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What festival were the people going to celebrate?
In the lesson 'the lost child' people are going to celebrate the festival of spring.
How were the people dressed for the festival?
The boy was attracted to the lights and the things that he sees in the fair. It was the time of Spring-Festival, and all the people in the fair were dressed brightly. Their dresses were as they wear daily but they were bright in colors and they wore new clothes.
How were the people going to the festival?
It was the festival of spring. From the wintry shades of narrow lanes and alleys emerged a gaily clad humanity. Some walked, some rode on horses, others sat, being carried in bamboo and bullock carts.
Who was the little boy going with?
The little boy was going to the festival with his father and mother.
How was the little boy feeling while going to the fair?
The child is very happy and excited because he is also going to fair with his parents. On the way to the fair, the child is fascinated by the natural beauty. He gets attracted to various things but he does not ask for these things because he knows that his parents cannot afford all these things.
What did the parents say when the child lagged behind?
When the child lagged behind, the parents called the child and said: "come child come"
What did the child do when his parents said, ‘Come, child, come’?
The child hurried back to his parents because he was scared of getting lost.
What did the father do when the child said, “I want that toy.”?
His father looked at him red-eyed, in his familiar tyrant’s way.
What did the mother do when the child said, “I want that toy.”?
Giving him her finger to hold, she said, “Look, child, what is before you!”.
How did the flowering mustard-field look?
It was a flowering mustard-field, pale like melting gold as it swept across miles and miles of even land.
What did the child do as they passed by the mustard-field?
The child was attracted to the nature's little aspects because of his innocence. When his mother diverted his attention towards the mustard field he saw the flowers which were in the nascent stage and flowering. The child wanted to catch those dragon flies but they went away fluttering and flapping.
Who said to the child, “Come, child, come, come on to the footpath.”?
His mother gave him a cautionary call: “Come, child, come, come on to the footpath.”
What was it that attracted the child on the footpath?
The little insects and worms along the footpath attracted the child.
What did the parents do when they reached a shady grove?
Under the shade of a grove, they sat down on the edge of a well.
What happened as the child entered the grove?
When the “lost child” entered the grove, a shower of young flowers fell upon him. He began to gather the raining petals. He heard the cooing of doves and ran towards his parent. He had a fun-filled splendid time in the grove.