Answer following questions in short.
Q1) In what way is the forest pool different from the one which Ranji knew in the Rajputana desert?
Ans1) In the Rajputana desert, Ranji had seen only sticky and muddy pools. But the forest pool had a gentle clean water. He could see the smooth round pebbles at its bottom.
Q2) Between Ranji and the other boy, who is trying to start a quarrel. Give a reason for your answer?
Ans2) Ranji tries to be friendly. The other boy is trying to start a quarrel. He claims sole hold on the pool. He wants to swim alone in the pool. He is ready to beat Ranji.
Q3) What is it that Rajni finds difficult to explain at home?
Ans3) In the violent fight Ranji got cuts and bruises that showed on his face, legs and arms. He finds it difficult to explain at home.
Q4) Rajni is not at all eager for a second fight. Why does he go back to the pool, then?
Ans4) Rajni was not eager for a second fight because he felt weak and lazy. Even then he goes back to the pool he didn’t want to accept the defeat.
Q5) Who was the better swimmer? How do you know it?
Ans5) Rajni was the better swimmer. He could swim the length of the pool a dozens times without tiring. Unlike the Punjabi boy he could easily dive also.
Q6) What surprise the Punjabi boy?
Ans6) Rajni dives straight into the water, cuts through it and surfaces easily It surprises the Punjabi boy.
Q7) What , according to you , makes the two adversaries turn into good friends in a matter of minutes? Explain it as you have understood it?
Ans7) Rajni dived straight into the water and showed his superiority to the other boy. His talent makes the two adversaries turn into good friends in a matter of minutes.