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1. LenchoLencho was a man of limited(restricted) means and earned his living by farming his fields. He had an unshaken faith in God. He believed that God always helps people with a clear conscience(values). Therefore, when he lost all hopes and he and his family were on the verge of starvation, he looked towards God for help. His deep faith in God even impressed the postmaster who decided to help him.

He was literate to write letters. He shows his innocence by trying to have a correspondence(connection) with God directly.

While he had an unshaken faith in God, he mistrusted the motives of men. He could never know and nor did he ever try to know who had sent him those seventy pesos to help him. It is quite ironic that he abused his helpers by calling them ‘a bunch of crooks’.

2. PostmasterThe postmaster is good in human thinking and behaviour. He has a thorough understanding of a sharp, sympathetic and sensitive mind. He knows how the mind of a God-fearing rustic(simple person) like Lencho works. He doesn’t want to break the deep faith of Lencho in God. First, he laughed at the man who wanted to have a direct correspondence with God. After reading the letter, he was deeply moved and impressed by Lencho’s faith in God. He knew that merely goodwill was not sufficient. The farmer needed financial help. So he collected a sum of 70 pesos from his employees. He also contributed a part of his salary and sent the money to Lencho.

3. The Post Office EmployeesThe post-office employees make every effort to help Lencho. They believed that only an innocent and foolish farmer can write a letter to God. They were considerate and full of compassion(concerned and sympathy). They wondered at the faith of the man who wrote that letter. But they contributed something for an ‘act of charity’. They couldn’t collect the hundred pesos but sent only seventy pesos to Lencho. Only a single word was written as a signature: `God’.

4. Lencho's wife: The only lady mentioned in the story was Lencho's wife who was preparing dinner, she called the elder boy for dinner who were working in the fields and the young boys who were playing near the house. She makes us understand that we should be calm in every situation and she was a very positive lady.

5.Rain: Lencho prayed for rain and during the meal big drops of rain began to fall so he went out to feel the pleasure of rain. The air was fresh. He considered the raindrops as’ new coins.’ Big drops of rain were considered as ten cent pieces and small raindrops were considered as Five cent. Suddenly with a huge gust of wind hail stones began to fall which were considered as Pearls.

6. Lencho's House: It was the only house in the valley which was surrounded by corn flowers.There were good harvesting areas around his house as it was situated near the river and on the crest of low hill.

MORAL OF THE LESSON: This lesson makes us understand the extreme faith(strong belief) on god may give you a ray of hope (positivity) in the darkest times(worst situation). He will always help us in every possible way. Here, his messenger was the postmaster and post office employees who helped lencho with 70 pesos.

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