David vs Goliath
Raju hugged himself as he tagged along with his mother to work. May be today he would get to hold it, play with it.
“Sit. Don’t touch anything,” Kamla warned.
Raju searched the showcase. It wasn’t there! Without a care for his mother’s strictures, he scrambled forward and shuffled around.
“Raju!” Kamla came rushing. “Sorry Madam.” She thrust him away and rearranged the pieces.
Raju was devastated. He loved the toy soldier, happy to even look at it. Now it was lost.
Shifting, he caught sight of it under the sofa. Thrilled, he picked it up. His wish had been granted! Everything was perfect, his rifle….
“Mom! Raju is a thief!”
A shove sent Raju flying. He cracked his head against the wall. Angered, Raju flew at his attacker. “I am not a thief!”
Madam cuffed Raju. “Liar!”
Kamla shook Raju. “Were you stealing?”
“Fine. Please clear my dues Madam.”
“Don’t be silly Kamla. Go and finish cooking…”
“I cannot work where we are not trusted.” Kamla walked out, dragging Raju.
“Raju, you should not have hit Rohit.” Kamla expostulated. “When will you learn to control yourself?”
“So you want me to be a hypocrite?”
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