Shankha International
Shankha International in Bengali
Autumn-98 Issue
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"we bth, fvKfyh ahbhr fbhVHz H]hflhizfnr bhêchg[flh vrjhz fbl itpfC." aimfyr Hhyth wbhr Bhle uTfC yhe o uTfy phrfC nh. fse v[p[r fYfk bhêchg[flh 'itàk ar itàt' ârº kfrfC. fKlh fCfR ofvr bhr bhr uTfy HfêC phlh kfr. btb]hl ahj afnk pzsh ijfyfC, wKn K[b Bhl Hhy nh fpfl ahr fKlfC nh. s[kÑmhr phkh j[zhiR, or HhbBhb fvfK fbhJhr uphz fne or khfC ckmn yhs ahfC. agy]h bthfke uTfy Hl. o wkm[fTh k]hi@d infz wigfz fgl vrjhr ivfk. vrjh K[fle fvfK ShiR prh wk Bv/ miHlh, sf¤ wkth iB ahe ip s[]tfks.

"aimy, fk wfsfC fvK"- aimy vrjhr ivfk yhikfz Hkcikfz fgl. rhin} PÇhSth ainêCh sfä= nhimfz ivfz C[ft wl mH[zhr ivfk. oivfk s[kÑmhr ïÑphkéy ibzhfrr k]hng[flh yhRhyhiR tà]hsb]hfg p[rfy b]ï Hfz pRl.

mH[zhr ahshr b]bÆh clfC afnk ivn fYfke, phsfph_t iBsh sbe Hfz igfziCl, âV[ afpqh kriCl wkjn si¤r jn]. yfb HThQ kfr wBhfb Hhijr Hfb fsth aimy Bhbfye phfrin. aimy sbhefk pircz kirfz ivl- "we HfêC s[kÑ s[kÑmhr ylhphá, ahr we Hl bIfr^br btb]hl- bth bfle sbhe fcfn.---

bthr ahj nhet iduit. sfnß] Hfz wfsfC, o ufT pRl. s[kÑ ahj iKcÑiR rh~Vfb, iduit fsfr fPrhr pfY jhis_ isit fYfk eilS mhC infz wfsfC. o b/ºklIfne Yhfk, aimfyr a]hpht_fm@t fYfk vS iminftr Hh~thr pY.

"ik ah^cZ_], HThQ khr sf¤ wfl?" aimfyr p/fSNr uär ik fvfb mH[zh K[~fj phiêCl nh. wk bCr Hl aimy ofk ibfz kfr klkhyhz fPfl wfsfC. ibfzr ivnth fyh v['sèhH Hl cfl fgfC, ahj ibfzr mhfsr fSA yhirK.

tàhfBl wfjf@tr khfC mH[zh Kbr fpfziCl wkjn miHlh iPfr ahsfCn wkh, orh b/ºklIfne Yhfkn. or sf¤ ftilfPhfn kYh bfl mH[zh jhnfy phrl orh aimyfk BhlBhfbe fcfn, ahr Yhfko K[b khfC. mH[zh s[fZhgth ChRl nh. yhChRh HThQ kfr wfs shp_/hej fvbhr ahkA_>tho iCl. aimy K[b uQPÑlL HfziCl. sbhr shmfne wfvfSrh khzvhz bufk jiRfz fbS cÑm[ fKfz ivl.

fsivn s[kÑr rhnNh iKcÑiR ahr mhC Bhjh K[b jfmiCl. yhChRh ivnth iCl fmGlh fmGlh - Th@dhth j~hikfz nh pRflo mH[zhr khfC wktÑ fbiSe mfn HfziCl.

mH[zh ahshr pr mfnmfn BhbiCl wktÑ fbiS ir*k infze wfsfC aimyfk nh jhinfz. yfb Bv/miHlhr s=hmI wfsiCfln wzhrfphft_, ghiR infz. ofvr Zhbhr pfYe aimfyr Hherhej a]hpht_fm@t. PÇ]htth fbsfmf@t, shmfn ghiR v~hR kirfz orh lq] krfln, aimy bhRIfye ahfC. bhefr fYfke fvKh fgl jhnhlhr bLhef@dr iByr ivfz.

aimy abhk HfziCl mH[zhr shHs fvfK. yhr fYfko fbiS K[iS HfziCl ofk khfC fpfz. Khozh vhozhr pr s[kÑ cfl fgl. mH[zhr wyq> fZ G[m G[m phiêCl fsth fkhYhz ufb fgl. aimfyr jn] fvS fYfk fZsb ijinA infz wfsiCl s[]tfks fYfk wfk wfk sb fbr kriCl yfpnvhrh we a]hpht_fmf@t Yhfkn, chr ylhz. yfpnvhfk we rhiäfr ibr| nh kfr khl skhfl fvKh krh Z[i|s¤y mfn krl. wfk fyh uek fd , yhr upr yfpnvhr *áI s=hyI yhRhyhiR âfz pfR- bhêch fCht, yhe rhiäfr ahbhr uTfy Hz.

yfpn fmùilfkr shfY aimy srkhfrr afnk ivfnr pircz. v[jfne Zhvbp[frr fmkhinkhl. abS] yfpn wkbCfrr isinzhr. orh ahbhr ghfd_nrIfc wksf¤ khj kry. wkhär shfl ZKn eimfg/Shfnr vrjh K[ll, yfpn sf¤ sf¤ cfl wfsiCl s*áIk. aimy ahfs yhr k'mhs bhfv.

yfpn ei¶nIzhir} chkir phbhr ahSh fCfR ivfz wkth b]hfXk chkrI s[rº kfr. fCflit K[b b[ivßmhn ahr kYhz bhyh_z yÑKR. b]hkg/hu@d ei¶nIzhir} Hflo idpht_fm@thl prIqh ivfz fbS yhRhyhiRe pfvhnNiyr s[fZhg kfr inl. iSgigre ofvr e@thrfnShnhl idpht_fmf@t wkth s[phrBheshfrr pv fpl.

aimy p/Yfm wfs yfpfnr khfCe ufTiCl. afnk fc&th kfro lhefnr chkir nh fpfz agy]h ad jb s[rº krl. a]hpht_fm@t inl W ibi%d}wre fbsfmf@t- BhRh wktÑ km. ad-jfb Khtin afnk yhe aimy kivn bhfve khj fCfR ivfz bhiRfy bfs Yhky. infjr Krcth chlhbhr my pzsh Hfle Hl.

privn yfpnfvr sf¤ fvKh krfy fgl aimy o mH[zh. mH[zh K[b b[ivßmiy o sp/iyB, kYhbhyh_ chlclfn jRyh fne. mH[zhfk fvfK yfpfnr mfn HfziCl or b]hfXk or wkth chkir Hfy phfr, abS] wi@tà flfBfl. kYhth phRfye mH[zh rhij Hfz fgl. uekwf@d bfs siy]imfY] imiSfz wkth frj[fmo Fyir Hfz fgl.

SIy fbS fcfp ahsfC. infjr ghiR nh Yhkfl bhfs ftàfn chkir fK~hjh fbS as[ibfVjnk. aimy yhe Bhflh chkirr ahSh ahphyy: fCfRe ivfziCl. or ghiPliyfy ad-jbo or fbiS ivn itkfyh nh. wkth fr&tÑfrf@t khj kriCl, fbS Bhle khj, yhr upr Khozh iPà. bhRIfy wfs mH[zhr khfC g%p kry, "ink\sn ahr ik Khz, ---." HThQ wkivn fs chkirth fCfR ivfz wflh. bfRh bfRh ghmlh Hhfy pir&khr krh as$Bb ic@yh kfr iciT fml krhr aj[Hhfy fbirfz wfs ahr iPfr Zhzin.

v[ivn bhfv K[is mfn Yhit_ iPPY\ *tàIt fYfk mH[zhr jn] wkth ShiR ikfn bhiR iPrl. khl fYfk wkth P]hk\itàIfy khj. khjth ei¶inzhir} wr khChkhiC - yhe wfyh uQshH. privn skhl skhl khfj ronh Hl.

pLhi*tfkr khrKhnh. phudhr pLhi*tk gilfz fmhf%d Yhlh bhit o nhnh rkfmr ijinA Fyir Hz. or khj pRl bhit Fyirr fmiSfn. s[phrBhejhr wfs wfs fviKfz ivl p/fssth. bh: fbS s[@vr. g[fRh krh pLhi*tk wfs pRfC fmhf%dr iByr, yhrpr fsth fchfKr shmfne m[H[fy_e gfl ZhfêC. yhrpr khfjr mfV] shmfnr H]hf@dlth wktÑ ahlfyh kfr fcfp Vrh. b]hs, bhit Fyir. grm bhitth yhrpr ahpnh fYfke knfBzhr fbf%t wfs pRfC ahr jmh HfêC fkhfnr bhk\sthfy. sbe afthfmitk yfb, yfb H]hf@dfl smzmy chp fvozhthr mfV] wktÑ khirgir ahfC. iTkmy nh chp pRfl bhitg[flh ms<> Hz nh. idfPk\itB Hfl bhitth fbf%t pRhr ahfge sirfz fPlfy Hz.

afnkivn pfr aimfyr mfn Hl wkth pC@vmy chkir phozh fgfC. yhChRh chkirfy unNiy ahfC. afnk s[fZhg s[ibfV ahfC, fpnsno ahfC. sbfYfk Bhflh HfêC Zy fbiS fp/hdhkshn yy fbiS frhjghr. wkth fbisk mhefn fyh ahfCe.

aimy Hæ&t mfn vmhvm bhit Fyir kfr cflfC. fvKfy fvKfy fkhfnr bhk\sth Bfr fgl. aimfyr infjr Hhfyr khj s$pfk_ uêc Vhrnh iCl. ik@yÑ s[phrBhejhr wfs bhitg[flh fvfK m[K b]hjhr kfr bll, "ikC[e HfêC nh, sb idfPkitB.--- mn ivfz fvK, ahr fSKhr fc&th kr". bfl or Hhfy wkth JhR[ Virfz ivl. aimy JhR[ ivfz ahfS phfS CiRfz pRh pLhi*tfkr phudhr pir&khr krfy krfy ahR fchfK fvKiCflh idfPkt\th fkhYhz. mnth wktÑ vfm fgl -khjth ahbhr cfl nh Zhz. bhiRfy iPfr mH[zhfk Zyth Hhis m[K fvKhfb ahSh kfriCl fsth Hl nh. mH[zh bhrbhr ijôhsh sfäüo o khfjr kYh wfkbhfr wiRfz fgl.

blh bhH[l] sèhH nh fZfye khjth cfl fgl. wivfk yfpfnr s[phirfS mH[zhr chkirth Hfz fgl ofvr b]hfXk. mhefnth p/Ym chkir iHshfb ap/y]hiSyBhfb fbiS.

chkirth fpfz mH[zh vhrºn K[iS. yfpnvh ahr mH[zh wk sf¤e skhfl khfj fbirfz fZy. mhfJ mhfJ mH[zhfk wkh iPrfy Hy. Zhyhzhfyr pY icnfy as[ibVh Hy nh. iyn chr bLk fH~ft shbofz f*tShn, oKhfn ftàd fs@thfrr ftàn Vrh, fnfm ahr iyn bLk.

yfpnvhr fvùlfy chkirth Hozhfy mH[zh ibfSA kéyô iCl. yhChRh yfpfnr b]bHhr K[b amhizk, sHfj mhn[Afk ahpn kfr fnbhr afSA qmyh or. mH[zh ofk vhvh iHshfb phozhthfk infjr fsùBhg] mfn kfr afnk Bi| S/vßh krfyh. yhChRh frhjkhr fvKhfShnh ofvr sK]yhfk ahro v<ª o akéiám kfr yÑll. yfpno mH[zhr shinNV] fbS upfBhg kry. mH[zh or Hævfz wkth ibfSA Æhn aiVkhr kfr bfs iCl.

aimy jhnhlhr khfC v~hiRfz Yhkfyh mH[zhr jn] afpqh kfr. wktÑ fvir Hfl uiv=gN Hfz cfl fZy shbofz f*tSfnr ivfk. mH[zh bhiR iPrfl orh v[jfn wksf¤ ch fKy. aimy rhnNh nh jhnflo shHhZ] krhr fc&th kfr. mhfJ mhfJ ikC[ wkth kfr rhfK, yhfye mH[zh K[b K[iS Hfz fZy. s}shr cliCl Bhflhe. orh fbsfm@t a]hpht_fm@t fCfR ivfz Czylhr wkth PÇ]ht inl. oKhn fYfk iButh K[b s[@vr.

fvKfy fvKfy K<&tmhs khfC cfl wl. fSA pZ_@y aimyo idpht_fm@thl f*thfr wkth fsl\sm]hfnr ftf$phrhir khj fpfz fgl.

K<&tmhs efB mH[zhr aiPfs phit_ iCl, wktÑ fsfj g[fje fbirfziCl. phit_fy yfpn mH[zhfk afnfkr sf¤ pircz kirfz ivl. wktÑ fcnhânh Yhkfl upfr oTh sHj. yfpfnr pIRhpIiRfy mH[zh wktÑ idàXk kfr fPfliCl. bhiR iPrfy shmhn] rhy Hfz igfziCl. aimy jhnhlhr khfC v~hiRfz afpqh kriCl. fsivn yfpn mH[zhfk C'ylh pZ_@y fpù~fC ivfziCl. Gfr DÑfk mH[zh aimyfk wktÑ in^cÑp fcKl. aimyo lq] krl mH[zhr kYhz as}lgNyh ahr m[fK mfvr gnß. aimy aiBmhn fbiSq> rhKfy phfr nh, ahr mH[zhr b]bHhfr fZ jhv[ ahfC yhfy phAh>o gfl Zhz.

mH[zhr ikC[ivn bhfve pfvhnNiy Hl. o uprozhlhr s[njfr pfRiCl. yhChRh fs kmhfs_r CháI, yhe flKhpRhr khfj fkhno as[ibVh Hzin.

s=êClyh nh Yhkflo aimy o mH[zhr s}shfr s[fKr aBhb iCl nh. yfpnvh o s=hyI fbùivr khfC orh iCl ibfSA ahpnjn. orh sbsmze wksf¤ fbRhfy fZy. s=hyIr b/dofzfy iYfzthr fvKhr K[b sK. ik@yÑ fCflfk fkhYho frfK fZfy shHs Hznh, bh yhfy aB]ïo nz. wkivn mH[zh ofvr jn] v[fth itikt wfn ivl ahr fCflfk infjr khfC rhKhr vhizy=o inl.

mH[zhfvr ghiR iCl nh. abS] Fvni@vn Zhyhzhfyr jn] ghiRr fkhno p/fzhjn iCl nh - oKhfn ghiR Yhkfle ibpiä. ik@yÑ fkhYho fbRhfy fZfy Hfl afn]r upr inB_r krfy Hy. aimy abS] afn]r ghiRfy dàheiB} iSfK lhefs@s fjhghR kfr fPfliCl. mH[zhfko yfpnvh kivn infz fbirfzfC dàheiB} fSKhfy. mH[zhr eêChfye orh wkth p[rfnh fSiB fnhBh ikfn fPll fbS a%p vhfm wkjn fcnhfShnh flhfkr khC fYfk.

mH[zh wbhr ufT pfR lhgl aimfyr wkth Bhflh chkir fjhghfRr b]hphfr. ghiRth Hozhfy b/ºklIn o m]hnHht\fnr gi@d ChiRfz bhefrr jgfyr sf¤ fZhghfZhfgr s[fZhg Hl. mH[zh jhnfy phrl ofvr afnk bnß[bhnßb inuezk_ fCfR fbirfz pfRfC iPlhfdliPzh, b*tn bh iHu*tfn. aimy Hhl fCfR ivflo mH[zhr fjfv ahbhr Vrfy Hl. o *kÑflr bnß[ iniKlfk fPhn kfr jhnl f*thn ahr eunheftfd fbS ikC[ flhk infêC, abS] phep-shfphft_. iniKl khj kfr iPlhfdliPzhz ik@yÑ Yhfk nvIr ophfr k]hmfdfn. or khfC uQshH fpfz aimy wkivn ghiR infz cfl wl or fPrI a]hpht_fmf@t. iniKl ofk wkivfn phep-shfphft_r b]hphrth iSiKfz fvbhr p/iyS/[iy ivfziCl. mH[zhr khfC aiBmhfn p/iyôh kfr wfsiCl wbhr wkth chkir Hhfy nh infz iPrfC nh.

Sinbhfr f*thfn 'jb fPzhr', aimyo p/ïÑy. phep-shfpht_ ChRh phepf*tàso afnkth iSfK fPfliCl wkivfn. frsp@s f*pk\tàh, dhenhimk flhd P]hk\tr ey]hivfy or frj[fm nyÑnBhfb shjhfnh Hl. skhfl ufTe fcrIiHfl Hhijr. wy sHfj chkir Hfz Zhfb fsth aimfyr ib^bhs HiêCl nh. wrpr fshmbhr eunheftfd e@thriBu. oKhfn Bhflh aPhr fpfl wth fCfR fvfb. e@thriBu Bhflhe Hl. Hhfy wkth chkir Yhkhz aimy bhfg_n krhr fjhro fpfziCl -yhe aPhrth ap/y]hiSy Bhfb Bhflh Hl. aimfyr Bhg] K[fl fgl.

mH[zh K[b K[iS. we shPfl]r jn] or abvhn fZ ahfC fsth jhnflo aimyfk fsth blfy shHs krl nh, Ziv o ahbhr fb~fk bfs. yfb mH[zh or chkir fCfR aimfyr shfY ahsfy rhij Hl nh. yfpno prhmS_ ivfziCl wk bCfrr ahfg we chkir ChRh uicQ Hfb nh. Gn Gn ChRfl fku chkir ivfy chz nh. kYhth siy], aimyo b[fJiCl. agy]h ofk wkhe iPrfy Hl. ahphyy: iniKflr oKhfn Yhkfb, yhrpr VIfr s[fÆ a]hpht_fm@t fvKfb.

aimy fshmbhr fBhrfblhz cfl ahfs ahbhr sèhH fSfA â÷bhr rhfá b/ºklIfn fPfr. mH[zh ikC[ rhnNh kfr fvz ahshr smz.

j[lhe mhs fYfk aimy infjr a]hpht_fm@t inl, fPrI a]hpht_fm@t kmfpLkfse. nvIr ophfr Yhkfl BhRh afnk sïh. yhChRh Hhe *pId ftàfn Jt kfr vS iminft iPlhfdliPzhr dhunthun. fPhY_ ab j[lhe uek-wf@d mH[zh sf¤ wfs or a]hpht_fm@t g[iCfz ivfz fgl.

aimfyr sf¤ mH[zhr pircz sK]yh fYfk gfR ofTin. oth HfziCl or fCht Bhe ayIfnr shfY. v['jfn wksf¤ kflfj pRfyh. orh kÇhS fkft kiPHhufs ahÄh fvozh, isfnmh fvKh ahr bthink\fs fbRhfy Zhozh, sbe kfrfC. mH[zhfk ofvr bhiRr sbhe icny. ofk sbhr pC@v iCl, fvKfy s[@vrI, yhChRh kYhbhy_hz khfjkfm_ fbS ctpft. aimfyr ibfvfS Zhbhr b]bÆh Hfl ofvr bhiR fYfk aimfyr s}fg mH[zhr ibfzr p/ïhb wflh. mH[zhr bhiR fYfk fkhno ahpiä Hl nh. yhChRh mH[zhro as$miy iCl nh.

ibfzr pfre mH[zh b[Jfy phrl v[e Bhefzr mfV] imflr fYfk aimlthe fbiS. wkjfnr mfV] p/hf>r aPÑr@y uêCühs ahr afn]r mfV] iYiyfz pRh Bhb. abS] ibfzr pfr aimy fvR mhfsr my iCl, yhr mfV] pirczth fbiS gBIr Hfy phfrin. mH[zh b[Jfy fpfriCl bnß[yü fYfk fp/fmr s{cnh Hfl fsth afnk mV[r Hz. o fcfziCl fp/fmr fjhzhfr infjfk Bhisfz ivfy, s=hmI*áIr mfV] wmn wkth s$pk_ gfR yÑlfy fsKhfn Yhkfb fbiHshib akép>yh, infjfk ujhR kfr fvbhr uêCühs, Yhkfb nh g[fn g[fn ph fPfl clhr k&t.

aimfyr ibfvS fYfk flKh iciTfy fkhno fp/fmr p/lhp bh ibrfHr ahBhA Yhkfyh nh. mH[zh mfn mfn Bhbfyh fCflth ik fp/fmr aiBnzo krfy phfr nh. yfb o b[Jfy phrfyh aimfyr p/khS nh Yhkflo ofk K[b Bhlbhfs. ahr aimy wfkbhfr fbrisko nz fsth jhnfyh. aimy cfl Zhbhr pr mhH[zh wkth iciTfy ilfKiCl, "ik fH, yÑim ikC[ ivfz Zhoin fyh? frhj skhfl fkmn fkmn mfn Hz---." uäfr aimy ilfKiCl, "bh}lhfvfSr mhit ub_rh jhin, yfb ibnh chfA Ss] uQphvn Hz, fsth jhnh iCl nh."

mhfsr pr mhs Zhz aimy mH[zhfk ahshr kYh flfK nh, bh ahnhr b]bÆho kfr nh. âV[e flfK, "ahr wktÑ iÆiy fHhk, yhrpr---." abS] mH[zh infjr fc&thfye phSfpht_ iBsh Zh krhr Fyir kfr fPfliCl.

mH[zhr âV[ mfn Hz ibfzr p/hz v[bCr Hfy cll fse iÆiy ahr Hl nh. aimfyr w]hpht_fm@t g[iCfz ivfy wfs wkivfnr fbiS Yhkfy phrl nh. iPfr fZfy Hl, privn aiPs.

mH[zhr khfC uekfdg[flh K[b idfp/is} mfn Hz Gfr iPfr wfs. Cylhr upr fYfk jhnhlhr khfC v~hiRfz v{fr inuezk_ isitr ahflh Jlml *khe lhefnr ivfk yhikfz mnth uvhs Hfz Zhz. o ik we fcfziCl! mfn pfR Zhz ayInfk K[b fbSI kfr. ibfzr pr o mH[zhfk sbhr shmfn fbùiv blflo wkh fpfl fmù bfle dhkfyh. fbS lhgfyh or. ayIn mhfJ mhfJ iciT, mH[zh b[Jfy phfr ofvr mfV] frhmhf@sr frSth wKno rfz fgfC.

p/iyivfnr in:s¤yhz mH[zh aB]ï Hfz igfzfC. abS] yfpnvhrh fyh khfCe Yhfkn, mhfJ mhfJe oKhfn fnm@ynN Yhfk. mH[zhr fkhr jn] rhnNh krfy eêCh kfr nh. v[p[fr lhöth aiPfs Hz, iPfr wfs idnhrth fkhnrkfm chilfz fvz. wkivn yfpnvh yh jhnfy fpfr fbS bkhbik kfriCl. aimfyr aby_mhfn wmnik shmfno mH[zhr fvKhfShnhr Bhr yfpn afnkth infjr upfre infziCl. dh|hr iTk krh, ijinApá fknh sbikC[e yfpfnr prhmfS_ Hz. yfpfnr b]bHhfr wkth ijinfsr p/hcÑZ_ fsth Hl ah@yirkyh, Zhr b]hiè mH[zhfk ahkhfSr mfyh iGfr frfKiCl. mH[zh K~[fj fpfziCl wk ip/z bnß[fk. Zhfk p/hf>r sb kYhe blh fZfy phfr.

mH[zhfk yfpn mhYhz kfr rhKfyh. ahivfK]yhr mháh ChiRfz fgfl s=hyIr mfyh Sh@y mhn[Ao ibri| p/khS krfyh. mH[zh yKn wktÑ wiRfz clfyh.

fvKfy fvKfy mH[zhr wk bCr fkft fgl. SIy piR piR kfro pRfC nh. wkivn HThQ ibfkflr ivfk uäÑfr Hhozh befy s[rº krl, ahr kI p/c@d SIy! mH[zh tp\fkht fnzin. aips fYfk fPrhr pfY yfpfnr s}fg fvKh. yfpn or tp\fkhtth K[fl mH[zhr ghfz chipfz ivl, "âV[ wkth phylh khid_ghn pfr wfsfCh, Th@dh flfg Zhfb fZ!"

K<&tmhfsr smz aimy v[ivn fbiS C[it infz bhiR wfsiCl. fbS l$bh C[it, orh sbhe imfl FH Fc krl. wkivn frido isit imuijk Hfl fp/hg/hmo fvKflh. fsivn bhiR iPfr s=hyI fvS fYfk ftilfPhfn jhnfy phrflh or bhbhr K[b SrIr Khrhp, sbhe fZfy blfC. s=hyI v[ivfnr mfV] frid Hfz fvfS ronh Hl.

s=hyI fvfS fZfye bhbh ibChnh fCfR ivib] vh~iRfz pRfln, clhfPrh krfy s[rº krfln. sbhe bll wkmhá fmfzfk afnkivn nh fvfK we abÆh. s=hyI yfpfnr khfC v[mhfsr C[it m¶[r kfr inl, igfziCl sèhH iyfnfkr jn].

fvfSr Bhflh s}bhv fpfz yfpn s=iïr in^bhs ChRflh. fsivn mH[zh oKhfne iCl. frhjkhr mfyh fsivno yfpfnr sf¤ aiPs fYfk iPfr ch KhiêCl. yfpn mH[zhfk shmfn fpfz jiRfz Vrflh. p/Yfm ahlfyh kfr, yhrpr wktÑ fjhfre. mH[zh ChRhbhr fc&th kfrin, fbS Bhle lhgiCl. o wktÑ abhk Hfz igfziCl ik@yÑ as=hBhibk mfn Hzin. mH[zhr shrh SrIrth fZn abS Hfz ahsiCl, âV[ ânfy phiêCl yfpfnr b[fkr S+vth fbS fjhfr fjhfr ahr or grm in^bhs pRiCl or khfnr khfC. yfpn mH[zhr fT~hftr opr fT~ht frfK ahlfyh kfr cÑm[ fKl. mH[zh ahr v~hiRfz Yhkfy phriCl nh, smï SrIfrr Bhrth fCfR ivl yfpfnr upr.

yfpn wr ahfg wktÑ ahVtÑ jiRfz VfrfC, icfk cÑm[o fKfzfC ahvr kfr, ik@yÑ mH[zhfk wyth nhRh fvzin. smï SrIfr fZn eflkitàisit bfz igfziCl yhr ahfbS fYfk m[| Hfy fbS ikCÑq> smz lhgl.

mH[zh an[Bb krl yfpn K[b khfC cfl ahsfC. mhfJ mhfJe orh wksf¤ rhnNh kry nyÑbh bhefr fZy fKfy. yfpfnr shinNfV]r mfV] wktÑ mhvkyhr snßhn fpl, yhe or afnk bhznh fmfn infziCl. yfpnfk o wmn uêchsfn bisfziCl fZ or fkhn b]bHhro mH[zhr khfC Æ{l bfl mfn Hy nh. mhfJ mhfJ sb ikC[ ibilfz ivfyo eêCh kry. yfb o yfpfnr piriV iniv_&t kfr ivfziCl. yfpn yh fmfn infziCl iS&t fCflr mfyh. abS] v[&tÑ b[ivß mhYhz chpfl mH[zh mfn kirfz ivy, "jhfnh fyh ahmrh v[jfne ibbhiHy." yfb orh jhnfyh bhrºv ahr ahg[fnr PÑlik v[fth khChkhiC rfzfC, shmhn] fbshmhl Hfle ibf*Phr> Gtfb.

fsivn b<H*piybhr. shrhivn fmG kfr ahfC. fPhrkh&t - sfnß] fYfk f*nh pRh s[rº Hfb - shrhrhy o privn Vfr PÑt v[fzr mfyh jmfb. mH[zh ahr yfpn sfnß]r ahfge bhiR iPrl. iTk Hl privn brfPr mfV] aiPfs Zhfb nh. yfpfnr a]hpht_fmf@t rhnNh Hl. bhefr f*nh s[rº Hfz igfzfC, Hhdsfnr ophfr m]hnHhthhfnr *khelhen. khl C[it, yhrpr uekw@d idàfXkr fkhn iHfsb rel nh. yfpn Khz f*tàt *kc, mH[zhr pC@v ijn w@d tink ueY w tÑe*t ab lhem. yfpn ahiïp[mhi@yr fbhyltho icl krfy ivfziCl, mH[zh oth K[b Bhflhbhfs.

mH[zh s=hyI fbùivr wkth ShiR jiRfz infz ahrhm kfr fshPhz bsl. fshPhz phShphiS bfs v[jfn pr*pfrr shinNV] upfBhg kriCl. itiBth sfnß] fYfke cliCl, yhrivfk ofvr lq] iCl nh. inuj fSA Hfz tÑnhet fSh s[rº Hl. v[jfn wktÑ fbiS HhsiCl ahr wfk afn]r upr giRfz pRiCl. yfpn mH[zhr phfzr phyh fYfk kphl pZ_@y cÑm[ fKfz ivl.

"wkth jhzgh bhv pRl fZ."
"yÑim fZ bflC oth g@dIr bhefr."
"ahjfkr jn] oth yÑfl inlhm."
"cl, oGfr cl."

HThQ ftilfPhfnr Sf+v C@v pyn Hl. yfpn bll, "wy rhiäfr Zy sb ÷]hXk kl ahfs, ahr kivn bd\d fbfRfC."

wy ivfnr shmfl rhKh fZtÑkÑ bhik iCl yhr sbth mH[zh yfpnfk sfp ivl. ahbhr ftilfPhn. fbS kfzkbhr bhjhr pr yfpn Vrl. ophS fYfk fShnh fgl, "yfpnvh, ahim aimy bliC." Hyciky yfpfnr Hhy fYfk fPhnth pfR fgl. fShnh ZhfêC, "ahpin jhfnn mH[zh fkhYhz? ofk fPhn kfr kfr phiêC nh.---" yfpn Vrbhr ahfge lhenth fkft fgl.

kYhg[flh âfn mH[zh Jt\ kfr ibChnh fYfk fnfm infjfk yhRhyhiR g[iCfz infz chibr fghCh Hfy fbirfz pRl. yfpnvhr wigfz fvozhr jn] ahr afpqh krl nh.

yfpn ikC[ pfr fPhn kfriCl aimyfk, ik@yÑ phzin. o yyqf> fbirfz fgfC. Zyth f*nh pRhr kYh iCl, yyth Hzin. fHiB f*nhr fb%tth fdlhozhfr fSA Hfz fgfC. rhïh P~hkh ahr fbS pir&khr, fvRG@thr mfV] aimy b/ºklIfn fpù~fC fgl.

aimy yhRhH[fRh kfr DÑfk fvfK mH[zh G[mfêC. m[fK mfvr gnß ahfC, in^bhs p/^bhfs wktÑ k&t HfêC b[Jfy phrl, s=pN fvKfC Hzfyh. jflr gLhs wigfz ivfz bll, "jl Khfb", mH[zh ivib] gLhsth Hhfy infz jl fKfz ahbhr G[imfz pRl. aimy fZ abÆhfye fHhk, mH[zhfk fvfK s=iïr in^bhs fPll.

fBhr nh Hfye aimy Zhbhr jn] ufT pRl. â÷bhr Hflo afnk khj fPfl wfsfC. yhChRh f*nh fyh fymn pRl nh, fkhn aj[Hhy fne. aimy fshjh aiPfs cfl wfsiCl. mH[zhfk fPhn kfr fdfk yÑll. ofk bll nh fZ rhfá or khfC wfsiCl. mH[zh fbiS kYh blfy phrl nh, shrh SrIrth YrYr kfr k~hpiCl. "fyhmhr SrIr Bhflh ahfC fyh?" s}iqè uär, "H~]h".

ahznhz mH[zh fvKl or wk khfn v[l fne. khl rhfá fkhYhz K[fl pfRfC. mnth K[b ibAnN lhgiCl, mfn HiêCl sbhr khC fYfk philfz Ziv an] fkhYho cfl fZfy phrfyh. wkbhr BhbiCl aiPfs cfl Zhfb, ik@yÑ fkhn khfje mn bsiCl nh. phfk_hflthfr kiP bshl. wmn smz vrjhz nk\. yfpnvh wfsfCn, Hhfy v[lth. v[jfn kiP infz bsl, v[jfne cÑp. yfpnvhr ibShl b]i|y=th fZn HThQ kfr fbS Kb_khz mfn Hfy lhgl. mH[zh or fchfKr ivfk yhkhfy phriCl nh. yfpnvh ipCn fYfk wfs ofk jiRfz Vrhr fc&th krl, mH[zh or Hhy v[fth sirfz ivl, bll, "ahr nz, yfpnvh."

sfnß]r pr aimy iPrl. ahj yfpnvhr dhk pfRin. aimy wktÑ abhk Hl, ahro abhk Hl mH[zhfk wy km kYh blfy fvfK.

Khozh vhozh fsfr orh v[jfn fshPhz igfz bsl. mH[zhr fmùnyhz ikfsr fZn ahS}kh kriCl aimy. ijôhsh krl, "v[lth fkhYhz fpfziCfl fSA pZ_@y?" mH[zh cmfk uTl, ik@yÑ ijôhsh krfy shHs HiêCl nh o ikBhfb jhnl. mhYhr iByr nhnh rkm ic@yh jt phkhiêCl. HThQ aimy ijôhsh krl "fyhmhr mfn ahfC - khl rhfá yÑim G[fmr mfV]e ahmhr Hhy fYfk jflr gLhsth infl?"

mH[zh b[Jl rhfá aimy v[fZ_hfgr mfV]o wfsiCl ofk fvKfy. wbhr fbS fjhfre fk~fv fPll, "ahmhfk wkh fPfl frfK ahr kKno cfl fZo nh."

aimy ik b[Jl yh fbhJh fgl nh; âV[ jiRfz Vfr bll, "ahr ahim fyhmhfk khC ChRh kriC nh, fmù."

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