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pqf sI dwsxf qF pYxf hI sI .dwsy ibnf srnf nhIN sI .gwl eI aijhI sI .pr iswDf dwsxf muÈkl sI . muÈkl eI nhIN asMBv sI.BVwk dyky iswDI mUMhoN kwZx vflI gwl nhIN sI ieh.qrIky nfl dwsxI pYxI sI.pr dwsy kOx?sB qoN nyVlf qF AuhI sI.jyrf krky kulfr dy muMzy nfl gwl kIqI.pr ieh QoVHf pqf sI Auh eynf svyry svyry eI af Dmkxgy.amrIkf,kYnyzf vrgy eyhnf mulkF ‘c nhIN CuwtI vfly idn izstrb krdf koeI iksy ƒ eynf jldI.hux qF afpxy dys ‘c vI lok iÉafl rKdy hn. iÌr Auh qF rfjDfnI vfly Èihr rihMdy hn.pr aijhI gwl sux ky tyk QoVHf afAuNdI hY-Auh vI mfipaF nfly myr kr ky af gey hoxgy` Auhny soicaf qy Gr vflI dy kMn ‘c dwsx lwgf.

kulfr ƒ Auh kdoN ku qoN jfxdf sI-iËhn qy Ëor pf ky Auh socx lwgf,pr kuJ Qhu pqf nf lwigaf.sB kuJ DuMdlf ijhf sI.hF eynf ku Xfd afieaf ik jd Auh dsvIN dy iemiqhfn qoN ivhlf hoieaf qF iewk idn sfeIkl cuwk ky nfnkIN cilaf igaf.Èfm ƒ mfmI df BqIjf vI af igaf.Auh sfihq ƒ mUMh mfrdf sI qy gIq ilKdf sI -ijuho ijhy Aus Aumr ivwc muMzy KuMzy ilK skdy hoxgy.pr Aus leI qF ieh asloN hI nvIaF gwlF sn.Ausƒ qF ihsfb,juÊrfÌIey qy sfieMs,zrfieMg qoN awgy iksy gwl df pqf hI nhIN sI.Auh qF socdf sI ikwsy,khfxIaF pqf nhIN ikhVI dunIaF dy lok ilKdy hoxgy.ieh hwz-mfs df,Aus dy sfhmxy bYTf ‘lyKk`,Aus leI acMBy qoN Gwt nhIN sI.Ausny, Auhƒ vI qukF joVnIaF isKfeIaF sn.ieusqoN hI Ausƒ Xfd afieaf ik kulfr iesy ‘lyÉk`dy ipMzF vwl df hI sI –Ausdf gUVHf dosq qy lgBg Ausy hI Aumr df.mfmI dy iesy BqIjy ny hI afpxy dosq kulfr nfl AusdI jfx-pCfx krvfeI sI.AunHI idnI pRgqIÈIl pMjfbI sfihqkfr dy qOr qy kulfr cMgI qrF jfixaf jfx lwg ipaf sI. iPr hor jfx-pCfx vDx qy Auh afp vI kdy kdy kulfr dy Gr afAux jfx lwigaf.

jd kdy Aus ƒ kulfr dy Gr Tihrnf pY jFdf qF imisË kulfr, Kfxy vyly, rsoeI ivc rotI pkfAuNdy qy AunHF dI CotI bytI, sMjnf, grm grm Ìulky AusdI plyt ivwc rwKdI. do ÌulikaF qoN bfd Auh hwQ KVHy kr idMdf qF sMjnf Ausƒ hor Pulkf dyx dI iËd krdI- pr
Auh afpy inÈicq kIqI do PulikaF dI hwd kdy pfr nf krdf. iewk vfr acfnk Aus ƒ rfjDfnI iksy ËrUrI kMm jfxf pY igaf.kMm Ërf dyr nfl Éqm hoieaf qF Aus ny kulfr dy Gr df bUhf jf KVkfieaf. bUhf sMjnf ny KoilHaf. aMdroN kulfr dI avfË afeI ‘‘kOx afieaY, sMjnf?`` sMjnf Ausƒ dyK ky muqr muqr Jfkx lwgI, qy iPr acfnk bolI, ‘‘do ÌulikaF vfly aMkl afey ny, zYzI.`` sux ky Ausƒ ijvyN afpxy kMnF `qy ivÈvfÈ hI nf afieaf. qF ieh nF sI Ausdf kulfr dy Gry. Auh idn qy afh idn. iPr jd vI kdy sMjnf Ausdy sfhmxy huMdI qF Ausƒ sMjnf dy ichry qoN pfr, afsmfn ivwc do Ìulky ltky hoey nËr afAuNdy.

iewk vfr rfjDfnI ivwc Aus dy bfhr rihMdy iewk dosq ny smfgm krky afpxI ivwCVI hoeI pqnI dI Xfd ivwc pRiswD sfihqkfr pMCI jI ƒ snmfn dyx df pRogrfm bxfieaf.aYn mOky qy dosq ny Ìon kr ky kih idwqf ik iksy aqI ËrUrI kMm krky Aus df afAuxf muÈkl hY,Auh hI ikvyN nf ikvyN ieh smfgm krvfAux df iËMmf lvy.Aus qoN ienkfr nf ho sikaf.snmfn-pwqr qy smfgm sbMDI hor hr qrF dy pRbMD leI Aus ny kulfr ƒ nfl iqafr kr ilaf qy qurMq sfry ieMqËfm krn dI bynqI kIqI.smfÊm iksy lyÉk dy Ìfrm-hfAUs qy krfey jfx df pRogrfm bxfieaf igaf.smfgm qoN pihlI rfq Auh kulfr kol jf Tihiraf. Aus dy lMgr `co,N afpxy inÈicq do Ìulky Ck ky ivhlf hoieaf qF kulfr ny Ausƒ iÌkr ijhy nfl dwisaf ik pMCI jI ƒ idwqy jfx vfly snmfn-pwqr df ÉrVf qF Aus ny iqafr kr ilaf sI, pr iksy kfrn Auh Cp nhIN sI sikaf. hux kI ho skdf sI. Auh qy kulfr socF dy GoVy duVfAux lwgy. acfnk kulfr ny Ausƒ ikhf ik ikAuNik AusdI qF ilKfeI hI Cfpy vrgI hY, ies leI snmfn-pwqr ƒ Auh pUrf Ëor lf ky, moqIaF vrgy awKrF ivwc ilK lvy.ilKfeI qF kulfr dI afpxI vI Gwt KuÈÉwq nhIN sI pr Ausny PUk ivwc af ky kMm ÈurU kr idwqf qy geI rfq qwk kMm mukf ky sON igaf. pr snmfn-pwqr ƒ ÈIÈy dy Prym ivwc jVnf hflIN bfkI sI. svyry jfg Ërf icrky KuwlHI. AunHF ƒ smfÊm qy iljfx leI Èfm isMG, pMCI jI smyq gyt qoN bfhr, kfr df hfrn qy hfrn mfrI jf irhf sI. Auh kfhlI nfl iqafr ho ky cwl pey. smfÊm vflI QF qy puwjy qF lok huMm huMmf ky pihlF hI phuMcy hoey sn-rfjDfnI dy lgBg sfry pMjfbI lyKk phuMc gey sn. kulfr ny Bwj ky mfeIk sYWt kIqf qy iksy ƒ bolx leI kih ky Aus ƒ ieÈfrf kIqf ik Auh drÉqF qoN pfr, mUlIaF dy AuWcy AuWcy pwiqaF vfly Kyq ivwc luk ky, snmfn pwqr ƒ iPwt kr lvy. Ausdy hwQ pYr Puwl rhy sn. kulfr AusdI AuzIk ivwc, iksy nf iksy ƒ styj qy bulf k,y buwqf sfrI jf irhf sI. pr snmfn-pwqr dyx dI rsm ƒ hor ikMnI ku dyr tfilaf jf skdf sI. hfr ky kulfr ny styj qoN aYlfn kr idwqf ik hux pMCI jI ƒ snmfn- pwqr Byt kIqf jfvygf. Ausƒ hwQF pYrF dI peI hoeI sI. ÉYr, iksy nf iksy qrHF kMm pUrf krky styj vwl ƒ viDaf qF awgoN iewk hor GVMm cODrI Ausdf rfh rok ky KVHf ho igaf qy puwCx lwgf ik jd sfry lok smfÊm ivwc sn qF Auh eyDr mUlIaF vwl kI kr irhf sI.Auh koeI awl-ptwl ijhf mfrky AusqoN ivhlf hoieaf qy snmfn-pwqr kulfr dy hvfly kIqf. Ausdf sfh nfl sfh nhIN sI rldf.

iksy sfihqk rsfly n,y pMjfbI lyKkF dIaF pqnIaF qoN afpxy pqIaF bfry ilKvfAux dI lVI qorI qF ÈRImqI kulfr dI vfrI vI afeI. hornF gwlF qoN ielfvf AunHF ny iËkr kIqf ik gurpRIq horF dy imwqrF ivcoN do imwqr aijhy hn ijhVy, AunHF dy GroN jfx vyly, ‘rok krn` vFgUM, afpxI dosqI dI sotI AuWQy Cwz jFdy hn qy Pyr vrHy-iCmfhI ieh dyKx leI gyVf mfrdy rihMdy hn ik Auh sotI hflIN vI AuQy hY jF nhIN. AunHf ivcoN iewk pRisD nfvilst sI qy dUjf Auh afp. Ausny piVHaf qF Aus afpxf afp vwzf vwzf ho igaf lwigaf.
Aus dy kflj vyly dy iewk pRoÌYsr sfihb ƒ ÊdrI bfibaF aqy hor dyÈ-BgqF bfry Koj krn df ÈOk sI.AusdI afpxI vI ies pfsy kfÌI idlcspI sI.ies kMm ivwc Auh ivq-mUjb pRoÌYsr sfihb dI shfieqf krdf rihMdf sI.
pRo: sfihb ƒ ikDroN sUh imlI ik ÈhId BÊq isMG sbMDI iewk aslI Poto dI iewk kfpI iewk purfxy ienklfbI GulftIey, gurpRIq kulfr horF ƒ dy gey sn. AunHF ƒ awcvI lwg geI. kulfr nfl Ausdy sbMDF df AunHF ƒ pqf sI qy AunHF ny AusdI izAUtI lf idwqI ik kulfr qoN ieh Poto pRfpq krky, AunHF qIk pucfAuxf AusdI iËMmyvfrI hY. Ausny kulfr nfl sMprk kIqf qF kulfr ny svIkfr kr ilaf ik AusdI sUcnf iblkul TIk hY. Ausny ikhf ik Poto Aus dy rIkfrz ivwc ikDry AuWpr hyTF ho geI hY. Auh imln qy dwsygf. Ausƒ lwigaf Auh, Poto Ausƒ dyxf nhIN sI cfhuMdf. pr Ausny koiÈÈ bdsqUr jfrI rwKI. ies dOrfn kulfr ny ies Poto aqy Ausdy afpxy qwk phuMcx bfr,y iewk ivsiqRq lyK iliKaf qy Ìoto sihq pRYs ivc Cpvf idwqf. ies ivwc Ausdf qy pRoÌYsr sfihb df Ëkr vI kIqf qy Ìoto dIaF do kfpIaF, Aus leI qy pRo[ sfihb leI Byj idwqIaF. AusdI jfn ivc jfn afeI.

kulfr dy byty dI ÈfdI dy islisly ivwc AunHF ny afpxy Gr aKMz-pfT rwiKaf qF acfnk kulfr ƒ iksy sfihqk smfÊm ‘qy jfxf pY igaf. sbwbIN hI Aus vyly Auh, AunHF dy Gr clf igaf. keI ËrUrI rsmF `c Ausny kulfr dy sbstIicAUt dy qOr qy buwqf sfiraf. Ausƒ bVf mfx ijhf mihsUs hoieaf.

iewk vfr Auh amrIkf qoN ieMzIaf phuMicaf qF kulfr ƒ sfihq akfdmI vloN purskfr dyx df aYlfn kIqf igaf. Auh afpxy pMjfb ivcly ipMz igaf hoieaf sI. keI idn Ausƒ ies Ébr df pqf hI nf lwigaf. vfps muiVaf qF aÉbfr ivwcoN kulfr ƒ sfihq akfdmI dy purskfr idwqy jfx df pqf lwigaf. Èfm qwk sB vDfeIaF dy cuwky sn. Ausƒ bVI Èrm mihsUs hoeI. kulfr ƒ Ausdy ieMzIaf afAux df pqf lwg cuwkf sI. Aus ny kulfr ƒ vDfeI idwqI qF Aus ny inhory nfl ikhf ik Auh AudoN qwk ikhVy Bory `c luikaf hoieaf sI ik Ausƒ ies Ébr dI iBxk, sfrI dunIaF qoN bfad `c peI hY. Ausƒ kulfr df imwqrF vflf hwkI rosf cMgf lwigaf.

AuWc srkfrI ahudy qoN rItfier hox qoN bfad Aus ny sB qoN CotI bytI dI ÈfdI kr idwqI.bwcy sYWtl ho cuwky sn qy hux Auh mIaF bIvI sB iËMmyvfrIaF qoN surÉrU ho gey sn.amrIkf rihMdI bytI ny AunHF ƒ spFsr kIqf qF Auh ÉuÈI ÉuÈI Aus kol cly gey.iekwilaF ƒ qF Gr Kfx ƒ afAuNdf sI.bwicaF ivwc af ky AunHF df jI lwg igaf.pqnI sfrf idn rotI tuwk aqy Gr dy hor kMmF kfrF dy afhr lwg geI.Auh bwicaF ƒ skUl Cwz afAuNdf qy CuwtI hox qy lY afAuNdf.skUloN imly kMm ‘c AunHF dI mwdd kr idMdf.Èfm ƒ sYr kr afAuNdy.kuJ pVH ilK vI lYNdf pr smF Pyr vI bc jFdf.Gr bYTf bor hox lwigaf qF koeI nOkrI krn dI socI,pr Aus df mn nhIN mMinaF.AuWcy ahudy qy rihky hukm dyx dI afdq pY cuwkI sI.iksy dy aDIn rihky hukm mMnxf qy jI hËUrI krnI aOKI sI.Ausny dyiKaf eyDrlI pMjfbI vsoN leI aÉbfr qF bQyry sn pr mYÊËIn koeI nhIN sI.kuJ sfihqk dosq vI iml gey qF mYÊËIn kwZx df jugfV bx igaf.sMpfdk bxn df guxf Ausy qy hI ipaf.cfeIN cfeIN prcf kwZ ky dys bdys dy sfry lyÉkF ƒ Byijaf.kulfr kol prcf phuMicaf qF Aus ƒ ÉuÈI BrI hYrfnI hoeI.Aus ƒ qF pqf hI hux lwigaf sI ik Auh mIaF bIvI amrIkf phuMc gey sn.Aus ny Ìon kr ky prcy dIy vDfeI qy kuJ suJfa idwqy. kuJ nvF ilK ky Byjx df vfadf vI kIqf .AunHF dohF dIaF Ìon qy gwlF bfqF huMdIaF rihMdIaF.pirvfrF dI rfËI ÉuÈI df pqf lgdf rihMdf.

kuJ icr bfad kulfr ny dwisaf ik sMjnf df vI amrIkf afAux df jugfV bx igafsI.Auh kihx lwgf sMjnf ivafhux vflI ho geI hY,ho sky qF Auh Aus leIkoeI amrIkf rihMdf lVkf dyK lYx.sMjnf Aus dIaF DIaF vrgI sI.sMjnf ƒ nOkrI AunHF dy Èihr qoN QoVHf dUr hI imlI sI.sfry pirvfr ƒ bhuq ÉuÈI hoeI.sYWtl ho jfx qy AunHF ny vIk-aYNz qy sMjnf ƒ afpxy kol afAux df swdf idwqf.Aus ny ÉuÈI ÉuÈI prvfn kr ilaf.Auh do shylIaF,rlIaF rlfeIaF ,Cy swq GMty dI zrfeIv kr ky AunHF kol af geIaF.AunHF nUNM ÉUb Gumfieaf iPrfieaf.dysoN af ky sMjnf ƒ ijvyN afpxy ijhf hI pirvfr iml igaf.GroN af ky Aus ƒ ijhVf AudryvF mihsUs hox lwigaf sI,Aus ivwc kfÌI kmI ho geI.iPr Auh aksr imlx afAux lwgI.Aus df jI kfÌI prc igaf .ies dOrfn Auh mIaF bIvI cwkr mfrn dys cly gey.

iewk vfr sMjnf,bytI kol afeI hoeI sI.bytI dI iksy shylI dy Gr pfrtI sI.ieh shylI ieMzIaf qoN hI sI.bytI ny soicaf sMjnf Gr iekwlI kI krygI.ies leI Ausƒ vI pfrtI qy nfl hI lY ilaf.koeI amrIkn shylI huMdI qF Ausny ibnf puwCy iksy gYWst ƒ nfl ilafAux df burf mnfAuxf sI.BfrqI mUl dI shylI dy Gr aijhf koeI zr nhIN sI.Aus pfrtI qy bytI dIaF hor shylIaF vI afeIaF hoeIaF sn.iewk shylI bytI ƒ sMjnf bfry puwCx lwgI ik Auh kOx sI,ikwQoN sI,Aus dI pVHfeI qy awgf ipwCf kI sI qy Auh kI krdI sI.Aus ny ieh vI puwC ilaf ik Aus dI kuVmfeI qF nhI sI hoeI.bytI ny shylI dI sMjnf ivwc eynI idlcspI df kfrn puwiCaf qF Auh kihx lwgI,Auh afpxI BYx dy byty leI ,sMjnf bfry soc rhI hY.lVkI Aus ƒ psMd hY.lVkf kMipAUtr pRoÌYÈnl hY qy amrIkf dy aYtlFitk sfÊr kMZy dy iksy Èihr ivwc nOkrI krdf hY.bytI df pirvfr ÈFq mhFsfÊr vfly iknfry dy iewk Èihr ivwc rihMdf sI.lVky dy mF ipAu purfxy vyilaF dy ieMglYNz ivwc af ky vsy hoey sn.sMjnf ƒ shylI nfl imlfieaf .shylI Aus dy suBfa qoN ÉuÈ sI.Aus ny ikhf bytI afpxy zYzI mMmI nfl ieMzIaf gwl krky khy ik Auh sMjnf dy mfipaF nfl gwl kr lYx.ieMglYNz vfilaF df Ìon nMbr vI Aus ny dy idwqf qF jo dovyN iDrF afps ivwc gwlbfq kr ky koeI ÌYslf kr lYx.

amrIkf vfps afAux vyly AunHF ny rfjDfnI qoN hI PlfeIt lYxI sI.kulfr kihx lwgf Auh jfx lwgy AunHF vwloN huMdy jfx.sMjnf dy irÈqy bfry ivsQfr nfl gwlbfq ho jfvygI.kulfr dy Gr phuMcy qF Auh dovyN mIaF bIvI pihlF nfloN duwgxy AuqÈfh nfl imly.Éfxy qoN bfad geI rfq qwk gwlF huMdIaF rhIaF.AunHF dI PlfeIt vwzy qVky vyly dI sI.kulfr horF ny AunHf dohF ƒ afp mUhry ho ky ,sMjnf dy irÈqy bfry(jy Auh isry cVHdf hoieaf) mF ipAu vfly sfry ÌrË inBfAux leI ikhf.ikAuNik jy sMjnf ny afpxy mF ipAu ƒ spFsr krky AunHf dy amrIkf phuMcx dI AuzIk kIqI qF ho skdf h AudoN ƒ bhuq dyr ho jfvy.jy kMm df irÈqf huMdf hovy qF pFDf nhIN puwCxf cfhIdf.Auh dovyN Aus dy mF ipAu qoN Gwt QoVHf eI sn.DI iDafxIaF sB dIaF sFJIaF hI qF huMdIaF hn.AunHF dy amrIkf phuMcx qoN jldI hI bfad iewk idn muMzy dI mfsI Aus ƒ lY ky af geI.sMjnf ƒ pihlF hI dws idwqf igaf sI.Auh pihlI rfq hI phuMc geI sI.AunHF mIaF bIvI ƒ qy bytI dy pirvfr ƒ muMzf jicaf nf.kuZbf ijhf lwigaf,sMjnf dy mukfbly.sMjnf ƒ muMzy nfl iekwly imlfieaf .bfad ‘c puwiCaf qF muMzf Aus ƒ psMd sI.ieh qF ‘mIaF bIvI rfËI,kI krygf kfËI` vflI gwl sI.lVkI pVHI ilKI qy Éud smJdfr sI.AunHF sfiraF ny dfÜ ‘c kokVU nf bxn df hI ÌYslf kIqf.iewk qF muMzy dI nOkrI TIk sI qy dUjf sMjnf pihlF keI jÊh ienkfr kr cuwkI sI.Aus dI Aumr vI hux CotI nhIN sI.kulfr nfl gwl krky AunHF ny rok kr idwqI qy iewk idn iewk CotI ijhI rsm kr ky ÈÊn vI pf idwqf.sfry ÉuÈ sn.kulfr horF ƒ sB kfsy bfry ivsQfr nfl dws idwqf igaf.

smF lMGdf igaf.muMzf qy sMjnf aksr iewk dUjy ƒ Ìon krdy rihMdy.awgoN hox vfly ivafh bfry vI gwlF huMdIaF.purfxy Ëmfny QoVHo sn ik muMzy kuVI ny ivafh qoN pihlF iewk dUjy nfl Ëbfn sFJI nhIN krnI.iewk do vfr sMjnf muMzy dy Èihr vI ho afeI,pr AunHF qoN prdy nfl.clo TIk hY.nvyN Ëmfny dy bwcy hn qy Auh vI dunIaF dy ies sB qoN AuWnq dys ivwc rihx vfly,AunHF ny soicaf ieh sB kuJ suBfvk eI hY.keI qrF dIaF gwlF huMdIaf hoxgIaF.Auh puCdy cMgy QoVHf lgdy sn.sMjnf agFh vDU lyÉk dI bytI sI.muMzy dy mF ipAu nfl vI gwl kr lYNdI.AunHF ƒ sfdy ivafh bfry kihMdI rihMdI.ivafhF qy mihMdI lfAux qy hor rsmF ƒ vfDU dsdI.afpxy kwpVy qF Éud psMd krny hI sn,vrI vI afp mUhry ho ky psMd krn dI gwl krdI .muMzy dy mF ipAu awgoN cuwp vwt jFdy.purfxy vyilaF dy sn.socdy ijhVI lVkI ivafh qoN pihlF hI aijhIaF gwlF krdI hY,bfad ivwc kI kI rMg idKfvygI.muMzy nfl gwl krdy qF Auh vI awD-pcwDI AunHF dy pwÉ dI hI gwl krdf,pr dbI Ëbfn ivwc.KuwlH ky kuJ nf kihMdf.mF ipAu ajIb ÈÈopMj ivwc sn.

kulfr dI slfh nfl ivafh df idn insicq ho igaf.kulfr qy sRImqI kulfr ny amrIkf dI iqafrI kr leI.dosq dI hYsIaq ivwc sfry pRbMD krn dI sfrI iËMmyvfrI Auh afpxI hI smJdf sI-anMd kfrj,brykÌfst,lMc qy zolI dI ivdfiegI smyq hor ivafh nfl sbMDq inwky inwky anykF kMm.kulfr horIN eyQy af ky kI kI kr lYxgy.Auh qF eyQy mUloN hI Epry hoxgy,so Auh qy bytI df pirvfr iqafrIaF krn lwgy.

iewk idn sMjnf Gr afeI qF Aus ny sfiraF ƒ ieh dws ky acMBy ivwc pf idwqf ik anMd kfrj leI gurduafry df ieMqËfm Auh Éud hI kr afeI hY qy lMc,nfÈqy vfsqy vI kytirMg vfilaF ƒ afrzr kr idwqf hY.Aus ny lVky vfilaF ƒ vI sB kuJ dws idwqf hY.sux ky Auh sfry ijvyN suMn ho gey.hux bolx vflf kI rih igaf sI.

lVky qy Aus dy mfipaf dy sbr df ipaflf Br igaf.kdoN qwk Auh ieh afp-hudrIaF brdfÈq kr skdy sn.AunHF ny qoV ky juafb dy dyx ivwc hI ibhqrI smJI.hflIN qF zuwlHy byrF df kuJ nhIN sI ivgiVaf.Pyr bfËI AunHF dy hwQoN inkl jfxI sI. muMzy dI mfsI qy AunHF dohF jIaF ny tuwtI gMZx dI lwK koiÈÈ kIqI.kuVI nuM inafxI kih ky mfÌIaF vI mMgIaF.pr gwl nf muV ky bxnI sI,nf bxI.

kulfr ƒ iswDf dwsxf Ausny TIk nf smiJaf.Auh idl df mrIË sI.kuJ icr pihlF hI Aus df hfrt bfeIpfs df EpRyÈn hoieaf sI.iksy hBI-nBI dy hox bfry soc ky Aus df idl bYTx lgdf sI.hfr ky kuVI dy Brf nfl gwl kIqI.Auh vI BYx df bhuqf ksUr mMnx leI iqafr nhIN sI.afKdf sI kuVI ny qF agFh-vDU gwl hI kIqI sI,muMzy vfly hI doÈI sn.aÉIr ƒ msF, mOkf dyK ky mF ipAu dy kMnF ‘coN gwl kwZx leI rfËI hoieaf sI.

kulfr horIN kwlH amrIkf phuMc gey sn.qy hux bfhr AunHf dy Gr df bUhf QpQpf rhy sn.

ÈIÈy ivwcoN dI kulfr sfihb dy ichry dI rOxk dyK ky pqnI ƒ Drvfs ijhf ho igaf ik Auh TIk-Tfk hn.drvff KolH ky Auh kihx lwgI,u

afE jI afE!jI afieaF. ishq qF TIk hY? AUN qF lgdy E,`` aqy imisj kulfr nfl bÊlgIr ho geI-
ÉuÈ lwgx ƒ hor kI vYx pfAuNdy afeIey! juafb kulfr idwqf.

ieMny icr ƒ Auh afp vI phuMc igaf.Auh BONcwkf rih igaf.Aus ƒ afpxy pYrF hyToN ËmIn iKskdI mihsUs hoeI.Aus ƒ ies acfnk ‘hmly` dI afs nhIN sI.iPr sMBl ky ichryy qy muskrfht ilafAuNdf hoieaf ,kulfr ƒ jwÌI ivwc lY ky kihx lwigaf,

‘‘afE Xfr,aMdr qF afE.bYTo,cfh pfxI qF pIE. drvfËy qy eI guwsy igly ÈurU kr idwqy``.

‘‘guwsy igly hux kfhdy rih gey.‘sB kuJ` qF qusIN pihlF eI kr idwqY.hor ies qoN vwD kI krogy?`` kulfr Aus nfl awK imlfAux qoN vI ienkfrI sI.

bytI qy Aus df pirvfr kulfr horF ƒ imlx lwgy.rsmI suwK sFd qy hor gwlF hox lwgIaF.kulfr hurIN qy AunHf ƒ nfl lY ky afeI sMjnf Guwty vwty ijhy ‘‘hF,hUM`` kr rhy sn.sMjnf nIvIN nhIN sI cuwk rhI.

cfh pfxI pIky kulfr sfvDfn ho ky bYT igaf.jyb ‘coN iewk ilst kwZ leI qy iewk iewk kr ky AunHF duafrf kIqy,axkIqy,kiQq ‘ÊunfhF` df iviÉafn krn lwgf.sMjnf dI iksy vI ÊlqI df Aus ny iËkr qwk nf kIqf.Auh qF AunHf dI afpxI hoxhfr bytI sI.Auh koeI ÊlqI QoVHf kr skdI sI.AunHf ny hI pUrf Ëor pfky gwl sMBflx dI koiÈÈ nhIN sI kIqI.

Auh qy imisË kulfr vfr vfr Aus dI pqnI duafrf, drvfjf KolHx vyly,AunHf dy ies sB kfsy qy Éus lwg rhy hox df iËkr kr rhy sn. ÉuÈ Auh Blf ikvNy lwg skdy sn. Auh kih rhy sn ik pqnI AunHf ƒ tFat kr rhI sI. pqnI AunHf nuM smJfAux df Xqn kr rhI sI ik kulfr dy idl df mrIË hox krky AuynHf ƒ iÌkr sI ik ieh Ébr sux ky Auh brdfÈq vI kr skxgy ik nhIN.AunHf nUNM TIk-Tfk phuMcy dyKky AunHf df iÌkr dUr ho igaf sI. pqnI qy Auh sfry vfr vfr AuynHf dI Êlq-ÌihmI dUr krn dI koiÈÈ kr rhy sn.pqnI ny lwK ikhf ik AunHf ny Êlq mqlb kwZ ilaf hY.pr Auh sn ik ihMz Cwzx df nfm qwk lYx leI iqafr nhIN sn!pqnI qy vfr vfr ielËfm lfeI jf rhy sn. irÈqf tuwtx dy duwK ny AunHF dI mwq mfr idwqI sI.

Aus ƒ lwigaf ik AunHf ƒ afpxy vwloN kIqy gey ‘nyk kMm` df ‘ienfm` iml igaf hY.AunHf ƒ Éfh-mÉfh hI kithry ‘c KVHy kr ky doÈ afied kIqy jf rhy sn.

Aus df jI kIqf Auh kulfr ÌYimlI ƒ bfhoN PV ky bfhr df rsqf idKf dyvy.pr lok-lfj dy zroN ,Guwt vwt ky cuwp vwtI rwKI.afÉr ƒ qF Auh Aus dy Gr mihmfn sn.virHaF dI ‘dosqI` ny ijvyN Aus dy hwQF ƒ jUV pf ilaf.

Aus ƒ suwJ nhIN sI irhf ik Auh bYTf rhy jF cuwp-cfp AuWT ky qur jfvy. -0-

GVUkU nwt/ drsLn isMG iZloN
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mYN AudoN tYksI clfAuNdf huMdf sI.
"KUh 'c ist, iehnF nUM, iehnF dy ipE dy Gr nyVy, ivMzjLr hfeI strIt `qy. mYnUM vfpsI stok pojLjL, mIrfzor krYjLYNt, 225 Auqy Auqfr dyeIN." Ausny afpxI gwlHF qoN hMJUaF df pfxI pUMJidaF sfP ikhf.
myrI KfinEN geI - ies sVk  AuWqy, ies nMbr vflf Gr qF srdfr surmuK isMG iProjLpurIey df lwgdY!
mYN nIJ nfl Aus aOrq vwl vyiKaf. "ieh qF Auho sI"- mYN ksIs ijhI vwtI. soc dI crwKVI ipCy nUM GuMm geI[[[[[[[[
"[[[mYN AudoN sLfied bfhrvIN ivc pVHdf sI. sfzy kflj ivc BfsLn-mukfbly ivc, iksy Bly ijhy nF vfly 'vomYn' kfljoN, ihwsf lYx afeI sI. kflj vVidaF hI myrIaF awKF nUM Bfh geI sI. mYN afhnI-bhfnI "iehdy" afly-duafly, aYvyN-kYvyN gyVy kwZdf irhf sF.
PMksLn qoN bfd "iehdI" tIm ny BfrI-Brkm trfPLI ijwqI sI. afeIaF sfrIaF tImF nUM cfh-pfxI ipaf rhy sI ik mYnUM ipiCEN afvfjL afeI, "E Coty! afh kuVIaF nfl bws stYNz qfeIN bYTf jfeIN, irksLy `c, trfPLI nUM hwQ pf ky, jLrf ijLafdf eI BfrI af." ieh afvfjL myry pMjfbI vfly pRoPYsr dI sI.
rsqy ivc dovyN culbulIaf ijhIaF kuVIaF iek dUjI nUM trOPLI ijqx dI QfpI dyx vflIaF gwlF krdIaF krdIaF hor vihxf vwl ruV geIaF sn -
"qUM iPr kdoN ku jfxY ieMglYNz?" pitaF vflI kuVI ny lMmI guwq vflI kuVI nUM puiCaf.
"kI pqY - ajy qF koeI ieMtrI-isLMtrI lgxI af." mYnUM moNhdI kuVI df jvfb sI.
"iPr qF aYsLF eI aYsLF." kuJ icr dI cuwp qoN ipCoN pihlI iPr bolI.
"ieh qF smF eI dwsU aVIey. keI vfr ieMglYNz jfx dI KusLI huMdI af - AuQy zr vI lwgdY." guwql ny ipWCy nUM, irksLy dI 'kwTI kIqI CwqrI AuWqy trOPLI PVI KVy, myry vwl vwzy vwzy afny kwZ ky vyiKaf. ijvyN puWC rhI hovy- "sB TIk af n?" - mYnUM 'iehdI' Auh aFzl JfkxI awj vI Xfd sI. bwsF df awzf af igaf. mYN AuhI irksLf lY ky hostl vfps phuMc  igaf sI. supinaf `c gvfcf. kuJ idn acvI ijhI lwgI rhI, qy iPr bws[[[[.
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ds ku sflF bfd myrf vI ieMglYNz afAux df jugfV bx igaf. pMdrF sfl ho gey ny afey nUM. jdoN myry ieMglYNz afAux dI iqafrI cl rhI sI qF bfpU 'stokpojLjL' sLihr vflf  aYzrYWs lY ky afieaf sI.-
"miKaf, ieh afpxy hYWz mfstr dy jmfqI df pqf aY. koeI BIV-sMgIV peI qF iml leI. mfstr kihMdf sI eys srdfr dI nUMh vI Ehdy ipMzF vwl dI af"- mYN Aus aYzrYWs vflI prcI nUM sFB ky pfsport vfly btUey ivc pf ilaf sI. ijs sLihr ivc mYN awjkl rihMdf hF, Auh stokpojLjL sLihr qoN bhuqI dUr nhIN. ikwqy vjoN tYksI clfAuxI sLurU kIqI qy krI jf irhf hF. ieh DMdf myry krUry nUM bhuq sUq bYTf hY.
lVky-lVkI nUM rfxI dy sLihr ivMzjLr AuqfridaF, Pyr ghu nfl brfbr bYTI aDyV Aumr aOrq vwl vyiKaf. kfr moVidaF hI isDf svfl dfgL idqf-
"qusIN kdy abohr, muMizaF dy kflj mukfbly ivc pfrtIispyt krn vI gey sI? afeI mIn ieMn XUar stUzYNts lfeIPL, ieMn ieMzIaf?"
Auh cvkI. myry vwl inhfrdI ny "hF" ivc isr ihlfAuNidaF Ausny ikhf, "asIN jFdIaF huMdIaF sI, keI kfljF ivc, afpxy kflj vloN, pr `QonUM ikvyN pqf?" Auhdf huitaf srIr svflIaf insLfn bixaf ipaf sI.
mYN AuhnF dy trOPLI ijwqx, irksLy ivc bws stYNz qfeIN Cwzx vflI gwl QoVHy sLbdF ivc hI mukf ky Auhdf pRqIkrm AuzIkx lwgf.
Auhdy mUMh AuWqy rOxk af geI. AusdI adf ivcoN apxfpn Jlikaf. bfkI dy rsqy asIN dUjI kuVI bfry, ieQoN dI qyjL-qrfr ijLMdgI dy ruJyivaF, AulJyivaF qy afpxy dohF dy ipMz ieko ijlHy ivc hox bfry gwlF krdy krdy Auhdy Gr awgy phuMc gey. Aus BfVf idqf. mYN awD-pcwDI nFh kridaF, pYsy PV ky Ëyb ivc pf ley.
   Auhny qpfk nfl cfh pIx leI ieMJ ikhf ik mYN Auhdy ipCy ipCy Gr aMdr clf igaf.
Gr kfhdf sI! mhwl hI sI - byrOxkf ijhf. mfXUsI JfqF mfrdI sI - ijvyN ieh Gr nf ho ky rYx-bsyrf hovy. pirvfr dy mYNbr rfq kwtx afAuNdy hox. Pyr vI lMmy-lotvIN kMD AuWqy vDIaf Prym `c jVq sRI hirmMdr sfihb dI GsmYlI ijhI vwzI pyitMg dy nfl gurU sfihbfnF dIaF AuWcIaF krky pflo-pfl tMgIaF DuafKIaF qsvIrF, dsdIaF sn ik ieQy "gurU ipafry" pirvfr df invfs sI.
   aYDr-EDr dIaF gwlF kridaF kridaF - Auh inGr ijhI jFdI qy lMmf, TMZf hOkf BrdI, jo AuhdI vrqmfn ijLMdgI dI hfmI Brdf.
   mYN cor-awKIN ieDr AuDr BFp irhf sI. iksy dy AuproN af jfx df KOPL Kf irhf sI. jfx dI ieWCf pRgtfeI. Auhny koeI hIl-huwjq n kIqI. afpxf tYlIPLon idMidaF - myrf tYlIPon lY ilaf.
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   keI idn lMG gey. mYN gwl nUM afeI-geI kr idqf.
"awj afEgy QoVHI dyr vfsqy."
   mMYN ieh qvwko nhIN krdf sI qy 'nFh' vI nf kr sikaf.
   "cMgf Pyr jdoN kMm Cwizaf mYnUM Pon kr idE." myry hfmI Brn qoN bfd Auhdf aglf vfk sI. tYlIPLon bMd ho igaf.
   mYN swcIN Pon kr idqf. sLfm nUM Cy ku vjy mYN Auhdy Gr sI. AuhI suMn--msfx, sLfm hox krky QoVHI gfVHI.
   QoVHI dyr bfd hI pqf lwg igaf ik Auhdy ielfvf Gr ivc koeI nhIN. Auhny cfh bxfeI, vrqfeI. cuwp-cpIiqaF hI kwp-kyqlI ikcn ivc rwK ky izwgx vFg sYtI Aupr bih geI. AuhI lMmf qy TMZf hfAukf!
   AuNJ hI mfhOl nUM suKfvF bxfAux leI qy afpxy aMdrly sLwk nUM  iqRpqfAux leI mYN puwC ilaf, "ieh mkfn sR: surmuK isMG syKoN hurF df sI?"
   "hux vI AuhnF df hI hY. AuhnF nUMM sfQoN ivCiVaF do ku sfl ho gey ny. qusIN AuhnF nUM ikvyN jfxdy ho?" lwgdy hwQ Auhny svfl kr idqf.
   mYN ieMglYNz afAux vyly ipMz dy hYWz mfstr dy idqy aYzrYs bfry disaf.
   "Aus idn klInko afAuNidaF tYksI `c bYTx lwigaF quhfzf rox ikEN inkl igaf sI." mYN gwl nUM cldI rwKx leI aYvyN hI puiCaf.
   "Auh qF[[[" - isrPL aYnf kih ky cuwp ho geI aqy mYQoN kuJ lukfAuNdI lwgI.
   "qusIN ieQy iekwly eI rihMdy E?" mYN mfhOl nUM boJl bxn qoN rokx leI gwl iPr lmkfeI.
   "hux qF iekwlI vrgI eI aF. do-iqMn mhIinaF nUM rOxkF lwg jfxgIaF. quusIN vyKy sI nf, Aus idn, myry muMzf-kuVI - dohF nUM pMjfb, cMzIgVHoN ivafh ilafAuxY. hF swc, ijhnF hYWz mfstr sfihb- sR:surjIq isMG hurF dI qusIN gwl krdy sI, Auh myry shurf sfihb dy PrYNz ny, dUroN nyiVEN irsLqydfr vI - dovyN irsLqy AuhnF ny hI krvfey ny- cMzIgVoN. awjkl Auh vI cMzIgVH nyVy muhflI af gey ny." aYnI vwzI KusLI dI gwl dsidaF vI Auh tihkI nhIN sI.
       Auhny ikcn vwl ahulidaF ikhf - "rotI qF hux Kf ky hI jfxI pAU."
   rotI qoN nFh krn df mYnUM koeI bhfnf nf imilaf. acfnk hI mYN afpxy kot dIaF jybF `c hwQ mfridaF, "E lY, dvfeI qF myry kol hY eI nhIN. muafPL krnf rotI Pyr kdy shI, hux qF mYnUM jfxf eI pYxf, myrf golIaF lYx df vylf ho igaY. nfly zfktr ny awDI dvfeI Kfxf Kfx qoN pihlF qy awDI awD-ivckfroN rotI KFidaF lYx leI khI af." mYN rwb ijwzf JUT boilaf.
   AuhdIaF iKVIaF vfCF iZWlIaF pY geIaF. iZWlf ijhf bolI, "kI kr skdy hF, pihlF ishq iPr sB kuJ."
   mYN Jbdy hI bfhr inkl afieaf. sfry rsqy KOPL brkrfr irhf. suMinaF vFg socdf irhf. loLVINdf koeI isrf vI hwQ nhIN af irhf sI.
   mubfiel vwijaf. ieh qF AuhI sI. jIa kIqf jvfb hI nf dyvF. pr iPr vI kMn nUM lf hI ilaf.
       "ikQy E? kMm `qy? jy ivhly E qF eyDr nUM af jfieE. jy svfrI cwkI hoeI af qF lfh ky isWDy af jfieE." Ehny bVy TrMmy nfl ikhf, jugiVaF qoN vfkPL vFg.
   duicWqI dy isLkfr - kdI 'hF' kdI 'nFh' dy ivckfr ltkdy ny gwzI Ehdy Gr vwl isWDI kr idqI. Auh Gr dy ivhVy ivc hI KVI sI. kfr rokidaF hI aglI sIt Aupr af ibrfjLmfn hoeI. Gbrfht Ehdy ichry qoN sfPL idsdI sI.
   "clo jI, EdyN vflI klIink. pqf nhIN kI AUD-mULl kwZxgy? myry blwz df tYst lYx leI swidaY." nfl lgidaF hI Ehny mYnUM swdx dI sPfeI pysL kr idqI- "mYN ikhf, tYksI qF swdxI eI af, ikAuN n quhfnUM eI bulf lvF - nfly quhfzy nfl iek gwl krnI af. quhfnUM QoVHI dyr AuzIk krnI pAU."
   myrf DuVkU hor vwD igaf. 'PsI df PVkx kI', QoVHI dyr hI AuzIkxf ipaf. Auh ijs PurqI nfl geI sI Esy PurqI nfl, bFh nUM moZy nfl lfeI vfps af geI. bYTidaF hI "clo Gr nUM, awj quhfnUM vDIaf cfh ipafvFgI." 'vDIaf' AuWqy Ehny kuJ ijLafdf hI jLor idqf. mYN aMdry aMdr ikhf  "lE, geI mwJ icwkV `c - awj dI idhfVI qF geI."
   ikrfieaf lYx qoN nFh kridaF, asIN Gr aMdr cly gey. QoVHI dyr cuwp CfeI rhI. myry aMdrly zr ny afpxy afp hI afpxy bfry dsxf sLurU kr idqf, "vwzI bytI aYqkIN XUnIvristI kr lvygI, muMzf qF sflf lPMzr eI inkilaf
[[[quhfzI CotI bytI afpxy lokl skUl ivc pVHdI hY. quhfzy Gr vflI kONsl `c kMm krdy ny. bVy vDIaf ny suBfa dy. ipCly aYqvfr, mYN AuhnF nUM gurduafry imlx leI AuzIkdI rhI. qusIN… Auh cuwp n krdI jy mYN ieh nf puwCdf, "aYnI jfxkfrI ikvyN?"
   "ijhnF nfl inBfAuNxI hovy, AuhnF dI jfxkfrI qF rwKxI pYNdI hY." Auh iPlfsPfnf aMdfjL ivc Boly-Bfa hI ieh sB kuJ kih geI. EhI BfsLx mukfbly vflI kuVI  lwgI.
   "qusIN afpxy bfry kdI kuJ disaf hI nhIN?" mYN mlo-mlI hwsidaF puiCaf.
   "qusIN kdI puiCaf hI nhIN" - culbulfpx iPr qfrU ho igaf. nfl hI Ausny afpxI rfm-khfxI sLurU kr idqI, "EdoN ku eI, QoVHI dyr bfd mYN eyDr af geI. 'Eh' ieQoN df hI sI. cMgf sI. sYks df mfiraf. 'Euhny'  aYsI cwkI JoeI ik do ku sflF `c muMzf qy kuVI ho gey."
   AuhnUM socF `c peI nUM vyK ky mYN soc irhf sI - 'aYnI KulHI gwl bfq dI qF mYN afs nhIN kIqI sI!' KLYr!
   "bs, ijvyN mYN  quhfnUM  dwisaf, sYks  df BuwKf, AuhnUM mYN iZwlI iZWlI lwgx lwgI. mYQoN iknfrfksLI krky aYDr-aODr mUMh mfrn lwgf. gwlF myry qk phuMcdIaF rhIaF. pihlF-pihl qF mYN ivco-ivc pINdI rhI, sbr krdI rhI. keI vfrI 'gurU mhfrfj' df shfrf ilaf. rojL pfT krdI, suKxf suKdI, Dfgy qvIjL vI krfey. pr gwl qF myry bYWz rUm qk af phuMcI sI. shury nfl gwl kIqI. shurf ivcfrf 'pRmfqmf dI krnI' kih ky ipCly kmry ivc jf ky pfT krn lwg jFdf - keI vfr qF mYN AuhnF nUM roNidaF vI vyiKaf. koeI cfrf nf cldf vyK ky - iek idn mYN 'EhdI' rKyl dI cMgI KVkYNqI kIqI." Auh ieMJ ds rhI sI ijvyN kuJ hoieaf hI nf hovy.
   sfh ijhf lY ky, "bws, iPr kI sI, Auh tFgo ijhI khy: "eyhnUM" rwK jF "mYnUM". gwl qF lMmI hY. afiKLr rgiVaF-JgiVaF `c Cwz-CzfeI ho geI. dovyN bwcy mYnUM iml gey.
   sLfbfsL! myry shurf sfihb dy, pRmfqmf AuhnF nUM afpxy crnF `c jgfh dyvy, ijhnF ieh  mihl ijwzf Gr myry iekwlI dy nF lvf idqf. swc jfixE, mrdy dm qk bfpU jI dI aYnI syvf kIqI ik kdy 'puwq' nhIN Xfd afAux idqf."
   mYnUM ligaf gwl pUrI ho geI hY. KihVf CuzfAux dI skIm bxf hI irhf sI - Auh iPr sLurU ho geI:
   "kort ny PYslf kIqf ik bwcy 18 sfl qoN bfd iksy kol mrjLI rih skdy hn. pr AusqoN pihlf mF nfl hI rihxgy. EuhnUM, iehnF dy zYzI nUM, hr mhIny Krcf Brn df hukm idqf. rwb nUM jfn dyxI af - JUT nhIN boldI - myry shury vrgf dyvqf bMdf mYN nhIN vyiKaf."
   mYnUM iek vfr iPr ieMJ ligaf ijvyN gwl Dur lg geI hovy.
   "afh hux EdyN df, ijdy quhfnUM pihlI vfr klIink `c imly sI, iek hor isafpf jfn nUM ipaf hoieaY. sfzy zfktr nUM sLwk af muMzy nUM koeI guWJI ibmfrI hY. hux awj mYnUM qy prsoN kuVI nUM blwz tYst leI bulfieaf sI." gwlF krdI krdI Auh cfh vI Dr afeI sI. asIN cfh pIqI. mYN AuqoN-AuqoN iksy idn Gr afAux df inAuNdf dy ky vfps af igaf.
   ijLMdgI dI eynI muKqsr ijhI khfxI nUM bIqy cvI-pwcI sfl lMbf kridaF jdoN mYN socdf sI qF mYnUM keI qrHF dy iKafl afAuNdy. Euhdy nfl hmdrdI huMdI. idlcspI vwDdI. hYrfnI dy nfl nfl gpOV-sMK vI lwgx lwgdf. 'iqRaf cilwqr' df sLwk vI pYNdf. idmfg kihMdf KihVf Cuzf - idl vihxf `c vih jFdf.
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  tYlIPon KVikaf - buJI hoeI afvfjL - Gr afAux leI kih rhI sI, huxy hI. sLfm df vylf sI. Ehdy "huxy" AuWqy jLor pfAux nfl mYN kfhilaF vFg clf igaf.
   awKF pUMJdI bolI, "EhI hoieaf, ijsdf zr sI. muMzy dI blwz irport qoN zfktrF nUM eyzjL hox df sLwk pYNdf[[[ mYN qF pwtI geI jI. mMYnUM qf kuJ nhIN suJdf. kI krF ikDr nUM jfvF. hy siqgur swcy pfqsLfh rwK lY hwQ dy ky. ieho ijhI nfmurfd ibmfrI nf inkly. - qUM hI hYN dfiqaf rwKx vflf."
   mYN Eprf ijhf hONslf idqf qy nfl dI kursI AuWqy bYT igaf.
   "mYN sgoN quhfnUM vI kihxf sI - agly hPLqy asIN iqMny ieMzIaf jf rhy hF, itktF buwk krvf leIaF ny. AusqoN iqMn ku hPLqy ipCoN ivafh Diraf muMzy-kuVI dohF df. EQy sfrIaF iqafrIaF qF ipMz vfly kr lYxgy. pr iPr vI ikhf jy qusIN cldy qF cMgf sI." Auhny apxwq jqfeI, ijvyN qrsyvyN df mfiraf bMdf afm krdf hY.
   mfhOl boJl bxdf jf irhf sI. muV-iGV gwl eyzjL hox dy 'swLk' duafly af rukdI. keI svfl Auhny kr idqy sn qy keI svfl myry idmfg ivc GuMm rhy sn -
   "jy swcI ieh nmurfd ibmfrI inkl afeI? jy kuVI nUM vI ieho kuJ inkilaf?" iPr afpxy afpnUM TuMmxy dyx leI afpy jvfb idqy jFdy. AuhnF jvfbF dI sfzy dohF vloN hfmI vI BrI jFdI.
   "ajy qF jI, Coty zfktrF ny hI tYst kIqy ny, AuhnF nUM kI pqY? kihMdy ny klIinkF `c KUn dy sYNpl vI bdl jFdy ny? qUM eI rwKx vflf aYN Aupr vfilaf." Auh sRI hirmMdr sfihb dI GsmYlI ijhI pyitMg vwl JukidaF hwQ joVy. mYN iDafn nfl vyiKaf kMD nfl lwgI pyitMg jLrf tyZI hoeI peI sI.
   "hux qusIN hI dwso - ieho ijihaF sLwkF nfl ivafh vrgy kfrj qF nhIN roky jFdy nf? cfr bwicaF dI ijLMdgI df suafl aY? muMzy, kuVI dy shury kI socxgy? myry mfpy kI kihxgyy?" Auh afpxy hI rONa ivc khI jf rhI sI.
   KOPLnfk cuwp. -BUq-bMgly vrgf Gr aqy zUMGI sLfm df vylf!
   'jy ieh 'sLwk' swc inkilaf qF' socdf socdf mYN vfps af igaf.
   ies sB kfsy bfry afpxI GrvflI nfl gwl kIqI.
   afnIN-bhfnIN, sihMdy-sihMdy imwqrF-dosqF nfl vI ies hflq ivc dohF ivafhF dy isry cVH jfx dy inklx vfly nqIijaF nUM hMGfilaf, GoiKaf qy joiKaf.
   iek idn qF - mYN qy myrI pqnI dUro-dUrI vI ho gey. mYN khF, "mYN cMzIgVH Pon krky, AuQoN ivafh ky ilafAux vfly muMzy, kuVI dy mF-ipE df pqf krky, ieh 'sLwk' vflI gwl AuhnF nUM dwsxI hY."
   myrI Gr vflI khy, "qyry mfmy dy muMzy lwgdy ny, af jFdIey bulfey dupihrf kwt jf. sfrI Aumr ieho kuC eI krdf irhNY - kI qYnUM iksy ny mUMgry pf `qy,- aKy mYN kOx? Kfh-mKfh." rsoeI ivc BFzy KVkx dI AuWcI huMdI afvfjL, Auhdy guwsy df pfrf cVHx df iejLhfr kr rhI sI.
   iek-do hor jfxUaF nUM vI Gyxy ijhy pf ky ieh suafl puiCaf: 'ies hflq ivc qIjy iqhfkV nUM kI krnf cfhIdf hY?' sfiraF df GiVaf GVfieaf jvfb huMdf - "dV vwt jLmfnf Kwt" - "ies qrHF qF sfrI dunIaF ivc hI iksy dI koeI nf koeI pRfblm huMdI hY - ikhdI ikhdI sflv krdf iPryNgf!"
   mYN vI Gysl ijhI mfr leI. Auh pirvfr ieMzIaf AuWz igaf. AuQy kI hoieaf- Aus pRqI myrI idlcspI mr geI sI. soc vI ipwCf krdI krdI hMB geI. 'BYVy nqIjy inklx' df Jorf 'hoAU prHy' Aupr af ky ruk jFdf.
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   cfr ku mhIinaF bfd AuDroN Pon afieaf, "asIN hPLqf ku pihlf hI afey sI, nUMh, jvfeI nUM vI nfl hI lY afeI. mMuMzy, kuVI dy ivafh dI pfrtI rwKI af. pirvfr smyq afieE."
   mYN ruky rfPLqy nUM mukf dyxf cfhuMdf sI-"Es idn qF asIN jrmn hovFgy." tYlIPon Aupr hI cukqf kr idqf. mYN mn vI bxf ilaf sI ik 'qUM afpxy Gr qy mYN afpxy Gry.'
   pqf nhIN ikEN! mYN afpxI bytI nUM nfl lY ky, sLgn dyx qy hfl-cfl puCx clf igaf. 'Eh' qy lMmy-JMmy muMzf, kuVI Gr imly. ieMJ lwigaf ijvyN pMjfbIaq ivc pwCmIpuxf mwlo-mwlI viVaf jf vfiVaf hoieaf hY. slfm-duaf hoeI. QoVHIaF bhuqIaF ipwCy dIaF gwlF hoeIaF. Auh inhory ijhy mfrky gwl krdI sI, ijvyN AuhnUM jrmnI vfly bhfny df pqf lwg igaf hovy. Ausny sfzI jfx-pCfx krvfeI ik aMkl surjIq, iehnF dy ipMz hYWz mfstr lwgy rhy hn. myrI bytI nUM AuhnF ipafr idqf. asIN vfps af gey. iPr koeI bfhlf rfPLqf nf irhf.
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   AuDroN vDfeIaF dy do Pon afey. Ehdy muMzy dy Gr 'kuVI' aqy kuVI dy Gr 'muMzy' ny jnm ilaf sI. sfry iekwTy hI rihMdy sn. myrf jo 'sLwk' vflf 'aMdrlf zr' sI, Auh krIbn AuWz puwz hI igaf.
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   myry tYksI vfly kMm ivc nvF sfl cVHx qy ikRsims bIqx nfl mMdf af jFdf hY. mYN jf pirvfr smyq hr sfl jnvrI dy aKLIr 'c iqMn ku hPLiqaF leI pMjfb jf afeIdf hY. aYvyN hyrvf ijhf iZlf krn leI.
   cMzIgVH qoN ivafh ky ilaFdy muMzy kuVI nfl ikRsims dI sfLipMg kridaF 'EhdI' myry pirvfr nfl twkr ho geI. dovF bwicaF nUM vlHyt ky prfmF ivc iltfieaf hoieaf sI. kihx lwgI, "asIN iqMn jnvrI nUM sfry ieMzIaf jf rhy hF. iehnF dy dfdf-dfdI qy nfnf-nfnI jLor pfAuNdy ny - beI dovF 'guglU-muglI' dI pihlI lohVI cMzIgVH mnfeIey." Auhny vfrI vfrI dovF bwicaF dIaF gwlHF plosidaF aqy QoVHf ijhf nwpidaF, ikhf. Auh bhuq KusL sI jF KusL hox dI aYkitMg kr rhI sI.
   "mYNN qF quhfnUM vI kihMdI hF, bxf lE progrfm, BYx jI." Auh myrI Gr vflI nUM sMboDq hoeI.
   "iehnF ny vI jfxy, jnvrI dy qIjy hPLqy sLfied 16 qfrIK nUM." myrI imsjL ny qolvIN ijhI gwl kIqI.
   asIN bwicaF nUM ipafr idqf qF Auhny apxwq ijqfAuNidaF, awgoN kih Diraf, "cMgf iPr ipMzoN bfpU jI nUM kih dyxf, 13 jnvrI nUM cMzIgVH af jfx lohVI `qy, nfly hYWzmfstr sfihb nUM iml lYxgy."
   sfzy dohF mIaF-bIvI dy idl ivc pqf nhIN kI afeI ik asIN afAuNidaF hI bfpU jI nUM Pon kr idqf, "beI! cMzIgV lohVI AuWqy jf afieE! nfly kuVmxI nUM iml afieE." myry shury cMzIgVH hox krky myrI pqnI ny afpxI mF bfry mKOl krky bfpU dy KulyH suBfa df Pfiedf    AuTfieaf.
   bfpU ny Ausy idn qoN hI cMzIgVH jfx leI lFgV kwZ ley. ivcoN ivcoN Pon krky sfzI jfx-pCfx ivclIaF GuMzIaF vI puWCdf rihMdf.
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   jnvrI dy qIjy hPLqy dy sLurU ivc mYN vI ipMz phuMc igaf. srsrI ijhI suK-sFd puCx qoN bfd, mYN isWDI lohVI dI gwl CyV idqI.
   bfpU qF ijvyN pihlF hI keI idnF df Biraf-pIqf bYTf hovy. Auhny mlvweI lihjy ivc Dr idqI sUeI qvy AuWqy, "sflf lohVI df, mrvf eI idqy sF, duafnI dy jwtF koloN. Auh qF BfeI suixaY, hYWz mfstr dI dfhVI puwtx nUM iPrn. Auh kI huMdY? hF swc, pfsport Koh ilaf agilaF ny muMzy-kuVI dI mF koloN. kihx, afpxy puwq-DI nUM ilaf. nhIN qF qUM hYxI,"
   mYNN cfh pINidaF puiCaf, "hoieaf kI? Blf mYnUM 'aMdrly zr' df zr mfr irhf sI.
   "hoxf kI sI." bfpU ny Gut ky kMbl dI buukl mfridaF - mMjy dy srhfxy vwl pwbF Bfr iKskidaF, bfpU dy gozy kMnF qoN AuqFh inkl gey- "lohVI qoN cfr-pMj idn pihlF CotI kuVI iZwlI-mwTI ho geI. kihMdy-awKF ijhIaF nf Kohly. vwzy mfmy ny kuVI nUM pfieaf kfr `c qy lY igaf cMzIgVH dy iksy vwzy zfktr kol. lY BeI! Es zfktr ny qF kihMdy kuVI dy KUn dIaF pMj-CI sLIsIaF Brky- pqf nhIN ikQy-ikQy Byjy nmUny. mYnUM qF AudoN pqf lwigaf jdoN lohVI qoN pihly idn hYWzmfstr nUM imlx igaf, Auhdy Gr, afQx ku vyly."
   bfpU ny kMbl dy bMbl vtidaF, QoVHf hor sUq huMidaF, gwl awgy qorI, "afpxy kI kihMdY, hYWzmfstr kihMdf beI koeI lohVI-LlUhVI hYxI. EQy qF BsUVI peI hoeI af. ieMglYNz vflf muMzf-kuVI qF Es rfq nUM hI qfj mihl vyKx idwlI dI gwzI cVH ky cly gey, ijwdy awD-bONdlI inwkI kuVI nUM zfktr dy lY ky gey sI. KUn dy nmUinaF df `jLlt qF EdyN dupihry hI afieaf sI - lohVI qoN iek idn pihlF. mfstr dsdf sI - koeI BYVI ijhI ibmfrI inklI, ivcfrI juafkVI nUM. Auh ibmfrI, kihMdy af, iek dUjy qoN lwg jFdI af. hF swc, iek hor gwl dwsF - zfktr ny inwkI dy mF-ipE nUM swidaf sI, KUn dy nmUny BrfAux vfsqy. AudoN df eI tYNtf KVf hoieaf, hoieaY.- afpF qF beI! dUjy idn eI, lohVI vfly idn svyry PVI bws qy dupihr ipCoN TUh af vwjy ipMz, iPr pqf nhIN kI hoieaf." bfpU ny hOlf ijhf mihsUs kIqf.
   mYN cMzIgVH jfxf qF sI, pr kuJ idn Tihr ky. -BfsLx mukfbly vflf ichrf GuMmdf GuMmdf - tYksI `c DVMm krky bYTx vflf ichrf bx jFdf. ijhVf pihlI mulfkfq vyly vI prvfs dI ijLMdgI bfry nAumId sI qy awj 25 sflF bfd vI nAumId. byBrosgI df mfiraf hoieaf, isr rwKx leI ijvyN koeI moZf loVdf hovy. sfrI rfq vwzIaF-vwzIaF awKF vflI aFzl ijhI guwql kuVI af af ky myry srhfxy KVHdI rhI.
   svyry sFJry hI ipMzoN jFdI bws cVHky, nyVly sLihroN,  cMzIgVH nUM Dur isWDI jFdI koc-bws jf PVI. ZldI dupihr nUM afpxy irsLqydfrF qoN puwC-igwC krky mYN aMdfjLf lf ilaf sI ik EhdI Tihr vflI koTI dUr nhIN.
   dUsry idn svyry nfsLqy qoN ipCoN - puCidaF-puCFidaF- ajy mYN GMtI nwpI hI sI ik Auh bfhr af geI. ijvyN jflIaF ivcoN Ausny mYnUM afAuNidaF vyK ilaf hovy. Auhdy nfl iek hor awDKV ijhI aOrq sI. bfd ivc pqf lwigaf ik ieh AuhdI kuVmxI sI. "lE ieh vI af gey, hux prmfqmf sB isWDf krdU." soPLy vwl bYTx leI iesLfrf kIqf.
   mYN afly-duafly vyiKaf qF Auh bol peI, "Auh, myrI nUMh, jvfeI qy AuhnF dovF dy zYzI, svyry rYa krky, agly aYqvfr dIaf sItF buwk krvfAux gey ny. bwicaF nUM vI nfl hI lY gey - kihMdy sI, afAux lwgy kuJ sLfipMg kr ilafvFgy." Auhny sB kuJ ieMJ ikhf ijvyN kuJ vfpiraf hI nf hovy.
   kuVmxI cfh bxfAux leI geI qF Ehny PtfPt 'GVy qoN kOlf cwk idqf'-"iehnF 'CyaF' nUM eyzjL af, bwicaF sxy. myry muMzf-kuVI qF lohVI qoN pihlF hI qfj mihl vyKx dy bhfny isDy idlIEN ieMglYNz jhfjL cV gey. gwl qF bhuq vwD geI sI. JwjU pYx dy zroN qy zfktr dy slfh dyx qy ik ieMglYNz ivc ies ibmfrI df ielfj cMgf hY-ieQoN df KLrc vI qF hY nf…aYny nUM kuVmxI trya cwkI afAuNdI vyK ky, Ehny gwl nUM ieMglYNz vwl moV ilaf.
   Gr dI sPLfeI krn qy kpVy Dox vflI dy afvfjL mfrn `qy kuVmxI Pyr clI geI.
   Ehny EQoN hI qMd Pyr PV leI, "[[[ KLrcf ikhVf shU!" Auh ieMJ gwlF krI jf rhI sI. ijvyN mYN Auhdf sFJIdfr hovF qy vfpry kFz bfry BlIBFq jfxdf hovF.
   mYN puC hI ilaf, "ieh hoieaf ikvyN?"
   "quhfzy qoN kI luko aY, qusIN myry Gr df cwj qF vyK hI ilaY. swcI gwl qF ieh hY jI - myrf muMzf vI ipE AuWqy hI igaY. AudoN ajy skUly hI pVHdf sI jdoN qoN gorIaF, kflIaF qy sfzIaF kuVIaF nfl Kyh KFdf huMdf sI. iPr quhfnUM pqf hI hY ipE-vfhry puwq-DI kI kI guwl iKVfAuNdy ny. EQoN hI ikqoN. mYnUM qF siqgurU swcy pfqsLfh hI bKsLU. pqf nhIN ipCly jnm ivc mYN kI mfVy krm kIqy sn!"
   QoVHf cuwp rih ky afpy hI iPr bolx lwgI, "kuVI suwK nfl bVI sulwg sI, ijMnI dyr iehdf dfdf ijAuNdf irhf, mjLfl kI af kdy rwqI Br vI ieDr-AuDr hoeI hovy. hmysLf afpxy bfby vfly kmry ivc hI sONdI sI.[[[[aMimRqsr vfilaf bKsL leI.- mYnUM qf hux sLwk pYNdf, kuVI nUM vI ieh ibmfrI GroN hI lwgI af[[[[[[ dovF iekwiTaF dI hI ieMpOieMtmYNt afAuNdI huMdI sI. keI vfr qF mYN Gusr-musr  vI suxI sI." asIN dovyN iek dUjy dy mUMh vwl vyKI jf rhy sI. iBaMkr cuwp. mMYQoN bws eynf eI kih hoieaf, "kMjr df puwq ieQoN qk inGr igaf!!!"
   "myry sxy sfnUM pMjF nUM pqf ieMglYNz qoN hI lwg igaf sI - ies nmurfd ibmfrI dy hox df, pr iPr vI asIN sfirafN ny soicaf peI ieQoN vfly iqMn cfr hPLqy luk-lukfa ivc hI lMG jfxgy. sfnUM kI pqf sI[[[[[[[[[[[."
   gwl Auhdy mUMh ivc hI sI aYny nUM drvfijLEN aMdr afAuNdy muMzy-kuVI ny inv ky mwQf tykidaF vFg siq sRI akfl bulfeI. dohF bjLurgF nUM myrI jfx-pCfx krfAuNidaF dwisaf ik mYN ieMglYNz iehnF dy nyVly sLihr hI rihMdf hF. mMmI hurF nUM ieMzIaf qoN jfxdf hF. hYWz mfstr aMkl myry ipqf jI nUM jfxdy ny.
   muMzy-kuVI vwloN ieh sB kuJ sihj-suBfa ikhf jf irhf sI. mYN hwkf-bwkf KVf sB sux irhf sI. ieMJ lwgf ijvyN AuhnF hoxI nfl smJOqf kr ilaf hovy!
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   ipCly dlfn ivc toaf put ky iek dUsry dy afsry tyZy lot KVy kIqy lwkVI dy KlpfVF dI Zyr ny ajy vI "dildr dI jVH culHy pf" suxn leI kMn AuqFh nUM cuwky hoey sn. koTI dI icpsI PrsL  AuWqy  pocf  Pyrn vflI  qy kwpVy Dox  vflI dy  iZWzU ijhy bwcy irAuVIaF-gwck nUM burk mfrdy,  pfty JwigaF dIaF jybF ivc mUMgPlI qy cyvVf quMnI, bfhr nUM jf rhy sn.
   myrf jIa kIqf hYWz-mfstr nUM imldf jfvF - pr mn nhIN  mMinaf. dUjy idn vfpsI vyly bws `c bYiTaF, afpxy afp nUM aKLbfr `c KuBfAux df bhuq Xqn krdf - soc dI sUeI eyQy jf ky aV jFdI -'jy mYirj srtIiPkyt nfl mYzIkl srtIiPkyt vI nwQI ho jfieaf kry!'
   [[[[[jfVH `c jLrdf dwbI bYTy zrfievr ny aYsI bryk mfrI, icrV icrV hoeI--bws AultdI AultdI kwcy lwQ ky tyZI ho geI.
   svfrIaF dy cIk-ichfVy qoN iek pfsy inkl ky KVy zrfievr nUM mYN puC hI ilaf, "kI hoieaf?"
   "hoxf kI sI Xfr" zrfievr ny mUhrly dMdF dI ivrl 'coN ZfeI ku mItr AuWqy pqly Quwk dI ipckrI mfridaF ikhf, "BYx dy Ksm, PormYn nUM bVf ipitaf- beI agly phIey df GVUkU nwt kws idE, ikQy suxdy af bfeI. hux vyK lY pMj nwtF nUM hor lY bYTf - qoV `qy jVk krky - pihlF nhIN suxdy iksy dI[[[ mF dy Xfr…awj svfrIaf sxy bws dI jfh jFdI ho geI sI."
   mYQoN zrfievr df aYksIzYNt bfry sPLfeI vrgf jvfb axsuixaf ho igaf - jdoN myrIaF awKF sfhvyN 'Ehdf' mMuzf axkwsy 'GuVUkU nwt' vFg GuMm irhf sI. ijsny iqMn pirvfrF dy pMj jIaF df jVfkf pf idqf sI. - PormYn[[[ GVUkU nwt[[[ mYzIkl  srtIiPkyt[[[ mYirj srtIiPkyt[[[ zrfievr vwloN kwZI gflH -'kOx suxdY BYx df Xfr'[[[ dI GuMmGfr dIaF hQOVIaF myrIaF puVpuVIaF `c vwj rhIaF sn ik kMzktr ny ipCoN afAux vflI bws `c cVHx df rOlf pf idqf.
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srbqjIq dyÈ qoN bfhr jfx leI bhuq Auqfvlf sI. pRMqU mfipaF df ieklOqf puwqr hox qy Auhdy mfpy srbjIq ƒ afpxIaF awKF qoN dUr nhIN krnf cfhuMdy sn. pr ieklOqI sMqfn dI iËwd awgy mfpy ikqnI ku rok pf skdy hn? ijs DI puwqr ƒ mUMhoN kwZI hr iËwd gupfAux ivwc kdy koeI rok n afeI hovy, AusdI jvfnI smyN iksy mMg ƒ mfipaf leI pUr n krnf asMBv huMdf hY. srbjIq dy mn ivc bfhr jfx dI ieqnI illHk lwgI hoeI sI ik jd vI koeI ieÈiqhfr aÉbfr ivwc inkldf, Auh Jwt afpxy zYzI awgy aÉbfr rwK ky kihMdf, ‘‘vyKo ikqnf vDIaf mYc hY. afpxy Èihr dy nyVy ‘GolIaf Kurd` df ipwCf hY. hux ‘srI` ivwc keI sflF qoN rihMdy hn. qy kuVI hY ik prI, ÈbdF ivwc nkÈf bMinHaf hY - kuVI df nF ‘pRIq`, mF df nfm sMgIqf.`` ajy srbjIq dI gwl pUrI nhIN hoeI sI ik Ausdy zYzI dlyrjMg ny mËfk nfl kih idwqf ik ipAu df nfm qF iPr ‘Zol`  hI hovygf ikAuNik Zol ibnf gIq sMgIq dI mihPl nhIN jMmdI.
‘‘Eh zYzI qusIN vI kmfl ho. ikDr lY gey gwl ƒ moVky. myrf iek dosq suKbIr Kosf rxDIr vflf AuDr rihMdf hY. Ausdy nfl vI myrI Pon qy gwl hoeI sI. Auh hr pwKoN Aus pirvfr bfry qswlI idMdf hY. rqf ies kys qy ivcfr kro.``
dlyrjMg srbjIq dI mF vwl mUMh krky kihMdf ey, ‘‘suKvMq vyK ikqnf kfhlf hY srbjIq! kxk Kyq kuVI pyt, afh jvfeIaf mMzy Kf. gwl df koeI mUMh isr nhIN bixaf qy ieh pihlF hI kYnyzf jfx leI rwsy pYVy vwtI iPrdf ey.``
srbjIq hux afpxI mF vwl mUMh krky kihx lwgf, ‘‘mMmI qmwnf ivdyÈ jfxdI hY. qusIN afp awgy lgky sfrI gwl nypry cfVHogy qF mYƒ mfipaF qy mfn hovygf. jy mYN bfhr nf jf sikaf qy sfrI Aumr bfhr jfx leI qrlomwCI huMdf irhf qF qusIN mYƒ ikvyN Audfs vyK skogy? hux myrI bfhr jfx dI Aumr hY. mYN imhnq krky AuWQy sYt ho jfvFgf qy suKI rhFgf.``
‘‘qy qYƒ sfrI KuÈI df koeI iKafl nhIN?`` qUM EDr clf igaf qF sfzf kI bxU?`` dlyrjMg ny ikhf.
‘‘zYzI, quhfzf vI sB kuJ bxU? mYN quhfƒ CyqI hI EQy swd lvFgf. qusIN myrI jfn ho. quhfƒ eyQy mYN ikvyN Cwz skdf hF?``
‘‘eyQoN dI imlK jfiedfd df kI bxU? ieqnI jfiedfd dy huMidaF bfhr jf ky cfkrI krnf mYƒ qF hyTI qoN Gwt nhIN lgdI, `` dlyrjMg ny ikhf.
‘‘zYzI eyQy hr kMm leI irÈvq dyx pYNdI ey. sfzy afgU qy aÌsr dohIN hwQIN luwt rhy hn. kfƒn anykF hn pr lfgU kOx krfvy? aijhI arfqPrI vfly mulk ivwc mYN qF hux hor iËafdf smF nhIN rih skdf. aslI afËfdI AuWQy hY ijwQy pRDfn mMqrI df vI koeI nOkr nhIN. sB afpxI sfiekl qy jFdy hn. jy gwzI hY qF Kud hI clfAuNdy hn. clo qjrbf qF krIey. iek vfr bfhr jf ky vyKIey. jy kYnyzf nf jicaf qF muV afvFgy.`` srbjIq ny ikhf.
‘‘mwCI pwQr cwt ky hI muVdI hY,‘‘ dlyrjMg ny ikhf. srbjIq dI mMmI ipAu puwq dI gwl cuwpcfp suxdI rhI. srbjIq ny ikhf, mMmI, ikAuN guMm-suMm ho gey ho, qusIN vI kuJ kho nf zYzI ƒ
hux suKvMq kihx lwgI, suxo, afpxI KuÈI puwqr dI KuÈI nfl hY. jdoN bot Auzfr ho jfx, AuhnF ƒ kylI aflHxy `c nhIN ibTf skdf. afpxI KuÈI srbjIq dI KuÈI nfl hY jy kuVI suhxI sunwKI hoeI qF bhuqf ivcfr krn dI loV nhIN. lYx dyx dy cwkr `c afpF pYxf nhIN. jy Auh afpxI DI ƒ kuJ dyxgy qF vI TIk, nhIN dyxgy qF vI Blf.``
dlyrjMg ny srbjIq ƒ hrI JMzI dy idwqI. Ausny ieMtrnYt rfhIN ‘pRIq` bfry sfrI jfxkfrI lY leI qy kuJ hor puwC pVqfl afpxy dosq suKbIr qoN Pon rfhIN lY leI.
suKbIr ny hI ivcolgIrI df kfrj krn dI iËMmyvfrI lY leI. Ausny kuVI dIaF PotoaF vI anykF poËF ivwc iBjvfeIaF. iek Poto qy pRIq AurP qmwnf vI iliKaf sI. Poto vyKky suKvMq bVI KuÈ ho geI. ‘‘lY puwq afh Poto vyK. Poto vyKk Buwl lihMdI ey. qyrI pRIq ƒ vyKidaF hI myrI qmwnf pUrI ho geI hY. iesdf qKlws vI qmwnf lgdf hY. mYN qF ies ƒ qmwnf kihky bulfieaf krFgI``, suKvMq ny ikhf.
suKbIr dIaF ByjIaF PotoaF ny srbjIq ƒ akih KuÈI idwqI. Auh afpxI qmwnf Bfv pRIq dIaF PotoaF ƒ inhfrdf rihMdf. iek idn dlyrjMg ny ikhf, ‘‘srbjIq ieh Poto bolygI nhIN. qUM kuVI nfl glbfq krky vI vyK, ikqy gUMgI hI n hovy.``
srbjIq ny ikhf, ‘‘zYzI qusIN vI bhuq kmfl krdy ho. ijhVI kuVI ƒ qusIN gUMgI dwsdy ho; ivafh qoN mgroN qusIN ieh n kihxf, ‘‘ieh qF Gr isr qy cuwkI iPrdI ey.``
‘‘cMgf iPr bytf, iek vfr qF gwl krvf dy afpxI qmwnf nfl,`` dlyrjMg ny ikhf.
srbjIq ƒ ijvyN cfh cVH igaf. Ausny suKbIr nfl Pon imlfieaf qy awgoN Ausny sR[ rGbIr isMG, sMgIqf qy pRIq nfl Pon imlf idwqf. ‘srI` qoN Pon KVkxf ÈurU ho igaf. srbjIq qy Auhdy mfqf ipqf ny rGbIr isG, sMgIqf qy pRIq nfl idl KlH ky gwlF kIqIaF.
ies mgroN srbjIq qy mF ipAu dy pfsport bxny vI ÈurU ho gey. dUsry pfisAuN rGbIr isMG dy pirvfr ny ‘GolIaf` afAux dI iqafrI kr leI.  ijsny bfhr jfxf hovy Auh pMj mhIinaF df kMm pMj idnF `c inptf lYNdf hY. srbjIq dy mfipaF ny kuVI vfilaF dy kMm vI afp sMBfl ley. mYirj plys buwk krvf ilaf. imQy idn qy rGbIr isMG dy pirvfr ƒ hvfeI awzy qoN lY afey qy pirvfr dI irhfieÈ mogy hI gYst hfAUs ivwc krvf idwqI.
ivafh vflf idn nIaq krn leI dovyN pirvfr imly. iek idn irMg sYrImnI hoeI qy agly idn brfq mYirj pYlys phuMc geI. duhF iDrF vwloN kuwl 100 ku pRfhuxy sn.  GolIaf dy ‘brfV` pirvfr dy mogy dy igwl pirvfr dI do gwlF krky DuMm pY geI. bfrfq QoVHI, lYx n dyx. lok pRIq qy srbjIq dI joVI vyKky aÈ aÈ kr rhy sn. suKvMq afpxI kuVmxI ‘sMgIqf` ƒ vyKky GuwgI vFg gUMtgUM gtgUM kr rhI sI qy rGbIr isMG afpxy kuVm dlyrjMg isMG  dI nroeI ishq df guxgfx kr irhf sI. hr koeI KuÈ sI. suKvMq mn ivwc kih rhI sI, ‘‘hy prmfqmf, sdf afpxI bKiÈÈ rwKIN. sfzy pirvfrF qoN burI nËr dUrI rhy.``
srbjIq qy pRIq dI ÈfdI kcihrI ivc rijstr vI krvfeI geI ikAuNik pfsport qy vIËy df iKafl kridaF bfhr jfx leI ieh krnf qF ËrUrI hI sI. srbjIq qy pRIq do ku mhIny rhy. hnImUn dy bhfny afgrf, ajMqf, aYlorf, hirmMdr sfihb qy cMzIgVH dy suMdr asQfn vyKy. jfx qoN pihlF iek hPqf mogy rhy qy iPr kYnyzf leI AuzfrI Br leI.
sB kuJ BfvyN mrËI nfl hI kIqf igaf sI pr pqf nhIN ikAuN suKvMq dIaF awKF ƒh-puwq ƒ ivdf krn vyly zubzubfeIaF. aMimRqsr dy ‘rfjf sFsI` awzy qwk jFidaF jFidaF hI suKvMq dIaF awKF ndI vFg vihx lg peIaF. pRIq ny sws ƒ glvwkVI pfAuNidaF ikhf, ‘mMmI, asIN quhfƒ CyqI hI afpxI kol bulf lvFgy. qusIN Audfs n ho.``
suKvMq ny ikhf, ‘‘puwq jo vfihgurU dI mrËI. tfhxI nfloN pwq tuwty, duwD qF izgdf hI hY. iPkr nf kro mYN TIk ho jfAUNgI. bws jf ky, mF ƒ Bulf n dyxf.``
srbjIq qy pRIq ËhfË qy bYT gey. ËhfË 12 GMitaF ivwc kYnyzf jf phuMicaf. DI juafeI df suafgq krn leI sMgIqf qy rGbIr isMG hvfeI awzy qy phuMcy hoey sn. jhfË qoN AuWqr ky vwzI kfr `c bYTy qy qurMq Gr phuMc gey. hux ‘srI` vflf Gr rOxk nfl Br igaf.
docfr idnF ipwCoN hI srbjIq rGbIr isMG dy stor ivwc kMm krn lg ipaf sI. pRIq Gr ivwc rihky srbjIq ƒ kMm qy jFdy ƒ inhfrdI rihMdI qy Èfm vyly Gr afAux qy srbjIq df muskrfAuNdy Puwl vFg suafgq krdI. srbjIq ƒ afpxy aMdr bfhr KuÈbo psrI jfpdI. cfr ku mhIny srjIq hurIN pRIq dy mfipaF nfl rhy, pRMqU iPr srbjIq ny mihsUs kIqf ik pUrn ivakqIgq suqMqrqf leI AuhnF ƒ vKyr Gr ivwc rihxf cfhIdf hY. shury Gr ivwc rihky juafeI ƒ inwjI Gr vflI afËfdI ikwQy? sFJy Gr ivwc qF afdmI Gr vflI ƒ jwPI pfAux leI vI Ehly EtF Bfldf rihMdf ey. BfvyN kYnyzf dy siBafcfr ivwc Kuwly qOr qy Èryafm cuMmI-cwtI krnf gunfh nhIN pr srbjIq BfrqI sMskfrF `c pilaf hox kfrn KuwlHyafm aijhI hrkq krnI byÈrmI smJdf sI qy afpxf guV vI luko ky Kfxf byhqr smJdf sI. srbjIq qy pRIq ny vwKrf Gr lY ilaf. Gr df nfm Ausny ‘qmMnf` rwiKaf. iek idn srbjIq ny ikhf, ‘‘pRIq awj myrI qmwnf pUrI ho geI hY. hux mYN qYƒ vI qmwnf kihky bulfieaf krFgf.`` ‘‘quhfzI hF, jo mrËI kihky bulfvo. golI kIhdI, gihxy kIhdy? pRIq vI quhfzI, qmwnf vI quhfzI, `` pRIq ny ikhf.
ies nvyN Gr ivwc srbjIq vDyry hI msqfnf ho igaf. qmwnf ƒ Auh afpxIaF bfhF `coN inklx n idMdf. keI vfr Auhdf kMm qy jfx ƒ jI n krdf. iek idn qmwnf ny ikhf, ‘‘kMm vwl iDafn idAu. mYN ikqy Bwj nhIN cwlI. kMm qoN af ky vI qF sfrI rfq sfzI afpxI hY. jy mYN vI Blf job krn lg jfvF qF quhfzf kI bxU?`` awgoN srbjIq ny ikhf, ‘‘nf bfbf, mYN qYƒ kMm qy AudoN qk nhIN jfx dyxf jd qk qUM myrI qmwnf pUrI nhIN krdI.``
‘‘mYN kd quhfƒ roikaf?`` srbjIq ƒ qmwnf ny ikhf. ‘‘pr qUM golI ikAuN lY lYNdI qy?`` srbjIq df moVvF AuWqr sI.
‘‘ikAuNik mYN ajy mF nhIN bxnf cfhuMdI?`` qmwnf ny ikhf.
‘‘pr Pyr myrI qmwnf ikvyN pUrI hovygI?`` srbjIq ny suafl dfg idwqf. pqI dI KfihÈ mUhry qmwnf ny afpxy vwloN kIqy AupfvF ƒ iqlFjlI dy idwqI.
hux qmwnf ƒ Aus pRyÈfnI ny Gyrnf ÈurU kr idwqf ijs df hr grBvqI ƒ sfmHxf krnf pYNdf hY. kdy kdy isr pIV, kdy AultIaF. hux srbjIq qF kMm Cwzky Gr bYT nhIN skdf sI? qmwnf dI mF ƒ aijhI hflq ivwc DI df shfrf bxnf ipaf.
iek idn srbjIq ny ikhf, ‘‘qmwnf ikAuN nf asIN mMmI zYzI ƒ bulf leIey?`` ‘‘jy Auh af gey qF ËmIn, jfiedfd qy Gr df kI bxU?`` qmwnf ny ikhf.
‘‘Auh ikhVf sdf leI afAuxY? qyry jxypy mgroN cly jfxgy. ies nfl qyry mMmI zYzI, ƒh puwq df sfQ vI mfx lYxgy qy ƒh dI sFB sMBfl vI krngy qy poqy-poqI dIaF iklkfrIaF vI mfx lYxgy,`` srbjIq df AuWBr sI.
dlyrjMg qy suKvMq ƒ itktF Byj idwqIaF geIaF. pfsport qF sI hI, vIËf lg igaf. suKvMq ƒh dI dyKBfl krn leI Gr rihMdI pr dlyrjMg Gr rih ky akyvF mihsUs krn lg ipaf. Auh KyqF ivwc mËdUrI krn dI QF XUnIvristI ivwc sikAUrtI aÌsr lg igaf. kMm qF ieh cOkIdfrI vFg hI sI, pRMqU dlyrjMg ƒ sikAUrtI aÌsrI rfs af geI qy zflrF ivwc imldf qnKfh vI.
do ku mhIinaF ipwCoN qmwnf ny byty ƒ jnm idwqf. dfdf dfdI qy nfnf nflI cihk AuWTy. Gr rOxkF nfl Br igaf. vDfeIaF dy Pon qy qfrF KVk peIaF. nyVly dosqF imwqrF df qFqf bwJf rihMdf. aijhy KuÈIaF Bry mfhOl ivwc acfnk iek qUPfn af igaf jdoN rGbIr dI gwzI durGtnf df iÈkfr ho geI. rGbIr isMG dy gMBIr swtF lwgIaF.  zfktrF ny pUrI vfh lfeI. pr Auh rGbIr isMG ƒ bcf n sky. rGbIr isMG dIaF aMiqm rsmF mgroN suKvMq ƒ Gr vwZ vwZ Kfx lwgf. juafn jhfn qy iekwlI. 40 sflF dI vI koeI Aumr huMdI hY? 16 sflF dI Aumr ivwc ivafhI suKvMq dy Gr pihly sfl hI ‘pRIq` ny af pYr Dry sn. rGbIr isMG nfl suKvMq KuÈIaF `c qfrIaF lfAuNdI sI, hux Ausƒ hr pl zobU pY rhy sn. AuhdIaF awKF awQrUaF nfl ClkdIaF rihMdIaF. qmwnf qy srbjIq ny suKvMq ƒ vI afpxy Gr bulf ilaf.
pr musIbq kdy iekwlI nhIN afAuNdI. rGbIr isMG dI mOq ƒ ajy sfl vI nhIN bIiqaf sI ik srbjIq dI mF mfmUlI ijhI ibmfrI ipwCoN dlyrjMg df sfQ Cwz geI. aijhy duwKF Bry mfhOl ivwc srbjIq, qmwnf suKvMq qy dlyrjMg ƒ KuÈI dyx vflf iewko Puwl sI jo ‘‘prmdIp`` dy rUp ivwc srbjIq dy Gr iKiVaf sI. Aus nfl hsdy Kyzdy sB ivrc ijhy gey sn. prmdIp kdI kdI nfnI nfl Kyzdf Kyzdf qmwnf dy BulyKy afpxI nfnI dIaF ‘‘duwDIaF`` ƒ mUMh mfrn lgdf ijs nfl sMgIqf dy qn bdn ivwc Qr Qrfht iCV pYNdI. bwcy dy bulH ‘sMgIqf` dIaF suwqIaF klF ƒ CyV idMdy.
EDr qmwnf vI kMm qy jfx lg peI. Gr ivwc  bwcy dI dyKBfl krn leI sMgIqf hI rih geI. acfnk dlyrjMg ƒ kMm qoN juafb iml igaf. hux kuVm qy kuVmxI afpxf afpxf rfm Bulfky bwcy ivwc ruJ gey. Auh iek dUsry ivwc vI idlcspI lYx lwgy. AuhnF ivwcoN irÈqydfrI dI PrËI dIvfr htx lwgI. Auh iek dUsry nfl KuwlH ky hfsf TwTf kr lYNdy. kuJ icr ipwCoN dohF dy ichiraF qoN ruwsI hoeI rOxk prq afeI.
smF vDIaf guËrn lwgf. pr smF kdoN ikhVf moV kwt jfvy, koeI nhIN jfxdf. do ku mhIinaF mgroN srbjIq ƒ qy qmwnf ƒ suKbIr dy Coty Brf dy ivafh qy Bfrq jfxf ipaf. suKbIr ibmfr sI qy Aus vwloN iljfx vflf sfmfn vI srbjIq qy qmwnf ƒ hI lY ky jfxf pYyxf sI. suKbIr dy Ëor dyx qy AuhnF ƒ Bfrq jfxf pY igaf. dlyrjMg qy sMgIqf vI Bfrq lfl hI cly jFdy pr sMsfr ivwc afey mMdvfVy kfrn Auh PflqU Krc krn qoN ruk gey. nfly srbjIq qy qmwnf dI gYr-hfËrI ivwc stor qy kMm krn leI srbjIq dy ipqf df rihxf ËrUrI. sMgIqf vI dlyrjMg dy nfl hI stor qy jFdI. DI df kMm mF ny sMBfl ilaf qy puwq df kMm ipAu ny. kuVm kuVmxI jdoN kMm qy jFdy qF jnrl stor dy mflk AuhnF dy pqI pqnI hox df BulyKf Kf jFdy. pMjfbI gfhk qF puwC hI lYNdy, ‘‘srdfr jI, ieh dUsrf ivafh qusIN kdoN krvf ilaf?`` jdoN Auh kihMdf, ‘‘nhIN jI ieh qF myrI ƒh dI mfqf hY, ‘‘ qF suafn krnf vflf ‘‘sOrI`` kihky iKsk jFdf.
irÈqf koeI vI hovy, jdoN mrd iesqrI iekwly iekwTy hox qF nfËk irÈiqaF dIaF qMdF tuwt jFdIaF hn. rfq ƒ iPlmF vyKdy vyKdy 50vyN ƒ puwijaf dlyrjMg qy 40vyN ƒ pfr krdI sMgIqf kdoN nvIN iÌlm bxf bYTy, pqf hI nf lwgf. Auh aYsy iqlky ik dohF ivclI nfËk dIvfr DVwm krky izwg peI. Aus idn mgroN dohF df ivhfr pqI pqnI vrgf hI bx igaf. iek idn sMgIqf ny ikhf, ‘‘vyiKE jI ikqy lohVf hI nf vwjy, myrf mfsk Drm qF ajy bMd nhIN hoieaf.``
‘‘ieh kI kIqf sMgIqf? pihlF dwsdI qF koeI bMDyj kr lYNdy, hux BfvyN gVbV ho geI hovy?`` dlyrjMg ny iÌkrmMd huMidaF ikhf. EhV pohV kIqy pr EhVf pohVF nfl Blf aijhIaF glqIaF kdoN suDrdIaF hn.
jdoN srbjIq qy qmwnf Bfrq qoN vfps afey qF AuhnF ny nvF cMd ciVHaf vyiKaf. qmwnf ƒ mF dy pyt df AuBfr sfÌ idKfeI idwqf. pRyÈfn hoeI qmwnf ny mF nfl gwl kIqI qF Aus ikhf zfktr nfl slfh mÈvrf kIqf sI Aus ikhf sI ik kys ivgVn df Kqrf hY. ieh glqI qF BogxI hI pvygI.``
dlyrjMg dI ƒh-puwq qoN dUr hI rihx lwgf. Auh sfhmxy afAux qoN Èrmf irhf sI. iek idn qmwnf ny hOslf krky sB ƒ ikhf, ‘‘hux swc ƒ iKVy mwQy mMno. kYnyzf dI swiBaqf leI ieh koeI alokfr vrqfrf nhIN. ‘Gr vflf hor qy bwcy df ipqf hor` ieh afm gwl hY eyQy. kuafrIaF sfl sfl bfhr rihky juafk jMm ky mF bfp dy Gr af vVdIaF ny. mF bfp dI mjfl nhIN huMdI puwC skx ik Auh ikwQoN afeI ey?``
srbjIq ny ikhf iPr afpF hux kI krIey?
krnf kIey? pfpf jI ƒ mMmI dy nfl mMmI dy Gr Byj idMdy hF. Auh afpxf nvF irÈqf inbfhux qy asIN Ausƒ svIkfr kr leIey,`` qmwnf ny ikhf.
dlyrjMg qy sMgIqf, sMgIqf dy Gr cly gey. AuhnF dy Gr lVkI ny jnm ilaf. surjIq ny suJf idwqf ik ‘‘iesdf nfm ‘icMqf` rwiKaf jfvy.``
‘‘ikAuN?`` qmwnf ny ikhf.
ies leI ik hux ieh myrI isrdrdI bx geI hY. mYƒ ieho icMqf hY ik ieh myrI sflI hovygI jF BYx?`` srbjIq ny ikhf.
‘‘duKI hox dI loV nhIN. iesdf nfm icMqf TIk nhIN. myrI mF qy quhfzy ipqf ny sfƒ kYnyzf dy siBafr dI ‘sugfq` idwqI hY. ies leI iesdf nfm ‘icMqf` nhIN ‘sugfq` rwKFgy. ies itwpxI ny sB dy ichiraF qy hlkI ijhI muskrfht iKlfr idwqI.
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‘‘hF[[[!`` mYN bVy TrMmy nfl ikhf. pfTk hYrfn hYrfn hoey myry vwl ieMj ibtr ibtr dyKx lwg pey sI ijvyN AunHF ƒ myrI gwl df XkIn hI nf af irhf hovy. AunHF ƒ hYrfn hoey dyK ky mYN ikhf ‘‘jy nhIN qF bx qF skdy ny.`` myrI gwl sux ky Auh cuwp ho gey.
  ‘‘ieh iblkul swc hY ik jd mYN koeI khfxI ilKdf hF qF kuJ pfTk Jwt myry afly duafly af ky bYT jFdy hn ijhVy myrI klm dy vhfa dy nfl nfl myrf iliKaf awKr awKr pVHdy rihMdy hn qy khfxI Éqm hox qoN bfad myry nfl sMvfd rcfAux lwg pYNdy hn. AunHF dI qswlI krvfky hI mYN khfxI ikqy Cwpx leI Byjdf hF.
  Aus idn vI jdoN mYN khfxI ilKx leI bYiTaf qF cfr pMj pfTk Jwt myry afly duafly afky bYT gey. mYN khfxI ÈurU kIqI. 1964 dI gwl hY jd mYN tuhfxy bqOr klrk-km-tfeIipst bI[aYNz afr ivc hfjr hoieaf sI, Aus vkq Aus sb-zvIjn ivc iek mylf rfm aYs[zI[E[, nPy rfm aYs[zI[sI[, krm isMG klrk, dOlq rfm jIp zrfeIvr, Bfn cMd cpVfsI qy rulIaf rfm cONkIdfr kMm kr rhy sI. rulIaf rfm qF Èfm ƒ pMj vjy qoN mgroN dÌqr afAuNdf sI qy svyry nON vjy cilaf jFdf sI. stfÌ ivc pfrtIbfËI isKr AuWqy cl rhI sI. cfry krmcfrIaF df gruwp sI qy mylf rfm iekwlf sI. cfry jxy jdoN vI mOkf imldf vfrI vfrI myry kol aYs[zI[E[ dI rwjky BMzI krdy. mYN cuwp cfp AunHF dIaF gwlF suxdf rihMdf. afpxf koeI pRBfv nf idMdf hoieaf mn dI muwTI bMd rwKdf. ikAuNik nOkrI ivc BfvyN mYN nvF nvF afieaf sI pr GrylU hflqF ny mYƒ CotI ijhI Aumr ivc hI kfPI dunIaFdfrI isKf idwqI sI. ies leI ijs idn mYN juafien kr irhf sI, Aus idn vI AunHF dy vqIry qoN ievyN lwg irhf sI ijvyN myrf afAuxf AunHF ƒ cMgf nf lwigaf hovy. Èfied AunHF dy mn ivc ieh khfvq Gr kr geI sI ‘‘qIjf rilaf kMm gilaf.`` so afpxy ‘kMm` ƒ surwiKaq rwKx leI AunHF ny myrI sIt afpxy qoN dUr dÌqr dy pRvyÈ duafrf kol zhy myj Auqy lgvf idwqI. ijwQy mYN iekwlf hI bYTf afpxy kMm ivc mgn rihMdf. pihly idn qoN ibnF AunHF ny muVky kdy mYƒ cfh qwk dI sulfh vI nf mfrI. afpxI cfh mMgvfAuNdy, cfry jfxy pINdy. gwpF mfrdy. hwsdy Kyzdy. jy mYN ikqy AunHF ivc Èfml hox df hIaF vI kIqf qF Auh myry jfx Auqy Jwt ies qrHF cuwp kr jFdy ijvyN sfiraF ƒ koeI swp suMG igaf hovy. AunHF dI ieh byruKI dyKky Pyr mYN vI AunHF kol jfxf Cwz idwqf.
  ‘‘quhfƒ aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ny bulfieaY.`` iek idn cpVfsI ny mYƒ af ky ikhf.
  mYN kMm ivckfr hI Cwz kY aMdr cilaf igaf. dovyN hwQ joV ky siq sRI akfl bulfeI. myrI siq sRI akfl df jvfb Aus ny hF ivc isr ihlf ky idMidaF kursI vwl ieÈfrf kridaF afiKaf, ‘‘bYTo byty.``
  mYN kursI iKcky Ausdy sfhmxy bYT igaf.
  ‘‘tfeIp kOx krdY?`` Ausny myry qoN puwiCaf.
  ‘‘sr mYN[[[.``
  ‘‘bhuq awCI tfeIp krdy ho, ies qoN pihlF ikwQy kMm kIqf sI?``
  ‘‘ikqy nhIN[[[. sports kflj ivc dfKlf ilaf sI, soicaf sI koc bxfgf. inwky inwky bwicaF ƒ awCy iKzfrI bxfvFgf pr mjbUrI bs kflj Cwzxf pY igaf qy tfeIp isK ky bx igaf klrk``
  ‘‘kI Kyzdf sI?``
  ‘‘vflIvfl.``
  ‘‘dÌqr df mhOl qF dyK hI ilaf hY, smJ vI igaf hovyNgf?``
  ‘‘jI sr.``
  ‘‘ieh kurpt mihkmf hY. ijwQy kurwpÈn df bolbflf hovy AuQy koeI iksy df kuJ nhIN lgdf. isrP pYsf hI sB kuJ huMdf hY. ies dI pRfpqI leI koeI kI kr dyvy soicaf vI nhIN jf skdf. iesy leI qUM pUrI qrHF huiÈafr ho ky kMm kiraf kr. iksy kfgË Auqy dsqÉq krn qoN pihlF Aus bfry cMgI qrHF jfxkfrI hfsl krky pUrI qswlI krn qoN mgroN hI kiraf kr. ijhVf bMdf iewQy iksy AuWqy ibnF awKF Koly ivÈvfÈ kr lYNdf hY Auh kdy vI mfr Kf skdf hY.``
  ‘‘DMnvfd sr!``
  ‘‘pMj vjy qoN mgroN qyrf kI ruJfn hY?`` ‘‘sr iblkul ivhlf huMdf hF.``
  ‘‘smF ikvyN gujfrdf hYN?``
  ‘‘qur iPrky.``
  ‘‘iPr ies qrHF kiraf kr pMj vjy qoN bfad eyQy myry kol af jfieaf kr. afpF ijhVf kMm pYNizMg ipaf hY, Auh inptf dyeIey. ies qrHF qUM kMm vI iswK jfvyNgf qy kMm df inptfrf vI jfvygf.``
  ‘‘bhuq awCf sr[[[.`` kihky mYN afigaf lY ky bfhr af igaf sI.
  Aus qoN mgroN mYN pMj vjy qoN bfad Aus kol cilaf jFdf. pihlF Auh cfh ipafAuNdf Pyr kMm ÈurU krdf. ies smyN dOrfn Ausny mYƒ kYÈ buwk ilKxI, cYk krnI dwsI. ibwl pfs krny isKfey. myXrmYNt buwks dI pVHqfl krnI smJfeI. noitMg zrfPitMg dwsI. ijnF Auh mYƒ ipafr nfl kMm smJfAuNdf irhf mYN vI Aus qoN ikqy vwD idlcspI lY ky isKdf irhf. ijs krky aYs[zI[E[ sfihb myry qoN hor imhrbfn ho gey. loV mihsUs hox qy svyry Èfm asIN cfh iekwTI pINdy sI.
Pyr Auh mYƒ afpxy nfl afpxy Gr vI lY jfx lwg ipaf. rfq dy Kfxy bfry jor pfAuNdf. mYN hotl df pwkf gfhk hox krky jvfb dy idMdf pr Aus dy Gr bihky mYƒ ajIb ijhI ÈFqI imldI. Gr df vfqfrn byhwq ÈFq meI. nf ikDry ryzIE dI afvfË suxfeI idMdI. nf iksy dy AuWcy bol. Gr dy sfry jIa afpo afpxy kMmF kfrF ivc rwuJy hoey. koeI nOkr nhIN, koeI cfkr nhIN. iÈÈtfcfr Gr dy hr jI ivc byaMq Biraf hoieaf. jdoN
rfq vyly dovyN bwcy ieko hI itAUb lfeIt ivc pVHdy. svyry skUl jfx leI bwicaF aqy aYs[zI[[E[ sfihb

juwqy pflÈ krn qoN lY ky kwpVy pRYs krn qwk Gr dy sfry jI hr roË vfrI vfrI afpxI izAUtI inBfAuNdy. iksy ƒ kuJ kihx suxn dI loV nhIN pYNdI sI. ieh sfrf pRbMD dyK ky mYN hYrfn huMdf rihMdf qy iek idn ies bfry mYN Ausdy lVky qoN puwC bYTf, ‘‘kfkU quhfzy Gr df eynf vDIaf mhOl, Gr dy jIaF dIaF eynIaF vDIaF afdqF qy eynf vDIaf iÈÈtfcfr ieh sB ikvyN bixaf?``
  ‘‘pfpf jI dI myhrbfnI krky[[[! sfzy Auh afdrÈ mfzl hn.`` muMzy ny Jwt AuWqr idwqf.
dÌqr qoN Aus df Gr iklo zyZ iklomItr dy Ìfsly AuWqy sI. ieh pYNzf svyry Èfm Auh pYdl hI qih krdf. mYN zrfeIvr ƒ puwiCaf, ‘‘kI gwl qUM bfhroN tUr qoN af ky jIp dÌqr dy gYrfj ivc hI lf idMdf hYN, aYs[zI[E[  sfihb ƒ Gr nhIN Cwz ky afAuNdf, nf GroN dÌqr lY ky afAuNdf hYN?``
  ‘‘aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ny hI mnHf kIqf hoieaY.`` Aus ny sMKyp ijhf jvfb idwqf.
  ‘‘ikAuN?`` mYN hYrfn ho ky puwiCaf.
  ‘‘kihMdf srkfr vwloN jIp mYƒ srkfrI kMmF leI vrqx leI idwqI geI hY nf ik inwjI suwK leI, nf hI Gr qoN dÌqr qy dÌqr qoN Gr afAux jfx leI.``
  iek idn Èfm ƒ asIN dÌqr qoN Gr jf rhy sI ik rsqy ivwc imAUNspl kmytI dI cl rhI tUtI dy pfxI df KVkf suxky Ausny muVky dyiKaf. tUtI koeI lfh ky lY igaf sI qy pfeIp coN pfxI bVI qyjI nfl vg irhf sI. Ausny aflf duaflf dyK ky iek lwkV df zwkf lwiBaf, ijs Auqy jyb ivwcoN kwZky rumfl ƒ lpyitaf aqy pfeIp ivwc Dwk idwqf. pfxI qF bMd ho igaf pr Aus dy sfry kpVy iBwj gey. ies dOrfn jy mYN AusdI mdd krnI cfhIN qF Auh boilaf, ‘‘bws qUM KVHf dyKdf rih.``
  pfxI bMd krky afpxy kpVy JfVky Auh boilaf, ‘‘sfzI aMgryjF vyly dI bxI ivwidaf pRxflI ny sfƒ bfbU qF bxf idwqf pr bMdy nf bxf skI. sfƒ rfijaF mhfrfijaF dIaF lVfeIaF qF pVHf idwqIaF jFdIaF hn ijhVIaF iËMdgI ivwc ikqy kMm nhIN afAuNdIaF pr nYiqkqf df AUVf afVf vI nhIN isKfieaf. sfƒ nhIN pqf ik sfzIaF vI smfj pRqI kuJ juMmyvfrIaF hn. sfƒ nhIN pqf ik cMgI sfÌ suQrI qy imafrI iËMdgI ikvyN ijAuxI hY. Gr afey mihmfn df suafgq ikvyN krnf hY, jf rhy ƒ ikvyN ivdf krnf hY.  ilMk roz qoN myn sVk AuWqy ikvyN cVHnf hY. pihlF swjy dyKxf hY ik Kwby[[[ pfxI kudrq dI bhuq vwzI dyx hY, ijs nfl sfrI isRÈtI dI hoNd brkrfr hY, ies dy ibnF koeI vI jIv jMqU ijAuNdf nhIN rih skdf, Pyr ies dI koeI kdr nhIN krdf[[[. dyiKaf sI ikvyN nflI ivwc pfxI ajfeIN vih irhf sI. iksy cIË dI vI durvrqoN krnI bhuq hfnIkfrk huMdI hY [[[ ieh inwkI ijhI gwl ƒ vI koeI nhIN smJdf[[[.`` kihky Aus ny myry vwl dyiKaf.
  ‘‘ieh qF TIk hY jI.`` myry mUMhoN inkilaf.
  Gr jf ky Auh iswDf afpxy kmry ivc kpVy bdlx cilaf igaf. mYN brFzy ivwc kursI Auqy bih igaf. bIbI jI trya ivc pfxI df glfs lY ky af geI.
  ‘‘qyry sfihb ikvyN iBwj gey?`` bIbI jI ny trya myry awgy kridaF puwiCaf.
  ‘‘kmytI dI tUtI koeI lfh ky lY igaf sI, ijs krky pfeIp rfhIN aYvyN hI pfxI vg irhf sI, Aus ƒ bMd krn lwg pey sI.`` mYN trya ivwcoN glfs cuwkidaF jvfb idwqf.
  ‘‘ieh qF eysy qrHF krdy ny. iek vfr idny hI kmytI dIaF ibjlI dIaF lfeItF jgdIaF dyKky trFsPfrm awgy gwzI rukvf ky zrfeIvr ƒ kihky sivwc afÌ krvf idwqI. jd zrfeIvr ny sivwc afP kIqI qF trFsPfrm ivwcoN JV icMgfVy izwg pey. ivcfry zrfeIvr dI bFh qy pY gey. ipwCoN pwilEN Ausdf ielfj krvfieaf.``
  jvfb ivwc mYN pfxI pI ky glfs trya ivc rKidaF muskrf idwqf.
  Auh iekwqI qfrIk sI. mhIny df afKrI idn hox krky dÌqr dy krmcfrI isr suwtky kMm kr rhy sI ik acfnk aYs[zI[E[ sfihb dy  kmry ivwcoN Ausdy grjx dIaF afvfËF afAux lwgIaF. ies qrHF lg irhf sI ijvyN Auh iksy nfl lV irhf hovy. bfkI bfbU ny qF grjx dI afvfË suxky afpo afpxy isr hI cuwky pr mYN kMm Cwzky kmry ivwc cilaf igaf. Auh iek jtfDfrI sfD ƒ zOly qoN PVHky bfhr vwl iKc irhf sI qy grj irhf sI, ‘‘inkl bfhr [[[ qyrI ihMmq ikvyN peI srkfrI dÌqr ivc ibnf puwCy vVn dI.`` mYN Bwjky sfD dI aYs[zI[E[ sfihb qoN bFh Cuzvf ky Aus ƒ kursI vwl Dwikaf qy sfD ƒ bfhr vwl. Cy Puwt qoN AuWcf hwtf kwtf kuieMtl dy nyVy BfrI kfieaf df mflk sfD kRoD BrIaF lfl surK lhU zoldIaF awKF nfl Aus vwl ievyN dyK irhf sI ijvyN Auh aYs[zI[E[ ƒ kwcy ƒ hI cbf jfxf cfhuMdf hovy. Aus dy hwQ df icmtf vfr vfr hrkq kr irhf sI. mYN sfD ƒ smJf buJf ky qor idwqf pr Auh mUMhoN kuJ nf boilaf. Ausyy iBafnk rUp ivwc awgy qur igaf. klrk qy cpVfsI KVHy KVHy ieMj qmfÈf dyKdy rhy ijvyN AunHF df aYs[zI[E[ nfl koeI sMbMD hI nf hovy.
  sfD ƒ qor ky mYN aYs[zI[E[ sfihb dy sfhmxy af ky bih igaf. myry vwl Auh dyKky Èfied myry bYTx df mqlb smJky boilaf, ‘‘blYk myl krdf sI [[[ kihMdf qusIN irÈvq lY ky Gr Br rhy ho. sVkF qy iemfrqF ivc GtIaf mfl vrqdy ho. sfƒ pMj ds rupY nhIN dy skdy [[[. mYN ikhf Tihr qYƒ idMdf pMj ds rupY [[[ ieh lok sfzy lokF dy hI igJfey hoey ny [[[ afpxy pfly qoN zrdy ienHF df mUMh bMd krn leI idMdy ny [[[ pr afpF jd koeI glq kMm krnf hI nhIN Pyr iksy qoN zrnf kfhdy leI [[[?``
  ‘‘Eh qF TIk hY pr [[[.``
  Aus ny myrI gwl ivcfloN hI kwtidaF ikhf, ‘‘pr pur kuJ nhIN ieh sfƒ vfDU df vihm aY ik pqf nhIN kI kr dyAU[[[ pr swcy bMdy df koeI kuJ nhIN vgfV skdf [[[ swc, swc hI rihMdf hY [[[ kUV, kUV. ieh lok zrdy ƒ hI zrfAuNdy ny [[[. jdoN awgy koeI zFg cuwk ley Jwt sfbx dI Jwg dI qrHF bih jFdy ny``
  agly idn nPy rfm aYs[zI[sI[ kYÈ buwk dsqKqF leI aYs[zI[E[ sfihb dI tybl qy rwK afieaf. Ausny dsqKq krn qoN pihlF mYƒ bulfky kYÈ buwk myry hwQ ivwc PVHfAuNidaF afiKaf, ‘‘eys mhIny dI TykydfrF ƒ kIqI adfiegI dy joV lf ky ilaf.``
  mYN joV lf ky vwKry kfgË Auqy ilKky Aus dy awgy rwK idwqy. rkm pVHky Ausny myË dy drfË ivwcoN iek lPfPf kwZky myry awgy rwKky ikhf, ‘‘ies ivcly rupweIey igx``
  mYN lPfPf Kol ky rupey igxky rkm dws idwqI.
  ‘‘TIk hY. ies qrHF kr, kwl ƒ awDy idn dI CuwtI lY ky ieh rkm jINd ivwc aMnHy gUMgy boilaF qy apfhj bwicaF df skUl hY, AuQy jf ky mYnyjr ƒ gupqdfn dy qOr qy dy afvIN. Auh qYƒ rsId kwt ky dyvygf, lY afvIN.``
  ‘‘bhuq awCf jI`` kihky mYN lPfPf pYNt dI aMdrlI jyb ivc pf ilaf qy AuTx lwigaf. Ausny ds rupey jyb ivcoN kwZ ky myry vwl vDfey qy ikhf, ‘‘ieh lY qyrf ikrfieaf.``
  ‘‘pr sr ikrfieaf qF afAux jfx df pMj rupey lgdf hY``
  ‘‘bfkI sfrf idn BuwKf rhyNgf [[[ lY PV myrf bwcU [[[.`` Ausny eyny ipafr nfl ikhf ik mYN jvfb nf dy sikaf. dÌqr coN bfhr inkldy ƒ nPy rfm ny iek hor lÌfPf myry vwl vDf idwqf. ijs Auqy myrf nfm iliKaf hoieaf sI.
  ‘‘ieh?`` nÌy rfm ƒ svfl kridaF mYN soc irhf sI. Èfied nPy rfm vI ieh pYsy ikqy bfhr Byjx leI dy irhf hovygf pr Auh boilaf, ‘‘ieh qyrf ihwsf hY. iewQy ijMny pYsy mhIny dy bxdy ny Auny pYsy ahudy aqy bxdI ryÈo anusfr Aus ƒ dy idwqy jFdy ny.``
 nÌy rfm dI gwl suxky mYN hYrfn hI rih igaf sI.
  dUjy idn jd mYN skUl dy mYn yjr ƒ jf ky siq sRI akfl bulfeI qF Ausn y mYƒ dyKdy hI puwiCaf, ‘‘mylf rfm aYs[zI[[E[ jI ny ByijaY?``
  mYN ikhf, ‘‘hF jI!``
  qy lPfPf Ausdy vwl vDf idwqf. pYsy igxky Ausny rsId kwt ky mYƒ PVf idwqI. mYN AuWTx lwigaf pr Ausny mYƒ rok ky ikhf, ‘‘cfh pI ky jfieE[[[aOh af geI.``
  mYN ipwCy muVky dyiKaf, syvfdfr try ivwc do kwp cfh, brÌI qy smosy lY ky dÌqr ivwc vV cuwikaf sI. Try myj Auqy itkdI dyKky mYN ikhf, ‘‘ieh qF qusIN bhuq hI Kycl kIqI.``
  myry mUMhoN ajy gwl pUrI inklI hI nhIN sI ik Auh Jwt boilaf, ‘‘ieh qF kuJ vI nhIN, mylf rfm jI df qF aihsfn asIN dy hI nhIN skdy. jo Auh ies sMsQF dI syvf krdy ny [[[ ikhVf bMdf hY ijhVf afp pfpF df BfgI bxky dUsiraF dy kMm afvy.`` Ausny smoisaF qy brÌI vflI plyt myry vwl vDf ky Pyr afiKaf, ‘‘ieh vI lE.``
  vfps af ky mYN rsId aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ƒ PVf idwqI. rsId pVHky Aus ny pfVky rwdI dI tokrI ivwc suwt idwqI. ies qoN bfad myrf ieh islislf EnI dyr cldf irhf ijnF icr qwk mYN Ausdy kol nOkrI krdf irhf.
  ‘‘qYƒ aYs[zI[sI[ ny kuJ idwqf hY jF nhIN?`` Ausny kuJ pl dI cuwp ƒ qoVidaF mYƒ svfl kIqf.
  ‘‘hF jI kwlH iek lÌfPf idwqf sI.`` nfl hI mYN lÌfPy ivclI rkm vI dws idwqI.
  ‘‘TIk hY eynI hI bxdI sI. mYƒ Éqrf sI ik ieh byeImfn bMdy qyry nfl TwgI mfrngy pr Èfied ho skdY myry krky zr gey hox [[[.``
  ‘‘ieh qF hY hI jI [[[ nhIN myry vrgy nvyN bMdy ƒ kOx puCdY?``
  ‘‘nvyN ƒ qF kI ieh qF cMgy cMigaF dI mwq mfr idMdy ny [[[. pihlF pihlF iek do mhIny qF ienHF ny myry nfl vI hwQ dI sÌfeI idKfeI. Pyr mYN Gyr ley. pfeI pfeI mMnf ky Cwzy. ijhVI pRqIÈq cwl rhI hY Auh qF mYN rok nhIN skdf, bfkI iksy ƒ koeI pYsf lYx nhIN idMdf iesy krky ieh myry nfl ruwsy hoey ny [[[.``
  ‘‘pr sr [[[.``
  ‘‘ieh ijhVI iPks irÈvq hY, jy ieh mYYN nf vI lvF qF ieh vI ieh lY lYxgy. iksy loVvMd, dIn-duKI ƒ qF koeI Pfiedf nhIN hovygf [[[. ies leI mYN qF imzlmYn df kMm krky ieDroN PVky EDr dy idnF [[[. afpxf qF nF vI nhIN dsdf pr iek gwl Xfd rwKo asIN jo vI cMgf jF mfVf kMm krdy hF, Ausƒ ijnF mrËI gupq rwKx dI koiÈÈ kr leIey lokF qoN lukf ky nhIN rwK skdy, qF hI qF lok kihMdy ny jy KUh ivc vV ky iekwly hI mUMhoN koeI gwl kwZ leIey Auh vI bfhr af jFdI hY.``
  ajy asIN gwlF kr hI rhy sI ik dÌqr ivc iksy bMdy dI AuWcI AuWcI bolx dI afvfË afAux lwg peI.
  ‘‘jfa dyK kOx rOlf pf irhf hY.`` Ausny mYƒ ikhf.
  mYN dÌqr ivc jfky dyiKaf krm isMG klrk dy nfl iek Tykydfr KihbV irhf sI. krm isMG ny hOlI ijhI kuJ ikhf qF Tykydfr hor AuWcI AuWcI bolx lwg ipaf.
  ‘‘mYN qYƒ dyKUM[[[ jy qyrI ienkuafrI nf krvfeI, qYƒ aMdr nf krvfieaf qF mYN vI ipAu df puwq nhIN [[[. mYƒ nHIN pqf qUM ijdyN iewQy afieaf sI kpVy tfkIaF vfly sI, Gr dI Cwq isrkIaF vflI qy Kfx-pIx vfly islvt dy BFzy sI. ienHF do sflF ivc koTI ikvyN bx geI [[[? hr kmry ivc pwKy ikwQoN lwg gey? Gr df PrnIcr, kImqI BFzy, GVIaF, ryzIE, sYkl ikwQoN af gey [[[? ijwdyN agilaF ihsfb ilaf Pyr pqf cwlU[[[`
  ‘‘Eey qUM ijhVf myrf [[[PVnY PV lY [[[.`` awgoN krm isMG vI guwsy ivc af ky boilaf.
  Aus dy ieMnf kihx dI dyr sI ik Tykydfr ny krm isMG dy gl ivc hwQ pf ky Aus ƒ glmy qoN PVky kursI qoN KVHf kr ilaf. jdoN Aus ny muwkf mfrn leI muwkf Augiraf qF nPy rfm aYs[zI[sI[ Gbrfky ipwCy ht igaf. mYN awgy vwD ky Tykydfr df guwt PV ilaf. ies iKwcoqfx ivc krm isMG df kmIj PV igaf. Èor suxky aYs[zI[E[ sfihb vI dÌqr ivc af igaf.
  ‘‘ieh kI ho irhY.`` Auh kVikaf.
  ‘‘sr nfly ieh myrf kMm nhIN krdf nfly mYƒ gflF kZdf hY [[[. afpxI PIs dy pYsy vI azvFs lYNdf hY.`` Tykydfr kUikaf.
  ‘‘qyrIaF sfrIaF gwlF shI ny pr qUM mYƒ ikAuN nhIN af ky dwisaf? srkfr ny mYƒ iewQy iks vfsqy ibTfieaY hY?
  ‘‘sr[[[r[[[r[[[``
  ‘‘qUM huMdf kOx hY myry dÌqr ivc af ky myry bfbU dy gl ivc hwQ pfAux vflf [[[? myry iewQY bYiTaF qUM ieh hwQ myry bfbU dy gl ivc nhIN, myry gl ivc pfieaf hY.`` iNeh kihky Auh awgy viDaf qy nPy rfm dI myj Auqy ipaf tYlIPon cuwk ky Jwt Qfxy imlf ilaf.
  ‘‘hYlo [[[kOx? Qfxydfr sfihb hn [[[? mYN mylf rfm aYs[zI[E[, bI[aYz[afr[ tuhfxf bol irhf hF [[[``
  ajy Ausny eynf hI ikhf sI ik Tykydfr ny Jwt Ausdy dovyN pYr PVH ky isr AusdIaF lwqF ivc dy idwqf.  Tykydfr ƒ pYrF AuWqy isr rwKIN bYTf dyK ky mYN Pon PV ilaf.
  ‘‘sr [[[.`` mYN ikhf
  Ausny awg vrsfAuNdIaF nËrF nfl myry vwl dyiKaf. mYN Pon kwt cuwikaf sI.
‘‘ sr mYqoN bVI BfrI glqI ho geI. iesdI mYN muafÌI cfhuMdf hF. awgy qoN aijhf nhIN krFgf [[[ mYN sfry stfÌ qoN muafÌI mMgdf hF sr.`` Tykydfr nfly pYr PVIN pYrF qy isr DrI bYTf sI, nfly illkVIaF kwZ irhf sI. krm isMG dy mn ivc pqf nhIN kI afeI Ausny vI kih idwqf, ‘‘sr ! clo muafÌ kr idE[[[.``
  ‘‘mMg krm isMG qoN muafÌI [[[.`` aYs[zI[E[ ny hukm cfiVaf..
  Tykydfr cuwp krky isr suwt ky dÌqr ivwcoN cilaf igaf. Aus dy jfx qoN mgroN Auh krm isMG AuWqy brisaf, ‘‘qYƒ Èrm afAuxI cfhINdI hY. pihlI gwl qF ieh ik qYN Ausƒ qMg kIqf, ijs krky Auh guwsy ivc af igaf, dUjI gwl qYN Aus qoN kuwt KfDI [[[. Pyr buJidlI idKfky Ausƒ mfÌ krvfieaf [[[.``
  ‘‘sr[[[.``
  ‘‘sr sur kuJ nhIN mYN sB smJdf hF[[[.``
  Pyr Auh nPy rfm aYs[zI[sI[ ƒ sMboDq hoieaf, ‘‘qYƒ dyKky qF mYƒ byhwd Èrm af rhI hY, ijs krky myrf DrqI ivc grk ho jfx ƒ idl krdY ikAuNik eys dÌqr ivc qUM iek aijhf zrpok, bygYrq qy nflfiek suprvfeIËr hY ijsdy sfhmxy iek Tykydfr Ausdy muqYhq dI imwtI plIq krdf irhf qy qUM cuwp cfp KVf qmfÈf dyKdf irhf [[[.``
  ‘‘sr[[[.``
  ‘‘cwlo Cwzo jI [[[kI sr sr lfeIaY.`` kihky Auh afpxy dÌqr ivc cilaf igaf.
  ielYkÈn dy idn sI. sfzI sfry stfÌ dI izAUtI aYs[zI[E[ sfihb dI pRjfieizMg aÌsr, aYs[zI[ sI[ sfihb dI shfiek pRjfieizMg aÌsr, krm isMG qy myrI poilMg aÌsr dy qOr qy sMgrUr iËly dI qihsIl brnflf dy ipMz TIkrIvflf ivwc lwg geI. izAUtI hukm pRfpq kridaF myry aqy aYs[zI[E[ qoN ibnF nPy rfm qy krm isMG cIk AuTy. dovyN afzr lY ky aYs[zI[E[ sfihb dy dÌqr ivc cly gey.
  aYs[zI[sI[ nPy rfm boilaf, ‘‘sr afpxI izAUtI qF bhuq dUr lwg geI hY [[[ ikwQy tuhfxf ikwQy TIkrIvflf. lgBg sO iklomItr df Pfslf hY jI. brnfly qoN smfn kZfAuxf hY. AuQy hI jmF krvfAuxf hY. cfr pMj GMty df sÌr hY jIp rfhIN sr [[[.``
  ‘‘Pyr kI ho igaf? srkfr dy isr Auqy afpF aYÈ vI qF kr rhy hF jy do idn qMg ho lvFgy kI Prk pvygf [[[clo[[[.`` aYs[zI[E[ ny bVy arfm nfl AuWqr idwqf.
  ‘‘ieh qF bVf aOKf hY jnfb jI [[[ iksy qrHF kYNsl krvf lE jF nyVy qyVy dI lgvf lE [[[[`` krm isMG ny illkVI vrgI afvfË ivc bynqI kIqI.
  ‘‘afpxy pwDr qy cfhy kYNsl krvf lE cfhy bdlvf lE, mYƒ koeI ieqrfj nhIN pr mYN iksy ƒ kuJ nhIN ilKFgf. mYN qF awj qwk kdy afpxI bdlI kYNsl krvfAux leI iksy ƒ kdy bynqI nhIN kIqI, nf hI isPfrÈ krvfeI hY. ijwQy dy agilaF afzr kr idwqy afpF cuwp krky jf ky juafien kr ilaf. ieh qF isrP do idn dI gwl hY ies ipCy qF iksy ƒ kihxf hI kI hY.``
  aYs[zI[E[ sfihb dI gwl suxky Auh kMn JfVky qur gey sI.
  ielYkÈn vfly idn jdoN asIN ielYkÈn bUQ dI qrqIb dy ky, ielYkÈn leI kfgË pwqr iqafr krky hty qF srpMc afpxy afdmIaF nfl Kfxf lY afieaf. QflIaF ivwc prosky sfiraF dy awgy rwKvf idwqf pr aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ny Kfxf Kfx qoN ienkfr kr idwqf.
  ‘‘hor kI KfvoNgy[[[sfihb Eh mMgvf idMny aF.`` srpMc boilaf.
  ‘‘myry kol myry Kfx pIx df afpxf pRbMD hY [[[.`` kihky Auh mYƒ sMboDq hoieaf, ‘‘Kfxf Kfx qoN mgroN gwzI ivwcoN pIpf cuwk ilafeIN.``
  Kfxy qoN ivhlf ho ky mYN pIpf ilaf ky Aus dy awgy rwK idwqf, ijs dy kuMzy ƒ iek CotI ijhI ijMdI lwgI hoeI sI. Aus ny ijMdI KolH ky, pIpf KoilHaf. ivwcoN iek CotI ijhI pqIlI, inwkf ijhf stov, do cmcy, do bftIaF qy iek glfs kwZky bfhr rwK idwqy. pqIlI ivwcoN iqMn lÌfPy inkly, ijMnHf coN iek ivc cInI sI, iek ivc cfh pwqI qy iek ivc cfvl. pqIqI KflI krky Aus ny mYƒ do rupY dy ky ikhf, ‘‘jfh ipMz coN syr duwD lY af``
  ‘‘duwD asIN Byj idaFgy jnfb [[[.`` srpMc boilaf.
  ‘‘srpMc sfihb quhfzf bhuq bhuq DMnvfd pr mYN jy iksy qoN syvf krvfAuxI huMdI qF ieh sfrf smfn ikAuN lY ky afAuNdf[[[?``
 srpMc Aus dI gwl suxky hYrfn hI rih igaf. mYN ipMz ivwcoN syr duwD lY afieaf. ijs ivwcoN Aus ny svyr dI cfh leI iek glfs rwKky bfkI dI KIr bxfky do bftIafF ivc pf ky TMZI hox leI rwK idwqI. jd KIr TMzI ho geI qF Ausny iek bftI myry vwl kr idwqI.
  ‘‘sr mYN qF rotI nfl pUrI qrHF rj igaf hF, iZwz eynf Br igaf hY ik myry qoN hor kuJ nhIN KfDf jfxf. ies leI ieh qusIN hI Ck lE jI.`` mYN afpxy pyt AuWqy hwQ PyridaF afiKaf.
  ‘‘nhIN veI cfhy aOKf ho cfhy sOKf qYƒ myrf sfQ qF dyxf hI pvygf.`` Aus hukmIaF lihjy ivwc afiKaf. ijs ivc Aus mF vrgf ipafr Biraf hoieaf sI ijhVI afpxy bwcy ƒ Aus dy vfr vfr nf nf kihx Auqy Dwky nfl KIr KvfAuNdI hY. Aus dy ies qrHF dy vqIry ny mYƒ aOKf ho ky vI KIr Kfx leI mËbUr kr idwqf. sfƒ KIr KFidaF ƒ dyKky nPy rfm, krm isMG qy dOlq rfm zrfeIvr awKF pfV pfV ky dyK rhy sI. Èfied soc rhy hoxgy ik ieMny QoVyH ijhy smyN ivc ieh kwl df BrqI hoieaf muMzf aYs[zI[E[ sfihb dy ikvyN eynf nyVy ho igaf hY.
  ‘‘bs afpxy afp Auqy eynf ku Ëbq rwKx dI loV hY. kwlH ƒ sfrf idn mOj nfl votF BugqfvFgy. iksy dI ihMmq nhIN pYxI koeI glq kMm krn leI kihx dI [[[.`` aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ny ‘DIey gwl sux ƒhy kMn kr` vflI cfl clidaF myry rfhIN sfiraF ƒ suxf ky afiKaf.
  dUjy idn Auh bUQ dy pRvyÈ duafr kol kursI zfh ky bYT igaf. swcIN iksy dI ihMmq nhIN peI poilMg eyjMtF qy votrF qoN isvfey aMdr vVn dI qy asIN arfm nfl izAUtI BugqfAuNdy rhy.
  mYN subfrzInyt srivs islYkÈn borz df tfeIipst df iemiqhfn idwqf hoieaf sI. ijs ivwcoN mYN pfs ho igaf sI qy borz vwloN myrf nfm Kurfk qy splfeIË ivBfg ƒ Byj idwqf igaf sI. mYN Pfrg krn leI afpxI arjI aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ƒ ilKky dy idwqI qF Aus ny ikhf, ‘‘ieh rihx dy qUM, iek ieh arjI ilK ik mYN aYs[aYs[borz df Plfny pwqr rfhIN iemiqhfn pfs kr ilaf hY ijs dI nkl nfl nwQI hY. borz vwloN myrf nfm zfierYktr Kurfk qy splfeIË ivBfg ƒ Byj idwqf hY pr ies mihkmy ivc myrf kMm krn df qËrbf kfPI ho igaf hY, ies leI mYƒ iesy mihkmy ivwc pwkf krvfAux dI Kycl kIqI jfvy. mYN Aupr ilKky qYƒ iesy mihkmy ivwc pwkf krvf idaFgf.``
 ‘‘jy sr myrf juafieinMg tfeIm vI lMG igaf qy myrf mihkmf vI nf bdilaf igaf qF mYN mfiraf jfvFgf.`` mYN afpxy aMdr df qOKlf pRgt kIqf.
  ‘‘nhIN, kuJ nhIN huMdf[[[. mYN afpy sB kuJ krvf lvFgf. qUM myry qy Brosf krky arfm nfl itkky afpxf kMm krIN cwl.``
  ‘‘sr mYƒ quhfzy qy qF pUrf Brosf hY pr pqf nhIN mYƒ ikAuN zr ijhf lg irhf hY [[[.`` mYN roxhfkf ho ky afiKaf.
  myrI mfnisk hflq dyK ky Ausny mYƒ Jwt rlIv kr idwqf qy mYƒ vIh rupey PVf ky ikhf, ‘‘lY bytf ies df kuJ lY ky Kf leI. smJ leI aYs[zI[E[ ny ivdfiegI pfrtI kr idwqI hY ikAuNik sfzy dÌqr ivc pYsy lYx df hI irvfj hY, Krcx df nhIN [[[. iksy jf rhy sfQI ƒ pfrtI dyxf qF bhuq dUr dI gwl hY [[[. hF hfËr hox vfly qoN nvIN inXukqI dI KuÈI dI pfrtI ËrUr lY lYNdy ny [[[. mYƒ pqY qyry qoN vI leI sI eynf ny Èfm dI pfrtI. Pyr mYN keI idn dyKdf irhf sI muVky qyrI bfq vI nhIN puwCI sI. cfh vI afpxI vwKrI hI mMgvf ky pI lYNdy sI.``
  rlIv krn qoN bfad Ausny dupYhr dI rotI mYƒ afpxy Gr KvfeI. Pyr myry nfl hI myry kmry ivc afpxy byty nfl igaf. myrf smfn irkÈy ivc ldf ky muMzy ƒ myry nfl rylvy styÈn qy smfn lhfky ryl ivc rKfAux leI kih ky dÌqr ƒ qur ipaf. qurn qoN pihlF Ausny mYƒ jwPI ivc lY ky Guwt ky ipafr kIqf. myrf mUMh cuMimaf qy ikhf, ‘‘kdy kdy hfl cfl bfry Éq ilK idaf krIN.``
  Aus qoN mgroN sfzf kfPI icr koeI myl imlfp nf hoieaf hF. Éq pwqr jrUr cldf irhf pr iek idn acfnk myry hYWz klrk ny bulfky myry awgy tYlIPon df cogf krky ikhf, ‘‘qyrf Pon.``
  mYN Pon PVky boilaf, ‘‘hY [[[lo[[[``
  ‘‘kI hfl hY byty?`` awgoN afvfË afeI. myry kMnHF ivwc ijvyN imÈrI Gul geI.
  mYN afvfË pihcfx ky afiKaf, ‘‘sr quhfzI bVI imhrbfnI hY jI. quhfzf asIrvfd hY.``
  ‘‘lY afh aYzrYs not kr [[[ qyry BqIjy df ivafh hY agly aYqvfr.  qUM ÈnIcrvfr ƒ Èfm qwk phuMc jfeIN, ijMnHF kpiVaF ivc hYN AunHF ivc hI. aYvyN Ègn Èugn jF iksy igÌt guÌt df qrwdd nf krIN. mYN iksy qoN kuJ nhIN lYxf. bs qyrf phuMcxf hI myry leI bhuq vwzf Ègn qy qohPf hovygf.`` kihky Aus ny mYƒ aYzrYs ilKvf idwqf.
  mYN Èincrvfr ƒ Aus dy ilKfey pqy AuWqy phuMc igaf. Gr ivc pUrI cihl pihl sI. sfry irÈqydfr afey hoey sI. myrf irkÈf jdoN Ausdy bUhy awgy jf ky KiVaf EdoN Auh bfhr KVf iksy nfl gwlF kr irhf sI. irkÈy dI afvfË suxky Aus ny sfzy vwl dyiKaf qy gwlF ivckfr hI Cwz ky myry vwl viDaf. mYN irkÈy qoN Auqrky Ausdy gozy hwQ lfey. Aus ny mYƒ moiZaF qoN PVky jwPI ivc lY ilaf qy ies qrHF ipafr krn lwg ipaf ijvyN koeI bËurg ipAu icrF ipCoN ivdyÈoN afey afpxy puwq ƒ iml irhf hovy.
  aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ƒ myry nfl ies qrHF imldf hoieaf dyKky Ausdy nfl KVHy bMdy ny myry hwQoN myrf bYg PV ilaf. Gr aMdr vVidaF ƒ hI prF KVHI bIbI jI ny dyK ilaf qy Ausƒ mYN. awgy vwD ky Aus dy gozy hwQ lfey. kfkU pUrf juafn ho cuwikaf sI qy imMnI qF isafxI hI nhIN jf rhI sI. kfkU ny myry pYrIN hwQ lfey. imMnI jwPI pf pf ky imlI. mYN hYrfn sF ik ieMnf ipafr qy siqkfr qF koeI afpxy sky sbMDIaF ƒ vI nhIN idMdf, mYN qF kuJ smF hI ienHF dy Gr afAuNdf jFdf irhf hF. rfq ƒ KfE pIE qoN bfad jdoN asIN bYTy gwlF kr rhy sI qF mYN ikhf, ‘‘sr quhfƒ iltrycr ivwc koeI idlcspI hY?``
  ‘‘bhuq. kI gwl?``
  ‘‘sr mYƒ vI khfxIaF ilKx df ÈOk hY qy huxy myrf nvF khfxI sMgRih Cipaf hY.`` kihky mYN bYg coN khfxI sMgRih kwZky Aus ƒ ByNt kr idwqf. ikqfb dyKky Auh bhuq KuÈ hoieaf.
  ‘‘beI mubfrk! bhuq bhuq mubfrk! mYƒ pUrI afs sI ik jF qF qUM sfihq rcdf hovyNgf jF Pyr rcx lwg jfvyNgf. qyrf ieh pwK dyKky hI mYN qYƒ ipafr krn lwg ipaf sI.``
  ‘‘sr Auh ikvyN?``
  ‘‘iek idn pMj vjy qoN bfad mYN iek srkfrI icwTI lBdf lBdf qyrf drËf Prol bYiTaf. Auh ivc hY imMgvy df nfvl ‘‘buwZf qy smuMdr`` dyKky mYN hYrfn rih igaf. Aus qoN agly idn qYƒ bulfky qyry nfl kuJ gwlF kIqIaF qF qyrf sportsmYn vfly pwK df pqf lwigaf, ijs krky qMU mYƒ hor cMgf lwgx lwg ipaf. Pyr ijAuN ijAuN qyry nfl vrqdf igaf qyrf suBf, qyrf vrqfE mYƒ hor pRBfvq krdf igaf. qy mYƒ afpxy afp dI qswlI vI hox lwg peI ik myrI cox mfVI nhIN. qyry jfx qoN bfad mYN qyrIaF khfxIaF aÉbfrF ivc pVHdf irhf hF. bwicaF ny vI pVHIaF ny. iesy krky ies Gr ivc qyrI kdr hY.``
  Aus dIaF gwlF suxky mYƒ smJ nhIN af rhI sI ik mYN Aus ƒ kI jvfb idaF. bws eynf hI kih sikaf,
  ‘‘sr ÈukrIaf.``
  ‘‘sr sur nhIN BfeI sfihb kih. hF hux arfm kro[[[ svyry afpF jldI cwlxf hY.`` kihky Auh myry koloN AuTky cilaf igaf.
  svyry pMj vjy hI Ausny mYƒ af jgfieaf. iqafr hox leI ikhf. shI swq vjy do aMbYszr gwzIaF bUhy awgy af KVHIaF. iek gwzI ivc aYs[zI[E[ sfihb AunHF dy mfqf ipqf jI qy mYN bYT gey. dUsrI ivc lfVf, srvflf qy bIbI jI. shI nO vjy asIN kuVI vfilaF dy bUhy awgy KVHy sI, pr AuQy ajy brfq dy suafgq dI koeI iqafrI nhIN sI. brfq dIaF gwzIaF dyKky kuVI vfilaF ƒ BfjVF pY geIaF. ivcoly ny Ptf Ptf af ky sfƒ iek guaFZ dy kmry ivc bYTf idwqf.
  ‘‘dyKo! asIN lyt qF nhIN hoey [[[? qusIN nO vjy df vkq idwqf sI, asIN qF pMj imMt pihlF hI af gey hF.`` aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ny GVI vwl ieÈfrf krky ivcoly ƒ ikhf.
  ‘‘qusIN qF kmfl hI kr idwqI. asIN qF soicaf sI isafl df mOsm hY. DuMdF pYNdIaF ny. awsI nwby mIl df sÌr hY. brfq df kMm hY msF iqafr huMdI hY, nO vjy df smF dyvFgy qF ikqy ds vjy phuMcogy. smfjk rsmF krky, cfh ipafky igafrF vjy anMdkfrj dI rsm krky dupYhr df Kfxf Kvf ky do ZfeI vjy qwk bIbI ƒ
ivdfa kr idaFgy pr qusIN - ivcoly ny iCwQf ijhf pYNidaF spÈtIkrn idwqf. 
  ‘‘qF kI hoieaf, qusIN afpxI cfl cwlo --- sfzf qF asUl hY smyN dI kdr krdy hoey sfrf kMm smyN isr krnf --- asIN afpxf kMm kr idwqY hux qsIN afpxf kMm kro ---.``
  kuJ icr mgro ivcolf af igaf.  Ausdy nfl kuJ hor vI bMdy sI, boilaf ‘‘clo afE imlxI dI rsm kr leIey.``
  ‘‘asIN eyQy eI TIk bYTy hF. qusIN eyQy eI af jfE ijhVI rsm krnI hY eyQy hI kr lE. cfh df iek kwp ipafE qy anMd kfrj dI rsm krvf idE---bhuqf idKfvy ivc nf pE ---.`` aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ny ivcoly ƒ slfh idwqI.
  ‘‘bhuq awCf jI.`` kih ky ivcolf Pyr kuVI dy sky sbMDIaF ƒ lY ky AuQy hI af igaf. imlxI dI rsm hoeI. imlxI kI AunHF vwloN ilaFdy gey nf koeI Kys nf kMbl Ausny ilaf. nf koeI Ègn nf kuJ hor. bws ivcolf irÈqydfrF ƒ irÈqy anusfr imlfAuNdf irhf. Auh iek dUjy ƒ jwPIaF pf ky imldy rhy. hwsdy rhy. eyny ivwc cfh vI AuQy hI af geI. plytF ivc miTafeIaF, pnIr pkOVy qy cfh sfzy awgy rwK idwqI geI. Pyr igafrF vjy anMd kfrj leI swd ley gey. bfrHF vjy qoN pihlF anMd kfrj qy Pyr bfkI rsmF krky zyZ vjy Kfxf qy ZfeI vjy vfpsI. vfpsI vyly iek iek kfr ivc lfVI, lfVf, lfVI df BfeI bYT gey. jd nYx bYTx lwgI qF aYs[zI[E[ sfihb boilaf, ‘‘ieh bIbI?``
  ‘‘ieh nYx hY, lVkI dy nfl hI jfvygI?`` ivcolf boilaf.
  ‘‘iks leI?``
  ‘‘lVkI dI sMBfl leI.``
  ‘‘hmyÈf leI?`` aYs[zI[E[ sfihb ny ivaMgmeI aMdfË ivc ikhf.
  ‘‘nhIN Pyrf pfAux qwk``
  ivcolf cuwp kr igaf.
  ‘‘ies df jo Ègn bxdY asIN eyQy hI dy idMny aF bfkI kuVI df BfeI vI nfl hY.``
  Aus qoN bfad asIN ijMnHI hwQIN afey sF AunHF hwQIN gwzIaF ivc bih gey. isrÌ iek atYcIkys Auh vI lfVI dy kpiVaF df, AunHF dI gwzI ivc rwK idwqf. Gr af ky awgy vD ky bIbI jI ny ƒh ƒ gwzI ivcoN lfihaf aqy DI vFg buwkl ivc lY ky aMdr clI geI. nf koeI bUhy qy qyl coieaf, nf hI pfxI vfiraf. gwzIaF df KVkf suxky imMnI Jwt bfhr af geI sI. Ausdy mgr hI Gr afeIaF bfkI jnfnIaF vI. Aus ny afAux sfr kfkU ƒ jwPI pf leI. BYx Brf aMdr af ky hfl kmry ivc zhIaF kursIaF AuWqy lfVI qy bfkI mihmfnF kol jf bYTy. QoVI dyr dI cuwp qoN bfad gwlF df hfsy TwTy df dOr ies qrHF cl ipaf ijvyN Gr ivc koeI Eprf jIa afieaf hI nf hovy.
       ‘‘aYs[zI[E[ eysy Xug df qy BfrqI hY jF-jF?`` mYN bVy TrMmy nfl ikhf
       ‘‘beI lgdf qF nhIN
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   amrjIq gurdvfry dy kfr pfrk ivc kfr KVHI krn leI pMdrF vIh imMt dI AuzIk kr ky msF hI pfrikMg vfsqy QF lwB sikaf. kfr KVHI krky Aus ny afpxI tfeI TIk kIqI. guwt GVI dyKI aqy jYkt pf ky gurdvfry dy muwK hfl  vwl cwl ipaf. hux qwk imlxIaF ho cuwkIaF sn. sfry cfh pIx leI lMgr hfl vwl jf rhy sn. pqlIaF pwgF aqy iPkso lf ky bMnHIaF dfhVIaF vfly isMGF dI  vfhvf Brmfr sI. BFvyN amrjIq vrgy hor keI  sPf cwt dfhVHIaF vfly vI afpxy pRIvfrF nfl sLfml sn. kuJ KuwlHIaF dfhVHIaF aqy gl ikrpfnF vfly vI sLfml sn.
   amrjIq ny hfl kmry `qy njLr mfrI. Aus nMU kuJ jfxy pCfxy ichry idsy. pr aijhf koeI nf idisaf ijs df Auh nF jfxdf hovy. iek kony ivc KVH ky Aus ny vI afpxy BwuKy iZwz nMU smoisaF aqy pkOiVaF nfl Julkf idwqf. Aus ny sMqoK dI iek Jlk hI dyKI sI. Auh afpxy mihmfnF ivc aYnf ruiJaf hoieaf sI ik amrjIq nfl Aus dIaF awKF cfr nf hoeIaF. Aus dI kuVI df ivafh jo sI.
   amrjIq dy kol KVHy  do isMG afps ivc Gusr musr kr rhy sn. amrjIq dy kMn KVHy ho gey jdoN Aus ny suixaf ----
   "kihMdy af beI kuVI qKfxF dy muMzy nfl ivafh krf rhI aY. " pqly mUMh vfly srdfr ny afpxy kol KVHy  srdfr nMU afpxy gl pfeI ikrpfn nMU plosidaF ikhf.
   " awCf---qfhIN vfhvf imsqrI isMG sLLfml lgdy aY--." dUjy ny hYrfnI nfl mihmfnF `qy AuzdI njLr mfrI.
   "suixaf sMqoK ny muMzf vI afp eI lwiBaf---." pqly muMh vfly ny Byd Bry ZMg nfl gwl kridaF awKF aYDr AuDr GumfeIaF ijvyN XkIn kr irhf hovy ik Aus nMU koeI sux qF nhIN irhf. dUsry ny hYrfnI nfl afpxIaF awKF Aus dy ichry `qy gwz idwqIaF. AudoN hI iksy ny af ky AuhnF nfl hwQ imlfey aqy gwl bfq df islislf tuwt igaf.
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   amrjIq lIa roz `qy rihMdf sI. guaFZI gory mfeIkl ny afpxf Gr syl `qy lf idwqf. amrjIq dy Gr vflI gurjIq jd vI koeI Gr dyKx afAuNdf qF pUrf iKafl rKdI.
   "awj qF jI koeI pfiksqfnI lgdy sI mfeIkl df Gr dyKx afey."
   "jI gujrfqI lgdy sI . vfhvf icr bfhr KVHy eyjMt nfl gwlF krdy rhy."
   amrjIq nMU Aus dI asl ibmfrI df pqf sI. Auh asl ivc iksy pMjfbI guaFZI dI iewCf rKdI sI.
  "dyKo jI koeI afpxf bMdf hovy qF guaFZI nfl iZwz qF Prol lYNdf---."
   "aVy- QuVy afpxy bMdy kMm qF af skdy af--."
   ijs idn sMqoK aqy nsIb kOr Gr dyKx afey Aus idn gurjIq Gr nhIN sI. mfeIkl df  Gr ivk igaf `qy solz df Pwtf lwg igaf. gurjIq nMU awcvI ijhI lwg geI. Auh vfr  vfr mfeIkl dI Gr vflI jYnI nMU pwuCx df Xqn krdI ik Gr iks ny ilaf hY. Aus nMU pwuCx ivc iJjk mihsUs huMdI.  gory ikqy Aus dI gwl df burf eI nf mnf lYx!
   " jYnI sfnMU qF Qozf bhuq afsrf sI. cMgy guaFZI ikqy Dry pey af! Qozy jfx df swcIN sfnMU bhuq aPsos aY--." gurjIq ny afpxf mUMh iZwlf ijhf krky jYnI nMU aPsos pRgtfieaf.
   "qYnMU qF sgoN KusL hoxf cfhIdY. qyry nvyN guaFZI  koeI isMG aY." jYnI ny gurjIq nMU KusLL krnf cfihaf. gurjIq idloN Kus ho ky vI afpxI KusLI nMU aMdry aMdr nwpI GuwtI jYnI nfl gwlF krdI rhI. vYsy Aus nMU cYn ijhf mihsUs hoieaf.
   "sLukr aY jI --. koeI pMjfbI isMG eI af irhf afpxy guaFZ--." sLfmI jdoN amrjIq Gr afieaf qF gurjIq dy ichry `qy qswlI df pRBfv sI.
   "qYnMU ikQoN pqf lwigaY---?"
   "jYnI ny afp dwisaf  mYnMU ." cfh df kwp myjL `qy rwKidaF gurjIq ny jyqU muskrfht idwqI. Auh keI idn nvyN guaFZIaF dy afAux df ieMqjLfr krdI rhI. dysI jnfnI nfl dysI Ëubfn ivc gwl krn df suafd hI vwKrf huMdf hY. gurjIq Aus suafd dI imTfs nMU mno mn mihsUs kr rhI sI.
   aKLIr nvyN guaFZI af gey sn. sLukrvfr sLfm qwk Auh vYn ivwc smfn dI Zoaf ZuafeI krdy rhy. vIk aYNz `qy Auh sLfied smfn dI sFB sBFeI krdy rhy sn. gurjIq ny ikcn dI iKVkI ivcoN dI keI vfr guaFZIaF dy gfrzn ivc njLr mfrI pr Aus nMU iksy dI koeI Jlk nf peI.  aMdry aMdr Aus nMU mXUsI hoeI . Aus df idl kIqf ik afp jf ky nvyN guaFZIaF nMU iml afvy. amrjIq df iksy dy mfmly `c dKl nf dyx vfly  suBfa krky Auh jwko qwkI ivc hI rhI. Aus ny musLkl nfl afpxI KfihsL nMU dbfieaf aqy koeI sLbd bwulHF `qy nf afAux idwqf.
   somvfr sLfm dy sfZy ku Cy vjy drvfjy dI GMtI vwjI. amrjIq kwpVy bdl ky ajy tI vI awgy bYTf hI sI. Ausdf bIar df zwbf pIx df vkq swq vjy qoN bfad hI sLurU huMdf sI. swq ajy vwjy nhIN sn ies leI Auh tI vI dy cYnl bdlky kdy ieMzIaf , kdy amrIkf aqy kdy XUrp dIaF KbLrF dyK irhf sI. GMtI dI avfjL sux ky Aus ny GVI vwl vyiKaf--
   "aYs vyly kOx hoieaf----!"
   gurjIq ny drvfjLf KoilHaf. Aus dI qF msF hI qmMnf pUrI hoeI sI. drvfjLy ivc nvyN guaFZI KVHy sn. sMqoK dI dfhVI KuwlHI, isr `qy pwg,hwQ ivc kVf, muskrfAuNdf ichrf aqy gurmIq kOr pMjfbI sUt ivc isr `qy cuMnI leI bhuq inmrqf nfl hwQ joVI drvfjy ivc KVHy sn.
   "muafP krnf BYx jI---asIN quhfnMU aYs vyly qklIP idwqI. asIN quhfzy nvyN guaFZI--." ajy sMqoK ny iPkrf pUrf vI nhIN kIqf sI ik gurjIq df ichrf KusLI nfl iKV AuWiTaf. Aus ny drvfjy qoN iewk pfsy ho ky hwQ df iesLfrf kridaF AuhnF nMU aMdr afAux leI ikhf.
   "afAu nf aMdr lMG afAu. iehnF df kMm qoN tYm eI nI lwigaf. asIN qF afp afAuxf sI quhfzy vwl. ieh huxy eI quhfzIaF gwlF krdy pey sI--." gurjIq ny tyZI ijhI awK nfl amrjIq vwl vyiKaf ijhVf soc irhf sI ik Aus ny qF koeI gwl kIqI hI nhIN. pr mYzm vfDU dy nMbr bxfeI jFdI aY.
   amrjIq ny sMqoK nfl grm josLI nfl hwQ imlfieaf. gurjIq nMU siq sRI akfl kih ky AuhnF nMU bYTx dI bynqI kIqI. AuhnF dy soPy `qy bYTx bfad Auh afp sfhmxy kursI `qy bYT igaf.  nfl dI kursI gurjIq ny mwl leI.
   "asIN soicaf ik quhfzy nfl jfx pCfx kr afeIey. myrf  nF----." sMqoK ny afpxy bfry aqy pRIvfr bfry sMKyp ijhI jfxkfrI idwqI.
"qusIN bhuq cMgf kIqf. quhfnMU iml ky bhuq KusLI hoeI. imlxf qF pihlF sfnMU cfhIdf sI . myrf suBfa eI GOlI aY---." amrjIq ny gurjIq vwl vyiKaf. Auh AuWT ky jUs dy glfs lY afeI. inwkIaF inwkIaF gwlF krdy Auh jUs dy Guwt Brdy rhy.
   "BfeI sfihb ---muafP krnf. qusIN bIar bwqf vrq lYNdy E jF---." amrjIq ny sMqoK dI idwK nMU iDafn ivwc rKidaF jkdy jkfAuNdy ny puwiCaf.
   "nhIN jI--- gurU ny ajy qwk qF nisLaF qoN bcfeI rwiKaf. qusIN pIE mYnMU koeI ieqrfjL nI." sMqoK ny afpxI sdIvI muskrfht nfl ikhf. amrjIq bIar df zwbf lY afieaf aqy cuskIaF lYx lwgf. sMqoK bhuq arfm nfl bYTf sDfrn vFg gwlF krdf irhf. amrjIq nMU hYrfnI hoeI ik Aus ny koeI nwk buwlH nhIN kwZy sn. kuJ ku smyN bfad Auh cly gey.
   'imwTuq nIvIN nfnkf gux cMigafeIaF qwqu.'dy mhF vfk anusfr sMqoK hmysLF inmrqf aqy ipafr nfl imldf. Auys dI pqnI vI Aus vrgf hI slUk krdI. pihlF pihl qF amrjIq nMU lgdf ik sMqoK isrP idKfvf hI krdf hY. smyN dy bIqx aqy Aus nfl imlx vrqx dy qjLrby ny amrjIq df ieh qOKlf dUr kr idwqf. amrjIq ny mihsUs kIqf ik asl ivc sMqoK gurU nfnk dyv jI dI ies iswiKaf nMU pUry mn nfl apxfAuNdf hY.
   dohF pRIvfrF ivc cMgI bnx lwgI. sMqoK dI iemfndfrI,scfeI,sfPgoeI,inmrqf vrgy anykF guxF ny amrjIq nMU moh ilaf. amrjIq bysLwk Drm krm ivc bhuqf idlcspIL nhI rwKdf sI pr Aus ivc iensfnIaq vfly anykF gux jLrUr sn. Auh iek dUjy nMU imldy igldy rihMdy. iek sLfm Auh iPr AuhnF nMU ivsfKI dI vDfeI dyx leI afey. awj amrjIq pYg pfeI bYTf sI. sMqoK ny ibnF iksy ihckcfht dy grmjosLI nfl hwQ imlfieaf aqy Auh gwlF krn lwgy. sMqoK ny jUs df glfs Kqm kIqf. eyny icr ivc gurjIq ny Kfxf tybl `qy lgf idwqf aqy AuhnF nMU avfjL mfrI--.
  "nhIN nhIN qusIN Cko--. sB kuJ bws Gry iqafr eI ipaf-."nsIb ny nFh nuwkr kIqI. amrjIq afpxI QF ssLopMj ivcbYTf sI. awj Aus ny sLOk nfl afp mIt bxfieaf sI. Auhdf iKafl sI ik sMqoK ny qF mIt Kfxf nI. Aus dy sfhmxy amrjIq nMU mIt KFidaF sLfied Auh cMgf nf smJy. Aus nMU gurjIq dI mihmfn nvfjI `qy guwsf afieaf.
   "af jo --. mYN ikhVf koeI Kfs iqafrI kIqI aY. dfl sbjLI jo bxI hoeI sI Auho eI aY. aYny bhfny gwlF ho jfxgIaF." gurjIq ny nsIb nMU kursI `qy bYTx leI mjLbUr kr idwqf. amrjIq aqy sMqoK vI af bYTy. Kfxf myjL `qy lwg igaf. mIt gurmIq ny proisaf hI nhIN sI.
   "BfeI sfihb qusIN mIt-----!" amrjIq ny aDUrf ijhf svfl kIqf.
   "nhIN mYN qF jI vrqdf nI---. qusIN jLrUr Cko jy bxfieaf aY qF. mYnMU koeI ieqrfjL nI." amrjIq ny plyt ivc mIt pfieaf. mfeIkrovyv ivc grm kIqf aqy tybl `qy af bYTf.  mno mn Auh sMqoK bfry socx lwgf. Aus dI KuwlH idlI dI pRsMsf krn lwgf. amrjIq socx lwgf ik keI lok qF aijhy vI hn ijhVy afpixaF BFizaF qoN ibnF hor iksy dy BFizaF ivc Kfxf vI nhIN KFdy. ijvyN Doqy sMvfry BFizaF ivcoN jUT twpk pYNdI hovy. amrjIq ny vyiKaf ik sMqoK sFJI plyt ivcoN hI rotIaF cuwk ky Kf irhf sI. Ausy plyt ivcoN aOrqF vI rotI lY rhIaF sn.
   "BfeI sfihb muafP krnf ---kI qusIN aMimRq Cikaf hoieaf aY?"
   "nhIN ajy nI--. asl gwl aY beI mYN ajy afpxy afp nMU ies kfbl nhIN smJdf." sMqoK ny gMBIrqf nfl jvfb idwqf.
   "mIt sLrfb qusIN nI vrqdy. iswKI bfxf quhfzy pUrf aY. pfT qusIN do vyly krdy E. gwl kI iswK mirafdf ivc pUry. isrP aMmiRq Ck ky ikrpfn pfAuxI eI bfkI aY--." amrjIq ny nYpikn nfl hwQ sfP kridaF afpxI gwl kIqI.
   "BfeI sfihb myry iKafl ivc pihlF mn nMU soDxf jLrUrI aY. 'mn jIqY jg jIiq'. bfxf qF jldI hI qbdIl ho skdf. kfm, kroD, loB, moh, hMkfr vrgIaF burfeIaF nMU vws ivc krnf aOKf aY. hor qF hor ajy qF koisLsL krky vI myrf iswK nMU iswK vyKx df Xqn vI PylH ho jFdf aY. gurU sfihb ny jfqF pfqF df Kfqmf kIqf sI. mYnMU ajy vI iswK jwt, mjHbI , qrKfx idsdy aY. ajy mn nMU soDx leI hor bhuq imhnq krn dI mYnMU loV aY--." sMqoK dy ichry `qy pIV aqy hfr vrgy rlvyN imlvyN Bfv sn. amrjIq dy mn ivc Aus dI hor vI iewjLq vwD geI.
   "mY qF soicaf sI ik qusIN sLfied sfzy nfl bYT ky rotI KfxI psMd hI nf kro jF afpxI rotI kwZ ky pfsy bYT ky hI Cko--. mYN hYrfn aF ik qusIN qF jUT dI vI pRvfh nI kIqI. ijs plyt ivcoN asIN pRsLfdf lY rhy aF Ausy ivcoN qusIN pRsLfdf cuwk ky afpxI plyt ivc rwK lYNdy E--." amrjIq ny afpxy qjLrby dy aDfr `qy gwl kIqI .
   "BfeI sfihb jUT ieh nI ik iksy df rotI KFdy df hwQ myry Bfzy jF myrI rotI nMU lwg jfvy. asl ivc jUT Auh aY jo JUT dI kmfeI krky Kfxf KFdf iKlfAuNdf hovy. byeImfnI, cor bjLfrI, kurwpsLn nfl pYsf `kwTf krdf hovy. grIb dI imhnq nMU lutdf hovy. qusIN qF svyr qoN sLfm qwk hwz BMnvIN imhnq krdy E. quhfzf iKlfieaf Kfxf jUTf ikvyN ho skdf aY!" amrjIq nMU jUT bfry aijhf ivsQfr kdy iksy igafnI iDafnI ny dwisaf eI nhIN sI. sMqoK dI ieh gwl Aus dy mn nUM jc geI.
   Aus nMU pMjfb dy aKOqI isafsqdfnF df iKafl afieaf jo pYsy nfl koTIaF Brn leI iek dUjyy nfl kurwpsLn dI dOV lfeIN rKdy hn. iPr vI afpxy afp nMU DrmI krmI kihMdy nhIN Qkdy. awj pihlI vyr Aus nMU lflo qy Bfgo dy Kfxy  ivclf aMqr mihsUs hoieaf.
   'hwk prfieaf nfnkf Aus sUr Aus gfie.' dy kQn anusfr  dUsry dy hwkF `qy zfkf mfrn vfly lok asl ivc jUT KFdy aqy iKlfAuNdy hn.
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   amrjIq dI PYktrI bMd ho geI. kMm hor iml nf sikaf. amrjIq ny Gr vyc ky vyljL dy ielfky ivc dukfn KrId leI. sMqoK nfl tYlIPon `qy gwl huMdI rihMdI. imlx df sbwb Gwt eI bxdf. swq awT sfl bIq gey. sMqoK dukfn ivc AulJ ky rih igaf. hux tYlIPon vI Gwt vwD hI huMdf.
   iewk idn acfnk sMqoK df Pon afieaf. amrjIq nMU Aus dI avfjL sux ky byhwd KusLI hoeI. vkqI cfa motIaF motIaF gwlF krky mwTf hoieaf qF sMqoK ny Aus nMU dwisaf--
   "BfeI sfihb-- bytI df ivafh aY. mYN soicaf Pon krky QonMU kih vI dyvF qy nfly aYzrYs df pwkf pqf kr lvF. ivafh gurdvfrf sfihb ivc eI aY. qusIN afpxI BqIjI nMU asLIrvfd dyx leI jLrUr phuMcx dI Kycl krnI." sMqoK ny inmrqf nfl qkId kIqI.
   ivafh df kfrz afieaf. bwicaF dy nfvF nfl koeI goq jfq nhIN ilKI hoeI sI. Aus vyly amrjIq ny ies pfsy koeI iDafn nhIN sI idwqf. kfrz imlx qoN iek do idnF bfad hI Aus nMU acfnk sMqoK dy sLihr afAuxf ipaf. kMm DMdy qoN ivhlf ho ky Auh gurdvfry mwQf tykx clf igaf. gurjIq vI nfl hI sI. gurdvfry dy bfhr vfhvf pulIs KVHI idsI. ikrpfnF gwl ivc pihnI Kflsy iewDr AuwDr GuMm rhy sn. kuJ ku dIaF awKF sfjsLI ZMg nfl iek dUjy nfl imldIaF. amrjIq nMU mhOl ivc qlKI df aihsfs hoieaf. puwCx qy pqf lwgf ik pRDfn sfihb ny afm iejlfs dI mIitMg bulfeI sI. pr AuhnF nMU mihsUs hoieaf ik ivroDI iDr BfrU hY . so AuhnF ny mIitMg aYn mOky `qy kYNsl kr idwqI aY. sLied AuhnF nMU zr sI ik ikqy kursI hI nf iKsk jfvy. bws jI rOlf aYs gwl df aY. pRDfn sfihb nMU afpxI kursI Kuwsx df Kqrf mihsUs huMdf hoAU. amrjIq ibnF mwQf tyikaF vfips af igaf. Aus nMU sMqoK dI Xfd afeI. Aus dy mn ivc mwlo mwlI svfl AuiwTaf--
   ' kI sMqoK vI aMdr iksy gruwp nfl KVHf hovygf?'
   ' nhIN--nhIN svfl eI pYdf nI huMdf--.' amrjIq nMU qswlI hoeI . Aus nMU XkIn sI ik sMqoK isrP syvfdfr ho skdf hY. lVfeI JgVy aqy byeImfnI nfl lIzr bnx vflf KudgrjL iswK nhIN-. Auh iswKI nMU vwtf nhIN lgvf skdf.
   anMd kfrjL smyN amrjIq ny iDafn nfl vyiKaf. gur iswK muMzf, suhxf sunwKf. muMzy df ipAu ardfs ivc KVHf hoieaf qF amrjIq nMU Auh ikwqy vjoN imsqrI isMG lwigaf. Aus nMU lMgr ivc suxI gwl swcI lwgI. amrjIq nMU mihsUs hoieaf ijvyN sMqoK ny afpxy mn nMU hor vI soD ilaf hovy.
   anMd kfrjL qoN bfad gurdvfry dI kmytI dy iksy juMmyvfr afdmI ny bwicaF nMU asLIrvfd idwqf . nfl hI Aus ny sfiraF df pRIvfr vwlo DMnvfd kIqf. Aus ny ikhf ik gurU dI hfjLrI ivc qusI sfiraF ny ardfs ivc sLfml ho ky bwicaF nMU afpxf asLIrvfd idwqf hY. ies leI pRIvfr vwloN bynqI hY ik bwicaF nMU iksy ny sLgn nhI pAuxf. ikAuNik jo asLIrvfd qusIN gurU dI hfjLrI ivc ardfs ivc sLfml ho ky idwqf hY Aus qoN vwzf koeI asLIrvfd nhIN ho skdf.
   do ku vjy lMgr Ck ky sB Gro GrI cly gey. kuVI dI vdYgI dI zolI gurdvfrf sfihb ivcoN hI ivdf kr idqI geI sI. mihmfnF nMU imlx iglx ivc sMqoK kfPI msrUP irhf sI. hux sfry mihmfn qkrIbn jf cuwky sn. iek vfr iPr sMqoK ny amrjIq nMU jwPI pfeI aqy Aus nMU Gr lY afieaf.
   "awj kwlH iPr kI sLugl cldf--?" amrjIq ny sMqoK bfry jfnxf cfihaf.
   " bhuqf smF qF ipMz eI gujLrdf. afpxI ipMz vflI jLmIn ivc mYN skUl KoilHaf. sfLied iehnF bwicaF ivcoN vI koeI 'aslI' gurU dy iswK pYdf ho jfx. ieh swcy iswK sfLied pMjfb ivcoN mlk BfgoaF df sPfieaf kr dyx. jo afmdn huMdI aY skUl `qy lwg jFdI aY. " amrjIq ny sMqoK dy ichry `qy bybsI ijhI mihsUs kIqI.
   "BfeI sfihb bhuq dwuK huMdf ik sfry loVvMd aqy grIbF dI mdd nhIN ho skdI. sfzy kol aYny vsIly eI nI--." Aus ny QoVf ruk ky ikhf.
   "clo jo kr skdy E Enf eI kfPI aY--." amrjIq ny Aus nMU qswlI dyx dI koisLsL kIqI. "vYsy qusIN kusL pYsy ipMz ivcoN vI `kwTy kr skdy E---." Aus ny jkidaF jkidaF ikhf.
   "hF---. ipMz dy bhuqy lok dsF nhuMaF dI ikrq krdy aY. jo iql Puwl AuhnF qoN srdf Auh idMdy vI aY. "BfeI sfihb--- kuJ aijhy vI aY jo bdnfm ZMg nfl kmfeI krdy aY. afpxf nF cmkfAux leI lwKF rupey dyx nMU iqafr huMdy aY. pr asIN lY nI skdy--." sMqoK Aus nMU pihlF nfloN vI Audfs lwigaf.
   "iksy ny ikvyN vI kmfieaf hovy qusIN qF Auh pYsf lY ky sgoN cMgy kfrj `qy lfAxf aY--."
   "asl `c BfeI sfihb mYN aMimRq Ck ilaf aY. jUT df pYsf lY ky mYN afpxf aMimRq BMg nI kr skdf----." sMqoK dy ichry `qy idRVqf sI.
   amrjIq Aus vwl  hor vI siqkfr BrI njLr nfl vyKdf rih igaf.
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   iqafr br iqafr ‘isMG` skUl dy gyt ivwcoN bfhr inkilaf qy Auhny sMpUrn isMG ƒ hwQ dy ky rok ilaf. sMpUrn isMG df hIaF nhIN pY sikaf ik Auh isMG dy idwqy hwQ ƒ ax vyiKaf krky awgy lMG jFdf. ipMz dI iPrnI qoN, skUl msF iek PrlFg dI hI ivwQ AuWqy sI. afQx dy Aus vyly, skUl qy ipMz dovyN, AujfV bIafbfn lwg rhy sn. afsy pfsy kbrF vrgI cuwp CfeI hoeI sI. koeI pMCI vI KMB ihlfAuNdf ivKfeI nhIN sI dy irhf qy sMpUrn isMG afpxy afp ƒ sihj ivKfx dy hr sMBv Xqn ivwc KVHf ho igaf sI. pr Dur aMdroN Auh pUry df pUrf ihwl cuwkf sI.
   ipCly pwcI sflF qoN sMpUrn isMG Èihr rih irhf sI. pr ipMz aksr Auhdf gyVf vjdf rihMdf sI. kdy kdy qF Auh rfq vI ipMz rih afAuNdf sI. AunHF df KyqI df kMm, Auhdy Coty Brf ny sFiBaf hoieaf sI. dohF BrfvF dy bwcy Èihr rih ky pVH rhy sn. Auhdf ipMz, rfq rih pYx df sbwb, AunHF idnF ivwc hI bxdf sI, ijnHF idnF ivwc, AunHF dI byby ipMz huMdI sI. byby df pwkf itkfxf nf ipMz sI qy nf hI Èihr sI. jdoN Auh Èihr qoN Aukqf jFdI qF ipMz clI jFdI. qy jdoN ipMz bYiTaF, Auhƒ afpxy poqy-poqIaF dI Xfd sqfAux lwg pYNdI qF Auh Èihr ƒ qur pYNdI.
   qy jdoN df isMGF df bol bflf hoieaf sI; sMpUrn isMG df Cotf Brf, cfr nhIN sI vwjx idMdf, pihlF hI Auhƒ puwC lYNdf sI, ‘‘bfeI jfxY ik rihxY!`` qy Brf dI ieh puwC, Auhƒ vkqI qOr `qy Buwilaf hoieaf zr, Jwt Xfd krvf idMdI. Aus vyly jy Auh Gr huMdy, qF Gr AunHF ƒ Kfx ƒ afAuNdf. Kyq huMdy, qF pwqf pwqf, bUtf bUtf, idAu bx jFdf. Gr dI hr muwT ivwc zr, Èih lf ky bYTf hoieaf jfpdf. qy sMpUrn isMG ies BYa qy bymfngI dy vfqfrvn ivwcoN Èihr ƒ Bwj qurdf. BfvyN Èihr vI BYa-mukq nhIN sn rih gey. pr ipMzF nfloN surwiKaq smJy jFdy sn qy sn vI .
   hF, Auhƒ vwzy skUl dy sfhmxy rok ilaf igaf sI. hrÌilaf hoieaf Auh skUtr df ieMjn vI nhIN sI bMd kr sikaf. Auhƒ nhIN sI pqf ik kdoN Auhny skUtr df stYNz lf idwqf sI. ieMjn cflU sI qy Auh agly hukm leI, isMG dy mUMh vwl vyKx lwg ipaf sI. Auh iqafr br iqafr isMG dy pihrfvy ivwc sI. cwpf cwpf, KuwlHI AuhdI kwkI kwkI BrvIN dfhVI sI. Auh CINtky srIr df lMmf sohxf gwBrU sI. qy pUrI kMblI dI, Auhny iZwlI iZwlI buwkl mfrI hoeI sI. Auhdy kol KlHo ky, isafl dI TrI afQx ivwc Auhƒ qRylIaF afAux lwg pIaF sn qy sihj hox dy ivKfvy kfrn, sgoN Auh Gbrfieaf hoieaf lwg irhf sI. Auhƒ nhIN sI pqf, kdoN Auhdy mUMhoN inkl igaf sI, ‘‘lE sFBo`` skUtr vwl afpxf hwQ krky afiKaf sI pr Auh awK AuTf ky ‘isMG` vwl nhIN sI vyK sikaf. mfmUlI awK cuwkky Auh msF BUrI kMblI vwl hI vyK sikaf sI.
   ‘‘cfcf jI, mYƒ qF skUtr clfAuxf eI nHIN afAuNdf.``
   suxy bolF `qy Auh ƒ swc nhIN sI af irhf.
   ‘‘myrI gwzI qF cfcf jI myrf sfeIkl eI aY. iehdf shury df ptfkf eI pY igaY. aOh vyKo! mYN Auhƒ vrFzy aMdr lf idwqY!! aYs vyly qF sfeIklF dI murMmq krn vflf ruldU vI dukfn bMd kr jFdY.``
   Auhny sMpUrn isMG dI awK ivwc awK pf ky afpxI gwl jfrI rwKI. hux sMpUrn isMG Auhdy vwl vyKx jogf ho igaf sI.
   ‘‘lwgdY cfcf jI, qusIN mYƒ pCfixaf nhIN? mYN rmdfsIaF dy bMqf ishuM df puwq aF. muwdq ho geI aY, mYN quhfzy kol hfËr nhIN ho sikaf. ‘kvI` dy afKx vFgUM, bVy nfmurfd hngy roËgfr dy Êm, cfcf jI!``
   lwgdf sI, Auhny jfx-buJ ky ‘idlPryb` Èbd dI qF ‘nfmurfd` Èbd vriqaf sI. ÉYr kuJ vI hovy sMpUrn isMG df DVwk DVwk vjdf idl, QF isr af irhf sI. Auhny afpxy suwikaf buwlHF `qy muskrfht ilafAux df Xqn kIqf. muskrfht af vI geI sI BfvyN ajy Auh KisafnI hI sI. sMpUrn isMG ƒ hux afpxy afsy-pfsy dy sMsfr dI soJI af rhI sI. Auhny suixaf, bVI hlImI qy AudfsI dI sur dy bol sn, ‘‘bfpU jI hux mMjI jogy eI rihgy aY, cfcf jI! pr byby ajy qkVI aY. afpxI kfieaf qy bfpU jI dI sMBfl, Auh kr lYNdI aY. BYx hux muitafr ho geI aY. mYƒ idn rfq AuhdI icMqf vwZ vwZ KFdI rihMdI hY. qusIN mYƒ Èihr qwk lY cwlo. AuWQy aKMz pfT ivwc myrI rOl lwgx df smF ho irhY.`` ajy Auh hor ikMnf kuJ afpxy cfcf jI ƒ kihxf cfhuMdf sI ik iek dm Auhƒ afpxI rOl ny sB kuJ Bulf idwqf.
   sMpUrn isMG ny AuhdIaF awKF ivwc awKF pfeIaF. afp hux qwk sMpUrn isMG sihj ho cuwkf sI. keI sfl pihlF dI Auhƒ Auh JfkI ijAuN dI iqAuN Xfd af geI jdoN afpxy bfpU bMqf isMG nfl Auh Èihr Auhdy Gr afieaf sI. Auhdy lUeI Puwt rhI sI. dsvIN df iemiqhfn Auhny pihly drjy ivwc pfs kr ilaf sI. AuhdIaF mfsUm awKF iswlHIaF iswlHIaF sn. kflj ivwc dfÉly dI qmMnf AunHF awKF ivwc icwqrI peI, sMpUrn isMG ny pVHI sI. qy AuhdIaF awKF ivclI ibhblqf ny, AuhdI shfieqf krn leI sMpUrn isMG ƒ AuqÈfhq kr idwqf sI. Auhdf dfÉlf Biraf igaf sI qy Ausy idn iek sihMdy Gr dy iqMn bwicaF dIaF itAUÈnF vI Auhƒ iml geIaF sn. Auhdf Krcf qurn lwg ipaf sI. AuhdI imhnq qy ilafkq ny iek do hor bwicaF dIaF itAUÈnF Auhƒ duaf idwqIaF sn. do ku sfl Auh sMpUrn isMG ƒ imldf irhf sI. qy ipwCoN AuhƒU loV nhIN sI peI jF Auhdy ruJyvyN vD gey sn. qy sMpUrn isMG ƒ vI Auh Buwl Bulf igaf sI. ijAuN ijAuN Auh jmfqF cVHdf igaf; Auhƒ itAUÈnF vI vwzIaF sRyxIaF dIaF imldIaF geIaF. qy awj Auh aYm[ey[bI[aYz krky, iek mfzl skUl dy ividafrQIaF df ‘sr` bx cuwkf sI. qy mfzl skUl dy awT dy awT pIrIaz Auh pVHfAuNdf sI qy ZfeI hËfr rupey nkd vsUl pfAuNdf sI.
   Auhdy bfpU, bMqf isMG dIaF buwZIaF awKF tuwitaf Dfgf hux nhIN sn vyK skdIaF. ies kfrn hux AuhdI KwzI bMd ho geI sI. mF Kys KysIaF dy bMbl vwt ky, bMqF isMG dI afmdn ivwc iql-Puwl pfieaf krdI sI. awjkwl kOx sI jo Kys-KysIaF vrqdf sI. Ëmfnf bdl igaf sI qy AuWqoN afÌq af peI sI. hr koeI dUjy ƒ Èwk dIaF ingfhF nfl vyKx lwg ipaf sI. vkq ny bMqF isMG dy prvfr nfl bVI vwzI itwcr kIqI sI. Auh dovyN jIa kfr krn jogy nhIN sn rih gey. puwq ny Auhdy nfl iewQ vtf, itAUÈnF pVHf pVHf ky afpxI ivwidaf mukMml kr leI sI. pr afpxI ivwidaf df Auh Xog muwl nhIN sI vwt sikaf. Auhdy iswKI srUp kfrn, ihMdU qy iswK dohF iPrikaF dy GrF ivcoN AuhdIaF itAUÈnF Auhdy hwQoN iKskxIaF ÈurU ho geIaF sn. AuhdI mfniskqf ny, Auhƒ sPfcwt nhIN sI hox idwqf. ajoky pihrfvy bFJoN pfTF dIaF nhIN sn iml skdIaF. iek aKMz pfT dI smfpqI `qy Auhƒ do sO rupey imldy sn qy sDfrn pfT dI smfpqI `qy AuhdI jyb ivwc pMj so rupey pY jFdy sn qy AunHF dy Gr cuwlHy awg pYNdI af rhI sI.
   qy hux Auhdf ieh roËgfr vI Éqry ivwc sI. Auhƒ soa iml cuwkI sI ik ‘bfbf jI` Auhdy AuWqy KuÈ nhIN sn. QF-QF AuhdI rsIlI avfË qy ÈuwD Aucfrn df js ho irhf sI. qy iesy pRÈMsF qoN ‘bfbf jI` nf KuÈ sn. bfbf jI ƒ zr Bfs irhf sI ieh muMzf kwl ƒ afpxI tIm iqafr krky, AunHF df ÈrIk bx bYTygf. ies leI Auh bhfnf ZUMz rhy sn ik ikvyN Auhƒ juafb idwqf jf sky.
   kuJ eI idn hoey, Auhdy nfl jwgoN qyhrvIN vfpr cwlI sI. hux vI Auh GVI Xfd krky, Auhƒ kMbxI iCV pYNdI sI. hoieaf ieh ik iesy rfh Èihr ƒ jFidaF, afpxy kflj df purfxf sihpfTI, AuhƒU afpxy jwQy nfl iml ipaf. Auhƒ hI imlx Auh af rhy sn. imlidaF sfr icr ivCuinaF vFg afpxI jwPI ivwc Auh, Aus Guwt ilaf. jwPI dy moh dy sMg, bVf sq kuJ AuhdIaF pslIaF ivwc vI KuwB igaf sI. jwPI Cwz ky, iek bYg Auhdy vwl vDfieaf igaf sI. Auhny smiJaf hiQafr hoxgy. Auh zr igaf qy bYg vwl Auhdy hwQ nf vD sky. AuhdI iJjk dUr krn leI Auhdy bylI ny bYg dI ijwp srkfeI, qy vwzy notF df iek bMzl kwZky, Auhƒ ivKfAuNidaF afiKaf:
   ‘‘Gr lY jf ky sFB dya. loV peI qF lY jfvFgy. nO ku vjy afvFgy. prCfdy Ckfgy. nfly rfq ƒ Qozy ipMz iek kMzf vI kwZxY.``
   suxky Auh lVKVfieaf sI. izwgx hI lwgf sI ik Esy ny hI Auhƒ sFB ilaf sI, ‘‘Cwz Xfr, ieh afpxy kMm df bMdf nhIN jy.``
   nfl dy ny AuhdI gYl Cuzf idwqI sI. Auh rfh qur gey sn `qy Auh DrqI ivwc gwzy zrny vFg QF qy KVf rih igaf sI.
   surq afeI qoN Auhny soicaf, jy Auhdy Gr Auh af jFdy, ijvyN Auh afAuNdy hn. AunHF, Auh ikwQy bTfAuNdf? kI KuafAuNdf? AuhdI muitafr BYx df kI bxdf? iek vfr iPr Auh zrnf bxky DrqI ivwc gwizaf igaf. surq prqI qoN Auhƒ guaFZI BYx Xfd afeI. afpxI BYx dy nfl Auh, Auhƒ vI pVHfAuNdf irhf sI. nhfieq hI ËhIn qy KUbsUrq kuVI, Auhdy guaFZI aiDafpk dI DI sI. XUnIvristI hostl ivwc rihky pVH rhI sI. rfq dI rfq leI ipMz mfipaF kol afeI sI. ds idn ho gey sn, ieh jF ienHF vrgf koeI hor jwQf, Auhƒ afpxy nfl lY gey sn. awj qwk AuhdI koeI AuWG suwG nhIN sI inkl skI. sgoN ipCly cONh idnF qoN Auhdy gwBrU Brf ƒ puls lY geI sI. qy sfry ipMz dI koeI suxvfeI nhIN sI ho skI.
   hF, Aus idn afpxy sihpfTI dy jwQy qoN gYl Cuwtx ipwCoN, afpxI rOl leI Auhny pMj-ieÈnfnF kIqf. pr bfbf jI dI qfibaf ivwc nf bYT sikaf. nfl dy iek hmdrd pfTI ny, QF pUrI kr idwqI. qy Auh afp poQI lY ky bYT igaf. KulHy pMny `qy Auhƒ ÈbdF dI QF, afpxy buwZy mfpy qy BYx dI Èkl idsdI rhI. AunHF dI sUrq pfsy huMdI qF guaFZI BYx qy Auhdf gwBrU vIr, AuhdIaF awKF sfhmxy af KVHdy. jdoN dI Auhny poQI KolHI sI, pMnf pltxf vI Ahƒ Xfd nhIN sI irhf. Xfd afAux `qy Auhny Èukr kIqf ik Auhƒ koeI vyK nhIN sI irhf. iks ƒ ivhl hY ik afpxy Gr KuwlHy hoey pfT ƒ sux sky? Auhny nhIN sI kdy koeI bih ky pfT suxdf vyiKaf. smfpqI smyN Auhƒ hI bfbf jI dI qfibaf ivwc bihx df mfx bÉiÈaf jFdf sI qy smfpqI smyN ardfs vwzy ‘bfbf jI` hI kiraf krdy sn. kyvl Aus smyN hI sMgq ivwc Gr dy jIa vI Èfml hoieaf krdy, Auh vyKdf af irhf sI.
   qy awj Auhƒ zr sI ik sfeIkl dy pey ptfky kfrn, Auh afpxI rOl dy smyN nhIN phuMc skygf. ies zr qoN Auhƒ njfq iml geI sI, jdoN Auhny vyiKaf ik srdfr sMpUrn isMG hurIN af rhy sn. Auhdy sMkyq `qy AunHF skUtr KVHf krky afK idwqf sI, ‘‘lE sFBo!``
qy Auhny sMpUrn isMG sfhmxy igVigVf ky bynqI kIqI sI:
   ‘‘mYN Auh nhIN aF cfcf jI! ijhVf qusIN mYƒ smJ bYTy E!! myrI imMnq aY jI, mYƒ Èihr qwk ilÌt dy idE. myrI rotI roËI df suafl aY jI! jy mYN rOl qoN pCV igaf qF kl sfzy Gr, cuwlHy awg nhIN pY skxI!!``
   Auhƒ nhIN pqf ik kdoN Auhdy dovyN hwQ sMpUrn isMG awgy juV gey sn. Auh Jukky Auhdy pYrIN pYx lwgf sI ik sMpUrn isMG ny Auhƒ afpxIaF bfhF ivwc lpyt ilaf sI.
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Ëorf isMG sMDU, kotkpurf

huxy huxy mYzm suKbIr ƒ kulvMq isMG df Pon afieaf sI. Auh iËafrq leI AunHF kol af irhf sI. jdoN vI Auh, AunHF dy Gr afAuNx bfry ijkr krdf, sdf ‘iËafrq` Èbd hI vriqaf krdf sI. bfhrlI sVk `qy kulvMq isMG ƒ afAuNidaF, ismr ny Cwq qoN vyK ilaf sI. ies qoN pihlF ik GMtI df dwibaf btn Auhdy hfËr hox dI Ébr idMdf, isgr dgV dgV pOVIaF AuqrI qy aYkitvf dI cfbI afpxI AuNgl duafly GuMmfAuNdI, mF ƒ afKx lwgI:
‘‘mFam! mYN geI qy afeI. smosy Kfx ƒ icwq krdY.``
‘‘bih jfa! ikqy nHIN jfxf!!``
mF dy KrHvy bol sux, qy pwQr bixaf ichrf vyK, Auh pRyÈfn ho geI sI. awj vrgI qlÉI nfl qF Auh kdy vI iksy nfl nhIN sI bolI. iPr DI leI qF sdf Auhdy mUMhoN mfiKAuN vihMdf afieaf sI. mF dy ichry vwl vyKky, Auh qoN dubfrf nhIN sI afiKaf igaf ik Auhdf jIa smosy Kfx `qy af igaf sI.
‘‘afmlyt bfxf lY! qyry kulvMq aMkl vfly aY.``
Auh hor vI hYrfn qy pRyÈfn ho geI ik aMkl df nF lYx qy vI mF df ichrf ijAuN df iqAuN pQrfieaf hoieaf sI. ismr ny qF ies ichry ƒ sdf, ÈgUPy vFg mlUk, koml qy huxy huxy inkl rhI. ipwpl dI pwqI vFg swjrf swjrf hI vyiKaf sI. qy kulvMq aMkldy nF `qy qF ipwpl dIaF pwqIaF ny, polIaF polIaF qfVIaF mfrn lwg pYxf sI. Auh sB smJdI sI qy mF ny vI, AuhqoN kuJ vI lukf ky nhIN sI rwiKaf. hux qF Auh mF dy brfbr dI ho geI sI. pI[aYc[zI[ krn ipwCoN, Auh lYkcrfr bxn vflI sI. bs AuhƒU sUcnf dI AuzIk sI. AuhdI cox bfry, Auhƒ iewt vrgf ivÈvfÈ sI ik cox ivwc koeI aiVkf bxn dI sMBfvnf nhIN sI. Auhny pihlF hI pwk kr ilaf sI ik Auhdy vrgI mYirt iksy hor AumIdvfr dI nhIN sI. iesy ivÈvfÈ krn Auhny vI[sI[ sfihb qoN mulfkfq mMg leI sI.
‘‘sr, myrI koeI iÈPfrÈ nhIN aY. bs, myrI mYirt dI myrI isÌfrÈ hY.``
‘‘inÈicMq ho bytf! mYirt ƒ ax vyiKaf nhIN kIqf jfvygf. borz ƒ hdfieq ho cuwkI aY.``
qy AunHF df DMnvfd krky Auh af geI sI. aMqF dI sMquÈt.
Auh rsoeI ivwcoN hrIaF imrcF qy ipafË cuwk ky inkl rhI sI ik mF dI afvfË afeI, ‘‘ismr, ipafË dy jfh! mYN kwt idMdI aF.``
Auh mYN kol phuMcI qF Auhdy mUMhoN inkl igaf, ‘‘mF smosy!!`` qy mF dIaF awKF ivwc afpxIaF motIaF motIaF awKF pf ky, Auh muskrf peI sI.
pwQr ivwc hrkq af geI sI. ismr df qxfa vI iZwlHf pY igaf sI.
‘‘ismr, myry qIjy nyqr ny vyK ilaf sI ik qUM GroN ikAuN cwlI sYN? pOVIaF qoN AuqrdI qyrI qor dws rhI sI ik qUM aMkl ƒ vyK ilaf sI.`` mF dy buwlHF qy muskfn psr geI sI.
‘‘vyK imwqr! corI df Bfr mYN nhIN cuwk skdI. mr skdI aF. kwlH qUM bot sYN. awj, afpF ƒ vyKx vfly, mF-DI nhIN- BYxF smJdy af. shylIaF df gumfn vI huMdf aY. afpF mF-DI nfloN, bhuqf shylIaF hF. ipCly cOvI sfl mYN afsy pfsy nhIN vyiKaf. ijwDr vI myrI nËr geI hY, mYƒ myrI mF jF qUM eI iesdI rhI aYN. quhfzy dohF ivwcdI mYN afpxf jhfn vyKdI afeI aF. keI vfr aYs BYVy idl ny, qy myrI aYs kfieaf ny, mYƒ qVPfieaY, qpfieaY. ienHF dohF AuWqy mYN, brP dI isl rwKdI afeI aF. ``
Auhny lmf sfh ilaf qy ibafn jfrI rwiKaf.
‘‘qYƒ ismr pqY. hux iPr kuJ sflF qoN iek qVPn myry mgr hwQ Do ky peI hoeI aY. mYN svY-bMDyj ivwc bYJI af rhI aF. qUM myry AuWqy rihm kr. mYƒ cor nf bxf.``
ismr Dfa ky Auhdy gl lwg geI.
‘‘myrf lkÈ pUrf ho lvy. mYN aYlfn eI kr idaFgI. iPr qYƒ koeI qrwdd nhIN krnf pYxf! smoisaF df Koj nhIN GVnf pYxf!! `` mYzm suKbIr ny afpxy jËbfqF ƒ lgfm idwqf hoieaf sI. ajb sihj nfl Auh bol rhI sI.
‘‘mYƒ imwqr eI jfxo, mfam! ijvyN awj qwk smJdy afey E. ieh swc aY mF! awj myrf icwq smoisaF `qy afieaf ivaY. jfE, qusIN eIN smosy lY afE. aMkl ƒ mYN atYNz kr lvFgI.``
ismr ny kulvMq isMG ƒ gyt aMdr vVidaF vyK ilaf sI. AunHF btn dbfAuxf byloVf smiJaf sI. qy sI vI!
‘‘afE aMkl! afpxI dohF dI QF awj ikcn ivwc aY.``
‘‘mYN imMt mfrdF! qUM ismr puwq!! mUMhoN qF kwZ kI lY aONxY?``
‘‘rihx idMdy aF aMkl. mF afmlyt bxfAux leI afKdy af iesy nfl sfr lvFgy. afE, afpF dovyN hux bvrcI aF.``
Duwp ivwc peIaF kursIaF ivwcoN iek kursI dy doa `qy kulvMq isMG ny afpxy hwQ rwK idwqy sn. ajy Auh bYTy nhIN sn. qy ismr dy kihx `qy, Auhdy nfl rsoeI vwl qur pey sn.
hF, Auh dovyN rsoeI vwl qur pey sn. qy ipwCoN suKbIr afpxy aqIq ivwc zuwb geI sI.
Auhƒ afpxy mMmI pfpf Xfd afey; ijnHF, Auhƒ muMizaF vFg pfilaf-poisaf qy aMqF df ipafr idwqf. XUnIvristI ivwc, jdoN suKbIr ny afpxy hfxI dI cox kIqI qF AunHF koeI ikMqU prMqU nf kIqf. pMjfb `qy afeI afÌq dy kfly idnF ivwc Auh muMzf, klwly rfh pY igaf qy prdys Bwj igaf. suKbIr ny Aus cYptr ƒ afpxI iËMdgI ivwcoN hI Kfrj kr idwqf. qy Gr ivwc Auhdf kdy iËkr qwk nf hoieaf. bs, Auhƒ Xfd afAuNdI rhI qF kyvl afpxI koc AuhI.
Auhdf rol mfzl qy rihnumf sI. skUl qoN XUnIvristI qwk, Auh bflIbfl dI afpxI tIm dI kpqfn rhI. qy jIn Auhdf mnBfAuNdf pihrfvf irhf. afpxy ipMz abohr vrgy pCVy smJy jFdy ielfky ivwc, ies pihrfvy ny, Auhdy mfx-siqkfr ƒ kdy vwtf nhIN sI lwgx idwqf; ikAuNik KyzF dy Kyqr dy nfl nfl akfdimk Kyqr ivMc vI Auh sdf iek nMbr `qy rihMdI afeI sI.
suKbIr ƒ Xfd afieaf, ijvyN ieh kwlH dI hI gwl hovy! ipMz, Auhdy qfieaf jI, ËmIn vMzx leI iqafr nhIN sn. qrsf qrsf ky, mn mrjI nfl AunHF dy ihwsy df Tykf idaf krdy sn. awk ky suKbIr aMdrlf jwt jfg ipaf. Auhny ivAuNq bxf leI. ivAuNq, jwt kdy hI bxfAuNdy hn. Tfh sotf hI aksr AunHF dI ivAuNq huMdI hY. hF, suKbIr ny soc smJky, afpxy mfmy dy iewk puwqr ƒ afpxy kol, afpxy hI skUl ivwc dfKl krvf ilaf. BfvyN Auh dsvIN ivwc pVHdf sI, pr ipMz

trYktr df kMm sfrf Auhdy hI juMmy sI.
suKbIr dy pfpf ny, hƒmfngVH qy gMgfnr ƒ inkl rhy bfeI pfs `qy ds eykV df iek totf KrId ilaf. klonI vsfAux dy ierfdy nfl iqMn eykVy DrqI dy pM pMj so vrg gË dy plft bxfey. qy kuJ dosqF nfl rlky pMj Gr Ausfr ley. qy sfl dy aMq qwk sfry plft ivk gey. qy iek nvIN bsqI hoNd ivwc af geI. rihMdI vihk ËmIn Auh iek prvfr ƒ ihwsy AuWqy idMdy huMdy sn. suKbIr ny trYktr KrIidaF qy mfmy dy puwq dI shfieqf nfl afpvfhI krnI ÈurU kr idwqI. Brf trYktr clfieaf krdf, jF Auh afp qy hfVI qk trYktr Auhdy hwQF ivwc Kyzx lwg ipaf.
suKbIr ny nËr rwKI. ipMz hfVI vwZI geI qF Auhny jIn hfVHI qy ipMz vfly Kyq trYktr jF joiVaf. Auh vI Aus Kyq ivwc, ijhVf AunHF dI sfrI BoeyN nfloN AupjfAU sI. pqf lwgf qF qfieaf jI ƒ hwQF pYrF dI pY geI. jdoN qwk Auh Kyq phuMicaf, suKbIr ny ds eykV vfh ky, jMqr df iCwtf dy idwqf sI. jMqr df bIj qy do bMdy ÈihroN Auh afpxy nfl lY afeI sI. do idn pihlF cMgf bwdl vrH igaf sI. jMqr leI vDIaf vwqr sI. qfieaf jI Kyq phuMcy qF suKbIr ny suhfgf bMinHaf hoieaf sI. Auhny trYktr TwlH ky, afpxy qfieaf jI df bfx df siqkfr kIqf. qy afiKaf, ‘‘qfieaf jI, hux mYN quhfzy nfl KyqI ivwc hwQ vtfieaf krFgI. KyqI afpxI sFJI.
awj qoN Krcf mYN krFgI. qy ihsfb ikqfb qusIN rwKogy awj qwk ËmIn afpF vMzI nhIN. hux vMzdy vI cMgy nhIN lwgFgy. lokIN aYvyN lfhxq pfAuxgy. Coty vIry ƒ trYktr dy ky Byj idE. mYN vfhI jFdI aF. Auh mgr suhfgf mfrI jfAU.`` suKbIr ny qfieaf jI ƒ bolx df mOkf hI nf idwqf.
cONh idnF dI Kc Kc ipwCoN ËmIn vMzI geI. qfieaf jI ny mn smJf ilaf, ‘vQyrf Kf ilaY. hux kuVI afpxI afey `qy af geI aY. lflc iqafg dyx ivwc eI Blf aY. nfly jwg hsfeI qoN bicaf jfAU.`
suKbIr ƒ abohr PfiËlkf sVk `qy vIh eykV dy idwqy gey. AunHF vIhF eykVF ivwc Auhny, agly kuJ mhIinaF ipwCoN, mOsm sfËgfr hox smyN ikMnUaF df bfg luaf idwqf.
ipClI iËMdgI iPlm vFgUM, Auhdy mn dIaF awKF awgoN lMG rhI sI. AunHF hI idnF ivwc, gMgfngr dIaF brUhF qoN bdl ky, kulvMq isMG AunHF dy skUl ivwc lYkcrfr vjoN hfËr ho igaf sI. Auh aijhf hfËr hoieaf ik suKbIr dy amn-cYn ƒ KMB lwg gey. kdy kdy Auh AunHF dy Gr vI af jfieaf krdf sI. suKbIr ny afpxy afp ƒ pUrI qrHF bMnH-Guwt ky rwiKaf hoieaf sI. pr mF dI awK qoN koeI Byd nhIN luikaf rih skdf. mF ny Auhƒ afiKaf, ‘‘suwK! kulvMq muMzf cMgf lwgdY``
‘‘TIk aY mF! pihlF ismr XUnIvristI `coN ivclI ho lvy.``
qy AunHF hI idnF ivwc kulvMq isMG, ÌrIdkot kol iewk skUl ivwc ipRMsIpl inXukq ho igaf. Auh qVPI, roeI kurlfeI. keI GMty afpxy kmry ivwcoN bfhr nf inkl skI. mF ny vI Auhƒ izstrb nf kIqf. qy Zly idn, bfhr inklfx qoN pihlF, Auhny afpxy afp `qy sMpUrn kfbU pf ilaf sI. mF ijvyN Auhdy leI hI guwtkf KolHI bYTI sI. awgy nf ipwCy, mF ƒ cONkVI mfrI bYTI vyK AuhdI muskxI inkl geI. qy Auhny rsoeI jf ky mF leI cfh Dr idwqI sI. qy hux Gr dy lfn ivwc, kosI Duwp df anMd lYNidaF qy cfh AuVIkidaF, Auh myjr Xfd afieaf qF Auhdy bulHF `qy muskfn Kylx lwg peI.
ÌrIdkot pihlF vI Auh, aksr jfieaf krdI sI. AuhdI iek shylI sI, ijhVI ÌrIdkot kuVIaF dy skUl ivwc lYkcrfr sI. iÌroËpur dyv smfj kflj ivwc Auh sih pfTxF rih cuwkIaF sn. AuhdI pRyrnf nfl suKbIr ny, nvyN hirMdr ngr ivwc, nihr dy nfl krky cfr knflF DrqI KrId leI sI. qy hux, ÌrIdkot vwl suKbIr dy gyiVaF ivwc vfDf ho igaf sI.
AuhdI ipRMsIpl vjoN qrwkI afeI qF KuÈiksmqI nfl Auhƒ ÌrIdkot, kuVIaF df skUl hI iml igaf. qy iesy inXukqI ny ÌrIdkot ivwc hI afpxf Gr Ausfr lYx dI Auhny nINa rwK idwqI. qy agly sfl qwk Auhdf Gr Ausr igaf. qy Auh ÌrIdkot dI ho ky hI rih geI. mhIny vIhIN idnIN jdoN ismr XUnIvristI ivwcoN Auhdy kol afAuNdI, mF DI abohr gyVf mfr afAuNdIaF. mF hux nhIN sI rhI. jdoN Auh abohr jFdIaf mF df ivgocf burI qrHF AunHF ƒ mihsUs huMdf. Auhdy ijAuNidaF ËmIn-jfiedfd  dI sMBfl df AunHF ƒ kdy iÌkr nhIN sI irhf. Auh hr pMdrIN idnIN abohr jf afAuNdI sI.
abohr qoN ÌrIdkot afAux df sfrf smF, suKbIr dIaF awKF awgy iÌlm vFg lMG igaf. mF dy qur jfx ipwCoN Gr Auh iekwlI rih geI sI. ies ieklfpy ƒ Brn leI, Auhny mfmy dy Coty puwq qy iek DI ƒ afpxy kol rwK ilaf sI. hux XUnIvristI ivwcoN ivhlI ho ky, ismr Auhdy kol af geI sI. qy Auh dovyN BYx Brf, bI[aYWz krn ipwCoN mfipaF kol ipMz jf vVy sn.
BfvyN Gr ivwc dohF, mF DI dI sMgq sI; iPr vI jdoN kulvMq isMG ƒ imilaF kuJ idn lMG jFdy, suKbIr dy idl ivwc Koh pYx lwg jFdI. idl Auhdf, Auhƒ rohIeyN lY AuWzdf qF Auh GroN inkl qurdI, qy kotkpUrf-ÌrIdkot sVHk qy puwl qoN, cihlF vfly pul qwk nihr dI gurdvfrI krdI rihMdI. Qwk jFdI qF Gr af, ibsqry `qy af izwgdI. pr Auhdy idlvflf BYVf GoVf, srpwt dOVdf rihMdf. qy jdoN Auh awQry GoVy dIaF lgfmf iKwc iKwc hfr jFdI, qF Pon cuwk lYNdI. ieDr AuDr dIaF mfr, awQry ƒ plyg lYNdI - vrcf lYNdI qF rmfn dI nINd sON jFdI. ieh jfdU gurdfvrI df huMdf jF Pon df. Auh socF dy pMgUVy cVH bihMdI. Auh XfdF qy socF dy pMgUVy cVHI hoeI sI ik ismr, qy ismr dy aMkl, cfh qy afmlyt lY ky, kosI kosI Duwp ivwc Auhdy kol af bYTy. suKbIr bIqy dy smuMdr ivwcoN, goqy KFdI, iknfry lwgI hI sI ik ismr dy mubfiel ivwcoN rs-iBMny Èbd dI sur AuBrI, ‘lwK KuÈIaF pfqÈfhIaF, jy siqgurU [[[[` ismr dy ‘gfz Ìfdr` df Pon sI. ismr dI afpxy ‘mfeIzsr` dy ivBfg ivwc hox ho geI sI. sux ky iqMnF dy hI mUMhF `qy gulfb iKV ipaf sI. qy nfl hI iqMnF dIaF hI awKF nm ho geIaF sn.
ismr, awj mYN surKrU ho geI aF. mYƒ nhIN pqf, qyrf koeI idl-jfnI vI hY! jy huMdf qF mYƒ pqf eI huMdf! qUM mYQoN kfhdf prdf rwKxf sI? ÉYr, qUM hr qrHF aËfd aY. jy vfËb smJoN qF ‘sfzy` nfl mÈvrf kr lvIN. koeI eynf ËrUrI vI nhIN.``
suKbIr dy vrqy ‘sfzy` Èbd dy Aucfr `qy ismr ƒ lwigaf, ijvyN mF ny Aucycf Ëor idwqf hovy. ikMnf cr ‘sfzy` Èbd df sMgIq, Auhdy kMnF ivMc rs Goldf irhf. ismr ny, Auqr vjoN AunHF dohF dy hwQ, afpxy hwQF ivwc lY ley. AunHF ƒ plos ky Guwitaf. qy iewk dUjy dy hwQF ivwc dy ky iek vfr iPr AunHF ƒ Guwitaf. hux AunHF iqMnF dIaF awKF ivwc afeI nmI zuwlHx iknfry phuMc rhI sI.

guaficaf hoieaf Gr
drÈn jogf, mfnsf

            lokF ƒ kihMdy suxdI huMdI, ‘pqf nIN kdo afvdI Cwq hyT bYTFgy . afvdf Gr hovygf .` eyzI vwzI koTI 'c bYTI vI socdI aF myrf koeI Gr nhIN irhf . iewjq nhIN . afvdy hwQI cfvF nfl AusfrI koTI EprI lwgdI aY . kMDF vI zrf rhIaf ny iehdIaf. moh vI afAuNdY . aMdr hor eI iKafl AuT rhy ny. kwlH dI ny jd afvdy kMnIN suixaY. cYn nHIN af irhf. zrfieMg rUm dy afmd kwd sIÈy awgoN dI lMGx qoN vI zr lwigaY . afvdf ichrf vI vyKx qoN zrdI aF . sfrI rfq nIdN nhIN afeI . iesy krky iqMn vjy dI AuTwI iPrdI aF . sUey vfly mMdr dy GiVafl dI avfË cfh pIdI dy kMnI pY rhI hY . jIa krdy qoN vI srIr 'c hOslf nIN pYdf vI jf ky mwQf tyk afvF. drÈn kr afvF Bgvfn dy . hux qF mMjy qoN AuTwxf vI duwBr lwgdY . pr srIr dI bycYnI hoeI peI aY. iesy krky gyVy KFdI iPrdI aF . rmyÈ huMdy Jwt AuTw KVHdI sF. rsoeI 'c BFizaF df KVkf suxky Auh vI AuTw bYNhdf. avfË mfrdf, "ÈIql do kwpF 'c cfh pf ilaf . iewQy bYzw 'qy bYTky iekwTy pIvFgy." cfh dIaF cuskIaF lYidaF tYlIivËn afn kr lYdF . rfmdyv bfbf Xog afsx krdf idsdf. rmyÈ Ausy qrHF nflo-nfl afsx krn lwg pYdF .
            bYTf-bYTf kpfl BfrqI krdf. PuMkfry jy mfrdy ƒ vyKky pihlFØ pihlF myrI hfsI inkl jFdI .
            ruwkky kihMdf, ‘sIql qUM vI kiraf kr. ikMnIaF ibmfrIaF qoN bcfa huMdY Xog krky. dvfeIaF nIN KfxIaF pYdIaF . srIr cuwsq-Purq rihMdY .`
            ‘sfrf idn qF Grdf kMm krINdY. Auh sfry idn dI ksrq eI aY . nfly mYN qF nO br nO aF . qusIN kr ilaf kro.` mYN afvdf qrk idMdI .
            Auh hws pYdF . mYN vI hwsdI . hux hfsy ikwQy rih gey. lY igaf nfl eI . plHF 'c lYgI mOq Kohky myry hwQF `coN. cMdrI hfrt atYk dI ibmfrI ny koeI gwl vI nf hox idwqI . aMdry eI lY ilaf sB kuwC. qur igaf cuwp krky. mYƒ Cwz igaf dMz Bogx nUM . mn buiJaf ipaY. hor eI puwTy-puwTy iKafl afAuNdy ny. mMdr jfx bfry socdI aF. qF mn kihMdY, ‘kI Kwt ilaY pihlF mMdr jf ky . eynf Bgvfn df nF lY ky jy iehI hoxf sI qF kI idwqf Bgvfn ny.` aOKI hoeI Bgvfn ƒ AulFBy dyeI jfnIN aF.
            'Em jY jgdIÈ hry' dI avfË nfl afrqI dI Dun vwjx lwgdI hY. lfbI ivwc lwgI sMgIqk GMtI dI avfË hY. duwD vflf hovygf. ieh hI sMdyhf af ky GMtI vjfAuNdY. ikMnI imwTI lwgdI sI ieh sMgIqk Dun. rmyÈ ny ijs idn GMtI lgvfeI qF kihMdf,
            ‘sIql trn-trn vflIaF GMtIaF qF aMdr ihlfky rwK idMdIaYN.` suwqf ipaf bMdf qBk ky AuTdY. ijvyN pqf nIN kI ho igaY. sfzy bYkNF ivwc qF ies qrHF dIaF GMtIaF Kqry df sfiern huMdIaYN. lok pqf nHIN ikvyN GrF `c lvfeIN bYTy aY.
            afAux vflf jdoN gyt qoN GMtI df btn dbfAU rwb df nF qF kMn `c ipaf krU. ‘sMgIq nfl Gbrfht nhIN huMdI sgoN mn KuÈ ho jFdY.'
            ‘Aus idn ikMnf icr gyt kol jf ky vfr-vfr btn dbfAuNdf irhf, ijvyN Aus ƒ Kfs eI anMd af irhf hovy.
            axsrdy ƒ AuTdI aF. pqY iehnF ny qF AuTwxf nIN. duwD qF pvfky Dr eI dyvF. rsoeI 'coN duwD vflf brqn lY, porc hyT af bfhrly blb df btn dbfAuNdI hF. glI cfnx nfl Br jFdI hY. gyt KoldI aF. ÈMkr duwD vfly Zol ivwc imxqI krn vfly BFzy nfl duwD 'c vI hwQ pf irhY. duwD 'c ies qrHF hwQ pfAuxf mYƒ iblkul cMgf nhIN lwgdf. sgoN alkq afAuNdI aY. ikMny vfrI ies ƒ toikaY. pr iehdI afdq nHIN suDrdI. duwD zolU 'c pfky ÈMkr jyb ivcoN prcI kwZdY.
            'lo bIbI jI ies mhIny kf ihsfb. nO sO pMcfsI rupY bnyN hYN.`
            ‘awCf BfeI, jd duwD pIqY qF bxny eI ny.` myrf AuWqr hfly mUMho inkilaf eI aY. Auh iPr boldY,
            ‘bIbI jI idn ky tfiem afieaf nhIN jfqf. jrUrq sI hY. kfkf keI idnoN kf mgr pVY, kihqf, bUt lynf hY. jy hYnN qo dydo.`
            duwD qy prcI lY aMdr afAunIaF. pYsy igxky glI `c af, ÈMkr ƒ PVf kihMnIaF, ‘lY BfeI aYqkIN dy qyry pYsy. awgoN ijvyN hoAU AuvyN shI.`
            Auh hsdf hY, ‘nhIN bIbI jI aYsI koeI bfq nhIN.`
            Ausƒ kI pqY myry nfl kI bIqI jFdI aY . vfps aMdr vwl muV rhI hF. iKaflF dI lVI hor ipCFh ƒ qur pYNdI hY. Coty huMdy rfjn df ichrf sfhmxy af jFdY. iehdy bUt, vrdI Ptf-Pt kihky iehdy pfpf qoN mMgvfAudI huMdI sF. kdy imMt lyt nIN hox idwqy sI. kflj pVHn lwigaf sjfa-sjfa ky qordI. vDIaf qo vDIaf jInF pfAudf. mihMgy-mihMgy bUt. myry vI DrqI qy pYr nf lgdy. jdo rfjn dI iksy vI jmfq df nqIjf afAuNdf hr vfrI Pst afAuNdf. aYm[ aYs[ sI[ `co vDIaf nMbr ley. iehdy pfpf Puwly nf smfAux.
            mYƒ kihMdy, iesy KuÈI `c msUrI df tUr lfvFgy. rmyÈ ny bYNk qoN hPqy dI CuwtI lY leI. mYƒ skUlF dIaF CuwtIaF sI. mmqf ƒ dwisaf Auh KuÈI `c cihk AuWTI. sfhmxy Èoa kys `c dovyN BYx BrfvF dI Poto peI idsdI aY. msUrI iKwcI sI phfVI `qy KiVHaF dI iek PotogrfPr ny.
            hux Ausy BYx ƒ bulfAuxf vI nHIN chuMdf cMdry mUMh aflf. afny bhfny Ausqy icVHdY. hflF ik Auh afvdy Gr-bfr dI aY. iehdy brfbr dI aY. nOkrI krdI aY. iehqoN kI DrfAuNdI aY? pr afvdI mym ƒ KuÈ krn vfsqy ikMnf kuC AugldY mmqf nUM . jd AuhdI gwl krdI aF, sO iqAuVI mwQy pY jFdI aY. myry vfsqy qF dyvI rUp aY myrI DI . bfrF sfl hogy sI myrI kuwK suMnI peI sI. ikMnF Audfs rihMdI sF mYN. Èfm ƒ jdo rmyÈ Gry afAuNdf. myrf ichrf vyKky cuwp ho jFdf. aMdry-aMdr Auh vI qrisaf ipaf sI bwcy dI iklkfrI. sws vfr-vfr coBF idMdI rihMdI. iehdf Cotf BfeI ÈvI awz myry awgy ipwCy jy iPrdf rihMdf. ieh qF izAUtI `qy huMdy. Auh kfljoN af mYƒ BfbI-BfbI krdf keI guwJIaF rmËF mfrdf. hwsky tfl idMdI. AuhdIaF hrkqF qo lwgdf ijvyN GroN eI pfx idwqI hoeI sI Aus. rmyÈ ƒ zrdI mYN sfP nf dsdI. Gr `c gwl vD jfAU. afny-bhfny mYN aMdrlf drd awKF dy pfxI rfhIN bfhr kwZdI.
            rmyÈ df iehI idlfsf huMdf, ‘KuÈ irhf kr sB TIk hojU.`
            ‘qusIN qF bfhr jfky dosqF imwqrF `c kuC icr leI gwl Buwl-Bulfa jFdy hovogNy. myrI qF sfrf idn qfr ieQy eI vjdI rihMdI aY. sfrf idn iesy iÌkr `c eI lMGdY. skUl `c myrIaF kulIgË afpo-afpxy bwicaF dIaF gwlF krngIaF. mYN cuwp bYTI rihMdI hF. kI gwl krF AuhnF nfl . imisË iswDU qF bVI nKry nfl gwl krU, ‘ÈIql mYzm afpF kmfAuNdy kfhdy leI aF. cYk awp krvfE iksy cMgy zfktr qoN` kI dwsF AusnUUM sfzI dovF jIaF dI sfrI qnKfh qF zfktrF dy GrF `c clI jFdI hY. iehdy Bfa dI hfly cYk ap bfkI aY. Gry af jFdI hor vQyrf kuC suxn ƒ imldf. ÈvI mfry ƒ qF mYN iewk idn sKq ÈbdF nfl afpxy qo prHy kIqf, ‘affvdy Brf dI iewjq bMnI eI vyK.`
            kMn jy JfVdf qur igaf. ikMny sflF dy koTI pfky ieQy rihMny aF. pr jy ikqy afAU awj qwk vI rVk rwKdY myry khy dI. mYN ikhVf prvfh krdI aF. ijAUdI rhy myrI rInf BYx. ijhny myrf aMdrlf duwK pihcfixaF. rInf myrI mfsI dI DI aY. asIN zI[ ey[ vI[ kflj `c iewkTIaF pVHIaF. hostl `c ieko kmrf sI. dovyN iek dUjI dIaF inwkIaF-inwkIaF afdqF qoN jfxU sI. ivafhF qoN mgro vI asI iek dUjI ƒ AuvyN hI imldIaF rihMdIaF. rInf dy Gr vfly df rmyÈ nfl suBfa imldf sI. jd kdy asIN rInf kol jFdy afvdy jIjy nfl pUry mKOl krdI. idl dI sfP sI rInf ijvyN bfhr AuvyN aMdroN. rmyÈ rInf kol jfky KuÈ huMdf sI .
            iek idn gwlF cldIaF `c rInf ny ikhf, ‘ikAuN jIjf jI Audfs bYTy EN. myry pyt ivclf bwcf quhfzy ivhVy `c Kyizaf krU. myry kol hYgy ny gIqU qy ivÈvfs.` kuC mhIinaF bfad rInf dy pqI df Pon sI ik rInf kol lVkI hoeI aY. mYN qy rmyÈ ny pYr juwqI nf pfeI. kuC idnF dI hI mmqf ƒ asIN JolI `c puaf ilafey sF. ieMJ lgdf ijvyN myrI suwkI peI bgIcI ivWc bhfr af geI. mmqf ƒ sMBfldI ƒ pqf eI nf lwgdf kdoN idn ciVHaf, kdoN iCp igaf. kdy duwD grm krky iplf idwqf, kdy nuhf idwqI. Pyr mmqf dIaF qoqlIaF gwlF qF sfiraF ƒ KuÈ krI rwKdIaF.
            Bgvfn ny myry `qy imhr df vwzf hwQ rwKky myrf aMdr Tfr idwqf sI. iqMn sfl bfad ieh rfjn myry pyt ipaf. iehdy jnm nfl qF sO svrg imlgy sI. pUry pMdrF virHaF bfad jdoN bMdf afs vI Cwz jFdY iek qrHF. iehƒ pfilaf pVHfieaf pr kI kdr pfeI aY myrI ?
            hux kihMdY, ‘mF qF aYvyN qurI iPrdI aY.`
            Aultf hor pwQr cuwk-cuwk mfrdY . jo iehdI rfxI khy EhI swq aY . iehnMU puwCx vflf hovy ibgfnI DI ƒ kI drd aY jd qUM iZwzoN kwiZaf vI Ëihr AugldYN mF nUM . ieh Ëihr rfq df qMg krIN jfdY. mn iehI kih irhY ik Gr Cwzky aYnI dUr clI jfvF, ijQy muV hor gwlF nf suxnIaF pYx. nfl dy kmry `coN mobfiel dy alfrm dI avfË suxdI hY. ies vfr poqf rfhul hostl qoN nhIN afieaf. jy Auh hovy AuTxsfr myrf drvfËf KolHky pYrIN hwQ lfAuNdf hY. asIsF lYNdf hY. mYN afpxy kmry df drvfËf pihlF hI Zoa rwiKaY. mYƒ pqY AuTwxsfr jy sfhmxy ids jfvF, kuC nf kuC jrUr boldY puwTf iswDf. nInf poqI dI avfË vI suxdI aY. jfg AuWTI hY. bhuq ipafrI bwcI hY. jd dovyN jIa izAUtI `qy qur jFdy ny qF myry kol KyzdI ikMnIaF gwlF krdI hY. moh krdI aY aMqF df. pr iehnF ƒ aMdro-aMdr awg lwg jFdI aY jy ikqy myry nfl KyzdI, gwlF krdI ƒ vyK lYx. skUl dI vYn afAuNdI hY, ieh vI ivcfrI skUl clI jFdI hY. mjbUrI `c msF vIh-pwcI imMt myry kolH Cwzdy ny. iehnF dIaF bwsF dy smyN pihlF ny. dUjf bws stYNz jfxf pYNdY dohF jIaF nUM dyKx vflf huMdY ikvyN awg lwgI vfilaF vFg skUtr BjfAudNY GroN. sMdyhf tfiem qy kdy AuTwdy nIN. lok vI skUlF dIaF nOkrIaF krdy aY. ieh alihdf eI ny. keI vfr afey-gey mUhry gwlF-gwlF `c pYNht bxfAuxgy. asIN ‘pRoPYsr aF`. lok isafxy qF smJdy eI ny, vI skUlF `c ikhVy pRoPYsr huMdy aY. plws tU dy bwicaF ƒ pVHfAux vfilaF ƒ lYkcrfr bxfqf srkfr ny. mYN vI nOkrI kIqI aY. cl Cwz prHy. nInf dI gwl krdI sF. aYnI isafxI hY jy ikqy myry kmry `c Èrfrq krdI ƒ sfhmxy Èoa kys ivc peI rmyÈ dI Poto vwl ieÈfrf krky kih idMdI, ‘dfdf jI nrfË ho jfxgy.`
            iekdm gMBIr ho jFdI. pihlF-pihlF qF keI svfl vI krdI, ‘dfdf jI kb afeyNgy.` pr hux smJdI aY. Poto awgy hwQ joV nmskfr krdI aY. pr ieh smJdy aY kuVI iehdy kol rih geI pqf nIN kI hojU.
            kwpiVaF vflI gwl ikqy BuldI aY. iek idn mYN mMdr jfx lwgI. poqI vyK ky kihx lwgI, ‘dfdI mF mY vI jfAUgI afpky sfQ.` mYN vQyrf tflI. mYƒ pqf sI iehnF df. bwcf qF bwcf eI huMdY. nf tlI. mYN lY geI. AuQy KyzdI ny ikqy tUtI iekdm Cwz leI. Prfk igwlI hogI. Gr vVn dI dyr sI. bws hogI ÈurU mym.
            ‘mMmI jy quhfƒ afvdf iPkr nHIN, ies bwcI df qF iPkr kro. kI aY AuQy mMdr `c . sfry kwpVy igwly kr ilafeI aY. jy quhfzf idmfg ieMnF vI kMm nhIN krdf ik bwcy dI sMBfl ikvyN krnI huMdI aY. qusIN lYky iks vfsqy gey sI iesnUM ?
            suxky cuwp KVHI sF. socdI sF afKF jIhdy isr `qy isafxI bxI iPrdI aYN ieh vI myrf eI pfilaY. qYƒ ivafhky ilaFdf ieh vI myrI isafxp jf bysmJI aY. pr kI krF vkq mjbUr krIN KVHY. koeI jor nIN cldf. ies Gr `c rihx ƒ AuWkf mn nIN mMndf. pr bYTIN aF buwq bxI.
            socdI aF lok kI kihxgy. piVHaF iliKaF df twbr aY. krIN kI jFdy ny. pr awj ÌYslf krnf eI aY.
            bYWz qoN AuWTky bfhr guslKfny vwl jfx dI socdI hF. aYny ƒ myry mobfiel dI GMtI vwjx lwgdI aY. aYnk lfky nMbr skrIn vyKdI hF. mmqf df Pon hY. mn kMb ijhf jFdY aMdroN. gwlF suxky hor sVngy. afn krky hOlI ijhI puwCdI hF. ‘bytf TIk ho?`
            ‘hF mMmI jI, qusI TIk ho? mYN qF vYsy eI imlf ilaf, quhfzI ishq df pqf krn leI. rfq Pon nIN hoieaf. kuC aMikq ƒ KMG jukfm ijhf sI. AulJI rhI kMm `c. mYN soicaf hux puwC lvF.`
            ‘mYN TIk aF bytI, ieh AuWTy iPrdy ny dovyN. awDf GMtf Tihrky krFgI qYnUUM Pon.` kih Pon kwt idwqf hY.
            Pon myË qy rwKdI hF. mn hor aOKf huMdY. mmqf bfry socky. ikMnI ipafrI bytI aY myrI. bVI sMGrÈ dI ijMdgI aY iesdI. noiezf vrgy qyË rPqfr Èihr dI ijMdgI ivc afpxy sws shury dI sMBfl krdI kdy nhIN akdI-QkdI. sws qF ivcfrI cfr sfl hogy mMjy `c peI aY. aYsI ibmfrI ny AulJfeI aY nf iewDr dI nf AuWDr dI. peI-peI dI ikiraf soDxI pYNdI hY. mmqf df Gr vflf rvI dvfeIaF dI kMpnI `c lwgf hoieaY. Bwj-nwT dI ijMdgI aY ivcfry dI. pqf eI aY awj kwlH dIaF prfeIvyt nOkrIaF df kI hfl hY. suBf Cy vjy GroN inkl jFdY. aWDI rfq Gry muVdY. rwb df Èukr aY mmqf df dPqr ds vjy lwgdY. pMj vjy Gry af jFdI hY. ÈnI aYqvfr CuwtI huMdI aY AusnUM . idnyN Auhdf shurf sFBdY sws nUM . DI supRIXf bMglOr aYm[ bI[ ey[ krdI aY. lfiek aY tYst pfs krgI sI ipCly sfl. muMzf aMikq hfly CotY AuQy eI cOQI `c pVHdY.
            mmqf Pon kr idMdI aY mY, ‘mMmI kuC idn vfsqy afjo.`
            mYN clI jFdI hF . ivcfrI df mn hor ho jFdY. kMm qF mYQoN vI ikhVf huMdY bhuqf. iek bMdf bYTf rihMdY. Gr 'c bMdf hr vyly ibmfr ipaf hovy sfrf Gr eI ibmfr lwgdY. DI dI aOK vI vyKxI aOKI aY.
            iehnF dy iZwzF `c hor eI gwlF BrIaF peIaYN. aMdr sfP hovy qF sihj hox. cMgf kmfAudNy aY cMgf KFdy aY. aMdr pqf nIN kI Guldf rihMdY donF dy. rfhul poqy ny plws tU kIqI hY nfn mYzIkl nfl. Ausƒ ieMjInIairMg `c dfKlf imilaY. afeI[ afeI[ eI[ ruVkI dfKlf Brky afieaf. lfbI `c sfry iekwTy bYTy sI. mYƒ cfa pUrf. miKaF, ‘puwq piVHaf krIN vDIaf idl lf ky. ijMny pYsy qyry mMmI pfpf dyx Auh vI TIk aY. jy hor loV hovy mYƒ Pon kr idaf krIN. mYN afpy Byijaf krU. aOK nf kwtIN. sfry KuÈ bYTy sF.
            qF rfjn boldY, ‘mMmI cMgf hoieaf qusIN gwl Xfd krvf idwqI. mYN rfq vI socdF irhF. rfhul leI hfier aYjUkyÈn lon aplfeI kr idaF. koTI dI rijstryÈn myry nFa ho jfvy. acwl jfiedfd dI grMtI dyxI pYxI aYN mYnUM. bwcf pVHdf rhU. nfly afpF sOKy rhFgy.`
            ‘byty qyry nFa cyNj krn dI kI gwl aY. mYN iswDI mfrtgyË krvf idMnI aF .`
           lY myry qy XkIn nIN qY. mYN eI sFBfgF qYnUM koTI ny nI sMBflnf.`
            ‘sFB sMBfl df mOkf afAU byty sMBfl leIN. hfly mYN qurI iPrdI aF dvfeIaF bUtIaF dy shfry . bwcy ƒ pVHf.` bws iesy gwl `qy qiVMg ho igaf.
            ‘mmqf df Pon afjy hryk cIË Ausƒ hfËr krdI aYN. pYnÈn imlU qF idwlI vflI gwzI PVlU. myrI iksy gwl dI koeI kdr nHIN.` mYƒ boilaf.
            bwcy dI sfrI KuÈI klyÈ c rolqI iehny. mYN suxky Pyr vI cuwp. afKU, ‘qIjy idn mmqf kol kI lYx jfnI aYN. rvI kMpnI clf jFdy. mmqf izAUtI `qy qur jFdI aY, qUM ds iekwlI kIhdy kol jfnI aY ?`
            mY vQyrf smJfieaY, ‘DI dI aOK krky jfnI aF. sfrf idn ivcfrI rulI rihMdI. kuVI bfhr aY Auhdf iPkr krdI aY. muMzf afp Cotf aYnf cusq nIN. Gr `c ibmfrI dI hr vyly dI aOK nfl bMdf tuwt jFdY. nfly ikhVf roË jfnIN aF mhIny do mhIinaF mgroN jf afAuNnI aF. hor AuQy jf ky mY AusnMU kI dy afAunI aF.`
            pr myrI iek vI suxn ƒ iqafr nHIN. qul qy cwkI rwKdY afnIN bhfnIN.
            afKU, ‘sfzy bwicaf df vI iKafl kr . jdo gwl krIey KflI hwQ ivKf idMnI aYN.`
            ‘qyrI rsoeI df Krc, duwD dy pYsy ibjlI df ibwl sB mYN idMnI aF. qusIN dovF jIaF ny kdy puwiCaY vI ikwQoN afAuNdy aY. hfly qUM KflI hwQ prKdYN.`
            aOKI hoeI iewDr-AuDwr bYTI idn ktdI aF. poqy poqI df moh aY. myrf aMdr puiwCaf jfxdY.
            prsoN mmqf koloN afeI. rfq ƒ pYgy rotI rftI Kf ky. kwl svyry rfjn kihMdf, ‘mMmI grmIaF af rhIaF ny purfxf ey[ sI[ TIk nIN cwl irhf. bdlxf hY. pYnÈn imlgI hoAU.`
            ‘miKaF myrI ishq jI TIk nIN, kuCqF mYN dvfeIaF lY afeI, dUr df pYNzf krky ikrfieaf BfiVaF `c vI lwg gey aYqkIN.` aYnf eI ikhf mYN.
            bws Pyr kI sI. Auh boilaf jo nhI bolxf sI.
            ‘AuQy jfx vfsqy vQyry pYsy af jFdy ny. afvdy Gr vfsqy eI kuC nI qyry koly. Auh ibgfny KUn ƒ pfl idwqf pVHf idwqf ivafh idwqI. hfly hor kI rih igaf Auhdf. cukdI aYN atYcI gMjI mfsI TU slfm, idwlI.`
            ikMnf icr boilaf. mYN Pyr vI cuwp rhI.
            aYny ƒ mym sfhb vI aMdro bol AuWTI, ‘ikAuN afvdf bI[pI[ vDfieaY. ieh df kI jfAU zfktrF koly qusIN qury iProgyN. aMdr af jfE.`
            mn `c afvy vI khF bI[pI[ qF qUM vDfAuNdI aYN. ijhVI rfq dI lwgI peI aYN iehdf idmfg cwkx. ieh zOrU ƒ aYnIaF ikwQy aOVdIaYN. mgroN afky swcI bxdI aYN aky cuwp rho. mYN cuwp rhI jy bolI qF gwl hor vDU. inZfl hoky afvdy kmry c af peI. vfhvf icr bfad guslKfny bMnI geI qF lwgy pey dovyN. pwKy dI avfË c myry bfhr afAux df pqf nI lwigaf iehnF nUM .
            ‘qusI mUMh nIN vyiKaf ikvyN nIl pfey pey ny. bfhF qy nfly gl koly moiZaF `qy vI JrItF ny.`
            ‘afho.` mYN sB smJdF mYN ikhVf inafxF. Eh BYx coa [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[ cMgf hwtf kwtf ipaY. qIvIN pMj sfl hogy mMjy c peI aY. ieh iQafgI Auhƒ muPq c .`
           afhI qF gwl mYN kihMnI aF, hor sFBdy ny ieh mrIË nUM . DI ƒ cVHy mhIny pYnÈn PVf afAuNdI aY. Auhƒ kI loV aY bolx dI. Auh ikAuN kuskdI aY.`
            suxky srIr kMb igaf. kdm AuQy eI ruk gey. lwqF df Bfr mxF mUMhIN ho igaf. lwigaf idmfg dI nfVI PtUgI. msF guslKfny ivc geI. vfps af mMjy `qy DVwm dyxy izwgI. pqf nI lwigaf ikhVy vyly nyrHf ho igaf. nf iehnF ny bulfieaf nf mYN bolI.
            bYg ivc kwpVy AuvyN pfey pey ny. hux ies Gr df mUMh nIN dyKUMgI. afpxf bYg qy atYcI cuwk qurn lwgdI aF. ipCoN nInf dI avfË hY,
            ‘dfdI mF afj iPr khF cly. nhIN jfnf. muJy akyly rihnf pVqf hY, vYn afny qwk. muJy aYsy nhIN awCf lgqf. mYN nhIN jfny dUMgI.` nInf myrf bYg PVky aMdr vwl iKwc rhI hY.
            ‘nf byty rihx dy [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[.`
            ‘vo dyKo dfdf jI vyK rhyN hYN, nrfË hogNy.`

            poqI dy bol suxky kmry aMdr kMD `qy tMgI rmyÈ dI Poto bMnI vyKky qF sfh sUqy jFdy ny. bYg hwQoN Cuwt jFdY. suMn hoeI df dyhlI dy iek pYr bfhr qy dUjf aMdr hY.
           
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            Aus idn swQ ivwc bVI crcf hoeI sI, ijs idn jwgy bdmfsL ny dOlq rfm aroVy dI kuVI dy ivafh vfly idn llkfry mfry sn. "sfilLaf! kuwJ sLrm Kfh ipMz dI kuVI  ey,  kI ho igaf jy roiVaF dI aY. dOlq rfm jy sLrIPL aY qF eyhdf eyh mqlb qF nI agilaF df ivafh eI KLrfb kr idAu." hrnyk isAuN jwgy bdmfsL nUM lfhnqF pf irhf sI.
            "kMjr aY kMjr! Esy kuVI mgr iPrdf sI. kuVI ivcfrI cuwp krI rhI. pr kuVI sLrIP sI. ijs ny Aus nfl awK nhIN imlfeI. Guwt dfrU pI ky sflLf AuhnF dy Gry vIrH ky vV jFdf sI. zrdIaF dono kuVIaF aMdr luk jFdIaF. dOlq rfm imMnqF qrly krky GroN kwZdf. hor ivcfrf kI krdf. eyh qF bysLrm aY bysLrm." ieMdr isAuN vI hriKaf ipaf sI.
BfvyN bdmfsL sI, huMdf koeI jwt jF mjLHbI, idKfAuNdf eyhnUM pMJI df BOx. kMjrf! DI iDafxI aY, aglf eyh ijhy mOky mdd krdY ik byiewjLqI. " gurdIp ny vI afpxf pwK rwK idwqf.
"beI `gFh jo kuVI ivafhux afey sI, lfly hI cMgy sI, nhIN agilaF brMg muV jfxf sI, jy koeI jwt huMdf Auhny kuVI nI ivafhuxI sI, gwl BfvyN huMdI cfhy nf, agilaF qF pwk bxf lYxf sI. afpF nU qF DMnvfd krnf cfhidf AuhnF roiVaF df jo eynf rOlLf pYx dy bfvjUd kuVI nfl Pyry krvf ky lYgy." gurmuK ijwQy icMqf jLfhr kr irhf sI, AuQy brfqI aroiVaF nUM sLfbfsL vI dy irhf sI.
            " Auey guiraf! eyh kOm isafxI huMdI aY, afpxy argy mUrK nI. " ieMdr isAuN ny qrk idwqf sI. swQ ivwc ijMny vI bMdy bYTy sn iksy ny vI jwgy bdmfsL dI ies hrkq nUM cMgf nhIN ikhf sI BfvyN Auh afpxy afp nUM bdmfsL khfAuNdf sI.
            "eyh bdmfsLI kfhdI aY, iksy dI DI BYx df ipwCf krnf. iksy dy ivafh ivwc KwlHfr pfAuxf, KwlHfr vI ibnf iksy gwl bfqoN." mwGr isAuN ny vI jwgy dI Aus hrkq df burf mnfieaf sI. "eyh bdmfsLIaF vflyL kfrnfmy nI. eyh qF luwc puxf aY luwcpuxf."  surjIq isAuN sLryafm jwgy qy ieljLfm lf irhf sI.  "beI eyhny qF jwgy zfkU df nF vI bdnfm kr idwqY." bfbf inhfl isG ny ieiqhfs `coN pRsMg lY ky afpxI gwl kih idwqI.  "Auh ikvyN bfbf?" iewk nOjvfn muMzy ny bfby inhfl isAuyN qoN ies buJfrq bfry puwC ilaf. "zwzIey! qYnUM nI pqf jwgy zfkU bfry lY jy nI pqf qF sux iPr. jwgf zfkU nI iksy bxf jfxf, Gr Gr puwq jMmdy. jwgf grIbF df hmfieqI sI. Auh zfky mfrdf aqy Dn grIb guribaF ivwc vMz idMdf. Auh zfky jF amIrF dy GrIN mfrdf jF srkfrI KLjLfny luwtdf. aYN nI sI ik grIbF nUM vI luwt ly. iewk vfr dI gwl af iksy grIb ny afpxI DI ivafhuxI sI. Ah mMgI hoeI sI. agly dfj mMgdy sI. pr DI vfly kol Kotf Dylf vI nhIN sI. nf ivafh krn leI nf dfj leI. Auh grIb bMdf jwgy kol af igaf. Aus kol Pirafd kIqI. jwgy ny pqY puwqrf kI ikhf, sux kMn krky, 'qUM idn bMnH. idn bMn ky mYnUM dws jIN. bfkI mYN afpy krUM qUM icMqf nf krIN.' Auh grIb bMdy ny AuvyN eI kIqf ijvyN jwgy ny ikhf sI. iPr jwgy ny lfielpur zfkf mfiraf, jo Dn mfl luwitaf, Auh sfrf hI Aus grIb bMdy nUM dy idwqf. Ausny afpxI mUMh bolI DI df DUm Dfm nfl ivafh krqf. sLyr bwigaf! jwgy ny iewk nI keI kuVIaF dy aYNeIN ivafh kIqy sn. DMn sI jwgf. qF eI awj dunIaF AusnUM Xfd krdI aY. lokF ny ikwsy ilKqy. gvweIaF ny gOx gf gf jwgy nUM amr krqf. AuhdI mF nUM jd pqf lwigaf ik jwgf qF lokF df syvk af, DIaF BYxF dIaF iewjqF df rfKf aY qf Ausny jwgy dI mOq qy ikhf sI jy mYN jfxdI jwgy ny mr jfxf iewk dy mYN do jMmdI! vfh ! vfh! DMn sI jwgy dI mF. bfbf inhfl isAuN ajy `bolI jf irhf sI qF nOjvfn muMzy ny AusnUM ivcfilAuN kwtidaF ikhf sI, "bfbf jI ! qusIN swc kihMdy E eys jwgy bdmfsL ny qF swcmuwc jwgy dy nF nUM eI lIk lf idwqI aY. iPwty lfhnq eyho ijhy bMdy dy."
            iewk hor nOjvfn ny afpxf pwK pysL kIqf, "eyhdf awj qoN nf bdl idE. jwgf bdmfsL nhIN eyhdf nF rwKo jwgI luwcf."
            ies crcf nUM myhrU ibwlf vI cuwp cfp suxI jf irhf sI. Ausny Ausy rfq jwgy df bUhf jf KVkfieaf sI. rfq nUM Auh ies krky igaf sI qF ik iksy nUM pqf nf lwg jfvy ik cuglI myhrU ibwly ny kIqI hY. jwgf bYTk ivwc bYTf dfrU pI irhf sI. myhrU ibwly ny aMdr vVidaF jwgy nUM qfV ilaf, lohf grm sI, dfrU dy cfr pMj pYWg Auh pI cuwkf sI. dfrU nfl Ausdf mUMh lfl sUhf njLr af irhf sI. myhrU ibwly ny swt mfrI, " bfeI isaF ! aYs vyly afAux df mqbl aY[[[[mYN afQxy swQ ivwc bYTf sI qy AuWQy qyrI bVI bdKoeI kIqI geI. hrnyk, ieMdr[[gurdIp[[qy iewk sI gurmuK [[[[[[[[[mwGr isAuN qy surjIq bfbf inhflf sI, gurf vI sI. [[[keI muMzy vI bYTy sn. ipafrf, sLyr isAuN qy nfjLr vI sn. pr eyh nI boly [[dUjy qF bfeI isaF qYnUM gflLF vI kwZdy sn[[."
            "Auh kyhVI gwloN?" jwgy ny sfiraF nUM gMdI gflL kwZidaF myhrU qoN puwiCaf sI, "awwj aflLI gwl krdy sI ik hor koeI?" "awj aflLIE sI." myhrU ny spwsLt kr idwqf sI. jwgy ny qkVf ijhf iewk pYWg pfieaf, pihlF afp iewko sfh pIqf iPr Ausny myhrU ibwly nUM boql PVf idwqI. myhrU ibwlf jwgy dy mUMh `coN izwgdy TUMihaF nUM qfV igaf. Ausny boql PVI, iewkodm glfs `c pAUaf pfieaf. QoVHf ijhf pfxI pf ky pYWg iKwc igaf. pYWg pIx sfr Auh Pory nfl GroN bfhr ho igaf. jwgy ny iewk motf pYWg hor pfieaf, iewko sfh iKwc ky bYTk `c pey gMzfsy nUM cuwk ilaf. srdIaF dy idn sn. rfq kfPLI ho cuwkI sI. ieMdr isAuN df Gr lfgy hI sI. Auh sI vI iekwlf. Ausdf iewko iewk muMzf msF ds sfl df sI. jwgy ny gMzfsy nfl ieMdr isAuN dy qKLqy jf BMny. jwgf llkfry mfr irhf sI, gflLF kwZ irhf sI. pr ieMdr isAuN ny sfbq vI sfh nf kwiZaf. Auh cuwp krky gflLF suxI igaf. jwgy dIaF dhfVF nfl ipMz qF sfrf jfg ipaf hoeygf. pr koeI vI ieMdr isAuN dI mdd leI nf afieaf. agly idn swQ ivwc hI Ausny surjIq isMG nUM Zfa ilaf sI. surjIq bImfr jyhf rihMdf sI. AuNJ vI hMiBaf ipaf sI. bfbf inhfl isAuN CuzfAux lwigaf qF AusnUM vI Dwkf mfr ky hyTF suwt idwqf. do iqMn muMzy bYTy sn.[[Auh isr qy pYr rwK ky Bwj qury. hor swQ ivwc ajy koeI afieaf nhIN sI. jwgy ny surjIq isAuN nUM lwqF muwkIaF nfl BMiinaf hI nhIN sI sgoN sfiraF nUM DmkI vI idwqI sI. "BYx idE Xfro! BxoeIey dIaF cuglIaF krdy sI, mUMh qy kho jIhny kihxf, idKfvF idny qfry." ies qoN bfd Auh hrnyk aqy mwGr nfl vI hwQo pfeI hoieaf sI. Qfxy kichrI gwl vI geI pr jwgy nUM kuwJ nhIN hoieaf sI.
            hwQ qF BfvyN Ausdf pihlF hI grIb guribaF nUM kuwt ky KuwilHaf hoieaf sI. sgoN iehnF vfrdfqF nfl jwgy df hwQ hor KuwlH igaf sI. Auh jxy Kxy nfl pMgf lYx lwg ipaf sI.
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            Auh Cotf huMdf sI qF Auhdf nfm jwgI sI. skUl ivwc vI AusnUM jwgI kihMdy, Gr `c vI AsnUM jwgI ikhf jFdf sI. skUl msF Auh CyvIN qwk igaf sI. Aus ipwCoN Auh pVHnoN ht igaf sI. Auhdf ipAu qfrf isMG KyqI krdf. jwgI vI Aus nfl KyqI krn lwgf. hOlLI hOlLI Ausdf ruJfx KyqI vwl ho igaf. jwgI srIrk pwKoN huMdVhyl sI, pMdrF sfl dI Aumr ivwc hI Ausdf kwd Cy Puwt ho igaf sI. ishq vI sohxI sI aqy kol jLmIn vI ds ikwly sn. jwgI ny afpxy sLrIky `c lwgdy qfey dI phI Zfa idwqI sI. ieh phI Ausdy qfey bKqOr isMG ny qfrf isAuN nfl keI vrHy adflqI lVfeI lV ky pRfpq kIqI sI. jwgI AudoN inafxf sI. qfrf isAuN jd kys hfr igaf qF bKqOr isAuN ny puls dI mdd nfl phI puaf leI sI. jd jwgI juafn ho igaf, AusnUM phI dI rfm kQf bfry sfrI aslIaq iml geI qF jwgI ny phI ZfAux lwigaF Porf lfieaf sI. phI ZfAux qoN bfad lVfeI JgVf ho vD igaf. bKqOr isAuN vI Gwt nhIN sI Ausn ny puls dI shfieqf nfl dubfrf phI pf leI. ies ipwCoN jwgI ny dubfrf iPr phI ZfAux dI koisLsL kIqI qF AudoN bKqOr isAuN Kyq hI sI. bKqOr isAuN ny AusnUM aijhf krn qoN rokxf cfihaf pr jwgI qy BUq svfr sI, Aus ny khI df iewk aYsf vfr bKqOr isAuN dy isr qy kIqf ik Auh QfeyN izwg ipaf. izwigaf nhIN ZyrI ho igaf. jwgI kfrnfmf krky dOV igaf sI.
            kMD F nUM vI kMn huMdy hn.ipMz vwc AudoN hI jwgI dy ies kfrnfmy dI crcf sLurU ho geI sI. sB nUM ielm ho igaf sI ik bKqOr isAuN df kql jwgI ny kIqf sI. Qfxy ivwc qfrf isAuN aqy jwgI dy nF qy rpt ilKvfeI geI. aYP[afr[afeI[ `c vI donF dy nF sn. qfrf isMG Kud sjLf Bugq lYxI cfhuMdf sI, AusdI iewCf sI jwgI bc jfey ies dy Ault bKqOr isAuN dy muMzy qfrf isMG nfloN jwgI nUM PFsI luafAuxf cfhuMdy sn. iqMn vrHy kys cwilaf sI. pr jwj ny qfrf isAuN nUM Aumr kYd dI sjLf suxfeI sI. jwgI nfbflg hox krky jwj ny brI kr idwqf. jwgI nUM afpxy ipAu dI sjLf df rwqI mfsf vI iPLkr nhIN sI hoieaf. sgoN Auh qF bfgo bfg sI-buVHf ! kusL nI huMdf buVHy nUM. eyhny kI kI krnf bfhr rih ky afpy KfAU jylH dIaF. nfly Aumr qF BogI bYTf aY. jy mYN Ps jFdf qF kwK nhIN rihxf sI. nfly jy koeI gwl awgy vDdI qF buVHy ny kusL nI krnf sI. hux mYN hYgF kwly kwly nf iswJ lUM -phIN nI kwZx idMdf- BfvyN qfey dy dono muMzy nf mfrny pY jfx. muMzy qF kI mYN qF PUk dUM AuhnF df sfrf EVmf koVmf, awg lfdUM Gr nUM. cwk dyAUN GVy qoN kOlf."
            jwgI bVHkF mfrdf. Auh dfrU vI pIx lwg ipaf. Auhdy vrgy iqMh cfr musLtMzy Aus nfl hor rly hoey sn. ieh sfry hI GroN vwZy kwZy sn. dfrU dy sLLukIn Kfh mKLfh lVfeIaF JgVy muwl lYx vfly. jwgI aqy Auhdy juMzI dy Xfr dUjy qIjy idn ipMz ivwc koeI nf koeI klL AuTfeIN rwKdy. iksy nUM kuwt suwtdy. pihlF AuhnF ipMz dy grIb guribaF qy afpxf iCwqr clfieaf iPr Auh hOlI hOlI mwDvrgI aqy sLrIPL lokF nfl pMgy lYx lwg pey. vwzy GrF dy bMdy qF AuhnF dI dihsLq dyK ky EdF hI kMn BMnx lwg pey. srpMc Drm isAuN qF jwgI hurF nUM dyK ky rsqf hI bdl lYNdf. Auh qF aksr socdf-beI eyhnF dI bhuq awq cuwkI vI aY -eyhnF qoN kMnI kqrfeI cMgI. eyhnF ipMz `c koeI nf koeI klL jrUr AuTfAuxI aY, awj AuTf dyx jF kwl. Kfh mKLfh mOq nUM mfsI ikAuN khIey[[[awj nI qF kwlH iehnF koeI pMgf lfjLmI lYxY - afpy Ps jfxgy[[eyhnF qoN bcfa hI cMgf.
            inwq dy lVfeI JUgiVaF kfrn hI jwgI df nF bdl igaf. Auh jwgI qoN jwgf bdmfsL bx igaf. Auh afpxy afp nUM 'jwgf' khf ky KusL huMdf. jykr koeI 'bdmfsL'kih idMdf qF AusdI KusLI dUx svfeI ho jFdI. iekwly jwgy sLbd nloN vI Auh jwgf bdmfsL khf ky vDyry KusL huMdf. Auh jd dfrU nfl rwijaf huMdf qF rONa `c af ky afpxy sfQIaF nUM vI kihMdf -"imwqro! mYN aF jwgf zfkU ! zfkU kih lo jF bdmfsL. afpxy mUhry kyhVf KMG jU sflf. mYN qF zwkry krdUM Auhdy zwkry. qusIN dyK lo, aVdY afpxy awgy koeI. sfrf ipMz pfxI BrdY sfrf ipMz. vwzy vwzy KwbI Kfn srpMc Drm isAuN argy vI kMn `c pfey nI rVkdy. aOh mwtI nMbrdfrF df -jIhdI ikMnI awq cuwkI sI. afpxy ipMz bwkrI bx igaf nf afpxy mUhry. Auh kusk ky dKfvy -bolqI jvF eI bMd nf krqI qF mYnUM jwgf zfkU nf kihxf." "TIk aY bfeI isaF. qyry argf gurdy aflf jwgf jwt nI jMmxf. qyrI mF ny qUM eI jMimaY. asIN qyry nfl aF, cwk idaFgy Pwty, dws kIhdf kMzf kwZxY Aus df kwZ idaFgy. Drm isAuN mfrnY. mfrnY qF dws. qUM rhIN pfsy, asIN eI Tok idaFgy."
            jwgy bdmfsL dI bdmfsLI dI dUr dUr dy ipMzF qwk mihmf ho geI sI. keI iks dy lok Aus kol afAux lwg pey. inwky moty bdmfsLF nfl vI AusdI jfx pihcfx ho geI. jfx pihcfx hI nhIN sgoN bYTxI AuTxI ho geI. sI. iehnF bdmfsLF coN iewk sI jIqf brfV. kotkpUry df jIqf brfV vI bdmfsLIaF `c pYr Drdf sI. Ausny sLihr `c pihlF iewk knyzf gey bMdy dI dukfn qy kbjLf kr ilaf. iPr Auh Kfh mKfh jxy Kxy nfl lVfeIaF JgVy vI muwl lYx lwg ipaf. sLihr ivwc peI iqMn knflF sLfmlft vlx leI Ausny sfry ielfky dy bdmfsL iekwTy kr ley sn. ies sLfmlft dy kbjLy qy jwgf bdmfsL vI phuMicaf sI. sLfmlft dy sLihr dy hI iewk imsqrI jgqfr isMG df kbjLf sI. Ausny AuWQy iewk CotI ijhI tYNpryrI vrksLfp pfeI hoeI sI. ieh sLfmlft kroVF dI sI jd jIqy bdmfsL nUM ies bfry pqf lwigaf qF Ausny imsqrI jgqfr nUM sLfmlft `coN BjfAux df mn bxf ilaf. Ausny afpxy sfQI bdmfsLF nUM aYksLn krn qoN pihlF ikhf sI: "lY beI imwqro! duafnI df qKfx aY, kroVF dI jLmIn nwpI bYTf af, afpF AuhnUM BjfAuxY[[[[AusdI vrksLfp Zfa ky smfn sVk qy vgfh dyxf aY. puls nI afAuNdI, puls bMnHI vI aY myrI. aYm[aYl[ ey[ vI afpxy nfl aY. iPLkr krn dI loV nI. awj qusIN myry kMm afvo, kwlH mYN quhfzy afAUN. priqaf ky dyK lYxf BfvyN , mYN vI XfrF df Xfr aF.
            kbjy leI lwgBwg pMjfh bMdy iekwTy ho gey sn. gMzfsy ikrpfnF aqy bMdUkF nfl kwTy ho ky hjLUm ny vrksLfp qy Dfvf bol idwqf. imsqrI df sfrf smfn cuwk ky sVk dy dUjy bMny rwK idwqf. kbjLy qy afey sfry bMidaF nUM sLrfb idwqI geI. sfry sLrfb nfl Duwq sn. sLrfb pfxI vFg vrqfeI jf rhI sI. mIt bixaf bxfieaf hotl qoN af igaf .BwTy qoN iewtF dy Bry do trwk vI af gey. cfr dIvfrI leI sIimMt aqy ryqf vgYrf vI puwj igaf. cfr imsqrI aqy ds mjLdUr kMD kwZx lwg pey. cfr dIvfrI kfPLI AuWcI kr idwqI. lohy df gyt lf idwqf igaf. sLfm qwk cfrdIvfrI krky jIqy brfV ny sLfmlft qy afpxf kbjLf kr ilaf sI. kbjy vfly QF qy ds idn bdmfsLF dI DfV bYTI rhI. murgy aqy dfrU AuWzdI rhI. imsqrI jgqfr isMG ny jIqy ivrwuD Qfxy ivwc drKLfsq idwqI pr puls ny koeI AujLr nf kIqf. puls ny iksy nUM igRPLqfr qF kI krnf sI sgoN Auh qF mOkf vfrdfq dyKx leI vI nf afeI. BfvyN AuWQy kql ho jFdy. imsqrI jgqfr eynI jogf nhIN sI ik Auh iehnF bdmfsLF df mukfblf kr skdf. Ausny Bwj nwT kfPLI kIqI prMqU iksy bMdy ny AusdI bFh nf PVI Auh iekwlf hI Bwj nwT kr irhf sI. hr koeI AuhnF bdmfsLF qoN zrdf sI. koeI vI blLdI dy bUQy ivwc nf ipaf, kOx pvy? iksy nUM kI? Kud jgqfr isMG aMdroN pUrI qrF zr igaf sI. Ausny Kud vI vrksLfp vfly pfsy vwl afpxf mUMh nf kIqf. Auhny afpxy afp nUM smJf ilaf. mYN lgOVF df kI kr lUM, mfrky aOh jfxgy, juafk awz rulxgy. KLbry myry sfly. ikwQoN ikwQoN afey af. Auh qF idn rfq pI eI jFdY, llkfry mfrI jFdy af.
bdmfsLF dy llkfiraF aqy hvfeI PfierF krn sfrf sLihr Qr-Qr kMbx lwgf sI. sLihr dIaF aOrqF qrfh qrfh kr rhIaF sn. hr pfsy dihsLq df mfhOl sI. dihsLq PYlfky hI jIqy bdmfsL ny kroVF rupey dI sLfmlft qy kbjLf jmf ilaf. nf pRsLfsLn nf puls nf lok koeI vI kusikaf qwk nhIN sI.
jwgf bdmfsL ies kbjLy qoN bfd bhuq AuqsLfhq ho igaf. bdmfsLF ivwc rih ky Ausdy myl jol ivwc hor vfDf ho igaf. jIqy ny aYm aYl ey rfhIN jwgy df bMdUk df lfiesMs vI bxf idwqf. bMdUk lYx bfd Auh hr smyN bMdUk moZy qy ltkfeIN rwKdf. bMdUk kfrn Aus dI ipMz ivwc hor dihsLq vD geI. jwgy bdmfsL df kotkpUry vflI sVk qy Gr sI, Gr dy ipCly pfsy iewk vIh ikwilaF `c vwzf CwpV sI. jIqy brfV qoN Auqsfhq ho ky jwgy bdmfsL ny vI awT nON ikwly CwpV dI QF nwpx dI ivAuNq bxf leI. mINh Gwt pYx kfrn CwpV lgBg suwk cuwkf sI. ijs idn Auh CwpV ivwc Brq pfAux lwgf. AusnUM ipMz dI pMcfieq ny rokx dI koisLsL kIqI pr Auh ruikaf nf. kbjy leI jIqy brfV smyq 80-90 bMdy agly idn hI af gey sn. jwgy ny puls nUM vI pihlF hI bMn ilaf. vIh trYktr Brq pvfAux leI lwgy hoey sn. hr trYktr qy pMj mjLdUr sn, mjLdUr vI ipMz dy nhIN sn, bfhrly ipMzF dy hI hoxgy. jwgy bdmfsL ny vI afey gey bdmfsLF leI sLrfb df pOa lf idwqf sI. Gry hI do bwkry vwZy sn. dfrU aqy mIt dI vfsLnf sfry ipMz dy nwk `c hI nhIN, idl qy vI jlUx kr rhI sI. lok dfrU pI rhy sn aqy mIt Auzf rhy sn. ies mOky ipMz dy kOlIcwt aqy lPLMgy mOjUd sn. qmfsLbIn aqy muPLq df Kfx pIx vfly lok vI bQyry qury iPrdy sn. sLfm qwk Brq pY geI. iqMn pfsy AuWcI AuWcI cfrdIvfrI vI kr idwqI. bdmfsLF aqy vfDU GftU lokF ny dfrU pI ky llkfry hI nhIN mfry sn, sgoN ijwq dI KusLI ivwc hvfeI Pfier vI kIqy sn. jwgy dy ies kfrnfmy nfl ipMz ivwc hfhkfr mwc geI. sLfm qoN pihlF hI ipMz ivwc sMnftf Cf igaf sI. awg `c kOx Cfl mfry? ipMz dy lok qF susrI vFg sON gey.
            agly idn swQ ivwc kfPLI lok juVy hoey sn. AuhnF dy mUMhF qy zr icMqf aqy sMsf sfP njLr afAuNdf sI. koeI vI bol nhIN sI irhf, sfry cuwpcfp bYTy sn. pihlF pihlF qF jwgy dI hr koeI bdKoeI kr lYNdf sI pr jd Aus ny keI bMidaF ny ies krky hI pMgf ilaf qF sfry hI cuwp rihx lwg pey. CwpV rokx qoN sfry lok cuwp ho gey sLfied hr koeI ies gwl dI AuzIk ivwc hoeygf -mYN ikAuN gwl sLurU krF, koeI hor kry. sfry swQ ivwc BFq BFq dy lok huMdy, jwgy kol AdoN hI sI afeI zI puwj jfxI sI, hr koeI AusdI awq qoN zrdf, mYN mwlomwlI blf nUM ikAuN avfËF mfrF aKIr gurlfl isMG lflI nUM cuwp qoVnI peI. lflI bI[ aYz[ krn qoN bfd guru nfnk kflj `c aYm[ ey[ arQ sLfsLqr kr irhf sI. Auh ividafrQI XUnIan `c vI ihwsf lYNdf, kdy kdy swQ ivwc af jFdf sI. vYsy Auh ipMz Gwt hI afAuNdf.hostl ivwc hI rihMdf. CuwtIaF kfrn ipMz afieaf hoieaf sI. swQ ivwc Auh bhuq Gwt boldf sI. Aus rojL vI Auh bolxf nhIN cfhUMdf sI. pr ainaF hoieaf sI ijs krky Auh bolxo rih nf sikaf, "cfcf jI! jwgy ny ipMz dy CwpV qy kbjLf krky cMgf nhIN kIqf. ipMz df koeI bMdf boilaf ikAuN nhIN? jy sfrf ipMz kwTf ho ky AuhnUM rokdf, qF rukdf ikvyN nf. sfhn qF nhIN sI Auh? ipMz awgy kI sI Auh ?" lflI dI ies gwl nUM Ausdy cfcy muKiqafr isAuN ny suixaf qF jrUr pr boilaf kuwJ nf. LlflI dI ieh Dfrnf qF swQ ivwc bYTy sfry bMidaF ny suxI sI, pr huMgfrf Brn qoN sfry hI pfsf vwt gey. lflI nUM swQ `c bYTy sfry bMidaF qy guwsf af igaf. pr Auh Auhdy afpxy cfcy qfey hox krky afpxf guwsf jfhr nhIN kr sikaf. iewk do imMt ipwCoN hI guwsy `c afpxy Gr nUM clf igaf. AuNJ mn hI mn socdf jf irhf sI, "ikwzf inkMmf aY eyh ipMz. iewk vI bMdf nI boilaf. sfrf ipMz iewk bMdy qoN zr igaf. asl `c ipMz ivwc eykf nI, jf eykf hovy qF jo mrjI kr lE, ipMz mUhry kI aV jy koeI kMm. mYnUM qF lwgdY lok isafxy vI nI, jy isafxy hoxf qF soc bxy, soc hovy qF eykf krn. hr koeI socdY mYnUM kI? ieh kMm myrf nI dUjy df aY. puwqf ipCFh vy, ipMz gFh vy, inwjvfdI soc aY ipMz dy lokF dI, mry koeI jIvy, suQrf Gol pqfsy pIvy"
            lflI ny swQ ivwc Dfrnf kI idwqI jwgy ivruwD sgoN puwTf pMgf pY igaf. iksy tuwkVboc cuglKLor ny jwgy kol jf cuglI kIqI, "swQ `c hor qF koeI nI boilaf afpxy ivruwD, sB cuwp bYTy rhy pr gurnfmy df pfVHf boldf sI. AuhI jIhnUM lflI kihMdy aY." jwgy bdmfsL df pfrf iewkdm asmfn qy cVH igaf. Ausdf pfrf sO izgrI qoN vI vwD igaf sI. Aus rfq AsnUM cYn nhIN afeI, nINd ijvyN KMB lf ky AWuz geI. mMjf AusnUM vwZ vwZ Kf irhf sI. bycYnI ivwc rfq nUM AuWT AuWT Ausny do iqMn vfr pfxI pI ky sLFq hox dI koisLsL kIqI pr Ausdf aMdrlf BWT vFg qpdf irhf-"BYx df Xfr, Auh blUMgVf jyhf[[[Auh boilaf myry ivruwD [[myrI vf vwl nf Jfky koeI. mYN qF vwizaF vwizaF nUM pYrIN zyg ilaf. cVH lYx dy idn, kwlH krFgy do hwQ. svyry ByjdF jIqy brfV nUM sunyhf. bfhly kI krnY, do iqMn eI bhuq af, idKfAuxY AuhnUM idny qfry,kuwqI jfq. vyNhdf nI afvdf mfjLnf. jwgf sfrI rfq jfgdf irhf, GfVqF GVdf irhf. svyr hox sfr Ausny jIqy brfV nUM Pon kr idwqf. nfl hI kih idwqf, " iewk do bMdy lY afvIN nfl bMdUk ilafAuxI nf BuwlIN. iewk muMzf nvF bdmfsL AuT irhY, AuhdI bdmfsLI GolxI aY. brfVf! ipwpl dy hyT ipwpl ikvyN lwg jy" jIqy brfV ny cfr vjy sLfm qwk phuMcx df vfafdf kr ilaf sI. Pon krn qoN bfd Ausny afpxy juMzI dy XfrF nUM do vjy afAux leI sunyhf Byj idwqf. AuhnF nUM do GMty pihlF swdx df mksd sI- afey mihmfnF leI murgy aqy dfrU df pRbMD krnf BUrf, swqf aqy mohxf vkq isr hI phuMc gey. AuhnF af ky murgy dfrU qoN ibnF zFg sotI df pRbMD vI kr ilaf.
            jIqf brfV afpxy do bMidaF smyq sfZy ku cfr vjy jwgy bdmfsL dy Gr phuMc igaf. afAuNidaF hI dfrU df dOr sLurU ho cuwkf sI. do GMty sLrfb df BrvF dOr cwldf irhf. sfZy ku Cy vjy AuhnF lflI dy Gr kol jf ky llkfry mfrny sLurU kr idwqy. gflLF kwZxIaF sLurU kr idwqIaF. lflI dI DI BYx iewk kr idwqI. lflI df ipAu aqy mF hI Gr sn. lflI iksy kMm sLihr igaf hoieaf sI. AusnUM Gr afAuNidaF kvylf ho igaf sI. lflI qoN Cotf vI pitafly XUnIvristI `c aYm ey pMjfbI dy pihly sfl pVHdf sI. Auh pitafly hI sI. Auh vI ividafrQI XUnIan `c srgrm sI. XUnIan dy kMmF kfjF kfrn ies vfr ipMz nhIN afieaf sI. jwgy aqy jIqy ny hvfeI Pfier vI kIqy. lohy dy gyt qy gMzfsy mfr mfr AusnUM , icwbf kr idwqf. gyt df arl BMnky Auh sfry vyhVy ivwc vV gey. lflI dy ipAu aqy mF ny bYTk ivwc vV ky aMdroN arl lf leI sI. jwgy hurIN kfPLI lMbf smF vyhVy `c KrUd pfAUNdy rhy. aFZ guaFZ dy lokF dI juarq nf peI ik AuhnF nUM rok skx jF smJf skx. lok kMDIN koNlIN lwg gey ijvyN GrF ivwc koeI rihMdf hI nf hovy. QoVf smF Auh KrUd pfAux qoN bfad, llkfry mfrdy, gflLF, kwZdy vfps muV gey. guwsf BfvyN lflI qy kwZx afey sn. pr cuxOqI sfry ipMz nUM dy rhy sn, "awj inwklo bfhr ijhVf inkldY, koeI hmfieqI aY qF Auh vI afjy , kr leIey Auhdy nfl vI do hwQ. jy iksy hor ny vI kwZxY guwB guBfr Auh vI dyK ly." pr ipMz ny Aus smyN iewk vI sfbqf sfh nf ilaf. sfry ipMz ivwc sLmsLfn Gft vrgI cup Cf geI. ijvyN ipMz `c idAu Pyrf pf igaf hovy.
            dyr rfq lflI Gr puwijaf. gyt Kuwlf ipaf sI. vyhVy `c smfn iKMizaf ipaf sI. Auh ieh sfrf kuwJ dyK ky hYrfn aqy prysLfn ho igaf. aMdr igaf QF aMdr koeI nhIN sI. bYTk vwl hoieaf qF aMdroN bUhf bMd sI. lflI ny afpxI mF nUM afvfjL mfrI. AusdI(mF ny lflI dI avfjL pihcfx ky bUhf KoilHaf aqy lflI dy glL lwg ky AuWcI AuWcI rox lwg peI. lflI dI hYrfnI qy prysLfnI hor vD geI. idl Dwk Dwk vwjx lwg ipaf, "mF kI gwl ho geI aY, cuwp kro, pihlF gwl dwso." pr mF df gwc Biraf ipaf sI Auh vI iewk sLbd nf bol skI. lflI ny jd afpxy bfpU nUM puwiCaf, "pfpf ! gwl qF dwso?" qF AusdIaF awKF vI Br afeIaF sn. ies pirvfr nfl aijhI axhoxI pihlI vfr vfprI sI. ieh pirvfr kdy vI iksy nfl liVaf nhIN sI. lVnf qF iksy nfl kI sI, kdy iksy nfl mUMh motf vI nhIN hoieaf sI. ieh axhoxI pihlI sI, sI vI zrfAuxI. lflI ny jd afpxy bfp nUM hONslf dy ky sihj kIqf qF Ausny sfrI hoeI hvfeI kQf suxf idwqI. kQf suxfAux dy nflo nfl lflI nUM smJOqI vI idwqI, "puwqr! eyho ijhy gMd nUM CyVFgy qF iCwty pYxgy. qUM kI lYxY AuhqoN. afpy ikqy hor PsU. ipMz vI qF vwsdY, koeI boldf Auhdy awgy. afpF nUM kI loV aY iksy dI awg ivwc sVn dI. Auh qF Zwty vFg BUqiraf iPrdY, awj Auh kwlf nhIN sI nON ds jxy sn, afpF nUM BfmyN gflF kwZgy , kwZgy so kwZgy . afpF nUM hI nhIN AuhnF qF sfry ipMz nUM bsLwkIaF gflF kwZIaF, koeI nI kusikaf. qUM vI jfx dy, qUM kI lYxY, svyry afpF AusdI imMnq qrlf kr lYny aF-krU so BrU."
            lflI cuwp cfp suxdf irhf aqy Ausdf cyhrf guwsy nfl lfl pIlf huMdf igaf. jd Ausdy bfpU ny afpxI gwl Kqm kr leI qF lflI ny afpxI soc anusfr jvfb idwqf "pfpf! kudrqIN mYN Gr nhIN sI, jy Gr huMdf qF pMgf pY jfxf sI. pfpf! jy ipMz nI boldf qF eyhdf ieh arQ nhIN ik hr koeI nfmrd bx jfey. mYN nI zrdf AusqoN jy Aus kol bdmfsL hn myry nfl vI myry sfQI hn. asIN iswJ lFgy. Auh qF pMjfh swT hoxgy asIN hjfrF dI igxqI `c aF. pfpf ! aYvyN nf zro AusqoN. Auh bMdf eI aY, bMdf nI pÈLU aY, pÈLU qoN zr kfhdf. pÈLU dy nwQ pfeI jFdI aY. Auh afpy pflFgy." lflI df bfpU iPr vI lflI nUM smJfAuNdf irhf prMqU lflI df afpxf qrk sI. lflI df qrk vDyry vjLndfr sI. lflI ny Qfxy ivwc ieqlfh vI nhIN idwqI. lflI nUM sB cfnx sI. "Qfxy jfx df koeI lfB nhIN hoxf sI. puls vI bdmfsLF df pfxI BrdI aY. koeI gwl nIN. iksy idn iswDy tfkry hoxgy. lwgjU pqf bdmfsLI df. lokF ivwc ies Gtnf bfry hor qrF dI crcf sI. "AudoN df hI nf kuwJ boldf hux aMdr vV igaY. puls dy rpt vI nf idwqI zrdy ny. buVHf qF Aus idn df aMdroN eI nI inkldf.
            bdmfsLF nfl pMgf lYxf ikqy sOKf hUMdY." swQ ivwc lokF vwloN kIqI jFdI crcf lflI kol puwj jFdI sI pr lflI cuwp ho jFdf. Auh kIhdf kIhdf mUMh PVdf. ijMny mUMh EnIaF hI gwlF. lflI dy aMdr awg DuKdI sI. mhInf lMG igaf. jwgf bdmfsL vI lflI AuWpr hmlf krn dI qfk ivwc sI, ies bfry lflI nUM vI igafn sI. lflI bcfa rwKdf. CuwtIaF Kqm ho rhIaF sn. lflI ny iewk awDy idn ivwc sLihr vfps cly jfxf sI. ienHF idnF `c ipMz ivwc iewk hor idl vlUMDrx vflI Gtnf vfpr geI. rfjy iswKF dI kuVI sI prmjIq AurP pMmI, mUrq vrgI sohxI kuVI. pMmI df pfpf jgq isMG sfry ipMz ivwc ivafhF sLfdIaF, mrinaF prinaF qy lfgIpuxy df kMm krdf. ipMz df lfgI hox krky Ausdy ipMz ivwc cMgf mfx qfx sI. 'lfg' nfl hI Ausdy sfry Gr dI afeI clfeI cwldI . pMmI jd bfrvIN coN cMgy nMbr lY ky pfs ho geI qF AusnUM jgq isMG ny nrisMg dy kors leI mukqsr dfKl krf idwqf. pMmI bhuq KUbsUrq sI prIaF vrgI lfl gulfl. iewk idn Auh jwgy bdmfsL dIaF njLrF ivwc cVH geI. Aus idn qoN hI jwgf pMmI nUM afpxy klfvy ivwc lYx leI XqnsLIl sI. aKIr iewk idn aijhf af igaf ik pMmI Ausdy pMjy ivwc af hI geI, mukqsr qoN Ausn ipMz afAuxf sI, bfeI pfs qy bws lYx leI KVI sI. jwgf bhuq idnF qoN qfk ivwc vI sI. Ausny afpxy iewk kOlI cwt nUM sfrI KLbrsfr rwKx aqy Aus dy afAux jfx df pqf krn dI izAUtI idwqI geI . kOlI cwt dI sI afeI zI muqfbk hI kfr bfeI pfs kol puwjI. kfr coN jwgy ny bfhr af ky pMmI nUM sMboiDq ho ky puwiCaf sI, "qUM eyQy ikmyN kuVy! ikqy aYs kflj `c qF nI pVHdI?"
            "hF ! mY eyQy nrisMg df kors krdI aF bfeI jI." pMmI ny AuWqr idwqf sI, "kuVy ! mYN qF qsIlF `c afieaf sI. ipMz cwilaF cwl bYT kfr `c." jwgy ny bVI inmrqf nfl pMmI nUM kfr `c bYTx leI ikhf. prMqU pMmI iJjk mihsUs kr rhI sI. Auh kfr ivwc bYTx leI iqafr nhIN sI. jwgy ny bfr bfr kihx aqy mjLbUr krn qy Auh zrdI zrdI kfr ivwc bih geI. mukqsr qoN awgy rfjsQfnI nihrF nfl jwgy ny kfr jd nihr dI ptVI pf leI qF pMmI ny sLMkf jLfhr kIqI. "bfeI jI ! eyDr ikwDr?" awgoN jwgy ny KLcrI jyhI muskfn suwtidaF AuWqr idwqf, "shurIey zrdI aYN qYnUM sB pqf mYN kOx aF? bdmfsL! pr ipMz dI kuVI aYN qUM , qyrI qF asIN rfKI krnI aY, qyry nfl jwgoN qyrvIN QoVy krnI aY, PrIdkot kMm aY,mfmUlI jyhf, Pyr afpF iswDy inkl jfxY vfieaf muwdkI bfGy nUM. TIk aY nf?" pMmI nUM Ausdy aijhy sLbd sux ky ivÈvfsL ho igaf sI. ivsLvfsL kfhdf ivsLvfsL! iks qy ivsLvfsL! pr Auhny pMmI nfl ivsLvfsLGfq kIqf. Auh aqy Ausdy iqMn sfQI iewk aijhI koTI ivwc AusnUM lY gey ijwQoN Auh ieMhnF dy cuMgl ivwcoN inkl ky Bwj nhIN skdI sI. AusdIaF cIkF vI iksy ny nhIN suxIaF. pMmI nfl Auh aqy Ausdy sfQI sfrI rfq kukrm krdy rhy. agly idn AusnUM bws cfVH ky ipMz qor idwqf pMmI ikvyN nf ikvyN ipMz puwj geI. pr Gr ivwc dfKLl huMidaF hi Auh ies sdmy kfrn pwQr dI mUrq bx geI. Ausdf srIr noicaf aqy ichrf vlUMDiraf ipaf sI. pMmI dI hflq dyK ky AusdI mF dIaF BuwbF inkl geIaF. pirvfr nUM pMmI nfl vfprI vfrdfq df ielm ho igaf. vfrdfq iks ny kIqI ies bfr Ausdy mF bfp puwC rhy sn, "puwq! pMmI! kI hoieaf, kIhny qyrI ieh hflq kIqI aY, qUM dws afpF Qfxy jfvFgy. iensfPL lvFgy." pr Auh qF suMn vwtf bx geI sI. Aus rfq Ausny nf kuwJ KfDf sI, nf pIqf sI. dUjy idn AusnUM hspqfl dfKLl krfieaf igaf. zfktr ny zfktrI muafienf krn qy afeIaF rIportF qoN bfd Ausdy mF ipAu nUM swc dws idwqf, "dyKo jI! kuVI nfl, Dwkf kIqf igaY, Dwky krn vfly iewk nhIN keI ho skdY. kuVI gihry sdmy `c af, mYN ielfj sLurU krdF, afs aY TIk ho jfeygI." zfktr qoN ieh gwl sux ky Ausdy mF ipAu hubkIN hubkIN rox lwg pey sn. zfktr ny hONslf idMidaF ikhf, "afpxy afp nUM sMBflo! vylLf hwQoN nf kwZIey afpF jy rIport Qfxy idwqI aY qF mY zfktrI muafieny dI rIport Qfxy Byj idMdf hF. jy rIport Qfxy drj nhIN krfeI qF drj krfAu, rox df kI lfB, kuwJ krogy qF lfB hoAUgf." prMqU pMmI df ipAu QfixaF dy cwkr `c pYxf nhIN cfhuMdf sI, "zfktr jI! hux qF iksy nUM pqf nI, Qfxy gey qF Gr Gr crcf hojU, kwlH klot kuVI ivafhuxI vI aY. puls dy cwkr `c nI pYxf asIN qusIN avdf lfj kro." zfktr ny E[ ky[ kih ky afpxf ielfj sLurU kr idwqf. pMmI nUM hspqfl dfKLl kiraf cOQf idn ho igaf. prMqU Auh iewk vI sLbd nf bolI nf kuwJ KFdI pINdI sI. nsLy dy tIky lfAux qy hI AusnUM mfVI motI nINd afAuNdI. Auh Cwq vwl itk itkI lf ky JfkI jFdI. Auh qF ies kihr kfrn pwQr df buwq bx geI sI.
            pMmI dy hspqfl ivwc dfKLl hox dI crcf  sfry ipMz ivwc cl rhI sI. hr aOrq, hr bMdy aqy hr nOjvfn nUM pqf lwg igaf sI ik pMmI nfl blfqkfr kIqf igaf hY. koeI koeI bMdf buVHI qF aMdr Kfqy jwgy bdmfsL df nf vI lY lYdy. qrF qrF dIaF hvfvF AuWz rhIaF sn. koeI kuJ kih irhf sI, koeI kuwJ. lflI dy kMnI vI ieh KLbr pY geI. Aus nUM vI sLwk jwgy qy sI, sLwk hI nhIN AusnUM pUrf XkIn ho igaf sI ik ieh jwgy bdmfsL df hI kfrf hoeygf. pr kI pqf koeI horn df hovy, dunIaF qy koeI Brosf nIN lflI ies msly df shI inqfrf krnf cfhuMdf sI. lflI hsqpfl vI pqf lYx igaf sI. lflI ny jd kuVI dI siQqI dyKI qF Aus dIaF awKF `c KUn AuWqr afieaf. Aus df jI kIqf "ijsny eyhdy nfl Dwkf kIqY, ies kuwqy qoN qurMq bdlf ilaf jfxf cfhIdY. pr dUjy pl Auh sihj ho igaf Ausny afpxy guwsy nUM prHy suwtidaF Aus dy Brf qfrI nfl gwl kIqI. qfrI aqy lflI donoN hmjmfqI sn. qfrI ds pVH ky motrsfeIkl mkYnkI iswKx qoN bfad sLihr hI dukfndfrI krn lwg ipaf. pr lflI qy qfrI df cMgf sihcfr sI. lflI nUM qfrI nfl ies vfrdfq bfry gwlbfq kridaF iewk Purnf Puiraf, "qfrI jy afpF qrksLIlF nU ilafeIey, AuhnF kol sMmohq krn dI klf aY, kuVI TIk hojU, mYnUM pwkf ivsLvfsL af. mYN jfxdF BdOV vfly rfijMdr nUM. afKyN qF krF Pon. kwlH eI af jfxgy." qfrI vI cfhuMdf sI ik AusdI BYx jldI TIk  ho jfvy aqy sIa df pqf vI lwgy. Ausny 'hF' kr idwqI, lflI ny rfijMdr BdOV nUM PLon kr idwqf. rfijMdr AudoN hI afAuxf mMn igaf. Ausny agly idn dupihr qoN bfd hspqfl afAux df vfadf kr ilaf. agly idn vkq anusfr rfijMdr BdOV aqy rfm svrn lwKy vflI afpxy do sfQIaF smyq hspqfl puwj gey. lflI vI awDf GMtf pihlF hI af igaf sI. qfrI qfrI dy mF ipAu qfrI dy do mfmy mfmIaF vI AuWQy hI sn. rfijMdr ny sB qoN phlF sfry pirvfr nfl afpxI jfx pihcfx kIqI. afpxIaF kuwJ sLrqF dwsIaF. hr pwKoN pUrI sihmqI lY ky hI rfijMdr aqy Ausdy sfQI pMmI vfly bYWz kol gey. rfijMdr ny lVkI nUM cMgI qrF dyiKaf priKaf, pUrf jfiejf ilaf. jfiejf lYx qoN bfd rfijMdr ny sfnUM sfiraF nUM sMboiDq ho ky ikhf do iqMn GMty jy afpF ies kuVI nUM hspqfloN lY cwlIey. qF hI cMgf rhygf. myrf eyQy dosq aY nirMdr sLrmf. afpF AuhdI koTI cwldy aF. afpF nUM iewk vwKrf kmrf iml jfAUgf." ies suJfa nfl sfry hI sihmq ho gey. sfiraF qurMq nirMdr sLrmy vflI koTI vwl cfly pf idwqy. nirMdr sLrmf Gr hI sI. Ausny sfiraF nUM cfh pfxI vI ipafieaf. iPr gwlbfq leI AuhnF nUM afpxf iewk kmrf vI sONp idwqf. bfkI sfry jxy nirMdr dy zrfieMg rUm ivwc bYT gey. kuVI kol rfijMdr BdOV, rfm svrvn lwKyvflI aqy Ausdy sfQI hI sn. rfijMdr ny afpxy iksy ivigafnk ZMg nfl kuVI nUM sMmoihq kr ilaf. ies kfrvfeI qy AusnUM do GMty lwgy hoxgy. kVI jd bolI qF Auh pUry Brosy nfl kih rhI sI. "qusIN JUT mfrdy E, qusIN nhIN sI, Auh qF sfzy ipMz df jwgf sI. Aus nfl iqMn jxy hor sI. qusIN JUT mfrdy E, qusIN nhIN sI." ieh kih ky Auh AuWcI AuWCI DfhF mfr rhI sI. rfijMdr ny AusnUM cuwp krvfAuNidaF Drvfs idwqI, "qUM sfzI CotI BYx aYN. asIN qyrI hr moV qy shfieqf krFgy. Pyr sLrq eyh aY, qYnUM afpxy afp nUM sMBflxf peygf, qUM AuvyN hI ijLMdgI jIeyNgI ijvy pihlF jINdI sI. asIN iksy nUM nhIN dwsFgy." iPr rfijMdr ny lflI nUM aMdr bulf ky Aus kuVI nUM hor hONslf idwqf, "eyh aY lflI, qyry ipMz df aY, qUM eyhnUM jfxdI aYN, qyrf vwzf Brf aY ieh vI koeI gwl hovy eyhnUM swd ky dwsIN. asIN qyrI pUrI mdd krFgy. hux roxf nhIN sihjL iËMdgI jIAuxI aY. jo hoieaf AuhnUM Buwl jf. awCf bol sfzI BYx aYN nf qUM?"
            "hF BYx aF lflI myrf vIr aY." pMmI dIaF awKF `coN prnflLy vFg nIr vgx ipaf sI. rfijMdr ies msly dy hwl qoN bfad sfry pirvfr nUM kmry `c bulf ilaf. pMmI afpxy prvfr nUM dyK ky iewk vfr AuWcI AuWcI rox lwg peI aqy Bfvnf vws kih rhI sI, " pfpf jI ! mMmI !!! mYnUM mfPL kr idAu. mYN ijAuNdI Gr af`gI mr ikAuN nf geI[[[pr hux eyh sB myry vIr af hux mYN mrFgI nhIN , hux mYN[[[[."
            Aus qoN aglf vfk bolx qoN pihlF Ausdy Brf qfrI ny Ausdy mUMh qy hwQ rwK idwqf.
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            kuwJ idnF bfad lflI KyqoN af irhf sI. ipMz dy bfhr iPrnI qy Tykf sI. jwgf bdmfsL aqy Ausdy juMzI dy Xfr AuWQy bYTy hI drU pI rhy sn. sLfm df Gusmusf jyhf sI. do sfQI mMjy qy bYTy sn. do kursIaF qy ibrfjmfn sn. jwgf vI kursI qy bYTf sI. Tyky dI lfeIt jf rhI sI. iPrnI qy jFdf bMdf idsdf nhIN sI prMqU Tyky qy blb jgdf hox kfrn hr bYTf bMdf pUrI qrF ids irhf sI. bMdUk mMjy qy peI sI. eyny nUM jwgf aqy Ausdf iewk sfQI ipsLfb krn leI Tyky dy ipCly pfsy cly gey. lflI ny awgf ipwCf dyiKaf qy BuwKy sLyr vFg bMdUk jf JptI. bMdUk AusqoN jwgy dy sfQI Kohx lwgy sn qF lflI ny hvfeI PLfier kr idwqf. jd hvfeI Pfier hoieaf qF jwgy dy sfQI icwqVF nUM awzIaF lf Bwj qury. jwgy df vI ipsLfb ivwcy hI rih igaf. Ausny bMdUk lflI dy hwQ ivwc dyK leI sI. Tyky dy ipCly pfsy Kyq sn. ipMz dI inafeIN `c jLmIn hox krky srpMc qyj isAuN ny kMizaflI qfr nfl Kyq vilLaf hoieaf sI. jwgf bdmfsL vI vfhodfh KyqF vwl Bwj quiraf. pihlF Auh qfrF `c aV ky lhU luhx ho igaf agFh pfxI nfl Bry Kfly ivwc Auh jf izwigaf. AsnUM pqf hI nhIN lwg irhf sI ik Auh iks pfsy dOV irhf hY. lflI ny dUjf Pfier jwgy vwl syiDaf. pr eyny nUM dOV ky Auh kfPLI dUr clf igaf sI ijs krky rONd ivwcoN inklky rYxy insLfny qoN AurHF hI rih gey.
            lflI ny llkfrf vI mfiraf." Bwj lY jy BwjI dY hux Cwzdf nI qYnUM. bhuq idn lMGfey sI qUM. mYN lflI aF lflI! KV jf jy asl df aYN plF `c nf Gol qI bdmfsLI qF mYnUM lflI nf khIN." jwgy nUM Bwjy jFdy nUM ieh ielm vI nhIN sI ik Ausny do Pfier kIqy hn. bMdUk `c do hI rONd sn. pr Auh qF acfnk hoey hmly qoN ieqnf dihsLqjLdf ho igaf ik AusnUM rONd qF kI Xfd rihxy sI AusnUM qF ieh vI pqf nhIN lwigaf ik ik Auh iks idsLf vwl dOV irhf hY. Auh dOVdf dOVdf guaFZI ipMz clf igaf. guaFZI ipMz vI lMG ky rfq Ausn nihrF kol iksy dI motr qy bih ky kwtI sI. AusnUM svyry pqf lwigaf ik Auh ikwQy aY. lflI nUM pqf sI AusdI bdmfsLI df, Auh jfxdf sI jd vylf afieaf, nf eyhdy XfrF KVnY nf eyhny. AuhI gwl hoeI. nf Auhdy Xfr KVy, nf jwgf. jIhdf ijwDr mUMh ho igaf. AuDr hI Bwj igaf. jwgy hurF dy Bwjx ipwCo lflI ny bMdUk kMD nfl mfr mfr ky BMn dwqI. bMdUk Tyky qy hI suwt ky lflI bVy qpfk nfl afpxy Gr vwl ho quiraf. Aus rfq Auh Gr rwj ky suwqf sI. Ausny jwwgy bdmfsL qoN bdlf lY ilaf sI. lflI dI ieh bdlf lYx dI aDUrI iewCf vI pUrI ho geI. vfrdfq krn ipwCoN lokF df pRqIkrm jfxn leI Auh iewk do idn hor ipMz ivwc irhf sI.
            lflI dy ies aYksLn nfl ipMz ivwc jfn pY geI sI. agly idn swQ ivwc lflI dI bhfdrI dI crcf jorF qy cwl rhI sI, "afpF qF aYvyN eI AusnUM igwdV khI jFdy sI, Auh qF sLyr inkilaf beI sLyr           rwK idKfeI juafn ny, krqI kmfl . nhIN rIsF beI lflI qyrIaF. [[[[suixaY Auh vwzf bdmfsL qF pfxI bx igaf. pqf eI nf lwgy Bwjy jFdy nUM [[[hor eI puwj igaf ikqy, vwzy bdmfsL nUM kihMdy rfh eI nf lwiBaf. ivwc eI afiKaY isafixaF ny, jdoN ho jFdy tfkry iPr pqf lwgdY bUrIaF cuMGIaF df, iPr pqf lwgdY kOx ikMny pfxI `c aY. koeI qF ipMz `c pYdf hoieaf jwgy bdmfsL df mUMh BMnx vflf. lflI ny qF sfry ipMz dI rwK vKfeI sI. Gr Gr jMmx eyho ijhy puwq. "lflI dy sfhsI kfrnfmy dIaF Gr Gr gwlF hox lwgIaF sn. ies vfrdfq ipwCoN lflI df kwd bhuq AuWcf ho igaf. hr mrd aqy hr aOrq, hr bwcf aqy hr jvfn lflI dIaF isPLqF dy pul bMnH irhf sI. ieh AuhI ipMz sI ijhdy mUMh ivwc dMd nhIN sn. pr lflI dy ieckx imckx nfl gUMgy ipMz nUM bulMd afvfjL iml geI sI.

            jwgf bdmfsL ipMz `c keI idn ivKfeI nhIN idwqf. shy vFg Gr hI dibaf irhf.lflI iqMn idn ipMz `c sLryafm iPrdf irhf. AuNJ lflI ies Bfxy kfrn cOks vI sI. lflI nUM ieh ielm sI ik jwgf Aus qy vfr jLrUr krygf. lflI hr hoxI axhoxI leI iqfar bYTf sI. Ausny soc smJ ky hI aijhf kdm AuTfieaf sI. lflI dI soc sI, "mrnf iewk idn eI aY, pihlF kI mgroN kI? jy iksy pivwqr kfr leI miraf jFdY qF bMdy df nfAuN amr ho jFdY." pr lflI iewk bdmfsL hwQoN vI nhIN mrnf cfhuMdf sI. Auh ividafrQI XUnIan `c qndyhI nfl kMm krdf irhf hY. ajy Ausny hor lok BlfeI kdy kMm krny sn. mrn mrfAux nfloN Aus df vDyry ivsLvfsL sMGrsL ivwc sI pr jykr aijhI koeI afPLq jF blf mwlo mwlI gwl pY hI jfvy qF Auh AusqoN ipwT idKf ky dOVnf vI nhIN cfhuMdf sI. Auh aijhIaF GtnfvF df pVcolvF ivsLlysLx vI krdf, "mYnUM bdmfsL dy hwQoN ajfeIN nhIN mrnf cfhIdf. eys qoN cOksI dI loV aY. eys qoN zrn dI vI loV nI myrf ivcfr aY ik ies nUM jQybMdk sLkqI nfl idny qfry idKfAux dI loV aY qF ik iPr iksy grIb gurby nUM qMg prysLfn nf kr sky." lflI  ny kflj jf ky agly idn hI XUnIan dI ËrUrI mIitMg swd ky Aus nfl vfprI sfrI khfxI nUM ieMn ibMn suxf idwqI. sfry ividafrQIaF df srb sMmqI nfl mwq sI, "lflI! Aus qoN cOks rhIN, pr icMqf nf krIN. Auh qyry qy hmlf jLrUr krygf. XUnIan nUM qyrI bhuq loV aY. qUM styt kmytI df mYNbr aY. BMg dy Bfxy `c nf jfn guaf leIN. afpF sfry ies msly qy gMBIrqf nfl socdy aF. prsoN styt pRDfn nUM bulf lYNdy aF. afpxy kol sLkqI vI aY. pr sLkqI nUM soc nfl vrqFgy, awj qoN do iqMn ividafrQI qyrI rwiKaf qy shfieqf vjoN hmysLF qyry nfl rihxgy. awj afpF mIitMg eyQy hI KLqm krdy aF." mIitMg qoN bfd ividafrQI XUnIan dy sfry kfrkuMn afpxy afpxy itkfixaF vwl cly gey. lflI nUM XUnIan qy vI mfx sI aqy afpxy ainaF aqy Dwky ivruwD kIqy aYksLn qy vI mfx sI. lflI socdf sI, "nf jMmxf bfr bfr, nf mrnf bfr bfr, qF iPr jnm lwgy lyKy. jIhdf jnm lwgy lokF dy lyKy Auhdy vrgf koeI nhIN."    

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          - Brf jI, amrIkf, bs amrIkf hI hY. asIN qF aYvyN awDI Aumr lMGf idwqI jlMDr. pihlF hI ikDry af jFdy eyDr, hor neIN qy bwicaF dI qF jUn sAur jFdI.
          Èfied BYx jI TIk hI afKdy sn. hux qF mYƒ vI lwg irhf sI, beI pOxI Aumr kfiljF dI pRoÌYsrI ny Kf leI sI ÉfhmÉfh. mËf qF huxy afAux lwigaf sI iËMdgI df. pihlF mYN afp afieaf sF kYlIÌornIaf. aFidaF hI gurU dy duafry QF lwB peI sI. qy Pyr aijhI QF lwBI ik muV guMmI hI nf. asIN gurU dy ho gey, qy gurU asfzf. ivsr gey qmfm kYimstrI dy ÌfrmUly. kfilj dIaF ‘lYb` dIaF gYsF dI sVFd. sfÌ suawC gurduafrf. afvfË afpxI pihlF hI cMgI sI. AuWQy kYimstrI df ‘lYWsn` iqafr kr ky roË kfilj jfxf pYNdf sI. Auho hux iewQy kMm af igaf ÌfrmUlf. hr sMgrFd-pUrnmfÈI, qy Éfs kr gurpurb qy aYqvfr vfly idhfVy ‘lYWsn` iqafr krnf pYNdf. Auho cflHI-imMtIaf lYkcr. AuWQy stUzYNts ƒ[[[[ iewQy sMgqF ƒ. nf Auh sIrIas[[[[ nf ieh sIrIas. iek ‘ircUal` AuQy[[[[ iewk eyQy. afpF ƒ kI Ìrk pYNdY?

          qy mYN afpxy Xfr inrml ƒ icwTI ilKI, ‘‘ikwQy nrkF df vfsI bxI bYiTaY? af jf, myry suargF ivwc! iewQy jF qF bfbf jI dy suwK-afsx vflI QF ÉUbsUrq bxfeI hoeI ey isMGF[[[[ jF Pyr BfeI jI dI irhfieÈgfh. qy qyrf Xfr avqfr ‘BfeI jI` bx igaY.                            

igaY, pRoÌYsr qoN. pMjfh zflr roË df imldY. cfr sO hÌqy dy. mYƒ pqY, inMmy, qUM ‘knvrt` krn lwg pYxY ieMzIan krMsI ivwc aTqflI hËfr mhIny dy. KuwlH geIaF nf awKF?``
          qy inrml awKF mIc ky jhfË cVH afieaf. aYgrIklcrl aÌsr lwigaf hoieaf PgvfVy. bfeIaF virHaF dI nOkrI KUh-Kfqy pf afieaf. cfr idn jIxY bMdy ny[[[ cwj nfl qF jIvy. bwcy cMgy sYtl ny ieMzIaf ivwc. mIaF-bIvI amrIkn ho jfxgy. ‘spONsr` mYN kr idwqf sI.
          [[[[ avqfr, Xfr, af qF mYN igaf. hux iËMdgI ÈurU ikwQoN kIqI jfvy?
          [[[[ bs, ÈurU qoN ÈurU. alÌ-by df kfiedf muwZoN-suZoN. ivsr jf aÌsrIaF. qy inrml sfhb `qoN ho jf inMmf. ijhVf kMm imldf eI bs kr lY. iewQy izgintI AU lybr dI. koeI Ìrk nhIN mflk qy nOkr ivwc. bOs vI inwkr pf ky kMm kr irhf huMdY, qy mfqihq vI. ‘Pst-nym` nfl dovyN iek dUjy ƒ muÉfqb huMdy ny. qyrf bOs qYƒ inrml swdygf, qy qUM Aus ƒ ‘hYnrI`, jF ijhVf vI Aus kMjr df nF hoeygf. iekwiTaF lMc krogy. qUM afpxf cpVfsI afp ey[[[[ qy qyrf bOs afpxf afp.
          qy iek aYqvfr sMgqF ƒ mYN bynqI kr guËfrI, ‘‘gurU sfihb ny afiKaf sI nf AuWjV jfE? mqlb, cMgy bMdy hmyÈ AuWjVdy hI rhy ny. qy ieMjy hI afpxf iek imwqR-ipafrf AuWjV ky ieMzIaf `coN afieaf jy. Blf purK ju hoieaf. asF Es dI mwdd krnI ey. Èrx afey ƒ kMT lfxf ey. pr Auh hY bVf Éuddfr jy. gurmuK ju hoieaf. qlI nhIN sU awzxI isKI. ikDry koeI jOb klH qk iml jfey qF Èukrfny `c af jfey.``
          qy lE jI. iksy isMG ny Klo jYkfrf gjfa idwqf. afKy, ‘‘myrf iek cInf Xfr ey. Es df zIpfrtmYNtl stor ey. iPlhfl, Es pfs iek ‘afz` jOb ey. mqlb, gryvXfrz izAUtI. Pyr koeI hor rfh inkl afeygf.``
          inMmf qF jI, skqy ivc af igaf, ‘‘gryXfrz izAUtI? ikAuN Drm iBRÈt krn izhYN qfrI? eys afÉrI Aumry hux goiraF dIaF kbrF dI mjfvrI mYQoN krvfeyNgf? nf Brfvf, aYdUM qF afpxf ieMzIaf hI Blf.
          [[[[Eh neIN Xfrf! smJx vflf Éfnf rqf iesqymfl kr afpxf. qyrf  ‘Byjf` ikwQy igaY? Auh afKdy ny nf, ‘‘jo Byjf hY, vuh Byjf nhIN. ijsy Byjf hY, Ausy Byjf nhIN.`` ÉYr, qyrI smJoN bfhr dIaF ny ieh sfrIaF. qUM Tihiraf aYgrIklcr aÌsr. qy ieh mulk ey ‘klcr` vfilaF df. eyQy ‘lYtirn` ƒ ‘rYst-rUm` afKdy ny. qy inMimaf, gryvXfrz izAUtI dy mfany ny - rfq dy XfrF vjy qoN svyry swq vjy qwk dI izAUtI. smiJaY? ieMJ hI ‘gYs-styÈn` ienHF df pYtrol pMp AU.
          [[[[ lY Brfvf, iPr qF gwl eI bx geI ik. qyrI dljIq qF qyry kol ey. qy afpxI swq-smuMdroN pfr. kwcy qy qrnoN rhI Auh. mYƒ grIn kfrz imlU, qF drÈn hoxy ny Bfgvfn dy. mYƒ sOK ey rfq dI izAUtI dI. nINdrF qF AuNj vI nhIN pYxIaF pr-dysIN. nfly cIny dIaF nOkrIaF krFgy, nfly ibrhf sulqfn bx gfvFgy. Èfied ÈfierI hI Auqr pey ihjrF kr ky? ieh qF gwl hI bx geI.
          cInf bhuq hI nyk sI. kly-kfry— bs, dovyN mIaF-bIvI. aOlfd hoeI, pr jfie suqI jIrfix. AunHF inrml ƒ afpxI vflI irhfieÈ ivwc hI iewk stor ivhlf kr idwqf.
          inrml ƒ iewk gwl qoN koÌq sI. sflI dukfn lUx-qyl dI[[[[ qy ivwc hI isgrtF vI. gur-iswK ikMJ hwQ lfx? Es afpxI muÈkl mYƒ dwsI. mYN smJfieaf, ‘‘inMimaf, ieh pfqfl dI DrqI AU. iewQy afpxIaF rhu-rIqF ivsr jf. qUM qwikaf nhIN? ikMJ aflUaF vflIaF dukfnF qy ipsqOlF qy kfrqUs vI ivkdy ny? pMsfrIaF dfrU dIaF boqlF vI rwKIaF huMdIaF ny. ieh mlyC ngrI ey, eys pwKoN. qUM kI lYxY, ijMj kfm-rUp vflI ngrI gey sn nf nfnk pfqÈfh. bs, AuNJ hI aiBj rih. bs, vyKdf rhu rMg krqfr dy. hflF qF qYƒ Gon-mon vI hoxf pYxY.``
qy Èfied Es rfq gryvXfrz izAUtI kridaF inMmf rwj ky roieaf. kdy Auh afpxy sfPy ƒ hwQ lf lf qwkdf. qy iek vfr qF Aus df jIa kIqf, afpxy kys KolH ky qwky. Aus dy vfl ikMny Bfry huMdy sn juafnI vfly idnF ivwc? qy jsvMq jdoN ivafhI afeI, Auh inMmy idaF kysF ivwc mUMh dy, bfs inhfrdI rihMdI. jwsI ÈrfbI ho jFdI inrml idaF vflF ivwc. aYqvfr vfly idn Auh afp afK afK mflÈF krdI inrml idaF kysF dI.
          stor df kMm rfqI koeI bhuqf aOKf nf lwigaf inrml ƒ.
Brfvf, vfkeI, ieh svrg ivwc myrf pihlf dfÉlf ey. gfhk hI ivrlf-tfvF vVdY awDI rfqIN. koeI AuiVaf-QuiVaf, koeI ËrUrqmMd. afx vflf pihlF qF ‘ivÈ` krdY, iPr afpxI ËrUrq dI cIË mMgdY[[[[ ieh qF lokIN hI bVy muhwËb ny zfZy slIky vfly! sfzy mulk qF koeI rfm-sq kr ky hI rfËI nhIN, Brfvf. nfly jIa ijhf itikaf rihMdY. avqfr, hux ijvyN mrËI af kr, jwsI df afx df koeI hIlf-vsIlf hux qoN hI kr Brfvf.
CIvyN idn bVy cfa nfl izAUtI qoN rfqIN inrml afieaf. kMipAUtr dy sfhmxy cInf afp bYTf sI. Es afiKaf, inrml, klH qyrf aOÌ ey. prsoN sMzy dI CuwtI af. awj afpxy vyijs lY lY. qy do sO zflr Es igx ky inrml dy hwQ jf PVfey. ijMj sq bihÈqF iml geIaF hox. inMmy ƒ qF. pihlI zflrI kmfeI. ieMnI qF ieMzIaf ivwc mhIny dI qnKfh nhIN imldI. qy Auh kfAUNtr qy bYiTaF bYiTaF hI jlMDr phuMc igaf. jwsI peI afKy, ‘‘qusIN pihlF ikAuN nhIN gey? avqfr qF keI vfrI swd cuwikaf sI.``
[[[[ hYlo! vI nIz ey pYk aOP isgirt.
inrml afpxy jlMDroN vfps priqaf. sfhmxy iqMn kfly KVy. inrml df hwQ igaf isgirtF vfly Éfny vwl. iPr Es ƒ afpxy bOs cIny dI afKI gwl Xfd afeI, ‘‘isgirt aYlfAUz nhIN amrIkf ivwc aTfrF qoN Gwt Aumr vfilaF ƒ. sOKI gwl ey, bs EhnF df kfrz vyK lYxy. Aumr df pqf cl jfeygf. AuNj bhuqf ‘PwsI` hox dI loV nhIN. pINdy ny qF pIx idE sfilaF ƒ. srkfr qF cfhuMdI ey eyhnF shurI idaF ƒ kYNsr qoN bcfx leI. pr jy afp hI mrnf cfhuMdy ny qF mrn idE ny shurI idaF ƒ. tU hYl ivd dYm.``
[[[[afskz XU isgrt?
[[[[ bt ivar ieË XUar kfrz plIË?
qy EhnF ivwcoN iewk kfly ny kfrz kwZx leI afpxI jIn dI ipClI jyb ivwc hwQ pfieaf.
iqMn golIaF cwlx dI afvfË afeI. cInf qy Es dI qIvIN AuprlI mMËloN Bwjdy hyTF afey. inrml kMipAUtr lfgy isr hyTF dyeI bYiTaf sI. cIny ny isr AuWcf kIqf Es df. inrml idaF iqMnF ËKmF ivwcoN lhU isMm irhf sI.
zflr jyb ivwc sn Esdy. awKF ivwc jlMDr. qy hwQF ivwc isgrt df pYk.

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hMJUaF ivwc qYrdy supny
bldyv isMG sVknfmf

            drbfn dy dbky nfl Auh dovyN qRBk geIaF qy zr ky ipwCy ht geIaF. iewk dUsrI vwl JfkIaF. axvfhy ruwKy vflF nUM ipCFh kIqf qy inwkI kuVI dy hwQ ivwcoN Cuwt prHy irVH geI islvr dI bftI vwl qwkx lwgIaF. Eny ivwc hwQ ivwc lMmI PVI zFg nfl drbfn ny iKJ ky bftI kol jf ky pYr nfl ikwk mfrI qy bftI irVHdI KVkdI sVk dy prly pfsy clI geI. dovyN kuVIaF bftI dy ipwCy dOVIaF qF iewk qyjL afAuNdI kfr ivwcoN acfnk vwjy brykF dIaF cIkF dy nfl gflLF dIaF iJVkF vI leIaF.
            bftI cukdIaF dovyN kuVIaF sihm geIaF qy mYirj pYlys dy muwK duafr qoN QoVHf ht ky KVH geIaF.
            inwkI kuVI Cy ku sfl dI jfpdI hY. vwzI kuVI Aus koloN do ZfeI sfl vwzI hovygI. nYx nksL qoN dovyN kuVIaf BYxF lgdIaF hn.
            inwkI kuVI ny Gwgry vrgf GsmYlLf ijhf lihMgf bMinaf hoieaf hY. Aupr QF QF qoN pfitaf kmIjL hY. lihMgf vI keI QfvF qoN pfitaf hoieaf hY. lihMgy dI lOx nUM lwigaf gotf lfl ho igaf hY. ieMJ lgdf hY ijvyN iksy amIr Gr dI lVkI nUM iksy ivafh smyN jF afpxy brQ zy AuWpr sMvfieaf hovygf. iPr Auh lVkI eynI vwzI ho geI hovygI ieh lihMgf Cotf ho igaf hovygf. pihlF Gr dIaF hor lVkIaF ny hMZfieaf hovygf qF hux qrs vjoN iehnF nUM dy idwqf hovygf jF kUVy ivwcoN iehnF lwB ilaf hovygf. dUsrI kuVI ny nIvF ijhf mrdfvF kmIjL pfieaf hoieaf hY. kmIjL dy sfry btn tuwty hoey ny. hyTF isrP inwkr pfeI hY. AusdIaF kflIaF, suwkIaF qy mYlLIaF ijhIaF lwqF pihlI njLr vyKx qy hwz goizaF igwitaF AWpr jMmI mYlL sfPL ids rhI hY.
            awj svyry hI Auh mYirj pYlys dy bfhr af ky bYT geIaF sI. ijvyN hI AuhnF nuM pqf cldf hY iewQy koeI brfq afAux vflI hY. kuwJ Kfx leI aqy brfqIaF qoN kuwJ mMgx dy lflc ivwc iewQy af bYTdIaF hn. hor vI bQyry afAuNdy hn Kusry, mrfsI, BMz, sLihr dy bfhr pRym bsqI ivwc rihMdIaF nwcx vflIaF df tolf, ijhVf brfqIaF dIaF jybF ivwcoN Dwky nfl rupey kwZx qwk jFdf hY.
            ajy iehnF ivwcoN koeI nhIN afieaf. ieho jyhy vyilaF qy ieh jfxdy hn. iks smyN jfxf hY. pqf AudoN hI lgdf hY jdoN acfnk zwP jF pYrF dIaF JFjrF Cxkx lgdIaF hn.
            awj hflIN ieh dovyN kuVIaF hI hn. muwK duafr dy bfhr bIn vfjy vfly pryz krn vfilaF vFg sfvDfn hn qy afpxy irMg mfstr dy iesLfry dI AuzIk ivwc hn.
            kuVIaF kwCF ivwc bftIaF GuwtIN hOlI hOlI mYryj pYlys dy muwK duafr lfgy afAuNdIaF hn. aMdrlI gihmf gihmI vwl itktkI lgf ky vyKx lgdIaF hn. koloN dI lMGdIaF ivafh ivwc sLfml hox jf rhIaF aOrqF dIaF cmkdIaF sfVHIaF aqy ilsLkdy ghixaF qoN zrdIaF ipwCy vI hwt jFdIaF hn. pr hOlI hOlI agFh srk afAuNdIaF hn. bYT jFdIaF hn.
            Auh dyKdIaF hn drbfn dI ingfh AuhnF ivwc hI hY. iewk bUt sUt qy tfeI pihnI vflf mrd drbfn nUM ieÈfrf krdf hY qy AuhnF vwl Jfkdf hY qF drbfn zrfAuxIaF awKF nfl AuhnF nUM GUrdf hY. dovyN kfhlI nfl afpxIaF bftIaF kuwCV ivwc dbfky AuWT KVHdIaF hn. QoVHf ipwCy ho jFdIaF hn.
            AuWQy kuwJ idn pihlF hoey iksy ivafh ivwc vrqIaF Puwl-mflfvF peIaF hn. kuVIaF cuwk lYNdIaF hn. inwkI kuVI murJfey PuwlF nUM suMG ky BYVf ijhf mUMh bxfAuNdI hY. iPr dovyN hfrF nfl Kyzx lgdIaF hn. iewk dUjI dy glL ivwc hfr pfAuNdIaF hn. jdoN inwkI kuVI vwzI dy glL ivwc hfr pfAuNdI hY qF afKdI hY, "qUM myrf Gr vflf."
            "hwq." inwkI dy isr ivwc DwPf mfridaF vwzI KuwLlH ky hwsx lgdI hY. jor jor nfl afpxy isr ivwc KujLlI krn lgdI hY. isr Kurkx kfrn nhuMaF ivwc PLsI iswkrI vyKx lgdI hY qy nhuM BuMjy rgVn lwg pYNdI hY.
            "hux qUM myry glL ivwc hfr pf." inwkI kuVI kihMdI hY.
            vwzI iewk hwQ nfl iPr isr KUrkx lgdI hY qy dUsry hwQ nfl inwkI dy glL ivwc hfr pf idMdI hY.
            "mYN qyrI bhU." afK ky inwkI pihlF sLrmfAuNdI hY iPr hwsx lgdI hY. Auh vwzI nfloN ijafdf sLrfrqI lgdI hY. hux lfcV geI hY. dovyN bfhvF Klfr ky GuMmx lgdI hY. vwzI nUM glvwkVI pf ky Aus AuWpr ilt jFdI hY. dovyN jxIaF hwsdIaF lot pot hox lgdIaF hn. iPr acfnk drbfn df dbkf suxdf hY[['hwp.'
            dovyN TTMbr jFdIaF hn kfhlI nfl AuTdIaF hn. afpxIaF bftIaF cwk ky ipCFh dOV jFdIaF hn.
            eyny ivwc mYryj pYlys dy iewk pfisAuN drvfËf KuwlHdf hY. iewk bihrf brfqIaF aqy mylxF dI jUT vflf plfsitk df zrMm bfhr af ky ZyrI kr idMdf hY. dohF kuVIaF dIaF awKF ivwc cmk af jFdI hY. pr AuWQy qF pihlF hI KVHy kuwqy aqy avfrf gAUaF jUT duafly ho jFdy hn.
            dovyN iewk dUsrI vwl dyKdIaF hn. vwzI kuVI gAUaF aqy kuwiqaF nUM vyK ky nwk cVHfAuNdI hY. inwkI kuVI AusdI bFh PVky jUT dy Zyr vwl iKwcdI hY.
            "ajy nhIN jfxf [[Cwz[[." vwzI iJVk ky bFh Cuzf lYNdI hY qF inwkI rox lgdI hY.
            "ahu vyK." inwkI nUM vrcfAux leI vwzI mYryj pYlys dy aMdr iesLfrf krdI hY.
            brfqI hwQF ivwc plytF leI qrF qrF dy pkvfn Kf rhy hn. bYTy tryaF leI GuMm rhy hn. sfhmxy idsdI dIvfr dy nfl nfl Kfx pIx dy lwgy stflF AWpr BIV hY.
            dovF dIaF awKF ivwc qrsyvF hY. dovF dy mUMh KuwlHy hoey hn. lgfqfr Auh KFdy lokF vwl qwkIN jf rhIaF hn. inwkI kuVI dy aMdroN hfAuNkf inkldf hY, ijvyN htkorf ilaf hovy.
            "kI hoieaf?" vwzI puwCdI hY.
            "BuwK lwgI aY." CotI kihMdI hY.
            "mYnUM vI." hux vwzI df vI hfAukf suxdf hY.
            jUT dy Zyr qy kuwqy acfnk gAUaF nUM BONkx lgdy hn.
            kuVIaF AuDr vyKx lgdIaF hn. AudoN hI BMzF dI tolI af ky zwPlI kuwtx lgdI hY. "vDfeIaF muMzy dy ipAu nUM vDfeIaF. jVH hrI rhy."
            AudoN hI nwcx vflIaF df iewk jQf af ky bolI pf ky nwcx lgdf hY. "ieh idn sLgnF df[[[."
            mYryj pYlys dy aMdr bIn vfjf vwjx lgdf hY. irMg mfstr qrF qrF dy iesLfry krky krqwb idKf irhf hY.
            drbfn zFg aqy vrdI dy rohb nfl sB mMgx vfilaF nUM muwK gyt qoN kfPLI ipwCy rihx leI vfr vfr dwbky mfrdf hY. dovyN kuVIaF sBnF qoN ipwCy pihlF kfPLI dyr KVHIaF rhIaF. hux cONkVI mfr ky bYT geIaF hn. sLfied Qwk geIaF hn. islvr dIaF bftIaF kol rwKIaF hn. hwQF ivwc plytF PVI KFdy brfqIaF vwl dyKdIaF dovyN kuVIaF buwlHF Aupr jIB Pyr rhIaF hn. brfqI iewk dUjy dy mUMhF ivwc miTafeI pf rhy hn.
            "afpF vI KfeIey?" inwkI puwCdI hY.
            "kI?" vwzI hYrfn huMdI hY.
            "ahu sfrf kuC." inwkI dI njLr ajy vI KFdy brfqIaF AuWpr hY.
            "ikvyN?"
            "awKF mIc pihlf Pyr dwsUM."
            "ikAuN mIcF eyvyN dws."
            "awKF mIc pihlF."
            "mYN nI mIcxIaF."
            "mYN Pyr dwsxf eI nI." inwkI Aus nUM icVfAuNdI hY.
            "TIk af bfbf lY." vwzI kuVI awKF AuWpr hwQ rwK lYNdI hY.
            "pihlF hlvf KfxY ik rsguwly?" inwkI puwCdI hY.
            "ikwQy aY?" hYrfn ho ky vwzI kfhlI nfl awKF AuWproN hwQ cuwk lYNdI hY.
            "awKF mIc ky afpF Kfx Kfx KyzFgy, aYvyN aYvyN[[."
            "hF KyzIey[[." vwzI nUM vI ieh Kyz cMgI lwgI.
            dovyN KflI bftIaF ivwcoN awKF mIc ky hlvf Kfx lgdIaF hn. AuuNglF cwtx lgdIaF hn.
            "hfey! ikMnf suafd aY nI." afKidaF inwkI dy bolF ivwc hfAuNkf rilaf hY.
            "myrf qF muwk igaf." vwzI kihMdI hY.
            "myrf vI[[."
            "hux afpF rsguwly KfeIey." vwzI kihMdI hY.
            Auh Pyr awKF bMd kr lYNdIaF hn.
            aYvyN kdy Auh murgf Kfx lgdIaF hn, kdy cOl, kdy dhIN, bUMdI. inwkI kuVI afpxy lihMgy AuWpr murgy dI qrI zuwlH jfx df nftk krdI hY. kdy dohF dy mUMh ilwbV jFdy hn qy Auh iewk dUsrI df mUMh pUMJdIaF hn. Pyr AuhnF nUM Kf ky suwty afeIs krIm dy kwp ids gey. Auuh kwpF ivwcoN afeIs krIm Kfx lwgIaF.
            "TMzI hY nf[[?" inwkI vwzI nUM puwCdI hY.
            "myry vflI qF grm hY." afK ky vwzI hwsdI hY. inwkI vI hwsx lgdI hY. hwsdI hwsdI afeIs krIm vflf KflI kwp dUr vgfh mfrdI  qy afpxI bftI nfl mUMh Zk lYNdI hY.
            "kI hoieaf nI, kulPLI suafd nI lwgI?" vwzI inwkI dy mUMh qoN bftI prHy krn df Xqn krdI hY.
            inwkI kuwJ nhIN boldI, AuvyN bYTI hY.
            "ahu dyK nI [[PuwlF vflI kfr[[hfey nI[[."
            inwkI ajy vI AuvyN bYTI hY.
            "dwsdI nI kI hoieaf?" vwzI iKJ ky inwkI dI ipwT ivwc muwkf mfrdI hY.
            "BuwK lwgI aY." afKidaF inwkI df rox inkl jFdf hY.
            "mYnUM vI lwgI aY." vwzI df mUMh vI rox hfkf ho jFdf hY.
            mYryj pYlys aMdr sLrfb dy rwjy brfqI BMgVf pfAux lgdy hn.
            "mYN qF kwlH mF nfl kMm qy jfAUNgI." vwzI kihMdI hY.
            "mYN vI."
            "qUM qF ajy inwkI aYN[[qUM GryN rhIN[[."

            qy Auh dovyN KflI bftIaF kwCF ivwc GuwtIN afpxIaF JuwgIaF vwl qur pYNdIaF hn.
           
           
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dyvqy mgr cuVyl/
isLvcrn jwgI kuwsf

          -"bMqy ny ivafh krvf ilaf[[[!" sfry afstrIaf ivc, KLfs qOr 'qy pMjfbI BfeIcfry ivc ieh gwl DUMeyN vFg PLYl geI. iek alokfr sI! afcMBf sI! ivafh qF sfrf jwg hI krvfAuNdf afieaf hY. pr bMqy df ivafh kuJ anoKf hI sI. ieh ivafh bMqy ny dubfrf, bfht sfl dI Aumr ivc krvfieaf sI. kuVI df ivafh krn gey qF bMqy dI pihlI GrvflI ieMzIaf ivc 'bryn-itAUmr' hox kfrn cVHfeI kr geI. bMqf rohI ivc KVHy drwKq vFg iekwlf hI rih igaf. hfxI dy sfQ dI zMgorI tuwt geI. buwZy srIr nUM ieklfpf Gux vFg crn lwg ipaf. Auh rohI-bIafbfn ivc Btky rfhI vFg hnHyry ivc hwQ-pYr mfr irhf sI. ijs mfnuwK ny sfrI ijLMdgI iek pl iekwilaF nf kwitaf hovy, Auh ies ivsLfl dunIaF ivc iekwlf ikvyN rih skdf hY? ijLMdgI bsr krn leI iensfn nUM shfrf aqy afs cfhIdI hY. sfQI df inwG loVIdf hY. bMqy ny sfQ lwBx leI hwQ-pYr mfrny sLurU kr idwqy. sfQ ibnf Auh iewk qrHF nfl ibn-brykf ieMjx hoieaf iPrdf sI. isafxy afKdy hn ik loV kfZ dI mF hY. jdoN afdmI nUM iksy cIjL dI loV pYNdI hY qF Auh kfZF kwZxIaF sLurU krdf hY. skImF bxfAuNdf hY.
        bMqy dy do muMzy ivafhy hoey sn. kuVI df ivafh Auh huxyN-huxyN kr ky PLfrg hoieaf sI. sfrf pRIvfr afpxI afpxI jgfh sYWt sI. KLusLhfl sI. KFdf pINdf sI. bws! jy duKI sI qF isrPL bMqf! ijhVf iekwlf kIiVaF vfly kuwqy vFg izwk zoly KFdf iPrdf sI. koeI bFh PVn vflf nhIN sI. kdy-kdy bMqy nUM afpxy GrvflI dI Xfd bhuqI hI sqfAux lwg pYNdI qF Aus df 'Dfh' mfrn nUM idl krdf. kIrny pfAux nUM jIa cfhuMdf. kdy-kdy Auh afpxI mrI hoeI pqnI nUM imhxy mfrdf:
        -"qur geI zobf dy ky krmF aflIey! kuC nHI jwg 'qy ijAuxf qyry ibnf!" qy kdy-kdy Auh rwb nUM qfhnf mfrdf, "kI QuiVaf ipaY Auey rwbf myry ibnf ies jwg 'qy? gurdyv kur dy nfl eI mYnUM cwk lYNdf!" Aus dy lhU-luhfx idl 'coN qrHF-qrHF dIaF hUkF vYx pfAuNdIaF. ijLhn ivc pRyq nwcdy pRqIq huMdy. idl sLmsLfn-Gft vFg suMnF jfpdf. pr Auh sIny df PLwt GuwtI ksIs vwtI quiraf iPrdf sI. kdy-kdy Aus df mn sfrf kuJ iqafg ky sfD bxn nUM krdf. pr bMqf isaF! ieh kUV-kpt qF sfD bx ky vI iqafgy nhIN jfxy! Auh afpxy afp nUM mwq idMdf. pfKMzI sfD Auh bxnf nhIN cfhuMdf sI.
        bMqf idl df bVf hI sfDU bMdf sI. ijhVy vI nyk kMm nUM hwQ pfAuxf, swcy aqy eImfndfr mn nfl pfAuxf. aqy jF iPr iksy kMm dI lVI hI nf PVdf. ijs kMm nUM hwQ pf ilaf, iPr kuwlI 'c cfhy kwK nf rhy, pUrf krky hwtdf sI.
        sLfm nUM bMqf ivskI dI boql bYg ivc pf jlMDr nUM bws cVH igaf. jlMDr Aus dy mfmyN df sfiraF qoN Cotf lVkf iksy pRmuwK aKLbfr dy dPLqr ivc kMm krdf sI. cMgf piVHaf-iliKaf aqy KuwlHy idl vflf iensfn sI. Auh ies qMg-idl smfj 'coN do pYr awgy hI rwKdf sI. iek QF 'qy KVHy rihxf Aus nUM iksy sLfndfr koTI dy mwQy 'qy tMgy iCwqr vrgf lwgdf sI, ijhVf hr burI njLr vfly nUM dUroN hI iPLtkfrdf sI, jF iPr iPLtkfrn df isrPL dfavf hI krdf sI.
        -"af beI vwzy BfeI-ho igaf qyrf vI mUMh grIbF dI JuwgI vwlIN?" Aus ny tkor kIqI.
        -"myry ruJyivaF df qYnUM pqf eI aY dIp!" bMqf ijvyN iCpdI vwloN boilaf sI.
        -"cwl bfeI-Gry cwldy aYN!"
        sLfm hoeI qoN Auh Gry af gey. srdI kfPLI ho geI sI. dIp dy GrvflI pRIq ny bMqy df idloN siqkfr kIqf. pRIq vI dIp vFg KuwlHy suBfa dI pVHI-ilKI kuVI sI. Auh jlMDr dy hI iksy kflj ivc lYkcrfr lwgI hoeI sI.
        -"bfeI jI kI pIENgy?" pRIq ajLIjL bxI KVHI sI. dIp dI rIs nfl bMqy nUM Auh 'bfeI jI' hI afKdI.
        -"pIx df smfn qF pRIq myry koly hYgY-qUM sfnUM do iglfs qy pfxI ilafdy." bMqy ny bYg ivcoN boql mdfrI dy kbUqr vFg kwZ leI.
        -"bfeI! qUM boql ibgfinaF vFgUM nfl eI cwkI iPrdYN? afpxy Gry ikqy iksy cIjL df GftY? qUM ibgfinaF vflI gwl nf kiraf kr!" dIp ny igLlf kIqf qF bMqf inruwqr ho igaf.
        -"nhIN, Gry vfDU jI peI sI-bws aYvyN kmlpuxyN 'c eI nfl cwuk ilafieaf." bMqy nUM koeI gwl nhIN aOVI sI. afpxI glqI df aihsfs hoieaf sI.
        -"iehnUM iPr qUM rwK bYg 'c eI-mYN qYnUM QrI aYWks rMm df suafd idKfAunYN-iek dosq imltrI 'c aY-afAuNdf jFdf pMj swq boqlF lY afAuNdY-mYN afm qF pINdf nHI-bws kdy kdy sLugl kr leIdY-qyrI inwkI BrjfeI nUM gflHF kwZx vfsqy." dIp nfl bMqf vI hws ipaf.
        pRIq do iglfs aqy pfxI lY afeI.
        -"aMdroN rMm dI boql ilaf kwZ ky-bfeI df awj pfalf lfhIey-nfly nfl Kfx pIx nUM vI kuC leI afeIN-suwkI pI ky qF shury dIey kurkI hojU!"
        -"dyK lE bfeI jI! pIqI ajy hYnHI-pihlF hI gflHF sLurU ho geIaF." pRIq ny isLkvf kIqf.
        -"nf beI! ieAuN kml nf mfr!"
        pRIq boql aqy sbjLI tybl 'qy rwK geI.
        -"bfeI qYnUM qF aYnf Audfs kdy nhIN sI dyiKaf? qUM qF igwlI kMD vFgUM AUNeIN izwgdf jfnYN?" Auh do-do pYWg lf ky vfhvf srUr ivc ho gey sn. pRIq vI afpxy leI cfh bxf ky AuhnF kol af bYTI sI.
        -"Auey dIipaf! inwky BfeI! koeI hwj nHI irhf hux ijAux df! ijMdgI df BOr qF hux AuWzjUM-AuWzjUM krdY!" bMqy ny hmdrdF awgy swcIN hI Dfh mfrI. isr Pyiraf. idl dy hVH nUM rumfl ivc boc ilaf.
        dIp aqy pRIq gMBIr ho gey. bMqy dy rox ny AuhnF dy koml idlF 'qy swt mfrI sI. jjLbfq ipGlf Cwzy sn.
        -"bfeI jI! qusIN koeI jIvn sfQx ikAuN nhIN lwB lYNdy? vIh loVvMd iml jfxgIaF!" pRIq ny ikhf.
        -"pRIq dunIaF hwsU! mYN dunIaF qoN zrdYN!" Aus ny nwk suxkidaF ikhf.
        -"qy dunIaF hux nHI quhfzy nfl roNdI? hwsdI aY, hwsI jfvy! dunIaF dI pRvfh krnI Cwzo-jy dunIaF dI pRvfh krky cwloNgy-ijMdgI bsr nhIN hoxI." pRIq ny qsvIr df dUjf pfsf idKfieaf.
        -"dunIaF qF bfeI jI kuC nf kuC khI jFdI aY-ijhVf dunIaF dI pRvfh nfl lY ky qurdY-Auh jhfn df byvkUPL aY-hfQI quiraf jFdY qy kuwqy BONkdy eI rihMdy aY!" dIp boilaf.
        -"quhfzf Kud df idl hONslf nHI krdf-asIN quhfzI mwdd krdy aYN." pRIq zuwbdy bMqy leI iqxkf shfrf bxI KVHI sI. bMqy df idl kIqf pRIq dy pYr cuMm lvy. Auh pRIq dy idl aMdrly rwb dy drsLx krn leI Aus vwl itkitkI lf ky vyKI jf irhf sI.
        -"juafn DIaF-puwq kI socxgy?" bMqy awgy iek prbq ijwzI musIbq af KVHI hoeI.
        -"bfeI! juafk qyry XUrp ivc jMmy qy AuQy eI ply aY-myrf iKafl nhIN beI juafk qyrI iKLlfPLIaq krngy? iewkIvIN sdI af geI-qUM ajy vI pihly kohlU gyiVaF ivc ipaf iPrdYN?"
        -"sdI cfhy 'kwqIvIN afjy dIp! pr sfzI GIsI krn dI afdq nHI jfxIN-sfzy smfj dy rIqI irvfjL sfzy idlF 'qy sIimMt vFgUM plwsqr hoey pey aY-ieh qF iksy prloN nfl eI tuwtxgy!" bMqy ny boql df gl mroVidaF ikhf.
        -"qy prloN ilafAU kOx-bfbf bKqOrf? qyrf bfeI aYQy eI sfrf EhVH pohVH kr idaFgy-ipMz jmF nf jfeIN-cuwp cfp aglI nUM lY ky afstrIaf vwjIN-kI iksy nUM supnf afAuNdY?"
        -"ijMnF icr aglI df vIjLf nHI lwgdf-aYQy sfzy koly rihE!" pRIq bolI.
        -"pr pRIq! AuQy afstrIaf 'c vI bQyrHy pMjfbI bYTy aY-AuhnF nUM ikhVf mUMh idKfAUN?" bMqf aMdroN ryq vFg ikrI jf irhf sI. Drvfs nhIN PVdf sI.
        -"bfeI jI! jy afpxy lok XUrp dy KuwlHy zuwlHy mfhOl ivc vI aYny nYro-mFeIizz aY-qF ies gwl 'qy qF aPLsos hI kIqf jf skdY!"
        -"quhfnUM ikhY nf bfeI jI! lokF dI pRvfh iqafg ky afpxI ijLMdgI jIvo-qurdI df nF gwzI aY qy KVHI df nF kbfV-quhfnUM bYiTaF nUM iksy ny nHI ryVHy pfAuxf!" pRIq aQfh hONsly df PLfnf TokI qurI af rhI sI.
        bMqf jwko-qwkI ijhI ivc cuwp sI. Auh cfry pfisEN ksUqf ijhf PLisaf bYTf sI. pr nsLy kfrn hux Auqnf gMBIr nhIN sI.
        -"qusIN ieAuN kro-!" pRIq, dIp vwl huMdI hoeI bolI.
        -"bol-?"
        -"qusIN kwlH nUM eI afpxy aKLbfr ivc bfeI bfry iewk iesLiqhfr dy idE-bfkI gwl myry 'qy Cwzo!"
        -"TIk aY."
        rotI Kf ky sfry pY gey. dIp aqy bMqf iewko kmry ivc aqy pRIq aMdrly kmry ivc bwicaF kol pY geI sI. bMqf sfrI rfq vwzy-vwzy GurfVHy mfrdf irhf sI.
        agly idn dIp ny pRmuwK pMjfbI aKLbfr ivc 'jIvn sfQx dI loV' df iesLiqhfr dy idwqf. aYWzrYWs Aus ny afpxf hI idwqf sI.
        AuhnF dI afs qoN ijLafdf pwqrF df qFqf lwg igaf. icwTI-pwqrF dI ingrfnI pRIq hI kr rhI sI.
        koeI bFJ aOrq ivafh ky CwzI hoeI sI. iksy df inwq dy sLrfbI pqI nfl qlfk ho igaf sI. koeI dfj dy lflcI shury imlx kfrn Gr bYTI sI. iksy df pqI aYksIzYNt ivc aixafeI mOq mfiraf igaf sI. iksy df pqI KfVkUvfd dI ByNt cVH igaf sI. ijqnIaF icwTIaF, Auqny hI BFq-BFq dy duwKVy! pRIq nUM jfipaf ik sfrI dunIaF hI duKI sI. duKI hI dI duKI dfrU bxdf hY!
        Aus ny iek aOrq dI cox kIqI aqy Aus nUM jvfbI pwqr ilK idwqf. agly hPLqy aYqvfr nUM AuhnF kol puwjx leI bynqI kIqI.
        sLinwcrvfr sLfm nUM hI 'nFh-nFh' krdy bMqy dy klPL lf ky pRIq ny juafn kr ilaf. mMzI 'qy iljfx qoN pihlF buwZI mwJ dy isMg copVn vFg!
        sLfm nUM dIp Gr afieaf qF bMqf 'mor' bixaF bYTf sI.
        -"bwly! vwzf BfeI qF pCfx 'c eI nHI afAuNdf!" Auh ieMj igV-igV krky hwisaf, ijvyN surfhI 'coN pfxI zwlHdY! bMqf sLrm nfl DrqI ivc grkx vflf hoieaf bYTf sI.
        -"mYN qF bQyrHf vrijaf-pr shurI iswDrI ny myrI iek nHI suxI-lY ky grIs ijaf-imMt 'c gwzy mFgUM copVqf!" juafkF sxyN sfrf pRIvfr hws ipaf.
        -"qUM boql ilaf Xfr-mYnUM qF sflI sMg jI afeI jFdI aY-kmly hoeIey Guwt lf ky." bMqf boilaf.
        -"qUM pRIq qoN eI mMg lYxIN sI-Gry qF peI aY."
        -"mYN qF imwqrf zrdf irhf beI ikqy myrf rMg gorf krn dI mfrI sPLYdI krn aflI klI nf ipaf dyvy." hfsf iPr AuWcf AuiTaf.
        -"awj juafk vI kihMdy aKy qfieaf jI zrfieMg rUm 'coN purfxf smfn bfhr suwtxYN-mYN zrdf mfiraf ivhVy 'c eI jf ky bih igaf-beI ikqy mYnUM vI nf purfxyN smfn smyq bfhr mfrn!"
        sfiraF dIaF hwsidaF dIaF vwKIaF duKx lwg peIaF. bMqf ies pRIvfr ivc af ky sfry duwK Buwl igaf sI. rvF ijhf ho igaf sI. KLusL-gvfr mfhOl bMdy nUM vYsy vI qMdrusq aqy qfjLf kr idMdf hY.
        rfq nUM boql KflI kr AuhnF ny rotI Kf leI.
        -"swc dwisE beI bfeI jI ikho jy lwgdy aY?" pRIq dIp vwloN QfpI dI afs lfeI bYTI sI.
        -"mYN kihMnYN jmF eI klHYhrI mor lwgdY!"
        sfry hws pey.
        -"kr lE-kr lE itwcrF inwikE! Qozy idn aYN!" bMqy dIaF awKF ivc nsLf lft vFg zol irhf sI.
        -"mYN kihMnYN-kwlH nUM afeI aglI jmF nHI muVdI-qwkVI mFgUM nf qol ilaf aglI ny-qF kihE!"
        agly idn iewk cflI ku sflF dI aOrq iek awDKVH ijhy bMdy nfl afeI. motIaF awKF Aupr Aus ny syhlIaF 'qlvfr' bxfeIaF hoeIaF sn. gwdr aOrq hwzF dI motI aqy gwl krn ivc pUrI 'cMt' lwgdI sI. Qwl-Qwl krdy srIr nUM sFBdI Auh hr gwl nfl dMdIaF ijhIaF kwZdI sI. cOVy cugfTy vflI ies aOrq dIaF awKF sLYqfn vFg ivhVy ivc GukI jf rhIaF sn. isr dy bwgy vfl  kfly kIqy pRqwK idKfeI idMdy sn. hMZI-vrqI aOrq koeI sfAU njLr nhIN afAuNdI sI. Aus dy nfl afieaf afdmI GuwgU ijhf hoieaf bYTf sI. Aus ny afpxf nF 'surIqf rfxI' dwisaf sI. pRIq Aus nfl gwlIN peI hoeI sI. bMqf aqy dIp AuWpr cubfry ivc bYTy pYWg-sLYWg mfr rhy sn. sMg lfhuMx leI.
        -"ieh BfeI sfihb?" pRIq ny Aus bMdy vwl iesLfrf krky surIqf nUM puwiCaf.
        -"ieh myry mfmf jI dy lVky hn." Aus ny sMKyp gwl kIqI. jd pRIq ny surIqf bfry puwiCaf qF Auh ro peI.
        -"myry pqI hfeIkort ivc vkIl sn-adflq qoN bfhr inklidaF awiqvfdIaF dIaF golIaF nfl mfry gey-AuhnF df sdmf nf shfrdy hoey myry ipqf jI vI hfrt atYk hox kfrn cwl vsy-shuiraF ny cMdrI afK pykIN vfV idwqI-iek rMzI BYx pihlF vI Gry bYTI hY-hux qF ibrD mF qy afh BfeI dy afsry idn ktI krdI hF." Aus dy htkorHy AuWcy ho gey.
        -"koeI bwcf?" pRIq ny Aus nUM ploisaf.
        -"koeI nhIN." Aus ny nwk pUMJidaF dwisaf.
        pRIq Aus dy drd ivc pfxI-pfxI hoeI bYTI sI. Aus ny bMqy dI sfrI khfxI kih suxfeI. gwl sfPL ho jfx 'qy pRIq ny AuhnF nUM hyTF bulf ilaf. cfh-pfxI pIqf igaf. dyK-ryK ho geI. PLYslf ho igaf. mUMh imwTf kIqf igaf. dupihroN bfad Auh ivdf ho gey.
        -"ieh qF bfhlf eI buVHf ijaY." rsqy ivc surIqf qfVI mfr ky hwsI.
        -"qUM itMZIaF lYxIaYN? afbdf kMm kwZ-pr iek gwl aY! qUM aYkitMg bhuq sohxI kr lYnIN aYN." nfl afieaf bMdf hwisaf, "aYsI aYkitMg kIqI-sfry eI KUMjy lfqy-buVHf qF qyrI mflsL krdf iPiraf krU!"
        asl ivc surIqf koeI ivDvf aOrq nhIN sI. ipAu dI Cqr Cfieaf isr 'qy nf hox kfrn, kflj smyN hI pihlF bwsF dy zrfeIvrF-kMzktrF dy Zhy cVH ky Kyh KFdI rhI. iPr jd iek idn puls ny rMgy hwQIN PV leI qF TfxyN ivc AuhnF ny 'lfdU' kwZ leI. bdmfsLF dy nfl ivgVI aOrq ny rl ky vysvfpuxf apxf ilaf. vwzy-vwzy hotlF ivc jf ky Auh sfrI-sfrI rfq cMgy amIr bMidaF nUM 'KusL' krdI. pUrf pMj hjLfr iek rfq df lYNdI. buwZI aqy sfAU mF dI Auh kwK pRvfh nf krdI. sgoN afpxI CotI BYx nUM vI ies DMdy vwl pRyirq krn lwg peI. KrbUjy nUM dyK ky KrbUjf rMg PVdY. hOlI-hOlI dlIlF dy ky, lflc vws krky Aus ny CotI BYx nUM vI afpxy rsqy qor ilaf. ijs nUM Auh afpxy mfmf jI df lVkf dwsdI sI, Auh AuhnF df 'dlfl' aqy dwlf sI. Auh vwzy-vwzy hotlF dy mYnyjrF nfl sFZf-gFZf rwKdf. PLIs qYa krdf aqy afpxf ihwsf kwZ ky kuJ ihwsf hotl mYnyjr nUM vI idMdf.
        irsLqydfrF nUM ivc pf ky Aus dI mF ny Aus dI sLfdI vI kr idwqI. pr jdoN aMb tuwkx dI burI afdq pY jfvy, kdoN qoqf iek tfhxI 'qy itk ky bYTdY? surIqf inwq nvyN Xfr aqy gfhk BugqfAuNdI. pr awKIN dyK ky mwKI kOx ingldY? pqI ny surIqf nUM vrjxf cfihaf. pr surIqf ny dwilaF qoN Aus dI KuMb Tpf idwqI aqy Auh afp hI iknfrf kr igaf. inwq dwilaF dy dulwqy kOx KFdf? surIqf df ibjLins vDIaf qurI jf irhf sI. Aus dI CotI BYx vwK lihrF lfeI jf rhI sI. ibjLins ivc KVoq qd af geI, jd mIzIey ny 'eyzjL' bfry DUMaFDfr pRcfr sLurU kr idwqf. ijs kMjrKfny nUM srkfr vI nhIN TwlH skI sI, Auh eyzjL ny 'jfm' kr idwqf sI! surIqf df kfrobfr qkrIbn Twp ho igaf. hux Auh Gry bYTI mwKIaF mfrdI rihMdI. hor qF hor hux qF Auh Krcy vwloN vI qMg ho geI sI. bYNk ivc peI rkm lUx vFg KurnI sLurU ho geI qF surIqf nUM afpxy BivwK df iPLkr pY igaf. hux aKLbfr ivc Cpy iesLiqhfr nUM pVH ky dwly skIm dwsI sI.
        -"koeI buwZf ibjLinsmYn jF amIr ivdysLI hwQ hyT kr! Bor-Bor KfvFgy-sloa puafiejLn dy ky pfr bulf idaFgy-iPr kfnUMnI qOr 'qy sfrf kuC qyrf-aYsL krFgy."
        -"pr buwZy dIaF lflHF kOx cwtU?" surIqf ny Aultf suafl dfigaf sI.
        -"hux nHI cwtdI? kMjrI nUM mVk nHI soBdI! aMnHF kfxf kbUl krnf pYNdY!"
        -"mYN kMjrI aYN hrfmidaf?"
        -"hor qUM sfDxI aYN[[[? hjfr bMdf AuqoN dI tpf krky hux qUM bxn qurpI sqI sivqwrI? kMjrI jdoN afkV krn lwg pvy-BuwKI eI mrdI aY! mYN qF koeI hor sfDn kr lAUN-pr qUM aOKI hovyNgI-soc lY!" qy dwly dIaF dlIlF ny Aus nUM pUC 'qy ncf ilaf sI. kfPLI soc ivcfr bfad Auh vkqI qOr 'qy bMqy dy Gry vsx leI mjLbUr ho geI aqy dwlf mfmy df lVkf bx ky nfl igaf sI.
        pihlI pqnI df 'zYWQ-srtIiPLkyt' pysL krn qoN bfad bMqy aqy surIqf rfxI dI kort-mYirj rijstr ho geI. pRIq, dIp, surIqf aqy 'mfmy df puwq' dlbIr hI kort puwjy sn. bMqy dI spFsr 'qy surIqf nUM hPLqy ku bfad hI vIjLf iml igaf. bMqf KusL sI. surIqf KusL sI. dwlf KusL sI aqy byKLbr, nfvikPL pRIq aqy dIp bfgobfg sn.
        dUjy hPLqy bMqf aqy surIqf afstrIaf phuMc gey.
        mhInf ku Br qF surIqf ny bMqy dI cMgI tihl syvf kIqI, ploisaf. lwqF GuwtIaF. mflsL kIqI. sMqusLt rwiKaf. pr sfrf Byd lYx qoN bfad Aus ny afpxf rMg idKfAuxf surU kr idwqf. qrHF-qrHF dy suafl, KLfihsLF TosxIaF surU kr idwqIaF: bIjI qMg ny, pYsy Byjxy pYxgy, BUaf dy muMzy nUM skUtr lYx leI pYsy cfhIdy hn, CotI ibmfr hY, hspqfl dI PLIs qfrnI hY[[[afid, afid[[[!
        mhIny ivc hI bMqy dy nwk ivc dm af igaf. do mhIinaF ivc hI Auh qkrIbn zyVH lwK rupey dlbIr dy nF 'qy Byj cuwkf sI. bMqy dy sbr df bMnH qF AudoN twuitaf jdoN Aus ny surIqf nUM afpxy ikrfeydfr nfl ngn hflq ivc rMgy hwQIN PV ilaf. hr roj hrI aMgUrI crn vflI surIqf, iek ikwly nfl bwJI kdoN rihMdI sI? nfly bMqy ivcfry qoN Aus df bxdf vI kI sI? surIqf qF boVf KUh sI, ijs nUM Brnf bMqy dy vws df rog nhIN sI. Aus ny surIqf dI vjfey ikrfeydfr nUM sMGI qoN jf PiVaf.
        -"qUM myiraf sfilaf! myry Gry rih ky-myry eI pYr vfhuMx lwg ipaf?" qF ikrfeydfr ny swcI gwl iewt vFg mwQy ivc mfrI.
        -"Bfa jI! mYN qF bQyrHf tfalf krdf sI-pr ieh eI awg qoN dI iltdI aY-quhfzy bfhr jfx qoN bfad hI lIVy lfh ky aYQy af KVHdI aY."
        -"cwl inkl myry GroN! inkl hrfmjLfidaf[[[!" Aus ny ikrfeydfr nUM Dwky mfrny sLurU kr idwqy.
        -"inkl qF mYN Bfa jI jfnYN-pr ijhVy iehny mYQoN pYsy afbdI kuVI nUM Byjx afsqy ley sI-Auh kOx idAU?" iek hor gwl kpfl ivc af vwjI.
        -"iehdy qF koeI juafk eI hYnHI[[[?" Auh ipwtx vflf hoieaf KVHf sI.
        -"ieh kihMdI aY myrI pMj sfl dI kuVI aY-sfhmxy KVHI aY-puwC lE[[[!"
        -"ikAuN nI kuwqIey[[[?"
        surIqf cuwp sI. Aus dI corI PVI geI sI.
        guaFZI ikrfeydfr qur igaf.
        bMqf vI surIqf nUM mfVf-motf, DOl-DwPLf krky bfhr inkl igaf. bMqy dy jfx qoN bfad surIqf ny dwly nUM PLon kIqf qF dwly ny Tos rfie idwqI.
        -"afpdy afp cfkU mfr ky puls dy clI jfh-qlfk aplfeI kr dyh-qUM awD dI mflk aYN!" dwlf kdy jrmn irhf sI. ijs krky Auh XUrp dy kfnUMn pRqI mfVf-motf igafn rwKdf sI.
        dwly dI rfie 'qy surIqf ny ikcn ivc hItr Aupr cfkU grm krky lwqF-bfhF 'qy QF-QF lf ley aqy afpxy afp nUM jLKmI krky pulIs stysLn jf phuMcI. pulIs ny duBfsLIaf bulf ky surIqf dy ibafn ley aqy hspqfl Byj idwqf. ibafnF dy afDfr 'qy bMqy nUM igRPLqfr kr ilaf. bMqf pulIs kol duhfeI dyeI jf irhf sI.
        -"mYN qF jI mfVf ijaf DOl DwPf eI kIqf sI-pr cfkU cUkU mYN koeI nhIN mfiraf." Auh afpxy QF iblkul swcf sI. KLYr! pulIs ny Aus dy ibafnF 'qy kuJ ku ivsLvfs krky Aus nUM Cwz idwqf. sfrf kys adflq spurd kr idwqf aqy TIk hox 'qy surIqf rfxI nUM inafsrIaF aOrqF nUM sFBx vflI sMsQf kol qor idwqf. sMsQf rfhIN surIqf ny qlfk vI aplfeI kr idwqf.
        qfrIkF pYx lwg peIaF. surIqf afpxy smyq afpxI pMj sfl dI lVkI leI vI Krcf mMg rhI sI, ijs df bMqy nUM koeI Byd hI nhIN idwqf igaf sI. bMqf adflq awgy afpxI sPLfeI pysL krdf, ipwtdf. pr sMsQf df vkIl hr vfrI koeI nf koeI nvF swp kwZ idKfAuNdf. surIqf bMqy dI pRfprtI 'coN awD mMg rhI sI.
        -"jy Dn jFdf idsy, awDf dyeIey lutf!" awk ky bMqy ny sfrI pRfprtI bwicaF dy nF kr idwqI. ies dOrfn surIqf ny iek hbsLI Xfr kr ilaf sI. iblkul bYNgxIN rMgf, bulzojLr bMdf! rylvy ieMjx ijwzy kfly hbsLI nfl surIqf bVI afkV nfl bMqy sfhmxyN bFh 'c bFh pf ky qurdI. Aus dI mVk JwlI nhIN jFdI sI. asl ivc Auh ieMzIaf vflf 'DMdf' iewQy sLurU krn nUM iPrdI sI. bMqf sV ky koly ho jFdf. huMdf vI ikAuN nf? aksr iPr vI Aus dI pqnI sI! pRIq aqy dIp nUM dws ky Auh vfDU duKI nhIN krnf cfhuMdf sI. AuhnF ny qF Aus df Blf hI soicaf sI. ikhVf koeI iksy dy aMdr viVaf huMdY?
        kfPLI jwdo-jihd bfad bMqy aqy surIqf df qlfk ho igaf. vkIlF ny awD dyx df suafl AuTfieaf qF bMqy ny jwj dy brfbr bYTy duBfsLIey nUM Jwgf cuwk ky afiKaf:
        -"lY beI imwqrf! afK dyh jwj sfhb nUM-mYN qF hux KfKI nMg aYN-myry qF hux isrPL afh Jwgf qy pYNt pfeI bfkI rih geI aY-jwj sfhb PLYslf kr dyvy ik mYN iehnUM Jwgf lfh ky dyvF jF pYNt? iehnF 'coN iek cIj myrI aY!" duBfsLIey dy awgy dwsx 'qy adflq ivc hfsV pY geI.
        hfsf rok ky jwj surIqf nUM sMboDn hoieaf.
        -"surIqf rfxI! qlfk lYx qoN bfad quhfzf ies dysL ivc rihx df koeI hwk nhIN rih jFdf-so quhfnUM hPLqy dI mohlq idwqI jFdI aY-afstrIaf Cwz jfvo!" qy adflq AuT geI. surIqf zwubIaF awKF nfl Twgy iksfn vFg, kocr vFg Jfk rhI sI. sfrIaF skImF DrIaF DrfeIaF rih geIaF sn. izportysLn bfry qF Aus ny kdy soicaf hI nhIN sI!
        surIqf ny apIl kr idwqI.
        aglI pysLI 'qy dUsry jwj ny pihly jwj dy PLYsly dI pusLtI kridaF ikhf:
        -"surIqf rfxI! quhfnUM aTqflI GMty idwqy jFdy hn-sfzf dysL Cwz jfE-nhIN qF jbrI PV ky izport kr idwqy jfEgy!"
        surIqf nUM hwQF-pYrF dI pY geI. ieMzIaf vflf DMdf awKF awgy kIrny pfAuNdf lwigaf. Aus ny jf ky bMqy dy pYr PV ley. pr bMqy ny ieko 'c hI nbyV idwqI.
        -"jfh Bfgmfny[[[! rwb qYnUM Bfg lfvy! ijhVf mylf mYN iek afrI dyK ilaf-dubfry nhIN dyKxf cfhuMdf-jfh, isafxI bx ky kuVI pfl! qUM hor jo mrjI aY kr-kih lYNdI-pr myry 'qy ieljfm nI sI lfAuxf-mYN qyrIaF sfrIaF eI jr lYNdf-jfh! gurU qyrf Blf kry!" qy bMqf qur igaf sI. surIqf dyKdI rih geI sI.
        agly hPLqy hI pulIs ny surIqf nUM jbrI PV ky jhfjL cVHf idwqf.
        -"rwb eI bcfAuNdY BfeI! ikwQy goh-ghIry nfl vfh pY igaf sI-nriVaf igaf sI mYN qF qokV mwJ dy nfl!" surIqf dy jfx qoN bfad bMqf rwb df sLukr krdf iPrdf sI.

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mYN qy dyv inrMjx afsx qy bYTy apsrf df nfc vyK rhy hF. hr pfsy suMdr `qy mnmohk dirÈ hn. iek apsrf vfd XMqr `qy sMgIq dI mDur Dun kwZ rhI hY. dfsIaF sfzy afly duafly qYnfq ny, ijhVIaF sfzy hukm dy ieMqËfr ivc rihMdIaF ny. mYN dohF apsrfvF ƒ hwQ dy ieÈfry nfl jfx leI kih idqf ey. inrMjx hYrfn ho ky myry vwl vyKx lwg ipaf.
- ‘‘myry kol smF nhIN. mYN ÈkqI ƒ imlx vI jfxY. qusIN afpxy kkÈ ivc cly jfE.``
- ‘‘myƒ qyrI ieh gwl psMd nhIN. hr vyly afpxI clfAudI ey. jdo mËf afAux lgdY, AudoN qUM Byj idMnI ey AuhnF ƒ.``
- ‘‘eysy leI qF Byj idMnI aF. quhfzf kI pqf kdoN iqlk pvo.``
dyv Èfied nfrfË ho ky cly gey ny. jFdI ƒ kih gey ny, ‘‘qUM kdy iksy dI gwl nf mMnI.``
Xmrfj jI myry kkÈ vwl hI af rhy ny. kI kMm pY igaY dfsI ƒ afpxy afAux dI sUcnf mYƒ dyx leI kih rhy ny. mYN dfsI dy afAux qoN pihlF hI AunHF dy svfgq leI dvfr `qy phuMc geI.
mYN ‘‘prxfm`` kIqf.
‘‘dyvI, rwb jI ny quhfƒ Xfd kIqY.``
‘‘kI ÊlqI ho geI myry koloN ?``
‘‘dyvI, eysqrHF dI koeI gwl nhIN qusIN huxy clo.``
rwb jI afpxy ivÈfl afsx `qy awKF bMd krI bYTy ny. mYN hwQ joV ky KVI ho geI hF. ikMny suMdr ny rwb jI. ÈFq qy gihr-gMBIr. kfly, lMmy GuMgrfly-vfl, hlkI-hlkI muskurfht cyhry ƒ hor nUr bÉÈdI hY. rObdfr dfhVf qy kMnF `c ltkdy kuMzl, ikMny Pwbdy ny AuhnF `qy. rwb jI ny nyqr Koly, ‘‘vwlI, qYƒ mYN ËmIn `qy Byj irhF. AuQy qyrf jnm hovygf. qUM CotI qoN vwzI hox df sPr qYa kryNgI. ho skdY muÈiklF vI afAux. pr GbrfeIN nf. mYN hr vyly qyry nfl rhFgf.``
mYN hwQ joVI socI pY geI. myrIaF sfrIaf suwK-suivDfvF Éqm. pqf nhIN ieh bnvfs ikMny icr df hovygf?
Auh boly, ‘‘iPkr nf kr. koeI suK suivDf Éqm nhIN hovygI.``
‘‘[[[[[[[pr[[[[[[mYN[[[.``
‘‘qUM kdy iksy dI gwl nf mMnI.``
mYƒ afpxI Buwl df aihsfs hoieaf, ‘‘kdoN jfxf hY?``
- ‘‘kwlH. hF, mYN qyry ivc koeI bhuqy bdlfv nhIN kIqy. qyrIaF BfvnfvF qy suBfa iesy qrHF hI rihxgy.``
mYN rwb jI ƒ nmskfr kr mfqf ÈkqI dy kkÈ vwl tur peI.
mfqf kkÈ dI iKVkI `coN bfhr df nËfrf vyK rhy ny. mMd-mMd muskurf rhy ny.
mYN dfsI ƒ afpxy afAux dI suUcnf mfqf ƒ dyx leI ikhf.
mfqf dfsI nfl hI bYTk ivc af gey ny.
‘‘prxfm mfqf.``
AunHF ipafr nfl myry isr `qy hwQ Pyiraf, ‘‘pryÈfn ikAuN lwg rhI eyN?``
mYN sfrI gwl dwsI. sux ky hwsx lwg pey. ‘‘iehdy ivc pryÈfnI vflI ikhVI gwl ey. rwb jI qy mYN qyry nfl hI rhFgy.``
‘‘ijvyN quhfzI mrËI.`` myrf mn ajy vI duivDf `c hY. ‘‘mfqf, keI vfr ËmIn `qy vyKdI hF. mYƒ AuQoN df nËfrf koeI Éfs nhIN lwgdf. AuQy df purÈ afpxIaF iesqrIaF nfl ikho ijhf vqIrf krdy ny? jdoN idl krdY, gl nfl lf lYNdy ny. Au puwCdy qk nhIN.``
mfqf myrI gwl sux Pyr hwsx lwg pey ny. mYN mfqf dy cyhry vwl hYrfnI nfl vyK rhI hF.
‘‘mYN qYƒ iehnHF purÈF ƒ vws `c krn df vl dws idMdI hF. iehnHF ƒ nf iËafdf kol afAux idE, qy nf iËafdf dUr jfx idE. Pyr ieh vws `c rihMdy ny.``
‘‘mYN smJI nhIN mfqf.``
‘‘KuwlH ky smJfAunI aF. jdoN qUM jvfnI `c pYr rwKyNgI, qyry jIvn `c koeI purÈ afvygf. Auhƒ qUM vI ipafr kryNgI.``
mYN Èrmf geI.
‘‘hfly nf Èrmf. kwl qyrf jnm hoxY. jvfn hox ƒ bVf smF ipaY. [[[[hF, qYƒ bhuq ipafr krn vfl purÈ imlygf. Auhdy `qy iekdm hI ipafr inCfvr nf kr dyvIN. kol afAux `qy bhfnf bxf idaf krIN. qYƒ rwb ny nrm idl bxfieaY. pr mYN qYƒ vrdfn idMdI hF, ieh rhws qYƒ hmyÈf Xfd rhygf. mYN keI vfrI socdI hF, awjkwl df mfhOl ikMnf KuwlHf ho igaf hY. qUM ikqy milwkf Èyrfvq nf bx jfvIN ik koeI rhws hI nf rhy. jy afpxI klf df iesqymfl kryNgI qF mfDUrI vFg krIN, nyhf DUpIaf vFg nhIN.``
‘‘mfqf, iek invydn ey, jy ËmIn `qy mYƒ iksy purÈ df sfQ dyxf hI hY qF dyv inrMjx df hI dy idE. AuhnHF ƒ vI nfl hI Byj idE.``
‘‘mYN kwlH rwb jI nfl gwl krFgI.``
‘‘kwlH qF mYƒ jfx df hukm hoieaY.``
‘‘Pyr kI hoieaf, awj kwl qF afpxy qoN keI keI sfl CoitaF nfl vI sfQ ho jFdf ey. ho skdf hY, rwb jI dyv inrMjx ƒ kwlH ÈfmI hI Byj dyx.``
mYN mfqf ƒ nmskfr kr afpxy kkÈ vwl prq peI. myry kwlH jfx df smfcfr sux ky sfrIaF sKIaF Audfs ny. jdoN mYN AuhnHF ƒ vI nfl cwlx leI ikhf, qF koeI vI suwK-suivDf Cwzx leI iqafr nf hoeI. mYN iehnF sfrIaF vFg nfh vI nhIN kr skdI. mYƒ qF hukm hoieaY.
Èfm ƒ dyv inrMjx imlx afey ny. Audfs ny. dyv dI AudfsI vyK mYƒ hfsf af igaf. mYN jfx buwJ ky CyiVaf, ‘‘hux QoVHf smF quhfƒ pUrI KulH ey, ijMnF mrjI `kwilaF apsrfvF dy nfc df afnMd ilaf krnf.``
iek dfs dyv inrMjx ƒ bulfAux af igaY. dyv ƒ vI rwb jI ny swidaf hY.
dyv cly gey ny. Èfied mfqf ny gwl kr leI hovy.
iek hor dfs myry kkÈ vwl af irhY. Drmrfj df sMdysf ilafieaY. AunHF ny myry jfx dy AuplkÈ ivc drbfr `c smfgm rKvfieaY. dyv lok dIaF sfrIaF apsrfvF dy nfc df prbMD hY.
mYN ÈfmIN hfr-iÈgfr krky drbfr phuMc geI hF. iek pfsy vwzy afsx `qy rwb jI `qy mfqf ÈkqI ivrfjmfn ny. bfkI afsxF `qy hor dyvI-dyvqf. dyv inrMjx awj afpxf isqfr lY ky bYTy ny. dyv inrMjx ny mYƒ sMboDn kIqf, ‘‘dyvI vwlI, ikAuN nf awj asIN dovyN juglbMdI pyÈ krIey.``
mYN sihmq ho geI.
myry kMnF` c iksy dy bulfAux dI afvfË peI ey. afvfË kdy dUroN qy kdy nyiVEN afAuNdI lwg rhI ey. myrIaF awKF KulH geIaF. inrMjx mYƒ jgf rhy ny-
‘‘awj dPqr nhIN jfxf. ikMnf tfeIm ho igaY[[[ikMnI vfr ikhY CyqI sNO jfieaf kr, pr qUM kdy iksy dI gwl nf mMnIN[[[.

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guridafl skUloN Gr priqaf qF Auhny vyiKaf, AuhdI mF qy ipE afps ivwc JgV rhy ny. ieh Auhdy leI koeI nvIN gwl nhIN sI. lgBg ieh zrfmf roË AuhdIaF awKF sfhmxy pyÈ huMdf hY. svyry AuTidaF hI Auhdy kMnI bihs-bseIey dIaF afvfËF tkrf jFdIaF. keI vfr qF rfqI suwqf ipaf hI afvfË sux zr ky AuT bihMdf. rOlf-rwpf sux Pyr sON jFdf. kdoN Auhdy kol mF afAuNdI, Auhƒ pqf nf lgdf. pr awj jd skUl qoN priqaf, Gr `c koeI aFtI ey. pihlI vfr dyKI. kOx hY? iehdy sfhmxy ikAuN lVI jf rhy ny ? [[[zYzI jI awj dupihr vyly? pihlF qF kdy nhIN afey! ho kI irhY? moZy qoN bsqf Auqfr tybl `qy rwK idwqf. BuwK lwgI ey. kI krF? mF kol jfvF? ikqy zFty eI nf.
bfhr afpxI mF kol af Klo igaf. BuwK bfry kihx hI lwgf, mF ny aMdr jfx leI kih idwqf. muV vfps afpxy kmry dy drvfËy `c af KVf hoieaf. BuwK brdfÈq nhIN ho rhI. mF ƒ afpxI lVfeI `c Xfd eI nhIN. kmry `c af ky zuskx zih ipaf. mF BrIaF awKF nfl kmry `c afeI. guridafl ƒ ihwk nfl lf rox lwg peI- ‘‘asIN nhIN rihxf hux eyQy[[[qyry mfmy kol cly jfxY[[[``
atYcI ivc kwpVy pfAux lwg peI. pfAuNdI-pfAuNdI ruk geI. ‘‘asIN ikAuN jfeIey[[[? Auh jfvy lY ky cuVYl ƒ.`` koeI gwl guridafl dI smJ nhIN pY rhI.
‘‘mYƒ mF rotI ikAuN nhIN puwC rhI.`` hOlI ijhy mF ƒ ikhf, ‘‘ mF, BuwK lwgI ey.``
mF ijvyN suiqwEN jfgI hovy, ‘‘hfey[[[eys isafpy `c mYN qF Buwl eI geI. myrf puwq BuwKf hoxY[[[huxy lY ky afeI.``
‘‘myry dosqF dy Gr `c qF eys qrHF nhIN huMdf. jdoN vI iksy nfl AunHF dy Gr jfvF, EhnF dIaF mFvF ikMny ipafr nfl Kfx-pIx ƒ puwCdIaF ny. AuhnF dy mF-ipE afps `c ikMny ipafr nfl gwlF krdy ny. pr myry Gr qF eydF nhIN huMdf. mYN qF iksy ƒ Gr afAux leI vI nhIN kihMdf, zrdf. Auh qF afieaf-igaf vI nhIN vyKdy.``
mF rotI lY afeI. mYN rotI Kfx lwg ipaf. mF kI bolI jf rhI ey, myrI smJ `c nhIN pY irhf. rotI Kf hwQ Dox igaF. vfÈ-vysn `qy lwgy hoey ÈIÈy ivcoN dUjf kmrf sfP nËr af irhY. kmry `c zYzI jI qy AuhI aOrq ey. gwlF kr rhy ny. ikMnI dyr vyKdf irhf. gwlF-gwlF `c ipqf jI vfr-vfr Es aOrq df hwQ afpxy hwQ `c PV rhy ny. ijvyN myry dosqF dy mF ipE afps `c gwlF krdy hoey PV lYNdy ny. zYzI jI ƒ kdy mF df hwQ PVy nhIN vyiKaf. mYN hwQ Do afpxy kmry vwl prq afieaF. pr myrI nËr ijvyN Ausy kmry `c hI atk geI hovy.
‘‘mF, sfzy Gr kOx afey ny?``
‘‘qyry zYzI jI dI jfx-pCfx dI ey koeI.``
‘‘qusIN qF mYƒ kihMdy E, iksy dy sfmHxy lVIdf nhIN. Pyr qusIN qy zYzI jI ikAuN lV rhy sI?``
‘‘qUM skUloN QwikaF afieaYN, afrfm kr lY. hom-vrk vI krnY. pypr vI nyVy eI ny qyry. cMgy nMbrF nfl pfs hoeIN. idl lf ky piVaf kr.``
mYN lyt igaF. mF Pon krn lwg peI ey. mfmf jI ƒ kIqY. Pon bMd krky mF myry kol af ky lyt geI ey. mYƒ jfgdf vyK mF kih rhI ey, ‘‘ÈfmIN qyry mfmf-mfmI afAuxgy. nfl nItU vI hovygf. hom-vrk huxy kr lY.``
‘‘ajy qF nINd af rhI ey.``
bfhr vflf drvfËf KVikaf ey. mF AuWT ky vyK rhI ey, ‘‘clI geI cuVYl.`` mF dI avfË myry kMnIN pYNdI ey.
ikMnI sohxI iqafr hoeI hoeI sI. vfl Kuwly qy sUt ikMnf sohxf pfieaf hoieaf sI. mF vI qF sohxI ey. AusqoN ikqy eI iËafdf. jd iksy PMkÈn `qy jfxf huMdY qF ikMnI PwbdI ey mF.
mfmf-mfmI qy nItU af gey ny. mYN nItU nfl kMipAUtr `qy gym Kyzx lwg ipaF. mfmI jI mF nfl gwlF kr rhy ny. mfmf jI ipqf jI kol ny. mfmf jI ny mfmI jI ƒ afvfË mfrI ey. mfmI jI bfhr gey ny.
mF dI afvfË afeI ey, ‘‘kuJ pVH lE hux, gymF hI nf KyzI jfE.``
mfmI jI kmry `c af ky mF ƒ kih rhy ny, ‘‘srucI, jo pqf lwgY Aus ihsfb nfl ksUr qyrf inkldY.``
‘‘myrf?[[[dUjy ivafh df supnf Auh vyKy, qy ksUr myrf.``
‘‘gwl ƒ smJ. eydF nhIN cwldf. dUjy df vI socIdY. jy eys qrHF kryNgI qF mrd qF jfAugf hI bfhr. Auhƒ qF vYsy vI mUMh mfrn dI KuwlH imlxI cfhIdI ey.``
‘‘nf hux Auhƒ eys Aumr `c Èrm nhIN afAuNdI. muMzf jvfn huMdf ipaY. Auhƒ qF hr vyly bs[[[[``
‘‘Pyr kI hoieaf. guridafl hfly Cotf eI qF ey. nfly jIjf jI ikhVy buwZy ho gey ny. AuhnF dI Cwz qUM afpxy afp ƒ ikAuN buwZI smJx lwg peI eyN. ijvyN-ijvyN Aumr vDdI ey, iek dUjy dI iËafdf ËrUrq mihsUs huMdI ey. iek dUjy df hI qF shfrf huMdY. mfnisk qy srIrk, dovyN. myrI gwl iDafn nfl sux, ijvyN qUM kr rhI ey, eys qrHF Gr nhIN vwsdy. pUjf-pfT afpxI jgHf ey qy ÈrIrk ËrUrq afpxI jgHf. Grvflf afpxI jnfnI kol nf jfvy qF kIhdy koloN jfvy.``
‘‘mYƒ ies sB kuJ df nhIN pqf.``
‘‘nhIN pqf qF JgVf kfhdf! [[[krvf lYx dy Pyr dUjf ivafh. Auh qF hfly koeI buwZf nhIN hoieaf. qUM krI jf afpxf pUjf-pfT. Auh ikAuN qyry vFg pUjf-pfT kry. qUM kI cfhuMdI ey, Auh hux sMinafs lY lvy.``
‘‘mYN qF nhIN ikhf[[[.``
‘‘ieh vI koeI gwl ey. qUM qF smJx dI koiÈÈ eI nhIN kr rhI. TMzy idmfg nfl soc. mYƒ ds, jy Auh ikqy hor Êlq ey. qYƒ mfrdf kuwtdY, qMg krdY qF ds, Pyr asIN Es nfl gwl krIey. pr jdoN ÊlqI hI qyrI ey, asIN Auhƒ kI kih leIey. qyrf Brf ieh gwlF krdf cMgf lwgdY.``
‘‘pr BrjfeI, guridafl myry qoN bgYr sONdf nhIN. pr Auh mYƒ afpxy kol sOx ƒ kihMdY[[[.``
‘‘hux Auh vwzf ho irhY. Auhƒ `kwilaF sOx dI afdq pfAuxI cfhIdI ey. nfly ieh gwl jIjf jI nfl bih ky izsks kr qy hwl lwB. pr iÉafl ËrUr rwK. afpxf Gr bcfAux dI soc. vfDU dy cwkrF `c nf pY. soc, jy qyrI iËd kfrn Auh dUjf ivafh krvf lvy Pyr guridafl df kI bxygf qy jy Auh guridafl vI qYƒ nf dvy, Pyr[[[? jy qYƒ koeI hor pryÈfnI ey qF ds. iksy zfktr ƒ idKfAuxf cfhuMdI eyN qF mYN qyry nfl cwl pvFgI. mYN smJdI aF qyrI gwl ƒ vI. keI vfr ies Aumr ivc GrF ivc eys qrHF dIaF smwisafvF pYdf ho jFdIaF ny. pr eyhnF df hwl CyqI hI lwBxf cfhIdY. nhIN qF iËMdgI qbfh ho jFdI ey. afpxI qy huMdI eI ey bwicaF dI vI. smJ rhI ey nf myrI gwl ƒ.``
‘‘hF[[[.``
‘‘srucI, jy qYƒ smF cfhIdY qF ds. afpF Ausy ihsfb nfl gwl kr lYNny aF, pr qmfÈf nf bxf.``
‘‘Auh jIhdy nfl ivafh krfAux dy Éfb lY rhy ny, Auh[[[``
‘‘qUM Es koloN kI lYxY?``
‘‘ikAuN nhIN lYxf, awj Auhƒ Gr hI lY afey[[[.``
‘‘qUM eys vyly afpxf PYslf ds. AuhdI qF bfad `c gwl krFgy.``
‘‘Auhny nhIN mMnxf.``
‘‘mMnxf ikAuN nhIN Auhny. qUM afpxI iËd qF Cwz pihlF.``
‘‘awCf[[[``
‘‘kI awCf?``
‘‘Auh dUjy ivafh dI rt Cwzy qF TIk ey. Auhdy koloN puwC lE pihlF.``
‘‘kI puCIey?``
‘‘eyho[[[.``
‘‘qUM afp qF JwlI eyN, dUijaF ƒ vI kr rhI eyN. lwgdY iek vfr hor quhfƒ hnImUn `qy Byjxf pAU.``
‘‘Èrm kro!``
‘‘lY huxy qF pUjf-pfT dIaF gwlF krdI peI sYN qy huxy ÈrmfAux lwg peI eyN. Tihr jf mYN gwl krky afAuNnI aF.``
mfmI jI kmry `coN bfhr cly gey ny. mF dy ichry `qy hlkI ijhI muskurfht hY.
mfmI jI, mfmf jI qy zYzI jI iqMny jxy kmry `c af gey ny. zYzI jI ny af ky myry isr `qy hwQ rwiKaf ey. mfmf jI ƒ kih rhy ny, ‘‘mYN eydF dIaF gwlF krdf cMgf nhIN lwgdf. pr afpxI BYx ƒ cMgI qrHF puwC lE. eyhƒ dobfrf qF dOrf nhIN peygf.`` kmry `c inMmf ijhf hfsf PYl igaf. mF dy ichry df rMg lfl ijhf ho igaf. sohxy lwg rhy ny. cfry jxy gwlF krI jf rhy nyy. mYƒ afpxf Gr vI bfkI dosqF vrgf lwgx lwg ipaY. mF qy zYzI jI vI hws-hws ky gwlF kr rhy ny. dovF ny iek dUjy df hwQ vI PiVaf hoieaY.
mfmI jI jfx lwgy sfƒ rfq dy Kfxy df swdf dy gey ny. mF zYzI jI ƒ puwC rhI ey, ‘‘ikhVf sUt pfvF?``
‘‘ijhVf mrËI pf lY. sfry rMg jcdy ny qyry `qy.``
mYN qy zYzI jI iqafr ho gey hF. mF hfly iqafr ho rhI hY. isr vfhux lwgI ey. ‘‘mF vfl KuwlHy Cwz lE, idny afeI aFtI vFg.``
‘‘zYzI jI, [[[aFtI dy vfl ikMny lMmy sn, mMmI dy vI sohxy ny, aFtI nfloN vI iËafdf, hY nf[[[ pr, Auh aFtI kOx sI?``
zYzI jI ny myry isr `qy hwQ Pyr ky mYƒ klfvy `c lY ilaf.


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qkIaf-klfm
guridafl isMG (nfvilst)


afËfd ihMd ÌOj ivwcoN afAux mgroN srkfr ny AuhdI ÌOj dI nOkrI bhfl krky Auhƒ pMjfb dIaF dysI irafsqF dy sMG ‘pYpsU` dy iek iËlHy ivwc isvl srjn lf idwqf sI. AuQoN irtfier hox mgroN Auhny Ausy mMzI ivwc af ky afpxf pRfeIvyt klIink KolH ilaf sI ijwQoN Auhny ÌOj ivwc BrqI hox qoN pihlF afpxI muwZlI nOkrI ÈurU kIqI sI. ieh CotI ijhI mMzI Auhdy leI ‘XfdF dI ptfrI` hI bx cuwkI sI.
jdoN Auh dUjI jMg qoN pihlF eyQoN dy pMj-Cy kmiraF dy Coty-ijhy hspqfl ivwc zfktr huMdf sI qF eyQy Auh cfr hI ‘aPsr` huMdy sn. iek sI imzl skUl df hYzmfstr mdn mohn, dUjf zfkKfny df post mfstr  qy qfr bfbU ÈfdI rfm, qIjf styÈn mfstr vDfvf rfm, qy cOQf aÌsry-mMzI srdfr guridafl isMG bfhIaf. ieh cfry ijwDroN vI lMGdy, mMzI dy afVHqIey, dukfndfr, cODrI gopI rfm qy hËfrI lfl vrgy siqkfirq bMdy vI dukfnF dy mUhrly QiVHaF AuWqy af ky ‘rfm rfm` bulfAuNdy sn.
ieh Auho Ëmfnf sI jdoN ieh cfry aÌsr, Èfm vyly skUl dy grfAUNz ivwc tYns Kyzx jFdy. cOhF ny icwtIaF inwkrF, icwty kmIË, icwtIaF-duwD jurfbF qy PlIt pihny huMdy sn. hwQF ivwc rYikt PVI idn ZlHy jdoN Auh vfro-vfrI Coty Coty bfËfrF ivwcoN lMG ky skUl vwl jf rhy huMdy qF AuhnF ivwcoN iqMnF dy aMgryËI top sfrI mMzI ivwc ijvyN hlcl ijhI mcf idMdy. gÜIaF ivwc bMty, rITy, kOzIaF Kyzdy pfVHy muMzy dUroN hI hYzmfstr mdn mohn jI ƒ dyK ky Bwjdy aMdrIN jf lukdy. bfxIeyN qy syT hor vDyry Juk ky qy AuWcIaF afvfËF ivwc ‘rfm rfm` qy ‘nmsqy` bulfAuNdy. cfry aÌsrF ivwc iewk aÌsry-mMzI ‘bfhIaf sfhb` sn ijhVy afsy pfsy Jfky ibnF DOx akVf ky qurdy; aYvyN rsmI qOr Auqy isr ƒ mfVf ijhf Jtkf idMdy, jF Kwbf nroaf hwQ rqf ieMj AuqFh cuwkdy ijvyN koeI gorf hfkm mwKI AuzfAuNdf hovy. bfkI iqMny, hryk dI ‘rfm rfm` df AuWqr TrHwmy nfl idMdy qy keI mohqbr bMidaF df hfl-cfl vI puwC lYNdy. ijhVy cODrIaF, syTF, ÈfhF ƒ ieh ‘aÌsr` lok ieMj bulfAuNdy, afm lokF dy mnF ivwc AuhnF df iewËq-mfx hor vwD jFdf.
Auh Ëmfnf qF hux bIq cuwkf sI. pr sIqf rfm bhuqf nhIN sI bdilaf. awj vI Auh ryVHIaF dI sVI-gÜI sbËI EvyN sutvf skdf sI ijvyN vIh-qIh sfl pihlF ies mMzI ivwc ‘mYzIkl aÌsr` huMidaF sutvfAuNdf huMdf sI. sB ƒ pqf sI hux AuhdI puwC-dws srkfry-drbfry pihlF nfloN vDyry sI. sQfnk hspqfl df zfktr vI AusqoN puwCy ibnF koeI kMm nhIN sI krdf.
         zfktr sIqf rfm kOVf dIaF purfxIaF afdqF mUjb Auh hux vI glI, bfËfr ivwc quiraf jFdf awlVH Aumr dy muMizaF ƒ kol bulf ky ajIb-ajIb svfl puwCx lwg pYNdf. pihlF muMzy df nF, ipAu df nF puwCdf qy mgroN Auhdy Kfndfn nfl afpxI purfxI jfx-pCfx kwZ ky afpxI nfBy-pitafly dI bolI `c kihMdf, ‘‘mYny qyrI dfdI kf ielfj bI ikaf Qf. Auskf nfm pRisMnI dyvI Qf nf?`` aksr hI mMzI dy muMzy-KuMzy AuhdI aijhI jfxkfrI bfry bhuq hYrfn huMdy, jdoN Auh dwsdf, ‘‘qyrf bfbf dsONDI rfm, bVf kMjUs Qf. mYny Ausy kihaf Qf ik dvfeI do mhIny qwk KfxI pVygI. pr Aus Blymfxs ny pYisaF dI bwcq krn ky lIXy eyk mhIny bfad dvfeI bMd kr deI. Auh ivcfrI mr geI.[[[ aYsy qoN sB lfly kMjUs huMnY aYN pr qyrf bfbf kuC byvkUP vI Qf—ieb hY ik mr igaf?``
          Pyr acfnk hI gwl bdl ky kihMdf, ‘‘qyry Gr-ky qMnyN kuC Kfx ny bI idnYN aYN ik nhIN?—dyK qyrIaF awKF kYsy pIÜIaF ho rhI aY. ichry kf klr aYsy jYsy bsfr miÜaf hoey.`` Pyr muMzy dy moZy, bfhF CfqI ƒ toNhdf kihMdf, ‘‘ieh koeI jvfnF kI bfzI aY![[[ eys Aumr myN afh hfl! kuC Kfiea-pIaf kr. subh AuWT kr ÈfKf mY jfieaf kr. ikqny bjy AuiTaf krdYN?``
          hor vI ajIb gwl ieh sI ik Auhdy roab krky koeI muMzf Auhdy awgy JUT bolx dI ihMmq nhIN sI krdf. jdoN Auh jfgx df smF dwsdf qF zfktr kOVf ijvyN Auhƒ Ptkfr pfAuNdf kihMdf, ‘‘dyK, dyK! Èrm qF nhIN aFdI![[[[ jvfn Aumr myN idn cVHy AuT ky qUM ikaf pUrIaF pfeyNgf.`` Pyr afpxy vl Auhƒ Jfkx leI kih ky AuhdIaF awKF dy Cwpr AuNglF nfl AuqFh krky dyKidaF kihMdf, ‘‘qUM mstrbyÈn krdf huMnY?`` ijhƒ Auhdf aMgryËI Èbd smJ nf afAuNdf Auhƒ bhuq spwÈt pMjfbI ivwc smJf idMdf qy eynI burI qrHF guwsy ivwc iJVkdf ik keI nOjvfn muMzy swcI Auhdy awgy kMbx lwg pYNdy.
          purfxy lok Auhƒ hux vI mMzI df aÌsr hI smJdy sn. EvyN AuhdI iewËq krdy sn. AuhnF df iÉafl sI ik jy zfktr ny vIh-qIh sfl pihlF AuhnF ƒ iswDy pfsy nf lfieaf huMdf qF pqf nhIN AuhnF df kI hfl huMdf. dvfeI lYx afey hryk mrIË ƒ Auh do-cfr gwlF aijhIaF ËrUr smJf idMdf ijhVIaF Auh afpxy ‘zfktrI asUlF` anusfr ËrUrI smJdf sI. nOjvfnF ƒ ‘Bog-ivlfs` ivwc sMjm vrqx leI kihMdf. sbËIaF, Pl, dflF vDyry Kfx leI hdfieqF krdf. imrc-msfly qy qlIaF cIËF Gwt Kfx leI kihMdf. duwD-iGE vI bhuq vDyry Kfx qoN vrjdf. nym nfl ksrq qy sYr dIaF hdfieqF vI krdf. jdoN koeI bImfrI PYl jFdI qF hryk ƒ pfxI Aubfl ky pIx leI ËrUr kihMdf.
          ‘‘E BfeI ieh qF mMzI dy krm cMgy aY ijhVf zfktr Pyr eyQy af igaf. aYho jy bMdy awj-kwlH ikwQy aY ijhVy GroN Kf ky mwq dyx.`` lok afm hI aijhIaF gwlF Aus bfry kihMdy.
          pr zfktr sIqf rfm kOVf hux buwZf ho igaf sI — swT sfl qoN AuWqy. Auhny ijs ikrfey dy hfqy ivwc afpdf kilink bxfieaf hoieaf sI, Ausdy afly duafly swq-awT awD-kwcy kmry sn, ijwQy kdy syT muMnF lfl dy pwlydfr rihMdy sn. keI koiTaF ivwc kxk, CoilaF, qy bfjry dIaF DFkF lwgIaF huMdIaF sn. AudoN eyQy cfry pfsy cUihaF dIaF KuwzF qy CwqF ivwc icVIaF dy aflHxy huMdy sn. aMdroN hr vyly iswlHy glHy-sVy anfj dI bdbU afAuNdI rihMdI sI. pr jdoN df syT ny ieh hfqf zfktr kOVf ƒ ‘DrmKfqy` idwqf sI, Auhny iesdI murMmq Auqy koeI pYsf nhIN sI lfieaf. zfktr afpxI afmdn ivwcoN keI hËfr ruipaf Érc ky hnyr-koTVIaF dI murMmq krvf cuwkf sI. hyT iewtF dy PrÈ lvfey sn qy nvyN myË-kursIaF qy lohy dy pfeIpF dy bxy mMjy vI mrIËF leI ilaFdy sn. pr ijho-ijhf ‘hspqfl` Auh cfhuMdf sI Auhdy Auqy keI lwK df Ércf afAuNdf sI. AuhdI afpxI kmfeI msF twbr df Érc qorn jogI sI. do lVky bfhr pVHdy sn. iek zfktrI df qy dUjf ieMjnIairMg df kors krdf sI. lVkI vwzI sI Auh ivafh idwqI sI. eyQy Auh qy AuhdI pqnI dovyN rihMdy sn. afpxy zfktrI asUlF anusfr, sPfeI, Éurfk, kwpVy-lIVy qy afey-gey df Érc idno-idn vDdf jFdf sI. iswtf ieh hoieaf sI ik jo kmfeI huMdI sI, Auh KUh ivwc Kpx vflI gwl sI. Pyr vI Auh ihMmq nhIN sI hfrdf.
         ‘‘zfktr sfihb eyny pYsy qF myry kolH hY-nIN.`` koeI sfDfrn mrIË jy kih idMdf qF Auh rqf guwsy nfl Aus vwl Jfkdf, pr kuJ sikMt bol nf skdf.
          ‘‘jf Bfg jf.`` bs eynf kih ky hor mrIË ƒ dyKx lwg pYNdf.
          aijhf guwsf Auhƒ AudoN afAuNdf sI jdoN ieh pqf hovy ik ieh bMdf JUT bol irhf hY. Auh mMzI qy afsy-pfsy dy ipMzF dy afpxy sB mrIËF qy AuhnF dy Gr-pirvfrF ƒ eynI cMgI qrHF jfxdf sI ik Auhƒ ieh vI pqf huMdf ikhVf ikMnf ku Érc krn jogf sI. aiq ÊrIb lokF qoN Auh pYsy mMgdf hI nhIN sI. jy koeI pMj-swq dyx df Xqn vI krdf qF Auhƒ kih idMdf, ‘‘ieskf PrUt ly-jIN, bwcy kI Kfqr— afeI smJ![[[ pr jy aDIaf-pAUaf ly ky pI-lIaf qo mYN qMny, bËfr myN KVf krky juwqIaF gYl kuMtUM— smiJaf!``
          qy ies gwl qoN sfry jfxUM sn ik Auh swcmuwc hI juwqIaF nfl kuwt skdf sI; iksy dI CuzfAux dI vI ihMmq nhIN sI pY skdI. (ikMny hI ÈrfbI bMdy Auhny kuwty vI sn.)
          pr hux ijvyN ijvyN AuhdI Aumr vwD rhI sI; ihMmq vI jvfb idMdI jFdI sI. keI nvyN ‘suiem-syvk` bxy nOjvfnF ny AuhdI mwdd leI ‘ÈihrIaF` dy keI iekwT kIqy sn. vwzIaF-vwzIaF ‘skImF` vI bxfeIaF sn. keI vfr kwTy ho ky Aus kol jf ky dwisaf vI sI, ‘‘zfktr sfhb, asIN cfr-pMj lwK ruipaf kwTf krky bfhr iek plft ÉrId ky, vwzf hspqfl bxfvFgy. qusIN Auhdy ‘zfierYktr` hovogy. iÌËIÈn, srjn, zYNitst— hr qrHF dy mfhr zfktr rKFgy. nvIaF aYksry mÈInF ilafvFgy[[[[[ TIk aY jI?``
          pihlF pihlF Auh AuhnF ƒ ‘ÈfbfÈy` idMdf muskrf ky kihMdf, ‘‘Qfny jy ieh kMm kr lIaf qoN ieskf Pl Aury hI imlygf[[[[ myrf agly jhfn myN koeI XkIn nhIN - Aury eI Pl imly qo qswlI huMdI hY. awCy kMm krn vfilaF ƒ Pl lfËmI imilaf krdY, myrf XkIn rihaY, Aumr Br.``
          mhIny-vIh idn bfad jdoN kuJ nOjvfn af ky dwsdy ik AuhnF ny jgfh KrIdx dI slfh bxf leI hY qy bs QoVHy ijhy pYsy Gwt hn, pUry hox qy Auh rijstrI krvf lYxgy qF Aus idn Auh bhuq KuÈ huMdf. afpxy buwZy hwzF ivwc vI Auhƒ jvfnI ijMnF bl lwgdf. rfq ƒ nINd nf afAuNdI. mn ivwc nvyN hspqfl dy nkÈy bfry icqvdf rihMdf. bVI PurqI nfl eyDr-AuDr af jf rhy zfktrF qy nrsF bfry socdf qy Pyr Auhƒ krfh rhy mrIËF dIaF afvfËF, ÈFq huMdIaF suxdIaF.
          [[[[aqy aijhy vyly Auh bhuq Bfvuk ho jFdf.
          smF bIq igaf. mMzI dy nOjvfnF ny keI nvIaF nvIaF klwbF bxf leIaF. Auh AuWQy kwTy huMdy, swiBafcfrk pRogrfm rcfAuNdy, iznr KFdy qy kdy kdy awKF dy, dMdF dy jF hwzIaF dIaF bImfrIaF dy ielfj leI ‘kYNp` vI lfAuNdy. bfhroN zfktr vI afAuNdy. aijhy vyly Auh zfktr sfhb ƒ pRDfngI krn leI vI swd iljFdy. pr bfhroN afey nOjvfn zfktr Aus nfl ieMj imldy ijvyN Auh iksy zfktr nfl nhIN, mMzI dy iksy htvfxIeyN nfl imldy hox. koeI zfktr Aus koloN Auhdy cflI sfl dy qjribaF bfry, dvfeIaF bfry, ielfj bfry koeI gMBIr rfey nhIN sI puwCdf. aijhy iekwTF ivwc bolx df Ausdf koeI aiBafs nhIN sI. jdoN nOjvfn muMzy Auhƒ pRDfn vjoN kuwJ bolx leI kihMdy qF Auh AuT ky aÈIrvfd idMdf qy AuhnF dy cMgy imÈn dI sPlqf leI cfr Èbd bol idMdf. ies qoN vwD kuwJ kih nhIN sI skdf.
          aijhy smfgmF qoN vfps prq ky zfktr kOVf hor vI Audfs ho jFdf. hux jdoN kdy kuwJ nOjvfn Aus kol af ky hspqfl dIaF XojnfvF dwsdy qF Auh suMnf-suMn. AuhnF dy ichiraF vwl Jfkdf, cuwpcfp suxdf rihMdf. kdy kdy bs eynf kihMdf, ‘‘kuC kro bI nf! nUeIN bfqF krn df ikaf Pfiedf - bfqF gYl qo kuwC nhIN huMdf.`` pr jdoN Auhƒ ieh aihsfs ho igaf ik nvIN pIVHI dy nOjvfn, isvfey afpxI vfh-vfh Kwtx dy hor kuwJ krn jogy nhIN qF Auh bhuq hI inrfÈ ho igaf. afpxy ‘kOVf kilink` ivwc, AuhnF hI iswlHy kmiraF ivwc pey mrIËF vwl vI Auhdf iDafn Gwt igaf. jo iqMn-cfr muMzy kuVIaF Aus koloN isrÌ pRYkits dy srtIiÌkyt lYx afey sn, AuhnF ny do-do cfr-cfr sfl bfad, nfl dy ipMzF ivwc afpxy kilink KolH ley. AuhnF hI ipMzF dy ivgVy kys jdoN Aus kol afAuNdy qF Auh hYrfn ho jFdf ik Aus kol kMpfAUzr lwgy muMzy hux ‘zfktr` bx ky ikMj lokF dI iCwl lfh rhy sn. keI skUtr, kfrF vI leI iPrdy sn, pr Ausny sfrI Aumr sfeIkl vI ÉrId ky nhIN sI dyiKaf. AuhnF dy Êlq duafeIaF dy ky byloVy tIky lf ky ivgVy kys Aus kol afAuNdy  AuhnF df ielfj krdf Auh AuhnF afpxy ‘bxfey` zfktrF ƒ burf-Blf kihMdf rihMdf. Auhdf jI krdf AuhnF ƒ bulf ky KUb iJVk-JMb kry ik Auh ikAuN Ausdf nF bdnfm krn lwgy sn. pr iek-doNh ƒ Cwz ky kdy koeI purfxf Èfigrd Aus kol nhIN sI afieaf. Pyr kIhƒ kuwJ smJfey?
          zfktr kOVf dI sfrI Aumr ieh afdq rhI ik jdoN vI aYmrjYNsI afeI Auhny ibnF afpxy afrfm df iÉafl kIiqaF sfrI sfrI rfq vI afpxy kilink ivwc ibqfeI. hux vI aijhy vyly Auh ienkfr nhIN sI kr skdf. awsI sfl dy nyVy phuMcx dy bfvjUd Auh qVksfr afpxy kilink phuMc jFdf. dupihry vI Gwt hI afrfm krdf. Ausdy rwKy nvyN nvyN kMpfAUzrF qy ‘nrs` kuVIaF ƒ bhuq hI cMgI qrHF hdfieqF krdf; smJfAuNdf ik AuhnF dI kI izAUtI sI. ijhVf koeI muMzf, kuVI isrÌ pihnx-pcrn `c smF brbfd krky mrIËF vl byiDafnI krdf Auhƒ Auh pihlF GUr-Gwp krdf, pr Auhdy bfr-bfr glqI krn Auqy kilink `coN kwZ idMdf qy hor rwK lYNdf. (hux pVHy ilKy muMzy-kuVIaF df koeI Gftf vI nhIN sI irhf. iek htf idMdf qF keI vfr ds ds muMzy-kuVIaF dy mfpy qy irÈqydfr af ky AusdIaF imMnqF krdy ik AuhnF dy muMzy, kuVI ƒ kMm leI rwK lvy.)
          qy Pyr acfnk iek idn, sB lokF ny ieh duKdfeI Ébr suxI ik zfktr sIqf rfm kOVf rfqIN suwqf hI rih igaf. sYNkVy lok Auhdy aMiqm sskfr leI kwTy hoey. keI idn AuhdIaF gwlF ieMj huMdIaF rhIaF ijvyN koeI Bucfl afieaf hovy. Auhdy vwzy ÈihrF ivwc rihMdy dovyN muMzy afey qy Auhdy kilink df sfrf sfmfn, iek nvyN afey zfktr ƒ vyc ky afpxI buwZI mF ƒ nfl lY ky cly gey.
          kuJ mhIny bfad lok zfktr sIqf rfm ƒ ieMj Buwl gey ijvyN Auh eyQy kdy huMdf hI nhIN sI. nvyN afey iek zfktr ny, Ausy purfxy hfqy ivwc nvF ‘gupqf hspqfl` KolH ilaf sI. syT iÈv lfl dy puwq-poqy Èfied klkwqy jf vsy sn. AuhnF ny ieh hfqf (ijwQy kdy ‘kOVf kilink` huMdf sI) zfktr gupqf ƒ vyc idwqf sI. Auhny purfxy kmry Zfh ky nvyN bYWz, nvIaF skYinMg mÈInF qy ilbfrtrI df smfn lY aFdf sI. hux zfktr kOVf dy kilink vFg ‘‘afm-Kfs` mrIË eyQy dfKl nhIN sn kIqy jFdy. isrÌ srdy-pujdy lok hI dfKl ho skdy sn.
          Pyr iek idn lokF ny dyiKaf ik purfxy ‘kOVf kilink` qy hux nvyN ‘gupqf hspqfl` dy sfhmxy, QVHy AuWqy iewk bMdf miraf ipaf sI. iek nvIN bxI ‘shfrf klwb` dy nOjvfn muMzy Auhdy sskfr df pRbMD krdy iPrdy sn (ikAuNik ieh koeI lfvfrs bMdf sI— Èfied ibhfrI mËdUr jF AuWqr pRdyÈ df BweIaf). kuJ nOjvfnF ƒ jdoN pqf lwigaf ik zfktr gupqf ny rfq Auhƒ dfÉl nhIN sI kIqf qy Auh QVHy Auqy ipaf hI mr igaf sI qF Auh Auqyijq ho ky zfktr nfl lVn lwg pey. pr zfktr gupqf ny AuhnF ƒ burI qrHF byiewËq krky bfhr kwZ idwqf. Auh ‘Gur-Gur` krdy muV afey. (keIaF ny Qfxy AusdI ‘axgihlI` dI irport vI krnI cfhI, pr Qfxydfr ny kfƒn smJf ky moVnf cfihaf qF JgVf vI hoieaf. aÉIr Qfxydfr ny ispfhIaF qoN cfr zMzy mrvf ky sB ƒ bfhr kwZ idwqf.) sfrI kfƒnI kfrvfeI pUrI krn mgroN jdoN nOjvfn muMizaF ny Aus lfvfrs bMdy df sskfr kr idwqf qF iek vfr mMzI qy afsy-pfsy dy ipMzF ivwc muV zfktr sIqf rfm kOVf dI crcf ÈurU ho geI; pr ieh crcf iblkul ieMj sI ijvyN iksy muMzy-KuMzy ny CwpV ivwcoN mwJ kwZx leI vfhx ivwcoN cuwk ky do-cfr zÜy clfey hox. kuJ idnF mgroN lok Pyr afpo-afpxy kMmF-DMidaF ivwc ruJ ky zfktr kOVf ƒ Buwl gey. bs iek buwZy afVHqIey Puwmx mwl ny hI afpxy iek hfxI kol iek idn eynI gwl CyVI, ‘‘ikAuN beI sMq rfmf, zfktr sIqf rfm ƒ lok AUN-eIN Buwlgy; aY bI kdy huMdI suxIN sI! [[[[ hux qF aYzy aYzy bwzy bMidaF df bI koeI kuwqy-ibwly ijMnF msos nIN krdf— hYN ik nhIN?
      sMq rfm dukfn dy QVHy AuWqy zfhI mMjI `qy ipaf KMGI igaf, bol nhIN sikaf. AuhdI hflq dyK ky Puwmx mwl iZwlI ijhI afvfË `c Pyr boilaf, ‘‘lY hux Auh huMdf qF qYƒ dKfeI afAuNdy[[[ hux jfeIey ikwQy!``
     pr Ausy vyly dukfn aMdroN inkl ky sMq rfm df vwzf muMzf Aus vwl GUrdf boilaf, ‘‘qfieaf Puwmx mwlf ikAuN sfrf idn BONkI jfnf huMnY![[[[ Auh koeI zfktr sI? —klH gupqf zfktr, iehdy zUZ sO df tIkf lf ky igaY. awsIaF dI duafeI idwqI aY. qUM aYN bolI jfnY ijvyN iehƒ asIN bfhr kwZ ky mrn ƒ bhfieaf huMdY.[[[[ iehƒ vI aMdr jk nHIN afAuNdI—bfhr QVHy `qy af ky lokF ƒ qmfÈf dKONdY, vYrI!``
     Puwmx mwl df mUMh awizaf rih igaf. Auh cuwp krky aMdr purfxI gwdI AuWqy af bYTf qy pÈymfn hoeI igaf ik Auhƒ Blf aijhI gwl kihx dI kI loV sI?— isr nIvF pf ky Auh vI KMGx lwg ipaf. Auhƒ bfËfr `c ihsfb-ikqfb krn gey afpxy muMzy; rUp kumfr df iÉafl sI ik jy Blf Auhƒ muV ky afey ƒ sMq rfm dy muMzy ny dws idwqf qF Pyr rUp AuhdI lfa-pfa krU. ieh soc ky Auh swcIN zr igaf ik ijvyN koeI vwzI KunfmI kr bYTf hovy.
          ‘‘afh vI Ëmfny afAuxy sI!`` Puwmx mwl KMG rukidaF kuwJ duKI vfj `c boilaf, ‘‘jy iksy nfl hmdrdI dI gwl krIey qF Auh vI Kfx ƒ afAuNdY. afh vI koeI gwl bxIN![[[ hwd ho-geI!``
          qy Auhƒ Xfd afieaf ik keI virHaF mgroN Auhny Èfied pihlI vfrI afpxf ieh qkIaf-klfm boilaf sI ijhVf muMizaF ny hrK nfl iJVk ky Auhƒ bolxoN htf idwqf sI aky ‘‘bfeI kI sfrf idn BONkI jfnY, ‘hwd ho-gI hwd ho-gI`, kfhdI hwd-ho-gI?”


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mYlborn dI rMgIn svyr. pMCIaF dI cYN-cYN. bwdlF dI gVgVfht. iewk sMgIq BrI svyr. pqf nHI ikAuN awj ieh AuWz rhy pirMdy afpxy hI lwg rhy ny. afpxy hI dyÈ dy. vqno dUr myry vFg pRvfsI. jOb qy jfx leI iqafr huMdy-huMdy mINh vI lY ipaf. kflI bwdlI ny idn cwVdy hI iPr qoN hnyrf kr idwqf sI. aijhf qyj mINh mYN afstRylIaf ‘c pihlF kdy nhIN sI vyiKaf. nId pUrI nf hox kfrn myrf isr pihlF qoN hI drd kr irhf sI ‘qy AuWqoN TMz vwDdI hI jf rhI ey. awj eIstr hY. goiraf df iqAuhfr. ijsƒ Auh idlo mnfAudy ny. asl ivwc ieh idlF df iqAuhfr hI hY. irÈiqaF ‘c pYdf hoeI kVvfht ƒ dUr krx ‘qy nvyN irÈqy bxfAux df iqAuhfr. iewk dUjy ƒ qohÌy dyky idlf dI sfJ gUVI krx df iqAuhfr. Kwty-imwTy lfl rMg dy aMzy vMzx df iqAuhfr. lfl rMg iXsU msIh dy pivwqr lhU df pRqIk mMiNnaF jfdf hY jo mnuwKqf dy Bly leI afpxI jfn dI kurbfnI idMdy hoey iensfnIaq dy duÈmxF dy hwQI duwK BrI mOq mry sn. jnqk CuwtI hox kfrn awj kMm dI kImq vI dugxI sI ‘qy iÈPt vI zwbl. mYƒ ivÈvfs hY ik awj pIjf zlIvr krdy-krdy AuWqo vI kuJ bx jU. lwk bfeI cfns… Èfied awj koeI lftrI hI inkl afvy. mYN afpxI bI aYm zvljU qy kMm leI Gro qur ipaf. dukfn qoN mMg krn vfly Gr df pqf iliKaf ‘qy iewk-iewk krky zlIvrI krnI ÈurU kr idwqI. svyr qoN Èfm nOn-stOp kMm hI kMm. kfr clf-clf mYN hMb igaf sF. pr Auqo bxdy zOlrF ny myrf hOslf tuwtx nf idwqf. pqf nHI ikAu awj ieh qohÌy dyx vfly gory vI AuWz rhy Auhnf pirMidaF vFg afpxy hI lwg rhy ny. iksy ny pMjfh ‘qy iksy ny sO df pwqf myrI Èlt dI AuqlI jyb ‘c pfieaf. keI mkfn mfilkF ny qohÌy pYk krky Gr dy drvfjy dy kol rwKy hoey sn. TMz vwD rhI sI. hnyrf ho irhf sI. aMq vflf Gr sI. bUhf iewk bjwurg ny Koilaf. pIjf PVky Ausny tybl ‘qy rwK idwqf. ibwl idwqf‘qy ‘‘QYNks[[ mfiet`` kihMidaf Ausny bUhf bMd kr ilaf. bUhy dI nukr qy lfl rMg dI pYikMg ‘c ipaf qohÌf jo myry leI sI mYN cuwk ilaf. aMbr ivwc ibjlI lwCk rhI sI. bwdlF dy grjx nfl itm-itmfAudI rOÈnI qohÌy qy cVfey lfl rMg dy pMny ƒ hor sohxf kr rhI sI. pYikMg ivcly qohÌy ƒ dyKx leI myrI Auqswukqf vwD rhI sI. kfr ‘c bYTidaF hI mYN pYikMg AuqfrI. iewk zI[vI[ zI sI. ijsqy kfly rMg dy mfrkr nfl iliKaf hoieaf sI -‘‘kyarPul mYn aYksIzYNts afr anprizktybl… syv XUar lfeIP`` mYN afpxy mfilk dI Pfst PUz vflI dukfn qy jfdy hI mYnyjr ƒ aMq vflIaf do zlIvrIaF dy rihMdy zOlr jmF krvfey. ‘qy qur ipaf Gr vwl. sUrj dI itwkI luwkdy-luwkdy mYN Gr phuMc igaf. myrI vhuwtI cfh bxf ilafeI. cfh dIaF cuskIaF Brdy-Brdy mYN Ausƒ sfry idn dI hwzbIqI pMj imMtF ‘c hI suxf idwqI. jd mYN Aus zI[vI[zI bfry dwisaf qF Auh iewkdm pRyÈfn ho geI. myry qoN zI[vI[zI lYky Ausny lYptOp ‘c pfky plya kIqI. ies zI[vI[zI ivwc dunIaF qbfh hox dI icqfvnI idMdy iBaMkr idRÈ sn. awg qy pfxI df kihr, sokf ‘qy hyTf DwsdI jmIn, jvflfmuwKI Pwtx qoN bfd lfvy dy kihr ‘c swVdy mwcdy lok idKfey gey sn. ‘qy nfl hI hËfrF lokF dy mrx qoN bfad bcy do-cfr lokF ƒ afpxy prmyÈur df Èuwkrfnf krdy idKfieaf igaf sI. AuhnF dy bcx df kfrx iXsU msIh ƒ afpxf prmyÈur Dfr ky bfeIbl ƒ pivwqr gRQ mMn ky iXsU msIh dI Cwqr Cfieaf hyT mfnvqf dI syvf krx vflIaf pivwqr afqmfvF dwisaf igaf sI. awgly vIizE kilwp ivwc idKfieaf igaf sI do hËfr bfrF ‘c Auh pivwqr afqmfvF hI bcxgIaF jo swcy prmyÈur iXsU msIh nfl juV ky swmucI mfnvqf df Blf krky, duafvf leI AuTx vfly vwD qoN vwD hwQF qoN ‘‘gOz blYs`` df afÈIrvfd iekwTf krngIaF. zI[vI zI dy aMq vfly Bfg ‘c ikhf igaf sI ik izsk imlx vflf afdmI gOz df ieh qohÌf idloN kbUl krky pivwqr afqmf bxy ‘qy afpxy vrgy hor, gOz qoN axjfx igafrF lokF ƒ ies imÈn nfl joVy. agr Auh aijhf nHI krdf qF Ausdy awj qoN Aulty idn ÈurU. afAux vfly smyN df koeI pqf nHI kwd koeI durGtnf ho jfvy. ieh swb suxdy hI myrI vhuwtI kMb geI. sihmI hoeI kihx lwgI. -‘‘Aulty idn hY nf mjfk`` ‘mYNƒ qF ieh Xfd nHI jd dy afpF ieQy ividafrQI vIjy ‘qy afey aF. asIy koeI iswDy idn vyKy hox. hux qwk suK vflf idn asF ny vyiKaf nHI. svyry Èfm kMm hI kMm. mÈIn bx gey ieQy af ky. nId ƒ qrly leIdy ny. trynF ‘c sPr krdy vkd nId pUrI krx dI koiÈs krdyy aF. sKq imMhnq nf krIey qF Krcy pUry nHI huMdy. kflj dI PIs ‘qy Gr df ikrfieaf hI kMnF ƒ hwQ lvf idMdf ey. kqrf-kqrf joV ky ieQy afAux leI cuwky ivafju krjy dI rkm hux suK nfl lYx qy afeI ey. bwcf sfzy qoN do sfl ho gey dUr ey. bwcy df mUMh dyKx ƒ qrs gey aF. pwky hox df koeI rfh nËr nHI afAudf. ‘qy hux iewk hor pRyÈfnI.
-‘‘kmlIey`` ‘ aYvy pRyÈfn nHI hoeI df. akfl purK afpxy ‘qy jld imhr krU. hux asF ny iewQy jld hI pwky ho jfxF ey. iksy afvy- qfvy dy mgr lwg ky aYvy idl nHI sfVIdf. ieh qF Drm pRcfr krx df iewk nuksf ey. jd iGAu iswDI Augl nfl nHI inkldf qF Drm dy Tykydfr aijhy nuksy afm apxfAudy ny. ienHF ƒ kI pqf kI sfzf dyÈ qF pihlF hI DrmF ‘c vMizaf ipaf ey. hr Ëmfq dy afgU afpxI kOm jF Drm ƒ Èryst sfbq krn leI iewk-dUjy ‘qy icwkV sutxo nHI twldI. iksy ƒ durkfrx iPtkfrx dI bjfey mnuwKqf dy Bly leI loVIdy kdm cuwky jfx qF sfzf dyÈ svrg nf bxjy. swc, eImfn, inaF ‘qy Drm ƒ Cwz ky ieh afgU lokF dI shfnbuwqI hfisl krx dy leI kuJ vI krdy ny. rfjsI afgU zwbf votF df Brx leI ‘qy Drm dy afKOqI afgU afpxI lIzrI JfVky afpxI vfh-vfh krvfAux leI. pqf nHI ikAu sfzf vI ieh suBfv bx igaf ey asI jld hI iehnF iBRÈt afgUaF dy mgr lwg jfdy aF. burfeI vwl CyqI Juk jfdy aF. cMigafeI, iensfnIaq ‘qy shI Drm dy rsqy cwlxF sfƒ alUxI isl ikAu jfpdf ey. jfx-buwJ ky kIqf jFdf koeI vI cMgf jF burf kMm iksy iÉafl nfl ÈurU huMdf ey. cMgy iÉafl swcy pfqÈfh prmyÈur dI rjf ‘c rihMx vfly ‘qy Dfrimk gRMQF ƒ asl ‘c mMnx vfly lokF dy idlF ‘c vsdy ny. ‘qy bury iÉafl iensfnIaq dy duÈmx lIzrF ‘qy svfrQI lokF nfl juVky rihx nfl pYdf huMdy ny. ‘‘BlfeI jF burfeI`` ÌYslf iensfn dy hwQ ivwc hI huMdf hY. loV hY nfmukMml suBfv bdlky ËmIr dI avfË ƒ suxn dI. ijwQy lflc, hMkfr, moh mfieaf irÈiqaF df KuUn krdI ey. AuQy hI ipafr, muwhbq, hmdrdI, BfeIcfrk sFJ nvyN irÈiqaF ƒ jnm idMdI ey. iksy dI mdd krx ivwc jo aMnd ‘qy lwjq imldI ey Auh qF isrP syvfBfv rwKx vflf mnuwK hI jfx skdf ey. ivdyÈf ‘c vsdy sfzy vfg pRvfsI vIr ijMnf kol kMm nhI hY. afpxI jfx-pihcfx ‘c Pon krky Auhnf ƒ jOb lwBx ‘c mdd krxf. iesy qrF ijMnf kol isr Zwkx leI Cwq nHI AuhnF ƒ Gr lwBx ‘c mdd krxf. aijhy hËfrF kMm ny jo asI ibnf smF gvfey ‘qy ibnf zOlr Krc kIqy kr skdy aF. bs idl ‘c iewk jËbf hovy iensfnIaq df. asl ivwc ieh hI swcf Drm ey. mYN pqf nHI ikAu awj boldf hI jf irhf sI. ‘qy Auh hux myry ichry vwl qwkdI hoeI imMnf-imMnf muskrfAudI hoeI AuWqoN bxy zOlr igxn lwg peI sI. pMjfh zOlr rwK ky bfkI dy mYNƒ PVfAudy hoey kihMx lwgI.-‘‘jI[[ mYN sB smJ geI. svyry qusI ieh zOlr Xfd nfl bYNk ‘c jmF krvf dyxf. ‘qy iehnF pMjfvf vwl nËr nf rwKxf. ieh afpF aYqvfr ƒ drbfr sfihb jfdy hoey lMgr Gr vfsqy kuJ rfÈx lY jfvFgy. syvf qF afpxy qoN huMdI nHI. drbfr df aMn muPq pfV ky afAudy aF. myrI pqnI dy ichry ‘qy hux ajIb jhI cmk sI. ieMj lwgdf sI ijvy Auh iensfn hox df shI arQ awj smJI hovy.
ies klpink khfxI df iksy dy inwjI jIvn nfl koeI sMbMD nhIN.………rvI scdyvf

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‘‘jrnYl isMG puwqr ruldf isMG`` supny ‘c ikwzy ÌÉr vflI gwl lgdI sI jYlI ƒ ‘qy jdoN awK KuwlI mMjy ‘qy ipaf hI mYlI ijhI cfdr mUMh qoN lfh ky kwcy koTy dIaF kVIaF df srkVf dyKx lwg ipaf.
Ausƒ lwigaf ik myry ipAu df nFa ruldU myry dfdf dfdI ny mfx nfl nhIN, iksy Èrfp kfrn rwiKaf hovy ik ruldU nhIN iehdf twbr ‘ruljU`. jYlI df pVdfdf sIrI, dfdf vI sIrI ‘qy jYlI df ipAu vI sIrI, pr jYlI ƒ pqf nhIN ikAuN! ‘qy awT pfs krf hI idwqIaF.
jYlI ny pMjvIN klfs ‘c pVHidaF jdoN pihlI vfr ipMz dIaF KyzF ivwc dOV ijwqI sI qF jYlI dI mF ny jYlI ƒ swcIN jrnYl smJ bVf cuMimaF ‘qy ipafr kIqf sI aqy jYlI aMdr iek aYsI ÈkqI ijhI Br geI sI. pr jYlI dy CyvIN klfs ivwc pVHidaF hI ipAu dI iksy nÈy aflI cIË Kfx nfl mOq ho geI ‘qy Aus mOq ny jYlI dI mF ƒ vkq dy dIvy hyTlf pfsf idKf idwqf ‘qy plt igaf sB kuJ. mF sIrpuxf krn lwg peI. pr jYlI df cfcf pqf nI hr vfr mF ƒ aijhf kI kuJ kihMdf ik mF Ausƒ gflF kwZ GroN bfhr kr idMdI.
jYlI horIN do BYx BfeI, BYx CotI ijhVI ik cOQI klfs ivwc pVHdI sI. mF sIrpuxf krn clI jFdI ‘qy jYlI horF ny skUloN Gr af, bsqy mfrny kmry aMdr bGHfky ‘qy ipMz dIaF rUVIaF vwl Kyzx cly jfxf. AuhnF imwtI nfl Kyzxf, gMdy pfxI ivwc pYr mfrny. EdoN jYlI ny gflHF kwZxIaF hfly iswKIaF hI sn jdoN gflF df mqlb nhI pqf huMdf ‘qy jdoN BYx ny koeI Èrfrq krnI ‘qy jYlI ny Tfh kridaF ‘‘cwl sflI BYx co[ [ [ [ `` kih dyxf. iPr iek idn lMbVF dy Gr gey, ijQy mF lMbVdfrF dy Kyq pfxI df kMm aqy AuhnF dy Gr gohf kUVf krdI sI, jYlI ‘qy AuhdI BYx AuQy Kyzx jfx lwg pey. lMbVdfrnI Gr huMdI qF kdy kdy rotI jF cfh dy idMdI ‘qy nfl qfVdI vI ‘‘BFzy mFjky rwKxy ny``. iehnF zry zry rihxf. iek idn kI dyiKaf ik lMbVdfr quiraf jFdf mF dy ipCy hwQ mfr igaf. jYlI ikMny hI idn socdf irhf, ‘qy iPr jYlI dI awK iehnF gwlF vwl hI rihx lwgI. iek idn lMbVdfr df vwzf muMzf jYlI ky guaFZ jIqo iJAurI dI kuVI ƒ aMdr lY igaf ‘qy drvfjf bMd kr ilaf. cor cfl jYlI vI mgry clf igaf ‘qy drvfËy dI ivll (morI) QFxI dyKx lwg igaf, pihlF qF AuhnF afpxy buwlH iek dUsry nfl joVy ‘qy iPr ikMnI dyr dyKdf irhf ‘qy jYlI ƒ AuWqy leI cfdr hI ihwldI ids rhI sI, pqf kuJ nf lwigaf. ijAuN hI jYlI ipwCy muVn lwigaf qF dsvIN ‘c pVHdf lMbVdfr df Cotf bhfdr jYlI ƒ kihMdf ‘‘cl afpF vI kr[ [ [ `` jYlI ny ikhf ‘‘kI krnYN?`` qF bhfdr ny ikhf ‘‘ijhVf kuC [ [ [ [ [ [ `` qF jYlI dy mUhoN inkilaf ik ‘‘mYƒ qF kus vI nI pqf lwigaf``, qF bhfdr kihMdf ik af qYƒ dwsF. qUVI afly aMdr jdoN Auhny [ [ [ [ [ [ [ jYlI df [ [ [ [ [bVI kicafx ijhI afeI, jd jYlI nf mMinaF qF Auhny jYlI dI [ [ [ [ [ [ jYlI dy hwQ [ [ [ [ [ ‘qy jYlI dy [ [ . ‘qy iPr jdoN vI jYlI lMbVF dy Gr jFdf qF [ [ [ [ [ . iek idn qF hwd eI lih geI. jdoN jYlI ƒ bhfdr qUVI afly aMdr lY igaf qF aMdr jYlI ƒ BYx [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ . jYlI ny pihlF qF mn ‘c iglf kIqf qy iPr soicaf ik Ausƒ kih dyvy pr iPr lMbVdfr df zr vI afieaf ik bhfdr ikqy afpxy ipAu ƒ hI nf dws dyvy ikAuNik Aus smyN aYnI smJ qF huMdI nhIN sI ik kI glq aY qy kI TIk? bhfdr ny BYx df [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ [ qy jYlI ƒ vI [ [ [[ ipwCy [ [ [ [ [ .
Aus idn jYlI ziraf ziraf iPrdf irhf. idmfg ckrfAuNdf irhf, socdf irhf ik ‘‘aYzf gunfh`` smJ eI nf lwgy kI ho igaf? Gr afieaf qF mF ny lMbVdfr dy GroN ilaFdy lwzU iek BFzy ivwcoN kwZky idwqy. BYx ny afpxf lwzU Kf ilaf, pr jYlI dy aMdr lwzU nf lMiGaf ‘qy QoVI dyr bfad lwzU iPr BFzy ivwc hI rwK idwqf. mF ny puiCaf ‘‘qUM ikAuN nI Kfxf Eey?`` acfnk BYx hwQoN ipwql dy vIh pYsy izwgy qF mF ny Jwt puwiCaf ‘‘ieh ikQoN ley ny nI cuVylyN``? AuhdI BYx kuJ vI nf dws skI ‘qy iPr ieho ijhI iCwqr pryt hoeI qF BYx ny sB kuJ dws idwqf iesqoN pihlF ik mF dy pYrF hoToN ËmIn iKckdI qy jYlI kuJ dwsdf, EdoN hI pqf lwigaf jd mF dI gohy nfl ilbVI cwpl dI bwDrI vI tuwt geI ‘qy mF bYT geI sI pqf nI cwpl tuwtx kfrn pr jdoN jYlI dI mF ny isr PV ilaf ‘qy lMmyN hAuky ny hI dws idwqf ik Auh hfrI hfrI lwg rhI sI.
jYlI keI idn lMbVdfrF dy Gr nf igaf. mF dy kuwtx qoN bfad bhuq zr igaf sI. iek idn mF ny lMbVdfrF dy GroN afeI qF jYlI ƒ Audfs dyK ky afpxI godI ivwc ibTfky ipafr kIqf ‘qy ikhf ‘‘ies qrF nI krIdf, ieh gMdIaF gwlF ny`` ‘qy jYlI rox lwg ipaf. mF ny mUMh cuimMaF qy jYlI ƒ cuwp vI krfieaf. kuJ dyr bfad jYlI bfhr Kyzx clf inkilaF hI sI ik lMbVF df bhfdr iml igaf kihx lwgf ‘‘af bfeI afpF KyzIey``. pihlF qF jYlI Aus vwl tyZf ijhf Jfikaf ijvyN hux Aus nfl bolygf hI nhIN, iPr iswDf Aus vwl dyKidaF kihx lwigaf ‘‘qUM sfilaf`` Èbd hfly ikhf hI sI ik bhfdr QwpV cuwkidaF boilaf ‘‘kMn qy mfrUN BYx dyxy dy, jy sflf ikhf``. jYlI dy pihlF qF sfh hI sUqy gey, pr aMdrlf iglf iPr vI ÈbdF rfhIN gYs df golf bx zrdf hoieaf bfhr inkl hI afieaf ‘‘iPr qUM vIry myry nfl qF cwl TIk af, pr myrI BYx dI vI - - - - jYly ƒ ies qrF lwigaf ik jy mYN ikhf ik sfzy nfl iesqrF ikAuN krdYN qy ikqy kuwtx eI nf lwg jfvy qF mUMh coN afpxI hfmI Br igaf. bhfdr ny bVy bMidaF vflI rfjnIqI KyzidaF moZy Aupr dI bFh pf ‘‘cwl Cwz nfrfË nf ho`` lY ky jFdf hoieaf ÈrfrqI awK nfl Aus vwl dyKidaF mn ‘c hI socdf hoieaf ik ‘‘awj sfly dy mUMh ‘c - - - - `` mÈÉrI hfsI hwisaf ‘qy jYlI ny ijvyN ipMjry ‘c iÈkfr zwikaf hovy vFg AusdIaF bfhF ‘c jkVy hoey ny Ausƒ puiCaf ik ‘‘qUM ikAuN hwisaYN Xfr?`` qF bhfdr ny AusdI glH qy dMdI vwZx dy mUV ‘c mUMh kol kIqf iPr iek dm soicaf ik ikqy bIcHr eI nf jfvy ‘qy iPr isrÌ glH ‘qy cuMimaF ‘‘nhIN vIr AueIN hfsI ijhI af geI`` ‘qy jYlI nfl quiraf jFdf hI iek swc soc igaf sI Èfied ik ‘‘ieh lok sfzy qy hI ikAuN hwsdy ny?`` bhfdr jYlI ƒ iPr bizaf ky qUVI afly aMdr lY igaf ‘qy iPr EhI. pr awj iek vfr qUVI afly aMdr iljfx qoN bfad bhfdr ny jYlI leI cfh bxfeI ‘qy iglfs ‘c cfh pf ky kihx lwigaf ‘‘afh cwk pwtUaf lY nËfry``. ‘qy jYlI cfh df iglfs PVidaF ieDr AuDr dyKdf irhf ‘qy Gr ivwc Ausƒ koeI vI nËr nf afieaf ‘qy bhfdr ny jYlI hwQ pfxI df iglfs idMidaF ikhf ‘‘lY beI pwtUaf``. bhfdr ny jYlI hwQ PIm PVf idwqI. jYlI ikMnI dyr hI Ausƒ dyKdf irhf ‘qy jYlI ny Kfx qoN nFh kr idwqI. ‘‘Auey ieh kus nI kihMdI`` kih bhfdr ny Dwky nfl hI jYlI dy mUMh ivwc pf mUMh ƒ pfxI df iglfs lf idwqf. jYlI ƒ PIm mUMh ‘c rwKx lwigaF kOVI ijhI lwgI, pfxI pI aMdr lMGf pqf eI nf lwigaf ‘qy iPr AuWqoN cfh, aYsI GmHyr ijhI afeI ik jYlI ‘qy bhfdr ƒ qUVI afly aMdr eI afQx ho igaf ‘qy jYlI zrdf hoieaf Bwijaf Bwijaf Gr igaf ik awj iPr pYxgIaF, pr jYlI dy Gr afAuNidaF ƒ mF Gry nhIN sI. jYlI ny suK df sfh ilaf. Aus df isr hfly vI GuMm irhf sI, jYlI ƒ mMjy izgidaF hI nINd af geI.
jYlI svyry dyr nfl AuiTaf qF mF lMbVdfrF dy Gr jf cuwkI sI ‘qy AusdI BYx vI Gr nhIN sI. pr Ausdf cfcf Gr af ky gflF kwZ igaf sI ‘‘ies ny afp qF pqf nI kus krnf, juafk vI iksy kMZy nI lfAuxy``. Aus idn pqf lwigaf ik jYlI df cfcf qF koeI smJfAux aflI gwl kr irhf sI.
jYlI awTvIN pfs kr igaf. nqIjf sux dOiVaf dOiVaf Gr afieaf ik lMbVdfrF dy Gr jf ky mF ƒ jf ky dwsy ik ‘‘mF mYN pfs ho igaf``. ijAuN hI Gr dy bfr mUhry phuMicaf qF drvfËf KuwlHf dyK ruikaf qy aDKulHy drvfËy QFxI tyZf ho aMdr igaf qF kmry aMdr ingfH jFidaF hI isr ies qrF GuMimaF ijvyN bhfdr dy pihlI vfr PIm dyx nfl GuMimaF sI. pYr jMm gey ijvyN ihlx hI nf idMdy hox ‘qy Aus ƒ Xfd afieaf jdoN mF ny Ausƒ ikhf sI ik ‘‘ies qrF nI krIdf, ieh gMdIaF gwlF ny`` ‘qy jYlI rox lwg ipaf sI ‘qy jYlI ƒ Xfd afieaf jd bhfdr ny vI Ausdf mUMh - - - ‘qy awj jYlI ƒ cfcf cMgf cMgf lwgx lwigaf. jYlI iPrnI afly pfsy byrI hyTF jf bYTf ‘qy ikMnI dyr hI Kyl ‘c pYr pf ihlfAuNdf irhf ‘qy byrI df kMzf cuwk hwQ ivwc KbHoNdf irhf. jYlI ƒ ieh vI pqf nf cwilaf ik Aus dy hwQ ivwcoN KUn inkl irhf hY jF Èfied afpxy aMdrlf KUn kwZ hI dyxf cfhuMdf sI ikAuNik jYlI ieh vI mihsUs kr irhf sI ik mYN aYnI CyqI iksy vI gwl ƒ mMn ikAuN jFdf hF? ikAuN nrm idl hF? ikAuN kmËor hF? Èfied myry Gr dy kmËor ny qF mYN - - jYlI soc irhf sI ik hux Auh ikvyN khy ik ‘‘mF qUM hI ikhf sI ik ieh gMdIaF gwlF huMdIaF ny, ‘qy - - - ?`` jYlI df sfrf hwQ hI Kun nfl gwc ho igaf. pqf nI awj jYlI iks imwtI df bx igaf sI ik drd eI nhIN ho irhf sI. pihlF qF jYlI ny KUn nfl ilbVy hwQ ƒ mUMh ivwc pfAuxf cfihaf iPr iek dm hI Auh hwQ pfxI ivwc pf ky ihlfx lwg ipaf. Èfied awj Ausƒ afpxy aMdrlf KUn vI gMdf lwigaf. mn hI mn socdf irhf ik hux lMbVdfrF dy Gr nhIN jfeygf ‘qy nf hI mF ƒ - - pr iPr rotI pfxI df sfDn iks qrF - - - iPr iKafl afieaf ik cfcf Gry afAuNdf sI Auh vI ikqy mF nfl - - - - pr nhIN Ausny qF iek idn cfcI ƒ ies leI kuwt suitaf sI ik jYlI qoN zyZ sfl CotI cfcy dI kuVI ƒ kwlI nIkr pfeI ƒ koTy qy KVHI dyK ilaf sI ‘qy cfcI dI pryt ies krky kIqI sI ik qUM Ausƒ smJfieaf ikAuN nhIN.
Gry afieaf qF lMbVdfr bfhr inkl irhf sI. jYlI ƒ dyKidaf hI kihMdf ik ‘‘ bwly qyry Èyr dI, qUM qF pfs ho igaf``. pr jYÜI kuJ nf boilaf ‘qy lMbVdfr vI Èfied mn ieh kihMdf awgy qur igaf hovy ik ‘‘afpxf kMm kIqf qy BYx mrfvy - - -``. aMdr igaf qF mF ny PtfPt godI cuwk ilaf, pfs hox dI vDfeI idMdI hoeI ny jdoN jYlI df mUMh cuMimaF qF jYlI ƒ ijvyN hwQU af igaf hovy ‘qy mUMh ivwcoN ijvyN AultI hI af jfvygI vFg QoVf pfxI vI inkilaf. jYlI dI mF PtfPt iglfs ivwc pfxI lY afeI ‘qy jYlI dI ipwT ‘qy hwQ PyridaF ikhf ik ‘‘kI gwl ho geI puwq?`` jYlI qoN vI kih ho igaf sI ‘‘qUM hux myry mUMh ƒ mUMh nf lfieaf kr mF`` pr jd mF ny moVvF juafb ‘‘ikAuN?`` ikhf pihlF qF jYlI mn ivwc hI kih igaf ik ‘‘lMbVdfrF dy twbr ny sfƒ co - - Tykf lY ilaf`` pr Ausny jo dyiKaf so ikhf ik ‘‘mF qUM lMbVdfr qfey nfl aMdr KVHI kI krdI sI?`` qF jYlI dI mF ies qrF zrI ijvyN asmfnI ibjlI dI KVfk nfl afpxy afp ‘c bYTf bMdf zr jFdY ‘qy jYlI dI mF ny mOkf sMBflx leI ikhf ik ‘‘mYN qF qyry qfey dy btn lf rhI sI`` ‘qy awTvIN pfs kIqy jYlI dy mUMhoN solvIN pfs afly bMdy ijhI gwl inklI ik ‘‘mF kuVqy dy pwly ƒ btn nI huMdy qy pjfmy ƒ nflf huMdY`` qF jYlI dI mF dy pYrF hyToN ËmIn iKsk geI. jYlI dI mF ƒ ies qrF lwigaf ijvyN jYlI df ipAu hfly vI Ausƒ GUr irhf hovy ik ‘‘kI aY hrfmjfdIey, ieho ijhI ikhVI cIË aY ijhVI mYN nI dy skdf`` ‘qy Aus idn jYlI dI mF koloN dfrU df vwzf pYg pf ho igaf ‘qy jYlI df ipAu Aus idn afKrI sfh hI lY sikaf, pr awj puwqr moh ny aYsIaF byVIaF jkVIaF ik jYlI dI mF df isr ckrf irhf sI ‘qy awKF awgy hnyrf. jYlI AuiTaf, nlky kol igaf ‘qy mUMh ‘qy pfxI dy iCwty mfry, kurlI kIqI iPr bfhr inkl igaf. jYlI dI mF QFeyN hI KVI rhI, ijvyN Ausƒ kuJ suJ hI nf irhf hovyy. afKr QFeyN hI pYrF Bfr bYT geI ‘qy swjy hwQ dI pihlI gUTy nfl dI AuNgl nfl DrqI dI imwtI pwtx lwgI ‘qy AuhdI hI aMqr-afqmf ny afvfË idwqI ik ‘‘jYlI dI mF ies qrF imwtI pwitaF nI qUM DrqI ‘c smf skdI, jYlI qoN bfad qyry kol hY vI kI`` DrqI qoN hwQ ies qrF pfsy kIqf ijvyN DrqI coN krMt lwigaf hovy. AuWTI ‘qy aMdr jf inZfl ho mMjy ‘qy jf izwgI.
jYlI afpxy cfcy Gr igaf, cfcI ƒ hYrfnI vI hoeI ‘qy ÉuÈI vI. jYlI ny Dur aMdroN cfcy pirvfr nfl afpxI ÉuÈI sFJI krnI cfhI ‘qy ikhf ‘‘cfcf jI mYN pfs ho igaf`` ‘qy cfcy qoN ijvyN ÉuÈI sMBflI nf geI hovy, Ausny jYlI ƒ vjndfr huMidaF hoieaF vI afpxI godI cuwk ilaf ‘‘E bwly myry Èyr dy, ilaf beI myry puwq leI duwD ilaf pf ky iglfs ‘c`` ‘qy jYlI dI cfcI dIaF awKF ivwc pfxI ny vI phfVI ndI vFg afpxf rfh bxf ilaf ‘qy jdoN Auh jYÜI df mUMh cuMmx afeI qF Aus dIaF BrIaF awKF ivwcoN jYlI DuMdlf ijhf hI nËr af irhf sI. jYlI dI cfcI ny Ausdf mwQf cuMm ky jYlI dy cfcy ƒ ikhf ‘‘jfh ÈihroN koeI imwTI cIË ilaf jf`` ‘qy jYlI df idl kIqf ik cfcI mYƒ hor cuMmy ‘qy cfcy dI godI coN Auqrky cfcI ƒ cuMbV igaf. iPr qF ijvyN sfry twbr dy Bfvuk huMidaF hMJUaF df hV eI vg quiraf hovy ‘qy sfry iek dUsry ƒ hI cuMbV gey ijvyN cuMbk DrqI qy izgidaF hI lohy dy inwky inwky kx iek dm Aus nfl cuMbV jFdy hn.
cfcy ny ÈihroN lwzU ilaFdy aFZ guaFZ vI idwqy. Aus idn jYlI cfcy Gr hI irhf ‘qy mF AuzIkdI hoeI ibnF rotI pkfieaF hI sON geI ‘qy mF ny kuVI ƒ vI rotI nf puwCI ‘qy jdoN nMnI jfn dI iZwz aflI cUhy dOV ÈurU hoeI qF Auh vI rfq hnyry ivwc BfeI dI cfcy Gr hox dI iBxk ny cfcy df drvfËf jf KVkfieaf ‘qy jdoN cfcI ny drvfËf Kol bfhr dyiKaf qF Auh hYrfn hI rih geI ik ijhVy bwicaF ƒ kdy iehnF dI mF sfzy dyhlI pYr nhIN sI pfAux idMdI ‘qy awj dovyN bwcy hI - - . kuVI ny aMdr jFidaF hI ikhf ‘‘cfcI BuwK lwgI aF`` suxidaF hI cfcI dIaF awKF qr ho geIaF aMdr iljf rotI idwqI ‘qy iPr nfl lwzU vI, jYlI ‘qy Aus dI BYx rotI Kf cfcy Gr hI sON gey.
jYlI dI mF ƒ vI ies gwl dI iBxk sI ik jYlI ‘qy Aus dI BYx dovyN jYlI dy cfcy Gr hI sON gey. nf cfhuMidaF hoieaF vI jYlI dI mF AuWTI ‘qy AuWT ky mUMh hwQ Doqy ‘qy ibnF cfh pIiqaF hI drvfËf Kuwlf Cwz lMbVdfrF dy Gr kMm krn clI geI. rfh jFidaF jYlI dI mF ny keI vfr pYr ipCFh vwl iKwcy ik nf jfvy, pr rotI df muwTI Br aftf ikMnI qfkq rwKdy, ijsm ÌroÈI, corI XfrI, TwgI sB pfsy vwl Dwk skdY. swc iksy ny ikhY ik vyl qy ËnfnI ijhVf nyVy hovy Auhdf hI shfrf Bfldy. jYlI dI mF vI Èfied iehI cfhuMdI hovy. ‘qy awj lMbVdfr keI vfr dyK igaf sI ik jYlI dI mF bVI cuwp bYTI aY, pr lMbVdfrnI Gr hox krky lMbVdfr puwC nf sikaf. jYlI dI mF ƒ dyK ky bhfdr vI jYlI dy Gr vwl gyVf mfrn cilaf igaf. pr Auhƒ jYlI ikqy vI nËr nf afieaf ‘qy acfnk bhfdr ƒ jYlI dI BYx bfhr KVHI ids peI Auh Ausƒ ieÈfrf kr nfl lY quiraf. bhfdr hfly glI df moV twipaf hI sI ik jYlI ƒ pqf nhIN ikQoN pqf lwg igaf Auh Bwijaf Bwijaf afieaf ‘qy afpxI BYx dI bFh PV bhfdr dI bFh ƒ aYsf Jtkf mfiraf ik bhfdr dI bFh ‘qy jYlI dIaF AuNglF dI JrIt pY geI ‘qy bhfdr dy mUMhoN isrÌ ‘‘KVH qyrI –`` hI pUrf huMdf ‘qy jYlI ny Jwt dyxI awKF kwZidaF ikhf ‘‘cwl Eey lONzy, sfry twbr ny Qozf Tykf nI lY rwiKaf`` kih jYlI Gr vwl qur ipaf ‘qy ÜMbVF df bhfdr pihlI vfr ziraf dyKdf hI irhf ‘qy bhfdr ƒ afpxy qfey dy khy Èbd vI Xfd af rhy sI ‘‘puwq nIvIaF kOmF nfl pMgf nI leI df, invIN jfx invIN jfx ijdx ibgVgIaF qF bws`` bhfdr ƒ afpxy qfey dy bws Èbd df awj pqf ligaf ik ijQy asIN bws kihMdy hF ieh Èfied AuQoN ÈurU huMdy ny, ‘qy bhfdr iswDf Gr ƒ ho quiraf.
jYlI ny Gr af afpxI BYx ƒ ikhf ik ‘‘jdoN vI ieh qYƒ hwQ lfvy qF mYƒ dwsIN`` ieh gwl jYlI kih qF igaf ‘qy iPr nfl hI socx lwg ipaf ik ‘‘iPr mYN kI krFgf?`` ‘qy kfPI dyr iblkul cuwp bYTf irhf. cuwp AusdI BYx ny cuwp qoVI ‘‘vIry kwl bhfdr df afVI vI - - - - -`` jYlI ny Ausƒ cuwp krn leI hwQ awgy kIqf ‘qy ikMnI dyr hI socdf irhf ik ijhVf vI kMm quhfzI iewCf dy ivruwD lokF qoN corI Auh glq aqy ijhVf kMm dyK ky lok ÉuÈ hox Auh shI. jYlI mMjy ‘qy bYTf hI BuMjy bYTI BYx ƒ nyVy kridaF Auhdy moZy ‘qy hwQ rwKky bYT igaf. jYlI ƒ aMdroN BYx df bVf moh af irhf sI ‘qy Ausƒ kihMdf ‘‘jy qYƒ koeI kuC khy qF - -`` jYlI iPr cuwp kr igaf. ies iekwlypx ‘c Ausƒ afpxf ipAu Xfd afAuNx lwigaf. jYlI df moh Ausdy cfcy nfl pf idwqf. kdy Gry afAuNdf kdy nf afAuNdf, pr hux mF jYlI qoN mUMh CpfAux lwg peI sI. mF ny lMbVdfr nfl vI gwl kIqI ik qyry bhfdr ny afh kuC kIqY. pr lMbVdfr hwsky hI tfl igaf ‘‘ieh juafk vI sfly``.
jYlI ijafdf cfcy Gr rihMdf. jYlI dI mF ƒ Auhdf iKafl vI afAuNdf qF Ausdy mn aMdr iek zr ijhf rihMdf. iesy qrF hflfqF ny jYlI ƒ vI zrpok ijhf hI bxf idwqf sI ikAuNik ijhVf kuJ AuhnF nfl hoieaf sI Auh sI sB kuJ vrglfAuxf ‘qy Aus vrglfht ny hI zr pYdf kr idwqf sI. pr Ausdf cfcf iek idn jYlI ƒ kihx lwigaf ‘‘jYlI puwq qUM nONvIN ivwc dfKlf lY lf``. pihlF qF jYlI koeI juafb nf dy sikaf pr iPr ijvyN idnF ivwc hI jYlI srdfr jrnYl isMG bx igaf hovy kihx lwigaf ‘‘nhIN cfcf qUM ikhVf ipMz df vwzf ijmINdfr aYN ijhVf do inafxy afpxy ‘qy sfƒ dovF ƒ vI pflyNgf`` ‘qy AusdI cfcI df suxidaF hI gwc Br afieaf, rox roikaf afpxy pwly coN pMjfh df not kwZ ‘qy jYlI ƒ buwkl ‘c lYNidaF hI Ausdy cfcy ƒ not PVf ky bolI ‘‘afh lY muMzy ƒ svyry iek kuVqf pjfmf ilaf dIN`` ‘qy kol KVHI AusdI BYx ny vI kih idwqf ‘‘cfcI myry leI`` qF jYlI dI cfcI ny rsmI ijhf hwQ Aus dy isr qy PyridaF ikhf ‘‘lY myrI zwzI leI Gry ipaY sohxf ijhf, Ehdf bxf ky idAuN``. ‘qy dovF df idl lwg igaf sI.
ijAuN ijAuN jYlI dI Aumr vDdI geI ‘qy Aus dy mn aMdr iek zr vI bYTdf igaf. bhfdr dy srIrk ÈoÈx ny Ausƒ smfijk qOr ‘qy mnoN, idmfgoN vI kmËor bxf idwqf sI. Aumr vDdI geI ‘qy idl Gtdf igaf.
iek idn afpxy Gr dy ivhVy ivwc bYTf qfrF kwTIaF krky kuJ bxf irhf sI ik acfnk Aus df cfh pIx ƒ idl kiraf ‘qy Ausny BYx ƒ afvfË mfrI, iek do afvfËF mfrn qoN bfad jd koeI juafb nf imilaf qF aMdr dyKx igaf, pr BYx aMdr nhIN sI. mn kfhlf pYx lwigaf ikAuNik Auh hux vwzI ho cuwkI sI. Ausdy pYr lMbVdfrF dy Gr vwl qury qF lMbVdfrF dy Gr kol hI jYlI ƒ Ausdf cfcf imilaf ijhVf ik hwQ ivwc kuhfVI leI pqf nhIN iks kfhl ivwc sI. pr jYlI df iDafn afpxI BYx vwl hox krky cfcy ƒ vI zrdf mfrf nf kuJ puwC sikaf ‘qy nf hI dws sikaf. cfcf dUsry pfsy inkl igaf ‘qy jYlI BYx ƒ dyKdf lMbVdfr dy Gr bhfdr dI bYTk kol afieaf qF bhfdr ny jYlI ƒ dyKky afvfË mfr leI. jYlI nf cfhuMdf hoieaf vI bhfdr dI bYTk vwl igaf qF aMdr jf ky kI dyiKaf ik bhfdr dy iqMn hor dosq bYTy Èrfb pI rhy hn. bhfdr ny do dosqF ƒ ieÈfrf kIqf ‘qy Auh AuT ky bfhr cly gey. bhfdr ny jYlI ƒ ikhf ‘‘pYg lfeyNgf`` ‘qy jYlI ny nFh ivwc isr mfridaF bYTk df Ëfiejf lYxf ÈurU kr idwqf. bYTk ivwc aijhf kuJ vI nËr nf afieaf, pr bhfdr nÈy ‘c hox kfrn jYlI vwl iÈkfrI dI nËr nfl dyK irhf sI. jYÜI muVn hI lwigaf sI ik bhfdr ny AusdI bFh PV leI ‘qy jYlI ny ijvyN hI tyZI nËr nfl dyiKaf pihlF qF bhfdr dy sfh iZwly ijhy pey, pr ÈrfbI hox kfrn jwtvfd Ps igaf ‘qy bFh hor Guwt ky PVidaF kihMdf ‘‘dy jf suafd`` jYlI cuwp irhf. bhfdr iPr ÈrfbI hfsf hwsky boilaf ‘‘huxy qyrI BYx ho ky - -`` BYx df nFa suxidaF jYÜI ny bhfdr df iPkrf pUrf vI nhIN sI hox idwqf ik jYlI ƒ vI pqf hI nI lwigaf ik kdoN Ausdf aMdrlf miraf mnuwK aMgVfeI lY AuiTaf qy AuysdI sdIaF qoN dwbI hoeI aMdrlI axK ƒ vMgfrdf hoieaf pqf eI nf ligaf ik kdoN boql tuwtI bhfdr df gl cIridaF Ausdy dosq dI ipwT ipwCy grdn kol jf KuBI. bhfdr qF pihly Jtky hI Zyr ho igaf sI ‘qy nfl hI dosq dI CfqI kol do iqMn hor mfrIaF. ‘qy bhfdr df dosq vI QFeyN hI qVPdf izwg ipaf. jd boql suwt jYlI bfhr inkilaf qF Ausny ivhVy ivwc cfcy vwloN lMbVdfr ‘qy kuhfVI dy iqMn cfr vfr kridaF dyiKaf ‘qy iPr lMbVdfr vwloN lwQpwQ hoey ny hI jYlI df jdoN cfcf PiVaf qF jYlI ny dOV ky POVHf cuwikaf ‘qy lMbVdfr dy isr ‘c ilaf do iqMn vfr kIqy. jYlI dy cfcy ny mOkf qfVidaf kuhfVI nfl iqMn cfr vfr hor kr idwqy ‘qy lMbVdfr ƒ QFeyN Zyr kr idwqf ‘qy jYlI dy cfcy ny iPr POVf cuwk hwQ ‘c slvfr cuwkI jYlI dI mF dy ipwT ivwc vgfh mfiraf qF jYlI dI mF cIkdI hoeI Gr vwl ƒ Bwj geI. jYlI afpxy cfcy ƒ ieh dws irhf sI ik ‘‘myry hwQoN bhfdr ‘qy Ausdf Xfr vI mfiraf igaf ‘‘ ‘qy qUM cfcf hux ieQoN dOV jf bfkI mYN dyKlUN`` pr cfcy ny Ausƒ ikhf ‘‘qUM iPkr nf kr cwl dOV, bfkI mYN afpy`` kih jYlI ƒ bfhr vwl Dwkf mfr idwqf. jYlI Bwj igaf. ipMz kwTf ho igaf.lMbVdfrnI af geI, rox ipwtx ÈurU ho igaf, puls af geI qy jYlI dy cfcy ƒ hwQkVI lf jIp ivwc ibTf ilaf. pr jYlI df cfcf ies gwlo bVf ÉuÈ sI ik hux inwq inwq nËrF sfhmxy mrnF nhI peygf qy ijAuN hI jIp qurI qF jIp ivwc AuzdI DUV ƒ dyKidaF jYlI dy cfcy ƒ ieMj mihsUs ho irhf sI ijvyN jYlI DUV coN inkl ky cfcy dI idwqI dlyrI ƒ ÉuÈI ÉuÈI sivkfr krky hwQ ihlf irhf hovy qy Ausdy cfcy ƒ DUV ivwcoN bfr bfr jYlI df akÈ AuBrdf nËr af irhf sI qy jIp afpxy itkfxy vwl vD rhI sI. •

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        sLfm smyN rxjIq af ky ibrD afsLrm ivc bYT jFdf aqy aKLbfr pVHdf-pVHdf sB KLbrF afsLrm dy ivhVy ivc bYTy bfibaF nUM vI suxf jFdf. rxjIq kfPLI pVH-ilK ky vI byrujLgfr sI. Aus nUM ajy qwk koeI nOkrI nhIN imlI sI. qrk ivcfrF df DfrnI hox kfrn nOkrI Auh afpxI Xogqf afsry hI lYxf cfhuMdf sI. nf qF Auh irsLvq dy ky nOkrI lYxI cfhuMdf sI aqy nf hI iksy mMqrI dI isPLfrsL pf ky! Aus df 'hT' hI Aus nUM mfrI af irhf sI aqy Auh keI sflF qoN ivhlf Gr hI bYTf sI.
        Aus df aVb bfpU Aus nUM keI vfr GUr vI idMdf aqy iJVHkF vI mfrdf, "pitaflf sLfhI bMnHI iPLrdYN, iksy ikwqy 'qy lwgjf!" bfpU nUM Aus dI tUtI vflI pwg qoN iKJ afAuNdI, ijs nUM rxjIq do-do GMty dI jwdojihd kr ky bMnHdf sI. pr rxjIq bVy sihj suBfa df muMzf sI. Auh kdy aVb bfpU df guwsf nf krdf. Aus nUM aihsfs sI ik bfpU ny Aus nUM ikMnIaF qMgIaF qrusLIaF nfl pihlF pfilaf aqy iPLr pVHfieaf sI. bfpU df AulFBf aqy guwsf vI jfiejL sI. Aus ny afpxI dsF nhuMaF dI ikrq-imhnq nfl puwq nUM pVHfieaf-ilKfieaf sI, supny buxy sn, afpxy buZfpy df BivwK suKI icqivaf sI. [[[qy jd kVI vrgf puwq pVH-ilK ky ivhlf iPLrdf sI qF bfpU dI ihwk 'qy swp iltdf sI. pr vws koeI rxjIq dy vI nhIN sI. ieh nhIN ik rxjIq inKwtU puwq sI. Auh iemfndfr aqy suliJaf, nyk iensfn sI. pr Auh afpxI ijLMdgI dy isrjy isDFqF qoN prHy nhIN ho skdf sI. jLmIr nhIN mfr skdf sI. rxjIq afpxy isDFqF 'qy cwldf, bfpU dI hr qwqI-TMZI gwl vI iKVy mwQy jrdf sI.
        jdoN df bfpU kuJ ijLafdf hI iKJx lwigaf sI, AudoN df rxjIq aKLbfr kwC ivc idMdf aqy ibrD afsLrm af bYTdf. bjLurgF nUM KLbrF pVH ky suxfAuNdf aqy kdy-kdy iksy gwl 'qy bihs vI cwl pYNdI.
        awj vI iek lMmI bihs cwl peI sI. qfey ijAux isMG ny Aus nUM gwl hI aYsI afK idwqI sI, ijs df Aus kol jvfb hI koeI nhIN sI!
        "pfiVHaf, mYnUM mYd aY beI pVHfeI ny awj dI pIVHI dI mwq nhIN mfr idwqI?" sMq isAuN bfby ny gwl clfeI sI.
        "ikAuN bfbf jI? pVHfeI qF bMdy df qIsrf nyqr aY, ividaf PLYldI aY, qF hI cfnx huMdY, pVHfeI qF bMdy nUM soJI idMdI aY!" rxjIq ny AuWqr idwqf.
        "pfiVHaf qUM kihMnY pVHfeI soJI idMdI aY, mYN kihMnY pVHfeI bMdy dI mwq mfrdI aY!" sfDU isMG AuqoN dI boilaf.
        "ikAuN qfieaf jI?"
        "awgy afpF ivafh sLfdI krn lwgy dfdI nfnI dy goqF qwk pqf krdy sI, qy awj dI kMjr muMzIhr? nf goq vyNhdI aY nf jfq, skUl kflj 'c eI rjLfmMdI kr ky ivafh krvf lYNdI aY! pqf eI AudoN lwgdY, jdoN aglf ivafh krf ky Tfh dyxy Gry af vwjdY qy mF-ipAu klpdy eI rih jFdy aY! AuhnF dI vI koeI rIJ huMdI aY rxjIq isaF?"
        "qfieaf jI, iehI qF agFhvDU soc aY! awgy nfnikaF dfdikaF nUM ivafh vyly sUlI tMg idMdy sI, awj kwlH pVHI ilKI pIVHI ny ieh PLflqU KLrcy KLqm krky sMKyp ivafh krvfAuxy sLurU kr idwqy aY, awgy qF qfieaf jI nrV huMdy sI, nrV! nf qF muMzy nUM kuVI dy pYr dy mycy df pqf huMdf sI, qy nf kuVI nUM muMzy bfry kuC jfxkfrI huMdI sI, awj kwlH agly dyK-prK qy hm-iKaflI jIvn sfQI cuxdY, kI ieh cMgI gwl nhIN?"
        "qy PLyr qlfk lYx lwgy vI pl nI lfAuNdy!"
        "ieh vI iek agFhvDU nukqf eI aY qfieaf jI! jdoN agly dI nhIN bxI, sihmqI nfl qlfk lY ilaf, ipCly jLmfny vFgUM agly dI DI-BYx qyl pf ky qF nhIN sfVdy? jF kuwt ky pykIN qF nI vfVdy!"
        "cwl qyrI ieh gwl vI mMnI pfiVHaf beI jLmfnF bhuq awgy lMG igaf[[!"
        "jLmfnf qF afpy eI awgy lMG igaf!" sfDU isMG dI gwl kwt ky ijAux isAuN awk ky sLudfeIaF vFg boilaf.
        "awgy jLmfnf sI, mF-bfp, bjLurgF dI iewjLq huMdI sI qy lok mF-ipAu nUM dyvqy vFgUM pUjdy sI, syvf krdy sI, pYr Do-Do pINdy sI, hr gwl mMndy sI, rfq nUM mMjy 'qy bYT ky slfh mCvrf krdy sI, PLyr koeI kfrj awgy ivwZdy sI, qy awj df kMjr lfxf buwZy hoey ipAu nUM ibrD afsLrm Cwz jFdY, beI ijMnF ku kMm ieh kr skdf sI, iehny kr idwqf, sfnUM pfl idwqf, pVHf idwqf qy nOkrIaF ikwiqaF ’qy lf idwqf, hux asIN iehqoN buwZy qoN kI krvfAuxY? iehnUM ibrD afsLrm Cwzo, afpy EQy ipaf cUkI jfAU qy qrsI jfAU poqy poqIaF dy mUMh dyKx nUM! jLmfnf qF vfikaf eI awgy ho quiraf qy bMdy nUM soJI vI af geI beI buwZy bMdy dI syvf nf kro, AuhnUM jLbrI ibrD afsLrm vfV idE lokF dIaF gflHF qy Dwky DoVHy Kfx nUM!"
        hux ijAux isAuN dI gwl df rxjIq pfVHy kol koeI AuWqr nhIN sI. Auh kdy agFhvDU jLmfny bfry, kdy ivwidaf bfry aqy kdy ibrD afsLrmF ivc ruldy-Kuldy ibrDF bfry soc irhf sI, ijMnHF dy cfr-cfr puwq aqy pMdrF-pMdrF poqy-poqIaF sn. [[[qy iewQy Auh lfvfirsF vFg ibrD afsLrmF ivc 'idn ktI' krdy afpxI mOq dI AuzIk hI qF kr rhy sn!

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BfgBrI dy Bfg Aus smy Puwt gey jd Ausdy kMnF ivc AusdI nOkrfxI dI avfj peI—‘‘bIbI jI dIpk aOr Ausky sfQI mnohr ko PFsI kI sjf ho geI.``

BfgBrI dIaF KulIaF hoeIaF awKF hor cOVIaF ho geIaF ijvyN Auh kMnF nfl nhIN awKF nfl sux rhI hovy. Ausdy buwl PVPVfey pr muMh ivcoN koeI avfj nF inklI. Auh isl pwQr ho geI sI.ijvyN Auh ies dunIaF qoN bhuq dUr hovy aqy ies dunIaF dy nfl Ausdf koeI sbMD hI nf hovy. Auh bfhroN ÈFq sI pr Ausdy aMdr iek quPfn AuT irhf sI. ies quPfn ƒ Auh rok nhIN sI skdI. Auh nhIN sI jfxdI ik dIpk dI PFsI dI Kbr nfl Auh KuÈ hovy jF rovy. kihMdy hn ik GVf pwQr qy vwjy jF pwQr GVy qy vwjy.tutwxf qF GVy ny hI hY. ieh hI hfl BfgBrI df sI. BfgBrI dIaF awKF ivcoN aQwruaF dIaF do DfrF vgx lgIaF AusdI ipClI ijMdgI AusdIaF awKF awgoN iPlm dI prF gujr rhI sI.
awj qoN 50 sfl pihlF AusdI ÈfdI ibkrm isMG nfl hoeI sI. ibkrm isMG AuWcf lMmf, sohxf suxKf nOjuan Aus smy dyhrfdUn ieMzIan imltrI akYzmI ivc sYkMz lYPtInYNt dI tRyinMg lY irhf sI. Ausqy jvfnI vI lohVy dI cVI sI. AusdI Jfl nhIN sI JwlI jFdI. Auh sohxI gol pwg bMndf aqy dfhVI qy Dfgf pf ik AuWqy jflI pf ik rwKdf. Aus dIaF muwCF QohVf ijhf vwt dy ik Aupr ƒ KVIaF rihNdIaF. jd Auh vrdI pf ik inkldf qF lok awdb nfl Aus dy koloN isr Jukf ik lMGdy. bjurg Ausqy mfx krdy aqy buVIaF Ausƒ asIsF idMdIaF nf QwkdIaF. muMizaF leI qF Auh iek afdrÈ sI. juaFn kuVIaF AusdI iek Jlk pfAux leI qrsdIaF. BfgBrI vI ies smy husn aqy juafnI ivc iksy qoN Gwt nhIN sI. Ausdf aslI nfm Bfg kOr sI pr ibkrm Ausƒ BfgBrI kih ik bulfAuNdf sI. ies leI lokF ivc Ausdf nfm BfgBrI pwk igaf. Auh ibkrm ijhf vr pf ik afpxy afp ƒ BfgF vflI smJdI. Ausdy pYr jmIn qy nhIN sI lgdy. sOhry Gr vI Auh AuWzI iPrdI sI.Auh hr kMm bVI PurqI aqy slIky nfl imMtF sikMtF ivc pUrf kr lYyNdI sI. ies leI Auh sB dIaF awKF df qfrf sI.

ivafh qoN iek mhInf bfad ibkrm dI CuwtI Kqm ho geI. ies smy Aus dI positMg pwCmI bMgfl ivc sI. Auh vfpsI dI iqafrI krn lwgf. Ausny nfl hI BfgBrI dI vI iqafrI kr leI. Gr dy nhIN sn mMndy pr ibkrm dI ijd sfhmxy iksy dI nF clI aqy BfgBrI afpxy pqI ibkrm isMG nfl pwCmI bMgfl dy Èihr ictgFAU phuMc geI.

ictgFAuN Èihr byÈwk BfgBrI leI anjfx sI aqy aqy AuQoN dy lok vI ajnbI sn pr BfgBrI ƒ ies nfl koeI Prk nhIN sI ipaf ikAuNik Ausdf pqI ibkrm ijAuN Aus nfl sI. ibkrm isMG AusdI hr gwl smJdf sI. koeI gwl BuMjy nhIN sI izwgx idMdf. ies qrF BfgBrI aqy ibkrm isMG dI gRihsQI dI byVI ipafr dIaF lihrF qy awgy vDx lwgI.

BfgBrI aqy lYPtInYNt ibkrm iMsMG dI ijMdgI bVI sohxI cl rhI sI. ÈfdI qoN sfl bfad hI BfgBrI ny ibkrm isMG ƒ ieh Kbr dwsI ik Ausdy pYr BfrI sn. Auh KuÈI nfl Puilaf nhIN sI smfANdf.

‘‘hYN! mYN bfp bxn vflf hF? dyKIN muMzf hI hovygf. myry ijhf gorf icwtf AuWcf lMmf juafn.``
‘‘hYN--hYN hflI jMimaf nhIN aqy Aucwf lMmf juafn ikvyN ho igaf?`` Auh qF hovygf ----Cotf ijhf gol mtol---bfvf ijhf---myrf rfjf bytf.``
‘‘clo Cotf ijhf hI shI.---pr asI Ausdf nfm kI rwKFgy?``
‘‘Auh ho ---huxy nfm rwKx dI pY geI hY---kI pqf hY Cotf ijhf hovygf?---jy CotI jhI hoeI qF---?``
‘‘qF—qF—qF kI nfm qF CotI jhI df vI rwKxf hI hY nF. vYsy qF kiMhMdy hn ik pihlI lVkI qF muMizaF dy brfbr hI huMdI hY. ies df mqlb hY ik asI pfs ho geY hF.`` ibkrm ny BfgBrI df muMh cumMdy hoey ikhf.``
‘‘Czo jI quhfƒ qF hr gwl ivc ÈrfrqF hI suJdIaF hn.`` BfgBrI ny ÈrmfAuNdy hoey afpxI igwlI gwl pUMJI.
‘‘mYN ikhf jI kI gl hY ? awj ieqny Gbrfey hoey ikAuN ho?`` BfgBrI
ny puwiCaf.
‘‘kuJ nF puwC ! Kbr cMgI nhIN hY.``
‘‘iPr vI kI gl hY?``
‘‘sfzI cIn nfl jMg iCVn vflI hY.``
‘‘Auh ikAuN?``
‘‘bs qYƒ kih idwqf gl dwsx vflI nhIN.`` iPr vI pqf qF lwgy .sfzI cIn nfl koeI duÈmxI qF nhIN.``
‘‘duÈmxI qF nhIN iPr vI Ausny duÈmxF vflf kMm kIqf hY. Ausny srhwd twp ky sfzI kfPI sfrI jmIn qy kbjf kr ilaf hY. hux jMg qoN ibnF koeI cfrf nhIN.``
‘‘clo koeI gwl nhIN. pr qusI GbrfAuNdy ikAuN ho. iek ispfhI ƒ jMg df kfhdf zr?``
‘‘mYƒ afpxf koeI zr nhIN. mYƒ qF qyrf iPkr hY.``
‘‘myrf kfhdf iPkr?``
‘‘myrI btflIan ƒ bfrzr qy jfx leI prsoN df hI hukm hoieaf hY.``
‘‘koeI gwl nhIN qusI jfvo jMg qy mYN ieQy quhfzf ieMqjfr krFgI. hux mYMnU ieQy sfry jfxdy hn mYƒ koeI zr nhIN.`
‘‘ieh hI qF gl hY ijhVy qYƒ jfxdy hn Auh sfry hI myry nfl jMg qy jf rhy hn aqy Auyh afpxy afpxy twbr vI afpxy afpxy ipMz Byj rhy hn.``
ieh sux ik BfgBrI df rMg AuWz igaf. Auh bolI—‘‘koeI gl nhIN jI qusI mYƒ vI gurdfspur bfAu jI aqy byby jI kol Cwz afAu. Pyr qF quhfƒ koeI iPkr nhIN hovygf.``
‘‘Auh qF TIk hY pr ies smy myry pfs ieqnf smf nhIN ik qYƒ mYN gurdfspur Cwz ik af skF.``
‘‘iPr?``
‘‘iPr qYƒ iekwly hI jfxf pvygf. Auh vI kwl hI. mYN qYƒ ies hflq ivc ieqny lMby sPr qy iekwly nhI sI Byjxf cfhuMdF pr myrI mjbUrI hY. hF sfzy dPqr df kulIg hY nf Bjn isMG Ausdf Brf afieaf hoieaf hY luiDafxy qoN Auh qYƒ luiDafxy qwk lY jfvygf. Ausny kwl hI jfxf hY«``
‘‘jI mYN awgoN ikvyN jfvFgI?``
‘‘ieh hI qF gl hY aglf sPr qF qYƒ iekwly hI krnf pvygf. mYN bfAu jI ƒ qfr dy idaFgf Auh qYƒ styÈn qoN Auqfr lYxgy.``
‘‘jI ijvyN quhfzI mrjI.``
‘‘qUM iblkul GbrfeIN nf . qUM iek POjI dI dI bIvI hYN. POjIaF dIaF bIvIaF ƒ qF aYsy hflq df keI vfr sfhmxf krnf pYNdf hY.``
‘‘qusI iPkr nf kro jI mYN nhIN GbrfAuNdI. mYN guru goibMd isMG jI dI bwcI hF.qusI bs jMg ijwq ik TIk Tfk Gr afAuxf jI mYN quhfzI rfh dyKFgI.``
‘‘mYN qF jMg ijwq ik TIk Tfk Gr afvFgf bs qUM myry afAuNidaF qwk myrf bytf iqafr rwKIN. mYN sB qoN pihlF afpxy byty ƒ hI imlxf cfhvFgf.``
ies qrF ijMdgI dy durfhy qoN ibkrm isMG aqy BfgBrI awlg awlg rsqy qoN huMdy hoey awlg awlg mMjl qy phuMc gey. ibkrm isMG afpxI btflIan nfl duÈmx nfl lohf lYx leI bfrzr qy phuMc igaf aqy BfgBrI ieklfpy df sMqfp Jwlx leI gurdfspur afpxy sohry Gr vfips phuMc geI.

cIn nfl lVfeI kuJ idn hI cwlI. ihMdusqfnI POjF bVI bhfdurI nfl lVIaF. ibkrm isMG dI ijMdgI dI ieh pihlI lVfeI sI. afpxI jfn dI prvfh nf krdy hoey Ausny keI duÈmxF ƒ Zyr kr iwqf. AusdI bhfdrI dy sB pfsy crcy sn. AusdI prmoÈn krky Ausƒ kYptn bxf idwqf igaf. jMg qF Kqm ho geI pr jMg df koeI Kfs iswtf nf inkilaf. dohF dyÈF df BfrI jfnI aqy mflI nuksfn hoieaf.

byÈwk POjF ƒ vfips afpxIaf bYrkF ivc Byj idwqf igaf pr POjF ƒ hr smy cOks rihx leI ikhf igaf. ies leI POjIaF dIaF CuwtIaF hflI hor Cy mhIny leI rukIaF rhIaF.

BfgBrI bVI bycYnI nfl jMg Kqm hox df ieMqjfr kr rhI sI. Auh roj aKbfr aqy ryzIAu qoN jMg dIaF KbrF dI jfnkfrI hfsl krdI. afKr jMg Kqm ho geI.BfgBrI dy sfh ivc sfh aieaf. AuDroN Ausdy idn nyVy af rhy sn.

BfgBrI ny iek sohxy jhy bwcy ƒ jnm idwqf. bwcf iblkul afpxy bfp dI qrF hI sI. jd Auh hwsdf qF BfgBrI AusqoN vfrI vfrI jFdI. Ausdy sws sOhrf vI bVy KuÈ sn.

jd ibkrm nuuUM bytf hox dI Kbr imlI qF Auh KuÈI nfl Puilaf nhIN sI smf irhf Auh Ausy smy do mhIny dI CuwtI lY ik gurdfspur puwjf. afpxy byty ƒ dyKky aqy afpxy twbr ƒ iml ik bhuq KuÈ hoieaf.

KuÈI ivc do mhIny ikvyN bIq gey pqf hI nhIN lwigaf. iPr ibkrm isMG aqy BfgBrI afpxy byty jgjIq isMG ƒ lY ik asfm af igaf ijwQy awj kwl AusdI positMg sI. AunF iqMnf dI CotI jhI gRihsQI bVI sohxI qrF cwlx lwgI. jgjIq dI pflxf bVy lfz ipafr nfl hox lwgI. jgjIq bhuq huiÈafr inkilaf.

hux jgjIq isMG juafnI ivc pYr rwKn lwgf.ies smy Bfrq dIaF pfiksqfn nfl 1965 aqy 1971 ivc do lVfeIaF hoeIaF. ienF lVfeIaF ivc ibkrmjIq ny bVI bhfdurI idKfeI. Auh qrwkI krdf krdf ibRgyzIar dy rYNk qwk phuMc igaf. hux ibRgyzIar ibkrm isMG dI pUrI DFk sI. duÈmx Ausdy nfm qoN hI Qr Qr kMbdy sn. Ausny afpxy byty ƒ vI POj ivc BrqI krf idwqf qF ik Auh Ausdy aDUry supixaF ƒ pUrf kr sky aqy dyÈ dI syvf krky afpxy mF ipAu df nfm roÈn kr swky.

jgjIq isMG vI afpxy ipqf dI qrF sohxf gBrU juafn inkilaf. Ausdf BivK vI bhuq Aujvl sI. ies leI AusdI ÈfdI ibkrm isMG dy dosq ÈmÈyr isMG dI lVkI mnjIq kOr nfl bVI DUm Dfm nfl kr idwqI geI. mnjIq vI bVI sohxI sunwKI aqy isafxI lVkI sI aqy cMzIgV dy srkfrI kflj ivc pRoPYsr lwgI hoeI sI.cMzIgV Èihr ibR[ ibkrm isMG ƒ vI bhuq psMd sI. ies leI Ausny ipMz dI kuJ jmIn vycky cMzMIgV hI koTI pf leI.

KuÈI dIaF GVIaF bhuq CotIaF huMdIaF hn. smf bIqidaF pqf hI nhIN lgdf. mnjIq ies smy jgjIq dy bwcy dI mF bxn vflI sI ik jgjIq dI positMg sRIngr dI ho geI. AuQy pfiksqfnIaF dI Èih qy awqvfdIaF ny bhuq qbfhI mcfeI hoeI sI. kÈmIr dy mOrcy qy jfx smy jgjIq afpxI pqnI ƒ kih irhf sI---‘‘dyKIN lVkf hI hovygf. qUM myrf ieMqjfr krIN. jd mYN kÈmIr ivcoN awqvfdIaF df sPfieaf krky afvFgf qF sB qoN pihlF afpxy byty df hI mUMh dyKxf psMd krFgf.``

rwb ƒ kuJ hor hI mMjUr sI. kuJ idnf bfad hI Kbr afeI ik afqmGfqI
awqvfdIaF ny brUd nfl BrI hoeI kfr POj dI bYrk ivc jf mfrI sI ijs nfl 80 POjI mfry gey aqy sYNkVy jKmI ho gey. kYptn jgjIq isMG vI ies Dmfky ivc ÈhId ho igaf. kYptn jgjIq isMG ƒ rfÈtrpqI vloN mrno-AuprFq avfrz nfl snmfinq kIqf igaf pr AusdI mOq nfl sfry Gr ivc mfqm Cf igaf. BfgBrI ny byty dy gm ivc mMjI PV leI. iek idn Ausƒ aDrMg df aYsf atYk hoieaf ik Ausdf swjf pfsf mfiraf igaf. hux Auh nf qF kuJ bol skdI sI nf hI iksy dI mdd qoN ibnF afpxf srIr ihlf skdI sI. Auh Gr ivc muQfj bx ik rih geI.

ies sB dy bfvjUd vI irtfierz ibRgyzIar ibkrm isMG ny hOslf nf CwizaF. juafn puwqr dI kihr dI mOq qy vI Ausny awKF ivcoN iek awQr nf kyiraF. Auh kihMdf---‘‘myrf puwqr miraf nhIN sgoN dyÈ leI ÈhId hoieaf hY. ÈhId dI mOq qy rOxf AusdI kurbfnI ƒ Cotf krn vflI gl hY. jy sO puwqr vI huMdy qF mYN Auh vI dyÈ Aqy kOm qoNN vfr idMdf. gurUu goibMd isMG jI ny vI qF kOm qoN afpxy cfr lfl vfry hI sn. iPr mYN afpxf idl Cotf ikAuN krF.``

iek pfsy ibkrm iMsMG afpxI pqnI dI pUrI syvf krdf dUjy pfsy afpxI ƒh mnjIq ƒ hOslf iMdMdf . Auh kihMMdf—‘‘qUM myrI ƒh nhIN—myrI DI hYN.``

kuJ smy bfad mnjIq ny iek sohxy jhy bwcy ƒ jnm idwqf. Gr ivc iek nvIN rosnI cmkx lgI. ies leI bwcy df nfm jgdIpk iMsMG riKaf igaf. ibkrm isMMG kihMMdf—‘‘ ieh myry Gr df icrfg hY. hux Gr ivc hnyrf nhIN rhygf. Gr ivc hI nhIN sgoNN jgdIpk qF sfry jwg ivc hI rosnI krygf.``
smy dy nfl jgdIpk vwzf hox lwgf. ib[ ibkrm isMG hr smy afpxy poqy ƒ iKzfAuNdf rihMdf. AusdI iek iek muskrfht qoN vfiraf jFdf. kihMdy hn guMgy dIaF rmJF guMgy dI mF hI smJ skdI hY pr jgdIpk dIaF jrUrqF ƒ Ausdf dfdf AusdI mF koloN vI cMgI qrF smJdf sI. AusdI mF mnjIq qF sfrf idn kflj izAutI qy cly jFdI sI. ipCoN ibkrm iMsMG jgdIpk df pUrf iKafl rwKdf. keI vfrI qF jgdIpk ivcy potI kr idMdf qF dfdf Auh vI afp Do iMdMdf.

jgdIpk hux dsvIN ivc pVdf sI pr Auh ipAu dfdy dI qrF pVfeI ivc ijafdf huiÈafr nhIN sI. ijafdf lfz ipafr ny Ausƒ ivgfV idwqf. AusdI sohbq vI cMgy muMizaF nfl nhIN sI.iek idn Ausny dosqF dI cuwk ivc af ik kys ktf idwqy. Ausdy kuJ dosqF ny Ausƒ roikaf vI pr Ausny AunF ƒ juafb iwdqf—‘‘Gr dy myrf kI kr lYxgy do cfr idn bol ik afpy cuwp ho jfxgy. mYN AunF df ieko iek puwqr hF. mYƒ GroN qF kwZxo rhy.``

Auh hI gl hoeI jgdIpk ƒ kysF qoN ibnF dyK ik Gr ivc klyÈ pY igaf. ibkrm iMsMG ny ikhf---‘‘mYN socdf sI qUM myry nfm ƒ rOÈn kryNgf pr qUM awj myrI pwg ƒ imwtI rol afieaF hYN. iswKF ny kysF Kfiqr afpxy isr ktf idwqy pr kysF dI byadbI nhIN hox iwdwqI. qUM afpxy hwQIN afpxI pwq lutf afieaf hYN. jf inkl jf ies Gr ivcoN.``

jgdIpk dI mF mnjIq df vI ro ro ik burf hfl sI pr Auh afpxy ieko iek puwqr ƒ afpxy qoN judf nhIN sI krnf cfhMdI ikAuNik jgdIpk ibkrm isMG aqy mnjIq ivc pul df kMm krdf sI.so Ausny ibkrm isMG ƒ imnq qrlf krky kuJ idn leI TMzf kIqf.

ies qrF jgdIpk dI Gr ivc cVH mc geI. Auh jo jIa afAuNdf krdf. Ausƒ iksy df zr nf irhf. Ausny afpxf nfm vI Cotf krky dIpk rwK ilaf. AusdI ipAu dfdy dI qrF POj dI nOkrI ivc vI koeI idlcspI nhIN . Auh kihMdf---‘‘POj dI nOkrI vI koeI nOkrI hY.aYvyN BMg dy BfVy afpxI jfx guvfAu. kI imilaf pfpf ƒ POj dI nOkrI ivcoN?—mOq? AunF dy jfx qoN bfad qF asI sfry ijMdf jIAu hI mr gey. srkfr ny pfpf dI mOq df kI muwl pfieaf/ bws iek mYzl. AusqoN bfad sfzI kdI iksy ny vfq nf puwCI. srkfr ny kdI dyiKaf ik ÈhIdF dy pirvfr ipCoN iks hflq ivc ijAuNdy hn?mYƒ qF pfpf df mUMh vI dyKxf nsIb nf hoieaf.---mYN qF afpxf kYrIar iPlm lfeIn qoN ÈurU krFgf ijQy pYsf hY ÈOhrq hY. sB kuJ hY.``

dIpk dIaF ienF hrkqF nfl Gr ivc qnfa vDdf igaf. Ausdy puwTy cfly dyKkyibkrm isMG aqy mnjIq aMdroN aMdr buwk buwk rONdy pr Auh kuJ kr nhIN sn skdy . iesdf nqIjf ieh hoieaf ik iek idn dIpk mF dy gihxy corI krky bMbeI aYktr bxn leI rvfnf ho igaf.Gr dy sfry ro Do ik ÈFq ho gey pr ieh ÈFqI iksy afAux vfly quPfn dy Kqry dI sUck sI. hux ibkrm isMG afpxf sfrf iDafn mnjIq aqy BfgBrI dI syvf ivc lfAuNdf . mnjIq ƒ Auh afpxI bytI dI qrF hOslf idMdf pr aMdroN Auh afp tuwt cuwkf sI.

AuDr bMbeI ivc dIpk dy pYr nf lwgy. gihxy vyc ik jo pYsy imly Auh vI kuJ idnf ivc hI KfDy pIqy gey. hux dIpk ƒ niÈaF dI vI afdq pY geI. pYsy leI Ausƒ iPr mF dI Xfd afeI. kuJ idnf ivc hI Auh iPr cMzIgV af Dmikaf. Ausqy hflI vI iPlm lfeIn df BUq svfr sI. mF ƒ vI sbj bfg idKfAux lwgf. afiKr mjbUr ho ik mF ny Ausƒ 50000/- rupey PVf idwqy ijnF ƒ lY ik Auh iPr bMbeI rvfnf ho igaf.
bMbeI af ik Ausƒ hIro df rol qF kI imlnf sI, aYkstrf dy rol ƒ vI iksy ny Ausƒ cFs nf idwqf. hux Ayh dosqF nfl imlky afpxI iPlm bnfAux dI socx lwgf pr ies leI Ausƒ iPr Gr df rsqf hI njr afieaf.

cMzIgV af ik Auh dfdy nfl lVn lwgf. aKy mYƒ myrf ihwsf dy ik awlg kr idqu. ibkrm isMG ny dIpk ƒ sfP kih idwqf—‘‘ ijqnI dyr qUM afpxIaF afdqF nhIN suDfrdf qYƒ jfiedfd ivcoN iek pYsf vI nhIN imlygf. ieh sfrI jfiedfd myry aqy qyrI dfdI dy ipCoN pihlF qyrI mMmI dI hY. AusqoN bfad qyrf hwk bxdf hY. mYN kwl hI ipMz vflI bfkI jmIn vycky sfrf pYsf qyrI mMmI dy nfm krf idaFgf.``

dIpk ny pYsy lY ik jfx leI afpxy Gr hI Drnf lf idwqf. AuDr ibkrm ny 20 lwK rupey ivc jmIn df iksy koloN ibafnf PV ilaf. pymYNt agly mhIny dsMbr dI 15 qrIk ƒ hoxI sI. dIpk buV buV krdf vfips bMbeI leI rvfnf ho igaF aqy jfx lgy DmkI vI dy igaf—‘‘mMYnUU afpxf hwk lYxf afAuNdf hY jy iGAu iswDI AuNglI nfl nhIN inkldf qF mYƒ AuNglI tyZI vI krnI afAuNdI hY. qusI mYƒ aYvyN nf smJnf.``

AuWQy jf ik dIpk ny afpxy dosq mnohr nfl iml ik sfijÈ rcI aqy dovyN tYksI krky 14 dsMbr ƒ cMzIgV af gey. 14 qRIk sfrf idn Auh Gr dI ingrfnI krdy rhy. jd AunF ƒ XkIn ho igaF ik ibkrm isMG jmIn dy 20 lwK rupey ÜY ik Gr af igaf hY qF AunF ny 15 qRk dI rfq 12-30 vjy koTI dI cfrdIvfrI twp ik mnjIq dy kmry dI iKVkI dI igRl kwt idwqI.pihlF mnohr iKVkI ivcoN aMdr dfiKl hoieaf . AusdI afht nfl mnjIq dI nINd Kuwl geI. Auh jor dI cIkx lwgI pr mnohr ny PurqI nfl Ausdy muMh Auqy afpxy hwQ rwK idwqf nfl hI Curf Ausdy pyt ivc KoB idwqf. iesdy bfvjUd mnjIq ny mnohr dI Cury vflI bFh ƒ PV ilaf. ieqny ivc dIpk vI iKVkI rfhIN aMdr dfiKl hoieaf. Ausny mnjIq dIaF dohyN bfhF ƒ kws ik PV ilaf aqy mnohr ƒ ikhf---‘‘ ies ny ies qrF nhIN mrnf---iesdI Èfh rg hI vwZ dy—Pyr ieh mrygI. mnohr ny Curf pyt ivcoN iKwc ik mnjIq dI igwcI ivc GusyV idwqf.

kihMdy hn bMdf duÈmx nfl lV skdf hY pr afpixaF nfl lVxf bhuq muÈkl huMdf hY. ibkrm isMG ny jd mnjIq dy kmry ivc rOly dI avfj suxI qF Auh afpxI donflI bMdUk lY ik mnjIq dy kmry ivc Bwjf afieaf. sfhmxy df idRÈ dyKky AusdIaF awKF twzIaF geIaF. Ausdy muMho ieqnf hI inkilaf---‘‘dIpk qUM--?``AusdI bMdUuk afpxy afp. nIvIN ho geI. Auh kwty hoey ibRC dI qrF jmIn qy izwg ipaf. Ausdy pRn pMKyrU Awz cuwky sn. AuDr mnjIq vI dMm qoV cwkI sI.

mnohr qy dIpk ny arfm nfl cfbI lf ik stIl dI almfrI KolIH. 20 lwK rupieaf bYg ivc pfieaf aqy ijs rsiqAuN afey sn Ausy rsqy vfips ho gey. afs pfs dIaF koTIaF dy sB lok byKbr afpxy afpxy ibsiqRaF ivc GUk suwqy pey sn. hF afpxy kmry ivc BfgBrI ƒ rOlf ijhf sux irhf sI pr Ausƒ kuJ vI smj nhIN sI af rhI. nf Auh kuJ bol skdI sI nf hI AuT ik afpxy afp nfl dy kmry ivc jf skdI sI. Auh afpxy ibsqRy qy peI aMdr hI aMdr qVPdI rhI.

svyry jd Gr dI nOkrfxI bsMqI afeI qF Ausny dyiKaf aKbfr aqy dwD dy pYkt drvfjy dy bfhr hI pey sn . bYl dyx qy drvfjf koeI nhIN sI KolH irhf. Ausny sfrI gwl jf ik nfl dI koTI vfilaF ƒ dwsI ijnf hor lokF ƒ iekwTf krky puils ƒ bulf ilaf. puils drvfjf qOV ik aMdr dfiKl hoeI. aMdr df idRÈ rOgty KVy krn vflf sI. ibR[ ibkrm isMG dI lfÈ iek pfsy peI sI Ausdy hwQF ivc bMdUk sI. AusdIaF awKF hYrfnI nfl KuwlIaF peIaF sn. dUjy pfsy mnjIq dI lfÈ Kun ivc zuwbI peI sI. AusdI grdn ivc hflI vI Curf KuiBaf ipaf sI.syP KwlI aqy iKVkI dI igRl tuwtI peI sI. puils ƒ smjn ivc dyr nf lwgI ik ieh luwt Ksut aqy Kun df mfmlf sI.

aKbfrF ivc ies aMny kql dy KUb crcy hoey. ibR[ibkrm isMG dy poqy dIpk ƒ vI Kbr idwqI geI pr Auh iqMn idn qk vI cMzIgV nf phuMicaf. aMq puils pYV nwpdI hoeI dIpk dy pqy bMbeI phuMcI. dIpk aqy mnohr ƒ igRPqfr kr ilaf igaf. QohVf sKqI krn qy AunF afpxf gunfh kbUl kr ilaf aqy sfrI khfxI puils kol ibafn kr idwqI. iek Qfnydfr BfgBrI dy ibafn lYx Gr vI afieaf pr AusdI hF hUM qoN Qfnydfr dy pwly kuJ vI nf ipaf. hF hux BfgBrI ies sB qON sfrI khfxI smj geI sI. Ausƒ pqf lwg igaf sI ik Ausdf sfrf Kfndfn brbfd ho cwkf sI. Auh iekwlI hI dwK Bogx leI ies dunIaF qy bcI sI.

dIpk aqy mnohr qy kql df mukdmf cilaf. AuWDr BfgBrI dI nOkrfxI AusdI syvf krdI sI. BfgBrI ƒ kdI kdI mukdmy dI Kbr vI dsdI rihMdI sI.

awj PYsly dI qRIk sI. dIpk aqy mnohr mujirmF dy ktihry ivc KVy sn. AunF dIaF awKF iksy afpxy dI hmdrdI leI qrs rhIaf sn. aMq jwj ny dIpk aqy mnohr ƒ vihÈIafnf kql leI PFsI dI sjf suxfeI.

BfgBrI dy Bfg Aus smy Puwt gey jd Ausdy kMnF ivc AusdI nOkrfxI dI avfj peI—‘‘bIbI jI dIpk aOr Ausky sfQI mnohr ko PFsI kI sjf ho geI.``

BfgBrI dIaF KulIaF hoeIaF awKF hor cOVIaF ho geIaF ijvyN Auh kMnF nfl nhIN awKF nfl sux rhI hovy. Ausdy buwl PVPVfey pr muMh ivcoN koeI avfj nF inklI. Auh isl pwQr ho geI sI.ijvyN Auh ies dunIaF qoN bhuq dUr hovy aqy ies dunIaF dy nfl Ausdf koeI sbMD hI nf hovy. Auh bfhroN ÈFq sI pr Ausdy aMdr iek quPfn AuT irhf sI. ies quPfn ƒ Auh rok nhIN sI skdI. Auh nhIN sI jfxdI ik dIpk dI PFsI dI Kbr nfl Auh KuÈ hovy jF rovy. kihMdy hn ik GVf pwQr qy vwjy jF pwQr GVy qy vwjy.tutwxf qF GVy ny hI hY. ieh hI hfl BfgBrI df sI. AusdI ijMdgI df GVf tuwt cwkf sI. hux Auh iblkul hI ÈFq ho cuwkI sI.

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puils sMskfr krn hI vflI sI ik lfÈ dy vfrs AuWQy puwj gey. aKbfr ivwc CwpI imRq rfj dI Poto ny sB ƒ ihlf ky rwK idwqf sI, Poto qoN rfj ƒ pihcfnxf bhuq aOKf sI, pr mF dy jor pfAux qy jwd sfry AuWQy phuMcy qF Auh rfj hI sI, ikwQy-ikwQy nhIN sI Bfilaf Aus ƒ, awj imilaf vI qF ikwdF, jwd Auh hwQ af hI nhIN skdf sI.
ÈurU qoN hI iewkly rihx dI afdq sI rfj ƒ. kI hoieaf jy ijMdgI ivwc koeI iewk awDf dosq bixaf hovy Ausdf. iek bcpn df imwqr sI, jo iqMn ku sfl pihlF vpfr ivwc DoKf dy igaf sI Aus ƒ. pqf nhIN ikvyN sMBfilaf sI rfj ny afpxy afp ƒ ies hfdsy qoN bfd. ijMdgI ivwc nf hfr mMnxI qF iswKI hI nhIN sI.
KYr ijvyN iqvyN idn lMGdy gey. rfj jo ikhf krdf sI ik Aus dI iksmq ivwc ipafr hY hI nhIN, so Auh iksy ƒ ipafr nhIN krygf, pr Aus ƒ kI pqf sI ik iksmq Aus nfl mjLfk dI iqafrI vwt cuwkI sI. iewk rojL nUr nfl Aus dI mulfkfq hoeI.
nUr ƒ vyKdy rihxf rfj ƒ bhuq cMgf lwgdf sI. koeI n koeI bhfxf GV ky Auh nUr dI sMgq krdf.
rfj roj Aus ƒ imldf, pr Auh afpxy jjbfq nUr awgy n rwK sikaf. Auh eyhI soc ky cup rih jFdf ik nUr ƒ Aus dy jjbfqF df aihsfs qF hovygf, Èfied nUr dy mn ivwc Ausdy leI kuwJ nhIN hY. sfl ikwdF bIq igaf Ausƒ Kbr hI n hoeI, iewk idn acfnk rfj ƒ pqf lwgf ik nUr hmyÈf leI Ausdf Èihr Cwz ky jf rhI hY.
rfj ny ihMmq kridaF Aus ƒ afKrI vfr imln afAux leI ikhf, pr nUr ny iqafrI ivwc ruwJI hoeI hF kih ky tfl idwqf, ijs idn Auh jf rih sI, rfj ny Pon qy Aus awgy afpxf idl rwK idwqf. kuwJ idnF bfd rfj ƒ nUr df Pon afieaf ik Auh roj AuzIkdI huMdI sI ik kwd rfj Ausƒ khygf ik nUr mYN qYƒ bhuq ipafr krdf hF.
iPr kI sI rfj dI ijMdgI qF ijvyN bdl hI geI hovy. rfj ƒ aihsfs hI nhIN sI ik nUr Aus qoN kohF dUr hY, Auh afpxy suPinaF dy sMsfr ivwc msq ho igaf. nUr vfps af geI. rfj df suBfa qwk bdl cuwkf sI, hux Auh sB nfl muskrf ky gwl krdf.
sfry vfc rih sn ik rfj bdl ikwdF igaf, hux Auh kihMdf- ipafr ibnf ijMdgI aDUrI hY.
nUr ny Aus qoN sMhu lY leI ik Auh afpxy ipafr bfry iksy nfl gwl nhIN krygf. ijMdgI dI ikqfb afpxy idnF dy pMny prq rhI sI.
acfnk iewk idn rfj AuWpr ijvyN bwdl Pt igaf hovy, nUr df Pon afieaf ik Ausdy mfipaF ny Ausdf GroN inklxf bMd kr idwqf hY, Auh afpxy mfipaF ƒ duwKI nhIN dyK skdI, Auh afpxI ijMdgI ivwc vfps jf rhI hY, rfj plIj myrI mjbUrI ƒ smJIN, mYN qYƒ hux kdy iml nf skFgI, pr mYN hmyÈf qYƒ ipafr krdI rhFgI. ieh kih ky Aus afpxf Pon bMd kr idwqf, iewk vfr vI Aus nhIN sI puwiCaf ik rfj qUM ikvyN sMBflyNgf Kud ƒ.
kuwJ idn qF rfj TIk-Tfk irhf, Auh afpxy afp ƒ ruwJfx dI koiÈÈ krdf, iewk idn dPqr AusdI CuwtI dI arjI afeI. iewk rfq rfj GroN n prqx leI inkl ipaf.
iksy ƒ nhIN pqf sI ik rfj ikwQy igaf, Auh pYdl qurI jf irhf sI, afpxI ‘nUr’ dI Bfl ivwc jo afpxy sMsfr ivwc ruwJ geI sI, ijs ny iek vfr vI rfj df hfl puwCx dI koiÈÈ nhIN kIqI sI- ik Auh ikwQy qy iks hfl ivwc hY?
iek rfq iewk trwk Ausƒ Tokr mfr ky nwT igaf, nUr, ieho iek nF afiKrI sfh lY rhy rfj dy mUMhoN inkl irhf sI, zfktr kih rhy sn ik ieh iks df nF bfr-bfr lY irhf hY, Aus ƒ bulf lvo, Kbry Aus ƒ vyK ky iesdy sfh sOKy inkl jfx.
puils ny GridaF ƒ disaf ik mrn vyly rfj ‘nUr’ ‘nUr’ buVbuVf irhf sI.
pr, nUr df pqf sI qF iks ƒ?

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     guro afpxy do bwicaF nMU nfl lY ky kYnyzf qoN ieMzIaf afeI qF hmysLF vFg pihlF afpxy pyky ipMz phuMcI. bMd peI ipAu dI koTI df drvfjf KoilHaf aqy acyq hI sB qoN pihlF ipAu dy sOx vfly kmry ivc geI. ibsqry qoN KflI plMg dI QF Aus nMU Aus df ipafrf pfpf plMg `qy ipaf mihsUs hoieaf. isrhfxy AWupr isr rwKI pfsy prny, iek bFh plMg dI bfhI qoN hyTF nMU lmkdI. aihl, sLFq. sfrI dunIaF dy dwuK qklIPF aqy KusLIaF gmF qoN byKbr.
“mMm---.” kuVI ny mF df pwlf iKwicaf. kuVI nMU pqf nhIN lwg irhf sI ik KflI plMg vwl mF ikAuN vyK rhI sI. guro ny ClkdIaF awKF nMU lukfAuNidaF hoieaF sfP kIqf. aYny nMU guaFZx qfeI vI af geI.
“kuVy guro qMU. mYN qF kfr KVHI vyK ky af gI. mYN afiKaf dyKF qF shI kOx af.” Aus ny guro nMU jwPI pfeI aqy gly imlI. Aus dy ipMzy ivcoN psIny dI musLk ny guro dIaF nfsF ivc jlx ijhI pYdf kIqI pr Aus ny qfeI nMU pqf nf lwgx idwqf.
“lY mY cfh bxf ky ilafeI jF qMU AuwDr eI af jf.” qfeI ny bwicaF nMU ipafr dyx dI koisLsL kIqI jo guro dI ipwT dy ipwCy Cupx df Xqn kr rhy sn. qfeI ny afpxf PrjL smJidaF inafixaF dy isrF `qy hwQ Pyiraf aqy ibnF guro df jvfb AuzIky afpxy Gr nMU clI geI.
      guro df ipAu krnYl afpxy ipMz ivc sB qoN vwD jLmIn df mflk sI. Aus ny nf qF kdy KyqI hI kIqI aqy nf koeI hor kMm hI kIqf. sfrI Aumr cMgy Kfx pIx aqy hMZfAux qoN ibnF Aus nMU iksy hor gwl df iPkr nhIN sI. bhuqy iPkr qF QoVy pYsy nfl vwzIaF ijMmyvfrIaF inBfAux kfrx hI pYdf huMdy hn. krnYl kol qF pYisaF df koeI kmI pysLI hI nhIN sI. Aus nMU qF afpxI aYsL arfm dI ijMdgI ivc iksy Kll df vI koeI KdsLf nhIN sI hoieaf. iqMn kuVIaF aqy cOQf Cotf muMzf Aus df pRIvfr sI. Gr vflI aqy krnYl dI icMqf AuhnF dy muMzf nf hox dI sI jo smyN nfl nivrq ho geI sI.
     bwcy afpxy afpxy skUlF ivc pVHdy sn. smyN nfl kuVIaF dy leI vr tolx dI icMqf Aus nMU QoVf ijhf qMg krn lwgI. vwzI kuVI hux aTfrF sflF dI sI aqy kflj pVHdI sI. pqnI kdy kdy Aus nMU kuVI vfsqy vr lwBx leI quxkf mfr idMdI. krnYl vI socx leI mjLbUr ho jFdf.
     krnYl df dosq dybU iek idn KusLI nfl lwidaf afieaf aqy afAux sfr krnYl nMU jwPI pf leI.
“ lY bfeI gurU ny icwTy qfr `qy. qyrI BqIjI df irsLqf kYnyzf `coN afey muMzy nfl pwkf ho igaf.” krnYl ny dybU dIaF awKF ivc supinaF dy aMbfr vyKy aqy Aus nMU vDfeIaF dyx dy nfl hor KusL krn leI pYg pfieaf. KLusLIaF mnfeIaF aqy dybU ny pRIvfr smyq kYnyzf jf ky pwkf iTkfxf bxfAux aqy cMgy pYsy kmf ky aYsL krn dy sfry supny krnYl dy sfhmxy iKlfr idwqy.
     dybU df kMm bhuqf cMgf nhIN sI. jmIn dI igxqI qF vfhvf sI pr ryqlI jLmIn AupjfAU nhIN sI. ipAu dI vwzI kbIldfrI ny pRIvr nMU hmysLF krjeI hI rwiKaf sI. dybU ny ijvyN ikvyN klrkI dI nOkrI lwB leI sI aqy Cotf KyqI krdf imwtI ivc imwtI hoieaf rihMdf. Gr df sfrf lYx dyx dybU krdf. nOkrI kridaF bfhr lokF nUM imldf. afpxI hoNd df aihsfs krfAux leI vwzIaF vizafeIaF vI mfr idMdf. pYsy Kfx pIx `qy roVHdf afpxy aMdrly iKlfa nMU Brn df Xqn krdf. afrQk Bfr hor ijafdf huMdf jFdf. ivafh sLfdIaF aqy nfnk sLLwkF hI pwtI nf bMnx idMdIaF. dybU leI kuVI df irsLqf kYnyzf hox nfl afpxy pRIvfr nMU kYnyzf sYt kr ky sfrIaF afrQk qMgIaF qursLIaF qoN KihVF CuzfAux df vDIaf mOkf hwQ lwgf sI aqy Aus df swqvyN asmfn `qy phuMcxf kudrqI sI.
     kuVI df ajy ivafh vI nhIN hoieaf sI ik muMzy nMU irsLqy afAux lwgy. dsvIN pfs muMzy nMU jd kdy dybU irsLqy leI iksy kol PrmfiesL pAuNdf aglf musLkVIeyN hws Czdf. ipMz vsdy lokF nMU sB dI aMdrlI hflq df pqf huMdf hox krky dybU nMU iksy cMgy irsLqy dI AumId nhIN sI. kuVI dy kYnyzf ivafhy jfx nfl sfry joV qoV bdl gey sn. ijhVy pihlF muskVIeyN hwsdy sn hux isPfrsLF nfl muMzy nMU cMgy cMgy irsLqy lY ky afAuNdy aqy dybU iswDy mUMh gwl nf krdf.
“ lok afpdf afp nI vyKdy. kYnyzf jfx afly muMzy nMU lMzI buwcI df irsLqf ikvyN lY leIey!” dybU afpxI pqnI nMU kihMdf PuMkfrf ijhf mfrdf. sDfrx suBfa dI GrylU pqnI afpxI nvIN hYsIaq nfl ajy iek imwk nhIN hoeI sI. Aus nMU koeI bhuqI smJ nf pYNdI aqy Auh aksr cuwp hI rihMdI. dybU idnF ivc afm lokF qoN ikvyN vwzf ho igaf Aus dy smJ ivc nf afAuNdf.
    krnYl dy sfly ny iek idn krnYl nMU kuVI df irsLqf dybU dy muMzy nMU kr dyx dI rfie idwqI.
“ vIrf ikQy rfjf Boj ikQy gMgU qylI. asIN jgIrdfr qy Auh ----.” krnYl dI pqnI ivaMg nfl muskrfeI.
“ qMU cuwp kr vwzI jgIrdfrnI.” krnYl nMU afpxI vizafeI Kor jnfnI nMU QF isr rwKx leI aksr GUr ky rwKxf pYNdf sI. krnYl ny sfly dI gwl nMU iDafn nfl suixaf.
“ dyK bfeI sihMdy cldy purijLaF dy muMzy kuVIaF dy irsLqy eI huMdy af kYnyzy. kuVI df irsLqf kYnyzy ho igaf qF ipMz `c tOar bx jU.”
“ gwl qF qyrI TIk af pr muMzf nf qF piVHaf kus. AUN vI kuVI nfl joVI nI PbxI.” krnYl ny mn dI gwl KolHI.
“ bfeI kml mfrdf qMU qF. kYnyzy jf ky kihMdy pVyH ilKy vI AuhI kMm krdy af qy axpVH vI. nfly kdy sfrf kus imldf Blf! myrI mMny qF pfDf nf puwC.”
“ cl Pyr qMU eI kr dybU nf gwl. mYnMU qF gwl krnI aOKI jI lgdI af. hux qwk qF kdy soicaf vI nI sI beI dybU nf irsLqf vI kdy bxUM.” krnYl dy mn ivc ajy vI dybU dI afrQk hflq aqy muMzy dI pVHfeI rVkdI sI. Aus dy mn df iek ihwsf ies irsLqy leI rfjLI sI aqy iek ihwsf nFh kr irhf sI. kYnyzf `coN afey lokF df tOar twpf aqy bxfeIaF koTIaF, kfrF Aus nMU hF krn leI Auksf rhIaF sn. sLfm qwk krnYl dy mn df nFh pwK kfrF aqy kYnyzf dI cmk dmk hyT dwibaf igaf aqy kuJ idnF ivc dybU dy muMzy nMU krnYl dI kuVI df irsLqf pwkf kr idwqf igaf.
     dybU nMU kYnyzf phuMcx leI cfr sfl df smF lwg igaf. kuVI ny pypr Brn aqy aMbYsI vwloN dyrI kfrx keI vfr qF dybU bhuq hI avfjLfr ho jFdf. pr ijs idn Aus df vIjLf afieaf Aus ny sfry XfrF imwqrF aqy irsLqydfrF nMU Pon krky afpxI KusLI sFJI kIqI. BFvyN ipMz dy lokF qoN vIjLf imlx dI gwl df lukfa rwiKaf sI. jd Aus ny afpxI DI dy jyT syvk isMG nMU Pon krky dwisaf qF Aus ny agly idn afAux df vfiedf kr ilaf.
     kuVI df jyT syvk isMG agly idn svyry hI af Dmikaf. ajy hfjLrI rotI dI vI bfeI DfeI nhIN sI hoeI. dovF ny bhuq qpfk nfl hwQ imlfey aqy cfh pIqI. syvk hws hws ky gwlF krdf irhf ijvyN vIjLf dybU df nhIN sgo Aus df afpxf lwigaf hovy.
“bfeI Pyr kdoN ku jfx df iKafl af!” syvk ny gMBIr huMidaF dybU df iDafn afpxy vwl iKwicaf.
“ dyKdy aF ijMnI jldI ho sikaf.” dybU nMU itkt leI pYisaF dI axhoNd df Jorf vwZ irhf sI.
“ gwl afeyN aY beI afpF iek kMm krnf jLrUrI.” syvk ny BfvpUrn ZMg nfl ikhf.
“ dwso hukm kro.” dybU socvfn vI sI aqy syvk dI mdd krn leI iqafr vI sI. syvk `qy aihsfn krky Aus nMU KusLI hoxI sI.
“ myry sfly dI kuVI af. afpF Boly df kwcf ivafh Auhdy nfl krnf. sfl Cy mhIny `c kuVI AuWQy phuMc jU. kihMdy Cy ku mhIny ivc qlfk ho jFdf. Pyr afpF Boly df pwkf ivafh krFgy. aYnf ku icr qF AuhnF nMU rukxf eI pAU.” syvk ny sfrI skIm bxf ky dybU dy awgy rwK idwqI. dybU socIN pY igaf. krnYl nfl AuhdI XfrI sI. sflF qoN irsLqf pwkf hoieaf sI. muMzy dy kYnyzf jfx dI AuzIk kr rhy sn. hux krnYl nMU kI jvfb dyvy! sLied krnYl nf eI mMny. syvk ny socF ivc pey dybU nMU vyK ky KMgUrf mfiraf.
“ afpxf qF sfrf kus pwk Twk hoieaf eI af. cfr Cy mhIny aYDr kI aODr kI. myry sfly df twbr phuMc igaf qF sfrI Aumr qyrI lwq rhU AuhnF `qy. qYnMU hwQI CfvF krngy. qyrf kus ivgVnf nI. agilaF df sfrf twbr kYnyzf phuMc jU. muKq dI sLfbfsL qyrI.” dybU dI syvk ny kuJ aijhI vizafeI kIqI aqy Aus nMU afpxy shuiraF qoN vwzf krn leI sLbdF df kVfh vrqfieaf ik dybU ny hF kr idwqI. Aus ny krnYl qoN vI kuJ puwCx dwsx dI loV nf smJI.
     syvk vfips jFdf hoieaf krnYl nMU imlx clf igaf. afpxy vwloN Auh dybU vFg hI krnYl nMU vI AuhI golI dy ky mnfAuxf chuMdf sI. krnYl ny gwl suxI qF sO GVf pfxI df isr ipaf mihsUs kIqf. syvk qF clf igaf pr krnYl nMU bycYn kr igaf. do ku idn krnYl sLsLopMj ijhy ivc ipaf irhf pr afpxI pqnI qoN ibnF iksy hor nfl Aus ny afpxf iZwz sFJf nf kIqf.
     qIjy idn dybU af igaf. krnYl Aus df mUMh suMGx bfry socx lwgf. krnYl qoN pihlF dybU ny afpxI loV Aus awgy rwK idwqI.
“Xfr itkt leI pYisaF df bMdobsq nI ikDry huMdf idsdf. iek sflf mInHf qyrvF af. qMU kr koeI BMn GV.” dybU dIaF awKF ivc arjL aqy bolF ivc inmrqf sI. krnYl ny Xk dm koeI jvfb nf idwqf. kuJ pl Auh bYTf socdf irhf.
“ cwl ieh qF dyK lYny aF. ivafh krn afsqy kdoN ku afAux df iKafl af. mYN socdF beI lohVI nMU ivafh kr dIey.” krnYl dI gwl sux ky dybU sfhmxy syvk nfl kIqf vfiedf af KiVHaf. hux Aus ny mihsUs kIqf ik Aus ny glqI kr leI sI. pr glqI nMU mMnxf jF nIvF hoxf Aus dy suBfa ivc hI nhIN sI. dUsrf Auh muMzy vflf hox krky qy Auh vI knyzIan muMzy vflf hox krky Aus nMU XkIn sI ik krnYl Aus dI gwl nMU isr Jukfa ky mMn lvygf.
“Auh Xfr ivafh qF afpF nMU sfl Cy mInyH Tihr ky krnf pAU.” dybU ny afpxy afp nMU sDfrx rwKx df Xqn kIqf.
“ awgy eI aYny sfl ho `gy. hux dyr krn df koeI kfrn qF smJ nI aAuNdf.” krnYl ny afpxI avfjL nMU nIvF rwKx leI pUrf qfx lfieaf.
“ syvk ny svfl pfqf kihMdf sfly dI kuVI mMgf ky idAu. skIrI aho jI af beI jvfb vI nI dy skdy. afpF nMU aOKy sOKy sfl zUZ sfl hor jrYNd krnI pAU.” dybU ny gwl nMU mmUlI ijhI gwl bxf ky pysL krn df Xqn kIqf.
“ dybU pYsy qF iek awD idn ivc lY jI. ivafh afpF lohVI qoN lyt nI krnf. jy iksy df koeI svfl pUrf krnf qF bfad `c jo mrjI kirAu.” krnYl ny iek iek sLbd inKfr ky dybU nMU TMzf sIq kr idwqf. dybU leI jvfb dyxf aOKf ho igaf. Auh doNh puVF ivckfr Pisaf mihsUs kr irhf sI. pr mn Aus df syvk df kMm krky sfbfsL lYx leI iqafr KVHf sI. krnYl nMU qoV ky jvfb dyxf vI sMBv nhIN sI. aijhf kr ky Auh smfj, irsLqydfrIaF aqy dosqF ivc JUTf pYNdf sI.
     keI idn GYNs GYNs huMdI rhI. syvk ny afpxf jLor lfieaf aqy krnYl nfl vI aOKf Bfrf hoieaf. Bolf vI ipAu nfl awDf ku sihmq aqy awDf ku asihmq sI. dovF GrF df mhOl grmf grm ho igaf. dosq imwqr aqy irsLqydfrF ny afpxI afpxI rfie idwqI. gwl nMU sulJfAux leI koissLF jfrI sn. dybU leI bhuqI mdd nf bhuVI. ijafdf irsLqydfr aqy Aus qoN vI ijafdf dosq krnYl dy hwk ivc sn.
“ nklI ivafh vflI qF jldI clI jfAU. pr jd aslI hoieaf qF aMbYsI afly pMgf pf lYNdy af. hux purfxy smyN nI rhy. afpxy lokF ny bQyrf gMd mMd Goilaf. aMbYsI afilaF nMU iehnF ny isKf `qf. lokF ny knYzf jfx leI sB sLrm hXf ikwly tMg `qI. awgy kdy nklI ivafh jF `nMd kfrjL suxy sI! Auh jdoN cfr lfvF lY ky gurU nMU mwQf tyk `qf Pyr ipwCy kI rih igaf.”  hr koeI afpxI afpxI rfie idMdf.
      krnYl ny pYsy dybU dI JolI pf idwqy aqy ibnF iksy PYsly dy dybU kYnyzf af phuMicaf. krnYl ny Pon krky Aus nMU ivafh sbMDI PYslf krn leI ikhf. Aus ny Boly nfl vI gwl kIqI. Bolf krnYl nfl sihmq sI aqy jldI ivafh krvfAux leI iqafr ho igaf. dybU kol hor koeI cfrf nf irhf aqy Aus ny Boly nMU ieMzIaf jf ky ivafh krvfAux dI iejLfjLq dy idwqI. afp Aus ny ivafh ivc sLfml hox qoN ienkfr kr idwqf.
     ivafh qoN bfad Bolf knyzf af igaf. iqMn ku mhIny bfad Aus dI pqnI rfxI vI phuMc geI. Gr df mhOl ivgV igaf. Boly dI pqnI rfxI dI dybU nfl aV-Ps huMdI rihMdI. sws qF ivcfrI rwb dIaF idwqIaF Kfx vflI sI. dybU df suBfa vI bhuqf cMgf nhIN sI aqy ivafh dy mfmly ivc dybU ny KMz ivc ryq pf idwqI sI. kuVI leI Aus dI krqUq Bulxf bhuq aOKf sI. Auh dybU nMU afVy hwQIN lYNdI aqy Aus dI Borf iewjLq nf krdI. krnYl ny smJf buJfa ky kuVI nMU TMizaF kIqf aqy Gr dy jLihrIly mhOl ivc kuJ sLFqI afeI.
        Boly nMU pihlF pihl KyqF ivc kMm imilaf. QoVF smF Aus ny lwkV dI PYktrI ivc Pwty vI iKwcy. iPr Aus ny trwk df zrfeIivMg tYst pfs kr ilaf. Boly dI ies qoN vwzI hor koeI nf soc sI aqy nf hI koeI iewCf. hPqf Br bfhr rih ky Gr afAuNdf aqy vIk aYNz qoN bfad iPr clf jFdf. pYsy Aus dy cMgy bx jFdy sn. rfxI pVHI ilKI kuVI sI. Aus nMU iksy vkIl dy dPLqr ivc nOkrI iml geI. Aus df kMm aqy bYTx AuWTx df mhOl vDIaf bx igaf. pVHfeI ilKfeI dI kImq kdy nf kdy jLrUr pY jFdI hY.
      bWcy hoey qF skUl jfx lwg pey. QoVy hor vwzy hoey qF dUsry bwicaF nfl Gulx imlx vI lwgy. afpxy pRIvfrF aqy mfqf ipqf dIaF gwlF vI afps ivc kr lYNdy. bwcy afpxI mF dy kMm bfry qF mfx nfl dsdy. jd ipAu dI gwl huMdI qF Aus bfry gwl kridaF AuhnF nMU GtIafpx df aihsfs huMdf. Auh mF nMU svfl krdy-
“mMm , zYz ikAuN nI cMgf (siqkfrq) kMm lBdy!” bwicaF dy svflF df jvfb rfxI tfl mtol kr idMdI. rfxI nMU iPkr lwgf rihMdf ik ikqy muMzf vI ipAu vFg pVHfeI qoN iknfrf hI nf kr lvy.
         krnYl vI afpxy pRIvfr smyq kYnyzf phuMc igaf. Aus ny sfrI Aumr kMm nhIN kIqf sI pr kYnyzf Aus nMU vI Pfrm ivc kMm krnf ipaf. jd smF imldf qF Auh dybU nfl bYT ky dfrU ipaflf sFJf kr lYNdf. hOlI hOlI hor vI imwqr bx gey. krnYl aqy dybU ny purfxy igly isLkvy idloN BulfAux df cuwp Xqn kIqf aqy afpxy irsLqydfrI dy mhOl nMU KusLgvfr bnfAux dI koisLsL kIqI. ies koisLsL ivc dybU df afpxf lflc Cuipaf hoieaf sI.
        krnYl dI CotI bytI jo AuhnF nfl PYmlI vIjLy `qy afeI sI, Aus sbMDI dybU dy mn ivc pihlF hI skIm iqafr kIqI hoeI sI. Boly vyly qF Aus nMU keI kuJ soc ky cuwp krnf ipaf sI aqy Aus hfr dI byiejLqI Auh awj vI mihsUs kr irhf sI. Aus ny kdy iksy kol afpxy mn ivclI gwl df Bog nhIN pfieaf sI. ies vfr Aus ny cfry bMny soc ivcfr krky skIm nMU nypry cfVHn leI kfhlI nf krn df mn bxfieaf. Auh krnYl nMU hr pwKoN Gyrn leI iqafr bYTf sI.
     iek sLfm Auh Boly nMU nfl lY ky bfhr bYT igaf aqy Auh bIar bwqf pIx lwgy. Aus ny Boly nfl afpxI gwl sFJI kIqI.
“cwl jo ipwCy ho igaf AuhnMU qF mfr golI. hux afpF awgy dI socIey.” Boly ny gwl df mqlb nf smJidaF dybU vwl svflIaf njLrF nfl vyiKaf. dybU ny bIar dI boql ivcoN Guwt Biraf aqy boql nMU dovF hwQF ivc lY ky hOlI hOlI vylxy vFg GumfAux lwgf.
“ awgy afpF kuVI dy shuiraF vwloN qF JUTy pY`gy. afpF Pyr vI iehnF nMU mMgvfieaf. guro df irsLqf qF iehnF ny sfl Cy mhIinaF ivc krnf eI aY. qyry mfmyN df muMzf drsLI jy ieh mMgvf dyx qF cwl Auh vI ivcfry rotI pY jfxgy.” dybU ny DImI avfjL ivc gwl kIqI.
“ pr drsLI qF ds vI pfs nI. guro pMdrF jmfqF pVHI vI af. Auh eys irsqy nMU ikvyN mMnUM!” Boly ny afpxy mn df DUVkU sfhmxy rwiKaf.
“dyK qwqf nI lwkIdf huMdf. dUjI gwl QozI vI pVHfeI `c Prk hYgf eI af. kmfeI qMU jfdy krdF. aYQy Blf pVHeI lKfeI df ikhVf Prk af. sfry ieko ijaf kMm eI krdy af.” Bolf socx lwgf. Aus ny drsLI df mUMh muhFdrf Xfd kIqf. Auh suhxf bxdf qxdf gwBrU. ieko mfVI gwl ik Auh nsLy Kfx lwg igaf sI. pr hux kihMdy vfhvf suDr igaf sI aqy KyqI dy kMm ivc iDafn idMdf. Boly nMU dybU dI gwl ivc vjLn lwgf .
“ qMU afpdI sws nMU hwQ ivc krlyN qF kMm ho jU. pihlF qF pwky irsqy dI gwl krIN. jy qIho kfl nf mMnx qF drsLI nfl kwcf ivafh krky AuhnMU mMgvf dyx Pyr kuVI ijQy mrjLI ivafh dyx. mYnMU myd (AumId) af beI kMm lot af jU.” dybU ny Boly nMU gwl dI lVI PVf idwqI aqy Aus nMU XkIn sI ik BoLlf jLrUr sPLl hovygf. Bolf keI idnF qwk socdf irhf aqy hr idn Aus nMU ies irsLqy ivc Gwt kmIaF idsx lwgIaF aqy ies irsLqy dy hwk ivc rfie bxdI geI. Auh vI afpxy mn ivc skImF bnfAux Zhux lwgf.
       guro dI mF nfl Aus ny afpxf ivhfr bdlxf sLurU kr ilaf. Auh suBfvk hI vizafeI Kor iksm dy suBfa dI mflk sI. Boly ny Aus dI nbjL nMU smJxf aqy iPr Aus nMU afpxy hwQ ivc krn leI koisLsLF sLurU kr idwqIaF. kMm qoN af ky Aus ny Gr bfad ivc jfxf pihlF sws dy pYrIN hwQ lAuxy. GroN bfhr rihMdf qF sws nMU idn ivc iek awD vfr jLrUr Pon krdf. Aus df hfl cfl pwuCdf. ikDry vI sws ny jfxf huMdf qF Boly dIaF syvFvF hfjLr huMdIaF. vYsy krnYl nfl vI Aus dI cMgI bxdI sI.
      sfl zyZ sfl lMiGaf  qF krnYl ny srsrI Boly dy bYiTaF guro dy irsLqy bfry gwl Coh leI. Aus nMU ieMzIaF qoN iksy muMzy dI dws peI sI. pr Auh ieMzIaf jf ky afp muMzy aqy prIvfr bfry CfxbIn krnf chuMdf sI. Aus ny gwl nMU bhuqI gMBIrqf nfl nf ilaf. Aus ny srsrI ijhI gwl kIqI sI aqy nfl hI gwl nMU afeI geI kr idwqf. Boly nMU lwigaf ik hux smF af igaf sI aqy Aus nMU afpxy pwqy idKfAuxy cfhIdy hn. afh nf hovy ik bhuq dyrI ho jfvy.
    Boly ny sihMdI sihMdI gwl pihlF afpxI pqnI nfl kIqI ijs ny muZoN hI ies ivcfr nfl asihmqI pRgtfeI. ies df Boly nMU pqf sI. pr Boly nMU ieh vI pqf sI ik hOlI hOlI Auh Aus nMU jLrUr rfjI kr lvygf. sws nfl vI Aus ny gwl aspwsLt ijhy ZMg nfl kIqI.
“ mMmI jI afpF nMU bhuq soc ky guro df irsLqf krnf cfhIdf. anobV bMidaF df pqf nI huMdf. jy koeI irsqydfrI `c gwl bxjy qF rIs nI. pr koeI cwj df muMzf nI idsdf.” Boly ny gwl ieMJ socvfn ho ky kIqI ijvyN Aus nMU guro df bhuq iPkr hovy. iPr Auh afnI bhfnI ‘mMmI jI’ nfl gwl clf lYNdf aqy Aus dy mn ivc pVHfeI dI QF cMgy mMuzy aqy irsLqydfr lwBx nMU pihl dyx dI gwl vsfAux dI koisLsL krdf. kihMdy ny jy pwQr `qy vI iGAu pfeI jfAu qF Auh vI kuJ QMdf ho jFdf. Boly ny mMmI jI dI soc ivc vI kuJ afpxI rfie dI QMidafeI Br idwqI. krnYl nfl gwl krn df Aus df hIaf nf pYNdf.
     afpxI pqnI nMU vI Aus ny mnf ilaf sI. AuhnF ivc PYslf ho igaf ik Auh ies irsLqy df ivroD nhIN krygI aqy nf hI krnYl nMU mjLbUr krygI. sLied Auh krnYl nMU mjLbUr kr vI nhIN skdI sI. Aus nMU pqf sI krnYl guro nMU sB nfloN vwD ipafr krdf sI aqy Auh iksy hflq ivc vI drsLI nfl Aus dy irsLqy bfry nhIN mMnygf. nklI ivafh bfry  vI krnYl dy mMnx dI Aus nMU afs nhIN sI. Boly nfl sLFqI bxfeI rwKx leI Aus nfl sihmq hoxf Aus dI mjLbUrI sI.
     Boly nMU pqf sI ik krnYl nfl gwl kry ibnF Aus df kMm nhIN bnxf. Aus ny krnYl nfl gwl krn smyN ‘mMmI jI’ dI hfjLrI jLrUrI smJI. Aus nMU sws qoN pUrI sport dI afs sI.
“ zYzI jI guro dy irsLqy bfry gwl cwlI sI qusIN bMidaF df pqf suqf kIqf Pyr.”
“neIN Xfr ieho jy kMm tYlIPon `qy nI huMdy. afp jf ky pqf krFgy. bws afh byrI twutx dy do cfr hPqy rih gy. jdoN kMm KVH igaf mYN qF ieMzIaf cly jfxf. Pyr socFgy.” iek sLfm zrfm pINidaF dovF ny gwl bfq kIqI.
“ AUN qF QozI mrjI af pr mYN qF socdf sI beI irsqydfrI `c eI irsqydfrI bx jy qF bhuqf eI cMgf aY.” ivskI ny Boly nMU krnYl nfl gwl krn dI ihMmq idwqI.
“ irsqydfrI `c ikhVf koeI cwj df piVHaf iliKaf muMzf idsdf.” krnYl ny gMBIrqf nfl gwl kIqI. Aus nMU  KVk geI ik Bolf iksy hor pihlU qoN gwl kr irhf sI. Aus nMU pihlF hI sLwk sI ik koeI nf koeI pMgf jLrUr KVHf krngy.
“ pVfHeI ilKfeI dI qF kI gwl af. aYQy af ky ikhVf iksy ny izptI lwgxf. Qozy nfl eI dyK lo ptvfrI, tIcr, Qfxydfr sB pVHy ilKy bMdy kMm krdy af. qy AuhI kMm jmF eI axpVH krdy af. piVHaF iliKaF nfloN vwD pYsy kmfAuNdy af.” Boly ny afpxI rfie idMidaF mMmI jI vwl vyiKaf.
“ afho muMzf cMgf hovy. pVHfeI nMU kI cwtxf. kmfAU hovy bws.” krnYl ny afpxI pqnI vwl GUr ky vyiKaf. Aus dI qwkxI ny afpxf sunyhf Aus qwk phuMcf idwqf aqy Auh AuwT ky kmry `coN bfhr clI geI.
“ qMU gwl sfP sfP kr beI qyry mn `c kI af.” krnYl ny GoKvIN njLr nfl Boly vwl vyiKaf. vYsy Aus nMU aMdfjLf sI ik Auh kI kihx vflf aY.
“mYN qF socdf sI drsLI nfl irsqf kr lYNdy. muMzf bxdf qxdf aY. sfAU vI aY. ijvyN khFgy AuvyN krU. sfrI ijMmyvfrI myrI.” Boly ny nrmI nfl drsLI dy gux dwsxy sLurU kr idwqy. Aus nMU pqf sI ik jldI kIiqaF krnYl `qy koeI asr nI hoxf.
“ guro df irsLqf mYN axpVH nfl nI krnf. dUjI gwl Gr vI cMgf lwBxf. qIjI gwl jy qusIN drsLI nMU mMgvfAuxf aY qF mYN pMj cfr lwK dI mdd kr dUM. aYdMU vwD hor kus nI mYN kr skdf.” krnYl LAuWT ky afpxy kmry ivc clf igaf. Aus rfq Aus ny rotI vI nf KfDI. sfrI rfq AuhnMU dybU aqy Bolf KudgrjL, lflcI aqy GtIaf ijhy bMdy lgdy rhy. Aus ny mn ivc qih kr ilaf ik jldI ieMzIaf jf ky kuVI leI irsLqf lwB ky ivafh kr dyvygf. dybU horF nfl ijvyN inbVU vyKI jfvygI.
      dUjy qIjy idn Aus ny ibnF iksy nMU dwisaF ieMzIaf leI sIt buwk krvf idwqI. jfx qoN do idn pihlF Auh eyjMt qoN itkt lY afieaf. Aus ny dybU dy Gr jf ky ieMzIaf jfx bfry dws idwqf. dybU aqy Bolf Aus nMU Audfs aqy cuwp ijhy lwgy. Aus df mn bhuqf icr bYTx nMU nf kIqf aqy Auh Gr af igaf. Bolf Aus nMU eyarport Cwzx igaf.
“ zYzI jI clo pwkf nf shI afpF drsLI nMU mMgvfAux leI kwcf eI irsqf kr dyeIey. clo AuhnF df vI kMm ho jU aqy afpF nMU vI koeI Prk nI pYx lwgf.” Boly ny dybU dI rfie `qy iPr bynqI kIqI.
“ Boilaf jdoN cfr lFvF df pfT kr ilaf qy `nMd kfrj ho igaf Pyr ivafh kwcf ikvyN rih igaf! mYN qYnMU pihlF eI kih cuwikaF beI pYsy dyx nMU iqafr aF pr irsLqf pwkf kwcf mYN AuWQy nI krnf.” krnYl nMU lwgf ijvyN eyarport awj bhuqf hI dUr ho igaf hovy. ijs gwl bfq qoN Auh bcxf chuMdf sI Auho hI Bolf kr irhf sI.
“zYzI jI sfrI dunIaF eI kwcy ivafh krdI af. jy afpF kr lFgy qF kI ho jU!” Boly dI avfLjL ivc mfVf ijhf iqwKfpn sI.
“ kfkf mYN dunIaF dy ipwCy nI lwgxf. lokF ny qF Drm krm qy jmIr vyc idwqI aY. mYN iehdy leI iqafr nI. afpF aYs gwl df aYQy eI Bog pf dyeIey qF cMgf aY.” Auh dovyN cuwp krky bYT gey. eyarport dy bfhr hI krnYl Auwqr igaf aqy Bolf susq ijhf hwQ imlf ky vfips clf igaf.
     krnYl nMU afpxf mn Bfrf Bfrf lwgf.  Aus dy isr `qy ijvyN iksy ny koeI boJ rwK idwqf hovy. cYk ien krvf ky Aus ny zbl pYg ivskI df pIqf. jhfjL ivc vI do pYg mfr ley aqy rotI Kf ky Aus nMU nINd af geI. ieMzIaf dy cfa ny Boly df idwqf boJ iksy hwd qwk Gtf idwqf sI.
     ieMzIaf af ky Aus ny irsLqydfrF aqy dosqF nMU imlidaF nflo nfl muMzy vI dyKxy sLurU kr idwqy. Kfs dosqF nfl Aus ny Boly nfl pYsy dyx df kIqf vfiedf vI duhrfieaf. Aus nMU iek irsLqf psMd af igaf. Aus ny Ausy idn kYnyzf Pon krky guro aqy Aus dI mF nMU ieMzIaf afAux leI jldI sItF bwuk krn dI qkId kr idwqI. hPqy bfad AuhnF ny ieMzIaf af jfxf sI.
      krnYl ny muMzy vfilaF nfl kuVI muMzy dI dyK dKfeI leI smF qih kr ilaf. hux qF hor do cfr idn dI gwl sI. kuVI ny jLrUr hF kr dyxI sI. muMzf bxdf qxdf aqy piVHaf iliKaf sI. prIvfr ivc koeI vI nsLf pwqr nhIN sI vrqdf. guro nMU nsLy nfl sKLq nPrq sI. socidaF Aus ny do qkVy pYg lfey aqy rotI Kf ky sON igaf.
     svyr vyly krnYl kMm vfly muMzy nMU avfjL mfrdf aqy cfh bnfAux leI kihMdf. Aus idn sUrj cVH afieaf pr krnYl ny muMzy nMU jgfieaf nhIN sI. jd muMzy nMU jfg afeI qF Aus ny krnYl nMU suwqy pey nMU vyiKaf. pwKf qyjL cwl irhf sI. cfh bxf ky Auh krnYl dy isrhfxy rwKy tybl kol KVH igaf.
“ bfeI cfh bx gI.” muMzy ny kwp tybl `qy rwiKaf. krnYl ny koeI jvfb nf idwqf qF muMzy ny Aus nMU ihlfieaf. krnYl dI bFh inrjIv ijhI mMjy dI bfhI qoN Qwly nMU luVHk geI. muMzy dI cIk inkl geI aqy Auh Bwj ky guaFZI qfey nMU swdx leI Bwj igaf.
    irsLqydfrF aqy dosqF nMU krnYl dI acfnk mOq dI Kbr df tYlIPon jFdf qF iksy nMU swc nf aAuNdf. sfry dosq imwqr krnYl dy Gr afAuNdy aqy aPsosy iek dUjy nMU qswlIaF dyx lYx dI koisLsL krdy.  guro aqy Aus dI mF nMU lYx igaf ipMz df zrfievr jd brnfly kol afieaf qF Aus ny krnYl dy mobfiel `qy Pon kIqf. Pon iksy hor ny cuwikaf aqy Aus nMU kuJ dwsy ibnF jldI ipMz phuMcx dI qkId kIqI.
    Gr df mhOl vyK ky guro aqy Aus dI mF nMU smJ nf lwgI ik kI Bfxf vfpr igaf sI. isafxIaF aOrqF ny AuhnF nMU pfxI DfxI iplf ky axhoxI Kbr suxf idwqI. hfloN byhfl hoeI guro nMU msF sFiBaf igaf.
      do cfr idnF ivc Bolf aqy krnYl dy bfkI bwcy af gey. afKrI sMskfr qoN bfad Bog pf idwqy gey. Bog `qy guro leI vyiKaf muMzf aqy Aus df Brf vI afey. krnYl dI axhoNd dI kOVI scfeI nMU mMnxf aOKf sI. Bog qoN bfad sfrf prIvfr vfips kYnyzf clf igaf.
       Boly leI rfh pwDrf ho igaf sI. mMmI jI nUM Aus ny mnf ilaf. guro ny nFh nwukr kIqI pr mF dI ijLd awgy Aus df joLr nf cwilaf. sB awgy guro ny hwiQafr suwt idwqy aqy Aus df ivafh drsLI nfl ho igaf.
       sLurU df smF drsLI nfl mfVf nhIN sI. guro ny akfAUNtYNt df kors kr ilaf aqy dPqr ivc kMm krn lwgI. kMm `qy Aus nMU keI iksm dy klfieMtF nfl imlxf pYNdf. kdI lyt ho jFdI qF Gr ivc mhOl ivgV jFdf. idno idn drsLI aMdr hIxypx df aihsfs pYdf huMdf igaf. Aus df suBfa sLwkI huMdf igaf aqy Gr df mhOl ivgVdf igaf. doNh bwicaF nMU lY ky guro nMU drsLI nfloN vwK hoxf ipaf.
      drsLI nfloN vwK ho ky guro nMU kuJ skUn imilaf. rojL dI lVfeI df bwicaF `qy burf asr pYNdf. mF dIaF glqIaF jF mjLbUrIaF leI kIqI kurbfnI df awj muwl pAux vflf koeI vI nhIN sI. iehnF idnF ivc Aus nMU pfpf dI Xfd rih rih ky aAuNdI. pfpf BfvyN nhIN sI pr pfpf dy Gr ivc af ky Aus nMU hmysLF qswlI imldI. Aus qswlI leI hI awj guro iPr afeI sI.
       guro dIaF awKF ivc smuMdr Br igaf sI. qfeI ny cfh dy kwpF vflI QflI myjL `qy rwKI qF guro ny awKF sfP kIqIaF. pfpf dy mMjy vwl iek vfr iPr vyiKaf. Aus nMU mihsUs hoieaf ijvyN krnYl dy hwQ Aus dy vflF ivc iPr rhy hox aqy ijMdgI dI lVfeI lVn leI hONslf dy rhy hox.

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pqnI kwlH dI kmry ivwc vfps nhIN prqI.
Auh kMD nfl Zo lfeI bYTf hY.
AusdIaF socF QflI dy pfxIN vFg Clk rhIaF hn.
kwc dy iqVkx vFg Auh aMdroN sfry df sfrf iqVk igaf hY.
kmry ivwc AusqoN ielfvf hor vI bhuq hn jo BuwK nfl ivlk rhy hn.
koeI vI nhIN bhuV irhf ijhVf AuhnF BuwiKaF dy iZwz ƒ afsrf dyvy.
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ivÈvfÈ dI BfÈf ivwc gwl krnI sB ƒ Buwl geI hY.
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aMdroN hr koeI ro irhf hY, BuwbF mfrky rox vfsqy ieËfËq lYx jfx dI vI ieËfËq nhIN hY.
kol qF iksy dy vI kuwJ nhIN sI aqy eyQy vI Kfx pIx ƒ kuwJ vI nhIN sI iml irhf.
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iksy ƒ vI kmiraF ivwcoN bfhr inklx df hukm nhIN hY.
moh dy bolF ivwc vI koeI boly qF ikvyN boly ?

hr iksy dIaF awKF awgy zr nwc irhf hY.
sihm dI GyrfbMdI aMdr sB afpxyN afp ƒ asurwiKaq smJ rhy hn. ieho ijhI GyrfbMdI aMdr vI Blf kdy sfJF df vtFdrf hoieaY .

kwlH kmiraF ivwc awj qoN vI iËafdf lok sn aqy prsoN kwlH qoN vI iËafdf.
kwlH aqy prsoN afpxIN ËmIr dI iËMmyvfrI aDIn bfhr gey Auh awj qwk vI kmiraF ivwc vfips nhIN prqy.
ikwQy ruk gey sn iksy ƒ nhIN sI pqf?
AuzIk dIaF sUlF shfrdIaF sihMdIaF awKF ivwcoN iksy ƒ vI nhIN sI pqf ik ÈrDf dy kfPilaF ivwcoN iekwly iekwly ƒ kOx mnPI kr irhf hY ?
AusdI pqnIN vI keIaF horF vFg kwlH pfxIN lYx bfhr inwklI sI. awj df vI sfrf idn bIq igaf hY. rfq Pyr isr AuWpr af KVHI hY. pr Auh hfly qwk vI ikDroN vfips nhIN prqI.
Auh kry qF kI kry. bws iewk twk bUhy vwl vyK irhf hY aqy AuzIk irhf hY ik Auh kdoN pfxIN lYky kmry aMdr af vVy, pr nhIN aijhf qF kuwJ vI nhIN vfpr irhf. koeI afht qwk nhIN suxfeI dy rhI.
kmry aMdr afpxIN hI dldl ivwc grkx qoN Ausƒ Blf kOx roky ?

Auh afKy vI qF iksƒ ? puwCy vI qF iksqoN ? koeI vI qF bUhy qoN bfhr brFzy ivwcoN lMGdf nËr nhIN af irhf .
AusdI vI bfhr jfx dI ihMmq nhIN pY rhI. bws jdoN AuzIk dI sUl iËafdf drd krdI hY qF Auh goizaF ivwc isr dy lYNdf hY.kuwJ awQrU PrÈ AuWpr izwg pYNdy ny. Ausdy aMdroN AuWiTaf hAukf AuhnF awQrUaF ƒ koeI svfl krdf hY pr juafb qF AuhnF kol vI nhIN hY[[ [[ .
kdy kdy ieh vI socdf hY ik ho skdf hY ik muVdy vkq pfxIN lYky BwjI afAuNdI hoeI ƒ kfhlI nfl iksy hor kmry ivwc vVnF pY igaf hovy aqy Aus eyrIey aMdr iesqoN vI sKq pihrf hovy[[ ?

mn aMdrlI sfrI ÈrDf dy Puwl asloN murJf cuwky hn, sUlF Ausdy drd df ihwsf bx geIaF ny.

bfhr AuvyN hI golIaF dIaF buCfrF aqy bMbF dy DmfikaF df Èor hY . kmry ƒ kFbf cVHdf Auh afpxIN awKIN dyK irhf hY ies jUn dI grmIN aMdr[[ [[ kmiraF dy qKiqaF ƒ zridaF vyKky kmry aMdrly lok hor sihm jFdy hn.
sB afpxyN afp ƒ huxyN rUpmfn hoeI Qyh smJx lwg pey hn .
ieho ijhI afPq AuhnF iËMdgI ivwc kdy vI nhIN dyKI .
[[ [[ [[ jdoN vI koeI lVfeI iCVdI qF pihlF hI ryzIE qoN anfAUNs hoxF ÈurU ho jFdf sI aqy lok AuhnF idnF dy guËfry df pihlF hI pRbMD kr lYNdy sn. nfly ijMnHF ny pihlIaF iewk do lVfeIaF vyKIaF jF suxIaF sn, AuhnF aijhf kdy vI nhIN sI dyiKaf ik idn ƒ vI afpxyN GrF aMdr dubky rho . AudoN hr koeI afpxyN kMm DMdy krdf rihMdf sI, bws isrP rfq ƒ hI blYk afAUt dy hukm huMdy sn . lok sn ik iehnF hukmF dy bfvjUd vI Coty Coty dIivaF nfl afpxyN GrF aMdr koeI nF koeI jrUrq jogf kMm krdy hI rihMdy sn .
pr [[ [[ [[ ieh ikho ijhI lVfeI sI aqy ikAuN lVI jf rhI sI ? iksy ƒ vI iksy dy vI suafl df koeI juafb nF iml sikaf[[ [[ .

ipMzF qoN ipMz kwt idwqf igaf, ÈihrF qoN Èihr[[sB iksm dI svfrI syvf bMd kr idwqI geI sI aqy iksy ƒ vI bfhr KuwlHyafm glIaF jF sVkF AuWqy qury iPrdy ƒ golI mfrn df hukm idwqf igaf sI[[ afpxyN hI dyÈ ivwc afpxIN hI POj vwloN[[ [[ [[
kMm krn vfly hr ivakqI df roËnfmcf lpytky rwK idwqf igaf sI. afpxyN hI puwqr, Brf, ijhVy afpxyN dyÈ dI rwiKaf vfsqy qYnfq kIqy gey sn awj afpxIN imwtI dy iewk pivwqr ihwsy ivwcoN bfgI KUn dI awg ƒ buJfAux afey sn[[ [[ AuhnF ƒ hukmrfnF ny ieh kihky qoiraf sI , mINh bxky Aus KUn AuWpr vHr jfE, nhIN qF Kbry ieh KUn afpxyN hI dyÈ dy KUn dIaF cfGIaF lfky pI jfvygf [[ [[ aqy[[ aqy AuhnF afAuNidaF hI mfs dy cIQVy hvf ivwc AuzfAuxyN ÈurU kr idwqy sn[ [[ [[
ieh ikho ijhI lVfeI sI ijsny hAuNikaF dy nkÈ, muskxIaF df ilbfs aqy [[ AuhnF dI afmd dI vMngI bdl idwqI sI[[
ijwQy aMimRq vyly qoN bfxIN dy pRvfh dI bfirÈ huuMdI sI AuWQy hux bfrUd dI bfirÈ hoxIN ÈurU ho geI sI / kr idwqI geI sI.
kMDF qoN bfhr hrI dihÈq dI afmd hoeI sI, ijHMnF ny pihlF lohy dy hfQIaF dy pYrF nfl  Èihr dIaF CfqIaF lhU luhfn kIqIaF aqy hux prsoN dy bfxIN dy Gr df mUMh mwQf drVky kMDF aMdr dfKl ho gey sn . aMdr afpxyN afp ƒ bFky aKvfAux vfly bFky nOjvfn sn. srkfrI ibafn sI ik hr iksm df aslf AuhnF dy Kymy ivwc mOjUd hY, pr Auh aslf nF iksy ny vyiKaf sI aqy nF hI iksy dI Ëuraq hoeI sI Aus ƒ PVHn dI.

dyÈ dy pflqU bfp ny iewk vwKrI pihcfx df bIa suwitaf srhwdI mYdfn vwl aqy Auh kMzy hI kMzy iKlfrdf quiraf igaf, ijhnF dy mUMh qF pihlF hI iqwKy sn AuWproN AuhnF ƒ pfxIN lfAux vfly hwQ vI ibgfny sn. ies leI Auh hr poty ƒ duwK dyx dy afdI ho gey. AuhnF kMizaF df mUMh moVn leI srkfr ny hËfrF dI qfdfd ivwc dyÈ dy rwiKak jo imltrI dy motr sfeIklF, trwkF df qyl BlI BFq vycdy sn . rMgrUtF dI rsd ivwcoN hËfrF rupey dy Gply krdy sn . awj vwKrI pihcfx qoN zrdy dyÈ dI rwiKaf leI KVHy sn . jo ik asl ivwc dyÈ dI nhIN AuhnF dI afpxI rwiKaf dI lVfeI sI .

srhwdI DrqI mYlI krn df pUrf aiDkfr AuhnF ƒ swqfDfrIaF ny dy rwiKaf sI . bfhrly bfrUd ƒ buwc buwcky aMdrly vfps bgfh rhy sn . aqy ies bfrUdI hnyrI df iÈkfr Auh ho rhy sn jo prsoN ies hirmMdr ivwc pRIkrmF krn afey sn. Bwj-nwT dI ijMdgI ivwcoN do pl bfxI dy lyKy lfAux afey sn .ies QF vfsqy ÈrDf dy Puwl aripq krn afey sn. afpxy ivÈvfs leI eyQoN dy ivÈvfs df aÈIrvfd lYx afey sn pr afAuNdy hI bfrUd dy Èor 'c dwby gey sn .
AuhnF df kI ksUr sI? ikAuN AuhnF ƒ pRÈfd dy Gr ivwc hI kYd kr idwqf igaf Èi, koeI nhIN sI jfxdF  hrI dihÈq dy kfiedy kfƒn bfry .ikMnI hI dunIaF sI jo ies hAUmY dy vihÈI morcy aMdr iGr geI sI . inklx df rsqf iksy kol vI nhIN sI .
iesy hI morcy aMdr ipafs qoN sqfeI QoVHf pfxI lYx geI pqnIN hor iks morcy kol iGr geI sI Auh nhIN sI jfxdf .
AusdI ieMqËfr df dIvf hOlI hOlI afpxf qyl pINdf jf irhf sI .
afpxy awQrU qlIaF AuWpr rwKky vyKdf hoieaf Auh afpxI pqnI dI AuzIk ivwc AuhnF ivwcoN afpxy hI DuMdly ichry ƒ GUr irhf sI .
Aus aMdr iewk qUPfn AuiwTaf sI, ies qUPfn ƒ Auh TwlH pfAyxIN cfhuMdf sI. asl ivwc ijsny Twl pfAuxI sI, Auh qF afp hI kwlH dI geI ajy qwk vfps nhIN sI prqI . jy Auh huMdI iPr qF ieh qUPfn hI KVHf nhIN sI hoxf . hux iesdf ielfj Auh ikwQoN kry ?
BuwK df pfr Auqfrf krn leI bhuq sfry lok eyDroN AuDroN pfxI ilaf rhy sn aqy pfxI pIky afpxy afp ƒ Drvfs dy rhy sn. prsoN qoN iksy ny vI kuwJ nhIN sI KfDf . hr iksy aMdroN ivlkxI AuWTdI aqy bfhr afky mr jFdI .  
Aus aMdr AuWTI ivlkxI ƒ aMdry hI mfrn vfsqy kwlH dI pfxI lYx geI AusdI pqnI ajy qwk vfps nhIN sI prqI .

Aus vfrI sfhmxy idwsdf pfxI pwQr ikAuN ho igaf sI ?
AusdIaF awKF isrP sfhmxy dyK rhIaF sn aqy kMn koeI  JfjrF vflI pYVcfl suxn leI Auqfvly sn .
iewk POjI hox dy nfqy vI Aus aMdr ies lVfeI pRqI nPrq BrdI jf rhI sI . ieh ikAuN sI ? Èfied iesy krky ik ipClf svf mhInF ivhlf rihx krky Ausƒ kuwJ socx dI Pursq iml geI sI . hr roË ipMz dy gurduafry jfky, lokF nfl ivcfr vtFdrF krky ,aKbfr pVUn krky Auh afpxy sUby dy sfry hflfqF qoN jfxU ho igaf sI .
hux AusdIaF socF qoN hor kuwJ vI nhIN vI nhIN sI soicaf jf irhf isrP ho rhy vrqfry nfl nPrq qoN ibnF .
ieh nPrq AusdIaF rgF aMdr Ëihr bx ky PYldI jf rhI sI. Ausƒ pqf nhIN ikAuN mihsUs ho irhf sI , hux Auh bcky vfips nhIN jf skygf . Ausdy sfh eyQy hI ikDry aqy aËfeIN hI inwkl jfxgy .ies soc ny Ausƒ ajy qwk dsqk nhIN sI idwqI ik jykr Blf aijhf ho igaf qF iPr Auh afpxI pqnI dI qlfÈ ikvyN krygf ?
iewk jIa krdf ik Auh qKqy Kohlky bfhr Bwj jfey. 'iÈMdr iÈMdr` afKdf kUkF mfrn lwg pvy qF ik pqnI ijwQy vI hovy AuQy hI Ausƒ hfk mfr dyvy . aqy Auh iPr qoN iewk QF iekwTy ho jfx .[[ [[ jy ikwDroN golI af vwjI ? iesy hI  zroN Auh cuwp kr igaf . BMg dy Bfxy vI Auh nhIN sI mrnf cfhuMdF . awj nhIN qF, pqnI qF kwl  vI vfps af jfvygI[[ [[ ikqy Auhƒ lwBdf Auh afp hI nF cilaf jfvy .
kwlH aqy prsoN nflo awj dIaF golIaF dI bfrÈ kuwJ Gwt sI .
bfhrly lokF ƒ ies bfxI dy Gr aMdrlI lVfeI dIaF KbrF JUTIaF bxfky suxfeIaF jf rhIaF sn .
Gr dy kmiraF aMdr jo zwky sn . Auh bfhrly sB kuwJ qoN anjfx sn .
hux Pyr lgfqfr golIaF dI afvfË afeI aqy aMdrly lok kMDF nfl dubk gey . pr Auh AuvyN hI bYTf irhf ijvyN koeI supnf lY irhf hovy , ikqy zUMGy 'c AuWqr igaf hovy

 

svf mhInf pihlF Auh iÈMdr ƒ dulhn bxfky afpxy Gr dIaF brUhF aMdr lY ky afieaf sI . afpxy ivafh qoN hPqf ku pihlF hI Auh CuwtI afieaf sI qF ik afpxI pqnI kol do mhIinaF dI CuwtI ivwc pOxy ku do mhIny qF guËfr hI sky . hor dsF ku idnF qfeI qF Ausny vfips hI cly jfxf sI .hux qF Ausƒ iqMn idn hirmMdr sfihb afey ƒ vI ho gey sn aqy eyQy afky qF Auh ijvyN Ps hI igaf sI . afpxy afp qoN vI duwgxF moh afAux lwg ipaf sI Ausƒ iÈMdr nfl . Auh sfrI sfrI rfq bYTy gwlF mfrdy rihMdy. Auh afpxyN imltrI jIvn aqy aPsrF dIaF khfxIaF lf-lf suxfAuNdf aqy iÈMdr afpxyN ipMz dIaF kuVIaF dy husn dy pul AusfrdI rihMdI. QoVHI dyr bfd hI Auh socdy ik rfq hor lMbI ho jfvy aqy kdy muwky hI nF[[ [[ [[ [[ [[ aqy[[ aqy nF hI AuhnF dIaF gwlF muwkx. Auh iewk dUjy ƒ muhwbq krdy, ijsmF dI mihk ivwc zuwbdy aqy KUb hwsdy vI . ikMnF iKafl krdI sI iÈMdr Ausdf. iewk pl vI Ausƒ awKF qoN Auhly hoieaf nF jrdI. Auh pMj Cy idn bfad afpxy shurI igaF qF iÈMdr sfry rfh Ausdy moZy AuWqy isr rwKky bs ivwc iewk KumfrI ijhI ivwc gwlF krdI geI sI aqy AuQy vI awDI ku rfqoN sfry twbr ivwcoN AuWTky Auhdy kol af geI sI .
ipCly svf mhIny ivwc hI Auh iewk dUjy nfl ienHF Gul iml gey sn ijvyN iewk dUjy ƒ bhuq icrF qoN jfxdy hox. iÈMdr dsdI sI ik mMgxy vyly iKwcIaF PotoaF Auh hr roË byby qoN corI sMdUk ivwcoN kwZky vyKdI huMdI sI aqy buwlF nfl Cuhfky iPr rwK idMdI huMdI sI .Auh dwsdI sI ik Ausdf jIa qF icwTI ilKx ƒ bhuq vfrI kIqf sI pr Aus kol afpxy POjI df pqf nhIN sI .ikvyN ilKdI Pyr icwTI? ikvyN krdI idl dIaF gwlF sFJIaF ?
iÈMdr jy cfh ilafAuNdI qF iewk iglfs ivwc aqy iewk iglfs KflI aqy afpxy pqI qoN jUTI krvfey ibnF afpxy iglfs ivwc awDI cfh nhIN sI AultfAuNdI . Auh kihMdf pihlF qUM nI . pr Auh iËwd PVdI nhIN pihlF qusIN .ikMnI hI dyr AuhnF dI iËwd cldI rihMdI .aqy aKIr POËI ƒ hI hfrnf pYNdf aqy Auh ivcfrf ijhf hoky cfh dI Guwt Br lYNdf .aqy iÈMdr afpxI ijwq Aupr bhuq hI hwsdI . iesy qrF rotI vyly huMdf Auh kihMdf pihlF qUM Kfky mYƒ rotI ilafeI . pr iÈMdr kihMdI nhIN myrf hwk nhIN bxdf . jdoN qusIN rotI KflI qF mYN qF smJlo rwjlI . srdfr jI myrf qF sfrf kuwJ qyry nfl eI aY. qUM rwj ilaf qF mYN qF smJlf afpI rwjlI. qImIN df kI huMdY . afvdy afdmI ƒ KFdy ƒ vyKky eI rwj jFdI aYN . Auh bol ky hwtdI qF Auh Zyr sfry moh nfl Auhdf mwQf cuMm lYNdf ,-' jf pfgl jI nf hovy qF . aYnf moh nF pfa jdoN mYN clf igaf Pyr aOKI hovyNgI `.
Auh nIvIN pf lYNdI AusdIaF awKF awQrUaF nfl Br jFdIaF .aqy Auh AuhdI ihwk qy isr rwK ky zusk pYNdI ,-'bws jdoN kdy mYN iehI gwl socdIaF myry kfljy 'c jfxIN Koh jI pYx lwg pYNdI aY cMnF .`
bfhr koeI golf izwigaf aqy Ëor dI qKqy ihlx nfl Ausdf supnf tuwtky iKMz igaf . AusdIaF awKF 'c awQrU sn jo Ausny hwQF dIaF AuglF nfl pUMJ ky hOlI ijhy kmIË qy JfV ley .
kmry dy hor koinaF 'c ingfh geI qF sB lok GUk suwqy pey sn . sB ƒ vyKky Ausdf mn gilafxI ijhI nfl Br igaf .ikho ijhy lok sn ieh. iewQy ÈuwD bfxI df pfT suxn nfl afey sn. ies QF ƒ pivwqrqf df drjf idMdy sn. awj iesdI pivwqrqf BMg ho rhI sI aqy ieh GUk suwqy pey sn.Ausdf jIa kIqf ik sB ƒ vwKIaF qoN Culkx lwg pvy ik aYnI BuwK dy bfvjUd vI AuhnF ƒ nINd ikvyN af geI.
guwt AuWpr GVI bwJI hox krky vI Auh tfeIm nF vyK sikaf.
AusdI BuwK qF hux Kqm hI ho cuwkI sI, ijvyN Aus aMdr aijhI koeI QF hI nF hovy ijwQy jfky BuwK imtfAux df smfn itkdf hovy.
Ausny qF bQyrf ikhf sI ik afpxyN Gr hI TIk hY pr bfpU jI aqy byby jI ny hI bhuqf Ëor idwqf sI ik afpxIN CuwtI kwtky jfx qoN pihlF hirmMdr sfihb jfky iewk vfr mwQf jrUr tykky afvy aqy iesy bhfnyN iCMdr vI drÈn kr afvygI aqy Auh AuhnF df bMinHaf bnHfieaf hI af igaf sI. iewQy afky AuhI gwl hoeI sI ijhVI kdy supny ivwc vI ivKflI nhIN sI idwqI. AusqoN awgy pqnIN dI iËwd, Ausny qF bQyrf ikhf sI ik Auh afp jfky pfxIN lY afAuNdf hY pr pqnIN nhIN sI mMnIN aKy qusIN nhIN bfhr jfxF, rwb nF pry jy Qoƒ kuwC ho igaf qF myrf kI bxUgf ? Ausny vI awgoN iehI gwl khI sI qF Auh awk geI sI, aKy mYN kuwC vI hor nIN suxnF, bws qusIN bYTo pfxIN qF mYN hI lYky afAUNgI[[ [[ iCMdr dI ies iËwd awgy Auh kwlH Pyr hfr igaf sI[[ [[ aqy ijwqI hoeI pqnIN kwlH dI geI hoeI ajy qwk vfips nhIN sI prqI. Aus soicaf ieh ijwqF hfrF qF Aumr Br cwlxIaF sn pr aYnIN CyqI[[ [[ ó ,awgy Auh kuwJ nF soc sikaf. Bry hoey gwc ƒ afsrf dyxF hI Ausƒ aOKf ho igaf sI[[ [[ [[ [[
kfPI dyr qoN nF qF qKqy ihwly sn aqy nF hI bfhroN iksy golI jF bMb dy cwlHx dI afvfË afeI sI. ieAuN lwgdf sI ijvyN KUn muwk igaf hovy aqy sB ÈFq ho gey hox. swqfDfrIaF dy mn dI iewCf df vxj krn afieaF ny lhU dI ndI KrIdx vfsqy ËKmF dI aMnHI rkm ivCf idwqI sI.

kdoN rfq geI aqy kdoN idn ciVHaf Ausƒ kuwJ pqf nhIN sI lwigaf. pr jdoN Ausdy idmfg dIaF qfrF tuwtIaF qF kmry aMdr bUh kurlfht mwicaf hoieaf sI. sB BuwK nfl ivlk rhy sn. rotI jF pfxIN ikwQoN afvy hr iksy dI icMqf df ivÈf sI. hfly qwk iksy ny Ausƒ AusdI pqnIN bfry nhIN sI puwiCaf ? jdoN ik Auh AuhnF sB dIaF awKF awgoN geI sI.

bVy Ëor nfl kmry df bUhf KuwilHaf aqy bMdUk qxIN POj df iewk hOldfr aMdr af viVaf. sB vwl Auh KfmoÈ aqy vihÈI awKF nfl Jfk irhf sI aqy iekwly iekwly AuproN KurdrI nËr Gumf irhf sI. -' afp AuDr jfkr cfey pfnIN ly skqy hYN  aOr iksI ko ZUMznF ho qo vo BI kr skqy hYN` . kihky Auh AunIN hI qyËI nfl bfhr inwkilaf ijMnI qyËI nfl AuhnF iqMn idn golIaF clfAyx df aiBafs kIqf sI-

pr sfry ajy vI hOlI hOlI afsf pfsf vyKky bfhr inkl rhy sn aqy AuhnF ƒ ajy vI ieh zr sI ik ikqy ieh vI iehnF dI koeI mfrn dI ÈfijÈ nF hovy . pr Auh ajy vI AuvyN hI AuQy hI bYTf sI . cfh pfxI dI Ausƒ koeI qmMnF nhIN sI .aqy AuWTx dI Aus ivwc AuNJ vI ihMmq nhIN sI .nfly Auh soc irhf sI ik afp lwBx qoN ieQy bYTxf hI TIk hY .pqnI kmrf jfxdI hY. afpy af jfvygI . mYN ikwQy lwBFgf . bfkI iehnF afieaf df vI koeI pqf nhIN kdoN Pyr lVfeI ÈurU kr dyx . aqy qury iPrdy Auhdy golI vwjy aqy Auh BMg dy Bfxy hI ---

do GMty bYTx qwk vI pqnI nF afeI . Ausdy mn aMdr Koh pYxI ÈurU ho geI . Auh AuWiTaf aqy sfry kmiraF 'c ingfh mfrdf lMgr ivwc phuMc igaf .pr pqnI Ausƒ ajy vI nhIN imlI .cfh pIx ƒ AusdI AuWkf rUh nhIN sI krdI aqy Auh AuvyN hI vfps afpxy kmry ivwc prq afieaf .Ausdy aMdroN ijvyN iksy ny bhuq kuJ noc ilaf hovy . pqnI AuWQy vI nhIN sI aqy Auh bfhr pRkrmf`c af ky bYT igaf . ieAuN ijvyN iksy dy swQr qy bYTIdf hY .

dUr dUr qwk nËr mfiraF lfÈF hI lfÈF idsdIaF sn .srovr df pfxI eynF lfl sI ik iCpdy sUrj df afpxf ichrf vyKx lwgy dIaF awKF ruws geIaF aqy Ausny bwdlF df Kys EHV ilaf . pRkrmf AuWqy KflI KoKy ruV rhy sn. Ausny hflI qIk koeI jMg qF nhIN lVI pr Auh iPr vI soc igaf ik eynIN Gmsfn qF Èfied do dyÈF dI lVfeI vyly vI nf huMdI hovy .

lfÈF vwl vyKdy vyKdy dIaF AusdIaF awKF aMdr pohlI AugxI ÈurU ho geI

AusdI BuwK iPr qoN cmkx lwg peI sI. pr kuwJ Kfx df koeI vI vsIlf nhIN sI bx irhf ik ieMny ivwc ryzIE qoN anFAuNsmYNt hox lwg peI ,-'ies mMdr ky Bgq jo vI bfhr ky log ies iemfrq myN Tihry hYN Aunhy hdfieq kI jfqI hY  ik ies iemfrq ky bIc jo vI lfÈy pVI hUeI hYN . AunhyN AuTfkr bfhr Kloqy trwko myN PyNknf hogf . ies ky bdly AunkI BUK kf iKafl rKqy hUey Aunhy BUny hUey cny dIey jfeyNgyN . ies anfAuNsmYNt dy huMidaF hI ieh islislf surU ho igaf . POjI rfeIPlF idaF bwtF nfl lokF ƒ iljf rhy sn . aOrqF mrdF sB df bU-kurlfht mwicaf hoieaf sI . iPr qoN mfrqy Auie, bcflo Auie dIaF avfjF afAuxIaF surU ho geIaF . ieh dUjI lVfeI ÈurU ho cuwkI sI . ijs ny pihlI kqlgfh ƒ hnyry mkbiraF vwl iljfxf sI -' myry sfly nF hox qF . mfrI qF kuwiqaF ibwilaF vfgUM gey hux cwkU Qozf ipAu` . Ausdy mUMhoN inkilaf aqy Auh AuvyN hI AuWQy bYTf irhf .

pqnI dI Xfd nfloN hux Auhƒ BuwK Gyr rhI sI . Ausdf burf hfl ho irhf sI . iZwz aMdr Koh pYxI ÈurU ho geI sI Auh bfr bfr iZwz ƒ PV irhf sI .pr Ausdf koeI vsIlf nhIN sI bx irhf .

-' ary qumhyN sunf nhIN, AuToN aOr AuWDr sy AuTfkr PyNko lfÈoN ko `. by iDafny hI iewk POjI dy kVkvy bol Ausdy kMnI pey ijsny sMgIn Ausdy moZy qy DrI hoeI sI aqy Auh KVHf afpxI topI nfl afpxyN afpƒ hvf Jwl irhf sI .

-' mYN vI iswK rjmYNt kf eyk nOjvfn hUM . ÈfdI ky lIey CuwtI py afieaf Qf aOr Ausky bfad jhF afkr iGr igaf .afp myrI mdwd kIjIey myrI bIvI guafc geI hY `. Auh iewky sfh ikMny sfry Èbd bol igaf . ijvyN ik iehnF ÈbdF nfl Ausdy sfry msly hwl ho jfxgy aqy Auh pqnI ƒ lYky vfps ipMz prq jfeygf .

-'afpkf afeIzYNittI kfrz ivKfeIey . iPr hm mfn lyNgy .aOr afpkI mdwd kr skyNgy ` .
-' mYN ÈgnF dy kwpiVaF ivwc afieaf sI .aOr ien kwpVoN myN srkfrI pihcfn ko afpny sfQ rwKnF muJy awCf nhIN lwgf . ies lIey Ausy Gr hI CoV afieaf `
-'sflf bfgI JUT bolqf hY. agr qOhIn mfnqy ho iPr POj kI nOkrI CoVdo . XUM sunkr hm mfnlyN iPr qoN hr koeI POjI bn jfey . clo AuTfE lfÈ aOr PykoN trwk myN ` .

-' muJy BUK bhuq lwgI hY aOr kuC pyt myN jfey bgYr lfÈ kYsy AuTfeygyN '. pqnI ƒ Buwlky afKr BuwK dy bol  Pyr mUMh qy af gey .

-'aYsy nhIN AuTogy .kihky POjI ny ijAuN hI bwt AuWGiraf qF Auh AuWTky afpxy afp awgy qur ipaf . kmIxF df kMm awj Ausƒ krnf pY irhf sI . pr AuWDro BuwK sI ik ieh kihky ijwq geI -'clo koeI gwl nI myry BrfvF dIaF lfÈF eI ny pMjfbI vIrF dIaF ` .

pihlI ƒ lfÈ hwQ pfAuNidaF hI AuhdI Buwb inkl geI .aqy Auh lfÈ qy izwgdf hI byhoÈ ho igaf .

jdoN Auhƒ surq afeI qF Auh kmilaF vFg iCMdr df mUMh cuMm irhf sI .Auhdy hwQF ƒ afpxIaF awKF nfl Cuhf irhf sI . aqy Auhƒ cuwk ky ihwk nfl lf irhf sI .
 
-'aYsy ikAuN cUm rhy ho ikaf qumhfrI bIvI lgqI hY Xy`? iPr iewk hOldfr kol af ky boilaf .

-' hF-hF bIvI aY myrI . hor mfro iehƒ ,mYƒ vI mfr i dEu.` Auh ijvyN cIK hI ipaf.
-' aYny ikAuN iclf rhy ho mF ky[[ ab ikaf rKf hY iesmyNN, ab qo iesko AuTfAugy iPr qo cny iml jfeyNgy, vrnF BUKy rihnyN kf ierfdf hY qo qumhfrI iewCf` . kihky hOldfr cuwp kr igaf .
-'Qozy muwTI CoilaF 'qy qF mYN Dfr nIN sI mfrdf jy mYƒ afh BuwK dI lVfeI nF lVnIN pYNdI`. afKidaF hI Auh iCMdr dI lfÈ moZy AuWpr AuTfky qur ipaf. Ausƒ iCMdr dy Auh bol vfr vfr qMg kr rhy sn - 'nhIN myrf hwk nIN bxdf srdfr jI, jdoN qusIN rotI Kf leI qF mYN qF smJ lAu rwjgI, qImIN df kI huMdY afvdy afdmIN ƒ KFdy ƒ vyKky eI rwj jFdI aY`. hux AusqoN afpxF rox QMmH nF hoieaf. -' hux vI qF qyrf Kvfieaf hI KfAUNgf, ikwQy qyrIaF iKAu nfl copVIaF 'qy ikwQy afh muwTI Br Coly [[` . lfÈ Drdf hI Auh Buwb mfrky Ausƒ Pyr icMbV igaf aqy AudoN qwk cuMmdf irhf jdoN qwk iksy ny afky Ausdf moZf nhIN hlUx idwqf.
Ausny awKF pUMJIaF aqy nIvIN pf ky AuWDr vwl ƒ qur ipaf ijwDr Coly vMzy jf rhy sn.

 iewk iewk lfÈ qoN bfad jdoN imltrI ny dUjI lfÈ ƒ ikhf qF sB dI ijvyN Buwb inkl peI ,` jnfb QoVy Coly dy do . Pyr eI hor kMm hoAUgf .`  AuhnF dI mMg mMn leI geI .

-' cny jldI KfE aOr jldI afAU .` ieh afvfË lfAUz spIkr coN af rhI sI. suxidaF hI ijvyN koeI kuwqf Auhdy hwQF ;coN  Coly Koh ky lY igaf hovy AuglF ivwc afey pihly dfxy mUMh 'c pfAuNidaF hI Auhƒ iCMdr dI Xfd af geI .

-' nhIN myrf hwk nI bxdf ,cMn,. jdoN qusIN rotI KflI qF mYN qF smJlo rwjlI qIvIN df kI huMdY .aFvdy afdmI ƒ KFdy ƒ vyK eI rwj jFdI aY . Ausdf rox inkl igaf . AusdI Buwb hor AucI ho geI ,- cMdrIey hux vI qyrf Kvfieaf eI Kf irhf . hux ijhVI pihlI lfÈ iswt ky afieaf .Auh lfÈ qyrI hI qF sI jIhdy bdly mYƒ QflI 'c rwKI rotI nI afh muwTI Br Coly imly ny -Coly .` AusdI Buwb inkl geI aqy hwQF nfl awKF pUMJ ky Coly Kfx lwg ipaf CyqI-CyqI ---.

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virafm isMG sMDU


iqMnoN muMzy sVkoN AuWqr ky kmfdF dy Ehly ivcoN lMG ky awgy hoey qF vyiKaf arjn isMG goBI dI pnIrI goz irhf sI. msF pMjfh gjL `qy AuhnF dI bMbI cwl rhI sI. bMbI dI kMD ivc gwzI lohy dI inwkI ijhI ikwlI nfl Auhny afpxI iqMn PuwtI ikrpfn tMgI hoeI sI. muMizaF vwl AuhdI ipwT sI.
“cVHf dF gwzI buwZy nUM?”
AuhnF dy afgU ‘lYPLtInYNt jnrl’ gurjIq isMG ny pqf nhIN iesLfry nfl kI smJfieaf ik ibwlU ny styn dI nflI hfl dI GVI nIvIN kr leI. Auh bMbI dy cubwcy kol af ky ruky. afgU mUMh hwQ Dox lwgf. ibwlU ny styn nfl dy muMzy nUM PVfeI qy afp mn-psMd gMnf BMnx leI kmfd ivc vV igaf.
kmfd dy Ehly ivc zuwbx leI hyTF nUM jFdyy sUrj dI lflI asmfn `qy PLYlI hoeI sI, ijs nfl cfr-cuPLyry ivCIaF inwkIaF-inwkIaF hrIaF kxkF vI ilsLk AuWTIaF sn.
 arjn isMG afpxI msqI ivc pnIrI ivcoN Gfh-bUt puwt irhf sI. AuhnUM muMizaF dy afAux dI koeI KLbr-surq nhIN sI. kmfd ivcoN gMnF Bwjx df KVfk afieaf qF Ausny cOkMnF ho ky EDr vyiKaf. ibwlU afg df isrf BMndf kmfd ivcoN bfhr af irhf sI. dUjy muMzy ny AusnUM styn PVf ky mUMh-hwQ Doxf cfihaf qF gMnF cUpdy ibwlU ny isr ihlf ky AusnUM ikwlI AuWqy styn tMgx df iesLfrf kIqf. Ausdy hwQ ivhly nhIN sn.
arjn isMG ny afpxI ikrpfn AuWqy styn tMgdf vyK ky muMzy nUM llkfrnf cfihaf, “nf Auey! myrI ikrpfn nUM afpxI styn dy hyTF nf dwbIN.”
Auhdy leI qF ieh ikrpfn pivwqr Xfd vrgI sI! iksy ajfieb Gr ivc sFBx vflI Xfd-Xog vsq!
qy AuhnF muMizaF ny iesnUM ‘afpxI styn hyTF lY ilaf sI!’
pr Auh mOkf vyK ky cuwp kr irhf. Auhdf rMbf Gfh dI iqVH nUM puwtdf-puwtdf goBI dy bUty dIaF jVHF ivc KuB igaf. kiwtaf bUtf DOx suwt ky iek pfsy luVk igaf. Ausny kwty bUty nUM hwQ ivc PVH ky ploisaf. iek pl leI Ausdf mn iBwj igaf.
iPr AusnUM muMzf vI qy afpxf afp vI mUrKL lwgy. dovF dy hiQafr ies vyly dovF dy hwQF ivc nhIN sn!
 AuhdI XfddfsLq hrI isMG nlUey dI vfr ivcoN kuJ sqrF kwZ ilafeI:
“myry hwQIN KMzf priKaf myry nfl itkfAuxf.”
“sLsLqr bfJoN sUrmf ikhVy kMm afAuxf.”
 jyy loV vyly hiQafr kol nhIN hoxf qF awgoN ipwCoN aYvyN Bfr cuwkI iPrn df kI PLfiedf!
ikrpfn AuWqy styn tMgI vyK ky Auhdf dm Guwtx lwgf.
Bfr hyTF dwibaf igaf sI Auh!
msF awT-nON sfl df bfl. iksy ivafh dI gwl sI sLfied! Auh rfq nUM CyqI ibsqrf mwl ky AuWqy rjfeI leI ipaf sI. iewk motf md-msq sLrfbI afieaf qy mMjf KflI smJ ky Aus AuWqy ZyrI ho igaf. Auh phfV hyTF af igaf sI. sfh Guwitaf igaf. mrn-hfkf. AuhdI qF cIk vI glLy ivc BrVf geI. sLfied Auh qF AudoN hI ‘gwzI cVH jFdf’ jy AusdI mF kfhlI nfl af ky sLrfbI nUM nf hlUxdI, “hY hfie! isMG jI! muMzf hyTF lY ky mfrnf jy!”

md-msq hoeI styn ny Qwly lY ky AuhdI ikrpfn df sfh Guwt Cwizaf sI.

ieh ikrpfn Auhdy vzyiraF qy AuhdI ivrfsq dI XfdgLfr sI. Auhdy ‘ijLMdf-sLhId’ bfp ieMdr isMG dI insLfnI!
Auhdf bfp ijs idn gurU ky bfgL dy morcy ivc jQy nfl igaf sI, Aus idn Ausny iesnUM Auqfr ky ikwlI AuWqy tMigaf sI. aMimRq Cky dI sfKI BrdI CotI ikrpfn Ausdy gl ivc hY sI.
kihMdf sI, ‘gurU arjn qy gurU qygL bhfdr dy gurdvfiraF nUM afjLfd krfAux jfxYN mhMqF hwQoN. dovF gurUaF ny jbr df mukfblf sbr nfl kIqf sI. qy hux asIN vI vyKxY ik AuhnF dy ikNMny ku swcy iswK aF! jgq isMG qy pRym isMG ijAUNdy huMdy qF pqf nhIN kI socdy qy kI afKdy! AuhnF nUM qF sLfied ieMj hiQafr ikwlI `qy tMgxf bujLidlI lwgdI! pr nhIN, AuhnF vI sLfied myry nfl hI hoxf sI, jQy df afgU bx ky.”
gLdr pfrtI dy sLhIdF jgq isMG qy pRym isMG df ipMz-sfQI qy lihr-sfQI irhf sI Auhdf bfpU. AuhnF nfl lokF nUM joVn qy gLdr df prcfr krn ipMz ipMz mIitMgF `qy jFdf. lfhOr mIaF-mIr dI CfAuxI nUM gLdr krn leI jdoN Auh mfJy ivcoN jQf lY ky gey sn qF Auh vI AuhnF nfl muhrlIaF sPLF ivc sI. gLdr PLyl ho igaf qy gLdrIaF dI PVo-PVfeI sLurU ho geI. Auh vI PiVHaf igaf sI. jgq isMG qy pRym isMG dovyN qF vwK vwK mukwdimaF ivc PLFsI lwg gey sn qy awDI drjn qoN vwD Ausdy igrfeINaF nUM Aumr kYd, jfiedfd-jLbqI qy kfly-pfxI dI sjLf ho geI sI pr AuhnUM qy iek hor sfQI nUM isrPL cfr-cfr sfl sKLq kYd df hI hukm hoieaf sI.
Auh kYd kwt ky afieaf sI qF pMjfb ivc lVfeI df nvF dOr sLurU ho igaf sI. sLRomxI kmytI bx cuwkI sI. gurdvfiraF nUM mhMqF qoN afjLfd krfAux dI lihr jobn `qy sI.
Auh qy Auhdy sfQI qF kdI ‘jy icq pRym Kylx kf cfE’ pVH ky hI ‘pRym dI ies glLI ivc’ AuWqry sn. jy AuhnF dy gurU dI mrjLI ieh sI ik zFg Jwl ky awgoN moVvIN zFg mfro qF AuhnF Auh kMm kIqf. jy hux gurU cfhuMdf sI ik nhIN; sLFq rih ky zFgF KfE qy afpxy sbr qy sihx-sLkqI dI isKLr isrj ky afpxy lokF dy mnF ivc jLflm hkUmq dy iKLlfPL roh df sUrj bfl idE! qF Auh sfry jxy ies leI vI iqafr hoxy sn.

Aus sUrbIr qy dysLBgq ipE dI insLfnI ieh ikrpfn sflF qoN AuhnF dy suPLy ivclI sfhmxI ivckfrlI ikwlI `qy tMgI rhI sI.
iek vfr Ausny bfpU dI hfjLrI ivc ikrpfn nUM ikwlI qoN lfihaf. AusnUM imafn ivcoN bfhr kwZx lwgf qF bfpU ny afiKaf, “eydF nhIN kwZIdf ikrpfn nUM imafn ivcoN.”
“ikwdF qy kwdoN kwZIdY iPr?”
“AudoN jdoN afpxf bcfa jF iksy dIn-duKI dI rwiKaf krnI hovy!”
Ausny kwZI ikrpfn imafn ivc pf idwqI qy AusnUM azol ikwlI AuWqy tMg idwqf.
afp sdf leI hwQ ivc hlL dI jMGI PVHI rwKx df pRx kr ilaf. Gr nUM iesdI hI loV sI.
ipwCoN vI bfpU dy afjLfdI leI kIqy sMGrsL qy jylH XfqrfvF ny AusnUM Gr dy dUjy pfsy lwgy mUMh nUM iswDy pfsy krn dI soc dy lV lfeI rwiKaf. AuhnF vyilaF dIaF ds jmfqF pfs sI; pr Auh aMgryjL srkfr dI nOkrI kry! ieh gwl bfpU nUM qF iksy sUrq ivc vI psMd nhIN sI. Aus afp vI kdI aijhf nhIN sI cfihaf, soicaf.
“qUM BfvyN kuwkV, kbUqr qy icVIaF-jnOr pfl qy BfvyN GoVIaF qy mwJF-gfvF. pr ies Gr nUM pflxf vI qyrI ijMLmyvfrI aY. mYnUM qUM myry dysL qy myry lokF leI ivhlf kr Cwz!”
bfpU dy ieh bol sfrI Aumr Ausdy aMg-sMg rhy sn.

AusnUM Auh iCx vI Xfd afey jdoN Ausny eysy ikrpfn nUM ikwlI qoN lfh ky pihlI vfr imafn ivcoN bfhr kwiZaf sI.
dysL-vMz dy GlUGfry dy idn sn. Auhdf bfpU nyVy-qyVy dy ipMzF ivc hm-iKLafl lokF nUM iml ky ‘amn-kmytIaF’ bxf irhf sI. pr ieiqhfs Ausdy hwQF `coN iKsk igaf sI qy aMnHy hoey iPLrkU lokF dI pkV ivc af igaf sI. Auh inafeIN vfly KyqF ivc pwTy vwZdf ipaf sI ik Ausny iksy muitafr dIaF cIkF dI afvfjL suxI, ‘bhuVI vy vIrf! bcf lY mYnUM. mYN quhfzy ipMz dI DI, qyrI BYx vy. mYnUM myry shuiraF dy ipMzoN ieh jLflm luwt df mfl smJ ky DUh ilafey vy. myry sohixaF vIrf. mYN quhfzy ipMz dI DI vy; quhfzI BYx!”
ikwly dI vft `qy do jxy ilsLkdIaF nMgIaF qlvfrF dy prCfvyN hyTF kuVI nUM DUhI iljf rhy sn. isroN nMgI, iKwlry vfl, bMidaF hwQoN Cuwt Cuwt mdd leI bfhvF AulfrdI. imaFkdI hoeI bwkrI ksfeIKfny vwl bhuVIaF pfAuNdI jf rhI sI. kuVI dy bolF ny Auhdy klyjy df ruwg Br ilaf sI. Auh isrPL AusnUM hI nhIN, Auh qF afpxy pUry ipMz nUM afpxI rwiKaf leI afvfjLF mfr rhI sI. ipMz dI koeI DI, ipMz dI koeI BYx!
Auh dfqrI twk ivc Cwz ky AuWiTaf. KflI hWQ. Ausdf sfQ dyx vflf vI nyVy-qyVy koeI nhIN sI. kuJ soicaf qy GoVI dy nMgy ipMzy `qy plfkI mfr ky hvylI nUM GoVI duVf leI. ikwlI nfloN ikrpfn lfhI qy imafnoN kwZ ky nMgI qlvfr lihrfAuNdf, Gr idaF dy puwCidaF; rokidaF qy lokF dy ivMhidaF plF-iCxF ivc ipMzoN bfhr af igaf.
kuVI qy bMdy eyny ivc njLroN Ehly ho gey sn.
sfhmxy Esy kuVI dy ipMz nUM svyry luwtx cVHy, do jxy, GoVIaF `qy svfr, Auhdy afpxy ipMz dy gwBrU, AusnUM sfhmixEN twkry.
“ikDr cwilaYN arjn isaHF!” AuhnF puwiCaf qF Auhny AuhnF vwl vyK ky nPLrq nfl Quwikaf qy ieh kihMidaF GoVI nUM awzI lf idwqI, “myrI BYx nUM lY gy` ny Auh kuwqy!”
AuhnF vI mgry GoVIaF Bjf leIaF. awDy koh dI vft `qy jf ky Ausny AuhnF bMidaF nUM Zfh ilaf. bMdy jfxU sn. guaFZI ipMz dy. isr AuWqy AuWlrI, vfr krn nUM kfhlI arjn dI ikrpfn vyK ky qrly lYx lwgy. arjn awgy hwQ joVy.
afpxy bcfa vfsqy AuhnF kuVI nUM dovF bfhvF qoN PVH ky Zfl vjoN Ausdy awgy kIqf.
“vyKIN! jfh jFdI nf ho jfey ikqy, arjnf!” qrlf gUMijaf.
“iehdaF bfhvF Cwz idE kuwiqE! myrI BYx dIaF.”
dUjy dovyN gwBrU vI isr `qy afx Kloqy vyK ky AuhnF kuVI nUM Dwkf mfr ky jLmIn `qy suwt idwqf qy afp Bwj gey.
arjn ny Bwjy jFdy bMidaF df ipwCf krnf munfsb nhIN sI smiJaf. Auh qF kuVI nUM bcfAux afieaf sI. GoVI qoN AuWqr ky Auh izwgI hoeI kuVI nUM AuTfAux lwgf qF kuVI ny Bwj ky arjn nUM jwPLI pf leI.
sfiraF iek-dUjy nUM pCfx ilaf sI.
“jug jug jIE vy myirE iCMidE vIro!”
Auh qF swcmuc AuhnF dy ipMz dI DI, AuhnF dI BYx sI! juMmyN qylI dI DI qy arjn dy Xfr Pwjy dI BYx PLfqmf!
vwzI gwl qF ieh hoeI ik Auh iqMny svfr PLfqmf nUM lY ky jdoN juMmyN dy Gr puwjy qF iek BIV juV geI sI AuhnF dvfly sLfbfsL dyx vfilaF dI. Auhdf bfpU ieMdr isMG vI vYsfKIaF dy shfry lVKVfAuNdf hoieaf BIV nUM cIrdf awgy afieaf qy afpxy puwq qoN vI pihlF dUjy dovF gwBrUaF nUM glL nfl lf ilaf.
“sLfbfsLy puwqro! gurU dy swcy iswGF vflI kIqI jy!”
dovyN nOjvfn afpxI sLrm dy mfry hoey cor awKIN iek dUjy vwl vyK rhy sn. iewk ny afpxI jyb ivcoN luwtIaF hoeIaF tMUmF dI potlI kwZI qy hyTF PLfqmf dy pYrF awgy rwK idwqI, “ lY BYxf! ieh hux qyrI. sfnUM mfPL krIN.”
dUjy ny vI ieMj hI kIqf qy luwitaf hoieaf sony df kYNTf pYrF ivc rwKidaF PLfqmf dy pYr vI Cuh ley.
“bIbI! qUM sfzI vwzI BYx eyN. sfzy pfp bKLsL dy.”
“vy myry vIro! qusIN qF myry rwb vy! myrIaF iewjLqF dy rfKy! mYN kOx huMdI aF quhfzy pfp bKLsLx vflI!”
arjn ny PLfqmf dy bfkI pirvfr bfry puwiCaf. pqf lwgf; hmlf hox dI KLbr sux ky sfry eyDr-EDr lukx leI Bwjy sn. qyy iPr pqf eI nf lwgf kdoN AuhnUM roNdI kurlfAuNdI nUM ipCly aMdr lukI nUM jwPf mfr ky ‘Auh’ bfhr kwZ ilafey sn!
iqMny gwBrU vfps GoVIaF `qy svfr ho ky inkl pey qy iqrkflF qwk PLfqmf df sfrf pirvfr lwB ky ipMz prq afey. Auhdf sws-shurf, pqI qy Cotf ijhf idAur qUVI dy mUsl ivc luky AuhnF ny jf lwBy sn.
Ausdf bfpU keI sfl ieh kihMdf irhf sI ik ieh arjn vwloN aYn smyN isr imafnoN kwZI qygL dI hI krfmfq sI ik sfry ipMz nUM afpxI gvfcI DI lwB peI sI. AuhnF dy ipMz dI iewjLq bc geI sI. ipMz dy hr Gr `coN iksy ryjf, iksy Kys, iksy drI-cuqYhI qy iksy bxdy-srdy cvfnI-aiTafnI, rupeIaf, do rupeIey PLfqmf dI JolI pfey. ijvyN sfrf ipMz DI df dfj iqafr kr irhf hovy!
qy iPr juMmy qy Auhdy kuVmF df smfn afp gwzy `qy lwd ky ipMz dy gwBrU AuhnF nUM hwd pfr krf ky afey sn.
arjn dI jQydfrI ivc AuhnF gwBrUaF ny iml ky afpxy ipMz df jQf bxf ilaf sI. afpxy ipMz dy muslmfnF dI rfKI leI hI nhIN, sgoN nyVy qyVy dy ipMzF ivc vI Auh PLsy hoey muslmfn twbrF nUM kwZ ky hwd pfr krf ky afAux lwgy. amn kmytIaF ivc Auh bfpU qy Auhdy sfQIaF dI srgrm iDr ho inwbVy sn.

TMZ-TMZOVf hoieaf qF arjn ny ikrpfn muV ikwlI `qy tMg idwqI qy iPr qoN hlL dI jMGI PVH leI. Auh ispfhI qoN muV ikrqI bx igaf.
ispfhI aqy ikrqI dIaF izAUtIaF dovF ipE-pwuqF ny sihvn hI sMBfl leIaF sn. qy AudoN qoN sMBfl leIaF sn jdoN ajy arjn isMG ny surq hI sMBflI sI. bfpU gurU ky bfgL dy morcy ivc igaf, iek qrHF nfl apfhj ho ky priqaf sI qy arjn nUM skUl jfx dy nfl nfl KyqI-bfVI df kMm vI mF nfl iml ky afp hI sMBflxf pY igaf sI. bfpU dI pirvfrk ijLMmyvfrI afpxy isr pY jfx df AusnUM aPLsos nhIN sI. jy bfpU srkfr dy jLulm df Bfr isr `qy cuwk skdf sI qF Auh bfpU dy kihx `qy pirvfr df Bfr isr `qy Blf ikAuN nhIN cuwk skdf!
Auhdf bfpU afpxIaF kurbfnIaF nfl ipMz qy ielfky df mfx bx igaf sI. bfpU koloN sfikaF dIaF gwlF sux sux ky arjn nUM lwgdf ik kuJ nf kuJ kurbfnI krnI qF Aus dy ihwsy vI afAuxI hI sI! Auh klpnf hI klpnf ivc bfpU dy isr `qy puils aPLsr bItI vwloN vrHfeIaF zFgF nUM hvf ivc hI rok lYNdf. qy zFgF dI CfvyN bYTf bfpU ieMdr isMG morcy `qy jf ztx df ibrqFq sunfAux lwgdf:
“asIN cOkVI mfrI bYTy sLbd pVH rhy sF; hwQ joVI, “jo lrY dIn ky hyq; sUrf soeI, sUrf soeI.” mYN aglI kqfr ivc bYTf sF. puils hiQafr qy sMmF vflIaF zFgF lY ky kuJ kdmF dI ivwQ `qy sI. bItI qy hor gory aPLsr vI nfl sn. sLbd dI afvfjL AuWcI huMdI qF Auh kcIcIaF vwtdy. iKJ ky iewk jxy ny myry gly dI hwzI `qy zFg df sMm KuBoieaf. mYN ipwCy nUM izwigaf. iPr AuWiTaf. AuWcI afvfjL ivc sLbd dI sur nfl sur imlfeI, “sUrf soeI, sUrf soeI!” qF Ausny hor vI jLor nfl zFg mfrI. myry hws df kVfkf ipaf. pIV nfl myrf afpf sUiqaf igaf. mYN sMBl ky jYkfrf Cwizaf, “boly so inhfl!” jvfb ivc ijvyN hjLfrF afvfjLF gMUjIaF, “siq sRI akfl.” puils aPLsr bItI ny guwsy qy nPLrq ivc AuWblidaF myry klyjy ivc jLor df Tuwz mfiraf. mYN pIV nfl `kwTf ho igaf. iPr kI sI! puils vwloN dy zFg `qy zFg. bItI afp hlLkf hoieaf ipaf sI. Ausny myry `qy vrHfeIaF sB qoN pihlIaF zFgF. qy iPr izwgy pey dy myry gly `qy bUt rwK ky myry glL nUM eydF imwiDaf ijvyN koeI iksy kIVy nUM msldf hY. pihlF tuwt cuwkf myrf hws hor iqVk igaf. pr asIN qF gurU dy isMG sF. koeI kIVy-kfZy nhIN sF, ijhVy Ausdy mfiraF mr jFdy.”
gwlF suxfAuNidaF bfpU dy ichry `qy ajIb qyj huMdf sI. Auh afpxy glLy dI twutI qy ivMgI hoeI hwzI hwQ nfl ivKfAuNdf, “afh myrf hws AudoN df eI ivMgf hoieaY. AuhnF myrI gly dI hwzI qF ivMgI kr idwqI, myrI rIVH dI hwzI dy mxky qF qoV idwqy pr Auh myrI DOx ivMgI nf kr sky qy nf hI myrf hOslf qoV sky.”
ieh DOx bfpU ny swcmuc sfrI Aumr nIvIN nhIN sI hox idwqI. rIVH dI hwzI `qy lwgI swt ny AuhnUM srIrk qOr `qy apfhj bxf idwqf sI. Auh sfrI Aumr vYsfKIaF nfl lMgVf ky qurn jogf rih igaf sI. pr jdoN vyly dy muK-mMqrI prqfp isMG kYroN ny ipMz dy iksy smfgLm `qy bfpU dy goizaF nUM hwQ lf ky ikhf sI, “bfbf jI! myry aPLsr afAuxgy quhfzy kol. ieh afpy eI iek PLfrm `qy dsqKLq krvf ky lY jfxgy quhfzy koloN. sfzI srkfr ny dysL BgqF dIaF pYnsLnF lfAux df PLYslf kIqY. qusIN sfzy eyzy vwzy dysL-Bgq E,” qF bfpU ny ikhf sI, “ prqfp isaHF! mYN bVf KLusL aF ik qusIN eyny amIr ho gey E ik sfnUM hI KLrId sko. pr myrI iewk gwl kMn KolH ky sux lY! myrI pYnsLn dI gwl AudoN krIN jdoN myry dysL dy sfry bjLurgF dIaF qUM pYnsLnF lf dyvyNgf!”

 

-awj ieh muMzy arjn isMG dy bfpU dy Es ieiqhfs nUM vMgfrn afey sn. AuhdI ikrpfn dI ilsLk nUM mYlf krn afey sn!
Auh hwQlf kMm Cwz ky AuhnF vwl itkitkI lf ky vyKx lwgf. hux dUjy dovyN muMzy vI kmfd ivcoN gMny BMn ky KflL dI vwt `qy bih ky cUpx lwgy.
Auhdy aMdrly ny josL mfiraf. Auh sLfied Auhdy kmfd `coN gMny BMn ky AusnUM nyVy afAux leI hI vMgfr rhy sn. Auhny rMbf pfsy rwiKaf. AuWTx dI socI. AuNj vI sUrj zuwbx ivc msF hwQ Br dI hI ivwQ sI. boqI `qy Ctfly dI icwlI lwdidaF vyK ky Ausny afp hI afpxy Coty puwq hrjIq qy virHaF qoN nfl qury afAuNdy kfmyN PuMmx nUM ikhf sI, “qusIN jfE, pwTf-dwQf pfE psLUaF nUM. mYN nfly pnIrI dI gozI df kMm bMnyN lf afvF; nfly Eny icr qwk bwqI jfx df tYm vI ho jfxYN. pfxI lwgI kxk df ikwlf vI AudoN qwk isMijaf jfAU. afAuNdf hoieaf motr vfly kmry nUM vI qflf lfAuNdf afAUN.”
duinafvI isafxp ny AusnUM muMizaF vwl jfxoN roikaf, “do imMt ruk jfh! kI pqf huxy cly jfx.”
ipCly smyN qoN dovF iDrF ivc cMgy sMbMD nhIN sn. Auh AusnUM mfrn vI afey ho skdy ny! sgoN afey eI eysy krky ny. iehnF dI qF Auh keI icr qoN ‘ihwt ilst’ `qy sI. hoxf vI cfhIdf sI!
Auh vI iehnF dI AuzIk ivc hI qF eyny smyN qoN ikrpfn cuwkI iPrdf sI. Auhdy afpxy puwq qF sdf AuhnUM hnyry-svyry bfhr inklxoN mnHf krdy rihMdy sn pr Auh AuhnF dI suxdf kdoN sI! awj vI ajy hrjIq ny afiKaf hI sI, “bfpU jI! cwlo cwlIey ipMz nUM. PuMmx afpy motr bMd kr afAuNdY.” qF Auhny AuhnF nUM kih idwqf sI ik Auh cly jfx. Auh afp ipwCoN af jfvygf.
AuhnF df vYr vI qF vMgfrvF bx igaf hoieaf sI. Ausny ies vYr dy ipCokV `qy qrdI ijhI Jfq mfrI.

arjn isMG df vwzf muMzf jgjIq ishq ivBfg df krmcfrI sI qy pYrf-mYzIkl kfimaF dI XUnIan df styt kmytI df skwqr vI. mulfjLm GolF ivc keI sflF qoN srgrm. pihlF qF bfby krky AuhnF df Gr ‘gLdrIaF’ jF ‘jQydfrF’ df Gr vI vwjdf sI. bfpU ikrqI pfrtI nfl vI juiVaf irhf sI qy afKLr ivc ‘kfmryz’ vI vwjx ipaf sI. kdI koeI AuhnUM ‘jQydfr jI’ qy kdy koeI ‘kfmryz jI’ afK ky vI sMboDn kr lYNdf. Auh ‘aMimRqDfrI kfmryz!’ sI! pr bfpU dy clfxy qoN bfad qy jgjIq dI cVHq ipwCoN AuhnF df twbr ‘kfmryzF df twbr’ vwjx lwg ipaf. AuNJ arjn isMG nUM vI lokIN ajy vI kdI ‘kfmryz’ qy kdy ‘jQydfr’ kih ky bulf lYNdy. Auh dovF qrHF nfl bulfey jfx `qy KLusL sI. jy Ausdy bfpU nUM aijhf aKvfAux `qy Aujr nhIN sI qF AusnUM ikAuN huMdf! kfmryz vI AuhnUM Eny hI afpxy qy ipafry sn. jgjIq kr ky hor vI ‘afpxy puwqF’ vrgy lwgdy.
pr iehnIN idnIN ‘kfmryzF’ qy ‘nvyN jQydfr bxy’ muMizaF dI afpsI dusLmxI qF jwg-jLfihr sI. arjn isMG iehnIN idnIN pUry df pUrf iksy iDr nfl vI nhIN sI rih igaf. nf kfmryzF nfl nf nvyN bxy ‘jQydfrF jrnYlF’ nfl. arjn isMG df Cotf puwq hrjIq isMG ipMz dy hfeI skUl ivc hI mfstr sI. Auh ipqf nfl rl ky nfl nfl KyqI df kMm vI vyKI jFdf. iKLaflF pwKoN afpxy bfp arjn isMG vFg hI sI Auh. dovF iDrF dy ivc ivcfly. nf muMizaF vwl nf inrHf kfmryzF vwl. srkfr qy kfmryzF df muMizaF bfry awj-kwlH iewko ijhf pYNqVf hI sI.
pr asl ivc gwl qF ivgVI sI gLdrI sLhIdF dI bxfeI XfdgLfr `qy kbjLy dI lVfeI ipwCoN.
XfdgLfr dI nINh qF arjn isMG dy bfpU ny ZfeI dhfky pihlF afpxy XuD-sfQI qy afgU bfbf sohn isMG Bknf qoN rKvfeI sI. bfby Bkny ny hI iek vfr ipMz ivc hoey jlsy ivc styj qoN AuhnF dy bfpU nUM AulfHmF idwqf sI, “ieMdr isaHF! qyry afpxy gLdrI BrfvF dI kurbfnI qyry ipMz dy puwqF-poqiraF nUM vI cyqy rih jfey, AuhnF dI koeI Xfd hI bxvf Cwz ipMz afpxy ivc. AuhnF nUM BulfAux vfilaF qF koeI ksr nhIN CwzI pihlF eI.”
bfpU nUM lwgf sI, bfby Bkny dI gwl ikNMnI TIk sI! bfbf Bknf dysL BgqF vwl hux dI srkfr dy rvweIey nUM kos irhf sI.
arjn isMG nUM aMgryjLI rfj dy smyN dI gwl Xfd sI. arjn aTvIN jmfq df ividafrQI sI. iek idn Ausny Gr af ky dwisaf ik aMgryjL srkfr ny AuhnF dy skUl dy mwQy `qy iewk vwzI sfrI sMgmrmr dI islL lfeI sI. ies mksd leI ipMz dy kuJ srkfr hmfieqI bMdy qy POjIaF dy kuJ pirvfr swd ky smfgLm vI kIqf igaf sI. bfpU ieMdr isMG nUM vI ies smfgm df pqf sI. pr AusnUM nf iksy swdxf sI qy nf Auh igaf. ipwCoN iek idn jf ky Auh islL pVH afieaf. icwtI islL `qy kfly awKrF ivc aMgryjLI jLbfn ivc KLuidaf hoieaf sI ik ies ipMz ivcoN pihlI vwzI jMg ivc Bfg lYx leI 121 bMdy sLfml hoey; ijnHF  ivcoN iek dI jfn vI clI geI sI.
jMg ivc sLfml hoey bMidaF dy pirvfrF nUM bulfieaf igaf sI Aus smfgLm `qy aqy mfry gey jvfn dy pirvfr nUM pMjfh rupey df ienfm qy srtIiPLkyt vI idwqf igaf sI aMgryjL aPLsr vwloN.
aMgryjL afpxy leI lVn vfilaF dI ‘kdr’ pf irhf sI. AuhnF leI vPLfdfr rihx qy lVn mrn vfilaF dI XfdgLfrI islL lf ky nvIN pIVHI dy mnF ivc afpxI vPLfdfrI bxfeI rwKx dI nINh pwkI kr irhf sI, pr dUjy pfsy dysL leI lVn vfilaF sUrbIrF sLhIdF nUM Bulf ivsfr idwqf igaf sI! qy jF AuhnF bfry zfkU, kfql qy lutyry hox df jflL bux idwqf sI; ijs ivc Psy Auh qVPL rhy sn.
bfby ieMdr isMG ny afpxy koloN pYsy KLrc ky ipMz dI phuMc-sVk `qy do knfl jLmIn KLrIdI sI. Aus ivc iewk sLhIdI lft bxf ky Aus AuWqy gLdrI sLhIdF aqy hor kurbfnI vfly lokF dy nF Kudvf idwqy sn. ivc inwkf ijhf bgLIcf vI lvf idwqf sI. ipMz dy agFhvDU nOjvfnF qy kurbfnI vfly pirvfrF dy isafxy bMidaF dI kmytI vI bxvf idwqI sI. pihlF bfbf ieMdr isMG, iPr arjn isMG qy hux kuJ sflF qoN jgjIq ies kmytI df pRDfn sI.
sqvyN dhfky dy muZly sflF ivc agFhvDU lihr ivc afey AuBfr kfrn kmytI nUM clfAux vfly afgU nOjvfnF ny ipMz qy ielfky ivcoN AugrfhI kr ky aqy bfhrly mulkF ivc rihMdy ipMz vfsIaF nUM vMgfr ky mfieaf iekwqr kIqI qy eyQy iek Cotf hfl kmrf vI bxvf idwqf. hfl ivc myjL kursIaF lf ky aKLbfrF irsfilaF df hI pRbMD nhIN sI kIqf sgoN cMgy sfihq qy ienklfbI ieiqhfs nfl sMbMiDq pusqkF vflI lfiebRyrI vI cflU kr idwqI sI. koeI nf koeI nOjvfn vfrI nfl lfiebRyrI dI dyK-Bfl leI qy ikqfbF iesLU krn leI vI EQy bYTx lwgf. bfby ieMdr isMG dy cVHfeI kr jfx ipwCoN arjn isMG afp qy Auhdy dovyN puwq lfiebRyrI nUM bnfAux, clfAux qy KolHx ivc sdf awgy awgy rhy sn.
ipCly dhfky ivc XfdgLfr nfl juVy nOjvfn jF qF kMmF DMidaF `qy jf lwgy sn qy jF smyN nfl keIaF dI ‘lflI’ iPwkI pY geI sI. kuJ dI ‘lflI’ qF ‘inlwqx’ ivc vI vt geI sI. kuJ lok, afpxI lflsf nUM pwTy pfAux leI, kuJ nvyN hflfq dy dbfE aDIn, kuJ iswK stUzYNt PYzrysLn dy zry zrfey kmytI ivc afpxI mrjLI dI qbdIlI krnf cfhuMdy sn qy XfdgLfr nUM vrqxf vI afpxy mksd leI loVdy sn. AuhnF dy mksd dI sUh arjn isMG nUM vI imldI rihMdI sI. ies qbdIlI leI ivroDI DVy ny skwqr mohn isMG qy pRDfn jgjIq isMG dI slfh aqy mrjLI qoN ibnF hI  mIitMg vI swd leI. ipMz ivc Zol vI mrvf idwqf.
awj kwlH AuhnF df ‘rfj’ sI. bymuhfr hiQafrF dI qfkq sI AuhnF dI ipwT ipwCy. iekwT vfly idn kfmryz jgjIq ny qF EQy jfxf ibhqr nf smiJaf. awg vFg BKLdy mfhOl ivc Cfl mfrnoN iJjkdf sI Auh. AuNJ vI mIitMg ikhVI kmytI dy insicq sMivDfn anusfr ho rhI sI.! ihwk dy Dwky vfilaF df afp-muhfrf iekwT sI. pr arjn isMG ny nIlI dsqfr bwDI qy hwQ ivc iqMn PuwtI ikrpfn lY ky iekwT ivc iewk nuwkry jf Kloqf. iksy ny AuhdI bjLurgLI df iKLafl rwKidaF AusnUM bYTx vfsqy vI nf ikhf. afp Ausny bYTxf munfsb hI nf smiJaf. iek DVy dy kuJ ku kmytI mYNbrF qoN ielfvf ipMz dI hor muMzHIr vI qmfsLf vyKx leI afx juVI sI qy kursIaF `qy ‘ibrfjmfn’ sI. bhuqy mYNbr mrjLI nfl jF ies JgVy qoN zrdy afey hI nhIN sn. kOx bldI dy buwQy afAuNdf!
‘lYPLtInYNt jnrl’ gurjIq df vwzf Brf ajfieb isMG afKx lwgf, “sfD sMgq jI! awj jdoN kOm afpxI ajLfdI dI lVfeI lV rhI af qF kfmryz srkfr df sfQ dy ky pMQ nfl DRoh kmf rhy hn. sfzI pihlI mMg qF ieh hY ik kmytI df pRDfn koeI ‘kfmryz’ nhIN hoxf cfhIdf. AuNJ vI KLflsf jI! ieh iksy dI inwjI jfiedfd nhIN jo virHaF qoN ieko pirvfr df hI koeI nf koeI bMdf iehdf pRDfn quiraf afvy!”
akflI ivcfrF df kmytI mYNbr Bjn isMG huMgfiraf, “hUM, hUM, afho. asIN qF keI icr dy aFhdy aF.”
Auh vI ipMz dy iksy gLdrI pirvfr df poqrf sI. iesy krky kmytI df mYNbr sI. bhuqy mYNbr hY eI Auh sn ijhnF df koeI nf koeI vzyrf gLdr pfrtI ivc sLfml irhf sI jF ijnHF dy iksy bjLurg ny gurdvfiraF nUM afjLfd krfAux leI iksy morcy ivc jF iksy iksfn morcy ivc afjLfdI qoN pihlF kYd kwtI sI. kuJ mYNbr Auh vI sn ijhVy idwK vjoN agFhvDU ivcfrF dy sn. kuJ sfl pihlF jdoN gurjIq df vwzf Brf ajfieb isMG ies kmytI df mYNbr bixaF sI qF Auh vI ‘kfmryz’ hI huMdf sI!
iekwT ivc KLfmosLI Cf geI. sfry arjn isMG dy mUMh vwl vyKx lwgy. koeI vI bol nhIN sI irhf.
arjn isMG ny jyb ivcoN iek kfgjL kwiZaf qy lfgy Kloqy muMzy dy hwQ ivc PVf idwqf. hwQo hwQ qurdf kfgLjL muwK bulfry kol phuMc igaf. ieh kmytI dI pRDfngI qoN jgjIq isMG df asqIPLf sI. ajfieb isMG ny bVy AuqsLfh ivc pVH ky suxfieaf. awj ijhVy muMzy ibwlU dy hwQ ivc styn gMn sI, Auh AuhnIN idnIN ajy ‘BgOVf’ nhIN sI hoieaf. Ausny jLor dI jYkfrf bulfieaf aqy iPr afp hI pihlF soicaf PLYslf suxf idwqf, “lYPLtInYNt jrnYl gurjIq isMG dy vwzy Bf jI srdfr ajfieb isMG awj qoN eys kmytI dy pRDfn hoey.”
muMzHIr ivcoN iksy ny Pyr jYkfrf Cwizaf.
aMdry aMdr arjn isMG nUM afpxy iekwly rih jfx `qy sLrimMdgI afeI. AusnUM ‘kfmryzF’ `qy guwsf vI afieaf ik AuhnF dI iDr KurdI KurdI asloN hI ikAuN Kur geI sI! AuhnF ivcoN jF AuhnF vwloN koeI qF bolx vflf huMdf eyQy!
cuxI hoeI kmytI dy pMJI bMidaF ivcoN Auhdy afpxy sxy msF swq mYNbr hfjLr sn. bfkI BIV qF qmfsLbInF dI sI. nvF bixaF ‘pRDfn’ kihx lwgf, “sfD sMgq jI! bfkI mYNbr asIN afpy hI afps ivc bYT ky afpsI slfh nfl cux lvFgy. dUjI gwl ijhVI asIN sB qoN pihlF krnI eyN; Auh ieh hY ik asIN lfiebRyrI ivc lwgIaF iehnF dysL BgqF dIaF qsvIrF dy nfl ‘afpxy hux vfly eys dOr dy Drm XuD dy sLhIdF sUrimaF’ dIaF qsvIrF vI lfAuxIaF ny qfik AuhnF dI Xfd vI rihMdI dunIaF qwk pMQ dy cyiqaF ivc ijAUNdI rih sky.”
nfl Kloqy ibwlU ny iPr qoN jYkfrf Cwizaf.
“Klo jf Auey! BUqrI muMzHIry!”
awg BbUkf ho ky arjn isMG grijaf. lLfl awKF. qpdf ichrf.
Auh ‘nvyN cuxy pRDfn’ nUM iswDf muKLfqb hoieaf, “bfkI mYNbr qUM afpy afpxI slfh nfl cux leyNgf! hYNa! ikAuN qyry ipAu df rfj af Auey! qy ijhVy ‘sLhIdF’ dIaF qUM eyQy Poto lfAuxf cfhuMdYN, AuhnF dI gwl qF bfad `c krdF; pihlF aYQy hI myry hwQoN ijhVf mfeI df lfl sLhId hoxf cfhuMdY, AuhdI Poto lfieE eyQy. hux awgy afvy koeI afpxI qsvIr lvfAux vflf! mYN CkfAuNdf AuhnUM sLhIdI bftf!” Ausny ipwCy ht ky imafn `coN ilsLkdI qlvfr kwZ ky vfr krn vrgf pYNqVf lY ilaf.
sB nUM swp suMG igaf. mUMhF AuWqoN hvfeIaF Cuwtx lwgIaF.
“Aus TyTr dI Poto lfAuxI jy eyQy; ijhVf grIb jwtF dI DI dI iejLq kmfdF ivc roldf irhf qy iPr Gyrf pYx `qy ‘sLhId’ ho igaf!”
arjn isMG ny afpxy hI BfeIcfry dy Aus muMzy df ijLkr kIqf ijhVf afpxy gupqvfs smyN iksy bihk `qy aksr jFdf rihMdf sI; ijsny AuhnF dI muitafr DI Puslf ky afpxy nfl Bjf leI sI qy AusdI pq roldf irhf sI. Aus gLrIb iksfn ny afpxI DI moV dyx leI keI QfeIN twkrF mfrIaF sn. qrly ley sn.  arjn isMG nUM asr-rsUK vflf bMdf smJ ky Auh Aus kol vI afieaf sI. AuhdI DI qF muMzy dy mfry jfx qoN ipwCoN puils nUM arD-kmlI hoeI kmfd ivcoN imlI sI.
iksy dy mUMh ivc ijvyN jLbfn nhIN sI.
“afE qF shI koeI awgy. mYN qF mrnf Tfx ilaY. pr quhfnUM iksy nf iksy nUM ‘sLhIdI jfm’ ipaf ky eI mrUM. qy qUM kihdYN ieh XfdgLfr iksy dI ‘inwjI jfiedfd’ nhIN! jy Pyr puwCdYN qF ieh myrI ‘inwjI jfiedfd’ eI AU Auey! ies krky nhIN ik myry ipE ny afpxy pwilE pYsy KLrc ky ieh QF KLrIdI sI qy eyQy XfdgLfr AusfrI sI. ieh myrI ‘inwjI jfiedfd’ ies krky hY ik ieh ijnHF dI Xfd ivc AusfrI geI hY, Auh sfry myry afpxy ‘inwjI’ sn, myry ‘ingdy’ sn. Auh iksy inwjI irsLqy krky nhIN; ivcfrF dI sFJ krky myry afpxy ny. AuhnF dy ivcfrF dI, AuhnF dy amlF dI ivrfsq myrI afpxI hY. myrI ‘inwjI’. ieh Drm-inrpwK, agFhvDU ivcfrF vflI qy srbwq df Blf cfhux vflI ivrfsq hI myrI ‘inwjI jfiedfd’ hY. mYN ies inwjI jfiedfd `qy ieMj iksy zfkf nhIN pYx dyxf Auey!”
AusdI njLr acncyq afpxy swjy-Kwby afx KVoqy do nOjvfnF vwl muVI. Auhdy dovyN poqry sn. ms-Puwt. jvfnI dIaF brUhF dy afr-pfr Kloqy drsLnI jvfn. hwQF ivc hfkI-sitwkF mjLbUqI nfl PVHIaF hoeIaF. AuhnF dovF vwl qrdI JfqI suwt ky Ausny llkfrf mfiraf qy kursI mwl ky bYTy iksy vfPLr muMzy dI kursI nUM pfsy Dwikaf, “pfsy ho Auey Cokiraf! rfh Cwz.”
qy Auh AuWGrI ikrpfn lY ky iekwT dy ivckfr jf Kloqf qy llkfrf mfiraf, “eyQy ikAuNik kmytI dI mIitMg eI swdI geI ey, BfvyN ieh TIk af jF gLlq, iehdf PLYslf vI ho jfAU. pr hfl dI GVI ijhVf kmytI df mYNbr ey Auh eI eyQy bYTf rhy qy bfkI Blymfxs bx ky hfl kmry `coN bfhr ho jfE. iek imMt ivc. Pyr nf afiKE. BgAuqI myry hwQ `c ey. ikqy ieh gurU dy hukm nfl cwl nf jfvy! quhfzf eyQy koeI kMm nhIN.”
ikrn-m-ikrnI sfrf Cokr-vfDf AuWT ky bfhr nUM qur ipaf.
“vfDf krdf eyN qUM cfcf arjn isaHF!” akflI mYNbr Bjn isMG ny ikhf.
hux isrPL arjn isMG dy dovF poqiraF qoN ielfvf kmytI dy cuxy hoey swq mYNbr hI hfl ivc rih gey sn.
“muMizE! qusIN vI bfhr jf ky Klovo.”
arjn isMG ny afpxy poqiraF nUM ikhf qy iPr Bjn isMG nUM muKLfqb hoieaf, “vfDf qF qUM kIqY Bjn isaHF! keI icr df qUM afp pRDfngI leI Kuwz puwtdf ipaf sYN aMdry aMdr. sfnUM Blf iesdI KLbr nhIN sI! pr afh kI qrIkf vriqaf eI! muMizaF dy hiQafrF dy jLor `qy pRDfngI hiQafAuxf cfhuMdf sYN nf! imlI qYnUM Auh vI nf. pRDfngI qF lY igaf ajYb suMh. pr ajYb isaHF! pRDfn qUM vI nhIN. ikAuNk ieh mIitMg inXm anusfr nhIN swdI geI. qy jy ies mIitMg nUM jfiejL swidaf mMn vI leIey qF ahudydfrF nUM ahudy qoN lfhux leI korm pUrf nhIN. qy qUM qF iksy sUrq ivc pRDfn bx eI nhIN skdf ikAuNik kmytI dy ivDfn anusfr muwK ahudydfr isrPL dysL BgqF dy pirvfrF ivcoN eI koeI bx skdY. ijwQoN qwk sfzy twbr dI gwl ey, asIN awgy qoN pRDfngI CwzI. pirvfrvfd vflI gwl hY eI mfVI. pr sfnUM awgy lfAuNdy vI qF qusIN hI rhy E. Bjn isaHF! jy kmytI mYNbr qYnUM pRDfn bnfAuxgy qF qUM eI bx jfvIN; pr bxyNgf lok-rfjI ZMg nfl. votF pY ky. qy ijMnF icr nvyN pRDfn dI cox lok-rfjI ZMg nfl nhIN huMdI, Eny idn eyQy myrf izktytrI rfj cwlU. qusIN hux vfhgurU kih ky eyQoN AuWTo qy bfhr cwlo.”
“asIN qF pihlF eI iehnF nUM ieh gwl afKdy sF.” do ku mYNbrF ny AuWTidaF buV buV kIqI.
Aus rfq nUM sfrf pirvfr rotI Kf ky suuPLy ivc mMijaF `qy juV bYTy qF acncyq vwzy poqry ny ikwlI `qy ilaf ky tMgI bfpU dI ikrpfn lfh leI. iPr AuhnUM muwT qoN PVH ky QoVHf ku imafnoN bfhr kwZ ky hwisaf, “awj bfpU jI dy hwQ PVHI ikrpfn df cmqkfr vyiKaf. iewko llkfrf mfiraf; sB kwcy ipwly JV gey qy hfl ivcoN bfhr ho gey.”
arjn isMG ny vrijaf, “kfkf! ikrpfn aYvyN iesqrHF imafn ivcoN bfhr nhIN kwZIdI!”
“ikAuN bfpU jI?”
arjn isMG nUM afpxf bfpU cyqy afieaf,“AudoN kwZIdI ey jdoN afpxf bcfa krnf hovy jF iksy dIn-duKI dI rwiKaf krnI hovy!”
qy Ausny kuJ hor vI nfl joV ilaf, “qy jF iPr AudoN jdoN quhfzy aMdr bYTf gurU quhfnUM vMgfr ky afKy ik BfeI iswKf! hux swc suxf, swc sunfAux df vylf af igaY; qy jy iksy nUM iPr vI boilaf igaf swc nhIN suxdf, jF Auh suxnf hI nhIN cfhuMdf qy Gogl-kMnF bixaF iPrdY qF iPr sLfied AusnUM ikrpfn dI afvfjL suxnI/sunfAuxI hI TIk lwgdI ey.”
“eysy krky hI qF ardfs kridaF sB qoN pihlF BgAuqI nUM ismiraf jFdf ey. kihMdy ny nf, ‘ipRQm BgAuqI ismr ky nfnk leIN iDafey.’ bVI krfmfq hY BgAuqI ivc!” mfstr hrjIq isMG ny ikhf.
“nf nf nf! mYN pihlF eyh BgAuqI nhIN ismrdf.”
“iPr?”
“ardfs ivc qF ‘BgAuqI’ dy arQ sLfied Es vfhgurU jF pfrbRhm dy hI ny, pr iesnUM suxn qy smJx vfilaF ieh arQ isrPL ikrpfn qwk hI Gtf ley ny. qy jy ‘vfhgurU’ dy QF Ausdy arQ isrPL ikrpfn dy hI ley jfxy ny qF iPr mYN qF pihlF ‘ipRQmY nfnk ismr ky’ hI awgy qurdF. nfnk nUM ismry ibnF jF nfnk qwk phuMcx qoN pihlF cwlI BgAuqI bVIaF gVbVF kr skdI ey.”
jgjIq isMG hwisaf,“bfpU jI! quhfzI KLfh-m-KLfh pMgf lYx dI afdq nhIN jFdI. pihlF qF quhfnUM awj jfxf nhIN sI cfhIdf EQy. koeI aBI nBI ho jFdI qF! mYN qF quhfzI ijLd krky asqIPLf ilK ky dy idwqf qy quhfnUM jfx vI idqf. AuNJ vI qusF krnI qF mn dI mrjLI eI huMdI ey. mYN lYxf vI kI ey ies pRDfngI qoN. bixaF vI quhfzy afKy sF. myry koloN qF afpxy mihkmy dI styt dI skwqrI sFBxI musLkl hoeI peI ey. pr JgVf hox df qF EQy sfrf smfn agilaF kIqf hoieaf sI nf! asIN eysy krky muMzy ipwCy Gwly sn. hux vI hfa gwl ikDry bfhr nf krn lwg ipE, agly kihxgy; ieh ‘sfzI ardfs’ eI Ault-pult krn lwg ipaY.”
“mYN Ault-pult kI krnYN! ieh qrqIb qF myry gurUaF ny hI bxfeI ey. mYN AuhnF dI bxfeI qrqIb nUM ikvyN bdl skdF! AuhnF qF ‘vfihgurU’ jF pfrbRhm’ nUM hI pihl idwqI sI. pr arQF dy anrQ krn vfilaF ny pihl ‘hiQafr’ nUM dy idwqI. eysy krky bymuhfr hoey hiQafr gurUaF dy nF `qy cwlI jf rhy ny!””
“hwCf! eyh gwl aY! sfnUM qF pqf nhIN sI!” hrjIq leI sLfied ieh swcmuc nvIN gwl sI.
“mYnUM ikhVf sfrf pqY! ‘vfhgurU’ df qF mYnUM vI pqf nhIN ik kI hY, ikwQy hY, kOx hY! mYnUM qF QoVf-bhuqf bfby nfnk df eI pqY. eysy krky mYN qF pihlF afpxy bfby dy afKy eI lwgxYN. Auh jy afKU swc bol, swc bolFgf; jy afKU hux eyny nfl srdf nhIN; ikrpfn cuwk qF ikrpfn cuwk lAUN. myrf gurU vI aml ivc qF ieho hI afKdf hY ik jdoN sfry hIly-vsIly PylH ho jfx qF hI qlvfr dI muwT `qy hwQ jfxf jfiejL hY. myry gurU qF jMg dy mYdfnF ivc vI sYd KF qy pYNdy KLfn vrigaF dy vMgfrvyN pihly do vfr Jwl ky qIjf vfr hI qlvfr df bKLsLdy sn.”
jgjIq isMG df ichrf ajy vI kwisaf hoieaf sI.
 “pfpf! qusIN aYvyN bfpU jI nUM kihMdy rihMdy E. jy Auh awj EQy nf jFdy qF Auh qF kr gey sI nf XfdgLfr `qy kbjLf.” Coty poqry ny ikhf.
“kfkf! qyrf pfpf ijhnUM myrf ‘pMgf lYxf’ afKdY, mYnUM Auh afpxI ijMLmyvfrI inBfAuxI jfpdI ey.” afKdf hoieaf arjn isMG afpxf prnf sMBfldf sOx leI afpxy kmry vwl qur ipaf.
“quhfzIaF qusIN jfxoN. pr hux hflfq ieho ijhy bx gey ny ik bhuq sfvDfn ho ky bfhr inklx dI loV hY sfiraF nUM. icwp cVH ky Auh kuJ vI kr krf skdy ny! pqf nhIN ikhVy vyly ikhVI glI `coN, ikhVy pfsy qoN iksy ny kdoN hmlf kr dyxYN. lgLfqfr cOksI bhuq jLrUrI ey sfry twbr leI. pr bfpU jI quhfzy leI iehdI kuJ ijLafdf eI jLrUrq ey.” qury jFdy arjn isMG nUM jgjIq isMG dI cyqfvnI sI.

-pr awj qF Auh ibnF cOksI qoN eI ‘kfbU’ af igaf lwgdf sI. sLfied muMizaF df ieh tolf awj Auhdy ipwCy KyqF ivc AusnUM mfrn hI afieaf sI. jy mrnf hI eyN qF ipwT `c golI ikAuN Kfvy! pr iPr iKLafl afieaf; jy AuhnF cuwp-cupIqy mfrnf huMdf qF AuhdI ipwT ipClI vwty hI Auh bMbI vwl afey jfpdy sn. mfr idMdy. qF kI hux AusnUM vMgfr ky mfrngy? AuhnF mfrnf eI eyN qF vyKI jfAU. pr AuhnF nUM vMgfrn df mOkf dyx qoN pihlF afp ikAuN nf vMgfr bx ky AuhnF awgy jf KlovF! gurU df isMG ho ky mYdfn Cwz ky Bwjdf kI mYN cMgf lwgFgf!
syk Auhdy isr nUM cVHdf jFdf sI. Auh ies syk qoN Bfr-mukq hoxf cfhuMdf sI. aMdroN bhuq kfhlf pr bfhroN TrHMmyN nfl hOlI hOlI qurdf Auh bMbI kol igaf.
muMizaF ny Auhdy vwl vyiKaf. Auh ikwlI vwl viDaf. ikrpfn nUM hwQ lfAux qoN pihlF Ausny afiKaf, “s—s- isM”
pr AuhdI jLbfn ruk geI.
“isMGf! afh hiQafr pfsy krIN jLrf” afKx nUM Auhdf icwq nf kIqf.
“kfkf! afh hiQafr pfsy krIN jLrf” Ausny afiKaf.
ibwlU ny awKF hI awKF ivc afgU gurjIq nUM puwiCaf qy iesLfrf pf ky gMny dI iCwlI guwlI nUM zwkI vwZidaF gnyrI mUMh ivc pfeI qy gMnF cubwcy dy bMnyN `qy rwKidaF styn lfh ky hwQ ivc PVH leI.
arjn isMG ny ikrpfn nUM afrfm nfl ikwlI qoN lfihaf. Auhdy mwQy ivc PLYlI gYs df dbfE Gtxf sLurU ho igaf. Auh itkfE ivc af igaf.
styn PVH ky ibwlU cubwcy dy prly pfsy Kloqy gurjIq kol igaf qy hOlI ijhI Ausdy kMn ivc Kusr-Pusr kIqI, “hor nhIN qF iehdy ipE mfieaf rfm df sunyhF qF iehnUM dy eI jfeIey. iehnUM vI kMn ho jfx!” iDafn dyx qy jLor lfAux dy bfvjUd vI arjn isMG nUM bMbI dy cubwcy ivc izwgdy pfxI dy sLor ivc AuhnF dI gwl nf suxI.
qurn lwgy afgU gurjIq dy mn ivc pqf nhIN kI gwl afeI, kihMdf, “cMgf bfpU jI! vfihgurU jI kf KLflsf; vfihgurU jI kI PLqih!”
arjn isMG AuhnF nUM bVI BYVI bd-asIs dyxI cfhuMdf sI. ijhVI krqUq AuhnF ny prsoN kIqI sI, Auhdy leI qF Auh vwzI qoN vwzI sjLf dy hwkdfr sn. AuhnF ny Auhdy iesLt df kqlL kIqf sI! Auhdy rihbr df!
pr Ausdy mUMhoN inkl igaf:
“vfhr jI kf KLflsf puwqro! ijAUNdy vwsdy rho.”
Auhny jFdy iqMnF muMizaF dIaF ipwTF vwl vyiKaf. iek pl AuhnUM jgjIq, hrjIq qy PuMmx jFdy lwgy.
afpxy afp `qy hfsf vI afieaf. iek dm kI ho jFdY AusnUM! kdI awg df bldf golLf; kdI ipGlI hoeI brPL!
do iqMn ‘jfx-pCfx’ vflIaF icVIaF Auhdy lfgy af ky ‘cUM! cUM’ krn lwgIaF.
“dfxf dy! dfxf dy!” inafixaF vflI ijLd!
brPL ipGl geI. bMbI vfly koTy ivc igaf qy imwtI dy vwzy mwGy ivc iesy mksd leI rwKy, kxk, bfjry qy cOlF dy toty dI muwT Br ilafieaf. cubwcy dI cOVI bMnI `qy QoVHI ijhI muwT iZwlI kIqI qF iqMn cfr hor icVIaF vI pqf nhIN ikDroN afx tpkIaF. Auh lfgy Kloqf AuhnF dIaF qyjL cwldIaF inwkIaF inwkIaF cuMJF, ZukvF QF bdlx leI tpUsIaF lfAuNdy pYrF qy PVkdy KMBF nUM inhfrn lwgf iksy zUMG ivc AuWqr igaf.

dysL dI vMz qoN pihlF dy idn. jvfnI df vfrf pihrf! Auhdy ajIb sLOk! kuwkV, kbUqr qy btyry pflxy. AuhnF nUM cFdI dy vrkF ivc bdfmF, myivaF qy munwikaF df cUrf lpyt ky KvfAuxf. iPr kwukVF, btyiraF dI lVfeI qy kbUqrF nUM AuzfAux dIaF sLrqF lfAuxIaF.
iek vfr qrnqfrnoN mwisaf vyK ky afAuNidaF AusnUM afpxy bylI Pwjy qylI dI dwsI gwl Xfd afeI, “Jbfl awzy `qy mfieaf rfm msLIn vflf jnOrF df bVf vDIaf dfxf rwKdY. agly gyVy jdoN mwisaf gey qF EQoN huMdy afvFgy.”
Auhny GuwgU dI afvfjL dI sUh nfl msLIn lwB leI. mfieaf rfm kMzy `qy bYTf dfxy joK irhf sI. iewk muMzf cwldI msLIn awgy pIsIdf aftf pfAux leI borI lfeI KVf sI.
“sLfh jI! jnOrF leI dfxf cfhIdY.”
“ijMnF cfhyN jvfnf!” mfieaf rfm afp AuWT ky iewk nuwkr vwl viDaf. Auhny do do syr dIaF guwQIaF cuwk ky pfsy kridaF ikhf, “afh lY kMgxI, afh bfjrf, afh cOlF df totf qy afh—.”
pMj swq QYlIaF arjn ny pfsy rKvf leIaF. boJy ivc hwQ pfieaf qF hwQF dy qoqy AuWz gey. hwQ sLrimMdf hoieaf boJy ivcoN hyTF inkl igaf. solF rupey sn gMZ dy pwly. iksy ny mwisaf ivc AuhdI gMZ iKskf leI sI. inrfsLf ivc isr ihlf ky Auhny afiKaf, “sLfh jI! rihx idE dfxf. koeI gMZ kwp dfa lf igaf pYisaF nUM.”
Ausny afp hI dfxy vflIaF guwQIaF cuwk ky itkfxy isr rwKxIaF sLurU kr idWqIaF qF mfieaf rfm kihMdf, “jvfnf! guwQIaF lY jf. pYsy afpy af jfxgy! pYisaF df iPLkr nf kr qUM.”
Auh mfieaf rfm dI sKLfvq qy diraf idlI qy hYrfn! cMgy Bly jfx-pCfx vfilaF nUM vI koeI CyqI kIqy huDfr nhIN idMdf. Aus nfl qF mfieaf rfm dI nf koeI jfx nf pCfx. nf Auhdy ipMz df AuhnUM koeI Qhu pqf. pihlI vfr iek dUjy nUM imly.
“sLfh jI! dfxf qF mYN lY jfAUN; pr pihlF myrf iewk sLMkf nivrq kro.”
“puwC jvfnf!”
“nf qusIN mYnUM jfxoN, nf pCfxoN. nf myry awgy-ipwCy df quhfnUM koeI pqf. kwlH nUM mYN quhfzy pYsy dyx afvF eI nf! qusIN ieh nhI soicaf ik mYnUM ikWQoN lwBogy!”
mfieaf rfm iKcVI mwuCF `coN muskrfieaf.
“jvfnF! mYnUM pqY myry ieh pYsy muV afAuxy ny. qUM puwC ikAuN? Bilaf-mfxsf! ijhVf bMdf pMCIaF jnOrF nUM dfxf pfAuNdY, Auh myry pYsy kdI mfr eI nhIN skdf!”
mfieaf rfm dy ichry `qy jgdf svY-ivsLvfs Auhdy afpxy ichry `qy svY-mfx dI afBf bx ky ilsLk AuWiTaf. Ausny awgy vD ky mfieaf rfm dy goizaF nUM hwQF ivc Guwt ilaf.
“sLfh jI, quhfzy pYsy qF awj-Blk ivc KLry ho jfxgy. pr jy awgoN ikDry ijLMdgI ivc myrf iksy gwloN kdy byeImfn bxn nUM jIa kIqf vI qF quhfzf Brosf mYnUM izwgdy nUM sMBfl ilaf krU.”
mfieaf rfm dy bolF ny pqf nhIN AuhnUM kI kr idwqf sI! Auh kuJ hor df hor socI jf irhf sI; hor df hor huMdf jf irhf sI! bfr bfr afpxy afp nUM svfl krdf, “kI mYN vfikaf hI bVy drdmMd idl vflf hF! kI mYN pMCIaF-jnOrF nUM iesy krky cogf pfAuNdf hF ikAuNik mYN AuhnF nUM idloN bVf ipafr krdf hF qy AuhnF dI cogy dI loV qy BuwK mYnUM afpxI loV qy BuwK vFg lwgdI hY! ik koeI hor vI gwl hY ies ipwCy?
zMUGy aMdroN lwB ky Auhdy mn ny afiKaf, ‘hor gwl vI hY iesdy ipwCy!’
Auh gwl hY kI? AusnUM iesdf jvfb aMdroN imilaf nf.
agly idn hI AuhnUM kuwkVF dI lVfeI leI lwgI sLrq BugqfAux lfgly ipMz jfxf pYxf sI.
lVfeI leI Auhdf ‘lfl isrf’ pUrI iqafrI ivc sI. PLYslf dyx vfly pMc iek pfsy vwzy mMijaF `qy bYTy sn. muwK pMc dIvfn cMd dy hwQ ivc mGdy huwky dI nVI sI. lVfeI krfAux vflf pMc sLhfbudIn aKfVy ivckfr Kloqf sI. Ausny kuwkVF dy mflkF nUM afvfjL idwqI. dovyN mflk mYdfn dy awD ivckfr phuMcy. arjn ny lfl-isry dI klgI nUM cuMimaF, AuhdI DOx `qy hwQ Pyiraf qy hwQoN inkl inkl jFdy jnOr nUM lVn leI Cwz idqf.
dovyN kuwkV nIvIaF qy lMmIaF DOxF krdy BlvfnF vFg dfa lfAux leI gyVIaF kwZx lwgy. do-iqMn cwkr lf ky ivroDI kuwkV pYr jmf ky Klo igaf qy iek pl leI lfl-isry dIaF awKF ivc awKF pf ky Aus `qy iswDf BrpUr hmlf kr idwqf. lfl-isrf mukfbly leI iqafr sI. dovyN hvf ivc AuWCly. jLmIn `qy pYr lfAuNidaF lfl-isrf QoVf ku ipwCy nUM AuWliraf. pr CyqI hI sMBl igaf. aKfVy ivc sLor dI iewk lihr AuWTI. dovF iDrF dy hmfieqI afpxy afpxy pwTy nUM llkfr rhy sn. BKLy mYdfn ivc dovyN kuwkV ht ht ky hmlf krdy. brfbr df joV. jy iek pl leI iewk df hwQ AuWqy huMdf qF dUjy pl dUjf hfvI ho jFdf. hvf ivc llkfry qy afvfjLF gUMj rhIaF sn. XuD df lMmF smF. dovyN iewk-dUjy `qy ht ht ky vfr krdy. lVdy lVdy hvf ivc AuWCldy. izwgdy, AuWTdy qy iPr juwt pYNdy. dovyN jLKLmI qy lhU-luhfn! lVfeI dy aMqm pl. pqf nhIN kI hoieaf! dovF ny ht ky twkr mfrI. hvf ivc AuWCly qy iPr dovyN iek vfrgI DrqI `qy izwgy. ivroDI kuwkV hrPLilaf hoieaf AuWiTaf qy mYdfn ivcoN bfhr Bwj igaf. ‘lfl-isrf’ ajy vI jLmIn `qy iviCaf ipaf sI.
arjn ny llkfrf mfiraf, “AuWT Auey myry sLyr bwicaf! Cfl mfr. aYlI aYlI kr. mYdfn KflI ho igaf eI.”
ijwqx leI jyqU kuwkV df mYdfn ivc KVf hoxf lfjLmI sI. ‘lfl-isry’ ny AuhdI llkfr suxI. AuWT ky KMB PLVPVfey. lMgVfAuNdf hoieaf eyDr EDr njLr dOVf ky dusLmx nUM lwBx lwgf.
EDr AuhdI ijwq df aYlfn hoieaf; EDr lVKVf ky qurdy lfl-isry nUM arjn ny Bwj ky jf cuwikaf qy afpxy glL nfl Guwt ilaf. Ausny AuhdI jLKLmI DOx `qy hwQ Pyiraf. hwQ lhU ivc iBWj igaf. iqRp! iqRp! Auhdf icwtf kuVqf vI lfl ho igaf. sihm ky Ausny lfl-isry dy mUMh vwl vyiKaf. lfl-isry ny pIlIaF BUrIaF plkF ivcoN arjn vwl vyiKaf. qy iPr ijvyN AuhdIaF awKF awgy BMbU-qfry nwcx lwgy hox. AuhdIaF KuwlHIaF awKF kMbdIaF kMbdIaF hOlI hOlI imcx lwgIaF qy agly pl Auh arjn dIaF bfhvF ivc luVk igaf.
“Auh myiraf rwbf!” arjn ny Dfh mfrn vrgI afvfjL kwZI.
duK-suK df kyhf ajIb sumyl sI! arjn nUM vDfeIaF vI iml rhIaF sn; afKLr Auh sO rupey dI sLrq ijwiqaf sI qy ieh koeI CotI rkm nhIN sI! pr nfl hI Aus nfl ‘lfl-isry’ dI mOq df aPLsos vI sFJf kIqf jf irhf sI.
arjn ny lfl-isry dI loQ ihwk nfl GuwtI qy pwg dy lV nfl awKF pUMJdf aKfVy `coN bfhr inklx lwgf. muwK pMc dIvfn cMd ny awgy vD ky vDfeI idMidaF qy Ausdy hwQ ivc sO df not PVfAuNidaF duwK sFJf kIqf, “arjn isaHF! qyrf ‘lfl isrf’ qF Brfvf vwzy vwzy rxF df jyqU sI. ieho ijhy sLyr ikqy rojL rojL jMmdy ny!”
“nhIN cfcf! mYN afpxy puwq dI mOq df muwl nhIN lYxf!”
Ausny not vfps moVidaF ikhf, “ijDr geIaF byVIaF EDr gey mlfh! ijwQy ieh igaf, EDr geIaF iehdIaF ijwqIaF sLrqF!”
dIvfn cMd ny not Auhdy boJy ivc quMn idwqf.
Auh afpxI ZfxI nfl ipMz nUM qur ipaf. Auhdy sfQI Pwjy qylI ny afiKaf, “srdfr! afpxf lfl-isrf mYdfn ivc sLhId ho igaf. rx-qwqy df sUrmf! iehdI qF XfdgLfrI smfDI bnfAuxI cfhIdI hY.”
“Auey cwl Auey ibwjUaf ijhf. mUMh nf cMgf hovy qF bMdf gwl qF cwj dI kry. jf ky msflf lf ky BuMn ky KFdy aF. sO df KV KV krdf not jwt dy boJy `c af. Tyky dIaF do boqlF lYNdy jFdy aF. jsLn hoAU awj qF.” arjn dy ccyry Brf pRIqU ny Pwjy nUM iJVikaf qF arjn ny lfl gihrIaF awKF nfl Aus vwl GUr ky vyiKaf.
iPr nhIN sfry rfh iksy ny gwl kIqI.
Gr jf ky icwty lwTy dy nvyN kwpVy ivc ‘lfl-isry’ nUM lpyitaf qy hvylI dI iewk nuwkry toaf puwt ky AusnUM jLmIn ivc nwp idwqf. AusdI nvIN bxI ‘smfD’ dy isrhfxy bihMidaF arjn ny puwTy hwQ nfl sB nUM qur jfx df iesLfrf kIqf. Pwjf Auhdy moZy nUM Guwt ky Auhdy kol hI bih igaf.
“Pwijaf! mYnUM kwlH pMzq mfieaf rfm ny ijhVI gwl afKI sI AuhdI soJI qF mYnUM hux afeI ey. Auh sLfied mYnUM bVf idaflU qy dieafvfn smJdf sI. pr myrf kMm qF hY sI sLrqf lfAuxIaF qy ijwqxIaF! vDfeIaF lYxf, ijwq dy jsLn mnfAuxf. vDIaf jnOr pflx dI srdfrI df mfx krnf qy nfl lokF dI bwly! bwly! sux ky KLusL hoxf! ieh sI ‘Auh hor gwl’ ijsdI mYnUM smJ nhIN sI peI! pr sLrqF inBfAuNdy afpxy jnOrF df huMdf Gfx qy AuhnF dI qklIPL mYN kdI iesqrHF mihsUs nhIN sI kIqI. sLfied mihsUs qF mYN krdf sF pr--”
mfieaf rfm dI gwl ny AusnUM hor hI pfsy socx lf idwqf sI. AuhnUM lwgf; Auh mfieaf rfm awgy pUrf swcf nhIN! Auh inrsvfrQ ho ky nhIN sI pMCIaF jnOrF nUM cogf pfAuNdf. ies ipwCy qF Ausdf afpxf lflc sI. afpxf mksd. Auhdy ‘pihlvfn’ srIroN qkVy rihx qy ijwqF qy mwlF mfr ky afAux. Auh eyzf idaflU qy dieafvfn ikwQy sI!
 agly idn svyry hI lwsI-pfxI pI ky Auh qy Pwjf GoVI lY ky mfieaf rfm df krjL lfhux Jbfl nUM qur pey. mfieaf rfm df hudfr Auhdy hwQ PVf ky aqy ‘lfl-isry’ dI mOq dI khfxI suxf ky arjn kihMdf, “sLfh jI! qusIN qF mYnUM bVy drdmMd idl vflf bMdf smiJaf sI, ijhVf jnOrF nUM rwb dy jIa smJ ky dfxf pfAuNdF; pr mYN qF asl ivc Dur aMdroN ikqy jLflm sF. swcI puwCdy E; mYN qF kfql aF afpxy ‘lfl-isry’ df. quhfzy pYrF dI shuM. jnOrF nUM dfxf qF pfAUN, pr sLrqF qy mukfbly awgoN qoN sdf leI bMd.”
iPr keI dhfky bIq gey, Auh gwBrU-jvfn qoN bfbf bx igaf. sLrqF lfAuxIaF qF dUr Ausny pMCI, jnOr rwKxy hI bMd kr idwqy pr AuhnF nUM dfxf pfAuxf nf Cwizaf. Ausny hvylI ivc vI pfxI df vwzf kuwjf iewk nuwkry rwiKaf hoieaf sI qy svyry sLfm EQy jfnvrF leI dfxf iKlfrdf sI. icVIaF, gutfrF, GuwgIaF Ausdy duafly byKLOPL ho ky tpUsIaF mfrdIaF. dfxf cugdIaF. kdI kdI koeI Auhdy moZy qy hwQF `qy vI af bYTdI. KyqF ivc vI bMbI vfly koTy ivc Ausny dfixaF vflf kuwjf eysy mksd leI rwiKaf hoieaf sI. puq poqry kihMdy sn ik bfpU qF PLslF df nfs mfrn leI jnOrF nUM afp ‘rotI vrjdY!’
pr Auh hws ky afKdf, “eyhnF jnOrF dy pYrF ipwCy eI rwb sfnUM rotI idMdY.”

-Auhny muwT ivc rih gey dfxy vI cubwcy dI bMnI `qy iKlfr idwqy qy icVIaF nUM cog cugidaF vyK zUMGI AudfsI ivc zuwb igaf.
muMzy sLfied AuhnUM hI mfrn afey sn pr pqf nhIN ikAuN Cwz gey! iesy gurjIq ny, ijhVf hux svY-isrjq ‘lYPLtInYNt jnrl’ bixaF hoieaf sI, afpxy dsqKLqF vfly pYz `qy mfieaf rfm dy kqlL dI ijMLmyvfrI EtI sI. nwby sfl df buwZf mfieaf rfm mfr ky Auh bVI srhMd PLqih kIqI smJdy sn! mfieaf rfm dI aglI aOlfd ny vI bQyrI kmfeI kIqI sI. sLYlr lf ley sn. kwpVy dI vwzI dukfn cwldI sI. hor kfrobfr vI sn. iehnF ny mfieaf rfm nUM agvf kr ilaf sI. pMj lwK mMgdy sn. ‘smyN isr’ pYsy nf phuMcy qy ivcfrf mfieaf rfm!
kwlH dI aKLbfr ivc lhU ivc iBwjI mfieaf rfm dI lfsL dI qsvIr vyK ky aqy AuhdI mOq dI ijMLmyvfrI lYNdI ‘lYPLtInYNt jnrl’ gurjIq isMG dI icwTI df hvflf pVH ky arjn isMG bONdl igaf sI. mfieaf rfm ajy vI muskVIaF ivc hwsdf AuysnUM kih irhf sI, “ijhVf bMdf pMCIaF jnOrF nUM dfxf pfAuNdY, Auh myry pYsy kdI mfr eI nhIN skdf!”
“qy ijhVf koeI gurU df isMG aKvfey, Auhdf dwisaf bfxf pfey, AuhdI bfxI df pfT kry qy iPr qYnUM hI mfr dey mfieaf rfmf, gurU dy iswK nUM! Auh gurU df kI lwgdf ey!”
Auhdy aMdroN hOkf inkilaf.
AuhnF ny Auhdy iesLt df kql kr idwqf sI.
pihlIaF do imlxIaF qoN bfad Auh mfieaf rfm df murId ho igaf sI.
“sLfh jI! qusIN mYnUM dunIaF nUM vyKx vflI nvIN njLr idwqI hY. qusIN myry gurU E.”
“rfm rfm khu srdfr arjn isaHF! mYN pfpI bMdf. qwkVI nUM TUMgf mfrn vflf. CotIaF motIaF byeImfnIaF krn vflf. eynf Bfr nf myry isr `qy cfVH.”
pr arjn isMG dy mn ivc, sflF dy sfl bIq gey, mfieaf rfm dI kdr ijAuN dI iqAuN kfiem sI. Auh jdoN vI kdI doNh chuM-mhInIN EDr lMGdf, Aucycf mfieaf rfm dy goizaF nUM hwQ lf ky afAuNdf.
arjn isMG afKdf huMdf sI ik Ausdf gurU, Ausdf iesLt qF toto toto ho ky Coty Coty tukiVaF ivc sfry bMidaF ivc bYTf hoieaf hY.
awj iehnF ‘gurU dy isMGF’ ny mfieaf rfm dy aMdr bYTf arjn isMG dy ‘gurU’ df iek ihwsf kqlL kr idwqf sI.
Ausny qury jFdy ‘jrnYl’ dy hwQ ivc PVHI styn `qy njLr mfrI qF mfieaf rfm qVPLdf idKfeI idwqf. ‘bfjL’ ‘icVIaF’ nUM ‘qoV’ rhy sn. Auhdy afsy pfsy mfieaf rfm dI mOq `qy vYx pfAuNdIaF icVIaF icclf rhIaF sn.
Auhdy aMdroN hfa vrgf hOkf inkilaf, “swicaf pfqsLfh! ieh kyhf isqm eyN ik bfjL qyrf hI nF lY lY ky qyrIaF icVIaF nUM qoV rhy ny!”

AuhnF dy kfbU afey mfieaf rfm nUM jdoN ‘lYPLtInYNt jnrl’ dy nF df pqf lwgf sI qF AusnUM Auhdf ipMz vI pqf lwg igaf sI. aKLbfrF ivc dUjy cOQy idn Auhdf nF aKLbfrF ivc Cpdf hI qF rihMdf sI. mfieaf rfm ny AusnUM Esy ipMz df jfx ky arjn isMG dI pCfx aqy imwqrqf df vI vfsqf pfieaf sI. gurjIq isMG ny AudoN jLihrI hfsf hwsidaF ikhf sI, “koeI gwl nhIN; AuhnUM pfgLl buwZy nUM vI qyrI Pqih bulf afvFgy.”
kmfd dy Ehly hox qoN pihlF ibwlU ny DOx Buaf ky AuWcI afvfjL ivc afiKaf, “bfbf! mfieaf rfm mrn qoN pihlF qYnUM ‘afpxI rfm rfm’ bulfAuNdf sI!”
iqwKf qIr KuB igaf Ausdy klyjy ivc!
“Eh! jLflmoN!! mYnUM eyho golI mfrn afey sfE eyQy!”

-klyjf Guwt ky Auh kxk dy ikafry df pfxI vyKx qur ipaf. hor pMj ku imMt qwk ikafrf bMny lwg jfxf sI.
acncyq vyiKaf; AuhnF dy KyqF nUM afAuNdI kwcI sVk `qy puils dIaF do jIpF DUV AuzfAuNdIaF af rhIaF sn. bMbI kol af ky jIpF ruk geIaF qy puils qy sI afr pI dI DfV dI DfV bfhr inkl ky Aus vwl vDI. kol af ky Qfxydfr kihx lwgf:
“sfnUM pwkI sUh imlI ey ik muMzy eyDr afey ny. qyrI bMbI `qy nhfAuNidaF vyKy ny iksy ny. pMj imMt nhIN hoey ajy ies gwl nUM. buwiZaf! bMdf bx ky dws dy ikwQy lukfey eI?”
arjn isMG dy isr nUM guwsy dI kFg cVHI, “bMdf qF mYN sfrI Aumr bxn dI koisLsL ivc lwgf irhF pr bMdf bixaF eI nhIN jf sikaf. pr srdfrf! bMidaF vflI jLbfn `c gwl krnI qYnUM vI nhIN afAuNdI. mYN vI gurU df iswK aF qy vyKx nUM qF qUM vI ieMJ eI lwgdYN. iek bjLurg nfl, ijhVf ds sfl ipMz df srpMc vI irhf hovy, gwl-bfq krn df ieh ikhVf slIkf qy ikhVf qrIkf ey BfeI!”
Qfxydfr koeI nvF hI afieaf lwgdf sI, ijhVf arjn isMG df jfxU nhIN sI. arjn isMG dI JfV sux ky QoVHf ku Jyipaf jLrUr pr iPr sMBl igaf.
“myry nfl bhuqf igafn nf Got qy iswDI qrHF dws Auh eyQoN gey ikDr nUM ny?”
sI afr pI df ieMspYktr iqvfVI arjn isMG nUM jfxdf sI. arjn isMG ipCly idnIN iksy kMm leI AusnUM do-cfr vfr imilaf vI hoieaf sI. gwl-bfq dI vfg-zor iqvfVI ny afpxy hwQ lYxI cfhI, “bfbf jI! nrfjL mwq hoeIey. afey qo voh ieDr hI hYN afp ky pfs.”
ibwlU dI bolI ny arjn isMG df klyjf cIiraf hoieaf sI.
awj AuhnUM afpxy puwq jgjIq isMG df pYNqVf vI TIk hI lwgf. BfvyN pihlF kdI ies bfry AusdI sihmqI nhIN sI hoeI.
“iehnF kfql toilaF nfl qF byikrk ho ky nijwTx dI loV ey. ies qoN pihlF ik Auh quhfzy `qy vfr krn quhfnUM AuhnF `qy vfr kr dyxf cfhIdf aY. jdoN koeI quhfzy iKLlfPL hiQafr cuwk ky qur ipaY, iPr ieh nf vyKo ik Ausdf ksUr ikMnf ku hY qy ikMnf ku nhIN! mOkf imly qoN pihlF afpxf vfr kr idE. koeI ilhfj nhIN, koeI qrs nhIN. ieh ikhVf iksy `qy qrs KFdy ny!” Aus aMdroN Ausdy puwqr jgjIq dI pfrtI-lfeIn bolx lwgI.
AusnUM Kud ‘srkfrI’ hox qoN bVI icV sI. srkfr aqy sQfpqI nfl qF Auhdf KLfndfnI vYr sI. BfvyN Auhny afp hI Gr dy muhfjL `qy lVn df inrxf ilaf hoieaf sI qy ‘bfhrlI vwzI lVfeI’ leI bfpU ieMdr isMG smripq sI qd vI kdI kdI Auhdf bfgLI afpf AuCfl mfr jFdf irhf sI. pMjfbI sUby dy morcy ivc qF Auh bfpU ieMdr isMG nfl jylH ivc afp vI igaf sI. KLusL hYsIaqI tYks dy ivroD ivc AuWTI kimAUinst lihr ivc vI dovyN ipE-puwq igRPLqfr hoey sn. AuNj qy jgjIq dI sfrI Aumr vI srkfr dIaF vDIkIaF nfl lVidaF qy mulfjLm Gol kridaF lMGI sI. iek vfr mulfjLm mMgF leI Auh lMmI BuwK hVqfl `qy bYTf sI qF Auh mridaF mridaF msF bicaf sI. AuhnIN idnIN qF arjn isMG nUM Aus `qy aMqF df moh qy lfz afieaf sI. moh qF Auhdy agFhvDU ivcfrF qy krmF nUM Auh ajy vI krdf sI. Aus `qy mfx vI sI AusnUM. XoDf sI Auh vI Auhdy leI. pr awj kwlH Ausdy ies ‘srkfrI pYNqVy’ nfl AuhdI sihmqI nhIN sI. iksy muMzy nUM ivMhidaF jF PVHidaF hI agly nUM golI mfr dyx df srkfr qy puils df PLYslf AusnUM hjLm hI nhIN sI huMdf.
“qUM qy qyrI pfrtI qF hux asloN eI srkfrI huMdI jFdI ey. qUM vI srkfrI bMdf bxdf jFdf eyN jgjIq isaHF!”
“ bfpU jI, sfzy hIiraF vrgy kfmryz iehnF muMizaF ny sLhId kr idwqy. asIN iehnF nUM mfPL ikvyN kr deIey? iehnF iKLlfPL byikrk lVfeI lVn dI hI loV hY.”
ieh bihs AuhnF dy pirvfr ivc ipCly qoN ipCly mhIny bVf zfZf jLor PVH geI sI. rfq nUM twbr ivc bYiTaF Auh gwlF-bfqF kr rhy sn ik ‘lhIaF dI pwqI’ df prqfp isMG qy Auhdy BfeIcfry dy do-iqMn bMdy AuhnF dy Gr afey sn. AuhnF dy ‘byksUr’ muMzy prmjIq nUM prsoN bfbf buwZf sfihb dy gurduafry twbr nfl mwQf tykx jFidaf nUM sI afr pI vfilaF ny trflI qoN lfh ilaf sI. kwlH Auh muMzy dy ipwCy gey sn, pr sI afr pI vfly kihMdy sn; puils nUM puwCo, asIN qF PVH ky bMdy pux-Cfx leI puils nUM hI dy idMdy aF. jy ies nF df koeI muMzf hoieaf qF puils nUM pqf hoAU. awgoN puils AuhnF nUM koeI inaF nhIN sI idMdI. svyry AuhnF puils kol Pyr jfxf sI qy Auh arjn isMG nUM afKx afey sn ik Auh AuhnF dy nfl jfvy. purfxf srpMc irhf hox kr ky, gwl-bfq df slIkf jfnx krky qy dlIl ivc jLor hox kr ky ajy vI lok Auhdf afsrf qwkdy rihMdy sn. Auh ies leI vI afey sn ik jgjIq isMG dI zI aYs pI nfl vI nyVqf suxINdI sI. jy Auh vI zI aYs pI nUM afK dyvy qF!
AuhnF dy jfx qoN bfad jdoN arjn isMG ny ikhf, “jgjIq! kr ivcfry gLrIb jwt dI mdd; jy kuJ kr skdf eyN qF!”
“bfpU jI, mYN qF kfqlF dy toly nfl dusLmxF vFg nijwTx dy hwk ivc aF. mfipaF dy ies ‘byksUr’ muMzy ny kI pqf ikMny byksUr lokF df Gfx kIqY! ipCly iqMn mhIny ieh GroN muMizaF nfl Bwijaf irhY. AuhnF nfl dIvflI vyKx qF nhIN sI igaf! mYN qF quhfnUM vI rokMU. pr qusIN qF afpxI mrjLI eI krnI huMdI ey. ikhVf iksy dI suxnI jF mMnxI huMdI ey!”
Ausny qF asloN hwQ KVy kr idwqy sn.
muMzf hrjIq df ividafrQI irhf sI. Ausny koloN gvfhI idwqI, “bfpU jI, muMzy ny ipCly sfl hI ajy dsvIN kIqI ey. myry kol pVHdf sI. pVHdy smyN inhfieq bIbf muMzf sI. hux hr Gr qy hr bihk `qy qF jdoN jI kry muMzy af vVdy ny. iehnF dI bihk `qy vI afAuNdy-jFdy sn. AuhnF dIaF gwlF, bdfmF dIaF igrIaF qy hiQafrF dy rumFs ny iKWc qF AuhnUM pf leI qy Auh do mhIny GroN Bwjf vI irhY. pr mfipaF df iewko iewk puwq hox kr ky iek qF mfipaF ny agilaF dy qrly kIqy ik sfzy puwq nUM moV idE qy dUjf muMzf vI AuhnF nfl jf ky PLs igaf mihsUs krdf sI. ajy hPLqf nhIN hoieaf, Auh mYnUM imilaf sI. AuhnUM KwulHf iPrdf vyK ky mYN vI puwC ilaf qF Auh iPws ipaf. kihMdf, “mfstr jI aYvyN cfa cfa ivc eI AuhnF df Jolf cuwk ky qur ipaf sF. awgy qoN kMnF nUM hwQ lfey. ijMnI nHfqI Enf puMn! mYN qF hux EDr mUMh nhIN krdf. sLukr ey; ijAUNidaF Gr af gey aF. AuhnF nfl bdfmF dIaF igrIaF Kfx nfloN BuwKy rihxf cMgf.”
“qF ieh gwl hY? vfikaf eI ksUr koeI nhIN Auhdf?”
“vyKo jI, mYN qF ieh vI puwiCaf sI AuhnUM. Auhny shuM Kf ky afiKaf sI ik Ausdf iksy vfrdfq ivc koeI hwQ nhIN. mYN qF AusnUM jdoN ieh puwiCaf ik hux qUM krnf kI cfhuMdYN! qF bVf mfsUm jvfb idwqf, “mfstr jI! mYN qF ijAUxF cfhuMdF!” GridaF nfl bfby bwuZy mwQf tykx jfx vfly idn vI Auh ‘nivaF’ dI trflI `qy bih ky swuKxf lfhux eI jf rhy sn ik AuhnF df puwq bfby dI imhr nfl ijAUNdf jfgdf Gr muV afieaY!”
“iPr qF jgjIq isaHF muMzy nUM bcfeIey Xfr iksy qrHF.” arjn isMG ny qrlf ilaf.
pr jgjIq nhIN sI mMinaF. afpxy ‘isDFqk pYNqVy’ qy kfiem irhf sI. arjn isMG ipMz dy hor moaHqbrF nfl iml ky muMzy df pqf krn jFdf irhf sI. pihlF qF puils hwQ pwlf eI nhIN sI PVfAuNdI. pr afKLr AuhnF nUM sUh iml geI ik muMzf sI afr pI dy ieMspYktr iqvfVI kol hY. Auh iqvfVI kol puwjy. iqvfVI mMn qF igaf ik muMzf Auhdy kol hY pr Auh Cwzygf nhIN ikAuNik ajy Aus koloN puwC-pVqfl kr irhf hY! arjn isMG ny dlIl idwqI, “mMn ilaf, muMzf qusIN PiVHaf hY. pr ipCly eyny idnF ivc muZlI puwC-igwC qF ho eI geI hovygI! jy Auhdy `c kuJ huMdf qF hux qwk inkl afAuxf sI. asIN shuM idMdy aF AuhdI ik sfzy muMzy ny kIqf krfieaf kuJ nhIN. quhfnUM vI pqf lwg igaf hoxYN. AuNJ vI jy kwlH-kloqr nUM AuhdI koeI gwl inkl afvy qF asIN afp muMzy nUM quhfzy awgy pysL kr idaFgy.”
iqvfVI arjn isMG nUM pfsy lY igaf, “bfbf jI! afps kI bfq hY. kUeyN my igrI eINt qo bfhr sUKI nfhIN inkly. eyk lfK prsoN qk ly afnf aOr lVkf ly jfnf.”
arjn isMG ny duhfeI pfeI, “jI Auhdf ipE qF ivcfrf zfZf grIb jwt aY. isrPL sfZy iqMn ikwly pYlI. krjLy df pihlF eI BMinaF hoieaf. gMjI KfAU kI qy incoVU kI! ikwQoN dy lAU quhfnUM lwK rupYaf! eydF grIb mfr nf kro.”
“mYN ny eyk bfq kih dI, so kih dI. prsoN af jfnf. nhIN qo--. Xyh BI afp ky kihny pr bol rhf hUM.”
Ausny ZwTy idl nfl af ky sfiraF nUM iqvfVI df PLYslf suxf idwqf. sfry afKx lwgy, ies ibnF hor koeI cfrf nhIN. muMzy dI jfn nfloN pYsy cMgy ny ikqy! AusnUM qF iksy qrHF bcfAuxf eI hoieaf!
iqvfVI nUM imlx jfx vfly idn awKF dy koieaF ivc pfxI aqy kMbdy hwQIN prqfp isMG, arjn isMG kol afieaf, “jQydfrf! kI krIey hux. mYN qF sfry aMgF sfkF dy KwlF-KUMjy PLrol ley.  myry koloN qF msF qIh hjLfr hoieaY. nMbrdfr hrsf suMh nUM jLmIn ilKf lYx nUM ikhY; mMn vI igaY Auh. pr Auhdy afVHqIey ny pYisaF df prsoN df krfr kIqY.”
arjn isMG ny afpxy Gr ipaf ds hjLfr rupYaf vI PVH ilaf. Auh iqvfVI kol gey. arjn isMG ny hwQ joVy, “iqvfVI sfihb! afh cflI hjLfr PVoH hfl dI GVI. ajy sfrf qfx lf ky msF eynf eI siraY. kwlH jF hwd prsoN qwk bfkI pYsy mYN afp lY ky afAUN. pr awj imhrbfnI kr ky muMzf sfnUM dy idE. quhfzy awgy hwQ bMnHdy aF.”
iqvfVI ny notF dI dwQI vfps moVidaF ikhf, “mYN ny eyk bfq krI QI afp sy. voh BI gurU kf iswK jfn kr. aBI BI sLfm qwk kf smyN hY afp ky pfs. pYsy ly afE, lVkf ly jfE!”
inrfs hoey Auh vfps prqy sn. iqvfVI dy afKy sLbd, “gurU kf iswK jfn kr!” AuhnUM lfhnqF pf rhy sn. Auh gurU awgy sLrimMdf sI. Auhny hwQ joVy, “swicaf pfqsLfh! mYN dwlf nhIN. qUM vI jfxdYN; mYN kdI ieho ijhI dlflI nhIN kIqI. kI krdf mYN? myrf muMzf huMdf qF mYN lVdf. Drny idMdf. BIVF iekwTIaF krdf. aKLbfrF kol jFdf. lVfeI lVdf. pr eyQy kI krdf? muMzy dy Gr dy qrly lYNdy sn, hwQ joVdy sn, kihMdy sn; mYN grm nf hovF! bxdI Kyz ikqy ivgV nf jfvy. ijvyN vI hovy, muMzf Cuzvf leIey. prsoN ivc iek idn hI qF bfkI hY.”
pr muMzy dI ijAUNdy rihx dI swDr aDUrI rih geI sI. lwK rupey qy muMzy ivclf iewk idn AumrF nfloN lMmF ho igaf sI. sLfm qwk Auh ‘vfaHdy muqfbk’ iewk lwK rupeIaf nhIN pucf sky sn. agly idn prmjIq dy ‘mukfbly’ ivc mfry jfx dI KLbr af geI sI.
keI idn prmjIq dy bol ijhVy arjn isMG ny hrjIq dI jLbfnI suxy sn Auhdy kMnF ivc gUMjdy rhy, “mYN ijAUxf cfhuMdF! mYN ijAUxf cfhuMdF!”

-pr prmjIq, puils aqy muMizaF ivckfr acncyq Pyr mfieaf rfm af ky Klo igaf.
guwsy ivc Bry arjn isMG df jI kIqf puils nUM afKy, “aOh jFdy ny aYN nUM. kmfd dy Ehly hoieaF ajy msF pMj imMt nhIN hoey.”
Auh mfieaf rfm nUM kql kIqy jfx aqy huxy klyjy ivc brCI vFg KoBI ‘bolI’ df qwqy Gfh hI bdlf lY lYxf cfhuMdf sI. pr AuhdIaF awKF awgy ijAUx leI qrly lYNdf prmjIq af ky Klo igaf. afKx lwgf, “mYN ijAUxf cfhuMdF!”
agly pl prmjIq df qrlf mfieaf rfm dy qrilaF ivc vt igaf.
cfr cyPLyry afvfjLF afAux lwgIaF, “mYN ijAUxf cfhuMdF! mYN ijAUxf cfhuMdF!”
Auh duibDf ivc pY igaf.
kI pYNqVf lvy Auh hux?
“afh vyK qfjLf gMny cUpy hoey.” Qfxydfr ny dfxf cugdIaF icVIaF nUM isLsLkfr ky Auzfieaf qy cubwcy lfgy cUp ky suwtIaF gMny dIaF iCwlF nUM ivKfAux lwgf
eyny icr ivc arjn isMG ny afpxy mn ivc pYNqVf bxf ilaf sI.
“iewk imMt Klo jo.” arjn isMG bMbI nfl lwgdy kmfd vwl viDaf qy muMizaF vwloN BMny gMinaF df afg PVH ky hOlI ijhI qurdf AuhnF kol afieaf. Auh Auqsukqf nfl vyK rhy sn ik ieh kI kr irhf hY! arjn isMG cfhuMdf sI ik ijMnF vwD qoN vwD smF lMGf sky cMgf hY, Eny icr qwk muMzy QoVHf dUr inkl jfxgy. ieh Auh jfx igaf sI ik puils vfly huxy hI iksy vwloN idwqI pwkI sUh nfl afey hn. AuhnF awgy korf JUT boilaF hux gujLfrf nhIN hoxf.
AuhnF kol af ky kihMdf, “mYN kdoN kihMdF AuhnF gMny nhIN cUpy. afh vyKo! BMny hoey gMinaF dy afg. iCwlF vI TIk AuhnF dIaF ny. pr ijwQoN qwk nhfAux dI gwl ey, Auh eyQy nHfqy iblkul nhIN. mUMh hwQ jLrUr Doqf. mYN qF aOh goBI dI pnIrI gozx izhf sF. EQy eI irhF mYN qF. zrdf sF ik ikqy mYnUM eI mfrn nf afey hox. mYN qF sfhb jI kol eI nhIN afieaf AuhnF dy. ikhVf mOq nUM mfsI afKy!” Auh jfx buwJ ky bymqlb gwl lMmI krI jf irhf sI.
“bjLurgf! bhuqIaF kHfxIaF nf pfeI jf. qUM ieh dws; eyQoN gey ikDr nUM ny Auh? sfzy kol qyrI rmfiex suxn df tYm nhIN.” Qfxydfr iKJ igaf sI.
“gey?” arjn isMG ny ijvyN afpxy afp nUM puwiCaf. iPr Auh cfry pfsy vyKdf cfry idsLfvF vwl GuMimaF qy afKLrkfr ies sO awsI drjy dy kon `qy muMizaF dy jfx dI iblkul Ault idsLf vwl hwQ kr idwqf, “aYDr nUM gey ny. msF pMj imMt hoey hoxgy.”
Ausdf iKLafl sI ik ijMny icr ivc Auh AuhnF nUM ies pfisEN lwBdy inrfs ho ky muVngy, Eny icr qwk muMzy dUjy pfsy dUr inkl jfxgy.
“cwlo, CyqI kro. hrI awp.” Auh Ptf Pt gwzIaF `qy svfr hoey qy arjn isMG dI dwsI idsLf vwl gwzIaF Bjf leIaF.
Auh aMdry aMdr ‘puMn df kMm’ krky KLusL sI. mfieaf rfm Ausdy sfhmxy af ky Klo igaf, “myry kfqlF nUM bcf ky qUM cMgf nhIN kIqf.”
Auh mfieaf rfm nfl awKF nhIN sI imlf skdf. sLrimMdf ijhf ho igaf Auh!
eyny icr ivc bMbI dI bwqI clI geI. Ausny koTy nUM qflf lfieaf qy ikrpfn hwQ ivc PVH ky ipMz nUM qurn lwgf. do kdm hI cwilaf sI ik golIaF dI gVgVfht nfl cOigrdf gUMj AuWiTaf. dfxf cugdIaF icVIaF-gutfrF df JuMz ‘cIN cIN’ df sLor krdf AuWz igaf. arjn isMG ny klyjf PVH ilaf.
“jfh jFdIey! hoxI vrq geI lwgdI aY!”
pr muMzy qF golI cwlx dI Ault idsLf nUM gey sn! EDr ikAuN muV gey? ikvyN muV gey!
arjn isMG dy kdmF nfl phfV bwJ igaf sI. qurnf muhfl ho igaf. afpxy afp nUM iKwcidaF DUhidaF Auh ajy ipMz nUM jFdI pwkI sVky ciVHaf hI sI ik puils dI jIp ipCoN afAuNdI idsI. Qfxydfr ny bfby nUM quiraF jFdf pCfx ky zrfeIvr nUM jIp hOlI krn df iesLfrf kIqf qy hOlI hoeI jIp ivcoN Aus vwl hwQ ihlfAuNdf boilaf, “bfbf! vDfeI hovy. qyry dwsy iqMny dy iqMny pMCI PuMzy gey ny!”
qy jIp DUVF AuyzfAuNdI Qfxy vwl Bwj geI. spIz PV rhI jIp df anumfn lfAuNidaF nyVy bYTy hOldfr ny suJf idwqf, “bfby qoN eI nf iehnF dI sLnfKLq krf leIey!”
“sLnfKLqF qy kfgLjLI kfrvfeI bfad dI gwl ey. Zyikaf! pihlF vwzy aPLsrF nUM KLLusLI dI KLbr qF suxf leIey.”
arjn isMG dy qF QF `qy hI pYr jMm gey. Qfxydfr dy bol golIaF dI gVgVfht vFg hI Ausdy aMdr gUMjx lwgy.
 “bfbf! vDfeI hovy. qyry dwsy iqMny dy iqMny pMCI PuMzy gey ny! qyry dwsy -–qyry dwsy--qyry dwsy-.”
“myry dwsy? myry dwsy! pr mYN kdoN dwisaf sI. qUM dwisaf nhIN sI? kdo? nhIN dwisaf. dwisaf sI. nhIN.”
BwjI jFdI DUVF AuzfAuNdI jIp df Gwtf Auhdy aMdr DuMdUkfr bx ky PYLl igaf. jIp dI afvfjL afKI jFdI sI, “arjn isMG sfzf muKLbr! arjn isMG sfzf muKLbr!”
ieiqhfs dy sfry muKLbr AuhdIaF awKF awgy GuMmx lwgy. lokF dIaF iPtkfrF dy mfry hoey! AuhnF ivc Auh vI Kloqf sI!
Auh bONdl igaf.
“myrf kI ksUr aY iehdy ivc? mYN qF nhIN idwqI AuhnF dI sUh!”
Aus afpxy afp nUM ikhf.
sfrf qfx lf ky jLmIn nfl icMbV gey afpxy pYr puwty qy ipMz nUM qurn lwgf. awKF awgy bfr bfr hnyrf afvy.
eyny icr ivc eyDr muVdI sVk `qy Qfxydfr jFdf jFdf do ispfhI KVy kr igaf sI. Auh ipMz vwloN eys rfhy jfx vfilaF nUM rok rhy sn, “EDr mukfblf hoieaY!”
nfky `qy zwky Kloqy do-cfr jixaF ny sfhmixEN arjn isMG nUM afAuNdf vyiKaf.
iek gwBrU ny puwiCaf, “bfbf! qHfzIaF pYlIaF kol hoieaf lwgdY mukfblf! EQoN ku KVfk suixaF sI golIaF df! kOx sn Blf?”
arjn isMG nUM jfipaf ijvyN gwBrU ny vI AusnUM tyZy qrIky nfl ieho ikhf hovy ik qyry dwsx `qy eI qyrIaF pYlIaF kol mfry gey ny muMzy!
“mYnUM nhIN kuJ vI pqf jvfnF!” Ausny iKJ ky afiKaf qy ipMz dy rfhy pY igaf.
“sB pqY bfby nUM.” AusnUM ipwCoN afvfjL suxI. ieh nfky `qy Kloqf ispfhI sI, ijhVf kuJ icr pihlF puils dI jIp ivc AuhnF dI bMbI `qy puils nfl igaf sI.
isr ivc bMb Ptx lwgy.
“qyry dwsy iqMny dy iqMny pMCI PuMzy gey ny!--- sB pqY bfby nUM!”
lwgf; huxy ispfhI ny nfky `qy Kloqy bMidaF kol sfrI gwl KolH dyxI aYN. qy svyr qwk AuhdI ‘krqUq’ qF bwcy bwcy dI jLbfn `qy hovygI.
“mYN nhIN muMizaF df kfql.” AuhnF jLor nfl afpxy afp nUM afKxf cfihaf. pr Auhdy aMdrly ny ies afvfjL nUM suxnoN ienkfr kr idwqf.
Gr afAuNidaF qwk arjn isMG nUM ijhVf vI bMdf rfh ivc afAuNdf imilaf, AuhdIaF njLrF ieho kihMdIaF lwgIaF, “muMzy mrvf ky qUM cMgf nhIN kIqf arjn isaHF!”
glIaF dy kwK vI AuhnUM imhxy mfr rhy sn , “bVf pfp kIqY qUM! dur lfhnq ey qYnUM!”
“mYnUM kfhdI dur lfhnq! dur lfhnq AuhnF nUM ijhVy bydoisLaF dy KUMn ivc nhfAuNdy ny hr rojL! ijhnF mfieaf rfm ijhI hsqI nUM kql kIqY! nfly mYN qF afpxI vwloN AuhnF nUM bcfAux dI hI koisLsL kIqI sI.”
Qfxydfr dy bol Auhdy itkx df Xqn kr rhy mn ivc iPr ivsPLot krn lwgdy, “bfbf! vDfeI hovy. qyry dwsy iqMny dy iqMny pMCI PuMzy gey ny! qyry dwsy -–qyry dwsy--qyry dwsy-.”
Auh afpxy afp nUM gunfhgfr smJx lwg ipaf sI. awj ispfhI ny dws iswqf sI; kwlH nUM Qfxydfr ny sfrI dunIaF nUM dws dyxYN ik mYN hI AuhnF nUM muMizaF dI sUh idwqI sI. gwl bfhr afAuxoN qF rihxI nhIN! bfhr qF af eI geI ey hux qF!
pwuqrF AuhidaF bVf smJfieaf, “bfpU jI! ies ivc quhfzf ksUr kI ey! pihlI gwl qF qusIN AuhnF nUM nf PVvfieaf qy nf mrvfieaf ey. qusF qF puils nUM AuhnF qoN Ault rfhy qor ky afpxI vwloN bcfAux df hI cfrf kIqf sI. ieh qF AuhnF dI mfVI iksmq ik Esy pfsy moVf kwt gey qy puils nUM twkr gey. jy ksUr igxIeyN vI qF iksy Es df ey, ijs ny AuhnF nUM afpxI bMbI vwl afAuNidaF vyiKaf qy puils nUM sUh idwqI. qusIN qF iblkul inrdosL E. AuJ vI Auh ijhVIaF krqUqF krdy sn, AuhnF dI kIqI df PLl iksy nf iksy idn imlxf eI sI AuhnF nUM. kwlH nhIN qF awj iml igaf.”
pr arjn isMG df mn DIr nhIN sI Dr irhf.
“mYN afpxI axKL leI, KLfndfn dI iewjLq leI afpxf puwq qF mrvf skdF, pr kdI puils df muKLbr nhIN bx skdf!”
qy Auhdy puwq jgjIq isMG nUM Auh idn cyqy afey jdoN Ausny afpxI jQybMdI dy PLYsly anusfr mulfjLm mMgF dI pUrqI leI cMzIgVH ivc pMjfh idn dI lMmI BuwK hVqfl inBfeI sI. AudoN qF ajy bfpU ieMdr isMG vI ijAUNdf sI. bfpU ieMdr isMG ny ikhf sI, “sfzf muMzf gLlq PLYslf lY bYTY. BuwK hVqfl isry cVHfAuxf bVf aOKf kMm eyN. asIN kr kr ky vyKIaF ny. mfstr qfrf isMG qy sMq PLqih isMG ny ibnF kuJ pRfpq kIiqaF mrn vrq qoV ky afpxI qy kOm dI bVI hyTI krfeI ey. ieh qF PyrUmfn rwK ivKf igaf qy iehnF vwloN lbyiVaf kOm df mUMh Do igaf. hux sfzf muMzf ikqy sfnUM AulHfmF nf idvf dyvy! myry `c qF ies Aumr `c jfx dI ihMmq nhIN. jfE muMzy nUM idlbrI dy ky afE.”
ijs idn Auhdf ipE arjn isMG ipMz dy ds bMidaF nUM nfl lY ky AuhnUM BuwK-hVqfl qy bYTy nUM imlx igaf sI qF jgjIq dI BuwK hVqfl nUM bwqI idn gujLr cuwky sn. Auh mrn-hfr, inZfl hoieaf awD mItIaF awKF `coN ipMz dy bjLurgF vwl Jfikaf sI. bfp arjn isMG dI icwtI ho geI dfhVI vwl vyKidaF Aus soicaf sI, “pihlF vwzy bfpU jI dy ibKVy rfhIN qurn krky myry bfpU nUM sfrI Aumr afpxyy BYx BrfvF df qy sfzf pirvfr pflxf ipaf sI. qy hux BfvyN myry mrn qoN bfad AusnUM myrf pirvfr vI pflxf pY jfey!”
bfp dy Aumr Br lMmy sMGrsL df iDafn DridaF AusdIaF awKF ivc pfxI Br afieaf sI. pr ieh iksy kmjLorI df pfxI nhIN sI. dfdy qy bfp bfry socidaF pYdf hoey gOrv df aihsfs sI. AuhdI awK dy koey `coN ikrdI pfxI dI bUMd Auhdy ipAu ny qfV leI sI. AusdI afvfjL grjI sI, “jgjIq isMaHF, ‘ajIq’ bx! qyrf ipMz sLhIdF sUrimaF df ipMz ey. Es ipMz dy nF nUM vwtf nf lfvIN. afpxy dfdy qy ipE dI icwtI dfhVI qy AujlI pwg nUM dfgL nf lwgx deIN. vyKIN ikDry rfh `coN nf muV afeIN. ipwCy dI iPLkr nf krIN. afh qyry sfQI qy vzyry qYnUM eyho gwl afKx afey aF, sLhId hoxf pey qF iKVy mwQy hoeIN. GbrfeIN nf. myry gurU dy puwq vI mYdfn ivcoN nhIN sI muVy qy myrf puwq vI nhIN muVnf cfhIdf.”
bfpU dy grjdy bol AuhdI qfkq bx gey sn qy AuhnF dy afsry Auh bfkI aTfrF idn vI kwZ igaf sI. srkfr nUM AuhnF dIaF mMgF mMnx leI afKLrkfr Jukxf ipaf sI.

jgjIq ny Pyr smJfieaf, “bfpU jI! quhfzf koeI ksUr nhIN. qusIN aYvyN mn nUM vihm lf ilaY.”
“ikAuN hrjIq isaHF! jgjIq suMh TIk afKdY? mYnUM qF lwgdY ik svyry sfrf ipMz mYnUM QUh QUh krUgf.”
“bfpU jI kI gwlF krdy E! quhfzf sfrf jIvn sfPL suQrI slyt hY. asloN bydfgL! quhfnUM koeI ieho ijhI quhmq ikvyN lf skdf aY!” hrjIq ny hONslf idwqf. Ausny kol Kloqy afpxy puwq qy BqIjy nUM iesLfrf kIqf qy agly pl dovF poqiraF ny afpxy dfdy dy gl nUM jwPLI pf leI.
“sfzf bfpU dlf df sUrmF. sLyr bwbr” vwzy poqry ny AuhdI sPLYd dfVHI nUM lfz nfl sihlfieaf.
arjn isMG nUM koeI BuwlI hoeI gwl cyqy af geI, “bwicE! quhfzf vwzf bfpU ajy ijAUNdf sI, jd iek idn mYN sBfAukI AuhnUM afiKaf, “bfpU jI! qusIN qF afpxI ijLMdgI sohxI inBf leI; awgoN sfzI vyKIey ikvyN lMGdI aY. qF Auhny awgoN pqY kI aiKaf sI? afKx lwgf, “arjn isaHF! puwqrf!! kfhdI cMgI inB geI! myrI pUrI cMgI inBI Aus idn jfixEN ijs idn afh icwtI dfhVI eysqrHF icwtI dI icwtI hI myry nfl mVHIaF ivc sV geI. bMdy df kI pqf ikhVy vyly kdoN kflKL lwg jfvy!--”
   eynI afK ky Aus ny do-iqMn vfr nFh ivc isr ihlfieaf.
“bfpU qUM qF lY igEN icwtI dfhVI nfl afpxy; pr myrI qF dfhVI nUM lwg geI kflKL!”
Ausny Dfh mfrn vFg afiKaf qy dovF hwQF ivc isr Guwt ilaf.
twbr dy jLor dyx `qy vI Aus rotI dI burkI mUMh nf lfeI. sfrI rfq ibsqry `qy ipaf AuWsl vwty lYNdf irhf. AuhdI njLr afpxy ipMz dy mfx-mwqy ieiqhfs `qy PLYl geI. eysy ipMz dy BfeI hrdfs isMG ny Auh nfgLxI bxfeI sI ijhVI BfeI bicwqr isMG ny gurU df QfpVf lY ky msq hoey hfQI dy mwQy ivc mfrI sI. pr awj ieh nfgxI Ausdy afpxy klyjy ivc KuBI peI sI. eysy ipMz dy BfeI mhF isMG ny isr dI bfjLI lf ky gurU dI god df inwG mfixaF sI qy BrfvF vwloN iliKaf bydfvf pVvf ky muV qoN ‘tuwtI gMZ leI sI.’ pr awj gurU ny Aus nfloN afp hI qoV leI sI. AusnUM KLud nUM god ivcoN Dwkf dy ky gurU ny pfsy suwt idwqf sI. Auh afpxy gurU GroN Dwikaf igaf sI.  nmosLI ivc glL glL DisaF hoieaf! Aus mihsUs kIqf AuhdI dfVHI awQrUaF nfl iBwj cwlI sI.
kdI AuhnUM afpxy gLdrI sUrimaF `qy bVf mfx sI. afpxy ipMz df qy afpxy KLfndfn df gOrvmeI ieiqhfs lokF nfl sFJf kridaF AuhdI CfqI mfx ivc Puwl jfieaf krdI sI. ichry `qy jlfl af jFdf sI. pr awj AuhnUM afpxy ipMz dy gLdrI pRym isMG nUM DoKy nfl PVfAux vfly Auhdy gLdrI Xfr BUiraF vfly lfl isMG dy puuwq cMnx isMG df iKLafl af irhf sI ijsny afpxy mfmy blvMq isMG nfl iml ky pRym isMG nUM igRPLqfr krvf idwqf sI. awj Auh afp cMnx isMG qy blvMq isMG bx igaf sI!
iPr AuhdI soc AuhnUM hor pfsy iKwc ky lY geI. Auh qF aYvyN afpxy ipMz dy mfx-mwqy ieiqhfs aqy gOrv df rOlf pfAuNdf irhf sI. mfieaf rfm dy kfql ieh muMzy vI qF eysy ipMz dy sn. iksy gLrIb jwt dI kuVI dI iewjLq rolx vflf awj df ‘sLhId sUrmf!’ vI qF eysy ipMz df sI qy sI vI Auhdy afpxy BfeIcfry ivcoN! inhfl isMG vI qF eysy hI ipMz df sI, ijhVf pRym isMG hurF df sfQI sI qy ijsny ipwCoN vfaHdf muafPL gvfh bx ky pRym isMG hurF nUM Pfhy lvfieaf sI! AusnUM adflq ivc vfaHdf muafPL bixaF vyK ky pRym isMG ny afpxf mUMh prny nfl Zwk ilaf sI qy ikhf sI, “mYN ies gLdfr df mUMh nhIN vyKxf cfhuMdf.”
pRym isMG ny qF ieh vI ikhf sI, “inhfl isaHF! ijhVI mOq qoN zridaF qUM vfaHdf muafPL bixaF eyN, Xfd rwKIN! qyrI gLdfrI qy qyrI nmosLI qYnUM sfzy qoN vI pihlF lY zuwbygI. sfzy qoN pihlF mryNgf qUM!”
inhfl isMG nmosLI df mfiraf Gr af ky ipCly aMdr luk igaf sI. pRym isMG dI bolI Ausdy aMdr KuB geI sI. jy ikqy hnyry-svyry, bfhr-aMdr jMgl-pfxI jFdf vI qF iksy nfl awK imlfAuxoN zrdf. AusnUM lwgdf sI ijvyN AuhnUM vyKx vflf hr bMdf vyKdy sfr mUMh AuWqy prnf lY lYx lwgf hovy! sfrf idn Auh ipCly kmry dy hnyry ivc luikaf rihMdf. afey gey iksy nUM vI imldf nhIN sI. ipCly idnF ivc qF Auh Gr dy jIaF nUM vI kihx lwg ipaf sI, “afpxy mUMh qoN prnf pfsy ikAuN nhIN krdy! kI ivfgiVaY mYN quhfzf! myry vwl ivMhdy ikAuN nhIN qusIN? ikAuN mUMh moVdy E myry qoN?”
qy swcIN nmosLI df mfiraf inhfl isMG pRym isMG hurF dy Pfhy lwgx qoN pihlF hI pRfx iqafg igaf sI. ieh iksy vlI-aOlIey pRym isMG df srfp nhIN sI. ieh qF iek dysL Bgq aMdroN gLdfrI kr gey afpxy hI sfQI leI sihj-suBf inklI dur-asIs sI, ijs ny BYa ivc Ps ky afdrsLoN izwg pey inhfl isMG dI jLmIr nUM lfhnq pfeI sI. afpxy hI aMdroN peI ies iPtkfr ny AuhdI jLmIr ZyrI kr idwqI sI qy nfl hI srIr vI.
awj Auh KLud vI inhfl isMG bx igaf sI!
svyry iksy nUM kI mUMh ivKfeygf Auh! sfry lok AuhnUM vyK ky mUMh `qy prny lY lYxgy. ikvyN krygf Auh AuhnF df sfhmxf! kI hux Auh vI ipCly aMdr luk jfvy!
jgjIq qy hrjIq qF bfr bfr afKdy sn ik Ausdf koeI ksUr nhIN! muMizaF dI mOq qF ‘bfjLF’ dI ‘bfjLF’ nfl lVfeI df PLl sI. AuhnF ‘bfjLF’ ny hI qF mfieaf rfm df kql kIqf sI. mfieaf rfm dy kfql pRym isMG dI QF ikvyN lY skdy sn! pRym isMG qy Auh afp qF ‘icVIaF dy Xfr’ sn!
TIk hI qF sI. mfieaf rfm dy kfql pRym isMG dI QF ikvyN lY skdy ny! pr Qfxydfr hwsdf hoieaf afK irhf sI, “bfbf! vDfeI hovy. qyry dwsy iqMny dy iqMny pMCI PuMzy gey ny! qyry dwsy -–qyry dwsy--qyry dwsy-.”
Auh iewk qrHF afpxy muMizaF `qy cIk ipaf, “mslf ‘mfieaf rfm dy kfql mfry hI jfxy cfhIdy ny’ df nhIN sgoN mslf myry sihvn hI ‘muKLbr’ bx jfx df hY; ijsdI DuwK Qfxydfr qy hornF pulsIaF rfhIN awj-Blk bfhr inkl hI jfxI hY!
Ausny iPr qoN isr PVH ilaf.

sfrI rfq Aus jfgidaF kwtI. loa lwgI qF Ausny dIvfr `qy tMMgIaF gurUu nfnk dyv qy gurU goibMd isMG dIaF qsvIrF vwl vyiKaf.
“myry bfbf nfnkf! mYN qF sdf pihlF qYnUM eI ismiraY! qUM eI hux rfh dws koeI. myry nfnk dI dsvIN joq, hornF dy ‘bfjLF vfilaf’, pr myiraf ‘icVIaF vfilaf!’ qUM qF jfxdYN ik mYN ikiqEN vI aMimRq nhIN sI Cikaf. mYN qF jdoN PLfqmF nUM CuzfAux jfx leI GroN ikwlI nfloN bfpU dI ikrpfn lfhI sI qF kyvl qyrf hI afsrf qkfieaf sI. mYN qF loV vyly afpxI ijMLmyvfrI smJidaF qyrf nF lY ky qyrI ikrpfn kdI kdI AuTf lYNdf sF qF Boly lok smJdy sn ik mYN aMimRq Cikaf hoieaY! lokF leI mYN aMimRqDfrI sF. mYN lokF dy ivsLvfs nUM qoV ky qyrI hyTI nhIN sF krvfAuxf cfhuMdf. ies leI axCky aMimRq df Byd mYN kdI iksy `qy Aujfgr nhIN sI hox idwqf. mYN axCikaf aMimRq vI kdI qyry leI imhxf nhIN sI bxn idwqf. hux qUM dws qF shI mYN mfCIvfVy dy jMgl ivcoN ikvyN pfr jfvF! Ps igaf mYN qF Buwl BuleIaF ivc.”
dovyN bfby awgoN kuJ nhIN boly. Auh prysLfn hoieaf afpxy ‘ipMz’ nUM puwCx lwgf. sfry ijvyN kih rhy sn; qUM sfnUM ikAuN puwCdf eyN; afpxy mn nUM puwC. pr mn ivc qF cfr cuPLyry hnyrf hI hnyrf sI.
Auh vfr vfr afpxy afp nUM svfl krdf. vfr vfr vwKry vwKry jvfb imldy.
    qy Pyr ijvyN AusnUM acncyq rfh ids ipaf hovy.
idn cVHy Auh KLusLI KLusLI sfry twbr nUM imilaf. cfh vI pIqI, nfsLqf vI kIqf. ikrpfn ikwlI nfloN lfhI qy mjLbUq kdmIN qurdf Auh ipMz ivc vVdI sVk dy sfhmxy pYNdy cOrfhy ivcly QVHy `qy af ky bYT igaf. AusnUM pqf sI puils ies vyly rojL gLsLq `qy afAuNdI hY.
puils dI jIp afeI qF Ausny hwQ dy ky rok leI.
“kwlH vflf bfbf arjn suMh eyN.” hOldfr ny Qfxydfr nUM afiKaf.
“suxf bfbf!” Qfxydfr ny ‘afpxf bMdf’ jfx ky cfa ivc Kwbf pYr jIp qoN hyTF lfhuMidaF AuyqsLfh nfl puwiCaf.
“suxfAuNdF qYnUM hrfmIaF!” Auhny imafn sxy ikrpfn AuhdIaF bfhvF `qy mfrI. AuhdI grjdI afvfjL dUr dUr Kloqy lokF dy kMnF qwk jf gUMjI.
“qUM mYnUM muKLbr bxf `qf kMjrf! mYN dunIaF sfhmxyN ikqy mUMh dyx jogf nhIN rih igaf. hrfmIaF! klMk lvf `qf eI myry mwQy `qy. myry ipMz dy mwQy `qy. myrI Aumr Br dI kmfeI imwtI c roVH `qI. muMizaF ny qF jo Auh krdy sn, awj Blk mrnf eI sI. pr qUM AuhnF dI mOq myry lyKy ikAuN pf `qI. dwlf bxf `qf qUM mYnUM.”
puils dy bMdy Bwj ky bfhr inkly. arjn isMG df hmlf jIp dy sfhmxy pfisEN hox kr ky ipClIaF sItF qoN AuWqry ispfhIaF dy awgy arjn isMG nfl guwQ-m-guwQf huMdf Qfxydfr af igaf. Auh pfsf vlL ky hrPLlI kfhlI nfl arjn isMG vwl vDx leI lpky.
arjn isMG pihlF qF qlvfr nUM imafnoN kwZx lwgf pr iPr kuJ soc ky Ausny Qfxydfr dI pytI nfl lmkdy rIvflvr nUM hwQ pf ilaf. Qfxydfr ny AusnUM Dwkf mfr ky nfloN qoVnf cfihaf. pr Auhdy hwQ qF lohy dy bxy hoey sn. jIp qoN Bwj ky Auqry sfho-sfh hoey hvfldfr ny AusnUM ipwCoN dI jwPf mfrn dI koisLsL kIqI pr Auh Jtky nfl Ausdy jwPy `coN inkl igaf. pUry jLor nfl Ausny Qfxydfr df  rIvflvr iKc ilaf.
“PVHo Auey iehnUM. jdoN mYnUM mfr eI dAUgf, AudoN eI kuJ krogy.” Qfxydfr dI kMbdI-ivlkdI cIk gUMjI.
“kuwiqaF mYN qYnUM mfrnf nhIN. pr mYN qYnUM suwkf vI nhIN Cwzxf. qyry lhU nfl mYN afpxy mwQy `qy lwg geI kflKL DoxI aYN.” Auhny Kwby hwQ ivc ikrpfn sMBflI qy swjy hwQ nfl rIvflvr df bwt pUry qfx nfl Qfxydfr dy mwQy ivc mfiraf. lhU dIaF GrflF vgx lwgIaF.
“bwaas!” eynI kr ky Aus qswlI df zUMGf sfh ilaf qy rIvlvr nUM hvf ivc AuWcf AuCfl ky dUr suwtidaF jyqU KLusLI ivc ikhf, “hya, afh lY.”
mIcI muwTI vflf Ausdf swjf guwt mjLbUqI nfl awgy viDaf vMgfr irhf sI, “lE, PVH lE mYnUM.”
do pulsIaF ny arjn isMG nUM jwPf mfr ilaf.
    lhU coNdy mwQy nUM pUMJidaF Grkdy hoey Qfxydfr ny nfl dy sfQIaF nUM llkfiraf, “hux mfro vI golI iehnUM BYx codo! ipE nUM jwPIaF kfhdIaF pfAux zhy jy!”
    jwPf pfAux vfilaF arjn isMG nUM Dwkf dy ky iewk pfsy kr idwqf.
ispfhI ny styngMn iswDI kIqI qy insLfnf bMnH ky golI clf idwqI. ‘gV gV’ hoeI qy agly pl arjn isMG jLmIn `qy izwgf, lhU ivc lwQ pwQ, qVPL irhf sI.
plF ivc lokF dI BIV jmHF ho geI. ieh kI Bfxf vfpr igaf sI!
rumfl nfl mwQy qoN lhU pUMJdf hoieaf Qfxydfr kdy muwT-ByV ivc pft geI qy iqp iqp zuwlHdy lhU nfl ilbV rhI afpxI vrdI vwl vyK irhf sI; kdI jLmIn `qy izwgy arjn isMG vwl. lhU co co ky Auhdy ichry qy awKF nUM iBAuN irhf sI.
puils ny dbkf mfr ky BIV nUM pfsy ht jfx leI ikhf. lok dUr jf ky KVy ho gey. ijnHF kuJ iek jixaF ny afpxI hfjLrI ivc Gtnf vfprdI vyKI sI, Auh zry-sihmy vI sn qy hulfs ivc vI sn. kMbdy, sihmyN qy AuqsLfhI bolF nfl Auh Gtnf df ibafn kr rhy sn. vDf cVHf ky arjn isMG dI bhfdrI qy jvF-mrdI dI khfxI suxf rhy sn.
“nhIN Auey rIsF! sfzy sUrmy bfpU dIaF! Es bwbr sLyr dIaF!” iksy ny josL ivc Br ky pr puils qoN zridaF hOlI ijhI afiKaf.
BIV qoN prHy iek pfsy afx Kloqf akflI Bjn isMG afpxy nfl Kloqy sfQI nUM hOlI ijhI kihMdf, “ieho ijhy ieMj eI kuwqy dI mOq mrdy huMdy ny. ijhVy nf eyDr hox nf EDr.”
“sLrm kr E Bjn isaHF! AuNj ‘akflI’ bixaF iPrdYN!” nfl dy gflH kwZx vFg afiKaf.
“Tfxydfr ny qF afpxI izAUtI inBfAuxI sI! pihlF muMizaF dI sUh nf idMdf ieh!” Bjn isMG ajy vI afpxI gwl `qy kfiem sI.
“koeI nhIN; Auhny vI afpxI izAUtI inBf idwqI af.”
Bjn isMG dy moZy `qy iksy ny hwQ rwiKaf.
ieh ipwCy af Kloqf bfby df muMzf jgjIq isMG sI ijhVf iksy dukfn qoN hfdsy dI KLbr suxky Bwjf afieaf sI.
jgjIq kfhlI nfl KUMn ivc ilwbVy bfpU dI lfsL vwl viDaf. lhU df CwpV lwgf hoieaf sI. CfqI golIaF nfl ClxI hoeI peI sI. qy CfqI dy nfl hI Kwby pfsy AusdI mwuT ivc GuwtI Auhdy bfby dI ikrpfn peI sI.
cVHdy sUrj dIaF ikrnF dy sunihrI cfnx ivc bfby dI icwtI dfVHI ilsL ilsL kr rhI sI.

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nÈf bhuq ho igaf hY. bYWz AuWqy izwigaf ipaf hF.lgdf hY ik bYWz BuaFtxIaF Kf irhf hY-afsy pfsy GuMm irhf hY - kdy hyTF vwl bVI qyËI nfl af jf irhf hY. kol hI tYlIvIËn cwl irhf hY ijs AuWqy koeI BgvyN kwpiVaF vflf bfbf bol irhf hY – Aus dy tuwtvyN ijhy bol vI suxdy hn aqy afly-duafly dIaF afvfËF vI …………

………… idn-pRqI-idn mnuwÈX akylf hoqf jf rhf hY …… kXf kfrn hY …… ies kf ……eIrÈXf, ahMkfr ……dUsry ko ipafr nf krnf ……… akylf……… akylfpn…

ajy nÈf tuwitaf nhIN…… idmfÊ ivwc tuwty Bwjy iÉafl afeI jFdy hn. iÌlm dI rIlH vFg GtnfvF bVI qyËI nfl bdl rhIaF hn. PormYn, cfcf rUp isMG dIaF dyhÜIaF ivwc izwigaf ipaf hY. mMgU dI lfTI Aus dy mwQy AuWqy AuWGr rhI hY.……

golf guwsy nfl PuMkfr rhI myry shuiraF ƒ Ìon kr rhI hY…… Aus dI mF kol KVHI afpxIaF aYnkF ƒ TIk kr rhI hY.……

mYN dfrU dy do iqMn pYWg lgf ky krn ƒ Ìon AuWqy gflHF kwZ irhf hF………

pqf hI nhIN lgdf ik kdoN mYN bYWz AuWqy ipaf-ipaf AuWcIN-AuWcIN gflHF kwZx lgdf hF. ieh vI Buwl jFdf hF ik myrIaF gflHF myry bwcy sux rhy hn…… myrI pqnI aqy myrI mF sux rhIaF hn.

mYnUUM afpxI pqnI buVbuV krdI suxfeI idMdI hY. Auh Aus bMdy ƒ kos rhI hY ijhVf mYƒ dfrU pIx leI lY ky jFdf hY…… AuNj Aus ƒ vI ieh nhIN pqf ik awj mYN iks dy nfl pI ky afieaf hF. mYƒ bhuq duwK phuMcdf hY jdoN koeI myry dosqF ƒ burf Blf kihMdf hY.

Èfm cfr ku vjy mfstr primMdr df Ìon afieaf sI-

____ hF ikaf krdY? …… ikwQy aF?

____ mYN …… mYN bs pMdrF vIh imMt qwk ivhlf ho jfxY…… bs GridaF ƒ duwD aqy sbËI ilaf ky dyxI aF……

____ mYN kihMdY bI awj sYr krdy…[ mYN ar grcf qF iqafr ho rhy aF sYr vfsqy.
____ bUt-bft pf ‘ly.

ieh kih ky mYN hws pYNdf hF ikAuNik mYN Aus dI ‘sYr` df mqlb smJ igaf sI.

____ hF … af jFdYN mYN Pyr-dwso ikwQy imlF?
____ qUM sfDU dy Zfby ‘qy af jf.
Ìon bMd.

bs sfDU dy Zfby ‘qy kuJ iËafdf hI ho geI. iqMn bMdy qy iewk boql. bfad ivc iewk hor dosq AuWQy eI bIar dy pYWg lvf igaf. bs Esy ny Érfb kIqf.

pqf nhIN iks qrHF mYN sfDU dy Zfby qoN afpxy Gr qwk puwijaf sI. rsqy ivwc pqf nhIN iks-iks ƒ Ìon imlf ho igaf aqy pqf nhIN iks-iks ƒ kI-kI kih ho igaf.

ibjlI vfly Èrmy dy kuÈ pYsy dyxy sn. Aus df ihsfb-ikqfb krn leI KVH igaf. Auh muskurfeI jfvy aqy khI jfvy:

____ koeI gwl nI, mfstr jI, Pyr af jfxgy pYsy……[

kol hI KVHf bMtI vI boilaf:

____ lY lo, lY lo pMzq jI, awj mfstr jI mUz ivwc aF.

kuJ icr leI mYnUUM bMtI bhuq burf lwigaf. mYN Aus vwl GUr ky vI dyiKaf. pr myry ichry AuWqy guwsf AuWBr hI nhIN sikaf. awj ijvyN myrf mUz sB nfl hws-hws ky aqy bhuq sfrIaF gwlF krn ƒ hI krdf sI. iesy asr aDIn awj mYN afpxy Gr dy sfhmxy qMg glI ivwc KVHy mMgU ƒ bulf ilaf sI. mYN sfrI Aumr kdy mMgU ƒ nhIN sI bulfieaf, pr awj Aus ƒ bulf ilaf:

_____ E mMgU, afpxI koeI duÈmxI nIN hY Xfr, nf qUM mYƒ kdy cMgf-mfVf ikhY … nf mYN qYƒ kdy cMgf mfVf ikhY… qUM mYnUUM dws deIN ijwdx sfly krn dy cfr rKVy lfAuxy hoey…[ jMmxf bMd kr idaFgy sfÜy df……[

afp muhfry hI myrf hwQ Aus dy moZy AuWqy clf igaf sI. Aus ny ajIb ijhI muskurfht dy nfl myrf hwQ afpxy moZy qoN Auqfr idwqf aqy ikhf:

____ bs rihx dy …… hux.

mYƒ lwigaf ijvyN iksy ny bVI Ëor nfl myry mUMh AuWqy cpyV mfrI hovy. ikMnI byiewËqI sI myrI? ikMnf Cotf sI mMgU myry nfloN? Aus ny myrf hwQ afpxy moZy qoN iewk iksm nfl Jtk hI idwqf sI.

ies qrHF qF myry nfl kdy iksy ny nhIN sI kIqI.

pr mYN ikhVf Aus nfl Gwt kIqI sI. puils styÈn ivwc Aus nfl aqy Aus dy sfQIaF nfl ispfhIaF qoN jo ivvhfr mYN krvfieaf sI, Auh ikhVf Gwt sI. AuhnF ƒ ispfhIaF ny gflHF kwZIaF… Tuwzy mfry aqy ilÉqI qOr ‘qy mfÌI vI mMgvfeI sI. myrf qF Aus ny kuJ vI nhIN sI ivgfiVaf.

sfrf pMgf qF myry sfÜy krn ny hI pfieaf sI, Aus nfl lVHfeI CyV ky. pihlF dovyN dosq sn. iPr lV pey. pqf nhIN kuVIaF df mfmlf sI jF ÌonF AuWqy mfrIaF imws kflF df. iksy ƒ kuJ nhIN pqf.

myry Gr dy iblkul sfhmxy qMg ijhI glI ivwc mMgU df Gr hY. ÈurU qoN hI ies pirvfr nfl sfzI sFJ rhI hY. mMgU dy bfpU rUp isMG ƒ asIN cfcf jI kih ky hI bulfAuNdy rhy hF. Auh bVy KuwlHy aqy itwcrI suBfa vflf hY. mMgU qoN vwzIaF cfr kuVIaF vI hn Aus dIaF.

mMgU dI mF aqy BYxF ny ivafh-ÈfdIaF dy smyN lokF dy GrIN kMm kr-kr ky pirvfr df guËfrf clfieaf hY. lok kihMdy hn ik rUp isMG ny kdy koeI kMm nhIN kIqf. bs msq-mlMg hI irhf hY. pr mYƒ ies gwl ivc koeI swcfeI nhIN jfpdI ikAuNik mYN bcpn ivwc Aus ƒ sfeIkl AuWqy brÌ dy goly bxf ky vycidaF qwikaf hY. kdy-kdy Auh sfeIkl dy ipwCy tokrI bMnH ky sbËI dI PyrI vI lfieaf krdf sI. ies qrHF iksy ƒ sfrI Aumr leI ivhlf jF inkMmf kih dyxf mYƒ cMgf nhIN lgdf.

mMgU ny qF myrI soJI ivwc hI jnm ilaf hY. myrIaF awKF sfhmxy hI ieh vwzf hoieaf, QoVHf bhuq piVHaf, afvfrf GuMimaf, krn hurF nfl liVaf, iPr iksy arb dyÈ ivwc clf igaf aqy hux ies ny bfhroN af ky ivafh krvf ilaf… muhwly ivwc ÈurU qoN hI ies dI koeI iÈkfieq nhIN rhI … pr mYN ies ƒ kdy nhIN sI bulfieaf. mYN vI ikAuN bulfAuNdf? vwzf Auh sI jF mYN? mYN vI qF Aus dy bfpU ƒ ‘cfcf jI` kih ky hfl-cfl puwC hI ilaf krdf sI krn vflI Gtnf qF bhuq dyr bfad hI vfprI.

krn myrf sfÜf lgdf hY. myrI GrvflI dy mfsV df muMzf. sfzy Gr qoN pMj swq Gr Cwz ky AuhnF df Gr hY.sfzy ivafh qoN pMdrF vIh sfl pihlF dy Auh ies mkfn ivwc rihMdy hn. myrf irÈqf vI myrI GrvflI dI mfsI ny hI krvfieaf hY. GrvflI dy mfsV ƒ mYN mËfk nfl ‘ÌormYn` kihMdf hF aqy Aus dI pqnI ƒ ‘mfsI`. myrI pqnI Aus ƒ ‘mfsI` kihMdI hY qF mYN vI ‘mfsI` hI kihMdf hF.

Aus Èfm muhwly ivwc hMgfmf ijhf mc igaf sI. pihlF qF mYnUUM aijhI koeI AuWG-suwG hI nhIN sI. muhwly ivwcoN lVHfeIaF df mhOl qF lgBg Éqm hI ho cuwikaf sI. AuNj koeI bhuqI ipafr-Bfvnf vflI gwl vI nhIN sI. bs sB afpo-afp ivc msq rihMdy sn. pqf nhIN bfhr ikwQy krn aqy mMgU dI lVfeI ho geI sI. pr Aus Èfm qF gwl bhuq hI vwD geI sI. sfzy Gr dy iblkul sfhmxy bol-bulfrf ho irhf sI. krn, PormYn, mfsI aqy Cotf pvn mMgU horF AuWpr ƒ lfTIaF lY ky af gey sn-ijvyN bhuq bVy guMzy hox. iewDr mMgU horIN vI Gwt nhIN sn. isafxf-ibafxf cfcf rUp isMG vI ivwcy AulJ igaf sI. CuzvfAux vfly lok ivcy Èfml sn. pqf nhIN iks qrF PormYn hyTF izwg ipaf. cfcy rUp isMG dIaF dyhlIaF dy aYn ivckfr, Aus dI pwg iKwlrI peI sI. lokF dy bcfE nfl mMgU dI lfTI PormYn dy isr ivc vwjx qoN bc geI sI. afpxI afdq muqfibk mYN iksy df sfQ nhIN idwqf. myry leI dovyN bËurg sn. dovyN afpxy sn jo mfVI aOlfd kfrx awj Bry muhwly ivwc afpxIaF pwgF rol rhy sn. QoVHy ijhy bol-bulfry aqy Dwkf-muwkI qoN bfad lVHfeI ruk geI.
_____ Èukr hY iksy dy koeI swt - Ìyt nIN vwjI-mfr ley gMdI aOlfd ny ……[ gurmIq isMhu qF ivcfrf mfVI aOlfd ny hI lY ilaf… pihlF kuVI krky qMg irhf hux afh AuWiTaY cobr krn.

myrI mF ny afpxy Gr dy gyt aMdr vVidaF ikhf sI.

mYN BfvyN ies sfry mfmly ivwc cuwp hI irhf pr irÈqydfrI hox kfrx mYƒ mËbUrn mfsI dy Gr jfxf ipaf. AuhnF puils Qfxy ivwc arËI dy idwqI sI. gwl vwDx dy zr qoN mYN iewk jfxkfr puils vfly kol sfrI gwl kIqI jo myrf dosq sI. dUsry idn Qfxydfr ny mMgU aqy Aus dy dosqF dI KUb KuMb TwpI. cfcy rUp isMG ƒ vI Aus ny JfVF pfeIaF. mYN cuwpcfp ies vrqfry ƒ dyKdf irhf. mYN mMgU jF Aus dy pirvfr ivwruD iewk vI Èbd nhIN boilaf. krn df vkIl jIjf Qfxy ‘c af ky ÌokIaF ijhIaF ÌVHF mfrdf irhf aqy muMizaF ƒ zrfby idMdf irhf.

Aus idn qoN bfad cfcy rUp isMG dy pirvfr dIaF sfzy nfl nËrF hI bdl geIaF. mYN jo kdy-kdy rUp isMG ƒ cfcf jI kih ky hfl-cfl puwC ilaf krdf sI, hux Aus koloN cuwp krky lMG jFdf……[[ ieh myry leI aiq duKdfeI sI. asIN bcpn ivwc ijhnF dI godI ivwc Kyzdy rhy awj AuhnF vwloN hI mUMh vwtIN iPrdy sF.

ÌormYn gurmIq isMG nihrI mihkmy ivwcoN sInIar zrfÌtsmYn irtfier hoieaf sI . Aus dy suwky ijhy srIr ivc bVI ÈkqI sI. Aus ny afpxf sfrf Gr afpxy hwQIN hOlI-hOlI Zfh ky dubfrf Ausfr ilaf sI. imsqrIaF aqy mËdUrF dI bhuq hI Gwt shfieqf leI sI. mfsI vI kfÌI ihMmqx sI.

AuNj qF ÌormYn ibmfr hI rihMdf sI pr lVHfeI-JgVy dI ies Gtnf qoN bfad qF Auh iblkul hI hfr igaf. Aus dI sfh dI ibmfrI hor vD geI. Auh dysI, aMgryËI aqy hoimEpYQI afid keI pRkfr dIaF dvfeIaF lYNdf rihMdf aqy joiqÈ dy ihsfb-ikqfb ivwc vI ipaf rihMdf. afp Auh guriswK sI pr Aus df Cotf muMzf pvn nfeI dI dukfn AuWqy igaf aqy vflF smyq jUVf AuWQy eI Cwz afieaf. roNdI hoeI mfsI Aus dy cfvF nfl pfly hoey kys bfad ivc nfeI dI dukfn qoN cuwk ky ilafeI. bI[ey[ aDUrI Cwz ky Auh ivhlf iPrdf sI. afpxI afqmf ‘qy pwQr rwK ky PormYn ny Aus ƒ idwlI ivwc hyar kitMg df kors krn leI Byijaf qF jo Auh amrIkf jf sky. amrIkf qF Auh jf nf sikaf pr Auh luiDafxy iksy sYlUn ivwc lwg igaf. rfq ƒ ds igafrF vjy Auh Gr prqdf. jdoN kdy kMm df boJ huMdf qF Auh luiDafxy hI rih pYNdf.

krn ƒ iÈmly iksy pRfeIvyt Tykydfr kol nOkrI iml geI sI. ieh nOkrI vI Aus ƒ keI pfsy Dwky Kf-Kf ky imlI sI. Gr mF bfp dI sMBfl krn vflf koeI nhIN sI irhf. jdoN kdy ÌormYn dI qklIP vD jFdI qF mfsI sfzy kol af jFdI. mYN Jwt skUtr kwZdf aqy ÌormYn ƒ ipwCy ibTf ky zfktr kol lY jFdf.

____ puwqrf … qYƒ vI qklIÌ idwqI.
____ nhIN jI, koeI gwl nIN, ieh qF myrf ÌrË hY.
____ bytf, jy rfq ƒ dubfrf loV pY geI, Pyr Ìon krFgy, rfq ƒ bMd qF nIN huMdf, bytf Ìon?
____ qusIN GbrfE nf, myrf Ìon cOvI GMty KuwlHf, rihMdY…… rfq ƒ myry isrhfxy eI ipaf
huMdY… bs qusIN Ìon kr idE…… cfhy rfq dy bfrF vwjy hox.

ies qrHF pqf nhIN ikMnI ku vfrI mYN ÌormYn ƒ idny aqy rfqF ƒ zfktr dy kol lY ky igaf sF. pr Aus dI ibmfrI TIk nhIN hoeI sgoN vDdI hI geI.

ÌormYn mkfnF dy nkÈy bnfAux, bxdy mkfnF dI suprvIËn krn aqy vfsqU-ÈfÈqr dI jfxkfrI rwKdf sI. afpxy jIvn ivwc vI Auh joiqÈ aqy vfsqU-ÈfÈqr anusfr cwldf aqy ies nfl sMbMiDq gwlHF krdf rihMdf ijnHF ƒ sux sux ky mYƒ iKJ cVHdI.

iewk idn sfƒ krn ny hI dwisaf sI:

____ iehnF ƒ iksy pMzq ny vihm pf idwqy bI iehnF leI afh dsMbr df mhInf bhuq BfrI af, pr jy ieh dsMbr suK ÈFqI nfl kwZ gey Pyr Aumr bhuq lMbI hoAU …… nhIN qF[[….

mYN qF ieh sux ky pMzq ƒ hI gflH kwZI pr krn Pyr boilaf sI:

____ bs eyhI tYNÈn iehnF ƒ aMdroN vwZ-vwZ ky KfeI jFdI af …… idnoN idn suwkdy jf rhy ny…… ibmfrI qF hI lot nIN afAuNdI.

mYN iPr hwisaf sI.

pr ÌormYn dI aslI tYNÈn df qF sfƒ bhuq dyr bfad pqf lwigaf sI ik Aus df spuwqr krn iÈmly ivc iksy kuVI nfl Pisaf hoieaf hY aqy Aus nfl ivafh krvfAuxf cfhuMdf hY.

iesy kuVI kr ky Auh iek vfr dubeI ivwc cMgI BlI imlI hoeI nOkrI Cwz ky muV afieaf sI. sfiraF ƒ hYrfnI hoeI Aus dy aijhf krn ‘qy pr ieh swc isrÌ Aus dy GridaF jF krn ƒ hI pqf sI. hor iksy ƒ nhI. iehnF tYNÈnF ƒ JwlHidaF ÌormYn iewk idn cl visaf. aMiqm idnF ivc Aus ƒ ielfj leI pitafly iljfieaf igaf. AuWQy Aus dI BYx df vI Gr sI. zfktr kol cYWk-awp krvfAux qoN bfad Auh AuWQy hI rihMdy sn. AuWQy krn vflf mslf vI bVI gMBIrqf nfl ivcfiraf jFdf aqy pMzq dI khI hoeI gwl df vI. pr mfsI aqy krn dI BYx golf AuhnF ƒ hI mfVf kihMdIaF rhIaF jo afpxy Gr rwK ky ÌormYn df ielfj krvf rhy sn. aKy : Auh ielfj TIk nhIN krvf rhy. Auh AuhnF ƒ iksy hor hspqfl nhIN iljfx idMdy…… iehnF ny qF mfr hI dyxf … afid …… afid…….

mOq smyN ÌormYn dy dovyN muMzy afpo-afpxy kMmF ‘qy sn. pitafly qoN iewQy lfÈ ilafAux qoN pihlF mYN sskfr dy sfry pRbMD muhwly dy iewk do bMidaF ƒ nfl lY ky kr idwqy sn. Bog pYx qwk vI mYN afpxI iËMmyvfrI pUrI qrF cuwpcfp inBf idwqI.

krn qF pMdrF vIh idnF bfad hI Gr afieaf krdf sI. ÌormYn dI mOq qoN bfad vI Aus df eyhI rutIn irhf. jdoN kdy pvn ny vI Gr nf afAuxf huMdf qF mfsI sfzy Gr afAuNdI aqy myrIaF dovyN bytIaF ƒ afpxy Gr lY jFdI. Auh rfq ƒ Aus dy Gr hI sONdIaF aqy svyry AuWT ky Gr af jFdIaF. mfsI iPr iekwlI rih jFdI.

jdoN vI krn CuwtI afAuNdf qF sfzy Gr kdy nf afAuNdf. mYN iewk do vfr Aus ƒ ikhf vI ik Gr af jfieaf kry pr Auh hUM-hF hI krdf aqy glI ivwc lMzr muMizaF kol bYTf rihMdf. mYN ies bfry GrvflI nfl gwl kIqI qF Aus ikhf:

_____ Cwzo prHy qusIN kI lYxy Aus koloN.

iewk idn Ìyr Aus ƒ mYN glI ivc KVHy ƒ smJfAuNidaF ikhf sI:

____ dyK beI krn, pihlF qF qUM mYƒ vIr jI kihMdf sI, hux mYN qyrf vIr jI vI hF qy dosq vI, koeI vI gwl hovy, iksy vI iksm dI… cMgI, mMdI, gMdI …… qUM myry nfl sFJI krnI af……[[ koeI vI pROblm hovy, qUM mYƒ dwsxI aF…….

Auh hUM …… hFa …… krdf, isr ihlfAuNdf irhf. sfhmxI dukfn vflf tylr vI kol hI KVHf sI… Aus ny vI hF ivwc hF imlfeI sI.

myrI pqnI ƒM ikqoN bfhroN pqf lwigaf ik krn ny iÈmly vflI cODrIaF dI kuVI nfl ieMtrkfst ivafh krvf ilaf hY. Aus ny dwisaf:

_____ ies gwl df qF sfry irÈqydfrF ƒ pqY, bs afpF ƒ eI nIN pqf, pitafly vI pqY sB ƒ, mfsV ƒ vI jIAUNidaF huMidaF pqf sI, Auh qF hI tYNÈn ‘c rihMdf sI, iesy tYNÈn ‘c Auh qur igaf, nhIN mfsV ƒ Cwz ky bfkI twbr dI qF pUrI iqafrI sI, kuVI ƒ Gr lY afAux dI, iehnF ny qF sUt vgYrf vI ÉrId ley sn sfry.

____ kmfl aY, qYƒ qF pqf nIN lwigaf, qUM qF AuhnF dy muwhly ‘c rihMdI ey, nfly AuhnF dI kuVI bxI iPrdI aYN.

____ clo Cwzo prHy qusIN kI lYxyN?

____ lYxf ikAuN nhIN, ieh sfÜf AuWQy afpxI GrvflI kol ipaf hovy qy iewQy myrIaF kuVIaF iehdI mF kol jf ky sOx, ieh ikwDrlI cMgI gwl af, awj qoN bfad mYN nIN ByjxIaF afpxIaF kuVIaF.

____ cMgf bfbf nf ByijE…… Cwzo prHy.

____ ieh Ìyr AUNeI kihMdy rhy bI ÌormYn ƒM pitafly afilaF ny mfiraY, miraf qF sfilE Auh quhfzIaF tYNÈnF nfl aY. clo gwl afeI geI ho geI.

jUn dIaF CuwtIaF ‘c asIN afpxy irÈqydfrF kol idwlI jfxf sI. asIN ieh soicaf ik KMny cldy hF aqy dUsry idn AuWQy hI bws lY lvFgy. KMny myry shury hn. Èfm ƒ myrf sflf rijMdr Coty-Coty pYWg bnfAux bYT igaf. iewk-awDf pYWg lfAuNidaF hI krn dI gwl cwl peI. myry kol qF krn df Ìon nMbr vI nhIN sI. mYN rijMdr qoN krn df nMbr ilaf aqy ipafr nfl krn ƒ Ìon imlf ilaf:

____ hF beI krn, kI hfl aY?
____ TIk aY jI, qusIN suxfE.
____ qUM kdy imldf eI nIN, ikDry idKdf eI nIN, kI gwl ikwDr rihMdYN?
____ bs jI, CuwtI E nIN imldI… afh hux vI dyK lo rfq ƒ kwpVy Do irhF.
____ kwpVy Do irhYN?
____ hF jI, tYm ey nI imldf, hor qusIN suxfE kr rhy E CuwtIaF ieMnjuafey?
____ E sfzf ivafhy-virHaF df kfhdf ieMnjuafey? sfzI qF Aumr lMG geI hux ieMnjuafey krn dI …… ieMnjuafey qF qyry vrgy juafn krdy aF.
____ E nhIN jI, myrI vI hflq quhfzy vrgI E af, mYN vI qF ivafh krvfieaf hoieaY?
____ ivafh krvfieaf hoieaY? ikwQy?
____ aYQy eI jI, iÈmly eI.
____ awiCaf, kIhnF dI kuVI af?
____ cODrIaF dI kuVI af jI.
____ qUM kdy dwisaf eI nIN… nf mfsI hurF ny dwisaY.
____ hF jI, mYN soicaf vI quhfƒ pqf hoxY.
____ sfƒ koeI dwsU qF hI pqf lwgU? cwl Cwz hux dws pfrtI kd krnI af?
____ pfrtI bs mYN agly qoN agly aYqvfr afAuxY… Pyr kr dUMgf.
____ cwl qUM Cwz, mYN qyrf bVf vIr, mYN krUM pfrtI, qUM dws ikhVI boql ilaf ky rwKF qyry leI.
____ qusIN hux vI pIqI aY… mfVI motI ik nhIN…… ikwQy bYTy E?

AudoN hI rijMdr ny pqf nhIN ikAuN mYƒ ieÈfrf kIqf ik mYN Aus dy bfry koeI gwl nf krF.

____ mYN qF Xfr aYQy iewk Zfby ‘qy bYTf hF… bwcy afpxy nfnky gey hoey ny….
____ qusIN iekwly? ikMnI ku pI gey?
____ (hwsidaF) pI igaf hoxY koeI awDI pOxI boql.
____ clo jI hux Pyr krFgy gwl, hux qusIN iËafdf nf pIE.
____ E[ ky[

bs afh gwl hoeI qy asIN Pyr dUsrf pYWg bnfAux bYT gey. pr Ìon ktdI sfr hI krn ny pMgf pf idwqf. Aus ny Gr afpxI mF ƒ Ìon kIqf. Gr Aus dI BYx golf ny guwsy ivwc af ky ienkuafierI krn leI Ìon myry shury Gr myrI pqnI ƒ kr idwqf ikAuNik AunHF ƒ qF pqf sI ik asIN KMny gey hoey hF.

Aus ny myrI pqnI kol iÈkfieq lgfeI ik asIN iÈmlHy bYTy Aus dy Brf krn ƒ ivafh bfry mËfk kr kr ky CyiVaf hY. mYN aqy rijMdr ny ikhf ik aijhI qF koeI gwl nhIN qF Auh rijMdr ƒ Aus dy bwicaF aqy mry hoey bfp dIaF ksmF idvfAux lwg peI. asIN dovyN BVk AuWTy ikAuNik asIN qF koeI aijhI gwl kIqI hI nhIN sI, asIN blik mYN qF sihj-suBfa Ìon kIqf sI, ipafr nfl, ijs qrHF iewk vwzf vIr iewk Coty vIr nfl gwl krdf hY.

Ìon bMd hox qoN bfad myry GrvflI myry AuWpr ƒ awKF kwZy. mYN khF ik mYN qF Aus ƒ kuJ ikhf hI nhIN, Aus ny afpxy afp hI afpxy ivafh bfry dwisaf hY.

_____ qusIN Ìon ikAuN krnf sI, Aus ƒ?
_____ gunfh krqf koeI? awj qwk qF sfƒ iksy ny AulFBf idwqf nIN ik Ìon ikAuN kIqf, ieh af igaf, vwzf lft sfihb.

Aus idn qF mYN kfbU qoN bfhr ho igaf. mYN jo afpxy shury jf ky kdy AuWcI afvfË ivwc gwl vI nhIN sF krdf, Aus idn mYN mfvF-BYxF dIaF gflHF vI kwZ igaf. idl-idmfg bhuq guwsy nfl Br igaf. iqMn pYWgF df nÈf qF kI nÈf huMdf hY.tYNÈn nfl Auh vI AuWz igaf. axkIqy jurm dI sËf nfl afqmf qVÌ AuWTI sI. hr koeI ieh soc irhf sI ik iehnF dfrU pI ky Aus ƒ CyiVaf hovygf. ijs pirvfr df mYN aYnf kIqf Aus ny myry Ërf ijMny Ìon krn nfl hI iewk Dmfkf ijhf kr ky myrI afqmf dy prKcy AuWzf idwqy sn. jd ik mYN Ìon AuWqy koeI glq gwl vI nhIN sI kIqI.

dUjy idn asIN idwlI cly gey. sB df mn buiJaf buiJaf sI. aMdroN-aMdrIN myrf mn pwkf ho irhf sI ik Ìon AuWqy mYN kuJ ikhf qF nhIN pr hux khFgf ËrUr.

idwlI qoN vfips af ky iek idn mYN Gr iekwlf sF. Èfm ƒ mYN do iqMn pYWg lgf ky krn ƒ Ìon GuMmf ilaf aqy puwiCaf ik dws mYN qYƒ kI Êlq ikhf hY?

____ qusIN mYƒ Ìon AuWqy CyiVaf hY.
____ mYN kd CyiVaY? qUM mYƒ afpxy afp nIN dwisaf ik qUM ivafh krvf ilaf?
____ nhIN, qusIN mYƒ tFc mfrI hY.
____ mYƒ tFc mfrn dI kI loV-myrI gwl sux sfilaf qUM BfvyN ds kuwqIaF nfl ivafh krvf lY, mYƒ kI Ìrk pYxYN?
____ qusIN gflHF nf kwZo… mYN dIdI kr ky quhfzI iewËq krdYN.
____ kwZF nf qYƒ gflHF…[ nfly suafh krdYN qUM myrI iewËq.

Pyr Aus ny Ìon kwt idwqf aqy mYN sdf dy leI Aus pirvfr nfloN nfqf.

iek idn mYN AuhnF dy Gr awigEN lMiGaf qF Cotf muMzf pvn afpxI mF dy kihx ‘qy mYƒ ipwiCE afvfËF mfry:
____ vIr jI … vIr jI……[[

mYN ansuxI kr ky awgy lMG igaf. keI idn gwl aMdry-aMdr sulGdI rhI. mYN AuhnF nfl sbMD qoV idwqy pr myrI pqnI ƒ ipClI irÈqydfrI hox kfrn AunHF df hyj afAuNdf sI. Auh cfr-pMj idn bfad mfsI kol geI. mgrmwC dy awQrU vihx lwgy. mfsI ny ikhf ik asIN hux ies gwl ƒ jy nf CyVIey qF hI cMgf rhygf.
iek idn mfsI Gr afeI. kmry aMdr vVHidaF hI Aus clfk aOrq ny awKF AuWpr ƒ hI rwKIaF. socdI sI ik Èfied mYN Aus ƒ nf hI bulfvF. pr mYN siq ÈRI akfl bulf idwqI aqy muV ky afpxy ilKx-kfrj ivwc ruwJ igaf. mYN Aus dy sfhmxy bYTf ilKdf irhf… ilKdf irhf.
Auh GrvflI nfl hOlI-hOlI hor eI gwlF krdI rhI.
mYN socdf sI ik Auh Aus Gtnf dI gwl CyVygI.
pr Aus ny koeI gwl nhIN CyVI.
mYN socdf sI ik Auh koeI aÌsos pRgt krygI.
pr Aus ny aijhf kuJ nhIN kIqf. Auh kuJ smfn jF pYsy dyx df bhfnf krky afeI sI aqy dy ky cly geI. do iqMn idn bfad Aus df Cotf muMzf pvn afieaf.
mYN Aus df koeI noits hI nhIN ilaf.
iqMn cfr idn bfad Aus df vwzf muMzf krn afieaf.
mYN Aus ƒ vI nhIN bulfieaf. koeI vI muafÌI mMgx jF GtnF sbMDI aÌsos pRgt krn dy rAuN ivc nhIN sI.
keI mhIny lMG gey. iÈmly ivKy krn dI pqnI dy muMzf hoieaf. bhU afpxy shury Gr pihlI vfr muMzf lY ky hI vVI. sfry Èihr ivc qmfÈf bx igaf.

mYN bhU dyKx nhIN igaf.
mYN muMzf dyKx nhIN igaf.
AuhnF PormYn dI brsI df Bog pfieaf.
mYN Bog ‘qy nhIN igaf.
AuhnF muMzy df jnm idn mnfieaf.
mYN jnm idn ‘qy nhIN igaf.

hr PMkÈn smyN mfsI bulfAux afAuNdI hY. POrmYltI krdI hY swdf dyx dI. myrI pqnI jFdI hY, myry bwcy jFdy hn, myrI mF jFdI hY, myry shury jFdy hn, mYN nhIN jFdf.
mYN iekwlf rih igaf hF…[ mYN kdy vI Aus Gr dI dyhlI nhIN twpFgf.
iksy vwzy ny myry nfl hmdrdI nhIN jqfeI. iksy Coty ny mYQoN muafÌI nhIN mMgI.

pr mYN muafÌI mMgxI cfhuMdf hF afpxy cfcy rUp isMG pfsoN.
myrf idl krdf hY ik mYN jf ky cfcy rUp isMG dIaF lwqF ƒ icMbV jfvF. pr mYƒ Aus dIaF awKF qoN BYa afAuNdf hY ik ikDry Auh vI mYƒ afpxIaF lwqF nfloN Jtk ky prHy nf suwt dyvy.

tYlIvIËn AuWqy BgvyN kwpVy pfeIN sMq iekwlypx bfry AuvyN hI pRvcn kr irhf hY aqy myrf nÈf hOlI-hOlI Auqr irhf hY.
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jdoN vI Auh ikqy BIV dyKdI hY qF zr nfl kMbx lwg jFdI hY.sfl 1984 ivwc ivwc iewk aijhI hI BIV mMgolpurI ivwc iekwTI hoeI sI,ijnF dy hwQF ivwc srIey,qyl dIaF pIpIaF aqy jldIaF hoeIaF mÈflF sn.‘KUn kf bdlf KUn sy lyNgy` dy nfhry AunHF dy Gr vl ƒ vD rhy sn.Aus ny qF ryzIAu AuWpr hI suixaf sI ik dyÈ dI pRDfn mMqrI df kql ho igaf hY.duwK qF Aus ƒ vI bhuq hoieaf sI.ikAuikN AunHF df sfrf pirvfr vI muwZ qoN hI kFgrsI sI.jy ieMdrf gFDI ƒ mfrn vfly iswK sI qF Ausdy pirvfr df qF koeI doÈ nhIN sI.ijs lIzr dI AunHF votF vyly vwD cV ky mwdd kIqI sI Auh hI lIzr kfqlF dI DfV ƒ nfl lY votr ilst coN iswKF dy nFAu lwBdf AunHF dy dr qy lY afieaf sI.iesy BIV ny AusdI cOdF sfl dI bytI dy kwpVy lIro lIr kIqy sn jo ajy skUloN afeI hI sI.kMm qoN afey Aus dy pqI ƒ skUtr qoN srIaf mfr ky suwitaf igaf qy bfad ivwc qyl iCVk ky awg lgf idwqI sI.Auh ikMny hI idn afpxy ihMdU guaFZIaF dI hnyrI pVCwqI qy guwCmguwCf hoeI aQrU vhFAuNdI rhI sI.Aus ny qF afpxy puwqr dy vfl vI afpxy hwQIN kwty sn.Auh Aus lIzr ƒ aqy kfqlF ƒ cMgI qrHF pCfxdI sI.pr jdoN dyÈ df kƒn hI AunHF df duÈmx bx igaf qF ikvyN rih skdI sI Auh Aus mulk ivwc?QfixaF ny qF irportF hI nhIN sI ilKIaF.
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sI.mYƒ ies qrHF jfipaf ijvyN asIN iksy hwzf roVI ivwc KVy hoeIey.KYr asI bVI muÈkl nfl ickn lY ky gwzI df mUMh Gr vwl moiVaf.awj sfry lokF df vrqf aqy gwlF ajIb ijhIaF sn.
sfzI strIt bhuswiBafcfr df nmUnf bxI peI sI.awj hI sfƒ bhu swiBafcfrk mulk knyzf dy asl drÈx hoey sn.sfzy iewk pfsy pfiksqfn ipÈfvr qoN afey pTfx muslmfnF df Gr sI qy dUsry pfsy idwlI qoN iewk ihMdU PYimlI.sfzy sfhmxy XUkrynIan pirvfr qy AunHF dy guaFzI gujrfqI BfrqI.afly duafly ibRitÈ, XmkIx, sumflIan, nfeIËIrIan, jrmn, poilÈ, iPlpfeInI, cfeInIË, vIqnfmI, korIan, gory, kfly aqy BUry sfry lok vsy hoey sn jo hux GrF dy bfhr inwkl afps ivwc gwlF kr rhy sn.ies acfnk peI ibpqf ny sB ƒ iekwTy kr idwqf sI.
gorf jysn Gr Gr jf ky puwC irhf sI ik iksy mwdd dI jrUrq qF nhIN.Auh ieh vI swdf dy irhf ik Auh bfr bI ikAU krn lwgf hY qy Aus vl af jfvo.Pyr qkrbIn hr Gr dy bYk Xfrz ivwcoN hI DUaF AuWTx lwg ipaf.koeI CwlIaF BuMn irhf sI,koeI hOt zOg bxf irhf sI qy koeI ickn brgr.Pyr ieh smfn tRyaF ‘c Br ky strIt qy bYTy lokF ƒ vrqfieaf jfx lwgf.mYƒ Bfrq ivwc holy mhwly vyly sVk iknfry lwgy lMgrF dI Xfd afeI.sfzI pfksqfnI guaFZx kihkÈF ny gYs vfly cuwly qy cfh df vwzf pqIlf Dr idwqf sI.Aus dy bwcy Pom kwpF ivwc sfrI strIt qy cfh vrqf rhy sn.ijnF pMjfbI pirvfrF kol gYs vfly cuwly sn AunHF gYrfË ivwc hI dflF sbËIaF cVHf idwqIaF.sfg bxfAux leI rwKy gYs vfly cuwilaF dI awj KUb vrqoN ho rhI sI.lokF df ieh afpsI imlvrqx dyK sMkt ijvyN Buwl hI igaf sI.
zYivn ny afpxy bYk Xfrz ivwc kYipMg vfl tYNt lgf idwqf.Pyr mfeIk iewk hor tYNt apxy GroN cuwk ilafieaf.Auh vI lgf idwqf.kuwJ lok myj kursIaF cuwk ilafey.iewk cMgI KfsI pfrtI df mhOl ijhf bxn lwigaf.zYivn ny bfr bI ikAU ickn ilaf Diraf qF mfeIk slfd aqy kok cuwk ilafieaf.jysn ny hOt zOg ilaf Dry qy koeI ptYto sYilz cuwk ilafieaf.jldI hI ‘pOt lwk` izwnr df mhOl bxn lwgf.mYN nfldy plfËy ivwcoN pMdrF pONz icwkn lY afieaf.aOrqF Pom dy kwp plytF tyblF qy sjfAux lwgIaF.myrI pqnI aqy bwcy vI eyDr hI af gey qy hor keI pirvfr vI.myrI pqnI ny ilË vloN ilaFdIaF momobwqIaF tyblF qy sjf idwqIaF.pRiqBf vloN ilaFdIaF inwkIaF kYNzlË glfsF ivwc pfey pfxI qy qYrdIaF bhuq KUbsUrq jfp rhIaF sn.AuWpr asmfn ivwc qfry awj bhuq gUVy jfp rhy sn,ijvyN keI guxF Qwly AuWqr afey hox.roÈnI vI pRdUÈx pYdf krky quhfƒ kudrq nfloN aYnf qoV idMdI hY,ieh gwl mYƒ awj hI smJ afeI.nhIN qF torFto Èihr qy rOÈnIaF dI ckf cOND ivwc qfry kdI idKfeI hI nhIN idwqy sn.sfzI strIt dy bwcy duVMgy mfrdy KuÈI jfhr kr rhy sn ik awj kYNzl lfeIt izwnr krFgy.
BFq suBFqy KfixaF ƒ prosx vfly aqy Kfx vfly vI dunIaF dIaF BFq suBFqIaF kOmF nfl sbMDq sn.ibËleI Xuwg ny sfzy ikMny irÈqy zkfr ley sn,awj mYN ieh vI socx leI mjbUr ho igaf.ieh mihPl iewk globlfeIÈn ipMz df nmUnf jfp rhI sI.sfry ieMgilÈ bol rhy sn aqy ieMgilÈ imAUiËk vI vwj irhf sI.pItr hYnIkn bIar dy do kys cuwk ilafieaf.jymI ny afpxI igtfr bjfAuxI ÈurU kr idwqI.ÈfÈf Aus nfl imlky gfAux lwgI.awj bwcy lfeIv sMgIq df afnMd mfx rhy sn aqy mn psMd Kfxf Kfa rhy sn.keI mrd aOrqF bIar dy mwG BrI gwlF ivwc ruJy hoey sn.keIaF dy zFs leI pYr afp muhfry iQVkx lwgdy.ircrz Qfms kfilaF vflf zFs krky sB ƒ KuÈ kr igaf sI.bwcy buwZy nOjvfn mrd aOrqF sB KuÈ sn.aTqflI nMbr vflI byby qF gorIaF nfl pMjfbI ivwc gwlF krn lwgI hoeI sI.gorIaF Aus ƒ mfm mfm kihky sfrI gwl Ausdy ieÈfiraF rfhIN hI smJI jf rhIaF sn.Pyr sfry Èihr ƒ hI Guwp hnyry ny afpxI buwkl ivwc smyt ilaf.
rOÈnIaF dy ies Èihr ivwc awj ikqy vI koeI bwlv jgdf nËr nhIN sI af irhf.strIt lfeItF vfly KMBy Kud hnyr ivwc KVy sn.sVkF qF nËr hI nhIN sn af rhIaF.ies krky tRYiPk vI koeI nhIN sI.koeI tFvI tFvI kfr nËr af rhI sI.pIarsn eyarport qy AuWqrn leI awj afkfÈ ivwc jhfË vI nËr nhIN sn af rhy.lwgdf sI ijvyN AuzfxF AuWqrn vflIaF vI qy cVn vflIaF sB hI kYNsl ho geIaF hox.mYN soc irhf sF ik awj ibjlI Pyl ho nfl hI jy ieh hfl ho igaf.agr Kudf nf Kfsqf kudrq qy vwzy vwlv jF AUrjf dy BMzfr sUrj ƒ kuwJ ho igaf qF Pyr kI bxygf?pRdUÈx PYlf rhy mnuwK ny kudrq dIaF ienHF inafmqF bfry kdI gBIrqf nfl soicaf hI nhIN sI.jy soicaF huMdf qF awj hr jgf globl vfrimMg dy crcy nf huMdy.awj vI ies ivÈy qy gwl hoeI sI.awj dy ibjlI sMkt ny lokF ivwc iewk zr pYdf kr idwqf sI.
ds ku vjy ieh kYNzl lfeIt pfrtI smfpq ho geI aqy lok afpo afpxy GrF ƒ qur pey.gYvn vloN bcIaF mombwqIaF mihmfnF ƒ iewk iewk krky vMz idwqIaF geIaF.awj sfiraF ƒ ieh mombwqIaF aqy lfeItr hI bhuq vwzf qohPf jfp rhy sn.asIN vI bwicaF smyq Gr af gey.bwcy awj dy nvyN bxy mhOl qoN bhuq KuÈ sn.Gr aMdroN syk mfr irhf sI qy AuWcy qfpmfn kfrn iewk ajIb ijhI gMD af rhI sI.sfzy qoN aMdr kuwJ dyr vI bYT nf hoieaF.asIN agly drvfËy awgy kursIaF zfh ky bYT gey.dyiKaf ik sfzI strIt qy hor vI bhuq sfry lok bfhr kursIaF zfhIN bYTy hn.
mYN akfÈ vl vyiKaF,asmfn qfiraF nfl Biraf ipaf sI.mYƒ bfby nfnk dI bfxI Xfd afeI ijs ivwc AunHF qfiraF Bry akfÈ dI qulnf moqIaF dy Bry hoey QfÜ nfl kIqI hY.mYN iewk vfr Pyr afpxy bcpn ivwc clf igaf.qfiraF dI mMjI jF spqirÈI awj vI nËr af rhy sn.CiVaF df rfh ijs ƒ bwcy imlkI vya glYksI kihMdy sn awj vI idKfeI pY irhf sI.myry bwcy vI ies bicwqr nËfry ƒ dyK dyK KuÈ ho rhy sn.kIrqI afK rhI sI ‘‘aOh mrkrI af…qfj afK irhf sI aOh mfrs hY qy aOh XUpItr.spq irÈIaF vflI mMjI ƒ bwcy ‘sYvn isstrË` afK rhy sn.cMdrmF awj nËr nhIN sI af irhf.mYN DrU qfry ƒ lgfqfr vyKdf irhf.sfrf afkfÈ AuvyN df AuvyN hI sI bws mnuwK hI bdl igaf sI.Ausy qrHF qfry tuwtdy,rfkt lMGdy,cMn bwdlF ivwc lukx mItIaF Kyzdf,buwZI mfeI cMd ivwc crKf kwqdI hoAU pr dyKxf vflf koeI nhIN sI.
kdy kdy myrf nfnf koTy dI Cwq qy bYTf qfiraF ƒ qfVdf huMdf sI.DrU qfry qy nËr jfx sfr Auh DrU Bgq dI sfKI suxfAux lwg pYNdf.Auh dwsdf ik DrU pRmfqmF df duafrpfl hY aqy sfrf bRihmMz Aus dy duafly GuMmdf hY.Auh kdy qfiraF dIaF iKwqIaF inhfrdf kdy iqMgV qfry dyK,vkq df aMdfËf lfAuNdf.AudoN mnuwK ikMnf kudrq nfl juiVaf hoieaf sI.pr awj dI pIVHI leI ieh sB kuwJ Kqm ho igaf sI.QF QF lwgy klfk,ryzIAu tI vI,kMipAUtrF aqy ibjleI AupkrnF ny mnuwK dI mwq ƒ gÜbf pf ilaf sI.qfiraF Bry akfÈ ƒ vyKx dI BlF ivhl hI iks koÜ sI.mnuwK dy kudrq nfloN tuwt gey irÈqy df duwK qF mYƒ vI bhuq sI pr kr mYN kuwJ vI nhIN sI skdf.
bwcy awj dI bicwqr Gtnf ƒ mfx rhy sn qy mYN kursI qy bYTf pqf nhIN ikhVIaF socF ivwc zuwibaf ipaf sI.mYƒ jfipaf ijvyN pdfriQk qrwkI ny mnuwK df qIsrf nyqr BMn idwqf hovy.Aus ƒ qF kudrq df pfsfr nËr hI nhIN sI af irhf.Aus ƒ kI,suMdrqf df diraf vihMdf hY qF vihMdf rhy.afly duafly drKq JUmdy,Èrfty nfl mINh vrdf,GxGor GtfvF afAuNdIaF jFdIaf.iqwqr KMBIaF bwdlIaF afkfÈ qy KUbsUrq icwqr bxfAuNdIaF ijvyN kfdr Kud pyNitMg bxf irhf hovy.pMCIaF dIaF zfrF lMGdIaF.sUrj bwdlF ivwc lukxmItIaF Kyzdf,cMd cfnxI rfq ivwc klIaF iKldIaF aqy jvfrBfty AuWTdy.pr aPsos ik mnuwK kol ienHF ƒ mfnx dI ivhl hI nhIN sI Auh qF mOq vl iewk aMnI dOV dOV irhf sI.
asl ivwc mnuwK df jIvn mfeIkrovyv aOivnF aqy PirwjF ivwc bMd ho ky rih igaf sI.Auh Kopy lwgy bYl vFg GrF qoN kMm qy,aqy kMmF qoN Gr af jf irhf sI.Aus dy bYNk akfAUNtf ƒ ivwqI adfiraF dy ‘por` lwgy hoey sn.pYsf afeI jFdf aqy iblF dI pymYNt dy rUp ivwc ikrI jFdf.Auh afpxy bwicaF nUN bybI iswtrF kol suwt hor pYsf kmfAuNdf.kMMm ivwc ivGn pYx dy zroN buwZy mfipaF ƒ ibrD GrF ivwc suwt aFAudf.apxI ishq dI aqy Kfx pIx dI vI pRvfh nf krdf prMqU Pyr vI prnflf AuWQy df AuWQy hI rihMdf.ies dOV df koeI aMq nhIN sI bws Ausy idn ieh Bwj nws muwkxI sI ijs idn kfÜI kfr ‘c lytky Ausny ÈmÈfn Gft dI BwTI qwk phuMcxf sI.mnuwKI mn dI roÈnI qF kdoN dI mr geI sI.AudoN dy irÈqy nfqy aqy afpsI sFJ nfl juVIaF gwlF bfqF vI mr geIaF sn.mYN soc irhf sI ik ibËleI Xuwg dOrfn roÈnI dy aKOqI smuMdr ivcfkr kUV kuswq nfl Biraf mnuwK ikqy aigafn rUpI hnyr df jIvn qF nI jI irhf….
Pyr myry byty qfj ny mYƒ bcpn dIaF gwlF suxfAux leI ikhf.Auh myrIaF gwlF sux sux hYrfn ho irhf sI.kIrqI mYƒ keI qrHF dy svfl kr rhI sI.awj sfry pfsy cuwp df aflm sI.nf gwzIaF Èor qy nF hI PonF dI trn trn.vkq ijvyN pMjfh sfl ipwCy prq igaf hovy.pqf hI nf lwgf ik kdoN rfq df iewk vwj igaf.hvf ivwc QoVI TMZk vI GuÜ geI sI.myrI dIp bolI ‘‘jfAu hux pY jfAu,qusIN svyry ryzIAu qy vI bolx jfxf hY.nfly mYN vI kMm qy jfxf hY qy bwicaF ny skUl``.Auh mYƒ qF Xfd hI nhIN sI irhf kwl ƒ pMdrF agsq sI qy mYN iewk ryzIAu host nfl ies sbMDI styÈn qy af ky bolx df vfhdf kIqf sI.
jdoN mYN bYWz qy ipaf qF ibsqry ivwcoN ijvyN syk af irhf sI.sfrf Gr hI qp irhf sI.bfhrlf qfpmfn koeI aTfeI izgrI dy krIb hovygf.knyzf ivwc aYnf ku qfpmfn hI jIBF kZvf idMdf hY.pqnI vfr vfr bYWz qoN AuWT sfhmxIaF apfrtmYNtf vl GUr rhI sI ik Èfied ikqy koeI ibjlI df bwlv jgdf nËr pY jfvy aqy asI sOoiKaF rfq kwtx leI eyarkMzIÈn hI clf leIey.mYƒ lwigaf ijvyN ibjlI df hoxf sfzy ijsm ivwc lhU jF afksIjn dy hox vFg hovy.ieh vI lwigaf ik jy kuwJ idn ieh hI hflq rhI qF bhuqy lok pfxI ivwcoN inwklI mwCI vFg qVP qVP ky mrny ÈurU ho jfxgy.mnuwK ny kudrq nfloN nfqf qoV ky afpxy afp ƒ ikMnf byvs bxf ilaf sI.prfxI pIVI jo imwtI dy cuwilaF dy rotI bxfAuNdI,hwQ pwiKaF nfl hvf JwldI aqy koiTaF qy cVH jF ivhiVaF ivwc mMjy zfh rumkdI hvf ivwc sONdI,awj sfzI akl aqy inkMmy px qy hwsdI hoAU.Èfied eysy krky AudoN idl dy dOry nhIN sn pYNdy,blwz pRYÈr,ÈUgr jF klYstrol df lokF nF vI nhIN sI suixaf.lokI hwQIN imhnq krdy Kuwlf duwD iGAu KFdy pINdy aqy qMdrusq rihMdy.
nINd qF kihMdy kMizaF qy vI af jFdI hY rfq asIN vI sO gey sI qy hux dUsrf idn cVH ipaf sI.pr kudrq df ivDfn Pyhl nhIN sI hoieaf.sUrj afpxy inXmq smyN qy ciVHaf qy pUrI kfienfq roÈn ho geI.sVkF qy gwzIaF motrF Pyr gUMjx lwgIaF.mYN swcy idloN awj kudrq df ÈukrIaF adf kIqf aqy kfdr awgy ardfs kIqI ik akfÈ ivwc qyrf iewh vwzf bwlv iesy qrHF jgdf rhy.mYN bfhr inwklky AUrËf dy BMzfr ƒ jIvn dfn dyx leI nmskfr kIqI.mYƒ irÈIaF df sUrj nmskfr krnf Xfd afieaf.Auh ikMny sucyq sn sfzy vrgy aikRqGx nhIN sn ijnF kudrq vl ipwT kr leI hovy.jy kudrq iksy gwloN ruws geI qF mnuwKF jIvn vI smfpq ho jfvygf.kudrq iKlfP mnuwK ny jMg jo ivwZ rwKI sI.
awj myrf alfrm klfk vI nhIN sI vwijaf.bws bYtrI vfly klfk dI itwk itwk sux rhI sI.mYƒ pMjfb ivwc kdy murÊy dI bFg nfl AuWTdy lok Xfd afey.BfvyN sB kuwJ KuMJ jfvy pr qVky murÊf bFg dyxI nhIN sI Buwldf.AudoN ieh hI mnuwK df alfrm klfk sI.mnuwK aqy murÊy dI bVI purfxI sFJ hY.jdoN murÊf boldf sI qF mnuwK kMmF qy qurdf sI qy rfhI afpxy rsqy pYNdy sn.mnuwK dI qrwkI ivwc murÊy df Xogfdfn Bulf awj dy suafrQI mnuwK ny eys jfnvr ƒ isrP pyt Brn qwk hI sIimq kr ilaf sI.pRfikrqI ƒ awj sB qoN vwzf Kqrf mnuwK pfsoN hI jo sB kuwJ inGldf jf irhf sI.
myry ijhn ivwc ÈYqfn mnuwK df aks AuBrn lwgf.prmfxU hiQafr bxf afpxI hI nsl Gfq dy supny vyKx vflf mnuwK.dUsiraF ƒ pYrF hyT lqfV ky awKy inwkl jfx vflf mnuwK.kudrq dI svwC god ƒ pRdUiÈq krn vflf mnuwK.eyho kfrn sI ik ibmfrIaF PYl rhIaF sn,hr qIjf cOQf bMdf kYNsr df iÈkfr ho irhf sI.hovy vI ikAuN nf Bojn dy rUp ivwc Auh kYmIkl hI qF Kfa irhf sI.hux qF mnuwK ny aimRq rUpI pfxI ƒ vI Ëihr ivwc bdl idwqf sI.jy pfxI hI nf irhf qF jIvn vI nhIN rihxf sI.Auh idn vI dUr nhIN jfpdf jdoN sfh lYx leI svwC afksIjn vI ivkx lwg pvygI.hux lok ieh kihxoN vI ht gey sn ik ‘pfxI ikhVf muwl ivkdf hY…` boqlF vflf muwl ivkdf pfxI hI qF Auh pI rhy sn.
hr sfl ruwqF ivwc qbdIlI ho rhI sI.EËon pwtI ivwc mGory vD rhy sn.vwD rhy qfp kfrn smuMdrI pfxI dI sqf AuWcI ho rhI sI.nOrQ pol qy jMmI brP qkrIbn Kur cwlI sI.dunIaF dy bhuq sfry Èihrf ƒ pfxI ivwc zuwbx df Kqrf KVf ho igaf sI.sunfmI af rhy sn qy Bucfl lwKF lokF dI jfn lY rhy sn.mnuwK kol pUrI DrqI ƒ nÈt krn dy vsIly iqafr sn.jy do cfr pRmfxU bMb hI iksy glqI nfl cwl gey qF sUrj dI rOÈnI sfzy nfl ruws jfvygI qy sB kuwJ mr muwk jfvygf.mYN Gr dI iKVkI ivwc KVf Kuwly afkfÈ ƒ inhfrdf hor pqf nhIN kI kuwJ socI jf irhf sI.
myry drvfËy dI GMtI vwjI.suBf suBf kOx ho skdf hY?mYN Qwly jf ky bUhf Kohilaf qF sfzI guaFZx kihkÈF cfh dI kyqlI leI KVI sI.guwz mfrinMg kihMdI Auh bolI ‘‘ajy qwk pfvr qF afeI nI asIN gYs vfly stov qy cfh bxfeI sI lAu qusIN vI pIAu…`` mYN Dnvfd krdy ny cfh PV leI.dIp bYWz rUm ‘co dOVI afeI cfh dyK ky Auh vI KuÈ ho geI.asIN bVy mËy nfl cfh pIqI.bfQrUmF ivwc hnyrf hox kfrn asI nhf nhIN sky.pqnI ny ryzIAu qy jfx dI Xfd krfeI qF mYN Ausy qrHF hwQ mUMh Doa ky iqafr ho igaf.
myrI kfr sVk qy jf cVI.sB tRYiPk lfeItF ajy vI bMd sn.hux qF afvfjfeI lMGfAux vflf vI koeI nhIN sI.mYƒ afpxI ÊlqI df aihsfs hoieaf ik mYƒ ies qrHF dy hflfq ivwc GroN nhIN sI qurnf cfhIdf.myrf GroN afAuxf sohxI df TfTF mfrdy diraf ivwc kwcy qy iTwl pYx vrgI gwl sI.bhuqy lok afpxI sUJ bUJ vrq ky hI afl vya stfp sfeIn df rUl apxf rhy sn.mYN Kqry ivwcIN guËrdf pMjqflI ku imMt ivwc ryzIAu styÈn phuMc igaf.pfrikMg lft ivwc koeI vI kfr nhIN sI.mYN aMdr igaf qF aYlIvytr bMd peI sI.Pon kIqf qF Auh vI nf cwilaf.kfr ivwc bYT ky styÈn lfieaf qF AuWQy vI kwl vFg tUM tUM dI afvfË af rhI sI.hor bQyrIaF twkrF mfrIaF pr kuwJ nf bixaf.mYN ibnF aMdr gey hI styÈn qoN vfps af igaf.pMjqflI imMt lf ky Pyr Gr puwjf.pqnI dIp qy bwcy myrf iPkr kr rhy sn.
pqnI ny dwisaf ik srkfr ny hMgfmI hflq df aYlfn kr idwqf hY.sfry skUl,kMm,plfËy qy hor adfry bMd rwKx dy hukm idwqy hn aqy ieh vI ikhf hY ik lok sVkF qy nf jfx.srkfrI hwspqfl ibjlI nf hox kfrn bMd ipaf hY.keI mrIËF dy sIrIas apRyÈn kYNsl ho gey hn.sVkF qy pulIs aqy Pfier vflIaF gwzIaF dy alfrm gUMjdy rhy.pulIs ivwc ijvyN hPVf dPVI peI hovy.mnuwK pUry sMsfr nfloN tuwt igaf sI.jy ieh hI hflq iewk do idn hor rhy qF lutyry luwt mfr ÈurU kr skdy sn.mnuwK df jIvn ijvyN sdIaF ipwCy jf izigaf hovy.bycYnI pl pl vD rhI sI.pqf nhIN kI hox vflf sI.inafxy BuwKx Bfxy soiPaF qy mUMh ltkfeIN bYTy sn.iksy ƒ kuwJ suwJ hI nhIN irhf sI.
idny bfrf ku vjy acfnk twk twk aqy kilwk kilwk ijhI hoeI.bwqIaF jgIaF,Pirwj ny GUM GUM df rfg CyV idwqf.PrinÈ dI afvfË df jfdU ibKiraf.ey sI cwilaf qy TMZI hvf dI Puhfr peI.asIN sfry iewko dm AuWCl pey sF ‘‘ibËlI af geI…[[`` ijvyN sfzy ivwc iksy ny rUh PUk idwqI hovy.rukdy rukdy sfh ijvyN Pyr qoN cwl pey hox.mfeIkrovyv,Pon,tI vI,stov qy kmipAUtr ijvyN sB ivwc jfn pY geI sI.myrI pqnI dIp ny qurMq sfiraF ƒ Pon Gumf idwqy ik ‘sfzy qF ibËlI af gI Qozy vI af geI`. ijvyN hux asIN cYNpIan bx gey hoeIey.ijnF dy ajy nhIN afeI sI AunHF ƒ vI afs bwJ geI.bwicaF dy ichry qy rOxk prq afeI.Auh ijvy iksy iBafnk ibmfrI qoN mukq hoey hox.koeI gym vl ƒ Pon vl ƒ dOiVaf qy koeI kMmipAUtr vl ƒ.lIhoN lwQI jIvn dI gwzI Pyr lIh qy pY ky dOVn lwgI.ibËlI dI rOÈnI aFAuidaf hI aFZI guaFZI Pyr GrF ivwc alop gey.strIt dIaF rOxkF Kqm ho geIaF.kudrqI nËfry aqy afkfÈ ivwc cmkdy qfry mnuwK ny hux Pyr pqf nhIN kdoN dyKxy sn.mYƒ lwigaf ijvyN nycr sfzy nfl Kih ky lMGI hovy.
ies GtnF ƒ hux keI vry bIq gey muV Pyr kdy roÈnI rfxI awKoN proKy nhIN hoeI.bwcy hux vI Aus idn ƒ Xfd krky gwl CyVdy hn ‘‘Pyr kdoN blYk afAUt hoAU?ietË guwz aYkspIrIaYNs`` mYƒ vI cOdF agsq dI Auh hnyr BrI rfq Xfd hY.kdy mYN Aus bfry aqy kdy cOdF agsq AuWnI sO sMnqflI bfry socdf hF jdoN mnuwKI mn ivwc eysy qrHF hnyr Br igaf sI.pqf lwgf ik ibjlI jfx df kfrn koeI Qrml plFt df Pyl ho jfxf sI.pr mnuwKI mn ‘coN roÈnI dy vfr vfr guafc jfx df kI kfrn hoAU?ieh mYƒ smJ nhIN sI af rhI.kdI idwlI dMgy ,kdy gujrfq df kqlyafm qy kdy ikqy hor.ieh Gtnfvf kdy vI vfpr skdIaF sn.pqf nhIN ismrn vrgIaF ikMnIaF ku aOrqF brbfd ho jFdIaF.Aus aOrq df duwK mYƒ awj vI ClxI kr ky rwK jFdf hY.‘kfÈ aijhf kdy nf vfpry`.mYN socdf hF,kdy kdy ieh hnyr ikAuN pY jFdf hY…?

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-rfbqf dI awj Pyr iewk hor eImyl afeI hY.
-eys kuVI ny vI nf, mYƒ ikhVy afhry lf idwqY.pihlF pihlF qF mYƒ eImyl afeI qy zr ijhf hI lgdf huMdf sI ijvyN qfr afeI qy iPkr ijhf ho jfieaf krdf sI. hux qF nf koeI icwTI pfAuNdf qy nf koeI qfr krdf hY.afm gwl bfq leI tYlIPUn hr koeI jybF ‘c pfeI iPrdY qy afh eImylF qF qfrF qoN vI qyË hn. bws ‘isMz` btn dibaf nhIN qy dUjy pfsy phuMcI nhIN.ipCly sfl CuwtIaF qy afeI lYptOp lY ky dy geI sI. mYN bQyrf ikhf ik mYƒ nhIN ieh vrqxf afAuxf.buwZy qoqy pVHfAuxy bhuq aOKy huMdy hn, DIey.pr kdoN mMndI sI, rfbqf.eImyl pVHdI rfbqf dI mF afpxy afp nfl hI gwlF krI jf rhI sI.
-mMm ieh aOKf nhIN. bs pRYkts dI hI loV hY.
-do hPqy rhI. roË ibTf ilaf kry svyry AuWTidaF.cfh dIaF GuwtF vI msF aMdr krn dyNdI.roË ikhf kry, hor nf shI pr eImyl krnI ËrUr iswK lY, mMm. bQyrf ikhf ik myrf ieMgilÈ ‘c hwQ qMg hY.ikvyN mYN eImylF krFgI qy jvfb dyvF gI.
-pMjfbI ‘c kr idaf krIN---?
-kI--pMjfbI ‘c---?mYN hYrfn huMidaF puiCaf.
-hF ikAuN nhIN. mYN pMjfbI PONt zfAUnloz kr idMdI hF.Pyr qUM pMjfbI ‘c kr ilaf krIN.
-afp qF kMpIAUtr sfieMs dI pVHfeI krky geI sI.mYƒ ikQoN smJ lgxI sI ienHF nvyN nvyN ÈbdF dI, pMjfbI PONt, zfAUnloz qy hor pqf nhIN kI kI kihMdI rihMdI sI.Jwt cfr btn iewDr AuWDr dwb ky afpxf sfrf kMm krI jFdI sI.awDf idn kMmpIAUtr qy bYTI lMGf idMdI sI.afpxy dPqr dy sfry kMm vI iewQy bYTI hI smytI jFdI.myrI hYrfnI tIsI jf lgdI jdoN Auh ieh sfrf kuJ mYƒ dsdI.
-Pyr hux qF quhfƒ kMm qy jfx dI vI koeI loV nhIN? mYN hYrfn hoeI Aus qoN bfr bfr puwCdI.
-loV qF bhuqI nhIN pr jfeIdf ËrUr hY.hor vI qF ikMny inwky inwky kMm smytxy huMdy hn.
-qUM sfƒ imlx afeI hYN ik afpxy kMmpIAUytr qy sfrf tYm ibqfAux? mYN keI vyr Ausƒ kMmpIAUtr nfl GMitaF bwDI icMbVI vyK iKJidaF kihMdI.
-mMm kMm qF krnf hI hY.myrI jOb hI ieho jhI hY.QohVI jhI axgihlI vI ikMnIaF hI muÈklF KVHIaF kr skdI hY.
-dsF ku idnF ‘c mYN vI mfVf motf lwlf- Bwbf kMmpIAUtr qy krnf isK geI sF.qy aYvyN afpxI iswKI hoeI gwl ƒ cYk ijhf krn leI rfbqf dy pqI rfjvIr ƒ iewk idn eImyl kr idwqI.pqf nhIN Auh kMmpIAUtr qy hI bYTf sI, Jwt Ausdf jvfb af igaf.
-mMm dYt ies vFzrPuwl! Auhdf jvfb afieaf qF mYN vI KuÈ ho geI.iksy vwzy iemiqhfn ‘coN pfs hox vrgI KuÈI hoeI mYƒ.
-Pyr mYƒ ‘vrz` ‘c pMjfbI ‘c tfeIp krnf isKfieaf.qy ies tfeIp kIqy ƒ ‘atYc` krky ikvyN Glxf hY.pr mYƒ pUrf sfl lwgf sI ieh QohVf ijhf iswKx ƒ qy Pyr kuJ qswlI jhI afAux ‘c..mYƒ qF zr ijhf hI lwgI jfxf ik jy koeI Êlq btn dibaf igaf ikDry ieh jaY Kfxy df  ivgV hI nf jfvy.Pyr iesƒ TIk krfAux qy aYvyN vfDU df Ércf hoAU.
-mMm kuJ nhIN ibgVdf lYptOp df.mYƒ zrdI ƒ Aus ny sdf hI hOslf dyxf.
-hux myrf sfrf zr cuikaf igaf hY.hux qF svyry AuWT ky swB qoN pihlF eImylF hI cYk krdI hF.BfvyN pqf vI hY ik mYƒ ikhVIaF qy ikwQoN eImylF afAuxIaF hn. keI vyr socdI hF ik mYN ikhVf koeI ibËns krdI hF, sihj nfl Kol lvF gI. pr ijMnf icr vyK nf lvF cYn hI nhIN afAuNdf.awcoqfxI jhI lwgI rihMdI hY.mn kfhlf ijhf pYNdf rihMdf hY. hux qF muhfrq vI eynI ho geI hY ik Jwt pMjfbI ‘c tfeIp krky atYc kr idMdI hF qy ‘isMz` vflf btn dwb idMdI hF.
-rfbqf dy zYzI vI keI vyr iKJ jFdy hn.jdoN kdy AunHF dI svyr dI cfh lyt ho jFdI hY.
-rfbqf --afh kI blf afpxI mF dy gl pf geI hYN.pfglF vFg Ausy nfl hI icMbVI rihMdI hY. Auh jdoN vI kdI rfbqf nfl tYlIPUn qy gwl krdy qF ieh nhorf ËrUr mfrdy.
-zYz ieh cMgI gwl nhIN ik asIN hux mfvF-DIaF roË gwlF kr lYNdIaF hF.iml lYNdIaF hF.
-Auh qF TIk hY pr iesƒ qF hor kfsy df iPkr hI nhIN irhf.svyry swB qoN pihlF kMmpIAUtr qy hI jf bYTdI hY.
-mYƒ vI hux ievyN lwgx lg igaf lgdY ik mYN rotI qoN qF BfvyN BuwKI rihxf pvy pr myrf lYptOp myry kol sdf hoxf cfhIdf hY.qy hux hOlI hOlI eImyl hI nhIN hor vI ikMnf kuJ hI ‘srP` krn lwg peI hF.jd vI iksy gwl dI smJ nf pvy Jwt ‘gUgl` KolH ky bih jFdI hF.eynI jfxkfrI ieh inwkI jhI mÈIn ikvyN sFBI bYTI hY.mYN ies qy sdf hI hYrfn huMdI rihMdI hF.

-awj dI eImyl pVH ky qF myry pYrF QilAuN ijvyN DrqI hI iKwcI geI huMdI hY.
-mMm kwlH rfjvIr afpxy imwqrF nfl nfeIt afAUt leI bfhr igaf sI qy awj mYN jf rhI hF. QohVI kfhl ‘c hF.klH ƒ ivsQfr ‘c dwsF gI.
-rfbqf.
-kI---? myrI qF ijvyN soc hI suMn ho geI huMdI hY.ieh kwly kwly ikAuN
nfeIt afAUt leI bfhr jFdy hn? svfl myrI soc mUhry lwqF ivCf ky bYT igaf sI.sfrI rfq mYN Auswlvwty lYNdI ny lMGfey. iewk pl vI mYƒ nINd nf peI.iewk zr vI mYƒ KfeI jf irhf sI ik ikDry ienHF dI axbx qy nhIN ho geI.ikDry rfjvIr ny hor kuVI----ieQy phuMc mYN afpxI soc ƒ iJVk jhI idwqI ik ikho jhIaF bdÈgnIaF gwlF socx lwg pYNdI hYN qUM.pr iPkr mYƒ vwZ vwZ KfeI jf irhf sI. mYN rfbqf dy zYzI nfl vI gwl kIqI.
-rfbqf dI eImyl afeI hY ik Auh nfeIt afAUt leI jf rhI hY. iekwlI. rfjvIr nfl nhIN.
-Pyr kI hoieaf-kuJ shylIaF nfl isnmf vyKx geI hoAU.ÈfipMg krn geI hoAU, ies ‘c iPkr vflI ikhVI gwl hY.
-quhfƒ qF iksy gwl dI koeI iPkr nhIN.bs afpxI ibËns ‘c sfrf idn KuwBy rihMdy ho.Gr prvfr dI koeI prvfh nhIN.kdI kuJ hor socdy hI nhIN .
-qUM nhIN kdy bfhr iekwlI geI--?AunHF KcrIaF nËrF nfl vyKidaF ikhf qF myrf guwsf hor zUMGf ho igaf.mYN ihrK jhy ‘c hor kwsI geI.
-geI hF pr ievyN qF nhIN ik jfx buwJ ky quhfQoN ibnf jF quhfzI slfh ley ibnf ikDry geI hovF.
-qusIN soco Ërf jy ivafhy hoey juafn muMzf kuVI kwlf kwlf klwbF ƒ jfx qF ies ‘c kI cMgI gwl hY. AuWQy Auh hor muMzy kuVIaF ƒ imlxgy qy jy ikDry koeI afpxy pYrF qoN rqf ku vI AuWKV igaf qF AunHF dy afpsI sbMDF df kI hÈr ho skdf hY?juafnI aMnHI huMdI hY.
rfbqf dI mF iPkrF ‘c qVPI jf rhI sI.
-rfbqf vI qF rfjvIr dI slfh nfl hI geI hovygI.iPkr iks gwl df krI jFdI hYN qUM?
-rfbqf pMjfb ‘c nhIN ieMglYNz ‘c rihMdI hY.qUM qF aYvyN hr gwl dI Kwl lfhux lwg pYNdI hYN.ieh sfrI qyry kMmpIAUtr dI hI imhrbfnI hY. jy ieh nf iswKdI Pyr sOKI nf rihMdI.Eho jhI rfbqf hY ijhVI qYƒ inwkI inwkI gl dI eImyl krdI rihMdI hY.
-ieh inwkI jhI gwl hY?
-hor kI hY. rfbqf shylIaF nfl nfeIt afAUt leI geI hY. qF kI hoieaf?
pr mYƒ AunHF dI ies dlIl ny rqf Br vI rfhq nf idwqI.mYN Esy qrHF iPkr ‘c qVPdI rhI.pl pl krky rfq msF KorI.awj aYqvfr sI. mYƒ pqf sI ik rfbqf qy rfjvIr aYqvfr ƒ Gr hI huMdy hn.iewk pMj GMty tfeIm df Prk.sfzy bfrF vI AuWQoN dy hflI svyr dy swq hI vjfAuNdy sI.kfhƒ eyzI jldI jgfAuxf hY.ieh soc soc mYN afpy aOKI huMdI rhI pr rfbqf ƒ tYlIPUn nf kIqf pr eImyl krn dI soc leI ik jdoN KolHygI Pyr qF jfgdI hI hovygI.pr ies cMdry mF-moh ƒ cYn ikwQoN afvy.pqf nhIN kdoN mYQoN rfbqf df nMbr Gumfieaf igaf.
-hYlo---.aigAuN rfjvIr boilaf.
-mMm---.
-hF—ikvyN aF puwq rfjvIr?
-TIk hF mMm.
-rfbqf---?
-rfqIN lyt afeI sI, hflI jfgI nhIN--.
-jdoN jfgI, Ausƒ khIN mYƒ tYlIPUn kry.
-kI gwl, mMm---?
-bs aYvYN hI Aus nfl gwlF krn ƒ idl krdY. mYN afpxf iPkr lkox dI koÈÈ kIqI.pr mYƒ rfjvIr dy bolF qoN ievyN lwgf ik Ausƒ myrI bycYnI dI soa iml geI hY.
eImyl krn dI soc ky kMmpIAUtr cflU kIqf, pfsvrz tfeIp kIqf qy eImyl krn lwgI.
rfbqf df eImyl aYzirs tfeIp kIqf.
ivÈf---KflI

hYlo puwq rfbqf
-rfbqf—ieh qUM kI iliKaf sI eImyl ‘c.ik qUM rfjvIr qoN ibnf iewkilaF nfeIt afAUt qy jf rhI sYN.ieh ikAuN puwq? mYƒ qF jdoN dI qyrI eImyl pVHI hY cYn jhI hI nhIN afAuNdI.sfrI rfq suwqI vI nhIN.CyqIN qoN CyqIN myrI eImyl df jvfb dyvIN.
mMm
qy ‘isMz` btn dwb idwqf.
lYptOp dI skrIn qy eImyl phuMcx dI sUcnf iml geI.mYƒ QohVI jhI qswlI hoeI ik hux rfbqf jdoN vI eImyl KolHygI myrI eImyl pVH ky jvfb dyvygI.pr mYƒ cYn nhIN af rhI.iewk axoKf ijhf iPkr klH df pwCI jf irhf hY.qrHF qrHF dy iKaflF nfl socF sUlI tMgIaF peIaF sn.

AuWDr rfbqf svyr dy iqMn ku vjy Gr phuMcI qy rfjvIr ƒ GurfVy mfr irhf vyK spyar rUm ‘c jf peI.rfjvIr qF sfJry df AuiTaf iPrdf sI pr qF vI Ausny rfbqf ƒ jgfieaf nf.Auh jfxdf sI ik rfq lyt hI afeI hovygI.hlkI jhI brykPfst krky ijMm ƒ cly igaf.Ausdy muVn qwk vI rfbqf jfgI nhIN sI. brykPfst qy lMc dono iewkTf (brMc) hI bxf ilaf. rfbqf ƒ brMc dy iqafr hox dI afvfË mfrI.Auh vI hOlI hOlI AubfsIaF lYNdI, afkVF BMndI, gfAUn pfeI ikcn ‘c af geI.
--bVI lyt afeI rfq---? rfjvIr ny afpxy leI brMc pfAuNidaF pVqflIaf nËrF nfl rfbqf ƒ vyKidaF puwiCaf.
-nhIN bhuqI lyt qF nhIN sI. do vjy af geI sF---.
-ikvyN rhI quhfzI nfeIt afAUt---?
-bhuq hI ieMnjoafeybl---.sYNzI qy Ausdf pqI vI afey hoey sn.Auh qF puwCdy sn ik rfjvIr ikAuN nhIN afieaf.
-ieh sYNzI (sMdIp) cMgI aOrq hY, klH vI klwb ‘c afeI hoeI sI qy qyry vfry puwCdI sI.qy awj Pyr. qYƒ qF mYN disaf nhIN pr Auh qF zUMGI rfqy zyv(divMdr) dI kfr ‘c qy zyv dI vfeIP rItf (irqU) sMnI (suirMdr) dI kfr ‘c bYT ky bfey bfey krky ivCVy sn.mYN qF hYrfnI ‘c hI KuwiBaf irhf. ikMnf icr QfeYN hI kIilaf irhf.
-ikDry qUUM qF nhIN iksy dI kfr ‘c bYT ky afieaf klH rfqIN--? rfbqf muskrf rhI sI.
-rfbqf----? rfjvIr ny KHrvIaF GUrvIaF nËrF nfl rfbqf ƒ vyiKaf.
sYNzI klwibMg leI qF hr vyly iqafr rihMdI hY.vYrI vYrI jOlI grl.vFt tU ieMnjoafey aYvrI moimMt aOP hr lfeIP.
-klwibMg ieMnjoafey krnf qF TIk hY pr pqI bdlxy---?
-keI vfr ivafhuqf iËMdgI dy bksy ‘co, purfxIaF GsIaF trYzIÈnl PsIlF qoN pfsy iKsk ky vI socxf qy ieMnjoafey krnf cfhIdf hY.koeI nvF qjrubf krn ‘c hrj vI kI hY? rfbqf eynf kih ky rfjvIr ƒ gOh nfl vyKx lwgI.
-kI----ikDry qUM vI ieh hwdF qoN bfhr jf ky koeI nvF qjrubf krn leI qF nhIN soc rhI--? rfjvIr ny rfbqf dI gwl ƒ GoKidaF hYrfnI qy gMBIrqf ‘c zUMGf ÊrkidaF msF ikhf.axikafisaf iPkr Ausdy ichry qy BfrU sI.
-mYN ieh nhIN kih rhI jo kuJ qusIN smJ rhy ho.rfbqf gMBIr sI.
-Pyr hor qUM kI kih rhI hYN---?rfjvIr dy bolF ‘c pVqflIaf sur AuWcI sI.
- You know that phrase, ‘you’re not sorry, you’re only sorry you got caught?’ (quhfƒ koeI pCqfvf nhIN isrP pCqfvf hY ik qusIN PVy gey ho) qusIN vI jfxdy hI ho ik ‘vfeIP svYipMg` trYNz hux inwq nvIaF tIsIaF imD irhf hY.ikAuNik ieh jfx-buwJ ky, soc ivcfr ky,iewk dUjy qy ivÈvfs hox krky, ley gey PYsly dy muqfibk huMdf hY.luk-iCp ky corIN-CwpIN ibsqry nhIN bdly jFdy. ivafhuqf iËMdgI ‘c qRyVF pfAux vflI isrP kfimk BuwK hI nhIN hY sgoN iesdf vwzf kfrn ivÈvfsF df tuwtxf hY.jy joVf ivafhuqf iËMdgI dIaF hwdF ƒ svIkfr ky afpxf sPr arMB krdf hY qF iewk df ies qoN pfsy hoxf hI AunHF dy apxwqF Bry ivÈvfs ‘c mGory krdf hY ies krky nhIN ik AunHF ‘coN iewk qoN afpxI kfimk BuwK sFBI nhIN geI sgoN ies krky huMdf hY ik Aus ny Auh iekrfr qoiVaf huMdf hY ijhVf iekrfr lY ky Auh afpxy sPr qy qury huMdy sn.
- DoKf hI iewk bhuq vwzf kfrn hY ijs krky awj df ivawkqI KuwlIaF ÈfdIaF vwl ƒ luVk irhf hY.Gr ‘c quhfzf sfQI ijsƒ qusIN ipafr krdy hovo qy Auh quhfzy leI swB qoN aihmIaq vI rwKdf hovy jy Auh ieh svIkfr lvy ik jy Ausdf pfrtnr bfhr ivafhuqf iËMdgI dIaF cONh lfvF dIaF ËuwmyvfrIaF dy rwsy dI kws qoN ibnf, afpxy afp ƒ igltI grdfnx qy iksy zr qoN ibnf nvIaF icrFdF ‘coN hirafvlI ƒ mUMh mfrnf cfhuMdf hY, jy ies qrHF krn nfl Aus joVy ‘c koeI iksy iksm dI iKwcoqfn nf afvy qF ieh qF donF jhfnF df svrg hI ho inbVygf ik nhIN?
rfjvIr kursI qy hor iswDf ho ky bYT igaf.burkI Ausdy ijvyN sMG ‘c aV geI sI.Auh itkitkI lfeI rfbqf ƒ vyKI jf irhf sI.Aus leI rfbqf df ievyN socxf iewk nvIN cxOqI sI.
 -ies iscUeyÈn ‘c vI bhuq sfrIaF kmIaF hn.pr sfzf pqIvrqf df sMklp vI iewk JUTf ijhf hI lgdf hY.mukwml nhIN hY. sfzf brynvfÈ kIqf igaf hY qy ies ƒ svIkfrn leI sfzy qy smfj, irÈqydfr,kfƒn qy hor hr qrHF dIaF sMsQfvF vloN pRYÈr pfieaf jFdf hY.ieho hI kfrn hY ik jdoN koeI vI afdmI jF aOrq Gr dIaF dhlIËF qoN bfhr pYr Drdf hY, bfkI lokF dI qF gwl hI Cwzo Auh afp vI afpxy afp ƒ gunfhgfr smJx lg pYNdf hY.jy ies KulH ƒ svIkfr ilaf jfvy, soco rfjvIr, ivafhuqf iËMdgI dI ivcrn qoN ikMnf pRYÈr lwQ jfvygf.ivcrn ikMnI sfvIN ho jfvygI? mnuwK iPqrqn mOnogYmI(iewk pqnIqv) nhIN hY. ieh pOlIgYmI(iewk qoN vDyry pqnIaF jF pqI krn dI pRQf) hY.mnuwK eyzf kMmplYks hY ik jdoN Auh mOnogYmI df sMklp inBf nhIN skdf qF Auh ies bfry bhuq hI inGiraf mihsUs krdf hY.smfjI pRYÈr hI eynf huMdf hY ik Auh ies vfry gl qwk vI nhIN kr skdf.iJjkdf hY kuJ vI kihx qoN . afpxy aMdr hI ivdroh pfldf rihMdf hY.AusdI ÈKsIaq ‘c vI qbdIlIaF afAuNdIaF hn.Gr ‘c Ausdf ivhfr bdldf hY. ijs nfl AusdI ivafhuqf iËMdgI ‘c qRyVF hor vI zUMGIaF ho jFdIaF hn.ijs dy kfrn hI mnuwK sfrf kuJ corIN corI
krdf vI hY qy zrdf vI hY ik ikDry PiVaf nf jfvF.kwisaf kwisaf rihx lgdf hY .qy AusdI soc vI sfvIN nhIN rihMdI.Auh afpxy afp qoN vI bygfnf ijhf ho ky ivcrdf hY.
-pr jy koeI joVf ies sfry vrqfry ƒ EpnlI izsks krky iewk dUsry dIaF KfhÈF ƒ gMBIrqf nfl lYNidaF ivÈvfs ijwq ky ieh jfnx dI koÈÈ krdf hY ik Aus df sfQI kI cfhuMdf hY pUrI afËfdI qy scfeI scfeI nfl mMn lYNdf hY qy iewk dUjy dIaF KfhÈF df siqkfr krdf hY qF AunHF ‘c nyVqf hor vDygI.GtygI nhIN.corIN CwpIN bygfnIaF kMDF twpxIaF Cwz ky pUrI afËfdI nfl AunHF ivhiVaF dIaF apxwqF ƒ iksy vI hIxBfvnf qoN ibnf, iksy vI iglt qoN ibnf jy koeI mfx skdf hY qF ieh iewk qrHF dI afeIzIal iscUeyÈn hovy gI.ikMnf sfvFpn af jfvy gf Aus joVy dI ivcrn ‘c? rfbqf dlIl qy dlIl dyeI jf rhI sI.

  rfjvIr bVI gMBIrqf nfl rfbqf dIaF dlIlF sux irhf sI qy nfl hI Ausdy ichry dy hfv Bfv vI pVH irhf sI.Ausdy mn ‘c ieh bfr bfr af irhf sI ik Èfied rfbqf vI ieho jhI ivafhuqf iËMdgI cfhux lwg peI hY.Èfied Auh vI ieho jhI KulH cfhuMdI hY ijwQy koeI kMD nf hovy, koeI GoKvIN nËr nf hovy qy koeI iksy qrHF df bMDn nf hovy. ijwQy Ausƒ ieh pUrI KulH hovy ik isrP Auh qy Auh hI inrnf kry ik awj dI rfq Ausny ikhVy ibsqry ‘c ibqfAuxI hY.
 -qUM mn cfhy nf rfjvIr, mYirj kONslrF dI vI ieh rIport hY ik KulHy irÈqy bhuq vfpr rhy hn sfzy jfnx qoN ikqy vwD.AunHF joiVaF ‘c ijhVy iewk dUjy qy pUrf ivÈvfs krdy hn qy iewk dUjy ƒ muhwbq krdy hn. afpxI sfrI gwl afpxy pfrtnr nfl ibnf iksy zr, iJjk jF iglt qoN ivsQfr ‘c kr lYNdy hn.ieQy irÈqy dI buinafd DoKf jF lukvF zr nhIN sgoN dosqI, eImfndfrI qy scfeI huMdI hY. bjfey eIrKf jF irÈqf tuwtx dy sihm qoN Auh afpxIaF KfhÈF df ieËhfr krdy hn qy iewk dUjy dIaF loVF ƒ svIkfr ky Ausqy iksy iksm df ikMqU pRMqU nhIN krdy.mYN jdoN iksy ƒ ieh kihMidaF suxdI hF ik ies vrqfry nfl sfzy ‘c KuÈIaF BrI eImfndfrI, gUVIH sFJ qy apxwq hor zUMGI hoeI hY ijs nfl sfzy Gr ‘c hux eIrKf jF zr nhIN aMzrstYizMg hY.KulH hY.iewk dUjy qy ivÈvfs hY. qF mYƒ swc hI AunHF joiVaF qy rÈk hox lgdf hY . mYN hYrfn huMdI hF ik ienHF iks qrHF ieh svIkfr ilaf hY?
-jy lok afpxI ivafhuqf iËMdgI ƒ ies qrHF nfl vyKdy hn ijwQy KulHf irÈqf hI AunHF dIaF nËrF ‘c jfieË hY qy AunHF dI ivcrn ‘c KuÈIaF ilaf skdf hY Pyr myrI jfcy ivafh krfAux dI kI loV hY? jy mnuwK leI ieh hI rih igaf hY ik jfnvrF vflI ibrqI apxf ky jdoN ijs nfl vI rfq kwtxI cfhy qF kwt skdf hY Pyr kI bicaf hY ivafhuqf iËMdgI df.sfzy sMskfrF df. kI bcdf hY Pyr ies irÈqy df?rfjvIr  bONdl ijhf igaf sI.
-qusIN rfjvIr Êlq soc rhy ho?
-Pyr TIk kI hY--?
-mYN qF isrP ieh kih rhI hF ik jy ieh KulH joVy ƒ KuÈI dy skdI hY, AunHF dI ivcrn ‘coN zr, JUT qy iglt dy BfvF ƒ inwkf kr skdI Pyr kI mfVf hY ies ‘c---?
-Pyr sfzy qF jfnvrF ‘c kI Prk hoieaf.sdIaF pihlF jMglF ‘c rihx vflf mnuwK ieho hI krdf sI.Pyr ieh sfrI qrwkI, ienHF smfjF dI bxqr qy buxqr dI kI loV sI.
-jfnvr ibn socy ieh vrqfrf apxfAuNdf hY.jMglF ‘c rihx smy ivafh huMdy hI nhIN sn. koeI bMDn nhIN sI. koeI PsIlF nhIN sn.qusIN vI jfxdy hI ho ik awjklH qlfkF dI prsYNtyj ikMnI vD geI hY.qIh cflI prsYNt qF pihly sfl ‘c hI qlfk hox lwg pey hn.
-mYN ieh nhIN kih rhI  ik afpF ƒ ieh rfh apxf lYxf cfhIdf hY pr iesqy gMBIrqf nfl ivcfr vtFdrf qF krnf cfhIdf hI hY.mYN pihlF vI ikhf hY ik mnuwK pOlIgYmI hY.Ërf ipCFh iDafn qF mfr ky vyKo.muslfnF ‘c cfr icfr ÈfdIaF dI iejfËq hY. rfjy mhFrfjy hrmF ‘c sYNkVy qIvIaF rwKI iPrdy sn. qy awj vI aKbfrF ienHF KbrF nfl bUQIaF peIaF hn.zfienf vrgIaF ÈihËfdIaF dIaF hor mrdF nfl XfrIaF.afh sUpr irwcN PutbflrF vwl hI vyKo kI kI krdy iPrdy hn. afpxy imwqrF dIaF qIvIaF nfl rfqF guËfrdy hn. vwzf gulPr vI ikMnf kuJ krdf irhf hY.ieh sfrf kuJ corIN CwpIN huMdf hY jy iesdI KulH hovy qF koeI iglt Bfvnf nf hovy qF GrF ‘c ivafhuqf iËdgI ‘c mGory nf hox sgoN Gr vsy rihx. tuwtxo bc jfx. KulH nfl afpxy pfrtnr ƒ DoKf nhIN idwqf jfvygf. mn ‘coN iglt qy Bfv cuwky jfxgy.jy sYNzI qy Ausdf pqI ieh TIk smJdy hn qy Auh ievyN krn nfl iglt PrI ho jFdy hn qy jy ies vrqfry nfl AunHF dI ivafhuqf iËMdgI ‘c koeI nvIN icxg Puwt afAuNdI hY, koeI nvF aihsfs aMgVfeIaF lYNdf hY, AunHF dI ivcrn ‘c hfsf qy KuÈI afAuNdI hY Pyr kI burfeI hY?
rfjvIr KfmoiÈaf igaf.Ausƒ rfbqf bfry icMqf hox lwgI. afpxI ÈfdI bfry iPkr hox lwgf.
- qUM ijhVy lokF dIaF imsflF dy rhI hYN Auh DoKyvfË hn. aOrq nfl DoKf nhIN qF hor kI hY.aOrq ƒ pYr dI juwqI qy sYks mÈIn smJx vfly lokF dy kfrnfmy hn.mYƒ qF qyrf iPkr hox lwgf hY.rfjvIr gMBIr sI. Auh ieh sfrf kuJ kih qF igaf pr iewk zr Ausdy ichry qoN sfP piVHaf jf irhf sI.igltI Bfvnf ny AusdIaF awKF nIvINaF kIqIaF hoeIaF sn.
-rfjvIr qusIN qF aYvyN iPkr kr rhy ho. afpxy irÈqy ‘c kdI koeI AulJx nhIN afvygI.rfbqf ny AuWT ky bYTy rfjvIr dI DOx AuWqoN dI bFh vldI hoeI ny poly jhy AusdI glH qy cuMmx idMidaF Aus ƒ afpxI vwKI nfl Guwt ilaf.
-mYƒ qF smJ nhIN afAuNdI ik smfj, BfeIcfrf, irÈqydfr, dosq ies vrqfry ƒ iks qrHF svIkfr kr lYNdy hn?rfjvIr icMqf ‘c sI.
-ieh vI quhfzf vihm ijhf hI hY.vyKo qF hux lYËbIan qy gya vrqfry  ƒ vI smfj, BfeIcfry ny mfnqf dy hI idwqI hY.kfƒn vI ies vrqfry dI rfKI leI nfl af KVf hoieaf hY.hOlI hOlI ies Epn mYirj ƒ vI lokF svIkfr hI lYxf hY.jdoN vI koeI vrqfrf afm ijhf ho jFdf hY qF Aus kfrn hox vflI rVk vI mwTI hox lgdI hY. BfeIcfrf, smfj hOlI hOlI svIkfr kr hI lYNdf hY.
-bwcy---?rfjvIr ny iewk hor iPkr rfbqf awgy rwiKaf.
-hF bwcy----ijs qoN aOrq cfhygI bwcf pYdf kr lvygI. ieh aOrq dI mrËI hovygI.ies ‘c aOrq dI srdfrI hoxI vI cfhIdI hY, Ausƒ hI ieh hwk hoxf cfhIdf hY ik Auh iks afdmI df bwcf lYxf cfhuMdI hY.Ausny hI Aus bwcy ƒ nON mhIny afpxy pyt ‘c rwK ky jnm dyxf huMdf hY.mYN ivafhuqf iËMdgI nfl smJOqy dI gl kr rhI hF iesƒ Kqm krn leI nhIN kih rhI.jy pqI pqnI iewk dUjy ƒ aMqF df moh krdy hoxgy iewk dUsry qy pUrn Brosf krdy hoxgy qdy hI Epn mYirj ‘c ivÈvfs ho skdf hY.ikAuNik ieh vrqfrf sdIvI nhIN hovygf sgoN isrP iewk nvF hulfrf jF nvF anuBv ijs nfl jIvn hor rOick bx skdf hY, QoV icrf hI hovy gf.ivafihaf joVf bwcy afpxI mrËI anusfr pYdf kr skdy hn qy AunHF dI pflx poÈx ‘c AunHF dI pUrI loV hY qy Auh inBfAuxgy vI.
-qUM kI ieh JBlIaF jhIaF mfrI jFdI hYN. Pyr AunHF bwicaF ƒ pflygf kOx? AunHF df Gr ikhVf hovygf? AunHF dy ipAu df jF mF df? donF df qF ho nhIN skdf? kI bwcy dI prvirÈ leI mF bfp donF dI mOjUdgI ËrUrI nhIN hY? rfjvIr qliKaf ipaf sI.
-ËrUrI hY—mYN kdoN ieh ikhf hY? qusIN qF sfrI afrgUmYNt dI hI jV vwZI jf rhy ho.Ërf mYN jo kuJ kih rhI hF Ausƒ gOh nfl ivcfro?rfbqf dIaF awKF ‘c qswlIaF BrI rOxk afeI sI.
-awj dy Xug ‘c ieh koeI smisaf nhIN.ieh PYslf dono krngy qy ies leI loVINdI dyK Bfl dIaF suivDfvF vI pYdf krngy.
-hF swc qyrI mMm df tYlIPUn afieaf sI Auh kuJ iZwlf ijhf hI bolI sI.
rfjvIr ies akfAU jhI vfrqflfp ‘coN pfsf vwtxf cfhuMdf sI.ies ‘c hor zUMGf AuWqr ky Ausƒ Èfied ieh zr mihsUs hox lwg ipaf sI ik ikDry Auh rfbqf nfl sihmqI hI nf kr bYTy.
-Pyr rfjvIr, qusIN ikvyN mihsUs krdy ho afpxI ies izskÈn qoN bfad? rfbqf gwl qorI rwKxI cfhuMdI sI.
rfbqf ny mihsUs kr ilaf sI ik afrgUmYNts dI isrI Ausdy hwQ ‘c hY.rfjvIr aYvyN smfijk,BfeIcfirk cxOqIaF dy irhf hY.Auh hI AuDfrxF dy irhf hY ijhVIaF trYzIÈnl lfxf sdf hI idMdf af irhf hY.cyNj hI qF gqI hY.CwpV df pfxI eysy leI muÈkx lwg pYNdf hY ik Aus ‘c gqI nhIN huMdI.KVoq huMdI hY.nihrF qy diraf qurdy hn.qor ivc hI qF iËMdgI aMgVfeI lYNdI hY.nvIaF ruwqF ‘c Puwl iKVdy hn.afsF qy KfhÈF dI cfdr qy mor mornIaF leI ksIdy kwZy jFdy hn.rfjvIr qF hux purfxI ho rhI ivcrn dIaF aYvyN kMnIaF ƒ Guwt ky bYTf hY.
-qyrIaF ieh sfrIaF dlIlF mYƒ iblkul psMd nhIN.pqf nhIN ikwQoN pVHdI suxdI rihMdI hYN qUM ieho jhIaF gwlF? qUM Auh sfrIaF PsIlF imwDI qurI jf rhI hYN ijnHF ‘c rih ky mYN afpxI ivafhuqf iËMdgI dy sfry pl KuÈI KuÈI ibqfAuxy cfhuMdf hF.sfzy bwcy hoxgy.asIN AunHF ƒ pflFgy.AunHF dy ltbOry qy bylfg hfisaF ‘c afp hsdy hsdy lot pot hovFgy.
-mYN vI qF ieho hI cfhuMdI hF ik asIN afpxI ivafhuqf iËMdgI hsidaF lMGfeIey.eysy leI qF mYN kih rhI hF k sfzy ‘c koeI luk lukf nhIN hoxf cfhIdf.sfzy ‘c eImfndfrI hoxI cfhIdI hY qy afpxIaF KfhÈF ƒ ibnf iksy zr, iJJk dy ivsQfr ‘c kih dyx qy ivcfrn dI ihMmq hoxI cfhIdI hY.sfzI soc qy iksy iksm df koeI tYbU nhIN hoxf cfhIdf.
-sfzy ‘c kI luk-lukf hY? ikhVI corI hY hux? rfjvIr dy afpxy aMdr df zr qswlI krnf cfhuMdf sI.kI rfbqf ƒ ikDry Ausdy bfhrly sbMDF dI soa qy nhIN.Auh jfxdI qy nhIN ijhVI eyzIaF eyzIaF dlIlF dy rhI hY.ikDry Auh mYƒ prK qy nhIN rhI?
ievyN hI do ku hPqy guËr gey.qy AunHF dI imQI hoeI qor mUjb idn bIqI jf rhy sn.rfjvIr kwisaf kwisaf mihsUs krdf irhf.Ausdy aMdrlf zr Ausƒ kuryddf irhf.AusdI socxI mUhry svfl qy svfl KVy krdf irhf.
  qy awj rfjvIr dy iewkilaF klwb ‘c jfx dI Èfm hY. hr Aus Èfm vFgUM Auh awj vI iqafr hoieaf.Èyv iswDI qy puwTI do vfr kIqI.afPtr Èyv sYNt hwQF qy qRONikaF qy gwlHF qy Gsfieaf.kwCF ‘c zIEzrYNt iCVikaf.bodf vfh ky Ausƒ sYt rwKx vflI swpry iCVkI.qy awT ku vjy rfbqf ƒ bfey bfey krky hr sincrvfr vFg droN bfhr ho igaf.Gr qoN 35 nMbr bwws PVI qy zrbI roz qy svoey isnmy mUhry AuWqr Ausdy dPqr ‘c hI kMm krdI afpxI doN sflF dI bxI dosq EzrI nfl AusdI kfr ‘c jf bYTf ijhVI pihloN hI kOitsmUr sVk qy AuzIk kr rhI sI. klwb ‘c vVidaF AusdI nËr sYNzI qy Ausdy pqI qy peI qF Auh kMb ijhf igaf.Ausny qF kdI ikafisaf hI nhIN sI ik Ausdf tfkrf AunHF nfl vI awj hovygf.
-rfbqf nhIN afeI---? sYNzI dy pihly svfl ny hI Aus ƒ pYrF qoN ihlf idwqf.
-Ausny klH ƒ klwb jfxf hY? ieh EzrI hY. asIN iewko hI dPqr ‘c kMm krdy hF.sfzy iewk kOlIg dI awj brQzy pfrtI hY qy mYN EzrI ƒ bynqI kIqI sI ik mYƒ ilPt dy dey.pfrtIaF ‘c keI vfr vfDU GftU pIqI jFdI hY qy ieh qF quhfƒ pqf hI hY ik awjklH puls bhuq sÉq hoeI peI hY.
-quhfƒ sPfeI dyx dI koeI loV nhIN. pfrtI qy afpxI dosq dy sfQ df anMd mfxo. kihMidaF sYNzI afpxy pqI ƒ bfhoN PV DUMhdI hoeI zFns krn leI lY geI.
-EzrI ieh qF cMgf nhIN hoieaf. ieh aOrq rfbqf ƒ vI jfxdI hY.jy ies ny Aus kol afpxf pol KolH idwqf Pyr qF cMgf nhIN hovygf.
-mYƒ vI ievyN luk luk ky imlxf cMgf nhIN lgdf.EzrI ny vI iPkr ijhf kIqf.Ausdy bolF ‘c KrvFpn af igaf sI.
-rfbqf keIaF icrF dI Epn ÈfdI dI bVI hmfieq krdI af rhI hY. iesdy hwk ‘c bVIaF sMjIdf imsflF dy rhI hY. qyrf kI iKafl hY?
-mYN hflI ivafhI hoeI nhIN hF---.mYƒ iewk Es mrd dI loV hY ijhVf mYƒ qy isrP mYƒ hI ipafr krdf hovy.
-afh mrd qyry nfl qF lwgf KVf hY. kihMidaF rfjvIr ny EzrI ƒ afpxy koly iKcidaF polf ijhf ivÈvfsI cuMmx idwqf.
-ieh mrd ivafihaf hoieaf hY---?
-Pyr kI hoieaf. qYƒ ipafr qF krdf hY ---.
-ieh qF mYƒ Pyr hI XkIn hovygf ik ieh mYƒ ipafr krdf hY jy ieh mrd myry nfl rihx lwgygf qy isrP myrf hI hovygf.
-ieh bhuq muÈkl hY EzrI---.
EzrI ny suixaF qF AudfsI geI qy sfrI Èfm cuwp cuwp jhI hI rhI.pfrtI dy pUrI qrHF mGx qoN pihlF hI Ausny jfxf cfihaf qy rfjvIr iesdf kfrn smJdf sI qy Ausƒ nFh nf kr sikaf qy KfmoiÈaf ijhf Aus nfl AusdI kfr ‘c jf bYTf.kfr ‘coN AuqridaF guwz nfeIt ikws idMidaF Ausny AudfsI EzrI ƒ Pyr gOh nfl vyiKaf.
-jy qUM afpxI pqnI ƒ Cz nhIN skdf Pyr sfzf ieh irÈqf vI sfƒ BlfAuxf pvy gf.
-EzrI mYƒ smf cfhIdY. ieh bhuq gMBIr mslf hY. iesƒ kuJ imMtF ‘c hwl nhIN kIqf jf skdf.mYN koeI vI PYslf kfhl ‘c nhIN lYxf cfhuMdf ijsqy mYƒ Pyr pCqfAuxf pvy.dUsrf qYƒ myry ivafhy hoey df qF pihlF vI pqf sI.
-pr qUM qF kihMdf irhF ik qUM mYƒ bhuq ipafr krdYN?
-ieh qF mYN hux vI kih irhf hF.
-Pyr qUM afpxI pqnI ƒ myry leI Cwz ikAN nhIN skdf?
-ieh eyzf afsfn nhIN ikAuNik mYN afpxI pqnI ƒ vI bhuq ipafr krdYN.
-hYN---?
-iesdf mqlb isrP ieh hI hY ik qUM mYƒ afpxI rKyl bxf ky rKxf cfhuMdf hYN.jd kdy suafd bdlx dI loV mihsUs kIqI,EzrI ƒ hfk mfr leI.mYN ies hflfq ‘c qyry nfl koeI nyVqf nhIN rwK skdI.kihMidaF EzrI ny afpxI kfr df bUhf KolH idwqf qy rfjvIr ƒ Auqrn df ieÈfrf kr idwqf.
EzrI dI kfr ‘coN AuWqr rfjvIr socF ‘c AuWqr igaf qy Ausƒ rfbqf dIaF idwqIaF dlIlF qy Kurcx lwgIaF. Auh hYrfnI ‘c hor vI gMBIr ho igaf ik rfbqf ievyN ikvyN soc skdI hY, ikDry Auh vI iksy nfl irÈqf qy nhIN bxfeI bYTI? svfl Aus dI soc ƒ mDolI jf irhf sI. qy Aus ‘c afpxy afp leI hIxqf vI hoeI ik afp qF Auh ÈfdI qoN bfhr irÈqf bxfeI iPrdf hY pr rfbqf ƒ swcf suwcf hox df ivKfvf krdf rihMdf hY.ies qrHF dy ivÈvfs tuwtx dI hI qF rfbqf gwl krdI sI.ieho jhy DoKy bfry hI qF Auh muV muV kihMdI sI. Auh ienHF hI socF dI iKcoqfx ‘c Gr phuMcf. rfbqf hflI jfgdI hI sI.
-bVI CyqIN muV afey rfjvIr awj---?
-bs—aYvyN idl hI nhIN kIqf klwb ‘c hor smf ibqfAux ƒ---.
-quhfzI pfrtI ikvyN rhI---?
-ijho jhIaF pfrtIaF huMdIaF hI hn---.rfjvIr ny ruwKf ijhf jvfb idwqf.
-rfjvIr---JUT bolx dI loV nhIN.ies JUT bfry hI qF mYN Aus idn quhfzy nfl ivsQfr ‘c ivcfr krnI cfhI sI.
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-mYƒ sYNzI df tYlIPUn af igaf sI. sux ky rfjvIr sfry df sfrf suMn ho igaf.AusdI nËr nIvIN ho geI. AusdI jIB TfkI geI.
-afeI aYm sOrI---rfbqf. kihMidaF Ausdf glyzU Br afieaf qy Ausny AuWT ky rfbqf ƒ afpxy klfvy ‘c kws ilaf.rfbqf awg bbUlf hox dI bjfey pUry TrMmy ‘c sI.
-mYN qYƒ bhuq ipafr krdf hF---ieh pqf nhIN ikvyN ho igaf myry koloN---?
-mYƒ pqY ik qusIN mYƒ bhuq ipafr krdy ho.ies bfry myry mn ‘c koeI ÈMkf nhIN.eysy leI mYN quhfƒ kih rhI sF ik jy asIN dono ieh Kuwl svIkfr leIey qF kI sfzI ivafhuqf iËMdgI hor vI rOck nf ho jfvy gI?
-mYN quhfƒ pUrI qrHF muafP kr rhI hF. afpxy mn ‘c iksy iksm df koeI iglt nf mihsUs krnf pr nfl hI myrI vI iewk mMg hY ik jy ikDry myrf mn vI quhfzy vFg hI ies bMDn qoN bfhr jf ky, ies PsIl qoN rqf AuWcf Jfk igaf qF qusIN vI mYƒ muafP kr idAugy.kihMidaF rfbqf ny rfjvIr ƒ afpxI jwPI ‘c Ëor dI kwsidaF iewk apxwqF Bry moh nfl zUMGf cuMmx idwqf qy Auh dono iksy aMqRIvI qswlI ‘c srÈfry gey.
-hux mYN mMm ƒ AusdI do ku hPqy pihlF afeI eImyl df jvfb dy idaF
-ikAuN mfrnf buVHI ƒ---? kihMidaF rfjvIr ny iewk bhuq vwzy JUT qoN surKrU huMidaF mihsUisaf, imMnHF ijhf muskrfAuNidaF rfbqf ƒ afpxy klfvy ‘c kws ilaf.

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mYN qy dyv inrMjx afsx qy bYTy apsrf df nfc vyK rhy hF. hr pfsy suMdr `qy mnmohk dirÈ hn. iek apsrf vfd XMqr `qy sMgIq dI mDur Dun kwZ rhI hY. dfsIaF sfzy afly duafly qYnfq ny, ijhVIaF sfzy hukm dy ieMqËfr ivc rihMdIaF ny. mYN dohF apsrfvF ƒ hwQ dy ieÈfry nfl jfx leI kih idqf ey. inrMjx hYrfn ho ky myry vwl vyKx lwg ipaf.
- ‘‘myry kol smF nhIN. mYN ÈkqI ƒ imlx vI jfxY. qusIN afpxy kkÈ ivc cly jfE.``
- ‘‘myƒ qyrI ieh gwl psMd nhIN. hr vyly afpxI clfAudI ey. jdo mËf afAux lgdY, AudoN qUM Byj idMnI ey AuhnF ƒ.``
- ‘‘eysy leI qF Byj idMnI aF. quhfzf kI pqf kdoN iqlk pvo.``
dyv Èfied nfrfË ho ky cly gey ny. jFdI ƒ kih gey ny, ‘‘qUM kdy iksy dI gwl nf mMnI.``
Xmrfj jI myry kkÈ vwl hI af rhy ny. kI kMm pY igaY dfsI ƒ afpxy afAux dI sUcnf mYƒ dyx leI kih rhy ny. mYN dfsI dy afAux qoN pihlF hI AunHF dy svfgq leI dvfr `qy phuMc geI.
mYN ‘‘prxfm`` kIqf.
‘‘dyvI, rwb jI ny quhfƒ Xfd kIqY.``
‘‘kI ÊlqI ho geI myry koloN ?``
‘‘dyvI, eysqrHF dI koeI gwl nhIN qusIN huxy clo.``
rwb jI afpxy ivÈfl afsx `qy awKF bMd krI bYTy ny. mYN hwQ joV ky KVI ho geI hF. ikMny suMdr ny rwb jI. ÈFq qy gihr-gMBIr. kfly, lMmy GuMgrfly-vfl, hlkI-hlkI muskurfht cyhry ƒ hor nUr bÉÈdI hY. rObdfr dfhVf qy kMnF `c ltkdy kuMzl, ikMny Pwbdy ny AuhnF `qy. rwb jI ny nyqr Koly, ‘‘vwlI, qYƒ mYN ËmIn `qy Byj irhF. AuQy qyrf jnm hovygf. qUM CotI qoN vwzI hox df sPr qYa kryNgI. ho skdY muÈiklF vI afAux. pr GbrfeIN nf. mYN hr vyly qyry nfl rhFgf.``
mYN hwQ joVI socI pY geI. myrIaF sfrIaf suwK-suivDfvF Éqm. pqf nhIN ieh bnvfs ikMny icr df hovygf?
Auh boly, ‘‘iPkr nf kr. koeI suK suivDf Éqm nhIN hovygI.``
‘‘[[[[[[[pr[[[[[[mYN[[[.``
‘‘qUM kdy iksy dI gwl nf mMnI.``
mYƒ afpxI Buwl df aihsfs hoieaf, ‘‘kdoN jfxf hY?``
- ‘‘kwlH. hF, mYN qyry ivc koeI bhuqy bdlfv nhIN kIqy. qyrIaF BfvnfvF qy suBfa iesy qrHF hI rihxgy.``
mYN rwb jI ƒ nmskfr kr mfqf ÈkqI dy kkÈ vwl tur peI.
mfqf kkÈ dI iKVkI `coN bfhr df nËfrf vyK rhy ny. mMd-mMd muskurf rhy ny.
mYN dfsI ƒ afpxy afAux dI suUcnf mfqf ƒ dyx leI ikhf.
mfqf dfsI nfl hI bYTk ivc af gey ny.
‘‘prxfm mfqf.``
AunHF ipafr nfl myry isr `qy hwQ Pyiraf, ‘‘pryÈfn ikAuN lwg rhI eyN?``
mYN sfrI gwl dwsI. sux ky hwsx lwg pey. ‘‘iehdy ivc pryÈfnI vflI ikhVI gwl ey. rwb jI qy mYN qyry nfl hI rhFgy.``
‘‘ijvyN quhfzI mrËI.`` myrf mn ajy vI duivDf `c hY. ‘‘mfqf, keI vfr ËmIn `qy vyKdI hF. mYƒ AuQoN df nËfrf koeI Éfs nhIN lwgdf. AuQy df purÈ afpxIaF iesqrIaF nfl ikho ijhf vqIrf krdy ny? jdoN idl krdY, gl nfl lf lYNdy ny. Au puwCdy qk nhIN.``
mfqf myrI gwl sux Pyr hwsx lwg pey ny. mYN mfqf dy cyhry vwl hYrfnI nfl vyK rhI hF.
‘‘mYN qYƒ iehnHF purÈF ƒ vws `c krn df vl dws idMdI hF. iehnHF ƒ nf iËafdf kol afAux idE, qy nf iËafdf dUr jfx idE. Pyr ieh vws `c rihMdy ny.``
‘‘mYN smJI nhIN mfqf.``
‘‘KuwlH ky smJfAunI aF. jdoN qUM jvfnI `c pYr rwKyNgI, qyry jIvn `c koeI purÈ afvygf. Auhƒ qUM vI ipafr kryNgI.``
mYN Èrmf geI.
‘‘hfly nf Èrmf. kwl qyrf jnm hoxY. jvfn hox ƒ bVf smF ipaY. [[[[hF, qYƒ bhuq ipafr krn vfl purÈ imlygf. Auhdy `qy iekdm hI ipafr inCfvr nf kr dyvIN. kol afAux `qy bhfnf bxf idaf krIN. qYƒ rwb ny nrm idl bxfieaY. pr mYN qYƒ vrdfn idMdI hF, ieh rhws qYƒ hmyÈf Xfd rhygf. mYN keI vfrI socdI hF, awjkwl df mfhOl ikMnf KuwlHf ho igaf hY. qUM ikqy milwkf Èyrfvq nf bx jfvIN ik koeI rhws hI nf rhy. jy afpxI klf df iesqymfl kryNgI qF mfDUrI vFg krIN, nyhf DUpIaf vFg nhIN.``
‘‘mfqf, iek invydn ey, jy ËmIn `qy mYƒ iksy purÈ df sfQ dyxf hI hY qF dyv inrMjx df hI dy idE. AuhnHF ƒ vI nfl hI Byj idE.``
‘‘mYN kwlH rwb jI nfl gwl krFgI.``
‘‘kwlH qF mYƒ jfx df hukm hoieaY.``
‘‘Pyr kI hoieaf, awj kwl qF afpxy qoN keI keI sfl CoitaF nfl vI sfQ ho jFdf ey. ho skdf hY, rwb jI dyv inrMjx ƒ kwlH ÈfmI hI Byj dyx.``
mYN mfqf ƒ nmskfr kr afpxy kkÈ vwl prq peI. myry kwlH jfx df smfcfr sux ky sfrIaF sKIaF Audfs ny. jdoN mYN AuhnHF ƒ vI nfl cwlx leI ikhf, qF koeI vI suwK-suivDf Cwzx leI iqafr nf hoeI. mYN iehnF sfrIaF vFg nfh vI nhIN kr skdI. mYƒ qF hukm hoieaY.
Èfm ƒ dyv inrMjx imlx afey ny. Audfs ny. dyv dI AudfsI vyK mYƒ hfsf af igaf. mYN jfx buwJ ky CyiVaf, ‘‘hux QoVHf smF quhfƒ pUrI KulH ey, ijMnF mrjI `kwilaF apsrfvF dy nfc df afnMd ilaf krnf.``
iek dfs dyv inrMjx ƒ bulfAux af igaY. dyv ƒ vI rwb jI ny swidaf hY.
dyv cly gey ny. Èfied mfqf ny gwl kr leI hovy.
iek hor dfs myry kkÈ vwl af irhY. Drmrfj df sMdysf ilafieaY. AunHF ny myry jfx dy AuplkÈ ivc drbfr `c smfgm rKvfieaY. dyv lok dIaF sfrIaF apsrfvF dy nfc df prbMD hY.
mYN ÈfmIN hfr-iÈgfr krky drbfr phuMc geI hF. iek pfsy vwzy afsx `qy rwb jI `qy mfqf ÈkqI ivrfjmfn ny. bfkI afsxF `qy hor dyvI-dyvqf. dyv inrMjx awj afpxf isqfr lY ky bYTy ny. dyv inrMjx ny mYƒ sMboDn kIqf, ‘‘dyvI vwlI, ikAuN nf awj asIN dovyN juglbMdI pyÈ krIey.``
mYN sihmq ho geI.
myry kMnF` c iksy dy bulfAux dI afvfË peI ey. afvfË kdy dUroN qy kdy nyiVEN afAuNdI lwg rhI ey. myrIaF awKF KulH geIaF. inrMjx mYƒ jgf rhy ny-
‘‘awj dPqr nhIN jfxf. ikMnf tfeIm ho igaY[[[ikMnI vfr ikhY CyqI sNO jfieaf kr, pr qUM kdy iksy dI gwl nf mMnIN[[[.

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guridafl skUloN Gr priqaf qF Auhny vyiKaf, AuhdI mF qy ipE afps ivwc JgV rhy ny. ieh Auhdy leI koeI nvIN gwl nhIN sI. lgBg ieh zrfmf roË AuhdIaF awKF sfhmxy pyÈ huMdf hY. svyry AuTidaF hI Auhdy kMnI bihs-bseIey dIaF afvfËF tkrf jFdIaF. keI vfr qF rfqI suwqf ipaf hI afvfË sux zr ky AuT bihMdf. rOlf-rwpf sux Pyr sON jFdf. kdoN Auhdy kol mF afAuNdI, Auhƒ pqf nf lgdf. pr awj jd skUl qoN priqaf, Gr `c koeI aFtI ey. pihlI vfr dyKI. kOx hY? iehdy sfhmxy ikAuN lVI jf rhy ny ? [[[zYzI jI awj dupihr vyly? pihlF qF kdy nhIN afey! ho kI irhY? moZy qoN bsqf Auqfr tybl `qy rwK idwqf. BuwK lwgI ey. kI krF? mF kol jfvF? ikqy zFty eI nf.
bfhr afpxI mF kol af Klo igaf. BuwK bfry kihx hI lwgf, mF ny aMdr jfx leI kih idwqf. muV vfps afpxy kmry dy drvfËy `c af KVf hoieaf. BuwK brdfÈq nhIN ho rhI. mF ƒ afpxI lVfeI `c Xfd eI nhIN. kmry `c af ky zuskx zih ipaf. mF BrIaF awKF nfl kmry `c afeI. guridafl ƒ ihwk nfl lf rox lwg peI- ‘‘asIN nhIN rihxf hux eyQy[[[qyry mfmy kol cly jfxY[[[``
atYcI ivc kwpVy pfAux lwg peI. pfAuNdI-pfAuNdI ruk geI. ‘‘asIN ikAuN jfeIey[[[? Auh jfvy lY ky cuVYl ƒ.`` koeI gwl guridafl dI smJ nhIN pY rhI.
‘‘mYƒ mF rotI ikAuN nhIN puwC rhI.`` hOlI ijhy mF ƒ ikhf, ‘‘ mF, BuwK lwgI ey.``
mF ijvyN suiqwEN jfgI hovy, ‘‘hfey[[[eys isafpy `c mYN qF Buwl eI geI. myrf puwq BuwKf hoxY[[[huxy lY ky afeI.``
‘‘myry dosqF dy Gr `c qF eys qrHF nhIN huMdf. jdoN vI iksy nfl AunHF dy Gr jfvF, EhnF dIaF mFvF ikMny ipafr nfl Kfx-pIx ƒ puwCdIaF ny. AuhnF dy mF-ipE afps `c ikMny ipafr nfl gwlF krdy ny. pr myry Gr qF eydF nhIN huMdf. mYN qF iksy ƒ Gr afAux leI vI nhIN kihMdf, zrdf. Auh qF afieaf-igaf vI nhIN vyKdy.``
mF rotI lY afeI. mYN rotI Kfx lwg ipaf. mF kI bolI jf rhI ey, myrI smJ `c nhIN pY irhf. rotI Kf hwQ Dox igaF. vfÈ-vysn `qy lwgy hoey ÈIÈy ivcoN dUjf kmrf sfP nËr af irhY. kmry `c zYzI jI qy AuhI aOrq ey. gwlF kr rhy ny. ikMnI dyr vyKdf irhf. gwlF-gwlF `c ipqf jI vfr-vfr Es aOrq df hwQ afpxy hwQ `c PV rhy ny. ijvyN myry dosqF dy mF ipE afps `c gwlF krdy hoey PV lYNdy ny. zYzI jI ƒ kdy mF df hwQ PVy nhIN vyiKaf. mYN hwQ Do afpxy kmry vwl prq afieaF. pr myrI nËr ijvyN Ausy kmry `c hI atk geI hovy.
‘‘mF, sfzy Gr kOx afey ny?``
‘‘qyry zYzI jI dI jfx-pCfx dI ey koeI.``
‘‘qusIN qF mYƒ kihMdy E, iksy dy sfmHxy lVIdf nhIN. Pyr qusIN qy zYzI jI ikAuN lV rhy sI?``
‘‘qUM skUloN QwikaF afieaYN, afrfm kr lY. hom-vrk vI krnY. pypr vI nyVy eI ny qyry. cMgy nMbrF nfl pfs hoeIN. idl lf ky piVaf kr.``
mYN lyt igaF. mF Pon krn lwg peI ey. mfmf jI ƒ kIqY. Pon bMd krky mF myry kol af ky lyt geI ey. mYƒ jfgdf vyK mF kih rhI ey, ‘‘ÈfmIN qyry mfmf-mfmI afAuxgy. nfl nItU vI hovygf. hom-vrk huxy kr lY.``
‘‘ajy qF nINd af rhI ey.``
bfhr vflf drvfËf KVikaf ey. mF AuWT ky vyK rhI ey, ‘‘clI geI cuVYl.`` mF dI avfË myry kMnIN pYNdI ey.
ikMnI sohxI iqafr hoeI hoeI sI. vfl Kuwly qy sUt ikMnf sohxf pfieaf hoieaf sI. mF vI qF sohxI ey. AusqoN ikqy eI iËafdf. jd iksy PMkÈn `qy jfxf huMdY qF ikMnI PwbdI ey mF.
mfmf-mfmI qy nItU af gey ny. mYN nItU nfl kMipAUtr `qy gym Kyzx lwg ipaF. mfmI jI mF nfl gwlF kr rhy ny. mfmf jI ipqf jI kol ny. mfmf jI ny mfmI jI ƒ afvfË mfrI ey. mfmI jI bfhr gey ny.
mF dI afvfË afeI ey, ‘‘kuJ pVH lE hux, gymF hI nf KyzI jfE.``
mfmI jI kmry `c af ky mF ƒ kih rhy ny, ‘‘srucI, jo pqf lwgY Aus ihsfb nfl ksUr qyrf inkldY.``
‘‘myrf?[[[dUjy ivafh df supnf Auh vyKy, qy ksUr myrf.``
‘‘gwl ƒ smJ. eydF nhIN cwldf. dUjy df vI socIdY. jy eys qrHF kryNgI qF mrd qF jfAugf hI bfhr. Auhƒ qF vYsy vI mUMh mfrn dI KuwlH imlxI cfhIdI ey.``
‘‘nf hux Auhƒ eys Aumr `c Èrm nhIN afAuNdI. muMzf jvfn huMdf ipaY. Auhƒ qF hr vyly bs[[[[``
‘‘Pyr kI hoieaf. guridafl hfly Cotf eI qF ey. nfly jIjf jI ikhVy buwZy ho gey ny. AuhnF dI Cwz qUM afpxy afp ƒ ikAuN buwZI smJx lwg peI eyN. ijvyN-ijvyN Aumr vDdI ey, iek dUjy dI iËafdf ËrUrq mihsUs huMdI ey. iek dUjy df hI qF shfrf huMdY. mfnisk qy srIrk, dovyN. myrI gwl iDafn nfl sux, ijvyN qUM kr rhI ey, eys qrHF Gr nhIN vwsdy. pUjf-pfT afpxI jgHf ey qy ÈrIrk ËrUrq afpxI jgHf. Grvflf afpxI jnfnI kol nf jfvy qF kIhdy koloN jfvy.``
‘‘mYƒ ies sB kuJ df nhIN pqf.``
‘‘nhIN pqf qF JgVf kfhdf! [[[krvf lYx dy Pyr dUjf ivafh. Auh qF hfly koeI buwZf nhIN hoieaf. qUM krI jf afpxf pUjf-pfT. Auh ikAuN qyry vFg pUjf-pfT kry. qUM kI cfhuMdI ey, Auh hux sMinafs lY lvy.``
‘‘mYN qF nhIN ikhf[[[.``
‘‘ieh vI koeI gwl ey. qUM qF smJx dI koiÈÈ eI nhIN kr rhI. TMzy idmfg nfl soc. mYƒ ds, jy Auh ikqy hor Êlq ey. qYƒ mfrdf kuwtdY, qMg krdY qF ds, Pyr asIN Es nfl gwl krIey. pr jdoN ÊlqI hI qyrI ey, asIN Auhƒ kI kih leIey. qyrf Brf ieh gwlF krdf cMgf lwgdY.``
‘‘pr BrjfeI, guridafl myry qoN bgYr sONdf nhIN. pr Auh mYƒ afpxy kol sOx ƒ kihMdY[[[.``
‘‘hux Auh vwzf ho irhY. Auhƒ `kwilaF sOx dI afdq pfAuxI cfhIdI ey. nfly ieh gwl jIjf jI nfl bih ky izsks kr qy hwl lwB. pr iÉafl ËrUr rwK. afpxf Gr bcfAux dI soc. vfDU dy cwkrF `c nf pY. soc, jy qyrI iËd kfrn Auh dUjf ivafh krvf lvy Pyr guridafl df kI bxygf qy jy Auh guridafl vI qYƒ nf dvy, Pyr[[[? jy qYƒ koeI hor pryÈfnI ey qF ds. iksy zfktr ƒ idKfAuxf cfhuMdI eyN qF mYN qyry nfl cwl pvFgI. mYN smJdI aF qyrI gwl ƒ vI. keI vfr ies Aumr ivc GrF ivc eys qrHF dIaF smwisafvF pYdf ho jFdIaF ny. pr eyhnF df hwl CyqI hI lwBxf cfhIdY. nhIN qF iËMdgI qbfh ho jFdI ey. afpxI qy huMdI eI ey bwicaF dI vI. smJ rhI ey nf myrI gwl ƒ.``
‘‘hF[[[.``
‘‘srucI, jy qYƒ smF cfhIdY qF ds. afpF Ausy ihsfb nfl gwl kr lYNny aF, pr qmfÈf nf bxf.``
‘‘Auh jIhdy nfl ivafh krfAux dy Éfb lY rhy ny, Auh[[[``
‘‘qUM Es koloN kI lYxY?``
‘‘ikAuN nhIN lYxf, awj Auhƒ Gr hI lY afey[[[.``
‘‘qUM eys vyly afpxf PYslf ds. AuhdI qF bfad `c gwl krFgy.``
‘‘Auhny nhIN mMnxf.``
‘‘mMnxf ikAuN nhIN Auhny. qUM afpxI iËd qF Cwz pihlF.``
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‘‘kI awCf?``
‘‘Auh dUjy ivafh dI rt Cwzy qF TIk ey. Auhdy koloN puwC lE pihlF.``
‘‘kI puCIey?``
‘‘eyho[[[.``
‘‘qUM afp qF JwlI eyN, dUijaF ƒ vI kr rhI eyN. lwgdY iek vfr hor quhfƒ hnImUn `qy Byjxf pAU.``
‘‘Èrm kro!``
‘‘lY huxy qF pUjf-pfT dIaF gwlF krdI peI sYN qy huxy ÈrmfAux lwg peI eyN. Tihr jf mYN gwl krky afAuNnI aF.``
mfmI jI kmry `coN bfhr cly gey ny. mF dy ichry `qy hlkI ijhI muskurfht hY.
mfmI jI, mfmf jI qy zYzI jI iqMny jxy kmry `c af gey ny. zYzI jI ny af ky myry isr `qy hwQ rwiKaf ey. mfmf jI ƒ kih rhy ny, ‘‘mYN eydF dIaF gwlF krdf cMgf nhIN lwgdf. pr afpxI BYx ƒ cMgI qrHF puwC lE. eyhƒ dobfrf qF dOrf nhIN peygf.`` kmry `c inMmf ijhf hfsf PYl igaf. mF dy ichry df rMg lfl ijhf ho igaf. sohxy lwg rhy ny. cfry jxy gwlF krI jf rhy nyy. mYƒ afpxf Gr vI bfkI dosqF vrgf lwgx lwg ipaY. mF qy zYzI jI vI hws-hws ky gwlF kr rhy ny. dovF ny iek dUjy df hwQ vI PiVaf hoieaY.
mfmI jI jfx lwgy sfƒ rfq dy Kfxy df swdf dy gey ny. mF zYzI jI ƒ puwC rhI ey, ‘‘ikhVf sUt pfvF?``
‘‘ijhVf mrËI pf lY. sfry rMg jcdy ny qyry `qy.``
mYN qy zYzI jI iqafr ho gey hF. mF hfly iqafr ho rhI hY. isr vfhux lwgI ey. ‘‘mF vfl KuwlHy Cwz lE, idny afeI aFtI vFg.``
‘‘zYzI jI, [[[aFtI dy vfl ikMny lMmy sn, mMmI dy vI sohxy ny, aFtI nfloN vI iËafdf, hY nf[[[ pr, Auh aFtI kOx sI?``
zYzI jI ny myry isr `qy hwQ Pyr ky mYƒ klfvy `c lY ilaf.

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swqrF df mYN ho igaF. sqfhTF dI myrI jIvn sfQx. syvfmukq hoieaF dws sfl ho gey ny. vwzf puwq amrIkf vs igaY. Cotf afstrylIaf ivc. sflIN do sflIN PyrF mfr jFdy ny. pihlF qF asIN vI AuhnF kol do do mhIny rih afAuNdy sF. hux sPr qoN bhuq cldy aF. sPr df nF suxdy hI sfƒ ipsU pY jFdy ny. kuVI njdIk dy Èihr ivafhI hoeI hY. mhIny ivc iek awDf cwkr mfr jFdI hY. Pon qF lgBg roj hI kr leIdY.aFZ guaFZ cMgf hY.imlxsfr hY. Èfm ƒ gwlI muhwly dy bwcy sfzy Gr Kyzx mwlx af jFdy ny.idl lwigaf rihMdf hY.idn vyly aÉbfrF qy ikqfbF pVH leI dIaF ny.Èfm ƒ sYr krn cly jfinaF.bgIicaF ivc bYT ky rwb dIaF KUbsUrq inafmqF dy dId kr leIdy ny.awKF qwqIaF huMdIaF rihMdIaF hn.idl lwigaf rihMdY.jdoN KUbsUrq ichry awKF awgoN lMGdy ny qF mn ivc qF bVf afAuNdf hY ik iÈkfr Kyizaf jfvy pr kI krIey srIr buZf ho igaf.dOVx Bwjx ƒ iblkul mn nhIN krdf.iÈkfrI vI hux QoVf kIiqaF isr nhIN cukdf.Auh vI cOvI GMty suwqf rihMdf hY.ieh sB Aumr df qkfËf hY.
keI vfrI pqnI ƒ kihnF beI cl iÈkfr KyzIey pr Auh awgoN iKJ ky pY jFdI aY,‘‘ sfrI Aumr iÈkfr Kyz Kyz ky rwj nhIN hoieaf[[[! poqiraF dohqiraF vfly ho gey ho[[[hux qF sbr kro[[[lwqF kbr ivc ltkdIaF ny[[[Aupr vfly df nF ilaf kro[[[.``
Ausdy prvcn sux ky mn bVf Krfb huMdY pr afpxI jgHf Auh vI TIk hY.aYvyN vkq jfieaf krn vflI gwl huMdI hY ies Aumr ivc iÈkfr Kyzxf.idl qF bVf krdY beI ijdF jvfnI ivc iÈkfr Kyzdy huMdy sF hux vI Ausy qrF KyzIey pr Auh kihMdy nhIN huMdy ik AuiTaf afp nhIN igaf qy iPty mUMh goizaF df.soeI hfl sfzf hY.
kuJ idn pihlF dI gwl hY mYN pqnI dy ipwCy hwQ Do ky pY igaf ik awj qF afpF iÈkfr Kyzxf hI Kyzxf hY.pihlF qF Auh pwlf nf PVfey pr afKr rfjI ho geI.grmI bhuq sI.iÈkfrI ny pihlF hI jIB lMmkfeI hoeI sI.Ausny soicaf Èfied asIN roj vFg sYr krn jf rhy hF pr jdoN Ausƒ pqf lwgf ik asIN iÈkfr Kyzx df mn bxfieaf hoieaf hY. AusdIaF lwqF ivc qF ijvyN pfxI pY igaf hovy.iÈkfr Kyzx vflI QF qy phuMcx qoN pihlF hI Auh cOkVI mfr ky bih igaf.asIN donF bhuq koiÈÈ kIqI. iÈkfrI ƒ bhuq ploisaf pr Aus ny qF iÈkfr nf Kyzx dI ijvyN ksm hI Kf leI sI.Gr vflI ny vI Ausƒ sihlfieaf vI pr AusdI syhq `qy koeI asr nf hoieaf.hfr ky asIN donoN mUMh lmkfa ky Gr prq afey.
‘‘mYN kihMdI nhIN sI ik hux sfzI Aumr nhIN hYgI iÈkfr Kyzx dI[[[pr qusIN qF bs hr smyN iÈkfr iÈkfr dI rwt lfeI rwKdy ho[[[.``, pqnI ny Pyr prvcn ÈurU kr idwqy.
hux qF mYN ksm Kf leI hY beI iÈkfr Kyzx bfry socxf hI nhIN.
ipwCy ijhy iÈkfrI kuJ ibmfr pY igaf. mYN Ausƒ iek mfhr zfktr kol lY igaf. prK pVcol krn qoN bfad Ausny dwisaf beI jvfnI ivc iËafdf iÈkfr Kyzx kfrn iesidaF aMzkoÈF ivc kuJ Kqrnfk ibmfrI pYdf ho geI hY. jy aMzkoÈF ƒ kwiZaf nhIN igaf qF iesdI jfn ƒ Kqrf hY.so hux iÈkfrI ibnF aMzkoÈF dy bVf bicqr lgdf hY.AusdIaF ipwClIaF lwqF kMmËor ho geIaF hn.Auh bhuq dOV Bwj nhIN skdf.iÈkfr Kyzxf Aus leI kudrqI qOr `qy bMd ho igaf hY.so awjkl mYN qy myrI pqnI izskvrI cYnl `qy iÈkfr huMdf vyK ky kMm sfr lYnyaF.
myrf iek luwcf dosq hr vyly luwcIaF gwlF krdf rihMdf hY.Ausƒ vI iÈkfr Kyzx df bVf sOk hY.jvfnI ivc qF Auh BFq BFq dy iÈkfr Kyzdf irhf.Auh afpxy sMgI sfQIaF nfl imlky vI iÈkfr Kyz lYNdf sI.Auh keI vfr bfËfrI iÈkfr vI lY afAuNdf.
iek vfr mYƒ vI afpxy nfl iek ajIb ijhI ikwtI pfrtI ivc lY igaf.asIN cfr jixaF ny brfbr dy pYsy pfky bfËfroN iek vDIaf iÈkfr lY afAuNdf. cfrF ny rwj ky KfDf.KUB afnMd mfixaf.
agly idn myry iZz dy hyTly pfsy kuJ lfl lfl dfxy inkl afey sn.mYN afpxy pirvfrk zfktr kol clf igaf. kuJ GVIaF bfd hI mYN vyiKaf ik Auh iqMny dosq vI AuhI iÈkfieq lY ky zfktr kol afey sn.zfktr ny dwisaf beI bfËfrU iÈkfr ivc ibmfrIaF bhuq huMdIaF ny. iÈkfr KrIdx qy Kfx qoN pihlF Ausƒ cMgI qrF jFc qy prK lYxf cfhIdY.Ausƒ Kfx leI vI cmc qy kFitaF df iesqymfl krnf cfhIdY.Aus qoN bfad mYN kdy AuhnF dI ies qrF dI ikwtI pfrtI ivc BfeIvfl nf bixaf.Auh kMjr qF jy kdy ivdyÈ jFdf, AuQy vI iksy rfh jFdy ƒ BfeIvfl bxf ky iÈkfr Kyz afAuNdf.mYN Ausƒ vQyrf smJfAunF ik Cwz prF ieh kuwqf kMm.kI rwiKaY ies qrF jgHf jgHf iÈkfr Kyzx ivc. Auh myrI slfh mMnx dI bjfey sgoN mYƒ Auksfxf ÈurU kr idMdY.mYƒ dysI ivdysI iÈkfr Kyzx dy nusKy dsdf rihMdf hY.ikvyN ivdyÈI iÈkfr ƒ jfl ivc Psfxf hI aOKf huMdf hY pr jdoN aiVky cVH jfey Pyr jo mËf ivdyÈI iÈkfr Kyzx qy bfd ivc Kfx df afAuNdY, Auh afpxIaF dysI jl kukVIaF ivc ikQy. awjkl Ausdy goizaF dI grIs vI muwk geI aY. hwQ ivc zMgorI lY ky qurdf hY.pr mYƒ jdoN vI Pon krygf hmyÈF iehI puwCygf, ‘‘ ikAuN beI juafnf! awjkl iÈkfr Kyzx ƒ idl nhIN krdf[[[? qyry iÈkfrI ivc kx bfkI hY ik Ausdy Coly vI ivk gey aY[[[ ikqy qyry vFg Auh vI mok qF nhIN mfr igaf[[?``
mYN vI awgoN kih idnF, ‘‘ ikAuN nhIN juafnf! qUM gwl kr kdoN clxY iÈkfr Kyzx[[[mYN qy iÈkfrI pUrI qrF kfiem hF[[[ajy vI iksy irst puÈt iÈkfr dI bF bF krvf sknyaF[[[.`` ‘‘ jfxdYN mYN! qUM ikMnf kfiem aYN[[[swdF Pyr mYzm zogrf ƒ[[[.``, boldf hoieaf ZITF vFg hsdf rihMdY.
mYzm zogrf df nF suxdy sfr hI mYN awj vI suMn ho jfnF.
pihlF qF mYN hor sfQIaF nfl iml ky vI iÈkfr Kyz lYNdf sF pr jdoN iek vfr mYzm zogrf nfl iÈkfr Kyzxf ipaf qF mYN ksm Kf leI beI hux sfrI Aumr iÈkfr jF qF kilaF KyzxY jF Pyr afpnI pqnI nfl iml ky, nhIN qF kdy Kyzxf hI nhIN.bs hux cflI sfl ho cly ny mYzm zogrf vflI Gtnf ƒ vfpry. Auh idn qy awj df idn mYN hmyÈF pqnI nfl iml ky hI iÈkfr KyizaY.
jdoN mYN solHF sqfrF sflF df hoieaf qF myrf iÈkfr Kyzx ƒ mn kuJ iËafdf hI krdf sI.AuDr iÈkfrI vI pUrf jvfn ho igaf .mOkf imldy hI mYN njdIk pYNdy KoilaF ivc iÈkfr Kyzx inkl jfxf.keI bfrI bhuq vDIaf nroey ijhy KrgoÈ ny acfnk iksy bUJy ivcoN ClfgF mfrdy sfzy awgy inkl afAuxf qF myry aMdr iÈkfr Kyzx dI lflsf ny CVwpy mfrny ÈurU kr dyxy.mYN iÈkfrI nfl nËrF imlfAuxIaF.ieÈfrf imldy hI iesny kMn KVy kr lYxy.PurqI nfl iÈkfr ipwCy pY jfxf.mYN vI hilaf hilaf krky iÈkfr ƒ Gyrn dI koiÈÈ krnI pr bhuqI vfr Ausny hwQoN inkl jfxf.iÈkfrI ny inmoJUx ijhf ho ky bih jfxf. mYN ies ƒ hwQF ivc lY ky sihlfAuxf.iesdy hwQoN iÈkfr qF inkl igaf hoxf pr iesdf joÈ TMzf nhIN pYxf.iesny ieDr AuDr PuMkfry mfrdy iPrnf.kuJ dyr bfad mYN not kIqf ik iesƒ iek ajIb ijhI afdq pY geI jdoN mYN iesdy psIny nfl gwc srIr ƒ hwQF nfl sihlfAuxf. iesdI igwcI ƒ hwQ ivc lY ky mlxf.ies dIaF lwqF bfhF dI hlkI hlkI mflÈ krnI qF kuJ dyr bfad hI iesdy mUMh ivcoN Jwg inkl afAuxI.Jwg inkldy hI iesny ÈFq ho jfxf.iesdy nfl dOV Bwj krky mYƒ vI Qkfvt ho jfxI.jldI nINd afAuNdI mihsUs hoxI.
kflj jfx vyly qIk myry iÈkfr Kyzx dI lflsf vI isKr `qy phuMc geI sI.myry ipMz dy hor muMzy vI iÈkfr Kyzx ivc bhuq idlcspI ivKfAuNdy sn.kuVIaF iÈkfr qF Kyzxf cfhuMdIaF sn pr Auh hmyÈF Èrm mihsUs krdIaF sn. dUsrf iÈkfr Kyzx leI Gr vfly AuhnF ƒ GroN bfhr nhIN inklx idMdy .pr keIaF kuVIaF bhuq qyË sn, Auh mOkf imldy hI corI iCpy iÈkfr Kyz lYNdIaF.
myry nyVly ipMz dI kuVI vI myry nfl kflj ivc pVHdI sI.myry vFg Auh roË afpxy ipMz nhIN afAuNdI sI sgoN Èihr afpxy mfmy kol rihMdI sI.dsIN pMdrIN idnIN kdy kdy asIN dovyN iewko bws ivc bYT ky afpxy ipMz afAuNdy sF.sfzy ivckfr bVIaF imwTIaF imwTIaF gwlF huMdIaF rihMdIaF sn.Ausƒ vI iÈkfr Kyzxf cMgf lgdf sI pr Auh iÈkfr ƒ jfnoN mfrn dy hwk ivc nhIN sI.mYN Ausƒ dwisaf beI myrf iÈkfrI bhuq qyË qrft hY.iÈkfr bhuq vDIaf KyzdY.iÈkfrI dI qfrIP sux ky Auh gdgd ho AuTI.
‘‘Pyr qF qyry iÈkfrI duafrf iÈkfr Kyzx vflf idRÈ qF vyKx vflf huMdf hovygf[[[?``, Ausny bhuq hI romFicq ho ky puwiCaf.
‘‘hF ikAuN nhIN[[[scmuc ieh qF iÈkfr ƒ bhuq Bjf Bjf ky mfrdf hY[[[jdoN ikqy mOkf imilaf mYN qYƒ iÈkfr Kyzx vflf qmfÈf jrUr ivKfvFgf[[[.``, mYN afpxI iek awK mIc ky Ausƒ ikhf.
Auh Èrmf geI.
iek vfr grmIaF dIaF CuwtIaF ivc bfhr KyqF ivc kudrqI Auh mYƒ iml peI. Auh afpxy Coty BrfvF nfl afeI hoeI sI.bVI KuÈ hoeI mYƒ vyK ky.
‘‘ cl Pyr, awj iÈkfr Kyzx vflf qmfÈf ivKf mYƒ[[[.``, boldI hoeI Auh myry nyVy af geI.
iÈkfr Kyzx leI jMgl asIN vl cly gey.bhuq sfry buwiJaF qy JfVIaF Aupr sotIaF qy prYnIaF mfrIaF.inwky moty itwibaF ƒ sr krdy asIN iÈkfr ƒ bfhr kZx leI Auksfx lwgy.rolf sux ky keI Coty moty iqwqr btyry qF inkly pr cwj df iÈkfr iek vI nf inkilaf.sfƒ iÈkfr Kyzx df mËf nhIN af irhf sI. AuDr myrf iÈkfrI pUry joÈ ivc sI pr Ausƒ mOkf hI nhIN iml pf irhf afpxf jOhr ivKfAux df.aMq ivc asIN iÈkfr ƒ Gyr ilaf pr acfnk kuVI dy Brf ny af ky AuWcI dyxI avfË mfr idwqI ik pfpf bulfAuNdY.JkfxI dy ky iÈkfr iek dm sfzy hwQoN inkl igaf.avfË sux ky iÈkfrI iek dm iZlf pY igaf. Ausdf joÈ Aubldy duD dI Jwg vFg bYT igaf.buwJy mn nfl kuVI Brf nfl vfps afpxy ipMz ƒ cly geI.ies qoN bfad dobfrf Aus kuVI nfl iÈkfr Kylx df kdy sbwb hI nf bixaF.hux vI jd kdy asIN iek dUsry sfhmxy af jfinaF qF Aus idn iÈkfr hwQoN inkl jfx vflf idRÈ Xfd krky kyvl muskrf idMdy hF.
pVHfeI pUrI krn qoN bfad mYƒ njdIk pYNdy iek Èihr dy iek sInIar sYkMzrI skUl ivc lYkcrfr dI nOkrI iml geI.kuJ idn qF mYN ieQy Èihr ivc kZ ley pr myrI iÈkfr Kyzx dI afdq ny mYƒ bVf qMg kIqf.iÈkfr ikQy Kyizaf jfvy ? ieQy qF jMgl qy KolHy vI nhIN sn.afpxy iÈkfr krn dI afdq bfry mYN afpxy iek sihkrmI ƒ dwisaf.Ausny ikhf beI jykr Èihr ivc iÈkfr Kyzxf hY qF ieQy mYƒ afpxf iÈkfrI vI ÈihrIaF vrgf hI rwKxf peygf.
‘‘pr ieQy iÈkfr KyzFgf ikQy[[[?``, mYN Auqsukqf nfl puwiCaf.
‘‘Xfr! ieQy Auh ipMzF vflf mfhOl qF imlxf nhIN[[[hF, ieQy vwzy vwzy bfg bgIcy bhuq hn[[[iehnF ivc bhuq vDIaf iÈkfr huMdy hn pr qUM iehnF ƒ vyK hI skdYN [[[Èirafm iÈkfr Kyz nhIN skdf [[[srkfr iehnF iÈkfrF Aupr bhuq krVI ingHf rwKdI hY [[[kfƒn dI AulMGxf krn vfly ƒ srkfr sËf idMdI hY[[[so iÈkfr bc ky Kyzxf pYNdY[[[.``
jdoN iek do vfrI mYN kuJ jl kukVIaF qy murgfbIaF df mfs KfDf qF mYƒ lwgf ik ikQy ipMzF vflf iÈkfr qy ikQy ieh.inry ipliply qy guwdy ijhy.
aTHfeI AunwqI sfl dI Aumr ivc mYN ivafh krvf ilaf.myrI jIvn sfQn ƒ vI iÈkfr Kyzxf cMgf lgdf sI.ÈurU ivc qF Auh kuJ iJjkdI sI pr bfad ivc asIN roË KuB ky iÈkfr Kyzxf.bhuq afnMd mfnxf.iesy dOrfx myrf bfg bgIicaF ivc hor bfhrly iÈkfrF ipwCy Bjx ƒ iblkul mn nhIN krdf sI.vYsy vI jo mËf jIvn sfQn nfl iÈkfr Kyzx df afAuNdf sI Auh hor iksy nfl iblkul nhIN .iÈkfrI vI bhuq KuÈ rihMdf.mYN bhuq vfr mihsUs kIqf ik jy kdy myrI qbIaq TIk nhIN vI hoxI jF ikqy iÈkfrI ny vI TIk nhIN hoxf qd vI iÈkfr Kyzx dI rucI ivc koeI kmIN nhIN afAuNdI sI.hr vfr asIN iÈkfr mfr ky hI dm lYxf.keI vfr dfrU pI ky myrf mn iÈkfr Kyzx ƒ kuJ iËafdf hI krnf. iÈkfrI ƒ vI pfxI dy bhfny dfrU plf dyxI.qy jy kdy pqnI ny vI bIar ÈIar pIqI hoxI qF Aus idn ivcfry iÈkfr df rwb rfKf huMdf sI.asIN Ausƒ Bjf Bjf ky mfrnf.
jdoN ikqy bfhr iksy hor Xfr imwqr nfl iÈkfr Kyzx df sbwb bxnF qF iÈkfrI ny Kfs idlcspI nf ivKfAuxI.mYN iesƒ bhuq smJfAuxf beI kdy kdy bfhr hotl qy Zfby dI rotI vI Kfh lYxI cfhIdI hY pr iesny hmyÈf pUCl nIvIN pf ky isr nf ivc ihlfeI jfxf.Pyr vI myry Ëor Brx qy iesny bfhr hor sMgI sfQIaF nfl iÈkfr KyzxF qF jrUr pr pUry mn nfl nhIN.
AuhnF idnF myry nfl anIqf zogrf nF dI iek ihMdI dI lYkcrfr vI skUl ivc pVHfAuNdI sI.afpxy bhuqf sohxy suxKy hox dy cwkrF ivc Ausƒ koeI jcdf hI nhIN sI.Ausdy nKry asmfnoN ikqy Aucy sn.cMgf myl lwBx dy cwkrF ivc Auh pYNqIaF ƒ twp geI sI.Ausny ivafh nhIN krvfieaf sI jF ieMJ kih lAu ik Ausdf ivafh ho nhIN pfieaf sI.Auh ivafhI nhIN sI, iesdf mqlb ieh nhIN ik Auh kuafrI sI.Auh skUl ivc iksy nf iksy mfstr nfl afpxI awtI swtI clfeI rwKdI sI.mOkf imldy Auh myry nfl vI awK mtwkf kr lYNdI .mYN Ausƒ bhuqy pwTy nhIN pfAuNdf sF.mYzm zogrf ƒ vI iÈkfr Kyzxf bhuq cMgf lgdf sI.mYƒ AusdI iÈkfr Kyzx dI afdq qF cMgI lgdI sI pr jdoN Auh hr aYry ÊYry nwQU KYry nfl iÈkfr Kyzx qur pYNdI qF mYƒ bVI qklIP huMdI.cpVfsI qoN lY ky ipRMsIpl qk koeI vI aYsf nhIN sI ijsny mYzm zogrf nfl iÈkfr nf Kyizaf hovygf.pr sfry iehI smJdy sn ik Ausny isrP Ausy nfl hI iÈkfr Kyizaf hY.mYN cfhuMdf sF ik Auh isrP myry nfl hI iÈkfr Kyzy pr iksy iek nfl bwJ ky iÈkfr Kyzxf Èfied Ausdy suBfa df ihwsf hI nhIN sI.iesy krky mYN Ausdy nfl kdy iÈkfr Kyzx nhIN igaf .jdoN ikqy mfhol bxnf qF mYN Ausƒ afpxI pqnI nfl roË iÈkfr Kyzx vfly qËurby bhuq ctkfry lY ky dsxy beI ikvyN asIN iÈkfr Kyzx vyly pUrI qrF iÈkfr ipwCy pY jfnyaF.iÈkfrI vI pUry qnmn nfl iÈkfr Kyzx ivc ihwsf lYNdf hY.pqnI vI huB ky ihwsf lYNdI.asIN iÈkfr Kyzx vyly bhuq sfrIaF jugqF qy ZMg apxfAuNdy hF. nÈf krky qF iÈkfr Kyzx df afnMd hI kuJ ho huMdf hY.Auh sux ky bhuq romFicq huMdI.mYƒ afpxy nfl iÈkfr Kyzx leI AuksFdI pr mYN hmyÈF kMnI kwt jFdf.aMdr Kfqy mYN vI cfhuMdf sF ik mYzm zogrf nfl rwj ky iÈkfr KyzF.pr mOkf hI nhIN imldf sI.
iek vfr skUl vfilaF ny ividarQIaF df cfr idnF kYNp njdIk pYNdy jMglF ivc lgfAux df aYlfn kIqf.skUl vfilaF muMizaF dI agvfeI krn leI myrI izAutI lgf idwqI qy kuVIaF vfsqy mYzm zogrf dI.Auh bhuq KuÈ ho geI.
‘‘ mfstr jI! afpF donoN iÈkfr KyzFgy[[[qUM afpxf iÈkfrI vI nfl lY clIN[[[.``, mYzm zogrf awKF mtkf mtkf ky mYƒ khy.
aMdrKfqy mYN vI bhuq KuÈ sF.AuhnF idnF myrI pqnI bwicaF smyq afpxy mfieky geI hoeI sI.
asIN jMgl ivc jf ky afrjI qMbU lgf ley.kuVIaF dy qMbU iek pfsy qy muMizaF dy dUsry pfsy.mYzm zogrf df qMbU kuVIaF vfly pfsy sI qy myrf muMizaF vl.pihly idn qMbU lgfAuNdy qy lgvfAuNdy asIN Qwk gey .rfq ƒ muMzy kuVIaF Kfxf Kf ky jldI sON gey.rfq ƒ igafrF ku vjy myrI acfnk nINd KuwlI.afpxy qMbU ivc mYzm zogrf ƒ vyK mYN hYrfn ho igaf.
‘‘ sON gey mfstr jI!``, mYzm zogrf myry vl vyK ky bolI.
‘‘ mYzm! qusIN myry qMbU ivc! ikqy ividafrQIaF qF nhIN vyiKaf[[[!``, mYN hYrfn huMidaF hOly ijhy puwiCaf.
‘‘ nhIN mfstr jI! mYN cMgI qrF vyK ilaf ey sfry Qwky hoey ny[[[ hux qF sfry sON vI gey ny[[[ myrf idl kr irhf sI beI afpF iÈkfr Kyzx clIey[[[.``, mYzm zogrf ny qrlf ijhf pf ky ikhf.
‘‘afpF kwl ƒ KyzFgy[[[ieh QF vI nvIN hY[[[iÈkfrI vI kuJ susq ivKfeI dy irhf hY[[[.``, mYN iÈkfrI vl vyiKaf qF Auh scmuc mUMh lwqF ivc deI susqf irhf sI.
mYzm iÈkfrI dy nyVy af geI.pihlF qF iÈkfrI ny GUr ky Aus vl vyiKaf.
‘‘ Auh BfeI, afpxy hI bMdy ny[[[aYvyN nf aOKf ho[[[.``, mYN iÈkfrI ƒ puckfrdy hoey ikhf.
mYzm ny hOly hOly iÈkfrI ƒ sihlfAuxf ÈurU kr idwqf.Aus ivc koeI hlcl nhIN hoeI.Auh cupcfp lyitaf irhf.
‘‘ mfstr jI, qusIN kho nf iÈkfrI ƒ[[[ieh qF ihldf nhIN ipaf[[[.``, Aus dy isr ƒ sihlfAuNdI hoeI mYzm ky kih rhI sI.
kuJ dyr bfad iÈkfrI ny inwkI ijhI aMgVfeI leI.kuJ PurqI vyK ky mYzm ny donF hwQF nfl Aus ƒ sihlfAuxf ÈurU kr idwqf.Aus ivc joÈ afAuxf ÈurU ho igaf.Ausny KVy hoky aMgVfeI leI.mYzm dy ichry `qy acfnk rOxk af geI.iÈkfrI ny mYzm dy sihlfAuNdy sihlfAuNdy hI afdq muqfibk mUMh ivcoN Jwg kwZ idwqI.kuJ Jwg mYzm dy hwQF `qy peI.
‘‘ hueI eI[[[I mF! mfstr jI!ieh qyry iÈkfrI ƒ kI ibmfrI pY geI[[[.``, boldI hoeI mYzm zogrf AuT KloqI.
hmyÈF vFg Jwg vgidaF hI iÈkfrI iek dm iZlf pY igaf.iÈkfrI ƒ vyK mYzm df ichrf Auqr igaf.mYN bhuq Ëor lgfieaf ik iÈkfrI jldI dobfrf joÈ ivc af jfey pr Auh jnfb qF AuWkf hI jvfb dy gey.mYN mYzm zogrf awgy lcfrI drsfeI.iÈkfrI dy Qwky hox df bhfnf lgfieaf.asl ivc myrf mn iÈkfr Kyzx ƒ iblkul nhIN kr irhf sI.mYzm mfXUs ho ky afpxy qMbU ivc cly geI.Ausdy suPinaF ƒ ijvyN gRihx lwg igaf sI .
agly idn svyry hI kYNp dIaF gqIaF ivDIaF ÈurU ho geIaF.kuJ ividafrQIaF phfVF ƒ Piqh krn cly gey.kuJ njdIk pYNdI JIl ƒ sr krn.asIN iek muMzy qy iek kuVI ƒ AuhnF df kpqfn bxf idwqf sI.mYzm zogrf svyr qoN hI myry ipwCy peI rhI beI afpF awj idn vyly hI iÈkfr Kyz lYxY.mYN Ausƒ smJfAuNdf irhf beI iÈkfr Kyzx df mËf qF rfq ƒ hI afAuNdf hY.idn vyly mn ivc zr ijhf bixaf rihMdY.mn ivc koeI zr hovy qF iÈkfr Kyzx df iblkul mËf nhIN afAuNdf.bMdf mfnisk qOr `qy iblkul afjfd hoxf cfhIdY.asl ivc ieh Kyz mnosiQqI Aupr bhuq inrBr krdI hY.mYzm `qy myry prvcnF df koeI bhuqf asr nhIN ho irhf sI.Ausdy Aupr qF iÈkfr Kyzx df ijvyN BUq svfr hoieaf sI.bVI muÈikl nfl mYzm ny afpxy afp ƒ kfbU ivc rwiKaf hoieaf sI.
afKr rfq vI pY geI.mOkf imldy hI mYzm myry qMbU ivc af geI.iÈkfrI Aus vyly pUry joÈ ivc sI.iek QF ijhVI asIN idn vyly vyK gey sF, CyqI nfl AuQy cly gey.bhuq hI jld asIN donoN JfVIaF qy buiJaF ivcoN iÈkfr lwBx lwgy.mYzm zogrf qF bhuq jldI romFicq ho geI.mYN vI qihidloN iÈkfr Kyzx ivc ihwsf lY irhf sF. kuJ inwky moty iqwqr btyr Auz rhy sn.mYzm dIaF jugqF qy ZMgF qoN lwg irhf sI ik Ausƒ iÈkfr Kyzx df bhuq qËurbf sI.Ausdf qËurbykfr hoxf myry iËhn ivc AuQlpuQl mcf irhf sI. acfnk myry srIr ivc kuJ susqI pYdf ho geI.myrf joÈ TMzf pY igaf.myry vl vyK ky iÈkfrI iek dm pUCl lmkfa ky bYT igaf.iesdf kfrn mYƒ kuC vI smJ nhI af irhf sI.myrI iÈkfr Kyzx ivc acfnk idlcÈpI Gtdy vyK mYzm suMn ijhI ho geI sI. Ausƒ smJ nhIN af irhf sI ik cMgy Bly Kyzdy Kyzdy acfnk mYƒ kI ho igaf sI.
‘‘ mfstrf! qUM qF kihMdf sI qyrf iÈkfrI bhuq qgVY[[[bVy mjy nfl iÈkfr Kyzdf hY[[[qUM bhuq jugqF qy ZMg apxf ky iÈkfr KyzdYN[[[ pr qUM qy iÈkfrI donoN bykfr ho [[[.``, boldy hoey mYzm zogrf df joÈ iZlf pY igaf.
mYN iÈkfrI ƒ bhuq JMjoiVaf.hwQF nfl sihlfieaf vI pr AusdI qF ijvyN mF hI mr geI hovy.vyKidaF hI vyKidaf Auh juafn qF susrI vFg isr sut ky AuQy hI sqyV lyt igaf.Aus vyly mYzm df hfl bhuq hI qrsXog bixaf hoieaf sI.iÈkfr Ausdy hwQ af igaf hoieaf sI. mYzm zogrf sfho sfhI hoeI iÈkfr ƒ mfrn ivc AulJI hoeI,myry vl ajIb ijhIaF nËrF nfl qk rhI sI,ijvyN kih rhI hovy, ‘‘beI mfstrf!qUM PVF hI mfrn jogF[[[nf kuJ qyry pwly hY qy nf iÈkfrI dy[[[[qUM afpxI pqnI nfl hI iÈkfr Kyz skdYN[[[hornF nfl Kyzxf qyry bs df kMm nhIN hY[[[.``
GMtf ku byarQ guaf ky asIN afpxy afpxy qMbU ivc vfps cly gey.mYN sOx dI koiÈÈ krn lwgf pr nINd ikQoN afvy.mYƒ afpxI qy iÈkfrI dI asPlqf qy bhuq guwsf af irhf sI.
agly idn mYN mYzm zogrf ƒ pUrf Brosf idlvfAuNdf irhf ik awj iÈkfr Kyzx df pUrf mËf afeygf.Auh hr vfr myry vl vyK ky ajIb ijhf muskrf idMdI,ijvyN kih rhI hovy, ‘‘ jfxdIaF mYN qYƒ vwzy dfrf isMG ƒ[[[qUM gwlF ivc qF ihmfilaf qy cVH jfx df dfavf krdYN pr hkIkq ivc qyry koloN Cotf ijhf pTfr vI Piqh nhIN huMdf[[[afpxy iÈkfrI vFg qUM vI jIB kZ ky ivKf idnYN[[[.`` jdoN Auh nwk mUMh ijhf bxf ky iqrÈI ijhI nËr myry vl mfrdI qF mYƒ lgdY ijvyN Auh mYƒ icVf rhI hovy.myry KoKlypx df mËfk Auzf rhI hovy.
Auh sfrf smF ividafrQIaF nfl ruwJI rhI.mYƒ qF Ausny sfrf idn axgoilaF hI krI rwiKaf.Ausdf ies qrF df ivvhfr mYNƒ iksy ÈIbyN swp vFg vfr vfr zMg mfr irhf sI.ijsdf qyj Ëihr myry idmfg ivc bhuq qyj asr kr irhf sI. mYƒ lwg irhf sI ijvyN mYN kuJ dyr bfad Zih ZyrI ho jFvgf.
rfq dy bfrHF vwj gey. myrIaF nËrF qMbU dy prvyÈ duafr `qy lwgIaF rhIaF.ijs qrF lwg hI irhf sI, mYzm nhIN afeI.ihMmq krky mYN Ausdy dy qMbU ivc clf igaf.Auh GUk suwqI peI sI. mYN Ausƒ bFh qoN PV ky QoVf ijhf hlUixaf qF Ausny awKF KolIaF.myry vl vyK ky Ausny Pyr nwk mUMh cVfieaf.mYN Ausƒ iÈkfr Kyzx df ieÈfrf kIqf.AusdI ingHf iÈkfrI vl vI geI.iÈkfrI pUry joÈ ivc sI ijvyN Auh vI ipCly kwl vflI asÌl hrkq ƒ Bulf dyx leI kih irhf hovy.
‘‘ mfstrf Cwz prF vkq brbfd kr vflI gwl hY[[[mOkf pYx qy qyrf iÈkfrI qF mok mfr jfdY[[[[kl vI qF ieh iesy qrF joÈ ivc sI[[[iÈkfr qF iesqoN Kyizaf nf igaf[[[jdoN iÈkfr hwQ afAux vflf sI qF iesƒ mUq af igaf[[[.``, Ausny ny Pyr sOx dI koiÈÈ kridaF ikhf.
qrly imnqF krn `qy Auh aDmxy myry nfl qur peI.asIN Pyr Ausy jgHf jf ky iÈkfr Kyzx dI iqafrI krn lwgy.iÈkfr dI kMnsOa imldy sfr hI iÈkfrI ny kMn KVy kr ley.mYN KuÈ ho igaf ik awj qF mYzm zogrf dy sfry AulHfmy dUr ho jfxgy. pr susq qy AunINdrI mYzm koeI Kfs idlcspI nhIN ivKf rhI sI.hOly hOly asIN iÈkfr Kyzxf ÈurU kr idwqf.iÈkfrI kdy ieDr Bwjy kdy AuDr.mYN vI iÈkfr Kyzx ivc pUrI qrF ruJ igaf. mfhol bxdf vyK mYzm vI iÈkfr Kyzx ivc idlcspI lYx lwgI.asIN iek vwzy sfr JfV ƒ Gyr ilaf.iek do btyry asIN bhuq CyqI hI Jtkf ley .iek ihst pust syhf inkl ky iek Coty ijhI buJy ivc vVH igaf.asIN donF ny Jwt hI Aus buJy ƒ Gyr ilaf.iÈkfrI ny buJy ivc mUMh dy idwqf.Ausƒ iÈkfr ivKfeI dy igaf sI.Auh pUry Ëor nfl iÈkfr dy njdIk phuMcx dI koiÈÈ kr irhf sI.mYzm vI KuÈI nfl cihk rhI sI.
acfnk, myry iËhn ivc myrI pqnI afx vVI. mYƒ lwigaf ijvyN Auh ieQy hI nyVy ikqy Cup ky bYTI hoeI sI.Ausny mYƒ ÊYr aOrq nfl iÈkfr KyzidaF rMgy hwQI PV ilaY.pqnI dI dihÈq nfl acfnk myrf joÈ TMzf pY igaf.iÈkfrI ny jdoN mYƒ vyiKaf qF Auh vI afihsqf afihsqf iZlf pYxf ÈurU ho igaf. AusdI PurqI acfnk gfieb ho geI.Ausny hOly hOly buJy ivcoN mUMh ipwCy ƒ iKc ilaf.pr Aus vyly mYzm pUry joÈ ivc sI.
‘‘ mfstrf kI ho igaf qYƒ[[[qyry iÈkfrI ƒ kI golf vwj igaf[[[huxy hI qF iÈkfr Kyzx df mËf afAux lwgf sI[[[qy qyrI tfeyN tfeyN iPs ho geI[[[myrf sfQ dy mfstrf[[[myrf sfQ dy [[[jy iÈkfrI nhIN kuJ krdf afjf afpF hwQF nfl hI iÈkfr PVdy hf[[[Cotf ijhf bUJf hY[[[iÈkfr iesy ivc luikaf hoieaf hY[[[kuJ dyr bfad hI ieh sfzy kfbU af jfeygf[[[.``, kihMdI hoeI mYzm zogrf ny mjbUqI nfl myrf hwQ PVH ky bUJy vl kIqf.dUsry hwQ nfl iÈkfrI ƒ vI PV ky sihlfieaf.pr mYN qy iÈkfrI, ipwT lwgy pihlvfn vFg nIvIaF pfeI KVy rhy.sfzy Aupr mYzm dIaF gwlF qy hrkqF df koeI asr nhIN ho irhf sI.Ausny mYƒ Ëor dI Dwkf dy pry kIqf.sfho sfhI hoeI mYzm ny buJy ivc hwQ dy idwqf.kuJ dyr sMGrÈ krn qoN bfad iek Cotf ijhf syhf Ausdy hwQ af igaf.Ausny AusdI igwcI mroV idwqI.
hOly hOly Ausdy sfh TIk ho rhy sn.
‘‘ cl mfstrf kuJ qF pwly ipaf[[[vwzf syhf qF Bwj igaf[[[clo Ausdf bwcf hI shI [[[pr mfstrf! lfhxq hY qyryy qy qyry iÈkfrI Aupr[[[.``, mYzm mUMh qy afey psIny ƒ puMJdI hoeI bolI.
mYN kuJ nhIN bol sikaf.mYN pQr dI mUrq bx ky KVf irhf.
Auh vwzy vwzy kdm putdI afpxy qMbU ivc cly geI.
mYN qy iÈkfrI vI lwqF GsItdy hoey afpxy qMbU vl cly gey.iÈkfrI qF bhuq CyqI GurfVy mfrn lwg ipaf pr mYƒ sfrI rfq nINd nf afeI.awj dobfrf asPl rihx qy mYN afpxy afp ƒ miraf hoieaf mihsUs kr irhf sF.mYN socdf irhf ik ijhVy mYN afpxy cMgy qy inpun iÈkfrI hox bfry mYzm sfhmxyN vwzIaF vwzIaF Czdf rihMdf sF.Auh AuhnF sfiraF ƒ JUT dIaF pMzF kih ky myrf mËfk bxfieaf krygI.iesy soc dy boJ hyTF pqf nhIN kdoN myrI awK lwg geI.
agly idn mYN Ërf dyr nfl AuiTaf. AuTdy hI mYzm dy qMbU vl igaf qF Auh bfhr inkl rhI sI. Aus ny myry vl vyiKaf hI nf.mYN bhuq hI byieËq mihsUs kIqf.myrf ijgrf nf pvy ik mYzm ƒ kuJ kih skF.Auh afpxy ividafrQIaF nfl ruwJI rhI.dupihr dy Kfxy vyly vI Auh myry koloN iksy nf iksy bhfny dUr hI rhI.myry koloN bc bcf ky lMGdI rhI.AuDr myrf bicaf Kuicaf sbr vI Kqm ho igaf.myry srIr ivc qF ijvyN sq hI nhIN rhI hovy.mYNƒ ieMj lwgy ijvyN mYƒ iksy ny zfgF mfr mfr kuwitaf hovy.mYzm dy ies ajIb ijhy ivvhfr ny mYƒ vlUMDr suitaf sI.mYN sfrf idn buJy hoey mn nfl iek loQ vFg ivcrdf irhf.
mYƒ afpxy qy iÈkfrI `qy guwsf af irhf sI.afpxy afp ƒ kos irhf sI.ikAuN nhIN afpxy afp ƒ iÈkfr Kyzx df mfhr sfbq kr sikaf mYzm awgy.
‘‘ jy awj mOkf imilaF qF ieh ivKf ky hI rhFgf ik mYN qy iÈkfrI iÈkfr Kyzx ivc pUry mfhr hF[[``, mYN iehI soc irhf sF.
pr mYƒ pqf sI ik awj mYzm myrIaF gwlF ivc nhIN afeygI.GuwgI roj aflHxy ivc nhIN bYTdI.
Aus Èfm ividafrQIaF ny siBacfrk pRogrfm rwiKaf hoieaf sI.AuhnF KUb rwj ky igwDf qy BMgVf pfieaf.mYzm jfxbuJ ky kuVIaF ivckfr jf ky bYTI rhI.mYN mYzm nfl njrF imlfAux dI koiÈÈ kIqI pr mYzm ny qF ijvyN myry vl nf vyKx dI ksm Kf leI sI.rfq ƒ igafrF ku vjy pRogrfm Kqm ho igaf.hfr ky mYN afpxy qMbU ivc clf igaf.nINd myry koloN kosF dUr cly geI sI.mYƒ lwgy ik awj qoN bfad mYN skUl ivc mYzm nfl ikMJ njrF imlfvFgf.ieh qF myry bfry hor mfstrF qy BYxjIaF ƒ dwsygI.myrI ipwT ipwCy hwisaf krngy.iesy soc qoN Cutkfrf pfAux leI mYN qMbU qoN bfhr inkl ky tihlx lwg ipaf.mYN Pyr ipCly kwl vflI QF vl clf igaf.mYN gumsum hoieaf ipCly kwl vfly idRÈF ƒ Xfd krky pCqfa irhf sF.acfnk iek JfVI dy Auhly mYƒ kuJ Kusr Pusr huMdI suxfeI idwqI.myry kMn acfnk KVy ho gey.mYN Cuply pYrIN AuDr ƒ ho igaf.awgy df idRÈ vyK ky myrIaF awKF pQrf geIaF.mYzm skUl dy dsvIN jmfq dy muMzy nfl imlky iÈkfr Kyzx dI koiÈÈ kr rhI sI.
‘‘ mYzm! kuJ qF Èrm kro? qusIN bwcy nfl[[[!``, mYzm dy njdIk jfky mYN acfnk boilaf.
myrI avfË suxky iek dm suMn ho geI.
kuJ sikMtF bfad mYzm qpfk nfl bolI, ‘‘ Èrm qF qYƒ afAuxI cfhIdI hY mfstrf[[[Gwto Gwt ieh bwcf qyry vFg KflI ilÌfÌf qF nhIN[[!`` mYzm dy bol suxdy sfr hI mYN sfry df sfrf ËmIn ivc Dws igaf.

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myrf BfeIaf ipafr dI mUrq sI pr Aus dy afKrI smyN mYN Aus nUM nrfjL kr ilaf sI. ies gwl df mYnUM sdf hI duwK irhf hY.
myry BfeIey df lkV df atfl sI. jwt dy suBfa qoN Ault iksm df ivEpfr. ies nfl sLfied smfjk ruqby Aupr koeI Prk pYNdf hovygf, mYnUM nhIN pqf ikAuN ik kdy iksy ny sfzy sfhmxy aijhI koeI gwl nhIN sI khI pr kuJ irsLqydfr jLrUr sn jo BfeIey dy ies kMm nfl KPf sn pr BfeIaf sI ik iksy dI prvfh nf krdf. phfVF vloN lwkV dy Bry gwzy afAuNdy, BfeIey dy atfl ivc KflI ho ky muV jFdy. BfeIaf duwgxy Bfa vycI jFdf. Auh KVy drKq vI KrIddf. drKq nUM jwPI ivc lY ky Aus dI kImq pfAuNdf, pypr ‘qy koeI ihsfb ijhf lfAuNdf, drKq dy pirvfr jF iKlfr nUM dyKdf qy drKq df muwl pf idMdf. drKq df mflk kuJ eyDr EDr krky sfeI PV lYNdf. keI vfr mYN vI Aus dy sfeIkl dy muhry bYT ky Auhdy nfl jFdf. keI loVkfr afpxf drKq vycx leI BfeIey nUM lBdy iPrdy. Auh dUr dUr qk dy ipMzF dI sfeI PV lYNdf. keI vfr sVkF jF nihrI drKqF dI vI. iPr aijhy srkfrI drKq bolI rfhIN ivkx lgy qF BfeIey ny ieh lYxy bMd kr idqy pr inwjI drKq df Aus nUM pqf cl jfvy, Czdf nhIN sI.
mYnUM bcpn ivc hI Aus ny afpxy ies iksb dI isiKaf dyxI sLurU kr idqI sI. Auh kihMdf,
“ieh ikwkr awT hwQ lMmI aF qy jwPI Br motI, cfr sLqIrIaF ikqy nhIN geIaF. [[[aYs tfhlI ‘coN vIh Pwty jrUr inkl afAuxgy. [[[aYs inMm ‘co sO bflf ikqy nhIN igaf. [[[afh dyK pMj hlsF, aYs ikwkr ‘coN keI cAU inklL afAuxy aF.”
ijMny ku df mfl huMdf BfeIaf Aus qoN awD muwl Aus drKq df pfAuNdf. drKq vycx vfly nUM bhuqf pqf nf huMdf qy Aus nUM jo iml jFdf Auhdy nfl hI KusL ho jFdf. BfeIey nUM ies kMm dI pUrI vfkPI sI.
pr mYnUM BfeIey df ieh kMm psMd nhI sI ijvyN myry aMdrlf jwt ikqy nf ikqy sLrmsLfr ho irhf hovy.
do knflL df atfl hr vyly lkV nfl Biraf rihMdf. ies ivc bflx huMdf. iksfnF dy kMm afAux vflf smfn vI. Coty qoN vwzf smfn. cAU qoN suhfgy qk df sB kuJ. KurlIaF BfeIey dy atfl dI KfsIaq sn. bMqf isMG imsqrI hr vyly idhfVI lgf rihMdf sI. Auh iksfnF dy sMdF nUM vrqxXog krky agly dy hQ PVf idMdf. afly duafly dy ipMzF dy lok vI aijhf KyqI ivc vrqoN df smfn lYx af jfieaf krdy sn.
BfeIaf afp vI kuhfVf aqy afrI clfAux df mfhr sI. afry afrIaF dy dMdy bVI nIJ nfl iqwKy krdf. dMdy iqKy krn nUM Auh ivAuNq lfAuxI kihMdf. ies ivAuNq lfAux leI vDIaf ijhf tkorf sLihroN ilaf ky rwKdf. dMdy iqKy krky afrI jF afry nUM isDf kr kr ky ivAuNq dyKdf ik kMm TIk vI hoieaf hY. AuNglF Pyr ky dyKdf, jy qF dMdy cuwB rhy hn qF ivAuNq TIk lgI hY nhIN qF ikDry koeI nuks hY. jd mYN pihlI vfr afrI PVI qF Auh myry vl bhuq nIJ nfl dyK irhf sI. jd mYN pihlf cIr pfieaf qF Aus ny mYnUM jwPI ivc lY ilaf qy kihx ligaf,
“ieh myrf puwq bxUM iek idn vwzf imsqrI!”
myry afrI PVn dy ZMg qoN hI Aus ny koeI aMdfjLf lf ilaf sI pr mYnUM Aus dI gwl qy sMg af jFdI. mYnUM imsqrI bxnf iblkul psMd nhIN sI pr BfeIaf qF myry leI iKzfAuxy vI imsqrIaF vfly hI ilafAuNdf. myry Kyzx leI plfsitk df QoVf huMdf, kuhfVf huMdf jF rMdf huMdf, myKF huMdIaF.
mYN nfnky Gr jFdf qF myry mfimaF dy muMzy bohV dy pwiqaF dy bld bxf ky Kyz rhy huMdy. AuhnF kol lwkVI df bixaf hoieaf inwkf ijhf gwzf vI sI qy lkV dy hI bOld vI. mYN AuhnF nfl bhuq cfa nfl Kyzdf. myry nfny ny myrf sOLNk dyK ky myry leI vI aijhf hI lwkV df gwzf qy bOld bxf idqy sn ijs nUM cfeIN cfeIN afpxy ipMz lY afieaf sF.
ieh myrf nfnf hI sI ijs ny mYnUM KyqI dy sfry kMm isKfey. ijvyN ijvyN mYN vwzf huMdf igaf myrI isiKaf vDdI geI. CwlIaF guzx qF mYN bhuq bcpn ivc lg ipaf sF. hlH dI hwQI mYN afpxy mfimaF dy sfry muMizaF qoN pihlF PV leI sI. vZfeI vyly vI mYN iksy nUM lfgy nf lgx idMdf.
iek idn myrf nfnf mYnUM afKx ligaf,
“hyKF! cMgI BlI jmIn aF jwt dI qy ieh KyqI CwzI bYTf qy afh qKfxf kMm krky afpxy jwt hox nUM lfj leI bYTf.”
ieho gwl af ky mYN BfeIey nUM ds idqI. Auh pUry TrMmy nfl boilaf,
“dyK puwqrf, KyqI ‘c Auh afmdn nhIN ijhVI eys kMm ‘c af, hux dyK afh vwzf sfrf Gr mYN iesy kMm ‘coN bxfieaf, do kuVIaF dy vDIaf ivafh kIqy af, cfr pYsy vI kolL hYgy af, KyqI ‘c bMdf imwtI nfl imwtI hoieaf rihMdf.”
BfeIey dI gwl TIk vI lgdI pr myrf ruJfn KyqI vl vD irhf sI. mYnUM afpxy KyqF df gyVf mfrnf cMgf lgdf. mYN bhfnf lwB ky afpxy BOlLIdfrF nfl kMm nUM hwQ vI puaf idMdf. jd myry nfnikaF ny trYktr ilaf qF myrf mn vI kfhlLf pYx ligaf. mYN BfeIey nUM ikhf,
“BfeIaf, ikAuN nf afpF trYktr lY leIey, mYN KyqI afp krUM qy lokF dI jmIn vI vfh idaf krUM.”
“puwqrf, sB qoN pihlF qF qUM pVH, jy nhIN pVHnf qF Pyr mYN dsUM ik kI krnf. sLihr jf ky afrf lfvFgy. vwzy pwDr ‘qy kMm krFgy, KyqI ‘c kusL nhIN rwiKaf, nflLy jmIn ny ikqy nhIN jfxf, KyqI qF jdoN mrjLI kr leIey.”
mYN pVHn ivc TIk sF qy pVHdf irhf.
bfkI sB cldf sI pr BfeIey dI iek gwl mYnUM iblkul cMgI nf lgdI ik hornF imsqrIaF vFg Auh vI sMdF nUM iek idn rfj qy bYTfieaf krdf. ivsLvfkrmf idvs ‘qy pRIqm isMG nUM cMdf vI idMdf. myrf mn krdf ik BfeIey nUM ies gwloN tokF pr myrI eynI ihMmq nhIN sI. mYnUM pqf sI ik BfeIaf afpxy sMdF nUM bhuq moh krdf hY. iPr BfeIey ny mYnUM kdy iksy gloN roikaf-toikaf nhIN sI. myrI hr PrmfiesL Jwt pUrI krdf. tYlIvIXn sfzy Gr AudoN qoN hI sI jdoN ieh nvyN inkly sn. dsvIN kridaF hI mYnUM motr sfeIkl lY idqf sI. jybH Krcf vI pUrf imldf.
iek idn BfeIey nUM idl df dOrf pY igaf. blwz-prYsLr qF Aus nUM hY hI sI qy AuproN dI sLrfb vI Auh lohVy dI pINdf sI. hspqfl ivc ipaf BfeIaf mYnUM kihx ligaf,
“mYnUM pqf ik qYnUM ieh lkV df kMm psMd nhIN qy qUM krnf vI nhIN, bysLk nf krIN pr myrf iek kMm krIN, myry sMdF nUM sMBfl ky rwKIN, iehnF krky mYN sfrI Aumr irjLk kmfieaf, jy ieh dyxy vI hoey qF iksy hMZy hoey kfrIgr nUM dyvIN ijhnUM sMdF dI kdr krnI afAuNdI hovy.”
qy mYN BfeIey dI afKrI ieiCaf pUrI nf kr sikaf. mYN atfl vyc idqf qy ivcy hI sMd vI. ijhnF ny atfl KrIidaf AuhnF nUM sMdF nfl bhuq mqlv nhIN sI. AuhnF ny isrP bflx hI vycxf sI. sMd AuhnF ny sut-m-sut kr idqy.
Aus idn qoN bfad BfeIaf myry suPinaF ivc bhuq vfr afieaf pr Auh sdf hI myry qoN nrfjL pfsf vwt ky KVf huMdf.
[[[aj mYN afp iek vDIaf icwpI hF. myry ijhf lkV df kMm krn vflf kfrIgr pUry sfAUQfl ivc nhIN hovygf sLfied ieh BfeIey df asLIrvfd hovy jF kuJ hor.
mOkf myl ieh hoieaf ik lMzn puwjidaF ijQy mYnUM kMm imilaf Auh iek lkV dI PYktrI hI sI. ieQy GrF leI almfrIaF bxdIaF sn. ieMtrivAU smyN PYktrI dy PormYn ny myry qoN kuJ skirAU ksvf ky dyKy. ieh skirAU myry qoN ievyN isDy kws ho gey ijvyN mYN bhuq dyr qoN ies kMm ivc hovF. ies PYktrI ivc kMm kridaF lwkV dy kMm ivc myrf hwQ sfP hox ligaf. CuwtI vfly idn mYN afpxy iek vfkPkfr mwKx isMG nfl jo ik lokF dy GrF ivc rsoeI aqy bYWzrUmF ivc almfrIaF iPwt kiraf krdf sI, kMm ivc hwQ vMzfAux ligaf. iPr PYktrI ivcoN kMm Cwz ky mYN mwKx isMG nfl rlL ky iesy kMm dy Tyky lYx sLurU kr idqy. kuJ dyr bfad mYN afpxf kMm alwg kr ilaf qy lwkV dy kMm qy vwK vwK kMmF ivc hwQ ajmfAuNdf irhf. mYN hr kMm nUM pUry iDafn nfl qy sfrf afpf kMm ivc Jok ky kMm imhnq krdf. myrI muhfrq vDdI geI qy aj mYN jfixaF pCfixaF icwpI hF. myry kol afpxI iek vwzI sfrI vYn hY ijs Aupr myrI kMpnI df nF hY qy Pon nMbr vI. kMm dI kdy mYnUM koeI qot nhIN afeI.
[[[vYsy qF mYN svyr df inkilaf sLfm nUM Gr prqdf hF pr keI vfr jldI kMm muwk jfvy qF CyqI afAuxf vI ho jFdf hY. sfzI roz ‘qy hI agFh ijhy ikqy rihMdf buwZf aMgryjL afpxI sotI dy shfry qurdf dukfnF nUM jFdf myry Gr dy muhr dI inkldf qy ruk ky zrfeIv vya ivc KVI myrI vYn vl dyKx lgdf. keI vfr agy lMG ky ipCy muV ky vI dyKdf. mYN bfhr KVf huMdf qF mYnUM BrvIN ‘ivsL’ vI krdf. keI vfr asIN mOsm bfry srsrI ijhIaF gwlF vI krdy. iek idn acfnk Aus ny svfl kr mfiraf,
“qUM ikMnf ku vDIaf icwpI aYN?”
“mYN? [[[bs kMm clf lYnF.”
Aus df svfl ajIb sI. ies qoN ibnF hor koeI Auqr mYN dy vI nhIN sF skdf. Aus ny iPr ikhf,
“myrf nF jymjL aY, iesy roz dy aKIr ivc sqfnvyN nMbr ivc rihMnF, kdy mYN vI icwpI hoieaf krdf sF.”
“nhIN jymjL, qUM aj vI icwpI aYN, ijhVf iek vfrI icwpI bx igaf Auh sdf icwpI rihMdf.”
“nhIN nOjvfn, hux mYN bhuq buwZf ho cuikaF.”
Aus ny hwQ ivc PVI sotI idKFAuNidaF ikhf. iek pl ruk ky iPr boilaf,
“mYN hyTF aKbfrF dI dukfn ‘qy jfieaf krdF, Auh dukfndfr qYnUM jfxdf, Auhny mYnUM qyry bfry disaf ik qUM vDIaf kfrIgr aYN, pr mYN iksy nUM Auhdf kMm dyKy ibnF vDIaf nhIN kih skdf, so nOjvfn, mYN kdy qyrf kMm dyKxf cfhFgf.”
“cMgf jymjL, iksy idn mYN qYnUM Aus sfeIt ‘qy lY clFgf ijQy myrf kMm cldf hoieaf.”
myrI gwl suxy ibnF ikDry gvfcdf kihx ligaf,
“myry kMm nUM vI lok dUroN dUroN dyKx afieaf krdy sn.”
aglI vfr jdoN jymjL mYnUM imilaf qF Aus dy hwQ ivc iek PfeIl PVI hoeI sI. Auh PfeIl Kohl ky mYnUM idKAux ligaf. ies ivc purfxIaF qsvIrF sn. ikDry jymjL vwzI sfrI iemfrq ‘qy hwQ ivc hQOVf PVI KVf sI, ikDry iksy hor kMm ivc msrUP sI, ikDry aPsr iksm dy lokF dy ivckfr KVf sI. kuJ ku purfxIaF aKbfrF dIaF kqrnF vI sn ijhnF ivc Aus dy kMm dI qrIP sI. ieh sB Aus dy cMgy icwpI hox df prmfx sn. mYnUM jLrf ku hYrfnI vI hoeI ik pqf nhIN ikMny ku idnF qoN ieh ievyN PfeIl mYnUM idKfAux leI PVI iPrdf irhf hovygf.
[[[hux myry bwcy vwzy ho rhy hn. sB nUM afpo afpxf kmrf cfhIdf sI. Gr dy nfl peI QF ‘qy Gr vDfAux leI nksLf pfs krfieaf qy kMm sLurU kr idqf. iewtF df kMm iksy vfkP rfj qoN krvf ilaf. lwkV df qF mYN afp hI krnf sI. iek idn mYN jymjL nUM afpxf kMm dyKx df swdf idqf. jymjL afieaf. mYN Aus nUM bYTx leI kursI idqI pr Auh kursI ‘qy nf bYiTaf, myry ipwCy KV ky mYnUM kMm krdy nUM dyKx ligaf. mYN cuwp cfp afpxf kMm krdf irhf. mYN hwQlf kMm mukf ky ruikaf qF Auh boilaf,
“cMgy icwpI df pihlf vwzf gux qyry ivc hY, cMgf icwpI Auh jo kMm krdy smyN iksy nfl gwl nf kry.”
iPr Auh myry kMm nUM Coh Coh ky dyKx ligaf. iPr bhuqf kuJ khy ibnF cly igaf.
ijMny idn kMm cldf irhf Auh hr rojL afAuNdf irhf. iek pfsy KVf mYnUM kMm krdy nUM dyKdf rihMdf. Gr iqafr ho igaf qF Auh nvyN bxy kmiraF ivc GuMm GuMm ky dyKx ligaf. drvfijLaF Aupr AuNglF Pyrdf, PwitaF nUM dm dy dy ky dyKdf. cMgI qrFH nrIKx krky kihx ligaf,
“bhuq KUb! ajkl vDIaf icwpI imldy hI ikQy ny, ajkl kfE-buafey ijLafdf qy icwpI Gwt af pr nOjvfn qyry kMm df koeI mukfblf nhIN. qyrf ipE vI aj qyrf kMm dyKygf qF bhuq KusL hovygf, qyry ‘qy mfx krygf.”
“jymjL, Auh vfikaf hI bhuq mfx krdf pr Auh ies dunIaF ivc hY nhIN.”
“Eh sOrI!”
kihMidaF Aus ny afpxI CfqI Aupr krOs df insLfn bxfieaf. Aus dI gwl sux ky mYnUM BfeIey dI bhuq Xfd afeI. ijs idn myrf afrI PVHn df qrIkf dyK ky Aus ny mYnUM glL nfl lfieaf sI sLfied iesy kfrn hI aj mY ieQy hF. kfsL! aj BfeIaf ijAuNdf huMdf!
iek idn svyry vyly isr hI jymjL ny sfzf drvfjLf af KVkfieaf. mYN kMm qy jfx leI iqafr ho irhf sF. mYN dyiKaf ik jymjL iek ryhVI leI KVf sI. ryhVI purfxy sMdF nfl BrI hoeI sI. mY puwiCaf,
“jymjL ieh kI?”
“nOjvfn, ieh myry Auh sMd af ijhnF ny myrf sfrI Aumr sfQ inBfieaf, mYN kdy afpxf sMd iksy nUM nhIN idqf, keI lok myry qoN ieh sMd mMgdy rhy pr myrI qmMnf sI ik koeI vDIaf kfrIgr imly qF Aus nUM hI dyvFgf ieh sB, myrI ijLMdgI df koeI Brosf nhIN ies leI nOjvfn iehnF sMdF nUM kbUl kr.”
mYN ryhVI ivc pey sMdF vl dyiKaf, purfxI iksm dy sn. myry kol qF pihlF hI bhuq sMd sn qy sn vI aDuink iksm dy bjleI sMd. ieh purfxy sMd myry iksy kMm nhIN sn afAuxy, iehnF ny qF jgfh hI GyrnI sI. myrI pqnI pihlF hI Gr ivc iKlry sMdF kfrn lVdI rihMdI sI ik ieh pYrF ivc vwjdy iPrdy sn. mY ikhf,
“mYnUM bhuq aPsos aY jymjL ik qyry ieh sMd mYN nhIN lY skFgf.”
“ikAuN?”
“ikAuNik myry kol pihlF hI bhuq vfDU sMd hYgy.”
“nOjvfn, afpxy ikwqy ivc vI kdy sMd vfDU hoey af.”
“jymjL, iek kfrn hor vI af ik mYN iksy dy sMdF nfl kMm nhIN kr skdf, dUjy kfrIgr dy sMdF nfl kMm kIiqaF Auh sPfeI nhIN afAuNdI ijhVI afpxy sMdF nfl afAuNdI af.”
“ies gwl nfl mYN qyry nfl iksy hwd qk sihmq aF, qyrI mrjLI, mYN qF soicaf sI ik myry sMdF nUM vDIaf mflk iml igaf, ijvyN qyrI mrjLI.”
afKdf hoieaf Auh ryhVI Dwkdf afpxy Gr vl nUM qur ipaf. mYN Aus nUM jFdy nUM dUr qk dyKdf irhf.
Aus idn qoN bfad jymjL mYnUM imldf qF dUroN hwQ ihlf ky hYlo kih idMdf pr kdy ruk ky gwl nf krdf. iPr keI idn qk mYN Aus nUM dyiKaf hI nf. myry afAux jfx df vkq kdy inscq vI nhIN sI huMdf. iek idn sfzI gvFZx mfgryt kihx lgI,
“ijhVf buwZf qyry kol afieaf krdf sI AuhdI mOq ho geI.”
mYnUM Dwkf ijhf ligaf ik ieh kI ho igaf. vYsy qF Aus dI Aumr qur jfx dI hY hI sI pr myrf Aus nfl ijMnf ku vfh irhf sI Auh mYnUM Audfs krn leI kfPI sI. mYnUM ieh qF pqf sI ik jymjL sfzy vflI roz ‘qy sqfnvyN nMbr ivc rihMdf sI pr Aus dy pirvfr ivc hor kOx kOx hY mYnUM nhIN sI pqf. mYN afpxf duwK iks nfl sFJf kr skfgF mYnUM smJ nhIN sI afAuNdI. mYN soicaf ik koeI nf koeI qF hovygf hI, mYN jf jymjL dy Gr dI GMtI jf KVkfeI. iek buwZI aOrq ny drvfjLf Kohilaf. mYN ikhf,
“mYN jymjL df dosq aF, mYnUM aj eI pqf cilaf ik myrf dosq nhIN irhf, kI Auh ibmfr sI?”
“aMdr lMG af, [[[Auh Kfs ibmfr nhIN sI pr ieh Aumr df klOk rukdf nhIN, mYN socdI sI ik mYN pihlF jfvFgI ikAuNik Auh mjbUq mnuwK sI pr cly Auh pihlF igaf, Auh keI gwlF idl nUM lf lYNdf sI. bs sYtI qy bYTf bYTf luVk igaf.”
“bhuq TMzy suBfa df sI jymjL.”
“hF, ieMny sfl ho gey, sfzI bhuqI lVfeI nhIN sI huMdI, mYN ikhf nf keI gwlF Auh idl nUM lf lYNdf sI pr dsdf nhIN sI.”
“bhuq vDIaf kfrIgr sI Auh.”
“hF, Auh icwpI sI, iksy vyly Aus df koeI mukfblf nhIN sI, iemfrqsfjLI ivc Aus df vwzf nF sI. asIN bhuq pYsf kmfieaf. jymjL nUM ieko Jorf sI ik Aus dy muMizaF ivcoN koeI icwpI nf bixaf, Aus dy ikwqy nUM nf apxfieaf.”
“ieh qF hr bfp nUM ho jFdf.”
“iek Jorf hor sI Aus nUM.”
“Auh ikhVf?”
“jymjL ny ijhnF sMdF nfl afpxf nF kmfieaf sI Auh ieh sMd iksy aijhy icwpI nUM dyxf cfhuMdf sI jo Aus dy mukfbly df hovy, pihlF qF koeI imilaf nhIN jd imilaf qF Aus ny jymjL dy sMd lYx qoN ienkfr kr idqf, bs Ausy idn qoN jymjL Audfs rihx ligaf sI.”
mYnUM jfipaf ik mYN iek vfr iPr BfeIey nUM nrfjL kr ilaf hY.
(smfpq)