Answer the following question in 120-150 words :
Edla proved to be much more persuasive than her father while dealing with peddler. Comment.
Edla proved to be much more persuasive than her father in dealing with the peddler. Her gentle behaviour and kind treatment managed to effect a monumental change in the latter. Although Edla had had misgivings, she convinced her father to let the peddler stay and revelled in the opportunity to actually help a poor, hungry, homeless man, who was always chased away by everyone. She wanted him to enjoy a day of peace and partake of the Christmas festivities. She was kind, sympathetic and friendly with the stranger, taking hold of his hand and leading him to the dinner table, thus, making him a part of her family, at least for a day. It was this act of kindness that helped the peddler change himself. Besides, before leaving, he left a Christmas present for her and signed it as Captain von Stahle.