|iҦɴxS ʴʴvi

                bCS En-S BE +xxɺvɮh ʶɹ] hV iS En-i nhɮ |iҦɴxS +ʴɹEɮ. ɨxi& ɨVi + +ɽ E | ɤnS +l bCx ME, ʪE | + E +h bCS |iʴɹɪE E{x +ii ESi +ɽ, {h bCx |S V ʴʴv ɯ{ nJʴɱ +ɽi iS v Piɱ iɮ bCS |ʴɹɪE E{xS {E ɯ{ S]Ex Ii i.

Enɮ E`{iɳ         

                (֮p +h Eh Siұ ƪʨi |S +ʴɹEɮ {ɽ )

                ......... {ɮi hBV i b Mɱ .... +h ix nx ix ib ZEx Piɱ.

                iS i n Eɴ, iS +ɺɴ {ֺɴ, 'Eh !' + |x +lƤɱ E ɮɴ + ɮ <SU Zɱ... {ɮi i {f > n xɽ, ɤn ibɤɽ {b n xɽ... + ƪɨS M EiE nɺ V ɴɪ ɴx Piɱ i i ={ɪM {b... jS iɤvii EhS nE BE i i. VҴ Pɤɮ i i... xɱ Vɴi i, n , n ....

                i hɱ "..... i֨S Z BEEɴɮ Eiҽ | +ɱ iɮ iS Eɽ ={ɪM xɽ. +{ɱ | {i | +ɽ. +V{ɪi i֨S Ziɱ Ƥv i֨ <iE {ʴj `ɱ +ɽ E i Ƥvɱ ʴ]ɳ Pbi Eɨ xɪ ʴSɮx i֨ +{ɱ | xiS `ɱ. |ɪixS {PɯhJɱ i֨ i Eiҽ ZE +ɱ iɮ i ɱ nɱ xɴi i֨S ɨ +ɽ. ɱ ɮ Ei i. +i iɮ +b{bn {ʴɱ. +{ɱ x BEEx E. {h +inJұ i֨S xiS {ʴj Jɱ {ʽV. V i֨ɱ +h ɱɽ i Pi hɮ xɽ. S M]S i{ i. S M] nnS n] JɺɮJ ]i ..."

                iɱ ɮ ` nE +ɱ... i +Mn ff b Mɱ...."

                xi i i, Ei v֮ +ɽ +ɨS |S +ɺl ! SƤx˱Mx{ɺx +ʱ{i ɽx | Ehi JɮJɮ Eɽ MɳS V +ɽ. VS |iұ Ehiҽ +bE` xɺi i j{֯S ɤiinJұ +S i. V{ɪi nP {ɮ{ɮx ]hɮ +Eh H iEx Vhx +ii i{ɪi BEEʴɹɪS V +fx i Mi +ii iS xi ix Eɽ BE +xɴSxҪ ni +i. +fi Eɴ +i, n +i, =ɱ Mɱ䱪 |iS Mv +i. {ʽ SƤxx +h {ʽ ʨ`x Eɴ, n, Mv xɽҺ i. SƤx˱Mx ֯ Zɱ E JS xɴ xɴ { |M] ii. {ɮi +ɱɴɮ xɽҺ ɴ i|ɨh {ʽ SƤxS +vS |iS Mv { |ʨES +Vɱix Mɳx {biS. M Vxɦɮ iS ʴɱIh n PɪS ] iɮ Pi i xɽ....

                (+i S +Mn ʴɮv xkS 'ɮɮ' EnɮS xɪE En P !)

Enɮ 'ɮɮ'    

En +ɴx hɱ, "xɽ. xi ɱ xE +ɽ MxS ʴvҴɮ Z ֳnJұ ʴɷɺ xɺɱɨֳ i ʴvҴSx Z ɽSɮh i ɪɱ Һ. {h ɽSʮh hV SE xɴ, iɮ Z ɴǺS ʨx.

... +iʮE Mf | + iɮ iix =nɴhɮ ɮҮƤv-xɴ H +S ɮҮƤv-{ʴj +i. + |S +ɴ Ƥv `hɮ xɴɮ-ɪE ʴvx vn Zɱ +ɱ iɮ iS ɮҮƤv hV xɴɳ ʦSɮ, nSɮ ] {ʽV. Ex hx +ɨ MxS ʴv E  xɽ, {h +ɨ xɴɮ ɪE +ɽi. E iұ, ={ɽɺ Eiұ, iֱ Z J hiұ. ɮ ɽx E iֱ ? iZɶ Mx Ehɮ xɽ. {h {ix hx, Vbnɮh hx i ɱ +ɽ, ɨVɱ x iֱ ? Eɴ, M"

        ix iSEb xɮJx {ʽ. i ɱ. ix BEn {f ZEx +{ɱ ɺiE iS UiҴɮ ]E.

                ix iɺ Eɤɮɮ ix S iS xִ]Jɱ ] Pɱx iS ib =Sɱɱ.... +h M n-S Ih iS +`ƴɮ ix +{ɱ +` ]E....

                i xɶ hɱ, V i-S {ʽ SƤx ɱ i, Vɺ` i& xɨDZ, {ʴj `ɱ i, i SƤx +ɽ JɮS ! ... SƤxɨֳ Mnɮ ɨvxS ɺ iS E`ɴ] iS +`ɶ +ɱ. iS =h P] ix Piɱ. iS bɴ i iS xִ]JɱS ʽ, {h =Vɴ ix ix iɱ ʨ` Piɱ, UiҶ P]] vɮ.

                En xiɱ xi hɱ, {ʽ +˱Mx ! Vɺ ɱ i iɺ ! Vɺ` i& vn, SU, +H `ɱ i ! SƤx +h +˱Mx hV Eɳ ɮҮS +Eh xɴi. nx VҴx|ɴɽ BEEi ʨɺɳi i, i MɨS ɹɽi i. VMi V V i i, MƱ i i i SƤxi +h +˱Mxi |M] Zɱ i. E - M] l i, J] i. Mb ʨ` +h SƤx BfS +iɨ i i. iS ={ɦMi xɴ VҴiS vxi i...

                +vE Snh {ɱ䱪 xҮ jS +M`xi M֮] i nP BEES ʨ`i, SƤxS +iS |ɶx Ei x +ɺli Ei iɮ = ʽ.

Enɮ 'Sɽ'

(|iҦɴxS ɨl S EnɮS Epˤn +ɽ +h MɴMɲ HS xiɱ MɴMɲ |iҦɴx Mɴix bCx +{ɱ |iɦS ɮ Eɱ SEx nJʴɱ +ɽ.)

                (1) (bC] ֱJ +h iɮ nx |f HҨvұ |iҦɴx.)

                ---- bC]x {ֹEn ] E +{ɱ ɪE ɮ Mɴ, Z | iɮɴɮ +ɽ, iɮSƽ Zɴɮ +ɽ, {ɮi iֱ ɪ ɳMhS ʤɱE Eɮh xɽ. iɮ ɮ ʴSɮ +ɽ. ɮ hV ɮS BE Z i V<DZ. {h iS Vhɮ xɽ +h i Z Ev V> nhɮ xɽ. iֱ E{x xɽ <iE i ƪɨ +ɽ...

                Eh Eɽ h, | Ji& +xɴɮ +EhS ɯ{S +ɽ. lb MhS +Eh, ES ɮҮS +Eh. BJt Hұ +fx Vɴɳ Pɴ +h nɺ{]i `ɴ, i ʴɺɮɴ, ɮ xɮɳ{h {ֺx ]Eɴ, i HҶ xx, ɮҮx +iɤ BE{ ɴ + V䴽 <SU i, +h i <SU =i{z ixS {ɮE]S =iE] +i. i䴽 iɱ hii Jɮ |. + |S +x֦ɴ bC]x {ixS ɤii Ev +ɱ xɴi... {h Spxɴɺiɱ  VMi i ɪɱ +ɱ +h BE nɶ ɨS ES nɮi = +ɱ iɮ iS o]Һ {b i䴽 j iS xVɮ|ɨhS iS xx vɴ Piɱ i. V +EhS +h ɴxS +x֦ɴ ix {ڴ Ev +ɱ xɴi iS S iS +Mɴɮ BEn = ʽ i... i i&S +ɶSɪ Ei ʽ i, ɱS | hii E Eɪ ?

                (+Sɱ +h nEvұ +xɴɮ | ! )

                BJt HҤɮɮ hɺS +i&Eh Jɮ Vb +ɱ E i |ɨֳ Iɨɶұiɽ =i{z i, | ViE +ɪn + iiES Iɨɶұiɽ +ɪn +i. iɨֳ nE +Ei o]Һ {bɤɮɮ iS +{ɮv Vɺ iɱ +`ɱ iɤqS i{ Vɺ =ɳ i i|ɨh BE Eɳ ix iSɴɮ V |iS ɹǴ E i i |iS Zɮ BEn ɽ Mɱ i... i&S xɶ ZMbi ZMbi iɱ BES M] +vEvE {ɹ] ɨVɱ i i E iS nEɮ ɮ ɮ | i! +Vxɺvn ! ... iɱ ɮJ ɺ i i E {S ɹ Vh MS xɴi. Vh i iɱ |lɨS Sx ]i i.

                nE hɱ, "VMS o]x MxMɮ ` S ɱ +liS n&J ], {ɮi Jɮ n&J Zɱ iZ ɨVix ɤb, xɱɪE ` S ... ʶI Mx ]ɴɮ iZEb vɴ Phɺ`

VҴ iɳɳi i iɮnJұ n ʽ. iZ |S {l P>x SMɱ hS V xɶSɪ E i, i b xɽ i n iҺ, {ɮi Z ni iҺ..." i i i Ihɦɮ lƤɱ. iS i ɽV {f Zɱ +h iS ii i Miɱ. ix xE ]    xɽ S ɮ ɨvx Zɱ|ɨh iS b SɨE.

                ...+SɱS xS ɮ Mvɳ {ɱ. +ɶSɪS +h ESi +ʴɷɺS V xɮM` <iE iS xɱ ESi ʽ i i Vh BJt v ֮M`ҺɮJ BEn ]...

                .... iS h BEix hɮ ɨvx <iE n] +h J i, E BJt MvS nɳx VҴ Pɤɮ ɴ iɺ +Sɱ i ɨvx Pix ].

xɽxS +h xɮɶS VJɨS iS xɴɮS h {ֺx xPɱ. +{ɱ | l M xɽ, i lE Mɱ, iS n hx Jɮ |S +{ɱɱ ʨɳɱ, ʴSɮS i iS +i&Ehi {ɺɮ. ʴ]x, xɮɶ, {ɶSi{ S ɮ n Zɱ. +xnx +i&Eh E Zɱ.....

                (+h xS ֮ɴɮұ Mv | !)

                xS xi +ɱ, +SɱS Mxɱ xxx ʴɮv E, Z ɤii iɺ PbhS EɽS Eɮh xɽ. Z ֮ iS {ɺiҺ {hi& =iɮ +S +ɽ. Eɽ hi Eɽ n xɽ iSi. ʤS- +Sɱ Pɮɤɽ {bɴ Mɱ. {ɮi i +{ɱ |iұ VMɱ. V Sɽ iɱ BE +ɱ ix iɱ ɨl n. iS Sɽ ɱ BE i +ɽ.

                (+h +SxE x ɨVi E ֮ +{ɱ bS ʴɹh {bi S ֱM +ɽ.)

                V iɱ ɮ { ] i iS +i BEn Ei +Pb >x ɺɱ i. |S Sɽ BES Jj {]ɴɮ V ]ɮ i Sɱ Mhɮ i i ]ɮ Mɱ tS BE iұ + iɱ ] i....

                {h +i ? iS Jj fɺɳ i, ʴɷɺ {ɱ i. xS n M`x M i. E EE xɱ ]Si i. i Pɪɳ Ei i. ֮Eb VɪS S +l +<Ǥ{x EnSi bɴ Mɱ iɮ bɪS + BEBE Zɱ i....

                'V> E V> xE' 'V> E V> xE' ...=] ֱ] |ɶxS Ph iS xi {bi +ix <ɮiS |ɴuɮ{ɶ i {Sɱ. i Ihɦɮ lɤE. ix M ɳx iEb {ʽ. {ɮix i ix Vɴ E ɮS {ɪ- Sfɴ ? iɱ `ʴi <x ... {h n-S Ih i {ɪ- Sf Mɱ. nx Vx Sfx M.... J{f = ʽ.

                .....Ihɦɮ Jix Eɱɽ +ɴV BE +ɱ xɽ. M ֮ ҳ Pɱ Mɱ. i BE +ɱ. iS {ɴɱS Sɽ iɱ ɮJ BE i i. iɱ ], Ei Mb Sɽ ! Vh i Sɽ iɱ ES ɮi i ! vҮ ni i ! ] nJɴi i ! = Eɪ ʽҺ, +i + hi i ! iS xS xhǪ Zɱ ! i ix E xɽ. Ehi +o Mf Hx E i iɱ E xɽ. {ɮi iS xS xɶSɪ Zɱ Jɮ.

                ix i =Sɱɱ +h nɮɴɮ ]E]E E.

                "nɮ =PbS +ɽ ! ."

                iS nx `n n Piɱ, "i !"

                ix nɮ ], +h Ji {> ]E !     

                Enɮ "i E ? i E ?"

                [ұvɮS ixiɮ iS iҶ BExɹ] ɽx xɤɤ +iɡ x S |S + Ehɮ +h iS xEɮx n:J >x +{ɱ VҴiS jS {ɴx ]Ehɮ xɤɤɺɽ ! bCS Jhix =iɮ |iҦɴxS BE MɳS ɯ{ !]

                xɴɤ +iɡ x x S V bnɺi `ɱ i i {ɽx SEiS >x M ... {h i ɴx iS VҴ Mnɰx M. iS xi ɮJ > Mɱ, Z ʴɮH{hS iɴɮ +Pi i +ɽi... i xɶ `ʴi i, C i +]{i PɪS <lɱ CEɨ...

                ix xɤɤɺɽx Miɱ, " Mɮ䱪 ɽɱi ɱ MnɮɺɮJ ]i. + ɴS ɱ ɴɪ xɽ. <SU iɮ ֳS xɽ. E` iɮ n xɴxi i VM BJt {hE]i Z ɽhS ɴɺl E +ii iɮ il +vE ɱ +i."

                xɴɤ hɱ, "+ ? ɮ Miɱi. <lx n Eɴɮ ]]ɱS VMɱ +ɽ. VMɱS ɮqҴɮ Z ʶEɮ Mɱ +ɽ. MɱS {UbҺ ]]ɱ xɴS xn +ɽ. ` i +h `Eh +ɽ. il V>x ɽ +{h..."

                xɴɤɺɽS h BEi BEi xiɱ xi SMɱS SɮE i... V BEiS hx xɴɤɺɽ ` Jֹx Ei i, i BEiS iɱ ɪ ] .. {ɮi MɱɴɮS CEɨS nx j =] +h i +vi xɴɤɺɽS Mhi +Mɮ h Sɱhi Ehiҽ +xSi M]  iɱ +f xɽ, i䴽 iS x x&E +h ɺl Zɱ ....

                VMɱiɱ {ɪɴ]x Pbɴɮ ɮ >x Vix BE `Eh JɳJɳ ɽhɮ +f nɱ i䴽 xɴɤ hɱ, "<l lƤ Eɪ ? Pbx {h {V. +{h P]Eɦɮ +fS E` i ɺ. M V> {ɮi Mɱɴɮ."

                xɴɤ Pbɴɯx =iɮ. P<P<x Vɴɳ M. i bɴ ʮEҴɮ ɮ n>x =iɮhS |ɪix Ei i. {h iS nx JtJɱx i Pɱx xɴɤx iɱ {`ҨMx vɮ, i䴽 iS nx i iS ixɦMɴɮ P]] nɤɱ M i !... iS i {ɶ ɽVMi Zɱ JSi xɴi, x̴Eɮ xɴi...

                i BEn hɱ, "ɱ =t {ɮi {`ʴhS ɴɺl Eɱ E ? V<x hi."

                i hɱ, "i֨ɱ J{ nɺ `x PhS i E +ɽ ."

                                " i i nɴ M i֨ɱ."

                                " + E hi ?"

                                " ɱ ɪ ]i."

                                " ES ?"     

                                " i֨S."

                "Z ? i֨ɱ ɪ ]ɴ + Eɪ Pbƪ Z ix ?"

                "Pb xɽ. {ɮi Eɽ Pb + ɱ ]i..."

                " i֨ɱ V> x n, `x Piɱ iɮ ?" xVɮ f x ni i hɱ, "+ i֨ Ehɮ xɽ S Jj +ɽ ɱ... i֨S V{hɱ hɮ xɽ + VֱɨS +h +xɪS Ei i֨S ix Pbhɮ xɽ, + Mɽ Z x ɱ ni."

                iS hx i +{ɱɱ +vE |ɪ Zɱ +ɽ, Ҷ ] Mɱ +ɽ S VhҴ ix Zɱ.... M i Mɱ.... xiɱ - M] ix iɱ Miɱ... ɮ ɹ ix Mɨ +JiɮS iҶ <x `ɱ i.... {h V Ih ix ] i BE Ihi - M] nx M䱪 i. iɱ Pɴ, iɱ {ɶ Eɴ, iS ɤn BEɴ, iSɶ ɴ, iS{ɺx IhɦɮnJұ n

> xɪ + +f iS VҴɱ Mɱ i...

                ɮ Mi Mi xɴɤ {f >x = ʽ i... i hɱ, "ɱ iZ |{i Zɱ xɽ iɮ Z ɮ xɮɶ <DZ. ɮ n&J <DZ. VMhS Z <SUS {. P]E iZ Zɴɮ | +S + Jj ɱ xɽ, Z { ɱ ɽi +ɽ. Z{ɶ ʴt Ei +ɽ, i ɱ ɽi +ɽ. Z Vɴɴ Ei iEb +ɽ i ɱ `>E +ɽ. ZVɴɳ iֱ nhɺɮJ H BES M] +ɽ. Z | ! i |ɱ j ɪn xɽ. +h E`ɽ ʽhE ʴSɮx i ɱx Zɱ xɽ. +V iZ Zɴɮ | xɺɱ iɮ nJұ Eɱiɮx i Zɴɮ | E Mɶұ <iE H Z vn Mf |i JSi +ɽ. ! Mx Eұ E Zɶ ?"...

                xɴɤɺɽS h BEix IhIh ұ ]i i E i +{ɱVɴɳ iұ, i vɮiұ, +fiұ, SƤx Piұ, ʨ` Pɱiұ... {ɮi iɺ Eɽ Pb xɽ - xɴɤɺɽx iɱ {ɶnJұ E xɽ. xɴɤɺɽS Eɮ +h ƪɨ kҤq iɱ +n ]. iS |S xɨdz{hʴɹɪ iɱ Jj ], +h iS i | +hJV iɱ nɮ Eɽ Ei hɺɮJ xɺɴ E{xx iɱ iSʴɹɪ +xE{ɽ ].... iS hi ʴxɴh i, ɤni n i, +h iS xVɮ |x +lƤɱ i.... iS iɱ ɮ Eh +ɱ....

                i hɱ, "i֨S |ʴɹɪ ɱ ESinJұ E xɽ. {ɮi <iE ` | Zɴɮ Eɱ Ei ? Eɺ` i֨ Ei Zɴɮ | ? +h i֨S i |ɱ |iɺn ZEbx E ʨɳhɮ ? iɮ VMh xɱ +ɽ. ұvɮx Zɴɮ +{ɮ{ɮ | E. i Z ɴǺ i. iSɨM Vɴi ʽ +ɽ S ɱ ɮ ]i. Z ɮҮS i ɱ EɪS xɽ, {ɮi xx +ɽ. i֨S |iS VɶMɮ Sfʴhɺ` |iS xɴb Eɱ Ei ?"

                iS +JS Cx ʴVS vCE ɺɱ|ɨh xɴɤɺɽS SɪS xɪ ɱ... ɮ E` i i C !.... iS BEE ɤnMhE iS +ɶɮ |ɽɮ i M. |ɽɮ ix Eɺ ɱ i. {ɮi iS ibS +JS C ix ɽxɶHS {ɱEbS ]....

                EbJɱ =b P> {ɽh- hɺɱ S]Ex {f ZEx Ex Sʴix i {f Eɴi i|ɨh ix i {f E. "+ xE !" + +x =nMɮ Ef. xɴɤɺɽS {ɺɮ䱪 ɽi i +{+{S {b.... V M] xɴɤx ƪɨx ]ɳ i, i ɽVMi Pb !... +h Pbxiɮ j xɴɤ i&S xS vx ʽ xɽi... Eɱ iɮ + Jx ɮɴɱ䱪 nMni ɮi i H ' ! !' + iS xɴS =SSɮ Ei ʽ.        

                .... vb{b Ex i E n Zɱ iS iɱ ɽi. {ɮi i = ʽ i lɮlɮ E{i. Gvx. +Vxɽ E] Vɴɳ +ɽ + ɪx. n&Jx +h BE |EɮS +ɽɪiS VhҴx.

                i P<P<x hɱ, "Z MɲS {l +ɽ i֨ɱ, xɤɴɺɽ ! ɱi +ʴSɮ E xE. i֨S |S ɱ Eɮ Ei i xɽ, {ɮi i֨S | JɮJƮ +ɽ, {ʴj +ɽ + xi, +h iɤq ɱ +n ]i. i Z +nɶ ʴɺMi + Eɽ Pb n> xE. i֨S vCEɮ EhS Zɴɮ +h xE. i֨S ɱiEɮɱ Z n ɳ {bɽ. {ɮi Z Eɪ ɹ] h{ڴS Z |h Viұ. x M iɮ {ilɮɴɮ bE bx i n<x. i֨ɱ Jx EɪS +ɽ E Z ? Eɪ ƪ i֨ɱ Z{ɺx ? | ? E Z |h ?"

                xɴɤɺɽx {ɺɯx vɮ iS i Jɱ Zɱ... iS ɺiE xɩ Zɱ. =h{- =SS n MnMn Mɱ....

                iSEb Pi Eɽ = ʽ.... xiɮ i hɱ  "+i i֨S Miiɱ ֮Iii {ɱ. Ih Z xi i֨Sʴɹɪ M xɽ, iɮEɮ xɽ, +nS +ɽ. {ɮi i +n +ɽ iɮS i֨ +h BEES xɮ{ Pɴ SMɱ. Sɱ V> +i...."

                V VM xɴɤɺɽ = i ilx ix x ɮ Ex BEnS iSEb Piɱ... M

JɱS xx {ɴɱ ]Ei i iS nx > Mɱ.....

                iIh xɴɤɺɽS V i ұ nɱ iS iS xɮ{ P>x ]ɮix |ɴɺ Eix {x&{x ni i. i Sj n Mɱ E +{h ֮Ii ʽ S i iɱ ], {ɮi xɴɤɺɽS +xE{x iS > ɰx <. ix n&J nhɴSx iɱ Miiɮ xɴi, SS iɱ BE ʴSj n&J i    i !

                +h ixS nɺx EEx iɱ x Ex V iɨ Miɱ i BEx iɮ iS n&Jɱ ҨS = xɽ !

                +{ɱ ɪi iɴɺli {b xɴɤɺɽ ix =`ɪɱ M䱪 Eɱ +f i ! ix Z{S M䲪 |ɨhɤɽ P>x +iɽi E +ɴ + ƶɪ i !