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Malgudi Days - The Snake-Song, Engine Trouble Summary & Analysis

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The Snake-Song, Engine Trouble Summary

The Snake Song

In this story he tells, the talkative man is studying the flute in his youth. His teacher is a great musician, but is content to play only at the village temple. However, the talkative man has big plans of becoming a rich and successful musical star, and winning a contest in Madras. One night at his door is a sadhu, a religious hermit who begs for a coin. The man refuses him. The sadhu comes back, hearing the music and asks the man to just let him in to listen to the beautiful flute music. Again the man refuses the sadhu. The sadhu then says that the Talkative Man will never play music anymore. The Talkative Man continues to play, leaving the door open, and hoping the sadhu will come back, so he can apologize to him. Shortly...

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