He was informed by his colleague that whom he thought to be Bill was Lutkins himself. Then, the lawyer came across the truth and felt embarassed. As they saw the lawyer coming, Lutkins and his mother laughed at him as if he were a small boy of seven. It hurt him because it proved that he was stupid and inexperienced.
What impressed the lawyer about new mullion?
She was nine feet tall and four feet thick. She had the agility of a cat and could talk a lot. Answer: At New Mullion, the lawyer was greatly impressed by the cheerfulness of Bill, the hack driver and his eagerness to help him in the task for which he had arrived there.
Why was the lawyer sent to New mullion Why could the lawyer not complete his work on that day?
Explanation: The lawyer is being sent to New Mullion to catch Oliver Lutkins on whom he had to serve summons. At first, he finds New Mullion a sweet and simple rural place. However, on reaching New Mullion, his expectations were broken.
Why did the narrator consider returning to New mullion to practice law?
Answer: While returning, the young lawyer was too busy thinking about Bill Magnuson. He was so fascinated with Bill being “so deep and richly human” and others so soft-spoken, simple and wise that he thought of returning to New Mullion to practice law.
How did his experience at New mullion change it?
Answer. The narrator was very excited to visit a small and beautiful town but his excitement ended by the dull appearance of the town. He saw a hack driver standing at the platform who was very cheerful and nice. He went up to him and enquired about Oliver Lutkins as he was new to the town and wanted to find him.
Why is the lawyer sent to New mullion?
Answer: The lawyer was sent to New Mullion to serve a summons on Oliver Lutkins, who was needed as a witness in a law case.
Why is sulekha called Bholi?
Answer: Sulekha is called ‘Bholi’ because she is a simpleton due to her suffering some brain damage after falling off a cot when she was ten months old. As a result, she is not as smart as children of her age.
What does the lawyer say about Lutkins?
What does Bill say about Lutkins? Answer: Bill told the lawyer that Lutkins was a hard person to find as he was always busy in some activity or the other. He owed money to many people, including Bill, and had never paid back anybody. He also said that Lutkins played a lot of poker and was good at deceiving people.
Why was the narrator not worried about his failure and considered returning base to new mullion to practice law?
Ans. On his way back, the lawyer did not worry about the failure of his mission, for he was too busy thinking about Bill Magnuson, the hack driver. In fact, he even started considering his return to New Mullion to practice law. He found Bill deep and richly human and pictured an honest and happy life in the village.
Do we come across persons like Lutkins?
Do we come across persons like Lutkins only in fiction or do we encounter them in real life as well? You can give examples from fiction, or narrate an incident that you have read in the newspaper, or an incident from real life. Answer: Persons like Lutkins are found in real life as well.
What is the moral of the story the hack driver?
`The Hack Driver’ is the story of a very cunning manipulator Bill (Oliver Lutkins). It also shows that appearances are often deceptive. Once, the narrator, a junior clerk in a law firm, had to go to New Mullion to serve a summon to Oliver Lutkins.
Why did the narrator and Bill proceed to Fritz and why did Bill ask him to keep out of sight behind him?
Fritz hesitated and then admitted that Lutkins was there a little while ago. Bill kept the narrator behind him because he didn’t want him to talk to any person directly. Had he done so, Bill would have been exposed at once that he was playing a double role.
Why did the hack driver helped the narrator?
Explanation: The hack driver offered to help the narrator to look for Oliver Lutkins as he thought of playing a prank on the narrator. The hack driver himself was the Lutkins. When he came to know that the narrator had never seen Lutkins, he planned to make fool of the narrator.
What disappointment was in store for the narrator when he landed at New mullion?
5. He was to serve a summons on a man, Oliver Lutkins, in the town called New Mullion. 6. He was disappointed to see the narrow, muddy streets and wooden shops of New Mullion.
Why was the lawyer happy about the day?
At first, he was happy; because he thoroughly enjoyed Bill’s friendly company. But later, when he found out that Bill was oliver himself, he was really upset and sorrowful for getting duped by a person whom he confided in.
What attitude did the lawyer have for Country Life How did his experience at New mullion change it?
Explanation: The lawyer who came to New Mullion was of the view that life in the countryside is more peaceful and pleasant than city life. He thought that the people living in the countryside are simple, humble and rustic.