Sunday, December 7, 2014

''Fond memories '' [23]

‘’Fond memories of my child hood ‘’ [23]
My father got a transfer  to Kottarakkara. .It was a requested transfer.From there he could go Bharatheepuram to look after the construction of the house and the rubber estate.He was about to retire from
Service.There was only one year for his retirement.At the same tlme my aunty’s husband was also transferred to Mavelikkara.It was high time to start my schooling and so two of my brothers and me were left in Quilon with my uncle and the others moved to Kottarakkara.For me the absence of my mum in the house was unbearable .Adding on to that I had two, three scabies
at my calf,and I didn't allow anybody to clean it,and so it started festering.
At school there was a headmistress,short and very fair with a cane,
always roaming around the class rooms.All these together left me in a very pathetic condition.Through out the day and night I wept and begged my uncle to take me to my mum. My brother was happy that he had a number of mischievous friends near by and they enjoyed themselves;picking up cigarette
stumps….gathering together;and smoking….climbing coconut trees and plucking tender coca that.For the convenience of these type of mischiefs he kept me at a distance.Once he was caught red handed while he was enjoying a cigarette stump and uncle gave him two,three caneing at his thigh
in presence of his friends.He kept this in his mind as a revenge.Uncle used to take a  nap this  every day ,after lunch in an easy chair.After two, three days of
this incident my brother moved the chair to a certain position where there
was a hole in the ceiling and the chair was kept      just below the hole.When uncle fell into his nap he slowly without making any noise ,climbed the steps
to the ceiling and urinated through the hole.The urine fell right at his face.
Suddenly he got up.
first he thought that it might be a rat.Seeing the quantity
of urine he guessed that it was not be a rat.He slowly climbed the steps.That time also  my brother was caught red handed and received slaps right at his cheeks.

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