His mother let out
a cry of joy. Eluding her embrace, he touched her feet. Then he
motioned to the sannyasin. Let us go,
For a moment his
mother stood in stunned silence. Then, her hand over her heart, she
fell backward onto the couch. Where are you
going.? Madhav! Don't go! My heart ...
doctor will soon be here, Mother, Madhav said. You
will be all right.
And to be sure, as
they turned into the lane they saw Javni and the doctor hurrying
toward the house.
what if she had taken it! Madhav later exclaimed, as the
awful thought struck him.
The sannyasin took
the blue pellet from its box, threw it into the air, and caught it
in his mouth. A truth pill, he
said and smiled broadly. And the truth is, he added, there
is only one whom you may call your own, and that is God.