SUMMARY OF THE LESSON
Every year a fair was held in Rasheed's village. The occasion was Eid. Traders came there from far and wide to sell their goods.
Rasheed's uncle took him to the fair. Their domestic help, Bhaiya,also went with them. There was a big crowd there. Uncle left them at one place and went away with his friends. He, however,warned the boy not to go far, and not to buy anything in his absence.
Rasheed was led by Bhaiya to different shops at the fair. He reached a shop, called the Lucky Shop. The shopkeeper was a middle-aged man. He urged the visitors to come and try their luck.It was a game of chance.
The player paid 50 paise and got six numbered discs. H~ was to add up the numbers on discs and find the total. He won the article marked with that number.
An old man played the game and won a lovely clock. But he had no need of it. The shopkeeper bought it back for 15 rupees. He was richer by 15 rupees.
Then a boy tried his luck. He won a comb, a fountain pen, a wrist watch and finally a table lamp. He sold all the items back . to the shopkeeper. He went away happily with a good deal of cash.
The narrator also wanted to try his luck. But he was unlucky. He won only cheap items like pencils, a bottle of ink, etc. He lost allhis money. He looked sad.
Presently Uncle came back. Bhaiya told him the story. Uncle was neither sad nor angry. He took Rasheed to a shop and bought him so many gifts.
Back home, he explained to Rasheed the trick played by the shopkeeper. The old man and the boy were, in fact, the shopkeeper's friends. They tempted the innocent people to try their luck. Uncle assured Rasheed that he was neither unlucky nor foolish.