This is the continuation to the story of Business Thieves. Pugazhendhi thought that he was fully out of the case. But he finds that he is not too far from the business thieves.They are after him.


Chapter 11: Stable minds

Date: 19th July 2012, Thursday

Place: Pulipakkam

Pugazhendhi walked through the shrubs along the rear side compound wall.

When he reached the midpoint of the length of the compound wall, he stopped.

There was a clear space from there towards the open land which existed back to the farmhouse.

He walked in the clear space.

He thought that the culprit could have used that route only.

Somanathan was looking at him from his point.

Pugazhendhi kept on walking in his path.

After 300m from the rear side wall, he stopped.

From there he looked around.

At nearly 200m from the point where he was standing, he had a mud road access.

Pugazhendhi went towards that mud road.

He stopped after reaching the mud road.

Pugazhendhi saw tyre marks there also.

It was running towards the east.

The Tyre marks were very similar to that of which he found in Muniamma’s case.

Pugazhendhi took his mobile phone and took photographs.

Pugazhendhi said to himself,”hmmm… same guys”

Pugazhendhi kept the mobile phone into his pocket.

He walked back towards the place where he left Somanathan.

Somanathan was expecting him with eagerness in his eyes.

Pugazhendhi reached the place where Somanathan was standing.

Somanathan asked, “What sir, did you find anything?”

Pugazhendhi smiled,”mmm…no sir”

Somanathan said,”hmmm”

Pugazhendhi saw is the watch, it was 3 p.m.

Pugazhendhi said, “Sir, it is 3 p.m., I need to go”

Somanathan said,”Ok sir, in this case, you can call me at any time and use my help”

Pugazhendhi said,”Ok sir, I will “

Both of them walked along the wall and came to the front side of the farmhouse.

They entered the farmhouse through the gate.

The watchman respected Somanathan with a salute.

Somanathan smiled at him.

Both of them walked to Pugazhendhi’s jeep.

Pugazhendhi said,”Ok, sir I will be in touch with you”

Somanathan took his visiting card and gave it to him.

Pugazhendhi got the card and kept it in his pocket.

Pugazhendhi got into the jeep.

Pugazhendhi smiled at Somanathan as Apparao started the jeep.

The jeep came out of the farmhouse and left the place.

Somanathan felt as if Pugazhendhi was a very close friend of him.

Pugazhendhi too felt the same.

Maybe it could have been due to the reason that both their minds were against the business thieves.

Apparao asked, “Sir, it seems that you took a very long time for investigation”

Pugazhendhi said,”Hmmm….yes sir”

Apparao asked, “Did you find something?”

Pugazhendhi said, “I gave Somanathan all the answers for his questions”

Apparao said,”Oh! Great sir”

Pugazhendhi said, “But I am not able to find the culprit”

Apparao laughed,”Ha! Ha! Ha!”

Pugazhendhi said, “What I feel is the muniamma’s case and Somanathan’s case have common culprits”

Apparao said, “Sir, that is a Sugarcane cutting, here this is a theft”

Pugazhendhi said,”mmm…I accept, but see the loss occurring to the businessmen involved”

Apparao said, “Yes sir”

Pugazhendhi said, “Stable minds can sustain a business loss”

Apparao said, “I don’t understand your language sir”

Pugazhendhi continued, “Unstable minds who experience a business loss, shall lose their lives”

Apparao said, “Sir, I think I have not grown up to your level”

Pugazhendhi said, “Don’t worry about your growth, and live in the presence”

(To be continued)