This paper illustrates that it was the year of 1999 and the author was seriously preparing for his matriculation examination. His quarterly and mid-term examinations clearly predicted an imminent failure and hence, well before the final examination, his teachers, parents and even his close associates wrote the verdict that the researcher would fail in the final examination and the greatest blow would be in mathematics. Adding to his woes, author’s two classmates lived in his neighborhood whose mothers made it a routine to pester his mother enquiring about his exam preparation and marks. This was the picture of the battlefield before that miracle took place. Though the author was well below mediocre in studies and, opposite to the conventional view, poor in extracurricular activities too, he had that burning desire in his belly to prove his mettle in studies. The researcher made a secret plan to study as hard as possible during the days of the final exam. Though he found the exam quite easy, he kept it a secret as he was not sure about the outcome. On the day the final result was to come out, the author kept a neutral countenance hiding his anxiety. Finally, when he checked the result, he was really amazed to see the very high score he got that was even beyond researcher’s imagination. In elation, the author verified the result thrice and then declared it to his family. Sooner, he got one more happy news that his two ‘threats’ in the neighborhood had scored less than
he for the first time in their life.