Chapter 1

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
4. Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money ? What is the irony in the situation?

Question:

Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money ? What is the irony in the situation? (Remember that the irony of the situation is an unexpected aspect of it. An ironic situation is strange or amusing because it is the opposite of what is expected.)

Answer:

Lencho thinks that the rest of the money has been taken by the employees of the post office. The irony in the situation is that though the postmaster and his employees had helped him in his ill condition and tried to keep his faith alive in God. It is Lencho’s misconception that he assumed the post office people, to be crooks. Therefore, he did not want receive the money by mail any more.

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