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"maaM¸ tuma jaako saao jaaAao¸ tuma @yaaoM [tnaI dor tk jaaga rhI qaIMÆ – AaOr iKisayaayaI hu[- naja,raoM sao Saamanaaqa caIf ko maMuh kI Aaor doKnao lagao.

caIf ko caohro pr mauskrahT qaI. vah vahIM KD,o–KD,o baaolao¸ "namastoÑ"
maaM nao iJaJakto hue¸ Apnao maoM isamaTto hue daonaaoM haqa jaaoD,o¸ magar ek haqa dup+o ko Andr maalaa kao pkD,o hue qaa¸ dUsara baahr¸ zIk trh sao namasto BaI na kr pa[-. Saamanaaqa [sa pr BaI iKnna hao ]zo.

[tnao maoM caIf nao Apnaa dayaaM haqa¸ haqa imalaanao ko ilae maaM ko Aagao ikyaa. maaM AaOr BaI Gabara ]zIM.
"maaM¸ haqa imalaaAao."
pr haqa kOsao imalaatIMÆ dayaoM haqa maoM tao maalaa qaI. GabarahT maoM maaM nao baayaaM haqa hI saahba ko dayaoM haqa maoM rK idyaa. Saamanaaqa idla hI idla maoM jala ]zo. dosaI AfsaraoM kI is~yaaM iKlaiKlaakr hMsa pD,IM.

"yaMU nahIM¸ maaMÑ tuma tao jaanatI hao¸ dayaaM haqa imalaayaa jaata hO. dayaaM haqa imalaaAao."
magar tba tk caIf maaM ka baayaaM haqa hI baar–baar ihlaakr kh rho qao – "haO DU yaU DUÆ"
"khaoM maaM¸ maOM zIk hMU¸ KOiryat sao hMU."
maaM kuC baD,baD,a[-.
"maaM khtI hOM¸ maOM zIk hMU. khao maaM¸ haO DU yaU DU."
maaM QaIro sao sakucaato hue baaolaIM – "haO DU DU  , , ,"

ek baar ifr khkha ]za.
vaatavarNa hlka haonao lagaa. saahba nao isqait saMBaala laI qaI. laaoga hMsanao–cahknao lagao qao. Saamanaaqa ko mana ka xaaoBa BaI kuC–kuC kma haonao lagaa qaa.

saahba Apnao haqa maoM maaM ka haqa Aba BaI pkD,o hue qao¸ AaOr maaM isakuD,I jaa rhI qaIM. saahba ko maMuh sao Saraba kI baU Aa rhI qaI.

Saamanaaqa AMga`oja,I maoM baaolao – "maorI maaM gaaMva kI rhnao vaalaI hOM. ]mar Bar gaaMva maoM rhI hOM. [sailae Aapsao lajaatI hO."
saahba [sa pr KuSa naja,r Aae. baaolao – "sacaÆ mauJao gaaMva ko laaoga bahut psand hOM¸ tba tao tumharI maaM gaaMva ko gaIt AaOr naaca BaI jaanatI haoMgaIÆ" caIf KuSaI sao isar ihlaato hue maaM kao iTkiTkI baaMQao doKnao lagao.
"maaM¸ saahba khto hOM¸ kao[- gaanaa saunaaAao. kao[- puranaa gaIt tumhoM tao iktnao hI yaad haoMgao."
maaM QaIro sao baaolaI – "maOM @yaa gaa}MgaI baoTa. maOMnao kba gaayaa hOÆ"
"vaah¸ maaMÑ maohmaana ka kha BaI kao[- Talata hOÆ"
"saahba nao [tnaa rIJa sao kha hO¸ nahIM gaaAaogaI¸ tao saahba baura maanaoMgao."
"maOM @yaa gaa}M¸ baoTa. mauJao @yaa Aata hOÆ"
"vaahÑ kao[- baiZ,yaa TPpo saunaa dao. dao p%tr AnaaraM do  , , ,"

dosaI Afsar AaOr ]nakI is~yaaoM nao [sa sauJaava pr tailayaaM pITI. maaM kBaI dIna dRiYT sao baoTo ko caohro kao doKtIMM¸ kBaI pasa KD,I bahU ko caohro kao.
[tnao maoM baoTo nao gaMBaIr AadoSa–Baro ilahaja maoM kha – "maaMÑ"

[sako baad haM yaa naa savaala hI na ]zta qaa., maaM baOz gayaIM AaOr xaINa¸ duba-la¸ larjatI Aavaaja, maoM ek puranaa ivavaah ka gaIt gaanao lagaIM –
hiryaa naI maayao¸ hiryaa naI BaONao
hiryaa to BaagaI Bairyaa hOÑ

dosaI is~yaaM iKlaiKlaa ko hMsa ]zIM. tIna pMi@tyaaM gaa ko maaM caup hao gayaIM.

baramada tailayaaoM sao gaMUja ]za. saahba tailayaaM pITnaa band hI na krto qao. Saamanaaqa kI KIja p`sannata AaOr gava- maoM badla ]zI qaI. maaM nao paTI- maoM nayaa rMga Bar idyaa qaa.

tailayaaM qamanao pr saahba baaolao – "pMjaaba ko gaaMvaaoM kI dstkarI @yaa hOÆ"
Saamanaaqa KuSaI maoM JaUma rho qao. baaolao – "Aao¸ bahut kuC – saahbaÑ maOM Aapkao ek saoT ]na caIjaaoM ka BaoMT k$Mgaa. Aap ]nhoM doKkr KuSa haoMgao."
magar saahba nao isar ihlaakr AMga`ojaI maoM ifr pUCaa – "nahIM¸ maOM dukanaaoM kI caIja nahIM maaMgata. pMjaaibayaaoM ko GaraoM maoM @yaa banata hO¸ AaOrtoM Kud @yaa banaatI hOMÆ"
Saamanaaqa kuC saaocato hue baaolao – "laD,ikyaaM gauiD,yaaM banaatI hOM¸ AaOr fulakairyaaM banaatI hOM."
"fulakarI @yaaÆ"
Saamanaaqa fulakarI ka matlaba samaJaanao kI Asafla caoYTa krnao ko baad maaM kao baaolao – "@yaaoM¸ maaM¸ kao[- puranaI fulakarI Gar maoM hOMÆ"

maaM caupcaap Andr gayaIM AaOr ApnaI puranaI fulakarI ]za laayaIM.

saahba baD,I $ica sao fulakarI doKnao lagao. puranaI fulakarI qaI¸ jagah–jagah sao ]sako tagao TUT rho qao AaOr kpD,a fTnao lagaa qaa. saahba kI $ica kao doKkr Saamanaaqa baaolao – "yah fTI hu[- hO¸ saahba¸ maOM Aapkao nayaI banavaa dMUgaa. maaM banaa doMgaI. @yaaoM¸ maaM saahba kao fulakarI bahut psand hOM¸ [nhoM eosaI hI ek fulakarI banaa daogaI naÆ"

maaM caup rhIM. ifr Drto–Drto QaIro sao baaolaIM – "Aba maorI naja,r khaM hO¸ baoTaÑ baUZ,I AaMKoM @yaa doKoMgaIÆ"
magar maaM ka vaa@ya baIca maoM hI taoD,to hue Saamanaaqa saahba kao baaolao – "vah ja$r banaa doMgaI. Aap ]sao doKkr KuSa haoMgao."

saahba nao isar ihlaayaa¸ Qanyavaad ikyaa AaOr hlko–hlko JaUmato hue Kanao kI maoja, kI Aaor baZ, gayao. baakI maohmaana BaI ]nako pICo–pICo hao ilayao.

jaba maohmaana baOz gayao AaOr maaM pr sao sabakI AaMKoM hT gayaIM¸ tao maaM QaIro sao kusaI- pr sao ]zIM¸ AaOr sabasao naja,roM bacaatI hu[- ApnaI kaozrI maoM calaI gayaIM.

magar kaozrI maoM baOznao kI dor qaI ik AaMKaoM maoM Cla–Cla AaMsaU bahnao lagao. vah dup+o sao baar–baar ]nhoM paoMCtIM¸ pr vah baar–baar ]maD, Aato¸ jaOsao barsaaoM ka baaMQa taoD,kr ]maD, Aayao haoM. maaM nao bahutora idla kao samaJaayaa¸ haqa jaaoD,o¸ Bagavaana ka naama ilayaa¸ baoTo ko icarayau haonao kI p`aqa-naa kI¸ baar–baar AaMKoM band kIM¸ magar AaMsaU barsaat ko panaI kI trh jaOsao qamanao maoM hI na Aato qao.

AaQaI rat ka va> haogaa. maohmaana Kanaa Kakr ek–ek krko jaa cauko qao. maaM dIvaar sao saTkr baOzI AaMKoM faD,o dIvaar kao doKo jaa rhI qaIM. Gar ko vaatavarNa maoM tnaava ZIlaa pD, cauka qaa. mauhllao kI inastbQata Saamanaaqa ko Gar BaI Ca caukI qaI¸ kovala rsaao[- maoM PlaoTaoM ko Knaknao kI Aavaaja, Aa rhI qaI. tBaI sahsaa maaM kI kaozrI ka drvaajaa jaaor sao KTknao lagaa.

"maaM¸ drvaaja,a Kaolaao."

maaM ka idla baOz gayaa., hD,baD,akr ]z baOzIM. @yaa mauJasao ifr kao[- BaUla hao gayaIÆ maaM iktnaI dor sao Apnao Aapkao kaosa rhI qaIM ik @yaaoM ]nhoM naIMd Aa gayaI¸ @yaaoM vah }MGanao lagaIM. @yaa baoTo nao ABaI tk xamaa nahIM ikyaaÆ maaM ]zIM AaOr kaMpto haqaaoM sao drvaajaa Kaola idyaa.

drvaajao Kulato hI Saamanaaqa JaUmato hue Aagao baZ, Aayao AaOr maaM kao AailaMgana maoM Bar ilayaa.,

"Aao AmmaIÑ tumanao tao Aaja rMga laa idyaaÑ  , , ,saahba tumasao [tnaa KuSa huAa ik @yaa khMU. Aao AmmaIÑ AmmaIÑ

maaM kI CaoTI–saI kayaa isamaTkr baoTo ko AailaMgana maoM iCp gayaI. maaM kI AaMKaoM maoM ifr AaMsaU Aa gayao. ]nhoM paoMCtI hu[- QaIro sao baaolaI – "baoTa¸ tuma mauJao hirWar Baoja dao. maOM kba sao kh rhI hMU."
Saamanaaqa ka JaUmanaa sahsaa band hao gayaa AaOr ]nakI poSaanaI pr ifr tnaava ko bala pD,nao lagao. ]nakI baahoM maaM ko SarIr pr sao hT AayaIM.
"@yaa kha¸ maaMÆ yah kaOna–saa raga tumanao ifr CoD, idyaaÆ"
Saamanaaqa ka ËaoQa baZ,nao lagaa qaa¸ baaolato gayao – tuma mauJao badnaama krnaa caahtI hao¸ taik duinayaa kho ik baoTa maaM kao Apnao pasa nahIM rK sakta.
"nahIM baoTa¸ Aba tuma ApnaI bahU ko saaqa jaOsaa mana caaho rhao. maOMnao Apnaa Ka–phna ilayaa. Aba yahaM @yaa k$MgaI. jaao qaaoD,o idna ija,ndgaanaI ko baakI hOM¸ Bagavaana ka naama laMUgaI. tuma mauJao hirWar Baoja daoÑ"
"tuma calaI jaaAaogaI¸ tao fulakarI kaOna banaayaogaaÆ saahba sao tumharo saamanao hI fulakarI donao ka [krar ikyaa hO."
"maorI AaMKoM Aba nahIM hOM¸ baoTa¸ jaao fulakarI banaa sakMU. tuma khIM AaOr sao banavaa laao. banaI–banaayaI lao laao."
"maaM¸ tuma mauJao QaaoKa doko yaMU calaI jaaAaogaIÆ maora banata kama ibagaaD,aogaIÆ jaanatI nahI¸ saahba KuSa haogaa¸ tao mauJao tr@kI imalaogaIÑ"

maaM caup hao gayaIM. ifr baoTo ko maMuh kI Aaor doKtI hu[- baaolaI – "@yaa torI tr@kI haogaIÆ @yaa saahba torI tr@kI kr dogaaÆ @yaa ]sanao kuC kha hOÆ"
"kha nahIM¸ magar doKtI nahIM¸ iktnaa KuSa gayaa hO. khta qaa¸ jaba torI maaM fulakarI banaanaa Sau$ kroMgaI¸ tao maOM doKnao Aa}Mgaa ik kOsao banaatI hOM. jaao saahba KuSa hao gayaa¸ tao mauJao [sasao baD,I naaOkrI BaI imala saktI hO¸ maOM baD,a Afsar bana sakta hMU."

maaM ko caohro ka rMga badlanao lagaa¸ QaIro–QaIro ]naka Jauir-yaaoM–Bara maMuh iKlanao lagaa¸ AaMKaoM maoM hlkI–hlkI camak Aanao lagaI.
"tao torI tr@kI haogaI baoTaÆ"
"tr@kI yaMU hI hao jaayaogaIÆ saahba kao KuSa rKMUgaa¸ tao kuC krogaa¸ varnaa ]sakI iKdmat krnao vaalao AaOr qaaoD,o hOMÆ
"tao maOM banaa dMUgaI¸ baoTa¸ jaOsao bana pD,ogaa¸ banaa dMUgaI.

AaOr maaM idla hI idla maoM ifr baoTo ko ]jjvala BaivaYya kI kamanaayaoM krnao lagaIM AaOr imasTr Saamanaaqa¸ "Aba saao jaaAao¸ maaM¸" khto hue¸ tinak laD,KD,ato hue Apnao kmaro kI Aaor GaUma gayao.

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