I noticed the next time that it was eating a piece of biscuit which had fallen off the table in front of me. I did not mind. In the evening, I often take tea and biscuits in my shop. It continued for many months and that rat appeared every day.
One day, I was not feeling well so I did not order for biscuits. I was enjoying my tea. I noticed that the little rat was looking towards me with its round twinkling little eyes. It seemed he was asking where my biscuits were. I felt there was a connection between that rat and me. I immediately got up, brought a packet of biscuits from the kitchen and threw one biscuit in front of the rat. The little fellow got scared when the biscuit fell in front of it but soon that poor creature was enjoying the sweetness of the biscuit.
I felt something at that time and it seemed as if a ray of light had entered my mind. I was smiling, and after a while I began to laugh. I extended my hand and I wanted to touch the rat. I was quite amazed that the poor creature did not run away. I really touched it and it did not mind at all. That experience made me think about all the theories about humans and animals which had been stuffed into my mind in my schools and colleges. There was definitely something between me and my rat and it had not been mentioned in any course book which I had read. That something unknown did not need to be enquired because I had experienced it. I don’t want to question it and I don’t want to make any theory because it is possible that you begin to wait for your rat with a biscuit in your hand night after night but that rat never comes. No, I don’t want you to try to train your rat in the way I reacted with my rat. You might have a different rat, a very angry rat, and the moment you touch it, it bites you.
Raja Sharma M.Sc.(Physics), M.Tech.(Metallurgy),M.A.(English), is a retired college lecturer.
He has taught English Literature to University students for more than two decades.
His students are scattered all over the world, and it is noticeable that he is in contact with more than ninety thousand of his students.read more