Why did he decide to follow the ‘strange’ girl?
He decided to follow the 'strange' girl because he did not know where to go and what to do. Basically, he did not have a plan for himself.
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?