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`mh\ . ]Xnt\gp hbÊv {]mbw. D¯À{]tZinse HcpÄ \mS³ {Kma¯n P\n¨v hfÀ¶p. amXm]nXm¡fpsS GI k´m\w . AXn\m Bhiy¯ne[nIw emf\Ifpw kuIcy§fpw X¶mWv Fs¶ Fsâ A¨\½amÀ hfÀ¯ns¡m-p h¶Xv tIhew ]Xnt\gp hbÊn Xs¶ Rm³ Ccp]Xp hbÊnsâ hfÀ¨sb¯nbncp¶p. A©cbSn Dbchpw AXn\p tNcp¶ h®hpw.icoc¯n\p \à kzÀ® hÀ®w. Idp¯p \o- XeapSn . sImgp¯pcpBIrXnsbm¯ henb apeIÄ . \S¡pt¼mÄ Ccphit¯¡pw BSn¡fn¡p¶ Dcp- N´nIÄ CsXms¡bmWv Cu kab¯v Fsâ k¼¯pIÄ. C{Xbpw hmbn¨p Ignªt¸mtg¡pw Fsâ cq]w `mh\bn I-v FÃm am\y hmb\¡mÀ¡pw AhcpsS jÍn¡pÅn Hcp sNdnb Cf¡w h¶p ImWpw Atà ? Rm³ \S¡p¶Xv t\m¡n shÅand¡m\pw ]Ápsa¦n Fsâ apes¡m¶v ]nSn¨v RcSm\pw FÃmhÀ¡pw B{Klw D-mbn¡mWWw .Ahkcw In«pIbmsW¦n Fsâ hmg¯Sn t]msebpÅ XpSIfpsS CSbntem sN¼c¯n ]phnsâ \ndapÅ Ip-n¡pÅntem kz´w Ip® ASn¨p IbÁn \n§fpsS Ip®¸mensâ cpNn Fs¶ Adnbn¡Wsa¶pw B{Kln¡p¶p-mhmw . B{Klw AXncp Ihnbpt¼mÄ ]\n\oÀ¸q t]mse arZpeamb Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn H¶v Ibdn t\m¡Wsa¶pw FÃmbvt]mgpw IpfnÀ½bpÅ tbm\nt¯³ Npc¯nbncn¡p¶ Fsâ I´pdmWnsb H¶v \pWbm\psaÃmw \n§Ä sImXn¡p¶p-mhpsas¶\n¡dnbmw.]s£ F´p sN¿mw ? Rm\nt¸mÄ Fsâ ]¸sb am{Xta CsXms¡ sN¿m³ A\phZn¡pIbpÅq. ]pdt¯¡v sImSp¡m³ XpS§nbn«nà . sImSp¯v XpS§pt¼mÄ Rm³ FÃm am\y hmb\¡mscbpw hnhcadnbn¡mw. Hmtcmcp¯cpw AhchcpsS Duga\pkcn¨v h¶v Fs¶ ]®n \n§fpsS B{Klw km[n¡pIbpw AtXmsSm¸w Fsâ Ig¸v XoÀ¯v XcnIbpw sN¿Ww . AXp hsc FÃmhcpw hmWaSn¡pItbm Asæn atÁsX¦nepw amÀ¤ap]tbmKn¡pItbm sNbvXv Ah\hsâ Ig¸v X¡mew ian¸n¡pI. C{Xbpw hmbn¨p Ignªt¸mÄ FÃm hmb\¡mcpw BsI Nn´m Ipg¸¯n s]«ncn¡pw Fs¶\n¡dnbmw . ImcWw Hc¨\pw aIfpw X½n ]®pItbm ? NneÀ¡v AXv Nn´n¡m³ Xs¶ Akm²yambncn¡pw . Ahsc ]gn¨n«v ImcyanÃ. Aå Imew ap¼v hsc Rm\pw Ahsc t]mse Xs¶bmbncp¶p. ]s£ Ct¸mÄ B Rm³ Xs¶ ]dbp¶p kz´w ]qdn Ah\hsâ X´¸SnbpsS Ip® IbÁn ]®n¨n«v e`n¡p¶ kpJt¯¡mÄ henbXmbn asÁmcp ]®p kpJhpw Cu temI¯nenà . XmåcyapÅhÀ ]co£n¨v t\m¡pI . AÃm¯hÀ XpSÀ¶v hmbn¡mXncn¡pI.


Fsâ ]¸mbpsS Hma\¸p{Xnbmbncp¶ Rm³ Cs¶§s\ At±l¯nsâ ]mÁ³ Sm¦nsâ K¬ t]mse \n¡p¶ Ip®bpsS Bcm[nIbmbn amdn ?B Imcy§fmWv Rm³ ChnsS hnhcn¡m³ t]mIp¶Xv. D¯À {]tZinemWv Rm³ P\n¨sX¶v XpS¡¯n ]dªncp¶phtÃm ? Fsâ ]¸mbpw a½nbpw ]mc¼cyambn e`n¨ Irjn `panbn Irjn sNbvXmWv PohnXw \bn¨ncp¶Xv .(]®en\v NnebnS¯v Irjn Fs¶mcp {]tbmKap-v . ]s£ ChnsS km[mcW Irjn ).ChnsS amXm]nXm¡Ä AhcpsS k´m\§sf hfsc thK¯n Xs¶ ]nSn¨v s]®p sI«n¡p¶p. AXn\m B¬ ]ntÅÀ¡v A[nIw hmWaSn¨v hnbÀ t¡- BhiyanÃ. s]¬]ntÅcpw AhcpsS ]qdn \n¶v ]qt©mc {]hmlw XpS§n A[nIw sshImsX Xs¶ Hcp Ip®sb kz´ambn hngp§m³ A¨\½amÀ Is-¯nbn«p-mhpw . AXn\m AhcpsS hncepIÄ tbm\ntamsf A[nIw emfn¡m³ km[yX Ipdªncn¡pw. Fsâ amXm ]nXm¡fpw AXp t]mse Xs¶ hfsc thK¯n AhcpsS A¨\½amcpsS ImcpWy¯m ]®phm³ ssek³kv k¼mZn¨p. hnhml kab¯v ]¸m¡v tIhew ]Xn\mdp hbÊpw a½n¡v ]{´-v hbÊpw am{Xta {]mbap-mbncp¶pÅq. IeymWw Ignªb¶p cm{Xn Xs¶ ]¸m a½nbpsS ]pdv Ip¯ns¸mfn¨p ImWWw . ImcWw IeymW¯n\p tijw a½n ]ns¶ amk¡pfn Ipfn¨Xv Fs¶ {]khn¨v Bdp amkw Ignªn«msW¶v ]et¸mgpw ]dªv tI«n«p-v. IeymW¯n\p ap¼v Xs¶ Rm³ a½nbpsS hbdn IpSn]mÀ¸p XpS§nsbs¶m¶pw Bcpw sXÁn²cn¡cpXv tIt«m . IeymWw Ignªv H¼Xv amkw XnIªv Xs¶bmWv Rm³ Ct§mt«¡v ]pds¸«Xv. ]t£ F{Xbpw thKw Fs¶ D-m¡nb Fsâ ]¸mbpw a½nbpw ]ns¶ F´p sIm-v ho-pw ]ntÅsc D-m¡nbnà F¶Xv F\n¡nt¸mgpw HcÂ`pXambn Ahtijn¡p¶p. AXpw ]¸msb t]mse Hcp ]®Â hnZKv[³ ? a½nbpw BÄ Hcp{K³ Nc¡p Xs¶bmWnt¸mgpw . ap¸Xv hbÊv XnIbm³ t]mIp¶XtÃbpÅp ? ]¸m¡msW¦n ap¸¯nb©p t]mepw Bbnà . R§Ä Hcpan¨v \S¡pt¼mÄ Fsâ tN«\pw tN¨nbpamWv AhÀ Ft¶ ]cnNbanÃm¯hÀ IcpXpIbpÅp . R§fpsS {Kma¯n BÀ¡pw henb hnZym`ymksam¶panà . Fsâ ]¸m \memw ¢mkv hsc am{Xta ]Tn¨n«pÅp. a½nímsW¦n Ct¸mgpw Fgp¯pw hmb\bpsam¶pw henb ]nSnbnà . Ht¶m ct-m ¢mkv hsc ]Tn¨n«ps-¦nepw R§fpsS \m«nse kvIqfn \n¶v Ip«nIÄ hnZym`ymkw A[nIsam¶pw t\Snbncn¡m³ hgnbnà . s]¬]ntÅcmsW¦n \memw ¢mkn F¯pt¼mtg¡pw Xs¶ hnhmlnXcmbn t]mbncn¡pw. B¬ ]ntÅÀ Iãn¨v Ggntem F«ntem F¯pt¼mtg¡pw Ahcpw IeymWw Ign¨ncn¡pw . ]¯mw ¢mkv hsc Bsc¦nepw F¯p¶Xv hfsc A]pÀ hw. F\n¡v ]Tn¡m³ hfsc Xmåcyap-mbncp¶Xp sIm-v Rm³ Hcp ¢mknepw tXm¡msX ]{´-mw ¢mkv hscsb¯n. Rm³ kvIpfn t]mIp¶ kab¯v Fsâ Dcp- henb apeIÄ »ukn\pÅn InS¶v _lfw h¡p¶Xpw Fsâ N´nIÄ XmfmÂaIambn sh«p¶Xpw t\m¡n shÅand¡n ]e hmbn t\m¡nIfpw AhcpsS X´bm·mtcmSv ]dªv Fs¶ AhcpsS Ig¸p XoÀ¸p b{´ambn e`n¡m³ th-n hnhmlmtemN\Ifpambn Fsâ ]¸msb kao]n¨ncp¶p. ]s£ XpSÀ¶v ]Tn¡Wsa¶ Fsâ \nÀºÔ _p²n¡p ap¶n AsXÃmw ]mgmbnt¸mbn. Fsâ bms{Xmcm{Kl¯n\p ap¶nepw ]¸mbpw a½nbpw FXncp \n¡pambncp¶nÃ. Fsâ ka{]mb¡mcmb {Kma¯nse aÁp s]¬]ntÅÀ IeymWw Ignªv H¶p c-v ]ndp§nWnIfpsS XÅamcmbn«pw Rm³ ]T\w XpSÀ¶p. A§ns\ FÃmhtcbpw AXnibn¸n¨psIm-v Fsâ ]Xnt\gmw hbÊn Rm³ H¶mw ¢mÊn ]{´-mw ¢mkv ]mÊmbn. XpSÀ¶v ]Tn¡Wsa¶pw Un{KnsbSp¡Wsa¶pambncp¶p Fsâ Dt±iw. C{Xsbms¡bmbt¸mtg¡pw Rm³ sI«p {]mbw Ignªv ]pc \ndªv \n¡pIbmsW¶v ]¸mbpsS _Ôp¡Ä¡pw kvt\lnXÀ¡psams¡ A`n{]mbap-mbn¯pS§n. a½n¡pw Rm³ ]Tn¨Xv IqSnt¸msb¶v tXm¶ep-mhm³


XpS§n. ]¸mbpsS hnimeamb IrjnkvYe¯n\pw Fsâ sImgp¯pcp- icoc¯n\pw HtcsbmchImin Rm³ am{Xambncp¶Xn\m Fs¶ Du¡p]m{Xambn e`n¡m³ th-n ]ecpw hnhmlmtemN\Ifpambn cwK{]thi\w sN¿m³ XpS§n. a½nbpsS \nÀºÔw IqSnbmbt¸mÄ ]¸m Fsâ B{Kls¯ X¡mew AhKWn¡Wsa¶ kvYnXn hntijambn. At¸mgmWv kzÀ¤¯n \n¶v h¶ Hcp amemJsb t]mse Fsâ {]nbs¸« So¨À XpWs¡¯nbXv So¨À ]¸msb I-v hnZym`ymk¯nsâ KpW§sf ]Án ]dªv a\Ênem¡n. ]¸m¡v ]T\s¯¡pdn¨v henb hnhcsam¶pansænepw Fsâ Xmåcyhpw ]Tn¡m\msW¶dnªt¸mÄ ]ns¶ Fsâ Cã¯n\v FXncp \n¡m³ t]mbnÃ. Rm³ kt´mjw sIm-v XpÅn¨mSn.]vTn¨v Un{KnsbSp¡pIsb¶Xv Fsâ F¡met¯bpw Hcm{Klambncp¶p. F\n¡v IeymWmtemN\bpambn h¶ ]¸mbpsS _Ôp¡Ä¡pw kvt\lnXÀ¡psaÃmw CXv hensbmcp Xncn¨Snbmbn. AhscÃmw ]¸mtbmSv hntcm[¯nembn. ]s£ ]¸m¡v AsXm¶pw {]iv\ambncp¶nà . R§Ä¡v BcptSbpw Zbm Zm£nWy¯nsâ BhiyanÃmsX Pohn¡m\pÅ FÃm kuIcy§fpapÅt¸mÄ ]n¶osS´n\v aÁpÅhsc B{ibn¡Ww ? \nehmcapÅ tImtfPpIÄ R§fpsS {Kma¯n Ipdhmbncp¶Xn\m SuWnepÅ tImtfPn tNÀ¡m\mWv So¨À D]tZin¨Xv

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]¸m¡v tPmen¯nc¡p-mbncp¶Xp sIm-pw SuWn t]mbn Imcy§Ä \S¯m\pÅ ]cnNbanÃm¯Xn\mepw So¨À Xs¶ Fs¶ tImtfPn sIm-p t]mbn tNÀ¡p¶ NpaXe kzbw GsÁSp¯p. SuWnse¯nb Rm³ AhnSs¯ ]cnjvImc§fpw hkv{X [mcWcoXnIfpw I-v BsI ]I¨p \n¶p t]mbn. R§fpsS {Kma¯n s]®p§Ä s]mXpth epkmb km hmdpw I½okpamWv [cn¡pI ]Xnhv. ChnsS FÃmhcpw hfsc Cdp¡apÅ tZlt¯msSm«n¸nSn¨p InS¡pIbmsW¶v tXm¶n¡p¶ NqcnZmdpw I½okpamWv C«v I-Xv. Nne s]¬Ip«nIÄ Cdp¡apÅ sNdnb tSm¸pw AXpt]msebpÅ Po³kpw [cn¨ncn¡p¶p. FÃmhcptSbpw apeIÄ FSp¯p ]nSn¨v t\À¡v t\À hcp¶hsc Ip¯n¡odms\¶ a«n \n¡p¶p. tSm¸pIÄ Po³kpambn Ip«n ap«p¶Xp t]mepanà . Bene hbdpw s]m¡nfpsaÃmw kpe`ambn {]ZÀi\¯n\p h¨ncn¡p¶p. AXp t]mse CdpInb Po³kn InS¶v hoÀ¸p ap«p¶ N´nIÄ \S¡pt¼mÄ InS¶v Dcp-p Ifn¡p¶p. "ChÀs¡m¶pw \mWantà "? Fsâ Nn´ CXmbncp¶p. ]¸m IqsS hcmXncp¶Xv \¶mbn.. Asæn CsXÃmw I-m Fsâ D]cn ]T\w AtXmsS Ahkm\n¸n¡pambncp¶p. "\¶mbn ]Tn¡Ww tIt«m . \½psS \m«n \n¶v BZyambn Un{KnsbSp¡p¶ s]¬Ip«nsb¶ t]cp tIĸn¡Ww " tImtfPv tlmÌen Fs¶ tNÀ¯ tijw bm{X ]dbp¶ kab¯v So¨À ]dªp hnkvab¯nsâ Hcp temI¯mbncp¶p Rm³ F¯nt¨À¶Xv. CXphsc I-Xn \n¶v XnI¨pw hyXykvXamb Hcp kwkv¡mchpw PohnXhpw. {Kma¯n B¬Ip«nIfpw s]¬Ip«nIfpw Hcpan¨v \S¡pItbm kwkmcn¡pItbm sN¿p¶Xv XnI¨pw ZpÀÃ`w . ChnsS B¬Ip«nIfpw s]¬Ip«nIfpw I¿v tImÀ¯p ]nSn¨v ]ckv]cw ap«nbpcp½n \S¡p¶p. FhnsS t\m¡nbmepw skIvkv \ndª t^mt«mIÄ H«n¨ kn\nam ]cky§Ä ! Aå hkv{X [mcnWnIfmb kn\nam \SnIfpsS t^mt«mIÄ ASn¨ kn\nam hmcnIIÄ FhntSbpw kpe`ambn e`n¡pw ! kmh[m\w Rm\pw SuWnsâ amkvac


elcnbn ebn¡m³ XpS§n . CXp t]msesbms¡ F\n¡pw sN¯n \S¡Ww . SuWnse PohnXw XnI¨pw BkzZn¡Ww . CXmbncp¶p At¸mgs¯ Fsâ Nn´ . ]T\s¯¡pdn¨v Rm³ X¡mew ad¶p. Fs¶ BIÀjn¨ asÁmcp Imcyambncp¶p sSenhnj³ . R§fpsS {Kma¯n sSenhnj³ h¶p XpS§nbn«p-mbncp¶nà . AXn\m tlmÌense sSenhnj\n hcp¶ t{]m{KmapIÄ Hs¶mgnbmsX ImWpI F¶Xv Fsâ Hcp lcambn amdn. kocnbepIÄ ImWpI F¶Xnep]cn ]cky§fn skIvknbmbn {]Xy£s¸Sp¶ tamUepIsf ImWpI F¶Xmbncp¶p Fsâ Xmåcyw. AXp t]msesbms¡ {UÊv sNbvXv Fsâ kpµcamb tZlw aÁpÅhÀ¡v BkzZn¡m³ {]ZÀin¸n¡Ww F¶v Rm³ AXnbmbn B{Kln¨p. R§fpsS tlmÌense Sohnbn Hcp tem¡Â tI_nÄ Sohn IW£\p-mbncp¶p. AXn AÀ² cm{Xn Ignªm »q ^nenapIÄ CSpI ]XnhmWv. Fsâ ¢mkn ]Tn¡p¶ SuWn Xs¶ Xmakn¡p¶ Hcp kvt\lnXbn \n¶mWv Rm\o hnhcadnªXv. ]t£ tlmÌen cm{Xn ]¯p aWn Ignªm ]ns¶ FÃmhcpw InS¡Wsa¶mWv hmÀUs\¶ `{ZImfnbpsS D¯chv. AXn\m F§ns\bmWv »q ^nenw ImWms\mcp amÀ¤w F¶v Rm³ Nn´n¡m³ XpS§n. Hcp Znhkw cm{Xn Rm³ Dd¡w hcmsX InS¡bn Xncnªp adnªv DcpfpIbmbncp¶p. A¸pds¯ I«nen Fsâ klapdnb¯n slhn temUpambn IbÁw Ibdp¶ temdnbpsS iЯn IqÀ¡w hen¨pd§p¶p. IÀ® ItTmcamb B _lf¯n \n¶v Hcmizmkw e`n¡m³ th-n Rm³ ]pd¯nd§n hcm´bn Dem¯phm³ XpS§n. hnkntÁgvkv dqanencn¡p¶ sSenhnj³ Fs¶ t\m¡n ]p©ncn¡p¶p ! kabw ]{´-v Ignªncn¡p¶psh¶v `n¯nbnse t¢m¡v Adnbn¨p. s]s«¶v Fsâ a\Ên Hcmibw IS¶p IqSn . F´p sIm-v hoUntbm Nm\ Hm¬ sNbvXv Ct¸mÄ »q ^nenw hcp¶pt-m F¶v ]co£n¨p IqSm ? hmÀU\dnªm ]ns¶ s]cphgnbm[mcw . kmcanà . C¯cw Imcy§Ä sN¿pt¼mÄ Hcp {XntÃmSp IqSn sNbvXmte IpSpX ckIcamhpIbpÅq. s]cp¼d sIm«p¶ lrZbt¯msS Fsâ hnd¡p¶ hncepIÄ Sohn Hm¬ sNbvXp. ku-v Xosc CÃmXm¡n Rm³ tkm^bn t]mbncp¶p. ^nenw XpS§nbncp¶p. Fsâ {]mb¯nepÅ Hcp s]¬Ip«nbpw Ahtf¡Â Hcåw {]mb¡pSpX tXm¶n¡p¶ Hcp ]¿\pw Hcp tamt«mÀ kbn¡nfn bm{X sN¿p¶p. s]¬Ip«n [cn¨ncn¡p¶Xv Hcp CdpInb AhfpsS s]m¡nfn\p apIÄ hi¯v hscsb¯p¶ tSm¸mWv .hfsc kv]oUn HmSn¡p¶ tamt«mÀ kbn¡nfn ]¿s\ CdpsI sI«n¸pWÀ¶WhfpsS Ccn¸v . apgp¯ apeIÄ Ahsâ ]pd¯v AaÀ¶ncn¡p¶p. tSm¸nsemXp§m¯ Ipsd `mK§Ä apIfnte¡v XÅn \n¡p¶p. CdpInb Hcp So jÀ«pw Po³kpamWv ]¿sâ thjw. C{Xbpw I-tXmsS Xs¶ Fsâ tZlw NqSmhm³ XpS§n. B s]®nsâ kvYm\¯v Rm³ Fs¶ k¦ån¨p t\m¡n.Fsâ tZlamsI tImcn¯cn¨p. apeIfn Hcp ]rtXyIamb kpJw A\p`hs¸«p. ape¡®pIÄ _ew h¨v Fgpt¶Â¡m³ XpS§n. Rm\dnbmsX Fsâ hncepIÄ Fsâ I½okn\p apIfnepsS Fsâ ape¡®pIsf XShm³ XpS§n. Ah ]pÀ hm[nIw hfcp¶p ! ]¿\pw s]¬Ip«nbpw hnP\amsbmcnSw .

Ct¸mÄ Hcp Im«nepsSbmWv k©cn¡p¶Xv . XnI¨pw


ImSnsâ DÅnepÅ Hcp ]pg h¡¯hÀ h-n \ndp¯n. ]ckv]cw tXmtfmSv tXmÄ tNÀ¶hÀ \S¶p. AhcpsS IbvIÄ At§m«pant§m«pw XgpIns¡m-ncp¶p. ]pgh¡¯p-mbncp¶ Hcp ac¨ph«n AhÀ sI«n¸pWÀ¶v \n¶p. c-p t]cpw At\m\yw Npw_n¡m³ XpS§n. Fsâ tZlamsI henªp apdpIm³ XpS§n. AXp t]mse HcmWn \n¶v Hcp NpSp Npw_\¯n\mbn Fsâ Np-pIfpw Zmln¨p. ]i shs¨m«n¨Xp t]mse tNÀ¶ncn¡pIbmWv CcphcptSbpw Np-pIÄ . Ccphcpw Np-pIÄ At\m\yw hen¨p IpSn¡p¶p. kzmZnãamsbmcp ]m\obw t]mse ! C§ns\sbms¡ kw`hn¡ptam ? Rm³ AÂ`pXs¸«p. ]¿sâ IbvIÄ ]Xps¡ Xmtgm«nd§n s]¬Ip«nbpsS tZl¯p IpSn Aebm³ XpS§n. AhÄ Hcp kÀ¸s¯ t]mse C¡nfnsbSp¯v ]pfªp sIm-ncp¶p. Rm³ Hcp hndbtemsS FÃmw I-ncp¶p. s]¬Ip«nbpsS tSm¸v AhfpsS ImapI³ DucnsbSp¯p. apdp¡n sI«nbncn¡p¶ AhfpsS {_m¡pÅnÄ InS¶v sImgp¯ apeIÄ Ahs\ amSn hnfn¨p. AhfpsS apeIfpsS hnShpIfn Ahsâ \m¡v Cgªv sIm-ncp¶t¸mÄ AhÄ {`ms´Sp¯ t]mse Fs´Ãmtam hnfn¨v Iqhns¡m-ncp¶p. iÐanÃmXncp¶Xn\m F´mWhÄ ]dbp¶sX¶v a\Ênem¡m³ IgnªnÃ. ]¿³ s]¬Ip«nbpsS {_mbpsS sImfp¯pIÄ Agn¨p amÁn. AhfpsS shfp¯p sImgp¯ apeIÄ Xpd¶p hn« AWs¡«p t]mse ]pdt¯¡v NmSn. BÀ¡pw sImXn tXm¶p¶ hSnshm¯ apeIÄ ! AhfpsS apeIfmtWm Fsâ apeIfmtWm henbXv ? Rm³ Fsâ I½okn\pÅnte¡v t\m¡n Fsâ Xs¶bmWv IpSpX hen¸hpw apgp¸pw. Fsâ IbvIÄ apeIfn iànbmbn AaÀ¶t¸mÄ AXp hsc A\p`hn¡m¯ Hcp kpJm\p`hap-mbn. ]¿³ Ahsâ So jÀ«v Ducn Xmsgsbdnªp. tcmam{hpXamb Dd¨ amdnS¯n s]¬Ip«n Npw_\§Ä sNmcnªp.FSp¯p ]nSn¨v \n¡p¶ aknepIÄ . Ahbn hnctemSn¡m³ F\n¡pw B{Klap-mbn. sRmSnbnSbn Ccphcpw AhcpsS Po³kpIÄ Ducn amÁn. Ipe¨ Ip® sIm-v IqSmcw XoÀ¯v \n¡p¶ Ahsâ Ih¡nSbnte¡v Rm³ IuXpI ]pÀ hw t\m¡nbncp¶p. BZyambn«mbncp¶p Rm³ Hcp bphmhnsâ \á icocw ImWp¶Xv Fsâ tZlw apgph\pw tcmam©w sIm-v IpcpIpcm s]m§nbncp¶p. s]¬Ip«nbpsS jÍn¡p apIfn Npw_\ hÀjw sNmcnªp sIm-ncn¡pIbmbncp¶p ImapI³. Fsâ DÅn \n¶pw AdnbmsX Hcp Pe{]hmlw hcp¶Xmbns«\n¡v tXm¶n. km hmdnsâ DÅneqsS Rm³ Fsâ ]qdn XgpIn . AhnSamsI \\ªv XpS§nbncn¡p¶p ! . s]s«¶v Fs¶ sNdpXmsbm¶v sR«n¨p sIm-v ]¿³ s]¬Ip«nbpsS jÍn hen¨qcn. ka {]mb¡mcnbmb asÁmcp s]¬Ip«nbpsS ]qdv Rm³ BZyambn ImWpIbmbncp¶p. HscmÁ tcmaw t]mepw Ahtijn¡msX FÃmw hSn¨p amÁnbncn¡p¶p. ]qÀ XS¯nse tcma§Ä hSn¨p Ifbpsa¶Xpw Fs¶ kw_Ôn¨nSt¯mfw ]pXnsbmcdnhmbncp¶p. I®mSn t]mse arZpeamb ]qÀ XSw apgph\pw ImapI³ \¡n¯pS¨p. Ahsâ IpkrXn \ndª \mhv AhfpsS ]qdn\pÅnte¡v \pgªp Ibdn AhnSamsI Cf¡n adn¡m³ XpS§n. C¡nfnsIm-v ]pfªv Nncn¡pIbmWv s]¬Ip«n. kzt_m[w \ãs¸«Xp t]mse I®p Xpdn¨v Rm³ FÃmw ad¶ncp¶p. Rm³ Cu temI¯nsem¶pambncp¶nÃ. Fsâ hncepIÄ Fsâ ]qdn\p apIfn XShns¡m-ncn¡pIbmbncp¶p. CXp hscbdnbm¯ Hcp kpJm\p`pXnbn ebn¨v Rm³ FÃmsaÃmw ad¶ncp¶p. InepInem Nncn¨p sIm-ncp¶v s]¬Ip«n s]s«¶v hnÃp t]mse hfªp. Ipch¸q I¯p¶Xp t]mse AhfpsS ]qdn \n¶v tbm\nt¯³ {]hln¡m³ XpS§n. kzmZnãamsbmcp hn`hw t]mse AhfpsS ImapI³ HcnÁp t]mepw IfbmsX AsXÃmw \¡n \pWªp.


"tlm Fs¶bpw Bsc¦nepw CXp t]msesbms¶ \¡n kpJn¸ns¨¦n hn§ns¸m«p¶ ]qdnsâ apIfn AaÀ¯n XShns¡m-v Rm³ HmÀ¯p

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Hcn¡Â kzÀ¤w I-p IgnªtXmsS ]ns¶ s]¬Ip«nbpsS Dugambn. ImapIsâ jÍn Ducn amÁn Ipe¨p \n¡p¶ Ahsâ Ip®sb ]pds¯Sp¯p. BZyambn«v {]mbamb HcmWnsâ Ip® ImWpIbmbncp¶ Rm³ AÂ`pXt¯msS FÃmsaÃmw t\m¡nbncp¶p. Rc¼pIÄ sXfnªp \n¡p¶ _enãamb Ip® ! AhÄ AXnsâ sXmenbpcn¨v sN¼c¯n¸qhnsâ \ndapÅ Xnf§p¶ Ip®¯e¸v shfnbnseSp¯p.I®mSn t]mse Xnf§p¶ AhnSamsI AhÄ Npw_\§Ä \nd¨p. Ahsâ HÁ¡®nepsS Dudn h¶ncp¶ tX³ XpÅnIÄ AhÄ \mhp sIm-v \¡nsbSp¯p. Hcp Ibv Ahsâ Xq§n¡nS¶ncp¶ A-nIsf Xmtemeam«n. adp Ibv sIm-v Ip®bpsS Xmtg \n¶v sXm«v apIfn hsc Dgnªpgnªv AhÄ Du¼n Du¼n IpSn¡m³ XpS§n. lcw Ibdnb ImapI³ AhfpsS apeIsf Ii¡n Rcn¡m³ XpS§n. DuªmemSp¶ t]mse AhÄ Xebm«n Ahsâ Ip® Du¼n¡pSn¨p. kln¡m³ h¿msX Rm³ Fsâ hcNp-pIÄ \mhp sIm-v \\¨p. A[nIkabw Ignbp¶Xn\p ap¼v Ahsâbpw tX\nsâ hchmbn. s]¬Ip«nbpsS Np-n\p ap¶n \n¶ncp¶ Ahsâ Ip® sh«n sh«n NpSpÅ Ip®¸m AhfpsS A®m¡nte¡v NoÁn. HcnÁp t]mepw shfnbn IfbmsX AhfsXÃmw \pWªnd¡n. F\ns¡s¶ Xs¶ \nb{´n¡m³ Ignªnà . SohnbpsS ap¶n sN¶v ]¿sâ Ip® hcp¶ `mK¯v Rm³ \¡n XpS¨p. Aå kabw ]ckv]cw kvt\l emf\§Ä XpS§nbXn\p tijw AhÀ ho-pw DWÀs¶WoÁp. ]¿sâ Ip® ho-pw KZm cq]ambn. s]¬Ip«nsb aeÀ¯n InS¯n Ah³ apIfn Ibdn. s]¬Ip«nbpsS ]qdnsâ hmXn¡ kz´w Ip®v¯e¸v h¨v Ah³ kmh[m\w AaÀ¯m³ XpS§n. Rm³ hm s]mfn¨v CsXÃmw t\m¡nbncp¶p. kmh[m\w Ahsâ Ip® AhfpsS ]qdnte¡v Ibdnt¸mbn. s]¬Ip«nsb kz´w tZlt¯¡v Cdp¡n ]nSn¨v Ah³ Bªmªv ]®m³ XpS§n. AhfpsS ]qdn\pÅnte¡v Hcp ]n̬ t]mse Ahsâ Ip® Ibdnbnd§ns¡m-ncncp¶p. AhÄ AhfpsS ImepIÄ sIm-v ImapIs\ NpÁn hcnªncp¶p. AhfpsS apeIÄ Ah³ Ii¡n Rcn¨p sIm-ncp¶t¸mÄ Ahfhsâ Np-pIÄ Cu¼n Cu¼n IpSn¡pIbmbncp¶p. ku-v Hm^v sNbvXncp¶Xn\m AhcpsS Bthiw \ndª kÃm]w tIÄ¡m³ bmsXmcp \nhÀ¯nbpap-mbncp¶nÃ. HSphn s]¬Ip«n Hcp hnÃp t]mse hfªv ]¿s\ CdpsI sI«n¸pWÀ¶p. Ah³ Ip® shfnbnseSp¯v Ibv sIm-v Ip® Ipep¡n s]¬Ip«nbpsS apeIfnepw hbdn\p apIfnepsaÃmw ]m NoÁn¨p. F\n¡v kln¡mhp¶Xne[nIambncp¶p CsXÃmw .Sohn kznt¨m^v sNbvXv Rm³ Fsâ apdnbnte¡v sN¶p. apdnbn IS¶bpSs\ Rm³ Fsâ XpWnIsfÃmw Ducn hens¨dnªp. tZlamsI ]gp¸n¨ Ccp¼p t]mse s]mÅpIbmbncp¶p. I«nen Ih¨ncp¶v Rm³ Fsâ ]qdns\ XgpIn. Hcp Ibv sIm-v Rm³ Fsâ apeIsf XgpIn ; ape¡®pIÄ hncepIÄ¡nSbnen«v Xncp½n. t]mcm CsXm¶pamhp¶nà . A¸pds¯ I«nen Fsâ dqw taÁv ChnsS \S¡p¶Xns\ ]Án bmsXmcp t_m[hpanÃmsX IqÀ¡w hen¨pd§p¶p. kmh[m\w Rm³ AhfpsS ASpt¯¡v sN¶p. aeÀ¶v InS¶pd§p¶ AhfpsS Np-pIfn AaÀ¯n Npw_n¨p. Fsâ Np-pIÄ kmh[m\w Xmtgm«nd§n AhfpsS Igp¯nepw XpWnIÄ¡v aosX apeIfnepw Npw_n¨p. AhÄ bmsXm¶pw Adnbp¶p-mbncp¶nÃ. ]Xps¡ Rm³ AhfpsS \bnÁnbpsS lp¡pIÄ Agn¨v apeIsf \áam¡n.{_mbpsS sImfp¯gn¨n«mWv InS¸v sImgp¯pcp- henb apeIÄ . ]t£ Fsâ apeIÄ t]mse ZrUXsbm¶panà . Bsc¦nepw icn¡v ]nSn¨v kpJn¸n¨p ImWWw. Rm³ B amwk¡p¶pIÄ¡nSbn Fsâ apJw ]qgv¯n h¨p. ape¡®pIÄ \mhp sIm-v \pWªp. t]mcm CsXm¶pambnà . \bnÁnbpsS AÁw Rm³ kmh[m\w s]m¡n Acs¡«p hsc DbÀ¯n. ASnbn CcpIn¡nS¡p¶ jÍn. AXv


Agn¡pIbmsW¦n AhÄ DWcm³ km[yXbp-v. AXn\m Rm³ B {iaw Dt]£n¨v Fsâ I«nente¡v Xs¶ Xncn¨p t]mbn. Np«p ]gp¯ncn¡p¶ Fsâ ]qdn\pÅnte¡v Rm³ Fsâ hncepIÄ IbÁn. hn{Pw_n¨v hnIkn¨v \n¡p¶p Fsâ I´p cmPvRn. Ahsf Rm³ hmÂkeyt¯msS XgpIn. ho-pw ho-pw AXmhÀ¯n¨p. Hcp Ibv sIm-v apeIÄ amdn amdn Rcn¨p sIm-v Rm³ adp I¿m Fsâ I´p cmPvRnsb Xmtemen¨p. Fsâ DÅn \n¶v Ft´m DcpInsbmen¨p hcp¶Xp t]mse tXm¶n¯pS§n. Rm³ Fs¶ ad¶p. »q ^nenan I- ]¿\mWv Fs¶ C{]ImcsaÃmw sN¿p¶sX¶v k¦ån¨v Rm³ Fsâ I´n³ Ipªns\ Hma\n¨p. CS¡nS¡v Np-p hnc Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn kmh[m\w IbÁm\pw ad¶nÃ. HSphn Fsâ Xet¨mdn\pÅn an¶Â ]nWÀ ]mbn¨p sIm-v tZlamsI tImcn¯cn¸n¨p sIm-v Fsâ ]qdn tamÄ tbm\nt¯³ Npc¯n. Fsâ Pohn¯nse BZym\p`hw ! kzÀ¤w I-Xp t]msebpÅ Hc\p`hw ! Hcp hn[¯n XpWnIÄ hmcnbpSp¯v Dd§m³ InS¶t¸mÄ Rm³ a\Ênepd¸n¨p. C\n FÃm Znhkhpw F\n¡nXp t]mse kpJa\p`hn¡Ww ]n¶oSpÅ Znhk§fnseÃmw Rm³ Fsâ dqw taÁv Dd§p¶Xv hsc Fs´¦nepw hmbn¡pIbmsW¶ `mh¯n Ccn¡pw . AhÄ KmU \n{Zbnemsb¶pd¸mbm AhfpsS apeIÄ F\n¡v sImXn Xocpw hsc ]nSn¡pw . AhfpsS tZlw \áam¡n AhnSsaÃmw XgpIn¯mtemen¡pw. AhfpsS hncepIÄ Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn IbÁpw AhfpsS hnc sIm-p Xs¶ Fsâ I´p tamsf XShn¡pw. Fsâ hncepIÄ sIm-v sNmdnªp hcp¯p¶Xnt\¡mÄ IpSpX tX³ Fsâ ]pdn tamÄ AhfpsS hncensâ kv]Ài\¯n Npc¯n Xcpambncp¶p. A§s\bncns¡ tImtfPn Hcp Iym¼v \S¯p¶Xn\m \me©p Znhkw Ah[n {]Jym]n¨p. tlmÌen InS¶v hoÀ¸p ap«nbncp¶ R§sf t]mepÅhÀ Cu kab¯v ho«nte¡v t]mIm³ Xocpam\n¨p. ]Tn¸nÃm¯Xn\m ]qX\ ( hmÀU³ ) FXnÀs¸m¶pw ]dªnÃ. A{]Xo£nXambp-mb Fsâ hchn ]¸mbpw a½nbpw hfscb[nIw kt´mjn¨p. Aå t\cw ]T\s¯¡pdns¨ms¡ At\zjWw \S¯nbXn\p tijw ]¸m R§fpsS Irjn kvYet¯¡v t]mbn. ]¸m t]mbXn\p tijw Rm\pw a½nbpw IqSn \m«p hÀ¯am\§Ä ]dªp sIm-ncp¶p. D¨ kabambt¸mÄ R§Ä c-p t]cpw tNÀ¶v `£Wap-m¡n. "tamfnhnSncp¶v Ign¡v . Rm³ ]¸m¡v `£Ww sIm-p t]mbn sImSp¯n«v thKw hcmw." Sn^n³ Imcnbdn ]¸m¡pÅ `£Ww FSp¯p sIm-v a½n ]dªp. "C§v Xt¶¡v a½o . Rm³ sIm-p t]mbn sImSp¡mw" "F¦n thKw t]mbn«v hm tamtf . tamfp h¶nt« Rm³ `£Ww Ign¡p" \ndsb hnfªp \n¡p¶ R§fpsS hbenepsS \S¡pt¼mÄ F\n¡v \à Dt·jw tXm¶n. "]¸m h¶v `£Ww Ign¡p " Hcp ep¦n am{Xw [cn¨v hnbÀs¯men¨v hben tPmen sNbvXncp¶ ]¸msb Rm³ hnfn¨p. "tamsf´n\m Cu shbne¯v C{X Iãs¸«v h¶Xv ? a½nbntà ho«n "? AXv kmcanà ]¸m . F{XImeambn \½psS IrjnsbÃmw I-n«v ? AsXm¶v ImWmatÃm F¶v IcpXn h¶Xm" "AsX´mbmepw \¶mbn" Ibv ImepIÄ IgpIn `£Ww Ign¨p sIm-ncp¶ ]¸msb DÁp t\m¡ns¡m-v Rm³ ASp¯p Xs¶bncp¶p. F´v am{Xw Icp¯pÁ tZlw ! aknepIÄ FSp¯p ]nSn¨v \n¡p¶p. Ibv ImepIfn Rc¼pIÄ XnWÀ¯v \n¡p¶p. GsXmcp s]®pw B Ibv Ifn InS¶v RcnªpSbm³ sImXn¨p t]mIpw. ap¸¯©v hbÊmIm³ t]mIp¶psh¶v Bcpw


]dbnà . thWsa¦n Ct¸mgpw Infn t]mse Hcp s]®ns\ In«m³ bmsXmcp {]bmkhpw ImWnÃ. tO ! Rm³ Fs´ms¡bmWn Nn´n¡p¶Xv ? Fs¶ Pohs\ t]mse kvt\ln¡p¶ Fsâ ]¸msb Ipdn¨v ? ho«nte¡v Xncn¨v t]mIpt¼mgpw Fsâ a\Ên ]¸mbpsS Dcp¡p t]msebpÅ icocambncp¶p Dcp¯ncnªv \n¶ncp¶Xv. AXp t]mse _enãamb Hcp icoc¯n\Snbn AaÀ¶v InS¡m\tà Rm\pw sImXn¡p¶Xv ? A¶s¯ Znhkw apgph\pw Fsâ a\Ên ]¸msb]ÁnbÃmsX asÁmcp Nn´bpw D-mbncp¶nÃ. cm{Xnbn `£Ww Ignªv U_nÄ tIm«n R§Ä aq¶p t]cpw Dd§m³ InS¶p. ]¸mbptSbpw a½nbptSbpw \Sphnembncp¶p Fsâ InS¸v. . Ahsc kw_Ôn¨nSt¯mfw Rm³ Ct¸mgpw Hcp sIm¨p IpªmsW¶mbncp¶tÃm? sXm«Sp¯v InS¡p¶ ]¸mbpsS _enãamb tZlt¯¡v t\m¡pw tXmdpw F\n¡v Dd¡w \ãs¸SpIbmbncp¶p. NqSp ]nSn¨ icocw Dd¡s¯ XSªv \nÀ¯n. A¸pdhpan¸pdhpw a½nbpw ]¸mbpw IqÀ¡w hen¨pd§p¶p. HSphn cm{Xnbnset¸mtgm Rm\pw Dd§n. Fs¶ kzt_m[¯nte¡v sIm-p h¶Xv Fsâ tZl¯v Cgªp \S¶ncp¶ IbvIfmWv .tM ! CXv ]¸mbpsS IbvIfmWtÃm ? Fsâ tZlw apgph\pw Ah Aeªp \S¡p¶p. At¸mÄ Fs¶ t]mse ]¸mbpw Fsâ tZls¯ B{Kln¡p¶pt-m ? B IbvIÄ kmh[m\w Aeªv \S¶v Fsâ XpWn¡p apIfn IqSn apeIfn hn{ian¨p. Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ AtXmsS hepXmhm³ XpS§n. Icp¯pÅ B Ibv¸S§Ä Fsâ apeIsf kmh[m\w AaÀ¯phm³ XpS§n. Rm³ C¡nfnsbSp¯v ]pfªp. XpWnIÄ¡v apIfnte¡v Xpdn¨p \n¶ncp¶ Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ hncepIÄ¡nSbnen«v Rcn¡m³ XpS§n. lqbv ! F\n¡v hnfn¨v Iqhm³ tXm¶n. B IbvIÄ Xmtg¡nd§n h¶v XpWnIÄ¡v aosX Fsâ XpSIfn hn{ian¨p. Fsâ km hmdnsâ sI«pIÄ hen¨gn¨v AXv Xmtgm«ngpInbnd¡n. ]cp]cp¯ B Ibv¸¯nIÄ jÍn¡p apIfn Fsâ ]qdn\p aosX AaÀ¶p. s]m´n \n¡p¶ Fsâ ]qdp apgph\pw B IbvXe¯nsemXp§n .adp Ibv sIm-v Fsâ Iaokv apIfnte¡v hen¨v s]m¡n Igp¯p hsc Npcp«n h¨p. Fsâ sImgp¯ apeIÄ _enãamb B IbvIfnen«v Ii¡phm³ XpS§n. kmh[m\¯n ]¸m Fsâ apIfnte¡v Ibdn . Fsâ Ipcp¶p tZl¯n AaÀ¶v InS¶p sIm-v Hcp apesR«v hmbnseSp¯v \pWbm³ XpS§n. Fsâ tZlamsI tImcn¯cn¡pIbmbncp¶p. AhmNyamb B kpJm\p`qXnbn ]¸mbpsS tZl¯nsâ `mcw F\ns¡mcp {]iv\ambn tXm¶nbnà .]¸mbpsS IbvIÄ Fsâ jÍn Xmtg¡v hen¨nd¡n. tcma§Ä \ndªv \n¡p¶ Fsâ ]qÀ XS¯n B hncepIÄ Aeªv \S¶p. hnIkn¨p \n¡p¶ Fsâ I´paWnbn ]¸m hncepIÄ sIm-v hoW ao«n XpS§nbt¸mÄ kln¡ h¿msX Rm³ InS¡bn Fsâ Xebn«pcp«n. ]¸m Fgpt¶Áv DSp¯ncp¶ ep¦n Agn¨v amÁn. ASnbnse \n¡dpw Agn¨v ho-pw Fsâ tZl¯v AaÀ¶v InS¶p. ]gp¸n¨ Dcp¡p Z¬Uv t]mse \n¡p¶ ]¸mbpsS Ip®bpsS kv]Ài\¯n Xs¶ Fsâ ]qdn \n¶v tXs\mgpIm\mcw`n¨ncp¶p. Fsâ ]qdnsâ Zf§Ä sasà hnSÀ¯n ]¸m Ip®bpsS aIpSw Fsâ kzÀ¤IhmS¯n\p ap¶n h¨v FÃm iànbpsaSp¯v Bªp XÅn "t¿m Fât½m " Fsâ ]qdp s]mfnª thZ\bn Aedn hnfn¨p sIm-v Rm³ I®p Xpd¶p. At¸mÄ ? IpÀ¡w hen¨p sIm-v A¸pd¯v InS¶pd§p¶ ]¸m. C¸pd¯v ]¸msb tXm¸n¡p¶ hn[¯n hen¨v IbÁp¶ a½n. Rm³ I-sXmcp kz]v\ambncp¶p. F\ns¡t¶mSv Xs¶ hfsc Acniw tXm¶n. F´n\mWnt¸mÄ DWÀ¶Xv ? ]®p¶Xnsâ kpJw IqSn kz]v\¯n IqSn Adnbn¡mambncp¶ntà ? Fsâ ]qdn \n¶v \ne¡m¯ tX³ {]hmlw. kz]v\¯nsâ ^eambn«mbncn¡Ww.Rm³ km hmdn\I¯v Ibv IS¯n Fsâ ]qdn XShn.


Fs¶ kz]v\¯n kpJn¸n¨ ]¸msb Rm³ HfnI®n«v t\m¡n . Cu temIs¯ ]Án bmsXmcp t_m[hpanÃmsX InS¶pd§p¶p.DSp¯ncn¡p¶ ep¦n¡pÅn Ip® Ipe¨v IqSmcw sI«n \n¡p¶p. AsXm¶v ]nSn¨v t\m¡m³ a\Ên hfsc B{Klw tXm¶n. kmh[m\w ep¦nepsS apIfnepsS Rm³ It¿mSn¨p. Np«p ]gp¸n¨ Hcp I¼nbn sXm« {]XoXn. AhnSw sXm«t¸mÄ ]¨bmb Ip®sb sXmSm³ a\Ên B{Klw s]m´n h¶p Ddp¼cn¡p¶Xp t]mse kmh[m\¯n Rm³ Fsâ Ibv ]¸mbpsS ep¦n¡pÅn IbÁn. Fsâ tZlw InepInem hnd¡p¶p-mbncp¶p. ]t£ Hcp ]¨¡p®sb I¿nseSp¡Wsa¦n CXnt\¡m \sÃmchkcw C\n In«m\nÃ.ep¦nbpsS Xe¸pIÄ Ccphit¯¡pw hnSÀ¯nh¨v Rm³ ]¸mbpsS \n¡dn\pÅnte¡v Ib IbÁn. kmh[m\¯n Ipe¨p \n¡p¶ B Np«p ]gp¯ amwkIjWw Rm³ ]pdt¯s¡Sp¯p. Fsâ I¿nencp¶v Ah³ AdnbmsX sh«n hnd¨p. Fsâ ]¸mbpsS Ip® ! Fsâ a½nbpsS ]qdv Ip¯ns]mfn¨v Fs¶ D-m¡nb hoc³. Ct¸mÄ Rm\pw AdnbmsXbmsW¦nepw Ahsâ Bcm[nIbmbn amdnbncn¡p¶p. Ahs\ I¿nseSp¯v sIm©n¡m\pw hmbnseSp¯v Du¼n¡pSn¡m\pw Fsâ Np«p ]gp¯ icocw Fs¶ t{]cn¸n¨p. ]t£ Xet¨mdv A]ISs¯ ]Án ap¶dnbn¸v \ÂIn.F¦nepw Ahs\ shdpsX XncnsIbb¡m³ F\n¡v Ignbpambncp¶nà . Rm³ »q ^nenan Iv-Xp t]mse Ahs\ kmh[m\w sXmen¨S¨p. apIfn \n¶p Xmtg¡pw Xmtg \n¶v apIfnte¡pw Fsâ Ibv kmh[m\w Nen¨p. {ItaW Fsâ I¿nsâ thKX Rm\dnbmsX hÀ²n¨p. F\ns¡s¶ Xs¶ \nb{´n¡m³ ]Ám¯ AhkvY h¶p. Bthit¯msS Rm³ ]¸m¡v hmWaSn¨v sImSp¯p. ]¸mbpsS icoc¯n Dd¡¯nemsW¦nepw Hcp R«ep-mhp¶Xv Rm³ a\Ênem¡n. sImgpsImgp¯ NqSpÅ I«nbmb Ip®¸m NoÁns¯dn¨p. Fsâ IbvIfnepsS AXv Xmtgms«mgpIn. Rm³ {i²m]qÀ hw HcnÁp t]mepw IfbmsX AsXÃmw hSns¨Sp¯p. Fsâ IbvIp¼nÄ \ndªv \n¡pIbmWv Fsâ ]¸mbpsS Ip®¸mÂ. Hcp Ibv sIm-v Rm³ AsXsâ I½okpbÀ¯n amÁn apeIfn tX¨p . adp Ibv Fsâ ]qdn\p apIfn tX¨v]nSn¸n¨p. ]ns¶ Fsâ I´p cmPvRnsb emfn¡m\mcw`n¨p. AhÄ Npc¯m³ A[nIsam¶pw Im¯p \nÂt¡-n h¶nÃ. PohnX¯n At¶ hsc A\p`hn¨n«nÃm¯b{X kpJambncp¶p A¶hsf\n¡v \ÂInbXv. Fsâ IbvIfn X§n \n¶ncp¶ ]¸mbpsS Ip®¸mensâ Ahinã§Ä Rm³ kzmtZmsS \pIÀ¶p. I¿n Fsâ sXmenbpsS kzmZv am{Xw Adnªv XpS§nbn«pw Rm³ aXn hcmsX \¡n tXmÀ¯pIbmbncp¶p. B kpJm\p`qXnbpsS Beky¯n Rm³ aXnad¶pd§n. ]ntÁ¶v Ime¯pWÀ¶t¸mÄ F\n¡v ]¸mbpsS apJt¯¡v t\m¡m³ \mWambncp¶p. C¶se kz]v\¯n h¶v Fs¶ Fs´m¡bmWv sNbvXXv ! AXp Ignªv Rm³ Fs´ms¡bmWv sNbvXXv ? ]¸msb§m\pw Fs´¦nepw Adnªp ImWptam ? ]t£ ]¸mbpsS hmÂkeyw \ndª s]cpamÁw I-t¸mÄ F\n¡pd¸mbn. ]¸m H¶pw Adnªnt«bnÃ. Xte Znhkt¯Xp t]mse A¶pw Rm³ ]¸mípÅv `£Whpambn hbente¡v sN¶p. hnP\hpw hnimehpamb hb I-t¸mÄ Rm³ a\Ên B{Kln¨p t]mbn. Fs¶ t]mse ]¸m¡pw Ft¶mSv B{Klap-mbncps¶¦n Fsâ PohnX¯nse BZys¯ ]®en\v CXv t]mse ]Ánb Hchkcw C\n In«m\nÃ. ]t£ ]¸m¡v Ft¶mSv Xmåcyapt-m F¶dnbmsX Rms\§s\bmWv ap³ Is¿Sp¡pI ? `£Ww Ign¡pIbmbncp¶ ]¸bpsS _enãamb aknepIfnte¡v Rm³ sImXntbmsS t\m¡nbncp¶p.


tlm Fsâ s]m¶p ]¸m Fs¶ H¶v sI«n¸nSn¡q , Fsâ apeIÄ H¶v Ii¡n Rcn¡q . Hcp sNdnb BwKyw aXn ; Rm³ Ct¸mÄ ]qÀ® \ábmbn ChnsS InS¶p Xcmw. Rm³ Fsâ a\Ên B{Kln¨p. `£Ww Ignªv ]¸m Ibv IgpInbt¸mÄ Rm³ ]¸bpsS ASpt¯¡v sN¶p. "]¸m F\ns¡mcp Imcyw ]dbm\pSv" "F´m tamtf "? Fsâ XpWnIsfms¡ ]gbXmbn. Ipd¨v ]pXnb XpWnIÄ hm§Ww. "AXns\´m ? tamfpsS a½nsb Iq«n t]mbn CãapÅ XpWn hm§nt¡mfq". "]¸m ChnsS FÃmw ]gb ^mj\nepÅ XpWntb In«q. SuWnemsW¦n \à XpWnbpw In«pw ]pXnb ^mj\n ASn¸n¡pIbpw sN¿mw. F\n¡v Imiv Xcmtam "? "AXns\´m tamtf? CsXms¡ tamfpsS Xs¶btà ? XncnsI t]mhpt¼mÄ a½ntbmSv ]dªv ]Ww hm§nt¡mfp" "tlm Fsâ s]m¶p ]¸m " Rm³ kt´mjw AS¡m³ IgnbmsX ]¸msb sI«n¸pWÀ¶p. ]-pw Rm³ A{]Imcw NnXn«ps-¦nepw C¯hW F\ns¡t´m {]tXyIX tXm¶n. ]¸mbpsS tZl¯n \n¶v F\n¡v amdm³ tXm¶p¶Xp t]mepanÃ.B _enãamb aknepIfn Fsâ apeIÄ AaÀ¶p. Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ hfÀ¶v hepXmhp¶Xv Rm\dnªp. Adnbm¯ a«n Rm³ ]¸mbpsS amdn Fsâ apeIfn«pcp«n. tZlamsI Ce{ÎnIv IdâSn¨Xp t]msesb\n¡v tXm¶n. apeIfpsSbpÅn ]dªdnbn¡m\mhm¯ Hcp {]tXyI kpJw. Fsâ ]pdn \n¶v tXs\mgpIn Fsâ jÍn \\ªv IpXncp¶Xmbn F\n¡v tXm¶n. "tamÄ CXp hsc `£Ww Ign¨n«nÃtÃm ? AhnsS a½n Im¯ncn¡p¶p-mhpw. C\n s]mtímfq" Fsâ AXncp Ihnª kvt\l{]IS\¯n ]¸m H¶v ]Xdnb t]mse tXm¶n. ]¸mbpsS tZl¯n \n¶v ASÀ¶v amdm³ F\n¡v Xosc Xr]vXnbp-mbncp¶nà . ]t£ t]mbtà Xocq ? Rm³ a\ÊnÃm a\tÊmsS ho«nte¡v \S¶p. `£Ww Ignªv hfsc t\cw Rm³ InS¶pd§n. A¶p cm{Xnbnepw ]¸mbpsS Ip®bpsS cpNn Adnbphm³ Rm³ B{Kln¨p. A¶p cm{Xnbnepw ]¸mbptSbpw a½nbptSbpw \Sphn Rm³ Dd§m³ InS¶p. ]I apgph\pw tPmensbSp¯Xn\m ]¸mbpw a½nbpw InS¶bpSs\ Dd¡w ]nSn¨p. F\n¡pd¡w hcp¶p-mbncp¶nÃ. ]¸m \à KmU \n{Zbnemsb¶pd¸mbt¸mÄ Rm³ Fsâ ]cn]mSnIÄ XpS§n.]¸mbpsS ep¦n¡pÅn I¿n«v Ip®¡p«s\ Rm³ ]pds¯Sp¯p. Ct¸mÄ AXn\v apgps¸m¶panÃ. Rm³ Fsâ IbvIfn Ahs\sbSp¯v kmh[m\w emfn¡m³ XpS§n. At¸mÄ Ah³ _ew ]nSn¨p hcp¶p.iÐap-m¡msX Rms\gpt¶Áv Ahsâ Xebn {apZphmbn Npw_n¨p. an\pan\p¯ B aIpS¯n Rm³ Fsâ \mhpsIm-v \¡n \pWªp. At¸mÄ Ahsâ HÁ¡®neqsS tX³ XpÅnIÄ HgpIn hcm³ XpS§n. t\cnb D¸pckapÅ B tX³ IW§Ä Rm³ Fsâ \mhp sIm-v H¸nsbSp¯p. ]ns¶ kmh[m\w Fsâ hm s]mfn¨v Ahs\ Rm³ hngp§n. B `oIc³ Fsâ hmbpsS ]IpXn am{Xta F¯nbpÅp. IpSpX DÅn XÅn¡bÁn ]¸msb DWÀ¯m³ Rm³ t]mbnÃ. \m¡p sIm-v B Ip®s¡mSnacs¯ \¡n NpgÁns¡m-v Rm³ Fsâ Xe aµw aµw B«m³ XpS§n. kmh[m\w Fsâ hmbn e`n¨p sIm-ncn¡p¶ Ip® ck¯nsâ Afhv IqSnIqSn h¶p. Rm³ a\Ênem{Kln¨p . ]¸m Ct¸msgm¶pWÀ¶ncps¶¦n ! Ft¶mSv klIcn¨v Fs¶ H¶v ]®n X¶ncps¶¦n ! a½n A¸pd¯v IqÀ¡w hen¨pd§pt¼mÄ C¸pd¯v InS¶v ]¸mtbmsSm¸w ]®m³ Fs´mcp ckambncn¡pw ! ]t£ ]¸m Ipw`IÀ®s\ t]mse IqÀ¡w hen¨v \à Dd¡w. A[nIw hbvImsX ]¸mbpsS Ip® sh«n sh«n Fsâ hmbnte¡v Ip®¸m NoÁn.sImgp¯ Ip®¸m Fsâ A®m¡n\pÅneqsS Xmtgms«mgpIpt¼mÄ Fsâ tZlamsI tcmam©w sIm-p.AWs¡«p s]m«nsbmgpInb t]mse Fsâ jUn¡pÅn tbm\nt¯\nsâ {]hmlambncp¶p. Ibv sIm-v sXmtS- Imcyw t]mepap-mbnà ! Fsâ hmbn sImÅmsX ]pdt¯s¡mgpInb ]¸mbpsS aZ\ckw Ibv sIm-v hSns¨Sp¯v Rm³ Fsâ apeIfn tX¨v ]nSn¸n¨p. KmUamsbmcp \n{Zbn Aenbm³ ]ns¶ Xmakw th-n h¶nÃ.


]ntÁ¶v F\n¡v Xncn¨v t]mIWambncp¶p. Rm³ DWcp¶Xn\p ap¼p Xs¶ ]¸m hbente¡v t]mbncp¶p. t]mIp¶Xn\p ap¼v ]¸msb I-v bm{X ]dbm³ Rm³ hbente¡v sN¶p. "tamfnXp hsc t]mbntà "? "]¸msb I-v bm{X ]dªv t]mhm³ h¶Xm Rm³ " "F¶m C\n A[nIw hbvIn¡-m" "]¸m" "F´m tamtf a½n XpWn hm§m³ Imiv X¶ntÃ"? "AsXms¡ In«n ]¸m" "]ns¶ " ""F\n¡v ChnS¶v t]mbm GXv t\c¯pw ]¸mbpsS HmÀ½ hcp¶p ]¸m " F\n¡pw AXp t]mse Xs¶bm tamtf . ]t£ F´p sN¿m³ ]Ápw "? "Hm , Fsâ s]m¶p ]¸m" Rm³ hnImchnhibmbn ]¸mtb sI«n¸pWÀ¶p. Cu Ahkcw ]mgm¡msX Fsâ apeIÄ ]¸mbpsS s\©nen«pcp«n. _ew h¨p XpS§nb Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ ]¸mbpsS hnimeamb s\©n Dckns¡m-ncp¶t¸mÄ F\n¡v Xmsg ]qdn\pÅn \\h\p`hs¸Sm³ XpS§n. "aXn tamtf ]¸m hnbÀ¯ncn¡pIbm . tamfpsS XpWn apgph³ Agp¡mhpw". Rm³ ]¸mbpsS tZl¯v \n¶v AI¶p \n¶p. ]t£ IbvIÄ At¸mgpw B _enãamb hncnª amdn HmSn¨p sIm-ncp¶p. "C\n tamsf¶m hcp¶Xv " "]¸msb ]Án HmÀ½ h¶mepSs\ Rm³ Ct§m«v hcpw" "F¦n icn ; C\n hbvIn¡-m _Ên\p t\cambn" Rm³ a\ÊnÃm a\tÊmsS Xncnªp \S¶p. XncnsI tlmÌen F¯nbn«pw F\n¡v ]¸mbpsS _enã icochpw hn{Pw_n¨v \n¡p¶ Ip®bpw ad¡m³ Xosc IgnªnÃ.A¶p cm{Xn ]¸mbpsS Ip®bmsW¶ k¦å¯n Rm³ Fsâ hncepIÄ Fsâ ]qdn\It¯¡v XÅn¡bÁn. Hmtcm XhW XÅpt¼mgpw ]¸m Fs¶ Bªmªp ]®pIbmsW¶v Rm³ IcpXn. ]¸mbpsS _enãamb IbvIfmsW¶ k¦å¯n Rm³ Fsâ apeIÄ Rcn¨pS¨p. Fsâ ]qdn \n¶v bap\m \Zn t]mse aZ\ ckw HgpInbnd§n. ]ntÁ¶v Xs¶ Rm³ Fsâ dqw taÁnsâ IqsS t]mbn F\n¡mhiyapÅ XpWnIÄ hm§n. ]Ww Bhiy¯ne[nIw a½n X¶ncp¶p. Cdp¡apÅ tSm¸pw Po³kpw \mes©®w Rm³ hm§n. Hcp teUo Sbvesd sIm-v Igp¯v Bhiy¯ne[nIw Xmtg¡nd¡n sh«nb Cdp¡apÅ NqcnZmdpw I½okpw \me©v tPmUn Xbv¸n¨p. AXp t]mse Cdp¡apÅ \bvÁnIfpw hm§n. ]T\t¯¡mÄ Cdp¡apÅ hkv{X§fWnªv sN¯n \S¡m\mbncp¶p F\n¡v Xmåcyw. cm{XnIfn ]¸m Fsâ kz]v\§fn h¶v Fs¶ Rm³ Xfcp¶Xp hsc Fs¶ ]®n kpJn¸n¨p. Fsâ jÍn Znhk¯n ]e XhW amdn [cn¡Wsa¶ AhkvY h¶p. A§ns\ Ccns¡ \m«n \n¶v a½n Bscs¡mt-m FgpXn¨ Hcp Is¯\n¡v h¶p. a½nbpsS A½ Xosc kpJanÃmsX InS¡pIbmsW¶pw AXn\m a½n Ahsc ip{iqjn¡m³ th-n c-mgvN¡met¯¡v AhcpsS ho«nte¡v t]mhpIbmsW¶pw ]dªv. Fsâ h{I _p²nbpWÀ¶p. a½n ho«nenÃm¯ kabw. ]¸msb sIm-v Fs¶ ]®n¡m³ Ahkcw krãn¡m³ ]Ánb kabw. Rm³ Fgp¯pw sIm-v hmÀUs\ sN¶p I-v hfsc `wKnbmbn Icª`n\bn¨p. I¯v ImWn¨t¸mÄ XmSI ]ns¶ IqSpXembn XSÊsam¶pw ]dbm³ t]mbnà . A§s\ c-mgvN¡pÅ Ah[n kwLSn¸n¨v Rm³ \m«nte¡v h-n Ibdn. \m«n \n¶v Xbv]n¨ ]gb km hmÀ I½okv [cn¨p sIm-mWv Rm³ t]mbXv. Fsâ ]pXnb {UÊpIÄ AhnsS sN¶Xn\p tijw [cn¡m³ XpS§mw.


]rXo£n¨Xp t]mse a½n t]mbncn¡p¶p. hoSv ]q«n InS¡pIbmWv.]¸m hben t]mbncn¡pIbmbncn¡Ww. AXn\m Rm³ t\sc hbente¡v \S¶p. hnfshSp¸nsâ kabw ASp¯p XpS§nbncn¡p¶Xn\m Hscm¯bmfnt\¡mÄ Dbc¯n \n¡pIbmWv [m\ys¨SnIÄ. hnbÀs¯men¨v \n¶v tPmen sN¿pIbmbncp¶ ]¸mbpsS aknepIfn Rm³ Aåt\cw sImXntbmsS t\m¡n \n¶p Rm³ HmSns¨¶v ]¸msb sI«n¸pWÀ¶p. Fsâ apeIÄ ]¸mbpsS s\©nen«pcp«n. "]¸m Rm³ h¶p" "tM ! tamtfm ? Cu t\c¯v"? R§Ä¡v ]co£¡p ]Tn¡m³ Ipd¨v Znhkw Ah[n In«n. At¸mÄ Rm³ IcpXn ho«n h¶v \n¶v ]Tn¡m³ . F´m hoSv ]q«nbn«Xv ? a½nsbhnsS t]mbn ?" "\nâ½q½¡v kpJansöv ]dªv Ahsc ImWm³ t]mbn. C\n H¶p c-mgvN Igntª hcq. tamfp hcps¶¶dnªm AhÄ t]mhnÃmbncp¶p" tlm Fsâ s]m¶p ]¸m AXp sIm-tà Rm\nt§m«v t]m¶Xv ? CXtà Rm³ Im¯ncp¶ kphÀ®mhkcw ? Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ IÃn¨p XpS§nbncp¶p. ]¸m Hcp kqN\ XcpIbmsW¦n Rm³ B hben h¨p Xs¶ ]®n¡m³ k¶²bmbncp¶p. ]t£ ]¸mbpw am\knIambn X¿msdSpt¡t- ? AXn\m ]Sn]Snbmbn ]¸msb hioIcn¡m³ Rm³ Xocpam\n¨p. "Xmt¡m Xm ]¸m , Rm³ t]mbn `£Ww D-m¡mw" "C¶t¯¡pÅXv \nsâ a½n D-m¡n h¨n«p-v" "F¶m Rm³ t]mbn H¶v Ipfn¨v D¨¡v `£Whpw sIm-v hcmw" "icn" ho«nte¡v \S¡pt¼mÄ ]¸msb F§ns\bmWv Ipcp¡n hogvt¯-Xv F¶p am{Xambncp¶p Fsâ Nn´. ho«n sN¶v Rm³ hnkvXcn¨v Ipfn¨p. ]qÀ® \ábmbn Ipfnapdnbn \n¡pt¼mÄ C\nbt§m«v \ot¡- Icp¡sfÃmw Fsâ a\Ên sXfnªp h¶p. Fsâ apeIÄ¡nSbnepw Ih¡nSbnepsaÃmw k{ap²ambn tkm¸p ]X¸n¨v tX¨v Rm³ Ipfn¨p. tZls¯ shÅsaÃmw XpS¨p Ifªv apeIÄ¡nSbn ]uUÀ IpSªn«p. Ihnfn dqjv ]pc«n. ebn\À sIm-v I®pIsfgpXn. jm¼q tX¨ XeapSn sI«msX ]mdn¸d¶v InS¶p. ASnbn {_m [cn¡msX hfsc Cdp¡apÅ Hcp NqcnZmÀ skÁv FSp¯Wnªp. AXnsâ Igp¯v hfscb[nIw Cd¡n sh«nbncp¶Xn\m Fsâ apeIfpsS ta `mKhpw hnShpsaÃmw BÀ¡pw ImWmambncp¶p. I®mSnbn t\m¡n Hcn¡Â IqSn Fsâ `wKn BkzZn¨v Rm³ ]¸m¡pÅ `£Whpambn \S¶p. "]¸m C\n hÃXpw Ign¨n«v aXn A²zm\w" "icn , sIm-p hm" \S¶Sp¡p¶ Fsâ cq]¯nte¡v ]¸m I®nash«msX t\m¡n \n¶p. "F´m ]¸m C§ns\ hÃmsX t\m¡p¶Xv"? "Dlv...........CXmtWm tamÄ Xbv]n¨ ]pXnb Ip¸mbw "? "AsX , ]ns¶ \à {UÊtà ]¸m "? "XpWnsbms¡ sImÅmw ]t£ AXnsâ X¿Â.................." X¿ens\´m Ipg¸w ]¸m"? "ap³ his¯ms¡ hÃmsX Xmgv¯n sh«n Xbv¨ncn¡p¶p" ]dbpt¼mÄ ]¸mbpsS I®pIÄ Fsâ I½oknsâ apIfneqsS I-ncp¶ apeIfpsS hnShn Hcp £W t\ct¯¡v ]Xn¨p. Rm³ Adnbm¯ `mhw \Sn¨v \n¶p. ]t£ DÅn Fsâ ]²XnIÄ hnPbn¡p¶Xnsâ hnPb Imlfw apg§n. "SuWnsems¡ CXm ]¸m ^mj³. FÃmhcpw CXpt]mes¯ XpWnbpSp¯m tImtfPn hcp¶Xv" "Mm tamÄ¡nãs¸«m ]ns¶ Ipg¸sam¶panÃ"


`£Ww Ign¡p¶ ]¸mbpsS ]m{X¯nte¡v t\m¡n Rm³ \Ãh®w Ip\nªncp¶p. ]¸msb Fsâ apgp¯ apeIÄ ImWn¨v sImXn¸n¡pI F¶Xmbncp¶p Fsâ Dt±iw. CS¡nS¡v ]¸m GdpI®n«v Fsâ apeIÄ t\m¡p¶Xv Rm³ ImWp¶p-mbncp¶p. Fsâ DÅn kt´mjw ]Xªp s]m§n.]¸mbpsS ep¦n¡pÅn sNdnsbmc\¡w I- Rm³ tImcn¯cn¨p. F\n¡v XpÅn¨mSm³ tXm¶n. Fsâ apeIÄ I-n«v ]¸mbpsS Ip® s]m§m³ XpS§nbncn¡p¶p ! Fsâ ]¸m Rm³ dUn. thWsa¦n ChnsS h¨v Xs¶ XpS§mw \½psS BZys¯ ]®Â. ]t£ H¶pw kw`hn¨và ,]¸m thKw `£Ww Ign¨v Ibv IgpIn. "tamfn\n ho«nte¡v s]mtímfq. ]¸m thKw hcmw" "icn ]¸m " Xncnªp \S¡pt¼mÄ Rm³ HmÀ¯p. Cu Hmtcm \nanjhpw hfsc ]ne ]nSn¨XmWv H¶pw ]mgm¡msX Fsâ B{Kl km²yX¡p th-n Fs´¦nepsams¡ sNbvtX Xocq "lq! ]¸m " t]mIp¶ hgn¡v s]s«¶v Im Dfp¡nbXp t]mseb`n\bn¨v Rm³ \nehnfn¨p. "F´m tamtf " ? "Fsâ lbvlo N¸Â hgpXn Imepfp¡nsb¶m tXm¶p¶Xv" "Ct¸m icnbm¡n Xcmw" ]¸m Fsâ Im aSnbnseSp¯v h¨v Aå t\cw Dgnªp X¶p. ]¸mbpsS hncepIÄ NqcnZmdnsâ apIfneqsSbmsW¦n IqSn Fsâ Imen kv]Àin¨t¸mÄ tZlamkIew tcmam©w sIm-p. "C\n \S¶v t\m¡q" Rm³ Fgpt¶Áv c-Sn IpsS \S¶n«v Ieiemb thZ\b\p`hs¸«Xp t]mse ho-pw Ccp¶p. "Fsâ s]m¶p ]¸m F\ns¡mcSn \S¡m³ h¿m" "ho«n KpfnI Ccn¸p-v AXp Ign¨m FÃmw icnbmhpw" "]t£ hoSp hsc Ft¯s- ? F\ns¡mcSn \S¡m³ h¿ " "F¦n Rm³ FSp¯p sIm-p t]mImw" kt´mjw sIms-\n¡v Dds¡ hnfn¨v Iqhm³ tXm¶n. Rm\m{Kln¨Xpw AXp Xs¶bmWtÃm ? ]¸m Fs¶ s]m¡nsbSp¡p¶Xn\nSbn Rm³ kq{X¯n I½oknsâ H¶p c-v lp¡pIfgn¨v amÁn. Ct¸mÄ Fsâ apeIÄ ]IpXnbntesd shfnbnemWv ]¸m _enãamb IbvIfn Fs¶ s]m¡nsbSp¯p. Hcp Ibv Fsâ N´nIÄ¡v apIfnembncp¶p. sImgp¯pcp- B Ima tKmf§fn B ]cp]cp¯ IbvIÄ AaÀ¶ncn¡pt¼mÄ Rm³ kpJm\p`qXnbpsS ]ShpIÄ Nhn«n¡bdpIbmbncp¶p. ISp¯ thZ\b\p`hs¸«Xp t]mse Rm³ I®S¨v InS¶p. ]t£ I¬ tImWpIfneqsS Rm³ ]¸mbpsS {]hÀ¯nIÄ ho£n¡p¶p-mbncp¶p. ]IpXnbntesd ]pd¯mb Fsâ apeIÄ Xd¨p t\m¡ns¡m-mbncp¶p ]¸m \S¶ncp¶Xv. {]mb]qÀ¯nbmbXn\p tijw BZyambn«mbncn¡Ww ]¸m Fsâ apeIÄ C{Xbpw kpe`ambn I-Xv. ]¸mbpsS ep¦n¡pÅn Hc\¡hpw apg¸psaÃmw Fsâ N´nIfpsS ta A\p`hs¸«p. Xq§n¡nS¶ncp¶ IbvIÄ sIm-v B Ip®¡p«s\ H¶v Xmtemen¡m³ Rm³ sImXn¨p. ]ns¶ ]Wns¸«v Fsâ B{KlaS¡n. FSp¯p Nm«w th-. ]s¿ Xn¶m ]\bpw Xn¶mw BZyw ]¸m¡pw Ft¶mSv B{Klap-mhs« . ]ns¶ sasà sasà Imcy§Ä \o¡mw. Rms\sâ Ibv¯-sIm-v Fsâ apeIfpsS hi¯v AaÀ¯nbt¸mÄ apIÄ `mKw IqSpX ]pdt¯¡v XÅn h¶p. ho«nse¯p¶Xp hsc ]¸m Fsâ apeIfpsS `wKn BkzZn¨p sIm-v \S¶p. Fs¶ I«nen InS¯n ]¸m Hcp Unkv]ncnsâ Sm_eÁv sIm-p h¶v X¶p. AXn\p tijw ]¸m Xs¶ ASp¡fbn t]mbn Fsâ `£Ww FSp¯p sIm-p h¶p X¶p. Rm³ Ip\nªncp¶v Ign¡pt¼mÄ ]¸m Fsâ I½okn\p shfnbn h¶ Fsâ apeIfpsS \áX icn¡pw BkzZn¡pIbmbncp¶p. Rm³ a\Ên I-p. ao³ Nq-bn sIm¯nbncn¡p¶p ! C\n _m¡n cwK§Ä cm{Xnbn Act§dmw.


Ft¶mSv hn{ian¡m³ ]dªn«v ]¸m hbente¡v Xs¶ Xncn¨v t]mbn. Aå kabw Rm³ InS¶pd§n. C¶v cm{Xn `mKyaps-¦n inhcm{Xnbm¡n amÁmatÃm ? At¸mÄ Ct¸mÄ Hcåw hn{ian¡p¶Xv \ÃXmWv. hbvIpt¶cambt¸mÄ Rm³ Fgpt¶Áv XpWnIÄ amÁn. SuWn \n¶v hm§n¨ Hcp Éohvsekv \bnÁn FSp¯v [cn¨p. {_m [cn¨p Ignªt¸mÄ Fsâ apeIÄ Ip´ap\IÄ t]mse Xpdn¨p \n¶p. ]¸m A¶v km[mcWt¯¡mÄ t\ct¯ Xncn¨v h¶p. Rm³ Fgpt¶Áv \S¡p¶Xv I-v ]¸m AÂ`pXs¸«p, "thZ\sbÃmw amdntbm tamtf "? "F«v aWn¡pÀ t\ct¯¡v H¶pw Adnbnà . AXn\p tijw ]dbmw". R§Ä ]ns¶ Hcpan¨v `£Wap-m¡n Ign¨p. InS¡m³ t\cambt¸mÄ Fsâ lrZbw InS¶v XpÅn¨mSm³ XpS§n. ChnsS Cu henb ho«n C¶v Rm\pw ]¸mbpw IqSn HÁ¡pd§m³ t]mIp¶p ! C¶v Xs¶ Fsâ NncImem`nemjw km[ns¨Sp¡Ww. I«nen InS¡ hncn¡p¶Xn\p ap¼p Xs¶ Rm³ IpsdsÈ sRm-n sRm-n \S¡m³ XpS§n. "F´m tamtf "? "]¸m thZ\ ho-pw XpS§nsb¶v tXm¶p¶p. acp¶nsâ ^ew F«v aWn¡qÀ Ignªt¸mÄ Ignªv ImWWw.t¿m Fsâ Poh³ t]mIpt¶" Rm³ Dds¡ \nehnfn¡m³ XpS§n. ]¸msb sIm-v Fsâ Imen ISpsI® tX¸n¨v XShn¡Wsa¶mbncp¶p Fsâ B{Klw. R§fpsS \m«n thZ\ hcpt¼mÄ FÃmhcpw CXmWv sN¿pI ]Xnhv "Rm³ ISpsI® NqSm¡n sIm-p hcmw tamtf. AXn«m \mft¯¡v ]ns¶ H¶pw _m¡n ImWnÃ" lmbv tcmKn CÑn¨Xpw ]mep hbvZy³ I¸n¨Xpw ]mep Zm tamtf ISpsI® NqSm¡n. thKw NqSmdp¶Xn\p ap¼v tXt¨mfq" "]¸m F\ns¡mÁ¡v tX¡m³ h¿ . Rm³ InS¶p Xcmw ]¸m Xs¶ tX¨v X¶m aXn" Rm³ I«nen aeÀ¶v InS¶p. \bnÁn Fsâ Im ap«p hsc s]m¡n h¨p. tcmaclnXamb Fsâ ImepIfn ]¸m F® tX¨v ]nSn¸n¡m³ XpS§n. "]¸m IpdNqsS apIfnÂ..........Mm A§ns\ ................A§ns\..................... Rm³ \bnÁnbpsS Xe kmh[m\w Acs¡«p hsc Npcp«n h¨p. Im ap«pIÄ apIfn hc¯¡hn[w aS¡n h¨p. Ct¸mÄ Fsâ CdpInb jÍnbpw AXn\nSbneqsS s]m§n \n¡p¶ ]qdnsâ hi§fpw Xg¨p hfÀ¶ Ipd¨v tcma§fpw ]¸m¡v ImWmsa¶ AhkvYbmbn. ]¸mbpsS apJw Nph¶p XpSp¡p¶Xv Rm³ I¬tImWpIfneqsS I-p.]¸msb lcw ]nSn¸n¡m³ Rm³ Fsâ IbvIÄ s]m¡n h¨p. Fsâ I£¯n\Snbnse tcma¡mSpIÄ I-v ]¸ hc- Np-pIÄ \mhp sIm-v \\¨p. tjm dqan C{Xbpw tÌm¡ps-¦n tKmUuWnsâ AhkvYsb´mbncn¡pw F¶mbncn¡pw ]mhw ]¸mbpsS BtemN\. "]¸m thZ\ apIfnte¡v Ibdp¶Xv t]mse tXm¶p¶p. Im ap«n\papIfnepw tX¡qt¶" ]¸m kmh[m\w Fsâ ap«pIfn F® ]pc«m³ XpS§n. sImgp¯pcp- hmg¸n-nIÄ t]mepÅ tcmaclnXamb Fsâ XpSIÄ I-v ]¸mbpsS hmbn shÅw \ndªp ImWWw . F® ]pc«p¶Xn ebn¨ns«¶ h®w Rm³ Fsâ I®pIÄ ]q«n InS¶p. ]¸msb IpsdsÈ IpsdsÈbmbn sImXn¸n¨v Fsâ Dt±iw km[ns¨Sp¡pImbncp¶tÃm Fsâ e£yw ? "]¸m C\n Ipd¨v IqSn apIfn . XpSbnsems¡ Rc¼v Dcp-v IbdnbXv t]mse" "F® XoÀ¶p tamtf Rm³ IpS¨p IqSn NqSm¡n sIm-v hcmw" ]¸m Fgpt¶Áv t]mbt¸mÄ Rm³ s]s«¶v \bnÁn Ac¡v apIfnte¡ IbÁn h¨p. C{]mhiyw ]¸m hensbmcp ]m{Xw \ndsb F® NqSm¡n sIm-p h¶ncp¶p. Fsâ Ac¡v Xmsg jÍn am{Xta D-mbncp¶pÅq. ]¸m hmXn¡ \n¶v Fsâ InS¸v t\m¡n Hcå kabw \n¶Xv Rm³ {i²n¨p. F\n¡v hfsc kt´mjambn. ]¸m Fsâ tZlw BkzZn¡m³ XpS§nbncn¡p¶p !


Fsâ ImepIÄ¡nSbn Ccp¶p sIm-v ]¸m Fsâ sImgp¯ XpSIfn F® tX¡m³ XpS§n. AIw XpSIfn ]¸mbpsS IbvIÄ XShns¡m-ncp¶t¸mÄ Rm³ A\p`hn¨ kpJm\p`qXnbm Fsâ ]qdn tamÄ tX³ Npc¯n¡fbptam F¶v Rm³ `bs¸«p. "Cu kab¯v \nsâ a½n ChnsS thWambncp¶p" "At¿m ! ]¸m¡v _p²nap«mbtÃ"? "Gbv, AsXm¶panÃ, Nne kab¯v ]¸¡v a½nbpsS tPmenIfpw sNt¿-n hcpw" "]¸m Ct¸mÄ \à kpJw tXm¶p¶p-v. C\n Rm³ H¶v Iangv¶v InS¡s«. ]pdInepw F® tX¡Ww" Rm³ Iangv¶v InS¶p. Fsâ Dcp- N´nIÄ ]¸msb ImWn¨v sImXn¸n¡m\mbncp¶p A§ns\ sNbvXXv. Fsâ jÍn Ip-n hnShneqsS AIt¯¡v Ibdn InS¡pIbmbncp¶Xn\m IpsdsÈbmbn hnSÀ¶v \n¡p¶ Fsâ ]qdnsâ AIhi§fpw ]¸msb ImWn¡m³ CXv \sÃmchkcambn. ]¸m F® ]pc«p¶Xnsâ kpJw A\p`hs¸«Xp t]mse Rm³ iЧfp-m¡n. "]¸m " "F´m tamtf"? "Ct¸mÄ ]¸m Fsâ a½n IqSnbtÃ"? "AtX" "F¦nse\ns¡mcp Imcyw IqSn sNbvXv Xcmtam"? "AsX´m"? "Rm³ ChnS¶v t]mIp¶Xn\p ap¼v a½n Fs¶ CS¡nS¡v tZlw apgph\pw F® ]pc«n Xncp½n Xcmdp-mbncp¶p. As¶m¶pw Xosc Dfp¡pw thZ\bpsam¶pw D-mbncp¶tXbnÃ. Ct¸mÄ Ipd¨v Imeambn H¶pw CÃm¯Xn\memWv thZ\ h¶sX¶v tXm¶p¶p. AXn\m Fsâ tZlw apgph\pw F® tX¨v H¶v Xncp½n Xcmtam"? "AXv thtWm tamtf "? "_p²nap«msW¦n th-. C\n \mep amkw Ignªv hcpt¼mÄ Rm³ a½nsb sIm-v Xncp½nt¨mfmw" "tamfn\n \mep amkw Ignªnt« hcptÅm ? F¦n Rm³ Ct¸mÄ Xs¶ Xncp½n¯cmw. ]t£ tamfnXv BtcmSpw ]dbcpXv" "AsX´m ]¸m "? "tamfnt¸mÄ sNdnb Ip«nsbm¶paÃtÃm"? "Cà ]¸m Rm³ a½ntbmSv t]mepw ]dbnÃ" Rm³ I«nen \n¶nd§n Xmsg \ne¯v aeÀ¶v InS¡m³ `mhn¨p. "tamfpsS XpWnbnsems¡ F®bmhntÃ"? "Hm AXv Rm³ ad¶v t]mbn". Rm³ Fsâ \bnÁn Ducn amÁn shdpw jÍnbpw {_mbpw am{Xambn Rm³ ]¸mbpsS ap¶n \n¶p. {_m¡pÅn \n¶v ]pdt¯¡v IpXn¡m³ [rXn Iq«p¶ Fsâ apeIfnte¡v t\m¡mXncn¡m³ ]¸m hÃmsX {]bmks¸Sp¶Xv I-v F\n¡v Nncn s]m«n "\½fn§s\ sN¿p¶Xv icnbmtWm tamtf"? lu ! C{Xsbms¡bmbn«pw ]¸mbpsS a\Êv amdnbntà ? ]-mcaS§m³ ? Ct¸mgpw h©n Xncp\¡sc Xs¶tbm ? "]¸m Hcp Imcyw sN¿v. c-v I®pw AS¨v F® ]pc«v" "AXv icnbm At¸mÄ \½psS CSbn Hcp adbpamhpw" ad ! lpw ! abnscS]mSv Rm³ \ne¯v aeÀ¶v InS¶p. F®¸m{Xw Hcp hi¯v h¨v Fsâ apIÄ hi¯v ap«p Ip¯n \n¶v ]¸m Fsâ tZl¯v F® ]pc«n XShm³ XpS§n. Fsâ Cfw icoc¯n ]¸mbpsS Xg¼v hoW IbvIÄ Aeªp sIm-ncp¶t¸mÄ Fsâ hnImc§sf ISn¨aÀ¯m³ Rm³ hnjan¨p.hfsc {i²m]qÀ hambncp¶p ]¸m Xncp½nbncp¶Xv. Hcn¡Â t]mepw Fsâ apeIfn IbvIÄ X«mXncn¡m³ ]¸m {i²n¡p¶p-mbncp¶p. ]mhw ! ap¶n InS¡p¶ amZIta\n kz´w aIfptSXmbXn\m hfscb[nIw Iãs¸Sp¶p-mhpw. "AaÀ¯nbaÀ¯n XShv ]¸m . a½n sN¿p¶Xnt\¡mÄ \à kpJw"


"\nsâ a½n¡pw Rm³ C§s\ Xncp½n sImSp¡mdp-v. Ct¸mÄ \à ]cnNbambn" "C\n Rm³ Iangv¶v InS¡mw ]¸m" Iangv¶v InS¡pt¼mÄ F\n¡dnbmambncp¶p ]¸m Ct¸mÄ I®p Xpd¶v Fsâ icoc `wKn BkzZn¨v XpS§nbn«p-mhpsa¶v. "Acs¡«nsems¡ AaÀ¯n XShv ]¸m " ]¸mbpsS ]cp¡³ IbvIÄ Fsâ ]À hXw t]mepÅ N´nIfn AaÀ¯n XShm³ XpS§n. CS¡nS¡v AdnbmsXsb¶ a«n Fsâ Ip-n hnShnte¡v hncepIÄ Ibdn¯pS§n. Hcp Imcysa\n¡pd¸mbn. Ct¸mÄ ]¸mbpsS Ip®Ip«³ Fsâ ]qdnte¡v Ibdm³ k¶²\mbn ]¯n hncn¨v \n¶v BSm³ XpS§nbncn¡pw. C\n _m¡n Imcy§Ä apt¶m«v \o¡Ww. "]¸m Ct¸mÄ F\ns¡mcp hn[w aXnbmbn. ]¸mbpsS tZlamsI G®btÃ? C\n Rm³ ]¸m¡v Xncp½n Xcmw. ]¸m InS¡v" ]¸m _\nb³ Agn¨p amÁn \ne¯vv aeÀ¶v InS¶p. Rm³ ]¸mbpsS apIfn ap«p Ip¯n \n¶v _enãamb B s\©n G® Xncp½n ]nSn¸n¡m³ XpS§n. Ct¸mÄ ]¸mbpsS apIfn Fsâ apeIÄ ]IpXnbne[nIhpw \áambn Xq§n InS¡pIbm¬. Rm³ a\]qÀ hw ]¸bpsS t\Àv¡v t\m¡msX tZlw apgph\pw F® Xncp½n]nSn¸n¨p. ]¸mbpsS t\m«w Fsâ apeIfnte¡ Xs¶bmsW¶v F\n¡pd¸p-mbncp¶p. ]¸mbpsS ape¡®pIÄ¡v NpÁpw Rm³ F® tX¸n¡p¶ `mh¯n hncepIÄ sIm-v hr¯§Ä hc¨p. "]¸m C\n ep¦nbgn¨v amÁv .Rm³ C\n Imep Xncp½n ¯cmw". "th- tamtf Ct¸m C{Xbpw aXn". ]¸m ep¦n Ducm³ hnk½Xn¡p¶Xnsâ ImcWw F\n¡dnbmambncp¶p. ASnbn Ip®Ip«³ I¼\nIfpsS ]pI¡pg t]mse \n¸p-mhWw. icn. F¦n asÁmcp \¼dnd¡n¡fbmw. ]¸mbpsS tZl¯v F® tX¨v Xncp½p¶Xn\nSbn Ibv hgpXnsb¶ a«n Rm³ ]¸bpsS tZlt¯¡v hoWp. Ct¸mÄ ]¸mbpsS \áamb amdnem¬ Rm³ InS¡p¶Xv. Fsâ apeIÄ ]¸mbpsS s\©nÃaÀ¶v {_mbpsS apIfneqsS ]pdt¯¡v XÅn \n¶p. "]¸m Fsâ Ibv Ig¡p¶p. C\n ]¸m Fsâ ]pdIv hi¯v Xncp½n Xcq" ]¸mbpsS IbvIÄ Fsâ N´nIfn ho-pw AaÀ¶v XpS§n. Rm³ Fsâ apeIÄ ]¸mbpsS s\©nen«pcp«n. ape¡®pIÄ {_m Xpf¡phms\¶ a«n _ew ]nSn¨v \n¶p. AaÀ¯n XShv ]¸m " "\½Ä sN¿p¶Xv icnbmtWm tamtf"? "F´v"? "c-v t]cpw XpWnbpSp¡msX C§ns\ H«n¸nSn¨v InS¡p¶Xv"? "AXn\v F\n¡v {_mbpw jÍnbpw CtÃ? ]¸m¡v ep¦nbpw . ]-pw Rm³ CXv t]mse ]¸mbpsS s\©¯v InS¶v Ifn¨n«ntÃ"? "A¶v \o Ipªmbncp¶ntà ? Ct¸mÄ A½tbmsSm¸w AÃm AXnt\¡mfpw henbXmbn" "GXv `mKsaÃmw hepXmbn ]¸m "? "FÃmbnShpw" "]¸ ]dªntà a½n¡pw Xncp½n sImSp¯n«ps-¶v? R§Ä¡v X½n hà hyXymkhpw It-m "? "\nsâ tZlw apøqhv t]msebmWv a½n AXp t]msesbm¶paà " ]ns¶ (Fsâ N´nIfn AaÀ¯n XShnbn«v ) CXnsâ Ggbe¯v \n¡nà AhfpsS Ct¸mÄ ]¸mbpw Fsâ icocw BkzZn¡m³ XpS§nsb¶v F\n¡v a\Ênembn. "]¸m ]t¸sS tZlw Fsâ tZl¯v Aacpt¼mÄ \à kpJw. C\n ]¸m Ipd¨v t\cw Fsâ tZl¯v Ibdn InS¶v Xncp½v Rm³ Xmsgbnd§n aeÀ¶v InS¶p. ]¸m Fsâ tZl¯v Ibdn AaÀ¶v InS¶p. Rm³ Adnbm¯ a«n Fsâ Acs¡«v apIfnte¡pbÀ¯n Ipe¨p \n¡p¶ ]¸mbpsS Ip®bn Fsâ jÍn C«pc¨p. ]¸mbpsS ep¦n¡pÅnse A\¡w Rm\dnªp. GtXm HcpÄt{]cWbm ]¸mbpsS IbvIÄ Fsâ apeIfnte¡v \o§n. AhnSw kmh[m\w AaÀ¯m³ XpS§n. Rm³ kt´mjw sIm-v aXn ad¶p. C\nbs¯ ImcysaÃmw hfscsbfp¸w !


"F´n\m ]¸m AhnsS AaÀ¯pt¶"? "FÃmbnS¯pw AaÀ¯n Xncp½m³ ]dªntà \o "? "AXn\hnsS F® tX¨nÃtÃm ? ]¸m Hcp Imcyw sN¿v . Cu {_m Agn¨v Ifªn«v F®bn«v AaÀ¯n XShv. AXv \ap¡nSbn Hcp adbmbn InS¡p¶p" Rm³ ]dªv Xocp¶Xn\p ap¼v ]¸m Fs¶ ]Xp¡s\ DbÀ¯n ]pdIn \n¶v {_mbpsS sImfp¯gn¨v amÁn.IqSp Xpd¶p hn« knwl§sf t]mse Fsâ Al¦mcnIfmb apeIÄ ]pdt¯¡v IpXn¨p. BIrXnsbm¯ Fsâ sImgp¯ apeIsf ]¸m AÂ`pXt¯msS t\m¡n \n¶p. Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ hfÀ¶v Hcp hncensâ h®ambn amdnbncp¶p.AXn\p NpÁnepw ]¸S h«¯n Fsâ ape¯S§Ä Cfw Idp¸v \nd¯n XpSn¨v \n¶p. ]¸mbpsS Ccp IbvIfpw Fsâ apeIfnte¡v \o§n. AhnsS AaÀ¯n Xncp½m³ XpS§n. AÃ; sImgpsImgp¯ Fsâ apeIÄ I¿nen«v AaÀ¯n Ii¡m³ XpS§n. lmbv ! Fât½ ! Fs´mcp ]cakpJw ! Fsâ I®pIÄ AdnbmsX ASªv t]mbn. ]¸m Fsâ apeIÄ Bthit¯msS Rcn¨pS¡pIbmWv. ape¡®pIÄ B ]cp¡³ hncepIÄ¡nSbn InS¶v RcnªpSbpIbmWv. Ct¸mÄ R§Ä¡nSbn bmsXmcp adhpanÃ. R§Ä AÑ\pw aIfpaÃ. ]ckv]cw Cãs¸Sp¶ CWtNcm³ sImXn¡p¶hÀ am{Xw. "]¸m Fsâ \mc§IÄ¡v \à a[pcapt-m"? "CXv \mc§bÃtÃm tamtf?Icn¡pIftà ? "Icn¡msW¦n AXv apgph\pw hen¨v IpSn¨v IqtS? "Ct¸mÄ Xs¶ IpSn¨v hÁn¡mtem" ]¸mbpsS apJw Fsâ amdnte¡v XmWp h¶p. ape¡®pIÄ \mhp sIm-v \pWªv hen¨p IpSn¡m³ XpS§n. Rm³ Fs¶ kzbw ad¶p. Fsâ aSnbn ]¸mbpsS XesbSp¯v h¨p. B apJ¯v AaÀ¯nbaÀ¯n Npw_n¨p. ]¸mbpsS apSnIÄ¡nSbneqsS Fsâ hncepIÄ ]mªp \S¶p. ]¸m Fsâ apeIÄ hen¨p IpSn¡p¶Xn\\pkcn¨v Rm³ ]¸bpsS Xe Fsâ apeIfnte¡v AaÀ¯nbaÀ¯n ]nSn¨p. hfsc t\cw Fsâ apeIÄ amdn amdn hen¨p IpSn¨Xn\p tijw ]¸m XebpbÀ¯n. "Icn¡p apgph\pw IpSn¨v hÁnt¨m IÅ ]¸m "? "C\n thsdsbs´¦nepw XmSo N¡tc" "Xmsg Hcp ]m{Xw \ndsb tX\ncn¸p-v. thtWseSp¯v IpSnt¨m " "IpSnt¨mt« s]mt¶"? "IpSn¡v ]¸m. ]¸m¡v Xcm³ th-o«tà Rm³ AXnt{Xw Imew kq£n¨v h¨Xv "? ]¸mbpsS IbvIÄ Fsâ jÍnbnte¡v \o§n. HÁ hen¡v AsXsâ Imensâ Iogv his¯¯n. tcma\n_nUamb Fsâ ]qÀ¯Shpw ]¸mbpsS Ip®sb hngp§m³ X¿msdSp¯v sN¼c¯n ]q t]msebpÅ hm ]nfÀ¶v tXs\mgp¡n \n¡p¶ Fsâ ]¨¡cn¼qdpw ]¸m hnSÀ¶ I®pItfmsS t\m¡n \n¶p. B apJw Fsâ Ih¡nSbnte¡v XmWp h¶p. ]qÀ XS¯nse tcma§Ä ]ip ]pÃp Xn¶p¶Xp t]mse ISn¨p hen¡m³ XpS§n. Rm³ ]cakpJa\p`hn¨v heªp. Fsâ ]qÀ¯Sw ]¸mbpsS apJ¯n«v AaÀ¯n tX¨p. ]¸mbpsS apJw Xmtg¡v \o§n.Fs\ ]qdnsâ IhmS§Ä \mhpsIm-v \¡n hr¯nbm¡m³ XpS§n.Fsâ ]qdnsâ Zf§Ä hnSÀ¯n DcapÅ B \mhp DÅnte¡v Ibdn. lqbv! Rm³ ]cnkcw ad¶v hnfn¨v Iqhn. Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn ]¸mbpsS \mhv Cf¡n adn¨p. apIfn tXs\mgp¡n \n¶ncp¶ N¡c¡´n \m¡v IqÀ¸n¨v AaÀ¯m³ XpS§n. kln¡m³ IgnbmsX Rm³ Fsâ Ibv ]pdInte¡v Ip¯nbncp¶v Fsâ ]qdv ]¸mbpsS hmbnte¡v XÅn h¨p. Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn \m¡v NpgÁn NpgÁn ]¸m Fsâ tbm\nt¯³ DuÁnDuÁnípSn¨p. "tX³ IpSn¨v hbdv \ndtªm ]¸m "? "AsXmcn¡epw \ndbnsÃSm N¡tc" "Gsâ DÅnemsI I¯p¶p ]¸m . B XobW¨n«v aXn C\n _m¡nsbÃmw"


"Ct¸mÄ Xs¶ ]¼v h¨v Xobv sISp¯n¯cmw" ]¸m ep¦n Agn¨v amÁm³ XpS§nbt¸mÄ Im¯p \n¡m\pÅ £abnÃmsX Rm³ ASnbnse \n¡dnsâ hÅnbn ]nSn¨v hen¨p. Fsâ Ig¸nsâ iàn t\cnSm³ IgnbmsX AXv s]m«n Xmsg hoWp. ]qÀ® \á\mbn Ipe¨ Ip®bpambn Fsâ apIfn ap«p Ip¯n \n¡p¶ ]¸msb Rm³ tcmam©t¯msS t\m¡n aeÀ¶v InS¶p. Ibv \o«n F\n¡v kz´amhm³ t]mIp¶ Ip®Ip«s\ Rm³ Fsâ arZpeamb IbvIfnen«v Hma\n¨p. ]¸m sR«n hnd¡p¶Xpw tImcn¯cn¡p¶Xpw F\n¡v ImWmambncp¶p. Xmsg Hcp henb ]Wk©n t]mse Xq§n¡nS¶ncp¶ A-nIÄ DÅw I¿nseSp¯v Rm³ A½m\amSn. ]¸mbptSbpw kl\iàn \ãs¸«ncp¶p. "tamt«mÀ ÌmÀ«v sN¿v ]¸m" ]¸m Fsâ ]qdnsâ IXIpIÄ hnc sIm-v s]mfn¨v B\µm{iphn Ipfn¨v \n¡p¶ Ip® aIpSw Fsâ kzÀ¤IhmS¯n ap«n¨v h¨p. BZyambn Rms\mcp Ip®bpsS kzmZdnbm³ t]mIp¶p. AXpw hfsc¡meambn kz]v\w I-p sIm-ncp¶ Fsâ ]¸mbpsS. kt´mjw sIm-v aXn ad¶p Rm³ ]¸mbpsS tZlw CdpsI ]pWÀ¶p. B apJw \ndsb Npw_\§Ä sIm-v \nd¨p. Np-pIÄ Fsâ hmbnen«v ISn¨ow_n. ]¸m Fsâ ]qdnte¡v Ip® kmh[m\w AaÀ¯m³ XpS§nbncp¶p. Rm³ kzÀ¤w ImWpIbmbncp¶p. ]¸mbpsS hmbnte¡v Rm³ Fsâ \m¡v XÅn¡bÁn ]¸mbpsS \mhpambn tNÀ¶v sI«p ]nWªv Ifn¨p. ]¸m s]s«¶v Fsâ ]qdnte¡v Ip® Bªv XÅn¡bÁn. Np«p]gp¯ Hcp Ccp¼p ]mc Fsâ DÅnte¡v Ibdnt¸mbt]msesb\n¡v tXm¶n. FhnsSsbÃmtam s]mfnªv \oÁseSp¡p¶ t]mse. "t¿m, ]¸m ]pds¯Sp¡v Cu ]-mc¯ns\. F\n¡ h¿mtb" "BZyambn«m tamtf C§ns\ . Ipd¨v Ignªm FÃmw icnbmhpw" "t¿m F\ns¡m¶pw icnbmht-. CsXSpt¯m-v t]m Zpãm " "Hs¡ Rm\nt¸m icnbm¡n Xcmw" ]¸m ]ns¶ Fs¶ an-m\\phZn¨nà . Fsâ Np-pIÄ hngp§n Cu¼n Cu¼n IpSn¡m³ XpS§n. Fsâ tZl¯v AaÀ¶v InS¶v Fsâ apeIÄ IbvIfnen«v Ii¡n Rcn¨p. ape¡®pIÄ Xncp½nbpS¨p. kmh[m\w Rms\sâ thZ\bpw \oÁepsaÃmw ad¶p. ]¸m Fsâ apIfn InS¶v Acs¡«v apt¶m«pw ]nt¶m«pw Nen¸n¡m³ XpS§nbncp¶p. ]¸mbpsS Ip® Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn Hcp ]nÌv¬ t]mse Ibdnbnd§p¶Xv Rm³ kt´mjt¯msS t\m¡n I-p. thZ\bpw \oÁepsam¶psa\n¡v {]iv\ambncp¶nà ]n¶oSv. Rm\dnbmsX ]¸mbpsS Ne\¯nt\msSm¸w Fsâ Acs¡«v s]m¡n sImSp¯p sIm-ncp¶p. Fsâ ape¡®pIÄ ]¸mbpsS \mhn\nSbn InS¶v Rcnbpt¼mÄ Rm³ ]¸msb CdpsI ]pWÀ¶v Fsâ hnc \J§Ä ]¸mbpsS Dd¨ tZl¯nte¡v Ip¯n IbÁn. ]¸mbpsS thKX hÀ²n¡pIbmbncp¶p. Rm\pw kzÀ¤¯neqsS k©cn¡pIbmbncp¶p. ]¸m BªvSn¡p¶vXn\\pkcn¨v Rms\sâ Acs¡«v DbÀ¯ns¡mSp¯psIm-ncp¶p. s]s«¶v ]¸bpsS `mhw amdn Hcp ]nimNp t]msebmbn. Fsâ Ccphi¯pw IbvIÄ Ip¯n \n¶v ape¡®pIÄ hen¨v IpSn¨p sIm-v ]¸m Fs¶ Aªmªv ]®n. ]ca kpJ¯n BdmSn Rm³ ]¸m sN¿p¶sXÃmw hÀ²n¨ kt´mjt¯msS BkzZn¨v ]¸mbpsS tZlw Fsâ tZlt¯mSv CdpsI ]pWÀ¶v InS¶p. Fsâ `mcw Ipdªv IpdªnÃmsXbmhpIbmbncp¶p. Xet¨mdn\pÅn an¶Â ]nWcpIÄ an¶n an¶n sXfnbm³ XpS§n.I®pIÄ¡v ImgvN \ãs]«Xp t]mse. Rm³ atÁtXm temI¯n F¯nt¨À¶ncp¶p. Fsâ tZlw hnÃp t]mse hfbp¶Xv Rm\dnªp. tZlamsI henªp apdpIn. "Fsâ s]m¶p ]¸ Ip«m.........................." Rm³ Fsâ hncense \J§Ä ]¸mbpsS tZl¯v Ip¯nbnd¡ns¡m-v hnfn¨p Iqhn.H¸w ]¸mbpsS ]ÃpIÄ Fsâ apeIfn iànbmbn AaÀ¶Xnsâ a[pcamb thZ\bpw A\p`hs¸«p. Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn \n¶v Ipch¸q I¯n¨Xp t]mse a[pct¯³ iànbmbn NoÁn; H¸w ]¸mbpsS Ip®¡p«\pw sh«n sh«n Fsâ ]qdn\pÅnte¡v ]me`ntjIw \S¯n.


AÃm AXn\pa¸pdt¯¡v; Fsâ KÀ`]m{Xw \ndb¯¡ hn[¯nÂ. hc-v InS¡p¶ acp`qanbn e`n¨ IpfnÀ ag t]mse Rm³ AhmNyamsbmcp \nÀ hrXnbneenªv ]¸mbpsS t{]ackw apgph\pw GÁv hm§n. Fsâ ]qdnsâ `n¯nIÄ Cdp¡nbndp¡n ]¸mbpsS Ip®bn X§n \n¶ncp¶ Ahkm\ XpÅn hsc Rm³ DuÁnsbSp¯p. `mcw hen¨p h¶ Hcp h-n¡mfsb t]mse AW¨p sIm-v ]¸m Fsâ tZlt¯¡v XfÀ¶v hoWp. hnbÀ¸n Ipfn¨v Fsâ tZl¯n AaÀ¶v InS¶ncp¶ ]¸mbpsS tZlw apgph\pw Rm³ hmÂkey]qÀ hw XShn. ]¸m Fsâ apeIfn IhnÄ tNÀ¯v h¨v I®S¨v InS¶p. ]¸mbpsS s\Ánbn Dcp-p \n¶ncp¶ hnbÀ¸pIW§Ä Rms\sâ \mhpw Np-pw D]tbmKn¨v \pWªp. lmbv ! Fs´mcp cpNn ! F\n¡v izmkw ap«mXncn¡m³ th-n Xmsgbnd§m³ `mhn¡pIbmbncp¶p ]¸m. ]t£ ]¸mbpsS Ip® Fsâ ]qdn \ns¶Sp¡m³ Rm³ A\phZn¨nà . F{X Im¯ncp¶v sImXn¨v In«nb Hcp kz¯mWnXv ! Ip® ]qdn h¨p Xs¶ R§Ä Ncnªp InS¶p. Acs¡«pIÄ H«nt¨À¶ c-v kbmaokv Cc«Isf t]mse R§Ä ]ckv]cw sI«n¸pWÀ¶v InS¶p. Fsâ ]qdn\pÅn ]¸mbpsS Ip® Npcp§n hcp¶Xv Rm\dnbp¶p-mbncp¶p. ImsÁmgnªv _eq¬ t]mse sNdpXmb Ip®¡p«s\ Fsâ ]qdv ]pdt¯¡v XÅn. At¸mÄ Xpd¶ ]qÀ hmbneqsS R§fpsS t{]ackmb\w ]pdt¯s¡mgpIm³ XpS§n. ]mSnà ; HÁ¯pÅn t]mepw ]mgmIm³ Rm³ A\phZn¡nÃ. Rm³ aeÀ¶v InS¶v ab¡w ]nSn¨ncp¶ ]¸mbpsS Xe Fsâ apeIfn tNÀ¯v h¨p. ]ns¶ ]¸mbpsS Ip®Ip«s\ Fsâ I¿n kpc£nXambn h¨v Rm\pw kmh[m\w ab¡¯nem-p. PohnX¯nse BZy kwt`mKw Fs¶ hÃmsX XfÀ¯nbncp¶p. I®p Xpd¶t¸mÄ t\cw hÃmsX shfp¯ncp¶p. At¸mgpw Xdbn Xs¶bmbncp¶p Fsâ InS¸v. Ac¡p ta hiw ]qÀ®ambpw \áw. ]qdn\p apIfn Hcp XpWn Ae£yambn C«n«p-v. XmPv alensâ XmgnI¡pS§Ä t]mse Fsâ apeIÄ XebpbÀ¯n \n¶p. cm{Xnbn Ducnsbdnª \bnÁnbpw {_mbpw jÍnbpsaÃmw NpÁnepw NnXdn¡nS¡p¶Xv I-p. Rm³ kmh[m\w Fgpt¶Áncp¶p. tZlamsI thZ\bpw \oÁepw. apeIfpsS ta Hcp dnÌv hm¨p t]mse h«¯n Nph¶v XSn¨v \n¡p¶p. Ių C¶se cm{Xn ISn¨XmWv.]qdnsâ hi§fnembn R§fpsS aZ\ an{inXw DW§nbncn¡p¶Xnsâ ]mSv ImWmw. Ccn¡pt¼mÄ ]qdn \n¶v ]pdt¯¡v tX³ {]hmlw XpS§n. C¶se cm{Xn Ipds¨m¶paÃtÃm AXn\I¯v \nt£]n¨Xv ! Rm³ Fsâ jÍn Is¿¯ns¨Sp¯v ]qdn\pÅn Ip¯n¡bÁn. \à h®w NpgÁn ]pdt¯s¡Sp¯t¸mÄ shůn ap¡nbXp t]mse \\ªv IpXnÀ¶ncn¡p¶p. hgphgp¸pw CSs¡Ãmw tNmc¡dbpw. Fsâ I\yImXzw Ahkm\n¨Xnsâ ASbmf§Ä ! Rm³ B{Kln¨ AÀlXbpÅ Ip® Xs¶ Fsâ ]qdn BZyw IbdnbXn F\n¡v hfsc A`nam\w tXm¶n. Hcp Irjn¡mc³ Xs¶ Xm³ \«p hfÀ¯nb sNSnbpsS BZy ^ew A\p`hn¡Ww. _m¯v dqan\pÅn shÅw hogp¶ iÐw tI«p. ]¸m Ipfn¡pIbmbncn¡Ww. Ipfn Ignªp h¶m t{_¡v ^mÌv sImSp¯nsæn ]«nWnbmbn«mbncn¡pw ]mSt¯¡pÅ t]m¡v. AXp ]mSnÃtÃm? C¶se cm{Xn hÃsX £oWn¨p ImWWw. am{XaÃv C\n a½n hcp¶Xp hsc \à aqcn¡p«s\ t]mse kq£nt¡-Xv Fsâ IqSn BhiyamWtÃm?


tZlw apgph\pw F®bmbncp¶Xn\m \bnÁn [cn¨nÃ. ]Icw IgpIm\n«ncp¶ ]gb I½oskSp¯Wnªp. Cd¡¡qSpXepÅ ImcWw AXv ap«v Ihnªv InS¶p. AXn\m ASnbnsem¶pw [cnt¡-n h¶nÃ. am{Xaà ]qdn \n¶pÅ Hgp¡v \ne¨n«pap-mbnÃ. Rm³ ASp¡fbn IS¶v ]cntim[n¨p. Hcp ]míÁv {_Ív Ccn¸p-v. s]mtdm«bp-m¡m³ kabanÃ. _«À t\m¡nbn«v I-nÃ. AXn\m Rm³ Hcp ÌqsfSp¯n«v ASp¡fbpsS Ém_n h¨ncp¶ ]m{X§fn Xncbm³ XpS§n. ]¸m Ipfn Ignªv hcp¶ Imsem¨ tI«p. ]¸msb A`napJoIcn¡m³ F\n¡v `b¦c \mWw tXm¶n. "F´m tamtf Xncbp¶Xv "? "_«À h¨ncn¡p¶sXhnSm ]¸m"? "Rm³ ImWn¨v Xcmtem" ]¸m FâSp¯v h¶v Fsâ I½okp\pÅnte¡v Xe IS¯n. "CsX´v sN¿m³ t]mIphm ]¸m "? "F\n¡v t{_¡v ^mÌv CXn\pÅncn¡p¶ _«dp aXn" ]¸m Fsâ ]qdn \¡m³ XpS§nbncp¶p. ]¸mbpsS DcapÅ \mhnsâ kv]Ài\ am{Xbn Xs¶ ]qdn tamÄ Npc¯m³ XpS§nbncp¶p.\m¡p apgph\pw ]qdn\pÅn IbÁn ]¸m \¡n XpS¨p. Fsâ I´nsâ apIfn AaÀ¯n \¡n¯pS¨p XpS§nbt¸mÄ Rm\dnbmsX Fsâ XpSIÄ hnSÀ¶p. \à h®w hnSÀ¶v \n¡p¶ Fsâ ]qdneqsS ]¸m Fsâ ]qÀ tX³ DuÁnbqÁn¡pSn¨p. Rm³ kpJw kln¡ h¿msX Fsâ Im hncepIfn Du¶n apIfnte¡v s]m§n.B XhW Npc¯nb ]mep apgph\pw hen¨p IpSn¨p Ignªt¸mÄ ]¸ Fs¶sbSp¯v Xmsgbnd¡n. Fsâ I½okv DucnsbSp¯p. ]¨]I shfn¨¯n ]¸bpsS ap¶n ]qÀ® \ábmbn \m³ \mWn¨v Nph¶v \n¶p. ]¸mbpsS tXmÀ¯n\Snbn Ip®Ip«³ Ipe¨p \n¡p¶Xv Rm³ I-p. t{_¡v ^mÌv ]®Â \S¯m³ t]mhpIbmbncn¡pw . Rm³ IcpXn. ]s£ ]¸m Fs¶ Xncn¨v \nÀ¯n Ip\n¨v \nÀ¯n. "F´v sN¿m³ t]mhm ]¸m "? ""C¶se ap³ hmXneneqsSbtà IbdnbXv ? C¶v ASp¡f hmXnsem¶v Xpd¶v t\m¡mw" Fs¶ Ip-n¡v h¡m³ t]mIp¶p.! HmÀ¯t¸mÄ Xs¶ taemsI ]q¯p Ibdp¶p ! "abntc , C¶se Fsâ koep s]m«n¨v Fsâ ]qdv ASn¨v s]mfn¨p. Ct¸mÄ Fsâ sImX¯neSn¡Ww Atà ? icn CXm ]nSnt¨m . h¡Sm ]qdn tamt\ aq¶pw Iq«n AXnâpÅnte¡v" "Igs¸Sp¯v \S¡p¶ ]d¡q¯n¨o ! \n\¡v ISn kln¡m³ h¿msXbsà XÅ t]mb kabw t\m¡n X´sb sIm-v Du¡n¡m³ h¶Xv? G¶n«hfpsSsbmcp Dfp¡pw F® tX¸pw" "AtXSm ]¸ tamt\ Rm³ thsd Btcw hnfn¨v ]®n¨nÃtÃm? F\n¡hImis¸« Ip® X¶tà CXv ? C\n thsd GXv sXmtfep thtWepw h¨v ]®nt¡m tIt«m Fsâ kpµc³ ]¸m " "]®n¯cmSm Ip«m , AYhm GsX¦nepw Hcp Xpf Rm³ hn«v t]mbm Fs¶ HmÀ½n¸n¡Ww tIt«mSo apt¯" "C\n kuIcyw In«pt¼msgms¡ Fs¶ ]®n¯cWw tIs«m Fsâ IÅ¡p«m" "\ns¶ sI«n¨v hnSp¶Xv hsc Ft¸mgpw \ap¡v ]®mw" "At¸m Fs¶ thsd GsX¦nepw Hcp s]mebmSn tam\v kvYncambn«v ]®m³ sImSp¡pw AtÃ? Rm\n\n ]¸mtbmSv an-¯nÃ" "AXv \ns¶sbm¶v Cf¡m³ ]dªXtÃSm Ip«m ! Cu X¦ ]qdv C\n Rm³ Bscs¡m-pw sXmSphn¡nÃ" "AXv t]mse Cu IÅIp®vIp«t\w C\n BÀ¡pw sImSp¡cpXv" "CtÃbnà CXn\n Fsâ s]m¶nsâ am{Xw" "At¸mÄ a½n " "Ahfp t]mbn hncenSs«. Asæn thsd BÀs¡¦nepw ]®m³ sImSp¡s«. thsW¦nep AhtfmSv Xncn¨v hcs-¶v ]dªv Hcp Is¯gpXn Abt¨m \o" "]¸m Cu Ip®¡p«s\ sIm-v Fsâ hbsdm¶v ASn¨v hoÀ¸n¨v Xcmthm" "H¶Ã Hcp \qdp {]mhiyw thtW hoÀ¸n¨v Xcmw . Fsâ s]m¶nsâ ]Tns¸m¶v Xocs«"


Fsâ Ip-nbnepw ]¸mbpsS Ip®bnepansà F® tX¨v ]¸m Ip®Ip«s\ Fsâ Ip-nbnte¡v IS¯n¡gnªncp¶p thZ\bpw \oÁepsam¶pw Rm\dnªtXbnÃ. {Kokn« Hcp ]n̬ Ibdnbnd§p¶Xp t]mse Fsâ Ip-nbn ]¸mbpsS Ip® Ibdnbnd§m³ XpS§n. Fsâ ]pdt¯¡v Iangv¶v InS¶v Fsâ apeIsf CcpIbvIfmepw Ii¡n¸ngnªv BªmªSn¨p. ]¸mbpsS hoÀ¯ A-nIÄ Fsâ sImgp¯ N´nIfn arZphmbn ASn¨p sIm-ncp¶t¸mÄ kln¡ h¿msX Rm³ Fsâ I´nt·Â hnc sIm-v sNmdnªp. Fsâ Hcp XhW IqSn tX³ {]hmlap-mbn«pw ]¸m hnbÀ¯W¨v ASntbmSSn Xs¶ ! "]¸m £oWn¨v ImWpw C\n Rms\s´¦nepw sNbvXv Xcmw" Ip-nbn \n¶v Ip®sb hen¨qcm³ \s¶ {]bmks¸«p. Ipe¨ hnÃn sXmSp¯ A¼p t]mse \n¶ncp¶ ]¸mbpsS Ip® Rm³ Xmsg ap«p Ip¯nbncp¶v Fsâ hmbnseSp¯p. Fsâ Ip-nbpsS aWhpw Ahsâ HÁ¡®n Xpfp¼n \n¶ncp¶ tX³ IWhpw Fs¶ lcw ]nSn¸n¨p. Ip® aIpS¯n \¡n tXmÀ¯n Rm³ Fsâ \m¡p sIm-v B sImSnac¯n \¡n NpgÁn. "At¿m ! Fsâ ]p¶mc¡ctf \nsb´mSo Cu sN¿pt¶ ? Fs¶ kpJn¸n¨v sImÃm³ t]mIphmtWm \o ? \nsâ a½n C¶v hsc AhfpsS hm sIm-v CsXm¶v sXm«v t\m¡nbn«v t]mepanÃtÃm ? FhnSp¶mSm Ip«m \obnsXms¡ ]Tn¨Xv "? hmbn Ip® \ndªv \n¡pIbmbncp¶Xn\m F\n¡v adp]Sn ]dbm³ IgnªnÃ.Xmsg \n¶v Ibv sIm-pgnªv Rm³ Rm³ ]¸mbpsS Ip® Du¼n¡pSn¨p. Ahkm\w Fsâ hm \ndsb sImgpsImgp¯ Ip®¸m ]¸m \nd¨v X¶p. HcnÁv t]mepw ]mgm¡msX Rm³ AsXÃmw \pWªnd¡n. _ew Ipdªv hcnIbmbncp¶ Ip®bn ]Án \n¶ncp¶ Ahkm\ XpÅn ]m hsc Rm³ \¡n \pWªp. "D{K³ t{_¡v^mÌv ]¸m C\n F¶pw F\n¡nXp t]mse ]mep XcWw tIt«m" "AXv t]mse \nsâ Xqsh® F\n¡pw F¶pw Xn¶m³ XcWw". A¶s¯ Znhkw ]¸m ]mS¯v ]Wn¡v t]mbnà . R§Ä c-pw B Znhkw XpWnbpSp¯nt«bnà F¶p Xs¶ ]dbmw. GXv t\c¯pw Fsâ GsX¦nepw Hcp Xpfbntem aS¡ntem Bbncp¶p ]¸bpsS IÅ¡p®¡p«sâ Ccn¸v. BsI ap§nbm ]ns¶sb´v Ipfncv? hni¸p kln¡m³ IgnbmsX h¶t¸mÄ Rm³ ASp¡fbn IS¶v N¸m¯nbp-m¡m³ t]mbn. N¸m¯n ]c¯p¶Xn\nSbn ]¸m h¶v Fsâ ]pdIp hi¯p IqSn ]qdn\pÅn Ip® IbÁn. N¸m¯n ]c¯p¶ Xmf¯n\\pkcn¨v ]pdIn \n¶pÅ ]®Â Hcp ]pXnb A\p`hambncp¶p. ]ntÁ¶v Ime¯v t{_¡v ^mÌv Ign¨v Hcp{K³ ]®Â \S¯n a\ÊnÃm a\tÊmsSbmWv ]¸m ]mSt¯¡v t]mbXv. AÃm , Rm³ \nÀ_Ôn¨b¡pIbmbncp¶p. hnfshSp¸nsâ ImeamWv . hfsc kq£n¨ncnt¡- kabw. Fs´¦nepw \ãw h¶m Fsâ kz¯tà \in¡m³ t]mIp¶Xv? H«pw hbvImsX D¨v¡pÅ `£Whpambn F¯msa¶v Rm³ BWbn«v ]dªncp¶p. ]¸m t]mbn hosSÃmw H¶v Xq¯v hr¯nbm¡n Ipfn¡ms\mcps¼Spt¼mÄ IXIn ap«p tI«p. Rm³ XpWnIsfÃmw Agn¨p amÁnbncp¶p. ]¸mbÃmsX aÁmcpw R§fpsS Hgnªp InS¡p¶ ho«nte¡v hcm\p-mhnsöv Adnbmambncp¶ Rm³ Hcp ep¦nsbSp¯v apeIfpsS ta h«¯n NpÁn sN¶v IXIv Xpd¶p. {]Xo£n¨Xp t]mse ]¸ Xs¶bmbncp¶p. Fs´¦nepw tNmZn¡p¶Xn\p ap¼v Fs¶ s]m¡nsbSp¯v I«nen InS¯n. _m¡n ]ns¶ ]dtb-tÃm? ]cn]mSn Ignªv Rm³ thKw ]mSt¯¡v sNÃmsa¶v ]dªn«pw k½Xn¡msX HÁ Ccn¸mbncp¶p. HSphn Ipfn Ignªv tKmX¼p s]mSnbpw ]¨¡dnIfpw ]m{X§fpsams¡bvSp¯v F\n¡v IqsS sNtÃ-n h¶p. ]mS¯p \n¶v Dcpf³ IÃpIÄ s]dp¡n ASp¸p Iq«n Xo I¯n¨v R§fncphcpw tNÀ¶v `£Wsamcp¡n. ]ns¶ Hcmtf¡mÄ Dbc¯n hfÀ¶v


\n¡p¶ tKmX¼p sNSnIÄ¡nSbn c-v h\y arK§sf t]mse Bthit¯mSp IqSn InS¶v ]®n. B c-mgvN¡mew Fsâ PohnXXnse ad¡m\mhm¯ Znhk§fmbncp¶p. R§Ä B Znhk§fn F{X XhW ]®nsb¶v ssZh¯n\p am{Xta ]dbm³ Ignbq. a½n Xncn¨p htc- Znhk§fSp¯t¸mÄ F\n¡v a½ntbmSv Ieiemb tZjyw tXm¶n. a½n Ibdnb _kv adnªv t]mbncps¶¦n F¶p hsc Rm³ B{Kln¨p. ]t£ F{Xbmbmepw t]mbtà Xocq ? bm{X ]pds¸Sp¶Xn\p ap¼v Hs¶m¶c aWn¡qÀ \o- Hcp ]®Â \S¯nbn«pw F\n¡v aXnbmbnÃ. ]¸mbpsS Ip®bpw AXp t]mse Xmgv¶ncp¶nÃ. "Cu IÅs\ Rm³ apdn¨v IqsS sIm-p s]mtíms« ]¸m "? ep¦n¡pÅn \n¶v Ahs\ AhImit¯msS ]pds¯Sp¯v B X¡mfn¯ebn AaÀ¯n Npw_n¨p sIm-v Rm³ tNmZn¨p. "FÃmw Fsâ s]m¶nsâ Cãw" ]¸mbpw Fsâ thÀ]mSn ZpJnX\mbncp¶p. a\Êv ]¸mbpsS IqsSbpw icocw asÁmcnS¯pambn«v Rm³ \S¶v \o§n. XncnsIsb¯n A[nIw hbvImsX Rm³ tlmÌen \n¶v tImtfPnse aÁv Ip«nIÄ Xmakn¡p¶ Hcp t]bnwKv KÌv kw hn[m\¯nte¡v amdn. AhnsS bmsXmcp hI \nb{´W§fpap-mbncp¶nÃ. tXm¶pt¼msgms¡ ho«n t]mIm³ {]i\hpanÃ. Nnehåw IqSpXemsW¦nepw ,F\n¡p th-n F{X ]Ww apS¡m\pw ]¸m¡v bmsXmcp aSnbpanÃnt¸mÄ. amkw c-p XhWbn IpdbmsX Rm³ ]¸mbpsS Ip®bpsS kzmtZmÀ¯v ho«nte¡v t]mbncp¶p. B Znhk§fn ]I kab¯v ]¸m¡pÅ `£Ww sIm-p t]mIp¶Xv Fsâ ISabm¡n Rm³ GsÁSp¯ncp¶p. `£Ww Ignªv Xpd¶ hben R§Ä InS¶v Ig¸v Xocpthmfw ]®Â \S¯pw. ]t£ AXnt\¡msfms¡ ckIchpw {XnÃpÅXpw cm{Xn kab¯v a½n A¸pd¯v IqÀ¡w hen¨pd§pt¼mÄ ]¸m¡v ]®m³ sImSp¡p¶XnemWv -

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