The Girl in the Stone Bungalow

.,a nx.,dfõ .eyeKq wd;auh

uu uq,ska /lshdj lf<a fg,skdgHh ksIamdol lkavdhul’ b;ska wfma /lshdfõ yeáhg rfÜ fkdfhla fkdfhla ;eka j,g hkak;a isoaO fjkjd’ fï lshk isoaêh isÿfjkfldg wms ysáfha uykqjr m,df;a me/‚ .,a nx.,djl’ rE.; lrñka ysáfha fyd,auka Ñ;%mghla’

m<uqfjks ojfia wms kqf.af.dv ;snqKq wfma ldrHd,fhka mdkaoßkau msg;ajqfka uykqjr n,d hkak’ myqjod IQáka mgka.kak ksid tod l,skau kqjr .syska f,dÊ fjkak ;uhs wms ma,Eka lf,a’ fldfydu yß 35 fofklaf.ka iukaú; jqk wfma lKavdhu yji ;=k ú;r fjkfldg kqjrg .shd’ ksIamdok l,ukdlre l,skau wmsg f,dÊ fjkak ;ekla l;dlr,d ;snqk;a ta .kqfokqfõ fudllayß fmdä wjq,la ksid wmsg ta ia:dkfha kjd;eka fokak ta wh wlue;s jqkd’ wka;sug yji yh ú;r fjklka kqjr gjqug fj,d kj;skak ;ekla fyjqj;a wms fydhmq úÈfya ;ekla fydhd.kak neßjqkd’ ta w;f¾ ;uhs ksIamdok l,ukdlreg myqjod rE.; lsÍï isÿlsÍug fhdodf.k ;snqKq .,a nx.,dfõ ysñlre ÿrl:kfhka l;dlf,a’ ta wms miqjod isÿlrk rE.; lsÍï .ek wykak’ wmsg isÿfj,d ;sfhk kjd;eka m%Yakh oek.;a;u Tyq wms yefudagu kjd;eka .ekSug .,a nx.,dju iQodkï lr,d ÿkakd’

b;ska tÉpr fj,djla lÜg lld kqjr gjqug fj,d pdg¾ fjù ysáh wms fohsfhla ÿkakd jf.a yïnjqk kjd;ek fj; .sfha *q,a yemS tflka’ kqjr gjqug fj,d bkak w;f¾ wfma fiÜ tfla bkak fyd|g lk fndk tjqka ál wjYHlrk foaj,a uÈke;sj wr.kak;a wu;l lf<a kE’

.,a nx.,dj ;snqfka kqjr gjqfu b|,d lsf,daóg¾ 15 la ú;r ÿßka l÷ uqÿkl’ fldfyduyß wms nx.,djg tkfldg fyd|gu l¨‍jr;a jeá,hs ;snqfKa’ nx.,djla lSjg tal yßhg ud,s.djla jf.a úYd, tlla’ wms .shmq jdyk nx.,dfõ ñÿf,a kj;a;kfldg;a nx.,dj ;snqfKa ;o w÷rl’ wfma jdykj, ioafoa weys,o fldfyo Bg úkdä 5 g ú;r miafia ldls lndhl=hs irul=hs we|.;a; ñksfyla wms wdj mdr Èf.a ÿjf.k weú;a nx.,dfj fodr wer,d ,hsÜ oeïu’ ñÿf,a ,hsÜ oeïug miafia ;uhs uu oelafla ñÿ,;a nx.,dj ;rugu uyd úYd, ñÿ,la lsh,d’ ta ñÿf,a ol=Kq me;af;a fl,jf¾u ;=kafofkla tl;=jqk;a nokak neß ;rï úYd, i,a .yl=;a ;snqkd’

uqrldrhd weú;a fodr wer,d ÿkakg miafia wms;a wfma nE.a tfyu wrf.k nx.,djg we;=,ajqkd’ my, ;Ügqj IQáka j,g wjYH ksid wmsg ldur fjkalr,d ;snqfka Wv ;Ügqfõ’ nx.,dfõ m%Odk Yd,dfjka mgkaf.k by,g ke.=Kq mäfm,l .ukalrmq wms álla úYd, id,hlghs we;=,a jqfka’ ta Yd,dfõ fome;af;kau fldßfvda folla ;snqkd’ ta fldßfvda foflau fma,shg ldur ;sylg fkdwvq ixlHdjla ;snqkd’ wfma fiÜ tlg” ta lshkafka leurd lKavdhfï wg fokdg fjka jqfka nx.,dfõ Wvquyf,a ol=Kq me;af;a flrjf,au ldur fol’ wfkla ldur yeu tllu jf.a fï ldur fofl;a vn,a we|ka fol fol ;snqk ksid wfma wg fokd y;r y;r ldur folg fnÈ,d .shd’ uf.a lduf¾ ysáfha uuhs” fo,hs” iqmamhs” lekaähhs’ wfma ldufrka t,shg fodrla ;snqkd’ uu ta fodr wermqjuhs oelafla ta fodr wefrkafka wä yfha oyfha jf.a ne,alkshlg lsh,d’ fodr wermqjdu iS;, yq,Õl=;a wdjd’ ta tlalu wdj i,a u,a iqj| ksid jgmsg n,kfldghs uu oelafla” uu wr l,ska lSj úYd, i,a .y ;snqfKa wfma lduf¾ ne,alkshg óg¾ oyhl ú;r ÿßka lsh,d’

fo,hs” lekaähhs” iqmamhs lduf¾ ;snqK nd;arEï tlg fmdrloa§ uu fyñysg ne,alksfha wdrlaIl jeg ,Õg .sfha iS;, yq,Õska weÕg oefkk ikSmh ;j álla ú¢kak ys;df.k’ ta;a ta tlalu uf.a msgqmiska ljqreyß bkakjd jf.a oekqk ksid uu wdmyq yeß,d ne¨‍jd’ n,kfldg fukak nx.,dfõ uqrldrhd uf.a msámiafia ysgf.k’ tlmdru ta ñksyj wv w÷f¾ oelalu uu;a álla ;s.eiaiqkd’ ta;a ta nj fmkajkafka ke;sj uu ta ñksydg l;dl,d’

z wehs udfï fudllayß Wjukdjlao@ z uu weyqjd’

z Wjukdjlakï fkfuhs uy;a;fhda’ uu fï fmdrjkd ál f.k;a fokak wdjuhs uy;a;hd ;kshu fu;k bkakjd oelafla’ wd fï ál wrf.k fï fodr jy,d oeïukï”’ fï jf.a iS;,l Tfydu t,shg fj,d bkak fyd| kE” z

uqrldrhd tfyu lSfõ uf.a Wrysig Wäka i,a .y ;sín Èydj iefrka ief¾ fyd/yska n,k.uka’ thd álla nfhka jf.a ysáfha lsh,;a ug ys;=kd’ fldfyduyß uu;a ta l;djg T¨‍j jk,d lduf¾ we;=,g weú;a fodr jeyqjd’ f.kdmq fmdrjkd ál we| Wäka ;shmq uqrldrhd wdmyq hkak .syskq;a” álla k;rfj,d wdmyq wms Èydg yerekd’

z fldfydug;a uy;a;fhda we¢ß jegqkdhska miafia Th i,a.y ;sfhk me;af;a fkdhd bkak ´fka’ Th ne,alks lE,a,g;a fkdhd ysáfhd;a ;uhs fyd| z
uqrldrhdf.a l;dfjka mqÿuhg m;ajqk fo,d wefËka neye,d uqrldrhd ,Õg .shd’
z wehs f,dl=Wkakefya tfyu lSfõ@ z fo,d weyqjd’
z kE uy;a;fhda okafka keoao b;ska Th tl tl foaj,a ;sfhkjdfka”” wks;atl T;kska m,af,yd uy .K le,Ej’ j,a W!frda” Èúfhda i;d iremfhda msß,d’z

tfyu lshmq uqrldrhd wähg folg t;ekska msgfj,d .shd’ ta⁣ fjkfldg lduf¾ ysáfha fo,hs” uuhs” lekaähhs ú;rhs’ iqmamd ysáfha nd;arEï tl we;=f,a’ wfma fiÜ tflka nhu tld iqmamd ksid wms fld,U§u l;dlrf.k wdfõ nx.,djg wdj fj,djl ´lj fyd|g nh lruq lsh,d’ ta;a uqrldrhdf.a l;dfjka miafia wmsg;a fmdä nhla jf.a tlla fkdoekqkdu fkfuhs’ ta ksidu fjkak we;s lekaähd lSjd v%sxla tlla oduq lsh,d’ uu;a fjdIa oeñ,a, miaig od,d jefâg tkag¾ jqkd’ ta;a f.kdmq l,ukd fiaru jdyfka we;=f,a od,d weú;a lsh,d u;lajqfka tafj,dfõ’ b;ska uuhs” fo,hs” lekaähhs” iqmamd fjdIa odklka jdyfkka nvqál wrka tkak t,shg .shd’ wms t,shg hkfldgu nx.,dfõ biaf;damamqfj ysgmq uqrldrhd wfmka weyqjd fldfyao hkafka lsh,d’ wms fmdrg we;a; úia;f¾ lSjd’ ta w;f¾ fo,d uqrldrhdg;a fmdä wähla .ykak l;d l<d’ talg tl mhska leu;sfjÉp uqrldrhd;a wms;a tlal jdyfka ,Õg wfõ fgdaÉ tl;a m;a;=lrf.k’

wjYH l,ukd ál wrka wdmyq nx.,dj we;=,g hkak ys;df.k ta me;a;g fgdaÉ tl .ymq uqrldrhd tlmdrg z hkak tmd”” uy;a;fhda’ Th me;a;g hkak tmd”””z lshdk lE.yf.k i,a .y ;snqk me;a;g ÿjkak jqkd’ wms;a ta msámiafia ÿjkfldg uqrldrhdf.a fgdaÉ t,shg ;uhs oelafla” iqmamd l¨‍jf¾u nx.,dfõ biairyska neye,d i,a.y me;a;g hkjd’ uqrldrhdf.a lE.eys,a,g .uk k;rlrmq iqmamd nhfj,d jf.a wms Èyd n,df.k ysáhd’ iqmamd ,Õg .shmq wms fldfyo hkak .sfha lsh,d weyqju W! lshkjd fjdIa od,d weú;a ;=jdh ne,alksfha jefÜ jekqj¨‍” tlmdru wdj yq,Õg tal t,shg jegqkd¨‍’ tal .kak¨‍ hkak .sfha’ fldfydu yß ;=jdh .eks,a, myqjodg l,aod,d wms iqmamdj;a weof.k uqrldrhd;a tlal wfma lduf¾g wdj’ ne,alksfh fodr;a ydhs .d,d wer, od,d ;uhs iqmamd ;=jdh f.akak .syska ;sfhkafka’

wer,d od,d ;snqK ne,alksfha fodr jykak .shdu ;uhs ug fof,da r;ajqfka’ iqmamd ìug jegqkhs lshdmq ;=jdh fukak hi wf.ag ne,alks jefÜ ;sfhkjd’ uu tal fmkakqjdg miafia iqmamd Èjqrd Èjqrd lshkjd ;=jdh yq,Õg jegqkuhs lsh,d’ wfma l;dj w;f¾ ldf.kaj;a wjirhla ke;sj fnda;,hla lvmq uqrldrhd tl yqiaug ma,diaála lma tllau ysia lr,d ldls lnd wf;ka lg msyodf.k l;dj mgka.;a;d’
z uy;a;fhda Th.ek jdolrkak fohla kE wksjdfrkau fï uy;a;hd olskak we;s Th ;=jdh my,g jefgkjd’ talfka ta uy;a;hd l¨‍jf¾u .sfha’ fyd| fj,djg ;uhs wms fï uy;a;hd t,shg hoaÈu oelafla’ ke;akï b;ska fï uy;a;hdj fyg Wfoa Th i,a .y hgÈ yïfnkafka fyd|gu msiaiq jeá,d ;uhs’ fï fiaru wrlsf.a jev’ z
z fudllao f,dl=Wkakefya ta l;dj@ z lsisu fohla fkdoek ysgmq iqmamd nhfj,d tfyu weyqjd’
;j;a tl lmatlla mqrj,du ysia lrmq uqrldrhd wdfh;a l;dj mgka.;a;d’

z uy;a;h,d nhfjhs lsh,d ys;,hs uu biair,d fï .ek lSfõ ke;af;a’ ta;a oeka fkdlshd neyefka””’ z lsh,d uqrldrhd l;dj mgka.;a;d’ l;dj bjr lrkfldg uqrldrhd tlal wms fiÜ tl fnda;,a y;rlau bjr lr,d’ tyd lduf¾ ysgmq wfma wks;a y;rfok;a l;dj ueoÈ lduf¾g wdj ksid” uqrldrhdf.a l;dj álla kj;a;,d iqmamg fjÉp weneoaÈh;a lsh,d wdfh;a uq, b|,d l;dj lshkak uqrldrhdg isoaojqkd’ wfma l;dj f.dvla È.a.eiafik ksid uu uqrldrhd lshmq l;dj fláfhka lshkakï’

oekg wjqreÿ nr.dklg l,ska” ta lshkafka fï nx.,dfõ j¾:udk whs;sldrhd fï nx.,dj i,a,sj,g .kak l,ska fï nx.,dj whs;sfj,d ;sfhkafka ro< mrmqrlg’ ta mrmqf¾ tl msßñfhla b|,d ;sfhkjd wújdylfhla’ thd wújdyl jqkdg .Ekqkaf.kakï wvqjla ;sì,d kE’ ta ldf,a ysáh fyd|u i,a,d,fhla¨‍’ i,a,s nf,ka ;ukag ysf;k ysf;k .fï ysáh .Ekq hg;alr .;a;;a” tl fl,a,la ú;rla ñksyf.a i,a,s nf,ag hg;a fjkak leu;sfj,d kE’ b;ska tlojila rd;%shl fï ñksyd ;ukaf.a f.da,fhd;a tlal tl;=fj,d wr fl,a,j nf,kau nx.,djg wrka weú;a ;ukaf.a wdYdj bIaG lrf.k’ ta ldrKh iudcfhka jykalrkak ´fka ksid ta fl,a,f.a fn,a, lm,d ur,d Th i,a.y mduq, je,¨‍jd¨‍’ b;ska uq¨‍ msßñ ikqyf¾u .ek ffjrhlska uereK fï fl,a,f.a wd;auh i,a.y hgg fj,d bkakjd¨‍” bvla ,enqk fj,djg msßñkaf.ka m,s.kak n,df.k’ ta ú;rla fkfjhs’ fï uqrldrhd fï nx.,djg tkafk;a ojdf,g ú;rhs¨‍’ ljqreyß wdfjd;a ú;r¨‍ ?g bkafka’

fldfyduyß wms Th nx.,dfõ ojia 28 la ysáhd’ ta ojia 28 w;f¾ ;j;a f.dvla foaj,a isoaO jqkd’ fï l;dj lshj,d n,,d Thd,d leu;skï ug lshkakflda”’ t;fldg uu wks;a foaj¨‍;a lshkakï’

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