A Series For Youngsters
The Story Of Bhadrachala Ramadasa
"Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang, bang...."
The confusion created by this strange fusion of sounds startled Amma. In the blink of an eye she was at the scene of activity.
"Amma, Amma! Sargam shouted from behind the bathroom door. I am not able to turn the lock."
"Sargam, don't worry." Amma softly addressed her daughter, who she realised had locked herself in the bathroom, "maybe you are turning the lock the wrong way. Why don't you try turning it in the opposite direction?"
"I did," whined Sargam.
"Why don't you try again? I guess the door is also a little warped because of the last few rains. Turn the lock and simultaneously push...." Even before Amma could complete her sentence, a sheepish looking Sargam stepped out of the bathroom.
"You were right," she said and, looking even more embarrassed, added, "but I got worked up when I couldn't open the door. You know, I was imprisoned in that bathroom for all of twelve minutes."
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