Serbjit gets angry when people don’t believe what he says. His parents and teachers think that he is a liar.
The ‘game’ of becoming blind, lame, deaf or dumb for a day helped the children to understand the pain of misfortune and the need to help the sufferer.
By ‘thoughtfulness’, Miss Beam meant kindness to others and a sense of duty.
Miss Beam was a kind and generous lady and the owner of the school. She was a middle-aged, full of authority, yet very understanding lady. Her hair was grey Her school taught students how to become responsible citizens and help those who were disabled to help themselves.
Millie is the head girl of Miss Beam’s school.
Amongst the bad days, the day when the arm was tied up was troublesome, because you need help for eating, to doing any other work. Being blind on the blind day was also a bad day because the head ached and there was fear of getting hurt all the time.
The helpers are those children who are given duty to help other children who are deaf, dumb or blind for the day.
Nasir wants to be a seed collector when he grows up. He finds that his father spends a lot of money on buying seeds each year. After learning to preserve seeds, he will help his father in saving money. The preserved seeds can be used next year.
The teacher and other students of her class trust Dolma because she helps to solve their problems and wants to make things better for everyone.
Radha’s favourite activity is to climb trees and sit on its branches.