Address the following questions:


.  What audience to you think this story is aimed at?  Why?


.  How does this story reflect Ruskin Bond’s perspective of life in India?  


.  Did you notice any stereotypes presented?  If so, explain them and why the writer might have used them to tell a deeper story or connect with an audience.


  What did you notice about his use of figurative language?   Did it engage you or cause you to lose interest? Why?