RAJESH: Rohit came over to
see me and left his toy truck here. I know he left it at my house
just to make me jealous. Boy! It's just like the truck I have always
wanted. I am so jealous of him. It isn't fair that he has a whole
roomful of toy trucks, and I don't have any. I bet his bedroom looks
just like the Toys 'R' Us store. Well you know what I am going to
do, I am going to break his toy truck. Rohit doesn't need all of
these neat toys, especially not this one. He makes me so mad. This
will teach him a lesson. It will teach him not to be so selfish.
Rajesh breaks the truck into many pieces. Rohit deserves it. Now I
(Rohit comes in)
Rajesh! Are you here? Rajesh, did you get the birthday present I
left for you?
RAJESH: What birthday
present? Did you get me a present?
ROHIT: Yes, I did.
It had a red tag on it, and I put it on top of your television. Now
I don't see it. The red tag on the present says, "To Rajesh, From:
RAJESH: You mean it was a
present? What was it?
ROHIT: For four
weeks, I have been saving my money to buy you a toy truck. Remember,
the one you liked?
RAJESH: A toy truck?
ROHIT: Do you know
what might have happened?
RAJESH: It could have been
stolen. Or maybe it just rolled away.
ROHIT: Rolled away?
I have looked everywhere and it is not here. I think we need to call
the police. I paid a lot of money for that truck. I bet they will
put the robber in jail for taking the truck. People go to jail for
stealing cars and other things.
RAJESH: I think, I am going
to get sick.
ROHIT: Don't you
worry. The police will find the robber, and he will really be sorry.
He will go to jail. I hope they fingerprint the robber and put
handcuffs on him.
RAJESH: I think I just got
ROHIT: Rajesh, don't
worry. I will see the robber gets put in jail and doesn't eat
anything except water and bread for a whole month.
RAJESH: (In his mind. I was
jealous of Rohit and all of his toys, and now I am really in
trouble. My Jain school teacher said we should not wish for the
things that others have, and that I should be happy with what I
have. I sure wish I would have listened to her. I think I had better
tell Rohit the truth about the truck. I can't go to jail and miss
supper at home, my parents will be furious with me.)
(Loudly) I found the robber! I
caught him right here. His name is Rajesh. Don't call the
police...it's me. I'm sorry, I was jealous and broke the truck. I
thought it was yours. I realize what I did was wrong. Will you
ROHIT: Of course, I
will forgive you. After all, it is your loss. Remember, that it was
your birthday present.