They were a pack of six daredevils, studying in the same college, sharing a rented house in our locality.
Apart from participating in dangerous games, they were ever ready to help others, be it walking in the fire, jump in the water or climb the mountain to save someone, they were the pride in our locality.
Our locality leaders thought to award them to encourage other youths.
Members of the felicitation committee went to their house for some details only to found them huddled together in a corner shivering with fright.
Their object of fright was a big fat cockroach looking at them as if asking ‘ why are you afraid of a little insect-like me?’
And this was a chink in their armor.
(Based on a true incident, I witnessed on my train journey to Goa)