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1]………Then I made a mistake’

What mistake is referred to here? Was it really a mistake? How did the
speaker get rid of his mistake? What did the speaker do then?


In the beautiful story of Ruskin bond, the
memories of beautiful Missouri made the girl nostalgic and
reflective. So the girl remained silent for a while. But the silence of the
girl created a doubt in the curious mind of the author that his words
about Mussorrie had impressed the girl or she was thinking him a romantic
fool. So, to change the topic or to make the girl easy, he abruptly asked
the girl what it was like outside. This question was really a mistake
from the narrator’s side.

Yes, it is really a great mistake. The narrator was hiding his blindness from the
girl, so he was behaving like a man with normal eyesight. A man having normal
eyesight never asks such a type of question. Hence it is really a great mistake
from the narrator’s side.

The girl was completely blind. So she did not recognize the blindnesses 
of the narrator. She was equally hiding her blindness just as the narrator. So
she carefully asked the narrator to outside himself.Just then the narrator realized
that the girl did not identify his blindness and got rid  of  his


The girl did not find any unusual in the narrator”s question
, rather she asked the narrator why he did not cheek it himself by looking
outside outside the window.This unexpected question of the co-passenger girl
removed the doubts of the narrator.

The narrator moved easily along the berth and felt for the
window ledge. Then he pretended of studying the landscape which was dark to
him and resumed conversation with the girl.

2)What did  the narrator  guess about the girl’s hair?

The Eyes have it written  by Ruskin Bond is relevant to the affairs of boys and girls in a society. The story deals with the theme of blindness  in love and the the theme of vision in blindness that trumphs over physical disability  with the imaginative power.

In the story, the narrator  was completely  blind, so he guessed the hair of the girl. Hearing the sweet voice  of the girl, the narrator portrayed the girls’s picture in his mind. But when the girl was departing,the narrator was tempted by the tantalising  perfume of the girls’s hair and became curious  to know the girl’s hair style. He had no other option except  imagining the hair style. So he imagibed that either the girl had wore  her hair un bun or it was plaited.He also asked himself whether  her hair was hanging over her shoulder or it was cut very short. He extented his hand to catch her hair to be sure about his imagination,  but the girl had move away before touching  the hair. 

‌3)”…… the mam entered the compartment, broke into my reverie” where does the line occur?Whose reverie is mentioned  here? What was the reverie about? How did the reverie come to an end? 

The line occurs in Ruskin Bond’s romantic short story ‘The Eyes have it’.

The reverie of the narrator of that story is mentioned  here.

A reverie means a day dream. In the present context, the reverie of the narrator was about his  brief encounter with the co passenger girl in his compartment who got down at Saharanpur. The narrator was day dreaming about the girl with whom he had enjoyed some sweet and beautiful  moments . The narrator was fascinated with the presence of the girl and felt that the brief encounter would stay with him  for eternity.It is clear from his expression ‘I was prepared to sit there for almost any length of time ‘.     

The reverie came to an end when a new passenger boarded the compartment  and apologised  for not being so attractive  a travelling  companion  as the girl who had just left. 

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