Before starting the journey, he made sure that he hadn’t forgotten anything. He got into the train, settled in his seat and looked around …….
Before starting the journey, he made sure that he hadn’t forgotten anything. He got into the train, settled in his seat and looked around. Rakesh saw a kind-looking gentleman sitting on the opposite seat. Securing his briefcase under the seat, Rajesh immersed himself into a book. The gentleman said, “That’s an interesting title - The Guilty are Afraid.” Rakesh replied with a smile, “It’s by James Hadley Chase.” The man’s face suddenly wore a worried look. He said, “I am sorry to bother you sir, but you seem like a good person. I think I am being followed.” The man continued clutching his bag close to his chest, “I am afraid some thugs are after my money and may have gotten into the compartment.” Rakesh looked around nervously. The man said pointing straight, “I think they are seated there; would you check that seat for me?” Being a gentleman, Rakesh obliged because he always helped people in distress. Finding nothing suspicious, Rakesh returned to his seat to reassure the man. Strangely, the man and his precious bag was nowhere to be seen. A dull ache settled on Rakesh’s heart when he found that his safely secured briefcase was missing.