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ckh gpvr;b gz;zZk; gpwF ];fhyu;rpg;gpy ntspehL NghfZk;D Mirg;gLwh kq;fsk; mJjhd;| ~gp.vr;.bia fypahzk; gz;zpf; nfhz;;l gpwF Kbr;Rf;fr; nrhy;Yq;f. ntspehLk; xU jiyr;ridg; ngj;j gpwFjhd; Nghf tpLNthk;D ; nrhy;Yq;Nfh| ~Nrr;Nr mg;Gwk; vj;jid rpf;fy; tUk;> kq;fsk;| ~vy;yhk; vdf;F ed;dh njupAk;. ek;g ckh xU Mapuq;fhyj;Jg; gapu;. gbj;J Ntiy ghh;fF ; k; ngz;Zf;F ,d;Dk; gykhd;dh ghJfhg;G Ntz;Lk;. mg;gdh ,Ue;J ,J njupay;iyNa. cq;fSf;F JspAk; tpNtfkpy;iy| tof;fkhd Xirfs; ,g;NghJ Nja;Tld; Nfl;ld. ,td; nrhy;tJ Nghy vy;yhk; Vw;fdNt gpd;dzpg; ghl;lhfg; Ngha;tpl;lNjh? ,dpNky; ,yf;fpaj;jpw;fhf vOjpwJf;fhf thoNtZk;. ~ckh tho;f;if kpf FWfpa fhyk; nfhz;lJ. Neuj;ij tPzbf;fhNj| vd;whd; jho;e;j Fuypy;. mtd; iff;Fs; gpbgl;l jd; ifia mts; ,Oj;Jf; nfhs;stpy;iy jiyahl;bagb Gd;difj;jhs;. ~tPzbf;f khl;Nld;> rj;jpakhf!| vd;whs;. fw;gidapy; gf;fk; gf;fkhf vOjpa jhs;fs; gwe;jd. ntFNeuk; tiu fz;tpopj;J jPtpukhf vOJtJ> ehnlq;Fk; ^u; Nghl;Lf; nfhz;L Rw;wp mDgtk; ngWtJ> vy;yh Ngg;gu; gj;jpupiffspYk; |ckh| vd;w ngau; gspr;nrd;W gpufhrpg;gJ> ,e;j Nrfu; NghyNt jhDk; xd;wd; gpd; xd;whf KOg; Gj;jfqfs; gilg;gJ...

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tPL jpUk;Gfpwha;. rP! ,J vd;d tho;T. th! ,e;j Ciu tpl;Nl ntspNa Ngha;tpLNthk;. ehd; mLj;j khjk; Ntiyahf ak;K NghfpNwd;. NkNy fh];kPupy; ngfhkpy; xU fhl;Nl[; vLj;J ,Ug;Nghk;. th! ehd;F ehl;fs;| ~vd;d Nrfu;> ,g;gb Nghfhj topiaj; Njbz;L. ehd; ,g;Ngh Kk;Kukha; xd;iw vOjj; njhlq;fpapUf;fpNwd;. ePq;fNs mijf; Fiyg;gJ...| ~fplf;fl;Lk;. cd; vOj;J ngupa vOj;J! vd;idtpl Kf;fpaNkh cdJ mrl;Lf; fpWf;fy;fs;?| mjpu;e;J Nghdts; clNd jd;id nehe;J nfhz;lhs;. rpNkhd; ehu;jpu N[hbiag; gw;wpf; fdT fhZk; jdJ miuNtf;fhl;L Qhdj;ijf; fbe;J nfhz;lhs;. VNjh xU ce;Jjypy; mLj;j rpy ehl;fs; ,e;jj; jk;gjpiag; gw;wpa Ehy;fs;> tho;fi ; f tuyhW> Rarupjk; kw;Wk; mtu;fs; gilg;Gf;fspy; %o;fpdhs;. nuypNghd; xypj;jJ . mij vLf;ftpy;iy. tplak; njupe;J nfhs;s Ntz;Lk; vd;w mNfhug; grpAld; Ehy;fspdhy; njspe;j tpguq;fis tpOq;fpdhs; ~Vz;b ckh> ,g;gb ,uhnty;yhk; gbf;fpNw. eP clk;igf; nfLj;Jz;L up]u;r; gz;z Ntz;lhk;> Ngh. Kfnky;yhk; thbg; Nghr;R| ~ckh vq;NfahtJ rpNdfpjpfSld; fhw;whl ntspNa NghNad;. cd; mk;kh nrhy;tJ rupjhd; rpd;d tajpy; Vd; ,g;gb Gj;jfj;jpy %f;if Gijj;Jf; nfhz;L miwf;Fs; mile;jpUf;fpwha;?| nuypNghd; tplhky; mbj;jJ. gpd;dzp Xirfs; eLeLNt. 1929 ,y; gpuhd;rpd; Nrhu;Nghd; gy;fiyf; fofj;jpy; rhu;jpNuAld; rpj;jhe;jk; gbf;Fk; rpwg;G khztp rpNkhd; g+th Njhw;wkspj;jhs;. ,UtUk; gpuptpy; vg;NghJk; epiyj;J kw;Wk; ,uz;lhk; ];jhdk; ngWk; mwpT[Ptpfs;. mtu;fspd; re;jpg;G> mtu;fSf;fpilNa tsu;ej ; el;G> gpwF |jpUkzk;| vd;w rlq;fpy;yhky; ,yf;fpaj; jk;gjpfhshf ghuprpy; tho;e;j tho;f;if. mjdhy; tpise;j gpur;rpidfs;. rpNkhd; xUgf;fk; ,Uf;f kw;wg; gf;fk; rhu;jpNu Nrfupf;Fk; Vuhskhd Nfu;y; gpuz;Lfs;. ,e;jg; ngz;fis kidtp Nghy nghWikAld; Vw;Wf; nfhz;L tho;ej ; rpNkhd;> ePAk; cdf;Fg; gpbj;j ahUlDk; gofyhk;. vdf;F Ml;Nrgid ,y;iy vd;W nrhy;Yk; rhu;jpNu> mij nra;Kiwapy; nka;ahf;fg; Nghd rpNkhDf;F VNjh vz;zpf;ifg; Nghl;bf;F nghWf;fpfisj; Njbf;nfhs;tJ Nghyg; gl;lJ. rhu;jpNu Rygkhf ngz;fis mile;jhH. mtHfspy; rpyUld; njhlu;G nfhz;lhH. rypj;jTld; jaf;fkpy;yhJ Rygkhf cjwpj; js;spagpd; epk;kjpahf vOj;jpy; <Lgl;lhH.

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Nghfyhk;. Nfhtpy; Fsk; vd;W Rw;;wyhk; th| ~vy;yhk; cq;fshy; jhd;. rPf;fpuk; ij khjj;jpy; KbAq;Nfh@ ey;y gbj;j igad; vd;Nwd;. ePq;f vd;dNkh nkJth...| gpd;dzp Xirfs; eLNt nuypNghd; tplhky; xypj;jJ. ~vd;d ,d;Dk; Nahrid?| vd;W fj;jpdhd; Nrfu;. ~vd;Ndhl fh];kPu; tuy;iyah? bf;fl;> fhl;Nl[; vy;yhk; Gf; gz;zpahr;R| vd;whd; vupr;rYld;. ~mJ Kbahj fhupak;| vd;whs;. ~vd;dJ! eP xU ngupa rpNkhd;; jp g+th Nghy vOj;jhsuhfg; Nghfpwha; vd;W Nfhl;il fl;bNdd;. X! eP xU rhjhuz ngz;. vy;NyhUk; Nghy nuhk;g rhjuzk;| mtd; FuYk;> nuypNghd; mbg;gJk; gpd;dzp Xirahfj; Nja;eJ ; gpd;thq;fpaJ. vOgjpd; ,Wjpapy; ngz;zpak; jiyfhl;lj; njhlq;fpaJ. nghUspay; rKjhatpay;> cstpay; vd;w gpupTfspy; muq;Ffs; mikf;fg;gl;L tpthjq;fs;> ru;r;irfs; eilngw;wd. ,yf;fpag; gpuptpy; mbf;fb N[u;kd; f;upau;> rpNkhd; jp g+th> Nfl; kpy;yl;> fpNshupah ];ildu; Nghd;w gpugy ngau;fs; mbgl;ld. ,yf;fpa mwpQu;fs; rpNkhd; jp g+thit xU cd;dj cjhuzkhf vLj;Jf; nfhz;L> mtu; vOj;ij mtu; tho;e;j tho;f;ifiag; Gfo;e;jdH;. gj;jpupiffspYk; vOjpdhHfs;. ,jpy; rpy Mz;fSk; Nru;e;J nfhz;lhHfs;. re;jpfu; kw;Wk; Gdhtpy; eilngw;w GJ cyfk; vik Nehf;fp khehl; b y; ,g; g bj; j hd; Nkhfd; Nkfjhit re;jpf;f Neu;ej ; J. Mq;fpy Mrpupauhfg; gzpGupe;J tUk; ,tu; xUj;jd; xNu %r;rh xU eWf;nfd;W Neu;j;jpahd thu;j;ij ngz;iz Juj;jpabj;jgb fisg; nghWf;fp vLj;J> mjw;Fg; mtisf; nfQ;rp gpd;dhy; Rygkhf xspe;J nfhs;Sk; er;rupf;fpwhd;. Mdhy; me;jg; je;jpuj;ij ed;F gapd;wtH. ngz; ed;whf Nahrpj;j gpd; mtdJ fhjypahf ,Uf;f ~cq;fs; fijfisg; gbj;jpUf;fpNwd;. rk;kjpj;j kWtpehbNa mtd; ckh[p cq;fs; ftpijfisNah fz;zpy; me;jg; ngz; ehd; kdg;ghlkhff; $l fw;wJz;L| nuhk;g kypthd kjpg;Gf; vd;w Nkfjh> rpy tupfis gpio Fiwe;j ngz;zhff; apy;yhky; rPuhfr; nrhy;y Muk;gpj;j fUjg;gLfpwhs; NghJ ckhtpw;F kapu;f;$r;rnyLj; jJ. rw;WKw;Wk; ghHj;jhs;.

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