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Strange experience

R. KIRAN

ANDHRA MEDICAL COLLEGE: "Sleep a while after lunch, walk a mile after dinner" following this we went for a walk. Our silly chat turned on to the topic, movie. In no time we decided to watch a movie. This time it was Leelamahal and the night show, starting at 9 p.m. We went through the fishy Dandu bazaar and informidable traffic of Jagadamba junction.

Getting the tickets was not as difficult as we thought that day, probably a fore sign for the impending luck. We got in and passed time with the routine mixture: 6 songs, 3 fights, a little comedy and some family drama.

When it was over, we stepped out discussing the flaws and commenting on certain sequences of the movie. Just at the main entrance of the theatre something glistening caught my sight. I managed to pick it up. It was a chain. Just then I felt the need of hiding it because one little kid was looking at me as if I have just stolen it. When the crowd cleared up, I, along with my other two friends made an attempt to test it. Pressing it hard, bending, biting looking through different angles - all sorts of tests pertaining to our knowledge has been made.

Though we can't make sure it is gold, none of us can confirm it to be an imitation. So, after discussing different possibilities of the situation we decided to stay there and wait for those who may come in search of their lost jewellery. In an hour and fifteen minutes that we three spent there, waiting, we experienced certain things that we have never met with earlier. A few are: suspicious glances by people passing by, the beggars sleeping on the footpath asking us to shut our mouths up as we are disturbing their sleep. At last, as it was quite late and cold by then, we decided to walk back home.

After reaching our hostel rooms, we woke up one of our friends who had come from a family of gold smith and asked him to judge the " master piece ". Confirming our hypothesis he said it is gold. Our relaxed minds started pondering again. We had no other thought than returning it to the owner.

Finally after two days of the incident, we approached the manager of the theatre. To avoid any cheating on his part, we told him that we, ourselves, lost our chain two days back and inquired if there are any similar complaints. He called up on all the workers and made us clear that there is neither a lost chain nor a complaint.

I can't forget his words then " Sir, even though someone found it, how can you expect people to return your gold now-a-days." We felt much depressed, as we couldn't accomplish our task. After all this turmoil I approached a gold smith. To my astonishment, he told me that it was not gold. He added that it was a new type of imitation that exactly resembles gold. I just laughed at myself.

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