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1 ticf]mtm-hen ae-bmfw `mkw 2 Ãm tu Uv IX NT MALAYALAM-9-AT-VOL.2 tic-f-k m s]mxphnzym-`ym-k-h-ip v Xbm-dm- n-bxv kwÿm\ hnzym-`ymk Kth-jW ]cn-io-e\ kanxn (SCERT), ticfw 2019

2 tzio-b-km\w P\KWa\ A[n\mbI Pbtl `mcx `mkyhn[mxm, ] m_kn p KpPdmØ admtm {ZmhnU DXv e _wkm, hn ylnamne bap\mkwkm, D epe[nxcwkm, Xhip`\mta PmtK, Xhip` Binj amtk, Kmtl Xh PbKmYm P\KWawKeZmbI Pbtl `mcx `mkyhn[mxm. Pbtl, Pbtl, Pbtl, Pb Pb Pb Pbtl! {]Xn C y Fs cmpyamwv. F m C y mcpw Fs ktlmzco ktlmzc mcmwv. Rm Fs cmpysø kv-t\ln p p; kºq Whpw sshhn[y ]q Whpamb AXns ]mcºcyøn Rm A`nam\wsIm p p. Rm Fs amxm]nxm sfbpw Kpcp mscbpw apxn hscbpw _lpam\n pw. Rm Fs cmpyøns bpw Fs \m pimcpssbpw t aøn\pw sfizcyøn\pw th n {]bxv\n pw. State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala. website : phone : , Fax : Printed at : KBPS, Kakkanad, Kochi-30

3 {]nb hnzym YnItf, Hcp P\-Xbv v IcpØpw Bfl-hn-izm-khpw \ Ip- Xn amxr-`m-j-bv v \n Wm-b-I-amb ] p v. ae-bmfw \ΩpsS A`n-am-\hpw kzxz-øns AS-bm-f-hp-am-Wv. al-ømb Hcp kmln-xy-k-ºøpw hn m-\-k-ºøpw \ΩpsS amxr- `m-jbmb ae-bmfw Dƒs m- p- p. AXn\v Ah-Im-in-Ifm-bn-Øo-cm \ap v {]b-xv\n- mw. kzx-{ -amb hmb-\bv pw Nn bv pw k KmflImhnjvIm-c-߃ pw ]mt-]p-kvx-iøn Ht sd Ah-k-c-߃ Hcp- n-bn- p- v. `mj-bpss {]tbm-k-km-[y-x-iƒ a\- n-em- m\pw cn-\-i-fn G s -Sm-\pap [mcmfw ]T-\m-\p-`h-߃ mkvap-dn-i-fn \n v t\s-ww. Imen-I-amb sa s -Sp-ØepItfmsS {]kn- o-i-cn- p Cu ]mt-]p-kvxiw ]pxnb A\p-`-h-ßfpw A\p-`q-Xn-Ifpw ]I-c-s. kvt\lmiwkitfmss, tum. sp. -{]-kmzv UbdŒ Fkv.kn.C.B.Sn.

4 `mc-x-øns `c-w-l-s\ `mkw IV I aueni I Ø-hy-߃ 51 I. aueni I Ø-hy-߃ Xmsg- -d-bp- h `mc-x-ønse Hmtcm ]uc-s bpw I Øhyw Bbn-cn- p- -XmWv: (I) (J) (K) `c-w-l-s-\sb A\p-k-cn- p-ibpw AXns BZ i-ß-sfbpw ÿm]-\-ß-sfbpw tziob]xm-i-sbbpw tziobkm\-søbpw BZ-cn- p-ibpw snøpi; kzmx-{ y-øn-\p-th- n-bp \ΩpsS tziobka-c-øn\v {]tnm-z\w \ Inb al-\o-bm- Z i-ßsf ]cn-t]m-jn- n- p-ibpw ]n Xp-S-cp-Ibpw snøpi; `mc-x-øns ]c-am-[n-im-chpw sfiyhpw AJ-fi-Xbpw \ne-\n Øp-Ibpw kwc- n- p- Ibpw snøpi; (L) cmpysø ImØp-kq- n- p-ibpw tziob tkh\w A\p-jvTn- p-hm Bhiy-s -Sp-tºmƒ A\p-jvTn- p-ibpw snøpi; (M) (N) ax-]-chpw `mjm-]-chpw {]mtz-in-ihpw hn`m-ko-b-hp-amb sshhn-[y-߃ Xo-X-ambn `mc- X-Ønse F m P\-߃ p-an-s-bn, kulm Zhpw s]mxp-hmb kmtlm-z-cy-a-t\m-`m-hhpw ]pe Øp-I. kv{xoi-fpss A - n\v Ipdhp hcp-øp BNm-c-߃ ]cn-xy-pn- pi; \ΩpsS kwkvim-cka-\zb-øns kº- -amb ]mc-º-cysø hne-a-xn- p-ibpw \ne-\n-dp- Øp-Ibpw snøpi; (O) h\-ßfpw XSm-I-ßfpw \Zn-Ifpw h\ypo-hn-ifpw Dƒs -Sp {]IrXym D ]cn-ÿnxn kwc- n- p-ibpw A`n-hr- n-s -Sp-Øp-Ibpw Pohn-I-tfmSv ImcpWyw ImWn- p-ibpw snøpi; (P) imkv{xo-b-amb ImgvN- mspw am\-hn-i-xbpw, At\z-j-W-Øn\pw ]cnjvicwøn\pw D at\m-`m-hhpw hni-kn- n- pi; (Q) s]mxp-kzøv ]cn-c- n- p-ibpw i]yw snbvxv A{Iaw Dt]- n- p-ibpw snøpi; (R) cmjv{sw bxv\-øn-s bpw e y-{]m-]vxn-bp-ssbpw D -X-X-e-ß-fn-te v \nc cw Db-c-Ø- -hæw hy n-]-chpw Iq m-b-xp-amb {]h Ø-\-Øns F m afi-e-ß-fnepw D IrjvS-X-bv p-th n A[zm-\n- p-i. (S) Bdn\pw ]Xn-\m-en\pw CSbv v {]mb-ap Xs Ip nt m Xs kwc- -W-bn-ep Ip n-iƒt m, AXXp kwkxn t]mse, amxm-]n-xm- tfm c mi Ømthm hnzym-`ym-k- Øn-\p Ah-k-c-߃ G s -Sp-Øp-I.

5 D -S w 4 ]mcns \ -bv t{x Imf-Iƒ km n c v SmIvkn- m XpSn-Xmfw txsn Aºm-Sn-bn-te v tx h-cn axn-te-cn- n

6 Ip n-i-fpss Ah-Im-i-߃ {]nb-ap Ip n-i-tf, \n-߃ p AhIm-i-ß-sf-s - m-sa v Adn-tb- -Xnt? Ah-Im-i-ßsf pdn- p Adnhv \nß-fpss ] m-fn-øw, kwc- -Ww, kmaqly-\oxn F nh Dd- m- m t{]c-wbpw {]tnm-z-\hpw \ Ipw. \nß-fpss Ah-Im-i-߃ kwc- n- m Ct mƒ Hcp IΩn-j {]h Øn- p- p- v. ticf kwÿm\ _memh-im-i-kw-c- W IΩo-j F mwv AXns t]cv. Fs - m-amwv \n߃ p Ah-Im-i-߃ F p t\m mw. $ kwkm-c-øn\pw Bi-b-{]-IS\Øn \pap kzmx{ yw $ Poh-s bpw hy nkzmx-{ y-øn-s bpw kwc- Ww $ AXn-Po-h-\-Øn\pw ]q W-hn-Im-k-Øn-\pap Ah-Imiw $ PmXn ax h K- h W Nn -Iƒ -XoX ambn _lp-am-\n- -s -Sm\pw AwKo-I-cn- s Sm\p-ap Ah-Imiw $ am\-kn-ihpw imco-cn-ihpw ssewkn-i-hpamb ]ou-\-ß-fn \n p kwc- - W-Øn\pw ]cn-n-c-w-øn-\p-ap Ah- Imiw $ ] m-fn-ø-øn-\p Ah-Imiw $ _me-th-e-bn \n pw B]XvIc-amb tpmen-i-fn \n p-ap tamn\w $ ssiihhnhm-l-øn- \n p kwc- Ww $ kz w kwkvimcw Adn-bp- -Xn\pw AX\p-k-cn v Pohn- p- Xn\pap kzmx{ yw $ Ah-K-W-\-Ifn \n p kwc- Ww $ kup-\yhpw \n _- n-x-hp-amb hnzym- `ymk Ah-Imiw $ Ifn- m\pw ]Tn- m-\p-ap Ah-Imiw $ kvt\lhpw kpc- bpw \ Ip IpSpw- _hpw kaq-lhpw e`y-am-im-\p Ah- Imiw \nß-fpss Nne DØ-c-hmZn-Xz-߃ $ kviqƒ, s]mxp-kw-hn-[m-\-߃ F nh \in- n- msx kwc- n- pi. $ kviqfnepw ]T-\-{]-h Ø\ßfnepw IrXy-\njvT ]men- pi. $ kviqƒ A[n-Im-cn-Isfbpw A[ym-]-Iscbpw amxm-]n-xm- sfbpw kl-]m-tn- I-sfbpw _lp-am-\n- p-ibpw AwKo-Icn- p-ibpw snøpi. $ PmXn ax h K h W Nn -Iƒ -Xo- X-ambn a p- -hsc _lp-am-\n- m\pw AwKo-I-cn- m\pw k - -cmhpi. _ -s -ts hnemkw: ticf kwÿm\ _mem-h-im-i-kw-c- W IΩo-j "{io KtWjv', n.kn. 14/2036, hm tdmkv PwKvj, ticf bqwnthgvkn n ]n.h, Xncp-h-\- -]pcw 34, t^m : C -sa-bn : sh_vssk v: ssn Uv sl vsse 1098, ss{iw tãm 1090, \n `b ticf t]meokv sl v sse /44000/45000 online R.T.E Monitoring:

7 4 ]mcns \ -bv t{x... Rm \n߃s mcp am{ n-i-kq w Xcmw. \n߃ kwi-b-{k-kvx-cm-ip-tºmtgm Al \nß-fn AXncpIhn-bp-tºmtgm Cu Hcp D]mbw ]co- n- p-t\m- n-bm axn. \n߃ I n- p- -Xn h v G -hp-w Zcn-{Z-\mb, \n -lm-b-\mb a\p-jys apjw k n- p-t\m- p-i. F n v \n߃ snøm-\p-t±-in- p Imcyw Abmƒ v GsX- nepw coxn-bn {]tbm-p-\-s -Sptam F v kzbw tnmzn- p-t\m- p-i. AXp-sIm v Abmƒ v Fs - nepw t\ -ap- m-iptam? AX-bmƒ v Abm-fpsS Pohn-X-`m-K-t[-b-ß-fpsS ta Fs - nepw Hcp \nb-{ Ww D m- ns m-sp- ptam? as mcp coxn-bn ]d- m, \ΩpsS \m n B[ym-fln-I-ambpw imco-cn-i-ambpw ] nwnins- p timsn- -W- n\v Bfp-Iƒ v kzcmpyw t\sp- -Xn\v AXv klm-b-i-am-iptam? At mƒ kwi-b-ß-fn- m-xm-ip Xmbpw Al Aen- p-t]m-ip- -Xmbpw \n߃ v A\p-`-h-s -Spw. Km- n-km-ln-xy-kw-{k-lw (Km- npn) hni-k-\-sø- p-dn- p ]pxnb ImesØ k - -߃ Km n-pn-bpss Cu Bi-b-tØmSv _ -s -SpØn N snøp-i.

8 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen Imf-Iƒ HºXv 72 aebmfw txmføp L\w Xqßpw h n-x X pw t]dn mf-iƒ aμw aμ-ang p \oßo-sp-tºmƒ as mcp h n- mf am\p-jm-imcw ]q n Øp h n- -ønencn q Iq\n- q-sn. txmfp-iƒ Ip\n- n- p h- pw, kzpo-hn-x \mfp-iƒ X I-WvT-Ønte nb \piw t]dn. Imep-Iƒ tx n- p- n h pw s\sp-\m-f me-øn Icm-famw ]mx-iƒ Xm n-øm- n. Zp hn[n IpSn-s pw angn-\o h n- -bm \n hn-im-c-ß-fm-wm Æp-Iƒ \n Po-h-߃. a ns \ne-bv mø {]lcw kln- -bm ]pæp-iƒ ]S n p -h pw Icƒ m-ºn. Ht -sd- mew apºnes -dp-]- - p-sn søm n-en ssi p- m-bn nd Imew apx, e y-sa-,ß-dn-bm-sx, arxyp-hn `bm-\-i in -bn _v`bw ]q p Im Ww ]X-dm-sX, PohnXw Ib- n-tbmcp -S-_v`mcw Xnßp amh n hen- -bmwn m[p \mfn \mfn! {Kma-ho-Yn-bn, t\cw shfps, psw t]dn, Øma-c- pfw t\m n \y-am Kan- p-tºmƒ, ]p bv p sh w txhpw Irjn- m X ip amw s\ p-iƒ kwko-x-ambv Np nepw Np o-sp-tºmƒ, D bv p hgn-h- n t cm-en Nph- n-embv kz -\n-{z-bn apßn Yn-I ibn- p-tºmƒ; Nm nspw Icn-s m-snh n-bn-eq- m-em-sn m n-c-a-c-tøm- n XØ-Iƒ Nne-bv p-tºmƒ,

9 ]mcns \ -bv t{x A n-bn, hnj- m-hn, shfn- -a-i- p-hm Zp Ω-{ -hmzw snøpw aqß-iƒ aqfo-sp-tºmƒ, AI-se- p- n tam-fn, cm{xn-x Kpl-Isf bedpw sx n- - n"tbmfn-'bm \nd-bv p-tºmƒ I n-sm-dp p Rm\m ng-h h n- m-c h nbpw sxfn- p-sim ßnßp Ncn- -Xm-bv. an p-in-s m- pw- Xs angnbpw Np pw; h n Ø ns Zbm lamw Rc w am{xw tiƒ mw. Imf-Iƒ Ncn- p p aμ-ambv; "søfn- p Imf'bpw Nen- p- nxmhn-[-sa pw Xs! Ht -sd-b-]q h-ambvt nsmw, h n- m-c Nm -hm-dp-e-bv th aqfp ]ms m-t hw: ""\ms-i-ta...-bp-eiw; \mssf, \S- tx bmc-dn-hm Hcp \ms-i-ta...-bp-eiw!'' Hcp \mƒ {Kma-ho-Yn- X n-em-bv - q- Rm-s\ Icfp \Sp-ß-thbnΩ- m-samcp cwkw: \mep-t] A m \mep Imf-Iƒ ]g- pwn aqsnb ac- - n t]dn apt -do-sp- p! I n-en ØpWn- p- n ns q X ssnx-\yw h nb "h n- mf' ] sø h n- m-c! IÆp-\o snmcn- oem Np nepw an{xm-zn-iƒ; hnæn-embv hnjm-z-øn hnem]w ]S o-em. txmføp L\w Xqßpw I nepw t]dn-s m p Imf-Iƒ \mepw am{xang p apt -dp- p. Hm pi h -t mgpw (]n. `mkvi-c )

10 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen ""as mcp h n- mf am\p-jm-imcw ]q n Øp h n- ønencn q Iq\n- qsn'' h n- m-cs\ as mcp h n- mf F p- hn-fn- m Imc-W-sa v? N -sn-øp-i. "Icn-s m-sn-h- n-bn-eq- m-em-sp XØ' "aμw aμ-an-g p \oßp Imf' "Xma-c- pfw t\m n Kan- p I\y-am ' Pohn-X-Øns Ne-\m-fl-IX Zriy-am- p kqn-\-i-fm-wn-h. Cu Ne-\m-fl-I-Xsb Ihn-X-bpsS {]ta-b-hp-ambn _ -s -SpØn N snøp-i. ""A n-bn, hnj- m-hn shfn- -a-i- p-hm Zp Ω-{ -hmzw snøpw aqß-iƒ aqfo- -Sp-tºmƒ AIse p n tamfn, cm{xn-x Kpl-Isf bedpw sx n n"tbmfn-'bm \nd-bv p-tºmƒ'' Cu A -co- -krjvsn Ihn-X-bpsS `mh-hp-ambn Fßs\ CW-ßn-t -cp- p? hni-i-e\w snøp-i. $ ""\mep-t] A m \mep Imf-Iƒ, ]g pwn aqsnb ac- - n t]dn apt -do-sp p! I n-en ØpWn- p- n- - n-s q X ssnx\yw h nb "h n- m-f'- -]- sø h n- m-c!'' $ ""txmføp L\w Xqßpw I n-epw t]-dn-s m p Imf-Iƒ \mepw am{x-an-g p apt -dp- p.'' Cu hcn-i-fn sxfn-bp Imf-I-sf- p-dn v, As - n a\p-jy-s\- p-dn v Ihn- p ImgvN- msv F mwv? N snøp-i. HºXv 74 aebmfw $ ""]p bv p sh w -txhpw Irjn- m X ip amw s\ p-iƒ kwko-x-ambv Np nepw Np o-sp-tºmƒ'' Im-f-Iƒ- (]n. `mkvi-c ) ""]ms-øp-t]mbv ]mwkpe]mznmcn Irjo-h-e the-xp-sßn \q\w tkm m-l-ambv Imen-I-sf-sØ-fn- p ahs Xmc-kz-c-ap p tiƒ q'' {Km-ao-W-I-\y-I (Ip n- p-døv tii-h \m-b ) sxmgn-en-t\m-sp Bfl-k-a Ww Cu c p Imhy-`m-K-ß-fnepw ImWm-\mhpw. C v sxmgn cwkøv ka -W-hpw aqeyt_m-[hpw \ne-\n p- p-t m? Cu hnjbsø Bkv]-Z-am n apj-{]-kwkw Xbm-dm- p-i.

11 ]mcns \ -bv t{x ""temita Xd-hmSp X\n- o,-s -Sn-Ifpw ]p Ifpw ]pgp- fpw IqSn-Ø IpSpw-_- m '' Fs Kpcp-\m-Y (h tømƒ) api-fn simspø hcn-iƒ "tii' hrø-øn-emwv cnn- n-cn- p- -Xv. CtX hrø-ønemwv "Imf-Iƒ' F Ihn-Xbpw. c p Ihn-X-Ifpw `mh-]q W-X-tbmsS snm n Ah-X-cn- n- p-i. $ ""tihesamcp Imen-s -dp- Rms\- n pw tiihm, \osb-s s bn{x-ta kvt\ln- p-hm '' Hm Ωbv p Xmtem-en- m (bq-k-^en tit cn) $ ""hmb-\- m n-jvs-am-sw- n k hmbp-hn-am-\-øn-te-dn-bmepw {]ox-cmbv k mcw snømw \ap- w `qx-im-em-im-i-ho-yn-bn- '' In-fn-s m- (h- -tømƒ) $ ""]mxn-cm-t mgn hnfn- Xpw tiƒ msx ]msøp ]p bv p txhp p c p-t] '' ]-S-bm-fn-Iƒ (ssh-tem- n n) Ihn-Xm-`m-K-߃ Xmf-Øn snm n-t\m- q. Fs - nepw hyxymkw Is -Øm-\mtbm? F p-sim v? hni-z-am- p-i. ]Z-tImiw BImcw D Sw Hmfn Icmfw L\w ] w ]p - rjn {]lcw a v hnj- mhv kz w cq]w h [n Hmcn, Iqh `b- -c-w `mcw maw tas-am-k-ønse Irjn ASn `qan k - mhv kpj-ap, sxfn

12 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen km n HºXv 76 aebmfw Ahsc ImWm XpS-ßnb-t mtg Abmƒ p -txm- n, tzim-s-i-bm- Wv. Chn-S-Øp-Im-cn-b-. apjsø DtZz-Khpw am-io-e-hp-amwv Abmsf t m`n- n- -Xv. C{X-am{Xw A\m-ÿ-bn-emtWm Cu Hm^okv. in]m-bnsb hnfn- p: ""Iptd Znh-k-am-bt m B kv{xo XnÆ-bn Ccn- m XpS-ßn-bn- v. Bcpw {i n- p- n-t? Ah-tcmSv hcm ]d-bq.'' Ah h p.

13 ]mcns \ -bv t{x ""A mdp Znh-k-am-bt m Cu XnÆ-bn Ccn- m XpS-ßn-bn- v. F m Imcyw?'' ""F\n-s mcp amtcypv k n-^n- v thww.'' ""AXn\p amtcypv ChnsS dpn-ã snbvxn- pt m?'' ""F m-hcpw Cßs\ Hgn p ]d- mtem? kmdmwv Rßsf A\p{Kln- -Xv.'' "" an- -Ww, Hm Ω-h-cp- n-.'' ""Aº-e-Øn h mwp si v \S- -Xv. AhnsS Ieym-W-Øn\v Hcp tcjbpw ImWn-. Cu Su jn v Hm^o-kn h mwp amtcypv dpn-ã snbvx-xv. HmW- m-e-am-bncp- p. Cu Hm^o-knse F m-h pw HmWk-Zybpw X n-cp- p.'' Abmƒs mw \ mbn Hm Ωhcp- p. Cu Hm^o-kn-emsI sh n-øn-fßn \n \hh-[q-h-c- m. ""KpP-dm-Øn FhnsStbm tpmen-bm-bncp- nt?'' ""AsX, Pmw\-K-dn.'' ""t]cp- a-d p?'' ""Fs t]cv Da. ` Øm-hns t]cv ]cta-iz-c. kmdv A v Hcp kwkvirxt«miw snm n-s m- v, "C p-hsc temiw I G hpw sfun-b I nƒkv' F mwp ]d- - Xv.'' At mgpw Abmƒ AXp-Xs Hm Øp- ]c-ta-iz-cs X] v? DamapJw IÆp-I-fm \pi v. GXmWp snm nb kwkvirx t«mi-sa v Hm p- n-. ]t, A sø Nncn- p-sp- -bmb Da C n-ßs\ Hc-h-ÿ-bn-seØn! Hcp kndn v h p hen-s -Sp-Ø-Xp-t]mse Ahƒ DW-ßnbn-cp- p. hkv{x-߃ t]mepw HmP- - n-cn- p- p. ssh[-hy-øns hnf? ""Rm k n-^n- v Xbm-dm- n-h- n-cp- t m. cmhnse h p hmßm-sa p ]d- - Xt?'' ""BsI Xnc- n-em-bn-cp- p. \ndsb IpSpw- _-k m-c-ß-fpw. A -Xns Bhiyw txm n-b-xp-an.'' ""Ct mƒ C{X AXym-hiyw h Xv?'' ""tims-xn-bn lmp-cm- m-\m-wv. ap -Ønsbm mw Xob-Xn-bmWp tikv. Cu k n- ^n- v am{xta C\n c -bp q. km nsø-fn-shm pw icn-bm-bn-.''

14 78 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen HºXv Abmƒ Hm Øp acn ` Øm-hns Fs - nepw s bnw-kns tikm-bn-cn- pw. ""C\n tikv Hcn- epw \o n-. Cu k n-^n- v am{xw lmp-cm- nbm axn.'' Gdnb ZpxJ-tØm-sS-bmWv Ahƒ AXp ]d- -Xv. ""Cßs\ Hcp tikv hcm ImcWw? a m-sc- nepw s bn-sa vkv Dt m?'' tnmzn- Xv H pw a\- n-em-imsx Ahƒ angn p \n p. ""kmdv Fs Imcy-߃ H pw Adn- n-cn- m CS-bn-. CXp ta{sntam-wn-b tims-xn-bnse tikm-wv. tikn Fs ` Ømhv Ahn- SsØ G hpw henb h o-en-s\-h p hmzn- p- -Xv, Rm Abm-fpsS `mcytb A, \nb-am-\p-krxw Aßs\ Hcp hnhmlw \S- n- ns mwv.'' Abmƒs mw Ahn-iz-k-\o-b-am-bn. A v ChnsS hnhmlw dpn-ã snøm h \nan-j-߃. F p-am{xw HØn-W-ßn-b-h ; ]IzX h -h-cpw. Ipd- - ImewsIm p-xs AXn-s -sb mw IÆnIfs -t m! ""Ft, Cß-s\-sbms kw`-hn- m?'' ""kw`-hn- q p am{xw Icp-Xn-bm axn.'' Ahƒ Xe-XmgvØn Ccp p txßn- -c- p. ""Cß-s\-sbms hmzn- p-sa v Hcn- epw Icp-Xn-bn.'' ""]pdøp sn n-cp-t mfq, Rm k n-^n- v FSp- n- p-x-cm ]dbmw. F\n p t]gvk-w-embn Adn-bm-hp Imcy-at?'' Abmƒ awn-b-sn v skivj m v cho-{μ-\m-yns\ hnfn- p. ""F m cho {]iv\w? B kv{xo Hcp k n-^n- - ns FIvkv{Sm- Iv n\p th n Znhkw A m-dm-bt m IpØn-bn-cn p XpS-ßn-bn- v. a\pjysc _p n-ap- n- p- -Xn\v Hc-Xncp tht?'' ""sxmæq-dnse dpn-ã-dm-wv. ]n -km-dns ImesØ dpn-ã. ChnsS apgp-h Xnc- p. C\n Xmeq v Hm^o-kn-te-s -ßm\pw simsp-ø-b- n- pt m Ft m. Rm \msf Xmeq v Hm^o-kn t]mip- p- v. Ah-tcmSv AhnsS hcm ]d- n- p- v. In n-bm AhnsS \n pw simsp- Øp-hn-Smw.'' Abmƒ B kv{xosb hnfn- n- p. ""\msf Xmeq v Hm^o-kn sn m axn. Xmeq v Hm^okv Adntbzm?'' ""Rm Iptd h j-ß-fmbn ChnsS C -t m. AXp kmc-an-. Rm At\z-jn v FØn-t m-fmw.'' Ah Hm^okv hn n-d-ßn-b-t mƒ cho-{μ-\myv Xs tnw_-dn-te p h p.

15 ]mcns \ -bv t{x ""kmdv F n\m B kv{xoss Imcy-Ønev C{X Xm cyw ImWn- p- -Xv?'' ""F p Xm cyw?'' Abmƒ i_vzw Db Øn-s m p tnmzn- p. cho-{μ-\myv \n p hnfdp- p: ""B kv{xo Atº s]i-imwp km.'' cho-{μ-\m-yns hnf-dnb apjhpw hm p-ifpw Abmsf IqSp-X p`n-x\m- n: ""Bcp ]d- p?'' ""Ah-cpsS ` Ømhv \ Uok v ]m n-bm-wv. c mgvn apºv ChnsS h n-cp- p. kmdns\ I p ]cn-n-b-s -S-W-sa- p- m-bn-cp- p. kmdv ao nßn ]s -Sp- p- I-bm-bn-cp- p.'' Abmƒ Hm Øp. c v BgvN- Iƒ p apºv Hcp shfpø Imdn Hc-]-cn-Nn-X Cu Hm^o-kn h n-cp- p. eohv Fgp-Xn-h v cho- {μ-\myv Hm^o-kn \n v Abm-tfmsSm w Imdn Ib-dn-t m-b-xp-sa- mw. ""cho-{μ-\m-yn\v Abmsf apºp ]cn-n-b-apt m?'' ""Gbv, Chn-sS-h p I ]cn- Nbw am{xw.'' ""cho-{μ-\m-y-n\-dn-bmtam Ah XΩn-ep tikv F m-sw v?'' ""Adn-bn.'' cho-{μ-\m-y AXp ]d- Xp If-hm-sW p apjw Adn-bn- p. ""hnhm-l-_ wxs \S- n- ns p hmzn- p a\p-jy ]ns Ah-sc- n \ Xp ]dbptam?'' A -t\cw Hm Øn-cp- n v Abmƒ ]d- p: ""C\n kz`mhw tami-am-sw p Xs -bm-h-s. Ahƒ tnmzn- p- Xv tim UIv v k n-^n t m. ChnsS h p \nb-am-\p-krxw dpn-ã snbvx- Xns FIvkv{Sm-Iv v. AXn\v Hcp hy n v A l-x-bnt?''

16 80 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen HºXv ""D v km. AXp simsp- Ww km. AXt C{X ]msp-s] p Xnc p sim ncn p Xv? \msf n.]n.-h. Hm^o-knepw Xnc-bpw.'' ]ns - mƒ cmhnse cho-{μ-\myv Hm^o-kn-en-cn- p- p. ""cho-{μ-\myv n.]n.-h. Hm^o-kn t]mip p F t ]d- Xv?'' ""ChnsS c p hosp-iƒ p \º C p-sim-sp- -Ww. c p Znh-k-ambn Bfp-Iƒ \S- p- p.'' ""Ggv, F v Znh-k-am-bnt B kv{xo \S- m XpS-ßn-bn- v. Ahsc n.]n.h. Hm^o-kn-te pw \S-Øn- p. Xm Chn-sSbpw. shdp-sx-b DtZym- K-ÿ- m-tcmsv?'' cho-{μ-\myv _mkp-sa-spøp ]pd-øn-d-ßn. ""kmdv CXp ]d- Xp \ mbn. Rm B Imcyw BsI ad- p.'' Ipd- p-zqcw \S- n v Xncn p h p. ""IpS-sb-Sp- m ad- p.'' ]ns AhnsS \n p Xncn- p: ""]ns, ho p-\-º CSm hcp- -h?'' ""Rm Ahsc kam-[m-\-s -SpØn Ab-bv mw. \msf hcs. Cu Hcp Znhkw sim v Ah-cpsS hossm pw Hen- p-t]m-in-.'' cho-{μ-\myv IpS \nh Øn hn p-iƒ ]cn-tim-[n p \n p. ""IpS-bv p- ti-sp-s - n hgn-b-cn-in F{Xtbm IpS dn -b msc In pw. thkw t]miq.'' cho-{μ-\myv thkw Cdßn \S- p. ]ns - mƒ D -tbm-ss-bmwv Hm^o-kn FØn-b-Xv. Ah ]pdøp XnÆ-bn XqWpw Nmcn Ccn- p- p. Znh-k-ß-tfmfw Ccn- m XpS-ßn-b- Xp-sIm- mhmw, Ccn v Dd-bv p Hcp Ccn- nsw CXn-\Iw Ah kzbw Is -Øn-bn-cn- p- p. Abmƒ tnw_-dn-te p \S- p. Ah Xs tnw_- dn\p t\sc \S p hcp- p. AhcpsS \S-Ø-Øn\v Hcp Xmf-ap- m-bn-cp- p. Imep-Iƒ p hep- -s -dp- -apt m? AtXm, sncp- ns loep-iƒ sndp- Xm-b-Xp-sImt m? BZyw h -t mƒ ssllo sncp- p-i-fn \rø`w- Kn-tbmsS Nhn- n-bn-cp- p. H w incs -Sp pw Db-c-Øn-em-bn-cp- p. h - ]mss Ah Ic-bm XpS-ßn. ""AhnsS dpn-ã-sdm pw FØn-bn- n-. B o-kn F m-hcpw ]cn-lkn p Nncn- p- p. ChnsS am{xw kq n-t dpn-ã Fßs\ AhnsS hcpw. F m-hcpw ]cn-l-kn p Nncn- p- p. BsI hj-fm-bn.'' ""cho-{μ-\myv AhnsS h nt?'' ""C. AΩbv p {]j s]s p IqSn, tumivssd ImWn- m ]qδzmw p t^m snbvxn-cp- p.''

17 ]mcns \ -bv t{x NT MALAYALAM-9-AT-VOL.2 Abmƒs m pw adp-]sn ]d-bm-\p- m-bn-cp- n-. ChnsS am{xw kq nt dpn-ã AhnsS t]mti- -Xn-s pw Abmƒ p t_m[y-am-bn. ""F m Ah-cp-sS-sbms Hcp ]cn-lm-k- ncn? IpØp-hm pw t\m hpw. Hcmƒ am{xw \ acym-z-bmbn h Ø-am\w ]d- p. Ipd p {]mbw sn Hcmƒ. t\cw sshin-bn-tey, Rm kviq -dn ho n sim p t]mbn hn p-x-cm-sa p ]d- p.'' Abmƒ H -dn-bm tnmzn- p: ""B Hm^o-kn tpmen snøp BfmtWm?'' ""eohn-em-sw p ]d- p. \ Db-c-Øn Hcp s] ^IvSv sp n am s^bn-kp Hcmƒ. F m-hcpw Abmsf tamlp G F p hnfn- p- p.'' Abmƒ Aº-c p. taml-\-\m-wv. `mcysb IgpØp srcn p sim tikn {]Xn-bm-Wv. kkvs] j\n Ign-bp- p. tikns hnnm-cw GXp-hsc FØn-sb- -dn-bn-. ""icn Ccn q. cho-{μ-\myv hcs.'' ""ap -Øn-sbm mw Xob-Xn-bmWp tikv. ASp-Ø-amkw F mw XobXn hsc-bp o _p nmv Ign- p. _ n t]mim Ign-bptam Ft m? \msf sship-t -c-sa- nepw ]pd-s -S-Ww. Cu Imcyw cho-{μ-\myv kmdnt\msv F{Xtbm ]d- -XmWv.'' Abmƒ cho-{μ-\m-yns\ hnfn- n- p. Pq\n-b kq{]- mwp h -Xv. ""cho-{μ kmdv \mep-zn-h-ksø eohn\v At]- n- n- p- v.'' ""icn, \n߃ ]pd-øp-t]mbn Ccn q. t]mh-cp-xv. Rm hnfn- mw.'' Abmƒ p ZpxJw txm n. k m Hm^o-kn \n v A l-x-s Hcp Im mb IS-em-kn-\p-th n Hcp PohnXw Icn-bn-e-t]mse ]mdp p. Ah ]pd-tø p t]mbn. XnÆ-bn Ccp- p. ]q IpSsIm p XpS- p. XqWn Xe Nmcn-bn-cp- p. Abmƒ v Ah-cn \n p Ipd p Imcy-߃ Adn-b-W-sa- p- m-bn-cp- p. in]m-bnsb hn v Ahsc hnfn- n p. Ah h p. ""Ccn q.'' Ah Ccp- p. ""F\n p Nne Imcy-߃ Adn-b-Wsa p v.'' Ah s\ nnpfn- p. At mƒ Abmƒ {i n- p. Ah s]m p-sxm-smdn-. ]t, s\ n Npfn- p-tºmƒ ]pcn-i-߃ tncp- -Xn\p api-fnse NpfnhpIƒ v Hcp Nm p-s]m- ns BIr-Xn-X-s -bm-bn-cp- p. ""Ct mƒ \n߃ thsd thsd Xma-kn- p p, At?''

18 82 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen HºXv ""AsX. aq p-h j-øn\p tase-bm-bn. Rm tumivs kpioe \øm teuokv tlmã-en Xma-kn- p- p.'' ""Ip n-itfm?'' ""R߃ p Ip n-i-fn-. CXn-s -sb mw XpS w AXn \n m-bn-cp- p. t]mbn- m-wmø tumivs am-cn-.'' ""BcpsS Un^Iv v BsW m ]d- Xv?'' ""c p-t] pw Hcp Un^Iv pw Cs p Xo Øp ]d-bp- p. F n pw B a\p-jy\p thsd IeymWw Ign- -Ww, Ip n-i-fp- m-hm. AXn\p Rm A\phmZw simsp- -Ww. Rm ]d- -Xv, "Cwt]m-kn-_nƒ Gkv temmv Gkv Abmw Fssehv'. ]ns hmt - -am-bn, hg- mbn. Rm amdnøma-kn- p. ]ns tikmbn. HSp-hn Fs Ieym-Wta Ign- n-s hmzhpw.'' Ah-cpsS i_vzw Hcp Hm^o-kns im X XI p- p. ""icn, t]mbn ]pdøp sn n-cp-t m-fq.'' Abmƒ Pq\n-b kq{]- ns\ hnfn- n- p. ""\n߃ C p-xs Ch-cpsS amtcypv k n-^n- - ns FIvkv-{SmIv v Ch p simsp- -Ww. \nßfpw Hcp kv{xob-t. F m, Hcp kv{xobpss [ Ω-Øn \n߃ Xm cyw ImWn- m-øxv?'' C p-hsc Pq\n-b kq{] v C{X A\m-Z-c-thmsS t\m n-bn- n-. ""kv{xobp-ssbpw ]pcp-j-s bpw Imcyw hnsq. AXmWp Imcy-sa- n F\n v Hcp-]mSp Imcy-߃ ]d-bm-\p- v. '' Pq\n-b kq{]- ns `mh- -I F ns kqn-\-sb- -dn- n-. Abmƒ ]d- p: ""kmaq-lyhpw kv{xohn-tam-n-\-hp-sams hnsq. Ch-cpsS amtcypv k n-^n- - ns FIvkv{SmIv v simsp- -Ww.'' ""AsXms cho-{μ-\myv Uo snøp Imcy-ß-fm-Wv. \mep-zn-h-k-tø p cho-{μ kmdv eohn-em-wv.'' ""cho-{μ-\myv C\n Hcn- -epw Xncn p h n-s p hbv p-i. A l-x-s k n-^n- v B pw simsp-t -s - mtwm? Cu Hm^o-knse apgp-h Ãm^pw H n p sxc- mepw th n-. C p \mep-a-wn- -IØv Ah v AXp simsptø ] q.'' Ft m, B ]Xn i_vzw t]mepw Hm^o-kns ta qc-bn-f- n-sb p txm p- p. F m-hcpw H n p sxc- n Bcw-`n- n-cn- p- p. s]msnaqsnb dm p-i-fnse s]msn ]e-scbpw CS-X-S-hn- msx Npa- n- p. UÃv Ae Pn Fs ms ]d v Hgn-bp- -h t]mepw `b- p. Abmƒ Ahsc hnfn p ]d- p: ""Fhn-sS-sb- nepw t]mim-\p-s - n t]mbn p ht m-fq.'' ""Cu Hm^okv HgnsI Cu temi-øn F\n v FhnsS t]mim\m?'' thtcmsn-bp-d- -Xp-t]mse Ah A\-ßm-Xn-cp- p. D bv p ` Ww Ign- m t]mip-tºmgpw Abmƒ {i n- p. Ah Hcfp v Xpd- p-sim v hdpø tnmfw Xn p- p; hfsc bm{ n-i-ambn. cpnn-tbmss-bm-bn-cp- n-. Abmƒ DuWp Ign p Xncn p h -t mgpw Ah-cpsS tnmfw Afp v aqsn-bn-cp- n-.

19 ]mcns \ -bv t{x Hm^o-knse sxc- n ]ecpw Hc-\p-jvTm\w t]mse ioe-s -Sp-Øp- p. ]pdsø hcm- -bnse ]cm-xn- m H p-a-dn-bmsx ImØn-cn- p- p. Ah-cpsS ]cm-xn-bnse Xo n-\mwv B Hm^okv Cf-In-a-dn-bp- -sx p Icp-Xn-bm-bn-cn- mw. Pq\n-b kq{] v Xs tnw_-dn-te p Hcp dpn-ã-dp-ambn hmbp-th-k-øn h p. ""sxmæqdp sxmæq n H nse dpn-ã In n-bn- p- v. apgp-h t\m n. Ch-cpsS amtcypv dpn-ã snbvx-xmbn ImWp- n-.'' Abmƒ dpn-ã hmßn, izmk-a-s- n- n-sn- p-sim v dpn-ã-dns Hmtcm GSpw adn- p. ho pw ho pw sh w sxm v GSp-Iƒ FÆn-a-dn- p. I\Ø ZpxJ-tØmsS H -dn- p. aqi-\mbn AtX- p- hm-ßn. Aa j-øn\pw A Yw ImWmØ Hc-h-ÿ-bn. dpn-ã-dn c v GSp-Iƒ an nmvv Bbn-cp- p. F mw ]q W-ambn t_m[y-am-bt mƒ Abmƒ in]m-bnsb hn v Ahsc hnfn- n- p. ""dpn-ã In n. ]t, \nß-fpss amtcypv dpn-ã snbvx-xmbn Cu dpn-ã-dn C.'' Ah Abm-sf-Øs t\m n \n p; Xf-bv -s ark-øns h\y-amb t\m w. -{iocm-as IY-Iƒ (kn. hn. {iocm-a ) ""Ah ]pdøp XnÆ-bn XqWpw-Nm-cn C-cn- p- p. Znh-k-ß-tfmfw Ccn- m XpS-ßn-b-XpsIm- mhmw, Ccn- v Dd-bv p Hcp Ccn- nsw CXn-\Iw Ah kzbw Is -Øn-bn-cn- p p.'' ""Ah Abm-sf-Øs t\m n \n p; Xf-bv -s ark-øns h\y-amb t\m w.'' Da t\cn-sp {]iv\-ß-fpss Xo{hX hy -am m Cu kμ `-߃ DX-Ip- pt m? hni-i-e\w snøp-i. Hcp PohnXw Icn-bn-e-t]mse ]mdp- p. thtcm-sn-bp-d- -Xp-t]mse Ah A\-ßm-Xn-cp- p. CØcw -kmzriy-s -Sp-Ø-ep-Iƒ kμ `-Øn\p \ Ip khn-ti-jxiƒ hy -am- pi. Hm^o-knse sxc- n ]ecpw Hc-\p-jvTm-\w-t]mse ioe-s -Sp-Øp- p. dpn-ã-dn c v GSp-Iƒ an nmv Bbn-cp- p. Cu hmiy-߃ \ Ip kqn-\-sb v? \nk-a-\-߃ Ah-X-cn- n- pi. "km n' F io jiøns HuNnXyw hne-bn-cp-øp-i.

20 84 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen ""I\Ø ZpxJ-tØmsS H -dn- p. aqi-\mbn AtX- p- hm-ßn. Aa j-øn\pw A Yw ImWmØ Hc-h-ÿ-bn.'' IYm-]m-{X-Øns Cu Ah-ÿ-sb- p-dn- p \nß-fpss {]Xn-I-cWw hy -am- p-i. kmam-\y-kv{xosb kw_- n- n-s-tømfw (h-enb _p n-po-hn-i-fmb Bfp-Isf am n-\n Ømw) Ah-fpsS ss\xn-ix Dcp-Øn-cn-bp- Xv ASp- -f-bn h p hnf-ºp \oxn-t_m-[-øn \n- mwv. AØ-c-Øn-ep Hcp \oxn-t_m-[-hpambn, AXn-\p-X-Ip Hcp `mj-bp-ambn Pohn-XsØ Z in- p Hcp kv{xo v ImWm Ign-bp- Xv {]Ir-Xn-sbbpw kv{xosbbpw BZn-hm-kn-I-sfbpw Zcn-{Z- I j-i-scbpw Zen-X-scbpw NqjWw snøp, As - n Ah p-ta A[n-\n-thiw \S-Øp ]pcp-jm-[n-]-xy-]-c-amb A[n-Im-c-hy-h-ÿ-bmWv ChnsS Imem-Im-e-ß-fmbn \ne-\n p- Xpw Ct m-gpw \ne-\n p- Xpw F m-wv. B-fl-tcm-j-ßfpw BIp-e-X-I-fpw (kmdm- tpm-k^v) api-fn simspø \nco- WØns shfn- -Øn IY hni-i-e\w snøpi. ]Z-tImiw DtZzKw HmP v ]IzX kw{`aw tim` ]miw-h Ahÿ HºXv

21 ]mcns \ -bv t{x Ime-ß-fn Rm t_mws_-bn-em-bn-cp- p. IÆp ImWm Ign-bmØ timtfpv-hn-zym Yn-Iƒ v ]pkvx-i-߃ hmbn psimsp- p-i, Ahsc Xntb- -dn sim pt]mhp-i, hnt\mzk m-c-øn\v sim pt]mhp-i, imco-cn-ihpw am\-kn-i-hpamb tim -߃ Xo ØpsImSp- p-i Cß-s\-bp tkh-\-ß-fmwv A v snbvxncp- -Xv. AtXm-sSm w Sm m dnk v C Ãn- yq v t^m tkmjy kb k-kn ]n.f- v.un. mbn Rm Kth-j-W-]-T\w \S-Øp- pap- m-bn-cp- p. AXn-\p-th n Znh-khpw ZmZ-dn \nt m alm-e- van-bn \nt m snºq-cn-te v _kv Ib-dn-t m- Ip-am-bn-cp- p. Nne-t m-sg mw Rm hnzym Ynkplr-Øp- -sfbpw IqsS Iq pw. AXn-sem-cm-fm-bn-cp p Zmtam-Z Kmhp-. Zmtam-Z F s^ à timtf-pn ^ntem-k^n Fw.F.bv p ]Tn- p-i-bm-wv. Zmtam-Z-dn\v shtã ^ntem-k^n ]Tnt - n-bn-cp- p. ]co ASpØ ka-b-am-b-xp-sim v Fs hn p-]n-cn-bmsx IqSn-bncn- p-i-bm-wv. Zmtam-Z-dns A -s\mcp an p-s-a-bm-wv. AXp-sIm v ssibn [mcmfw ]W-ap- v. HcpZnhkw snºq-tc- p bm{xbv v Rm Hcpßn\n p-tºmƒ Zmtam- Z ]d- p: ""C v \ap v SmIvkn-bn t]mimw. _kv ImØp \n v kabw If-b-.'' Rm kω-xn- p. BZyw I SmIvkn v ssiimwn- p. F\n v C Ãn- yq- n-se- Øn-bm c p awn- q Xma-k-ap- v. AXp-I-gn v thsdmcp SmIvkn-bn ZmZ-dnte v as-ßm-sa- mwv Xocp-am-\w. SmIvknss{Uhsd R߃ A{X {i n- n-. k Zm Pn BsW v am{xw a\- n-em-bn. R߃ c p-t]cpw ]n ko- n-em-bn-cp- p. FtØ ÿew GXm-sW v Abmƒ v \n tziw simsp-øn v P Ω XØz-Nn- c v SmIvkn- m

22 86 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen HºXv I-\mb Im ns ss\xnixøz-ß-sf- n ]d-bm XpS-ßn. ]d-bp Iq -Øn HcmfpsS I Ωw ^en- n-s - nepw I Ω-Øn\v t{]cn- n- p Dt±iyw ip -am-sw- n AXns I Ømhv Cuiz-c-Zr-jvSn-bn kωm-\o-b-\mwv F Bibw Im v ]d-bp- Xv Rm Hm Ωn v ]d p. ]pkvx-i-øn hmbn- -Xp-t]mse F\n v ]d-bm Ign- n-. At mƒ SmIvknss{Uh s]s v Xe-Xn-cn v H v t\m n-bn v, ]ns bpw Imtdm-Sn- p- -Xn-\n-Sbv v Rm D -cn- m {ian hmiyw sx piqsmsx ]d- p. t_mws_ ] -W-Ønse Hcp SmIvknss{Uh CΩm-\p-h Im ns ]pkvx-i- Øn \n p kap-nn-x-amb Hcp D -cwn sx piqsmsx ]d-bp- Xp ti -t mƒ R߃ A whn p-t]m-bn. SmIvkn tdmu-cp-in tn Øp \n Øn- n v Rm IqSn {^ v ko n ss{uh-dpss ASpØv ÿew]nsn- p. Abmƒ shtã ^ntem-k^n Fßs\ ]Tn p F -dn-bm F\n v IuXp-I-am-bn. kwkm-cn p XpS-ßn-b-t m-gmwv Fs SmIvknss{Uh A`n- Pm-X-\mb Hcp kpμ-c-]p-cp-j-\m-sw v Rm a\- n-em- m XpS-ßn-b-Xv. Abmƒ emtlm-dn ^ntem-k^n sf n-i-ambn FSpØv Fw.F.bv v ]Tn- n-cp- t m-gmwv C ymalm-cm-py-øns hn`-p-\-ap- m-b-xv. Hcp henb [\n-i-\m-bn-cp At±l-Øns ]nxmhpw ktlm-z-c\pw h[n- -s - p. AΩ-bpw ai\pw IqSn Poh-c- m Yw HmSn C y-bn-se-øn. h ptn Xv t_mws_-bn-em-wv. At mƒ Abm-fpsS ssihiw Pohn-X-`-{ZX \ Ip- -Xmbn c v A\p-{K-l-߃ D m-bn-cp- p _en-jvt-amb ssiifpw ]X-dmØ a\- pw. t_mws_-bn-seøn Ipd p Znh-k-Øn-\p- n Hcp SmIvknss{Uh-dm-Im Ign- p. ]n sø ]Øp-h j-øn-\n-sbv v Hcp ^vfm v hmßn, kz -ambn aq p-\mep SmIvkn- I-fp- m n, At±-lhpw AΩbpw IqSn Xma-kn- p-i-bm-wv. Rm Fs IY Atßm pw ]d- p. GXm v ka-{]m-b- m-cmb R߃ v At\ym\yw BZ-chp Ie Hcp kvt\l-amwv A p txm n-bn-cp- -Xv. Hcn- h v Fs Iq n-s m p t]mbn Xs AΩsb ]cn-n-b-s -Sp-Øp-Ibpw Xs _rl-ømb ^ntem-k^n{kÿ-ti-jcw Fs ImWn- p-ibpw snøm-sa v ]d- -Xp-sIm v Fs hnemkw Rm Ipdn psimsp-øp. Rm Sm m C Ãn- yq- n-te v Zmtam-Z-dn-s\bpw Iq n-s m- p-sn- p. Ipd p Ign- -t mtg Fs t]gvkv t]mb Imcyw Hm Ω-bn h p- q. AXv k Zm Pn-bpsS Imdns ]n n-esø ko n Hcp sndnb tjmƒu _mkns D n h n-cn- p-i-bm-bn-cp- p. Abmƒ v Rm Fs hnemkw simsp-øn-cp-s - nepw Akm-[m-c-W-\mb B SmIvknss{Uh-dpsS hnemkw Rm hmßn-bn-cp- n-. F m XØz-Nn- sb A{Xbv v kvt\ln- p B \ a\p-jy Fs t]gvkv XncnsI sim p-h-cp-sa- p- Xs Rm {]Xo- n- p. {]Xo- n- -Xp-t]mse B cm{xn F p-a-wn-tbmss Abmƒ Fs ^vfm n h p t]gvkv XncnsI X p. A v cm{xn-bn Fs bpw Iq n simfm- _-bn k Zm Pn Xma-kn- n-cp ^vfm n sim p-t]m-bn. Fs DuWn\v sim psn- p-sa v ]d- -Xp-sIm v AΩ hn`-h-k-ar- -amb AØmgw icn-bm nh n-cp- p. Rm t_mws_ hnsp- -Xp-hsc I Øm knmv F Zm i-\n-i-\mb SmIvknss{Uh Fs DØakplr-Øm-bn. I Øm knmv F p-sim- mwv a v DtZym- K-߃s m pw t]mim-xn-cp- Xpw hnhm-ln-x-\m-im-xn-cn- p- Xpw F v Rm tnmzn- -t mƒ \\ IÆp-I-tfmSp IqSn B kvt\l-imen Ft msv ]d Xn-ß-s\-bm- Wv: ""hn`-p\ka-bøv F\n-s s A \pw ktlm-z-c\pw \jvs-s - p. sszhw F\n v

23 \ In-bXv Fs AΩ-sbbpw H pw N -e-s -Sp-Øm-Xn-cp Fs a\ pw am{x-amwv. Fs a\- ns Zm Vyw XØz-Nn- -bn \n p e`n- -Xm-Wv. ho pw Pohn- m Ah-kcw X Xv SmIvknss{Uh F ]Z-hn-bm-Wv. AXp-sIm v Fs Poh-Imew A{Xbpw F\n v Poh X AΩsb ip{iq-jn- p-sim v Rms\mcp SmIvknss{Uh-dmbn Pohn- pw.'' F\n- n-t mgpw ] m_n knmv kplr-øp- -sf- n Nn n-t - n-h-cp-tºmƒ BZyw a\- n hcp cq]w Nn m-kp-μ-c-amb apjtømss, IÆns Bg-Øn ZpxJw Xfw-sI n \n p-s - nepw kuay- \mbn ]p n-cn v kwkm-cn- p I Øm knßm-wv. hnhmlw Ign- m-xn-cn- p- -Xn-s\- n I Øm knmv Cßs\ ]d- p: ""Fs A \pw tpyjvt\pw h[n- -s - -t mƒ Pohn- n-cn- m-\p F m tamlhpw t]mbn. F m AΩ Fß-s\tbm c -s - p. t_mws_-hsc FØn-b-t mƒ Pohn-X-Øn\v Htc-sbm-c Yw I Xv AΩsb ]cn-n-cn- p- -Xn-ep kt m-j-am-wv. Cuiz-c-s\ pw a pw ti ptiƒhn-tb-bp- q. F m AΩ IÆns apºn, Cuiz-c\v \ In-t mcp F m hnti-j-w-tømspwiqsn Pohn- p- p. AΩ-tbmSv F\n v txm n-bn- p kvt\lhpw {i bpw ` nbpw Cu Pohn-X-Øn thsdmcm-fp-am-bn pw ] p-h-bvt -s p Rm Xocp-am-\n- p.'' I Øm knßns Cu hm p-iƒ hfsc sk n-sa embn txm n-tb- mw. F m AbmfpsS Bflm Ww F\n v hne-s - -Xmbn txm n. "AΩ' - B c - c-ß-fn am\-hn-i-x-bpss Bflmhv \nd- p-\n p- p I - -bn ]Øp-Zn-h-k-tØmfw \o p\n Hcp Iymºn kw_- n- m-\mbn Rm t]mbn-cp- p. A m-eøv Rm U ln-bnse ssk niv dnk v C Ãn- yq- ns Ub-d-IvS-dm-bn-cp- p. Iymºn\p t]miptºmƒ Rms\mcp s] n-\n-dsb hfsc hne-s ]pkvx-i-ßfpw a pw sim p-t]m-bn-cp- p. Zo L-bm{X Bb-Xp-sIm v InS- bpw a pw FSp- Øn-cp- p. I - -bn \n p Xoh nib-dp-tºmƒ kplr-øp- ƒ Sn pw \qdp-cq-]-bpss ]Øp-t\m- p-iƒ AS w snbvxn-cp Ihdpw Fs G n- n-cp- p. hmc-wm-kn-bn FØp- -Xn-\p-ap-ºp tãj-\n h v Hcp shbv- DuWp- sim ph p. DuWp Xcp-tºmƒØs Abmƒ DuWp hmßnb-h-cp-ss-sb mw Adn-hn-\mbn Hcp \nth-z\w ka n- p: ""h n- hm-c- Wm-kn-bn A[nIw \n p-i-bn-. DuWns hne \mep cq]-bm-wv.'' Abm-fpsS ssibn Nn d\mwbw ImWp-I-bn-. hmc-wm-kn-bn FØptºm-tg pw DuWp Ign- n v ]m{xw Xncnsb simsp- -Ww. H w \mep cq]-bpw. Rm hmc-wm-kn-bn FØp Xn\p- ap-ºp-xs DuWp Ign- p. h n \ndp-øn-b-t mƒ kvt\ln-x am X Ih-dn \n v Hcp \qdp cq] ]pd-sø-sp-øp. _m n-sb mw kq vsibvkn `{Z-ambn \nt - ]n- p. kq vsibvkv ]q nb Xmt m U ln-bnse Fs si n-s-ønse Ht sd Xmt m-ep-i-tfm-ssm w tjmƒu _mkn h p. tjmƒu _mkv, kq vsi-bvkns api-fn h n- mwv Rm Xoh- n-bn \n p ]pd-tø v Cd-ßn-bXv. ]mcns \ -bv t{x... 87

24 88 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen HºXv sdbn th _p vãmfn \n v Hcp ]pkvxiw hmßn _m n In p XpI-bn \n v \mep-cq] shbv v simsp- m-sa- m-bn-cp p ] -Xn. [rxn-bn Hcp ]pkvxiw hens -SpØv Ccp-]-Øn-sbm v cq] hne-sim-sp-øp. \qdp-cq] amdn- n- n-b-xn kt m-jn- p. F m Fs h n FhnsS? AXm t]mip- p. AXns hme w am{xw I p. s]s p txm n-bxv temiw Xhn-Sp-s]mSnbmbnt msb- m-wv. Fs ki-expw \jvs-s - n-cn- p- p. j p-t]mepw Xoh- n-bn-em-wv. Rm tãj amkv- -dpss ASp-tØ p IpXn p]m p. Abm-tfmSv hn nhn n ]d- p: ""km, Rm Hcp ^Ãv mkv ]mk- BWv. U ln-bn-te- p h n-bn h -Xm-Wv. h n Nqfw hnfn- m-sx, Hc-dn-bn pw IqSmsX t]mbn-cn- p- p. AXns\ Xncnsb hnfn- -Ww.'' AXp ti n v tãj am-ã ]cn-lm-k-tømss ]d p: "" Hcp ^Ãv mkv ]mk- BsW- n ^Ãv mkv {i thww.'' Abm-tfmSv X n p \n m F\n v ka-b-an-. Rm tãj\v shfn-bn-te v HmSn. skbv n \n v Sn v FIvkm-an-\ hnfn p Iqhp- p ""Sn v Sn v.'' F\n v kabw If-bm C. B Xoh- nsb ]nsn- -Ww. Rm BZyw I SmIvkn- m-cs ASp-tØ v HmSn. Abm-tfmSv Rm ]d- p: ""`øm, h n amivknaw kv]oun HmSn- p-i, \ap v ASpØ tãj-\n AXns\ ]nsn- mw.'' H pw FXnsc ]d-bmsx ss{uh AXn-th-K-Øn Imtdm-Sn- psim v AXy w hn\-b-tømss ]d- p: ""alm-fl-po, \ap v Hcn- epw B h nsb ]nsn- m H p-i-bn-. AXv {Km v {S v FIvkv{] v BWv. awn q-dn F ]Xv ssa thk-øn HmSp h n. Fs Imdn\v 50 ssaen IqSp-X thk-øn HmSm H p-i-bn-. ASpØ tãj 70 ssa A p-d-am-wv.'' ss{uh-dpss Cu hm p-iƒ ti t mƒ \n -lm-bxbpss Bg-Øn-te p hgpxnhogp- Xp t]mse txm n. GXm-bmepw ASpØ tãj hsc Imdp -t]m-i-s F mbn. ]mhw ss{uh Zb-\ob-ambn ]d- p: ""Asßmcp alm-flmhv, Rm Hcp ]mh-s `. Rm Hcn- epw A\p-k-c-W-t Sv ImWn- p-i-bn-.'' GtXm I -s\ -]n-sn- m t]mip t]meo-kp-imc-s\-t mse ASpØ tãj em m n SmIvkn HmSp-I-bm-Wv. c p awn- q Ign v R߃ \n ZnjvS tãj-\n FØn. Bfl-tcm-Z-\-Øns hnxp-º-ep-iƒ Bhp- -{Xbpw AXn-i-tbm n Ie Øn B tãj- \nse amã-tdmsv Rm Fs k Sw DW Øn- p. At±lw Ft m a\- n IW- p- Iq nbn v AXn-\- p-d-øp tãj amã-tdmsv thkw ssen-t^m-wn _ w ÿm]n- p. B ka-bøv I - -bn \n p h FIvkv{] v hmc-wm-kn-bn \n p aq ma-sø tãj πm vt^m-an FØn-bn-cp- p. Fs Iw]m vsa n-s bpw kq vsi-bvkns bpw InS- -bp-ssbpw tjmƒu _mkn-s bpw hnh-c-߃ Rm tãj amã-tdmsv ]d- p, AsX mw amã ASpØ tãj-\nse ta[m-hnsb Adn-bn- p. AhnsS\n v F\n v Hcp \n tziw In n. Rm B tãj-\n Øs ImØn-cn- p-i. Fs km[\- ߃ I - -bn-te v t]mip Hcp h n-bn DS Xs Ib n Ab-bv p- p- v. c p awn- q-tdmfw ImØn-cp- m AXv Ahn-sS-sb-Øpw. hmc-wm-kn-bn \n v 70 ssa SmIvkn HmSn v Fs sim ph ss{uhsd Fßs\ Xr]vX-\m n Ab-bv pw? Rm hnj-an v \n p- -Xp-I v ss{uh Fs -b-sp-øp- ]-d- p: ""alm-fl-po, Aßv H pw hnj-an- -cp-xv. Rm Aß-bpsS tkh-bv mbn h h-\mwv. Fs kz w Ip n F p Icp-Xp-I. at h n h n v km[-\-߃ F mw G phmßn U ln-bn-te- p h n-bn Ib n Ab- nt Rm t]mip-i-bp- q. Pohn- X-Øn B]Øv B pw D m-hpw. B]-Øn At\ym\yw XpW-bv m-\mwv sszhw

25 ]mcns \ -bv t{x a\p-jy\v hnthiw simsp-øn-cn- p- -Xv.'' F\n v B ka-bøv Htc-sbm-cm-{ibw B ss{uh am{x-am-bn-cp- p. GXm-bmepw c p awn- q ImØp-\nt \nhr-øn-bp- q. Nmb IpSn v kzÿ-ambn Ccn mw F p ]d v ss{uh Fs sdbn th dtãmd n-te p sim pt]mbn. Fs ssih-i-ap ]Ww At mƒ simsp- mw. _m n SmIvkn v snt - p- Xv U ln-bn \n v Ab psimsp- mw Fs ms ]d-bm Rm a\- n ]e {]mhiyw hmn-i-øn\v cq]wsimsp-øp. F m H pw ]d-bm Ign- n-. Hcp Poh- hw t]mse Rm dtãm-d nse Itk-c-bn Ccp- p. Ah-km\w h n h p. Hcm-sfs km[-\-ß-sf mw h n-bpss ]pd-tø v `{Zambn FSpØphbv p- p. Fs m-c-zv`pxw! F\n v DuWv X shbv- BWv. \n[n-im- p `qx-sø-t mse F\n v Xoh- n-bn \jvss Xp a\- n-em n Abmƒ Fs InS- bpw km[-\-ßfpw kq n v B Iw]m vsa n Ccn- p-tºm-gmwv Km Uv B Iw]m vsa v I p]nsn v Fs km[\w ASpØ h n-bn Xncn- -b-bv -W-sa \n tz-i-hp-ambn sn p- -Xv. At mƒ F\n v DuWv X shbv- Rm ASpØ tãj-\n ImØn-cn- p hnhcw Adn v k p-jvs-\mbn. Fs km[-\-ß-tfm-ssm w I - -bn-te p t]mip h n-bn Ibdn h n-cn- p-i-bm-wv. F m km[-\-ßfpw Xncn pin n. Rm B shbv- v \qdp-cq] kωm-\-ambn simsp-øp. F m hmc-wm-kn-bn \n p h B shbv- kvt\l-tømss AXv \nc-kn- p. hmc-wm-kn-bn-te- p Sn v hmßn-s m-sp- m-sa v ]d- p. Abmƒ -Xm-h-iy-an, ]mkp- v. Ah-km\w DuWns \mep-cq-]bpw Fs kt m-j-øn-\mbn ]Øp-cq-]bpw hmßn km[\w sim p-h h n-bn Øs shbv- hmc-wm-kn-bn-te p as-ßn. CXn-\n-Sbv v Fs ss{uh cmwtkm-]m an{i U ln-bn-te p t]mip ASpØ h n cm{xn H ]-Xc awn- m-sw v I p-]nsn p. AXn-se-s `{Z-ambn Ib- n-bbbv m tãj amãsd i wsi n. B tãj-\n \n p cm{xnh n v DØ {]-tzinse Hcp a{ n U ln-bn-te v t]mti- -Xm-bn-cp- p. a{ n bm{x Im k snbvxp. a{ n- p-th n dnk hv snbvx ko v tãj amã F\n p X p. ]Ww Xncn pin nb-xp-sim v Rm AXn \n v 500 cq] cwtkm-]m an{ibv p simsp-øp. Abmsfmcp sndnb Ip n-sb-t mse Ic- p-sim v 300 cq] Xncn px n p ]d- p: ""Hcp alm-flm-hns\ Ipd p t\c-tø v tkhn- m sszhw F\n v A\p-{Klw X p. Rm Aß-bpsS sndp-a-i-\mwv, Fs ]co- n- -cp-xv. Atß p th n 200 cq] Rm FSp-Øp-sIm- mw.'' _m n 300 cq] Fs asn-bn h v ]mz-\-a-kvimcw snbvxp. ss{uh cmwtkm-]m an{i Xs -bmwv F\n v t]mti _ Øn InS- -sb mw hncn px -Xv. Iw]m v-sa n \n v Abm- -fn-dßn ]pdøp\n p-tºmƒ h n Nqfw hnfn v U lnsb e y-am n tãj hn p. cmwtkm-]m Ccp-fn ad- p-t]m-bn. F m C pw {]Im-i-tØmsS Abmƒ Fs a\- n Pohn- p- p. ac-w-sa hmxn-en-\- p-dw (\nxy-ssn-x-\y-bxn)

26 90 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen ""SmIvkn tdmu-cpin tn Øp-\n Øn- n v Rm IqSn {^ vko- n ss{uh-dpss ASpØv ÿew ]nsn- p.'' tej-is Cu {]hrøn Fs mw Nn -I-fpsS {]Xn-^-e-\-am-Imw? ""At mƒ Abm-fpsS ssihiw Pohn-X-`-{ZX \ Ip- -Xmbn c v A\p-{K-l-ß-fp- m-bn-cp- p _en-jvt-amb ssiifpw ]X-dmØ a\- pw.'' ""Pohn-X-Øn B]Øv B p-ap- m-ipw. B]-Øn At\ym\yw XpW-bv m- \mwv sszhw a\p-jy\v hnthiw simsp-øn-cn- p- -Xv.'' c p SmIvkn- m-cp-ssbpw at\m-`mh߃ A]-{K-Yn v Ipdn p Xbm-dm- p-i. kxy-k- -X-bp-sSbpw a\p-jy-kvt\-l-øn-s bpw amxr-i-i-fmwv bxn Xs A\p-`-h- Øn-eqsS hc- p-im- p- -Xv. \n߃ v ]cn-n-b-ap CØcw kμ `-߃ mkn ] p-h-bv p-i. ]Z-tImiw A`n-Pm-X - - hnzz-ø-ap- -h, Ipeo-\ A Ww BZ-c-thmsS \ I DtZz-Kw - - B-Imw sf niw B{K-l-Øn-s\mØ Zm Vyw- - D-d v ]Yn-I - - h-gn-bm-{x- m hmiyip n ]cn-tim-[n- p-i. GXp hnnm-cw t\cn-sm\pw Xm k - -am-sw v Abmƒ ]d- p. ]mt-`m-k-ß-fn \n p ]c-io-b-]-z-߃ Is Øn Fgp-Xp-I. DZm:- lmp k n-^n- - v HºXv

27 ]mcns \ -bv t{x Rm Fs - p-dn v D v sa -s -Sm-\p v $ Ihn-X-bpsS Xmfw, `mhw, Bi-b-`wKn F nh Is Øn Bkz-Zn- m\pw CuW-Øn snm m\pw Ign-bp- p-. $ IY hmbn v {][m-\m-i-b-߃, aplq Ø-߃, BJym-\-coXn F nh hni- I-e\w snbvxv ]T\w Xbm-dm- m Ign-bp- p. $ X n-cn- p hnj-bsø ka-im-eni Ah-ÿ-I-fp-ambn _ -s -SpØn FUn-t m-dn-b Xbm-dm- m Ign-bp- p. $ {]k- -amb hnj-b-ß-fp-ambn _ -s - v D]-\ymkw Xbm-dm- m Ignbp p-. $ skan-\m-dp-i-fn ]s -SpØv kz w A`n-{]m-b-߃ bp n]q hw Ah- Xcn n m Ign-bp- p. ]n. `mkvi-c ( ) Fgp-Øp-Imsc Adn-bpI Ihn, Km\-c-N-bn-Xm-hv, Ne- n-{x-im-c, am[y-a-{]-h Ø-I F o \ne- I-fn {]i-kvx-. Zo L-Imew BIm-i-hm-Wn-bn tpmen-sn-bvxp. Zo]nI ]{Xm-[n-], Gjym-s\- ns BZy-sN-b am F o ]Z-hn-Ifpw hln- n- p- v. ]fl-{io, ti{μ- -ti-cf kmlnxy A m-zan Ahm Up- Iƒ, hb-em Ahm Uv, HmS- p-g Ahm Uv, sp.kn. Um\n-tb Ahm Uv F o _lp-a-xn-iƒ v A l-\m-bn. H - -ºn-bp Xw_p-cp, Hm pi h -t m-gpw, hb-em K Pn- p- p, HmS- p-gepw emøn-bpw, Hcn- q-sn, Imb m- v, cwt`cn, I j-i-km-\w, apƒ n-co-sw, apj-tøm-sp-apjw (I-hn-X-Iƒ), tzio-b-km-\-߃, kn\n-am-km-\-߃, \mgn-bpcn- mev (Km-\-k-am-lm-c-߃), ImSm-dp-am-kw, kn\n-am-\n ΩmWw (D-]-\ym-k-߃) F n-h-bmwv {][m\- Ir-Xn-Iƒ.

28 92 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen kn.hn. {iocm-a ( ) Xriq Pn -bnse sndp-xp-cp-ønbn P\n- p. IYm- Ir-Øv, cmjv{so-b-{]-h Ø-I, A`n-`m-j-I. ticf kmln-xy -A- m-zan D]m-[y-, ti{μ -km-ln-xy -A- m-zan AwKw F o ]Z-hn-Iƒ hln- n- p- v. {Kma- - m-bøv, tªm v ] m-bøv F n-h-bpss {]kn-u m-bn-cp- n- p- v. hmkvxp-lm-c, pc-ky-[m-c,- Hm Ωs v, Xo Y- m-hsn, ZpxJnX-cpsS ZpxJw, ]pdwimgvn-iƒ, N p-{i-hwkfÿamw XpS-ßnbh IrXn-Iƒ. ti{μ ticf kmln-xy- A- mzan Ahm Up-Iƒ e`n- n- p- v. \nxy-ssn-x-\y-bxn ( ) ]Ø-\w-Xn- -bnse hi-bm-dn P\n- p. XØz-Nn- - I, Fgp-Øp-Im-c F o- \n-e-i-fn hy n-ap{z ]Xn- n- p. a\-»mkv{xw Pohn-X-Øn, bxn-n-cy, aqeyß-fpss Ipg-a-dn- n, \fn\n F Imhy-in w, kay- mb temi-ho- -Ww, Fs a\- nse Km n, t{]ahpw ` nbpw XpSßn \qdn-tesd ae-bmfirxn-iƒ cnn- n p- v. Neither this nor that XpSßn A ]-Øn-sb-t mfw Cw ojv IrXn-Ifpw cnn- p. ticf kmlnxy A m-zan Ahm Uv e`n- p. HºXv

29 5 XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn... \ΩpsS amxmhp ssic-fn ]s mcp s]m -Wn-ss -X-embv hmw -Imew bmsxmcp Nn -bp-an- msx tihew tnxkn txm n-b -am-xn-cn-bn, GS-e s - m n-e Inep-ßp-am tdmsn- -fn p ckn Imew s] ΩX pss sh ap-e- m Xosc h n-bn- n- mø ]q WvT-Øm ]msn-bn-cp ]g- -Y- m- p-iƒ ]m p-g-ºt m snin- n-s\ mw. ] sø m p-iƒ (h- -tømƒ) tnxkn a\- n GS-e - Xma-c- qhv Imhy-`m-K-Øn\v CuWw \ In Ah-X-cn- n- p-i. ssicfn s]m -Wn-ss -X-embn hmw-im-eøv ]msnb ]m p-i-fpss {]txy-i-x-iƒ N snøpi.

30 94 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen Aºm-Sn-bn-te v am-bwif- p amap-\n-am-cpss am\-k-am-sbmcp aμn-c-øn \n p-hn-f-ßn\ \μ-ip-amcs\ s -ßp- Im- -Xn- m-bn-s tω A{Iq-c-am-sbmcp am\-kw-]q- p-s m c{iq-c-\m-in\ bmz-h- m snm s m p \ns mcp txcn -tc-dnb ±n n-s\- t\m n \S- m-\t mƒ. t]mip- t\cøp X nte \Æn-\m tkmhn-μ-]m-z-ß-fp- n-em n-: ""IÆ-s\- m- -Xn- m-bt m t]mip p ]pwy-hm-s\- Xp \n Wbw Rm. Bb tim- X- pss Im n-bm-bp-s mcp ]obq-j-hm-cn-x ]qcw-xs timcn-\n-d- p-sim-s - pss IÆnW ]mcw Ipfp n p \n t\m Rm. Im h W X pss I ap-\-bm-sbmcp Im h p h nßp sas -sas Zo\-\mbv \ns mcp Rm\mb ]qhn \n m\-μ-am-sn- -fn- ptam Xm? IÆs Xqsam-gn-bm-sbmcp tx sim-s I W-߃ c pw \nd- p- sntω ]qam-xp-]q-wp ]qta-\n-i- p-i mtamzw ]q ßp \n t\m Rm? ]p n-cn-bm-sbmcp Xq\n-em-th p \n s n-ø-am-bp-s m-cm-º sntω HºXv

31 D -kn- m-\-μ-am-sbmcp tx\pw-]q -se-t m- p-am-dpt m h p? shæ- ]n-c- n p XnÆw Ipfp Øps m cpæn-ss -sbm p api p-xm-hq. Is mcp t\cøp Im ap-in h Ws\ a n-b-w-s m p ]q p-xm-hq. tnhsn c p-sa-sp-øp-s sa th snmtδmsp auen-bn tn Øp-Xm-hq.'' Cß-s\ -X- nte Nn n- p-nn- n p s]mßn\ IuXpIw ]q p-]q v kmb-am-bp-s mcp Imew- h-cp- -t m fmb Ipew X n sn p ]p m. Bgn-t\ h Ws tnh-sn-øm-cnw ]qgn-bn m-wmbn t]mipw-t\cw txcn \n- -t cw ]mcn-en-d-ßo p ]mcmsx Ipºn- p-iq- n-\n- m Bgw-]q- o-sp-t m-cm-tamzw X mte ]qgn-bn howp ]pc- m sntω ]ns -sb-gp-t p [\y-am-bp-s mcp \μs aμncw Xs - - m ; Imen-I-d- p-s m-scm- -bp-s -ßpta _me- m tim-ep eoe-ifpw H n-t\m-ssm p Ie p-i-fn- p I pw InSm- -fp-ap-s -ßp-ta. Imf-Iƒ Xß-fn p-øn- p-x n p [qfn-sb-gp- p-ap-t mtcm Zn n t[\p- -sf-s p Nme- -d- m-\mbv tnwp ]m p-g tn Øp ssibn Nmte apdp- n\ Im n-bp-am- p \oe-hn-tem-n-\-am-cp-s ßpw. tkm -sf-t snm n \osf hnfn- bpw ]m p-g -Xm-sh p snm p-ibpw tn -Æn-am-cpsS hm p-i-fn-ßs\ tiƒ mbn h ptx ]m pw-txmdpw ""F pss I n-s\- - p-xn-s -t mgo \n pss ho n- -ept m I p?'' F ßp Xß-fn tnmzn p \n p kpμ-cn-am-cp-ap- -ßp-an-ßpw. IrjvW-Km-Y (sn-dp-t»cn) XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn... 95

32 96 aebmfw ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen ""]p n-cn-bm-sbmcp Xq\n-em-th p \n s n-ø-am-bp-s m-cm-º sntω D -kn- m-\μ-am-sbmcp tx\pw ]q te t]m p-am-dpt m h p?'' CØ-c-Øn-ep Fs mw Nn -I-fmWv Aºm-Sn-bn-te p t]mip A{Iq-cs a\- n Db-cp- Xv? ImgvN-bp-sSbpw tiƒhn-bp-ssbpw Fs mw A\p-`-h-ß-fmWv Aºm-Snbn-se-Ønb A{Iq-c-\p- m-ip- Xv? Ipdn v Xbm-dm- p-i. A{Iq-c\v IÆ-t\m-Sp kvt\lm-xn-tciw hy -am-ip hcn-iƒ Is Øn Ah-bpsS HuNnXyw N snøp-i. Xmsg simspø Imhy-`m-K-ß-fnse Na mc-`wkn hni-z-am- pi: ""Im h- W X- pss I ap-\-bm-sbmcp Im h p h nßp sas -sas Zo\-\mbv \ns mcp Rm\mb ]qhn \n m\μ-am-sn- -fn- ptam Xm?'' ""A{Iq-c-am-sbmcp am\kw ]q p-s m c{iqc-\m-in\ bmz-h- m '' ""IÆs Xqsam-gn-bm-sbmcp tx sims I W-߃ c pw \nd p sntω'' "Xqsam-gn-bm-sbmcp tx ' F {]tbmkw {i n- -t m. kam-\-amb Iev]-\-Iƒ ]mt-`m-køp\n p Is Øn hni-i-e\w snøpi. Bb, Nmte, sntω, ]p m XpS-ßnb ]g-b-im-e-]-z-߃ ]mt-`m-k- Øp- -t m. kam-\-amb ]Z-߃ Is Øn Fgp-Xp-I. ]Z-ß-fpsS khn-ti-j-x-iƒ N snøp-i. HºXv

33 XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn ]Z-tImiw v A - - k- Sw B\-μ-am-Sp-I- - B-\-μ-\rØw snøpi Bb - - C-S-b Bb C-S-b- m Fgp-I s]mßpi Im n- - A-c- m timep- - - sn-øp Nmte `wkn-bm-bn, \ -Xp-t]mse sntω- - th- -t]m-se, \ -Xp-t]mse tnh-sn- - h-w-ßm X - ]m-zw, `wkn-bp ]mzw XnÆw- \ mbn [qfn t\cn-b- s]msn t[\p- - I-d-h- ip \Æp-I- - hn-nm-cn- pi ]mcm-sx- - thk-øn ]mcw hfsc ]m p-g- - ]m-ep-i-d- p ]m{xw ]obq-jw- - A-arXv ]p m - - A-h {]th-in p ]qam-xv- -a-lm-e van auen- -in-chntem-n-\w- - IÆv

34 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen tx hcn HºXv 98 aebmfw πm-hneiƒ simgn phogp Xv Ic ntemss bt? ap Øp\n Aø πmhns\ kq n p t\m n. hosn\pw ]cnkcøn\pw XWepw Im pw \ In c I\mbn S p \n p tx hcn. hfhpw ]pfhpan msx \ hæhpw Dbchpap XSn bn Nmcnh apftbwn. sndnb simºpifnsems HSphnep mb N Iƒ, AsXms C\nbpw hnf n n. ai kptc{μt\mssm w c pt], XSnbpsS hæaf p p. AsX ns\t m ptºmƒ sh w \nd IpShpw Npa v kptc{μs `mcy eoe h p. H p Xncn p t\m nbn v, Ahƒ ]d p: ""XSn t ms mcm A m IqsSsbm Xv.'' ""Mvtl?'' Aø \Spßnt mbn. eoesb Xpdn s m p t\m n. ""hn s p ]d nt?'' ""Hm, Rm ]d mept m tiƒ p p!'' ""Mpw, jm nse ] pxo m\mbncn pw.'' kptc{μs a ƒ c pt]cpw ap Øndßn. Ah ]d p: ""tx hcn hn apø m.'' ""hn s v a fv A t\msv ]d.'' a\ nsemcp \o temss, Aø ]ns bpw πmhn te p t\m n. Nn Ifnsems, GsX mw ] n IfmWp h ncn p Xv! apsºms ] nifpss Iq ambncp p. Ct mƒ c pw \mepsams tbbp q. B XSn p ]eimeøpw Bhiy mcp mbncp p. ]t, \mfnxphsc hn pxpebv m B pw txm nbn. F ment mƒ Xs ai? Zmcn{Zyw Fs dnbmsxbmwv, IpSpw_Øn a ƒ hf Xpw hfcp Xpw. A mcyøn Cu πmhn\v henb ] v F pap mbncp p. XpemamkamIptºmƒ, NphSpapX apiƒhsc Nhp ImbvIƒ hncn p XpSßpw. Hcp sr n c pw aq pw hoxw. NneXp simgn pt]mipw. _m nbp h aicønse XWp miptºmƒ, ]IpXn hnfhmipw. XSnbnepw simºpifnepsa mw c mw

35 XhW m hncnbp Xpw aicønemwv. Ipw`amkØnse inh cm{xn v s\mbºpw Dd samgn epw ]Xnhp v. A p tnmdpw IdnIfpan. Hcp t\csø AcntbXc ` Ww. ]pgpßm ]miamb N tx hcn bnep mipw. cmhnse Ipfn v `kva pdnbpw sxm v Aø πmhn Nph nseøpw. FSp m\p N t\ctø t\m nh XmWv. F mepw ho psamcp t\m w, H p IpdbpI bmwt m. N bpss ]pdsø ap ns Idp v hnf Xns sxfnhv. BtcmtSm A\phmZw tnmzn pw t]mse, Hcp \nanjsø au\ {]m Y\. "CsX mw \n߃ p Xt? CjvSap Xp apdns Sp v' πmhv Aßs\ ]ds txm temss. apifnseßm\pancn p XmsW n GWn Nmcn Ibdn IbdpsI n Cd pw. Nph nem sw n N tbmsp tn Øp sr p apdn pw. XSnbn \n p th s]smø sr ns apdnhneqss c p \mtf p tx\qdnhcpw. Ce p ºnfn tijcns Sp mw. sndp Øn Aø \ßs\ snøpambn cp p. Ct mƒ apø \mwt m. ssiimepiƒ pw IÆn\psams {]mbøns owap Aø \v tx hcn bpss Imcyw \ Hm Ωbp v. kar nbpss B Imew Ipw`Øn XpSßn anyp\amzyw hscbmwv. AXn\nSbn ]gpøxpw ] bpambn \qdp\q ºXp hcn Iƒ In nbncn pw. ImeØp Im n pw sshipt cw ]pgpßm\pap N sh n nf v IjWßfm n NpfbS Øpw. NInWn If v Npf bpss Hcp hiw Iodn ]mss]m n msx IpcpshSp pw. Npf ]ns \oføn I\wIpd p Io n Npc nb txß, th ne, ]miøn\v D pw apfipw a fpw tn Ønf n thhn m N pgp v. Ipcp hn\p ]pdsabp ]ms H p sr nbm s]m n th s]spw. sr pi f v Acn p txmc\p m mw. IpcpNpc n I\wIpd cn m txmct\m sagp p]pc ntbm. apcnß mbv, amß, snωo GsX nepw tn Øp NmdpIdn. ao\w tasw amkßfn N Iq ambn hnfbpw. t\m nbpw I pw FSpØns n H n p ]gpøp No fnbpw. AXn\m aq mbxv aq mbxv Cd ns m phcpw. apdn p NpfIsfSpØp \membn nf v Xnfbv p sh Ønen p hm n, shbnenepw n kq n p hbv mw, ] meøp ]pgp n\v. asepw NInWnbpsa mw hf ØparK߃ p Xo nbpw. Ibdn m\mhm-øtxm txm n FØmØtXm Bb Nn bnse ßm\pw N ]gpøm AÆm, hδm, Im, InfnIƒ... F m hcpsaøpw. NpfIƒ Xn v Ipcp Xmsg hogvøpw, aæn ns p apf v XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn... 99

36 100 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen HºXv aebmfw hwih [\hn\v. ]t, kzm Y\mb a\pjy kωxn n. H n msx s]dp nsb Sp pw. a\pjy\v F{X Xn mepw XnIbpIbn t m! \ Ipcp [mcmfaps n IgpIn txmcm\nspw, aqsbv nsm. ASp fhisø XnÆ bpss timwn I pw aæpw tn Øp si nb NXpc pgnbn DWßnb aw Ipd p \ncøww. AXn\p apifn Ipcp. ho pw awtem DWßns msn atæm hnxdpw. Nne Imew Ipgn \nd p mipw. agbpw XWp pw Iq n\p ] hpap anyp\hpw I SIhpw X nbm \oßpibn. aqsn px ncn mw. ]nt cp hospifn Zmcn{Zyw Iq n\p hcpw. ]n sø Imcyw ITn\amWv. Fcns]mcnsIm p sim phbdpiƒ IS epiƒ t]mse aqfn\s pw. Fßpsamcp Im pxmƒ t]mepan mø Imew. aqs pcphpw hm pi bpap ho Ωbv v, XethZ\bn. AØmgw Ign v cmhnse ]pgpßm th {X I bpw Ipcphpw Hmtcm ]m{xøn sh samgn nspw. cmhnse, IpXn I IgpInsbSpØv, Npc n nf Ipcphpw H ns mcp ]pgp v. Iq m, Idntbm NΩ ntbm DW ao Np txm. ]nt n w ]pgp pw Iq m\pa. s]m etam No\ ntbm ASp n h v Np p]gp ptºmƒ aqs pcp hmcnbn v Cf n hdp Ww. ]miambm apdøn snmcn n v Nnc sim a ØntØ m sxmenbpw Nhcpw t]mbn n pw. ISn p Xn mw. txßm qfpaps n ckw ]cn]msn. Ipcp ASp nen p Np pw Xn mw. k yt\cøv Aø tx hcn bn Nmcn\n p. BcpsStbm KZvKZw t]mse sndnsbmcp NpSpIm v. "C\nbnßs\ F{X\mƒ?' πmhn\p ad p\n v Btcm Aßs\ tnmzn nt? XSnbpsS adphiw Hcmƒ \n m C pdw ImWm\mhn. Aø Hm Øp ]ndp]ndpøp: ""πmth, \ns Zpc w Cu s]mæøsnbt? \osbmscenºt\m s]m Øt\m Bbncps n!'' ""A, Aø \pw AXdnbns pt m? aæpxcp sx mw ac߃ kzoicn pw. ]ns, \ns apø \t Fs bcnin hospsh Xv? Fs sh n fbm Iptd Bfpt m pw Abmƒ t\m nbt m. Fepº\pw s]mø\psams t ms, cpnnbn mø ImbvIfmbncp p Ft sx n, Fs Ft A n ncbm pambncp p. apxpapø apx Cfwapdbnse Ip p߃hsc Fs a[pc \niƒ Xn p. Fs XWen Øs HmSnbpsamfn pw Ifn phf p. B\μambncp p As ms. \nßfn ]ecpw Fs hn m hnnmcn nt? Ft snbvxn? \ns ai Xo bmbpw AXp snøpw.'' ""C, C. Ahs\s ai\mwv, Rm\X\phZn n.'' ""Mpwlpw, Hcp hr s hymtamlw! A s hm piƒ v ai snhnxcpsat m?'' ""Ct?'' \nizmkwt]mse ]ns bpsamcnf m v. ISp ap XSnbn Hcp timsmen B p ]Xn p nt? a \ndap NofpIƒ NnXdp p. apdn msnsemgpip shfpø NdØn\p tnmc\ndw. thz\sim v tx hcn bpss simºpiƒ hndbv p p. ""Atøm πmth, tzhhr ßfn \o DØa\pw ]pwyhm\pat! F p Ip Øn\mWp \ns sh nhogvøp Xv?'' ""]eimew Hcp IpSpw_Øns hni S n, XWteIn, PohPew h nt mimsx ImØp. Np ph Ønep aæv hf qdp Xm n \ne\n Øn. ]pxnb\nbaøn CsX mw Ip ßft? d dn\v πmshmcp XS amsw v \ns ai hnnmcn p p. Fs hn m Ah ]Ww hmßnbt m.''

37 - ""Xebn Hcp simsºmsn ns nepw B Zp s\...'' ""sim Ww At? Fs mcp I amwnxv? hr ߃ v ]Ibn s Imcyhpadnbn. sh n apdn ptºmgp mip thz\ s]mdp W sa v sh pimc\t] n m \nckn p sxßs\? hr ߃ \in ptºmƒ {]IrXnbn am ßfp mipw. AXns\m pw R߃ _m[yÿc. AXptam pi.'' asn msw nepw Aø ais\ D]tZin p: ""tx hcn hn cpxv. AXv a sf t]m nb-xt?'' kptc{μ apjapb ØmsX Np nepw t\m n. A am{xa, `mcybpw a fpwiqsn Xs adp]sn p ImtXm p p. Xosc C s SmsX Abmƒ ]ndp]ndpøp: ""Hcp πmht, t]ms.'' ""tmlv?'' \ncmitbmss Aø IÆpIƒ ]n hen p. ""B πmshm XpsIm v a ƒ ] adn n n ''- eoebpss - i w. ""\ns a tfso, Ipd v ] wsim s.'' ""Mpw, IÆn Snbpt mcp Nncn pw.'' ""Nncnt ms.'' ""CXpt]msem v thsdbm pans t m Ww.'' ""\n\ p kv{xo[\w In nbx t m? Fcºpt]mbm AhnsS AºXdp]Xp d dpsh mw. \ ]mep XmsW n Znhkhpw aq p\mepintem t]mcmbncn pw.'' eoebv v A\p`hßfpsS kwibamwv: ""AXn\p ssxsh v Btdgp sim w Ignbt? A p d dn\p hnein psa mcdn p?'' Aø Iq nt Øp: ""AsX, H m cw hcn πmhv sh n hnt v...'' kptc{μ\v tim]w h p: ""ISw ho t? \n߃s ms Xn m\pw XcWw.'' ""DsΔSm, Bb ImeØv cm]ien msx I s n m samxsem mbxv. hn p Xn m\ msx Im min\v \obp m ntbm?'' ""A s\m p an mxncn v'' - acpaiƒ hne n. ""kptc{μ\nt? ]qbv...'' ""Bcm?'' hmxp h pt\m nbxv Aø \mwv. tx pan\p n aq Iq nb agphpw hfbam n txmfnte nb hshpambn aq pt] ap Øv. ""Rßtf, πmhpsh m h Xm.'' Aø \p i an mxmbn. ImeneqsS Hcp hndb ta t m p Ibdn. AXp s\ neps n hnßptºmƒ sxm hc p, ImgvN aßn. tx hcn bpss Hcp simºp sh p Xpt]mepw t\m n \n m X\n mhn. XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn

38 102 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen sh nhogvøptºmƒ Hcp]t... th... th pth v Aø \ndßn \S p; a\ n XSnhoWv aæp Ipepßp {]Iº\tØmsS. ap Øv πmãniv IqSpIfn d ssøiƒ. XW t]mbn \ ambn DWßnhc aæn hmbvxpd v IpgnIƒ. IpSn m\pw Ipfn m\pap sh w tx hcn bpss XWenembncp p. sndnsbmcp ]mdhnshneqss Dudnh v Hmen \ndbpw. AXp h pam bncp n. AXn\m thsdm v At\zjn pan. Hmenbnse sh w NqSmbn ns p, \nanjwtxmdpw h ns m v. N p-n-hdpw ta aæpw \nd- n- n-cp Ipgn-I-fn ag-s]bvx tijw \ d ssøiƒ, th\emcw`øn hmsnøf p XeIp\n p\n p. eoe AXns\ms HmesaS p XW IpØn. aæp hc ps]msn X Øn\v Im ph v DuXn døn. Hmenbnse \ocpdh \nt»jw h nt mbn. Aepan\nb psßfpambn Xmsg`mKsØ InW picbn sh sasp m \n eoetbmsv ho psa ]d p: ""Fßs\bm ]dbp Xv, F panßs\ sh w Xcm ] pibn tit m.'' ""IpSn ms\mcp IpSw.'' ""C piqsnøcmw.'' ""NqSpsIm v Hcp c bpan. H p Ipfn msxßs\ InS pdßm\mwv?'' kptc{μ ]m{xßfn t\m n. F mw Imen. ""tasem v \\bv m t]mepw sh ant So?'' ""Rms\hnSp p sim phcm\m?'' hdpxns mchkm\w t]mse ag NnXdnhoWp, Bizmkw. Aßs\bncn ptºmƒ ap Øns timwnsn Xp I v, kptc{μ \Spßn. Nm agbøv Xebn XpWnbpan v t\m n\n p `mcybpss ASpØp sn v Abmfpw t\m n. aq p sim w apºv \ d ssøiƒ ssihæamti Xmbncp p, Bbn. asæ msam gpint mbxn\m an Xpw IS]pgIn howp. CsXm pa {]Xo n Xv. Dcpƒs]m ep mbxp t]mse FhnsSbpw Fgp p\n p I pitf ImWm\p q. ]ndin h p\n v A ]cnlknt m? ""kptc{μm, aæpw achpw XΩnep _ w \n\ dn piqsm. acw sh nbm thcpwßpw, aæpwßpw, Im Øpw agbøpw ]d pw Hen pw t]mipw. IpSn\o NpcØmØ I piƒ sxfn phcpw. ChnSwhn v FhnsS sb nepw s]mbv qts?'' ""Ftßm mw m...?'' \n -lm-bs \ne-hnfn (\mcmb ) HºXv aebmfw ""a\- n-semcp \o -temss Aø- ]ns bpw πmhn-te p t\m n.'' ""... th. th p-th v Aø- -\n-dßn \S- p; a\- -n XSn-hoWv aæv Ipep-ßp {]I-º-\-tØm-sS.'' Aø- \pw πmhpw XΩn-ep -_ w hy -am-ip IqSp-X kμ `-߃ Is -Øn AXnse sshim-cn-ix N snøp-i.

39 XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn ""sim Ww At? Fs mcp IjvS-am-Wn-Xv. hr -߃ p ]I-bn-s Imcy-hp-a-dn -bn-. sh n-ap-dn- p-tºm-gp- m-ip thz\ s]mdp- -W-sa v sh p-im-c-\-t]- n- m \nc-kn- p- -sx-ßs\?'' Cu hcn-i-fn sx-fn-bp at\m-`mhw hni-i-e\w snøpi. IY-bn πmhv Hcp IYm-]m-{X-ambn amdp- -sx-ß-s\-sb v hni-zo-i-cn- p-i. ""N Xn p-t mdpw πmhv sh m txm pw.'' ` y-kw-kvim-c-hp-ambn _ -s IqSp-X ]g-s m- p-iƒ tij-cn- v hymjym\n p-i.- Aø- \pw ai\pw {]Ir-Xnsb c p- co-xn-bn-emwv kao-]n- p- -Xv. \n߃ BcpsS kao-]-\-tøm-smwv tbmpn- p- Xv? F psim v? kwhmzw kwl-sn- n- p-i. ""B πmshm -Xp-sIm v a ƒ ] -a-dn- n- n-.'' ""hosn\pw ]cn-k-c-øn\pw XWepw Im pw \ In c -I-\mbn ]S p \n p tx h-cn-.'' ""Ib-dn- - m\mhm-øtxm txm n FØm-ØtXm Bb Nn -bnseßm\pw N ]gp-øm AÆm, hδm, Im, Infn-Iƒ... F m-h-cp-sa-øpw.'' a\p-jy-s bpw a p P p-pm-e-ß-fp-ssbpw Pohn-X-Øn πmhn-\p ÿm\w hy -am- p hcn-iƒ hmbn- t m. {]ta-bw, `mj, BJym-\-co-Xn, ka-im-en-i-{]-k n F nhiqsn ]cn-k-wn v "tx h-cn ' F IYbv v \ncq-]ww Xbm-dm- p-i. C-hn-Sw-hn v Fhn-sS-sb- nepw s]mbv qts? k- yt\-cøv Aø- tx h-cn- -bn Nmcn-\n- p. Nn- -I-fn-sems, GsX mw ] n-i-fmwv h n-cn- p- Xv! hmiy-ßfn D]-tbm-Kn- n-cn- p Nn -߃ \ Ip A Y-kq-N-\-Iƒ Fs m-s bmwv? ]Z-tImiw Fc-ºv- -tnme Hmen- - h w Ipd Ipfw, Du p-ip-gn Io n- -s\-spsi ]nf Øn, s\spsi apdn v Nhp- -Im-b- - Cfw Imb Ndw - I-d (-sn-sn-i-fpss X ps]m n- ptºmƒ Dd-s m-gp- Ip {Zmh-Iw) aqs- p-cp- - D-W-ßnb Ipcp aqs-bv n-sp-i- -D-Wßm\n-SpI

40 104 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen aebmfw HºXv Nnd- c hmgp- -h-cpss ai-fmwv axn-te-cn- - n. sndp- -Ønte AΩ acn- p-t]mb Ahsf A -\mwv hf Øn-b-Xv. At±-lw-Xs Btbm-[-\-ap-d-Ifpw ]Tn- n- p. ]Xn-t\gmw hb- n Ahƒ Nnd- c\msv -hmwpxps-ßn. sshimsx thwm- p-cm-pm-hp-am-bp hnhm-lhpw \S- p. Hc-Sn-b- -c-k-tμiw e`n- -Xn-\m Znh-k-߃ -Iw- cmpmhv thwm-t p Xncn- p-t]m-bn. aq ph jw Ign- p. cmpm-hn-s\- n Hcp hnh-c-hp-an-. Hcp Xncp-h-m-Xn-c-\mƒ axn-te-cn- n Xs k -S-߃ A s ap n Ah-X-cn- n- p: ""Fs cmpmhv ad- n-cn- p- p. snm- n-b-b- n pw ImWm h n-.- Hm-W-t m-sn-bn-, HmW- -W-an-, Hcp Fgp-tØme-t]m-ep-an-.'' At m-gmwv hmgp- -h ai-tfmsv Imcy-߃ Xpd p ]d-bp- -Xv. HmS-\mSpw ]m n- -Sbpw thwm-sns\ B{I-an- ncn- p p. aq m- p-im-e-ambn cmpmhv ]S- -f-øn s]mcp-xn-s m- n-cn- p- p. Imcy-ß-sf mw AXXv ka-bøp Xs Adn-bn- p p- v. I n hnj-an- cpxv. AXn-\m Ah-tfmSv CsXm pw ]d-b-cpsx pw {]txyiw kqnn- n- m-dp- v. A s hnh-cww ti v Ah-fpsS a\ v s\m p. ` Øm-hns\ sx n- -cn- -Xn ] m-ø-]n- p. B ka-b-ømwv thwm p cmpm-hns ZqX Fgp-tØm-e-bp-ambn AhnsSsbØn-b-Xv. Fgp-tØme hmbn axn-te-cn- nbpss {]Xn-I-c-W-amWv ]mt-`m-kw.

41 XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn axn-te-cn- n Xn-cpshgp-Øm-tem-emXp It m- msc InSp-InsS s]m n- -ct I n IÆocpw ssibzmbn \n -hfv Ic pw ]d- t m Ip n- n: ""I\Iw \mtfsd a\w simxn v Ic-fn-\-I-Øp \msp-hm-gn v Adn-bm-sXbm-bncw Ip w I v AXn-s\- ps-tbms\! th Xv Rmt\ Hmep-s cns]mcn-b- -Ønev Rm\p- n- - qcn- - p-ωev Hmep -Ω-Ænepw tnmc-bnepw Rm\p- o-tb-gvx v amtfy-ωev s]mdp- p- n- m s]mdp- p- nt s\ p- n-cp-sºme qf-bm-hpt! ]Xn-t\gpw tim pw Xe-tX- n v ]Xn-s\-t m-s-ømgw shs -\ v Ccp-]-Øn-bmdv hb- -h v Xncp-ta-\n- ]-S-bn-set w hs - nev Fhn-sS-sh- m s]mdp pw Rmt\ \msp-hmgn sxfn- mte Rm sxfnbq! \msp-hm-go-cp- mte Rm\n-cn q! \mftø ]p ]pecpw Imew thwmsv ]qs m-bntemw t]msw-\ v Xncp-sh-gpØmtememXp-ImWp-t cw ssisa-øn-d- hpw hs -\ v sasø w IÆmbntØms y-\ v Xe-h ]S-\m-bctØSn-b- ti v ae-tbmcw Imc- mtem ] n-c-t m-a-\-øn-cp-h-b- n ]b- n-sø-fn v ]Wn- -cm n AShpw sxmgnepw ]Tn- n- - ]S-\n-e- w ]Tn- n- - BWmbpw s]æmbpw t]ms y- - A I\n-sh-t m-sp-s - nev ]S-s]mbvXp Xm q n ht m-fmtem.'' kºm-z\w: Sn.-F- v. Ip n-cm-a \ºym

42 106 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen Xncp-sh-gp-tØme hmbn axn-te-cn- n k -S-s - -sx n\v? hni-zo-i-cn- p-i. ""Hmep-s cns]mcn-b- -Ønev Rm\p- n- qcn- - p-ωev Hmep -Ω-Ænepw tnmc-bnepw Rm\p- o-tb-gvx v amtfy-ωev s]mdp- p- n- m s]mdp- p- nt s\ p- n-cp-sºme qf-bm-hpt!'' axn-te-cn- - n-bpss am\-kn-i-kw-l jw {]I-S-am- m Cu hcn-iƒ ]cym-]vx-am-twm? hni-i-e\w snbvxv Ipdn v Xbm-dm- p-i. {]Xn-k nl -Øn axn-te-cn- n DØ-c-hm-Zn-Xz-߃ kzbw Gs -Sp- p- p. CXn\v Ahsc klm-bn LS-I-߃ Fs m-s -bm-hmw? N v]etaen-cp v N c Xn mepw kwibw IqSmsX ]pæm- m-w-sx v t_mepw lj-dn-bm-xm- n-bmsf hm v ti n- t, A -emsb tnc-ams tnxn- ti- n- nt? Hs bpw IÆpw snhn-sn- msx ImWpw d v Hm\-dnbmw F nep- ƒ taen-ep lp v sh -sas Zp -an- p-øn v Ic- m n shøn-sm-\-t] hn n- Øv axn-bm- n. -adn-b- p- n-bpss IØv (]pen-t m- n sslz ) s]m n- -c-bn-t mƒ Hma-\- qhn F pw Ic-bn-t mƒ Hma-\- qhn? \Ωf HmSw simsp- n n _m m? Ft hn n _m m HmSw _n mtb! Hm-a-\- q-hn : e -Zzo-]nse \ms ]m- p-iƒ snß- q- p- m-xoss ]m p-]msmw F m-im snm n-ø ]m p-]msmw snß q p mxn sn\n p hf q Ac-aWn Inßn-Wn-bn p hf Øn-bΩ Ggc Xncp-h-b- mbn Ip m-xn v ]d-hnxy ]Tn- m-sx-bn-cp-s mcp Imew Fcn-bmhpw tim -bnse Fcn-bm-]-Wn- \pw Icn-bmhpw tim -bnse Icn-bm-]-Wn- \pw Fcnbm]Wn- -\p-am-bn-s m-c- -ap- mbn A -Øn-tØm-t msn Icn-bm-]-Wn- Icn-bm-Ø-ºp- mbn ]d- p-t]m p Fcn-bm-]-Wn- \pw ]n p-s p sndn-bm-ø-ºp- mbn ]n p-s p sn-ß q- Ip mxn HºXv aebmfw t_mepw ljv B n-bmƒ- A - tnxnd v- Hm\-dn-bmwlp v- ]dbpw kxyw - `mcy -Zpx-Jw - IY -sszhw - A-h-\-dnbmw -AKm-[-amb kvt\lw Zp -an- p-øn- v ZpxJ-am-Ip Cu Ipgnbn \n v Ic- m- n-sh-øn-sm - - Ic Ib- m hn v- -]-d p \Ω-f \ΩpsS HmSw sndnb h w simsp- n- n simsp- p- pt m _n m-tb hn -cptx ]d-hn-xy ]d-hnzy

43 XpSn-Xm-fw- txsn api-fn simspø ]m p-ifpw ]mt-`m-khpw ]cn-tim-[n v \ms ]m- ns khn-ti-j-x-iƒ Is -Øp-I. Xmfw ]Zm-h Ø\w ]Z-tImiw Xncp-sh-gp-Øm-tem-em-Xp I-t m- m-tc Hmep-s -cn-s]m-cn-b- -Øn-ev Rm\p- n q-cn- - p-ω-ev Hmev amtfy-ω-ev ssisa-øn-d- w ti v Imc- m-tem t]ms y- - Xncp-sh-gp-Øm Hme AXv I psim t\cøv Ah-cp v Fcn-s]mcn bp Øn Rm\p v Cu ] p-hn-cn- - n-en-t Ah (At±-lw) amfn-i-bn ]S-bm-fn-Iƒ v ]S- -en-h- m-ep- m- Ip Hcp-Xcw A\p-`hw Ing v Ib-td- t m Fs A hf Øn Rm Fs - p-dn v D v C $ \ms ]m- p-iƒ, Ihn-X-Iƒ F n-h-bpss Xmfhpw CuWhpw Xncn- -dn v `mh-tømss Be-]n- m Ign-bp- p- v. $ I-Y, -I-hnX, \ms ]m- p-iƒ F n-h-bpss {]ta-bw, `mj, Na- mcw F nh Is Øn \ncq-]ww Xbm-dm- m Ign-bp- p v. $ {]tbm-k-߃, ssien-iƒ F nh Is Øn Bh-iy-amb L -ß-fn D]-tbm-Kn- m Ign- n- p- v. $ ]g-s m- p-iƒ, ssien-iƒ XpS-ßn-b-h hymjym-\n- m\pw Ah-bnse Pohn- X-ho- Ww Is Øn cn-\-i-fn G s -Sm\pw Ign- n p- v. $ IY-I-fn {]Xn-^-en- p kmaq-ln-i-po-hnxw hni-i-e-\w-snbvxv N, kwhmzw F n-h-bn-te s v bp n-]q hw hmz-k-xn-iƒ Ah-X-cn- n- m Ign n p- v.

44 ticf-]m-tm-hen ticf-]m-tm-hen ""t^mivpohn-x-sa p ]d-bp-tºmƒ sxøw, Xnd, \mtsm-sn- -e-iƒ F n-hsb am{x-a Rm\p-t±-in- p- -Xv. P\-ß-fpsS at\m-`m-hw, s]cp-am- w, kwkm-c-`mj, ico-c-n-e-\-߃, P\-Po-hn-X-]-cn-k-c-ß-fn {]Ir-Xn-bpsS `mk-ambn \ne- \n p ac-߃, snsn-iƒ, a\p-tjy-x-c-po-hn-iƒ F n-h-sb mw AXn-epƒs - Sp- p. Ib w Ib-dn-t m-ip Hcn-S-h-gn, ac-ø-w-en shfn w hc-bv p hrøw, Ipf-߃, txmsp-iƒ, ] n-iƒ Ch-sbms tn -XmWv t^miv A\p-`-h-tem-Iw. A\p-`-h-Øns A\-\yhpw AXn-kq- va-hp-amb LS-I-߃ Dƒt -Xm-W-Xv. Cu temiw Fgp-Øn CSw-t\-Sp-tºmƒ D mip Bthiw thsd-ø-s -bm-wv.'' - t^mivtemdpw Fs FgpØpw (F. {]`m-i-c ) Cu {]kvxm-h-\sb km[q-i-cn- p sxfn-hp-iƒ ]mt-`m-k-ß-fn \n v Is - Øp-I. hni-i-e\w snbvxv D]-\ymkw Xbm-dm- p-i. sndp-t»cn Fgp-Øp-Imsc Adn-bpI {In.-h. ]Xn-\ mw \q m- n DØ-c-tI-c-f-Øn Pohn- ncp alm-i-hn. tim-eøp\msp `cn- n-cp DZ-b-h Ω cmpmhns ]fin-x-k-z- nse AwK-am-bn-cp p. `mk-hxw Zi-a-kvI- sø B[mc-am n cnn IrjvW-KmY-bmWv At±-lsØ A\-iz-c-\m- nb IrXn. HºXv aebmfw \mcm-b CSp n Pn -bn sxmsp-]pg Xmeq- n s]sp IpS-b-Øq-cn 1940 k]vxw_ 26\p P\n- p. "sim tc-øn-'bmwv BZy-t\mh. Ducm-fn- p-sn, h -e, BcmWp txm p- -h, IY-Iƒ- -\m-cm-b F nh-bmwp {][m-\- Ir-Xn-Iƒ. tkm{x-kv-ar-xn-i-fpss A\p-`hw t]dp- -h-bmwv At±-l-Øns cn-\iƒ. "sim -tc-øn' p ticf kmlnxy A m-zan Ahm Uv e`n- n- p- v.