The Demon Driver by Ruskin Bond is a very short story about a man who drives his car recklessly. From the title itself, you can make out that the driver is a tormentor. He doesn’t follow the traffic rules, instead of going by a roundabout; he prefers to go straight causing inconvenience to others present on the road. Well, he is caught by the traffic police and soon sent off the road as he has no license.
After getting done with his driving license, he is out on the highway and joins the hundreds of drivers driving fast. He gives a lift to one man – the man says God help you! Once back in the city, he goes round and round around the roundabout. The police call him to be off. Well, he doesn’t listen and go left and hit the wall of a neighbor. The neighbor says that the damage will cost him three thousand rupees.
After the accident, his new car is sent for repair. But his friends gather around him to say never despair. “We are all going to help you to make a fresh start.”
And next day they give him a nice bullock cart.
The story is written in a poetic style, thus reading it is like drinking juice. Well, the powerful message that it gives is of driving carefully while abiding to all traffic rules.