“Amazing how Arjun scored such high marks in the exam, Meera, specially after this loss.“, commented Kamlabai.
Meera too was proud that the death of Arjun’ father two weeks before the exam, didn’t affect his performance. Late that night, Meera left her husband’s diary on Arjun’s desk as a gift.
On finding the book, Arjun flipped the book cover to see the last foreword from his father,
“Failure is a stepping stone to success“.
Tears pooled in his eyes.
He crumpled the stolen paper chits used for the exam into the dustbin, just as the tears shed from his eyes.