Introduction – All went on well for sometime – A fashion-able woman entered the compartment – She wanted to rob me – My plan worked well – She was arrested – Conclusion.
Once I took a journey from Karachi to Quetta by the night train. When I got into the compartment, I little knew that the journey would produce an important incident in my life. I was feeling gay and happy and never knew that I would have to pass through a very critical situation at about mid-night. I was’ travelling “in first class and so there were only a few passengers in the compartment. All went on well for some time. I enjoyed their company but at a particular station they all got down.
At about one O’ clock I found to my great dismay that I was all alone in the compartment. When the train was about to start, a young smart lady entered the compartment. She devised a very clever plan of unburdening me of my money and involving me in a trouble which would have ruined my whole career. She now approached me and threatened that if I did not at once hand over to her the whole of money I ,had, she would raise a hue and cry and give out to the people that I had robbed her. This threat of hers almost stunned me. I was at my wit’s end. I thought hard and at last hit upon a clever plan of getting out of the unexpected trouble. I presented that I was not only dumb but deaf also. I gave the impression that I did not follow what she was saying. I requested her to express herself in writing. This had a visible effect on that woman. She felt that her plan was succeeding. She very gladly wrote that if I did not give all the money I had with me she would pull the chain and give out to the people that I had robbed her. Having got this in writing from her I made haste to pull the chain. The train stopped. The engine – driver and the guard came to the compartment and asked what the matter was. The woman, clever as she was, burst out admist sobs that I, a deaf and dumb fellow, had robbed her of a thousand rupees. All present there seemed to believe in her story.
In the mean time, the railway police constable had arrived. I told them all that the woman was a terrible cheat and that I had pulled the chain in self-defence. I narrated the whole fact and produced the piece of writing given by the woman. Now the woman turned pale and stood convicted of her own villainy. She was arrested and handed over to the railway police. It was in this way that I came out safe from the terrible incident which would have ruined me.
Railway travelling requires great caution. Sometimes a grave situation arises which ought to be handled with great care.