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xU rig my;yJ rigg; gphptpd! Mjutpy;yhky; xU gpurq;fp Vw;Wf; nfhs;sg;gLtJ mnkhpf;fhtpYs;s ve;j ,lj;jpYk; kpfTk; fbdk;. epA+ahh;f; efuj;jpy; ,wq;fpa ehspNyNa> rNfh. yhwp ,e;jg; ghlj;ij fbdkhd topapNy fw;Wf; nfhz!lhh;. mnrk;gpsp]; M‡g; fhl; rigapd! epA+ahh;f; gpujpepjpapd! tpyhrk; mthplj;jpy; ,Ue;jJ. mth; mq;F clNd nrd!whh;. Mdhy;> me;j kdpjdpd! mYtyfj;jpypUe;J khpahijf; Fiwtha; ntspNa mDg;gg;gl;lhh;. jq;f ,lkpy;yhky; njUf;fspy; Rw;wp te;jNghJ> nfhQ;rk; Nth;f;fliy cztpw;fhf thq;fpf;nfhz!lhh;.

re;Njh\r; nra;jp $lhuk; vd!w xU nge;njnfh];Nj rigapypUe;J ey;y ghly;fs; tUtijf; Nfl;L cs;Ns nrd!W Muhjidapy; cl;fhh;e;jhh;. mtUf;Fg; Nghf ,lkpy;yhjjhy; rigf;Fr; nrhe;jkhd tshfj;jpy; ,utpy; jq;fpf;nfhs;s cj;juT Nfl;lhh;. Mdhy;> “fWg;gNd ntspNaW” vd!W mth; Kul;Lj;jdkhf ntspNa njUf;fspy; js;sg;gl;lhh;. nghpJk; tUj;jkile;J> mth; xU G+q;fhtpw;Fr; nrd!W Fsphpy; eLq;fpf; nfhz!Nl cl;fhh;e;jhh;. mtkhdfukhf jhd! elj;jg;gl;ljpy; Vkhw;wkile;J> jd!id fWg;ghfg; gilj;jjw;Fk;> nts;isah;fs; kw;w epwj;jth;Nky; ntWg;G fhl;Lk; cyfj;ij mDkjpj;jjw;Fk; fh;j;jh;Nky; NfhgkhapUe;jhh;.

mg;nghOJ xUth; te;J mtNuhL ngQ;rpy; cl;fhh;e;jhh;. nts;isahplk; Ngr tpUk;ghj rNfh. yhwp mtiu nts;isf;fhuh; vd!W epidj;J jiyia NtW gf;fk; jpUg;gpf; nfhz!lhh;. me;j kdpjh; thiaj; jpwe;J> “ePh; mjpff; Nfhgkhf ,Ug;gJ Nghy; njhpfpwNj” vd!whh;. rNfh. yhwp> “Mk;> ehd! mjpf Nfhgkhfj;jhd! ,Uf;fpNwd!” vd!W ntLf;nfd gjpyspj;jhh;. mjw;F me;j kdpjh;> “mth;fs; cd!idg; Gwf;fzpj;J tpl;ldh; vd!why; mth;fs; vd!idAk; Gwf;fzpj;J tpl;lhh;fs;> Vndd!why; ehd! cyfj;jpy; ,Ue;j NghJ nts;is kdpjdhf ,Uf;ftpy;iy” vd!whh;. mt;thW nrhy;ypf;nfhz!Nl me;j kdpjh; Ntfkhf ele;J nrd!whh;. “X ,NaRNt> mJ vdf;Fj; njhpahky; Nghapw;Nw” vd!W nrhy;yp mtiug; gpd! njhlh;e;jhh;. ,NaR jpUk;gp rphpj;Jf;nfhz!Nl> iffis caHj;jp> kWgbAk;> “ehd! G+kpapy; ,Ue;j NghJ nts;is kdpjdhf ,Uf;ftpy;iy” vd!whh;. rNfh. yhwp mtiug; gpbf;f Kaw;rpj;jNghJ> mth; kiwe;J tpl;lhh;. mjd!gpd! rNfh. yhwp re;Njh\k; mile;J> “ehd! fWg;G kdpjdhf ,Ug;gjw;F re;Njh\g;gLfpNwd!> Vndd!why; vd! v[khd! ,NaR fpwp];J nts;is kdpjdhf ,Uf;ftpy;iy” vd!W rNfh. yhwp $wpdhh;.

gpd!G ey;ytpjkhf Ngrg;gl;l ];gpupq;‡gPy;L mnrk;gpsP]; M‡g; fhl; vd!w rigf;Fr; nrd!whh;. ,e;j gpuk;khz!lkhd ];jhgdj;Jld! ,ize;j fl;blq;fisAk; mikg;GfisAk; ghh;f;Fk;gb mth; mioj;Jr; nry;yg;gl;lhh;. mth;fSila kp\dhp $l;lq;fspd! nrhw;nghopTfspd! Nehf;fk;> “vg;gb gzk; Nrfhpg;gJ” kw;Wk; “vg;gb gzj;ij nryT nra;tJ” vd!gjhFk;. me;j epWtdj;jpd! jiythplk; mjpy; NrUtijg;gw;wp tprhhpj;jhh;. mjpy; mth; cz!ikahfNt Nru tpUk;gtpy;iy> Mdhy; mjd! nray;Kiwia mth; mwpa tpUk;gpdhh;. me;jj;jiytNuh ,e;jpahtpYs;s mth;fSila gpujpepjp rNfh. yhwpapd! jFjpr; rhd!WfSf;F rhl;rpapl Ntz!Lk; vd!W kWj;J tpl;lhh;. mth; ve;j FOtpYk; rigg;gphptpYk; Nruf;$lhJ vd!gNj Njt rpj;jkhf ,Ue;jJ.

epA+ahh;f;fpypUe;J rNfh. yhwp rpf;fhNfh nrd!W> rNfhjhp iul; elj;jp te;j Vy; ngj;Njy; vDk; ,lj;jpy; jq;fpdhh;. “vLj;Jf; nfhs;sg;gLjy;  ,f;fl;Lf; fhyj;jpw;F Kd!dhf tUkh my;yJ gpd!dhf tUkh” vd!wf; Nfs;tpapy; gh];lh; kPl; vd!gthplk; Vw;gl;l fUj;J NtWghl;bdhy; mq;fpUe;Jk; J}f;fp vwpag;gl;lhh;. me;jg; Nghjfh;> rhg;gpLtjw;fhf rNfh. yhwpia $l;bf;nfhz!L nry;Yk; topapy;> “vLj;Jf; nfhs;sg;gLjy; ,f;fl;Lf;fhyj;jpw;F Kd! elf;f Ntz!Lkh my;yJ gpd!dhf tUkh?” vd!Wf; Nfl;lhh;. mjw;F rNfh. yhwp> “vLj;Jf; nfhs;sg;gLjy; ,f;fl;Lf;F Kd!dpUe;jhYk; my;yJ gpd!dpUe;jhYk; ehd! ftiyg;gltpy;iy. ehd! mjw;Fj; jahuhfNt ,Uf;fpNwd!” vd!W gjpyspj;jhh;. me;jg; Nghjfh; me;jg; gjpiyf;Nfl;L mjpf Nfhgkile;J me;j ,lj;jpypUe;J mth; ntspNawr; nra;jhh;.

‡Gy; fh];gy; gp];nd];nkd!]; mNrhrpNa\d! $l;lq;fs; xd!wpy; rNfh. yhwp gq;nfLj;jNghJ> mq;F jd!Dila rhl;rpiar; nrhy;y fhj;jh; xU topiaj; jpwe;jhh;. mtUila rhl;rpiaf; Nfl;l gpd!dh; mtUf;F ey;y tuNtw;G fpilj;jJ. rNfh. gpuhd!`hkpd! nra;jpia tpRthrpj;j mNefh; me;jf; $l;lj;jpy; ,Ue;jdh;. mLj;jehs;> “fpwp];jt [Ptpak;” gj;jphpifapd! Mrphpah; ghg; thf;fh;> mtiu mioj;J mtUila gj;jphpifspy; mr;rpLtjw;fhf mNef Gifg;glq;fs; vLj;jhh;. nrd!idapYs;s rNfh. gf;j;rpq; Mjuthsh;fs; nfhLj;j jtwhd jfty;fisf; Nfl;L> ,e;jg;glq;fs; mr;rpy; Vwhjgbf;F jil nra;ag;gl;ld. (rNfh. gf;j;rpq; ,e;jpahtpy; mth;fSila kp\dhpahf ,Ue;jhh;.)

,NaRtpd! ehkj;ijf; Fwpj;j ntspg;ghL

xUKiw rNfh. yhwp> rpf;fhNfh mUfpy; fhhpy; nrd!Wnfhz!bUf;Fk; NghJ> rhjhuz Mil (#l;) mzpe;j Kd!gpd! mwpe;jpuhj xUth; fhiu epWj;jp mjpy; Vwpf;nfhz!lhh;. ,e;j kdpjh; rNfh. yhwpaplk;> “cq;fs; nja;tj;jpd! ngah; vd!d” vd!W Nfl;lhh;. rNfh. yhwp rhpahd gjpy; nfhLf;fj; jLkhwp> NaNfhth> rh;t ty;yikAs;s Njtd!> gpjh> Fkhud!> ghpRj;j Mtp Nghd!w ngah;fisf; $wpdhh;. “cq;fs; nja;tj;jpd! ngaiu ePq;fs; mwpahkypUg;gJ cq;fSf;F ntl;fkhf ,y;iyah?”  vd!W me;j me;epah; Nfl;lhh;. gpd!dh; Ntjj;ijj; jpwe;J rw;W Neuk; Njtj;Jtj;jpd! XUj;Jtj;ijg;gw;wp vy;yhw;iwAk; ntspg;gLj;jp> “jphpj;Jt cgNjrj;jhy; kf;fis rhj;jhd! Vkhw;wpapUf;fpwhd!. Mdhy; mtUila ehkk; ,NaR vd!W $wpdhh;.

rNfh. yhwp Ntjj;ij ghh;j;Jf;nfhz!bUf;ifapy; me;j kdpjh; fhiu epWj;jp ,wq;fp tpl;lhh;. me;j kdpjUf;F ed!wp $whjJ Qhgfj;jpw;F tuNt mth; ntspNa vl;bg; ghh;j;jNghJ mq;F ahUkpy;iy. mtUk;> Xl;LdUk; mtiuj; NjbAk; mtiuf; fhztpy;iy. mth; Nghff;$ba fl;blk; VJTk; mq;fpy;iy. rhiyapd! ,U gf;fKk; jpwe;jntspahf ,Ue;Jk; mtiu vq;Fk; fhztpy;iy. Xl;LdUf;F ,J kh;kkhfj; Njhd!wpajhy;> fhUf;F mbapYk;> Kd!gf;fk; fhhpd! Kfl;ilAk; jpwe;J me;j kdpjiuj; Njbdhh;. mjd!gpd! rNfh. yhwp> mth; ,d!dhnud!W czh;e;jhh;.

xU Qhapw;Wf;fpoik> xU rigapy; gpurq;fpf;f miof;fg;gl;bUe;jhh;. mth; mq;F nrd!wNghJ> me;j rigapd! NghjfiuAk; mtUila kidtpiaAk; jtph;j;J xNu xU Ms; te;jpUe;jhh;. %d!W NgUf;F ,uz!L kzp Neuk; mth; gpurq;fpj;jhh;. Kbtpy; mth;fs; vy;yhUk; ghpRj;j Mtpapdhy; epiwe;J> gutrkile;J eldk; Mbdhh;fs;.

yh]; VQ;ry]; efhpy;> “tUifapd! J}jd!” vd!w ngah; nfhz!l Mq;fpyg; gj;jpupif elj;jp tUk; rNfhjhp %H mth;fis re;jpf;f Mtyhf ,Ug;gjhf rNfh. yhwp fbjk; vOjpdhh;. ,e;jpahtpy; ,Uf;Fk;NghJ me;j mk;ikahhplkpUe;J mUikahd fbjq;fs; rNfh. yhwp ngWtJz!L. Mdhy; ,e;j rkak;> “vd!id ePh; te;J ghh;f;f Ntz!lhk;. ehd! ahiuAk; ghh;f;f tpUk;gtpy;iy. Mdhy; ePh; ahh;?” vd!W RUf;fkhd> ,zf;fkw;w fbjj;ij gjpyhf vOjpapUe;jhh;.

“ek;gpf;ifapd! J}jd!” FOtpdhplk; Xh; Muhjidapd! eLtpy; nrd!whh;. MfNt mth; mikjpahf filrp ngQ;rpy; cl;fhh;e;jhh;. gpurq;fk; elf;Fk; NghJ> xUth; vOe;J epd!W> “vd!Dila jhrid J}uj;jpYs;s ,e;jpahtpypUe;J mDg;gpapUf;fpNwd!. mth; ,g;nghOJjhd! cs;Ns te;jhh;. mtUf;Fr; nrtp nfhLq;fs;.” vd!W jPh;f;fj;jhprdk; ciuj;jhh;. gpurq;fk; nra;J nfhz!bUe;j jpU. ];kpj; jd!Dila gpurq;fj;ij epWj;jptpl;L> “,q;F ,e;jpah; ahuhtJ ,Uf;fpd!whh;fsh” vd!W Nfl;lhh;. rNfh. yhwp jhd! kiwthf cl;fhh;e;jpUe;j ,lj;jpypUe;J ntspNa te;jhh;. $l;lj;jpy; mth; Ngrpdhh;. mth; tpUk;Gk;tiu mq;F jq;fpf; nfhs;Sk;gb miof;fg;gl;lhh;.

mq;fpUe;J ‡g;shhplh nrd!whh;. mq;F xU ez!gh; jd! ftdf;Fiwthy; f;spah; thl;lh; rh;r; vd!w rigf;F mioj;Jr; nrd!whh; (mJ vy;yhUk; nts;is kdpjh;fshf ,Ue;j rig). mq;F ,dntwp kpf Nkhrkhfj; jiy tphpj;jhbaJ. mtiu mq;F mtkhpahijahf elj;jp mq;fpUe;J mtiu Nghfr; nrhd!dhh;fs;. mUfpy; xU ,lj;jpy; rNfh. Xuy; uhgh;l;]; $l;lq;fspy; gpurq;fpj;Jf; nfhz!bUe;jhh;. MfNt> rNfh. yhwp mq;F nrd!W mtiu re;jpf;f Kaw;rp nra;jhh;. rNfh. Xuy; uhgh;l;]{ld! if FYf;fp ,UtUk; eyk; tprhhpj;Jf; nfhs;sj;jhd! Kbe;jJ. jdpg;gl;l tpjj;jpy; re;jpj;J fUj;J ghpkhw;wk; nra;a Kbatpy;iy. md!W khiy mtUila rhl;rpia nfhLf;fTk; mthplk; Nfl;fg;gl;l Nfs;tpfSf;F gjpyspf;fTk; xU jUzk; fpilj;jJ.

Xf;yN`hkhtpy; Mh;l;Nkhh; vDk; ,lj;jpy; ele;j $l;lq;fspy; gq;Nfw;w gpd!dh; xU FLk;gj;jpdh; mtiu Vw;Wf;nfhz!ldh;. mq;Fs;s nkjb];l; rigapy; mth; gpurq;fpj;jhh;. me;jf; FLk;gj; jiytp> “rNfh. yhwp> ehq;fs; cq;fis mjpfkhf Nerpf;fpNwhk;. ehq;fs; Viofs;jhd!. Mdhy; cq;fSf;F xU ];$l;liu md!gspg;ghfj; ju tpUk;GfpNwhk;. mjd! fpuaj;ij khj jtizapy; nrYj;jp tpLNthk;. NjtDila Copaj;jpw;fhf mij Vw;Wf; nfhs;Sq;fs;” vd!whh;. me;j ];$l;luhdJ ,e;jpahtpw;F mDg;gg;gl;L Njt Copaj;jpw;fhf kpfTk; gpuNah[dkhf ,Ue;jJ.

kD\NdhL Nruhky; NjtNdhL NrUtJ 

jhtPijf; Fwpj;J Njtd!> “mtd! vd! ,Ujaj;jpw;Nfw;w kD\d!” vd!W nrhy;yp ,Uf;fpwhh;. Muk;gj;jpypUe;Nj jhtPijg;Nghy “NjtDila ,Ujaj;jpw;Nfw;w kD\d!” vd!W miof;fg;gl rNfh. yhwpAk; thQ;irahf ,Ue;jhh;. jhtPJ jd!Dila vy;yh thh;j;ijfspYk; fphpiafspYk; Njtidg; gphpag;gLj;jpdJNghy jhDk; Njtidg; gphpag;gLj;j Ntz!Lk; vDk; cs;shd thQ;ir vg;nghOJk; ,Ue;jJ. MfNt ve;jf; FONthLk; ve;jtpjkhd rig gphpNthLk; mtuhy; Nru Kbatpy;iy> Vndd!why; mth; Njtid rhh;e;J [Ptpf;Fk; [Ptpaj;jpy; mJ ghjpg;G Vw;gLj;jf; $Lk; vd!gJjhd!.

Xf;yN`hkhtpYs;s Mh;l;NkhhpypUe;J kWgbAk; Ly;rh nrd!whh;. mq;F Xuy; uhgh;l;]pd! gpuk;khz!lkhd fl;blq;fs; mtUf;F fhz!gpf;fg;gl;ld. mq;Fs;s eph;thff; FOtpy; mtiu jq;fs; $l;lj;jpy; Nrh;j;J ,e;jpahtpy; jq;fs; gpujpepjpahf Mf;f Kaw;rp nra;jdh;. mjw;F Mapuf;fzf;fpy; gzKk;> nghUSk; nfhLg;gjhf thf;fspj;jdh;. ,ij mth; xg;Gf;nfhs;stpy;iy> Vndd!why; rNfh. yhwp jhd! ahUila kD\Dky;y> ,NaR fpwp];JTf;F kl;LNk gpujpepjp vd!whh;. vg;gb ,Ue;jhYk;> Xuy; uhgh;l;]; FOtpdUf;F jhd! ,e;jpah jpUk;gpaJk; ,e;jpahtpy; $l;lq;fs; xOq;F nra;a cjTtjhf thf;fspj;jhh;. ,e;jpah jpUk;gpaJk; mt;thNw nra;jhh;.

mjpf Kaw;rpf;Fg; gpd! rNfh. M];ghh;id mtuhy; re;jpf;f Kbe;jJ. mthplkpUe;J ve;j cjtpAk; tuhjjpdhy; Vkhw;wj;NjhL mth; jpUk;gpdhh;. NkYk; ve;jf;FOtpdUld! mth; NruTk; tpUk;gtpy;iy. Njtdhy; mtUf;Ff; nfhLf;fg;gl;l tpahjpa];jUf;fhf n[gk; nra;Ak; ty;yikahd Copaj;ijf; fz!L jq;fNshL Nru mNef FOf;fs; tpUk;gpd. mth;fNshL Nrh;e;jhy; Mapuf;fzf;fhd lhyh;fs; nfhLj;J cjtTk; jahuhf ,Ue;jdh;. vg;NghJk; mJ xU NrhjidahfNt ,Ue;jJ. Vndd!why;> mijf;nfhz!L ,e;jpa kf;fSf;F mjpf gz cjtp nra;ayhnkd!W mth; mwpe;jpUe;jhh;. rpy Neuq;fspy; mth; VjhtJ FOtpy; Nru Mh;tk; fhl;bdhYk;> fh;j;jh; vg;nghOJk; mijj; jLj;J tpLthh;. xUKiw mth; mnrk;gpsp]; M‡g; fhl; rigapy; NrUtjhf ,Ue;jJ. me;j Neuj;jpy;> fha;r;rypy; mtUila %j;j kfd! ftiyf;fplkhf ,Ug;gjhf kidtpaplkpUe;J jfty; te;jJ. mtUila kidtp> je;jpapy; “ePq;fs; vd!d nra;fpwPh;fs;? ek;Kila %j;j kfd! rhff; fplf;fpd!whd!. ve;jf; FOitNah ];jhgdj;ijNah NruhjPh;fs;. Njtd! ek;ik jz!bg;ghh;” vdf; Fwpg;gpl;bUe;jhh;. NjtDf;Fg; gpupakpy;yhj fhhpak; nra;J gpd!dh; ve;jg; gps;isf;fhtJ tpahjp tUtjpy; mth;fSf;Fg; gy Ke;ija mDgtq;fs; ,Ue;jd. jq;fs; jtWfis mwpf;ifapl;lgpd! gps;isfs; Fzkhapdh;. MfNt rNfhjhp yhwp> kfDila cly;epiy gw;wp jfty; nrhd!dTld!> mrk;gpsp]; M‡g; fhl; rigapy; Nru Ntz!lhnkd!W jPh;khdpj;jhh;.

NtnwhU Kiw> rh;r; M‡g; fhl; rigapy; NrutpUe;jhh;. mth;fSila Ntjhfkg; gs;spapy; vl;L ehl;fs; jq;fpajhy;> mJ NrUtjw;F xU mw;Gjkhd ,lk; vd!W mth; epidj;jhh;. “rNfh. yhwp> NjtDila ty;yik nghUe;jpa kdpjd!. mth; ek;Kila rigapy; Nrug; Nghfpwhh;” vd!W nrhy;yp> vy;yh ,lj;ijAk; Rw;wpf; fhl;bdhh;fs;. mth;fNshL NrUtjw;fhf xU NgUe;jpy; Ngha;f; nfhz!bUe;jhh;. mg;nghOJ> jhd! eph;thzkhf Xbf;nfhz!bUg;gJ Nghy; xU jhprdk; fz!lhh;. jd!Dila eph;thzj;ij kiwf;f Kad!W nfhz!bUe;jhh;. vy;yhUk; mtiug; ghh;j;J rphpj;Jf; nfhz!bUe;jdh;. mg;nghOJ> “vd! kfNd> cd! eph;thzk; fhzg;glhjgbf;F vr;rhpf;ifahapU. cd! t];jpuk; fiwg;glhky; fhj;Jf;nfhs;. ve;j kD\Dk; cd! t];jpuj;ij vLj;Jg;Nghl tplhNj” vd!W nrhy;ypa rg;jk; Nfl;lJ. jhd! mth;fNshL NrUtjpy;iy vd!W mth;fSf;Fr; nrhy;yp tpl;lhh;. ez!gh; ahUkpy;yhky; ntWq;ifNahL ele;Jnrd!whh;.

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