Answer the following question briefly.
The narrator asks the boys, "Must you work so hard? You both look rather tired."
The boys replied, "We are not complaining, sir." What do you learn about the boys
from their reply?
The reply of the boys shows their spirit of self-resignation and willingness to work hard. It shows that they were not working under compulsion but of their sweet will. It appears as if they had set an aim before them and the achievement of that goal was their sole concern.