The girl with no name | Business Line

The girl with no name | Business Line

The article by K R
Meera opens with this quote:
“One nightfall a man
travelling on horseback towards the sea reached an inn by the roadside. He
dismounted and, confident in man and night like all riders towards the sea, he
tied his horse to a tree beside the door and entered into the inn. At midnight,
when all were asleep, a thief came and stole the traveller’s horse. In the
morning the man awoke, and discovered that his horse was stolen. And he grieved
for his horse, and that a man had found it in his heart to steal. Then his
fellow lodgers came and stood around him and began to talk.
And the first man said,
“How foolish of you to tie your horse outside the stable.”
And the second said,
“Still more foolish, without even hobbling the horse!”
And the third man said,
“It is stupid at best to travel to the sea on horseback.”
And the fourth said,
“Only the indolent and the slow of foot own horses.”
The traveller was much
astonished. At last he cried, “My friends, because my horse was stolen, you
have hastened one and all to tell me my faults and my shortcomings. But
strange, not one word of reproach have you uttered about the man who stole my
(— The Forerunner, ‘Critics’, Kahlil Gibran)
And this opening sentence:
“And finally the
Supreme Court repeats the same question — why didn’t the ‘girl’ try to escape?”
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M G Warrier


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