Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay (born on November 2, 1935) is eighty today. We are happy to share on this occasion a little-read story of this author. This is about a child who escorts his beggar father in the train, but at the same time he dreams of a golden horse, waiting in the prison of a deserted palace. When he reaches near it, the horse eludes him. Tired and exhausted, the child falls asleep and then he rides the long-desired horse. Let us hope, the octogenarian writer will present us with many more stories like this.