Tortured by Doubt and Remorse, the Postmaster Sits in the Glow of a Charcoal Sigri that Night, Waiting for News of His Daughter. as He Sits, He Writes His Diary. as the Postmaster, Write a - English Communicative

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Tortured by doubt and remorse, the postmaster sits in the glow of a charcoal sigri that night, waiting for news of his daughter. As he sits, he writes his diary. As the postmaster, write a diary entry in about 150 words outlining your feelings about the day's events.

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Tuesday, 15th May 20XX
10:30 p.m.

Today I am filled with shame and guilt for my rude behaviour towards Ali, a poor father. Ali used to come to the Post Office daily to enquire about a letter from his daughter. Everybody laughed at him and made fun of him. I was no exception. I also insulted him and called him a pest. Today, when my own daughter is not well and I am waiting for some news from my daughter, I realise the pain, agony and suffering of Ali. I understand his fatherly concern for his daughter. I am filled with remorse and repentance for fny inhuman behaviour towards Ali. In the mail, while searching for my daughters letter, I found Miriams letter. Poor Ali had been waiting for this letter for so long. I have taken that letter and I wish to give.that letter to Ali with my own hands as soon as he reaches the Post Office. I would repent for my misbehaviour by asking forgiveness from Ali. Ali s heart and soul lie bare before me.

Concept: The Letter
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Chapter 3: The Letter - Exercises [Page 32]

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CBSE Class 10 English Communicative (Literature Reader)
Chapter 3 The Letter
Exercises | Q 9 | Page 32

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