Wednesday, 25 March 2015

LEELA’S FRIEND: Data Bank for MCQ and SAQ



Writer: R K Narayan (1906-2001)
Source: Lawley Road (Originally), but Malgudi Days (Later)
Setting: Probably in the town of Malgudi
Main Characters: Leela, Sidda, Mr Sivasanker and Mrs Sivasanker
Leela: Only child (five-year-old daughter) of Mr and Mrs Sivasanker
Sidda: A servant in Mr Sanker’s household
Mr Sivasanker: A rich man
Mrs Sivasanker: An ordinary housewife
Sidda worked before: in a doctor’s house
Sidda was given by Mr Sanker: Two meals a day and four rupees a month
Sidda had to: Wash clothes, tend the garden, run errands, chop wood and look after Leela
Sidda and Leela played: With a red ball
Leela held a class: For Sidda at dusk
Leela’s box contained: Catalogues, illustrated books and stumps of pencils.
At bed time Sidda used to tell Leela: Incomparable stories of animals in the jungle, of gods in heaven, of magicians who could conjure up golden cstles and fill them with little princesses and their pets.
Sidda slept: Outside the house
Leela accompanied: Sidda when he went out to buy sugar one evening
Leela’s mother noticed: That a gold chain Leela had been wearing was missing when she came home with Sidda.
Sidda was accused of: Stealing the gold chain
A complaint was lodged: By Mr Sivasanker to the police.
Sidda was arrested: Four days later
Ultimately the chain was found inside: A tamarind pot by Mrs Sivasanker