When The Strongmen Cry, by Sankar Chatterjee

Lt. Aadi Sen, a U.S. naval officer, was standing on the deck of his destroyer, slowly cruising on the Black Sea in dark. Soon his mind started to wander off, imagining him joyously celebrating amongst thousands of jubilant fans in his hometown. The football championship finally arrived.

Jim Sheppard, a junior shipmate, while passing by, inquired, “Are you OK, Sir?”

“Why do you ask?”

“Tears are flowing down from your eyes.”

“We just won a great battle.”

Perplexed, Mr. Sheppard asked, “In which war-theatre, Sir?”

Wiping tears, Lt. Sen replied, “In the football-stadium of Texas, crushing our eternal enemy Boston.”

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