कैदी -प्रेमचंद  हिन्दी देवनागरी में पढ़ें।

Icon-edit.gif is lekh ka punarikshan evn sampadan hona avashyak hai. ap isamen sahayata kar sakate hain. "sujhav"

chaudah sal tak nirantar manasik vedana aur sharirik yatana bhogane ke bad aivan okhotask jel se nikala; par us pakshi ki bhanti nahin, jo shikari ke pinjare se pnkhahin hokar nikala ho balki us sinh ki bhanti, jise kathaghare ki divaron ne aur bhi bhaynkar tatha aur bhi rakt-lolup bana diya ho. usake antastal men ek drav jvala umad rahi thi, jisane apane tap se usake balishth sharir, sudaul ang-pratyng aur laharati huee abhilashaon ko jhulas dala tha aur aj usake astitv ka ek-ek anu ek-ek chinagari bana hua tha kshudhit, chnchal aur vidrohamay. jelar ne use taula. pravesh ke samay do man tis ser tha, aj keval ek man panch ser. jelar ne sahanubhooti dikhakar kaha, tum bahut durbal ho gaye ho, aivan. agar jara bhi  pathy hua, to bura hoga. aivan ne apane haddiyon ke dhaauche ko vijay-bhav se dekha aur apane andar ek agnimay pravah ka anubhav karata hua bola, ‘qaun kahata hai ki main durbal ho gaya hoon ?’ 'tum khud dekh rahe hoge.' 'dil ki ag jab tak nahin bujhegi, aivan nahin marega, mi. jelar, sau varsh tak nahin, vishvas rakhie.'   aivan isi prakar bahaki-bahaki baten kiya karata tha, isalie jelar ne zyada paravah n ki. sab use ardhd-vikshipt samajhate the. kuchh likha-padhi ho jane ke bad usake kapade aur pustaken mngavayi gayin; par ve sare soot ab use utare hue-se lagate the. koton ki jebon men kee not nikale, kee nagad roobel. usane sabakuchh vahin jel ke vardaron aur nimn karmachariyon ko de diya mano use koee rajy mil gaya ho. jelar ne kaha, ‘yah nahin ho sakata, aivan ! tum sarakari adamiyon ko rishvat nahin de sakate.‘ aivan sadhu-bhav se hnsa, ‘yah rishvat nahin hai, mi. jelar ! inhen rishvat dekar ab mujhe inase kya lena-dena hai ? ab ye aprasann hokar mera kya bigad lenge aur prasann hokar mujhe kya denge ? yah un kripaon ka dhanyavad hai jinake bina chaudah sal to kya, mera yahan chaudah ghnte rahana asahy ho jata.‘

jab vah jel ke phatak se nikala, to jelar aur sare any karmachari usake pichhe use motar tak pahunchane chale. pandrah sal pahale aivan masko ke sampann aur sambhrant kul ka dipak tha. usane vidyalay men oonchi shiksha payi thi, khel men abhyast tha, nirbhik tha. udar aur sahriday tha. dil aine ki bhanti nirmal, shil ka putala, durbalon ki raksha ke lie jan par khelanevala, jisaki himmat snkat ke samane nngi talavar ho jati  . usake sath helen nam ki ek yuvati padhati thi, jis par vidyalay ke sare yuvak pran dete the. vah jitani   roopavati thi, utani hi tej thi, badi kalpanashil; par apane manobhavon ko tale men band rakhanevali. aivan men kya dekhakar vah usaki or akarshit ho gayi, yah kahana kathin hai. donon men leshamatra bhi samnjasy n tha. aivan sair aur sharab ka premi tha, helen kavita evn sngit aur nrity par jan deti thi.   aivan ki nigah men rupaye keval isalie the ki donon hathon se udaye jayn, helen atyant kripan. aivan ko lekchar-haaul karagar-  lagata tha; helen is sagar ki machhali thi. par kadachith vah vibhinnata hi unamen svabhavik akarshan ban gayi, jisane ant men vikal prem ka roop liya. aivan ne usase vivah ka prastav kiya aur usane svikar kar liya. aur donon kisi shubh muhoort men panigrahan karake sohagarat bitane ke lie kisi pahadi jagah men jane ke manasoobe bandh rahe the ki sahasa rajanitik sngram ne unhen apani or khinch liya. helen pahale se hi  rashtravadiyon ki or jhuki huee thi. aivan bhi usi rng men rng utha. khanadan ka rees tha, usake lie praja-paksh lena ek mahanh tapasya thi; isalie jab kabhi vah is sngram men hatash ho jata, to helen usaki himmat bndhati aur aivan usake sneh aur anurag se prabhavit hokar apani durbalata par lajjit ho jata.   inhin dinon ukrayen prant ki soobedari par romanaph nam ka ek gavarnar niyukt hokar aya bada hi kattar,  rashtravadiyon ka jani dushman, din men do-char vidrohiyon ko jab tak jel n bhej leta, use chain n ata. ate-hi-ate usane kee sampadakon par rajadroh ka abhiyog chalakar unhen saiberiya bhejava diya, krishakon ki sabhaen tod din, nagar ki myunisipailiti tod di aur jab janata ne apana rosh prakat karane ke lie jalase kiye,to pulis se bhid par goliyan chalavayin, jisase kee begunahon ki janen gayin. marshal laau jari kar diya. sare nagar men hahakar mach gaya. log mare dar ke gharon se n nikalate the; kyonki pulis har ek ki talashi leti thi aur use pitati thi. helen ne kathor mudra se kaha, yah andher to ab nahin dekha jata, aivan. isaka kuchh upay hona chahie. aivan ne prashn bhari ankhon se dekha upay ! ham kya kar sakate hain ? helen ne usaki jadata par khinn hokar kaha, ‘tum kahate ho, ham kya kar sakate hain ? main kahati hoon, ham sabakuchh kar sakate hain. main inhin hathon se usaka ant kar doongi.‘ aivan ne vismay se usaki or dekha—‘tum samajhati ho, use katl karana asan hai ? vah kabhi khuli gadi men nahin nikalata. usake age-pichhe sashastr savaron ka ek dal hamesha rahata hai. relagadi men bhi vah rijarv dabbon men saphar karata hai ! mujhe to asambhav-sa lagata hai, helen bilkul asnbhav.‘ helen kee minat tak chay banati rahi. phir do pyale mej par rakhakar usane pyala munh se lagaya aur dhire-dhire pine lagi. kisi vichar men tanmay ho rahi thi. sahasa usane pyala mej par rakh diya aur badi-badi ankhon men tej bharakar boli, ‘yah sabakuchh hote hue bhi main use katl kar sakati hoon, aivan ! adami ek bar apani jan par khelakar sabakuchh kar sakata hai.‘ ‘janate ho, main kya karoongi ? main usase raho-rasm paida karoongi; usaka vishvas prapt karoongi, use is bhranti men daloongi ki mujhe usase prem hai. manushy kitana hi hridayahin ho, usake hriday ke kisi-n-kisi kone men parag ki bhanti ras chhipa hi rahata hai. main to samajhati hoon ki romanaph ki yah daman-niti usaki avaruddh abhilasha ki ganth hai aur kuchh nahin. kisi mayavini ke prem men asaphal hokar usake hriday ka ras-ऱet sookh gaya hai. vahan ras ka snchar' karana hoga aur kisi yuvati ka ek madhur shabd, ek saral muskan bhi jadoo ka kam karegi ! aison ko to vah chutakiyon men apane pairon par gira sakati hai. tum-jaise sailaniyon ko rijhana isase kahin kathin hai. agar tum yah svikar karate ho ki main roopahin nahin hoon, to main tumhen vishvas dilati hoon ki mera kary saphal hoga. batalao main roopavati hoon ya nahin ? ‘ usane tirachhi ankhon se aivan ko dekha.

aivan is bhav-vilas par mugdha hokar bola, ‘tum yah mujhase poochhati ho, helen ? main to tumhen snsar ki ...’ helen ne usaki bat katakar kaha, ‘agar tum aisa samajhate ho, to tum moorkh ho, aivan ! is nagar men nahin, hamare vidyalay men hi, mujhase kahin roopavati balikaen maujood hain. han, tum itana hi kah sakate ho ki tum kuroopa nahin ho. kya tum samajhate ho, main tumhen snsar ka sabase roopavan yuvak samajhati hoon ? kabhi nahin. main aise ek nahin sau nam gina sakati hoon, jo chehare-mohare men tumase kahin badhakar hain, magar tumamen koee aisi vastu hai, jo tumhin men hai aur vah mujhe aur kahin najar nahin ati. to mera karyakram suno. ek mahine to mujhe usase mel karate lagega. phir vah mere sath sair karane nikalega. aur tab ek din ham aur vah donon rat ko park men jaynge aur talab ke kinare bench par baithenge. tum usi vakt rivalvar liye a jaoge aur vahin prithvi usake bojh se halaki ho jayagi.

jaisa ham pahale kah chuke hain, ‘aivan ek rees ka ladaka tha aur krantimay rajaniti se usaka hardik prem n tha. helen ke prabhav se kuchh manasik sahanubhooti avashy paida ho gayi thi aur manasik sahanubhooti prani ko snkat men nahin dalati. usane prakat roop se to koee apatti nahin ki lekin kuchh sndigdha bhav se bola, yah to socho helen, is tarah ki hatya koee manushiy kriti hai ? helen ne tikhepan se kaha,  ‘doosaron ke sath manushiy vyavahar nahin karata, usake sath ham kyon manushiy vyavahar karen ? kya yah soory ki bhanti prakat nahin hai ki aj saikadon parivar is rakshas ke hathon tabah ho rahe hain ? kaun janata hai, isake hath kitane begunahon ke khoon se rnge hue hain ? aise vyakti ke sath kisi tarah ki riayat karana asngat hai. tum n-jane kyon itane thande ho. main to usake dushtacharan ko dekhati hoon to mera rakt khaulane lagata hai. main sach kahati hoon, jis vakt usaki savari nikalati hai, meri boti-boti hinsa ke aveg se kanpane lagati hai. agar mere samane koee usaki khal bhi khinch le, to mujhe daya n aye. agar tumamen isaka sahas nahin hai, to koee haraj nahin. main khud sabakuchh kar loongi. han, dekh lena, main kaise us kutte ko jahannum pahunchati hoon. ‘ helen ka mukhamndal hinsa ke aveg se lal ho gaya. aivan ne lajjit hokar kaha, ‘nahin-nahin, yah bat nahin hai, helen ! mera yah ashay n tha ki main is kam men tumhen sahayog n doonga. mujhe aj maloom hua ki tumhari atma desh ki durdasha se kitani vikal hai; lekin main phir yahi kahoonga ki yah kam itana asan nahin hai aur hamen badi savadhani se kam lena padega.‘  helen ne usake kndho par hath rakhakar kaha, ‘tum isaki kuchh chinta n karo, aivan ! snsar men mere lie jo vastu sabase pyari hai, use danv par rakhate hue kya main savadhani se kam n loongi ? lekin tumase ek yachana karati hoon. agar is bich men koee aisa kam karoon, jo tumhen bura maloom ho to tum mujhe kshama karoge n ?’ aivan ne vismayabhari ankhon se helen ke mukh ki or dekha. usaka ashay usaki samajh men n aya. helen dari, aivan koee nayi apatti to nahin khadi karana chahata. ashvasan ke lie apane mukh ko usake atur adharon ke samip le jakar boli, ‘prem ka abhinay karane men mujhe vah sabakuchh karana padega, jis par ekamatr tumhara hi adhikar hai. main darati hoon, kahin tum mujh par sandeh n karane lago.‘ aivan ne use kar-pash men lekar kaha, ‘yah asambhav hai helen, vishvas prem ki pahali sidhi hai.‘ antim shabd kahate-kahate usaki ankhen jhuk gayin. in shabdon men udarata ka jo adarsh tha, vah us par poora utarega ya nahin, vah yahi sochane laga.   isake tin din pichhe natak ka sootrapat hua. helen apane oopar pulis ke niradhar sndeh ki phariyad lekar romanaph se mili aur use vishvas dilaya ki pulis ke adhikari usase keval isalie asntusht hain ki vah unake kalushit prastavon ko thukara rahi hai. yah saty hai ki vidyalay men usaki sngati kuchh ugr yuvakon se ho gayi thi; par vidyalay se nikalane ke bad usaka unase koee sambandh nahin hai. romanaph jitana chatur tha, usase kahin chatur apane ko samajhata tha. apane das sal ke adhikari jivan men use kisi aisi ramani se sabika n pada tha, jisane usake oopar itana vishvas karake apane ko usaki daya par chhod diya ho. kisi dhan-lolup ki bhanti sahasa yah dhan-rashi dekhakar usaki ankhon par parada pad gaya. apani samajh men to vah helen se ugr yuvakon ke vishay men aisi bahut-si baton ka pata lagakar phoola n samaya, jo khuphiya pulisavalon ko bahut sir marane par bhi gyat n ho saki thin; par in baton men mithya ka kitana mishran hai, vah n bhanp saka. is adha ghnte men ek yuvati ne ek anubhavi aphasar ko apane roop ki madira se unmatt kar diya tha. jab helen chalane lagi, to romanaph ne kursi se khade hokar kaha, ‘mujhe  asha hai, yah hamari akhiri mulakat n hogi.‘ helen ne hath badhakar kaha, ‘huzoor ne jis saujany se meri vipatti-katha suni hai, usake lie main apako dhanyavad deti hoon.‘ 'kal ap tisare pahar yahin chay piyen.' rabt-jabt badhane laga.   helen akar roj ki baten aivan se kah sunati. ‘romanaph vastav men jitana badanam hai, utana bura nahin. nahin, vah  bada rasik, sngit aur kala ka premi aur shil tatha vinay ki moorti hai.‘ in thode hi dinon men helen se usaki ghanishthata ho gayi hai aur kisi agyat riti se nagar men pulis ka atyachar kam hone laga hai. ant men vah nishchit tithi ayi. aivan aur helen din-bhar baithe-baithe isi prashn par vichar karate rahe. aivan ka man aj bahut chnchal ho raha tha. kabhi akaran hi hnsane lagata, kabhi anayas hi ro padata. shnka, pratiksha aur kisi agyat chinta ne usake mano-sagar ko itana ashant kar diya tha ki usamen bhavon ki naukaen dagamaga rahi thin n marg ka pata tha n disha ka. helen bhi aj bahut chintit aur gambhir thi. aj ke lie usane pahale hi se sajile vastr banava rakhe the. roop ko alnkrit karane ke n-jane kin-kin vidhanon ka prayog kar rahi thi; par isamen kisi yoddha ka utsah nahin, kayar ka kampan tha. sahasa aivan ne ankhon men ansoo bharakar kaha, ‘tum aj itani mayavini ho gayi ho helen, ki mujhe n-jane kyon tumase bhay ho raha hai !’ helen muskayi. us muskan men karuna bhari huee thi –‘manushy ko kabhi-kabhi kitane hi apriy kartavyon ka palan karana padata hai aivan, aj main sudha se vish ka kam lene ja rahi hoon. alnkar ka aisa durupayog tumane kahin aur dekha hai ?’ aivan ude hue man se bola, ‘isi ko rashtr-jivan kahate hain.‘ 'yah rashtr-jivan hai, yah narak hai.' 'magar snsar men abhi kuchh din aur isaki zaroorat rahegi.' 'yah avastha jitani jald badal jay, utana hi achchha.' pansa palat chuka tha, aivan ne garm hokar kaha, atyachariyon ko snsar men phalane-phoolane diya jay, jisase ek din inake kanton ke mare prithvi par kahin panv rakhane ki jagah n rahe. helen ne koee javab n diya; par usake man men jo avasad utpann ho gaya tha, vah usake mukh par jhalak raha tha.  rashtr usaki drishti men sarvopari tha, usake samane vyakti ka koee mooly n tha. agar is samay usaka man kisi karan se durbal bhi ho raha tha, to use khol dene ka usamen sahas n tha.

donon gale milakar vida hue. kaun jane, yah antim darshan ho ? donon ke dil bhari the aur ankhen sajal. aivan ne utsah ke sath kaha, ‘main thik samay par aoonga.‘ helen ne koee javab n diya. aivan ne phir sanurodh kaha, ‘khuda se mere lie dua karana, helen !’ helen ne jaise rote hue gale se kaha, ‘mujhe khuda par bharosa nahin hai.‘ 'mujhe to hai !' 'kab se ?' 'jab se maut meri ankhon ke samane khadi ho gayi.'

vah veg ke sath chala gaya. sandhya ho gayi thi aur do ghnte ke bad hi us kathin pariksha ka samay a jayaga, jisase usake pran kanp rahe the. vah kahin ekant men baithakar sochana chahata tha. aj use gyat ho raha tha ki vah svadhin nahin hai. badi moti jnjir usake ek-ek ang ko jakade hue thi. inhen vah kaise tode ? das baj gaye the. helen aur romanaph park ke ek kunj men bench par baithe hue the. tej barphili hava chal rahi thi. chand kisi kshin asha ki bhanti badalon men chhipa hua tha. helen ne idhar-udhar sashnk netron se dekhakar kaha, ‘ab to der ho gayi, yahan se chalana chahie.‘ romanaph ne bench par panv phailate hue kaha, ‘abhi to aisi der nahin huee hai, helen ! kah nahin sakata, jivan ke yah kshan svapn hain ya saty; lekin saty bhi hain to svapn se adhik madhur aur svapn bhi hain to saty se adhik ujjval.‘ helen bechain hokar uthi aur romanaph ka hath pakadakar boli, ‘mera ji aj kuchh chnchal ho raha hai. sir men chakkar-sa a raha hai. chalo mujhe mere ghar pahuncha do.‘ romanaph ne usaka hath pakadakar apani bagal men baithate hue kaha, ‘lekin mainne motar to gyarah baje bulayi hai ! helen ke munh se chikh nikal gayi gyarah baje ! 'han, ab gyarah baja chahate hain. ao tab tak aur kuchh baten hon. rat to kali bala-si maloom hoti hai. jitani hi der use door rakh sakoon utana hi achchha. main to samajhata hoon, us din tum mere saubhagy ki devi banakar  ayi thin helen, nahin to ab tak mainne n jane kya-kya atyachar kiye hote. us udar niti ne vatavaran men jo shubh parivartan kar diya, us par mujhe svayn ashchary ho raha hai. mahinon ke daman ne jo kuchh n kar paya tha, vah dinon ke ashvasan ne poora kar dikhaya. aur isake lie main tumhara rini hoon, helen, keval tumhara. par khed yahi hai ki hamari sarakar dava karana nahin janati, keval marana janati hai. jar ke mntriayon men abhi se mere vishay men sandeh hone laga hai, aur mujhe yahan se hatane ka prastav ho raha hai. sahasa tarch ka chakachaundha paida karane vala prakash bijali ki bhanti chamak utha aur rivalvar chhootane ki avaz ayi. usi vakt romanaph ne uchhalakar aivan ko pakad liya aur chillaya --‘pakado, pakado ! khoon ! helen, tum yahan se bhago.‘ park men kee sntari the. charon or se daud pade. aivan ghir gaya. ek kshan men n-jane kahan se taun-pulis, sashastr pulis, gupt pulis aur savar pulis ke jatthe-ke-jatthe a pahunche. aivan giraphtar ho gaya. romanaph ne helen se hath milakar sandeh ke svar men kaha, ‘yah aivan to vahi yuvak hai, jo tumhare sath vidyalay men tha. helen ne kshubdh hokar kaha, ‘han, hai. lekin mujhe isaka jara bhi anuman n tha ki vah krantikari ho gaya hai.‘ 'goli mere sir par se sanh-sanh karati huee nikal gayi.' 'ya eeshvar !' 'mainne doosara fayar karane ka avasar hi n diya. mujhe is yuvak ki dasha par du:kh ho raha hai, helen ! ye abhage samajhate hain ki in hatyaon se ve desh ka uddhar kar lenge. agar main mar hi jata to kya meri jagah koee mujhase bhi zyada kathor manushy n a jata ? lekin mujhe jara bhi krodh, du:kh ya bhay nahin hai helen, tum bilakul chinta n karana. chalo, main tumhen pahuncha doon.' raste-bhar romanaph is aghat se bach jane par apane ko badhaee aur eeshvar ko dhanyavad deta raha aur helen vicharon men magn baithi rahi. doosare din majistret ke ijalas men abhiyog chala aur helen sarakari gavah thi. aivan ko maloom hua ki duniya andheri ho gayi hai aur vah usaki athah gaharaee men dhaausata chala ja raha hai.

chaudah sal ke bad. aivan relagadi se utarakar helen ke pas ja raha hai. use gharavalon ki sudh nahin hai. mata aur pita usake viyog men maranasann ho rahe hain, isaki use paravah nahin hai. vah apane chaudah sal ke pale hue hinsa-bhav se unmatt, helen ke pas ja raha hai; par usaki hinsa men rakt ki pyas nahin hai, keval gahari dahak durbhavana hai. in chaudah salon men usane jo yatanaen jheli hain, unake do-char vakyon men mano satt nikalakar, vish ke saman helen ki dhamaniyon men bharakar, use tadapate hue dekhakar, vah apani ankhon ko tript karana chahata hai. aur vah vaky kya hai ? 'helen, tumane mere sath jo daga ki hai, vah shayad triya-charitr ke itihas men bhi advitiy hai. mainne apana sarvasv tumhare charanon par arpan kar diya. main keval tumhare isharon ka gulam tha. tumane hi mujhe romanaph ki hatya ke lie prerit kiya aur tumane hi mere viruddh sakshi di; keval apani kutil kam-lipsa ko poora karane ke lie ! mere viruddh koee doosara praman n tha. romanaph aur usaki sadi pulis bhi jhoothi shahadaton se mujhe parast n kar sakati thi; magar tumane keval apani vasana ko tript karane ke lie, keval romanaph ke vishakt alingan ka anand uthane ke lie mere sath yah vishvasaghat kiya. par ankhen kholakar dekho ki vahi aivan, jise tumane pair ke niche kuchala tha, aj tumhari un sari makkariyon ka parda kholane ke lie tumhare samane khada hai. tumane rashtr ki seva ka bida uthaya tha. tum apane ko  rashtr ki vedi par hom kar dena chahati thin; kintu kutsit kamanaon ke pahale hi pralobhan men tum apane sare bahuroop ko tilanjali dekar bhog-lalasa ki gulami karane par utar gayin. adhikar aur samriddhi ke pahale hi tukade par tum dum hilati huee toot padin, dhikkar hai tumhari is bhog-lipsa ko, tumhare is kutsit jivan ko ?'   sandhya-kal tha. pashchim ke kshitij par din ki chita jalakar thndi ho rahi thi aur romanaph ke vishal bhavan men helen ki arthi ko le chalane ki taiyariyan ho rahi thin. nagar ke neta jama the aur romanaph apane shok-knpit hathon se arthi ko pushpaharon se saja raha tha evn unhen apane atm-jal se shital kar raha tha. usi vakt aivan unmatt vesh men, durbal, jhuka hua, sir ke bal badhaye, knkal-sa akar khada ho gaya. kisi ne usaki or dhyan n diya. samajhe, koee bhikshuk hoga, jo aise avasaron par dan ke lobh se a jaya karate hain ! jab nagar ke bishap ne antim snskar samapt kiya aur mariyam ki betiyan naye jivan ke svagat par git ga chukin, to aivan ne arthi ke pas jakar avesh se kanpate hue svar men kaha, ‘yah vah dushta hai, jise sari duniya ki pavitr atmaon ki shubh kamanaen bhi narak ki yatana se nahin bacha sakatin. vah is yogy thi ki usaki lash ...’ kee adamiyon ne daudakar use pakad liya aur dhakke dete hue phatak ki or le chale. usi vakt romanaph ne akar usake kandhon par hath rakh diya aur use alag le jakar poochha, ‘dost, kya tumhara nam klaaudiyas aivanaph hai ? han, tum vahi ho, mujhe tumhari soorat yad a gayi. mujhe sab kuchh maloom hai, ratti-ratti maloom hai. helen ne mujhase koee bat nahin chhipayi. ab vah is snsar men nahin hai, main jhooth bolakar usaki koee seva nahin kar sakata. tum us par kathor shabdon ka prahar karo ya kathor aghaton ka, vah saman roop se shant rahegi; lekin ant samay tak vah tumhari yad karati rahi. us prasng ki smriti use sadaiv rulati rahati thi. usake jivan ki yah sabase badi kamana thi ki tumhare samane ghutane tekakar kshama ki yachana kare, marate-marate usane yah vasiyat ki, ki jis tarah bhi ho sake usaki yah vinay tum tak pahunchaoon ki vah tumhari aparadhini hai aur tumase kshama chahati hai. ky tum samajhate ho, jab vah tumhare samane ankhon men ansoo bhare ati, to tumhara hriday patthar hone par bhi n pighal jata ? kya is samay bhi tumhen din yachana ki pratima-si khadi nahin dikhati ? chalakar usaka muskarata hua chehara dekho. moshiyo aivan, tumhara man ab bhi usaka chumban lene ke lie vikal ho jayaga. mujhe jara bhirh eershya n hogi. us phoolon ki sej par leti huee vah aisi lag rahi hai, mano phoolon ki rani ho. jivan men usaki ek hi abhilasha apoorn rah gayi aivan, vah tumhari kshama hai. premi hriday bada udar hota hai aivan, vah kshama aur daya ka sagar hota hai. eershya aur dambh ke gande nale usamen milakar utane hi vishal aur pavitr ho jate hain. jise ek bar tumane pyar kiya, usaki antim abhilasha ki tum upeksha nahin kar sakate.‘ usane aivan ka hath pakada aur saikadon kutoohalapoorn netron ke samane use liye hue arthi ke pas aya aur taboot ka oopari takhta hatakar helen ka shant mukhamandal use dikha diya. us nispand, nishchesht, nirvikar chhavi ko mrityu ne ek daivi garima-si pradan kar di thi, mano svarg ki sari vibhootiyan usaka svagat kar rahi hain. aivan ki kutil ankhon men ek divy jyoti-si chamak uthi aur vah drishy samane khinch gaya, jab usane helen ko prem se alingit kiya tha aur apane hriday ke sare anurag aur ullas ko pushpon men goonthakar usake gale men dala tha. use jan pada, yah sabakuchh jo usake samane ho raha hai, svapn hai aur ekaek usaki ankhen khul gayi hain aur vah usi bhanti helen ko apani chhati se lagaye hue hai. us atmanand ke ek kshan ke lie kya vah phir chaudah sal ka karavas jhelane ke lie n taiyar ho jayaga ? kya ab bhi usake jivan ki sabase sukhad ghadiyan vahi n thin, jo helen ke sath gujari thin aur kya un ghadiyon ke anupam anand ko vah in chaudah salon men bhi bhool saka tha ? usane taboot ke pas baithakar shraddha ke kanpate hue knth se prarthana ki 'rhऌshvar, too mere pranon se priy helen ko apani kshama ke daman men le !' aur jab vah taboot ko kandho par liye chala, to usaki atma lajjit thi apani snkirnata par, apani udvignata par, apani nichata par aur jab taboot qabr men rakh diya gaya, to vah vahan baithakar n-jane kab tak rota raha. doosare din romanaph jab phatiha padhane aya to dekha, aivan sijade men sir jhukaye hue hai aur usaki atma svarg ko prayan kar chuki hai.

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bahari kadiyan

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