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Lie's Labor Lost
our friend Harikrishnan. Don’t you see the five boys in school uniform munching
their sandwiches at the Maria’s? Well, the third one from the right is Hari. He
and his buddies are on their way back home after school.
what about a movie tomorrow?” asked Abin, one of the five.
four looked at him.
we have maths tuitions?” reasoned Arjun.
sir would end the class by eleven. We can make it for the noon show.” it seems that
Abin had worked his plans out.
always in for a movie.” Tony spoke in jest.
me out, guys. Ramadan starts tomorrow, and cinemas are forbidden.” Shameem made
too gave in after some prodding by Tony and Abin.
three of them turned to Hari.
ask my parents.”
you have anything to study?” Indira asked her son.
“Abin, Arjun and Tony are going, mommy!”
Tony flunk the last monthly test? "Indira had an eidetic memory.
but Abin had A plus.”
Sit and study to make sure you too pull off A grades in the next monthly.”
please, mom! I promise I would. Let me go.”
don’t give you grades, son. Books might.”
boys reached just in time for the movie though they had to settle for the front
row seats. For the next two hours the four of them laughed their heads off to
witty jokes, cheered the powerful hero, adored the mesmerizing lady lead, and
tapped their feet to those dance numbers.
way home, Hari was fabricating his story. Luckily, none of his relatives or
neighbours were present at the cinema. His mother certainly would ask him why
he was late. He would tell her that his tutor had extended today’s session to
discuss the previous year question papers. That should be enough to satisfy
about the color, Sachin. The point is that you do not pay attention to what I
parents were having an argument about something, as Hari reached his home. In
fact, Indira was so angry that she barely noticed her son was late. Not that
they fought often, but when they did Hari knew it was best to leave them alone.
Yet he had to present his now perfected alibi.
sir asked us to stay back, mom” he began. “He wanted to discuss the last year’s
paper with us.”
looked at him, her face seething with rage. “I’m not in a mood for talks, Hari.
Go and wash up. There is 'puttu' and 'kadala' curry on the table.
Leave me alone."
spoke no more. He went and washed up. He had the food, and went to his room for
woke up to a violent dream. Manikantan, the elephant of the nearby Devi temple
was chasing him. No matter where he went, the tusker would not let go.
Terrified, Hari was climbing up a banyan when he slipped and fell. That’s when
he woke up, sweating profusely. He thanked God for it was a dream.
hours had passed. He stepped out of his room. Apparently his parents were no
longer fighting. Indira was cooking spinach for supper, and Sachin was helping
her with the dishes.
evening son! Sorry for being rude earlier.”
is alright. Why were you fighting?”
not a fight, dear. Sometimes we need to talk things out. But I should not have
shouted at you.”
know what we are going to make up for it. Your papa has booked three tickets
for the night show. Let us watch that movie of yours.”
felt numb. He closed his eyes for a second. The elephant was running towards
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