Malgudi Days - Study Guide Leela's Friend, Mother and Son Summary & Analysis

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Leela's Friend

Sidda is hired when he sees Mr. Sivasanker looking out into the street. His job is to watch the 5-year old girl, Leela, and to do some errands. Sidda is paid a minimal salary. Sidda is able to amuse the child, though he cannot read and write at all. He tells the child great stories. One day after an errand that Sidda and Leela do together, the mother sees that Leela's gold chain is gone. The mother questions Sidda harshly and at the first opportunity, Sidda disappears. Mr. Sivasanker comes home and tells the police. Meanwhile, the mother is incapable of amusing the child. Leela continues to ask for Sidda. The girl Leela screams that Sidda did not do it. After a few days, Leela's mother finds the chain in a cooking pot, the tamarind pot. The...

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