The Wild Fruit
Vijay came from a poor family of tillers at a village. Every day he commuted to his school, which was four miles off. This journey made him hungry; but he fought hunger with wild fruits of the hills. One November, when the hills were shorn of fruits, a famished Vijay met a smiling boy who it seemed wanted to share his sweets with him. Later he left a bag for Vijay which turned out to be full of stones.