A Day Before The Examination
The nervousness and fears of a student are at their peak a day before the examination. A person wakes up with the terror of failing in the exams No amount of revision makes a student confident of facing the question paper. Each time he opens the book, he feels that he has forgotten the previous lessons. And suddenly the fears grip him, and he starts to wonder, whether he has left out any portion? He doesn’t feel like eating anything. Neither can he concentrate. He runs to the prayer room and prostrates before the statues of gods and goddesses. He prays for his concentration and memory to return, so that he may be able to remember his lessons. Unable even to pray properly and with the exam terror hounding him, he runs back to his books. This time he decides to take hold of himself. He takes a deep breath and opens the first chapter for revision. For some time everything is smooth. However, as time passes, he feels that there are little time and more lessons. He begins to panic. In this panic, he forgets to make things ready for examination. Suddenly someone reminds him to put a new refill in his ballpoint pen. The thought that his fountain pen needs a new nib and that he has no eraser and a pencil puts him once again in a tizzy. At the end of the day so confused and nervous is he that his mother has to finally put him to bed.