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 coins in the narrator’s pocket were asking him to spend the money and buy jalebis.
The passer by stared at the narrator as the money in his pocket were speaking and creating glamour.
If God had granted his wish that day. He wouldn’t have learnt his lesson.
The boy suffered badly of buying jalebis with the fees money by being absent from school, “crouching in the shade of a tree in a deserted corner of the railway station” feeling miserable and pathetic.
No, he did not get the desired four rupees by playing the game. When he went to the rock, there was a big hairy worm that curled, twisted and wriggled towards him. The second time also, when he saw under the rock, he saw the worm coiled on it comfortably.
He decided to play a game with Allah Miyan. He used to form a starting place to touch the signal. Allah Miyan was supposed to put four rupees under the big rock. The boy would touch the signal and come back. It would be fun if he found four rupees underneath the rock.
Yes, he argued his case very well. Some of the points are as follows: He had memorised the last ten surats of Quran and the entire ayat-ul-kursi so he was very religious minded. He confessed by admitting his mistake of eating jalebis. He did not eat alone rather distributed to a whole lot of children….
The boy’s fear was that his secret of eating jalebis should not be revealed to anyone. As he had overeaten, he got burps, with every burp he feared of vomiting the extra jalebis he had gobbled.