The three animals namely the horse, the dog and the ox held a panchayat on the Edge of the Desert after the camel’s refusal to work.
Indrani Debi disliked Duttada’s “hobnobbing” with Dibya because he spent most of his time with his telescope. That night also he had gone and that too without closing the door. The cool breeze had disturbed her sleep.
When Master Ghulam Mohammed got angry, he used to make the boys stand on the bench, not letting them sit till the bell rang.
The camel said ‘Humph’ repeatedly as an answer to whatever question put to him. This idle nature brought in a round mass or ‘hump’ on his back. The camel was very proud of his back, so this affected him deeply.
The coins in the narrator’s pocket were asking him to spend the money and buy jalebis.
The camel ate thorns and prickles and lived in the middle of a Howling Desert because he did not want to work.
The passer by stared at the narrator as the money in his pocket were speaking and creating glamour.
She is complaining and smiling because she knew fully well how utterly oblivious her husband was of the practical problems of living. He would not care of wearing the sweater even if it was (near him) lying on the bedside chair.
The Djinn encouraged the camel to work but when he refused to work, it angered the Djinn and on his back became a big hump. He was told to work equally with the other animals, come out of the desert and behave properly.
The horse was given the work to trot, dog was given the work to fetch and carry and ox had to plough.