What made him feel miserable?
Velu felt miserable and exhausted because he had run away from his village two days ago and had not eaten anything except some peanuts and a piece of jaggery for the last two days.
What one throws away as waste may be valuable to others. Do you find this sentence meaningful in the context of this story? How?
Do you think Jaya is a brave and sensitive child with a sense of humour? Find instances of her courage, kind nature and humour in the text.
Is Velu a smart boy? Which instances in the text show that he is or isn’t?
Is Velu happy or unhappy to find work? Give a reason for your answer.
What sort of things did Jaya and children like her collect and what did they do with those things?