.....But she never
came. Neither was there any message from her. Desperate, Corley
sought help from the Delhi Police to track her down.
The police realised the American had been cheated when the photo
he turned over to them turned out to be that of Aishwarya Rai.
Corley, however, refuses to believe he has been conned by the
girl — or 'girl', since his email friend could well have been
a boy — and has, incredibly, wired another $700 to her.
"I still see the eyes in the photo she sent me and relate
them to the situation. There is little enough love in this world
to be abused, and hearts harden against open caring for each
other," Corley told TNN on Friday.
He says that 'Anita' sent him another email after reading the
report in The Times of India.
"She said she actually resembled the Indian actress and
that's why people are getting confused. Moreover, she said she
is flying in to meet me," says Corley.
It's a love story that has nothing to do with cheating, he
asserts, adding that she asked for another $700, apart from the
$1,400 that he had already sent.
Corley says he lost no time in meeting her latest request.
"Western Union in Delhi has had three fund transfers of
$700 each from me to her.
When somebody told me that it could be a cheat, I thought I was
out of a dream come true with a very beautiful, artistic and
spiritual Indian woman."
But Corley refuses to let the dream die. And his heart still
beats for her.
"Nothing has happened to me but that I have fallen in love
with a beautiful example of India. I had just sent her money for
a flight to visit me and feared that she might have been mugged
on her way to purchasing the ticket," says Corley.
He is still enchanted by this "Indian woman, the first that
I have ever been blessed to know." And he will not allow
anyone to slight her.
"I lost touch with her for a few days, was heart broken,
fearing the worst after reading the warnings to travellers
posted about New Delhi on Internet. I know very little about her
other than what she has written to me in poems and that my heart
is joined with hers," he says.
Love conquers all, even nibbling doubts.