ENGLISH ARTICLE

Bachelor’s Cottage - Gursharan Singh Kumar

Santosh entered in 18th years. She was fully young. Her youth was overwhelming. Her beauty was beyond description. When a person saw her, he did not want to remove his eyes from her face. Her presence was enchanting. It was being said that God had created her in some spare time.
Today Santosh had to go alone on the Mall Road at 11-00 O’clock night. Her parents never allowed her to go out of the house after sun set. But today she had gone to see her aunt and in her house, she became late. She left her aunt’s house alone in the hope that she would hire a rickshaw on the way. But unluckily she could not find any rickshaw puller. So she was going alone with fast steps.
She felt afraid on the Mall Road. But she was to reach her house. She turned right from the crossing. This was a short cut to her house. There was dreadful darkness and pin drop silence on the road. Her heart was beating fast. There was no population in this area except a single house at some distance. It was a single room house with big boundary walls around it. A board was displayed on this house which had been written in bold letters__ “Bachelor’s Cottage”. Bachelor’s Cottage was very famous due to its bad reputation. Some people had named it as a Ghost’s Cottage. Four bachelors were living in this cottage. All used to drink daily and quarrel with each other in a high pitch voice. Nobody in the city was ready to rent his house to them so they were living in this barren house. Daily some bad rumors were being heard about these bachelors. The police raided there many times but could not find anything objectionable. Whenever any bad incident happened in the city, their names were on the top of the doubtful persons. It was also a rumor that last year Seth Ramparsad’s murder was also done by these four bachelors but police could not prove it.
Due to bad reputation of Bachelors’ Cottage all the men and women tried to avoid passing through this road at night. Today it was Santosh’s helplessness that she had to pass through this road alone at night. In her heart of heart she was praying to her God for her safe journey. She was trembling with fear. Her whole body was wet with her sweat. Suddenly in the darkness, a hand came forward and caught hold her arm.
“Save….Save me…please help me…..kindly save me.” The shrieks of Santosh pierced the dreadful silence of the night. A hoard of some young men surrounded her. Santosh was fading. All of a sudden a person holding Santosh’s arm was attacked with a heavy stick. He fell on the road with a loud cry. His fellows saw that four bachelors were obstructing them with sticks. All the rogues tried to run away to save their lives but four bachelors grabbed them boldly.
Next day it was the talk of the town that four bachelors of “Bachelor’s Cottage” had handed over five rogues of the city to the police and saved the sanctity of an innocent girl.

Bachelor’s Cottage - Gursharan Singh Kumar

Santosh entered in 18th years. She was fully young. Her youth was overwhelming. Her beauty was beyond description. When a person saw her, he did not want to remove his eyes from her face. Her presence was enchanting. It was being said that God had created her in some spare time.
Today Santosh had to go alone on the Mall Road at 11-00 O’clock night. Her parents never allowed her to go out of the house after sun set. But today she had gone to see her aunt and in her house, she became late. She left her aunt’s house alone in the hope that she would hire a rickshaw on the way. But unluckily she could not find any rickshaw puller. So she was going alone with fast steps.
She felt afraid on the Mall Road. But she was to reach her house. She turned right from the crossing. This was a short cut to her house. There was dreadful darkness and pin drop silence on the road. Her heart was beating fast. There was no population in this area except a single house at some distance. It was a single room house with big boundary walls around it. A board was displayed on this house which had been written in bold letters__ “Bachelor’s Cottage”. Bachelor’s Cottage was very famous due to its bad reputation. Some people had named it as a Ghost’s Cottage. Four bachelors were living in this cottage. All used to drink daily and quarrel with each other in a high pitch voice. Nobody in the city was ready to rent his house to them so they were living in this barren house. Daily some bad rumors were being heard about these bachelors. The police raided there many times but could not find anything objectionable. Whenever any bad incident happened in the city, their names were on the top of the doubtful persons. It was also a rumor that last year Seth Ramparsad’s murder was also done by these four bachelors but police could not prove it.
Due to bad reputation of Bachelors’ Cottage all the men and women tried to avoid passing through this road at night. Today it was Santosh’s helplessness that she had to pass through this road alone at night. In her heart of heart she was praying to her God for her safe journey. She was trembling with fear. Her whole body was wet with her sweat. Suddenly in the darkness, a hand came forward and caught hold her arm.
“Save….Save me…please help me…..kindly save me.” The shrieks of Santosh pierced the dreadful silence of the night. A hoard of some young men surrounded her. Santosh was fading. All of a sudden a person holding Santosh’s arm was attacked with a heavy stick. He fell on the road with a loud cry. His fellows saw that four bachelors were obstructing them with sticks. All the rogues tried to run away to save their lives but four bachelors grabbed them boldly.
Next day it was the talk of the town that four bachelors of “Bachelor’s Cottage” had handed over five rogues of the city to the police and saved the sanctity of an innocent girl.