Life if full of eventful history. There are always ups and downs. There is old saying All happy men resemble one another every unhappy man is unhappy in his own way. So was I. Pain and pleasure go side by side in life Pain and unhappiness has its own value. But for those who are not conquered by it. I am an ordinary man and my life has never been a bed of roses. I had to struggle y way through life. But there are degrees of unhappiness. The day when I failed in the BA Examination was the unhappiest day of my life. That is the day I should like to forget.
Two years ago I appeared in the BA Examination. I was not a very intelligent student. I passed my matric examination in second division without much work. Later I did FA But this time I worked day and night. I memorized all the important questions. I practiced writing. I gave up games morning walks and all other pleasures of life. The reason was that my future depended on my passing the BA Examination. I could make or mar it. I had decided to make it. A relative of mine had promised to get me employed at a good post. I was expected to earn Rs. 5000/- a month. My old mother had promised to marry me to a girl I liked so after passing the examination I could hope to win a good job and a beautiful wife. The BA Examination was a question of life and death for me.
As far as my papers were concerned I did them well because all the expected questions were set in them I felt relieved of the burden of examination. I was sure to get a good second division. After this the days of dreaming followed. I used to dream of a prosperous good home life. At last the result day came. Great was my grief when I did not find my roll number among the successful candidates. I could not believe it. I searched my name among those who had been placed in the compartment but to no avail. I combed the result later on category for my roll number no use. I consulted all the newspapers but who can avert the decree of fate? Perhaps the examiner had marked my paper carelessly and I had failed. I was out of mind for a minute.
I could not control my tears. The things seemed floating before my eyes. Dark thoughts thronged my mind. I had lost everything. Speech left me. I thought it better to end my life rather than to face the world. I fell senseless on the ground. Friends brought me home. When I came to my senses. They consoled me. My face was pale like a ghost. My poor old mother was worried about me. In the evening I received the result card andit put a seal on my bright future. I could not dare appear in the examination again. My heart had broken. I could not marry after my own choice. Later my mother also died. That is why I should like to forget that day.