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41 ˆmK‡Z mvM‡ii †XD AvQ‡o covi AvIqvR wPb‡Z cvij ivbv| Zvici Abyfe Kij Ii †Pvqvj e¨_v Ki‡Q| gy‡Li w`‡K Qy‡U Avmv NywmUvi K_v g‡b c‡o †Mj| gv_vUv Gw`K Iw`K bvoj I, GKUy †MvOvj, Zvici D‡V emj| Rxe‡b A‡bK Nywm †L‡q‡Q I, Z‡e GZ †Rviv‡jv Nywmi K_v g‡b co‡Q bv| Pviw`‡K ZvKvj ivbv| I GKv| dz‡j IVv †PvqvjUvq AvOyj †Quvqvj GKevi, †PvL-gyL weK…Z Kij, Zvici ax‡i ax‡i wm‡a n‡q `uvovj| †Uwj‡¯‹vc mvBU Avi mvB‡jÝvi mn ivB‡djUv evwji Dci c‡o i‡q‡Q| †mw`‡K ZvwK‡q †Pvqv‡j AvOyj eyjv‡”Q ivbv, GB mgq GKUv kã n‡jv| †`vi‡Mvovq G‡m `uvovj †Kvjvgwe| GKPvjvi LyuwU‡Z †njvb w`j †m, ivbvi w`‡K ZvwK‡q Av‡Q| †PvL `y‡Uv GK‡N‡qwgi wkKvi, AvOy‡ji duv‡K GKUv wmMv‡iU| Ô`~i †_‡K KvÊUv †`‡LI †PvL `y‡Uv‡K wek¦vm Ki‡Z cviwQ bv| fve †`Lvb bvqK-bvqK, A_P ev”Pv GKUv †Q‡ji Nywm †L‡q wQU‡K co‡jb? Zv n‡j †Zv g‡b nq Avgvi GKUv Nywm †L‡j wbðqB mvM‡ii Icv‡i wM‡q co‡eb!Õ ivB‡djUv Zz‡j mveav‡b GKUv †e‡Â ivLj ivbv| K_v ej‡Q bv| ÔAvcbviv, gv‡b cÖvB‡fU wW‡UKwUfiv, Kx KvR K‡ib Avgvi Zv fvjB Rvbv Av‡Q| ¸i“M¤¢xi fveUzKz †mªd gy‡Lvk, Avmj KvR †Zv †g‡q‡`i wcQ‡b †j‡M _vKvÑKvi eD Ab¨ KviI m‡½ †cÖg Ki‡Q wKbv †`Lv...Õ ax‡i ax‡i Zvi w`‡K ZvKvj ivbv| Ii †Pv‡Li `„wó‡Z Ggb wKQy GKUv Av‡Q, m‡½ m‡½ Avoó n‡q DVj †Kvjvgwe| Gevi G‡Kev‡i Ab¨ my‡i K_v ej‡Q, Ô`yÕjvL Wjvi AvOyj M‡j †ewi‡q †h‡Z †`L‡Qb, A_P cvQvq jvw_ †g‡i M`©fUv‡K jvB‡b Avb‡Z cvi‡Qb bvÑbvn&, Avcwb nZvk Ki‡jb!Õ

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44 ÔmvB‡jÝvi e¨envi Ki‡Q| Lvivc Ki‡Q bv|Õ ÔwKš‘ Av‡Q †Kgb? Av‡Mi gZB bvf©vm? Avi †gRvR?Õ wb‡Ri e¨vKzj fve †Póv K‡iI †Mvcb ivL‡Z cvi‡Q bv UzBsK&j| Ôbvf©vm‡bmUv †evanq †ivM| †mUv Avgv‡`i †`Lvi welq bq| †`Lvi welq ¸wj Ki‡Z cvi‡Q wKbv|Õ ÔIB †jvKUv wK Zvi m‡½ i‡q‡Q?Õ Ô†Kvjvgwe? i‡q‡Q gv‡b! cy‡iv †mmb Vvq e‡m Av‡Q| IUv n‡jv †Zj, IB †Zj Qvov mvjRvi †gwkb P‡j bv|Õ Kwdi Kv‡c PzgyK w`j ivbv| Ôwc−R, gvmy` fvBqv, Gfv‡e †ev‡jv bv| IB †jvKUv wb`©q, fq †`wL‡q I‡K eva¨ Ki‡Q KvRUvq|Õ nvZ KPjv‡”Q UzBsK&j| ÔGUv DwPZ bq|Õ Ô†ZvgviI Zv‡K wb‡q GiKg Aw¯’iZvq †fvMv DwPZ bq,Õ kvš— `„pZvi m‡½ ejj ivbv| Ôbv, gv‡b, I-I †Zv GKUv gvbyl, e‡jv?Õ _ZgZ †L‡q †M‡Q UzBsK&j| ÔAvi wKQy bv, GKRb wnDg¨vb weBs wn‡m‡e Ii R‡b¨ `ytL n‡”Q Avgvi|Õ Ô†m hw` ¸wj KivUv wk‡L †bq, Zvi R‡b¨ KvD‡K `ytL †c‡Z n‡e bv|Õ Ômgm¨vUv †Zv GLv‡bB, gvmy` fvBqv,Õ wb‡Ri †Pqv‡i b‡oP‡o emj UzBsK&j| ÔI ¸wj Ki‡Z Pvq bv...Avgv‡K e‡j‡Q|Õ ÔwKš‘ Zvi evc ej‡Q ¸wj Pvjv‡bv Zv‡K wkL‡ZB n‡e|Õ ÔIi evc GKUv wµwgbvj|Õ ÔZv‡K Avgiv nv‡Zbv‡Z aie e‡jB †Zv GiKg GKUv RwUjZvi g‡a¨ Rwo‡qwQ|Õ KvcUv Lvwj K‡i †Pqvi Qvoj ivbv| ÔhvB, †`wL Kx Ki‡Q I|Õ M¨vjvwi‡Z wd‡i Gj ivbv| hZ ZvovZvwo m¤¢e mvjRvi‡K mPj Uv‡M©‡U ¸wj Kiv‡bv †kLv‡Z n‡e| K_vUv fve‡ZB ey‡ov

`v`yi cyiv‡bv GKUv †gwk‡bi K_v g‡b coj Ii| UzBsK&‡ji Kv‡Q ï‡b‡Q KLbI †mUv KvR K‡i, Avevi KLbI K‡i bv| B‡jKwUªK †gvUi IUv‡K Pvjvq| Kb‡fqi †e‡ëi m‡½ QqUv ¯Œz †evë †Rvov jvMv‡bv Av‡Q| IB †ev븇jvq cvwL, weqv‡ii K¨vb, Uv‡M©U BZ¨vw` emv‡bv hvq| I¸‡jv‡K k~‡b¨ †Quvovi MwZ evovevi Rb¨ †gvUiUv‡K AviI †Rv‡i Pvjv‡jB P‡j| IB †gwkbUv wb‡q KvR Ki‡Q ivbv, GB mgq †Kvjvgwe Avi mvjRvi wd‡i Gj| ÔAvR Avgiv w¯’i Uv‡M©U ïwUsB Pvwj‡q hve,Õ mvjRvi‡K ejj ivbv, ivB‡djUv awi‡q w`j Zvi nv‡Z| ÔKvj †_‡K ïi“ Kie gywfs Uv‡M©U|Õ wbwðZ nIqv †Mj bv mvjRvi Ii K_v ïb‡Z †cj wKbv| fve †`‡L g‡b n‡jv bv ï‡b‡Q| ivbvi wKQy Av‡m hvq bv| Zvi mš¿¯—, †f‡O cov †Pnviv GK‡N‡q jvM‡Q Ii| `ycyi ch©š— cÖ¨vKwUm Kij mvjRvi| ey‡j jvMv‡Z cvivi msL¨v evo‡Q Zvi| `ycy‡ii LvwbK ci †`Lv †Mj g‡bvms‡hvM a‡i ivL‡Z cvi‡Q bv| ivbv eySj, Gevi _vgv `iKvi| †Kvjvgwei w`‡K ZvKvj ivbv| Av‡iKUv wmMv‡iU aiv‡”Q †m| ÔI‡K Avwg wb‡q hvw”Q| jv‡Âi ci `y‡Uv †_‡K Avevi ïi“ Kie,Õ ejj I| `uvovj †Kvjvgwe| ÔAvcwbB ejyb, †Kvb eywׇZ GKv Avcbvi Kv‡Q †i‡L hvB I‡K Avwg? Avevi hw` Nywm †g‡i †d‡j †`q Avcbv‡K?Õ gv_v bvoj| ÔDuûu, GZ eo SzuwK Avgv‡K Avcwb wb‡Z ej‡eb bv, wc−R|Õ we`ªƒc Ki‡Q wVKB, wKš‘ ivbvi w`‡K ZvKv‡Z mvnm cv‡”Q bv| ÔI Avgv‡`i m‡½ Lv‡e, wg÷vi| Avgv‡`i m‡½ _vK‡Z n‡e I‡K| G‡mv, mvjRvi| P‡jv †`wL ivgvjy Avgv‡`i R‡b¨ Kx †iu‡a‡Q|Õ Zvici Avevi ivbvi D‡Ï‡k ejj, ÔI‡K ivgvjy ev Avwg wVK `y‡Uvi mgq wb‡q Avme GLv‡b|Õ Ôivgvjy wb‡q Avm‡e?Õ fyi“ †KuvPKvj ivbv| ÔwKš‘ Zzwg bv


45 e‡jwQ‡j †mªd GKUv †ewj−K †m?Õ cÖkœUv Kivi wcQ‡b we‡kl GKUv KviY Av‡Q| cÖ_g †_‡KB j¶ Ki‡Q I, ivgvjy‡K GKUz Avov‡j ivLvi †Póv Ki‡Q †Kvjvgwe| Ôk‡Li †Mv‡q›`v, Avcwb wK Gi Zvrch© eyyS‡eb?Õ †n‡m D‡V ejj †Kvjvgwe| Ôivgvjy Avgvi e¨vKAvc, eyS‡jb wg÷vi! wg÷vi UvmKvb Zuvi me‡P‡q wek¦¯— `yRb f³‡K GB wgk‡b cvwV‡q‡Qb| evwKiv mevB Zuvi µxZ`vm|Õ K_vUv g‡b ivLj ivbv| cieZx© wZb‡U w`b GKB Q‡K KvUj| †ivR mKv‡j mvjRvi‡K M¨vjvwi‡Z wb‡q Avm‡Q †Kvjvgwe| wdwi‡q wb‡q hv‡”Q we‡Kj mvZUvq| gvSLv‡b GKevi jv LvB‡q Avb‡Q| GB wZb w`b cÖPzi ¸wj LiP Kij mvjRvi, cÖwZwU wb‡`©k †g‡b Pjj, †iRvë Kij eive‡ii gZ Lvivc, KLbI nq‡Zv ZZ Lvivc bq| gywfs Uv‡M©U cÖ¨vKwUm ïi“ n‡Z †`Lv †Mj mvjRvi nq mvg‡b ¸wj Ki‡Q, bv nq wcQ‡b| Z‡e K‡qK NÈv cÖ¨vKwUm Kivi ci `yÕGKUv weqvi K¨v‡b ¸wj jvMv‡Z cvij †m, Z‡e MwZ hLb me †P‡q gš’i wQj| ivbv ejvi ci iO Kivi KvR ev` w`‡q †jLvcovq gb w`‡q‡Q UzBsK&j| mvjRv‡ii K_v GKeviI Rvb‡Z Pvqwb †m| †Q‡jUvi m‡½ †`Lv Kivi †Kvb my‡hvMI †bB Zvi| ivbv‡K h‡_ó m¤§vb †`Lv‡”Q UzBsK&j, Ii A‡bK KvRI K‡i w`‡”QÑAv‡M †h¸‡jv KiZ bv; Z‡e h_vm¤¢e Kg K_v ej‡Q Ii m‡½, ïay eva¨ n‡j gyL Lyj‡Q| Z…Zxq w`b cvi n‡Z ivbv Dcjwä Kij, mgq `ª“Z †kl n‡q Avm‡Q, A_P Kv‡Ri KvR wKQyB n‡”Q bv| gš’i MwZ cuvPUv weqvi K¨v‡bi g‡a¨ gvÎ `y‡Uv‡K †d‡j w`‡Z cvi‡Q mvjRvi| GUv wKQyB bv, Zv‡K AviI A‡bK fv‡jv Ki‡Z n‡e| †eë †Nvivevi ûB‡j LvwbKUv †gwkb A‡qj Xvjj ivbv,

Zvici †gvU‡ii MwZ evovj| Av‡Mi †P‡q wZb ¸Y `ª“Z †e‡M QyUj weqvi K¨vb| Pwj−kUv ¸wj K‡i mvjRvi GKUv‡ZI jvMv‡Z cvij bv| iv‡M †PuwP‡q DVj ivbv, Ômvg‡b ¸wj K‡iv! cÖwZevi Zzwg wcQ‡b ¸wj KiQ!Õ ivbvi wek¦vm n‡”Q bv mvjRv‡ii gZ Gfv‡e †KD Nvg‡Z cv‡i| †m †h †Póvi ΓwU Ki‡Q, Zv bq, Zvi wi‡d¬· c½y GKRb gvby‡li gZ| ¸wj K‡iB hv‡”Q, K‡iB hv‡”Q; jvM‡Q bv †Zv jvM‡QB bv| Zvi †ec‡ivqv †Pnviv †`‡L ivbvi fq n‡jv †Q‡jUv bv wnw÷wiqvq Avµvš— nq| ÔwVK Av‡Q, _v‡gv|Õ †Kvjvgwei w`‡K wdij ivbv| Ôwb‡q hvI I‡K| GKUz Avivg Ki‡Z `vI|Õ myBP wU‡c †gvUi eÜ Kij ivbv| ÔAvR‡Ki gZ h‡_ó fy‡MwQ|Õ ivbvi w`‡K GK`„‡ó ZvwK‡q _vKj †Kvjvgwe, Zvi Kv‡jv †Pv‡L Aïf Kx †hb GKUv Av‡Q| ÔmvjRv‡ii wekªvg †bIqvi mgq †bB, wg÷vi| Ii nv‡Zi KvR †`Lvi R‡b¨ wg÷vi UvmKvb Avm‡Qb ciï| I †hfv‡e ¸wj Ki‡Q, `qv K‡i AvcwbI wekªvg †bqvi K_v fy‡j hvb|Õ Zvi K_vi my‡i †h ûgwK Av‡Q, Kvjv Qvov †h-†KD †mUv ai‡Z cvi‡e| Z‡e †mUv ivbv Mv‡q gvLj bv| GK NÈv KvR eÜ ivLj I| Zvici Avevi ïi“ K‡i mܨv ch©š— mvjRvi‡K cÖ¨vKwUm Kivj ivbv| G †mªd A¨vwgDwbk‡bi AcPq| GK‡kvUv ¸wj K‡i wZb‡U weqvi K¨v‡b jvMv‡Z cvij †m| BwZg‡a¨ GgbKx ivB‡dj aivi Ae¯’vI †bB Zvi| ÔA‡bK n‡q‡Q,Õ nvj †Q‡o w`‡q ejj ivbv| ÔIi c‡¶ Avi ¸wj Kiv m¤¢e bq| wb‡q hvI I‡K|Õ ÔfqvbK `ywðš—v n‡”Q Avgvi,Õ K„wÎg GKUv `xN©k¦vm †d‡j ejj †Kvjvgwe| ÔKvRUv Kx Avgiv fyj †jv‡Ki Nv‡o


46 Pvwc‡qwQ?Õ Zvi K_v ïb‡Z bv cvIqvi fvb Kij ivbv| AvUPwj−k NÈvi g‡a¨ Avm‡Q UvmKvb| †Q‡ji e¨_©Zv †`‡L Zvi Kx ejvi Av‡Q †mUv †kvbvi A‡c¶vq Av‡Q ivbv| wbðqB weKí wKQy wPš—v K‡i †i‡L‡Q †fwbRy‡qjvi gnvcÖZvckvjx K…lK †bZv †ewbwWKUvm UvmKvb| †mUv Kx Rvb‡Z Pvq I| * ciw`b `ycy‡ii g‡a¨B ivbv Dcjwä Kij, mvjRvi‡K w`‡q †Kvb wgivKj NUv‡bv m¤¢e bq| weiwZnxb wZb NÈv mPj K¨v‡b ¸wj Kij mvjRvi, GKUv‡ZI jvMv‡Z cv‡iwb| †Póv Ki‡Q †m wVKB, wKš‘ Zvi g‡a¨ wi‡d¬· ej‡Z wKQyB †bB| GgbKx gywfs Uv‡M©‡Ui MwZ me‡P‡q Kwg‡q w`‡qI †`Lj ivbv, †m¸‡jv‡ZI jvMv‡Z cvij bv| Ae‡k‡l Zvi Nv‡g †fRv nvZ †_‡K ivB‡djUv wb‡q wbj ivbv| Ôe‡mv, mvjR&,Õ ejj I| ÔG‡mv Avjvc Kwi|Õ ivbvi KwVb myi ï‡b gv_v Zzjj mvjRvi| Zvi †Pv‡Li †ec‡ivqv fve Avi wecyj N„Yv nKPwK‡q w`j ivbv‡K| Zvici Ny‡i nuvUv aij †m, †hb f~‡Z cvIqv ev WªvM †L‡q Av”Qbœ n‡q _vKv GKRb Amy¯’ †ivMx| M¨vjvwi †_‡K DËß †iv‡` †ewi‡q †Mj †m| `~‡ii cvgMvQ¸‡jvi w`‡K wd‡i hv‡”Q| †Kvjvgwei w`‡K ZvKvj ivbv, GKUv †e‡Â e‡m Ii w`‡K ZvwK‡q i‡q‡Q| ÔG nevi bq| †Zvgvi em&‡K Lei `vI|Õ nv‡Zi wmMv‡iUUv Qyu‡o †d‡j w`j †Kvjvgwe| Ônu¨v, e‡mi m‡½ K_v ejvi mgq n‡q‡Q|Õ `uvovj †m| ÔPjyb GLbB Zuvi m‡½ K_v e‡j Avwm| Avcbvi Mvwo wVK K‡i w`w”Q Avwg|Õ Ôevwo‡Z AvwQ Avwg,Õ ejj ivbv| UzBsK&j‡K wK‡P‡b †cj ivbv, I‡`i Rb¨ jv ˆZwi Ki‡Q| ÔUvmKv‡bi m‡½ K_v ej‡Z hvw”Q Avwg,Õ Rvbvj ivbv| ÔUvKvUvI †diZ †`e|Õ

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47 ivbv| evwoi mvg‡b PIov eviv›`v| GKUz `~‡i GK‡Rvov GKPvjvq Mvwo ivLvi e¨e¯’v| †M‡U Mvwo _vwg‡q BwÄb eÜ Kij †Kvjvgwe, PvweUv c‡K‡U f‡i bx‡P bvgj| †Lvjv †MU w`‡q wfZ‡i XyKj Iiv| `vjvbUvi KvQvKvwQ †cuŠ‡Q‡Q, GB mgq m`i `iRv w`‡q eviv›`vq †ewi‡q Gj †ewbwWKUvm UvmKvb| GLbI Kv‡jv myU Avi †mB n¨vUUv c‡i Av‡Q †m, †`L‡Z jvM‡Q wVK GKUv kKzb| †Kvjvgwe GKcv‡k m‡i `uvov‡Z avc wZb‡U Uc‡K eviv›`vq DV‡Q ivbv, †jvgk Lv‡Uv nvZ Zz‡j ¯^vMZ Rvbvj UvmKvb| ÔAvmyb, wg÷vi ivbv, emyb,Õ ejj †m| ÔAvwg wb‡RB Avcbvi m‡½ †`Lv Ki‡Z hvw”Qjvg Kvj|Õ †QvU †PvL `y‡Uv ivbvi gy‡L Kx †hb LyuR‡Q| Zvici m‡i wM‡q GKUv †e‡Zi †Pqv‡i emj, Bw½‡Z Av‡iKUv †`Lvj ivbv‡K| ÔKx ejvi Av‡Q Avgv‡K Avcbvi?Õ emj ivbv| avc †e‡q eviv›`vq DVj †Kvjvgwe, †Kvbw`‡K bv ZvwK‡q evwoi wfZi Xy‡K coj| ivbv ïb‡Z †cj GKvwaK Kɯ^i Zv‡K ¯^vMZ Rvbvj| Ôwc−R, wg÷vi ivbv?Õ A‡c¶v Ki‡Q UvmKvb| c‡KU †_‡K eÛmn Gb‡fjvcUv †ei K‡i mvg‡bi wbPz †Uwe‡j ivLj ivbv| ÔwKQy wgivKj KL‡bvB NUv‡bv hvq bv, UvmKvb,Õ ejj I, gv_v bvoj| Ô`ytwLZ, Avcwb Avgvi mgq bó Ki‡jb †Kej, KvR n‡jv bv|Õ ivbv‡K LyuwU‡q †`Lj UvmKvb, †Pnvivq †Kvb fveB dzU‡Q bv| Gb‡fjvc Ly‡j eÛUv cix¶v Kij †m, Zvici c‡K‡U †i‡L w`j| ÔAvcwb wK AviI †ewk UvKv Pvb, wg÷vi ivbv?Õ Rvb‡Z PvBj †m| Ôme wgwj‡q cuvP jvL Wjvi †c‡j wK AviI †ewk Drmvn †eva Ki‡eb Avcwb?Õ †jvKUvi w`‡K ZvwK‡q _vKj ivbv| Ii cvjm †iU †e‡o

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60 nvZ †gjvj Iiv| bxj K¨vwWjvK wb‡q P‡j †Mj wW‡UKwUf g¨vb‡d«W| N‡i wd‡i wK‡PbUv cwi®‹vi Kij ivbv| GKUv e¨v‡M wb‡Ri wKQy wRwbm-cÎ fij| e¨vMUv Mvwo‡Z ivLj ivbv| ïwUs M¨vjvwi‡Z wd‡i †evbvbRv `v`yi ivB‡dj¸‡jv Zvjv w`‡q ivLj| Zvici mvjRv‡ii ivB‡dj, mvBU Avi mvB‡jÝvi wb‡q Mvwo‡Z DVj| evwo †_‡K †ewi‡q G‡m Mvwo †_‡K bvgj ivbv| †MUUv eÜ K‡i w`j| Zvici Mvwo Pvwj‡q †QvÆ mv`v evwoUvq wd‡i Gj ivbv| cuvP w`b ci GLv‡b i¨v‡gR UvmKv‡bi m‡½ ibw`fy Av‡Q Ii| ÔUvmKv‡bi m‡½ K_v ej‡Z PvB Avwg|Õ LvwbK Av‡M wWbvi †kl K‡i‡Q Iiv| wW‡qwUªP Lye ev‡R iuv‡a, †KDB fv‡jv †L‡Z cv‡iwb| cvgMv‡Qi gv_vq Puv` D‡V‡Q, mvMi Qyu‡q Qy‡U Avmv evZvm †ek VvÊv, kvš— Avi wbwiwewj cwi‡ek| Z‡e ivbvi gbUv Akvš— n‡q Av‡Q| Ii K_v ï‡b mivmwi ZvKvj †Kvjvgwe| ÔAvcwb hv e‡jb, wg÷vi| †`Lv Ki‡eb, bv †dv‡b K_v ej‡eb?Õ Ô†`Lv Kie| GLbB| †Kv_vq †m?Õ ÔmvbkvB‡b| Avcwb Pvb Avcbvi m‡½ AvwgI hvB?Õ Ônu¨v|Õ wew¯§Z †`Lvj †Kvjvgwe‡K| Z‡e Avi wKQy wR‡Ám bv K‡i gvwm©wW‡Ri w`‡K G‡Mvj †m| MZ Pvi NÈv a‡i evwoi Pviw`‡K nuvUvnuvwU K‡i cwi‡ekUvi m‡½ wb‡R‡K Lvc LvB‡q †bIqvi †Póv K‡i‡Q ivbv, †mB m‡½ g‡b g‡b GKUv c−¨vbI ˆZwi K‡i‡Q| nv‡Z mgq Kg, A_P mgm¨v A‡bK| wKQy mgm¨v Av‡Q UvmKv‡bi mvnvh¨ Qvov mgvavb Kiv m¤¢e bq| †m hw` mvgjv‡Z bv cv‡i, KwVb msK‡UB co‡Z

n‡e| †nv‡Uj my¨B‡Ui e¨vjKwb‡Z Zv‡K †cj Iiv| ivbv‡K Bw½‡Z GKUv †Pqvi †`Lvj| Ôe‡mv, wg÷vi ivbv| g‡b n‡”Q Ri“wi †Kvb wel‡q Avjvc Ki‡Z PvI?Õ †PqviUvq emj ivbv| †iBwj‡O †njvb w`‡q `~‡i `uvwo‡q _vKj †Kvjvgwe| Ônu¨v|Õ cÖ_‡gB wW‡UKwUf g¨vb‡d«‡Wi cÖm½Uv Zzjj ivbv| ïwUs †i‡Ä `yÕevi AvMgb N‡U‡Q Zvi| gb w`‡q ïbj UvmKvb, †PvL `y‡Uv Xyjy Xyjy, AvOyj¸‡jv nuvUzi Dci bvPvbvwP Ki‡Q| ÔGB cywjk Awdmvi †evKv bq,Õ me‡k‡l ejj ivbv| Ô†h‡nZz Zzwg Avgv‡K e−¨vK‡gBj K‡i GKUv LuvPvq cy‡i †d‡jQ, ZvB eva¨ n‡q Zv‡K Avgvi A‡bK fyqv Z_¨ w`‡Z n‡q‡Q| †m-me †PK Ki‡e †m| †Q‡j Av‡Mœqv¯¿ ai‡j Zvi †Rj n‡q hv‡e e‡j Wvnv wg‡_¨ K_v e‡jwQ‡j Zzwg, d‡j cÖ_g w`bB Awdmvi‡K abx GKRb K¬v‡q‡›Ui K_v ej‡Z n‡qwQj Avgv‡K, hvi †KvbI Aw¯—Z¡ †bB| ÔAviI Av‡Q| ej‡Z n‡q‡Q evÜex Amy¯’, Zv‡K †`L‡Z †M‡Q UzBsK&jÑGB evÜexiI †Kvb Aw¯—Z¡ †bB| Awdmvi hw` †PK K‡i, Avwg wec‡` c‡o hve| †Zvgv‡`i cwiPqI duvm n‡q hv‡e|Õ Ô†Kb †m †PK Ki‡e, wg÷vi ivbv?Õ ÔZv-I †Zvgv‡K e¨vL¨v K‡i ej‡Z n‡e? i¨v‡gR Lyb n‡j cywjkx Z`š— n‡e bv? Avwg hw` Zv‡K w¯‹Bs Kivi mgq Lyb Kwi, cywjk Rvb‡e nvB-cvIqviW ivB‡dj e¨envi Kiv n‡q‡Q| ¸wjUv †Kv‡Ì‡K Kiv n‡q‡Q, ZvI †R‡b †dj‡e Zviv| g¨vb‡d«W `y‡q `y‡q Pvi wgwj‡q Avgv‡K LyuR‡e...Õ GKUv nvZ Zz‡j ivbv‡K _vwg‡q w`j UvmKvb| ÔG-me †Kvb mgm¨v bq, wg÷vi ivbv| KviY GiKg cwiw¯’wZ †`Lv †`‡e bv|


61 cywjk †Kvb iKg Z`š— Ki‡e bv|Õ ZvwK‡q _vKj ivbv| Ôcywjk Z`š— Ki‡e bv, KviY Zviv Rvb‡eB bv †h †Kvb ¸wj n‡q‡Q,Õ ejj UvmKvb| Ôcwiw¯’wZUv Zzwg Avm‡j wVKgZ ai‡Z cviwb| A‡bK wPš—v-fvebv K‡i c−¨vbUv ˆZwi K‡iwQ Avwg|Õ Ô†kvbv hvK|Õ ÔhLb ïbjvg DBjevim‡bi ¯¿xi m‡½ wZbw`b †Mvc‡b _vKvi c−¨vb Ki‡Q i¨v‡gR, eyS‡Z cvijvg GUv GKUv wbLyuZ my‡hvM| jybv †g‡qwU †Kvb Ae¯’v‡ZB PvB‡e bv cywjk Avi wgwWqv Zv‡K wR‡Ám Ki“K Zvi ¯^vgxi cÖvB‡fU G‡÷‡U i¨v‡gR UvmKvb Kx KiwQj| G‡mv, e¨vcviUv‡K Avgiv jybvi `„wó‡Z we‡ePbv Kwi| ÔIiv `yÕRb w¯‹Bs Ki‡Q| i¨v‡g‡Ri c‡o hvIqvUv n‡e inm¨gq, KviY Zzwg mvB‡jÝvi jvwM‡q ¸wj Ki‡e| †evU †_‡g hv‡e| jybv †`L‡e i¨v‡gR gv_vq ¸wj †L‡q‡Q| Kx Ki‡e †m? cywj‡k Lei †`Iqvi Rb¨ QyU‡e? Ôbv| †evU Pvjvw”Qj wb‡MÖv PvKivbx, jvkUv cvwb †_‡K †Zvjvi R‡b¨ Zvi mvnvh¨ †b‡e jybv| IB PvKivbxB cwiw¯’wZUv mvgjv‡e| Avwg †Zvgv‡K Avk¦¯— KiwQ, wg÷vi ivbvÑAvgiv Zvi Ici wbf©i Ki‡Z cvwi| cÖPzi UvKv †`qv n‡q‡Q Zv‡KÑcÖPzi| Gici Kx n‡e? Ôjvk wb‡q P‡j hv‡e i¨v‡g‡Ri †jv‡Kiv| †g‡qwUi A‡Xj UvKv Av‡Q, Zv‡K †evSv‡bv n‡e I‡`i‡K †gvUv eKwkk †`qv †nvK| G-ai‡bi GKUv wel‡qi m‡½ Zv‡K Rwo‡q cvewjwmwU †nvK, †KvbI Ae¯’v‡ZB GUv PvB‡e bv †m|Õ fvix Kuva `y‡Uv GKUz DuPz Kij UvmKvb| ÔKv‡RB cywjk G-e¨vcv‡i wKQy Rvb‡e bv|Õ

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†jvKUv mivmwi Ii w`‡K ZvwK‡q i‡q‡Q| avc †e‡q eviv›`vq DV‡Q ivbv, UvmKvb fvix Mjvq wR‡Ám Kij, ÔmuvZvi KvU‡Z hvIqv n‡qwQj, ZvB bv, wg÷vi ivbv?Õ Ônu¨v,Õ ejj ivbv| Ôwg‡mm DBjevim‡bi m‡½ K_v ej‡j| ïwUs m¤ú‡K© Zv‡K wKQy Rvwb‡qQ?Õ Reve †`Iqvi Av‡M GKUv †Pqvi †U‡b emj ivbv| Ôbv|Õ ivbv‡K LyuwU‡q †`L‡Q UvmKvb, †PvL `y‡Uv PKPK Ki‡Q| ÔAvkv Kwi Zzwg wg‡_¨K_v ejQ bv| i¨v‡gR Luvwo‡Z †ewi‡q bv G‡j Avgiv eyS‡Z cvie Zzwg mwZ¨ K_v e‡jvwb| ZLb UzBsK&‡ji Ici cÖwZ‡kva †bIqv n‡e| eyS‡Z cviQ †Zv?Õ Ôûu|Õ gv_v SuvKvj UvmKvb, †PvL `y‡Uv GLbI ivbvi gy‡L Kx †hb LyuR‡Q| Ôïbjvg w¯‹i Ici i¨v‡gR‡K ¸wj jvMv‡bvi e¨vcv‡i †Zvgvi g‡b m‡›`n †`Lv w`‡q‡Q| mwZ¨ bvwK?Õ Ô¸wj jvMv‡Z cvie, Z‡e wbðqZv w`‡q ej‡Z cvwi bv gi‡e wK bv|Õ ÔAvwg †Zvgv‡K e‡jwQ, GUv wgivK‡ji hyM,Õ ejj UvmKvb| Ô†Zvgvi KvQ †_‡K GKUv wgivKjB Avkv KiwQ Avwg|Õ †Uwj‡¯‹vwcK mvB‡U jybv‡K †`Lvi ci ivbv Rv‡b i¨v‡gR‡K Lyb Kiv m¤¢e| Z‡e Zv †Zv Avi Ki‡e bv I| UvmKv‡bi w`‡K GK`„‡ó ZvwK‡q †_‡K fvej, Lyb Avwg i¨v‡gR‡K bq, †Zv‡K Kie| Ô†ek| Avwg Lyb Kie|Õ `yÕ‡Rvov †Pv‡Li `„wó GK n‡q AvU‡K _vKj| ÔK_vUv Zzwg Av‡iKevi ej‡e, wc−R, wg÷vi ivbv?Õ Ônu¨v, Lyb Avwg Kie|Õ gv_v SuvKvj UvmKvb, Zvici †Pqvi Qvoj| Ônu¨v, wVK †jvK‡KB evQvB K‡iwQ Avwg,Õ wKQyUv †hb wb‡R‡KB †kvbvj K_vUv| Ônu¨v, Zzwg Zv‡K Lyb Ki‡e|Õ avc¸‡jvi gv_vq †cuŠ‡Q _vgj †m, gv_v †_‡K n¨vUUv bvwg‡q †mUvi wfZ‡i ZvKvj,


71 Zvici Avevi c‡i Ny‡i `uvovj| BwZg‡a¨ evwoi wfZi †_‡K †ewi‡q G‡m‡Q †Kvjvgwe| Zvi w`‡K ZvwK‡q UvmKvb ejj, ÔGKUv wmMv‡iU `vI|Õ ÔWv³vi Avcbv‡K wmMv‡iU †Q‡o w`‡Z e‡j‡Q, wg÷vi UvmKvb|Õ nvZUv evovj UvmKvb| ÔAvgvi fvM¨ fv‡jv †h Zzwg Avgvi Wv³vi bI| wmMv‡iU!Õ wmMv‡i‡Ui c¨v‡KU wb‡q GwM‡q Gj wW‡qwUªP| UvmKv‡bi wmMv‡iUUv awi‡q w`j †m| UvmKvb GLbI †Kvjvgwei w`‡K ZvwK‡q i‡q‡Q| Ô†`L‡j?Õ †Kvjvgwe‡K ejj UvmKvb| ÔAvwg hv ewj ZvB †kv‡b wW‡qwUªP|Õ nVvr mZK© n‡q DVj ivbv| †Kvjvgwei w`‡K ZvKvj I| ÔwW‡qwUªP GKUv Rv‡bvqvi,Õ kvš— my‡i ejj †Kvjvgwe| ÔAvgvi `vwqZ¡Ávb †ewk|Õ Ônu¨v|Õ †auvqv wM‡j bvK w`‡q Qvo‡Q UvmKvb| ivbvi w`‡K ZvKvj †m| nvmj| ÔZzwg i¨v‡gR‡K gvi‡Z e¨_© n‡j GB Rv‡bvqviUvi nv‡ZB cÖ_‡g Zz‡j †`Iqv n‡e †g‡qwU‡K| †m hvK, Gevi Ab¨ GKUv cÖm½| Zzwg AZ¨š— PvjvwKi m‡½ KvRUv K‡iQ, wg÷vi ivbv| UzBsK&j‡K Zzwg Lyu‡R †ei Ki‡Z †P‡qwQ‡j| Zv‡K Zzwg †c‡qQ| mvjRv‡ii m‡½ ILv‡bB Av‡Q †m| ÔGLb hLb i¨v‡gR‡K Lyb Ki‡Z ivwR n‡qQ Zzwg, ZvB Lywk g‡bB Rvbvw”Q K_vUv| evwoUv †Zv †`L‡jB| hv wKQy `iKvi me cv‡”Q †m| G-me Av‡MI †Zvgv‡K e‡jwQ, Z‡e nq‡Zv wek¦vm Kiwb| GLb †`Lvi ci Kx g‡b n‡”Q? evwoUv my›`i bv?Õ wKQy ej‡Q bv ivbv| ÔKov cvnvivq Lye h‡Zœi m‡½ ILv‡b Zv‡K ivLv n‡q‡Q, wg÷vi ivbv,Õ e‡j P‡j‡Q UvmKvb| wmMv‡i‡U Uvb †`Iqvi Rb¨ _vgj| ÔKvj †ejv `y‡Uvq GLv‡b Avm‡e mvjRvi| AvovBUvq

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