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Indicate the details that tell us that the narrator was not very financially comfortable during his stay in London. - English Elective - NCERT

Short Note

Indicate the details that tell us that the narrator was not very financially comfortable during his stay in London.

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Solution

The following details depict a very uncomfortable picture of life, faced by a financial crisis: The author travelled in a third-class cabin. The author talks about 'struggling' to earn a livelihood and establishing oneself abroad. The author was three or four friends residing together and sharing a wash-room which was icy cold. The author, along with his friends, took turns cooking pots of curry which they ate with their hands on a table covered with newspapers. His rugged life could well be understood by instances such as watching cricket at Lord's or listening to Mukesh. Habits such as walking barefoot, smoking, drinking tea, and strolling around on weekends show that he wasn't all set in his life. The word 'penniless' quite describes the financial crunch which he faced while he was studying at LSE.

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NCERT Class 11 English (Elective Course) - Woven Words
Chapter 1.6 The Third and Final Continent
Understanding the text | Q 1 | Page 83
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