In what way is the forest pool different from the one which Ranji knewin the Rajputana desert?
The forest pool was clean, cold and inviting, whereas the Rajputana desert had sticky, muddy pools where buffaloes wallowed and women washed clothes.
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?
What is it that Ranji finds difficult to explain at home?
Ranji sees his adversary in the bazaar.
(i) What does he wish to do?
(ii) What does he actually do, and why?