One night, my sleep was suddenly disturbed by some strange noises coming from the direction of the drawing room….
To Catch a Thief
One night, my sleep was suddenly disturbed by some strange noises coming from the direction of the drawing room. It was dark and I took a look at the radium dial on my watch. It was 3:30 a.m. who could that be in drawing room?
I got up from my and taking the torch near my bedside, tiptoed softly into the room. What I saw there gave me a shock of my life. I could see a shadow busily engaged in ransacking the place. I could make out that it was a tall burly man. He had a sack into which he was putting in articles of the house, hurriedly, one after other- our laptop, the alarm clock, our DVD player amongst other things.
I was afraid and didn’t know what to do. There was no way I could tackle this thief single-handedly. I had to get help. I slipped back into my room and from there went to my parent’s bedroom. T shook my father awake and quickly put a finger on his lips, motioning him to silence. I whispered, “Papa, there’s a thief in the house.” Quickly he got up, without disturbing mother, looked around and found a walking cane. The two of us went barefoot into the drawing room.
The thief was too busy to notice us. Father went softly to the main door of our house. There were a few minutes of tense silence, which seemed liked hours, as father unlatched the door without making any noise. Then father began shouting, “Chor, chor,chor!” The thief turned around in alarm and made for the door, bur father blocked his way. I too was shouting at the top of my voice. There was a brief tussle between father and the thief.
Within moments, however, neighbours had come to our rescue and the thief was quickly overpowered.
We called in the police and the thief was arrested. It seems he was a notorious criminal and the police had been on the lookout for him for sometime. They praised our efforts at apprehending a man who was wanted by the police.