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Leela’s Friend by R.K Narayan - D.A.Q. (XI)

Leela’s Friend 
R.K Narayan
Leela’s Friend by R.K Narayan - D.A.Q. (XI)

How Sidda’s company made Leela ‘supremely happy’?

Answer: In the short story, Leela's Friend , Leela, five years old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sivasanker makes friendship with their newly appointed servant, Sidda. 

Sidda’s stay at Sivasanker’s house turned out to be much enjoyable and invigorating to little Leela. 

In him Leela found a reliable companion who would be willing to hold out her orders and demands on the far side his routine jobs, thereby, Sidda’s company made her supremely happy. 

On the other hand, Sidda was an imaginative storyteller who could easily touch the imaginative mind of Leela. 

Sidda showed Leela the tricks relating to the ball and also the moon. He motivated her to believe that it touched the moon before coming down and a little bit of the moon stuck to it. Even within the bed time, Sidda had to be ready with a story. He sat down on the ground close to the bed and told unequalled stories: of animals within the jungle, of gods in heaven, of magicians who could conjure up golden castles and fill them with very little princesses and their pets. 

In this way Sidda came back nearer of Leela who  had ne'er received such company and shut friendly relationship from her folks. These are the things that made Leela supremely happy.


Q.What duties did Sidda perform at Sivasanker’s house? What was given to Sidda in return of his duties? Was he merely a servant?

Answer: In the short story Leela’s Friend by R.K Narayan, Sidda worked as a servant at Mr. Sivasanker’s house. His duty was to clean garments, tend the garden, run errands, chop the wood and look after Leela.

In exchange of his work, Sidda was given two meals daily and four rupees a month. He had to sleep outside the house as he was the servant of the house.

There is no denying of the actual fact that Sidda joined the house as a servant however bit by bit he became Leela’s favorite friend. Though he was ill treated by Leela’s parents, but Leela always wanted to be in his company.


Q. Describe Leela as a teacher of Sidda.


How Leela attempts to ‘educate’ Sidda? 

Answer: The small girl Leela had an opportunity to overrule Sidda when she was a teacher. 

At dusk, she held a class for him. She had a box filled with catalogues, illustrated books and stumps of pencils. It gave her great joy to Sidda. She compelled him squat on the ground with a pencil between his fingers and a list before of him. She had another pencil and a catalogue and commanded, ‘Now write.’ And he had to try and copy whatever she wrote in the pages of her catalogue. 

She knew two or three letters of the alphabet and will draw a form of cat and crow. But none of those might Sidda even remotely copy aforesaid, ‘Is this how I have drawn the crow? Is this how I have drawn the B?’ She pitied him and increased her efforts to show him. But that sensible fellow, though an adept at controlling the moon, was utterly incapable of plying the pencil. 

Consequently, it looked as though Leela would keep him there pinned to his seat till his stiff, inflexible wrist cracked. To get relief from this pain Sidda would say that her mother summoned her for dinner.’ Leela would drop the pencil and run out of the space, and the school hour would end.


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