“Almost anything, Sir. I am indeed in need of a good job. I lost my job and…”
“Oh you do seem to be quite a character to me.” The landlord said.
“It is after all the need to make both ends meet.” Janardan said in a philosophical tone.
“And that drives a man to commit anything. Am I right?” The Seth said.
Janardan was startled to hear that. For a moment he thought that the Seth had come to know of his plan.
“Yes, Master you are right. This world is a risky place. One can’t read people around you…” Janardan tried to go with the Seth’s thoughts.
“A man standing in front of me too can betray me.” The landlord causally said.
Poor Janardan started sweating when he heard this.
“Well…err…ah… I think you should now tell me about my new job!” Janardan tried to change the topic.
“Oh yeah. Good you reminded me. I am growing forgetful by the day. See, I don’t know what work you expect of me, but you see the plight of my beautiful garden” (the Seth said while pointing around). I want you to look after these tender plants and these attractive saplings, which one day will grow into eye-pleasing flora.”
“It would be so kind of you to let me offer you my services. I can serve even your little kid.”
He said with an evil attitude. And again he started dreaming about the future. The kidnapping ghost had possessed him so much that he did not even notice that a good job was being offered to him and that he should not indulge himself in any sort of heinous crimes.
“It is fine with me. I am ready to do almost anything to make both ends meet Sir.”
Again he said referring to the landlord’s small kid while the landlord thought otherwise.