Answer the following questions:-
Q 1 What made Ray think the visitor was not really a shopper?
Ans:- Ray’s old wise eyes understood that the visitor who arrived at the late hour, was not really a shopper. There was no friendliness in the visitor’s eyes.
Q 2 Why do you think he had come to the shop?
Ans:- I think that he had come to the shop to steal the shop as he may be in urgent need of money.
Q 3 How did Ray communicate with him?
Ans:- As Ray was deaf, he communicated with his visitor through the notepad and the pen.
Q 4 What do you think the man said to his friend who waited at the door?
Ans:- The man must have said to his friend who waited at the door that the owner was deaf.
Q 5 Ray was not a pawnbroker. Why then did he lend money to people in exchange for their old watches and clocks?
Ans:- Ray was not a pawnbroker , someone who lends money on security of an item. But he was kind hearted and wanted to help someone in need. So he lent money to people in exchange for their old watches and clocks.
Q 6 “The watch was nothing special and yet had great powers.” In what sense did it have great powers?
Ans:- The watch had great powers because it saved Ray from being attacked by the visitor
Also it saved the visitors from doing a robbery. They needed money and they got it by keeping the watch as a security.
Q 7 Do you think the man would ever come back to pick up the watch?
Ans- I don’t think that the man would ever come back to pick up the watch as he got more money that the real worth of the watch.
Q 8 When did ‘the unfriendly face” of the visitor turn truly friendly?
Ans – The unfriendly face of the visitor turned truly friendly when he got a fifty dollar note for his ordinary watch. Both, Ray and the older man knew that the watch was not worth that much money. So, the older man genuinely felt obliged for Ray’s kindness.