What is it that Ranji finds difficult to explain at home?
At home, Ranji found it difficult to explain the cuts and bruises that showed on his face, legs and arms. It was difficult to hide the fact
that he had been involved in a fight.
In what way is the forest pool different from the one which Ranji knewin the Rajputana desert?
The other boy asked Ranji to 'explain' himself.
(i) What did he expect Ranji to say?
(ii) Was he, in your opinion, right or wrong to ask this question?
Between Ranji and the other boy, who is trying to start a quarrel? Givea reason for your answer.
"Then we will have to continue the fight," said the other.
(i) What made him say that?
(ii) Did the fight continue? If not, why not?
Ranji sees his adversary in the bazaar.
(i) What does he wish to do?
(ii) What does he actually do, and why?