Roy, on the other hand had no inkling that anything special wasgoing to happen that day. “Just another day killing Tommies”, hethought as he sat inside the cockpit. That evening, fourteen German Nighthawk bomber-fightersfought against twenty Lancaster fighter-bombers led by Bill Smith. Turmoil and carnage followed. The Germans and Britishers fought withequal enthusiasm and patriotism. In the end, only two planed werelest. One German and one British. Roy and Bill.Bill recognized his adversary and was determined to kill him. Inan epic dogfight, they circled and traded shots only to see theiropponent evade them. Their respect for their adversary grew. In theend, Roy saw a new squadron of British bombers approaching.While fleeing, he heard over the plane radio the words, “Welldone, Captain Bill Smith”. He was so shocked that he was not able tocomplete the turn properly and while he was off-balance, his brothershot the engine away. However, they were so close to each other thatthe explosion that followed a split-second later took both of their lives. Just before they died, they were thinking of each other, one with sadirony and the other with anguish that he would never see his brotheragain.
Gopal was a young man in king Krishnadevaraya’s court. He wasa friend of a minister in the king’s court. He was a poor and foolish