmbm`Mr, _bmhr _J
`m`mgmaIr H$nS>o Kmbmdo Ago dmQ>m`Mo. _r AmOrH$S>o h> Yam`Mmo. nU
{~Mmar AmOr Xwg`m {Xder H$nS>o AmU`m{edm` dW ~gm`Mr Zmhr.
^bo _J Hw$UmH$Sy>Z CgZo ngo AmUm`Mr. _bm Og Og Amn`m n[apWVrMr
OmUrd hmoBb Vg AmOr AmOmo~mH$S>o h> H$aU ~X Ho$b hmoV. mg XoU ~X
Ho$b hmoV.
AmOr Jobr Am{U Xw:ImM Am^mi H$mogi`mJV Pmb. AmVm KaMr
O~m~Xmar gmar _m`mda `oD$Z R>onbr, H$maU AmOmo~mZm H$mhrM hmoV ZhV.
KamV nmUr AmUUo, OodU H$aU, OimU-H$mQw>H$ AmUUo ho gma _bm H$amd
bmJm`M. EdT> {eHy$Zhr Agbr H$m_ H$am`bm bmJV` `mMr _bm bmO
dmQ>m`Mr. H$mhr bmoH$ qQ>JbQ>dmir H$am`Mo, {MS>dm`Mo, hUm`Mo, H$m`
Cn`moJ `mMm EdT> {ejU KoD$Z Amhr {OW hm` {VWM hm` Amhr Oo
H$aVw`m VoM mo {ejU KodyZhr `oM H$aVw`m Ago hUm`Mo. _bm Or bmoH$ _r
H$mohmnyabm H$mboO {eH$Vmo`m hUyZ H$mVwH$ H$am`Mr Vr hr _mP ho XaamoOM
H$m_ ~KyZ H$mVwH$ H$am`Mr ~X Pmbr. ~a Pmb nmoa Am_M b` {eH$b Zmhr
Vo. Zmhr Va Am_`m nmoamV Am{U OmYdm`m na`mV H$m`_ \$aH$ hm`
120 & AmKmV
{eHy$Z? ^H$`mdmZ AdWm hm` `mMr EH$ {Xdg eoOmarM amhUmam Am{U
JmdmMr gJ`m MmH$er H$am`Mr gd` AgUmam ~mny Vm`m Am_`m KamV
Ambm Am{U hUmbm,
""H$m` nmoam, {ejU Pmb H$m` Zmhr?''
""Pmb H$s hmo.''
""_J AmVm nwT> H$m` R>a{db`g?''
""~Ky AmVm Hw$R> gYr {_i`m H$m` Vo!''
""Ama, gYr H$m` Vwbm MmbyZ `oUma hm` h`, Oam hmVnm` hmbdm`bm
ZHw$V h`, Vy BH$S> {Xg {Xg^a amZmVZr H$m_ H$arV ~gUma _J Vwbm H$er
gYr {_iUma? _mPr nmoa ~K H$er {ejmU Z KoVm H$m_mbm bmJ`mVr Ama,
hmVm`mbm {H$Vr {Xdg Y$Z ~gUma hm`? mo {nH$b nmZ AmO Zm Cm
JiyZ nS>m`M.''
""E ~m`m ham_Imoam _m`mM KamV `yZ _m`m ZmVdmbm {eH$dVmog
h` ao! _m`m nmoamMr _bm H$miOr hm`. Vy H$moU gmJUmam? Mb ~mhra nS>
_m`m KamVZ. naV h~`m`m AmV nmD$b Q>mH$erb Am{U _m`m ZmVdmMr
MmH$er H$aerb Va OmoS>mZ _marZ gm`m.''
""E Vy H$m` _maVmog _bm, VwPrM hmS> Mmb`mV ZXrbm. AJmV aJ
hm` H$m` hmVmaS>m?''
Ag ~mobVmM _mPm Vmob gwQ>bm. _bm amJ Amdabm Zmhr. Vg ~mobyZ
Vmo niyZ OmV hmoVm, OdiM Iwa`mMr _yR> nS>bobr _r KoVbr Am{U nmR>rV
_mabr Vg R>mo R>mo ~m|~bVM JbrZ KamV nimbm.
JbrVbr bmoH$ gJir Kamg_moa Jmoim Pmbr. `mZm dmQ>b Agmd
Amhr `mbm _wm_M _mab H$s H$m`? ~m`m~mnS>m gJir H$mir Vm|S>
H$$Z amJmZo _m`mH$S>o nhm`bm bmJbr. AmOmo~m Imobr`m EH$m H$mon`mbm
AdW hmoD$Z ~gbo hmoVo. Omo Vmo ~XwH$sMr \$ar Oer PmS>VmV Vg `oH$OU
_bm hUV hmoVo,
""H$m`, a nmoam {eH$m`bm JobVmg H$s emZ Im`bm JobVmg? Amg
_mam`M AmgV h` `m _mUgmbm. H$m` dmBQ> Ho$bV Vw_M `mZ? {eHy$Z
S>mog`mda n[aUm_ Pmbm H$s H$m`? Hw$UmM R>mD$H$ AmO {ngmi`mJV
H$am`bm bmJb`. hmVmar hVr Vdm Vm`mda hV. hmVmar Jo`mda nmaM
{~KmS>b` bdH$a Vm`mda AmU a hmVm`m, ZmhrVa hmVM OmBb o nmoa.
Amhr Am_`m nmoamZr {e`m X`yZ, _ma X`yZ `mM H$mVwH$ gmJm`Mmd, nU
AmVm Pmb` CbQ>M, Am_MrM noma `m`m namg ^mar hUm`Mr o`mdmZr
AmKmV & 121
hd. nmoQ>mV EH$ Am{U hQ>mV EH$. Z ~mobyZ emZm H$$Z [aH$m_m Imb
_m`m, Jmd Vm`m {ZKmbmg ~m~m Vy Va.''
""E ~m~mZmo Omdm AmVm nm`m nS>Vmo Vw_`m _m`m ZmVdmbm gmJVmo _r
H$m` gmJm`M Vo.''
AmOmo~m H$mHw$iVrbm `oD$Z hmV OmoSy>Z {dZd`m H$arV hmoVo.
AmOmo~m`m Moh`mdaM Xw:I, H$Q>r ^mdZm nQ>nUo PiH$V hmoVr.
{H$Vr mg hmoV Agob `mZm? Am`w`^amMr gwIXw:ImV gmW XoUmar OmoS>rXmarU
H$m`_Mr gmoSy>Z Jo`mM Xw:I AmOmo~m`m _ZmV gbV hmoVo. S>mo`mVyZ Aly
JmiV EH$mH$r H$mon`mbm ~gm`Mo. _bm dmBQ> dmQy> Z`o hmyZ _m`mg_moa
AmZXmV Agm`Mo nU `m`m _ZmV Oo Xw:I gbV hmoV, Vo _bm H$iV hmoVo.
nU Vo _m`mg_moa CKS> H$am`Mo ZmhrV.
nU _r R>a{db hmoV. AmOmo~mMr OodUIm`m`m ~m~VrV Am~mi hmoD$
m`Mr Zmhr. doi`m doir MhmnmUr m`M. Xwbj hmoVm H$m_m Z`o, godm
gwlwVoV AmnU H$_r nS>Vm H$m_m Z`o, Ag R>a{db hmoV. XwgarH$S> gw_`mMr
AmR>dU Iyn `oV hmoVr. _mPr AmOr Jo`mMr ~mV_r {Vbm _mhrV ZhVr.
eodQ>Mm nona gnbm Am{U AmOrbm OmVr Pm`mM g_Ob. _r JS>~S>rZo
Hw$UmbmM Z H$i{dVm Ambmo hmoVmo. `m_wio H$Xm{MV {VMm _m`m~m~VrV
Jag_O hmo`mMr e`Vm ZmH$maVm `oV ZhVr. {VMm Jag_O Q>mi`mgmR>r
_r n nmR>dyZ {Vbm gJir ~mV_r H$i{dbr nm{hOo Ag R>a{db. VmoM
Xwg`m {Xder nmoQ>_Z.
""emV H$X_ AmnUM Zh?''
""hmo`.''
""ho n `m.''
""Hw$UmM Amb` ao nmoam, n?''
AmVyZ AmOmo~mMm AmdmO Ambm. _r AOyZ n Imobm`bm ZhV Vmon`V
n ImobyZ nmhVmo Va gw_`mM n hmoV.
""Hw$UmM hm` a n?''
nwhm AmOmo~mMm AmVyZ AmdmO Ambm.
""{_mM hm` H$amS>`m.''
""H$m` {bdb` a nmoam?''
""AmOyZ dmMm`M hm`. dmMyZ Pm`mda gmJVmo.''
Vg AmOmo~m emV Pmbo. AJXr AmVwaVoZ gw_`mM n dmMm`bm gw$dmV
Ho$br. nmV {b{hb hmoV.
122 & AmKmV
{` {_ emV
n {b{h`mM H$maU H$s H$moUVm Xmof hmoVm Agm _mPm? H$m` MyH$ hmoVr
_mPr? H$s Vy _bm Z gmJVm Agm amJmamJmZo Jobmg. hoM VwP {Z:dmWu o_
H$m`? VyM H$m` _m`mgmR>r H$mhrhr H$am`bm V`ma AgUmam {`H$a? VwPr
JaO ^mJVmM Vy {ZKyZ Jobmg! nU _r H$m` H$am`Mo? ggmamM gwIr dZ
aJ{dUmam Vy. Hw$R> Job Vo VwP o_? BVH$s AmVwaVm hmoVr, JmdMr, KaMr _J
o_ H$m Ho$bg _m`mer, H$m _mPm H$m_mnwaVm dmna Ho$bmg Vy? _r AmOn`V
VwPr H$moUVr JmoQ> Zmhr hQ>br H$m? Vw`m gd BN>m _r nyU Ho$bo`m AmhoV.
gJr gJ`mMm {damoY S>mdbyZ. Vy _m`mer Ago dmJerb Ag H$YrM
dmQ>b ZhV. hr Anojm Vw`mH$Sy>Z ZhVr. Vy _mPm {ddmgKmV Ho$bm`g, ho
bjmV R>od. _rM H$m` na_odahr Vwbm H$YrM _m\$ H$aUma Zmhr. VwP Ia $n
_bm AmO H$imbo. Vwbm _r AmoiIyM eH$bo Zmhr. _bm VwPm {VaH$ma
dmQ>Vmo Amho. Vy _wbm Iyn Xw:I {Xb Amhog. Vo H$Yrhr ^Z {ZKUma Zmhr.
_m`m AgmVoMm \$m`Xm KoVbm`g Vy. narjm gnyZ _{hZm hmoV Ambm Var
XoIrb EH$m eXmZhr Vy _bm H$i{dbob Zmhrg. {H$Vr H$R>moa Agob VwP
_Z? EH$ {Xdg EH$ jUhr _m`m{edm` amh Z eH$Uma VyM H$m` Vmo? Agm
Z _m`m _Zmbm nS>m`bm bmJbm Amho.
EH$ jU^ahr _mPm {dah Vwbm ghZ hmoV ZhVm. _J _{hZm^a Vy
_m`m{edm` H$gm amh eH$bmg? gJiM ImoQ> hmoV VwP, VwP ~mobU, VwPm
d^md Am{U VwP Vo o_. nSmdaM Ia $n VwP H$m` Amho Vo _bm g_Obo
Amho. BV`m bdH$a Vw _bm H$gm H$m` {dg$ eH$bmg H$Xm{MV gd`M
Agmdr. gJ`mer o_mM ZmQ>H$ H$a`mMr, nU bjmV R>od. _mPr Vi_i
_mPr VS>\$S> Vwbm emV OJy XoUma Zmhr. _bm Vy Ag AMmZH$ EH$mEH$s
bmWmSy>Z \$ma _moR>r MyH$ Ho$br`g. `mM m`pMm Vwbm EH$ Zm EH$ {Xdg
^moJmd bmJob.
VwPrM hmoVr _r,
AmVm H$moUrM Zgob,
gw_`m.
n dmMyZ gwM Pmbmo. gm`mgw`m JmoQ>r_wio _mmgmMm Ho$dT>m _moR>m
Jag_O hmoVmo. EdT> ~mobmd _bm {VZ? EdT>m Imb`m _mnmV Vmobmd
{VZ? _bm Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b. Ho$dT>m _moR>m Jag_O Pmbm {VMm! IaM _r
EdT> dmBQ> dmJbmo hmoVmo H$m`? `m ZmM Cma ZmhrM hmoVo. nU H$m`
H$aUma? eodQ>r {V`m _ZmMr g_OyZ _bm H$mT>m`Mr hmoVr. {VMm Jag_O
AmKmV & 123
_bm Xya H$am`Mm hmoVm. _Zmer R>adb {Vbm n nmR>dyZ {VMm Jag_O Xya
H$am`Mm, A`Wm {V Amn`mbm H$YrM _m\$ H$aUma Zmhr. n dmMyZ Pm`mda
nwhm EH$Xm AmOmo~mZr {dMmabM,
""H$m` {bhb` a nmoam nVa?''
""H$mhr {deof Amg H$m` Zmhr. ghO {b{hb` {_mZ {ZH$mbm~b`m
MmH$ergmR>r, nona H$g JobV hUyZ.''
""nona Jo`mVrZ MmJb?''
""h` Jo`mVr.''
""m dfu ~r.E. n{hbm Z~a `oUma Zh?''
""h` `oUma H$s.''
""m ~jrgmbm AmnU XmoK ~r OmD$`m ~K _bm nU Zo gJ.''
""h` OmD$`m H$s.''
nU `mdoir _r ~{jgmMm _mZH$ar R>aUma hmoVmo H$m`? `m`m _ZmVbr
BN>m nyU H$aUma hmoVmo H$m`? _bm nona AdKS> OmD$Z gwm _r gmono JoboV
hUyZ gmJV hmoVmo. nU I`m AWmZo `mdoir _mPm n{hbm Z~a `oUma hmoVm
H$m`?
gw_`mMm Pmbobm Jag_O Va _bm Xya H$am`Mm hmoVm. AIoa {Vbm n
{bhm`M R>a{db. n {bhm`bm KoVb.
{` gw_`m,
n dmMb. n dmMyZ Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b. Vwbm WmoS> XoIrb _Zmbm dmQ>b
Zmhr H$m _r H$mhrVar _hdmM H$maU Ag`m{edm` Vwbm ^oQy> eH$bmo Zmhr
hUyZ? Vy BVH$s _bm Imb`m nmVirV H$m Vmobbrg? _r {ddmgKmVH$s
Zmhr gw_`m Vw`m~m~VrV Va _r H$YrM {ddmgKmV H$$ mH$Uma Zmhr. Vy
_mPm Ord-mU gdd Amhog. _r Ag Vw`mer OmUyZ~wOyZ dmJbobmo Zmhr.
H$mhrVar H$maU Amho. Vw`m~b Agbob o_ nydu hmoV VgM Amho. Am{U _r
nydu hmoVmo VgmM Amho. _r ~Xbbmo Zmhr. Vw`m ZOaoV _r nydu Ogm hmoVmo
VgmM Amho. _mP o_ go Amho. AmoR>mV EH$ nmoQ>mV EH$ Ag _mP Zmhr. Vmo
VwPm Jag_O Vw`m _ZmVyZ H$mTy>Z Q>mH$. Vw`m~b _mP o_, AmnwbH$s nydu
hmoVr VerM Amho. _r H$m` gmJVmo Amho ho ZrQ> bjmV R>od. `m {Xder
eodQ>Mm nona gnbm Am{U AmdamAmdar H$$Z Pm`mZVa Vwbm ^oQ>m`bm
`oUma hmoVmo. nU AMmZH$ A{Zb Imobrda AmOr J^ra AmOmar Ag`mM
gmJy bmJbm. _r nQ>H$Z _mPo gm{h` KoVb Am{U JmdMm aVm Yabm. KamV
Ambmo Va AmOr _bm H$m`_Mr gmoSy>Z Jobr hmoVr. Vwbm \$moZ H$$Z gmJmd Va
124 & AmKmV
Ka`mZm ge` `oUma. AmOr Jo`m`m Xw:ImV _r Vwbm nhr nmR>dyZ VwPm
Jag_O Xya H$$ eH$bmo Zmhr. eodQ>r VwP n Amb Am{U VwPm _m`m~m~VMm
\$ma _moR>m Jag_O Pmbobm Amho. Ag g_Ob hUyZM ho n {b{hb. {ZH$mbm
`m doir _r `oBZM. `mZVa AmnU Amnbr nwT>Mr {Xem R>ady. nU `mdoir
Amnbm Omo {ZU` Agob Vmo A{V_ Agob. ^bo _J Amn`mbm niyZ OmD$Z
bZ H$am`M Ag`mg `mgmR>r VwPr V`mar Agm`bm hdr. H$mhrhr Agmo
nU Amn`m `m o_mbm A{V_ $n Amb nm{hOo Vo hUOo bZmM. Vy VwPr
V`mar R>od. _mPm {ZU` Var nH$m AmhoM. nwhm AmVm _mKma Zmhr. _r `oVmog
AmR> {XdgmVM _mPr dmQ> ~K.
VwPmM
Am{U \$V VwPmM,
emV.
n {b{hb Am{U Iyn g_mYmZ dmQ>b. {H$`oH$ {XdgmZr AdWVm
H$_r Pm`mJV dmQ>b. _Z _moH$i Pmb. n Q>mH$m`bm nmoQ>mV OmUma VmoM
_Zm_`o AMmZH$ {dMma M_Hy$Z Jobm. _r Oo ho n nmR>dVmo` Vo Oa AmB~mnm`m
hmVmV OmD$Z nS>b Va? Am_Mm niyZ OmD$Z bZ H$a`mMm {ZU` Vmo `mZm
g_Obm Va? nwhm Am_M bqZJ {dH$QUma. nwhm {V`mdaMr ~YZ
dmT>Uma? nwhm H$aS>r ZOa dmT>Uma Am{U _m`mda _J H$madmB H$am`bm
{VMo AmBdS>rb _mJonwT>o ~KUma ZmhrV. CJrMM `mZm gmdY Ho$`mgmaI
hmoBb. AJmoX aM AmOmo~m Xw:Ir H$Q>r AmhoV. `m CVmad`mV `mZm
_m`m~m~VrV H$mhr dmBQ> KS>bob ghZ hmoUma Zmhr. n nmR>dyZ AJmda
gH$Q> ~io~ioM AmoTy>Z KoV`mgmaI hmoBb. `m`mnojm n Z nmR>{dbobM
~a. Ag dmQy>Z Job Am{U _r Vo _Zmdahr KoVb. ZmhrVa AmUIrZ AmR>
{XdgmV Amhr `j ^oQ>UmaM hmoVmo.
AmVm _m AdWVm IynM dmT>V hmoVr. `mV {ZH$mbmMr YmVr
dmT>bobr, AmnU ZmnmgM Pmbmo Va H$m`? AmnU nwT> H$m` H$am`M? _r
Zmnmg Pm`mM g_Ob Va AmOmo~m H$m` H$aVrb? `mZm H$m` dmQ>ob?
`mZm \$ma _moR>m YH$m ~gob. AmVmn`V`m `m`m dZmda nmUr {\$aob.
hr ~m~ Vo Iyn _Zmbm bmdyZ KoVrb. hr Pmbr AmOmo~mMr JmoQ>. OJ H$m`
hUob? JbrVbr, JmdmVbr bmoH$ H$m` hUVrb? WmoS>m \$ma bmoH$m`m
ZOaoV _mPr {V_m MmJbr Amho. Vr `m JmoQ>rZ nyUnUo _brZ hmoD$Z OmBb.
JbrVbr bmoH$ AS>mUr AgyZ CnXoemMo YS>o m`bm gw$ H$aVrb. JbrVbm
~mny Vm`m, ~moimVbr gIy _mder, {edy AmOr, Am~y AmOr H$m` hUVrbm?
AmKmV & 125
nmoaJ dm`m Job. dmBQ> gJVrbm bmJyZ _mVa Pmb. hmVm`mZ \w$H$Q>M ng
IM H$$Z ehamV KmVb {eH$m`bm. nU `mZ gJio ngo {ejUmbm Kmbm`M
gmoSy>Z MZrbmM CYib. ~oH$ma {ZKmb nmoaJ. hmVmam-hmVmarU m H$mQ>mbm
Odi H$am`bm ZH$mo hoV. hmVmar Va `m`mgmR>r am~ am~yZM _obr. `m`m
{ejUmbm gJim ngm IM Ho$bm. nU `m nmoamZ `mMr OmU R>rdbr Zmhr.
~m|~bV ehamVZ Xm$ {nV, {nMa ~KV, nmZ V~mIy ImBV. nmoar`m ZmXmbm
bmJV. H$g hBb nmg? Aem arVrZ gJir ~mobUma, _m`m Zmnmg hmo`mM
H$maU EH$ Amgb Var `mbm hOma H$maU bmdUma, H$maU _r Zmnmg Pmbmo
hmoVmo.
nU WmoS>mgm Hw$R>Var {ddmg dmQ>m`Mm H$s Zmhr AmnU Zmnmg Zmhr
hmoUma, Zmnmg hmo`mBVH$ AmnU nona {b{hbob ZmhrV. H$mR>mda H$m Ago Zm
nU AmnU nmg hmoBZ. OJm`m ZOaoV Ag AMmZH$ ~XZm_ Zmhr hmoUma _r.
A{bH$S> Ag AMmZH$ H$m` Pmb hmoV ho _mP _bmM g_OVM ZhV. _mPm
d^md {MS>{MS>m Pmbm hmoVm. H$moUrhr H$mhrhr gm{JVb, ~mobb H$s _r
{MS>m`Mmo. ZH$mo Vo ~mobm`Mmo, nU Iw AmOmo~m`mhr ~m~VrV Vg _mP
hm`bm bmJb. _r H$YrM AmOmo~mg_moa EH$ ^ H$mT>V ZhVm. nU `m`mdahr
{MS>m`Mmo, AmoaS>m`Mmo. BVa doir gJir godmgwlwfm H$aUmam _r EH$ {Xdg
AmOmo~mMr AWUmV bKdr Pmbr hmoVr `mMm _bm {VQ>H$mam dmQ>m`bm
bmJbm. _r Vo AWU YwVmZm {MS>m`bm bmJbmo. ZH$mo Vo AmOmo~mZm ~mobm`bm
bmJbmo. `mda AmOmo~m hUmbo,
""Ama, nmoam Vwbm H$Q>mim Ambm Amgb Va ~g Om. H$m CJmMM
{MS>{MS> H$aVmog?''
""AmVm H$m`_MmM H$Q>mim Ambm`m, _bm ho gJi H$am`M ZH$mo dmQ>V`.
gJir Ka^a KmU, H$Q>mim Ambm` OJ`mMm.''
""Ama, nmoam hmVmanUmV ZH$iV hV` `mV AmVm Am_Mm H$m` Xmof?''
""_J A gmoSy>Z KmU H$er ImV Zmhr Vwhr?''
Ag ~mobVmM AmOmo~m`m S>mo`mVyZ nmUr Amb.
""nmoam, Vy ~maH$m hVmg Vdm Vy _wVm`Mmg, hmJm`Mmg Vdm Amhr VwPm
{VQ>H$mam Ho$bm h` a? Vwbm Amhr Q>mHy$Z {Xb h` a?''
""_J m`Mm hVmgm Q>mHy$Z. H$embm _mPm gm^mi Ho$bmgm? hr Amer
godm H$$Z `m`bm?''
""Ama, `mo dmW Am_`m _ZmV AmgVm Va Vwbm _moR>_moR>m AmOmamVZ
ngm IM H$$Z OJ{dbm AmgVmd H$m`? EdT>m ngm IM H$$Z Vwbm
126 & AmKmV
{eH${dbm AmgVmd H$m`? VyM gmJ.''
""ho ~Km, ngm IM Ho$`mM _bm gmJy ZH$mogm. _{h`mbm nmM-Xhm
$n` {Xb hUOo b` _moR> H$m_ Ho$bm Zmhrgm. _m`m~amo~a`m Agbo`m
nmoamZr `mM AmB ~mn e^a e^a n` m`M. {ne`m ^$Z Im`bm
AmUm`M. ^mar ^marVbr H$nS>o `m`M Vg Vwhr H$m` KoVb`m?''
""KoVb AmgV ^anya H$m` KoVb AmgV nU VodT>r n[apWVr ZH$mo H$m`
nmoam Amnbr? Vy Va ~KVw`mg Zh. hmVmar am~ am~ am~m`Mr. Vwbm _moR>
H$am`bmM Amhmbm {H$Vr hmb gmogmd bmJb?''
""H$mhr hmb gmogbm ZmhrV Vwhr? _r ~mhoa amhZM {eH$bmo.''
""Ama nmoam ~mhoa am{hbm Va Mma-nmM df} hVmg. `m`m AJwXa Vwbm
C^ H$moU Ho$b? `m`m AmJwXaM {ejU H$moU Ho$b a nmoam?''
""ho ~K AmOm _bm _moR> Ho$b hUOo H$m` \$ma _moR> H$m_ Ho$b Zmhr
Vwhr. Vwhmbmhr Hw$UmMm AmYma ZhVm hUyZ AmYma hr dmWu ^mdZm R>odyZ
OVZ Ho$b Vwhr.''
""Ama, nU AmO Amg H$m` ~mobVmog ho? Vwbm Hw$Zr {eH$db?''
""_bm Hw$Ur {eH$db Zmhr. _bm AmVm `m OJ`mMm dVmJ Ambm`.''
""_J Vy H$m` H$aUma hm`g Vo Va gmJ.''
""_bm `m IoSmV amhm`M Zmhr. _r H$mohmnyabm OmUma hm`. {VWM
H$m` Va H$m_YXm ~KyZ {VWM amhm`M hUVw`m.''
""Ama, _J _r Hw$R> OmD$ ao nmoam? _bm Vw`m{edm` Hw$UmMm AmYma
hm`? _bm nU Zo Vw`m~amo~a? _bm Amg EH$Q>mbm gmoSy>Z OmD$ ZJmog.''
AmOmo~m H$mHw$iVrbm `oD$Z _bm {dZ`m H$arV hmoVo.
""Vwhmbm Am{U Hw$R> ZoD$ `m eham`m {R>H$mUr. AmJwXa _mP nmoQ>
^am`M _wpH$b! Vwhr BWM amhmdm, _r Mma-AmR> {XdgmZ `oD$Z Mma ng
yZ OmBZ.''
""ZH$mo ao nagw Vw`m nS>Vmo, _bm Ag EH$Q>mbm gmoSy>Z Omdy ZH$mog. _r
_$Z OmBZ a Amg H$$ ZJmog. nmoam Vwbm H$m_YXm H$am`Mm hm` Va ~K
hrVM Hw$R>oVar. nU H$m`_MM Omdy ZH$mog ao Hw$R> Vy!''
""_bm Zmhr O_Uma BW H$m_ H$am`bm.''
""Ama nU _mP H$m` ao nmoam?''
""Vw_M VwhrM ~Km AmVm. _m`m Am`w`mM _mP _bm ~Km`bm ZJmo
H$m`? Vw_M {hV hm` H$m`, _r Vw_Mr godm H$aV ammbm? XmoZ Imo`m `mhr
nS>`m, eoVr Vr hr AYm EH$ JwR>m Vrhr {~Znm`mMr. H$m` {_im`M hm`
AmKmV & 127
Vw_M, Vw_Mr godm H$$Z?''
""Ama, Vwbm gm^mi H$aVmZm Amhr mo BMma Ho$bm hVm h` ao?''
""ho ~Km, _bm nwT>b H$m` ~moby ZJmogm. _r OmUma hUOo OmUmaM.''
AmO AMmZH$ _bm H$m` Pmb hmoV H$moUmg R>mD$H$? _r AmO AmOmo~mZm
ZH$mo Vo ~mobyZ Jobmo hmoVmo. AmOn`V AmOmo~mg_moa da _mZ H$$Z C^m Z
amhUmam _r EdT> ~mobm`M YmS>g H$g Pmb hmoV. _bm H$moUmg R>mD$H$?
AmOmo~mZm gwIr AmZ{XV R>odm`Mr dZ nmhUmam _r AmO AmOmo~mZm BVH$
dmBQ> ~mobyZ Jobmo hmoVmo H$s, `mMr _m`m~bMr gwIr dZ CXdV Pmbr
hmoVr. AmemAmH$mjm OiyZ Jo`m hmoV`m. ZVa _Zmbm Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b.
AmnU AmOmo~mZm Ag ~mobm`bm ZH$mo hmoV. BV`m Imb`m nmVirda
OmD$Z `mZm {S>dMm`bm ZH$mo hmoV. \$ma _moR>r MyH$ Ho$br hmoVr Am{U ho gJi
gw_`mMr AmoT>, AmVwaVm, {VMm {dah ghZ Z hmo`mM H$maU {V`mH$S>o
Om`mMr _mPr KmB `m_wioM _r AmOmo~mZm VmoSy>Z ~mobbmo hmoVmo, H$maU Va
gmJV hmoVmo H$m_YmM nU _bm Va Om`M hmoV {Vbm ^oQ>m`bm, niyZ OmD$Z
bZ H$am`M hmoV, ggma H$am`Mm hmoVm, AS>MU dmQ>V hmoVr _m`m AmOmo~mMr.
hUyZ _r AmOmo~mda {MS>m`Mmo, AmoaS>m`Mmo, ZH$mo ZH$mo Vo ~mobm`Mmo.
Ia Va nydunmgyZM AmOmo~mZm dmdJ nH$am`M Zmhr. `mMm d^md
H$S>H$ Am{U {eVhr H$S>H$ hmoVr. hUyZ _bm dmQ>m`M, ho Am_M o_ H$aU
g_O`mda Vo {damoY H$aVrb. nU `m`mVbm Vmo H$S>H$nUm AmVm
d`mo_mZmZwgma T>mgibm hmoVm.
H$amar ~m`mMo gS>oVmoS> dmrMo AmOmo~m AmO _m emV hmoVo. S>moio Imob
Jobo hmoVo. Anam`mgmaIm Moham H$$Z Xw:I {JiyZ ~gbo hmoVo. _r ZH$mo ZH$mo
Vo ~mobV hmoVmo. eXmMo Kmd d$Z KmbV hmoVmo. nU Vo emV hmoVo. emV
Ag`mM H$maU Xwga{Vga ZhV Va `mMr _O~yar hmoVr. hmVnm` AgyZgwm
Vo bwionmJio Pmbo hmoVo. `mZm AmVm H$mhrM H$aVm `oV ZhVo. Am{U `m`m
`mM AgmVoMm \$m`Xm _r KoV hmoVmo.
jUmV gma CnH$ma {dg$Z gw_`mgmR>r _r AmO AmOmo~mZm H$m`_Mm
H$miOmV Kmd VyZ ~gmdm Ag ~mobyZ Jobmo hmoVmo. eodQ>r Vmo Agm _mUyg
H$m` H$aUma hmoVm? _bm hmV CJm eH$V ZhVm Zm H$mhr ~moby eH$V
ZhVm, hUyZ H$m` `m`m AgmVoMm _r Agm Ja\$m`Xm `m`Mm!
_r AmOmo~mZm gmoSy>Z H$mohmnyabm OmUma Amho hr ~mV_r dm`mgmaIr
JbrV, JmdmV ngabr. V`m JbrV`m ~m`H$m _mPr g_OyZ H$mT>m`bm
KamV `m`bm bmJ`m. hUm``m,
128 & AmKmV
""Ama, hmVmam Mma {Xdg {OVm hm` Vmon`V Var hm. _mJU hmVmam
_o`mda Hw$R> Om`mM hm` {VH$S> Om. Vwbm H$moU AmS>{dUma Zmhr. AmVm `m
hmVm`mMr godm, XoI^mb H$moU H$am`Mr? `mM nmoa H$m` m hmVm`mbm
gm^miUma Zmhr. nmoQ>mnm`mM hmb hb hmVm`mM. Am`w`^a H$m_YXm
gJi H$am`M hm`M H$s! nm hmVmam {OVm hm` Vda Va Wm~. `mMr godm
H$a Oamer. hmVmar _mUg H$m` AmO hm`V Am{U Cm ZmhrV. `mZr XwIdy
Z`o nmoam. {OV hm`{V Vda gm^mi H$amdm `mMm. ZrQ> ~Kmd `mZm. Vr
Amn`mVZ Jo`m{edm` `mM _hd H$iV Zmhr a nmoam. Oam BMma H$a.
Vw`mgmR>r hmVm`mZ b` hmb Imb`m. aVmM nmZr H$$Z VwPm gm^mi
Ho$b`m. m hmVm`mbm Amg dm`mda gmoSy>Z OmD$ ZH$mo. AmMmZH$ ~a Zmhr
Pmb, OmVr~rVr Pmb Va hmVm`mbm XdmIm`mbm H$moU KoD$Z OmUma?
H$embm hmVm`m`m Ordmer Ioi Ioim`bm bmJbm`g. Ag`m `m Vw`m
H$aUrZ hmVmam _$Z OmBb. Vy ehamV am{hbobm {VW a_`mbm m IoS>mV
Vwbm AmVm H$a_V Zgb nU bjmV R>od, ehamV`m bmoH$m`mV {Ohmim,
AmnwbH$s Zg`m, nU `m IoS>mV`m bmoH$m`mVM _m`m-__Vm, {Ohmim
AgVmoM. OodT>m JmoS>dm IoS>mV AmgVmo`m VodT>m ehamV ZgVw`m. `m eha
Jmdmbm ^wbyZ Amnb aVm`m _mUygmbm `m bmWmSy> ZH$mog. nVmderb.''
eoOmarnmOar KamV gmJm`bm `m`Mo. AmOmo~m H$mHw$iVrbm Am`mJV
gma EoH$m`Mo. `oH$mbm _mPr g_OyZ H$mT>m`bm bmdm`Mo. nU _r ho gma
WmoS>M _Zmda KoUma hmoVmo. _bm \$V S>mo`mg_moa {XgV hmoVr gw_`m. EHo$H$Xm
dmQ>m`M _mPr dmQ> ~KyZ Vr Xwgam H$moUrVar OmoS>rXma Var {ZdS>Uma Zmhr Zm?
qH$dm AmBdS>rb KmBJS>~S>rZo {VMo bZ Va bmdyZ XoUma ZmhrV Zm? Ag
daModa _Zmbm dmQ>m`M. IaM AmnU doi H$aVm H$m_m Z`o. Zmhr Va EH$Xm
doi Jobr H$s Am`w`^a nMmVmn H$aV ~gm`Mr doi `oBb hr {^Vr dmQ>m`Mr.
AJmoXaM n nmR>dyZ gw_`mZ Amnbr ZmamOr `V Ho$br hmoVr. nU
AmVm AmnU gmdY hm`bm hd hmoV H$s, Vr `m`m nwT>M nmD$b Q>mHy$ Z`o
hUyZ. amJm`m ^amV EImXodoir H$mhrVar {ZU` KoBb Am{U Amn`m EH$m
MwH$sMm Am`w`m^a nMmmmn H$am`Mr doi `oBb. H$mhrhr hmoD$ Xo. {H$Vrhr
gH$Q>mbm Vm|S> m`bm bmJy Xo. gw_`m Amn`mnmgyZ AbJ hmoVm H$m_m Z`o.
{V`mgmR>r AmnU dmQ>ob Vo H$am`M. gdd nUmbm bmdm`M nU EH$XmM
bZ CaH$m`M hUOo CaH$m`MM.
eodQ>r bmoH$mZr gm{JVbo`m JmoQ>r _Zmda Z KoVm _r H$mohmnyabm Om`Mm
{ZU` KoVbm hmoVm. `mV AmOmo~mMr Aer AdWm ~KdV ZhVr. Var
AmKmV & 129
XwgarH$S> {Vbm ^oQ>`mMr AmVwaVm gmogV ZhVr. eodQ>r Omo {ZU` `m`Mm
VmoM _r KoVbm. AmOmo~mMm {damoY S>mdbyZ `mZm H$nZm Z XoVmM {ZH$mbm`m
AmX`m {Xder H$mohmnya JmR>b. _m`m Imobrda Jobmo. R>a{db hmoV {VWM
AmVm H$m`_M amhm`M. {ZXmZ gw_`mM Am{U _mP bZ hmoBn`V Var. gJi
gm{h` KoD$Z MmJ`m V`marVM Ambmo hmoVo. ~JoVyZ gm{h` ~mhoa H$mT>bo.
H$nS>o, gm~U, Vob dJao Vo `dpWV `m `m OmJr R>odbo. AWU H$mQ>da
R>odb Am{U nmR> Q>oH$br. Ver Cm`m {ZH$mbmMr YmVr gw$ Pmbr. CmMm
{ZH$mb H$m` Agob Amnbm? H$_r _mH$ H$m AgoZmV nU _r nmg AgoZ
H$m`? Oa Amnbm EImm {df`mV Zmnmg Pmbmo Agob Va gJio {_
Amn`mbm H$m` ~mobVrb? Amn`mbm Zmnmg hm eX _mhrVM ZhVm. _r
\$V nmg Am{U {H$Vdm Z~a, n{hbm H$s Xwgam! Q>Ho$dmar {H$Vr nS>br
Agob? hmM {dMma Agm`Mm. _mPo {_ gwaoe, A{Zb, g{Xn {VKohr
{ZH$mbm`m AmX`m {XderM _bm noT>o ^adm`Mo Am{U ho Ko n{h`m Z~amMo
noT>o Ago hUyZ A{^ZXZ H$am`Mo. _r Iyn AmZXyZ Om`Mmo.
nU AmO _m _m`mOdi H$moUrM ZhVo. gJ`mZm VmoS>b hmoV _r
EH$m `VrgmR>r. Xwgam {dMma S>mo`mV hmoVm Vmo, H$g g_OyZ gmJm`M
gw_`mbm? Vr Cmbm ZH$sM Amn`mda ZmamO AgUma {VMr H$er _ZYaUr
H$am`Mr? {Vbm H$g nQ>dyZ gmJm`M? _mPr H$mhrM MyH$ Zmhr `mM H$maUhr
{Vbm gJi nQ>dyZ gmJm`M hmoV. `m{edm` {VMm Jag_Ohr Xya hmoUma
ZhVm. nU `mM H$mhr EdT> {deof dmQ>V ZhV nU `mnojm {ZH$mbM _bm
_hdmMm dmQy> bmJbm hmoVm. Oa AmnU Zmnmg Pmbmo Va Amn`mbm gJirM
Xya H$aVrb, ZmH$maVrb H$moUrM Odi H$aUma Zmhr. gw_`m Amn`mbm Xya
H$aUma Zmhr Zm? hmhr Z nS>m`Mm. ~oMZ dmQ>m`M. nU AmnU Oar Zmnmg
Pmbmo Varhr gw_`m _bm Xya H$aUma Zmhr. `m Xw:ImV VrM _mPm EH$_od
AmYma Agob Varhr gw_`m _bm Xya H$aUma Zmhr. `m Xw:ImV VrM _mPm
EH$_od AmYma Agob {VM _bm AmYma XoBb. _mPr g_OyV H$mT>ob. nU
AmnU Zmnmg hmo`mMm H$m {dMma H$aVmo`. _r Va nmg hmoUma hUOo hmoUmaM.

130 & AmKmV


AIoa {ZH$mbmMm {Xdg COmS>bm. {ZH$mbmgmR>r hUyZ bdH$aM H$mboOmV
hOa Pmbmo. {ZH$mbm`m Q>oeZ_`o gwm gw_`m Hw$R>o {XgVo H$m ho nmhV hmoVmo.
nU Vr _bm Hw$R>o {XgbrM Zmhr. gwaoe, g{Xn Am{U A{Zbhr bdH$aM Ambo
hmoVo. Vo _bm {Xgbo. `mZrhr _bm nm{hb, nU `mZr _m`mer ~mobbo Zmhr
H$s {dMmanyghr Ho$br Zmhr. EdT>mV _hm{dmb`m`m AmdmamV bH$ ~moS>
AmU`mV Ambm Am{U Vmo _hm{dmb`m`m AmdmamV _`^mJr bmd`mV
Ambm. A{^ZXZmMm ~moS> hmoVm Vmo. JwUmZwH$_o W_ Ambo`m {dm`mMr Zmd
dmM`mgmR>r _mPr _moR>r YS>nS> hmoVr. _r niV JXuVyZ dmQ> H$mT>V Jobmo.
nmhVmo Va W_ gw_`m OmYd, {Vr` H$_mH$ gVmof nmQ>rb, VVr` H$_mH$
gnZm nmodma. `oH$ dfu `m H$m`m ~moS>da _mP Zmd Agm`M. nU n{h`mXmM
Amg hmoV hmoV. Vo nmhZ Iyn dmBQ> dmQ>b. Ho${dbdm`m ZOaoZo `m ~moS>mH$S>o
nmhmV hmoVmo.
_bmhr AXmO hmoVmM H$s Amnbm `mdoiobm Z~a `oUma Zmhr. nmg
hmo`mMr ^rVr dmQ>V hmoVr _bm. Va Z~amM am{hb ~mOybmM. _r Amnbm
AYmemgmaIm Z~a Ambo`mMr Zmd nmhV ~gbmo hmoVmo. gw_`mMm n{hbm Z~a
Am`mMo nmhZ _bm AmM`M dmQ>V hmoV. hr Va Amn`m~amo~a H$m`_
Amgm`Mr. {Xdg {Xdg^a Amhr JnmQ>nmV aJm`Mmo. {hZo A`mg H$Yr
Ho$bm? {hMm n{hbm Z~a H$gm Ambm? ho ah`M dmQ>V hmoV. AO~M dmQ>V
hmoV. _r `m {dMmamVM {VW C^m hmoVmo. EdT>mV Am_`m dJmVbr XmoZ-
VrZ _wb Ambr. _bm hUmbr,
""Aao, emV {ZH$mb KoVbmg H$s Zmhr?''
""Zmhr AOyZ.''
""Aao, _J Ko Om H$s.''
""AOyZ m`bm Mmby Ho$bm Zmhr.''
""ho H$m` Amhr KoD$Z Ambmo Zho.''
amO Am{U eoIaZo KoD$Z Ambobo {ZH$mbn XmI{dbo.
""hmo` OmVmo AmVm.''

AmKmV & 131


Ag hUyZ {ZH$mbn `m`bm Jobmo. EdT>mV g_moa Zohb.
""emV {ZH$mb KoVbmg H$m`? nmg Amhog Zh?''
""hUOo Vwbm H$m` eH$m dmQ>Vo?''
""H$mhr Zmhr Vw`m~b Am{\$g_`o H$mhrVar MMm Mmby hmoVr.''
""H$m` Mmby hmoVr gmJ Zm?''
""H$m` _r bj {Xb Zmhr. nU VwPo Zmd KoVbob _r XmoZ-VrZ doim
EoH$b hmoV. ~a Vo OmD$ Xo. nU emV H$m` ao `mdoir Z~a Zmhr Ambm?''
""hUOo?''
""AmVm H$m` gmJy Vwbm?''
""_J Vwbm EdT> {V`mV JwVm`Mr H$m` JaO hmoVr? Vr Vw`mV Z
JwVVm Vwbm PwbdV am{hbr Am{U Vy _m PwbV am{hbmg gma {dg$Z Am{U
_J _mabr ~mOr {VZ.''
""hmo`, Zohb ~amo~a hm` VwP.''
""~a, n{hbm Am{\$g_`o Om Am{U {ZH$mb KoD$Z `o.''
""hmo. _r {ZH$mb KoD$Z `oVmo, nU _bm gw_`m Hw$R>o Amho Vo n{hb gmJ.''
""_r gmJoZ Hw$R> Amho Vo. n{hbm {ZH$mb KoD$Z `o. gw_`m Am{U _r
eoOma`m ~mJoV Amho, {VWo `o Vy.''
""nU AmVm Hw$R>o Amho Vr?''
""Vy `o n{hbm Amhr Amho eoOma`m ~mJoVM.''
_r nQ>H$Z H$m`mb`mV Jobmo. _ZmMr YJYJ dmT>bobr hmoVr. Am{\$g_`o
OmVmM gJionU ge{`V ZOaoZo _m`mH$S>o nmh bmJbo. _bm H$mhrM H$iV
ZhV. bmH$H$S>o OmD$Z {ZH$mbnmMm _mJUr Ho$br. {ZH$mbn KoVbo Am{U
AmVwaVoZ nmh bmJbmo. VmoM BJOr`m {df`mV 5 _mH$mZo Zmnmg Pmbmo hmoVmo.
S>m o`mdaVr Am^mi H$mog i`mMm ^mg Pmbm. S>m o `mg_moa AY mar
Am`mgmaI Pmb. nU gmdabmo, {ZH$mbnH$ nmhV AgVmZm BJOrMo m`mnH$
ehmnyao ga Ambo Am{U _bm hUmbo,
""H$m` Pmb Moham CXmg H$am`bm? df^a _Om H$aVmZm H$ib Zmhr.
Oam _moS>`m n[apWVrMr Var OmUrd R>odbr AgVrg Va Aer doi Ambr
ZgVr Vw`mda. nU Vy ^wbbmg da{b`m aJm AmVm H$a h_mbrMm YXm.
gwIm`m jUmbm gJir AgVmV. AmVm H$moUr `oV Zmhr. `m Xw:Im`m jUr
`oBb AZw^d Vwbm. gwYam AmVm Var. ~K gwQ>Vmo` H$m` {df` nwT>`m doiobm?
ZmhrVa dm`m H$aV ~g.''
_bm _m`m MwH$sMr AmVm nyU Imr Pmbr hmoVr. _r \$ma _moR>r MyH$
132 & AmKmV
Ho$br hmoVr. Vr MyH$ H$YrM ^$Z {ZK`mgmaIr ZhVr.
AmVm g_moa Va AYma hmoVm. nwT>Mm _mJM {ebH$ am{hbm ZhVm.
H$m` H$am`M? Hw$R> Om`M? `oH$m`m ZmM Cma H$m` m`M? _moR>m Z
nS>bm hmoVm. Vem AdWoV _mPm nS>bobm Moham KoD$Z Odi`m ~mJoV Jobmo.
{VW gw_`m Am{U ZohbZo _mPm nS>bobm Moham nmhZ ZohbZ {dMmab,
""H$moUVm {df` Jobm?''
""BJOr.''
""IaM Am_`m H$nZon{bH$S>Mr JmoQ> Pmbr hUm`Mr. `m _wbrMm
Z~a `oUma Zmhr Ag dmQ>V hmoV {VM _wbJr W_ H$_mH$mZo nmg hmoVo. `m
_wbmMm W_ H$_mH$ `oUma Omo MmJ`m JwUmZr nmg hmoUmam Agm Vmo MH$
Zmnmg hmoVmo. {H$Vr _moR> AmM` Amho ho!''
""~a Vo OmD$ Xo, AmVm Oo Pmb` VrM JmoQ> ~mobV ~g`mV H$mhrM
AW Zmhr. nwT>br {Xem H$m` Vo R>ad.''
""AmVm Hw$R>br Ambr`m nwT>Mr {Xem, _m`m {Xemda AYma ngabm`
AmVm.''
""Ag ~mobyZ IMy ZH$mo H$mhrVar hmbMmb Ho$`m{edm` Vwbm n`m`
Zmhr. ~K `Z H$$. Vwhm XmoKm_`o AmUIr _mPr AS>MU ZH$mo. ~gm
~mobV Vwhr. _r OmVo, _bm doi hmoVmo`.''
Zohb {ZKyZ Jobr. AmVm hmoVmo \$V gw_`m Am{U _r.
""H$m` ao A`mg A{O~mV Ho$bm Zmhrg H$m? Vy Zmnmg hmoerb Aer
H$nZmXoIrb Ho$br ZhVr. _mPrhr gJir dZ ^J Ho$br`g. nwT>M bqZJ
gJi {dH$Qy>Z Q>mH$b`g.''
""hUOo H$m` ~mobVrg Vy?''
""EImm Zmnmg Pmbo`m _wbmer gJV H$aU AmVm _bm ZH$mo dmQ>m`bm
bmJb`. _r EdT>r Qb|Q>oS> AgyZ Vy _m ey` {ZKmbmg.''
""AJ nU _r _wimV ey` Amho H$m` gw_`m? ho H$moUm_wio Pmb gJi?''
""H$moUm_wio Pmb?''
""Vw`m o_mV nS>`m_wio Zm?''
""nU _r H$m` Vwbm A`mg gmoS> hQ>bo hmoVo H$m`?''
""nU _r doS>mdyZ Jobmo Vw`m `m dmT>`m ghdmgmZo, OdiH$sVoZo.''
""hm Xmof H$moUmMm VwPm H$s _mPm?''
""Vw`m_wioM Zm Pmb gJi.''
""_J Vw`m o_mV nSy>Z _bm H$m Zmhr Pmb Amg?''
AmKmV & 133
""Vo H$mhrhr Agmo nU _r _m`m _Zmda Vm~m {_idy eH$bmo Zmhr. hr
_mPr MwH$s Amho. nU _bm AmVm gwYmam`M Amho. Z`mZo MmJbm A`mg
H$$Z nwT>Mr narjm m`Mr Amho.''
""_J XoZm, narjm Xo, nmg hmo _mPr H$mhrM haH$V Zmhr.''
""nU Vy Ag VwQ>H$ VwQ>H$ H$m ~mobVog?''
""_bm _mhrV Amho, _r gw>r nS>`mZVa narjm gn`mZVa Vwbm H$mhr
H$nZm Z XoVmM Jmdr Jobmo. `mMm amJ Vw`m _ZmV Amho Zm. nU `mdoir
Pmbo Zo_Ho$ Ago, _r eodQ>Mm nona XoD$Z Imobrda Ambmo. AmdamAmdar H$am`Mr
Am{U Vwbm ^oQ>m`bm Om`M Ag R>a{db hmoV nU AMmZH$ A{Zb Imobrda
Ambm. AmOr J^ra AmOmar Ag`mMr ~mV_r KoD$Z. _r nQ>H$Z gm{h`
KoVb Am{U Jmdr Ambmo nmhVmo Va AmOr _bm H$m`_Mr gmoSy>Z Jobr hmoVr.
_J Vem AdWoV _r Vwbm H$g H$idUma? Xwgar JmoQ> hUOo AmOmo~mZm
gm^mim`Mr O~m~Xmar nyUnUo _m`mda `oD$Z nS>br. Kam_`o Xw:ImM
dmVmdaU, `mV VwP n `oVmM Vw`m nmbm Cma XoD$Z VwPm Jag_O Xya
H$am`M R>a{db. n {b{hbhr nU n {bhZ Pm`mZVa bmmV Amb H$s n
nmR>{d`mZVa Vw`m AmB~m~m`m hmVmV Oa n Job Va _moR>m Kmoi hmoBb.
{dZmH$maU Amn`m XmoKmZm mg ZH$mo hUyZ _r n nmR>{dbM Zmhr.''
""_bm _m\$ H$a _mPr WmoS>rer MyH$ Pm`m~b, IaVa Vbm VwPr Iyn
AmR>dU Ambr. gVV ~oMZ hmoVmo Vw`mgmR>r nU H$m` H$aUma? _bm _m\$
Ho$bg Zm?''
""_r H$moU Amho? VwPr? Vwbm _m\$ H$aUmar?''
""hUOo?''
""Oo g_Om`M Amho Vo g_O.''
""nQ> gmJ gw_`m.''
""hUOo VwPm Am{U _mPm g~Y H$m`?''
""Ago H$m` ~mobVog gw_`m? _r AmO Omo Amho Vw`m_wioM Vw`m
AmYma d o_m_wioM Vw`m{dZm _mP OJU Ae` Amho.''
""nwao H$a AmVm VwP Vo H$m`_M dm`. H$Q>mim Ambm` _bm `m
dm`mMm. VwPm _mJ Vy ~K. _bm nwT> {eH$m`M Amho.''
""AJ, _J _bmhr {eH$m`M AmhoM Zm?''
""_J {eH$ Zm. Vwbm H$moU ZH$mo hQ>b`. nU _m`mer gnH$ VmoSy>Z
Q>mH$. nwhm _bm ^oQ>`mMm `Z H$$ ZH$mo.''
""AJ H$m` ~mobVog ho? AmVm _mPr JaO gnbr H$m?''
134 & AmKmV
""H$m` Ho$b`g ao Vy _m`mgmR>r? JaO gnbr hUm`bm? Vw`m narjoMo
ngo _r ^abo. Ka^mS>o _r {Xbo. Vw`m OodUmMr gmo` _r Ho$br. `mMo ngo _r
{Xbo. H$m` {Xbg ao _bm Vy? JaOonwaV ZwgVm Ambmg Cn^moJ KoVbmg {ZKyZ
Jobmg.''
""gw_`m Ag ~moby ZH$mo. _mP o_ Ia Amho. dmWu Zmhr. _bm _m`
Amho Vy _m`mgmR>r Iyn H$mhr Ho$b`g nU Vw`mgmR>r _r H$mhrM Ho$b Zmhr,
Ag Vy ~moby ZH$mo. H$maU Vw`mgmR>rhr _r Iyn JmoQ>rMm `mJ Ho$bm`. {H$`oH$
dfmMo F$UmZw~Y Agbob _mP hmQ>ob, Vw`m gmJ`md$Z gmoS>b. {VW`m
gamM _m`mda Agbob o_, {ddmg EH$m jUmV _r `mM _Z _moS>b.
`m`m o_, {ddmgmbm VS>m Kmb{dbm. Hw$Um_wio VyM gmJ? _r _m`m
{OdbJ {_mZm Vw`m_wio XwI{db. `m`mer Agbobr {H$`oH$ dfmMr _r
VmoS>br Vohr Vw`m_wioM. _hm{dmb`mVrb gJ`m {ejH$m`m _ZmVyZ CVabmo.
`m`mnmgyZ Xwamdbmo Vw`m_wioM. AmOmo~m AmOmar AgVmZm `mZm gmoSy>Z
_r BWn`V Ambmo Vw`m_wio.''
""Vo gJi ~amo~a Amho, nU AmVm AmnU Pmb Job {dg$Z OmD$`m.
_bm Zmhr m o_ dJao JmoQ>rV nS>m`M.''
""R>rH$ Amho, _mPm dmna hmoVmo` Vmon`V, dmna H$aV hmoVrg Am{U
Am{U AmVm _bm dm`mdma gmoS>Vog _r Zmnmg Pm`mMr Vwbm bmO dmQ>V
Amho Zm?''
""hmo`, gJ`mMrM bmO dmQ>Vo`. _bm AmVm VwPrM bmO dmQy> bmJbr`.
Vy _m`m _mJmV nwhm `oD$ ZH$mo.''
""Zmhr gw_`m Vo e` Zmhr. _r bZ H$aoZ Va Vw`merM.''
""bZmMr dJao ImoQ>r dZ nmh ZH$mo. Vw`mgma`m a`mda`m
{^H$maS>m~amo~a bZ H$am`bm H$m` _r _hm_yI Zmhr.''
{^H$maS>m hm eX _m`m _Zmbm bmJbm. AmOn`V hrZ _bm BVH$
o_, AmnwbH$s {Xbr, gwIXw:ImV AmYma {Xbm, nU AmO _mPm {Vbm {VaH$ma
Va dmQ>Vmo` nU {VZ _m`m H$_VaVoMr Am{U Jar~rMr {^H$maS>m hUyZ
OmUrd H$$Z {Xbr hmoVr. H$miOmbm N>oXUma ho dm` hmoV. EH$_od AmYma
AgUma _mUygM Ag ~mobV hmoV. `m `VrMm AmVm Cd[aV Am`w`mV
_moR>m AmYma dmQ>V hmoVm, `mM `VrZ _bm jUmV ZmH$mab hmoV. {Vbm
OJm`M hmoV, Zd Am`w` `m Am`w`mV _r ZgoZ. AgVrb Zdo {__{Ur
Am{U Zdr gmar Xw{Z`m Am_`m ghdmgmV KS>bo`m KQ>ZmMmhr {Vbm {VaH$ma
dmQ>V hmoVm.
AmKmV & 135
narjoVrb `emZ {Vbm Agm_m` {_imb hmoV. `m_wio _m`mgma`m
gm_m`m~amo~a amhU, dmdaU {Vbm `mo` dmQ>V ZhV. {Vbm hdm Agob
H$Xm{MV {V`m gmaImM {V`m Q>b|Q>bm emo^Umam Hw$UrVar. AmVm {V`m
d^mdmV Va ~Xb Pmbm hmoVmM, nU `m AZwfJmZ _mUgmMr XmoZ $n
AZw^{dbr, AmVrb Am{U ~mhoarb.
EH$mH$s AMmZH$nUo {VZ _bm ZmH$mab hmoV. hr JmoQ> Iyn Xw:IXm`H$
hmoVr. Ver _r {Vbm _mZV hmoVmo, Vmr Vr ZhVr. ho `m dm`mZr H$R>moa
eXmZr {g Pmb hmoV. \$ma _moR>r MyH$ H$$Z _r \$gbmo hmoVmo. \$ma _moR>m
nMmmmn Pmbm hmoVm.
Varhr `mdoir {Vbm _r Iyn {dZd`m Ho$`m. Vi_irZ gm{JVb.
""Vw`mgmR>r _r am-{Xdg am~oZ nU Vwbm gwImV R>odZo. _bm Ag
EH$mEH$s ZmH$m$ ZH$mo gw_`m.''
""Aao, Omo dV:M nmoQ> ^$ eH$V Zmhr, Vmo Xwg`mM H$m` ^aUma
Amho?''
""nU _J Amnb bZ!''
""bZ N>o! _ZmVyZ ho H$mTy>Z Q>mH$. AWU ~KyZ nm` ngamdoV Vy Hw$R>o?
Am{U _r Hw$R>o? dZo ~K nU Vw`m AmQ>mo`mVbr ~K. \$ma _moR>r ZH$mo nmh
dZo.''
{V`m `m H$R>moa eXmZr _r Km`mi Pmbmo hmoVmo. gJ`m {Xem AYma_`
Pm`m hmo`m. Am^mi H$mogib hmoV. AmVm Iar EH$Q>onUmMr OmUrd _bm
Pmbr hmoVr.
_r H$mHw$iVrbm `odyZ {Vbm {dZd`m H$arVM hmoVmo.
""Vw`m gd AQ>r _bm _m` AmhoV nU _bm Ag EH$Q> gmoSy> ZH$mo
gw_`m.''
""_m`m H$mhrM AQ>r ZmhrV, Vy dV Amhog, VwP Am`w` Vwbm
OJm`M Amho.''
""brO _bm {dgZ Om. _bm _mP Zd Am`w` OJm`M Amho. _bm
^wVH$mi {dgam`Mm Amho. Vwhr VwP Zd Am`w` OJ. ^wVH$mi {dg$Z Om.''
""gw_`m ^wVH$mi {dgam`bm Vmo H$mhr ^mVwH$brMm Ioi hmoVm H$m`?
Vr dMZ, `m enWm, Vmo ghdmg `m gwIr ggmam`m JwOJmoQ>r H$g {dgaU
e` Amho? Vo OJU Am{U Vo jU ImoQ>o hmoVo H$m`? EImm Ordmer Ioim`bm
Vmo Ioi hmoVm H$m`?''
""hd Va Vy `mbm Ioi hU, Ordmer IoiUmam AWdm ^mVwH$brMm.
136 & AmKmV
_bm ho gd {dgaU e` Amho. Vwhr {dg$Z Om. _bm _mP ZdrZ Am`w`
OJm`M Amho Am{U brO AmoTy>Z VmUyZ ZmVr Owid`mV H$mhrM AW ZgVmo,
_m`m _ZmV ZgVmZm XoIrb Vy CJrM _m`m _Ou{d H$m dmJ`mMm `Z
H$aVmo`g? _r `m jUmbm VwPr H$moUrhr Zmhr, ho bjmV R>od. BWyZ nwT>o _m`m
Am`w`mV Vy T>dimT>di H$a`mMm `Z H$$ ZH$mo A`Wm `mMo n[aUm_
Iyn dmBQ> hmoVrb Am{U Vo H$moUVo n[aUm_ ho Vwbm _mhrV AmhoVM. Vw AZw^dbmhr
Amhog hr ^oQ> Amnbr eodQ>Mr ^oQ> Agob. Vw`m ^mdr Am`w`mgmR>r ew^oN>m!''
""gw_`m brO _mP EoH$ _bm gmoSy>Z OmD$ ZH$mog. gw_`m _r Vw`m{edm`
OJy eH$Uma Zmhr. gw_`m Wm~.''

AmKmV & 137


_mPr AmV hmH$ {Vbm AmVm EoH$m`bm OmUma ZhVr. jUmV gmar
dZ Ywirg {_imbr hmoVr. _r \$gbmo hmVmo, EH$m _mohOmimV AS>Hy$Z. Zm
n[apWVrMr OmU hmoVr Zm ^mZ hmoV. _Zmbm dmQ>ob Vg dmJV Jobmo hmoVmo,
`mMr {ejm _bm AmVm {_imbr hmoVr.
AmOmo~m `m OJmVyZ Jo`mMr ~mV_r H$mZmda nS>br Am{U _r gwM
Pmbmo. Am^mi H$mogib hmoV. gJir dZ hdoV {d$Z Jobr hmoVr. Zd
`o`, {O, C_oX KoD$Z Ambobm _r. _m`m~amo~a gJ`m dZmMr amIamJmoir
Ho$br hmoVr. `mZr `mZr _bm C^ Ho$b hmoV `m gm`mZmM VmoS>b hmoV.
qH$~hZm _m`mnmgyZ gmao Xwamdbo hmoVo. _mPr AmOr _mP Xwbj Pm`m_wio Vr
`m OJmVyZ {ZKyZ Jobr. gw_`m`m gmJ`md$Z _r AmOmo~mZm CVmad`mV
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