Yes, Jaya was a brave and sensitive child with a sense of humour.
She was a ragpicker and knew how to live in the city. Jaya knew her way around Chennai, which is a fairly big city. Where Velu was extremely nervous and confused about crossing the busy street, Jaya dragged him through and crossed the street quickly. She was a brave girl. She knew from where to find food. She knew that one has to be careful to not get caught by the police.
Jaya was also a very sensitive and kind girl as she helped Velu in all possible ways. She understood that he had run away from home as she had seen many others like him. She also understood that he was hungry. She helped him cross the road and found him something to eat. Then, she also told him how he could earn his own money. She also gave him an empty sack and a pair of shoes for this purpose.
Jaya was also of a humorous nature. When she saw Velu sitting at the platform, she asked him if he was there to become rich. When Velu was not able to cross the road, she dragged him to the other side of the road and said “What do you think you're doing? Grazing cows? If you stand around in the middle of the road like that, you'll be chutney.” When Velu asked her if they were going to eat at the hall where the wedding was taking place, she replied “Hopes!” by shaking her thumb under his nose. They could never have been able to eat there. When she gave him a banana from the garbage, he was shocked and asked if they would eat that food.
She replied wittily “Chey! What do you think I am? A dog? I only take untouched food.” When he asked her name, she said “Oho! So you've been following me around without even knowing my name.” She helped him throughout and kept answering his questions with a sense of humour.
Answered by Aaryan | 1 year ago