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(1) vt;tsTNeue;jhd; fhj;jpUg;gJ?! nrf;fd;fs; epkplq;fshfp kzpj;jpahyj;ij vl;lg; Nghfpd;wJ. ,d;Dk; fhztpy;iy. nghWik vupr;riyj; je;jJ. 'Ngha;tpLNthk;' vd epidj;jhYk; kdk; tutpy;iy. 'Nghd gpwF te;Jtpl;lhy;..?’ mJ fhj;jpUg;gijtplf; f];lkhd fhupak;. mjw;Fk; ghu;f;ff; fhj;jpUg;gNj Nky;. 'tUtd;’ vd;W nrhd;dhNs..?! tUthsh..?!


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,d;Dk; nfhQ;rNeuk; ghu;g;Nghk;. ,g;gb kdJf;Fs; nrhy;ypr;nrhy;ypNa ,e;j fjpiuapy; cl;fhu;e;jthW> Rw;wpr;Rw;wpNa kzpj;jpahykhfg; NghfpwJ.

Roy; xU

Kd;dhy; xspu;e;jthW ,Ue;j fzdpj;jpiuapy; mtsJ ngaUf;F Kd;dhy; rptg;ghfj;jhd; me;j miuthrp 'kdpjg; nghk;ik'.. NtW rpy ngau;fspd; Kd;dhy; gr;irahf epwk;fhl;ba nghk;ikfis iff;Fs; ,Ue;j 'vyp'ia efu;j;jp mkj;jg; gpbf;ftpy;iy. mtsJ ngaupd; Kd;dhy; cs;s me;j 'nghk;ik’ vg;NghJ gr;irahtJ.. vg;NghJ NgRtJ.. Ntnwhd;Wkpy;iy... ,d;W nkrd;rupy; te;J NgRtjhf New;W nrhy;ypapUe;jhs;. me;j nkrd;rupYs;s ngau;fspd; Kd;dhYs;s ,Lg;gsT kdpjg; nghk;ikfspd; epwj;ij itj;J> Fwpg;gpl;l ngaUf; Fupatu; 'Xd;iydh' my;yJ 'Xt;iydh' vd;gij mwpaKbAk;. mtsJ ngaUf;F Kd;dhYs;s nghk;ik rptg;ghfNt ,Ue;jJ... mts; Xd;iydpy; ,y;iy.. rpyNtis 'Gnshf;’ gz;zptpl;L NtW ahUldhtJ fijf;fpwhNsh?! 'Gnshf;'gz;zpdhYk; rptg;ghfj;jhdpUf;Fk;.


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r;rP... mg;gb ,Uf;fhJ.. mts; mg;gb Vkhw;wkhl;lhs;..fle;j %d;Wkhjkhf NgRfpwhs;.. mbf;fb te;J NgRfpwhs;.. ngupa kDrpNghy.. gUt kq;ifNghy.. gr;rpsq; Foe;ijNghy.. kde;jpwe;J NgRfpwhs;... mbf;fb xt;nthU nra;jpAld; te;J rypg;ghd nghOJfis vy;yhk; gQ;rhfg; gwf;f itj;J.. fzdpj; jpiu xd;W Kd;dhy; ,Uf;fpwNj vd;w vz;zj;ij ,y;yhnjhopj;J.. jdpikapy; rpupf;fitj;J vz;zj;jpy; tz;zf;Nfhyky;yth fhl;Lfpwhs;?! mtis nkrd;rupy; fhzhjNtisfs; fdkhf kdJs; neULtij czu;e;J jtpj;j nghOJfs; fzkhd epfo;Tfs; jhd; vj;jid.. vj;jid..?! gpupd;n]rpd;.. vd;d ngau; ,J? ''Vd; ,e;j ngaUf;F vd;d?’’ ''INah... xU jkpo;g; ngau; fpilf;fypah..’’ ''k;.. Nghlh.. vd;W...’’

Rk;kh

vy;yhj;Jf;Fk;

''ehq;fs; jkpo;jhNdb.. cd;iu ngaiu nkrd;rupiy Nghlyhe;jhNd?!’’

jkpo;

jkpo;

cz;ikahd

''mlg; ghtp.. ey;yha; njupQ;rtq;fSf;Fj;jhd; cz;ikahd ngau;.. kw;wtq;fSf;F gpupd;n]rpd; jhd;...’’


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''k;.. kw;wtq;fnsd;d ,sturu;fsh?’’ ‘'nyhs;.. (lol)’’ ''INah... vd;db nyhs;..?’’ ''rpupf;fpwd;..’’ ‘'X... nyhs; vz;lhy; njz;L epidr;rd;...’’

rpupg;gh..

ehd; Fiuf;fpw

‘'M...’’ ‘'ts; khjpup ,Ue;jJ..’’ ‘'nyhs;...’’ ‘'INah.. rpuplh...’’

nyhs;is

tpl;Ll;L...

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N`

vz;L

‘'Nghlh... mnjd;d N` N`?’’ ‘'mg;g `P `P vz;L rpup..’’ ,t;thW nghOJfisg; Gsfhq;fpjkhf;fpa ciuahly;fs;jhd; vj;jid vj;jid..?! mj;jidAk; fl;bg;Nghl;L... Roy;ehw;fhypapy; ,Oj;Jg;gpbj;J ,Uj;jpitj;J mtsJ tuTf;fhf fhj;jpUe;J nghOJfis fiuj;J> fzdpj; jpiuNa cyfkhfpanjd;dNth cz;ikjhd;. miwf;fjT 'glhu;' vdj; jpwe;Jnfhs;fpwJ.


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mk;kh.. ‘'Nla; jk;gp.. ve;jNeuKk; nfhk;gpA+l;lNuhil vd;d nra;Awha;.. vf;fzk; fz; nflg;NghFJ.. xU msTfzf;F ,y;iyNa?’’ vupr;rYld; mk;khNky; rpwpJ Nfhgk; te;jJ. ,e;j mk;khTf;F Neufhyk; njupahJ... Kf;fpakhd Ntisfspy; te;J cgNjrk; nra;Jnfhz;bUf;Fk;. ‘'ntspahiy ey;y ,Uf;fhik irf;fpis Nghl;L tuyhk;...’’ ‘'nghWq;Nfh.. ehd; vy;Ny ,Uf;fpwd;.’’

nta;apybf;FJ.. miwAf;if vLj;Jf;nfhz;L cyhj;jpg;

,g;g

Kf;fpakhd

Ntiyaha;

‘'mg;gpb ce;jg; glg;ngl;Bf;if vd;djhd; Kf;fpakhd NtiyNah.. Kjy;iy Kfj;ijf; fOtpg; Nghl;L te;J uPia Fb.. Nge;J cJfis Muhr;rp nra;ayhk;...’’ ‘'Xk;.. ePq;fs; mq;fhiy rpwpJ rj;jkhf nrhd;Ndd;. vd; fz;fis xUfzk; mq;fpUe;J mfd;whs;.

Nghq;Nfhk;kh...’’

CLtpg;

mtsJ ghu;itapy; gy mu;j;jq;fs;. 'VNjh jg;G nra;Awha;’ vd;W epidg;gJ

vd;W

ghu;j;jts;>


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NghypUe;jJ. 'VNjh khw;wj;jpw;Fs;shfptpl;lha;’ Nfl;gJNghypUe;jJ.

vd;W

'Kd;GNghy; eP ,y;iy’ vd;W $WtJNghypUe;jJ. kdk; rq;flg;gl;lJ. mg;NghJ.. nkrd;rupy; mtsJ nghk;ik gr;irahdJ.

ngaUf;F

Kd;dhypUe;j

‘'`p!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’’ ‘'];];];...’’ ‘'vd;d ];...?’’ ‘'rj;jk;NghlhNj.. mk;kh gf;fj;jpiy epw;fpwh..’’ ‘'N`.. N`.. N`...’’ ‘'vd;dlh rpupg;G...’’ ‘'mk;khf;F vd;d njupAk;.. Rk;kh ,Ub.. gbf;fpwha; vz;L epidg;gh...’’ ‘'nyhs;...’’ ‘'Rfkh ,Uf;fpwpah.. eP Rj;j Nkhrk;b...’’


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‘'Vz;lh..?’’ ‘'gpd;id vd;d.. cdf;fhf ,e;j nfhk;gpA+l;lUf;F Kd;dhiy vt;tsT Neue;jhd; fhj;Jf;nfhz;L ,Uf;fpwJ..?’’ ‘'nrhwplh.. nfhyp[; KbQ;R tu Nyl;lhr;RJ..’’ ‘'ngha; nrhy;yhij.. nfhyp[; KbQ;R Rj;jpg; Nghl;L thwha;... mg;gpbj;jhNd?’’ ‘'INah.. thwd;...’’

cdf;nfg;gb

njupAk;..

vq;ifNah

khYf;F

Nghl;L

‘'khyh? khy; vz;lhy; vd;d?’’ ‘'mq;if N[u;kdpiy khy; ,y;iyah..?’’ ‘'Nghlh.. mg;g vq;if rhkhd;fs; thq;Ftha;.. epiwa filfs; ,Uf;fpw ,lk;jhd; khy;...’’ ‘'X.. mad;ft;nrd;Wk; vz;L ,q;if nrhy;YNthk;.. mq;if vJf;F Nghdha;.. fdlh jkpo; ngl;ilfSf;F Cu; Rj;jhky; ,Uf;f Kbahjhf;Fk;...’’ ‘'Va;.. fdlh khl;ld;..’’

vz;L

Nfyp

‘'INah.. Rk;kh nrhd;Ndd;lh.. vd;d thq;fpdha;?’’

nra;jhy;

khYf;F

fijf;f

Ngha;

‘'kf;nlhdhy;l;iy kpy;f; N\f; Fbr;Rl;L thNwd;...’’


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‘'INah.. gj;njhd;gJ tarpiy cdf;F ,g;gpb xU Mirah?’’ ‘'nyhs;.. Vd; cdf;F ,y;iyah... ,Ugj;ijQ;R tarpiy tuyhk;...’’

cdf;Fk;

ce;j

‘'vdf;F cjpiy vy;yhk; Mir ,y;iy.. cd;Ndhil Ngrpf;nfhz;bUf;fNtZk;.. mJjhd; Mir...’’ ‘'Nghlh...’’ ‘'vd;db..’’ ‘'vdf;Fk;jhd;.. nrhwplh.. ,g;g NghNfhZk;...’’ ‘'INah.. ehd; ,tsTNeukha; te;Jl;L clid XLwha;...’’

,Uf;fpwd;..

eP

‘'xU gpwe;jehs; ghu;l;bf;F 'Nkhk;'$l NghNwd;...’’ ‘'k;...’’ ‘'xU uz;L taJ Fl;bf;F gpwe;jehs;...’’ ‘'k;...’’ ‘'ey;y Rl;b Nfs;... mtis vdf;F nuhk;g gpbf;Fk;.. ehDk; fl;lhak; tp]; gz;NzhZk;.. Nfhgkh?’’ ‘'ehisf;F fdNeuk; fijg;Nghk;... k;kh.....’’ vdf;Fs; Vw;gl;l kiwe;JNghdJ.

Vkhw;w

czu;T

rLjpapy;


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‘'fl;lhak; ehisf;F tuNtZk;..’’ ‘'INah.. ehisf;F xU mYty; ,Uf;Nf...’’ ‘'vd;db eP...’’ ‘'mr;rh gps;isjhNd.. Nfhgpf;fhijlh.. jpq;fs; fpoik epiwa fijf;fpwd;.. XNf?!’’

mLj;j

‘'rup.. eP nrhy;YwJjhNd rl;lk;...’’ ‘'nyhs;... kz;Nl fl;lhak;...’’ ‘'Va; gpupd;nr]pd;...’’ ‘'cz;ikahd ngaiur; nrhy;yp $g;gpL...’’ ‘'gpUe;jhf; Fl;b...’’ ‘'nyhs;.. vd;d nrhy;Y...’’ ‘'me;j rpd;dQ;rpwpa Ngu;j; Nl Fl;lhDf;F... vd;iu `g;gp Ngu;j; NliaAk; nrhy;ypL...’’ ‘'XNf kp];lu; jud;.. rP A+ Nyl;lu;.. lhlh...’’ ‘'lhlhb..’’ gr;irg; nghk;ik kPz;Lk; rptg;ghfpaJ. ,de;njupahj Muk;gpj;jJ.

ntWik

vd;id

Ml;nfhs;s


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(2) N[u;kdpf;F te;J gj;J tUlq;fs;jhd;. gjpide;J taJtiu Cu; tho;f;if. mjdhy;> Cupy; re;jpfspy;... Fl;ilahd kjpy;fspy; Fe;jpapUe;J tk;gsf;Fk; ,isQu;fisf; fz;bUf;fpNwd;. tay;ntsp eLNt mike;Js;s ed;dPu; fpzWfisr; Rw;wpepd;W mul;ilabf;Fk; ,sk; ngz;fisAk; fz;bUf;fpNwd;.


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mtu;fspd; ifahy; jz;zPu; Fbf;fntd;Nw miyAk; thypgu;fisAk; fz;bUf;fpNwd;. mg;gbj;jhd; ,JTk;. mq;Nf ntspapy; epfo;e;jit ,q;Nf tPl;bDs;Ns. xU fjpiuapy; Fe;jpapUe;J mul;il. jdpahf Fk;gyhf jkpohf... Mq;fpyj; jkpohf... Cu; fle;J ehL fle;J.. xU cyfNk re;jpahfp... Fl;il kjpyhfp.. ed;dPu;f; fpzwhfp xU rpd;dQ;rpwpa fzdpj; jpiuf;Fs;Ns mlf;fkhfp mJNt jw;NghJ vdJ nghOjhfp rpyNtis njhOjyhfp vDk;NghJ.. epidf;fNt Mr;rupakhfj;jhd; ,Uf;fpwJ. Kfk; njupahj tuTfs;... tprhupg;Gfs;.. Nfypfs;... gfpbfs;... FWk;Gfs;... mjdhy; cUthFk; cwTfs;... ghrq;fs; vd;W epw;gitAk;> mWgitAkhf jpdnkhU nghOJf; fopg;G. mJ xU gpugykhd jkpo; 'rw;' miw. Re;ju;jhd; mwpKfg;gLj;jpdhd;... ',d;uu;new; itr;Rf;nfhz;L MW khrkha; vd;dlh nra;apwha;?’ vd;w Nkjhtpj;jdf; Nfs;tpAld;..! nfhQ;rehs; mtd;jhd; vd;Dila 'rw;' Mrhd;. vt;thW rw; miwf;Fs; NghtJ? vt;thW ciuahLtJ.. vg;gb mtu;fSld; jdpaiwapy; ciuahLtJ?... ,g;gbg; gy tpraq;fSf;F Mrhd;.


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tpisahl;L> Cu; Rw;wy;> rpdpkhg; ghl;Lr; rPbfs; vd;W jpupe;j vd;id fjpiunahd;wpy; kzpj;jpahyf; fzf;fhf mirahky; mku;j;jpitj;j ngUik me;j 'rw;' miwf;Fj;jhd; NrUk;. Kjypy; nfhQ;rehs; tpj;jpahrkhfj;jhd; ,Ue;jJ. 'jkpo; rw;.’ fijfNsh vOj;Jf;fSs; fijj;jhu;fs;.

Mq;fpyj; kpf

jkpo;. jkpio Mq;fpy NtfkhfNt Eioj;Jf;

Mr;rupak; vd;dntd;why;.. 'vy;’ vd;w xNunahU Mq;fpy vOj;jhy;... y> o> s-tpy; tUk; nrhw;fis Rygkhf ,dq;fz;L ciuahbdhu;fs;. xU fpoik cUz;NlhbaJ. fpilj;jthwhf ,y;iy.

xU

el;Gk;

''`Nyh’’ vd;why; ‘'`Nyh’’. mt;tsTjhd;. vd;id tpyj;jptpl;L VidNahu; ciuahbf; nfhz;bUe;jhu;fs;.

jq;fSf;Fs;

rpdpkh... fhjy;.. fhjy;.. rpdpkh... ,Jjhd; mq;Nf ngUk;ghyhd ciuahly;fs;. fhjypYk; rpdpkhjhd; Fe;jpf;nfhz;bUe;jJ.


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Mdhy; Rthurpakhf kwe;JNghdJ.

,Ue;jJ.

nghOJ

NghtNj

vdf;Fk; mtu;fSld; fijf;fNtz;Lk;Nghy mth. mJ vd;id xU fpoikahfNt mq;F jpdKk; <u;j;jJ. Mdhy; mtu;fs; vd;id fUJtjhfj; njupatpy;iy.

xU

nghUl;lhfNt

'vdf;Fr; rw;wpiy ciuahlj; njupatpy;iyNah?’ rw;W Vf;fkhff;$l ,Ue;jJ. xUehs;.. rpyu; xUtid Mq;fpyk; Nfypnra;J nfhz;bUe;jhu;fs;.

njupahJ

vdf;

vdf;Fg; nghWf;f Kbatpy;iy. mtu;fis jpl;lTk; Kbatpy;iy. jpl;bdhy; vl;bg; Ngha;tpLthu;fs; vd;w gak;.. vdf;F rw; ez;gu;fs; Njit.. mjdhy; tpul;l KbahJ. vdpDk; mtu;fspd; fUj;Jf;F Ntbf;if ghu;f;fTk; Kbatpy;iy.

nksdkhf

,Ue;J

“gpuz;l;];..” “,q;fpyp]; ey;y ghirjhd;.. mJf;fhf jkpiof; $lhnjd;W nrhy;yhjPq;f.. ',d;W cq;fSf;F vj;jidahtJ gpwe;jehs;?’.. ,ij ahuhtJ ,q;fpyPrpiy nrhy;Yq;Nfh ghu;g;gk;...”


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rpwpJNeuk; nksdk;. vtUNk gjpy; nrhy;ytpy;iy. “,Jf;Fj;jhd; $lhnjd;W..”

nrhy;YwJ..

nkhopia

gopf;ff;

ngUikahf vOjpNdd;. mg;NghJ... “`P N[h...” vd;idj;jhd; $g;gpl;lhs;. vdJ 'rw;' ngau;jhd; N[h. “`Nyh...” “N`... cd;id xU fpoikah ghu;f;fpNwd;.. vd;d mikjpah ,Uf;fpwha;...” ,dk;Gupahj re;Njhrk;. ‘xU fpoikahfg; ghu;f;fpwhshNk?!’ ,Uf;fhjh?! ‘',e;j 'rw;' Rj;j 'Nghu;’.” “eP fijf;fhky; nrhy;Ywha;...”

,Ue;Jnfhz;L

'Nghu;’

vd;W


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“k;.. ahNuhil fijf;f?” “Rk;kh NgR.. NgRthq;fs;..” “mg;gb Ngr njupahNj?” “X.. mJf;Fk; gbf;fNtZkh?... nyhs;...” “,g;g xU GJg;gof;fk;..”

fpoikahjhd;

,q;if

thNwd;..

,J

“,Jf;nfJf;F gof;fk;..? Rk;kh Ngr Ntz;baJjhd;.. tpUk;gpdtq;fs; cd;Ndhil NgRthq;fs;.. rpyu; cd;id Qhgfk; itr;rpUg;ghq;f...” “X.. ehd; cq;fis kwf;fkhl;ld;...” “nyhs; (lol).. Vd;?” “ePq;fjhd; Kjd;Kjyh fijf;fpwPq;fs;...”

vd;id

$g;gpl;Lf;

‘'X... ’’ ‘'cq;fil ngau; vd;d?’’ ‘'I];..’’ ‘'INah.. ehd; cz;ikahd ngaiuf ; Nfl;fpwd;..’’ ‘'mij ,q;if nrhy;y KbahJ...’’


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“mg;g vq;if..?” “k;... jdpaiwf;F th..” vq;Nfh thdj;jpy; gwf;f Muk;gpj;j czu;T. mtspd; ngaiu ehDk; mtSk;.

'vyp’ahy;

mOj;j..

jdpaiwapy;

“vd;dlh Rfkh ,Uf;fpwpah?... k;.. ehd; Nghlhd;D jhd; fijg;Ngd;.. Nfhgg;gLtpah?”

thlh

vdf;F rpupg;ghf te;jJ. “,y;iyNa... eP vg;gb Ntz;LkhdhYk; fij..” ,g;gbj;jhd; mtsJ njhlu;G 'rw;’ miwapy; Muk;gpj;J.. nkrd;ru;tiu ,e;j %d;W khjj;jpy; tsu Muk;gpj;jJ. ,d;W Gjd;fpoik Mfptpl;lJ. jpq;fs; fpoik te;J NgRtjhff; $wpatis ,d;Wtiu fhztpy;iy. New;wpypUe;J vdJ kdk; mikjpahftpy;iy. mts; te;jhsh vd;W$lj; njupatpy;iy. itu];.. Nthu;k;]; g;yh];uu;.. (worms blaster) vdJ fzdpf;Fs; GFe;J.. mg;gg;gh.. ,uz;L epkplj;Jf; nfhU jlit fzdp epw;gJk;.. ehd; kPz;Lk; mij Muk;gpg;gJkhf... itui] Njb mopj;J.. mJ kPz;Lk;


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tuhky; ftrk; NghLtjw;Fs; Gjd;fpoik Mfptpl;lJ. vdpDk; md;G kPl;L tpl;Nld;.

ez;gu;fspd;

cjtpahy;

fzdpia

,izak; mspj;j me;j el;Gfis kdk; ed;wpNahL epidj;Jf; nfhs;SfpwJ. k;... gpUe;jhit epidf;fj;jhd; ftiy Vw;gl;lJ. jpq;fs; te;J Nfhgj;Jld; NghapUg;ghsh? k;... ,g;gb xU jlq;fy;. ,ij mts; Gupe;Jnfhs;Sthsh? ,d;whtJ mts; tUthsh? my;yJ mLj;j jpq;fs;jhd; tUthsh? ehd; mtSf;fhf fzdpapd; Kd;dhy; miyghAk; kdJld; Fe;jpf;nfhz;bUe;Njd;.


21 !

(3) mtNsjhd;... gpUe;jh.. te;Jtpl;lhs;. 'tUthsh> tUthsh’ vd;W fhf;f itj;J te;Jtpl;lhs;.

fzzpapd; Kd;dhy;

''N[h..!” fhj;jpUe;J> fhj;jpUe;J G+j;Jg;Nghd tpopfSld; Nrhu;e; jpUe;j vd;id fjpiuapy; Js;sp epkpu itj;jJ mtsJ miog;G.


22 !

Kfk; njupahJ... Fuy; njupahJ... Cu; njupahJ... ntWkNd ngau; taJ ehL... ,JTk; mts; nrhy;yp mwpe;jit...! vdpDk; mtspd; tuthy; vd;Ds; ,dk;gupahj czu;T gPwpl;nlOtijf; fl;Lg;gLj;j Kbatpy;iy. “N`a;! vd;dlh nra;Awha;?” “Rk;kh ,Uf;fpNwd;.. ePjhd; Vkhj;jpf; nfhz;bUf;fpwha;?”

thwd;

thwd;

vd;W

“ngha; nrhy;yhij.. Ntiw 'rw;'gz;Zwha;.. mg;gpbj;jhNd?”

Mf;fNshil

“,y;iylh.. Ntiw ahiu njupAk;.. xNunahU nkrd;ru; rpNefpjp...”

ePjhNd

vd;

“ngha; nrhy;yhij...” “vd;d ngha;..?” “vdf;fhfkl;Lk; fhj;jpUf;fpwpah? ngha;jhNd? “INah... rj;jpakh nrhy;Ywd;lh... cdf;fhfj;jhd; nfhk;gp A+l;lUf;F Kd;dhiy cl;fhu;e;jpUf;fpwd;.. ek;gkhl;bah?” “k;.. ek;Gwd;...” “mg;g xU rj;jpak; jh.” “vd;dlh?”


23 !

“thwd; vd;W nrhd;dhy;... nrhd;d Neuj;Jf;F tuNtZk;...”

nrhd;d

ehSf;F...

“INah... vd;dlh eP...” “Kbahtpl;lhy; guthapy;iy...”

Kbahnjd;W

nrhy;Y..

“INah.. cdf;F vg;gb tpsq;fg;gLj;JwJ... gs;spf;$l 'N`hk;Ntu;f;’... gbg;G... ];Nghu;l;];.. lhd;]; fpsh];.... mg;gpb Neuk; fpilr;R te;jhy;.. gf;fj;jpiy mk;kh te;J epg;gh.. mtTf;Fk; ehd; nfhk;gpA+l;lupiy gbf;fhik vd;dNth nra;Awd; vd;W re;Njfk; te;jpl;LJ. cdf;nfd;d> eP nghbad;..” “ePAk; nghbad;jhNd?” “vd;dlh.. nghbad;khjpupah ,Uf;fpNwd;..?” “INah.. ehd; Rk;kh gfpbf;Flh.. eP NgRk;NghJ.. xU rpd;dg;gps;is NgRwkhjpup ,Uf;Flh..” “............” “cupikNahil $g;gpLwJ... Nfhgkha; NgRwJ... nry;ykha; NgRwJ... cz;ikapNyNa gj;njhd;gJ tarpiy rpd;dg;gps;is khjpupj;jhd; ,Uf;fpwha;...” “...........” “me;j rpd;dg;gps;isj;jdk;jhd; vdf;F gpbr;rpUf;F... mjhiyjhd; cdf;fhf ehd; xt;nthU


24 !

ehSk; fhj;jpUf;fpwd;...” “..........” jpBnud mts; mikjpahapUg;gJ rpyNtis Ngha;tpl;lhNsh?

Gupe;jJ.

“`Nyh...” “.........” “gpUe;jh... ,Uf;fpwpah..?” “k;....” “vd;d Ngr;irf; fhNzy;iy...” “Ngrg; gpbf;Nfiy..” “IiaNah... vd;d jg;Gr; nra;Njd;lh?” “jg;Gj;jhd;.. vg;gpb vd;id eP rpd;dg;gps;is vd;W nrhy;yyhk;? vdf;F gj;njhd;gJ tanjd;W nrhd;Ndd;jhNd?” “,e;j rpd;d tpraj;Jf;flh Nfhgk;.. vd;dNth VNjh vd;W gae;jpl;Nld;..”

ehd;

“,J rpd;d tprakh.. ,dpNky; rpd;dg;gps;is vd;W nrhd;dhy; cd;$l Ngrkhl;Nld;..” “rup.. rj;jpakh ,dp nrhy;ykhl;Nld;.. NghJkh?”


25 !

“NghJk;.. Vd;lh.. ehd; fijf;fpwJ taJ ngz;Nghiy ,y;iyah..?”

gj;njhd;gJ

“INah.. vd;id tpL jhNa.. vy;yhk; ngupa ngz; fijf;fpwkhjpupj;jhd; ,Uf;F... VNjh vd;Ndhil fijr;Rf; nfhz;bU.. mJ NghJk;...” “nyhs;.. rupahd vk;nkk; (MM) ...” “vk;nkk;kh?” “nyhs;.. vk;nkk;jhd;...” “vk;nkk; vd;why; vd;dlh?” “vk;nkk; vd;why; khq;fha; kz;il... nyhs;...” “mg;g eP uPuP (TT).. `h.. `h...” “mJ vd;d uPuP...?” ''uPuP vd;why; Njq;fha; jiy... `h.. `h..” “nyhs;.. vd;dlh rpupg;G cJ?” “,Jth.. ,Jjhd; judpd; rpupg;G.. mJ rup.. vd;d ];Nghu;l;]; nra;apwha;..?” “new;Nghy;lh... nfhyp[; uPkpiy ,Uf;fpNwd;lh...” “new;Nghy; ,Uf;NfhZk;?”

tpisahl

caukhnay;Nyh


26 !

“ehd; cauk;jhd;...” “mk;khbNaht;... mt;tsT caukh... fdlhtpiy jkpo; ngz;fs; vy;yhk; caukh? `h.. `h...” “nyhs;.. Nghlh...” “rup.. lhd;]; gofpwha;.. vg;gpbab... njupahnjd;W Ke;jp nrhd;dha;?”

jkpo;

“INah.. ,g;g jkpopiyjhNd vOJwd;...” “,J jkpoh... jkpio ,q;fpyPrpiy vOJwha;... ,J jkpq;fpyPR...” “nyhs;... ,g;gbj;jhd;.. lhd;]; ghl;il ,q;fpyPrpy; vOjp goFNwd;lh...” ‘X... tUq;fhyj;jpy; Gfypl ehLfspy; jkpo; Mq;fpyj;jpd; Clhf fbjq;fshfTk;.. nkapy;fshfTk; GJj;Njhw;wkhfp... Ntu; mWe;j kukhfj; js;shb cf;fg; Nghfpwjh?’ “Vd;lh... jkpo; gbr;rhy; vd;dthk;?” “INah.. Nghlh... Ngrj; njupAe;jhNd... fijf;fpwJ tpsq;FJjhNd... ,Jf;Fk; Nkiy vd;dj;ijalh gbf;f... eP rupahd vk;nkk;jhd;lh...” “............” “N`a;.. cdf;F vd;iu mf;fhit mwpKfg;


27 !

gLj;jl;lh?” “mf;fhth... eP xU gps;is vd;W nrhd;dha;.. ,g;g vd;db mf;fh?” “eP rupahd mf;fhlh...”

vk;nkk;jhd;..

,J

vd;iu

'rw;’

“X... 'rw;’ mf;fh... mz;zh vd;nwy;yhk; ,Uf;fh?” “cdf;Fj; njupahjh? 'rw;’ jk;gp vd;nwy;yhk; ,Uf;F...”

mf;fh..

'rw;’

yt;tu;...

G+r;rp

Nghfg;

“X...” “vd;d X... thiag; NghFJ... nyhs;...”

gpsf;fhij...

“ehd; cd;NdhiljhNd fijf;f ,Uf;fpwd;..” “vd;Ndhil vg;gTk; fijf;fyhk;jhNd... cdf;F nfhQ;rg; Ngiu mwpKfg;gLj;Jwd;lh... ehd; ,y;yhtpl;lhy; eP mtq;fNshil fijf;fyhk;jhNd..?” “Vd;.. eP vq;if Nghwha;..?” “..........” “INah.. vd;d Ngr;irf; fhNziy...?” “mg;gpbj;jhd;.. Rk;kh Rk;kh Nfs;tpNfl;lhy; Ngrkhl;ld;.. ,g;g mf;fhit cdf;F mwpKfg;


28 !

gLj;jth.. nrhy;Y...”

cd;

nkrd;rupiy

(add)gz;zth...

'ml;’

‘'INah... vd;db eP... cd;Ndhilkl;Lk; fijf;fyhk; vd;why;.. ahu; ahiuNah 'ml;’gz;Zwd; vd;fpwha;...” “g;sP];lh... ,y;iyah...?”

cdf;F

vd;dpiy

md;gpUf;fh..

vd;Ds; ,dk;Gupahj czu;T. Kfk; njupahj cwnthd;W fzdpf;Fs;shy; md;igg;gw;wpf; Nfl;fpwJ. ehd; vq;Nf NghfpNwd; vd;W vdf;Nf Gupatpy;iy. “ruplh... 'ml;’gz;Z...” vd; nkrd;rupy; GJtuT xd;W cjakhfpaJ. “tzf;fk; mz;zh... ehd; Rjh...” “tzf;fk; rNfhjup... ehd; jud;... N[u;kdp...” “njupAk;.. gpupd;nrrpd; nrhd;dhs;...” “gpupd;nrrpd;... ngau;?”

I];...

,tSf;F

“nyhs;... ehd; vj;jpid ngaUk; gpUe;jh vd;W $g;gpL... nyhs;...”

vt;tsT

itg;gd;...

'rw;’

eP

mjd; gpd;du; Rjhtpd; njhlu;Gk; njhlu;e;jJ. mbf;fb nkrd;rupy; te;jhs;.... gpUe;jh ,y;yhj


29 !

Ntisfspy; mtSldhd ciuahly; tsu;e;jJ. “mz;zh... vdf;F thoNt gpbf;Nfiy...” xUehs; ,t;thWjhd; Rjh Muk;gpj;jhs;.


30 !

(4) “mz;zh... vdf;F thoNt gpbf;Nfiy...” Rjh ,g;gbj;jhd; nrhd;dhs;. gfpbf;Fr; nrhy;YfpwhNsh? “Vd;.. cdf;F ,g;g vj;jpid taJ..?” “,Ugj;J %d;W...” “,Ugj;J %d;W tajpiy vd;d tpisahLwpNah?”

thog;

gpbf;NfiyNah...


31 !

cyfpd; gy ehLfspy; gQ;rj;Jf;Fs;Sk; gpzpfSf; Fs;Sk; Nghuhl;lq;fSf;Fs;Sk; kdpj capu;fs; tho;tjw;fhf Kaw;rpj;jiyNa tho;thff; nfhz;bUf;Fk;NghJ... tskhd trjpahd ehlhd fdlhtpy; trpg;gtSf;F ,Ugj;J %d;W tajpy; thog; gpbf;ftpy;iy. trjpfspd; tPf;fk;$l gw;Wjiy jwpj;JtpLNkh?!

tho;f;ifapd;

kPjhd

“Va; Rjh.. Rk;kh ,g;gpb tpru;j;jdkha; fijahij.. cdf;F tho epiwaf; fhykpUf;F...” “Nghlh... mz;zh... eP vd;idkhjpup ,Ue;jhy; cdf;F vd;iu epiy GupAk;lh.. cdf;Fkl;Lk;jhd;lh nrhy;Ywd;.. vdf;F thog; gpbf;Nfiy mz;zh... tho;f;ifNa ntWj;Jg; Nghr;R... ,dp vg;gpb thOwJ vd;Nw njupNaiyalh...” nkrd;rupy; njd;gl;lJ.

xU

gwitapd;

jPdf;Fuyhfj;

mts; VNjh xU f];lj;Js; ,Ug;gij czu Kbe;jJ. me;jf; f];lj;ij gfpu;tjhy; MWjyila tpistJk; Gupe;jJ. mg;gbahd xU cjtpia ,e;j rw; nghOJ nra;Akhdhy;... mJTk; vd; kdJf;F epiwthfj;jhdpUe;jJ. “Rjh.. mg;gb vd;dlh f];lk;? ahiuahtJ fhjypf;fpwpah? tPl;biy khl;ld; vz;Ll;lhq;fsh?” ,ijj; jtpu NtW fhuzk; Vnjd;w epidg;G


32 !

vdf;Fs;. “k;... ,g;g fhjypf;Nfiy.. Ke;jp tho;f;ifNa ntWj;Jg;Nghr;R...” “INah.. mnjd;d Ke;jp GupAk;gbaha; nrhy;yd;...” “nrhy;Ywd;.. Mdhy; nrhy;yf;$lhJ... XNf?”

fhjypr;rd;..

gpe;jp...

xd;W..

,g;g

tpsq;Nfiy..

Ntiw

ahUf;Fk;

“XNf...” vdf;Fkl;Lk; nrhy;fpwhshNk?! xU rpyehl;fspd; gof;fj;jpy; Vw;gl;l ek;gpf;if. ngUkpjk; Vw;gl;lJ. mNjNtis rNfhu NkNyhq;F tijAk; mf;fzj;jpy; czuKbe;jJ. “mz;zh.. te;jdhd;.”

ehd;

gjpidQ;R

tajpiy

ghrk;

Nehu;Ntf;F

“Nehu;Ntapiy ahupl;il?” “vdf;F %d;W mz;zd;khH... ehd;jhd; filrp. xNunahU ngz;.. %j;j mz;zd; Nehu;Ntapy;jhd; FLk;gkhf ,Uf;fpwhd;.. mtd;jhd; vd;id Nehu;Ntf;Ff; $g;gpl;ltd;.. “mg;g kw;w mz;zd;khu;..?” “mtq;fs; ,q;if fdlhtpiy FLk;gkha;


33 !

,Uf;fpwhq;fs;...” ''mg;g eP ahNuhil..?’’ ''INah.. ehd; mk;kh mg;ghNthil gpwpk;gh ,Uf;fpwd;lh.. ,Nlf;if Fog;ghky; ehd; nrhy;Ywij ,g;g Nfl;fpwpNah ,y;iyNah?’’ ''vd;dlh eP... vy;yhj;ijAk; mwpaj;jhNd NtZk;.. rup nrhy;Y...’’ ''gjpidQ;R tajpiy Nehu;Ntf;F te;J Nghdd;.. mq;if vdf;Fk; RNu];f;Fk; cz;lhr;R...’’ ''Mfh.. nrhy;Y...’’

gjpidQ;rpiy

gbf;fg; fhjy;

njhlq;fpahr;rh...

k;...

''gpwF mz;zd; tPl;biy rupahd gpur;rpid... RNu]pd; tPl;biyAk; gpur;rpid... ehq;fs; jdpah tPl;iltpl;Lg; Nghapl;lk;...’’ ''IiaNah.. gjpidQ;R tajpiyah?’’ ''mg;g tPl;lhiy ntspf;fpNlf;if gjpdhW taJ... RNu]pd;iu njupQ;r ez;gu; tPl;biyjhd; ,Ue;Njhk;...’’ ''k;...’’ ''gjpndl;L tajpiy up[p];uu; nra;Njhk;...’’


34 !

''Fl;... ey;yk;... mg;g fhjy; fypahzj;jpiy te;jpl;LJ vd;W nrhy;Y... re;Njhrk;...’’ ''Nghlh... fl;b...’’

ePAk;

cd;iu

re;NjhrKk;...

kz;zhq;

''vd;dlh eP... X... gjpidQ;R tajpiy te;jdp jhNd... mJjhd; kz;zhq;fl;bia njupAjhf;Fk;...’’ ''INah... vd;dlh eP... ehd; tpru;iy ,Uf;fpwd;... eP xd;W...’’ ''rup rup... nrhy;Y...’’ '',uz;L tUrj;Jf;F Ke;jp bNthu;]; vLj;jpl;lk;...’’ ''vd;d..?’’ ''Xk;...’’ mjpu;r;rpahf ,Ue;jJ. gjpide;jpy; fhjypj;J> gjpdhwpy; cwTfis cjwp ntspNawp> gjpndl;L taJtiu fhj;jpUe;J gjpTj; jpUkzk;nra;J jw;NghJ tpthfuj;jpy;...! ek;gf; f];lkhf ,Ue;jJ. ek;G vd;gJNghy; nkrd;rupy; thf;F%ykhf Rjh. ''mz;zh...’’ ''........’’


35 !

''mz;zh.. vd;dlh fijf;fg; gpbf;Nfiyah?’’

nksdk;?

vd;Ndhil

''INah.. vd;dlh eP.. Vd; mg;gpbr; nrhy;Ywha;?’’ '',y;iy.. mg;gpbj;jhd;lh... ntl;bq;> Ngu;j;Nl ghu;l;b vd;W Nghdhy; Ntiwgf;fkha; ghu;j;Jf; nfhz;L epg;ghq;fs;... ehd; rpupr;rhYk; rpupf;fhik... vd;id VNjh tpNdhjkhd nghUisg; ghu;f;fpw khjpup ghu;f;fpwhq;fslh... mjhiy ,g;g ehd; jkpohf;fspd;iu tpNrrq;fSf;Fg; Nghwjpy;iy...’’ ''ehd; mg;gpb ,y;iy... ,e;j tajpiy ,g;gpbnahU f];lkh vd;W Nahrpf;fpwd;...’’

cdf;F

''Nghlh mz;zh... rpd;d tajpiy fhjy; fypahzk; vd;W mtrug;gl;ljhiy te;jJ mz;zh... ,g;gjhd; vy;yhk; tpsq;fJ... k;... fhyk; fle;J tpsq;FJ... nghWg;gpy;yhj tajpiy Rk;kh czu;r;rpia fhjy; vd;W vz;zp... vq;fil gytPdq;fisg; ghu;f;f kwe;jpl;lk;... taJ te;jNghJjhd; gytPdq;fs; vq;fil ,ilntspia mjpfkhf;fpg;Nghl;LJ...’’ ''k;...’’ ''mJkl;Lkpy;iy mz;zh... ehd; mz;zh tPl;biy Nehu;Ntapiy ,Uf;Nff;if... mit Ntiyf;Fg; Nghdhy;... ehd;jhd; ];$yhiy te;J vy;yh NtiyfSk; nra;aNtZk;...’’ ''X...’’


36 !

''vd;d nra;jhYk; mz;zp Fw;wk; nrhy;ypf;nfhz;Nl ,Ug;gh... me;jNeuj;jpiy RNu]pd; fhjy; vdf;F kUe;J khjpupj;jhd; ,Ue;jJ... mij vg;gbalh nrhy;ywJ... tpau;itf;F 'ghd;’ NghLw njd;W..?’’ ''k;... xUtif MWjy; vd;W nrhy;yyhkh?’’ ''vd;dNth... Mdhy; fypahzk; nra;j gpwF mtDk; khwPl;lhd;... vd;id Ntiyf;fhupkhjpup tPl;biy tpl;Lg; Nghl;L... Cu; Rj;jpdhd;...’’ ''k;...’’ ''mJTk; rpiwjhd; mz;zh... mJf;fhiy tpLgl;L fdlhTf;F te;J mg;gh mk;khNthil ,Ug;Nghk; vd;why;... ,q;Fk; jdpikjhd;lh mz;zh... jkpo; rdq;fs; VNjh tpNdhjkha; ghu;f;fpwij jhq;f KbNaiy...’’ ''INah... cdf;Fj;jhd; mg;gh ,Uf;fpwhq;fNs... vd;dlh eP..?!’’

mk;kh

gf;fj;jpiy

'',q;if fdlhtpiy ,Uf;fpw uz;L mz;zd;fSk;jhd; mitia $g;gpl;ltq;fs;... gfy;iy mg;gh xU mz;zd; tPl;ilAk;... mk;kh kw;w mz;zd; tPl;ilAk; NghfNtZk;... mitapd;iu Ntiyfis ghu;f;f... ehd; jdpaj;jhNd tPl;biy...?’’ 'X... ngw;W tsu;j;J Mshf;fp... me;j Mshf;fpNahu; ngw;wtu;fshd gpwFk; mtu;fSf;fhf NjAk;


37 !

tNahjpfq;fs;... ngw;w flid kwe;J tutioj;jtw;iw fldhf;fp Fspu;fhAk; cwTfs;...’ mbkdjpy; Ntjidnahd;W gPwpl;lJ. mtu;fSf;fhfth.. tpy;iy.

my;yJ

mtSf;fhfth?

Gupa

%d;W mz;zd;fSf;F xU jq;ifahfg; gpwe;Jk;... 'mz;zh.. vdf;F thoNt gpbf;Nfiy’ vd;W Kfkwpahj xUtid mz;zdhf;fp MWjy; Njl tpisAk; me;j rw; cwT ntFNeukhf vdf;Fs;... 'thog; gpbf;Nfiy mz;zh.. thog; gpbf;Nfiy’ vdf; fjWtJNghypUe;jJ. mg;NghJ njhiyNgrp kzp xypj;jJ. ''`Nyh... mj;jhd;... ehd; rhU...’’ ''nrhy;Y...’’ ''mLj;j fpoik ehq;fs; uz;L fpoik mq;Nfjhd;...''

cd;

vdf;F ,btpOe;jJNghypUe;jJ.

tPl;Lf;F

thNwhk;...


38 !

(5) ''NghfZk;...’’ “vd;db eP... te;j clid NghfZk; vd;W... tuhkNy ,Ue;jpUf;fyhk;...’’

NghfZk;

''rup... ,dpNky; tuiy...’’ ''INah... epy;yb... XU kzpj;jpahykhtJ fijf;f khl;bah? eP nuhk;gTk; Nkhrk;b... ehd;jhd; cd;dpiy Mir... cdf;Ff; nfhQ;rk;$l Mirapy;iy...’’ ''vd;dlh Mir... ngupa Mir... ehd; gbf;f Ntz;lhkh... ];$y; N`hk;Ntu;f; nra;aNtz;lhkh... cd;Ndhil fijr;rhy; rupah... N`hk;Ntu;f; nra;ahl;b.. tPl;biy nrhy;ypg; NghLthq;fs;... gpwF... khLNka;f;fg; Nghb vd;W mk;khTk; mg;ghTk; jpl;Lthq;fs;...’’


39 !

''N`... N`... fdlhtpiy khL ,Uf;fh?’’ ''vd;dlh rpupg;G... fdlhtpiy khL ,Uf;Nfhd;D ahUf;F njupAk;... mtq;fSf;F mg;gpbj;jhd; jpl;lj; njupAk;... nyhs;...’’ ''Ntiw vg;gpbj; jpl;Lthq;fs;..?’’ ''mJjhd; ,g;g Kf;fpakh? mtq;fs; xt;nthUehSk; jpl;bf;nfhz;Ljhd; ,Uf;fpwhq;fs;...’’ ''INah... cd;idah..?’’ '',y;iylh... mg;gh nla;yp rz;il...’’

mk;khit...

''ehd; epidf;fpNwd;... njhlq;fpapUg;ghq;f...’’

eP

mk;kh

gpwe;j

mg;ghit...

clid

jpl;l

''vg;gpb nrhy;Ywha;..?’’ ''mJjhd; cdf;Fr; rNfhjuq;fs; ,y;iy...’’ ''nyhs;... Nghlh vk;nkk;...’’ ''xU kzpj;jpahyj;jpiy nguprha; vd;db gbf;fg; Nghwha;?’’ ''INah... ehd; NghfZk;lh...’’ ''rup Ngh... Nghdhy;... ,dp nfhk;gpA+l;liu njhlkhl;ld;...’’

rj;jpakha;

ehd;


40 !

''vd;dlh eP... RjhNthil Ngryhk;jhNd... ghtk;lh mts;... tho;f;ifapiy rupahd f];lk; mtSf;F...’’ ''INah... cdf;Fk; nrhy;ypg;Nghl;lhsh... kl;Lk; nrhy;Ywd; vd;W nrhd;dhs;...’’

vdf;F

''nyhs;... mts; mg;gpbj;jhd;... ,g;gpb fdNgUf;Fr; nrhy;ypg;Nghl;lhs;...’’ ,g;gb ahuplKk; nrhy;yhNj vdf; $wp> ftiyfis ,wf;fpitg;gjpYk; MWjy; fpilf;FNkh? mDgtpj;jtu;fSf;Fj;jhNd GupAk;?! ''vd;d ,Ue;jhYk; cd;Ndhil fijf;fpw re;Njhrk;Nghiy ahNuhil NgrpdhYk; tuhJlh...’’ ''Vd;lh..?’’ ''ahUf;Fj; njupAk;?’’ ''ngha; nrhy;yhij... eP vijNah kiwf;fpwha;... vd;Ndhil fijf;fpwjpiy cdf;F vd;dlh re;Njhrk;..?’’ ''mg;gb vd;d re;Njhrk;?’’ vd;idNa Nfl;Lf;nfhz;Nld;. 'fhjyh..?’ rpupg;ghf ,Ue;jJ.


41 !

mts; ahu; vd;W njupahJ... vd;d njupahJ... mg;gbAk; fhjy; tUkh?

epwk;

vd;W

fhzhky; fhjyh? rhj;jpakh? czu;Tfs;jhNd ciuahly;fshfpd;wd. me;j czu;Tfs; tpuy; Edpapy; te;J tpirg;gyifia mOj;jp thu;j;ijfis nkrd;rUf;F cd;Dk;NghJ fhjy; vd;gJk; fhj;jpukhf cz;lhfpwNjh? vdf;Fg; Gupatpy;iy. ''jud;...’’ ‘'k;...’’ ‘'nrhy;Ylh...” “vd;d eP... vd;d nrhy;y...?” “vd;Ndhil re;Njhrk;?”

fijf;fpwjpiy

cdf;nfd;d

“cz;ikiar; nrhy;yl;lh..?” “ehd; cd;id tpUk;Gwd;lh...” “nyhs;...” “vd;d nyhs;?” “INah... eP rupahd vk;nkk;jhd;lh... nkrd;ru;iy vj;jid NgUila Ib ,Uf;F

vd;iu


42 !

njupAkh?” “ahUf;Fj; njupAk;..?” “vOgJf;F Nkiy...” “INah... mt;tsT rdkh?” “mjpiy miuthrp fha;];” “mnjd;d fha;]; gok;];...?” “cd;idkhjpup nghbaq;fs;lh...” vdf;F vd;dNthNghypUe;jJ. vd;idg;Nghy Kg;gj;ije;J nghbaq;fSld; NgRfpwhsh? mts;kPJ rpwpJ Nfhgk;$l Vw;gl;lJ. nghwhikNah...?! ,Uf;fyhk;. ‘'mtq;fNshil Ngrpf;nfhz;L vd;Ndhil fijf;fpwha;..?”

gpwNfd;

“vd;dlh eP... rpd;dg;gps;iskhjpupf; Nfhgpf;fpwha;... vdf;F vy;yhUk; gpuz;];jhNdlh... Mdhy;...” “vd;d Mdhy;..?” “vd;dNth njupNaiy... mtq;fs; Xd;iyd;iy


43 !

,Ue;jhYk;... eP ,Ue;jhy;... NtZk;Nghiy ,Uf;Flh...”

cd;Ndhiljhd;

fijf;f

vdf;Fs; vOe;j Nfhgk; khakha; kiwe;Jtpl;lJ. cr;rpapy; cUthdJ.

ghyhgpNrfk;

mts;

thu;j;ijfshy;

“vdf;fhfr; nrhy;Ywpah?” “INah... ek;Glh...” “rup ek;Gwd;...” “Mdhy; xd;W... Rk;kh fhjy; Fok;ghij... nrhy;ypg;Nghl;ld;... gLtha;...”

vd;W epidr;Rf; gpwF ftiyg;

“INah...” “vd;d INah...” “vd;idg; ngha; nrhy;yr; nrhy;Ywpah... ehd; cd;id tpUk;Gwd;lh... mJf;fhf cd;id fhjypf;fr; nrhd;ddh?” “nyhs;...” “eP mJf;fhf fijf;fhik tpl;Llhij... gpwF tpru; gpbr;RLk;...” “gpwF vd;dlh... ,g;gNt cdf;F fhjy; vd;W fijr;rhy; Ngrkhl;ld;...”

tpru;jhd;lh...


44 !

“mg;g..?” “Rk;kh xU rpNefpjpNahil NgRwkhjpup fij...” “INah... eP mg;gpbf; fij...” “nyhs;... vd;dlh eP... cg;gpbj;jhd; ,e;jpahiy ,Ue;J xUj;jd; vd;iu capiu thq;Fwhd.;..” “mtd; ahub?” “vd;idf; fhjypf;fpwd; vd;W nkrd;rupiy xNu fiur;ry;... nkrd;rupiy mtid Gnshf;gz;zpdhy;... mbf;fb nkapy;... mNjhil ntha;]; nkapy; Ntiw...” “mtd; ahu; nfhLj;JtpLwd;...”

vd;W

nrhy;Y...

ey;y

Ngr;Rf;

“nyhs;...” “g;sP];b... mtNdhil ehd; NgrNtZk;... Xd;iyd; te;jhy; vdf;F ml;gz;Z... XNf?” “Xk;lh.. vd;iu g;uz;l;]; ml;gz;zj;jhNd NghNwd;..?”

vy;yhiuAk;

“vOgJNgiuAkh...? mk;khbNaht;... ePkl;Lk;jhd; NtZk;lh...” “nyhs;... jud; Fl;b..!!!!” “vd;dlh...”

mtd;

cdf;F

Ntzhk;...


45 !

“fpl;l thlh...” “fpl;lth?!” “nyhs;... iww;iy xU k;kh... nyt;w;iy xU k;kh... nyhs;...” “N`... N`... vd; gpUe;jhf; Fl;b nfhQ;rpl;lhs;... nuhk;gr; re;Njhrk;b..” “Nghlh...” “INah... Nghfkhl;ld;... juNtz;lhkh... vq;if me;j fhl;L...”

je;jJf;F gupR mg;gps; uz;ilAk;

“ehNa...” “mg;gps; k;Kk;Kk;kh....”

fd;dq;fs;

uz;ilAk;

fhl;Lb...

“nyhs;... mnjd;dlh k;Kk;kh..?” “mJth... N`... N`... FiwQ;rJ gj;J epkplj;Jf;F nfhQ;RNwd;...” “Nghlh... nyhs;...” “mJ rup... jUtha;b?”

vd;id

tpUk;ghik

vg;gb

k;kh

“INah... I iyf; A+lh... Mdhy; fhjy; ,y;iylh...”


46 !

“vd;dNkh... me;j tpy;yDf;F vd;d ngau;lh?” “tpy;ydh?” “mJjhd; cd;id jhwhNd... mtDf;F...”

yt;gz;ZNwd;D

njhe;juT

“nyhs;... yt;ypNgha;...” “yt;ypNghah... vd;d ngau; ,J?” “rw; ngau;lh...” “fpopQ;RJ Ngh... vy;yhk; Y}Rg; ngau;fs;...” “nyhs;... mg;g vd;iu ngau;fs.;..” “I];... gpupd;nrrpd;... mJth...?” “k;...” “mJ ey;y ngau;jhd;... mnjd;db I]; vd;W xU ngau;..?” “vdf;F I];fpwPk; juk; rhg;gpLNtd;...”

tpUg;gk;lh...

xUehisf;F

ehY

“,e;j gj;njd;gJ tajpyh?” “I];fpwPk; rhg;gpl tanjd;dlh... ,Ue;Nj I];fpwPk; vd;why; capu;lh...” “mg;g cd; clk;G RtPw; vd;W nrhy;Y...”

rpd;dy;iy


47 !

“thl;..?” “clk;gpiy vy;yhk; mJjhd; RtPw;...”

I];fpwPkhj;jhNd

,Uf;Fk;?!

“nyhs;...” “fdlhTf;F Xbte;J fbr;Rg; ghu;f;fZk;...” “vijlh?” “cd; ifia... I];fpwPk; ,dpf;Fjh vd;W...” “Nghlh... vk;nkk;...” “mg;gps; ePjhNdh...”

ngz;Nz

ePjhNdh...

I];fpwPk;

rpiyNa

“nyhs;... KOf;fg; ghLlh..” “,g;g ,y;iy... xUehs; ghLNwd;... rupah?” “vd;dNth... Va; vk;nkk; nry;yk;... cdf;F vd;iu kr;rhis ml;gz;zl;lh?” “kr;rhsh... INah... ,g;gjhd; Qhgfk; tUJ... vd;iu kr;rhs; yz;ld;iy ,Ue;J tug;Nghwhs;...” “ahu;lh mts;... vdf;F eP nrhy;Nyiy...” “mk;khil jk;gp kfs;lh... ngau; rhUyjh... rhU vd;W $g;gpLNthk;... vy;yhUk; uz;L fpoik ,q;if te;J epw;fg; Nghfpwhu;fshk;...”


48 !

“mJf;F vd;dlh..?” “INah... mts; rupahd thy;... ehd; rw;gz;Zwij ghu;j;jhy; mt;tsTjhd;... vy;yhupl;ilAk; nrhy;ypg;NghLths;.. mJ jhd;lh gakhf;fplf;F...” “nyhs;...” “rpyNtis uz;L fpoik rw;Wf;F tuhl;by; Nfhgpf;fhij... ,g;gNt nrhy;ypg;Nghl;ld;... XNf..?” “cd;dpiy Nfhgpg;gdhlh... nyhs;...” “vg;gbAk; ,d;uu;new; fNgiy cd;Ndhil fijf;f l;iugz;ZNtd;...”

,Ue;jhYk;

“nyhs;... INah... uz;L fpoik fijahky; ,U...” “vd;db eP... mJ rupahd f];lk;lh... ahu; cd;iu kr;rhs;... rw; kr;rhsh?”

mJ

“cz;ikahd ml;gz;zth?”

epf;fwhs;...

kr;rhs;lh...

Xd;iyd;iy

rup...

“k;... vd;d ngau;lh mtSf;F..?” “N[hjp... N`a;... NgrZk;... XNf..?”

mtSf;F

“Brd;lhjhNd NgRNwd;...” “nyhs;...”

Kd;dhiy

Brd;lh


49 !

vdJ nkrd;ru; jpiuapy; N[hjp GFe;Jnfhz;lhs;. “eP... N[h... Va;! ePjhd; vd; kr;rhis gbf;ftplhky; njhe;juTgz;Zwjh... Kl;lhs;... vUik... ntz;iz... ftdk;lh... nfhd;DLNtd;..” ehd; mjpu;r;rpahy; jpifj;Jepd;Nwd;.


50 !

(6) kdJ xU epiyapy;iy. 'vJ cz;ik> vJ ngha;’ vdg; Gupatpy;iy. 'ahiu ek;GtJ> njupatpy;iy. vy;yhNk ngha;ah?!

ahiu

ek;gf;$lhJ’

vdj;


51 !

vy;yhk; vd;why;... kdpjd;.. mtidr; Rw;wpAs;s mirAk; mirahg; nghUl;fs;... NgRk; Ngrhg; nghUl;fs;.. ahTNk ngha;ah?! Fog;gkhf ,Ue;jJ. ek;gpf;ifjhd; tho;f;if vd;Nghu; xUGwk;. 'ek;g el> ek;gp elthNj’ vd;Nghu; ,d;ndhUGwk;. ,jpy; vij ek;GtJ. 'tho;Ntd;’ vd;w ek;gpf;ifjhNd tho;f;ifiaf; nfhLf;fpwJ?! 'mirahky; ijupakhf epw;Ngd;’ vd;w ek;gpf;ifjhNd cWjpAld; epd;W epjhdpj;J Kd;Ndw cjTfpd;wJ?! G+kp Rw;WfpwJ.. mNjhL ehKk; Rw;WfpNwhk;. mjdhy; ekJ mirTfNs me;jukhdit vd epidj;jhy;> vt;thW epue;juj;ijg;gw;wpr; rpe;jpj;Jr; nrayhw;w KbAk;?! ,jaj;jpypUe;J md;G Cw;nwLf;fpd;wJ vd ek;gpdhy;> mJ md;ghfj;jhNd nghype;J ngha;ifahfpd;wJ?! mNj ,jak; ntWk; ,uj;j mOj;jg; gk;gp vd vz;zpdhy;> mq;Nf md;Gf;Fk; ghrj;Jf;Fk; nrhe;jq;fSf;Fk; ,lNkJ?! vz;zq;fs;jhNd ek;gpf;iffis Vw;gLj;jp ehl;fis Rthurpahkhf efu;j;jp vopyhf;Ffpd;wd?! 'eykhf elf;Fk;’ vd;w ek;gpf;ifAld; $ba Kaw;rpfs;jhNd ey;ydtw;wpd; tpisr;rYf;Ff; fhuzkhfpd;wd?! vdJ kdf;Fog;gq;fspw;F ehNd rkhjhdk; Njbf;


52 !

nfhz;bUe;Njd;. mikjpahf ,Ue;j kdnkd;Dk; Fl;ilAs; rpW fy;nyhd;W te;J tpOe;J> rydq;fis cUthf;fptpl;lJjhd; vd; Fog;gq;fSf;Fk; mjw;fhd rkhjhdj; Njly;fSf;Fk; fhuzk;. me;jf; fy; N[hjpapd; %yk;jhd; te;jJ. mts; vd;idf; Kad;wJ.

thu;j;ijfshy; tPrpa rpwpa fy;yhdJ Fog;gj;jpy; Mo;j;jp epk;kjpiaj; Juj;j

“eP... N[h... Va;! ePjhd; vd; kr;rhis gbf;ftplhky; njhe;juTgz;Zwjh... Kl;lhs;... vUik... ntz;iz... ftdk;lh... nfhd;DLNtd;...” Kjypy; te;jTld; mts; Ngrpa Ngr;irf; Nfl;Lj; jpifj;Jg; NghNdd;. gjpy; $Wtjw;Fr; rpe;jid vo kWj;jJ. nksdk;. “nyhs;...” - gpUe;jhjhd; rpupj;jJ. “vd;d N[h... gae;Jl;bahlh... rupahd nrd;rpbt;th (sensitive) ,Uf;fpwha;lh... Nuf; ,w; <rp khd;... (take it easy Man)" N[hjpjhd;.


53 !

vdf;Fg; Ngr;R tukWj;jJ. 'Nlf; ,w; <rpahNk?!’ “INah...” “vd;d INah...” “nyhs;... N[hjp INahjhd; njupAk;...”

kr;rhs;...

,e;j

vk;nkk;Kf;F

“mJ vd;d vk;nkk;...” “khq;fha; kz;il...” “nyhs;...” “N[hjp... ePq;f Vd; mg;gb NgrpdPq;f...” “k;... mJ xU nu];w;...” “nu];w;wh..?” “ah... nu];w;jhd;... rPupa]; iug; vd;lh cd;idkhjpup Ngrkhl;lhq;f... nyhs;Sg;ghu;l;b vd;why; jpUg;gp jpl;Lthq;f... tsts ghu;l;b vd;why; ml;it]; gz;Zthq;f...” “X... mg;gpbAk; ,Uf;fh...” “k;... N[h... ,ts; gpUe;jh ve;jNeuKk; rw;... nfhQ;rk; Fiwf;fr; nrhy;Y...”


54 !

“kr;rhs;... njhlq;fPl;bah... N[h... mts; mg;gbj;jhd;... eP fz;Lnfhs;shij... Y}rp... Nghb..” gpUe;jh rPwpdhs;. “,y;iy... ehd; cd;iu ey;yJf;Fj;jhd; nrhy;Ywd;... eP nuhk;g Xtu;... cd;iu taRf;F ,J $lhJ... vJf;Fk; msT NtZk;... N[h... eP mtSf;F ml;it]; gz;Z... nrhy;ypg;Nghl;ld;...” ju;krq;flj;jld; nksdkhf ,Ue;Njd;. 'vdJ rw; mtsJ gbg;igf; Fog;Gfpwjh?’ Fw;w czu;T vd;Ds; vOe;jJ. “N[hjp... nuhk;gg; Ngrhij... vd;iu re;Njhrj;ijf; nfLf;fhij... gpwF kr;rhs; vd;Wk; ghu;f;fhk cd;Ndhil Ngrkhl;Nld;...” “gpUe;jh... eP Ngrhl;bYk; ‘nfy;j;’jhd; Kf;fpak;...”

guthapy;iy...

cdJ

“N[hjp... fPg; A(t)u; Gnwhkp];...” gpUe;jhtpd; Nfhg %Q;rp gl tbtpy; nkrd;ru; jpiuapy; rptg;Gg; nghl;lhf njupe;jJ. “XNf... XNf... gl; vJf;Fk; ypkpl;... ypkpl; Kf;fpak;... vdf;F ,Ugj;ije;J taJ... cdf;F...?” “X... Neh... vdf;Fg; gj;njhd;gJ taJ... mJf;nfd;d


55 !

,g;Ngh kr;rhs;?” “nyhs;... rup rup... eP ngupa kDrpjhd;... Mdhy; ftdk;... cd;iu kr;rhs; ehd;... ,g;g eP Ngha; gLf;fZk;... XNf..? ” vdf;F N[hjpf;F vd;wJkl;Lk;jhd; Gupe;jJ.

,Ugj;ije;J

taJ

gbg;igg;gw;wpf; fijj;jts; Vd; gLf;iff;Fg; Ngh vd tpul;Lfpwhs; vdg; Gupatpy;iy. vdpDk; mg;NghJ fdlhtpy; ,uTNeuk;jhd;. ‘'XNf kr;rhs;... ehd; Nghwd;... nfjpah Ngha; gLf;fpwd;... ehd; nfjpah gLf;fNtZk; vd;wJjhNd cdJ Mir...’’ ‘'INah... vd;d gpUe;jhf;Fl;b... cd;iu ey;yJf;Fj; jhNd nrhy;YNwd;..?’’ ‘'k;... kr;rhs; cdf;F xd;W njupAkh? cd;id Vd; N[hf;F mwpKfg;gLj;jpdd; njupAkh?’’ ‘'nrhy;Y...’’ ‘'rw; gpuz;l;rpiy ehd; mtdpiyjhd; nuhk;g md;G itr;rpUf;fpwd;b.. mJjhd;... ePAk; mtNdhil md;gha; fijf;fZk;... mg;Ngh jpl;bdkhjpup ,dpj; jpl;lf; $lhJ... XNf..?’’


56 !

vdf;F fz;fs; gdpj;jd. neQ;R tpk;kpaJ. vd;kPJ XU [PtDf;F ,t;tsT md;gh? ‘'ed;wplh I];... itr;rpUf;Nfd;...’’

ehDk;

cd;dpiy

epiwa

md;G

‘'nyhs;... ,td; ngha; nrhy;Ywhd;... ,td; md;G itf;Nfy;iy... fhjy; itj;jpUf;fpwhd;... nyhs;...’’ ‘'INah... Nghb.. Ngha; gL...’’ gpUe;jh nkrd;riutpl;Lg; gwe;Jtpl;lhs;. vdpDk; vd; kdk; mtisj; Juj;jpg;gpbf;f Kad;W nfhz;bUe;jJ. mNjNtis N[hjpf;F vdJ kdijf; rq;flkhf ,Ue;jJ. nksdkhf ,Ue;Njd;.

fhl;baJ

‘'N[h...’’ - N[hjpjhd; mioj;jhs;. ‘'Nla;... eP mtis fhjypf;fpwpah..?’’ nksdk;. ‘'rw;wpiy vg;gblh fhjypf;f tajpiy cdf;F vd;d tpruh?’’

KbAk;...

,Ugj;jhW

gjpy; tutpy;iy. mts; njhlu;e;jhs;. ''N[h... rw; xU re;jpkhjpup... ehY gf;fj;jpiy ,Ue;J thfdq;fs; tUk;... rpf;dy; rptg;ghdhy; epf;Fk;... gr;irahdhy; NghFk;... rpyJ rj;jk; NghLk;...


57 !

rpyJ 'Nfhd;’ mbf;Fk;... rpyJ cWKk;... Ntbf;if ghu;f;f ey;yhapUf;Fk;... mg;gpbj;jhd;... gyUk; tUthq;fs;... gytpjkhg; NgRthq;fs;... tho;f;ifapiy Ngr Kbahjij NgRthq;fs;... ,J vy;yhk; xU ehlf trdk;khjpup... ,ij cz;ik vd;W epidf;fpwpah... ?’’ ‘'mg;g vy;yhNk ngha;ah?’’ ‘'ngha;... ngha;... nghOJNghf;FwJf;fhf goFw ngha;lh... ,ij cz;ik vd;W ek;Gwha;..?’’

NgRw vg;gpb

‘',g;g gpUe;jh ngha;ah... eP ngha;ah..?’’ ‘'k;... gpUe;jh... ehd;... kr;rhs; vd;wJ mJf;fhf vy;yhk; cz;ikapy;iylh...’’

cz;ik...

‘'INah... vd;d cz;ikapy;iy...?’’ ‘'eP epidf;fpwJ vy;yhk; cz;ik... gyJ ngha;...’’

cz;ik ,y;iy... rpyJ

‘'INah... Fog;Gwha; N[hjp...’’ ‘'nyhs;... Fog;GwJ ehdpy;iy... rw;... gpUe;jhitg ;gw;wp cdf;F vd;d njupAk;... glk; ghu;j;jpah..?’’

rw;lh... mtsJ

‘'jukhl;Nld; vz;Ll;lhs;... jhd; epidf;Fk;NghJ ehd; Nfl;fhkNyNa mDg;Gthshk;...’’ ‘'nyhs;... k;... mDg;Gths;... rup... mtisg;


58 !

ghu;f;fhky; gz;Zwhs; ,y;iy?’’

vg;gblh fhjy;... xU nghk;gpis rw; vd;why; cld fhjyh... ? Ntw Ntiy

‘'mg;gpb kw;wtq;fisNghy epidf;fhij N[hjp... ehd; tpj;jpahrkhdtd;... mtis ehd; Njtijah kdrpiy itr;R G+ir nra;Awd;... cdf;Fg; GupahJ... ,q;if N[u;kdpiy ,y;yhj ngz;fsh... mofh... Mdhy; ehd; mtisg; ghu;f;fhkNy tpUk;Gwd; vd;why;... mij cdf;F Gupaitf;f njupNay;iy... Mdhy; mijf; nfhr;irg;gLj;jhij... g;sP];...’’ ‘'nyhs;... nfhr;irg;gLj;Njiy nrhy;y Kaw;rpf;fpwd;...’’

N[h...

cz;ikiar ;

‘'rw; ngha; vd;why; ePq;fs; Vd; rw; gz;ZwPq;fs; N[hjp..?’’ ‘'nty;... tPl;biy xUtNdhil fijj;jhy; jpl;Lthq;f... Nwhl;by fijj;jhy; ek;k rdk; Ntiwkhjpup ngupa fijnay;yhk; Nrhbg;ghq;f... ,y;iyah... mjdhy rw;wpiy jkpo; nghbaq;fNshil NgRNwd;...’’ ‘'Ngrp vd;d gpuNahrdk;..?’’ ‘'mtq;fisgw;wp... mtq;fl Nghf;Ffisg;gw;wp... Fzq;fisg;gw;wp XusthYk; ];ub gz;zyhk;...’’ ‘'];ub gz;zp?’’ ‘'ahNuh xU nghbaNdhil thog;Nghwd;... mJf;F


59 !

,J cjTk;jhNd... ? nyhs;...’’ ‘'ngha;apNy xU gbg;G. Mfh... Ntbf;ifahf ,Ue;jJ. vdpDk; tpj;jpahrkhd rpe;jidahfTk; ,Ue;jJ. mNjNeuj;jpy; Mz;fnsy;yhk; ngz;fisf; fz;L gy;ypspg;gtu;fnsd;W gbg;G Kbthf;fptpLNkh vd;W mr;rkhfTkpUe;jJ. “N[h...” “k;... nrhy;Yq;f...” “NghfZk;... mJf;F nrhy;YNwd;... gl; nrhy;yf;$lhJ... XNf?”

Kd;dhiy rj;jpakh

xd;Nw xd;W gpUe;jhl;ilr;

“k;... nrhy;ykhl;Nld;...” “mtis fhjypf;f taijf; NfSq;Nfh...”

Kjy;

mtspd;iu

“vd;d N[hjp... mg;Ngh ,y;iyah? vj;jpid taJ?”

cz;ikahd

gj;njhd;gJ

taJ

mjpu;r;rpahf ,Ue;jJ. vz;zf; fw;gidapy; jpdKk; xU fdntd;w fy;nyLj;J vOg;gpa fhjy; khspifapy; rpW eLf;fk; Vw;gl;l gpuik. “mij ePq;fNs njupe;J nfhs;Sq;Nfh... fhjypg;gijg; gw;wp KbT nra;ayhk;... rP A+...”

gpwF


60 !

gjpYf;Ff; fhj;jpuhky; Xbtpl;lhs;. rpe;ij Fok;gptpl;lJ. kdk; vd;w Fl;ilapy; mts; vwpe;j tanjd;w rpwpa fy; rQ;ryq;fis cUthf;fp vd; epk;kjpiaj; njhiyf;f Muk;gpj;J tpl;lJ. mtspd; tUiff;fhf... ehd; fhj;jpUe;Njd;. k;... mts; tUtjw;fpilapy; jdJ ngw;NwhUld;.

rhU

te;Jtpl;lhs;


61 !

(7) fle;j ,uz;L ehl;fshfNt ,aq;fpf; nfhz;bUe;jhs;.

mk;kh

re;Njhrkhf

rhU FLk;gk; te;j re;Njhrk; mtSf;F. rhUit ,Wjpahfg; ghu;j;J %d;W tUlq;fs; ,Uf;Fk;. ,e;j %d;W tUl fhyj;jpy; mtsplk;jhd; vj;jid khWjy;fs;..?! fd;dq;fs; rij gpbj;j nrJf;fp itj;j nkOFg; ,Ue;jhs;.

khq;fdpfshf nghk;ikahf

G+f;fspy;jhd; vj;jid tpjk;? xt;nthd;Wk;

kpDq;f> mofhf


62 !

jdpufk;. vy;yhNk G+f;Fk; fhyj;jpy; moFld;jhNd nghypfpd;wd?

jdpj;Jtkhd

me;j jdpj;Jtk; rhUtpYk; jhuhskhfNt tpise; jpUe;jJ. mtsJ Njhw;wj;jpy; ngupa kDrpj; Njhuiz me;j ,Ugj;njhU tajpy;..! cUtk;jhd; ngupa kDrpahff; fhl;baNj xopa> cs;sk; vd;dNth Kd;GNghyj;jhd;. miyghAk; fz;fs; tPl;bd; %iy Klf;nfy;yhk; Rod;W nfhz;bUe;jd. mjpNy vijahtJ Muhaj; Jbf;Fk; gugug;G. me;j Muha;r;rpf;Fg; gae;J nfhk;gpA+l;lupd; gf;fk; NghtijNa ,uz;L ehl;fshf epWj;jp tpl;Nld;. mtsJ Njlypy; vdJ gpUe;jhtpd; 'Ib’ njupe;J... mijg;gw;wpa Muha;r;rpapy; mts; ,wq;fpdhs; vd;why;... KbT mk;khtiuf;Fk; Ngha;> Mapuk; Nfs;tp tprhuiz tpj;jhuq;fshy; 'vd;ndd;d tpisTfs; Vw;gNkh?’ vd;w mr;rk;jhd; fhuzk;. vdpDk; vd; gpUe;jhtpd; epidT vd;id thl;b tijj;jJ. ,dpa tre;jk; jtpj;Njd;.

vd;

kdij

tULk;

Rfkpoe;J

tpupe;J fplf;Fk; ad;dyhy; njd;wy; Eioe;jhYk; GOf;fk; Nghftpy;iy. mJ tre;jj;jpd; Vf;fj;jpy; kdijr; Rl;nlupj;jJ.


63 !

'vd; mUk; fhj;jpUe;jhah?’

rfpNa..

ehd;

tUNtd;

vd;W

'vd;idf; fhzhj Vkhw;wj;jpy; rPw;wKw;whah?’ rpe;jidfSs; rpf;fpj; jtpj;Njd;. 'eP vg;gbf; fhj;jpUg;gha;.. vd; kdjpy;jhNd ve;NeuKk; ,d;guhfk; kPl;bf;nfhz;bUf;fpwha;... rPw;wnkd;d nry;yNk... cd; nrt;thahf tjdk; epwk;fhl;b vd;id Nkhfdd; Mf;fth.. nry;yNk... vd; ,dpa fdTfspd; fjhehafpNa... vd; Rthrpg;gpd; eWkzNk... vdf;Fj; njupahjh cd;id... vd; kd mjpu;Tfis eP czu;e;Jnfhz;LjhNd ,Uf;fpwha;..? J}q;Fk; nghOjpy; %Lk; vd; tpopfspy; Xbte;J gl;Lg; ghjk; gjpj;J fhNjhL eP fdpurk; gpoptij ehd; ,urpj;Jf;nfhz;LjhNd mjpy; Fspf;fpNwd;... ,U ehl;fsy;y... ,U Afq;fs;jhd; vk;ik gpupj;Jtpl KbAkh vd;d?!’ vz;zf;fpsu;TfSk; jhyhl;bd.

fw;gidfSk

vd;idj;

“mj;jhd;...’’ rj;jk;Nfl;Lr; Raepidtile;Njd;. ,dpikahd epidTfs; ,ilaWe;j Fkpspahfp... epjhdpj;J ntbj;J kiwe;jJ.

vupr;ry;

rhUjhd;... mtSk;jhd; vd;d nra;ths;? ,uz;L ehl;fshf mk;khtpd; tpLg;Gk; tprhuizfSkhf


64 !

ntspte;j Nfs;tpfs; rypg;gila itj;jpUf;Fk;.

mtisg;

glhjgLj;jpr;

“mj;jhd;... vd;d Nrhfk;?’’ “,y;iyNa..!’’ “VNjh ftiyah ,Uf;fpwkhjpupj; te;jJ gpbf;Nfiyah?’’ “nrhd;ddh... vijnaijNah nfhz;L fhuzKk; nrhy;Ywha;...’’

njupAJ...

fw;gid

ehd;

nra;J

“eP Ke;jpkhjpup ,y;iy... vd;$l rupahNt fijf;fpwha; ,y;iy... ,e;j uz;L ehsh ftdpr;Rf;nfhz;Ljhd; ,Uf;fpNwd;... Nfl;fpw Nfs;tpf;Fkhj;jpuk; gjpy; nrhy;ypg;Nghl;L... mq;fhy Nghwha;...” mts; nrhy;tJk; cz;ikjhd;. ehd; Kd;GNghy ,y;iyj;jhd;. vdf;Nf Gupe;j tprak;jhNd?! typa ,ay;ig type;jiof;f Kw;gl;Lj; Njhy;tpiaNa re;jpj;Jf;nfhz;bUe;Njd;. Kd;GNghy ez;gu;fSld; Rw;Wtij... mbg;gij... vy;yhNk Fiwj;Jtpl;Nld;.

mul;il

epjKk; vg;NghJ fzdpiag; NghLNtd;... nkrd;riuj; jpwg;Ngd;... vd; gpUe;jhTld; NgRNtd; vd;w rpe;jidjhd;.


65 !

gpUe;jhitNa Rw;wpf; nfhz;bUf;Fk; vd;dhy; fl;Lg;gLj;j Kbatpy;iy. md;W nrhd;dijf;$l vd; kdk; Vw;f kWj;jJ. taJ ngha;ahf ,Uf;fKbahJ vd;W jpUk;gj; ek;gitf;f Kad;wJ.

kdij N[hjp mtsJ jpUk;g

vdpDk; mtsplNk Nfl;Ltpl Ntz;Lk; Mjq;fKk; mjpfupj;Jf;nfhz;LjhdpUe;jJ.

vd;w

mikjpaw;Wj; jtpf;Fk; vdf;F NkYk; ,ilA+whf ,ts;... rhU... vdf;Nf rpyNtis vd;dpy; ntWg;ghfj;jhd; ,Ue;jJ. rhUtpd; nra;jhs;?

Nky;

k;.. vd;dNth... mtjpg;gl;Nld;.

ntWg;Gw

mts;

vd;id

vd;d

jtW

khw;wKbahky;

“rhU... mg;gb vJTk; ,y;iyb.. eP ,g;g ngupa ngz;jhNd... ,Ugj;njhU taJ... Ke;jpkhjpup gof KbahJ... Rk;kh ,U...’’ rkhspj;Njd;. “INah... yz;ldpiyjhd; Rje;jpukpy;iy... ,q;if cd;$l [hypahg; nghOJ Nghf;fyhk; vd;W te;jhy; eP Rj;j Nghu;lh...” rpZq;fpdhs;. “yz;ldpiy Rje;jpuk; ,y;iyah..?”


66 !

“k;... ,e;j lhbAk; kk;kpAk; rupahd Nkhrk;... Neuj;Jf;F tPl;il tuZk;... ahuhYk; nuypNghd; gz;zpdh ahu;... vJf;F vd;W Mapuk; Nfs;tp... mg;gg;gh... ,Jfs; jpUe;jhJfs;... vd;idAk; jpUe;jtplhJfs;...” vdf;Fr; rpupg;ghf ,Ue;jJ. k;.. ehL khwpdhYk; fl;Lg;ghLfis khjpupj; jsu;j;j tpUk;ghj kdpju;fs;..!!

mjw;Nfw;w

“vd;d eP ngha; nrhy;Ywha;... 'nfh];uy;’yjhNd ,Ue;J gbf;fpwha;..?”

,g;g

eP

“mq;ifAk; xt;nthUehSk; nuypNghd; vLj;J Mapuj;njl;L Nfs;tpfs;... ,Jfs; rpwPyq;fhkhjpup yz;lidAk; epidf;FJfs;.” mYj;Jf;nfhz;lhs;. ,UNtWgl;l fyhr;rhuj;Jf;Fs; jkJ thupRfspd; vjpu; fhyj;Jf;Fg; ghJfhg;guz; mikf;f KaYk; te;NjWFbfs;. mtu;fspd; ghJfhg;guz;fisr; rpiwahf vz;zpj; jfu;f;f KaYk; Kftupawpahj thupRfs;. Ntbf;ifahd Ntjidfs;. khw;wKbahj khw;wPLfs;. ,yf;Fj; njupahj ,yl;rpaj; Njhw;wq;fs;. “Vd; rhU... ,g;gbahd fiur;ry;fshy;jhNd ,g;g fd ngz;fs; fzdpiaj; jQ;rkilQ;rpUf;fpdk;...”


67 !

“vd;d..?” tpag;Gld; ghu;j;jhs; “,y;iy... ntspapiy gof... Ngr fl;Lg;ghLfshiyjhNd 'rw;’wpiy fijf;fpdk;... gfpb tpBdk;...”

Kbahj fdNgu;

“INah... mj;jhd;... ePAk; 'rw;’gz;Zwpah... khkp nrhd;dt. eP nfhk;gpA+l;lNuhl fplf;fpwha; vd;W... mijg;ghu;j;J tprud;khjpup mbf;fb rpupf;fpwha; vd;W ftiyg;gl;lt... mg;gNt epidr;rdhd;... 'rw;’gz;Zwha; vd;W...” “k;... 'rw;'gz;zpdhy; vd;d... mjpiy vd;d jg;G?” “jkpo; rdq;fs; gz;ZJfs;... ntWk; jhNd?”

'rw;’wpy cUg;gbah vd;d fhjYk; nfl;l thu;j;ijaSk;

vdf;Fr; 'RUf;’nfdj; ijj;jJ. “tPl;biy fijf;f Kbahj Fg;igfis 'rw;’wpiy nfhz;L te;J Jzptha; nfhl;LJfs;... xUehNshil ehd; 'rw;’ gf;fNk NghNwy;y...” rhUtpd; thu;j;ijfs; Kfj;jpy; miwe;jd. ehd; kdf; FWFWg;Gld; jtpj;J epd;Nwd;.


68 !

md;W mk;kh vd;dUNf te;J mku;e;Jnfhz;lhs;. VjhtJ tprak; ,Ue;jhy;jhd; mg;gb tUths;. “jud;... rhUit Nghtpl;L thtd;...”

$l;bf;nfhz;L

ntspahiy

“ePq;fs; $l;bf;nfhz;L Nghq;Nfhtd;...” “vd;d gps;islh eP... ,Ugj;jhW tarhFJ... Vd;jhd; ,g;gpb ,Uf;fpwpNah njupNaiy... mtis ehY ,lj;Jf;F $l;bf;nfhz;L Ngha; fhl;ld;...” “taJf;Fk; mtisf; $l;bf;nfhz;LNgha; fhl;LwJf;Fk; vd;dk;kh rk;ge;jk;?”

Rj;jpf;

“k;... mts;jhNdlh cd;iu tho;f;if KOJk; cdf;F Jizah tug;Nghwts;... mtis ntsPiy $l;bf;nfhz;L Nghfhik Miuf; $l;bf;nfhz;L Nghfg;Nghwha;...? ey;y mwpTnfl;l gps;isAk; mwpTnfl;l Nfs;tpAk;..” nry;ykhff; fbe;Jnfhz;ltis mjpu;r;rpAld; Ngr;Rtuhj ,ayhikAld; Nehf;fpNdd;.


69 !

(8) rhUtpd; Kfj;jpy; G+upg;Gg; nghq;fp tope;jJ. mbf;fb Njhspy; miyahfg; Guz;l $e;jiy tyf;fuj;jhy; xJf;fpathW> vdf;nfjpNu mku;e;jthW vd;idNa fz; nfhl;lhky; ghu;j;Jf;nfhz;bUe;jhs;. “vd;d mg;gbg; ghu;f;fpwha; rhU..?” “k;... ,d;iwf;fhYk; ,g;gpb tu xU 'rhd;];’


70 !

fpilr;RNj... mJjhd;...” mu;j;jkhfg; ghu;j;jhs;. “vd;d rhU... Nfypah... ,t;tsTehSk; xU ,lKk; $l;bf;nfhz;L NghNfiy vd;w tUj;jkh? nrhwp...” “xt;nthU 'Ngha;];’ xU 'NfNshl’ ntspa Nghwnjz;lh re;Njhrg;gLthq;fd;D Nfs;tpg; gl;bUf;Nfd;... ,q;f jiyfPoh ,Uf;F... khkp nrhy;ypj;jhNd te;jPq;f..?!” rpl;Lf;fs; ,uz;L rpwfbj;jhw;Nghy tpopkly;fs; glglf;f> mts; $wpatw;wpy; VNjh mu;j;jk; Gije;jpUg;gjhfj; njd;gl;lJ. 'rpyNtis md;W mk;kh tho;tpy; ,izAk; vz;zk; cs;sNjh?!’

nrhd;dkhjpup... vd; ,tspd; cs;sj;jpYk;

'mt;thW xU vz;zf;fpsu;Tld;jhd; ypUe;J te;jhsh?’

,yz;ldp

kdJf;Ff; f];lkhf ,Ue;jJ. 'vd; kdk; gpUe;jhtplk; gwpNghdij ,tSf;F vt;thW $WtJ... Kfk; njupahj xUj;jpf;fhf vd; Neuj;ij nfhk;gpA+l;lUld; fiug;gij... vd; Vida czu;Tfisf; fiuj;J fhjy; czu;tpy; %o;fpj; jj;jspg;gij ,tsplk; nrhd;dhy;... rhUtpd; gpujpgypg;G vt;thW ,Uf;Fk;?!’


71 !

kdjpNy gpwe;j vz;zf; Ftpay;fshy; rpe;jpf;Fk; mwpT> thdj;jpNy gpufhrpj;j Fiwtijg;Nghy kq;fpf; nfhz;bUe;jJ.

vd; xsp

gwitfs; rpy vijNah njhiyj;Jtpl;lhw;Nghy mywpathW vq;Nfh tpiue;Jnfhz;bUe;jd... vd; kdijg;Nghy... Mk;... rhU te;jjpypUe;Nj gpUe;jhitf; fhzhJ vd; kdk; ,Uspy; xU xspj;JfshtJ fpilj;J gpUe;jhit milahsq;fhl;lhjh vd;w tpiujypy;jhNd?! mJ xU Mw;wq;fiu. ngupNahu;fSk; rpwpNahu;fSk; fhjy; N[hbfSkhf xNu fyfyg;G. irf;fps; Xb clw;gapw;rpapy; <LgLgtu;fs; xUGwk;. cijge;jhl;lk; vd;w Nghu;itapy; Gw;fSs; ge;ij cUl;b tpisahLk; rpWtu;fs; xUGwk;. R+oy; kwe;J ,jNohL ,jo; Nru;j;J curypy; cy;yhrk; fhz;Nghu; xUGwk;. Nkdp jsu;e;jhYk;> Njhy; RUq;fpdhYk;> tho;T KbAk; jUzj;jpypUe;jhYk; mUfUNf mku;e;J> fdpthff; fijfs; Ngrpj; Njhspy;jl;b tha;tpl;Lr; rpupf;Fk; Kjpa jk;gjpfs; xUGwk;. ,tu;fspilNa me;j me;jprhAk; Neuj;jpy; Mw;wq;fiuNahuj; jpNy 'rpy;'nyd;w ,jkhd fhw;W cly;tUl ehDk; rhUTk;..!! “rhU...!” “k;...”


72 !

“fhjiyg;gw;wp vd;d epidf;fpwha;..?” mts; ,ij vjpu;ghu;f;ftpy;iy Jy;ypakhff; fhl;baJ.

vd;gij

Kfk;

xU fzk; jaf;fk;... kWfzk; gpufhrk;. mUk;G ,jo;fspd; xspf;fPw;W. “guthapy;iyNa... Njhd;WNj?”

,ilNa

nky;ypa

Kj;Jg;gy;

fhjiyg;gw;wpAk;

Nfl;fj;

rydkpy;yhky; XLk; ejpiag; ghu;j;jthW $wpdhs;. “,y;iy rhU... xU ngz; fhjiyg;gw;wp epidf;fpwhs; vd;W mwpaNtz;lhkh?”

vd;d

“,jpy vd;d Mz; ngz;... xt;nthUj;ju; xt;nthUkhjpup epidg;gpdk;... ehd; epidf;fpwd;... tho;f;ifapiy mJTk; xU ',d;uw];bq;’fhd 'rg;uu;’...” “Ritahd mj;jpahak;... mJ vg;gpb Muk;gpf;Fk;..?” 'nfhy;’nydr; rpupj;jhs;. “vd;dlh... Muha;r;rpah... MZf;Fk; ngz;Zf;Fk; xUj;jiu xUj;jUf;Fg; gpbr;rh Muk;gpf;Fk;...” “xUj;jiu uz;LNgUf;Fg; gpbf;fhjh vd;d..? ,y;iy uz;LNgiu %d;W NgUf;Fg; gpbf;fhjh vd;d..? mJ fhjy; ,y;iyah..?”


73 !

“ml flTNs... Vd;jhd; cd;iu Gj;jp NghFNjh..? 'rw;’wpiy ,Ue;J rupahjhd; Nghdha;...”

,g;gpbg; nfl;Lg;

Kfj;ijr; Ropj;Jf;nfhz;lhs;. njhlu;e;jhs;. “fhjy; vd;why; xUj;jpf;F xUj;jd;... mJjhd; fhjy;... mJf;FNkiy vy;iyjhz;bdhy; fhkk;...” “mijtpL... fhjy; cUthFwJf;F vd;d fhuzk;..?” “moF... ftu;r;rp... fdf;f ,Uf;Nf...”

,Jf;Fk;Nkiy

kdk;...

,g;gpbf;

“Vd;... re;ju;g;gq;fs;... R+o;epiyfs; fhuzkpy;iyah?” “vg;gpb..?” “rpd;dg;gps;isfsh ,Uf;Nff;if jha; ',td; ,tSf;Fj;jhd;’ vz;L nrhy;YwJ..?”

jfg;gd;

“k;...” “Mdhy; ,ijf; fhjy; vz;L nrhy;NyyhJ rhU... ,J xU kNdhtrpak;...” mts; fz;fis CLUtpNdd;. “mg;gb vz;lh..?” “fpl;lj;jl;l %isr;ryitkhjpup... ,ay;ghf thw


74 !

fhjy; Ntiw... Ntiw...”

,g;gpb

%isr;ryitahiy

thwJ

mts; fz;fspy; rpW rydk; Njhd;wp kiwe;jJ. mtSf;F XusthtJ vd;idg;gw;wpg; Gupaitf;f Ntz;Lk;. mk;kh epidg;gJNghy mtSk; vd;id jd; tho;f;ifj; Jizahf vz;zf;$lhJ vd;w vz;zj;jpy; Ngr Muk;gpj;Njd;. “rpy jha; jfg;gd; gps;isfSf;F rpd;d tarpNyNa tho;f;ifia jPu;khdpr;RtpLfpdk;. mij rhil khilahf nrhy;ypAk; fhl;Ltpdk;... rpy gps;isfspd;iu kdrpiy gjpQ;RLk;... Mdhy; ,J gyrkaq;fspiy Vkhw;wj;jpiyjhd; KbQ;rpUf;F... ,y;iyah?” fhw;wpy; gwe;j $e;jiy Vwpl;Lg; ghu;j;jhs;.

xJf;fpathW

vd;id

“eP vd;dkhjpup..?” “mg;gbnaz;lhy;..?” “eP ahiuahtJ fhjypf;fpwpah..?” NeubahfNt Nfl;lhs;. 'nrhy;yyhkh... vd; 'rw;' ehafpiag;gw;wp..?! vd;dpy; md;ghy; cUFk; me;j I];fpwPk; rpiyiag;gw;wp...’ vJNth jLj;jJ. $Wtjhy; Vw;gLk; tpisTfSf;Fj;


75 !

jahuhfhj epiyg;ghlhf ,Uf;fyhk;. “eP epidf;fpwkhjpup ,y;iy rhU...” Fw;w czu;Tld; mtisg; ghu;f;fhky; $wpNdd;. 'rw;'wpiyjhd; ngha; $Wthu;fshk;.. 'rw;’Wf;fhf mtsplk; ngha; nrhd;Ndd;.

ehd;

“eP Rj;j Nkhrk;lh mj;jhd;... xU I];fpwPk; thq;fpj; juf;$lhjh?” rw;Wj; njhiytpy; Rl;bf; fhl;bdhs;.

,Ue;j

I];fpwPk;

filiar;

“rup... thq;fpdhy; Nghr;R...” “xNunahU I];fpwPk;...” “k;...” “eP ghjp... ehd; ghjp...” FJ}fyj;Jld; $wpdhs;. “Neh...” 'vd;dpy; ghjp vd; I];fpwPk; rpiyay;yth?’ nrhy;yj; Jbj;Njd;. nky;y tpOq;fpNdd;. “vd;d Neh...?”


76 !

“vdf;F I];fpwPk; gpbf;fhJ... ePNa rhg;gpL...” gpUe;jh ifnfhl;b Vsdkhfr; NghypUe;jJ... vd; kdJf;Fs;jhd;.

rpupg;gJ


77 !

(9) jpBnud tpopg;G te;jJ. Neuj;ijg; ghu;j;Njd;. mjpfhiy ,uz;L kzp. vq;Fk; kahd mikjp... vd; kdijj; jtpu. xU fpoikahf vd; gpUe;jhTld; Ngrtpy;iy. xU Afk;NghypUe;jJ. fzdpiaj; njhl;lhy;jhNd NgRtjw;F?! jz;zPupy; Kjd;Kjyh Fjpf;Fk;NghJjhNd FspUNkh vd;w gak;? ,g;Nghjhd; rhUTf;Fk; ehd; 'rw;'gz;Zw tplak; njupe;Jtpl;lNj. XusT JzpT gpwe;jJ... Kf;fhL vjw;nfd;wkhjpup.

KOf;f

eide;j

fzdpiaj; njhLtjw;ff; if JUJUj;jJ. 'njhLNthkh?’

gpwF


78 !

'vd; gpUe;jh Xd;iydpy; ,Ug;ghsh?!’ Mty; mlf;fk;tpLj;J vOe;jhbaJ. tPl;bDs;Ns Nehl;lkpl;Nld;. vy;NyhUk; mikjpahf cwq;Ffpwhu;fs;. ehd;kl;Lk; cwq;fhj tpopfSld; gpUe;jhitf; fhzhj Vf;fj;jpy;..! fzdpia mOj;jpNdd;. ad;dy; 'ikf;nuhnrht;'iu toptpl;lJ.

milahsk;

fhl;b

nkrd;riu mOj;jpNdd;. mjpNy xNunahU ngau;kl;Lk; nghk;ikaha; tu;zk; fhl;baJ.

gr;irg;

Rjh..! mtSld; NgRk; kdepiyapy; ehd; ,y;iy. N[u;kdpapy; mjpfhiy ,uz;L fdlhtpy; ,uT vl;L kzp ,Uf;Fk;.

kzp

vd;why;

gpUe;jh vq;Nf? gbf;fpwhNsh? my;yJ fle;j xU thu fhykhff; fhj;jpUe;J> fhj;jpUe;J Vkhw;wj;jhy; rypg;gile;J nkrd;ru; gf;fNk vl;bg; ghu;f;fhky; cs;shNsh? nkapy; ngl;b rkpf;iQ fhl;baJ.


79 !

'vyp’ mq;Nf tpiue;J nrd;W mOj;j... mq;Nf xU nkapy;. X.. vd; gpUe;jhf;Fl;bapd; nkapy;jhd;. Mfh... kdjpy; FJ}fyk; 'Nrh’ntdf; nfhl;baJ.

ntz;gdp

kioaha;

'`P jud;... vg;gb Rfk;lh... ehd; ey;yhUf;Nfd;lh... kr;rhs; te;jpl;lhsh... fpA+w;wh? mjhd; vd;id kp]; gz;zpl;bah... mts;$l Rj;Jwpah? mtSf;F '[];’ itf;wpahlh... mtis 'yt;’gz;wpah? vd;id kwe;Jl;bahlh... vdf;F nghOJ Nghfylh... vy;yhUk; Rk;kh 'Nghu;’lh... xU nkapy;$l Nghlf;$lhjh? kr;rhisf; fz;lJk; vd;id kwe;Jl;bahlh... vk;nkk;... eP kwe;jhYk; ehd; kwf;fkhl;Nld;lh... Vd; njupAkh.. ePjhd; vd;u ng];w; gpuz;l;.. nyhs;... gha; gha;lh... Atu; bau];w; gpUe;jh...’ Nrhu;l; mz;l; RtPw;wha; xU nkapy;. ,J FWk;gh Nfhgkh... Fog;gkhf ,Ue;jJ. vdpDk; xU G+upg;G. 'ePjhd; vd;u ng];w; gpuz;l;..’ jpUk;gj; jpUk;g thrpf;fj; Njhd;wpaJ. me;j ehY nrhw;fspy; ehyhapuk; fw;gidg; G+f;fs; fskpwq;fp.. rurkhb. rukhfp mts; fOj;ij ehb kzg;ngz;zhf;f... ehd; khg;gps;isf; Nfhyj;jpy;!


80 !

me;j ,dpa fdtpd; Rfkhd Gsfhq;fpjj;jpy; gjpy; vOj Muk;gpj;Njd;.

uhfj;jpd;

'vd; kdjpy; Fbnfhz;ltNs! cd;id kwe;jhy;jhNdlh epidg;gjw;F... Jspj;Jspaha; cd; md;ig cUf;fp vd;id eidf;Fk; vd; I];fpwPk; rpiyNa! cd;dpy; cUfp topAk; md;Gj; Jspfs; vd; ,jaj;jpy; gl;Lj; njwpj;J 'bf;> bf;’ vd xyp vOg;Gtij mwpthah? me;j xypapy;jhNd ehd; %r;RtpLfpNwd;?! cd; nkapy; fz;lJk; jkpo;$lj; jd;id moFgLj;j tpUk;GfpwJ... cdf;Fj;jhd; tpsq;FNkh njupNay;iylh... vd;dNth vd;id tpsq;fpf;nfhs;slh vd; nry;yNk... vd; epidTfspy; jpj;jpg;gtNs! ehd; cd; mUfpy;jhNd ,Uf;fpNwd;... mjdhy;jhNdh vd;dNth... Vidait cd; moFf;F Kd;dhy; kq;fyhfj;jhd; kpspu;fpd;wd... vd; kr;rhSk;jhd;... md;Gld; jud;.’ nkapy; vd; czu;Tfspd; milahsj;ij ms;spr; nrd;wJ. Rjh ,d;Dk; 'Xd;iydp’y;jhd;.. mtsJ ngaiu mOj;j> fzdpj;jpiuapy; tpupe;jJ.

nkrd;ru;

ad;dy;

“Va; Rjh!’’ “vd;dlh mz;zh... fpoikah fhziy...’’

vq;flh

Nghdha;?

“k;... mJth... 'tprpl;lu;];’ njhy;iylh...’’

xU


81 !

“X... kr;rhs; njhy;iyah...’’ “cdf;F vg;gbj; njupAk;...?’’ “I];jhd; nrhd;dhs;... fl;lg; NghwpahNk?’’

eP

mtisf;

fypahzk;

“INah... nkhf;F... mg;gpbr; nrhd;dhsh... ehdhtJ mtisf; fl;LwjhtJ... vupr;riyf; fpsg;ghij...’’ “nyhs;...’’ “Ii] vg;Ngh ghu;j;Nj... ,d;dpf;F te;jhsh?’’ “X... mtisf; Nfl;fj;jhd; Nghlh... nrhy;ykhl;Nld;...’’

vd;idf;

$g;gpl;bah...

“g;sP];b.. vd; jq;fr;rpjhNdb..’’ “k;... vd;d vdf;F I]h? Nghlh...’’ “g;sP];b Fl;b.. vd; jq;fr;rpf;Fl;b... nrhy;yb...’’ “Kjy;y ehd; Nahrpg;Nghk;...’’

Nfl;FwJf;F

“INah...’’ “vd;d INah... gjpy;... gjpy;...’’ “rup... Nfl;Lj; njhiy...’’ “eP Ii] 'yt;’gz;wpah?”

gjpy;

nrhy;Y...

gpwF


82 !

“INah...” “vg;g ghu;j;jhYk; INahjhdh... fhjypf;fpwpah... gjpy;... gjpy;...”

mtisf;

“Vd; Nfl;fpwha;?” “xUj;jd; vd;Ndhl mOwhd;lh mtisf; fhjypf;fpwpahk;... jd;Ndhl Ke;jpkhjpup NgRwjpy;iyahk;...”

mz;zh... eP mts; rupah

“ahu;..?’’ “vd;u nry;y jk;gp... yt;ypNgha;...” “mtdh... ,e;jpahy ,Ue;jh..?’’ “mtd; xUehisf;F yt;ypNgha;

xU ehL nrhy;Ythd;lh...

mtd;u epf;... I]; nrhy;yiyah?’’ “nrhd;dts;... jd;id nra;Awjha; nrhd;dts;...’’

fhjy;

vd;W

njhe;juT

“nyhs;... mtd; nrhy;YwJ cz;ikah... eP mtis 'yt;’gz;Zwpah?’’ “k;... ehd; mtis 'yt;’gz;ZNwd;...’’ “INah... ghtk; yt;ypNgha;lh...’’ “INah... mtd; vd;iu tpy;yd;...’’


83 !

“mg;gpb nrhy;yhijlh... vd;u nry;y jk;gp... Xd; iyd;y ,Uf;fhd;... 'ml;’ gz;zth..?” “wpayp...? 'ml;’ gz;Z... mtis nra;ahijlh vd;W nrhy;yZk;...’’

njhe;juT

“nyhs;...’’ yt;ypNgha; nkrd;ru; ad;dYs; GFe;jhd;. “`Nyh mz;zh...’’ “mz;zhth..?’’ “,Ugj;jhW ,Ugj;jp

tanrz;lh

mz;zhjhNd...

vdf;F

uz;L...’’ “kr;rhd; vd;W nrhy;Y...’’ “Vd; mz;zh?’’ “I]{f;F mz;zd; vdf;F kr;rhd;jhNd?’’ “nyhs;...’’ - Rjh rpupg;G milahsk; fhl;bdhs;. “KbahJlh... g;sP];lh... mtis tpl;Lllh... mtis ehd; fhjypf;fpNwd;lh mz;zh... mtspd; taJ vdf;Fj;jhd;lh nghUj;jk;... cdf;F taJ $llh...’’ ehd; Nfhgj;jpd; cr;rpf;Fr; nrd;Wnfhz;bUe;Njd;.


84 !

(10) VNdh njupatpy;iy. mtd;Nky; vupr;ry; Vw;gl;lJ vd;dNth cz;ikjhd;. me;j 'yt;ypNgha;’Nky;jhd;. 'mts; vdf;Fkl;LNk... vdf;fhfNt’ vd;w Raeyk; vd;Ds; GFe;Jnfhz;lJ. mjdhy; mtd;kPJ vupr;ry;... rpdk;.. Mj;jpuk;..! Mdhy; mtNdh vd; Nfhgj;ij nghUl;lhfNt vLg;gjhfj; njupatpy;iy.

xU


85 !

'mz;zh... mz;zh...’ vd;W mbf;fb nkrd;rupy; te;J vd; czu;Tfisr; R+lhf;fpf;nfhz;bUe;jhd;. “Nla;... ,g;gpbf; fiur;ry; nfhLj;jpnad;why;... cd;id 'Gnshf;’gz;zpLNtd;... nrhy;ypl;Nld;.” njhy;iy jhshky; $wpNdd;. “`P... `P... ey;yh 'Gnshf;’gz;Zlh... guthapy;iy... Mdhy; tprud;khjpup fhjy; fPjy;D cd;iu tho;f;ifia ehrk; gz;zplhij...” “ml;itrh... ml;it]; vd;W Fog;GwJf;F vj;jpid Ngu; ntspf;fpl;bUf;fpwPq;fs;? I]; vd;Ndhl NgRwJ cdf;F gpbf;Nfiy... mJf;Fj;jhNd ,e;j ml;it];?” “Nghlh mz;zh... vd;dlh eP ,g;gpb mg;ghtpah ,Uf;fpwha;? 'rw;’wpiy xUj;jp Ngrpl;lhshk;... mtSf;fhf ,tu; miyAwhuhk;... Rj;j Kl;lhs;jdkh ,y;iy?” “rup... Kl;lhs;jdk;jhd;... mtisg; ehd; Kl;lhs;jhd;... NghJkh?”

nghWj;jtiu

“jud;... ,g;g ehd; rPuparh NgRwd;... 'rw;’wpiy NgRwtq;fis ek;ghijlh... ,J xU jhkh\;lh... xU nghOJNghf;Flh...” “,g;gpbj;jhd; md;iwf;F me;j N[hjp nrhd;dts;... ,g;g eP Ntiw...” “Fl;... vd;id vLj;Jf; nfhs;... 'rw;’wpiy ehd;


86 !

cz;ikNa nrhy;Ywjpy;iy... nrhy;YNtZk;Nghy ,Uf;F...”

Mdhy;

cdf;Fr;

“Vd;lh...” “k;... ePjhd; vy;yhj;ijAk; ek;GwpNa... mjdhy nrhy;YNwd;... I yt; A+ vd;W vj;jpid Ngupl;ilr; nrhy;ypapUg;Ngd; njupAkh? vj;jid 'Nfs;];’ Nghl;Nlh vd;fpl;l ,Uf;F njupAkh?” “mlg;ghtp... mg;Ngh Ii] fiur;ry; nfhLf;fpwJ...?”

fhjypf;fpNwd;

vd;W

“ngha;jhd;... ,dpAk; fiur;ry; nfhLg;Ngd;...” “Vd;lh...” “mts; Nghl;Nlh juhky; Nga;f;fhl;Lwhs;... vg;gbAk; mts; Nghl;Nlh Ntz;lZk;...” “ghu;j;jpah... ,jpy ,Ue;J vd;d njupAJ... mts; rk;jpq; ];ngry;... ,y;iyah?” “`h... `h... Nghlh Nghl;Nlh vLg;Ngd;...”

mz;zh...

“Neh... cd;dhy KbahJ... nrhy;ypLNtd;... eP ngha; vd;W...”

ehd;

“Nghlh... mts; ek;gpdhy;jhNd... nrhy;Ywha;D epidg;ghs;lh...”

mtspl;lAk;

mtspl;l

vupr;ry;iy


87 !

“Vd;lh ,g;gpb...’’ “mtsit MSf;fhs; xUj;jidf; fhjypf;fpNwd;D ngha; nrhy;Ythsit... Vkhj;Jthsit... mg;gpb vd;dhiy Kbahjh? gjpYf;Fg; gjpy;...’’ “ahu;lh... I]; fhjypf;fpwjh nrhd;dhsh?’’ “mts; nrhy;yiy...” kdjpy; rpwpJ gutrk;. ''mJjhNd ghu;j;Njd;...” “Nghlh... mts; ehisf;F nrhy;yyhk;... 'rw;’iy fd ngl;ilas; fhjy; fPjy;D nghbais 'G+y;’gz;Zwhsit... rpyJfs; mJfis ek;gp miyAJfs;...” mtd; kiwKfkhf Vw;gl;lJ.

vd;idr;

nrhy;tjhf

czu;T

mtd; njhlu;e;jhd;. “mz;zh... ehd; ANf Adptrpw;wpy ,q;f elf;fpwJfs; cdf;Fj; njupAkh?”

gbf;fpNwd;...

“vd;dlh..?” “Mz;fSk; ngz;fSk; jq;fSf;nfd;W 'nfh];uy;’y '&k;’ vLg;gpdk;... Mdhy; mjpy jq;Fwjpy;iy...’’ “mg;Ngh...?’’


88 !

“ahuhtJ xUj;jw;iu '&k;’yjhd; Nrhbah jq;Fthq;f... $j;jbg;ghq;f... gpwF gpupthq;f... gpwF GJr; Nrhbahthq;f... $j;jbg;ghq;f...” “INah... mrpq;fk;lh...” “mrpq;fk;D Nrhb ,y;yhk ,Ue;jh... 'N`Nkh nrf;];’fhuq;f vd;W NfypAk; nra;thq;f... gpwF jq;f tPl;Lf;F mtsit NghFk;NghJ ghu;f;fZNk... ,e;jg; G+idah ghy; Fbr;rJ vd;wkhjpup... gz;gh fyhr;rhukh cLj;jpg; Nghu;j;jp NghthSfs;...” “IiaNah... ,g;gpbAk; elf;Fjhlh?” vdf;F mJ GJmDgtk;. ek;gKbatpy;iy. ek;ghky; ,Uf;fTk; Kbatpy;iy. “Nla; yt;ypNgha;... ek;k rdq;fSkh?’’ “k;... ghf;fp];jhd; ,e;jpad; rdq;fs;jhd;$l.. mJfisg; ghu;j;J ek;g rdq;fSk; njhlq;fPl;lhsit... 'fpsg;’GfSf;F Nghdhy;... vq;fisf; fz;L nts;isfSf;F gf;fj;jpiy ,Ue;J nespthsit... ehq;fs; NtZnkd;W NeiuNgha;... '`Nyh’ vd;W ifnfhLj;Jl;L te;jPLtk;...’’ “mJfspd;iu vjpu;fhyk;...?’’ “N`... N`... mijg;gw;wp vd;d ,Ue;J xUj;jd; tprhTf;fhf nfhLg;ghd;...’’

ftiy... te;J

Cupiy tho;T


89 !

“mlg;ghtpfsh...’’ “mJf;Fj;jhd; nrhy;Ywd;lh... epr tho;f;ifapiyNa ,g;gpb elf;Nff;if... 'rw;’ tho;f;ifia ek;ghijlh...’’ Rw;wp tisj;J kPz;Lk; mNj ,lj;Jf;F te;jhd;. vij ek;GtJ? vij ek;ghkypUg;gJ? tpil njupatpy;iy. vd; Nfs;tpfspd; ehafp vd; gpUe;jhjhNd?! mts; tUthsh? vd; fyq;fpg; njspthf;f mts; tUthsh?

Nghd

kdijj;

'cyNf khia’ vd;W nrhy;Ywtq;fSk; cyfj;jpy;jhNd thOwhq;fs;?!

me;j

'ek;g el> ek;g elthNj’ vdW nrhy;Ywtq;fSk; VNjh ek;gpf;ifapiyjhNd thOwhq;fs;?! 'rw;’iw ek;ghNj vd;W nrhy;Ywtq;fSk; jhq;fs; nrhy;Ywij ek;gNtZk; vd;w vjpu;ghu;g;gpy;jhNd nrhy;Ywhq;fs;?! rpupf;fpwjh? mOfpwjh? Fok;Gtjh?! vd; Fog;gq;fspd; Fe;Jjy;fspd; mtsplky;yhth cs;sJ?! mts; tUthsh?!

KbTfhyk;


90 !

te;jhs;. ''Nla; jud;Fl;b.. vq;flh Nghdha;..?” “cd;idtpl;L ,Uf;Nfd;...?”

vq;f

Nghfb..

cd;$lj;jhNd

“nyhs;... kr;rhs; vd;dthk;lh...?” “mij tpL... ,g;Ngh uz;L Nfl;fZk;... gjpy; nrhy;yZk;...” “Mirah tprak;..?”

Ngryhk;D

te;jhy;...

tprak;

cd;fpl;l

vd;dlh

uz;L

“xd;W taJ... gj;njd;gJjhdh... ,y;iy ngha;ah..?” ''......” “gpUe;jh!!!” “........” “cd;idjhd; Nfl;fpwd;... cdf;F gj;njd;gJ tajpy;iyd;D cd; kr;rhs;... mJjhd; me;j N[hjp nrhy;Ywhs;... cz;ikah...? nrhy;Yb.. ,t;tsT ehSk; vd;id ngha; nrhy;yp Vkhj;jpdhahb... cd;id 'ng];w; gpuz;l;’ vd;W nkapy; Nghl;lhNab.. vy;yhupiyAk; ghu;f;f vd;dpiy md;ngd;W nrhd;dhNab.. vy;yhNk ngha;ah? cd;idg;gw;wp vt;tsT cau;th... fw;gidfs; nra;jpUf;Nfd; njupANk... mj;jidAk; kz;zh... nrhy;Y...”


91 !

“kp];lu; jud;... ehd; nrhd;ddh... fw;gid nra;ar; nrhy;yp ehd; nrhd;ddhlh...” “nrhy;yiy... ,w;]; XNf... Mdh... Mdh... taJ ngha;ah... ,y;iy cz;ikah... vdf;F njupaZk;... g;sP];b... vdf;F epk;kjp ,y;iyb..” “vd;dlh eP... epk;kjp... epk;kjp Nghr;Rlh...”

nyhs;..

vdf;Fj;jhd;lh

“cdf;fh...?” ''cd;dhy ,g;g vdf;F... rupah... mts; VNjh tpisahl;Lf;F nrhd;dhy;... ek;Gwjhlh... rupahd vk;nkk;... rup... uz;lhtJ tprak; vd;d..?” “vdf;F cd;u Nghl;Nlh NtZk;...” “Nghlh... cdf;F ,g;g vJf;Flh Nghl;Nlh...” “vdf;F NtZk;... ehd; cd;id ghu;f;fZk;b..” “cdf;F Ke;jp vd;dlh nrhd;Ndd;... Neuk; tUk;NghJ epr;rakh jUNtd;DjhNd nrhd;Ndd;... njhe;juTgz;zpdhy; gpwF NgrNtkhl;Nld;... ehd; rupahd gpbthjf;fhup... ikd;l; ,w;...” “g;sP];b..” “Nghlh... MirNahl Ngryhk;D te;jh... cd;Ndhl ngupa njhy;iy... ehd; NghNwd;lh... xNuabah NghNwd;lh... gha;...”


92 !

“epy;Yb.. epy;Yb...” guguntd vOj;Jfisf; Nfhu;j;J mtsJ njhlu;G Jz;bf;fg;gl;lJ. ftiy vd;idj; ifahyhfhj;jdj;Jld; ghu;j;Jf;nfhz;bUe;Njd;.

jOt fzdpiaNa

mDg;Gtjw;Fs;

Muk;gpj;jJ. ntwpj;Jg;


93 !

(11) “eP rupahd nkhf;Fr; rhk;gpuhzp... cdf;Ff; nfhQ;rq;$lg; Gj;jpapy;iy... rupahd ntq;fhak;... vij ahupl;il nrhy;yf;$lhnjd;W njupNaiy... vj;jid tanjz;lha;... ,Ugj;jhNwh... taJ tsu;e;jsTf;F Gj;jp tsNuiy...” N[hjpjhd;... nkrd;rupy; nghupe;J js;spdhs;. thu;j;ijfspy; mdy; gwe;jJ. ''eP nra;j Ntiyahiy mts; vd;Ndhil rz;il... cd;id ahu; nrhd;dJ mtspl;il Nfl;fr; nrhy;yp... ,dp vd;Ndhil Ngrkhl;lndz;L nuypNghid mbr;R itr;Rl;lhs;... mts; rupahd gpbthjf;fhup... ,dp mtis rkhjhdg;gLj;NjyhJ... vy;yhk; cd;dhiyjhd;... ntz;nza;... rupahd ntz;iza;...” mtspd; thu;j;ijfs; vd;Ds;Sk; rw;W Vw;gLj;jpdhYk; nghWj;Jf;nfhz;Nld;. gpUe;jhtpd; kr;rhs; my;yth?!

rpdj;ij


94 !

mtisj;jhd; fhztpy;iyNa?

xU

ehSf;Fk;

Nkyhff;

md;W 'cz;ikahd taJ vd;d?’ vd;Wk;... 'glk; NtZk;’ vd;Wk; Nfl;lNghJ> 'NghNwd;lh... xNuabahg; NghNwd;lh’ vd;W vd;idj; jtpf;ftpl;L Xb kiwe;jts;jhd;... ,d;Dk; tutpy;iy. mtsJ kr;rhspd; rPw;wj;ij mjpfkhf;fp N[hjpapd; njhlu;G Jz;bg;gij ehd; tpUk;gtpy;iy. N[hjpapd; njhlu;G mWe;jhy;... gpUe;jhitg;gw;wp NtW vtuplk; Nfl;Lj; njupe;Jnfhs;s KbAk;?! me;j vz;zj;jpy; mtsJ trTfisg; nghWikahff; Nfl;Lf; nfhz;bUe;Njd;. xU ,sk; ngz; Neubahf ,g;gbg; NgRfpwhNsh ,y;iyNah... 'rw;’wpy; R+lhfg; Ngrpf;nfhz;bUe;jhs;. ,JTk; xU GJ mDgtk;jhd;. “N[hjp... vd;id ,g;g vd;d nra;ar; nrhy;Ywha;?’’ “vd;dNth... vy;yhj;ijAk; nra;JNghl;L... vd;d nra;ar; nrhy;Ywha; vd;W Nfl;lhy;... mtSf;F gj;njhd;gJ tajpy;iy vz;L cdf;F cjtpnra;aj;jhNd nrhd;Ndd;... tPzha; Mirais tsu;j;J Nkhrk; Nghfhij vz;l ey;nyz;zj;jpiy jhNdlh nrhd;Ndd;... eP vd;dhlhz;lhy;... ehd; nrhd;Ndndz;L vd;id mtspl;il khl;bg;Nghl;L eP ey;ygps;iskhjpup ,Uf;fpwha;... mts; vd;dlh ntz;lhy;... New;W KOf;f nuypNghd; vLj;J vd;Ndhil rz;il.. 'Vd;b mg;gpbr; nrhd;ddP’


95 !

vz;L... Kjy;jlitah Fw;wthspNghiy mtSf;F xz;Lk; gjpy; nrhy;yKbahik $dpf;FWfp epz;ld;... vy;yhk; cd;dhiy...’’ ehd; rq;flj;Jld; fjpiuapy; nespe;Njd;. jtW vd;dplk;jhNd? “nrhwplh N[hjp... ntup ntup nrhwp...’’ “vd;d nrhwp... nrhwp nrhd;dhg;Nghiy XNfah?’’

vy;yhk;

“N[hjp! ,g;Ngh vd;id vd;d nra;ar; nrhy;Ywha;? vd; czu;TfisAk; nfhQ;rk; GupQ;R nfhs;Nsd;... fhjy; vd;why; vd;d... mJf;F tiutpyf;fzk; nrhy;y MuhiyANk VyhJ... xU tpj;jpahrkhd czu;T... xU tpj;jpahrkhd <u;g;G... xU GJikahf mDgtk;... xU Ritahf cwT... ,y;yhl;b mw;Gjkhd Mir... ,g;gpb vijnaijNah MSf;fhs; nrhy;yyhk;... Mdhy; vd;idg; nghWj;jstpiy... vJntd;W nrhy;y Kbahj njhlu;G... ,Jjhd; vd;W Rl;bf; fhl;l Kbahj kdj; ijay;... ijay;jhd;... ijayhy; te;j ijay;... mtSld; NgRk;NghJ vd;idNa kwe;JLwd;... eP nrhy;YwJNghy Kl;lhshapLwd;... Vd;... xU fspkz; nghk;ikkhjpup mtSf;F jiyahl;bf; nfhs;Swd;... ,ij Vd; cd;dhiyNah mtshiyNah GupQ;R nfhs;s KbNaiy? mtisf; fz;lJk;... vd; re;Njfq;fis mtspl;ilf; nfhl;bl;ld;. mtSk; Xbl;lhs;... ePAk; ,g;g vd;id jpl;Lwha;... vdf;F tpsq;Nfiy... vJf;fhf mts; taij kiwf;fZk;... Nghl;Nlhitf;


96 !

fhl;lhik xU ehs; mDg;GNwd;D jtiz nrhy;yZk;... vdf;F xz;Lk; GupNaiy N[hjp...’’ vd; cs;sj;J czu;Tfis mtsplk; nfhl;bNdd;. “INah... jud;! cdf;F vt;tsTJ}uk; nrhy;YwJ? eP epidf;fpwkhjpup mts; ,y;iylh... eP tpUk;Gw ,lj;jpiy mts; ,y;iylh... fw;gidy ajhu;j;jj;ij kwf;fhij... rup... mtSk; cd;id tpUk;Gwhs; vd;W it... mts; eP vjpu;ghu;f;fpwkhjp tbth ,y;yhl;b..?’’ “tbT vd;d ngupa tbT... Fzk;jhd; Kf;fpak;...’’ “nyhs;... ,g;g nrhy;Ytha;... gofg; gofj;jhd; vy;yhk; tpsq;Fk;... J}uj;jpiy ,Ue;J ghf;f vy;yhk; mofha;j;jhd; ,Uf;Fk;... fpl;l Nghdhy;jhd; mjpYs;s Fiw epiwas;... Xl;il xbry;fs; njupAk;... rup... mJjhd; NghFnjz;lh... vq;fil r%fk;lh... rhjp rkak; vz;L gy jilas;... cd;iu mg;gh mk;kh... mtspd;iu ngw;Nwhu;... ,g;gb vtsNth gpur;rpidas;... ,ijnay;yhk; Nahrpf;fhik fhjy; fPjy; vd;W cd;id ePNa Vkhj;jpf; nfhs;shij...’’ “vd;iu tho;f;ifia ehd;jhd; thog;Nghwd;... mtq;fspy;iy. Cupiyjhd; mtq;fil nrhj;J Rfk; vd;W jha; jfg;gdpiy gps;isfs; jq;fp ,Uf;fpwhq;fs;... ,q;if mg;gpb ,y;iy... Foe;ij gpwf;f fhR... Foe;ij tsu fhR vz;L gps;isfspd;iu fhrpyjhd; ngw;Nwhu; jq;fp ,Uf;fpdk;... vq;fil tho;f;ifia ehq;fs; tho MUk; jil NghNlyhJ...’’


97 !

vdf;Fj; njd;gl;lij mtsplk; nrhd;Ndd;. “nyhs;... INah... vd;d ,Ue;jhYk; ngw;wtq;f gps;isfspd; ey;yJf;fhfj;jhd; thOwhq;f... mtq;fis kjpf;fhky; thOw tho;T ntw;wpailahJlh... mtq;fSf;F tho;f;ifapiy vj;jidNah mDgtq;fs; ,Uf;F... tho;f;ifapd; NkL gs;sq;fis mDgtpr;R czu;e;jtu;fs;... me;j mDgtj;jhy gps;isfspd; tho;thtJ epk;kjpahf mikaNtZk; vz;Ljhd; vy;yhUk; tpUk;Gthq;f...’’ “vd;dNth... xU cjtp nra;... KbQ;rhy; gpUe;jhit Xd;iyd; tur; nrhy;Y...’’ “INah... ntz;iz... ntz;iz... mts;jhd; vd;Ndhil Ngrkhl;Nld; vz;L nuypNghid mbr;R itr;R+l;lhNs... cdf;F vj;jid juk;lh nrhy;YwJ... fhjy; fPjy;D tho;f;ifia rw;wpy ghohf;fhij... mts; cd;idg;Nghiy rw; igj;jpak;jhz;lh... tUths;... ,g;g mtSf;F mJjhd; cyfk;.. vd;dNth... uz;L nkhf;FfSk; vd;dNth nra;Aq;Nfh... ehd; ,Jf;if tuiy...’’ “k;... eP cd;iu kr;rhs; Ntz;lh nkz;Lwha;?’’ kdjpy; ,Ue;jij Nghl;Nld;.

vd;WjhNd

vOj;Jf;fshf;fp

fhjypf;f

mts;Kd;dhy;

“vd;d... vd;d tpru;f;fij... VNjh fhzhjijf; fz;ltd;khjpup... Vd;lh fhjy; fPjy;D tho;f;ifia ehrk; gz;Zwha;... xUj;jp rw;wpy te;J fijr;rhy;...


98 !

Mu; vd;d Vnjz;L njupahik fhjyh... cg;gpbj;jhd; rw; &Kf;F thwtq;fs;y fdNgu;... MuhYk; Vkhe;jts; fpilr;rhy;... jiyapiy kpsfha; miuf;fntz;Nl jpupAwhq;fs;...’’ nghupe;Jjs;spdhs;. jd;khdk; R+Nlw;wpaJ. 'vd;d thu;j;ij nrhy;yptpl;lhs;? fz;lh fhjy; Vw;gl;lJ? fhjypf;f ,y;yhkyh mtisf; fhjypj;Njd;?!’

fhzjij xUtUNk

epjhdk; ,oe;Njd;. “NghJk; N[hjp... vd; czu;Tfis cd;dhiy GupQ;R nfhs;s KbahJ... fdlhyjhd; mofhd ngz;fs; ,Uf;fpwhq;fnsz;L epidahij... N[u;kdpiy vj;jidNah mofhd Fzkhd ngz;fs; ,Uf;fpwhq;fs;... Vd;... vd; kr;rhs; vdf;fhff; fhj;jpUf;fpwhs;... ehd; Xk; vz;lhy; mts; vd;idf; fypahzk; fl;l nwb.. Mdhy;... vg;gpb nrhy;YwJ... cdf;F vg;gpb tpsq;f itf;fpwJ... mtq;fspl;l ,y;yhj xd;W gpUe;jhl;l ,Uf;F... mJjhd; vd; fhjy;... mij Nftyg;gLj;jhij...’’ “k;... ,g;g cdf;F vd;d nrhd;dhYk; tpsq;fhJ... guthapy;iy... eP Mr;R... mts; Mr;R... ,dp ehd; cd;Ndhl Ngrkhl;ld;... vd;dhiy rfpf;f KbahJ... g;sP];lh... vd;iu nkrd;ru; 'Ib’ia mopr;RL... nrhy;ypg;Nghl;ld;...’’


99 !

“N[hjp... cz;ikiar; Nfhgg;gLwPq;fs;?’’

nrhd;dhy;

Vd;

“Nfhgk; ,y;iylh... ,dp cd;Ndhil Ngrpdhy; vdf;Fj;jhd; kdf; f];lk;... vy;yhj;ijAk; rPupa]h vLf;fpwha;... vd;dNth... flTs;jhd;lh cdf;F ey;y Gj;jp nfhLf;fZk;... gha; gha;...’’ mts; Ngha;tpl;lhs;. ',dp vd; tukhl;lhs;’ vd;w ntWikahd fjpiuapy; rha;e;J Kfl;il ntwpj;Njd;. xt;nthd;whff; gpuik.

ifiatpl;L

nkrd;rUf;F czu;Tld;

NghtJ

Nghd;w


100 !

(12) rhUtpd; Kfj;jpy; rpWthl;lk;. VNjh jPtpu rpe;jidapy; Mo;e;jpUe;jhs;. vjpNu njhiyf; fhl;rpapy; VNjh xU jkpo;g;ghlYf;F FYq;fp nespe;J nfhz;bUg;gtu;fisf; ftdpf;Fk; epiyapy; mtspy;iy vd;gJ mg;gl;lkhfNt njupe;jJ. 'rw;’ cyfk; vd; kdr; Rikfisf; $l;b> vd;id epk;kjpaw;wtdhf;fp miyf;fopg;gjw;F vdf;Fk; xU tbfhy; Njitahf ,Ue;jJ. nksdkhf mts; vjpNuAs;s 'Nrhgh’tpy; mku;e;J mtisNa $u;e;J ghu;j;Njd;. Mokhd rpe;jid.

rpe;jid...

vd;

tuitf;$l

czuhj

'ftiyah? Fog;gkh? my;yJ vd;id myl;rpak;


101 !

nra;Ak; ghtidah? ,Uf;fhJ... VNjh Fog;gj;jpy;jhd; ,Uf;fpwhs;.. xt;nthUtUf;Fk; xt;nthUtpjj;jpy; Fog;gq;fs;... ftiyfs;... Rikfs;...’ vd;idawpahky; jpBnud vd;Ds; xU rpe;jid.. 'mtsJ Fog;gj;jpw;F ehd;jhd; fhuzNkh? mtspd; vjpu;ghu;g;GfSf;fhy; eOtpj; njhiyTf;Fr; nry;y KaYk; vd;dhy; VjhtJ Fog;gNkh?!’ mts;kPJ vd;idawpahky; ,uf;fk; Njhd;wpaJ. mJ gupthff;$l ,Uf;fyhk;. rpWtajpy; Xbg;gpbj;J... jiyapy; gpbj;jpOj;J... rPwpr; rpZq;fp... tpk;kYk; ntg;gpahuKkha; Nfhgk; fhl;b... Kfj;ij 'k;’nkdj; J}f;fpitj;J... rpy kzpjjspfSs;... 'jud;... thlh tpisahLtk;’ vd;W ehb tUk;... me;jf; Fl;bg; ngl;il rhU xUfzk; kdf;fz; Kd;dhy; te;J Nghdhs;. rpd;d tajpNyNa tpisahl;L vd;w ngauhy; mtis moitj;J Ntbf;if ghu;g;gJjhd; vdf;Fg; gpupak;. mtSk; mOjhYk; kPz;Lk; kPz;Lk; vd;id ehb tUtNj toik. mtw;iw nghq;fpaJ.

epidf;Fk;nghOJ

mts;kPJ

Mdhy;... md;G fhjyhf KbAkh vd;d?! nkJthf vOe;J> mtsJ gpd;Gwkhfr; nrd;W>

md;G


102 !

tyg;gf;f fhNjhuk; fj;jpNdd;.

thiaf;

Ftpj;J>

jpLf;Fw;W mywpathW 'Nrhgh’tpy; Fjpj;jhs;. ed;whfj;jhd; gae;Jtpl;lhs;.

‘$...’

vdf;

Js;spf;

vdf;Nfh rpupg;ig mlf;f Kbatpy;iy. rpupf;Fk; vd;id xUfzk; Nfhgkhfg; ghu;j;jts;> xU Gd;KWtiy type;J tuNtw;wtshf nksdj;Js; mlq;fpg; Nghdhs;. “rhU...” “k;...” “vd;d Nahrid... ehd; te;jJ$lj; njupahk vd;d fw;gid... yz;ld; epidTfsh?” epkpu;e;J vd; fz;fis CLUtpdhs;. mtsJ cjLfs; vijNah $wj; Jbj;jd. vd;d epidj;jhNsh? ghu;it njhiyf;fhl;rpg;ngl;bapy; gjpe;jJ. mjpy; xU fhjy; ghl;Lf;F ehafDk; ehafpAk; cly;fisf; FYf;fp Xbj;jpupe;J nfhz;bUe;jdu;. mtu;fspd; gpd;dhy; ghly; jhsj;Jf;F Vw;wthW nespe;jthW Mz;fSk; ngz;fSkhf xU $l;lk;. “mj;jhd;...”


103 !

fz;fspy; rpWfyf;fk;. “,d;Dk; xU fpoik ,Uf;F...” ngU%r;Rtpl;lhs; rhU. “k;... gpwF... 'nfh];uy;’y NghapUe;J Ntz;baJjhNd? mJf;F vd;d Nahrid?”

gbf;f

“mJf;F Nahrid ,y;iy... ,d;Dk; xU fpoikahy yz;lDf;Fg; Nghwij epidf;fj;jhd; ftiyah ,Uf;F...” “Vd;... yz;ld; rupapy;iyah?” FWk;ghff; Nfl;Nld;. “N[u;kd;... yz;ld;... ,jpiy vd;d ,Uf;F... khkp khkh... ,tq;fNshl ,d;Dk; nfhQ;rf;fhyk; ,Uf;fNtZk;Nghy ,Uf;F... mJjhd;...” “mg;Ngh vd;$l ,y;iyahb...” jpBnud vd;idawpahky; Nfl;Ltpl;Nld;. mts; 'ntLf;’nfdj; jiyepkpu;j;jp ghu;j;jNghJ... fz;fspy; Njhd;wpa vd;idj; jLkhwr; nra;jJ.

vd;idg; xsptl;lk;

me;j xspapy; nghjpe;jpUe;j vjpu;ghu;g;G vd;idj; jhf;Ftjhf czu;e;Njd;. 'Nfl;bUf;ff;

$lhJ’

vd;w

vz;zk; fhyk;


104 !

fle;J Njhd;w> vd;id nehe;Jnfhz;Nld;. “mj;jhd;... eP nrhd;dhy; ,q;NfNa ,Ue;JLNtd;...” thu;j;ijfs; jLkhwp te;jd. vJ vd;idNehf;fp tuf;$lhJ vd epidj;jNdh... mJ NeubahfNt te;Jtpl;lJ. 'vd;d nrhy;tJ... vdJ gpUe;jhitg;gw;wpah... ahu; mts;... vd;d kjk;... vj;jid taJ... vJTNk njupahky; vg;gbr; nrhy;tJ?’ vd; kdk; jLkhwpaJ. rpWtajpy; ,Ue;Nj... vd;Dld; rz;ilapl;lhYk; typa mz;b mz;b tUk; rhUth? xU Nghl;Nlh Nfl;ljw;fhf 'xNuabah NghNwd;uh’ vd;W Xb xope;Jnfhz;l gpUe;jhth? vdf;Fs; xU Nghuhl;lk; Muk;gkhdJ. mts; XbNahb Nghtjhy;jhd; fhjy; Njhd;wpaNjh? mf;fiug;gr;ir kaf;fj;jpy; ,f;fiu ,d;gj;jpd; ngWkjp czug;glhky; NghdNjh?! “rhU... vdf;F cd;dpiy md;G ,y;iynaz;L epidf;fpwpah? vd;dNth njupaiy... vd;dhiy vjpiyANk xOq;fh ,Uf;f KbNaiy... kdk; xU Fuq;F vd;ghq;f... ,g;g vd; kdRk; mg;gpbj;jhd;... xU epiyah ,y;iy...”


105 !

“mg;gb vd;d mj;jhd; Fog;gk;..?” mUfpy; te;J cl;fhu;e;jhs;. “Njitfs; trjpfs;$lf;$l jhNd rhU... mJjhd;...’’ “INah... ,g;gjhd; tpsf;fkh nrhy;Yq;f...’’

Fog;gq;fSk;

vdf;Ff;

Fog;gkh

$LJ

,Uf;F...

“k;... eP yz;lDf;Fg; NghwJf;fpilapiy epr;rakh nrhy;Ywd; rhU... cdf;F fl;lhak; nrhy;Ytd;... vd;dthYk; vOjyhk; vz;L fzdp thq;fpdd;... gpwF nfhQ;rk; trjpahd fzdp ey;yhapUf;Fk; vz;L khj;jpdd;... mjpy ,d;uu; new; nfhndf;rd;Nghl;lhy; ehY Cu;g;Gjpdk; mwpayhk; vz;L Nghl;ld;... ,d;uu; new; Nghl;lhr;rh... 'rw;’ &k; Ngha; ghu;f;f Mir te;jpr;R... ,g;gb xt;nthU Mirfs;... xt;nthU mwpKfq;fs;... xt;nthU Njitfs;... Njitfs; $Lk;NghJ Njitapy;yhj Fog;gq;fs;... Nrhfq;fs;...’’ mu;j;jj;Jld; mtisg; ghu;j;Njd;. “mj;jhd;... ,Uf;F...’’

vijNah

nrhy;y

gag;gLwkhjpup

“k;... vg;gntz;lhYk; nrhy;yj;jhNd NtZk; rhU? epr;rakh nrhy;Ytd;... eP yz;lDf;Fg; NghwJf; fpilapy epr;rakh vy;yhj;Jf;Fk; KbT tUk; rhU... vd;id ek;G...’’ mtsJ Kfj;jpy; jpBnud xU gpufhrk;.


106 !

xU fpoikf;Fs; mtsJ Fog;gq;fSf;Fj; jPu;T fpilf;fg; NghfpwJ vd;w vjpu;ghu;g;ghf ,Uf;fyhk;. mg;NghJ thry; fjT jpwf;Fk; xyp Nfl;lJ. ntspNa nrd;w mk;khTk; khkh FLk;gj;jpdUk;jhd; te;jhu;fs;. “mg;ghlh... vd;d Fspu;... vd;d Fspu;...’’ rypg;Gld; 'Nrhgh’tpy; mku;e;jhs; mk;kh. vq;fs; ,uz;L NgiuAk; mq;Nf mtSf;Fk; re;Njhrk;. Kfj;jpy; njupe;jJ.

fz;ljpy;

“khkp... Nfhg;gp nfhz;L tul;Lkh?’’ “vd;d Nfs;tp... vy;yhUf;Fk; NghL.’’ khkhjhd; $wpdhu;. rhU Gs;spapyh Nahbdhs;.

khdhfr;

rikayiwf;Fj;

Js;sp

“khkP...!!’’ rikaiyiwapy; ,Ue;J rhUtpd; Fuy;.. “Nfhg;gp vq;f ,Uf;F...?’’ “Nky ,Uf;F gps;is... jud;... Nky; ,Uf;F. vLj;Jf;nfhLlh... mtSf;F njupNaiy...’’

mYkhupy vl;LNkh


107 !

cs;Ns nrd;wNghJ> mtNs Edpf;fhypy; epd;W Nfhg;gpg; Nghj;jiy vLg;gjpy; Kide;jpUe;jhs;. rw;Wk; vjpu;ghuhjtifapy; mts; epiyjLkhwpr; rupa... Xbr;nrd;W mtisf; iffspy; Ve;jpf; nfhz;Nld;. G+f;nfhj;njhd;W vd; iffSs; tpOe;J vd;Dlk;ig mjpuitj;jJ. mts; funkhd;W vd; Njhs;kPJ... Nghl;lhsh... jw;nrayhfth? Gupatpy;iy.

mtshfg;

“vd;d rj;jk; mq;if... vd;dj;ijg; Nghl;Lilf;fpwpas;?’’ vd;wthW mk;kh tUtij czu;e;J mtistpl;L tpyfpr; nrd;Nwd;. mtis epkpu;e;J ghu;f;f vJNth jLj;jJ. jiyiaf; Fdpe;jthW 'gl>gl’f;Fk; kdJld; vdJ miwia mile;Njd;. vd; kdjpy; VNjNjh ,dk;Gupahj Gjpa mDgtk;... vjpu;ghuhj mDgtk;.

czu;Tfs;...

epiyFiye;Njd;. vd;dhy; vd;id epjhdg;gLj;j ,aytpy;iy. GOf;fkhftpUe;jJ. rpj;jputijahf ,Ue;jJ. xUfzk; fz;fis %b vd;id MRthrg;gLj;j Kad;Nwd;... kPz;Lk; kPz;Lk; me;j epfo;T kdjpy;


108 !

te;Jnfhz;Nl ,Ue;jJ. me;j epidTfSf;Fj; jilNghl;lhfNtz;Lk;. vdf;Nf vd;dpy; gakhftpUe;jJ. ,e;jNeuj;jpy; vd; gpUe;jhTld; ciuahlNtz;Lk; NghypUe;jJ. fzdpia Nghl;Nld;. 'gpUe;jh.. Xd;iydpy; nfhjpg;ig Mw;Wthah?’

,Ug;ghah..

vd;

cs;sf;

kdJ fzdpf;Fk; Nkyhd Ntfj;jpy; mq;fyha;j;jJ. nkrd;riu jpwe;Njd;. k;... mtis fhztpy;iy. kdk; Nrhu;e;jJ. VjhtJ nra;jhfNtz;Lk;NghypUe;jJ. mtSf;F 'nkapy;’ vOj Muk;gpj;Njd;. 'vd; cs;snky;yhk; epiwe;jpUg;gtNs!...’ ,t;thW vOjpdhy; mtSf;F tpsq;Fkh... vOjNtz;Lk;Nghy njhlu;e;Njd;.

vdJ xU

jkpo; ntwp...

'xt;nthU epkplj; JspfSk; gpUe;jh gpUe;jhntd;W cd; epidtpNyNa fspg;gpd;wpf; foptij eP mwpthah? 'rw;’ miwnahd;wpy; jdpikapy; epd;W jj;jspj;jtDf;Fj; jz;ikiaf; fhl;bg; nghOJfis tre;jkhf;fpa vd; Kfe;njupahj cwNt! ,g;NghJ vd;idj; jdpNatpl;L vq;Nf nrd;wha;? gpuptpy; vd;idf; fUf;fp kiwe;jpUg;gjpy; vijf; fz;lha;? vd;dpiy GupAkh cdf;F? epj;jk;


109 !

epj;jk; my;yhLk; kdJld; ep[j;Jf;Fk; epoYf;FkpilNa cz;ik Gupahky; cUf;Fiytij mwpahah? vd; kr;rhs; rhUjhd; vd; tho;f;ifj; Jiz vdr; nrhy;yhky; nrhy;Yk; vd; mk;kh... fz;fshy; vd; rk;kjk; Nfl;L vd;idNa tisa tUk; rhU... vd; ey;y KbTf;fhf ehl;fis vz;zpf; nfhz;bUf;fpwhs;. mts;kl;Lkh? ehDe;jhNd... cd; ey;y gjpYf;fhf cd; tUifia ehbj; jtkpUf;fpNwd;. vq;F nrd;wha; vd;DapNu? cd; nkrd;rupy; vtu; 'Xd; iydpy;’ ,Ue;jhYk; vd;Dld; Ngrj;jhd; tpUg;gnkd;W vd; kdjpidj; njd;whyhf tUbdhNa? mJ ntWk; thu;j;ijfsh? Ntrkh? Nkhrkh? NerNk ,y;yhj vOj;Jf;fspd; Nrhlidfsh? cdf;F vd;Nky; md;Ng fpilahjh? ghrNkh... NtrNk... Xbte;J cz;ikiaf; $wptpL.. vd;idf; fhf;f itj;Jf; nfhQ;rq;nfhQ;rkhff; nfhy;yhNj. vd;idNa ehd; Vkhw;wpf;nfhs;fpNwdh vd;whtJ te;J nrhy;yptpL... ,d;Nwy;... xUtdJ mopTf;F Mshd ghtKk; gopAk; cd;idr; Rk;khtplhJ... cd; tuit ntFtpiuthf vjpu;ghu;f;fpNwd;. epk;kjpaw;W epiyFiyAk;> cd;Nky; md;Gnfhz;l jud;.' VNjh xU Ntfj;jpy; vOjpaij mDg;gptpl;Lf; fz;fis %bathW fjpiuapy; rha;e;Njd;. mq;Nf.. fyfyg;ghf gpUe;jh... Vf;fk; epiwe;j tpopfSld; rhU... khwpkhwpf; Nfhyk; fhl;bdhu;fs;. vt;tsT Neuk;jhd; njupatpy;iy.

mg;gbNa

,Ue;NjNdh


110 !

fz;fisj; jpwe;J ghu;j;Njd;. ek;gKbatpy;iy. nkrd;rupy; epwq;fhl;baJ.

gpUe;jhtpd;

nghk;ik

gr;ir

,de;njupahj Mde;jg; gputhfk; vd; cs;sj;jpy;... “`Nyh... vd; I];fpwPk; rpiyNa...” nksdk;. gjpy; ,y;iy. “NgRb.. vd; nry;yNk... Rfkha; ,Uf;fpah..?’’ “.....’’ “Nfhgk; vz;lhy; nrhy;ypL... Ngrhky; nfhy;yhijb.. Mj;jpuk; vz;lhy; 'vk;vk;’ jpl;L... g;sP];...’’

,Ue;J vz;L

mts; vJTk; Ngrhky; ,Ue;jhs;. “Vz;b vd;idr; thu;j;ij NgRb..’’

rpj;jputij

“N`a;! $ Mu; A+ khd;?’’ ehd; mjpu;r;rpahy; ciwe;Njd;.

gz;Zwha;...

xU


111 !

(13) “N`a;! $ Mu; A+> khd;?” Jg;ghf;fp uitahfg; Gwg;gl;L te;j thu;j;ijfs; vd; neQ;irj; Jisj;J rpuirj; jhf;fpaJNghy; czu;T nghq;fpaJ. fdkhd typAs; Gije;J mtjpg;gl;Nld;. 'ahu; eP?’ mtsh... vd; gpUe;jhth Nfl;lhs;?! ek;g Kbatpy;iy. ek;ghky; ,Uf;fTk; ,aytpy;iy. vjpNu fzdpj; jpiu me;j trdj;ij ,d;dKk; xspu;j;jJ. “N`a;... ahu; eP? gpUe;jht cdf;nfg;gbj; njupAk;... nuy; kP...” kPz;Lk; mjpu;r;rp. nkrd;ru; ad;diyg; ghu;j;Njd;. gpUe;jhtpd; 'Ib’jhd;. mg;gbnad;why;... Vd; Ntrk;NghLfpwhs;? tpisahl;lh? my;yJ tpguPjkh? Gupatpy;iy. “gpUe;jh... vd;d ,J..?”


112 !

“ehd; gpUe;jh ,y;iy... gjpy;... gjpy;... cdf;nfg;gb gpUe;jht njupAk;..?” Fog;gk;... Fog;gk;... mtspy; ntWg;G te;jJ. tpisahl;Lf;F xU msTNtz;lhkh? msTf;F kpQ;rpdhy; vJTNk eQ;RjhNd... gfpbahfg; Ngr Muk;gpj;Jf; iffyg;gpy; KbTWk; rk;gtq;fSf; Fj;jhd; msNtJ?! “ehd; Nfl;FwJf;F Kd;dhy eP nfhl;ilkhjpup... eP ahu; nrhy;Y...”

vd;d

Ke;jpupf;

“Ke;jpupf;nfhl;ilah... mJ vd;d..?” “kz;zhq;fl;b... Kjy;y eP ahu;... vg;gb gpUe;jhd;u 'Ib’y te;jha; nrhy;Y...” “kz;zhq;fl;bah... k;... ePjhd; kz;zhq;fl;b. ,J gpUe;jhl 'Ib’ ,y;iy... vd;u 'Ib’...’’ “vd;d...?” “k;... ehd; %z;L khrkh fdlhy ,y;iy... mts; vd;iu 'Ib’a 'A+];’ gz;zpl;lhs;... nkhf;F... nkhf;F...” mjpu;e;Jtpl;Nld;. ep[kh ngha;ah vdg; Gupatpy;iy. ahiu ek;GtJ? vtuplk; Nfl;gJ? Fog;gkhftpUe;jJ. “vd;d rj;jkpy;iy? ek;giyah... gpUe;jh vd;


113 !

ngupag;gh kfs;... mtSf;F vd;u 'Ib’d;u 'gh];Ntl;’ njupAk;... fs;sp... vdf;Fj; njupahk tPl;il te;J... vd;iu nkrd;rupy fdNgNuhl NgrpapUf;fhs;...” “k;... mg;g mtspd;iu 'Ib’ vd;d...” “nyhs;... mtSf;F 'Ib’ 'nfhk;gp A+l;lNu’ ,y;iy...”

,y;iyNa...

jhq;fKbahj mjpu;r;rp. vd;dhy; ek;ghky; epuhfupf;fTk; ,aytpy;iy.

mtspl;l

ek;gKbatpy;iy.

,g;gbAk; elf;Fkh? ,g;gbAk; xU ngz;zhy; vspjhf vd; czu;TfSld; tpisahb Vkhw;w KbAkh?! vd; kdJs; vOe;J epw;Fk; 'I];fpwPk; rpiy’ ngha;ah? fhdy;ePupd; ciwepiy cUtkh?! vd;idf; Nfhuk; nra;antdg; GFe;j khag;gprhrh? vd;idr; Rw;wpYk; R+Ok; ,Uz;l GifAs; fz;fs; vupe;J ePu;Ruf;f> myq;f kyq;f Kopf;Fk; mwpTnfl;l Kz;lkhf vd;dpiy. Rod;wbf;Fk; R+whtspAs; gwe;jiyAk; vdf;F xU gw;Wjy; fpilahjh? nfhe;jspf;Fk; flYs; %o;Fk; glfpy; ,Ue;J jg;g xU rpW JUk;ghtJ mfg;glhjh? epju;rdk; vd;W epidj;jit ahTk; Jujp\;lkhd epiyapy; xU rpW Cd;WNfhyhtJ fpilahjh vd;w jtpg;gpy; ehd;. “gpUe;jh cd; tPl;il te;J 'rw;'gz;zyhk;jhNd...” “vJf;F..?”


114 !

“mtSld; NgrNtZk;...” “vJf;F..?” “eP ahu;D njupahk vg;gpb nrhy;YwJ...?” “ehd;jhd; nrhy;ypl;lNd... gpUe;jhl rpj;jh nghz;Z... mt jq;fr;rp... vd;d njupahJ... nrhy;Y.” “k;... cd; ngau; njupahJ... cd; taJ njupahJ...” “njupQ;R vd;d nra;ag; Nghlg; Nghwpah? nyhs;...”

Nghwha;...

'yt;

nyw;wu;’

“vd;d..?” “ePjhNd vd;dNth vOjpapUe;jha;..?”

mtSf;F

nkapy;iy

“INah... ghu;j;Jl;bah...?” “vd;iu 'Ib’f;F thw nkapy ghf;fhk Ntw ve;j nkapy ghf;fpwJ..?” vd;id mwpahkNy vdf;Fs; xU $r;r czu;T GFe;Jnfhz;lJ. vtSf;fhfNth ntspg;gLj;jpa vd; vz;zf; Ftpay;fs; vtisNah nrd;wile;j $r;rk;. “cd;idg;gw;wp nrhy;yiyNa..? jud;... N[u;kdpy ,Uf;Nfd;...”

k;...

vdf;F

ngau;

“k;... ,Ugj;jhW taR vz;L nrhy;yiy... nyhs;...”


115 !

“thl;... Mu; A+ gpUe;jh..?” “INah nrhwp... cq;f nkapiy ghu;j;Jl;L mtNshl nuypNghd;y NgrpNdd;... mg;gjhd; nrhd;dhs;... mts; ey;yhj;jhd; cq;fis Vkhj;jpl;lhs;... cq;fis ghj;jh ghtkh ,Uf;F... mtSf;fhf ehd; kd;dpg;Gf; Nfl;Fwd;...” “mtSf;fhf eP vJf;F kd;dpg;G..?” “mts; vd;u mf;fhjhNd...” “k;... cdf;F vj;jpid taR... vd;d Ngu;..?” “vd;u ngau; R[p... gjpidQ;R taR...” “INah...!” “vd;d INah...?” “gjpidQ;R tarpy 'rw;'wh?” “Vd;... 'rw;'gz;zpdhy; vd;d... cq;fisg;Nghy 'yt;’ gz;Zwtq;fjhd; 'rw;'gz;zyhkh?” 'RuPu;’ vd neQ;rpy; ijj;jJ. mtsJ Nfs;tpf;F vd;d $WtJ vdg; Gupahky; nksdpj;Njd;. “xU Nfs;tp...” mts;jhd;.


116 !

“k;...” “ePq;fs; vdf;F mz;zhth? mq;fpsh?” me;j NtjidapYk; rpupg;G te;jJ. “vd;dNth $g;gpL...” “mz;zhf;Fl;b... ,g;gpbj;jhd; $g;gpLtd;...” mJTk; ,dpikahfj;jhd; ,Ue;jJ. “$g;gpL...” “ePq;f vg;gpbf; $g;gpLtPq;f..?” “k;... R[pf;Fl;b..?” “mJ XNf..?”

Ntzhk;...

nry;yf;Fl;bd;D

$g;gplZk;...

vd;idawpahky; rpupj;Jtpl;Nld;. Fog;gq;fisAk; ftiyfisAk; xUfzk; rpupj;Njd;.

vd; kwe;J

“k;... nry;yr; rpd;df;Fl;bd;D $g;gpll;lh?” “Ia;ah.. ,g;gjhd; eP vd;iu mz;zhf;Fl;b...” mtNs vd; fOj;ijf;fl;bf;nfhz;L rpupg;gjhf xU gpuik. “mz;zhf;Fl;b... cd;id xz;L Nff;fZk;...”

Js;spr;


117 !

“k;...” “eP gpUe;jht Vd; 'yt;’gz;Zwha;..?” “eP rpd;dg;ngz;... cdf;nfJf;F... xOq;fha; gb...” “nyhs;... mts; rupapy;iylh... mJjhd; Nfl;Nld;... nrhy;yiyd;dh Ngh... vdf;nfd;d?” N[hjp kdf;fz;Kd;Nd te;jhs;. 'rw;iw ek;ghijlh... vy;yhk; ngha;lh...’ ,g;NghJ ,ts; 'gpUe;jh rupapy;iy’ vd;W... vd; kdkhspifNa ngha;ahfpr; rpije;Jnfhz;L NghfpwNjh?! mq;Nf FbapUj;jpa moFr;rpiy cUfpf; nfhjp$oha; vd; ,jaj;ij mtpg;gJNghd;w vupT. jhq;fKbahJ jtpj;Njd;. “mz;zhf;Fl;b... mtis ek;ghij. mts; $lhj ngl;il.. 'ghl; fuf;lu;’... vg;gTk; khYf;F NghwJjhd; mts; Ntiy.. mq;f nghbais 'irw;’ mbf;fpwJjhd; mts; Ntiy... mJjhd; mtis vd;iu 'nfhk;gpA+l;liu’f;$lj; njhl tpLwjpy;iy.. ehd; ,y;yhNghJ vd;iu 'Ib’a 'kp];A+];’ gz;zpl;lhs;... eP mtis kwe;JL... nrhy;ypl;Nld;...” “k;...’’ xUehspy; kwf;ff;$ba epfo;Tfsh mit?! vg;gb kwg;Ngd;?! thu;j;ijfshy; vd; ,jaj;Js; GFe;j epidTfisAk; czu;Tfspd; cUthf;fq;fisAk;> fw;gidr; rpZq;fy;fisAk;> mjpNy fye;j mtisAk; vt;thW J}f;fpnawpa KbAk;? Kjd;Kjypy; vd;id


118 !

type;jioj;J 'nkrd;rupy;’ ,dpauhfk; ghb vd;idj; jhyhl;ba cwty;yth?! vt;thW cjwpj;js;StJ?! “vd;d k;... mtis fypahzk; nra;... XNf?’’

kwe;Jl;L

rhU

mf;fhitf;

“INah... cdf;nfg;gbr; rhUitj; njupAk;..?’’ “nyhs;... ePjhNd nkapypy; vOjpapUf;fha;... cq;fisNa Rj;jpr;Rj;jp thwh vz;L... XNf nrhy;Y mz;zhf;Fl;b..’’ “eP rpd;dg;gps;is... Rk;kh fpl...’’ “ehd; vd;dlh rpd;dg;gps;is... ngupagps;is Mapl;lNd... 'rhwp’ cLj;J... epiwag;NgUf;F ',d;tpNlrd;’ nfhLj;Jf; nfhz;lhbNdhNk... nkhf;F... nkhf;F...’’ “Mfh... mJTk; mg;gbah...?’ mtsJ thu;j;ijfshy; vd;id tpyj;jpNahbd.

ftiyfs;

rw;WNeuk;

“mz;zhf;Fl;b... gpUe;jhf;F epiwa gpuz;];lh... 'fhdh’ ehL njupAkh... fWg;Gf; fWg;ghd nghbaq;fs;... mtq;fNshljhd; Rj;Jths;lh... nyhs;...’’ “ngha; nrhy;yhij...’’ “ek;Glh...’’


119 !

vd; fw;gidf;Nfhl;ilfs; nfhz;bUe;jd.

ntFNtfkhfr;

rupe;J

“,g;g nrhy;Y... ey;ykh?’’

ey;ykh?

mf;fh

gpUe;jh

rhU

clNd $wf;$ba gjpyh ,J? “njupaiy...’’ “,tsT nrhy;ypAk; nrhy;Ywpah?’’

njupaiyah...

k;...

ehisf;Fr;

rpd;dg;gps;isNajhd;... gjpYf;fhf mlk;gpbj;jhs;. “ghg;gk;...’’ “ghg;gk; ,y;iy... ehisf;F tUtd;... nrhy;yZk;... XNf..? INah... mk;khlh... ehd; ehisf;F thNwd;... lhlh mz;zhf;Fl;b...’’ mts; Ngha;tpl;lhs;. vy;yhNk khiaahfj; Njhd;wpaJ. ,g;gbAk; elf;Fkh vd Vw;fKbahkypUe;jJ. Vw;fhky; tpyj;jTk; Kbahky;> 'Vd; ,Uf;fKbahJ’ vd;w Nfs;tp vOe;J jLj;jJ. gpd;dhy; ahNuh tUtJNghd;w czu;T. jpUk;gpNdd;. mq;Nf ifapy; Nfhg;gpAld; rhU. rw;WKd; epfo;e;j rk;gtk; epidtpnyof;


120 !

$r;rj;Jld; nespe;Njd;. “mj;jhd;... Nfhg;gp nfhk;gpA+l;luh..? nuhk;g jhq;]; mj;jhd;...’’

Fbf;fhk

Kfk;rptf;f $wpdhs;. “vJf;F...?’’ “fPiotpohky; gpbr;rJf;F...’’ fz;fs; rpwfbj;jd. “vdf;Fj; njupAk;...’’ “vd;d...?’’ “mj;jhd; vd;id fPio tpotplkhl;lhd; vz;L...’’ $wptpl;Lj; Js;spNahLk; ghu;j;Jf; nfhz;bUe;Njd;.

rhUitNa

tpag;Gld;

'vt;tsT ek;gpf;ifahd thu;j;ijfs;...’ vd; Njfnky;yhk; GJtpj re;Njhr czu;T Kfpohfp nkhl;lhfp kyuhfp kzk;tPr Muk;gpj;jJ.


121 !

(14) “mz;zh! vd;d mg;gpbr; nra;jhsh?’’

nrhy;Ywha;?

cz;ikaha;

“k;... ngha;ah nrhy;YNwd;... New;W R[p te;J jd;iu 'Ib’a 'kp];A+];’gz;zpl;lhs; vz;lNghJ vd;dhiy$lj;jhd; ek;g KbNaiy... vtsT ey;y ngz; vz;L gpUe;jhit epidr;rd;... ahiu ek;GwJ... ahiu ek;gf; $lhnjz;L tpsq;Nfiy. tho;f;ifapiy rpyNgu; VNjh mw;g nrhw;g Rfq;fSf;fhf Ms;khwhl;lk; Nkhrb nra;Awhq;fnsz;lhy;... 'rw;’wpiyAk; ,g;gpbah?’’ kdk; Nehf Rjhtpw;F vOjpNdd;. ahuplkhtJ vd;


122 !

Rikfisf; nfhl;bdhy;jhd; MWjy; fpilf;Fk; NghypUe;jJ. R[p te;jjpypUe;J kdk; Fok;gptpl;lJ. ,Jtiu fle;J te;j tho;f;ifapy; Vw;gl;l kpfg; ngupa Vkhw;wk;. typa mioj;J jpdKk; fij gy Ngrp> fspg;ghy; Fspg;ghl;br; rpe;ij ftu;e;J> kdjpy; khspifaha; rpypu;j;njOe;J> rpy khjg; nghOJfspd; rpUq;fhuj; jhyhl;Lf; fdTisr; rLjpaha; rtkhf;fpa gpUe;jhtpd; jhf;fk; xU rpy ehl;fSs; jlkw;Wg; Ngha;tpLkh> vd;d?! mts; je;j tLtpd; Ntjidfis ms;spf; nfhl;b mfw;w xU thbfhyhtJ Ntz;Lky;yth?! “vd;dhiyAk; ek;g KbNaiylh... mz;zh! vd;Ndhil$l mts; ey;ygps;iskhjpup 'mf;fh> mf;fh’ vz;L 'rw;’ gz;zpdhNs... k;... 'rw;’ nghOJNghf;nfz;L epidr;rhy;... me;j nghOJfisAk; Vkhw;WwJjhdh 'rw;’? vd;dNth... ,e;j kl;biyahtJ 'gpUe;jh> gpUe;jh' vz;L capiutplhikj; jg;gPl;lha;...’’ fhjypj;J> mjd; gpujpgydha; jtpj;jpUf;Fk; Rjh> vdf;fhf ftiyg;gl;Lf; nfhz;bUe;jhs;.

ftiyfSld; 'nkrd;rupy;’

“mz;zh... vd;dNkh... me;j R[p nrhd;dkhjpup rhUit fypahzk; nra;. cd;iu kr;rhs;jhNd? rpd;dd;iy ,Ue;Nj cd;idg;gw;wpj; njupQ;rts;. cdf;Fk; mtisj; njupAk;...’’


123 !

“k;...’’ “cd;iu gyk; gytPdq;fs; mtSf;Fj; njupAk;... mtspd;iu gyk; gytPdq;fs; cdf;Fj; njupAk;... mjhiy rpd;dr; rpd;dg; gpur;rpidas; vz;lhYk; 'ml;[];nkd;w;’ (adjustment) ,Uf;Fk;lh...’’ “k;...’’ “mNjhil... vd;idg; ghu;... gjpdhW tarpiy fhjy; vz;L jha; jfg;gid... nrhe;j ge;jq;fis kjpf;fhik tPl;iltpl;Lg; Nghdd;... ,g;g... ek;gpdtd; Vkhj;j... kWgbAk; mg;gh mk;khjhNd vdf;Fj; jQ;rk; je;jpUf;fpdk;... vd;d ,Ue;jhYk; ngj;jtq;f gps;isfisf; fz;fyq;f tplkhl;lhq;flh... mjhiy nrhy;Ywd;. cd;iu mk;khTk; eP rhUit fypahzk; nra;Awij tpUk;Gwjhiy... mij Vd; nfLf;fpwha;? xU jhapd; kdR tho;j;jpdhNy tho;f;if tskhf mikAk;...’’ “k;...’’ “vd;d k;... k;... vz;Lwha;. ,y;iyah vz;L nrhy;yd;...’’

rhUit

fl;Lwpah

“Rk;kh ,Ub... epiwa Nahrpf;fZk;...’’ “k;... ngupa Nahrpidjhd;... vd;dNth nra;. ,dpAk; Rk;kh nkhf;fd;Nghiy Vkhwhij... nrhy;ypl;ld;...’’ “k;...’’


124 !

“vd;dlh ftiyah? ftiyg;gl;lhy; thNoyhJlh... vd;idg; ghu;... VNjh thoj;jhNd NtZk;... mg;gpbj;jhd;... ,dpahYk; Gj;jprhypah KbntL.’’ “k;...’’ “nyhs;... ,z;ilf;F KbntLj;jpl;bah... mg;gpbNa Nghtpl;L thNwd;...’’

'k;’NghLwnjz;Nl 'k;’nkz;bU... ehd;

“k;...’’ mts; Ngha;tpl;lhs;. RjhTld; Ngrpajpy; kdk; XusT mikjp aile;jJNghd;w czu;T. kdjpy; ,t;tsTfhyKk; Vw;gl;l GOf;fk; jzpe;jJ NghypUe;jJ. gLf;ifapy; tpOe;J fz;fis %bf;nfhz;Nld;. GjpaNjhu; gutr czu;T Cw;nwLj;J ehb euk;ngy;yhk; nghq;fpg; gpuhtfkhfp> Njfj;Js; gutp> kdjpd; ghuq;fisg; gQ;rhf;fp vd;id vq;Nfh gpugQ;rj;jpy; kpjf;fitg;gJNghd;w gpuik. vd; fz;fSs; fw;gidf; te;J fij$w tpise;jd.

Fjpiufs;

tpiue;Njhb

me;j Mde;j czu;Tfs; vdf;Fj; Njitahf ,Ue;jd. Vnddpy; vd;idr; Rw;wpr; Rod;bnwOk; Mde;j czu;Tf; Ftpay;fspd; cr;rpapy; rhU nkd;KWtYld; vdf;fhf elkhbdhs;.


125 !

vdf;F ed;whfNt Gupe;jJ> vd; njspe;j kdjpy; fye;j cwT rhUjhd; vd;W. mtsplk; vd;dpiyia clNd $wNtz;Lk;... vdpDk; VNjh xU mr;r czu;T vd;idj; jLj;jJ. jpBnudf; $Wk;NghJ vd;d vz;ZthNsh vd;w mr;rk;..! vdpDk;> Vf;fk; epiwe;j tpopfSld; vd;idr; rpiwg;gpbf;f KaYk; mtSf;F vd; kdijj; jpwe;J> mq;Nf mts; GFe;Jtpl;lijj; njuptpj;Nj MfNtz;Lk;. mg;NghJ mtsJ epiy vd;dthf ,Uf;Fk;?! Xbte;J fl;baizj;Jf; fyfyg;ghsh? mwpa kdk; Fuq;fhfj; jhtpaJ. vq;Fk; mikjp... vq;Fk; eprg;jk;... Rtu;f; 'bf;> bf;’ vd;W eprg;jj;ij tpul;l nfhz;bUe;jJ.

fbfhuk; Kad;W

mg;NghJ... ahNuh nkJthf ele;J tUk; xyp. me;j xyp vd;id Nehf;fpj;jhd; mz;kpj;Jf;nfhz;bUe;jJ. me;j ,Uspy;> me;j cUtk; fl;byUNf te;J vd; gf;fj;jpy; mku;e;jJ. 'rhU...!’ ,e;j Neuj;jpy; ,e;j ,lj;jpy; Kbahky; Mde;jk; mizAilj;jJ.

rhUth?

ek;g


126 !

“rhU...’’ czu;r;rpapy; ehj; jLkhwpaJ. me;j moF epyT Fdpe;J vd; tpopfis CLUtpaJ. me;j ,Uisf; fpopj;jthW ,U fUitukzpfshff; fz;fs; gsgsj;jNtisapy;> ,uz;L nrhl;Lf; fz;zPu;j;Jspfs; vd; fd;dj;jpy; gl;Lj; njwpj;jd. “vd;d rhU..?’’ gjl;lkhf mtsJ fuj;ijg; gw;wpNdd;. “mj;jhd;! vtsTehs;jhd; nghWf;f KbAk;... cq;fs; vz;zj;ijr; nrhy;y ,d;Dk; fhyk; tuy;iyah?’’ Fuy; tpf;fpaJ. ntbj;jJ.

rpW

tpk;ky;

ntg;gpahuj;Jld;

“rhU...’’ mts; Njhs;fisg;gw;wp vd;Dld; mizj;Jf;nfhz;Nld;. mtsJ %r;Rf;fhw;W vd; khu;igr; Rl;lJ. “rhU...’’ “k;...’’ “cd; ngaiu cr;rupf;fj; njupe;j ,e;j ,jaj;jpw;F


127 !

cd;dplk; ,y;iy..?!!’’

vd;

fhjiyr;

nrhy;Yk;

ijupak;

Vd;

“ftpijah..?’’ - rpZq;fpdhs;. “k;... eshapdp jhkiur;nry;td; vOjpaJ... mijkhjpupj;jhd; ,g;g vd;dpiy... vd; kdijj; jpwe;Jfhl;l JzpTtUk; ehSf;fhf fhj;jpUe;jd;...’’ mts; fhJfspy; fpRfpRj;Njd;. “cd; ghu;itahy; vd;Ds; kpd;dy; xd;W vOe;J XAk;..! cd; thu;j;ij [hyj;jpy; vd; ehb euk;ngy;yhk; thj;jpakhFk;..!’’ rpupg;Gld; mts; Nkthia epkpu;j;jpNdd;. “rhU... cdf;Fk; ftpij tUNj?’’ “,JTk; eshapdpapd; ftpijjhd;... ,d;ndhU ftpij nrhy;yl;lh...?’’

mtuJ

“k;...’’ “njupahjJNghy; cd; Njit fUjp eP njhLk;NghJ vd;Ds; kpUjq;f mjpu;T...’’ $wptpl;L FWk;Gld; ghu;j;jtis mizj;Jf;nfhz;Nld;. mts; fOj;Js; Kfk; Gijj;Njd;. “r;rP... kPir Fj;JJ...’’

vidj; vd;W ms;sp


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“kPir $e;jypd; Foe;ij... ftpQd; nrhd;dJz;L... cd; $e;jy; ve;jd; Foe;ijab... ehd; nrhy;fpd;Nwd;...’’ vd;wthW mts; $e;jiy tpuy;fshy; tfpnlLj;Njd;. “,J ahu; ftpij?’’ “,J fuit guzpd;iu... mtu; ftpij njupAkh?’’ “nrhy; vwpe;jhah? fy; vwpe;jhah? rydg;gl;L epf;fpwJ kdj;jlhfk;... jhkiuj; jlhfj;jpy; mUk;gj; njhlq;Fk; jhkiuNghy; cd; epoy;...’’ “mlNl... cdf;Fk; njupe;jpUf;Nf...’’

fuitguzpd;iu

ftpij

“,J guzpapd;iu ftpij ,y;iy... eshapdpd;iu ftpij mj;jhd;... ,d;Dk; nrhy;yth?’’ “k;...’’ “ve;jd; tUifapy; ve;jd; nrt;tha; kyuNtz;Lk;...’’

miog;gpdpy;

cd;

“mg;gbah...’’ Jbf;Fk; mtsJ mjuq;fis ehbNdd;. “r;rP... mJ fuitguzpapd; tupfs; mj;jhd;...’’ ntl;fj;Jld; iffSs; nespe;jhs;. “X!! vd; cjLfSf;F cd; fbjk; mDg;gl;Lk; ,jak;...’’

Kftup

,l;L

fhjy;


129 !

rhU tpopAau;j;jpg; ghu;j;jhs;. “,J eshapdpapd; ftpij...’’ FWk;Gld; rpupj;Njd;. “vd;nwd;Wk; ePjhd; Ntz;Lk;. ,g;gbj;jhd; vd;wpy;iy. ,g;gbNajhd; Ntz;Lk;. vdf;Nf... vdf;fhf Ntz;Lk;. vd;idNa cdjhf;fTk; Ntz;Lk;.. ,JTk; fuitguzpapd; ftpijjhd; mj;jhd;’’ vd;wthW ,Ufuq;fisAk; vd; fOj;jpy; khiyahf;fpf; nfhz;lhs;. “cd; rpWj;j tpopapDs; vd; tpk;gk; ehd; fhzNtz;Lk;... vd; kdnjq;Fk; cd;thrk; eP Nru;f;fNtz;Lk;... ,JTk; mtu; ftpijjhd;...’’ rpwfbj;Jg; xw;wpNdd;.

glglf;Fk;

tpopfis

nkJthf

cjLfs; Jbj;jd. fz;fs; nrUfpd. Jbg;ig mlf;f neUq;fpaNtisapy;... vd;id cjwpj;js;sp vOe;j rhU 'fyfy’ntdr; rpupj;jhs;. “rhU...’’ Vkhw;wj;Jld; fj;jpNdd;. mtisf; fhztpy;iy. vg;gb kiwe;jhs;? vq;Fk; mikjp... vq;Fk; eprg;jk;... vq;Fk; ,Us;..!


130 !

“rhU...’’ fj;jpathW fl;biytpl;L vOe;Njd;. X... vjpNu nfhz;bUe;jJ.

nfhk;gpA+l;lu;

jpiu

xspu;e;J

'fdth?’ k;.. fdTjhd;. ,dpikahd fdT. 'jdpik vdJ nghf;fprk;. G+f;fspd; nkhop mwpa> rpl;Lf; FUtpfspd; rPz;Lk; xyp czu> njd;wypd; fhjy; yPiyfis fhNjhL mizj;Jf; nfhs;s> vg;NghJk; jdpik mtrpak;!’ fuit ghu;j;jd.

guzpapd;

me;j ,dpikia Nehl;l kpl;Nld;.

tupfs;

vz;zj;jpy;

,iukPl;bathNw

vl;bg;

fzdpia

R[p nkrd;rupy; vd;id miog;gJ Gupe;jJ. X.. vd; KbT Nfl;f te;jpUf;fpwhs;. rpupg;G te;jJ. mtSld; Ngr Maj;jkhNdd;.


131 !

(15) “mz;zhf;Fl;b! Rfkh ,Uf;fpah... gjpy;... gjpy;...” te;j clNdNa Muk;gpj;Jtpl;lhs;. vdJ Kbitf; Nfl;gjpy; jhd; mtSf;F vt;tsT re;Njhrk;?! rpupg;ghf te;jJ. “k;... Kjy;iy RfkhapUf;fpwhah? ,Jf;Fg; gjpy nrhy;Y...”

rhg;gpl;bah?

“RfkhapUf;Nfd;. rhg;gpl;Nld;... ,g;g gjpiy nrhy;Y... rhU mf;fhit tpUk;Gwpah? nrhy;ylh mz;zhf;Fl;b. New;wpuT vdf;F epj;jpiuNa tuiy njupAkh? cd;idj;jhd; epidr;Nrd;. rhU mf;fhit tpUk;GNwd;D nrhy;Y..” “nrhd;dhy;..?” “nrhd;dhy; mz;zhf;Fl;bf;F xU k;kh jhNwd;... XNfah?” “k;khth... mJf;Fk; ghu;f;f nguprh xd;W jUtpah..?”


132 !

“vd;d.?” “cd; gpf; (pic)...” “thl;..?” “Nghl;Nlh... cd; Nghl;Nlh jUtpah..?” “cdf;nfJf;F vd; Nghl;Nlh... vd;iu nkrd;ru;y vj;jid Ngu;l Ib(id) ,Uf;F njupAkh? vOgJf;F Nkiy... xUj;jUf;FNk Nghl;Nlh nfhLf;fiy...” “cd;iu nkrd;ru;yAk; vOgJf;FNkiy Ib ,Uf;F. gpUe;jhTk; jdf;F vOgJf;FNkiy 'rw; gpuz;l;];’ (chat friends) ,Uf;nfz;lhs;..?!” “mtSf;F vq;iflh vOgJ Ngu;... vd;iu nkrd;ru;y ,Uf;fpwijjhd; nrhy;ypapUf;fhs;. mNjhl uz;L %z;L Ngiu 'ml;’ (add) gz;zpapUf;fhs;. mJTk; xU Ib.. ahNuh yt;ypNgha; vd;W xz;L.. mtNdhil ngupa fiur;ry;lh mz;zhf;Fl;b.” “vd;d fiur;ry;..?” “vd;iu glk; NtZkhk;... ehd; gpUe;jh ,y;iy vd;whYk; ek;Gwhdpy;iy. 'yt; gz;ZNwd;’ mg;gpb ,g;gpb vz;L fz;lgb NgRwhd; mz;zh. rupahd nfl;l nghbad;. mtid 'Gnshf;’gz;zg; Nghwd;... rupahd Y}R...” “mg;g vdf;Fk; glk; jukhl;bah... k;... gpUe;jhTk; ,g;gpbj;jhd;. jhd; epidf;Fk;NghJjhd; glk;


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jUNtd; vd;whs;. ,g;g MisNa fhNzy;iy... ePAk; mts; jq;fr;rpjhNd... ePkl;Lk; glk; mDg;gth Nghwha;?” “vd;d eP... mtisg;Nghy vd;id epidf;fpwpah? ehd; vd;iu taJ ngau; vy;yhk; nrhd;Ndd;jhNd? cz;ikahNa vdf;F cd;dpiy md;Gjhd; mz;zh... ek;gkhl;bah?” mts; nfQ;RtJNghy ,Ue;jJ. “ek;GNwd;lh... ,e;j ek;gpf;ifahtJ vz;lJjhd; vd;iu Nfs;tp...”

epiyf;Fkh

“mz;zhf;Fl;b... ehd;jhNd typa te;J cd;Ndhil NgrpNdd;.. gpUe;jh tukhl;lhs; vd;W nrhd;dJ ehd;jhNd? nrhy;yhky; ,Ue;jhy; vd;d nra;jpUg;gha;? VNjh cd;Ndhl NgrNtZk; vd;W Njhzpr;R. NgrpdNghJ cd;id mz;zhkhjpup epidf;fZk;D Njhzpr;R... vd;id gpbf;fiyd;dh nrhy;Y. ehd; ,dp tuiy...” “IiaNah... Fl;bjhNd...”

epy;Ylh...

vd;

nry;yr;

rpd;df;

“cz;ikah..?” “cz;ikah ehd; cd; mz;zd;jhd;lh... nry;yf;Fl;bf;F Nfhgk; cld tUJ...” “k;... gpd;d vd;d... gpUe;jht epidr;rhy; Nfhgk; tUk;jhNd..?”

khjpup

vd;

vd;id


134 !

“glk; mDg;gkhl;Nld; vz;bah... mJf;fhf mg;gpbr; nrhd;Ndd;... rup... ,dp ehd; glk; Nfl;fkhl;Nld;lh.” kdjpy; vOe;j nfhz;Nld;.

Vkhw;w

czu;it

mlf;fpf;

“ehd; Nfl;gd; mz;zh...” “vd;dlh... glkh?” “mJ ,y;iy... rhU mf;fhtpiy tpUg;gkh... mtit fypahzk; fl;Lwpah vz;L Nfl;gd;...” ‘rupahd gpbthjf;fhug; nrhy;ypf; nfhz;Nld;.

ngl;il.’

kdjpw;Fs;

“k;... vd;dlh rpd;dg;gps;iskhjpup...” “rpd;dg;gps;isjhNd..?” “ngupakDrpahfpl;lha;... rhwp nfhz;lhbdha;D New;Wj;jhNd nrhd;dha;..?”

cLj;J

“nyhs;... mz;zhf;Fl;b.. fijia khj;jhij. mg;g gjpy; nrhy;Y... vd;dhiy fdNeuk; 'rw;’gz;z KbahJ...” “Vd;...” “mg;gpbj;jhd;... gps;is...”

nrhy;Ylh.

mr;rhg;gps;is...

ey;y


135 !

rpupj;Jtpl;Nld;. fzdpf;F Kd;dhy; jdpikapy; tha;tpl;Lr; rpupj;j vd;id vtuhtJ ftdpj;jpUe;jhy;> epr;rakhf tprundd;Wjhd; epidg;ghu;fs;. “XNf... rhUitj;jhd; fypahzk; nra;ayhk; vz;L epidf;fpwd;lh... ,g;g rupah..?” “Ia;ah... ePjhz;lh vd;iu mz;zhf;Fl;b. ik nry;yr; RtPw; Fl;b. vtsT re;Njhrkh ,Uf;F njupAkh..?” vd;idAk; rhUitAk; Nru;j;Jitg;gjpy; New;W te;jtSf;F ,tsT kfpo;r;rpah? vq;Nfh xU ehl;by; ,Ue;J 'rw;’whLk; xU gjpide;J taJg; ngz;Zf;F Vd; ,e;j Mde;jk;? Gupatpy;iy. Ntfkhd mwpKfk;... Ntfkhd czu;Tg; gupkhw;wq;fs;... Ntfkhd KbntLg;Gfs;... ,Jjhd; 'rw;’ cyfNkh?! gpUe;jh kdpy; te;J vs;speifahLtJNghy czu;T. cz;ikjhd;. xU %d;W khj ciuahly;jhNd mtisf; fhjypf;Fkstpw;F vd;idg; ghjpj;jJ. mNjNghy xU ,uz;Lehs; R[papd; cwTjhNd mtis vd; kdjpypUe;J Rygkhf mfw;wTk; cjtpnra;jJ?! ek;g Kbatpy;iy. Mdhy; ek;gpj;jhdhf Ntz;Lk;NghypUe;jJ. “mz;zhf;Fl;b.. vd;d nra;wha;... XNf gz;zlh?” “vij..?” “nkhf;F nkhf;F... ey;yh ghu;... nyhs;...”


136 !

vd;dhy; vd; fz;fisNa ek;gKbatpy;iy. mq;Nf xU rpwpa glk; nkrd;ru; ad;dypy; kpje;J nfhz;bUe;jJ. mtrukhf me;j mDg;Gjiy Vw;Wf;nfhz;Nld;. iff;Fs; tpupe;jJ.

,Ue;j

'vyp’apd;

mOj;jypy

glk;

FWFW tpopfSld; xU rpW eq;if. fOj;jpy; xU nky;ypa nts;spr; rq;fpyp. fhjpy; ,U rpW tisaq;fs;. mofhf ,Ue;jhs;. “ahu;lh ,J... ePah?” Mr;rupaj;Jld; Nfl;Nld;. “ehd;jhd;... ek;giyah?” “IiaNah... ek;GNwd;... nfhLf;fpwjpy;iy vz;lha;..?”

xUj;jUf;Fk;

glk;

“k;... rhU mf;fhit fl;Lwd; vz;lha;. mJf;F vd;dthYk; cdf;F juZk;Nghy Njhzpr;rh... mJjhd; mDg;gpNdd;. mz;zh... cdf;Fkl;Le;jhd; mDg;gpNdd;. ahUf;Fk; fhl;blhNjlh...” “ehd; Vd;lh fhl;LNwd;... tbth ,Uf;fpwha;lh... ey;y ePs fOj;Jlh cdf;F. lhd;]; Mbdh ey;yh ,Uf;Fk;lh.” “nyhs;... lhd;]; gofpNdd;lh... tpl;Ll;Nld;...”


137 !

“Vd;lh...” “ehDk; vd; gpuz;l; xUj;jpAk; gofpNdhk;. uz;LNgUk; Nkilfspiy$l lhd;];gz;zp apUf;Nfhk;...” “gpwF..?” “muq;Nfw;wk; Nru;e;J nra;a mJf;fpilapy ghtk; mts;...”

,Ue;Njhk;

mz;zh.

“mtSf;F vd;dlh?” “gpiwd; $ku;lh... (Brain Humor)” “vd;d... %isg;Gw;WNehah... vj;jpid taRlh?” “vd;iu taRjhd;...” “ngha; nrhy;yhij...” mjpu;r;rpahf ,Ue;jJ. %isg; Gw;WNehah?

,t;tsT

,sk;

tajpy;

“vd;d nksdk;?” “......” “nry;y rpd;df;Fl;b... vd;d Ngrhk ,Uf;fpwha;?” “......” “vd;dlh eP... XNf... eP ngha; nrhy;yiylh... NgR...”


138 !

“k;...” “Nfhgkh? ghtk;lh cd; gpuz;l;. flTs; ,g;gpb Nrhjpf;f Ntz;lhk;...” “k;... mjhiy mts; ];$Yf;F Nghwjpy;iylh. gpuz;l;jhNd? ehDk; epWj;jpl;Nld;...”

lhd;];f;F thwjpy;iy. tPl;biyjhd;... vd;iu lhd;]; goFwij

“X...” “mg;gpb xU gpuz;l;. mtspy;yhl;b ehdpy;iy. ehdpy;yhl;b mtspy;iy... mg;gpbg; gofpNdhk; mz;zh...” “X... mg;g cdf;Fk; ftiyjhd;...” “ftiyah... mij kwf;fjhNd 'rw;’ ,Uf;F... nyhs;...” “mg;g mts;..?” “mtSk; tPl;biy ,Ue;J 'rw;’jhd;... nyhs;... ,g;g mtSf;F mbf;fb jiyapb tUJlh. te;jh jhq;f KbahJlh. vdf;F jud; mz;zhf;Fl;bNghy... mtSf;Fk; xU mz;zhf;Fl;b ,Uf;fhd;... mtNdhljhd; fdNeuk; 'rw;’gz;Zths;. jiyapbNahlAk; 'rw;’gz;Zths;lh. mg;gpb xU ghrk; mtd;Nkiy...” “ghtk;lh...”


139 !

“Rk;kh ghtk; mg;gb nrhy;yhijlh... gpwF vdf;F ftiy te;jh cd;$l Ngrkhl;Nld;. rupah...” “vd;dlh eP... ePjhNd mtisg;gw;wp nrhd;dha;. ehd; Nfl;ldh? mJf;F ghtk;D nrhy;yf;$lhjh?” “k;... cdf;F nrhy;yZk;D Njhzpr;R mz;zhf;Fl;b. Mdh mtNkiy ahUk; ,uf;fg;gLwij vd;dhiy jhq;fKbahJ. mJjhd;... xU Gnuhkp]; jUtpah mz;zh?” “vd;d?” “,dp mtisg;gw;wp NgRNwy;iy vz;L...” mtshf vtisNahgw;wpf; $wptpl;L> mijg;gw;wp ,dpg; NgrhNjnadr; rj;jpak; Nfl;lJ vdf;F tprpj;jpukhfj; njd;gl;lJ. vdpDk; rpd;dg; ngz; vd;gjhy; mijr; rhjhuzkhfTk; vz;zj; Njhd;wpaJ. “XNf. Gnuhkp];lh... mJ rup... vd;d eP... nts;spr; rq;fpyp Nghl;bUf;fha;. gTz;y Nghl;lh vd;d?” “nyhs;... nkhf;F nkhf;F... ,Jjhz;lh gh\d;. ,ijAk; fol;bg;Nghl;L fWj;jf; fapW fl;lZk;. mk;kh NgRthlh... nyhs;...” “INah... vd;d eP... ,g;gpbNa gh\d; vz;L cLg;Gfspiy ,Ue;J vy;yhj;ijAk; khj;jpdh... filrpy jkpopdNk ,Uf;fhNj...”


140 !

“nyhs;... Vd;lh jkpopdk;... gf;fj;jpiy ,Ue;J rz;il gpbf;fth... mLj;jit vd;d nra;apdk; vz;L ntspiyNgha;... ngha; ngha;ah fijf;fth?” 'gjpide;J tajpy; ,t;tsT njupe;J itj;jpUf;fpwhNs?’ mts; $WtjpYk; cz;ik ,Uf;fj;jhd; nra;jJ. ,e;j cz;ikfs;jhd; gyiu jk;kpdk; kwe;J tho epu;g;ge;jpf;fpwNjh?! “cdf;F vg;gblh njupAk;..?” “ehq;f ,Uf;fpw 'gpy;bq;'’y te;J ghu;... mWgJ jkpo; FLk;gkhYk; ,Uf;Fk;. nla;yp rz;il... ypt;w;y NghdhYk; rz;il. gbahy NghdhYk; rz;il...” “Mfh... mg;g cdf;F nla;yp nghOJ rz;ilg; glk; ghf;fj; Njitapy;iy...” “nyhs;... mz;zhf;Fl;b.. jiyapbf;F Jlh...”

NghFk;...

Nghfg;Nghwd;lh...

“ruplh... Vd;lh jiyapb..?” “njupaiylh... k;khlh...”

ehd;

mts; Ngha;tpl;lhs;.

ehis

thNwd;.

rupah...


141 !

(16) vdf;Fs; tpl;lJ.

Gjpjhf

xU

Nghuhl;lk;

Muk;gkhfp

'rhU vd;id tpUk;Gfpwhs;. mjw;Fk;Nkyhf mk;kh vq;fs; ,izit tpUk;Gfpwhs;...’ njupe;j tprak;. vdpDk; vdJ vz;zj;ij> ehd; rhUtpd;Nky; nfhz;l md;ig... ,y;iyapy;iy... Gjpjhf Vw;gl;l fhjiy mtsplk; vt;thW njuptpg;gJ?! mtshf typa te;j re;ju;g;gq;fis eOttpl;ljd; gyd; jw;NghJjhd; Gupe;jJ. mts; ,yz;lDf;Fj; jpUk;gpr; nry;tjw;F ,d;Dk; Ie;jhW ehl;fs;jhd; ,Ue;jd. mjw;Fs; mtsplk; vd; cs;sf; fplf;ifiaj; njuptpj;Njahf Ntz;Lk;. Mdhy;


142 !

vt;thW njuptpg;gJ vd;gJjhd; Gupatpy;iy. VNjh xU ,de;njupahj mr;r czu;T. mtsJ fuj;ijg;gw;wpathW xU rpy kzp NeukhtJ tPjpapyhtJ G+q;fhtpyhtJ Mw;wq;fiu Xuj;jpyhtJ fijNgrpf; fhyhw elf;fNtz;Lk;. jaf;fkhf ,Ue;jJ. ,e;j tpraj;ijg; nghWj;j kl;by; JzpT vd;idtpl;Lj; J}u tpyfp vd;idf; Nfhioahf;fptpl;l njd;dNth cz;ikjhd;. typar; nrd;W njuptpf;f $r;rNkh... mr;rNkh... mjdhy; tpise;j jaf;fNkh... VNjh xd;W jLj;jJ. mjdhy; kdk; Fuq;fhfp epk;kjpaw;Wj; jtpf;f Muk;gpj;jJ. kdjpy; vOe;j jPahy; ehd; rhUitNa $u;e;J ghu;f;f Muk;gpg;gij vd;dhNyNa czu Kbe;jJ. mts; J}uj;jpy; elkhLk;NghJ mtisNa ghu;g;gJk;> fpl;l tUk;NghJ vq;Nfh ghu;g;gJk; vg;NghJkpy;yhj khw;wkha; vd;Ds; GFe;J nfhz;lJ. ,t;tsT fhyKkpy;yhj VNjh xd;W vd;Ds; GFe;J mtSldhd vdJ gof;fj;ijNa khw;wptpl;lij vd;dhy; czu Kbe;jJ. ,Jjhd; fhjyh? vd;idNa Nfl;Lf; nfhz;Nld;. miyghAk; cs;sj;J czu;r;rpfSf;Ff; fbthskpl Kad;whYk;> mizAilj;Jr; rPWk; nts;sk;Nghyg; gPwpl;nlOk; tpNehj ntg;gpahuq;fs; fl;Lf;Fs; epy;yhf; fhthypahfpd. mts; ghu;itapy; njd;gLk;Nghnjy;yhk; fz;fs;


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vq;nfy;yhNkh Jsht Muk;gpj;jd. me;jj; Jshtypy; mts; moF jpuz;Lnfhz;LjhdpUe;jJ. mikjpahd Kfk;.. fUtz;Lfs;Nghy JUJUf;Fk; tpopfs;.. nrJf;fpitj;j nrq;fdpr; nrt;tha;... G+Q;Nrhiynahd;W tre;j fhyj;jpy; gr;irg;gNrnydj; jz;ikAld; fz;fSf;Fg; gRik fhl;Ltijg;Nghyj; njupe;jhs;. me;j mUikAk; nghypTg; ngUikAk; jw;NghJjhd; vdf;Fj; njupa Muk;gpj;jJ. me;jr; Nrhiyapd; FSikapy; Fspf;fntd vOk; vz;zq;fs; R+whtspaha;j; jhf;fpd. mit vd; rpe;ijapy; rpj;jpuq;fshfpf; fdTj; Njhuzq;fs; fl;bf; fhl;rpfshf tpupe;J ,sikj; jfpg;gpd; vupTs; vd;id ,l;Lr; nrd;wNtisapy;> xd;iwg; Gjpjhf czu;e;Njd;. mJjhd; fhjyh?! my;yJ fhjypd; vOr;rpf;F tpA+fk; mikf;f tpOe;j mbf;fy;yh?! fhjy;...! kdq;fspd; re;jpg;gpd; kaf;fk; vd;ghu;fNs! fhkj;jpd; gpbAs;spUe;J G+j;Jf; FYq;Fk; Gdpjg; gpizg;ngd;ghu;fNs! fhkj;Jf;Fk; fhjYf;Fk; rk;ge;jKz;lh? ,Uf;fyhk;.. Mdhy; ,Jehs;tiu Vw;glhj fhkk; jw;NghJ Vw;gLfpwjh? ,y;iy.. ,J mjw;Fk;Nky;... Mkhk;. fhjy;... fhjy;... ,J fhjy;jhd;. vdf;Fs; cz;lhd Nfs;tpfSf;F ehNd cUthf;fpf;nfhz;l gjpy;. jpBnud ehd; khwpj;jhd; Ngha;tpl;Nld;. vdf;Nf tpag;Gf; fye;j Mde;jk;.


144 !

me;j Mde;j khw;wj;ij mirNghl;lthW t]; epiyaj;jpy; epd;Wnfhz;bUe;Njd;. nry;yNtz;ba t]; te;jJ. rdk; mt;tsT ,y;iy. cs;Ns Vwp Nehl;lkpl;Nld;. Re;jUk; NerDk; ,Ue;jhu;fs;. “mlNl judh... ,e;j ghj;J vt;tsT ehshr;R..?’’ “k;... Ntiy$l...’’ gjpyspj;Njd;.

Cupyjhd;

vd

,Uf;fpwpah...

Nerd;

Nfl;lJf;F

“Ke;jp vy;yhk; Gl; Nghy; vd;why; fpwTz;l;y epw;gha;. ,g;Ngh me;jg; gf;fNk fhNzy;iy... mt;tsT Ntiyah... ey;ynjhU Gl;Nghy; gpNsau;... njhlu;e;J tuyhk;jhNd?’’ “Kaw;rpf;fpNwd;...’’ “cz;ikah Kaw;rpg;ghah..?’’ rpkpl;bdhd; Re;ju;.

vd;W

fz;

“Vd;..?’’ “,dp cdf;F Gl;Nghypy ,Uf;Fkh njupNaiy...’’

vy;yhk;

,d;uw];w;

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nrhy;Ywd;... mg;gpbj;jhNd jud;?’’ “mbik vz;L nrhy;Ywpah Re;ju;... mg;gb ,y;iy... ftu;r;rpahd re;jpg;Gfs;. mtsTjhd;. GJg;GJ tpraq;fspiy ftdk; nrYj;JwNghJ gioa tpraq;fSf;F Neuj;ij xJf;f Kbahk NghwJ rhjhuzk;. mJf;fhf mij mbik vz;L nrhy;NyyhJ...’’ “vd;dNth... vd;idg; nghWj;jstpiy 'rw;’ gpuNahrdkpy;yhj nghOJNghf;F vz;Ljhd; nrhy;Ytd;... CUg;gbah xU mYtYk; nra;Nayhik Rk;kh Neuk; NghwJjhd; kpr;rk;. xU fjpiuapiy ,Ue;Jnfhz;L nfhk;gpA+l;liuNa ghu;j;Jf;nfhz;L fz;izAk; kdirAk; gOjhf;fp 'Nt];w;’... 'Nt];w;’... fjpiuapiy kzpj;jpahyf;fzf;fh rpiwapUf;fpw khjpup... Ntjidapy;yhj rpiw... mg;gpbj;jhNd? ,J Njitah?’’ vd;W Nfl;lhd; Re;ju;. “k;... vijAk; ghtpf;fpw tpjj;jpiyjhd; Re;ju; mjd; gyd;fSk; fpilf;Fk;. fj;jp khjpupj;jhd;. nfhiyf;Fk; ghtpf;fhk;. rikaYf;Fk; ghtpf;fyhk;. rj;jpu rpfpr;irf;Fk; ghtpf;fyhk;. eP nrhy;wJk; xUtpjj;jpy rupjhd;. ,y;iynaz;L nrhy;yiy. fly;iy ePe;jyhk;... kPd; gpbf;fyhk;... Kj;njLf;fyhk;.. rhfyhk;... mg;gpbj;jhd;. 'rw;’Wk; mg;gbj;jhd;. tPzhAk; Nghfyhk;... tpNtfkhAk; Mfyhk;... mJ ehq;f 'rw;’ gz;Zwijg; nghWj;jJ... ,y;iyah?’’ kdjpy; Njhd;wpaijf; Nfl;Nld;. “vq;fl jkpo; 'rw; &k;’fSf;F Ngha;g;


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ghu;j;jha;jhNd? xNu Jhrzk;... rfpf;Nfyhj tf;fpukkhd Ngr;Rfs;... ,y;yhl;b nghk;gpisais 'irw;’ mbf;fntz;Nl miythq;f... nghk;gpisas; kl;Lnkd;d... mtq;fSk; mg;gpbj;jhd;... Ntw vd;d mjpy ,Uf;F?’’ “mJf;Fk; NkyAk; ,Uf;F... el;Gf;fhf... ehY tprak; njupaZk;D 'rw; &k;’ thwtq;fSk; ,Uf;fhq;f. mtq;f njhlu;G fpilr;rh gy tpraq;fis mwpayhk;. cjhuzj;Jf;F Mq;fpyk; njupQ;rtNdhl me;j nkhopag;gw;wp mwpa KbAk;. ,g;gb gyij nrhy;yyhkpy;iyah? vkf;F njupahj tpraq;fis clDf;Fld; kw;wtq;fspl;l ,Ue;J mwpa ,J ey;y Clfkpy;iyah... Mdh mij ehq;fjhd; cz;lhf;fZk;...’’ “eP nrhy;YwJ rupjhd;. xU nkhopia kw;w jkpodpl;l ,Ue;J gbf;fpwJd;dh... mJf;F xU nghJ nkhop mtrpakpy;iyah... mJ jkpohfj;jhNd ,Uf;fZk;... Mdhy; 'rw;’ gz;Zwtq;fSf;F jkpo; mwpT ,Uf;Fkh vz;lNj re;NjfkhapUf;F. eP Ntw..?’’ vd;W mYj;Jf;nfhz;lhd; Nerd;. “mJTk; rhj;jpakhFk;... xUehs; fl;lhak; tUk;... Vd; nrhy;Ywd; njupAkh? jkpo; rupah njupahjtq;fSk; jkpo; 'rw; &k;’ thuhq;f... mJjhd; jha;nkhop thrk;.. ,g;g ,y;yhl;bYk; xUehs; mtq;fSf;Fk; jkpo; Njitg;gLk;... mg;NghJ tUthq;f...’’ vjpu;ghu;g;Gld; $wpNdd;.


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“mJkl;Lkpy;iylh... fdlhy mq;f thOw jkpou;fsJ tho;f;if... gpur;rpidfs;... mT];Nuypahy mq;f thOw jkpou;fsJ tho;f;if... gpur;rpidfs;... INuhg;ghy mq;f thOw jkpou;fsJ tho;f;if.. gpur;rpidfs;... Vd;... jhafj;jpy thOw jkpou;fs;... mtq;f tho;f;if... mtq;f gpur;rpfdfs;... ,itgw;wpf;$l me;jje;j jkpoNuhil Ngryhk;...’’ “Ngrp..?!’’ “cyfj;jpy tpUk;gpNah tpUk;ghkNyh rpjwpr; rpe;jpapUf;fpw jkpo; re;jjp 'rw;’ %yk; ,izayhk;... mJ ehisa Njitfisg; Gupe;Jnfhz;L mikg;G uPjpahfNt tsuyhk;... mg;gb tsUk;NghJ gytpraq;fs; gyDs;sitah mikAk;. ,y;iyah?’’ “,J rhj;jpakh?’’ “Vd; rhj;jpakpy;iy... ,g;g$l rpyNgu; fUj;jhy xd;W gl;ltq;f... ah$ Nghd;w 'rw;’ jsq;fspiy jq;fSf;nfz;L miw mikr;R NgRwhq;f... ,J fhyg;Nghf;fpy tpupthfyhk;... ,g;gbahdtq;fNshl nraw;ghLfs; tpuptilAk;NghJ... gad;fSk; tpuptilAkpy;iyah?’’ vd; kdjpy;gl;lijf; $wpNdd;. mtu;fSf;Fk; VNjh Gupe;jpUf;fNtz;Lk;. mikjpahf ,Ue;jhu;fs;. ehd; ,wq;Fk; ngw;Nwd;.

,lk;

tu

mtu;fsplk;

tpil

xd;iw Vw;Wf;nfhs;sj;jhd; Ntz;Lk;. 'rw;’ vdJ


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ngUk;gFjp Neuj;ij tpOq;fptpl;lJ. mjw;Fk; fl;Lg;ghL NghlNtz;Lk;. jPu;khdpj;Jf;nfhz;Nld;. vJTk; xUtdJ fl;Lg;ghl;il kPwpdhy; Mgj;Jj;jhNd?! 'msTf;F kpQ;rpdhy; mKjKk; eQ;rhFk;’ vd;W mDgtkpy;yhkyh $wpapUg;ghu;fs;?! fzzpiag;Nghl;Nld;. “`Nyh mz;zh...’’ nkrd;rupy; 'yt;ypNgha;’ mioj;jhd;. “mz;zh... gpUe;jh ,Uf;fpwhNs! ,g;g njupahjhk;...’’

rupahd Vkhj;Jf;fhupNghy jhd; R[pahk;... vd;idj;

“k;...’’ “,tsitNa ,g;gbj;jhd; mz;zh... Neuj;Jf;nfhU ngau;. Neuj;Jf;nfhU nghbad;... fsprilfs;...’’ 'mg;g eP..?’ Nfl;f epidj;Njd;. mlf;fpf; nfhz;Nld;. “vd;dkh ebf;fpwhs;... ehd; vd;d ,spr;rthaNd ,tsitd;iu ebg;ig ek;g..? cg;gpbj;jhd; ,q;f yz;ld;y vd;id xUj;jp Nga;f;fhl;l ntspf;fpl;lh... vd;fpl;lah... mtTf;FNkyhy ehd;tpl;ld;...’’ “k;...’’


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“vd;d k;... mt Nghl;Nlh$l ,Uf;F... `h... `h... vd;d ele;jJ njupANkh? nrhy;Ywd; NfS...’’ mtd; $w Maj;jkhdhd;.


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(17) “mz;zh...’’ “k;...’’ “ngl;ilfis ek;ghijlh... nghbaq;fspd;iu czu;r;rp fisf; fpswptpl;L Ntbf;if ghu;f;f ntz;Nl xU $l;lk; miyAJ...’’ vd;W mwpTiu $wpdhd; yt;ypNgha;. “mg;gpb vy;yhiuAk; epidahij... ngz;fnsd;d...


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Mz;fnsd;d... vy;yhupiyAk; Fzq;fs; ,Uf;FjhNd?’’

vy;yhkhjpupahd

“cdf;nfhz;Lk; njupahJ mz;zh... xU MWkhjk; 'rw;’ gz;zpapUg;gpah? ehd; vg;g ,Ue;J 'rw;’ gz;Zwd; njupAkh? %d;W tUrk;... %d;W tUrkh 'rw;’ gz;Zwd;... mNefkh jkpo; 'rw;’ &k;fSf;F thw Kf;fhthrpg;NgiuAk; njupAk;...’’ “k;... tUthsit... typaf; $g;gpl;L NgRthsit... glk; mDg;Gtpdk;. 'Nll;upq;’ vd;gpdk;... vy;yhk; nfhQ;rehisf;F.. gpwF Vd; ehNa vz;L jpUk;gpAk; ghusit. jq;filghl;Lf;F Ntiw vtDlNdh 'rw;’gz;Zthsit. jhq;fs; gofpdjhiy xU nghbad;iu kdR vd;d ghLgLk;... mtd; vtsT Ntjidg;gLthd; vz;lnjy;yhk; 'Nlhd;w; nfau;’...’’ “k;... Mdhy; ,Uf;fpwhq;fs;jhNd?’’ “eP vd;d nrhy;Ywha;... ce;j njupAkh?’’

nghbaq;fspiyAk;

,g;gpb

xt;nthz;Lf;Fk; xt;nthz;L 'Nll;bq;’ vz;lhy; vd;ndz;L

“vd;d..?’’ “mitas; tUtpdk;... xU nghbaNdhil 'rw;’gz;Ztpdk;... gpwF glk; mDg;gptpdk;. gpwF nuypNghdpiy NgRtpdk;. mJf;Fg; gpwF 'fNg’y Nfhg;gp Fbf;f $g;gpl;Lf; fijg;gpdk;. rpyu; rpdpkhf;Ff;$lg; Nghtpdk;...’’


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“,Jjhd; 'Nll;bq;’fh?’’ “,J nghbad; vg;gpb vz;L gofpg; ghf;fpdkhk;... gpwF gpbf;Nfiy vz;lh... xU 'gha;’. kWgb 'rw;’... kWgb xU nghbad;... ,Jjhd; mz;zh ,tsitd;iu 'Nll;bq;.’’ “X... Ke;jp Nghiy..?’’

muru;fs;

kfSf;F

elj;Jw

Rak;tuk;

“Mfh... ,J mitNa mitf;F elj;Jw Rak;tuk; mz;zh... ,J nts;isf;fhud; fz;Lgpbr;rjhk;... nyhs;...’’ “vd;dNth... xUj;jNdhl Fzq;fis mwpQ;R mtNdhl thOwJ ey;yJjhNd yt;ypNgha;? fhyq;fhykh ,ize;J thog; Nghwtq;fSf;F xUtiu xUtu; GupQ;Rnfhz;L ,izAwJ ey;yjhfj; njd;glyhk;jhNd?’’ kdjpy; Njhd;wpaijf; Nfl;Nld;. “XNf... ey;yjhfNt ,Uf;fl;Lk;. ,g;g ,itais ek;gp goFw nghbaidg;gw;wp rpe;jpr;rpah? mtDf;F mtisg; gpbr;R vtsT kdf;Nfhl;ilfisf; fl;Lthd;... ,it gpbf;Nfiy vz;L J}f;fp vwpQ;Rl;L Nghdhy;... mtd; ghtk;jhNd?’’ mtdJ njd;gl;lJ.

$w;wpYk;

epahak;

,Ug;gjhfNt

“vd;dNth... ,jpy nrhy;YwJf;F vd;d ,Uf;F?


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mtutu; Gupe;J elf;fZk;...’’ “mg;gb ,y;iy mz;zh... gpUe;jhitg; ghu;. ,g;g R[pahk;... jhd; gpUe;jh ,y;iyahk;. vd;id ahu; vz;L Nff;fpwhs;. ehd; vd;d ,spr;rthaNd? nrhy;Y ghu;g;gk;.. cg;gpb vj;jpidNgiu 'rw;’wpy ghu;j;jpUg;gd;... ,g;gbahdtsitf;F mitkhjpupNa nra;J fhl;lZk;... mg;gjhd; Gj;jp tUk;...’’ “k;...’’ “xU nfhk;gpA+l;liuf; fz;lTlid citf;Fj; jiyfhy; GupapNwiy... jq;filghl;biy nghbaisg; Nga;f;fhl;lyhk; vz;L epidf;fpdk;... mJTk; vdf;Nfh?’’ ngz;fshy; 'rw;’wpy; Nkhrkhfg; ghjpf;fg; gl;bUg;ghNdh? my;yJ vtisahtJ fhjypf;fyhk; vd;w vjpu;ghu;g;G <Nlwhj Njhy;tpahy; Vw;gl;l kdf; nfhe;jspg;Ngh? my;yJ ngz;fisj; J}w;Wtjd;%yk; jhd; Gj;jprhyp vd;W vdf;Ff; fhl;l tpisfpwhdh? ,g;gbAk; gyu; ,Uf;fpwhu;fs;. kw;wtu;fsJ FiwfisAk; ,ayhikiaAk; $WtJ Nghyj; jkJ jpwikfis kiwKfkhfj; jk;gl;lkbg;ghu;fs;. mtdJ Ngr;R vdf;Fs; rw;W vupr;riyf;$l Vw;gLj;jpaJ. vdpDk;> typa te;J 'mz;zh’ vd;wioj;J> ciuahLgtdpd; njhlu;igj; Jz;bf;f


154 !

kdk; tutpy;iy. “vy;yhg; ngz;fisAk; mg;gb epidf;fhij yt;ypNgha;... jdpa fhjYf;fhfNth Nga;f;fhl;lwJf; fhfNth 'rw; &k;’f;F thwhq;f vz;L nrhy;yhij. rpyu; vd;dNth epr tho;f;ifapy nrhy;y KbahjJfisr; 'rw; &k;’iy nfhl;bj; jpUg;jpg; gLwhq;f. mt;tsTjhd;... mJf;fhf vy;yhUk; xNu Fl;ilapy; Cwpd kl;ilfspy;iy...’’ “mz;zh... E}j;jpiy xz;L uz;L tpjptpyf;fh ,Uf;fyhk;. kw;wJfs; vy;yhk; Rk;kh fhjy; fPjy; vz;L myk;Gw NfRfs;jhd;...’’ “k;... vd;dNth? cdf;F mg;gpbj; njupAJ...’’ “vd;u mDgtk; mz;zh. mJjhd; nrhy;Ywd;. ,g;gpbj;jhd; ckh vd;nwhU 'Nfs;’ 'rw; &k;’f;F te;jh... yz;ld;y ,Ue;J... mq;f 'rw; &k;’y fd nghbaq;fis 'irw;’ mbf;fpwd; vz;L Nga;f;fhl;bdh...’’ “k;...’’ “,tTf;F Kiwah ghlk; gbg;gPf;fNtZk; vz;L 'g;shd;’Nghl;ld;. vd;iu ez;gd; tpGyidr; 'nrw;’ gz;zp mtNshil 'rw;’nra;a tpl;ld;...’’ “gpwF...’’ “xU gf;fj;jpiy mtNdhil fhjy; ,d;ndhU gf;fj;jpiy vd;Ndhil fhjy;

Ngr;R... Ngr;R.


155 !

ghtk; ckh... ehq;fs; uz;L NgUk; mt nkrd;ru;y NgRwij xUj;jUf;F xUj;ju; 'nfhg;gp’gz;zp Nghl;L thrpf;FwJ njupahk uz;L NgNuhilAk; topQ;rh...’’ “ml ghtp...’’ “mJf;Fg; gpwF glk; mDg;gpdh... nuypNghdpyAk; Ngrpdh... ehq;fSk; khwpkhwpg; Ngrpdk;...’’ “X...’’ xUehs; rpdpkhf;F vd;id $g;gpl;lh.. “k;...’’ “,Jjhd; rupahd re;ju;g;gk; vz;L tpGyidAk; $l;bf;nfhz;L jpNal;lUf;Fg; Nghdd;... Ms; jpifr;Rg; Nghdh. mJf;Fg; gpwF Ms; 'rw; &k;’ gf;fNk ,y;iy.. ,g;gpbahdtsitf;F mNtd;u topapiyjhd; gjpyb nfhLf;fNtZk; mz;zh...’’ “,g;gbAk; elf;Fkh... ek;g KbNaiy...’’ “k;... mtspd;iu Nghl;Nlh mDg;Gwd; mg;gthYk; ek;Gwpah ,y;iyah nrhy;Y...’’

ghu;.

“Ntz;lhk; yt;ypNgha;... vdf;nfJf;F me;jg; glk;?’’ “INah mz;zh... vJf;Fk; ghu;j;J it. mts; Ntiw Iby te;J cd;id Vkhj;jyhkpy;iyah?’’ vd; gjpiy vjpu;ghuhkNy mtd; mDg;gpa glk;


156 !

vd; mDkjpf;fhf 'Vw;fth

nkrd;ru;

jpiuapy;

fhj;jpUe;jJ.

Ntz;lhkh’ vd;w vz;zk; vd;Ds;. “XNf gz;Z mz;zh...’’ XNf gz;zpNdd;. glk; te;jJ. mOj;jpNdd;. fzdpj;jpiuapy; glk; tpupe;jNghJ... mJ... mJ... “INah...!!!’’ vd;id mwpahky; fj;jptpl;Nld;. vd; neQ;ir VNjh milj;jJ. fz;fs; ,Uz;ld. fzdpj; jpiu kq;fyhdJ. tpjp vd;idg; rpupg;gJNghypUe;jJ.

ghu;j;Jf;

ifnfhl;br;

mjpu;r;rpahy; epiyFiye;Njd;. me;jg; cs;sJ mtsh? mtsh? mtNsjhd;.

glj;jpy;


157 !

(18) ,izak; te;j gpwF cyfk; ntFthfr; RUq;fptpl;lJ vd;W gyu; $wf; Nfl;bUf;fpNwd;. Mdhy; me;jf; $w;W vd;kl;by; ,t;tsTJ}uk; cz;ikahFk; vdf; fdtpNy$l epidj;Jg; ghu;j;jjpy;iy. cyfk; xU ehlhf Cuhf tPjpahf tPlhff; FWfptpl;lJ vd;kl;by;. mjw;Fr; rhd;whf fzdpj; jpiuapy; mtsJ glk;.. yt;ypNgha; mDg;gpa mtsJ glk; fzdpj;jpiuapy; kpje;J vd; kdij Mwh uzkhf;fp FUjp Cw;iw cUthf;fpf; nfhz;bUe;jJ. ahNuh jd;Dld; 'Nll;bq;’ Nfl;lhs;. vtNsh jd;Dld; njhiyNgrpapy; ciuahbdhs;. rpdpkhTf;F mioj;jhnsd;W mtd; mDg;gpa me;jg; glj;jpypUe;j mts;... mts; rhUNtjhd;.


158 !

ngupanjhU ,bnahd;W GFe;jJ NghypUe;jJ.

rpurpypwq;fp

kdJs;

rg;jehbfSk; xUfzk; nraypoe;jhw;Nghd;w gpuikapy; rpj;jk; fyq;fpr; R+oYk; mfKk; R+Ok; ,Ushfp mjDs; gpzkhfp mopo;J kpje;J kPz;l czu;tpy; nrayw;Nwd;. vd; tho;tpd; vopy; epyntd vz;zj;jpy; Vw;wpitj;J tz;zf;fdTfspd; ehafpahf elkpl;lts; vd; Kd;Nd fzdpj;jpiuapy; 'Nll;bq;’ vd;w ngaupy; Mz; Jiziaj; njupTnra;tjw;fhf 'rw;’wpy; ry;yhgpg;gts; vd;w ngaUld; glkhf ,Ue;J vd;idg; nghRf;fpdhs;. cz;ikah... ek;g Kbatpy;iy. yt;ypNgha; vd;idf; Fog;g mDg;gpdhdh? vg;gb? mtDf;nfg;gbj; njupAk; mts; vd; kr;rhs; vd;W? mtidg; nghWj;jtiuapy; vtNsh xUj;jp. Mdhy; vd;idg; nghWj;jtiuapy;...?! mts; vd; ,ja thdpy; vopNyw;wpf; Nfhykpl;l Njtijnad mtDf;nfg;gbj; njupAk;? 'rw;’iwNa ntWg;gJNghyf; fijj;jhNs? XU ehNshL me;jg; gf;fNk vl;bg; ghu;g;gjpy;iy vd;W nrhd;dhNs?! ngha;ah... Ntrkh? ,tDf;nfq;Nf njupag; NghfpwJ vd;w Jzpth? 'yt;ypNgha;’ $Wtijg;Nghy ngz;fs; vy;NyhUNk Ntrjhupfsh? Mz;fspd; czu;TfSld; tpisahb mtu;fspd; mOifapy; Mj;k jpUg;jp milgtu;fsh?! Mapukhapuk; tpraq;fis kdjpNy Gijj;J> vJTNk Gupahjtu;fsha; elkhLk; gJikfsh?!


159 !

epidTf; Nfhl;ilfs; epu;%ykhFk; Ntjidapy; vz;zq;fs; gy;NtW Nfhzj;jpy; vOe;J tpdhf;fshfp vd;idj; jtpf;fitg;gijj; jLf;Fk; tifawpah jLkhwpNdd;. vz;zf; fdTfs; ahTNk rpynehbfSs; rpwfpoe;j rpl;Lf;fsha; jiuapy; tpOe;J GOf;fsha; mt];ijapy; Guz;L Jbj;J nespe;jd. mtw;wpd; Jbg;gpd; czu;Tf; nfhe;jspg;gpy; rpj;jq; fyq;fpatdha; rpuir Nkirapy; rha;j;J iffSs; Gijj;Jf;nfhz;Nld;. mg;NghJ mk;khjhd;.

ahNuh

vd;id

“jud;... cd;Ndhil NgrNtZk;...’’

Nehf;fp

xU

tUk;

mutk;.

Kf;fpakhd

cs;sj;J czu;Tfis mlf;fpathW Nfs;tpf;Fwp Ald; Nehf;fpNdd;.

tprak;

mtisf;

“khkh jpq;fs; fpoik yz;lDf;Fg; gazkhwhu;... mJf;fpilapy fijf;f Ntz;baJfisf; fijr;rhy; ey;ynjz;L cd;iu mg;ghTk; epidf;fpwhu;... k;... ehq;fs;kl;Lk; epidr;rhy; NghJNk..? ,e;jf; fhyj;Jg; gps;isas; jha; Njg;gd; xz;il epidf;f jhq;fs; VNjh epidf;FJfs;...’’ nrhw;fshy; Gupe;jJ.

Rw;wp

vq;Nf

tu

tpiofpwhs;

',dp fijf;FwJf;F vd;d ,Uf;F..? mJjhd;

vdg;


160 !

rw;wpiyNa fijr;Rl;lhq;fNs..’ nrhy;y epidj;Njd;. kdjpy; ntWg;G %z;lJ. “,z;ilf;F nts;spf;fpoik... gpd;Nduk; NfhapYf;Fk; NghfNtZk;... vq;ifAk; Nghtplhij. mJfs; Nghf ,d;Dk; %z;Lehs;jhd; ,Uf;F. me;jg; gps;is rhUTk; cd;dpiy ey;y capuha; ,Uf;fpwhs;... thahiy nrhy;yhl;bYk; mtspd;iu Nghf;Ffisg; ghf;Nff;if... cdf;Fj;jhd; tpsq;Nfiy vz;lhy; vdf;Fk; mg;gpbNa..?’’ 'Ntrk;... Ntrk; mk;kh... mJ cdf;Fj;jhd; GupNaiy mk;kh...’ kdJs; Fike;Njd;. “Cupiy vz;lhy; ngupahf;fNs fhJk;itr;rkhjpup xg;Ngj;jpg;NghLtpdk;... ehl;by ehq;fs; epidr;rhg;Nghiy gps;isas; vd;d epidf;FJfs; vz;L Jwe;J nrhd;dhy;jhNd njupAJ...’’

fhJk; ,e;j rupNa... thiaj;

Fuypy; Vf;fk; vl;bg; ghu;j;J kiwe;jJ. 'mk;khTf;F vd;d gjpy; $WtJ.. ehd; $wpdhy; ek;Gthsh.. my;yJ xg;ghupitj;J nrhe;jq;fisNa gifikahf;fptpLthsh? jpUkzk; Ntz;lhk; vd;W nrhy;yyhkh? my;yJ mjw;F mtrukpy;iy vd;W..? my;yJ rhUitg; gpbf;Nfiy vd;W..? my;yJ gpbj;jij vy;yhk; mts; gpupj;njwpe;Jtpl;lhs; vd;W..?’


161 !

Fok;gpNdd;. “vd;dlh ,d;Dk; Nahrpid... ,z;ilf;F uz;biy xz;L vdf;Fj; njupaNtZk;. nrhy;ypg;Nghl;ld;. me;jg; gps;isapy vd;d Fiw... gbg;gpy;iyah... tbtpy;iyah... Fzkpy;iyah... mNjhil xz;Lf;if xz;L... xNu cUj;J... typa thw rPNjtpia Ntz;lhnkz;LNghl;L MuhYk; %Njtpais nfhz;luyhnkz;Lkl;Lk; epidr;Rg;Nghlhij. nrhy;ypg; Nghl;ld;...’’ tpraj;ijf; $wp ntUl;lypy; ,wq;fptpl;lhs;. VjhtJ nrhy;ypj;jhdhf Ntz;Lk;. ntUl;ly; gypf;fh tpl;lhy; mo Muk;gpj;JtpLths;. vijj; jhq;fpdhYk; mtsJ mOifiaj; jhq;f KbahJ. vd;d nrhy;tJ? Gupatpy;iy.

vg;gbr;

vd; kdg; ghuq;fis ahuplk; MWjy; Nfl;gJ?

nrhy;tJ?

vtuplk;

,wf;fp

mJjhd;

itg;gJ?

Fog;gj;Jld; fzdpiag; ghu;j;Njd;. “ehd; ,q;if fijr;Rf; nfhz;bUf;fpwd;... mq;if vd;d nfhk;gpA+l;lupiy..?’’ vd;wthW fzdpiag; ghu;j;jtspd; Kfk; gpufhrkhdJ. “ml.. nfhk;gpA+l;lupy rhUitah ghj;Jf; nfhz;bUf;fpwha;... vd;d gps;isalh eP... mtisf; $g;gpl;L Kd;dhiy ,Uj;jpg;Nghl;Lg; ghud;... Mu;


162 !

Ntz;lhnkz;lJ..? mijtpl;Lg; Nghl;L nfhk;gpA+l;lupiy mtspd;iu glj;ijg;Nghl;Lg; ghf;fpwpNah..?’’ vd;W FWk;G nghq;f Mde;jkhf tha;tpl;Lr; rpupj;jhs; mk;kh. mtis ehl;fs;?!

mt;thW

re;Njhrkhfg;

ghu;j;J

vt;tsT

vz;zk; <Nlwpa fspg;G mtSf;F. Mdhy; ehd;... nrhy;yTk; Kbahky; jtpj;Njd;.

Kbahky;

nky;yTk;

“mk;kh...’’ vd;W $w thnaLj;Njd;. “,dp eP xz;Lk; nrhy;yNtz;lhk; uhrh... cd;iu kdrpy vd;d ,Uf;nfz;L mwpQ;rjpy vdf;Fr; re;Njhrk;... mJ NghJkg;gh... ,dp ehd; vy;yhj;ijAk; ghj;Jf;nfhs;Swd;... rhUTk; vd;iu gps;isjhd;... vd;iu gps;isfs; re;Njhrkha; ,Uf;fNtZk;. mJjhd; vd;iu Mir... ehl;iltpl;L te;J nrhe;jq;fs; J}uj; J}ug; NghFNj vz;L ftiyg;gl;ld;. vd;iu tapj;jpy ghy; thu;j;jhag;gh. ,JNt vdf;Fg; NghJk; uhrh...’’ vd;W vd; Nfrj;ijf; Nfhjptpl;L mq;fpUe;J nrd;wtis gpuik gpbj;jhw;Nghy; ifahyhfepiyAld; ghu;j;Jf; nfhz;bUe;Njd; ehd;. epkplq;fs; fope;jd. rhU NjdPUld; vd; miwf;F te;jhs;.


163 !

mk;khjhd; mDg;gpapUg;ghs;. rpuR R+lhfpaJ. mtisAk; ghu;j;Njd;.

fzdpj;

jpiuiaAk;

khwpkhwpg;

mtsJ ghu;it fzdpj; jpiuia mile;jJ. mts; itj;jfz; nfhz;bUe;jhs;. mts; vd;d fhj;jpUe;Njd;.

thq;fhky;

mijNa

$wg;Nghfpwhs;

ghu;j;Jf;

vd;gjw;fhff;


164 !

(19) fzdpj;jpiuiaNa rpy tpdhbfs; ghu;j;jts; vd;id Nehf;fpj; jpUk;gpdhs;. mtsJ Kfj;jpy; ehd; vjpu;ghu;j;j mjpu;r;rpNah ftiyNah vijANk fhz Kbatpy;iy. khwhf Mr;rupaj;jhy; fz;fs; fUtz;Lfshf cUs epd;whs;. “mj;jhd;... ,e;jg; Nghl;Nlh vg;gpb cq;fSf;F


165 !

te;jpr;R..?’’ czu;r;rpfSf;Fj; jpiuapl;L vg;gb ,ay;gha; ,g;gbf; Nfl;f Kbe;jJ?! epjhdkha; vt;thW tpdh te;J tpOe;jJ?! jhd; trkha; tiyapy; tpOe;jij czu;e;Jk; czuhjts;khjpup ,ay;ghapUf;f ,tshy; vt;thW Kbe;jJ?! mtsT cWjpahdtsh?! mts; fz;fis CLUtp ntwpj;Jg; ghu;j;Njd;. 'njupahky; Nfl;fpwhsh my;yJ Nghl;Nlh mDg;gpatu;fspy; vtdplkpUe;J ,e;jg; Nghl;Nlh vdf;Ff; fpilj;jJ vd mwpaf; Nfl;fpwhsh?’ ntWg;Gld; Kfj;ijj; jpUg;gpf; nfhz;Nld;. “vg;gpb te;jpUf;Fk; vz;L cdf;Fj; njupahjh?’’ fz;fspy; mg;NghJ rpW fyf;fk; Njhd;wp kiwe;jJ. vd;id xUfzk; cw;W Nehf;fpats; mikjpahfg; Gd;difj;jhs;. “njupAk; mj;jhd;... 'rw;’%ykh te;jpr;rh ,y;yhl;b mg;gh mk;kh%ykh te;jpr;rh vz;L mwpaj;jhd; Nfl;ldhd;...’’ “X... 'rw;’wpiy njupAkh?’’ “k;... njupAk;...’’ “vg;gpb..?’’

te;jnjz;lhy;

Mu;

je;jnjz;L


166 !

vupr;rYld; Nfl;Nld;. “xUj;jDf;Fj;jhNd Nghl;Nlh nfhLj;Njd;. mjhiy njupAk;. mtd;jhd; cdf;F mDg;gp apUg;ghd;... ,y;iyah?’’ “vd;dNth... glk; mDg;Gw msTf;F gof;fkh?’’ vd;W Vsdkhff; Nfl;Nld;.

mtNdhl

cs;Ns Nfhgk; nfhOe;Jtpl;L vupe;Jnfhz;bUe;jJ. “Adptu;rpw;wp 'nfh];uy;’y 'rw;’gz;Zthq;f.. xUehs; ckhl miwf;F NghapUe;Njd;...’’ “k;...’’ “mg;g mts; 'rw;’gz;zpf;nfhz;bUe;jhs;... mtd; Ngu;$l yt;ypNgha; vd;W epidf;fpwd;... X... mtd;jhd;... mg;g mts; vd;idAk; mtd;$l 'rw;’gz;z nrhd;dhs;. mz;ilf;Fjhd; Kjd;Kjyh 'rw;’gz;zpNdd; mj;jhd;... mg;g mtd; vd;iu Nghl;Nlh Nfl;lhd;. ,ts; ckhjhd; jd;iu nfhk;gpA+l;lupy ,Ue;j vd;iu Nghl;Nlhit mDg;gpdhs;...’’ “k;... mtd; glk; Nfl;lhdhk;... mDg;gpdhthk;... mtd; vg;gpbg;gl;l Ms; vz;L njupahik vg;gpb glk; mDg;gpdha;..? ek;gr; nrhy;Ywpah?’’ rw;Wf; Nfhgkhff; Nfl;Nld;. “mj;jhd;! ehd; Vd; ngha; nrhy;yNtZk;?


167 !

mz;ilf;Fj;jhd; Kjd;Kjyh 'rw;’gz;zpdd;... mJTk; [hD $g;gpl;L... mJjhd; filrpAk;. ehDk; Nahrpahik [hDit glk; mDg;g tpl;Ll;ld;... gpwFjhd; mtrug;gl;L glk; mDg;gpdJf;F 'gPy;’gz;zpNdd;... mJf;F gpwF 'rw;’gw;wp gytpraq;fis 'gpuz;l;];’%yk; mwpQ;rd;... 'rw;’why vtsNth ey;y tpraq;fis nra;ayhk;jhd;. Mdh vq;fil Mf;fspiy fdNgu; 'rw;’iw nfl;l toPyjhd; ghtpf;fpdk; vz;L GupQ;RJ. vd;iu 'gpuz;l;];’ fij fijah nrhy;Ythq;f... cjhuzkh rpq;fshf;fspd;iu 'rw;’y Ngha; jkpo;> jkpoPok; vz;L Ngrp mtq;fNshil rz;il gpbg;ghq;fshk;. jkpo; 'rw;’fspiy nfl;l thu;j;ijahy gr;ir gr;irah Ngrp 'Nfs;ir’ rz;ilf;fpOg;ghq;fshk;... ,g;gpb gy Nfs;tpg;gl;ld;... mjhiy me;jg; gf;fk; NghfhikNa tpl;Ll;ld;. Mdh me;jg; glk; vg;gpb ,q;f..?’’ vd;W Nfl;lhs; rhU. “vg;gb te;jjh?’’ Nfypahff; Nfl;Nld;. mtidg;gw;wp... mtd; nrhd;d tpraq;fisg;gw;wp... mjw;F mj;jhl;rpahf mtd; mDg;gpa me;jg; glj;ijg;gw;wpf; $wpaNghJ... “NghJk;... NghJk;...’’ vd;W tpk;kpathW mq;fpUe;J Xbdhs; rhU. “rhU... rhU...’’ miog;gpw;Fj; jpUk;gpAk; ghuhky; mq;fpUe;J


168 !

mfd;W tpl;lhs;. 'me;j tpk;kypd; mu;j;jk; vd;d?!’ cz;ik njupe;Jtpl;lNj vd;w mjpu;r;rpah my;yJ mghz;lkhfg; gop te;J Nru;e;Jtpl;lNj vd;w mq;fyha;g;gh? vd;dhy; xU KbTf;Fk; tu Kbatpy;iy. jpf;Fj; njupahj fhl;bNy jpirawpa ahuhtJ cjtkhl;lhu;fsh vd;w Mjq;fj;Jld; epiy Fiye;jtdha; kdJs; jj;jspj;Njd;. me;j yt;ypNghaplNk kWgbf; Nfl;fyhkh? Nfl;lhYk; vd; Fog;gk; jPu tpil fpilf;Fkh? Mz;lhz;Lfhykha; mj;jhd; mj;jhndd vd;Dld; goFk; rhUit ek;Gtjh? xU rpy ehl;fshf my;yJ thuq;fshf vd;Dld; 'mz;zh mz;zh’ntdg; goFk; yt;ypNghia ek;Gtjh? JLg;gpoe;j glfha; jtpj;Njd;. epr;rakhf vdf;Ff; fiu fhl;l xU fyq;fiu tpsf;fk; Njit. mJ ahu; cUtpy; tUk;?! kdjpy; rpW cWj;jy;. md;W R[p XU glk; mDg;gpaNghJ Vw;Wf;nfhz;l ehd;> jw;NghJ rhU ahUf;Nfh xU glk; mDg;gpaijj; jhq;f Kbahjtdha;tpl;Nldh? my;yJ rhUjhd; yt;ypNgha; nrhd;d 'ckh’ vd;w rQ;rykh?


169 !

NahridAld; fzdpj; jpiuia Nehf;fpNdd;. R[p nkrd;rupy; miog;gjw;fhd mwpFwp njupe;jJ. mtSld; ciuahlj; jaf;fkhf ,Ue;jJ. ciuahbdhy; Nfl;ghs;.

epr;rakhfr;

rhUitg;gw;wpf;

'vd;d nrhy;tJ..?’ vdpDk; me;jr; rpd;dQ;rpwpa ghr cs;sj;Jld; ciuahLk; Mu;tj;ijf; fl;Lg;gLj;j Kbahky; fzdpia neUq;fpNdd;. rhUtpd; nkrd;ru; tpupe;jJ.

glk; jpiuiatpl;L mfy> R[papd; ad;dy; fzdpj;jpiuapy; ngl;bahf

“`Nyh R[pf;Fl;b... Rfkh?’’ “Rfk;lh vtsTNeukh njupAkh?’’

mz;zhf;Fl;b... vd;iu gjpYf;F

cupikAld; fbe;Jnfhz;lhs;. “mz;zp Rfkh?” “mz;zpah..?’’ “nyhs;... rhU mz;zp...’’

vd;d nra;jha;? 'ntapl;’gz;ZNwd;


170 !

“k;...’’ “vd;d k;... nrhy;ypl;bah?’’

mtq;fis

'yt;’gz;Nwd;D

“Neh...’’ “INah... nkhf;F... nkhf;F... vd;d 'bNy’? nfjpah nrhy;Ylh mz;zh... vd;dhy 'bNy’gz;NzyhJ...’’ “Vd;..?” “jpq;fs; fpoik xU ,lj;Jf;F Nghwd;lh. ngupa 'wpg;’...” “X... vg;Ngh jpUk;gp tUtha;..?” “njupahJlh... rpyNtis tukhl;Nld;.” “vd;d...?” “k;... Nghw ,lj;jpy gpbr;Rf;nfhz;lh mq;fNa 'nrw;wpy;’ MapLNtd; mz;zh. mJf;fpily cd;NdhlAk; rhU mz;zpNahlAk; NgrZk;lh... g;sP];lh... eP vd;d mz;zh... ,d;Dk; 'yt; A+’ nrhy;yhk ,Uf;fha;... mijf; Nfl;fj;jhNd MirNahl ,g;g te;Njd;...” “mJ rup... ,g;g vq;f Nghwha;? vJf;F 'nrw;wpy;’ Mfg; Nghwha; nrhy;Y...” “k;... cdf;F nrhy;yhk Nghfkhl;Nld; mz;zh.


171 !

,d;dpf;F vd;d fpoik... nts;spjhNd... rd; Nl... Qhapw;Wf; fpoik 'Nru;r;’Rf;F Nghtpl;L te;J fl;lhak; nrhy;Ytd;... ,d;ndhz;Z..!” “vd;d..?” “mJf;fpily rhU mz;zpf;F 'yt; A+’ mtq;fisAk; nkrd;rUf;F $l;bnfhz;L cq;f uz;L NgNuhilAk; 'rz;Nl’ NgRNtd;...”

nrhy;yp> tuZk;... 'ikf;’y

“wpayp..?!” tpag;ghf ,Ue;jJ. “\;au;... epr;rakh mz;zh... cd;Ndhil 'ikf;’y NgrZk;. vd; mz;zh Fuiy Nfl;Ll;L... 'wpg;’ re;Njhrkh NghfZk;. ,Jjhd; ,e;j jq;fr;rpf;Fl;bd;u Mir. epiwNtj;Jtpah?” “,g;g NgNrd;lh...” Mu;tj;Jld; Nfl;Nld;. “Neh... rhU mz;zpAk; ,Uf;fZk;... ehd; xz;Nz xz;Z Nfl;fZk;...”

mtq;fspl;l

“vd;d..?” “INah mz;zh... 'rz;Nl’kl;Lk; ,d;ndhU 'ru;g;iu];’... nyhs;...’’

nghWlh.


172 !

“vd;d..?!” “Qhapw;Wf;fpoik NgRths;...”

gpUe;jhTk;

cd;Ndhl

'ikf;’y

,g;nghOJ vdf;F eprkhfNt jiyRw;wpaJ. “vd;d tpisahLwpah..?” ek;gKbahky; Nfl;Nld;. “,y;iy mz;zh. cz;ikjhd;... ghl;L ghbf; fhl;bdhahNk...”

gpUe;jhf;F

xU

“k;... vd;d ghl;L...?” “kwe;Jl;bah... nyhs;...” “ah... 'I];fpwPk; rpiyNa ePjhNdh...’ uz;L tup ghbNdd;. xUehs; KOf;fg; ghlZk; vz;L nrhd;dhs;... mJf;Fg; gpwFjhd; fhziyNa?” “nyhs;... me;j ghl;il KOf;f 'gpwpngau;’gz;zp itf;fr; nrhd;dhs;... Qhapw;Wf; fpoik ghlZk;. nrhy;ypl;Nld;. mg;Nghjhd; eP mr;rh mz;zh... XNf?” “vdf;F xz;Zkh Gupaiylh...” “rz;Nl’ vy;yhk; GupAk; mz;zh. vdf;F epiwa Ntiy ,Uf;F... Nghtpl;L 'rz;Nl’ thNwd;. rupah..?’’ “k;...’’


173 !

“INah mz;zh xU tprak; kwe;Jl;NlNd...’’ “vd;dlh...” “me;j yt;ypNgha; XNu fiur;ry;lh... cdf;F vNjh glk; mDg;gpdhdhk;. mjgw;wp Ngr cd;id nkrd;ru;y $g;gpl;lhdhk;. eP 'xd;iyd;’y ,Ue;Jnfhz;L gjpy; nrhy;yiyahk;. cdf;F 'Xt;iyd; nkNr[;’ Nghl;lhdhk;... ghj;jpah?” mg;NghJ ,Ue;Njd;?!

mtw;iwf;

ftdpf;Fk;

epiyapyh

ehd;

“XNflh... ehd; ghf;fpNwd;...” “rPA+ mz;zhf;Fl;b..” mts; nrd;wJk; yt;ypNgha; nkNr[;’i[ jpwe;Njd;.

mDg;gpa

'Xt;iyd;

“nrhwp mz;zh... mtruj;jpy; ckhl glk; vd;W mts; gpuz;l; xUj;jpapd; glj;ij mDg;gpl;Nld;. mLj;jKiw re;jpf;Fk;NghJ ckhl glk; jhNwd;... nrhwplh...” X... mtrug;gl;L tpraj;ijg;Nghl;Lilj;J rhUtpd; kdijg; Gz;zhf;fptpl;NlNd?! Fw;w czu;Tld; tpiue;Njd;.

mtrukhf

mtsJ

mq;Nf vd; rhU... nghyptpoe;j Xtpakha;

miwf;F


174 !

jiyaizAs; Kfk;Gijj;J tpk;kpf; nfhz;bUe;jhs;. me;jf; fhl;rpapy; nrd;Nwd;.

vd;id

kwe;J

mts;

R+oy; kwe;jJ. $r;rk; jfu;e;jJ. jaf;fk; jLkhw;wk; mope;jJ. vd;idNa ,oe;Njd;.

mUNf

xope;jJ.

nfhOnfhk;gw;w nfhbaha; tjq;fpg; NghapUe;jtis thupaizj;Jf;nfhz;L.. “rhU... vd;id kd;dpr;Rllh... I yt; A+ rhU... I yt; A+...’’ vd;W fz;fs; fyq;fg; gpjw;wpNdd;.


175 !

(20) tPNl Kw;wpYk; khwptpl;lJ. rhUtpd; Kfj;jpy; FJ}fyg; nghypT. Js;spNahLk; khdhfptpl;lhs;. mijf; fz;L mk;khTf;F thnay;yhk; gy;. $basT vd;idAk; rhUitAk; ngupRfs; xJq;f Muk;gpj;jhu;fs;.

jdpikapy;tpl;L>

jq;fsJ vz;zq;fs; <Nlwpa fspg;G mtu;fSf;F. “rhU! ,z;ilf;F cd;Ndhil nfhQ;rk; kdk;tpl;L NgrZk;...” vd;wthW mtsUfpy; mku;e;Njd;. Nfs;tpf;FwpAld; ghu;j;jhs;. “Mj;jq;fiuaby XUehs; nrhd;dJ QhgfkpUf;fh... vd;iu kdf;Fog;gq;fis epr;rakh cd;dl;il nrhy;Ytd; vz;L...”


176 !

tpag;Gld; vd;idg; ghu;j;jhs;. “mij ,g;g nrhd;dhy;jhd; vdf;F epk;kjp. ,y;yhl;b mij nrhy;Yk;kl;Lk; Fw;w czu;T vdf;Fs;is ,Ue;Jnfhz;Nl ,Uf;Fk;. mJ rupNah.... ,y;yhl;by; gpioNah njupNaiy... Mdh eP mij mwpQ;rpUf;fZk;... ,y;iyah?’’ rpwpJ Fog;gk; mtsplk;. vd; 'rw;’ gpuNtrk;... gpUe;jhTldhd vd;W xt;nthd;whff; $wpNdd;.

mwpKfk;...

“vd;dNkh njupaiy rhU... mtis ehd; fhjypf;fpwjhfj; jhd; epidr;rd;... mJ fhjyh ,y;yhl;by; xU ftu;r;rpah... ,y;yhl;by; xU rydkh vz;lJ Ntiw tprak;... Mdh mts; vd;iu fhjYf;F 'XNf’ nrhy;ypapUe;jh... ,g;g mts;jhd; fhjypah ,Ue;jpUg;ghs;...” rhUitf; $u;e;J ghu;j;Njd;. vJtpj rydKk; ,y;iy. “k;... 'rw;’wpiy ,njy;yhk; 'Nehu;ky;’ mj;jhd;... thahiy fijf;fpwjpiyAk; ghf;f> vOj;jpiy thrpf;Nff;if ghjpg;Gfs; $lj;jhd;... 'rw;’wpiy vOj;jpiyjhNd fijf;fpwhq;f... mjhiy kdg; ghjpg;Gfs; thwJf;F epiwar; re;ju;g;gq;fs; ,Uf;F...” mwpTG+u;tkhfg; Ngrpdhs;.


177 !

“Neupy re;jpf;Nff;if fhjiyj; njuptpf;fpwJ kpfTk; f];lk;.. $r;rk;... gak;... R+o;epiy vz;L fdf;ff; FWf;fpLk;.. Mdh 'rw;’wpy vijAk; Rfkhr; nrhy;ypg;Nghlyhk;... mjhiy fhjypf;fhjtDf;Fk; fhjy; tUk;... fhjy; te;jtDf;Fk; J}f;fp vwpa kdRk; tUk;...” vd;W $wptpl;L eifj;jhs;. “rhU... cz;ikahj;jhd; Nff;fpwd;. vd;dpiy ntWg;NgJk; tNuiyah?”

cdf;F

FWk;ghfg; ghu;j;jhs;. “INah mj;jhd;... mJ fhjy; ,y;iy... xU Ntfk; vz;lJ vdf;F njupAk;. rup... fhjyha;j;jhd; ,Uf;fl;LNk? guthapy;iy... ehd;jhNd cq;fis fhjypr;Nrd;... ehd; fhjypr;rtu; vdf;Ff; fpilr;Rl;lhu;... mtiu vg;gpb vd;iu fhjYf;if itr;rpUf;fpwnjz;L vdf;Fj; njupahjh?” vd;wthW fuq;fis vd; fOj;jpy; khiyahf;fpdhs; rhU. “ehd; ,d;Dk; 'rw;’ 'gpuz;];’gw;wp nrhy;yp Kbf;NfiyNa...” vd;W mts; gpbAs; jLkhwpNdd;. “Vd;... ,d;Dk; MuhYk; 'yt;tu;];’ ,Uf;fpdNkh..?!” “INah... tpLB” vd;W typahy; mywpathW mts; fbj;j fhJr; Nrhiziaj; jltpf;nfhz;Nld;. “INah nkhf;F.. mg;gpb ,y;iy... mtq;fisg; gw;wpAk; cdf;Fr; nrhy;yNtZk;... eP epidf;fpwkhjpup 'rw;’gz;Zwtq;f vy;yhUk; nfl;ltq;fSk; ,y;iy... 'rw;’gz;zhjtq;f ey;ytq;fSk; ,y;iy...”


178 !

“k;... vdf;Nfh... mnjy;yhk; ,g;g vJf;F...? 'rw;’iwg; gw;wp fijf;fth cq;fisf; fhjypr;Nrd;..?” FWk;Gk; FJ}fyKk; nghq;fp tope;jJ. “rup... Miug;gw;wpr; nrhy;yhl;bYk; vd;iu R[pf;Fl;biag; gw;wpr; nrhy;yZk;. mtshiyjhd; ,t;tsT tpiuth cd;id neUq;fp tu KbQ;RJ?” “R[pf;Fl;bah...?” Njhspy; Gijj;j Kfj;ij epkpu;j;jp Mr;rupaj;Jld; Nfl;lhs;. mtisg;gw;wp... 'rhUTf;F I yt; A+ nrhy;Y’ vd;W tw;GWj;jpaijg;gw;wp $wpNdd;. “k;... me;j Fl;bf;F ehDk; 'jhq;];’ vd; mj;jhid vd;Dld; Nru;j;jJf;F...” “epr;rakh... ehisf;F mts; cd;idAk; tur; nrhd;dhs;...”

nrhy;yZk;...

nkrd;ru;y

tUths;...

“INah...” “vd;d..?” “Ntz;lhk; uhrh... Mis tpLq;f. ePq;fSk; cq;fil 'rw;’Wk;...” “g;sP];b... ehisf;F VNjh Kf;fpa fijf;fZkhk;... vdf;fhf tukhl;bah?”

tprak;


179 !

nfQ;rYld; ghu;j;Njd;. QhapW gpwe;jJ. kdk; Myha;g; gwe;jJ. fzdpj; jpiuiaNa ghu;j;Jf;nfhz;bUe;Njd;. “N`a; mz;zh..!” mtrukhf irif fhl;ba ngl;bia mOj;jpNdd;. mJ Rjh... “nrhwplh... nfhQ;rk; gprp... mjhd; fdehsh tuiy... cdf;F xd;W nrhy;yZk;... mJjhd; te;Njd;... nyhs;...” “vd;d nyhs;... VjhYk; 'N[hf;’fh?” “k;... mg;gh mk;kh fypahzq; fl;Ld;D Mf;fpidlh. filrpah mtq;f Miria nfLg;ghd;D rupd;D nrhy;ypl;Nld;...”

XNu Vd;

“X... ie];... ntup Fl;.... khg;gpis vg;gpb?” “nyhs;... epiwa NgrpNdhk;... vd;idg;gw;wp vy;yhk; nrhd;Ndd;... `P ]; V fpNul; vz;L epidf;fpNwd;... ahUf;F njupAk;?” “mg;gpb nrhy;yhij... ek;gpf;ifjhd; tho;f;if.. vy;yhUk; nfl;ltq;fSkpy;iy. vy;yhUk; ey;ytq;fS kpy;iy... vy;yhk; cd; ifyjhd; ,Uf;F...”


180 !

“k;... ngupa kDrd; 'ml;it];’ nrhy;y te;jpl;lhu;. mz;zh... eP vg;gpb ,Uf;fha;?” “`h... `h... ,g;Ngh rhUNthl ,Uf;Nfd;...’’ “nyhs;... ahu; mJ..? ah... cd; krrhs;jhNd?’’ “tUq;fhy kidtp...’’ “re;Njhrk;lh... '`dp%d;’F fdlh thwpah... tPl;byjhd; jq;fZk;. nrhy;ypl;Nld;...’’

vd;

“IiaNah... fypahzk; ,g;g ,y;iylh... mtTf;F gbg;G KbaZk;... epr;rakh xUehs; cd;idg; ghu;f;f tUNthk;... eP re;Njhrkh ,Uf;fpwj ,e;j mz;zh ghu;f;fZk;...’’ “jhq;];lh... 'ntl;bq; ,d;tpNlrd;’ mDg;GNtd;... ngupa ghu;ry; tuZk;. GupAjh..? nyhs;... XNflh... rhU mz;zp... mz;zht ftdkh ghu;j;Jf;Nfhq;f... mg;Gwk; re;jpg;Nghk;... gha;...’’ “rPA+lh...’’ mts; Ngha;tpl;lhs;. mtsJ tho;tpw;Fk; xU tpbT cz;ikapNyNa re;Njhrkhf ,Ue;jJ.

Njhd;wpajpy;

“INah... ehisf;F gazk; Nghf Maj;jg;gLj;jZk;.


181 !

epiwa Ntiy ,Uf;F. vq;if me;j R[pf;Fl;b?’’ “nfhQ;rk; nghW... mtSk; ehisf;F gazk; Nghwhshk;. fl;lhak; tUths;...’’

vq;ifNah

mts; te;jhs;. “mzzhf;Fl;b.. Rfkh ,Uf;fpah..?’’ “k;... eP?’’ “,Uf;Nfd;...’’ “mJ njupAk;... epz;lh 'rw;’gz;Zthq;f?’’ “nyhs;... rhU mz;zp te;jhth? nrhy;ypl;bah? nuy; kP... nuy; kP...’’

I

yt;

A+d;D

“INahb... rhU gf;fj;jpyjhd; ,Uf;fh...’’ “tht;... wpayp? ngha; nrhy;yhij...’’ “Vd;lh ngha; nrhy;yZk;... cz;ikahj;jhd; gf;fj;jpy ,Uf;fh. NtZnkz;lh 'ikf;’ NghL... mt NgRth...’’ “INah...’’ vd;W Fl;bdhs; rhU.

vd;

jiyapy;

nry;ykhff;

“eP vd; mz;zhf;Fl;bjhd;... nry;y mz;zhf; Fl;b... nuhk;g jhq;];lh... mg;g 'ikf;’y Ngrg; NghNwhk;... mg;Gwk; vd;id eP 'ntg;fhk;’y ghf;fg; Nghwha;... XNf?’’


182 !

vd;dhy; ek;gKbatpy;iy. “X... cz;ikahah?” “k;... mJf;F Kd;dhy 'XNf’ gz;Z...’’

'XbNah

Xd;’

gz;ZNwd;.

“k;...’’ gugug;Gld; ,aq;fpNdd;. “`Nyh mz;zh... Nff;Fjh...’’ X... ,dpikahd ehjnkd;W vd; fzdp xypgug;gpapy; Njhd;wp vd;idf; FJ}fykhf;fpaJ. “tht;... Nff;FJ... ey;y Fuy;lh cdf;F...’’ “nyhs;... mz;zh.. Kjy;iy cd;dl;il ehd; kd;dpg;G Nff;fZk;... cdf;F epiwa ngha; nrhy;ypl;Nld;... ehd; NtZnkz;L ngha; nrhy;yiy mz;zh...’’ mts; Fuy; jSjSj;jJ. “mz;zh... ehisf;F ehd; 'nfh];gpl;l’Yf;F Nghwd;... vt;tsT ehs; mq;if ,Ug;gd;... Nge;J vg;gpb ,Ug;gd;... xz;Zk; njupahJ...’’ “vd;d..?!’’ “vdf;F 'gpnwa;d; fpA+ku;’... %isg; Gw;WNeha;...’’


183 !

“Neh... ngha; nrhy;yhij...’’ fj;jpNdd;. “fj;jhijlh... fj;JwJ mDjhgg;gLwtq;fis fz;lh vdf;F Nfhgk;jhd; tUk;... mg;Gwk; Ngrkhl;Nld;... cz;ikahjhd; mz;zh... vdf;F Gw;WNeha;... ,Q;ir mg;gh mk;kh vd;id ftiyNahl ghf;fpwij vd;dhy jhq;fpf;f Kbaiy... xt;nthU tpraj;Jf;Fk; mtq;fNshil rz;il.. ghtk; mtq;f... jq;fSf;Fs;is mOwhq;f... mtq;fNshil md;gh ,Uf;fZk;Djhd; epidf;fpNwd;... Mdh... mtq;f vd;idg; ghj;J gjWwijg; ghj;jJk;... rhkdis vLj;J vwpQ;R cilf;fpwJ... mtq;fis jpl;LwJ... ,g;gpbj;jhd;. ,Q;ir gf;fj;jpy thw Nghw rdq;fs; vd;id gupjhgkha; ghf;fpwij vd;dhiy jhq;f KbNaiy mz;zh. Nfhgk; Nfhgkh tUJ... '];$’Yf;Fk; Nghwij tpl;Ll;ld;. mbf;fb jiytyplh... jhq;f Kbahj jiytyplh... mjhd; rpyNtis cd;NdhilNa rupah Ngr KbAwjpy;iy...’’ “mJ guthapy;iylh...” “INah mz;zh... vd;id Ngr tpL. jiytyp te;jh vd;dhy Ngr KbahJ... cd;Ndhl epiwag; NgrZk;... gupjhgkh ghf;fpwtq;fspl;il ,Ue;J jg;g vdf;F 'rw;’jhd; cjtpr;R... mg;gpbj;jhd; cd;NdhilAk; NgrpNdd;. Mdh vd;dNth njupaiy... cd;dpiy md;G itr;Rl;ld;... vd;iu Ngu; gpUe;jhjhd; mz;zh.. taijkl;Lk; $l;b nrhd;Ndd;. Mdh eP cd;id 'yt;’gz;Zw rhU mz;zpia tpl;Ll;L vd;id 'yt;’gz;ZNwd;D nrhd;dg;Ngh... cd;iu


184 !

tho;f;ifia 'Nt];w;’gz;ZNwNdhd;D gae;Jl;Nld; mz;zh... vz;lhYk; cd;dpiy ,dk;Gupahj ghrk;... mjhiyjhd; R[p vz;l ngaupy cd;Ndhl fijr;rd;... Mdh cz;ikahd tarpiy... vz;lhYk; xU mz;zhit Vkhj;JwNkh vz;L Njhzpr;R. cdf;F nfhQ;rkhYk; vd;idg;gw;wp nrhy;yNtZk;Nghy ,Ue;jpr;R... nrhd;dh ePAk; vd;dpiy gupjhgg;gLtpNah vz;L gae;jd;... mjhy vd; 'gpuz;L’f;F 'fhd;ru;’ vz;L nrhd;dd; mz;zh... ehisf;F 'nfh];gpl;ly;’ NghNwd;... %isapy 'Xg;gpNwrd;’ nra;ag; Nghwhq;fs;... mJf;Fg; gpwF jpUk;gp tUtNdh njupaiy mz;zh...” “Neh... mg;gpbr; nrhy;yhijlh. epr;rakh eP Rfkh tUtha;lh... ,e;j mz;zhNthl fyfyd;D fijg;gha;lh...” nghq;fpnaOk; fz;zPiuj; Jilj;jthW $wpNdd;. “INah... mtruf;FLf;if... ehd; nrhy;Ywijf; Nfs;... ehd; nrhd;d ngha;fSf;F vd;id kd;dpr;Nrd;D nrhy;Ywpah... ,e;j jq;fr;rpf; Fl;By Nfhgk; ,y;iyd;D nrhy;Ywpah...?” ,g;NghJ ehd; eprkhfNt Muk;gpj;Jtpl;Nld;.

FYq;fpf;

FYq;fp

mo

“mz;zh... vd;d rj;jk;?” “xz;Zkpy;iylh... eP vg;gTk; jq;fr;rpjhd;lh. mz;zh jq;fr;rpf;fpily kd;dpg;G vz;l ngupa thu;j;ijas;..?”

vd;iu vJf;Flh


185 !

“jhq;f;]; mz;zh...!” “jhq;f;i] ePNa itr;rpU...” “N`... N`... mz;zh! cd;dl;il uz;L Nff;fZk;. mJf;Fjhd;; rhU mz;zpa tur; nrhd;Ndd;... rhU mz;zp... n`s Mu; A+? Ngrkhl;Bq;fsh?” rhUtplk; 'ikf;’iff; fz;fspYk; <uk;.

nfhLj;Njd;.

mtsJ

“`Nyh Fl;b..” “N`... N`... Fl;bah... mz;zp... mz;zhit ftdkh ghf;fZk;... mz;zp... cq;ffpl;l xz;Z Nff;fZk;. rupNah jg;Ngh njupaiy... vdf;Fs;is xU Mir... cq;fSf;F ehd; kfsh te;J gpwf;fZk;... vd; mz;zhl md;gpy tsuZk;... cq;fSf;F gpwf;fpw kfSf;F 'gpUe;jh’d;D Ngu; itg;gPq;fsh?” “INah... vd;db myk;Gwha;... nkhf;F nkhf;F... cdf;F xz;Zk; elf;fhJ... eP vq;f fypahztPl;Lf;F tuj;jhd; Nghwha;... Rk;kh tpru;f;fij fijahj... R[pf;Fl;b... vg;gTk; eP vd; kdrpy ,Ug;gha;lh...” vd;W 'ikf;’if rhUtplk; ,Ue;J cUtpf; $wpNdd;. “mz;zh... eP ,g;g Xk;D nrhy;Ywpah... ,y;iyah...?” mts; Fuypy; jPBnud xU fz;bg;G. “XNf Fl;b... eP vd;d tpUk;GwpNah... mJ elf;Fk;...”


186 !

rhU Ke;jpf;nfhz;lhs;. “I Mk; ntup `hg;gp mz;zp... mz;zh... xz;Z XNf. ,d;ndhz;Z ,Uf;F...” “vd;d...” “nfhQ;rk; gz;Z...”

nghW...

'ntg;

fhk;’NghLNwd;...

XNf

jpiuapy; ngl;b tbtpy; fhl;rp tpupa.. mJ.. mJ...?!! “INah...” fz;fisg; nghj;jpf; nfhz;Nld;. Njfk; eLq;fpaJ. flTNs... flTNs... vd;id mwpahky; muw;wpNdd;. jiy Kb ,ilapilNa cjpu;e;JNgha; xU xl;ly; cUtk; jpiuapy;... me;jg; gpQ;rpd; cUTf;F tpahjp nfhLj;j gupR! “vd;d INah... ,g;gpbf; fj;jpdh... ehNa G+idNad;D jpl;bLNtd;... nrhy;ypl;Nld;... vd;idg; ghu;f;f Nga;khjpupah ,Uf;F?” “,y;iylh. ,y;iy... cd;idg; ghf;f... cd;idg; ghf;f vd; md;ghd jq;fr;rpkhjpupj;jhd;lh ,Uf;F...”


187 !

“k;... mg;gpb nrhy;Y vd; mz;zh Fl;b... mz;ilf;F xU ghl;L ghbdpNa... mj ,g;g ghL... XNf... KOf;fg; ghlZk;...” “Neh... vd;dhy ,g;g KbahJlh... INah...” “vd;d INah... vk;nkk;... N`... N`... kz;ilag; gpsf;Fw jiyapbNahl vy;yhk; cd;Ndhl vt;tsTehs; 'rw;’ gz;zpapUg;gd;... ,g;g xU ghl;L ghl Vyhjh? Nghwj;Jf;F Kjy; MirahjhNdlh Nff;Fwd;... me;j I];fpwPk; rpiy ghl;L... mg;g VNjh xU '%l;’by ghbdha;... Mdhy; vdf;F ngupa Mr;rupak;lh... vtsT cz;ik mjpy ,Uf;F njupAkh? cz;ikapyNa ehd; I]; fpwPk; rpiyNghy cUfpf;nfhz;L jhdz;zh ,Uf;fpwd;... ,d;Dk; nfhQ;re;jhdpUf;F... cUfp Mtpahf Ntz;baJjhd;...” “INah... jpUg;gp fijf;fpwha;...”

jpUg;gp

mg;gpb

“mg;g ghL...” “mg;gps; ngz;Nz ePahNuh I];fpwPk; rpiyNa ePahNuh fz;zpy; Njhd;wp kiwAk; fhdy; ePNuh?... ” “INah... mz;zh... mg;gpb ,y;iy...” “mg;Ngh..?”

Vd;lh


188 !

“,g;gpbah Ke;jpg; ghbdha;..?” “mg;Ngh vg;gpb..?” “I];fpwPk; rpiyNa ePjhNdh... mg;gpb... mg;gpbg; ghL... mJ vdf;fhf ghLwkhjpup ,Ue;jpr;R...” nghq;fpnaOk; mOifia mlf;fpathW ghl Kaw;rpj;Njd;. vq;Nfh cjpj;J ,ilapy; GFe;J vd;Ds; gjpe;j me;j md;Gf;fhf ehd; ghbj;jhdhf Ntz;Lk;. czu;r;rpfis mlf;fp ghl Kad;wthW rhUit Nehf;fpNdd;. tpopfspy; jhiu jhiuahfg; gPwpl;nlOk; ePiuj; Jilf;Fk; rf;jpapd;wp epd;wpUe;jhs;. mts;epiyNa ,g;gbnad;why;... vd;dpiy..?! “mz;zh..!!” “ghLNwd;lh... vd; md;Gr; nry;yj;Jf;fhf ghlhky; ,Ug;Ngdh..?!” “mg;gps; ngz;Nz ePjhNdh I];fpwPk; rpiyNa ePjhNdh fz;zpy; Njhd;wp kiwAk; fhdy; jhNdh G+tpd; kfNs ePjhNdh Gd;dif kfNs ePjhNdh ghjpf; fdtpy; kiwAk; gwit jhNdh?


189 !

vd;id eP ghu;f;ftpy;iy vd;Dapu; nehe;jjb ngz;Nz eP NghFk;topapy; vd;Dapu; NghFjb ,d;wpe;j 'rw;’wpd; epoypy; vd; kdk; ntk;Gjb cd;Dld; te;Jepd;W vd;kdk; Gyk;Gjb. kpd;diyf; fz;L jpwe;Njd; fhztpy;iy kpd;dy; xspiaf; trjpapy;iy

fz;fis

%b

ifapy;nfhs;s

fz;fisj;

INah

INah

vd;id Nehf;fpr; rpe;jpa gdpj;Jsp vq;Nf NghFJ njupatpy;iy vd;Ds; ciwe;J rpiyaha;g; vdf;Fg; Gupatpy;iy...’’

Nghr;Nrh

,Jtiu

vd;dhy; njhlu;e;J ghlKbatpy;iy. czu;r;rpfisf; fl;Lg;gLj;j Kbahky; tpf;fp tpf;fp mOJnfhz;bUe;Njd;. (gpuRuk;: www.yarl.com)

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